Vera Kotkova

Vera Kotkova

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Academic degree, academic title: PhD

Position: Senior Researcher of the Laboratory of Systematics and Geography of Fungi

Email: VKotkova@binran.ru

Research interests:

Biodiversity, ecology and taxonomy of aphyllophoroid fungi; species diversity of aphyllophoroid fungi in European Russia; nature protection

Education and work experience:

2004–present — Senior Researcher at Komarov Botanical Institute (Laboratory of systematics and geography of fungi)
1999–2004 — Researcher at Komarov Botanical Institute (Laboratory of systematics and geography of fungi)
1987–1999 — Senior laboratory assistant at Komarov Botanical Institute (Laboratory of systematics and geography of fungi)
1982–1987 — Student at Leningrad State University, Faculty of Biology and Soil Science

Grants and research projects:

Participated in 16 grants of RFBR

Participation in scientific conferences:

  • I and III Congresses of Mycologists of Russia
  • X–XII Congresses of Russian Botanical Society
  • XV Congress of European Mycologists (Saint Petersburg, Russia, 16-21 September 2007)
  • XVII International Botanical Congress (Vienna, Austria, 17-23 July 2005)
  • International conference «Fungi in natural and anthropogenic ecosystems» (St. Petersburg, Ruusia, 24–28 April 2005)
  • XIV Congress of European Mycologists (Katsiveli, 22–27 September 2003)
  • International conference «Mycology and Cryptogamic Botany in Russia: traditions and modern state» (St. Petersburg, Ruusia, 24–28 April 2000)

Professional memberships:


Field research:

Russia (Republic of Karelia, Leningrad, Arkhangelsk, Kirov, Murmansk, Novgorod, Pskov, Orel, Tver regions, Altay, Primorskii Kray), Finland

Editorial activity:


Scientific-organizational and teaching activities:

  • 1998–2006 — Secretary of the Laboratory of systematics and geography of fungi
  • 2005— Secretary of the International conference «Fungi in natural and anthropogenic ecosystems» (St. Petersburg, Ruusia)
  • 2005 — organizer of the Symposium «Fungi in ecosystems of different origin and state: species diversity and ecological adaptation» in the network XVII International Botanical Congress (Austria, Vienna)
  • 2000 — Secretary of the International conference «Mycology and Cryptogamic Botany in Russia: traditions and modern state» (St. Petersburg, Russia)

Selected Publications:

Total number of publications — 170, including:

Kotkova V.M. Fungi of the Tsentral’no-Lesnoy Reserve (Annotated list of species). Moscow, 2014. 94 p. (In Russian)

Kotkova V.M. Rare and new for the territory of St. Petersburg species of aphyllophoraceous fungi (Basidiomycota) // Novosti Syst. Nizsh. Rast. 2014. Vol. 48. P. 146–151 (in Russian, with English summary).

Kotkova V.M. Aphyllophoraceous fungi (Basidiomycota) in forest ecosystems of Setra River Basin (Arkhangelsk Region) // Novosti Syst. Nizsh. Rast. 2014. Vol. 48. P. 130–145 (in Russian, with English summary).

Kotkova V.M., Popov E.S. Aphyllophoraceous fungi of Pskov Region // Novosti Syst. Nizsh. Rast. 2013. Vol. 47. P. 87–121 (in Russian, with English summary).

Popov E.S., Kotkova V.M. A first modern records of Resupinatus poriaeformis (Basidiomycota) from Russia // Novosti Syst. Nizsh. Rast. 2012. Vol. 46. P. 115–119 (in Russian, with English summary).

Kotkova V.M. A new species for mycobiota of Russia Phlebia setulosa (Meruliaceae, Basidiomycota) // Novosti Syst. Nizsh. Rast. 2012. Vol. 46. P. 105–109 (in Russian, with English summary).

Kotkova V.M. New data on aphyllophoraceous fungi of the Tsentralno-Lesnoy State Nature Biosphere Reserve (Tver’ Region) // Mikologia i Fitopatologia. 2012. Vol. 46, N 6. P. 361–364 (in Russian, with English summary).

Kotkova V.M. New data on aphyllophoraceous fungi of Novgorod Region // Mikologia i Fitopatologia. 2012. Vol. 46, N 3. P. 178–111 (in Russian, with English summary).

Kotkova V.M. New data on aphyllophoraceous fungi of Kaliningrad Region // Mikologia i Fitopatologia. 2011. Vol. 45, N 2. P. 134–141 (in Russian, with English summary).

Kotkova V.M., Bondartseva M.A., Volobuev S.V. Aphyllophoraceous fungi of the National park «Orlovskoe Poles’e» (Orel Region) // Mikologia i Fitopatologia. 2011. Vol. 45, N 1. P. 35–47 (in Russian, with English summary).

Kotkova V.M. New data on distribution of Ceraceomyces sulphurinus in the European part of Russia // Novosti Syst. Nizsh. Rast. 2010. Vol. 44. P. 128–131 (in Russian, with English summary).

