Pavel B. Klimov

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University of Michigan, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
1109 Geddes Ave., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1079 USA
Phone (office): (734)763-4354
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CURRICULUM VITAE

Personal

Born 1973, Bratsk, Russia.

Education

Institute of Biology and Soil Science, Vladivostok, Russia (also known as Institute of Biology and Pedology), 1996-2001.
        Major: Zoology. Ph. D., 1999. Dissertation: "Acaroid mites (Acariformes: Acaroidea) of the Russian Far East"

Far Eastern State University (Vladivostok, Russia), 1990-1995.
        Major: Zoology. Diploma (1995).

Work experience

Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
         Postoctoral Researcher (2000 - 2006), Assistant Research Scientist (2006 - present)

Institute of Biology and Soil Science, Vladivostok, Russia, 1996-2001.
        Junior researcher (1996-1999), researcher (1999-2001).

Skill

Systematics: Acaroid mites (Acari: Acaroidea), bee-associated mites, House-dust mites (Pyroglyphidae)

Phylogeny: Molecular and morphological data analyses in RAxML, MrBayes (serial and parallel), BEAST, Garli, PAUP

Laboratory and analytical techniques: DNA library preparation for Next Generation Sequencing (Illumina and PacBio), DNA amplification and sequencing using direct PCR, long PCR (including sequencing of mitogenomes), cloning, primer design, transfer RNA prediction, ribosomal RNA secondary structure inference,

Cryptic species: Species delimitation and discovery in BPP (molecular data) and multivariate morphometrics;

Parallel computing: Creation/configuring/maintance of an OpenMPI computer cluster (64 nodes) for bioninformatics applications

Statistics & Morphometrics: Principal Component Analysis, Discriminant Function Analysis, Logistic Regression, Univariate analyses in R and SPSS; various macroevolutionary analyses in R; Geometric and Traditional Morphometrics.

Internet, Internet scripting languages: HTML, CDML, CSS, W3C DOM; Java Script, PHP.

Programming languages: R, Perl, Unix shell script, Visual Basic.

Workshops

Acarology Summer Program: Agricultural Acarology. The Ohio State University. June 24-July 6, 2001

Morphometrics Workshop. The University of California, Berkeley. June 6-12, 2002.

The Bee Course. A Workshop for Conservation Biologists, Pollination Ecologists, and other Biologists. The Southwestern Research Station, Portal, Arizona. August 20-28, 2003

Grants

Developing a World Wide Identification Tool for Bee-Associated Mites. United States Department of Agriculture (cooperative agreement). 2014-2015. (PI) $135,690.

Biogeography of the Brazilian coast: what can a meiofaunal group without dispersive stages teach us about the biogeography and genetic connectivity along our coastline? Ciência sem fronteiras program, Brazil. 2014-2017. (Co-PI, A. Pepato PI). $88,215.52 plus additional funding for 6 trips USA-Brazil and for Doctoral Sandwich fellowship abroad - SWE up to 36 months.

Myrmecophilous acariform mites (Acariformes) of SW Siberia. Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation No. 6.1933.2014/K (project code 1933) 2014-2017. (co-PI) 400,000 USD

Effect of climate change on multitrophic interactions among solitary pollinator bees, bee parasites, and crops. 2014-2016. United States Department of Agriculture. [funded collaborator] Park, Y.L. (PI)

Encyclopedia of Life. Building content for EOL: Higher-level classification of Acari and astigmatan mite taxonomy. 20,000 USD (2011)

Evolving hyperdiversity in phenotypic, ecological, and geographic networks: testing the taxon cycle and alternatives in Indo-Pacific Pheidole. (NSF DEB-1145989, 2012-2014) (subcontract investigator)

Phylogeny and biodiversity of mites Endeostigmata from deep-soil. Russian Ministry of Education and Science 02.740.11.5139. 1,750,000 RUR (58,300 USD) (2010-2011)

Collaborative research: Estimating Species Trees with Population Genetic Approaches: Working Towards a New Phylogenetic Paradigm for 21st Century Phylogenetics (NSF-Evolutionary Processes Cluster, DEB-0918218, 2009-2011) (subcontract investigator)

Phylogeny of the House Dust Mites and Relatives: Evolution or Devolution of Parasitism? Phylogeny of the House Dust Mites and Relatives: Evolution or Devolution of Parasitism? (NSF DEB-0613769, 2006-2009) (subcontract investigator)

