Research Group Biological Invasions

Researchers of the group are field botanists and phytogeographers. They deal with study the processes, mechanisms, consequences of plant invasions into natural ecosystems and adaptations of alien plants to conditions of secondary range.

Research group members:


 Dr. Anatoliy Khapugin   Researcher 

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 Igor Kuzmin   Researcher 

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Primary research scopes:

1. Population-based and field / laboratory ecological-biological studies of threatened plants.
2. Population-based and field / laboratory ecological-biological studies of alien (incl. invasive) plants.
3. Phytogeography of Western Siberia, consortia, plant functional diversity.

Selected publications of research group members:


Khapugin A.A., Vargot E.V., Chugunov G.G., Shugaev N.I. Invasion of alien plants in fire-damaged forests at Southern boundary of the taiga zone // Forest Systems. 2016. Vol. 25 (3). eSC13. DOI: 10.5424/fs/2016253-09461.

Khapugin A.A., Chugunov G.G., Silaeva T.B., Kunaeva E.N. Neottianthe cucullata (L.) Schltr. (Orchidaceae Juss.), an endangered orchid in Central Russia // Wulfenia. 2016. Vol. 23. P. 189–202.

Khapugin A.A., Vargot E.V., Chugunov G.G. Vegetation recovery in fire-damaged forests: a case study at the southern boundary of the taiga zone // Forestry Studies. 2016. Vol. 64. P. 39–50. DOI: 10.1515/fsmu-2016-0003

Khapugin A.A., Silaeva T.B., Vargot E.V., Chugunov G.G. IUCN guidelines using for assessment of plants from the Red Book of Russian Federation at regional level: a case study for the Republic of Mordovia (Russia) // Hacquetia. 2017. Vol. 16 (1). P. 19–33. doi: 10.1515/hacq-2016-0012.

Хапугин А.А., Силаева Т.Б., Варгот Е.В., Чугунов Г.Г., Гришуткина Г.А., Гришуткин О.Г., Письмаркина Е.В., Орлова Ю.С. 2017. Оценка таксонов первого тома Красной книги Республики Мордовия (Россия), согласно категориям и критериям Красного списка МСОП // Nature Conservation Research. Заповедная наука. Т. 2(Suppl. 1). С. 164–189. DOI: 10.24189/ncr.2017.004

Khapugin A.A. Hieracium sylvularum (Asteraceae) in the Mordovia State Nature Reserve: invasive plant or historical heritage of the flora? // Nature Conservation Research. 2017. Vol. 2(4). P. 40–52. DOI: 10.24189/ncr.2017.013

Khapugin A.A., Korochkina A.M. 2017. Population-based study of Platanthera bifolia in the Mordovia State Nature Reserve (Republic of Mordovia, Central Russia) // Orchidee Spontanee d’Europa – European Native Orchids. Vol. 60(2). P. 276–294.

Khapugin A.A., Chugunov G.G., Vargot E.V. Cypripedium calceolus (Orchidaceae) in Central Russia: a case study for its populations in two Protected Areas in the Republic of Mordovia (Russia) // Lankesteriana. 2017. Vol. 17(3). P. 403–417.

Red Data Book of the Republic of Mordovia: in 2 vol. Vol. 1: Rare species of plants and fungi. 2nd ed. Saransk: Publisher of the Mordovia State University, 2017. 409 p.

Khapugin A.A., Chugunov G.G., Vargot E.V., Silaeva T.B. 2017. Vascular plants at the protected areas network of the Republic of Mordovia: present status and prospects. In: S.A. Mukul, A.Z.M.M. Rashid (eds.): Protected Areas: Policies, Management and Future Directions. USA: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. P. 203–231.

Khapugin A.A. Population characteristics of Silaum silaus (L.) Schinz & Thell. (Apiaceae) in Mordovia, a highly threatened plant species at the northern limit of its range // Journal of Threatened Taxa. 2018. Vol. 10(1). P. 11147–11155. DOI: 10.11609/jott.3476.10.1.11147-11155

Stolbov V.A., Kuzmin I.V., Lomakin D.E., Ivanov S.A., Sitnikov P.S. (2018) New records and range expansion of Calosoma sycophanta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Coleoptera, Carabidae) in Western Siberia, Russia // Check List 14 (5): 731–736. https://doi.org/10.15560/14.5.731

Kapitonova O.A., Kuzmin I.V. (2017) About two taxa of Typha L. (Typhaceae) new to Siberian flora // Turczaninowia. 20 (4): 26–30. doi: 30.10.14258/turczaninowia.20.4.3 [in Russian]

Mathar W.P., Kämpf I., Kleinebecker T., Hölzel N., Kuzmin I., Tolstikov A., Tupitsin S. (2016) Floristic diversity of meadow steppes in the Western Siberian Plain: effects of abiotic site conditions, management and landscape structure // Biodiversity and Conservation. 25 (12): 2361–2379. doi: 10.1007/s10531-015-1023-4

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Potential research foci for PhD students and postdocs:

1. Study of alien flora of Tyumen city / some districts of Tyumen region.
2. Study of seed ecology and seed germination of alien (incl. invasive) plants of Tyumen region.
3. Plant geography, alien species of plants and animals, urban plants, botanical history.

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