Maria Pukinskaya

Maria Pukinskaya

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Academic degree, academic title: Ph.D.

Position: Research Scientist


Research interests:

  • The dynamics of spruce forests.

Keywords: Spruce, drying out, breed change, dendroindication

Education and work experience:

2000 – graduated from St. Petersburg State University, Faculty of Biology and Soil Science, Department of Geobotany. Master's thesis – «Features of the formation of forest climax communities (on the example of different types of spruce forests)».
2007 – Ph.D. thesis «Dynamics of spruce forests in the North-West of Russia in connection with the formation of windows».
2011 – UNESCO Prize for scientific research «Dynamics of postwind spruce forests of the Central Forest Reserve in the long term».
2012 – Diploma of the II degree of the F.R. Shtilmark competition for the book «Atlas of Plants of the Central Forest State Natural Biosphere Reserve».

2000 – until now – have been working at the Komarov Botanical Institute of the RAS, position Research Scientist.

Grants and research projects:

State task

  • From 2021 No. 121032500047-1 " Vegetation of European Russia and Northern Asia: diversity, dynamics, principles of organization».


  • Expeditionary works on the identification and conservation of biologically valuable forests of the Far East of Russia – 2009-2016.

Selected publications:


Pukinskaya M.Yu. Atlas of Plants of the Central Forest State Natural Biosphere Reserve Second edition, revised and enlarged. Tver, 2017. 306 p. [In Russian]

Pukinskaya M.Yu. Atlas of plants of the Central Forest State Natural Biosphere Reserve. M., 2009. 276 p. [In Russian]


Pukinskaya M.Yu. Reconstruction of dynamics of dark coniferous forests of the Teberdinsky Reserve and prospects of their natural recovery after mass desiccation. Povolzhskiy Journal of Ecology. 2022. 4: 431-451.

Pukinskaya M.Yu. Regeneration of dark coniferous species in the groups of Picea Orientalis (Pinaceae) drying in the Teberda Nature Reserve (Western Caucasus). Doklady Biological Sciences. 2022. 506(1): 202-211.

Pukinskaya M.Yu. Breed change in nemoral spruce forests of the Central Forest Reserve. Povolzhskii ekologicheskii zhurnal. 2020. 4: 459-476. [In Russian]

Pukinskaya M.Yu. Growth of Picea abies (l.) H. Karst. at the initial stages of the formation of nemoral spruce forests in the conditions of the Central Forest Reserve. Botanicheskii zhurnal. 2020. 105(10): 45-57. [In Russian]

Pukinskaya M.Yu. On the origin of stands of nemoral spruce forests of the Central Forest Reserve. Botanicheskii zhurnal. 2020. 105(12): 47-62. [In Russian]

Pukinskaya M.Yu. The main changes in the dynamics of spruce forests of the Central Forest Reserve over the past 20 years // Chronicle of nature: phenology, biota responses to climate change. Proceedings of the II International Scientific Conference in the Central Forest State Natural Biosphere Reserve August 10-14, M.: KMK Scientific Publishing Association. 2020. 128-131. [In Russian]

Pukinskaya M.Yu., Kessel D.S., Shchukina K.V. Drying of fir-spruce forests of the Teberda Reserve. Botanicheskii zhurnal. 2019. 104(3): 3-28. [In Russian]

Glushkov I.V, Pukinskaya M.Yu. Assessment of natural reforestation in clear-cut dark coniferous forests of Primorsky Krai according to remote sensing data. Proceedings of the International conference «Actual problems of biogeography», St. Petersburg, 2018. 104-105. [In Russian]

Pukinskaya M.Yu. Focal drying of spruce in southern taiga spruce forests. Botanicheskii zhurnal. 2016. 101(6): 650-671. [In Russian]

Pukinskaya M.Yu. On the method of studying natural disturbances in spruce forests using dendrochronograms. Botanicheskii zhurnal. 2014. 99(6): 690-701. [In Russian]

Pukinskaya M.Yu. The long term dynamics of spruce forests after storm damage in central forest state nature biosphere reserve. 2012. 1-22. [In Russian]

Pukinskaya M.Yu. Participation of aspen in spruce stands at different stages of their dynamics. Botanicheskii zhurnal. 2012. 97(5): 636-649 [In Russian]

Pukinskaya M.Yu. Formation of spruce stands on continuous fallouts of the Central Forest Reserve and the problem of natural regeneration of spruce forests. Botanicheskii zhurnal. 2009. 94(1): 1657–1672. [In Russian]

Pukinskaya M.Yu. Towards the restoration of spruce stands in the areas of windfall «windows». Botanicheskii zhurnal. 2006. 91(6): 879-891. [In Russian]