Phylogeny and Historical Ecology of Mite Parasites of Vertebrates (Acari: Dermanyssoidea and Sarcoptoidea) (NSF DEB-0118766, 2001-2006) (subcontract investigator)

Systematics and ecology of North American bee-associated mites: potential threats to native and introduced pollinators (United States Department of Agriculture, 2002-2004)

Systematics, Ontogeny and Ecology of the Family Acaridae (Acari: Astigmata) (NSF-PEET, DEB-9521744, 1999-2001) (subcontract investigator)

Computerized catalog of insects of the Russian Far East (Russian Foundation for Basic Research, 1999)

Service to Scientific Community

Ad hoc grant reviewer for US National Science Foundation (NSF) in bioinformatics and systematic biology; the Austrian Science Fund (FWF); and the Polish National Science Center.

Reviewer for the International PhD Program jointly organized by the Dresden International Graduate School for Biomedicine and Bioengineering (DIGS-BB) and the International Max Planck Research School for Cell, Developmental and Systems Biology (IMPRS-CellDevoSys).

Ad hoc reviewer for the following journals (38): Evolution, Molecular Ecology, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, BMC Genomics, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, Journal of Genetics and Genomics, Invertebrate Systematics, The Journal of Parasitology, Systematic Parasitology, Annals of the Entomological Society of America, Journal of Medical Entomology, Zoologischer Anzeiger, Journal of Natural History, Insect Systematics and Evolution, Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, Polar Biology, International Journal of Acarology, Experimental and Applied Acarology, Journal of Stored Product Research, Journal of Applied Entomology, Journal of Insect Science, Systematic and Applied Acarology, Apidologie, Zootaxa, Zoological Science, Acarologia, Zookeys, Contributions to Zoology (Leiden), Entomologica Fennica, Neotropical Entomology, New Zealand Journal of Zoology, Biologia (Bratislava), Belgian Journal of Entomology, Revista Ibérica de Aracnología, Zoologicheskiy zhurnal, Records of the Canterbury Museum, International Journal of Agriculture and Biology (IJAB) .

Editor of the journal Acarina.

Publications

Monographs (1)

Klimov, P. B., and B. M. OConnor. 2008. Morphology, Evolution, and Host Associations of Bee-Associated Mites of the Family Chaetodactylidae (Acari: Astigmata), with a Monographic Revision of North American Taxa. Miscellaneous Publications. Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan. 199. 243 pp. PDF (38.2Mb), Order hard copy.

Submitted manuscripts (0) Accepted manuscripts (1) Rubaba, H. S.*, Klimov, P. B., Inam, M., Chaudhary, F. R., and OConnor, B.M. 2014 Group 1 allergen genes in two species of house dust mites, Dermatophagoides farinae and D. pteronyssinus (Acari: Pyroglyphidae): Direct sequencing, characterization and polymorphism. PLOS ONE. (accepted) [*=Ph.D. student of P. Klimov]

Papers in press (1)

Economo, E. P., Klimov, P. B., Sarnat, E. M., Guénard, B, Weiser, M. D., Lecroq, B., Knowles, L. L. 2014. Global phylogenetic structure of the hyperdiverse ant genus Pheidole reveals the repeated evolution of macroecological patterns. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (accepted, in press)

Peer-reviewed papers (51)

Bochkov A. V*, Klimov P.B.*, Hestvik G., Saveljev, A. P. (* equal contribution). 2014. Integrated Bayesian species delimitation and morphological diagnostics of chorioptic mange mites (Acariformes: Psoroptidae: Chorioptes). Parasitology Research. DOI 10.1007/s00436-014-3914-9 PDF.

Bochkov A. V, Klimov P.B., Grootaert, P. Revision of the subfamily Onychalginae Fain, 1988 (Acariformes: Pyroglyphidae) — ectoparasites of passerine birds. Zootaxa. 3785 (2): 175–200. PDF.

Klimov, P.B., OConnor, B.M. 2013. Is permanent parasitism reversible? - Critical evidence from early evolution of house dust mites. Systematic Biology. 62(3): 411-423. doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syt008 PDF. Cover. Featured in Science Daily, Discover Magazine, UM Gateway, and other sites. Interviewed by New York Times, Newsweek, Huffington Post.

Knowles, L. L., Lanier, H. C., Klimov, P. B., He, Q. 2012. Full modeling versus summarizing gene-tree uncertainty: method choice and species-tree accuracy. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 65(2): 501-509 PDF

Klimov, P. B., Sidorchuk, E. 2011. An enigmatic lineage of mites from Baltic amber shows a unique, possibly female-controlled mating. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 102: 661-668. PDF. This paper was featured in ScienceDaily, MSNBC news, the Discovery Channel, the University of Michigan News Service, and many others US and international news sites.

