Sergey Ya. Reznik

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Academic degree: Doctor of Biological Sciences
Academic title: No title
Position: Head of Laboratory
Contact phone: +7 (812) 714-04-42
Educational background: Leningrad State University, Faculty of Biology and Soil Sciences, Chair of Entomology, 1974.
  • “Taxonomy and biology of case bearing moths of the genus Multicoloria Cap. (Lepidoptera, Coleophoridae).” (PhD)
  • “Ecological, ethological, and physiological aspects of the regulation of oviposition in insects.” (PhD habilitation)
Research interests: Entomology, insect ecology and physiology.
Field studies: European Russia, The Caucasus, Central Asia, Kazakhstan.
Professional membership: All-Russian Entomological Society,
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Pedagogical activity: Member of Dissertation Council D 002.223.01 at the Zoological Institute RAS.
Scientific projects and grants:
  • RSF 21-16-00050 “Formation of the current ranges of invasive herbivorous insects and their ecophysiological adaptations to the conditions of the Southern Russia” (PI D.L. Musolin, SPbFTU).
  • RSF 20-66-47010 “The ecological and genetic principles for bio-resource screening of insects and mites for biological pest control” (PI N.A.Belyakova, ARIPP).
  • RFBR 20-04-00185–а “Thermal reaction norms for development in insects: variability, inheritance and evolution»” (PI E.B.Lopatina, SPbSU).
Selected Publications:
  • Reznik S.Ya., Voinovich N.D. 2022. Photoperiod-independent diapause-inducing thermal response of Trichogramma larvae: Pattern and mechanisms. Journal of Applied Entomology, 146 (5): 586-595.
  • Reznik S.Ya., Voinovich N.D. 2021. Influence of temperature on the restoration of the ability of Trichogramma principium to undergo diapause. Journal of Insect Physiology 132: 104271.
  • Pazyuk I.M.. Dolgovskaya M.Yu., Reznik S.Ya., Musolin D.L. 2020. Is diapause not needed? Long-term storage potential of zoophytophagous plant bug Dicyphus errans in relation to day length, temperature, and trophic regimes. Biocontrol Science and Technology 31 (1): 53–64.
  • Reznik S. Ya., Ovchinnikov A.N., Ovchinnikova A.A., Bezman-Moseyko O.S., Belyakova, N.A. 2020. Photoperiodic, thermal, and trophic responses of a predatory ladybird Cheilomenes propinqua. Journal of Applied Entomology 145 (1-2): 134–144.
  • Reznik S.Y., Voinovich N.D., Samartsev K.G. 2020. Grandmaternal temperature effect on diapause induction in Trichogramma telengai (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae). Journal of Insect Physiology 124: 104072.
  • Reznik S.Y., Voinovich N.D. 2019. The photoperiodic response to single nights suggests a rapidly damping oscillator in Trichogramma telengai (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae). The Canadian Entomologist 151 (4): 456-464.
  • Musolin D.L., Dolgovskaya M.Y., Protsenko V.Y., Karpun N.N., Reznik S.Y., Saulich A.K. 2019. Photoperiodic and temperature control of nymphal growth and adult diapause induction in the invasive Caucasian population of the brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys. Journal of Pest Science 92(2): 621-631.
  • Ovchinnikov A.N., Belyakova, N.A., Ovchinnikova A.A., Reznik S.Y. 2019. Factors determining larval cannibalistic behavior in invasive and native populations of the multicolored Asian ladybird, Harmonia axyridis. Entomologia Generalis 38(3): 243–254.
  • Reznik S.Y., Ovchinnikov A. N., Ovchinnikova A. A., Belyakova N.A. 2018. Costs and benefits of interlarval cannibalism in Harmonia axyridis. Journal of Applied Entomology. 142 (1-2): 223–229.
  • Voinovich N. D. & Reznik S. Y. 2017. On the factors inducing the inhibition of diapause in the progeny of diapause females of Trichogramma telengai. // Physiological Entomology. 42(3): 274-281.
  • Reznik S.Ya., Dolgovskaya M.Yu., Ovchinnikov A.N., Belyakova N.A. 2015. Weak photoperiodic response facilitates the biological invasion of the harlequin ladybird Harmonia axyridis (Pallas) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Journal of Applied Entomology, 139(4): 241–249.
  • Reznik, S.Ya., Samartsev K.G. 2015. Multigenerational maternal inhibition of prepupal diapause in two Trichogramma species (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae).// Journal of Insect Physiology, 81(1), 14–20.
  • Vaghina N.P., Voinovich N.D., Reznik S.Ya. 2014. Maternal thermal and photoperiodic effects on the progeny diapause in Trichogramma telengai Sorokina (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae). // Entomological Science, 17(2): 198–206.
  • Reznik S.Ya., Vaghina N.P., Voinovich N.D. 2012. Multigenerational maternal effect on diapause induction in Trichogramma species (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae). // Biocontrol Science and Technology, 22(4): 429–445.
  • Reznik S.Ya., Voinovich N.D., Vaghina N.P. 2011. Maternal regulation of Trichogramma embryophagum Htg. (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) diapause: Photoperiodic sensitivity of adult females. // Biological Control, 57(2): 158–162.
  • Reznik S.Ya. 2011. Ecological and evolutionary aspects of photothermal regulation of diapause in Trichogrammatidae. Journal of Evolutionary Biochemistry and Physiology 47(6): 512-523.