Alexey N. Tikhonov

ResearcherID: https://publons.com/researcher/G-7478-2016
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RSCI: https://www.elibrary.ru/author_profile.asp?authorid=80492
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7227-5797
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.ru/citations?user=YGs1jbEAAAAJ
Academic degree: Candidate of Biological Sciences
Academic title: No title
Position: Leading Researcher
E-mail: Alexey.Tikhonov@zin.ru
Contact phone: +7 (812) 328-07-11, ext. 289
Educational background: Leningrad State University, Faculty of Biology and Soil Sciences, Chair of Vertebrate zoology, 1983.
Dissertations: “Systematic of bovids of the subfamily Caprinae (Artiodactyla, Bovidae).” (PhD)
Research interests: Zoology of vertebrates, quaternary palaeontology, palaegeography, mammoth, archaeozoology.
Field studies: Arctic zone of Russia including the island of the Arctic ocean, Yakutia.
Professional membership:
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Pedagogical activity: Lectures in universities in Russia and abroad
Scientific projects and grants:
  • RFBR 06-05-65032: Phenomen of the refugia of the Pleistocene fauna on the north-east of Siberia. 2006-2009.
  • Grant of Eurocomission “ECOCHANGE – Challenges in assessing and forecasting biodiversity and ecosystem changes in Europe” 2007 – 2012.
  • Crant National Geographic Society, № EC0642-13. “Mammoth Rising - The Yamal Mammoth Excavation.” 2013.
  • RFBR 13-06-12008. Palaeoecology of the ancient man in the Pleistocene and problem of primary occupation of the territory of East and South-east Asia. 2013-2015.
  • Grant of Russian geographical society “Expedition to the Berezovka River and upstream of Kolyma River with establishing of memorial sign on the place of Berezovka mammoth find in 1901”. 2014 г.
  • Grant of Russian geographical society “Paleontological expedition to the Nizhneyansky district of Yakutia”. 2015.
  • Grant Polarforsknings (Sweden) “Arctic Islands 2017 – Wrangel Island & Chaun River”. 2017.
  • Grant Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation “DELONG Pax Arctica expedition”, 2017.
  • Grant Fujifilm “Yana expedition -2018”. 2018.
  • Grant Swiss Polar Institute (Швейцария), “100 Years Arctic Research”. 2020.
  • RFBR 20-29-01021 Evolution of the rodents and leporids of the North-Eastern Eurasia in the Pleistocene– Holocene: Analysis of the paleo DNA of the unique finds from the permafrost. 2021-2022.
Selected Publications:
  • Sharko F.S., Boulygina E.S., Tsygankova S.V., Slobodova N.V., Alekseev D.A., Krasivskaya A.A., Rastorguev S.M., Tikhonov A.N., Nedoluzhko A.V. 2021. Steller's sea cow genome suggests this species began going extinct before the arrival of Paleolithic humans // Nature communications, Vol.12. P. 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-22567-5
  • Dehasque M., Pečnerová P., Muller H., Tikhonov A., Nikolskiy P., Tsigankova V.I., Danilov G.K., Díez-del-Molino D., Vartanyan S., Dalén L., Lister A.M. 2021. Combining Bayesian age models and genetics to investigate the extinction dynamics in Siberian woolly mammoths // Quaternary science review, Vol.259, P. 106913. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2021.106913
  • Boeskorov G.G., Plotnikov V.V., Protopopov A.V., Baryshnikov G.F., Fosse P., Dalén L., Stanton D.W. G., Pavlov I.S., Suzuki N., Tikhonov A.N. 2021. The preliminary analysis of cave lion cubs Panthera spelaea (Goldfuss, 1810) from the permafrost of Siberia // Quaternary, Vol. 4(3).P. 24. https://doi.org/10.3390/quat4030024
  • Burlakov Y., Tikhonov A. Mammoths of the Russian Arctic. Yakutsk: Tsumori press, 2019. 184 p. [In Rusian].