Klimov, P. B., and Knowles, L. L. 2011. Repeated parallel evolution of minimal rRNAs revealed from detailed comparative analysis. Journal of Heredity. 102(3): 283-293. PDF

Knowles, L., Klimov, P. B. 2011 (invited paper). Estimating phylogenetic relationships despite discordant gene trees across loci: the species tree of a diverse species group of feather mites (Acari: Proctophyllodidae). Parasitology. 138(13): 1750-1759. PDF

Bochkov A. V., Klimov, P. B., Wauthy, G. 2011. Phylogeny and coevolutionary associations of makialgine mites (Acari, Psoroptidae, Makialginae) provide insight into evolutionary history of their hosts, strepsirrhine primates. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 162(1): 1-14. PDF

Sidorchuk E. A, Klimov, P. B. 2011. Redescription of Acarus rhombeus Koch & Berendt, 1854 (Acari: Astigmata: Glaesacarus, Glaesacaridae gen. et fam. nov.) from Baltic amber (Upper Eocene): evidence for female-controlled mating. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology. 9(2): 183-196. PDF

Klimov, P.B. and Tolstikov, A.V. 2011. Acaroid mites of Northern and Eastern Asia (Acari: Acaroidea). Acarina. 19: 252-264. PDF

Bochkov, A. V., Klimov, P. B., Wauthy, G. 2010. A review of the mite subfamily Makialginae (Acari: Psoroptidae) - permanent parasites of strepsirrhine primates. Tijdschrift voor Entomologie. 153: 217-237. PDF

Stekolnikov, A., Klimov, P. 2010. A revision of chiggers of the minuta species-group (Acari: Trombiculidae: Neotrombicula) using multivariate morphometrics. Systematic Parasitology. 77: 55-69. PDF

Estrada-Bárcenas, D. A., Palacios-Vargas, J. G., Estrada-Venegas, E., Klimov, P. B., Martínez-Mena, A., Taylor, M. L. 2010. Biological activity of the mite Sancassania sp. (Acari: Acaridae) from bat guano associated with the pathogenic fungus Histoplasma capsulatum. Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. 105(2): 127-131. PDF

Klimov, P.B., OConnor, B.M., 2010. Case 3501. Acarus putrescentiae Schrank, 1781 (currently Tyrophagus putrescentiae; Acariformes, ACARIDAE): proposed conservation of usage by designation of a replacement neotype. The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature. 67(1): 24-27.PDF

Klimov, P. B. and OConnor, B. M. 2009. Improved tRNA prediction in the American house dust mite reveals widespread occurrence of extremely short minimal tRNAs in acariform mites. BMC Genomics. 10: 598 doi:10.1186/1471-2164-10-598 PDF

Klimov P. B. and OConnor, B. M. 2009. Conservation of the name Tyrophagus putrescentiae, a medically and economically important mite species (Acari: Acaridae). International Journal of Acarology. 35(2): 95-114. PDF

Klimov, P. B. and OConnor, B. M. 2008. Origin and higher-level relationships of psoroptidian mites (Acari: Astigmata: Psoroptidia): Evidence from three nuclear genes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 47(3): 1135-1156. PDF

Klimov, P. B. OConnor, B. M., and Knowles, L. L. 2007. Museum specimens and phylogenies elucidate ecology' s role in coevolutionary associations between mites and their bee hosts. Evolution. 61(6): 1368-1379. PDF

Klimov, P. B., Vinson B. S., OConnor, B. M. 2007. Acarinaria in associations of apid bees (Hymenoptera) and chaetodactylid mites (Acari). Invertebrate Systematics. 21: 109-136 PDF

Klimov, P. B. and OConnor, B. M. 2007. Ancestral area analysis of chaetodactylid mites (Acari: Chaetodactylidae), with description of a new early derivative genus and six new species from the Neotropics. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 100(6): 810-829. PDF

Rojas E. W. and Klimov B. M. 2007. Mites of the genus Rhizoglyphus (Acari: Acaridae) infesting cultivated bulbs in central and southern Chile, with taxonomic notes on Acarus hyacinthi Boisduval and Rhizoglyphus frickorum Nesbitt. International Journal of Acarology. Vol. 33(1): 87-90. PDF

Klimov, P. B., Bochkov A. V., OConnor B. M. 2006. Host specificity and multivariate diagnostics of cryptic species in predacious cheyletid mites of the genus Cheletophyes (Acari: Cheyletidae) associated with large carpenter bees. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 87 (1): 45-58.PDF

Bochkov, A. V., Klimov, P. B., OConnor, B. M. 2005. Fur-mites of the genus Atopomelus Trouessart, 1918 (Acari: Atopomelidae) life-cycle phylogeny and host parasite-associations. Acarologia 45: 207-241. PDF.

