Evolutionary patterns in the dentition of rodents

The program includes both theoretical and practical courses in evolutional morphology of vertebrata, evolutional ecology, biochronology and biostratigraphy of the Quaternary. The students will have the opportunity to conduct research for their PhD thesis and participate in field research in different parts of the Urals and Siberia.

Borodin A.Dr. Aleksandr Borodin


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Research interests:

— Evolutionary ecology;

— Morphological evolution of mammals;

— Quaternary biochronology and biostratigraphy;

— Phylogeography;

— Evolutionary studies based on both paleontological and neontological approaches.

Main publications:

Borodin A., Markova E., Zinovyev E., Strukova T., Fominykh M., Zykov S.V., 2013. Quaternary rodent and insect faunas of the Urals and Western Siberia: connection between Europe and Asia // Quaternary International. - 2014.- Vol. 284. - P. 132-150.

Strukova, T.V., Bachura, O.P., Borodin, A.V., Stefanovskii, V.V. Mammal fauna first found in alluvial-speleogenic formations of the late Neopleistocene and Holocene, northern Urals, locality Cheremukhovo-1 //Stratigraphy and Geological Correlation/- 2006.- 14 (1).- P. 91-101.

Borodin, A.V. Opredelitel‘ zubov polevok Urala i Zapadnoy Sibiri (Pozdniy pleystotsen-sovremennost [A Diagnostic Guide to Teeth of Arvicolines of the Urals and Western Siberia (Late Pleistocene - modern time)].- Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences Publishing, Yekaterinburg, 2009.- 100 pp. (in Russian).

Entry requirements:

— Good knowledge of zoology or Quaternary geology and molecular genetics.