Anastasia Zolina

Anastasia Zolina

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Position: Research Scientist, Academic Secretary


Research interests:

  • The Cretaceous and Paleogene floras.
  • The Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary.
  • Early angiosperms evolution.
  • Reconstruction of paleoclimates.

Education and work experience:

2011 – Graduated from the Saint Petersburg State University, Bachelor program
2013 – Graduated from the Saint Petersburg State University, Master program
2017 – until now – Post graduate course at the Komarov Botanical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg

2013-2016 – Research Assistant, Komarov Botanical Institute
2016 – until now – Research Scientist, Komarov Botanical Institute

Grants and research projects:

  • RFBR grant 15-04-05688 «The Cretaceous mountain floras of the Okhotsk-Chukotka volcanogenic belt: "cemetery of relicts" or "cradle of new species
  • RFBR grant 16-04-01411 «Distribution of early angiosperms in Northern Asia and their rise to dominance in the Cretaceous ecosystems»
  • RFBR grant18-34-00592 «Floristic changes near the Cretaceous–Paleogene boundary in the North East of Russia»
  • RFBR grant 19-04-00943 «A comprehensive study of autochthonous locality of the early angiosperms from the early-middle Albian deposits of the Frentsevka Formation, Primorye»
  • RFBR grant 19-34-90170 «Floristic and paleoecological analysis of the Maastrichtian flora of the Koryak Upland»

Professional memberships:


A. Zolina took part in expeditions to Primorie, Kemerovo region, Kherson region, Bashkiria and southern Kazakhstan.

Editorial activity:

Scientific-organizational and teaching activities:

2016-2017 – teacher of plant cultivation at the center for rehabilitation of people with autism spectrum disorder "Anton is here next"

Selected publications:

Gnilovskaya is maiden name of A. Zolina


Zolina А.А.,Golovneva L.B., Spicer R.A. Latest Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) climate of the Koryak Upland of North-East Russia based on a quantitative analysis of a palaeo-polar flora. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 2020, in press.

Zolina A., Golovneva L., Nosova N., Grabovskiy A. A new species of Phoenicopsis (Leptostrobales) from the Maastrichtian-Danian of Chukotka, Russia. Geobios. 2020, in press.

Golovneva L.B., Zolina A.A. Fossil evidence of initial radiation of Cercidiphyllaceae. Palaeobotany. 2018. 9: 54–75.

Zolina A.A., Golovneva L.B. The Late Cretaceous Pterophyllum (Bennettitales) in the North-East of Russia. Cretaceous Research. 2018. 82: 56–63.

Golovneva L.B., Alekseev P.I., Gnilovskaya A.A., Yudova D.A. The genus Trochodendroides (Cercidiphyllaceae) in the Cretaceous floras of North-East of Russia. Palaeobotany. 2017. 8: 122–179.

Gnilovskaya A.A. Golovneva L.B. Fagaceous foliage from the latest Cretaceous of the Koryak Upland (northeastern Russia) and its implications for the evolutionary history of Fagaceae. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology. 2016. 228: 57–66.

Gnilovskaya A.A. Distribution and variability of Nilssonia serotina Heer (Cycadales) in the Cretaceous and Paleogene floras of Northern Pacific Region. Palaeobotany. 2016. 7: 56–65.

Alekseev P.I., Gnilovskaya A.A. The Diversity of Pinaceae Pollen cones from Baltic amber. Palaeobotany. 2016. 7: 47–55.

Golovneva L.B., Gnilovskaya A.A. Fossil plants from the Vysokorechenskaya Formation (the Upper Cretaceous, Korayk Upland). Palaeobotany. 2015. 6: 36–47.

Antonova I.S., Gnilovskaya A.A. Shoot systems of Acer negundo L. (Aceraceae) crown in different age stages. Botanicheskii Zhurnal. 2013. 98(1): 53-58. (in Russian)