Eduard Mychko was born in the Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic in 1987. In the year of 1994 had moved to Kaliningrad Oblast (Russia) on the Baltic Sea where easily completed his school studies by 2005. Since the school days has had a keen interest in paleontology, geology and life sciences. Was a member of a geological hobby group, engaged in collecting and research of glacial deposits on the Baltic sea coast. Had taken part in a number of the highly prestigious All-Russian olympiads in paleontology and geology for school students with several of them finishing as an awardee (2002-2005). It was only natural that he went to study geoscience at Moscow State University (MSU), top higher education and science institution in Russia, after the highschool. Choosing among the departments was a no-brainer: paleontology had still loomed large in his mind. Upon successful completion of his undergraduate studies and earning the årst science degree (B.Sc. in paleontology) in 2009, he decided to join the graduate school and carried out an extensive study of Permian trilobite species from the ex-USSR territories for his M.Sc. dissertation (completed by 2011 with cum laude). Now he is a faculty member and a PhD candidate of the Department of Paleontology (MSU) with an arsenal of 5 scientific articles [update: April 2014] thus far published in various peer-reviewed journals, both in English and Russian languages, in addition to a vast front of popular science initiatives. Principal research interests of him include morphology, systematics and evolution of trilobites, causes of the Great Permian extinction, fossil arthropods, Permian stratigraphy. An employee of the State Darwin Museum, and Moscow State University.
PhD candidate in evolutionary paleontology, Department of Paleontology, Faculty of Geology, Moscow State University, Russia.
Thesis: Middle-Upper Carboniferous and Permian trilobites from North Eurasia.
Advisor: Prof. Dr. Aleksander S. Alekseev
Selected courses taken: History and Methodology of Science, Advanced Paleontology and Stratigraphy
M.Sc. in paleontology, Department of Paleontology, Faculty of Geology, Moscow State University, Russia.
Thesis: Permian trilobites from the ex-USSR territories.
Advisor: Prof. Dr. Aleksander S. Alekseev, Dr. Elena B. Naimark (Paleontological Institute of Russian Academy of Science – PIN RAS)
Selected courses taken: Advanced Paleobotany, Antropology, Actual Problems of Paleontology, Bacteria in the Geological Past, Biomineralization, Evolution of the Biosphere, Invertebrate Paleozoology, History and Methodology of Geological Sciences, Paleographic Methods, Philosophical Problems of Natural Science, Reefogenic Structures in the Earth History, Vertebrate Paleobiology
B.Sc. in paleontology, Department of Paleontology, Faculty of Geology, Moscow State University, Russia.
Thesis: Serpukhovian trilobites from the Southern Urals (Western Kazakhstan and Bashkortostan).
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Aleksander S. Alekseev, Dr. Elena B. Naimark (PIN RAS)
|2008||Trilobites of the Moscovian stage (Carboniferous period) from the Shchurovsky career (Moscow Oblast, Russia)||Prof. Dr. Aleksander S. Alekseev|
|2007||from the Shchurovsky career (Moscow Oblast, Russia) Community fossils from clay lenses (Pleistocene), Poykonda Islands (White Sea, Russia)||Dr. Boris T. Janin|
|2006||Fossils from the glacial sediments of the Kaliningrad Oblast (Russia)||Dr. Boris T. Janin|
Fossil preparation, microfauna isolation from a rock, thin section making, optical microscopy, Secondary Electron Microscopy (SEM)
|Operation systems||Linux, Windows, MacOS|
|Frameworks, libraries and platforms||jQuery, d3.js, node.js, Backbone.js, Node-Webkit, Bootstrap, Zend|
|Version Control System||Git, Mercurial|
|GIS software||ArcGIS, MapInfo|
|CMS||Joomla!, WordPress, ShopScript, Magento|
|Data and graphics||MS Office, Adobe Photoshop, Corel Draw|
|08/2016||Moscow Oblast, Varavino||Search fossils of the Cretaceous|
|06/2016||Bashkortostan region, Sterlitamak||Permian stratigraphy, search for trilobites and ammonites|
|05/2016||Nizhny Novgorod Oblast||Jurassic ammonites|
|08/2015||Moscow Oblast||Cretaceous deposits: the teeth of sharks, plesiosaurs, ichthyosaurs and plesiosaurs.|
|08/2012||Arkhangelsk Oblast||Permian stratigraphy, search for trilobites and ammonites|
|06-07/2010||Middle and Northern Urals||Permian stratigraphy, search for trilobites and ammonites|
|06-07/2010||Middle and Northern Urals||Permian stratigraphy, search for trilobites and ammonites|
|07-08/2009||Bashkortostan region||Permian stratigraphy, collecting of fossils|
|06/2009||Crimea Mountains||Permian exotic blocks in Crimea, search for trilobites and ammonites|
|09/2008||Leningrad Oblast||MSU training: Ordovician paleontology and stratigraphy|
|08-09/2008||Karelia||Assistantship: Diamond mining and geology|
|06/2008||Bashkortostan region||Permian stratigraphy, collecting of fossils|
|08/2007||Moscow Oblast||MSU training: Jurassic micropaleontology|
|07-08/2007||Caucasus Mountains, Adygea region||MSU training: Jurassic invertebrate paleontology|
|06-07/2007||Crimea Mountains||MSU training: geological mapping, structural geology and stratigraphy|
|08/2006||White Sea||MSU training: invertebrate marine biology|
|06/2006||Crimea Mountains||MSU training: general geology|
Scholarship for outstanding achievements in scientific research Moscow State University
RFBR 12-05-00106a – Global correlation of Pennsylvanian (Carbon iferous) biotic evstahemostratigraphic, paleogeographicaland climatic events as a basis for selecting GSSP.
