The main objective of the program is to develop a new methodology based on ecological functional analysis of morphological abnormalities’ formation mechanisms in natural populations of amphibians under the influence of anthropogenic transformation of the environment. The general theoretical significance of this area can be briefly described as evolutionary teratology. This approach allows using the new parameters in the assessment of potential risks to human and animal populations under the effect of pollution and urbanization.
Dr. Vladimir Vershinin
— Population ecology of amphibian, effects of urbanization and anthropogenous transformation of ecosystems, ecological physiology, problems of adaptation, morphogenesis, ontogenetic stability, problems of evolution in natural and man-transformed environment, human ecology.
Vershinin V.L. and Vershinina S.D. Physiological similarity of morphs due to homologous alleles in representatives of the Ranidae family // Uspekhi sovremennoi Biologii. - 2013. - V.113. №5. - P. 516-523 (in Russian).
Vershinin V.L. and Vershinina S.D. Comparative Analysis of Hemoglobin Content in Four Species of Anurans from the Ural Uplands // Doklady Biologicheskoy Nauki. - 2013. - Vol. 450, №4. - P 155–157.
Vershinin V. L and Neustroeva N. S. The Role of Trematode Infestation in the Specifics of Skeleton Morphogenesis of Rana arvalis Nilsson, 1842 // Doklady Biologicheskoy Nauki. - 2011. - Vol. 440, №1. - P. 290-292.