Bochkov, A. V. and Klimov, P. B. 2005. Three new species of the predaceous Cheyletidae (Acari: Prostigmata) phoretic on insects. Acarina, 13(1): 15-22. PDF.

Klimov, P. B., OConnor B. M. 2005. Phylogeny, biogeography and phoretic associations of mites of the genus Boletoglyphus (Acari: Acaridae) associated with polypore fungi. In B. R. Striganov (Ed.). In: Proceeding of symposium "Ecological diversity of soil biota and bioproductivity of soil" (Tyumen', 1-4 Feb 2005): 124-125.

Klimov, P. B., OConnor B. M. 2004. Multivariate discrimination among cryptic species of the mite genus Chaetodactylus (Acari: Chaetodactylidae) associated with bees of the genus Lithurgus (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) in North America. Experimental and Applied Acarology Vol. 33. P. 157-182.PDF

Klimov, P. B., Lekveishvili, M., Dowling A. P. G., OConnor B. M. 2004. Multivariate analysis of morphological variation in two cryptic species of Sancassania (Acari: Acaridae) from Costa Rica. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. Vol. 97, N 2. P. 322-345. PDF

Bochkov, A. V., Klimov, P. B. 2004. A new predaceous mite, Nodele (Aztecocheyletus) conquistador subg. n., sp n. (Acari: Cheyletidae), phoretic on a bee Aztecanthidium tenochtitlanicum (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). Acarina. 12(1): 23-27. PDF.

Klimov, P. B and B. M. OConnor. 2003. Phylogeny, historical ecology and systematics of some mushroom-associated mites of the genus Sancassania (Acari: Acaridae), with new generic synonymies. Invertebrate Systematics. Vol. 17. P. 469-514. PDF

Klimov, P. B. 2000. The origin of astigmatid mites ontogenesis (Acariformes, Astigmata). Chteniya Pamyati Alekseya Ivanovicha Kurentsova (A.I.Kurentsov's Annual Memorial Meetings). Issue 11. Vladivostok: Dal'nauka Press. P. 121-138 [in Russian]PDF

Klimov, P. B. 2000. Notes on systematics, distribution and ecology of mites of the genus Fagacarus (Acariformes: Acaridae). Acarina. Vol.8. N.2. P.105-115. PDF

Klimov, P. B. 2000. A review of acarid mites of the tribe Caloglyphini (Acaridae, Acariformes) with description of a new genus and species from Siberia and Russian Far East. Vestnik zoologii. Ukraine. Vol. 34, N 4-5. p. 27-35.PDF

Klimov, P. B. 2000. Paulacarellus faini sp. n., a new species of acarid mite (Acariformes: Acaridae) from the Russian Far East. Acarologia. T. 41, fasc. 3-4. p. 249-253. PDF

Klimov, P. B. 2000. [Bionomy of acarid mite Calvoliella laphriae (Samšiňák, 1956) (Acariformes, Acaridae), phoretic on flies of the genus Laphria (Diptera, Asilidae)]. Chteniya Pamyati Alekseya Ivanovicha Kurentsova (A.I.Kurentsov's Annual Memorial Meetings). Issue 9. Vladivostok: Dal'nauka Press. P. 91-104 [in Russian, English abstarct]. PDF

Klimov, P. B. 1999. Description of a new genus, Umakefeq gen. n., including three new species of mycetophagous acarid mites (Acariformes, Acaridae) from Eastern Palaearctic. Acarina. Vol. 7, N 2. P. 93-106.PDF

Klimov, P. B. 1999. [Notes on systematics and distribution of the mite subfamily Fagacarinae (Acariformes: Acaridae)]. Proceedings of VIIth Acarological meetings Saint Petersburg, 1999. P. 32-33. [in Russian] PDF

Klimov, P. B. 1999. [Akaroidnye kleshi Dal’nego Vostoka Rossii (Acariformes: Acaroidea)]. Ph. D. Thesis. Vladivostok: Dal’nauka. 1-20 p. [in Russian]