Presidium RAS’ Basic Research Program Number 28, ‘The Origin of Life and the Biosphere Formation’, subprogram II
Paleontological Institute Fellowship Program for Young Scientists
Moscow State University President’s Fellow ship for Outstanding Un dergraduates.
Best presentation on the paleontological session at the ‘Lomonosov-2007 and -2009’ conferences, Moscow
Research assistant, Laboratory of molluscs, Paleontological Institute of Russian Academy of
Science (PIN RAS), Moscow.
In collaboration with Dr. M.S. Boyko had worked on developing morphometric software for ammonoid shells emplyoing the method of Dr. David Raup. The results were disseminated in 2 publications.
Co-organizer of the All-Russian Olympiad in Paleontology for high school students
Public lecture titled ‘On the birth and death of trilobites’ held at Geological Institute of Russian Academy of Science (GIN RAS), Moscow;
Public lecture titled ‘Possible causes of the Great Permian Extinction’ held at Institute of Geography of Russian Academy of Science (IG RAS), Moscow
About work. About 3D-printing of fossil animals (models "Burgess shale fauna" and scan of skull Proconsul) in the Darwin Museum. As well as creating a showcase with these samples.
General Paleontology, Paleontological Databeses, GIS for Paleobiologists, Fossil Record of Arthropoda for MSU undergraduates
Paleontology for school students (7-16 years old), Moscow Young Naturalists Station, www.mgsun.ru
Boyko M.S., Mychko E.V. The ‘Raupologiya’ software based on the chonchometrical method of D. Raup. Modern problems of researching cephalopods. Morphology, systematics, evolution, ecology and biostratigraphy. Proceedings of the meeting (Moscow, 9 - 11 April 2012), ed. T.B. Leonova, I.S. Barskov , V.V. Mitta. PIN RAS, 2012, 125 p. [in Russian]
Mychko E.V. Revision of Trilobites of the Genus Paraphillipsia Tumanskaya, 1930, from the Permian Olistoliths of Crimea. Paleontological Journal, 2012, Volume 46, No. 6, pp. 575-582. DOI: 10.1134/S003103011206007X
Boyko M.S., Mychko E.V. The ‘RAUPOLOGY’ program – instrument for morphometric study of ammonoid shell. Bulletin MOIP, Geology section, 2012, Volume 87, Issue 6, pp. 49-56 [in Russian]
Mychko E.V. Alekseev A.S. Trilobites from Podolskian substage of Moscovian stage in the Prioksky quarry (Moscow region). Bulletin MOIP, Geology section, 2012, Volume 87, Issue 5, pp. 24-32 [in Russian]
Mychko E.V. A New Species of Trilobites from Sakmarian Reefs of Bashkortostan. Paleontological Journal, 2012, Volume 46, No. 1, pp. 44–48. DOI: 10.1134/S0031030112010108
Mychko E.V., Savin E.Y., Olshansky D.V. Possibilities of application of 3D-scanning and 3D-printing of paleontology at the State Darwin Museum. Science Almanac (ISSN 2411-7609), 2015, No. 11-4(13), pp. 354–360. DOI: 10.17117/na.2015.11.04.354
Mychko E.V. Paleontological lens. 2008 In: Travel around Kindy-Cape, pp.65-70. Tula: Grif and K., 2008 [in Russian]
Mychko E.V., Savin R.Y., Olshansky D.V.‘Application of 3D-printing in paleontology at the State Darwin Museum’ // XX Interregional Scientific and Practical Conference "LOCAL LORE (NATURAL HISTORY) RESEARCH IN THE EUROPEAN NORTH", Cherepovets, Russia,[in Russian]
Mychko E.V. ‘New data on trilobites from the Middle Permian exotic blocks, Kichu-Burnu, Crimea, Ukraine’ // PALEOSTRAT-2010, Moscow, [in Russian]
Mychko E.V.‘The first findings of Ditomopyge kumpani trilobites in the Podolsk horizon of the Moscovian stage (Middle Carboniferous), Career Priokskiy (Moscow region)’ // XVI International Scientific Conference for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and young scientists ‘Lomonosov-2009’, Moscow, [in Russian]
Mychko E.V.‘Comprehensive study of the fossil fauna and paleogeography of clay lenses in the MSU White Sea Biological Station area’ // XIV International Scientific Conference for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and young scientists ‘Lomonosov-2007’, Moscow, [in Russian]
Dr. Aleksander S. Alekseev, Professor at Department of Paleontology, Faculty of Geology, Moscow State University, Russia; firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Maksim S. Boyko, staff scientist at Paleontological Institute of Russian Academy of Science (PIN RAS), Moscow, Russia; email@example.com
Dr. Aleksey P. Ippolitov, staff scientist at Geological Institute of Russian Academy of Science (GIN RAS), Moscow, Russia; firstname.lastname@example.org