Ilya Kucherov

Ilya Kucherov

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Academic degree, academic title: Dr.Sc.

Position: Senior Researcher

E-mail: IKucherov@binran.ru

Research interests:

  • Geobotany: classification and geographical variation of forest vegetation; influence of climatical, edaphical, and historical factors on plant community diversity formation; the problem of plant community integrity; geographical shifts in ecological and phytocoenotical behaviour of plants.
  • Botanical geography and comparative florology: plant chorology; phytogeographical and stadial analyses of local floras and coenofloras; florocoenogenesis.
  • Protection of rare plant communities and species.

Keywords: Geographical shifts in phytocoenotical behaviour of plants, history of flora and vegetation, dominant-floristic approach to vegetation classification, geographical analysis of coenofloras, dark-coniferous forests, pine forests, broadleaved forests, European Russia

Education and work experience:

1988 graduated from the Forestry Faculty of the S.M. Kirov Forestry Academy, Leningrad
1989-1992 postgraduate at the Komarov Botanical Institute of the RAS [BIN RAS], Dept. Far North Vegetation, specialty 03.00.05 [now 03.02.01] Botany
1997 PhD thesis Endogenic dynamics of mountain tundra vegetation of Chukotka (by the example of the Amguema River reaches)
2018 Doct. Sci. thesis Ecological-phytocoenotical diversity of light-coniferous forests in the middle and northern taiga of European Russia, specialty 03.02.08 Ecology (in biology)

1988-1989 forest engineer at "Giprolestrans" SDI
1992-1997 Research Assistant, Dept. Far North Vegetation, BIN RAS
1997-2005 Research Scientist, Dept. Far North Vegetation, BIN RAS. Simultaneously employed at the following state nature reserves: 1997-1998 Kivach, 2000 Pechora-Ilych, 2001 Lapland.
2005-2015 Senior Researcher, Dept. Forest Zone Vegetation, BIN RAS
2015 until now Senior Researcher, Dept. General Geobotany, BIN RAS

Grants and research projects:

Project leader:

  • 2019 RFBR 19-14-00012 D Phytocoenotical and ecological diversity of light-coniferous forests in the middle- and northern-boreal subzones of European Russia.
  • 2001 personal research grant of the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, DAAD) Die Gesetzmäßigkeiten der geographischen Verbreitung der diagnostischen Pflanzenarten von Syntaxonen der boreale Vegetations Europäischen Nordrusslands, internship supervisor Prof. Dr. F.J.A. Danils, Inst. Ökologie der Pflanzen, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster.
  • 1997-1999 government personal scholarship for outstanding young scientists.
  • 1997 personal St.Petersburg administration grant Studying the ecological and dynamical structure of biodiversity of vegetation cover in the mountain tundras of Chukotka.

Member of research team:

  • 2017-2018 RFBR 6-05-00783 A Structure and spatial organization of the vegetation in nemoral refugium on northern slope of the Khamar-Daban Range (Eastern Siberia).
  • 2006-2007 RBFR 04-04-49280 Meadow vegetation of the North-West of European Russia.
  • 2006 government contract 140 of 21.02.2006 Elaboration of the Green Space information block; Stage 2 Urban forests, stage 4 (invited expert).
  • 2002 RFBR 02-04-49142 Comparative typological characteristics of local and regional floras of the Russian Arctic and Subarctic (based upon the network of biodiversity monitoring points).
  • 1999-2001 RFBR 99-04-49585 Ecological and geographical structure of biodiversity of the Asian North: Vegetation cover.
  • 1999 Government Scientific-Technical Program (GSTP) Biodiversity grant Comparative assessment of biodiversity of the Arctic plant world.
  • 1998 FTP Integration grant Revealing the influence of vegetation cover on the mycorrhizal fungi community structure: Complex studies at forest permanent plots.
  • 1997-1998 GSTP Biodiversity grant 63, 64 Ecological and geographical structure of plant cover biodiversity in the Asian Arctic.
  • 1996-1998 RFBR 96-04-49779 Program development and preparation of a monitoring point network for checking the plant cover biodiversity of the Asian Arctic at the local flora level.
  • 1995-1996 GSTP Biodiversity grant 21.42 "Ecological and geographical structure of plant cover biodiversity in the Asian Arctic: Development of measures for its monitoring and protection
  • 1993-1995 RFBR 93-04-20056 Development and testing of methods of maintaining the inventory of the plant cover biodiversity in the Asian North.

