Alexey Gomankov

Alexey Gomankov

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Academic degree, academic title: Doctor of Earth Sciences

Position: Leading Researcher

E-mail: AGomankov@binran.ru

Phone number: +7 (812) 346-08-54

Research interests:

  • The Upper Palaeozoic palaeobotany
  • Palynology and stratigraphy
  • Theoretical biology
  • Theoretical stratigraphy

Education and work experience:

1975 — Graduated from the Moscow State University, Diploma in Palaeontology.
1983 — Candidate Earth. Sci. (= Ph.D) from the Geological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
2002 – Doctor Earth Sci. from the Geological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

1975-1977 — Research Trainee, Lab. of Palaeofloristics, Geological Institute.
1977-1985 — Junior Scientific Officer, Lab. of Palaeofloristics, Geological Institute.
1985-1991 — Scientific Oficer, Lab. of Palaeofloristics, Geological Institute.
1991-2003 — Senior Scientific Officer, Lab. of Palaeofloristics, Geological Institute.
2003-2006 — Senior Scientific Officer, Lab. of Palaeobotany, Komarov Botanical Institute.
2006 – until now — Leading Scientific Officer, Lab. of Palaeobotany, Komarov Botanical Institute.

Grants and research projects:

Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR), head of grants:

  • RFBR grant 15-05-07528 «Floristic substantiation study of the Kazanian-Urzhumian boundary at the East-European Platform» (2015–2017).
  • RFBR grant 07-05-00938 «The evolution of the pollen of peltasperms as a basis of the zonal palynostratigraphy for the Permian of the East-European Platform» (2007–2009).
  • RFBR grant 04-05-64911 «Continental ecosystems of the Tatarian at the territory of European Russia» (2004–2006).
  • RFBR grant 00-05-78013 «Edition of the book «The type section of Tatarian Stage at Vyatka river»» (2000–2001).
  • RFBR grant 96-05-02484 VNNN (1996).

Editorial activity:

Selected publications:

137 research articles, 5 books, 36 conference abstracts.

Monographs:

Gomankov A. V. The Bible and the nature: evolution, creationism and christian doctrine. Moscow, GEOS Press. 2014. 188 pp. (in Russian).

Gomankov A. V. Geological time and its measurment. Moscow, KMK Press. 2007. 58 pp. (in Russian).

Gomankov A. V. (ed.). The type section of Tatarian Stage at Vyatka river. Moscow, GEOS Press. 2001. 140 pp. (in Russian).

Gomankov A. V., Meyen S. V. Tatarina flora (composition and distribution in the Late Permian of Eurasia). Moscow, Nauka Press. 1986. 174 pp. (in Russian).

Papers:

Gomankov A. V. Flora of the Kazanian-Urzhumian boundary in the middle Permian of the Russian Platform. Palaeoworld. 2020. 29(2): 257–269.

Gomankov A. V. Peculiar lycopsids from Yaman-Us locality (the Upper Permian of the Southern Mongolia). Lethaea rossica. The Russian Journal of Palaeobotany. 2020. 20: 34–43 (in Russian).

Gomankov A. V. Morphological and taxonomic interpretation of Orestovia and Schuguria, enigmatic Devonian plants from Russia. Doklady Biological Sciences. 2018. 482: 182–184.

Gomankov A. V. New species of Rufloria S. Meyen ( Cordaitanthales, Rufloriaceae) and its significance for the stratigraphy of the Angaran Permian. Lethaea rossica. The Russian Journal of Palaeobotany. 2018. 16: 23–32 (in Russian).

Gomankov V., Danilova A. V. Palynological characterization of the Permian reference sections in the Kazan Volga Region. Paleontological Journal. 2015. 49(12): 1365–1371.

Gomankov A. V. Steirophyllum gomankovii (S. Meyen et Smoller) comb. nov. (Pinopsida incertae sedis) from the Urzhumian of Sukhona River. Lethaea rossica. The Russian Journal of Palaeobotany. 2013. 8: 1–8 (in Russian).

Gomankov A. V., Tarasevich V. F. The morphology and ultrastructure of pollen grains of Scutasporites nanuki Utting (Sashiniaceae, Coniferales) from the Permian of the East-European platform. Palaeobotany. 2012. 3: 5–11 (in Russian).

