Yuri Novozhilov

Yuri Novozhilov

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Academic degree, academic title: Doctor of Science in Biology, Professor in Biology

Position: Leading Research Scientist

Email: YNovozhilov@binran.ru

Phone Number: +7 (812) 372-54-17 . 2439

Mobile Phone Number: +7 (921) 366-09-21

Research interests:

Biodiversity, ecology, biogeography, systematics and phylogeny of slime-molds (Myxomycetes = Myxogastria)

Education and work experience:

Leningrad State University, Leningrad, USSR, M.A. in Biology, 19701975.

Komarov Botanical Institute, Leningrad, USSR (1981), Ph. D. in Mycology, 19781981.

Komarov Botanical Institute, Leningrad, USSR (1981), DSc in Mycology, 2005.

Komarov Botanical Institute, Leningrad, USSR (1981), Professor in Biology, 2012.

Senior Research Scientist (with responsibility for the Myxomycetes), Laboratory of Systematics and Geography of Fungi, Komarov Botanical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences,1988present
Scientific Researcher, Laboratory of Systematics and Geography of Fungi, Komarov Botanical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, 19811988
Research Assistant, Laboratory of Systematics and Geography of Fungi, Komarov Botanical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, 19781981
Laboratory Assistant, Laboratory of Systematics and Geography of Fungi, Komarov Botanical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, 19751978

Grants and research projects:

  • Beringian Fungi, National Park Service, CSEM-Institute, project participant (19992001)
  • Planetary Biodiversity Inventarisation. Global Biodiversity of Eumycetozoans, National Science Foundation (NSF), (DEB-0316284, director Steven L. Stephenson, participant, 20042006)
  • Linking local databases for collections of plasmodial slime moulds (Myxomycetes) to create a global web-based herbarium, the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF, 20052006, co-principal)
  • Myxomycete ecological diversity of the deserts in the north-western Caspian lowland (RFBR, 02-04-49907, director, 20022004)
  • Creating of the biogeographical database and geographical data retrieval system Fungi of Russia (RFBR, 02-07-90439, director, 20022004)
  • Genetic and ecological aspects of biogeography of nivicolous slime molds (Myxomycetes) of alpine and lowland landscapes (RFBR, 13-04-00839-A, director, 20132015)
  • Estimation of the hidden diversity of the higher fungi and slime molds in the soil vulnerable natural ecosystems through metagenomic approach and classical molecular analysis (RFBR, 15-29-02622, 20152017, director)
  • Myxomycetes in ecosystems of the salt-dome elevations of the Caspian lowland, (RFBR, 07-04-00353, 20072009, director)
  • Scientific program 1300 Phylogeography trends and evolution of model groups of basidiomycetes and slime molds (20092011, participant)
  • Phylogeography and genotypic diversity of the model species of slime molds with wide ranges in the arid ecosystems of Eurasia (RFBR 10-04-536, 20102012, director)
  • Scientific program of RAS Biodiversity: state and dynamic, project Patterns of development of micromycete complexes and their role in the formation and functioning of the primary high-latitude Arctic ecosystems (20112013, director)

Participation in scientific conferences:

Participant of numerous international scientific conferences, e.g.:

  • 5-th International Conference Studying of fungi in ecosystems. Perm, Perm Pedagogical University, 2009. C. 175178. (Genotypic diversity of Physarum notabile T. Macbr. (Myxomycetes) in the arid regions of Eurasia, Myxomycetes of Altai: taxonomic and ecological diversity)
  • International scientific-practical conference Nature conservation in Russia: problems of protection and ecological restoration of the steppe ecosystem dedicated to the 20-th anniversary of the organization of the state reserve Orenburg. Orenburg steppe Institute RAS, 2009. C. 8587.
  • 7-th International congress on systematic and ecology of Myxomycetes, Recife, Brazil, 2011 (Molecular phylogeny and phylogeography of Physarum notabile, Taxonomical and ecological diversity of nivicolous myxomycetes of the Teberda Nature Reserve (Karachay-Cherkessia, Russia)
  • Biodiversity and ecology of mushrooms and fungi-like organisms of the northern Eurasia, Ekaterinburg, 2015 (Nivicolous myxomycetes in alpine and lowland landscapes of European part of Russia).