Conferences and workshops:

Attendee:

  • II International Conference Vegetation of Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. Bryansk, Oct. 12-14, 2020.
  • International Bryological Conference, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of birth of A.L. Abramova. BIN RAS, St. Petersburg, Oct. 12-16, 2015.
  • V All-Russian Geobotanical Training Conference. St. Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg, Oct. 4-9, 2015.
  • Russian Geobotany (main milestones and prospects): All-Russian Scientific Conference with international participation. BIN RAS, St. Petersburg, Sept. 20-24, 2011.
  • Fundamental and Applied Problems of Botany at the Beginning of the XXI entury: All-Russian Conference, XII Congress of the Russian Botanical Society. Petrozavodsk, Karelian Sci. Centre RAS, Sept. 22-27, 2008.
  • Second International Workshop on Circumpolar Vegetation Classification and Mapping. Tromsø, Norway, June 2-6, 2004.
  • II Training Seminar on Comparative Florology, Mari Chodra National Park. Sept. 11-15, 2000.
  • V International Meeting on Comparative Florology. Izhevsk, Sept. 15-18, 1998.
  • International Conference on Northern Wilderness Areas. Arctic Center, Univ. Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland, Dec. 79, 1994.
  • IV Workshop on Comparative Florology. Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve, Belarus, Sept. 16-21, 1993.

Professional memberships:

Expeditions:

Editorial activity:

Selected publications:

Monographs:

Kucherov I.B. Phytocoenotical and ecological diversity of light-coniferous forests in the middle- and northern-boreal subzones of European Russia [Tsenoticheskoye i ekologicheskoye raznoobraziye svetlokhvoinykh lesov srednei i severnoi taigi Evropeiskoi Rossii]. St. Petersburg: Marathon, 2019. 568 p. [In Russian.]

Kekisheva Yu.Ye., Nakvasina E.N., Kucherov I.B. Middle-boreal spruce forests: Geobotanical aspects [Yelovye lesa srednei taigi: geobotanicheskii aspekt]. Arkhangelsk: SAFU, 2017. 137 p. [In Russian.]

Razumovskaya A.V., Kucherov I.B., Puchnina L.V. Vascular plants of Kenozero National Park (An annotated checklist) [Sosudistye rasteniya natsional'nogo parka "Kenozerskii" (Annotirovannyi spisok vidov)]. Severodvinsk: Partnyor NP, 2012. 162 p. [In Russian.]

Kucherov I.B, Milevskaya S.N., Tikhomirov A.A. Vascular plants of Kivach Nature Reserve: An annotated checklist [Sosudistye rasteniya zapovednika Kivach (Annotirovannyi spisok vidov)]. Flora i fauna zapovednikov. Iss. 64. Moscow: IPEE RAS, 2000. 108 p. [In Russian.]

Papers:

Kucherov I.B. Pine forests on carbonate rock and gypsum outcrops in middle- and northern-boreal European Russia. Les Cahiers de Braun-Blanquetia. 2021. 8: 36.

Kucherov I.B., Grishutkina G.A., Teleganova V.V., Potemkin A.D. On the diagnostic potential of epiphytic bryophytes in forest vegetation classification [O diagnosticheskoi roli epiphitnykh mokhoobraznykh pri klassifikatsii lesnoi rastitel'nosti]. Vestnik Tverskogo gosudardstvennogo universiteta. Biologiya i Ekologiya. 2021. 61(1): 102123. [In Russian.]

Kucherov I.B., Shchukina K.V., Tatarenko I.V. et al. Great burnet floodplain meadows along Eurosiberian longitudinal gradient. Botanicheskii zhurnal. 2020. 105(12): 1169-1190. [In Russian.]