Kotkova V.M. Aphyllophoraceous funfi in forest ecosystems of Yuras river basin (Arhkangelsk Region) // Mikologia i Fitopatologia. 2009. Vol. 43, N 2. P. 114–124 (in Russian, with English summary).

Kotkova V.M. New data on aphyllophoraceous fungi of the protected areas of the Leningrad Region. II. Regional landscape sanctuary «Shalovo-Perechitsky» // Novosti Syst. Nizsh. Rast. 2009. Vol. 43. P. 122–128 (in Russian, with English summary).

Kotkova V.M. New data on aphyllophoraceous fungi of the protected areas of the Leningrad Region. III. Planned Botanical natural monument «Yushkovo» // Novosti Syst. Nizsh. Rast. 2009. Vol. 43. P. 129–133 (in Russian, with English summary).

Kotkova V.M. The first records of Lindtneria pterospora (Stephanosporaceae, Basidiomycota) in Russia // Mikologia i Fitopatologia. 2008. Vol. 42, N 5. P. 461–463 (in Russian, with English summary).

Kotkova V.M. New data on aphyllophoraceous fungi of the protected areas of the Leningrad Region. I. Kotelsky Regional complex sanctuary // Novosti Syst. Nizsh. Rast. 2008. Vol. 42. P. 78–84 (in Russian, with English summary).

Kotkova V.M. The first record of Hydnellum geogenium (Thelephorales) in Russia // Novosti Syst. Nizsh. Rast. 2008. Vol. 42. P. 85–87 (in Russian, with English summary).

Kotkova V.M. Aphyllophoraceous fungi of the planned National Park «Tulos» and its vicinity (Republic of Karelia) // Novosti Syst. Nizsh. Rast. 2007. Vol. 41. P. 115–127 (in Russian).

Kotkova V.M. To the mycobiota of Murmansk Region // Novosti Syst. Nizsh. Rast. 2007. Vol. 41. P. 127–132 (in Russian).

Popov E.S., Morozova O.V., Kotkova V.M., Novozhilov Yu.K., Zhurbenko M.P., Zmitrovich I.V., Kovalenko A.E. Preliminary list of fungi and myxomycetes of Leningrad region. St. Petersburg, 2007. 54 p.

Kotkova V.M., Isaeva L.G. First records of Dichomitus albidofuscus (Polyporaceae, Basidiomycetes) in European part of Russia // Mikologia i Fitopatologia. 2007. Vol. 41, N 5. P. 425–427 (in Russian, with English summary).

Kotkova V.M. New data on aphyllophoraceous fungi of the National park «Sebezhskii» (Pskov Region) // Mikologia i Fitopatologia. 2006. Vol. 40, N 6. P. 502–509 (in Russian, with English summary).

Kotkova V.M., Krutov V.I., Ruokolainen A.V. Aphyllophoraceous fungi of the Kivach strict nature reserve // Trans. Karelian Research Centre RAS. Biogeography. 2006. Vol. 10. P. 40–51 (in Russian, with English summary).

Kotkova V.M., Bondartseva M.A. To the mycobiota of the Muezerskii District of Karelia Republic // Novosti Syst. Nizsh. Rast. 2006. Vol. 40. P. 135–143 (in Russian).

Kotkova V.M. New for mycobiota of Russia species of cotricioid fungi (Xenasmataceae, Basidiomycota) // Mikologia i Fitopatologia. 2006. Vol. 40, N 5. P. 387–389 (in Russian, with English summary).

Kotkova V.M. Aphyllophoroid fungi of the North-West of Russia // Abstracts of XVII International Botanical Congress. 2005. P. 374.

Kotkova V.M. To the mycobiota of the Altay Republic // Novosti Syst. Nizsh. Rast. 2005. Vol. 39. P. 129–133 (in Russian).

Kotkova V.M. First data on aphyllophoraceous fungi of «Vyborgsky» Regional complex sanctuary (Leningrad Region) // Novosti Syst. Nizsh. Rast. 2005. Vol. 39. P. 134–139 (in Russian).

Bondartseva M.A., Kotkova V.M. Aphyllophoroid fungi of the North Karelia Biosphere reserve // Novosti Syst. Nizsh. Rast. 2005. Vol. 38. P. 88–106 (in Russian).

Kotkova V.M., Morozova O.V., Popov E.S. Fungi (macromycetes) / Yuntolovskiy Regional complex natural reserve. St. Petersburg, 2005. P. 141–152 (in Russian).

Kotkova V.M. Aphyllophoraceous fungi on spruce in the North of European part of Russia / Problems of forest Phytopathology and Mycology: Proceed. 6th Int. conf. Moscow-Petrozavodsk, 2005. P. 197–203 (in Russian, with English summary).

Kotkova V.M. Thelephoroid fungi (Thelephorales, Basidiomycota) in Russia: the past, present and future / Fungi in natural and anthropogenic ecosystems: Proceed. Int. Conf. St. Petersburg, 2005. P. 295–299 (in Russian, with English summary).

