Dr. Valentina F. Orlova, PhD
Chief of the Section, senior researcher, curator of herpetological collections.
Member of Presidium of the A.M. Nikolsky Herpetological Society, corresponding member of the Moscow Society of Naturalists, organizer of the latter’s seminars on herpetology.
Expert in variation, taxonomy, phylogeny, and zoogeography of the lacertid lizards (mainly genera Lacerta, Eremias) and some anurans (Rana, Bufo) of Palaearctic. Participated in expeditions to Caucasus, Central and Inner Asia.List of publications