Kucherov I.B., Kutenkov S.A. Mesotrophic horsetail, tall-fern-horsetail and hop-leaved raspberry-horsetail peatmoss spruce forests of middle- and southern-boreal European Russia and Urals [Mezotrofnye yel'niki khvoshchovye, krupnopaporotnikovo- i khmelenichno-khvoshchovye sfagnovye srednei i yuzhnoi taigi Evropeiskoi Rossii i Urala]. Botanicheskii zhurnal. 2020. 105(5): 438457. [In Russian.]

Kucherov I.B., Kutenkov S.A. Mesotrophic cloudberry-horsetail peatmoss spruce forests of northern and middle-boreal European Russia and Urals [Mezotrofnye yel'niki moroshkovo-khvoshchyovye sfagnovye severnoi i srednei taigi Evropeiskoi Rossii i Urala]. Botanicheskii zhurnal. 2020. 105(3): 263279. [In Russian.]

Kucherov I.B., Kutenkov S.A. Mesotrophic dwarfshrub peatmoss and peatmoss-feathermoss spruce forests of European Russia and Urals [Mezotrofnye kustarnichkovye sfagnovye i sfagnovo-zelenomoshnye yel'niki Evropeiskoi Rossii i Urala]. Botanicheskii zhurnal. 2019. 104(6): 859887. [In Russian.]

Kucherov I.B., Kutenkov S.A. Oligotrophic peatmoss spruce forests of European Russia and the Urals [Oligotrofnye sfagnovye yel'niki Evropeiskoi Rossii i Urala]. Botanicheskii zhurnal. 2019. 104(1): 1240. [In Russian.]

Pätsch R., Jašková A., Chytrý M., Kucherov I.B., Schaminée J.H.J., Bergmeier E., Janssen J.A.M. Making them visible and usable vegetation-plot observations from Fennoscandia based on historical species-quantity scales. Applied Vegetation Science. 2019. 22: 465473.

Kucherov I.B. Shifts in ecological and phytocoenotical behavior of Molinia caerulea (Poaceae) [Izmenchivost' ekologo-tsenoticheskoi priurochennosti Molinia caerulea (Poaceae)]. Botanicheskii zhurnal. 2017. 102(11): 14751503. [In Russian.]

Kucherov I.B. On the subdivision of distribution types of multizonal and multiregional species for purposes of the adjoint analysis of vascular, bryophyte, and lichen floras [O podrazdelenii tipov arealov polizonalnykh i plyuriregionalnykh vidov dlya tselei sopryazhennogo analiza flor sosudistykh rasteniy, mokhoobraznykh i lishainikov]. Komarovskiye chteniya (Vladivostok). 2016. 64: 138197. [In Russian.]

Kucherov I.B. Linear response of plant composition and abundance to climatic factors in upland meadows of the North and North-West of European Russia [Lineinaya zavisimost' sostava i obiliya vidov rastenii ot klimaticheskikh faktorov na sukhodol'nykh lugakh Severa i Severo-Zapada Evropeiskoi Rossii]. Fitoraznoobraziye Vostochnoy Evropy [Phytodiversity of Eastern Europe]. 2016. 10(2): 432. [In Russian.]

Kucherov I.B. Linear response of plant composition and abundance to climatic factors in northern- and middle-boreal spruce forests of European Russia [Lineinaya zavisimost' sostava i obiliya vidov rastenii ot klimaticheskikh faktorov v yel'nikakh srednei I severnoi taigi Evropeiskoi Rossii]. Fitoraznoobraziye Vostochnoy Evropy [Phytodiversity of Eastern Europe]. 2015. 9(3): 626. [In Russian.]

Kucherov I.B. Response of plant composition and abundance to bedrock type and soil texture in pine forests of middle- and northern-boreal European Russia [Zavisimost' sostava i obiliya vidov rastenii ot tipa pochvoobrazuyushchei porody i mekhanicheskogo sostava pochv v sosnyakakh srednei i severnoi taigi Evropeiskoi Rossii]. Trudy Karel'skogo Nauchnogo Tsentra Rossiiskoi Akademii Nauk. Biogeografiya. 2015. 6: 318. [In Russian.]

