Kristina S. Polyanina

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Position: Junior Researcher
Contact phone: +7 (812) 328-06-11, ext. 280
Educational background: (2012-2016) Saint-Petersburg State Forestry University
(2016-2018) Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia
Research interests: Parasitology, Forest Pathology, Phytotest, Plant Nematology: fauna, life-cycles and host-parasite relationships, Dauer Morphology, Systematics, Evolution, Phylogeny, Microbiology.
Field studies: Russia, Finland.
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Pedagogical activity:
  • Lecture and practical course for students: “Plant nematodes of pathogenic and quarantine status”. Twelfth International Symposium of the Russian Society of Nematologists “Nematodes and other Ecdysozoa under the growing ecological footprint on ecosystems” Nizhni Novgorod, 2017 (Assistant)
  • “Intensive Course in Agricultural Nematology”. “Nematodes are parasites of woody and herbaceous plants: theoretical foundations, extraction, preparation, and primary identification methods”. Petrozavodsk, 2019 (Assistant)
  • “Master-classes on phytoparasitology”. School for Theoretical and Marine Parasitology. Sevastopol. 2019 (Assistant)
Scientific projects and grants:
  • Evolution of parasites during natural and anthropogenic transformation of ecosystems: analysis and predictions, Russian Science Foundation # 14-14-00621
  • Diversity of host-parasite associations, adaptations and evolutionary trends of parasites. State Academic Program FSR: АААА-А17-117030310322-3.
  • Biodiversity of parasites, their life cycles, biology and evolution. AAAA-A19-119020690109-2.
  • Fauna of bark beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) of Russia and neighboring countries: a new view from the standpoint of modern taxonomy, molecular phylogenetics, biogeography. AAAA-A17-117040510229-2
Selected Publications:
  • Ryss, A.Y., Polyanina K.S., Petrov A.V., Sazonov A.A., Mandelshtam M.Yu., Subbotin S.A. 2019. Report of Bursaphelenchus crenati Rühm, 1956 (Nematoda: Parasitaphelenchinae) from Belarus and Russia with a diagnostic key and phylogeny of the Sexdentati group. Forest Pathology, 49 (4): e12534.
  • Polyanina K.S., Mandelshtam M.Yu., Ryss A.Yu. 2019. Brief Review of the Associations of Xylobiont Nematodes with Bark Beetles (Coleoptera, Curculionidae: Scolytinae). Entomological Review. 99 (5): 598-614.
  • Ryss A. Y., Polyanina K. S. 2018. Characterization of Juvenile Stages of Bursaphelenchus crenati Rühm, 1956 (Nematoda: Aphelenchoidoidea). Journal of Nematology, 50: 459-472.
  • Ryss A. Y., Polyanina K. S., Popovichev B. G., Krivets S. A., Kerchev I. A. 2018. Plant host range specificity of Bursaphelenchus mucronatus Mamiya et Enda, 1979 tested in the laboratory experiments. Паразитология 52: 32-40.
  • Ryss A. YU., Polyanina K.S. 2017. Diagnostics of the stages of post-embryonic development in Bursaphelenchus ulmophilus (Nematoda: Aphelenchoididae). Паразитология, 51(6): 466-480.
  • Ryss A., Polyanina K.S., Popovichev B.G., Subbotin S.A. 2015. Description of Bursaphelenchus ulmophilus sp. n. (Nematoda: Parasitaphelenchinae) associated with Dutch Elm Disease of Ulmus glabra Huds. in the Russian North West. Nematology, 17 (6): 685-703.