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 13 scientific articles [update: August 2018] 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.
Publications: list of publications Eduard V. Mychko
Candidate of geologo-mineralogical sciences in evolutionary paleontology,
Department of Paleontology, Faculty of Geology, Moscow State University, Russia.
Thesis: Middle-Upper Carboniferous and Permian trilobites from North Eurasia.
Abstract (in Russian)
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
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
|2008||Trilobites of the Moscovian stage (Carboniferous period) from the Shchurovsky career (Moscow Oblast, Russia)||Prof. Dr. Aleksander S. Alekseev|
|2007||Community fossils from clay lenses (Pleistocene), Poykonda Islands (White Sea, Russia)||Prof. Dr. Boris T. Janin|
|2006||Fossils from the glacial sediments of the Kaliningrad Oblast (Russia)||Prof. Dr. Boris T. Janin|
|09/2019||North Caucasus, Malaya Laba River||Carboniferous-Permian, search for any fossils|
|01/05/2019||Lithuania, Šiauliai District, Šaltiškiai clay-pit||Early Triassic, search for any fossils|
|01/05/2019||Lithuania, Šiauliai District, Karpenai Quarry||Late Permian stratigraphy, search for any fossils|
|30/04/2019||Lithuania, Šiauliai District, Venta (Papartinė and Papilė)||Search for any fossils in Upper Callovian or Lower Oxfordian|
|06/2018||Orenburg Oblast, Novotroitsk, Akkermanovka Quarry||Search fossils (trilobites and cyclids) of the Lower Carboniferous (Serpukhovian)|
|07/2018||Kaliningrad Oblast, Yantarny||Fieldwork in Amber Quarry|
|05-06/2018||Kaliningrad Oblast, Sambia Peninsula||Search for Paleogene fossils|
|08/2016||Moscow Oblast, Varavino||Search for Cretaceous fossils|
|06/2016||Bashkortostan region, Sterlitamak||Permian stratigraphy, search for trilobites and ammonites|
|05/2016||Nizhny Novgorod Oblast||Jurassic ammonites|
|08/2015||Moscow Oblast, Varavino||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|
|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|
RFBR 19-45-390001 r_a – Detalization and updating of the Paleogene stratigraphic scheme of the Kaliningrad region in order to improve forecasting and extraction of mineral resources
RFBR 18-35-00165 mol_a – Taxonomic and stratigraphic study of Trilobites from Middle-Upper Carboniferous and Permian of Northern Eurasia
Scholarship for outstanding achievements in scientific research Moscow State University
RFBR 12-05-00106 a – 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
Researcher, Laboratory of Atlantic Geology, Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Acudemy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia.
Research in the field of paleontology and stratigraphy of the Paleogene of the Kaliningrad region.
Chief Researcher, Museum of the World Ocean, Kaliningrad, Russia.
Work with paleontological and geological museum collections, exhibitions, lectures, etc.
Researcher, State Darwin Museum, Moscow, Russia.
Engineer-researcher, Geological Faculty, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia.
Research assistant, Laboratory of molluscs, Paleontological Institute of Russian Academy of
Science (PIN RAS), Moscow.
Russian Geological Society rosgeo.org
Russian Crustacean Society crustacea.ru
Lecture. "Paleontology of Kaliningrad region", Vilnius University (Lithuania), Institute of Geosciences.
Interview. About fossils that can be found on the seacoast of the Kaliningrad region (watch from 3:40).
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.
Public lecture titled ‘Possible causes of the Great Permian Extinction’ held at Institute of Geography of Russian Academy of Science (IG RAS), Moscow
Public lecture titled ‘On the birth and death of trilobites’ held at Geological Institute of Russian Academy of Science (GIN RAS), Moscow;
Co-organizer of the All-Russian Olympiad in Paleontology for high school students
Creation and support of the biggest Internet-community in RuNet "Paleontology and evolution of the Biosphere". As of April 2019, the number subscribers more than 45 000 people. Link to the resource https://vk.com/paleoevol
Assistant professor of Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University
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
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