Kucherov I.B., Zverev A.A. Spectra of latitudinal chorological elements of the floras of light-coniferous forest syntaxa in the north of European Russia: An analysis implying species dominance [Shirotnaya geograficheskaya struktura tsenoflor svetlokhvoinykh lesov severa Evropeiskoi Rossii: Analiz s uchetom dominirovaniya vidov]. Tomsk State University Journal of Biology [Vestnik Tomskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta. Biologiya]. 2014. 26(2): 5373. [In Russian.]

Kucherov I.B. Lichen-feathermoss and feathermoss pine forests of middle- and northern-boreal European Russia [Lishainikovo-zelenomoshnye i zelenomoshnye sosnyaki srednei i severnoi taigi Evropeiskoi Rossii]. Komarovskiye chteniya (Vladivostok). 2013. 61: 159217. [In Russian.]

Kucherov I.B. Mesic grass- and herb-feathermoss pine forests of northern- and middle-boreal forest subzones of European Russia [Travyano-zelenomoshnye mezofil'nye sosnyaki srednei i severnoi taigi Evropeiskoi Rossii]. Botanicheskii zhurnal. 2013. 98(9): 11081129. [In Russian.]

Kucherov I.B., Kutenkov S.A. Dwarfshrub sphagnum-feathermoss and sphagnum pine forests of northern and middle taiga of European Russia [Kustarnichkovye sfagnovo-zelenomoshnye i sfagnovye sosnyaki srednei i severnoi taigi Evropeiskoi Rossii]. Trudy Karel'skogo Nauchnogo Tsentra Rossiiskoi Akademii Nauk. Biogeografiya. 2012. 1: 1632. [In Russian.]

Kucherov I.B., Zverev A.A. Scots pine-lichen forests in the middle and northern taiga of European Russia [Lishainikovye sosnyaki srednei i severnoi taigi Evropeiskoi Rossii]. Tomsk State University Journal of Biology [Vestnik Tomskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta. Biologiya]. 2012. 19(3): 4680. [In Russian.]

Kucherov I.B., Kutenkov S.A. Grass-peatmoss pine forests of the middle and northern taiga of European Russia [Travyano-sfagnovye sosnyaki srednei i severnoi taigi Evropeiskoi Rossii]. Botanicheskii zhurnal. 2011. 96(6): 733763. [In Russian.]

Kucherov I.B., Zverev A.A. Siberian larch forests in the north-east of European Russia. II. Northern and middle taiga forests [Listvennichnye lesa severo-vostoka Evropeiskoi Rossii. II. Sredne- i severotayoznye lesa]. Tomsk State University Journal of Biology [Vestnik Tomskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta. Biologiya]. 2011. 13(1): 2850. [In Russian.]

Kucherov I.B., Zverev A.A. Siberian larch forests in the north-east of European Russia. I. Subarctic and subalpine open woodlands [Listvennichnye lesa severo-vostoka Evropeiskoi Rossii. I. Predtundrovye i podgoltsovye redkolesia]. Tomsk State University Journal of Biology [Vestnik Tomskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta. Biologiya]. 2010. 11(3): 81109. [In Russian.]

Kucherov I.B. The problem of conservatism of species composition of plant communities [Problema konservatizma vidovogo sostava rastitel'nykh soobshchestv]. Trudy Karel'skogo Nauchnogo Tsentra Rossiiskoi Akademii Nauk. Biogeografiya. 2010. 10: 315. [In Russian.]

Kucherov I.B., Razumovskaya A.V., Churakova E.Yu. Spruce forests of the "Kenozerskii" National Park (Arkhangelsk Region) [Yelovye lesa natsional'nogo parka "Kenozerskii" (Arkhangelskaya oblast')]. Botanicheskii zhurnal. 2010. 95(9): 12681301. [In Russian.]

Kucherov I.B. Chorological pattern in the Aconito-Piceetum in middle and northern taiga of European Russia. Abhandlungen aus dem Westfälischen Museum für Naturkunde. Hf 3/4: Aspekte der Geobotanik From Local to Global. 2008. 313324.

Kucherov I.B., Filimonova L.V., Kutenkov S.A., Maksimov A.I., Maksimova T.A. Proportions of species distribution types in vascular floras of Kivach Reserve forest syntaxa [Geograficheskaya struktura lesnykh tsenoflor zapovednika "Kivach"]. Trudy Karel'skogo Nauchnogo Tsentra Rossiiskoi Akademii Nauk. Petrozavodsk, 2006. 10:6 982. [In Russian.]