Klimov, P. B. 1998. To the knowledge of mites and ticks (Acari) of Kuril Islands. Far Eastern Entomologist. N 36. P. 1-36.PDF

Klimov, P. B. 1998. To the knowledge of acarid mites of the genus Schwiebea (Acariformes, Acaridae) from Far East, with notes on the genus. Vestnik zoologii. Ukraine. Vol. 32, N 3. P. 13-30. PDF

Klimov, P. B. 1998. A new tribe of acarid mites of the subfamily Rhizoglyphinae (Acariformes, Acaridae). Far Eastern Entomologist. N 59. P. 1-19.PDF

Klimov, P. B. 1998. Viedebanttia egorovi sp. n., a new acarid mite (Acariformes: Acaridae) from South Korea, with notes on the genus. Zoosystematica rossica. Vol. 8. P. 251-254.PDF

Klimov, P. B. 1998. Michaelopus longiretinalis sp. n. (Acari, Acaridae), a new species of acaroid mite associated with beetle Onthophagus lenzi (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae) from South Korea. Acarina. Russian Journal of Acarology. Vol. 6, N 1-2. P. 17-19. PDF

Klimov, P. B. 1998. [Biology of development of the acarid mite Sancassania mandzhur (Acari, Acaridae). Chteniya Pamyati Alekseya Ivanovicha Kurentsova (A.I.Kurentsov's Annual Memorial Meetings). Issue 8. Vladivostok: Dal'nauka Press. P. 93-106. [in Russian] PDF

Klimov, P. B. 1998. [A review of the mite genus Boletoglyphus Volgin, 1953 (Acari, Acaridae)]. Zoologicheskiy Zhurnal. Vol. 77, N. 10. P. 1122-1127. [in Russian] PDF Translated in Entomological Review, Vol. 78, N 9 1998, p. 1094-1101] PDF

Klimov, P. B. 1997. New data on the fauna and biology of acarid mites (Acari, Acaridae) from the Far East. Acarina, Russian Journal of Acarology. Vol. 5, N 1-2. P. 69-72. PDF

Klimov, P. B. 1997. [Data on the biology and systematics of Paracaropsis travisi (Acari, Cheyletidae), new mite for Russia]. Fundamental'nye problemy okhrany okruzhayushchey sredy. Vol. 1. P. 9-11. [in Russian] PDF

Klimov, P. B. 1996. A review of the Palaearctic genus Mezorhizoglyphus Kadzhaja, 1966 (Acari, Acaridae). Far Eastern Entomologist. N 25. P. 1-8. PDF

Klimov, P. B. 1996. [New species of acarid mite of the genus Caloglyphus (Acari, Acaridae) from Russian Far East]. Zoologicheskiy Zhurnal. 1996. Vol. 75, N 4. P. 613-619. [in Russian] PDF

Electronic publications

Klimov, P. B, OConnor, B. M. 2004. Visual Key.

Klimov, P. B, OConnor, B. M. 2004. North American bee-associated mites: potential threats to native and introduced pollinators.

Conference presentations

Phylogeographic history and diversification of chaetodactylid mites (Chaetodactylidae), intimate associates of long-tongued bees. 14th International Congress of Acarology, Kyoto, Japan. July 14-18, 2014. (with Barry OConnor) PPT

Is permanent parasitism reversible? - Critical evidence from early evolution of house dust mites. Simpósio de Zoologia Sistemática Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil). 16-20 de dezembro de 2013. PPT.

Does deep soil habitat influence the maintenance of ancient asexual lineages in acariform mites? The Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America. November 10-13, 2013. Austin, Texas. (with Barry OConnor, Almir Pepato, Samuel Bolton, Hans Klompen, Andrey Tolstikov) (invited). PPTX.

Slide imaging at the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology. Sept. 17, 2013. Fluid-Preserved Invertebrate and Microscopic Slide Imaging Workshop, Museum of Natural History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (invited). PPTX.

Colonization history and speciation dynamics: understanding species diversity patterns in the hyperdiverse Pheidole ants from the South Pacific. June 22, 2013, Evolution 2013 (joint annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Evolution, the Society of Systematic Biologists, and the American Society of Naturalists), Snow Bird, Utah. PPTX.

Placing Endeostigmata and Astigmata in the acariform tree of life using five nuclear genes (with Barry OConnor). XIII International Congress of Acarology, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil - August 2010. PPT

Not gone with the wind: origin and diversification of hummingbird proctophyllodid mites (Acari: Proctophyllodidae) as evidenced by five nuclear genes (with Barry OConnor) PPT; XIII International Congress of Acarology, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil - August 2010.

