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Электронная библиотека "Флора и фауна"

Алексей Борисович Шипунов



В настоящее время - научный сотрудник
Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole,
Massachusetts, U.S.;
в недавнем прошлом - научный сотрудник и
преподаватель Московского университета (МГУ);
доктор биологических наук






Marine Biological Laboratory,
7 MBL Street, Woods Hole,
Massachusetts, 02543

Fax: +1 (508) 289 7386

Office tel.: +1 (508) 289 7198



 9 апреля 1965 г.
 г. Москва

Алексей Шипунов - биолог широкого профиля, в первую очередь - ботаник и педагог, но одновременно крупный специалист по макросистематике всех живых организмов, по биологическим приложениям математики, по разработке компьютерных программ для биологов и по другим аспектам общей биологии. Для посетителей нашего сайта он известен как основатель уникальной электронной библиотеки свободного доступа, где хранятся многие десятки полных копий книг по колеоптерологии, энтомологии и общей зоологии. Вместо рассказа о многогранной научной и преподавательской деятельности Алексея я ограничусь отрывками из его английского CURRICULUM VITAE.

Андрей Лобанов
Октябрь 2009 г.


2008. Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, U.S., Associate Researcher with EOL (Encyclopedia of Life).

2006--2008. Idaho State University, Moscow, Idaho, U.S., Associate researcher.

2003--2006. Institute of Information Technologies, Lecturer.

2002--2003. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Associate researcher.

1997--2002. Corporation `Small School', Lecturer.

1992--2006. Moscow South-West High School, Lecturer, Specialist.

1995--1998 (graduate). The department of higher plants of Moscow State University.

1992--1995. All-Russian Preparation Courses (VZPK), Chief of the biology department.

1990--1992. Moscow technical college No. 155, Lecturer in botany.

1989--1994. Cooperative `Prepare to Higher School', Lecturer in biology.


1982--1990. Undergraduate student, Department of Higher Plants, Moscow State University (special training in plant taxonomy).

1994--1998. Graduate student, Department of Higher Plants, Moscow State University


1990. M. Sc. (Biology), Moscow State University. Thesis title: Knotweeds (Polygonum aviculare L. and allies) of Central Russia (supervisor: V. N. Tikhomirov; reviewer: V. S. Novikov)

1998. Ph. D. (Biology), Moscow State University, (Plant taxonomy) Thesis title: Plantains (genera Plantago L. and Psyllium Mill., Plantaginaceae) of European Russia and contiguous territories (supervisor: V. N. Tikhomirov; reviewers: V. S. Novikov, A. N. Luferov)


-- George Soros Grant in Teaching Biology (1995)

-- Winner of "Moscow Grant" Awards (2001)

-- Research Grant from Royal Society (2003)

-- Special Diploma of A. Sakharov Conference (2005)

-- Testimonial Letter from Moscow Department of Education (2005)

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND ACHIEVEMENTS (исключая сугубо ботанические темы)

Taxonomy databases and other taxonomic Internet resources. Participating in "Encyclopedia of Life" project with the goal to construct unified database for all names of organisms ("Union"). Internet projects on leading Russian botanical "Herba" web-site ( "Herbarium on-line", "Living plants pictures", "Materials of A. Shipunov", "Materials of the White Sea expedition", "Russian botanical Forum". Constructed the Interactive Web-keys for description of diverse aquatic plants and plantains. Prepared new numeric methods for analysis of stability in classifications. Several ideas about metacharacters and cladogram/hierarchy controversies (e.g., paraphyly) are employing in current research. Textbook for contemporary methods in systematics is published.

Diversity of living organisms, theory of taxonomy. Suggested the original classification of living organisms, based on combined data from many researches (Internet-resource). Textbook is prepared (see below). Taxonomy of anamorphic fungi (especially of order Pleosporales) is studied; numerous new fungal lineages of anamorphic ascomycetes are already discovered via molecular methods, and more than 100 sequences are submitted to GenBank.


1985--Present. Teaching biology and preparing textbooks in All-Russian Multi-Subjects School (VZMSh).

1989--1992. Teaching biology in cooperative "Prepare to Higher School".

1989--1994. Teaching biology in All-Russian Preparation Courses (VZPK).

