Ivan A. Levakin

ResearcherID: https://publons.com/researcher/T-8521-2017
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RSCI: https://www.elibrary.ru/author_profile.asp?authorid=146607
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4851-058X
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.ru/citations?user=q_k4vkwAAAAJ
Academic degree: Candidate of Biological Sciences
Academic title: No title
Position: Senior Researcher
E-mail: Ivan.Levakin@zin.ru
Contact phone: +7 (812) 328-06-11, ext. 209
Educational background: St. Petersburg State University, 1999
Dissertations: “The implementation of monoxenic life cycle of Bunocotyle progenetica (Trematoda: Hemiuroidea, Bunocotylinae) under White Sea conditions.” (PhD)
Research interests: Ecological parasitology, marine biology, trematodes, data analysis.
Field studies: White Sea, Republic of Karelia.
Professional membership: Society of Parasitologists of the Russian Academy of Sciences, https://www.zin.ru/societies/parsoc/eng/
Scientific projects and grants:
  • RFBR 13-04-00875-а. PI K.V. Galaktionov. “Trade-offs of the trematode life histories – an experimental and theoretic study.”
  • RFBR 16-04-00753-а. PI K.V. Galaktionov. “How is trematode transmission regulated at the polar sea coasts? Testing ecological factors relevant to climate oscillations.”
  • RFBR 16-04-00820. PI I.N. Bakhmet. “Physiological-biochemical mechanisms of interaction of trematods Himasthla elongata Dietz, 1909 (Echinostomatidae) и Cercaria parvicaudata Stunkard and Shaw, 1931 (Renicolidae) with Gastropoda Littorina littorea (Linnaeus) and blue mussel Mytilus edulis Linnaeus.”
  • RFBR 17-04-02161. PI I.A. Levakin. “Investigation of transposable elements impact in trematode clonal variability.”
  • RSF 18-14-00170 PI K.V. Galaktionov. “Effect of ecosystem transformations on transmission of parasites in nearshore areas of the Arctic seas: retrospective analysis and prospects.”
Selected Publications:
  • Gorbushin A.M., Levakin I.A. 1999. The effect of trematode parthenitae on the growth of Onoba aculeus, Littorina saxatilis and L. obtusata (Gastropoda: Prosobranchia). JMBA, 79: 273-280. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0025315498000307
  • Gorbushin A.M., Levakin I.A., Panchina N.A., Panchin Y.V. 2001. Hydrobia ulvae (Gastropoda: Prosobranchia): a new model for regeneration studies. Journal of Experimental Biology. 204: 283-289.
  • Прокофьев В.В., Левакин И.А., Лосев Е.А., Завирский Я.В., Галактионов К.В. 2011. Клональная изменчивость в проявлении гео- и фотореакций у церкарий Himasthla elongata (Trematoda: Echinostomatidae). Паразитология. 45: 345-357.
  • Левакин И.А., Лосев Е.А., Завирский Я.В., Галактионов К.В. 2013. Клональная изменчивость времени жизни церкарий Himasthla elongata (Trematoda: Echinostomatidae). Паразитология. 47: 353-360.
  • Levakin I.A., Nikolaev K.E., Galaktionov K.V. 2013. Long-term variation in trematode (Trematoda, Digenea) component communities associated with intertidal gastropods is linked to abundance of final hosts. Hydrobiologia, 706: 103-118. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-012-1267-x
  • Levakin I.A., Losev E.A., Nikolaev K.E., Galaktionov K.V. 2013. In vitro encystment of Himasthla elongata cercariae (Digenea, Echinostomatidae) in the haemolymph of blue mussels Mytilus edulis as a tool for assessing cercarial infectivity and molluscan susceptibility. Journal of Helminthology, 87: 180-188. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022149X1200017X
  • Galaktionov K.V., Podvyaznaya I.M., Nikolaev K.E., Levakin I.A. 2015. Self-sustaining infrapopulation or colony? Redial clonal groups of Himasthla elongata (Mehlis, 1831) (Trematoda: Echinostomatidae) in Littorina littorea (Linnaeus) (Gastropoda: Littorinidae) do not support the concept of eusocial colonies in trematodes. Folia Parasitologica. 62: 067, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.14411/fp.2015.067
  • Prokofiev V.V., Galaktionov K.V., Levakin I.A. 2016. Patterns of parasite transmission in polar seas: daily rhythms of cercarial emergence from intertidal snails. Journal of Sea Research. 113: 85-98. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seares.2015.07.007
  • Bakhmet I.N., Nikolaev K.E., Levakin I.A. 2017. Effect of infection with metacercariae of Himasthla elongata (Trematoda: Echinostomatidae) on cardiac activity and growth rate in blue mussels (Mytilus edulis) in situ. Journal of Sea Research. 123: 51-54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seares.2017.03.012
  • Galaktionov K.V., Nikolaev K.E., Aristov D.A., Levakin I.A., Kozminsky E.V. 2019. Parasites on the edge: patterns of trematode transmission in the Arctic intertidal at the Pechora Sea (South-Eastern Barents Sea). Polar Biology. 42: 1719-1737. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00300-018-2413-3