Mikhail B. Dianov


Position at the Zoological Institute: Chief of computer department
Position in the ZINFRT: System and Applied Programmer, Images Editor and Designer, Web Designer and Editor

Computer department
Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Universitetskaya Embankment 1
St.Petersburg, 199034 Russia
Tel. (812) 328-0611, ext. 192
Fax: (812) 328-2941
E-mail: mix@zin.ru

May 28, 1961
Leningrad, Russia

Common computer applications for biologists;
Geographical information systems (GIS) and mapping of animal distribution;
Development of zoological electronic publications on CD-ROM and via Internet;
Numerical modelling of physical process in oceans and seas.

  • 1986 - 1989  Post-Graduate Course, Hydrometeorological Institute, Leningrad
  • 1983     M.Sc., Physical Oceanology, Hydrometeorological Institute, Leningrad  

  • 1992 - present: Research Scientist, Zoological Institute, St. Petersburg
  • 1989 - 1992  Junior Research Scientist, Zoological Institute, St. Petersburg

Proficient at theory and methods of use computers for zoological and zoogeographical purposes. 21 years experience in programming languages (Algol, Fortran, Assembler, C, C++, JavaScript).
The main results: original computer system for dialogue identification of animals and plants; new approach and original programs for compiling of biological monographs, guides and keys on CD-ROM; original interactive computer system for mapping of animals distribution;

(with oral
  • 1998 - Lobanov A., Dianov M. Using of personal computer for accumulation and processing of taxonomic information within the multimedia technology. "New Methods in Copepod Taxonomy", Special International Conference. St.Petersburg, May 4-8 1998.
  • 1998 - Lobanov A.L., Dianov M.B. Program Package to Creating Computer Biological Publications on CD-ROM. International Conference "Regional Informatic - 98", St. Petersburg, June 2-4, 1998.
  • 1997 - Smirnov I., Lobanov A., Alimov A., Dianov M., Golikov A., Stepanjants S. Integrated information system ZOOINT: the present state and prospects. First East-European Symposium on Advances in Databases and Information Systems. St.Petersburg - September 2-5, 1997.
  • 1997 - Lobanov A.L., Dianov M.B. CD-ROM: a new tool to bioodiversity research. International Conference "Computer Database in Botanical Research", April 1997, Botanical Institute RAS, St. Petersburg.
  • 1996 - Lobanov A., Dianov M., Schilow W., Schilowa B,. DIALOBIS - the computer dialogue system for the identification and database storage of biodiversity. "Global Biodiversity Research in Europe", International Senckenberg Conference. Frankfurt a.M., Germany - December 9-13, 1996.
  • 1996 - Smirnov I.S., Lobanov A.L., Alimov A.F., Dianov M.B., Medvedev S.G. Development of information retrieval systems for zoology. Third International Workshop on Advances in Databases and Information Systems. Moscow - September 10-13, 1996.
  • 1996 - Stepanjants S., Lobanov A., Dianov M. Development of Obelia medusae in the different areas of the world ocean. 31st European Marine Biology Symposium. St. Petersburg, 9th to 13th September 1996.
  • 1995 - Lobanov A., Stepanjants S., Dianov M. Dimophyes arctica (Chun, 1897) (Siphonophora). Morphological and biological peculiarities research, area distribution improvement with computer aided methods. 6th International Conference on Coelenterata Biology. The Leeuwenhurst, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands. 16-21 July 1995.
  • 1995 - Ryss A., Lobanov A., Dianov M. Identification key to Pratylenchus (Pratylenchidae) in the BIKEY dialogue computer diagnostic system. International Nematology Symposium. 23-30 September 1995. St.Petersburg - Russia.
  • 1995 - Smirnov I.S., Lobanov A.L., Dianov M.B., Doktorova M.M., Rachor E. Long-term changes of ophiuroids fauna (Echinodermata, Ophiuroidea) of the Barents Sea during the period 1800-1992. 5th Zonenshain Conference on Plate Tectonics. Moscow, November 22-25, 1995.
  • 1994 - Smirnov I., Lobanov A., Dianov M. Information system for Antarctic marine animals. "Antarctic Communities: Species, Structure and Survival", SCAR Sixth Biology Symposium. Venice, 30 May - 3 June 1994.
  • 1994 - Local organizer: "Data Bases and Computer Graphics in Zoological Investigations", International Symposium, April 1994, St.Petersburg, Russia.

  1. Lobanov A., Dianov M. Program packages to create the computer zoological monographs on the compact disks // Zoological Sessions (Annual Reports of Zoological Institute. 1997). Proceedings of the Zoological Institute RAS. 1998. Vol. 276. P. 115-120.
  2. Lobanov A., Dianov M. CD-ROM: a new tool to biodiversity research // Computer data bases in botanical investigations. Proceedings of International Conference. St.Petersburg, Botanical Institute. 1997. P. 55-57. [in Russian, English abstract]. 
  3. Stepanjants S.D., Lobanov A.L., Dianov M.B. (ed.). 1997. Data bases and computer graphics in zoological investigations. Proceedings of International Conference. St.Petersburg, Zoological Institute, April 1994. (Proc. of Zool. Inst., vol. 269). 208 pp. [English and Russian]
  4. Lobanov A.L., Dianov M.B. 1996. "Wir bestimmen Kaefer" ("The World of Beetles"). CD-ROM and short guide. Berlin, "dialobis edition". [in German and Russian]
  5. Lobanov A.L., Stepanjants S.D., Dianov M.B. 1996. Dialogue computer system BIKEY as applied to diagnostics of Cnidaria (illustrated an example of hydroids of the genus Symplectoscyphus) // Scientia Marina (Special volume: Advances in Hydrozoan Biology; S.Piraino, J.Bouillon et al. (eds.)). Vol. 60, N 1. P. 211-220. 
  6. Lobanov A., Dianov M., Schilow W., Schilowa B. DIALOBIS - the computer dialogue system for the identification and database storage of biodiversity // Global Biodiversity Research in Europe. International Senckenberg Conference. Frankfurt a.M., Germany - December 9-13, 1996. Abstract Volume. 1996. N 2. P. 49-50.
  7. Dianov M.B., other authors. Oceanography conditions and biology productivity of  White Sea. (annotated atlas) // Murmansk, PINRO, 1991.  [in Russian]
  8. Kotov S.V., Dianov M.B., Nekrasov A.V. Results of  hydrodynamical numerical modelling of semi-diurnal tides in White Sea. // "Science to Trade", Petrozavodsk, KF AN SSSR 1990.  [in Russian]
  9. Kotov S.V., Dianov M.B.. Analysis of results of numerical modelling of the intra-annual variability of nitrogen in White Sea. // Proceedings of the 3rd Congress of Soviet oceanologists. Leningrad. AANII, 1988.  [in Russian]

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