Vladimir A. Payevsky

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Academic degree: Doctor of Biological Sciences
Academic title: Senior Researcher
Position: Principal Researcher
E-mail: Vladimir.Payevsky@zin.ru
Contact phone: +7 (812) 328-13-11, ext. 274
Educational background: Higher education, St. Petersburg University
  • “Analysis of intraspecific differences in seasonal movements of passerines.” (PhD)
  • “Avian Demography.” (PhD habilitation)
Research interests: Ornithology, population demography, ecology of bird populations.
Field studies: Kaliningrad region, Central Asia, Leningrad region, South Africa.
Professional membership:
  • Member of the central council of Menzbir ornithological society
  • Honorary member of American ornithological Union
  • Member of ornithological section of St. Petersbourg society of naturalists
Editorial activity:
  • Editorial board member of journal “The Ring” (Poland)
  • Abstract editing of XIV International ornithological conference of Northern Eurasia, 2015
  • Program Committee member of XV International ornithological conference of Northern Eurasia, Minsk 2020
Pedagogical activity:
  • Member of dissertation council 002.223.02 in Zool. Institute up to 2017.
  • Academic council member of Zoological Institute RAS.
  • Academic thesis adviser of A.P. Shapoval, S.G. Viter, and T.Y. Khokhlova.
Scientific projects and grants:
  • RFBR 98-04-49772 Comparative demographic analysis of sex-specific mortality in animals and humans
  • RFBR 02-04-48617а The use of demographic and morphometric parameters to predict the changes in the numbers of animal populations
  • RFBR 05-04-48174а The study of population number regulation of avian migrants: the role of wintering or breeding as the most limiting period
  • RFBR 09-04-00407. The mechanisms of number regulation in migratory birds: is the mortality selective during migration?
  • Publishing grant KIASS RFBR 15-04-07009 “True finches of the world”
Selected Publications:


  • “Avian Demography” 1985,
  • “Demographic structure and population dynamics of songbirds” 2008,
  • “Songbird Demography” 2009 г.,
  • “True finches of the world” 2015 г.,
  • “Etymology of the names of Palearctic birds” 2018,
  • “Puzzles of bird migrations” 2020.


  • V.A. Payevsky. 2000. Demographic studies of migrating bird populations: the aims and the possibilities. Ring. Vol. 22. No. 2 (Proceed. Second Meeting Eur. Ornith. Union). P. 57-66.
  • V.A. Payevsky. 2001. Age-related territorial behaviour in the Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus and the Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs studied by recaptures. Avian Ecology and Behaviour. Vol. 7. P. 111-118.
  • V.A. Payevsky, V.G. Vysotsky. 2003. Migratory song thrushes Turdus philomelos hunted in Europe: survival rates and other demographic parameters. Avian Science. Vol. 3. No. 1. P. 13-20.
  • V.A. Payevsky, V.G. Vysotsky, & N.P. Zelenova. 2003. Extinction of a Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria population in Eastern Baltic: long-term monitoring, demography, and biometry. Avian Ecology and Behaviour. Vol. 11. P. 89-105.
  • V. Payevsky, A. Shapoval, V. Vysotsky. 2005. Spatial distribution of thrushes migrating through eastern Baltic area as shown by ringing recoveries. OMPO Newsletter. No. 25. P. 5-12.
  • V.A. Payevsky. 2006. Mortality rate and population density regulation in the Great Tit Parus major L.: A review. Russian Journal of Ecology. Vol. 37. No. 3. P. 180-187.
  • V.A. Payevsky. 2010. Autumn migration speed of the Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs L.) migrating across Europe as shown by ringing results in Eastern Baltic. Proceed. Zool. Inst. RAS. Vol. 314. No 1. P. 58-66.
  • V.A. Payevsky. 2012. Speed of autumn migration of the Siskin Carduelis spinus moving across Europe as shown by ringing results in Eastern Baltic. Avian Ecology and Behaviour. Vol. 21. P. 13-25.
  • V.A. Payevsky. 2013. Speed of bird migratory movements as an adaptive behavior. Biology Bulletin Reviews. Vol. 3. No. 3. P. 219-231.
  • V.A. Payevsky. 2014. Phylogeny and Classification of Passerine Birds, Passeriformes. Biology Bulletin Reviews. Vol. 4. No 2. P. 143-156.
  • V.A. Payevsky. 2015. Taxonomy of true finches (Fringillidae, Passeriformes): A review of problems // Biology Bulletin. Vol. 42. No 8. P. 713-723.
  • V.A. Payevsky. 2016. Sex-biased Survival and Philopatry in Birds: do They interact? Biology Bulletin. Vol. 43. No 8. P. 808-816.