Phylogenetic relationships of the Sarcoptoidea (Acari: Astigmata) parasitic on mammals: evidence for polyphyly of the group (B.M. OConnor & P.B. Klimov). XIII International Congress of Acarology, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil - August 2010.

Evaluation of basal relationships of acariform mites using five nuclear genes. The Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America. Dec 13-16, 2009. (with Barry OConnor). PPT.

Chaetodactylid mites: Evolution and Host Associations (Acari: Chaetodactylidae) (with Barry OConnor). The Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America. Dec 15-18, 2005. Fort Lauderdale, Florida. PPT

The next generation of identification tools: interactive programs incorporating multivariate models (with B. M. OConnor). The National Science Foundation's Partnerships for Enhancing Expertise in Taxonomy (PEET-V). University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. September 20-23, 2004. Poster presentations: PPT

Evaluation of host specificity in mites of the genus Cheletophyes (Cheyletidae) using linear and non-linear multivariate statistics (with Andre Bochkov and Barry M. OConnor). The Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America. November 14-17, 2004. Salt Lake City, Utah. PPT

Multivariate Discrimination Among Cryptic Species of the Mite Genus Chaetodactylus (Acari: Chaetodactylidae) Associated with Bees of the Genus Lithurgus (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) in North America (with Barry M. OConnor). The Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America. Oct. 26-29, 2003. Cincinnati, Ohio. PDF

Phylogeny, biogeography and host associations of the genus Boletoglyphus (Acari: Acaridae) associated with polypore fungi (with B. M. OConnor). The National Science Foundation's Partnerships for Enhancing Expertise in Taxonomy (PEET-IV). The University of California Berkeley. June 1-5, 2002. PDF.

Phylogeny and historical ecology of some mushroom-associated mites of the genus Sancassania (Acari: Acaridae), with some new generic synonymies (with M. Lekveishvili & Barry M. OConnor). The National Science Foundation's Partnerships for Enhancing Expertise in Taxonomy (PEET-IV). The University of California Berkeley. June 1-5, 2002. PDF

Multivariate tools for distinguishing of cryptic species of mites of the genus Sancassania (Acari: Acaridae) (with Barry M. OConnor). XI International Congress of Acarology. Mérida, Yucatán, México. 8-13 September 2002. PDF

Phylogeny, biogeography and host associations of the genus Boletoglyphus (Acari: Acaridae) associated with polypore fungi (with B. M. OConnor). he Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America. Dec. 9 - Dec. 12, 2001. San Diego, California. PDF;

Phylogeny and historical ecology of some mushroom-associated mites of the genus Sancassania (Acari: Acaridae), with some new generic synonymies (with M. Lekveishvili & Barry M. OConnor). The Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America. Dec. 9 - Dec. 12, 2001. San Diego, California. PDF

Notes on systematics and distribution of the mite subfamily Fagacarinae (Acariformes: Acaridae). VIIIth Acarological Conference (Russia, Saint Petersburg, 1999). PDF [in Russian]

Acaroid mites of the Russian Far East and neighboring territories (Acariformes, Acaroidea). Fundamental Problems of Nature Protection (Russia, Vladivostok, 1998). [in Russian]

Data on the biology and systematics of Paracaropsis travisi (Acari, Cheyletidae), new mite for Russia. Fundamental Problems of Nature Protection (Russia, Vladivostok, 1997). PDF [in Russian]

Seminars

What can ancient asexuals teach us about the evolution of sex maintenance? University of Michigan. November 29 2011.PPT.

Phylogenetic reconstructions in acarology. Tyumen State University. September 17 2011. PPT. [in Russian]

Methods of modern phylogenetic systematics. Tyumen State University. June 22 2010. PPT. [in Russian]

Evolution of basal acariform mites (Endeostigmata). Tyumen State University. June 14 2011. PPT. [in Russian]

Coevolutionary associations between bees and mites (Apoidea-Chaetodactylidae). Tyumen State University. March 27, 2007. PPT (via videoconference) [in Russian].

Workshops

Bayesian Species Delimitation using BPP. Species Delimitation Course (co-organized with Almir Pepato). Simpósio de Zoologia Sistemática Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil). 16-20 de dezembro de 2013. PPT.

Tool Developers Workshop, October 16-17, 2014. "Computer-assisted identification of bee mites". USDA headquarters, Fort Collins, Colorado

 
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