Biodiversity and Ecology of the North European Russia animals
Fauna and ecology of birds living in the urban landscapes in the Northern Russia. Studying the mechanisms of environmental adaptation of birds living in large settlements; long-term (100 years) dynamics of changes in the fauna of birds under the influence of human and transformation of the phenology of some species of birds under the influence of global climate change at high latitudes
Ecology of bees on the Solovetski archipelago and floodplains of major rivers of the Arkhangelsk region. Studying long-term trends in the population dynamics of bumblebees on the Solovetski archipelago, environmental compensation mechanisms of low taxonomic diversity in the context of island isolation and structure of the bumble bees fauna in the valley in the presence of dynamic migration flows.
Environmental mechanisms of ground beetles development in high latitudes and environmental adaptations. Studying the seasonal dynamics of the demographic structure of populations of beetles, the latitudinal variation of the species life cycles of this taxon in the Northern Europe, the spatial distribution of ground beetles in different regions of taiga and tundra.
Boris Filippov, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Associate Professor.
Department of Botany and General Ecology
Biodiversity in natural, urban and industrial landscapes of the European North. Studying:
The structure of plant populations. In case of vascular plants and moss populations — size, density, spatial distribution of the species, age structure, vitality and trends in dynamics. The main objects — Pulsatilla patens, Iris sibirica, Epipogium aphyllum, Cipripedium guttatum, Neskera pennata.
Flora, Bryoflora and lihenobiota of the Arkhangelsk region. Inventorying and mapping of habitats, especially chorological study of the structure, patterns of ecological affinity of individual species. New research field — the study of invasive species (e.g. Heracleum sosnovskii). The main areas of research — the White Sea-Kuloyskoe Plateau, Eastern and Central parts of the region, in addition, NAO and the archipelago of Franz Josef Land.
Environmental monitoring of technologically-transformed ecosystems in the Arctic, tundra and taiga. (based on the example of former military sites in Franz Josef Land, oil and gas fields of the NAO, mining and processing plant for the extraction of diamonds, areas of intense logging). The main research field — the study of vegetation patterns demutatsy.
Micro-cloning of plants. Morpho-anatomical and physiological adaptations of plants to adverse environmental conditions. The study of reactions of the photosynthetic apparatus, fluctuating asymmetry, the anatomical structure of wood.