Professional memberships:

  • Russian Botanical Society
  • Chairman of the Mycological section of the Russian Botanical Society

Field research:

Georgia, Kazakhstan, Ukraina, Turkmenistan, Russia (Buriatia, Arctic and Subarctic regions: Kola Peninsula, Polar Ural, Yamal Peninsula, Taimyr Peninsula, Chukotka Peninsula; Altai, Far East, Sakhalin, Leningrad, Volgograd and Astrakhan provinces), Mongolia, USA, Neotropics area (Puerto Rico, Costa Rica) and South Asia (Vietnam)

Editorial activity:

Scientific-organizational and teaching activities:

Supervisor of undergraduate and graduate students:

  • Zemlianskaia Inna V. (Director Ph.D), Myxomycetes of steppe and desert communities in the Caspian Lowland
  • Fefelov Eugeni A. (Director M.A., Director Ph.D.), Myxomycetes of Sverdlovsk province
  • Kosheleva Alena P. (Director M.A., Director Ph.D.), Myxomycetes of the State reservation Stolby (Eastern Sayan: taxonomy and ecology)
  • Vlasenko Anastasia V. (Director Ph.D.), Myxomycetes of pine forests in the right-bank of the upper Ob river
  • Okun Mikhail V. (Director Ph.D.), Morphospecies of Physarum notabile cf. T. Macbr. (Myxomycetes) in arid regions of Russia, Kazakhstan and Mongolia
  • Erastova Daria (Director PhD), Genetic and ecological aspects of biogeography of nivicolous slime molds (Myxomycetes) of alpine and lowland landscapes
  • Schepin Oleg (Director Magister)

Selected Publications:

Adamonyte G, Stephenson SL, Michaud A, Seraoui E-H, Meyer M, Novozhilov YK, Krivomaz T (2011) Myxomycete species diversity on the island of La Réunion (Indian Ocean). Nova Hedwigia 92 (34):523549

Erastova DA, Novozhilov YK (2015) Nivicolous myxomycetes of the lowland landscapes of the Northwest of Russia. 49 (1):918

Erastova DA, Novozhilov YK, M. S (2014) An annotated check list of nivicolous myxomycetes of the Khibiny Mountains, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Nova Hedwigia (in publish)

Erastova DA, Okun MV, Novozhilov YK, Schnittler M (2013) Phylogenetic position of the enigmatic myxomycete genus Kelleromyxa revealed by SSU rDNA sequences. Mycological Progress 12 (3):599608. DOI:10.1007/s11557-013-0897-3

Fefelov KA, Novozhilov YK (2002) The myxomycetes of the Ural Mountains and its distributions in Russia. Scripta Bot Belg 22:31

Fiore-Donno AM,Novozhilov YK, Meyer M, Schnittler M (2011) Genetic Structure of two protist species (Myxogastria, Amoebozoa) suggests asexual reproduction in sexual amoebae. PLoS ONE 6 (8):e22872. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0022872

García-Carvajal E, Lado C, Novozhilov YK Myxomycete assemblages from steppes of tabernas and monegros deserts (Spain): biodiversity, ecology and biogeography In: Diamandis S, Topalidou E (eds) XVI Congress of european mycologists Halkidiki, 2011. pp 129130

Karpov SA,Novozhilov YK, Chistiakova LE (2003) A comparative study of zoospore cytoskeleton in Symphytocarpus impexus, Arcyria cinerea and Lycogala epidendrum (Eumycetozoa). Protistology 3 (1):1529

Kosheleva AP, Novozhilov YK, Schnittler M (2009a) Myxomycete diversity of the state reserve Stolby (south-eastern Siberia, Russia): a preliminary report. Fungal diversity 31:4562

Kosheleva AP, Schnittler M,Novozhilov YK(2009b) Protostelids of the Stolby State Reserve (Siberia, Eastern Sayan). Protistology 6 (1):2432

