Dr Yu.Ya. Tykhonenko
Dr Yu.Ya. Tykhonenko,
M.G. Kholodny Institute of Botany,
Tereshchenkivska Street 2,
Kiev, MSP-1, 252601,
Fax: +380 44 234-6171

Yura Tykhonenko

Curriculum Vitae

  • Personal details. Ukrainian, date of birth 1954, male.

  • Qualifications. Candidate of Biological Science.

  • Current position. Senior Researcher, Department of Mycology, M.G. Kholodny Institute of Botany, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

  • Current Activities. Participant in the Darwin Initiative project Recovering Ukraine's Lost Steppe (2002-2005), specializing in establishment and management of seed banks. Participant in National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine project Fungi of the Left Bank of Ukraine.

  • Expertise. Botany, mycology; expert on rust and smut fungi; video photography; over 40 publications including 4 monographs; participant of the Darwin Initiative projects Fungi of Ukraine (1993-1996), and Biodiversity Information in the former Soviet Union (1999-2002) and the related INTAS project Biodiversity Information in the former Soviet Union (1999-2002); Ukrainian Treasurer for the 14th Congress of European Mycologists; founder member of the European Mycological Association; participant in the Darwin Initiative project Fungi of Ukraine (1994-1996) and author of entries for rusts and smut fungi in the major checklist resulting from that project; Treasurer for Ukraine's first National Conference on the Conservation of Biodiversity, Kaniv, 1997 and Co-editor of the resulting conference proceedings; participant in the Royal Society project Electronic Maps of Ukrainian Fungi & Plants; considerable experience of data-entry for computerized biological recording, and of data-base maintenance.

  • Languages. Ukrainian, Polish, Russian, English (fluent).

  • Expeditions & fieldwork. Participant and Ukrainian Treasurer for the Royal Geographical Society's first Ralph Brown Expedition (1998); participant and team leader of numerous expeditions in Ukraine; experience in canoe expeditions on rivers and lakes in Ukraine, including the Middle Dnieper (1991-2000), the Pivdennyi Buh (1990), Kiev reservoir and the Upper Dnieper (1982-84); further field experience in Cuba, northern Russia and Britain.

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