Dr. Pavel S. Tomkowich, DrS
Chief of the Section, leading researcher, curator of non-passeriforms and of oological collections.
Chair of the Wader Study Group, member of the Council of the International Wader Study Group, member of the International Ornithological Committee, vice-president of the Menzbir Ornithological Society, corresponding member of the American Ornithologists` Union, member of the Editorial Board of the journal “Bulletin of Moscow Society of Naturalists”, member of the Editorial Board of the annual “Ornithology”, head of the international project on gathering data on nesting success in Arctic birds of Eurasia and N America (see www.arcticbirds.ru).
The world-wide known expert in taxonomy, fauna, biology, migrations, protection of Arctic waders, particularly of members of species-rich subfamily Calidriinae. Conducted field studies in various areas of Russian Arctic, as well as in Alaska.
Dr. Eugeny A. Koblik, PhD
Researcher, curator of study skins of passeriform birds and of “wet” collection.
Vice-president of the Menzbir Ornithological Society, member of Audit Committee of the Russian Union for Bird Protection, secretary of the Faunistic Comission of the N Eurasian Anseriform Study Group.
Studies evolution of bird plumage coloration, expert in taxonomy of some passerine birds, interested in fauna, taxonomy and paleontology of various birds of the World.
Conducted field studies in various regions of Palaearctic, including Russian Far East, Tuva, Himalayas. Well-known animal painter, there are more than 200 of his paintings included in Russian and international zoological books. A member of the editorial team of the RTR telecast “Dialogues of Animals”.
Dr. Yaroslav A. Redkin, PhD
Researcher, curator of study skins of passeriform birds and of tissue samples, in charge of registration of newly acquired collection materials.
Phone 629-44-74, e-mail: email@example.com
Secretary of the Faunistic Comission of the N Eurasian Anseriform Study Group, member of Menzbir Ornithological Society.
Expert in species and subspecies taxonomy of the Eurasian passerine birds, particularly of Motacillidae.
Conducted field studies in various regions of Palaearctic, from Russian North to Tuva and Far East, also in Thailand, Nepal, USA.
Dr. Mikhail V. Kalyakin, DrS
Director of the Zoological Museum of Lomonosov Moscow State University; coordinator of the Section of Scientific & Public-oriented Projects of that Museum.
Was working in the Ornithology Section during 1987–2009. Member of the European Council for Bird Counting. Member of the Central Council of the Moscow Ornithological Society, member of Moscow Branch of the Russian Union for Bird Protection, member of Menzbir Ornithological Society, member of the Oriental Bird Club, member of the Aquatic Warbler Conservation Team. Deputy Editor of the annual “Ornithology”.
Participated annually in the field works of the Russian (formerly Soviet) Vietnamese Research Tropical Center of RAS (formerly AS USSR) in 1989–1992 and in 1994. Co-editor of the serial “Biodiversity in Vietnam” issued by that Center.
Studies jaw apparatus and trophic adaptations of passeriform birds, fauna and taxonomy of Vietnamese birds, especially Pycnonotidae; taxonomy and biology of some Palaearctic silviid birds (genera Acrocephalus, Phragmaticola, Locustella); fauna of the birds of Moscow region; fauna and trophic specialization of the White Sea birds; involved in the project of protection of Acrocephalus paludicola in Russia.List of publications