Lobanov L, Novozhilov YK, Kovalenko AE, Minter DW PLANTCOD to the database formation in the Komarov Botanical Institute on biodiversity of plants and fungi in Russia. the Seventh International Mycological Congress, Oslo, 2002. IMC7 Abstracts. p 209

Moreno G, Mitchell DW, Novozhilov YK (2011) A new species of Badhamia (Myxomycetes) confused with other species with similar morphology. Bol Soc Micol Madrid 35:137144

Novozhilov YK, Fefelov KA (2001) An annotated checklist of the Myxomycetes of Sverdlovsk region, West Siberian lowland, Russia. 35 (4):4152

Novozhilov YK, Laursen GA, Stephenson SL, Seppelt RD (2002a) Slime molds from the Greak Kobuk Sand Dunes (north-western Alaska). Scripta Bot Belg 22:71

Novozhilov YK, Mitchell D.W., Zemlianskaia I., Schnittler M. (2002b) Myxomycete biodiversity of the Colorado Plateau (USA) and the Caspian Lowland (Russia). Scripta Bot Belg, 22:7273

Novozhilov YK, Mitchell DW, Okun MV, Shchepin ON (2014a) New species of Diderma from Vietnam. Mycosphere 5 (4):554564

Novozhilov YK, Mitchell DW, Schnittler M (2003a) Myxomycete biodiversity of the Colorado Plateau. Mycological Progress 2 (4):243258

Novozhilov YK, Okun MV, Erastova DA, Shchepin ON, Zemlyanskaya IV, García-Carvajal E, Schnittler M (2013a) Description, culture and phylogenetic position of a new xerotolerant species of Physarum. Mycologia 105:15351546. DOI:10.3852/12-284

Novozhilov YK, Schnittler M (2000) A new coprophilous species of Perichaena (Myxomycetes) from the Russian Arctic (the Taimyr Peninsula and the Chukchi Peninsula). Karstenia 40:117122

Novozhilov YK, Schnittler M (2008a) Myxomycete diversity and ecology in arid regions of the Great Lake Basin of western Mongolia. Fungal diversity 30:97119

Novozhilov YK, Schnittler M Myxomycete diversity and ecology in arid regions of the Great Lake Basin of western Mongolia. In: Leontyev D (ed) 6-th International Congress on Systematics and Ecology of Myxomycetes. ICSEM-6, Nikita Botanical Garden, Yalta, Ukraine, 411 October 2008b. p 56

Novozhilov YK, Schnittler M, Erastova DA, Okun MV, Schepin ON, Heinrich E (2013b) Diversity of nivicolous myxomycetes of the Teberda State Biosphere Reserve (Northwestern Caucasus, Russia). Fungal Diversity 59 (1):109130. DOI:10.1007/s13225-012-0199-0

Novozhilov YK, Schnittler M, Erastova DA, Zemlyanskaya IV, Okun MV, Carvajal EG, Vlasenko AV Myxomycetes of arid zones of Eurasia biogeographical and ecological analysis. 7-th International congress on systematic and ecology of Myxomycetes, Recife, Brazil, 2011a. pp 1819

Novozhilov YK, Schnittler M, Fiore-Donno AM, Meyer M, Erastova DA, Heinrich E, Schepin ON Taxonomical and ecological diversity of nivicolous myxomycetes of the Teberda Nature Reserve (Karachay-Cherkessia, Russia). 7-th International congress on systematic and ecology of Myxomycetes, Recife, Brazil, 2011b. pp 78

Novozhilov YK, Schnittler M, Rollins A, Stephenson SL (2000a) Myxomycetes in different forest types in Puerto Rico. Mycotaxon 77:285299

Novozhilov YK, Schnittler M, Stephenson SL (2009a) Biogeographical and ecological patterns of myxomycete assemblages in high-latitude and arid areas . In:Makarova O.L., Babenko AB, Golovatch SI, Penev LD (eds) Species and communities in extreme environments. Festschrift to the 75th Birthday of Academican Yuri Ivanovich Chernov. Pensoft Publishers, Sofia-Moscow, pp 530 (191207)

Novozhilov YK, Schnittler M, Vlasenko AV, Fefelov KA (2009b) Myxomycete diversity of the Chuyskaya depression (Altay, Russia). 43 (6):522534

Novozhilov YK, Schnittler M, Vlasenko AV, Fefelov KA (2010) Myxomycete diversity of the Altay Mts. (southwestern Siberia, Russia). Mycotaxon 111:9194.

