Natalia M. Sukhikh

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Academic degree: Candidate of Biological Sciences
Academic title: No title
Position: Researcher
Contact phone: +7 (812) 328-13-11, ext. 275
Educational background: Saint Petersburg State University, 2012
Dissertations: “Molecular genetic and morphological studies of the Copepoda cryptic species of the continental waters of Russia and adjacent territories.” (PhD)
Research interests: Systematics, morphometry, phylogeny, Copepoda, cryptic species, invasive species.
Field studies: The Baltic Sea, the White Sea, the Caspian Sea, Taiwan, Ukraine, Switzerland, France.
Professional membership: Hydrobiological Society of RAS
Scientific projects and grants:
  • RFBR 16-34-00086 мол_а Study of the cryptic speciation among the Copepoda (Crustacea) of water systems in Palearctic.
  • RFBR 17-04-00027 Risk assesment and possible impact of alien species invasions into Russian continental arctic waterbodies.
  • RFBR 11-04-02102-э_к Organization and realization of an emergency expedition to Primorsky Krai and the Northern Caspian Sea for the collecting of live and alcoholic material under the RFBR-11-04-00195 grant.
  • RFBR 14-04-01149 А The phylogeography patterns of some groups of freshwater planktonic invertabrates.
  • RFBR 14-04-00932 А “Study on biological invasion in aquatic invertebrates via Arctic transporting gate”.
Selected Publications:
  • Sukhikh NM, Souissi A, Souissi S, Alekseev VR (2013) Invasion of Eurytemora sibling species (Copepoda: Temoridae) from North America into the Baltic Sea and European Atlantic coast estuaries. J Nat Hist 47(5-12): 753-767.
  • Lajus D, Sukhikh N, Alekseev V (2015) Cryptic or pseudocryptic: can morphological methods inform copepod taxonomy? An analysis of publications and a case study of the Eurytemora affinis species complex. Ecol Evol 5 (12): 2374-2385.
  • Sukhikh N, Alekseev V. (2015) Genetic and morphological heterogeneity within Eucyclops serrulatus (Fischer, 1851) (Crustacea: Copepoda: Cyclopidae) Journal of Natural History, 49 (45-48): 2929-2953.