Ruokolainen A.V., Kotkova V.M. Aphyllophoroid fungi of the Kozhozersky Nature reserve (Arkhangelsk region) // Mikologia i Fitopatologia. 2004. Vol. 38, N 4. P. 42–51 (in Russian, with English summary).

Kotkova V.M. Aphyllophoraceous fungi of “Park of Monrepo” reserve // Novosti Syst. Nizsh. Rast. 2004. Vol. 37. P. 98–105 (in Russian).

Kotkova V.M. Dichostereum effuscatum (Lachnocladiaceae, Basidiomycota) – a new species for mycobiota of Russia // Mikologia i Fitopatologia. 2004. Vol. 38, N 2. P. 40–42 (in Russian, with English summary).

Kotkova V.M. New data on aphyllophoraceous fungi of the Lazovsky reserve (Primorye, Russian Far East) // Mikologia i Fitopatologia. 2004. Vol. 38, N 1. P. 34–44 (in Russian, with English summary).

Kotkova (Lositskaya) V.M., Bondartseva M.A., Krutov V.I. Aphyllophoroid fungi in forest ecosystems / Biotic diversity of Karelia: conditions of formation, communities and species. Petrozavodsk, 2003. P. 102–107.

Lositskaya V. M. New data on the aphyllophoraceous fungi of the Novgorod region // Novosti Syst. Nizsh. Rast. 2002. Vol. 36. P. 54–59 (in Russian).

Bondartseva M.A., Krutov V.I., Lositskaya V.M. et al. Fungi of the Kivach Strict Nature Reserve (Annotated species checklist). Moskow, 2001. 90 p. (in Russian).

Lositskaya V. M. Corticioid fungi (family Corticiaceae s. l.) of the Republic of Karelia // Mikologia i Fitopatologia. 2000. Vol. 34, N 5. P. 14–25 (in Russian, English summary).

Lositskaya V. M. Aphyllophoraceous fungi of Paanajarvi National Park (Republic of Karelia) // Mikologia i Fitopatologia. 2000. Vol. 34, N 2. P. 7–16 (in Russian, English summary).

Bondartseva M.A., Lositskaya V.M. Clavarioid and cantharelloid fungi of Karelian Republic // Mikologia i Fitopatologia. 2000. Vol. 34, N 3. P. 18–24.

Bondartseva M.A., Lositskaya V.M., Zmitrovich I.V. Punctularia strigosozonata (Punctulariaceae) in Europe // Karstenia. 2000. Vol. 40. P. 9–10.

Lositskaya V.M. To the flora of aphyllophoraceous fungi of Pskov region // Novosti Syst. Nizsh. Rast. 1999. Vol. 33. P. 90–96 (in Russian).

Lositskaya V.M., Bondartseva M.A., Krutov V.I. Aphyllophoraceous fungi as indicators of the pine stands status in the Kostomuksha city industrial zone (Karelia) // Mikologia i Fitopatologia. 1999. Vol. 33, N 5. P. 331–337 (in Russian, with English summary).

Bondartseva M.A., I.V. Zmitrovich, V.M. Lositskaya. Aphyllophoroid and heterobasidial macromycetes of the Leningrad region / Biodiversity of the Leningrad region. Part 1. St.-Petersburg, 1999. P. 141–173 (in Russian, with English summary).

Lositskaya V.M. Aphyllophoroid fungi of the Rebublic of Karelia: PhD thesis. St. Petersburg, 1999. 213 p. (in Russian).

Bondartseva M.A., Lositskaya V.M., Hokkanen T.J. Aphyllophoroid fungi of North Karelian biosphere reserve (Finland) // Kew Bulletin. 1999. Vol. 54(3). P. 589–603.

Lositskaya V.M. New for Karelia species of aphyllophorous fungi kept in the Herbarium of Helsinki University (Finland) // Mikologia i Fitopatologia. 1998. Vol. 32, N 5. P. 29–31 (in Russian).

Bondarceva M.A., V.M. Lositskaya, L.G. Svishch. The influence of antropogenic factor on distribution of the aphyllophoraceous fungi / Problems of forest phytopathology and mycology: Abstracts. Moscow, 1994. P. 10 11 (in Russian).

Bondarceva M.A., V.M. Lositskaya, L.G. Svishch. Some regularities of aphyllophoraceous fungi distribution in Leningrad region / Fungi and Lichens in the Baltic region: Abstracts. Ed. V. Urbonas. Vilnius, 1993. P. 106.

Kozyakov S. Ya., Lositskaya V.M., Syrkova N.G. Separation of spores and mycelium in microscopic fungi by differential sedimentation // Mikologia i Fitopatologia. 1991. Vol. 25, N 6. P. 533–539 (in Russian).

Lositskaya V.M., Kozyakov S. Ya. Screening of cultures of the saprotrophes fam. Tricholomataceae to the biotechnology / Study the fungi in the biogeocenoses: Abstracts. Sverdlovsk, 1988. P. 133 (in Russian).