Kucherov I.B., Golovina Ye.O., Chepinoga V.V. Materials on the history of flora of the Keret Archipelago [Materialy po istorii flory Keretskogo archipelaga]. Vestnik Sankt-Peterburgskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta. Seriya 3: Biologiya. 2005. 3(3): 3245. [In Russian.]

Kucherov I.B, Daniëls F.J.A. Vegetation of the classes Carici-Kobresietea and Cleistogenetea squarrosae in Central Chukotka. Phytocoenologia. 2005. 35(4): 10191066.

Kucherov I.B. Chorological pattern in plant affinity to vegetation of different types and its causes (by the example of North-European forests) [Geograficheskaya izmenchivost' tsenoticheskoi priurochennosti rastenii i yeyo prichiny (na primere lesov Evropeiskogo Severa]. Journal of General Biology [Zhurnal obshchei biologii]. 2003. 64(6): 479500. [In Russian.]

Kucherov I.B., Zagidullina A.T. Self-recovery of plant communities: examples, mechanisms, approaches to description [Samovosstanovleniye rastitel'nykh soobshchestv: primery, mekhanizmy, podkhody k opisaniyu]. Journal of General Biology [Zhurnal obshchei biologii]. 2001. 62(5): 410424. [In Russian.]

Kucherov I.B., Milevskaya S.N., Polozova T.G. Structure of the Kivach Reserve flora in the context of comparison of local floras along the East-Fennoscandian latitudinal gradient [Struktura flory zapovednika Kivach v kontekste sravneniya lokal'nykh flor na shirotnom profile Vostochnoi Fennoskandii]. Sravnitel'naya floristika na rubezhe III tysyacheletiya: dostizheniya, problemy, perspektivy. St. Petersburg: BIN RAS, 2000. 6383. [In Russian.]

Kucherov I.B., Naumenko N.I. System of regional latitudinal elements for the analysis of boreal floras of East Fennoscandia [Sistema regional'nykh shirotnykh elementov dlya analiza boreal'nykh flor Vostochnoi Fennoskandii]. Sravnitel'naya floristika na rubezhe III tysyacheletiya: dostizheniya, problemy, perspektivy. St. Petersburg: BIN RAS, 2000. 3762. [In Russian.]

Kucherov I.B., Tarasevich V.F., Mikhailova E.R. Vegetation, climate, and cultural flora of the Pskov region by the end of the I millennium A.D. according to palynological data. Botanicheskii zhurnal. 2000. 85(1): 2645. [In Russian]

Kucherov I.B., Milevskaya S.N., Naumenko N.I., Sennikov A.N. On the richness of local vascular flora of Kivach Reserve and the limits of species distribution in Karelia Onegensis [O bogatstve lokal'noi flory zapovednika "Kivach" i predelakh rasprostraneniya vidov v Zaonezhskoi Karelii]. Izucheniye biologicheskogo raznoobraziya metodami sravnitel'noi floristiki. St. Petersburg: NIIKH SPbGU, 1998. 119150. [In Russian.]

Kucherov I.B. Dry tundra succession in Central Chukotka. Northern Wilderness Areas: Ecology, Sustainability, Values. Rovaniemi: Arctic Center, 1995. 378385.

Kucherov I.B. On the complementarity principle in phytocoenology: Methodological reasons for the rise of complementary approaches in vegetation study [O printsipe dopolnitel'nosti v geobotanike: Metodologicheskiye predposylki vozniknoveniya komplementarnykh podkhodov k izucheniyu rastitel'nosti]. Journal of General Biology [Zhurnal obshchei biologii]. 1995. 56(4): 486505. [In Russian.]

Kucherov I.B., Payanskaya-Gvozdeva I.I. Methods of recording vegetation state [Metody opisaniya sostoyaniya rastitelnosti]. Antropogennaya dinamika rastitelnogo pokrova Arktiki i Subarktiki: printsipy i metody izucheniya. 1995. 5164. [In Russian.]