Gomankov A. V. On the female peltaspermous fructifications from the Permian of the East-European Platform. Lethaea rossica. The Russian Journal of Palaeobotany. 2010. 2: 28–44 (in Russian).

Gomankov A. V. The evolutionary progress: the criticism and apology of Darwinism. In: E. I. Kolchinsky, A. A. Fedotova (eds.) Charles Darwin and modern biology. St.-Petersburg, Nestor-Istoria Press. 2010. 789–795. (in Russian).

Gomankov A. V. Conifers from the Permian of the Kargala mines (Southern Foreurals). Palaeobotany. 2010. 1: 5–21 (in Russian).

Gomankov A. V. Pollen evolution in cordaites and early conifers. Paleontological Journal. 2009. 43(10): 1245–1252.

Zavialova N. E., Gomankov A. V. Occurrence of angiosperm-like ultrastructural features in gymnosperm pollen from the Permian of Russia. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology. 2009. 156(1–2): 79–89.

Gomankov A. V. The Tatarian peltasperms of the Russian platform: morphology, ecology and evolution. In: L. Yu. Budantsev (ed.). Aspects of palaeofloristics and systematics of fossil plants. St.-Petersburg. 2008. 42–60 (in Russian).

Gomankov A. V. A new species of Lepidopteris (Peltaspermaceae, Peltaspermales) from the Upper Permian of the Russian Platform. Botan. Zh. 2006. 91(12): 1906–1914 (in Russian).

Gomankov A. V. On the representatives of Doliostomia (Cardiolepidaceae, Peltaspermales) from the Tatarian of the Southern Cis-Urals. Botan. Zh. 2005. 90(6): 947–956 (in Russian).

Gomankov A. V. Floral Changes across the Permian–Triassic Boundary. Stratigraphy and Geological Correlation. 2005. 13(2): 186–194.

Zavialova N. E., Gomankov A. V., Yaroshenko O. P., Rovnina L. V. Morphology and ultrastructure of some monosaccate pollen grains of Cordaitina Samoilovich 1953 from the Permian of Russia. Acta Palaeobotanica Polonica. 2004. 44(1): 3–35.

Gomankov A. V. New Upper Permian (Tatarian) lycopsids of the Angaraland. In: M. A. Akhmetiev, A. B. Herman, M. P. Doludenko and I. A. Ignatiev (eds.). Special volume, dedicated to the memory of the Corresponding member of the USSR Academy of Sciences, Professor Vsevolod Andreevich Vakhrameev (to the 90th anniversary of his birth). Moscow, GEOS Press. 2002. 218–231 (in Russian).

Gomankov A. V. On pollen evolution in Gymnosperms in general and Pinopsids in particular. Paleontological Journal. 2000. 34(1): 14–19.

Gomankov A. V., Burov B. V. Correlations between Tatarian (Permian) type section (Russia) and Salt Range (Pakistan): palynology and paleomagnetism. Geodiversitas. 1999. 21(3): 291–297.

Gomankov A. V., Khoroshavina A. S. New data on morphology and occurrence of Sashinia, an Upper Permian conifer from Russian Platform. Bulletin of the Moscow Society of Naturalists. 1999. 74(2): 49–53 (in Russian).

Gomankov A. V., Balme B. E., Foster C. B. Tatarian palynology of the Russian Platform: a review. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria. 1998. 110(½): 115–137.

Gomankov A. V. Dispersed cuticles from the Shikhovo-Chirkee locality, the Kazanian of Vytaka river. Paleontological Journal. 1997. 2: 161–167 (in Russian).

Gomankov A. V. Kitchkas flora from the Lower Tatarian of the Southern Urals. Paleontological Journal. 1995. 29(2A): 81–104.

Gomankov A. V. The interregional correlation of the Tatarian and the problem of the Permian upper boundary. Intern. Geol. Review. 1992. 34(10): 1015–1020.

Keywords: The Upper Palaeozoic palaeobotany, palynology and stratigraphy, theoretical biology, theoretical stratigraphy