Novozhilov YK, Schnittler M, Zemlianskaia IV Biogeographical and ecological patterns of myxomycete distribution in arid regions of Eurasia. In: Kovalenko AE, Melnik VA, Vedenyapina E, Zmitrovich IV (eds) XV Congress of European Mycologists Saint Petersburg, September 1621, 2007 2007a. Komarov Botanical Institute RAS, pp 138139

Novozhilov YK, Schnittler M, Zemlianskaia IV, Fefelov KA (2000b) Biodiversity of plasmodial slime moulds (Myxogastria): measurement and interpretation. Protistology 1 (4):161178

Novozhilov YK, Stephenson SL (2014) A new species of Perichaena (Myxomycetes) with reticulate spores from southern Vietnam Mycologia Published online before print September 2014. DOI:10.3852/14-012

Novozhilov YK, Stephenson SL, Overking M, Landolt JC, Laursen GA (2007b) Studies of Frostfire myxomycetes including a description of a new species of Diderma. Mycological Progress 6:4551

Novozhilov Y, van Hooff H, Jagers M (2015) Trichioides iridescens, a new genus and new species (incertae sedis in Myxomycetes). Mycological Progress 14 (1):Article:1018. DOI:10.1007/s11557-014-1018-7

Novozhilov YK, Zemlianskaia IV, Fefelov , Schnittler M. (2003b) An annotated checklist of the myxomycetes of the northwestern Caspian Lowland. 37 (6): 5365

Novozhilov YK, Zemlyanskaya I, Schnittler M, Stephenson SL (2006) Myxomycete diversity and ecology in the arid regions of the Lower Volga River Basin (Russia). Fungal diversity 23:193241

Novozhilov YK, Zemlyanskaya IV (2006) A new species of Didymium (Myxomycetes) with reticulate spores. Mycotaxon 96:147150

Novozhilov YK, Zemlyanskaya IV, Schnittler M Myxomycetes diversity in arid ecosystems of salt domes in the Caspian lowland. In: Leontyev D (ed) 6-th International Congress on Systematics and Ecology of Myxomycetes. ICSEM-6, Nikita Botanical Garden, Yalta, Ukraine, 411 October 2008a. p 57

Novozhilov YK, Zemlyanskaya IV, Schnittler M, Stephenson SL (2008b) Two new species of Perichaena (Myxomycetes) from arid areas of Russia and Kazakhstan. Mycologia 100 (5):816822

Okun M, Fiore-Donno AM, Novozhilov YK, Schnittler M, Zemlianskaia IV, Erastova DA Molecular phylogeny and phylogeography of Physarum notabile (Myxomycetes). In: Diamandis S, Topalidou E (eds) XVI Congress of European mycologists, Halkidiki, Greece, 2011a. pp 4849

Okun MV, Fiore-Donno AM, Novozhilov YK, Zemlianskaia IV, Erastova DA Molecular phylogeny and phylogeography of Physarum notabile (Myxomycetes). 7-th International congress on systematic and ecology of Myxomycetes, Recife, Brazil, 2011b. pp 4849

Schnittler M, Erastova DA, Shchepin ON, Heinrich E, Novozhilov YK (2015) Four years in the Caucasus observations on the ecology of nivicolous myxomycetes. Fungal Ecology 14:105115. DOI:10.1016/j.funeco.2015.01.003

Schnittler M,Novozhilov YK, Shadwick JDL, Spiegel FW, García-Carvajal E, König P (2015) What substrate cultures can reveal: Myxomycetes and myxomycete-like organisms from the Sultanate of Oman. Mycosphere 6 (3):356384.