1990--1992. Teaching botany in Moscow technical college N 155.

1992--1995. Management of All-Russian preparation courses.

1993--1995. Worked on the editorial board of the "Tutor" journal

1992--2005. Teaching botany in South-West High School

1994--2005. Organization of White Sea Expeditions of South-West High School.

1996--2002. Teaching the following courses in Moscow State University:

-- 1998. "Botany" (preparation course)

-- 1997. "Morphology of plants" (practical course)

-- 1998--2002. "Mathematical methods in plant systematics"

-- 2000--2001. "Contemporary methods in flowering plants systematics"

1997--2002. Teaching biology and management in "Small School" enterprise

1998--Present. Supervising of scientific researches of students in Moscow South-West High School

2003--2005. Education in computer methods in science in Institute of Information Technologies

2007. Dendrology course in the University of Idaho


Operating systems: MS Windows, Mac OS 9/X, Linux, FreeBSD;

Programming languages: C, Fortran, TeX, Perl, Python, PHP, JavaScript, S, UNIX shells, sed, AWK;

Data analysis: R (member of development team), S-PLUS, SPSS, Statgraphics, STATISTICA, Stadia, tpsRelw, NTSYSpc, Past;

Taxonomy software: PAUP, PHYLIP, WinClada, MacClade, MrBayes;

Sequence processing: Autoassembler, CLUSTAL, GeneScan, Genotyper, Sequence Navigator, Sequencher, VectorNTI, Staden;

Databasing: MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, MS Access, GRASS.


Member of Moscow Society of Naturalists (MOIP) from 1991

Member of Russian Botanical Society (RBO) from 1995

Member of Botanical Society of America (BSA) from 2006



  • Shipunov A. B. Theory of systematics. M., Moscow University Press, 2000. 56 p. [in Russian].
  • Shipunov A. B. The system of living organisms. M., Moscow University Press, 2001. 106 p. [in Russian].
  • Shipunov A.B. Systema Naturae, or the outline of living world classification // Protistology. 2009. 6 (1), in press.
  • Patterson D. J., Faulwetter S., Shipunov A. Principles for a names-based cyberinfrastructure to serve all of biology // Zootaxa. 2008. 1950: 153-163.
  • Volkova P. A., Shipunov A. B. Statistical processing of data in education and research. Moscow, Ecopress, 2008. 60 p. [In Russian].
  • Shipunov A. B. Systema Naturae: three hundred years after // What's new in science and technics? 2007. N. 11 (55). P. 88-93. [In Russian].
  • A.B. Shipunov. Systema Naturae: 250 years after. The fate of Linnean kingdoms concept // Materials of the conference of plant morphology and systematics dedicated to the 300-years Linnaeus jubilee. M.: KMK Press, 2007. P. 31-33. [In Russian].
  • Volkova P. A., Kumskova E. M., Shipunov A. B. What shows biological clock? // Svirel. 2003. N. 1. P. 12--13.
  • Volkova P. A., Kumskova E. M., Shipunov A. B. The pecularitues of insect catching of sundew (Drosera rotundifolia L., Droseraceae) // Materials of conference of young botanists-scientists of Ukraine (Lviv, 6-10 August 2002). Lviv. 2002. P. 137-138. [In Russian]
  • Volkova P. A., Shipunov A. B. The behavior of catching leaves of carnivorous plant Drosera rotundifolia L. (Droseraceae) // Materials of international conference `Ecological botany: science, education and applied aspects'. Syktyvkar. 2002. P. 61-62. [In Russian]
  • Shipunov A. B., Volkova P. A., Kumskova E. M., Nazarov D. Ju., Pokrovsky I. G. The dependence of the morphophysiological characteristics on the success of insect catching and inhabitation conditions of different species of insectivorous plants // Population, ecosystem and evolution. Part 1. P. 14-17. Kazan', 2001. [in Russian],
  • Shipunov A. B. How many kingdoms of living organisms are there? // Biology at school. 1997. N. 4. S. 5-11. [in Russian]
  • Shipunov A. B. Tutoring of zoology: main difficulties and the ways to overcome them // Biology at school. 1995. N. 5. S. 36--41. (in Russian)

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