Schnittler M, Novozhilov YK (2000) Myxomycetes of the winter-cold desert in western Kazakhstan. Mycotaxon 74:267285

Schnittler M, Novozhilov YK, Carvajal E, Spiegel FW (2013) Myxomycete diversity in the Tarim basin and eastern Tian-Shan, Xinjiang Prov., China. Fungal Diversity 59 (1):91108. DOI:10.1007/s13225-012-0186-5

Schnittler M, Novozhilov YK, Romeralo M, Brown M, Spiegel FW (2012) Myxomycetes and Myxomycete-like organisms. In:Frey W (ed) Englers Syllabus of Plant Families, vol 4. 13th edition edn. Bornträger, Stuttgart, p 172

Schnittler M, Stephenson SL, Novozhilov YK (2000a) Ecology and world distribution of Barbeyella minutissima (Myxomycetes). Mycological Research 104:15181523

Schnittler M, Stephenson SL, Novozhilov YK (2000b) Ultrastructure of Barbeyella minutissima (Myxomycetes). Karstenia 40:159

Schnittler M, Stephenson SL, Novozhilov YK Are there northern distribuition limits for myxomycetes? In: Rammeloo J, Bogaerts A (eds) Fourth International Congress on Systematics and Ecology of Myxomycetes, Fourth International Congress on Systematics and Ecology of Myxomycetes, 2002. Scripta Bot. Belg. p 84

Schnittler M, Unterseher M, Pfeiffer T, Novozhilov YK, Fiore-Donno A-M Sandstone ravine myxomycetes of Saxonian Switzerland (Germany). In: Leontyev D (ed) 6-th International Congress on Systematics and Ecology of Myxomycetes. ICSEM-6, Nikita Botanical Garden, Yalta, Ukraine, 411 October 2008. p 63

Schnittler M, Unterseher M, Pfeiffer T, Novozhilov YK, Fiore-Donno A-M (2010) Ecology of sandstone ravine myxomycetes from Saxonian Switzerland (Germany). Nova Hedwigia 90 (34):277302

Shchepin O,Novozhilov YK, Schnittler M (2014) Nivicolous myxomycetes in agar culture: some results and open problems. Protistology 8 (2):5361

Stephenson SL, Novozhilov YK (2012) A new species of Trichia from Australia. Mycologia 104 (6):15171520. DOI:10.3852/12-093

Stephenson SL, Novozhilov YK, Schnittler M (2000a) Distribution and ecology of myxomycetes in high-latitude regions of the northern hemisphere. Journal of biogeography 27:741754

Stephenson SL, Novozhilov YK, Shirley C, Mitchell DW (2009) Additions to the myxomycetes known from New Zealand, including a new species of Diderma. Australian Systematic Botany 22 (6):466472. DOI:10.1071/SB09020

Stephenson SL, Schnittler M, Darrah RG, Rollins AW, Novozhilov YK, Mitchel D, Landolt JC, Swanson AR (2000b) New records of mycetozoans from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science 72 (1):3334

Stephenson SL, Schnittler M, Lado C, Estrada-Torres A, Wrigley de Basanta D, Landolt JC, Novozhilov YK, Clark J, Moore DL, Spiegel FW (2004) Studies of Neotropical mycetozoans. Syst Geogr Plant 74:87108

Stephenson SL, Schnittler M, Mitchel D, Novozhilov YK (2001) Myxomycetes of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Mycotaxon 78:115

Stephenson SL, Schnittler M, Novozhilov YK (2008) Myxomycete diversity and distribution from the fossil record to the present. Biodiversity and Conservation 17:285301

Tiunov AV, Semenina ES, Aleksandrova AV, Tsurikov SM, Anichkin AE, Novozhilov YK (2015) Stable isotope composition (δ13C and δ15N values) of slime molds: placing bacterivorous soil protozoans in the food web context. Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom 29:18. DOI:10.1002/rcm.7238

Vlasenko AV, Novozhilov YK (2010) Rare and new for Russia myxomycete species (Myxomycetes) found in pine forests of the right-bank of the Upper Ob'River. Mikologiya i Fitopatologiya 44 (2):99108

Walker G, Silberman JD, Karpov SA, Preisfeld A, Foster P, Frolov AO, Novozhilov Yu., Sogin ML (2003) An ultrastructural and molecular study of Hyperamoeba dachnaya, n.sp., and its relationship to the mycetozoan slime molds. Europ J Protistol 39:319336