  • Kuitems, M., van Kolfschoten T., Tikhonov A.N., van der Plicht J. Evidence for long-term stable habitat conditions as inferred from stable isotope signals in woolly mammoths from North-eastern Siberia// Quaternary international. Vol. 500. 2019. P. 120-127. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2019.03.001
  • Kosintsev P., Mitchell K., van der Plicht H., Kuitems M., Devièse T, Petrova E., Tikhonov A., Cooper A., van Kolfschoten T., Stuart A., Lister A. Evolution and extinction of the ‘Siberian Unicorn’ Elasmotherium sibiricum //Nature ecology and evolution, vol.3, 2019. P. 31-38. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-018-0722-0
  • Guerero J-L., Tikhonov A., Gonzales-Fernandes M., Grigoriev S., Protopopov A., Savvinov G., Ramos-Bueno R., Mammoth resources for hominins: from omega-3 fatty acids to cultural objects// Journal of Quaternary Science, 2018. Vol. 33, Issue 4. P. 455-463. https://doi.org/10.1002/jqs.3026
  • Savitskaya E., Lopatina A., Medvedeva S., Kapustin M., Shmakov S., Tikhonov A., Artamonova I., Severinov K. Dynamics of Escherichia coli type I-E CRISPR spacers over 42,000 years// Molecular Ecology, 2017. Т. 26 , SI. 7. P. 2019-2026. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.13961
  • Patrícia Pečnerová; Eleftheria Palkopoulou; Christopher W. Wheat; Pontus Skoglund; Sergey Vartanyan; Alexei Tikhonov; Pavel Nikolskiy; Johannes van der Plicht; David Díez-del-Molino; Love Dalén. Mitogenomic Evolution in the Last Surviving Woolly Mammoth Population Reveals Neutral and Functional Consequences of Small Population Size // Evolution letters, Volume 1, Issue 6, December 2017, Pages: 279–281. https://doi.org/10.1002/evl3.33
  • Pitulko V V., Tikhonov AN., Pavlova E Y., Nikolskiy P A., Kuper K E., Polozov R N. Early human presence in the Arctic: evidence from 45,000-year-old mammoth remains // Science, 15 January 2016. Vol. 351, issue 6270, p. 260-263. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aad0554
  • Pedersen Jakob Skou, Eivind Valen, Amhed M. Vargas Velazquez, Brian Parker, Morten Rasmussen, Stinus Lindgreen, Berit Lilje, Desmond J Tobin, Terry Kelly, Søren Vang, Robin Andersson, Peter Jones, Cindi Hoover, Alexei Tikhonov, Egor Prokortchouk, Edward M. Rubin, Albin Sandelin, M. Thomas P. Gilbert, Anders Krogh, Eske Willerslev, Ludovic Orlando. Genome-wide nucleosome map and cytosine methylation levels of an ancient human genome//Genome Research. 2014. Vol.24: 454-466. https://doi.org/10.1101/gr.163592.113
  • Willerslev Eske, John Davison, Mari MOORA, Martin Zobel, Eric Coissac, Mary Edwards, Eline Lorenzen, Mette Vestergaard, Galina Gussarova, James Haile, Joseph Craine, Gaddy Bergmann, Ludovic Gielly, Sanne Boessenkool, Laura Epp, Peter Pearman, Rachid Cheddadi, David Murray, Kari Anne Bråthen, Nigel Yoccoz, Heather Binney, Corinne Cruaud, Patrick Wincker, Tomasz Goslar, Inger Alsos, Eva Bellemain, Anne Brysting, Reidar Elven, Jørn Henrik Sønstebø, Julian Murton, Andrei Sher, Morten Rasmussen, François Pompanon, Regin Rønn, Tobias Mourier, Alan Cooper, Jeremy Austin, Per Möller, Duane Froese, Grant Zazula, Alexei Tikhonov, Grigoryi Savvinov, Richard (Bert) Roberts, Ross MacPhee, M Thomas Gilbert, Kurt Kjær, Ludovic Orlando, Christian Brochmann, Pierre Taberlet, Délphine Rioux, and Vincent Niderkorn .Fifty thousand years of arctic vegetation change and megafauna diet// Nature, 2014. 506, p. 47-51. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature12921
  • Rosenfeld S.B., Gruzdev A.R., Sipko T.P., Tikhonov A.N. Trophic relationships between musk ox and reindeer on Wrangel Island // Zoological Journal, 2012, Volume 91, No. 4. P. 1-10. [In Rusian].
  • Zimov S., Zimov N., Tikhonov A., Chapin F. Mammoth steppe: a high-productivity phenomen// Quaternary Science Reviews. 2012. Vol.57, p. 26-45. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2012.10.005
  • Boeskorov G.G., Lazarev P.A., Sher A.V. , Davydov S.P., Bakulina N.T., Shchelchkova M.V., Binladen I., Willerslev E., Buigues B., Tikhonov A.N. 2011. Woolly rhino discovery in the lower Kolyma River // Quaternary Science Reviews, Vol.30 (17-18), p. 2262-2272. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.02.010
  • Baryshnikov G.F., Tikhonov A.N. The mammals of the Russia and adjacent territories fauna. Ungulates. Part 1. St.Petersburg, Nauka. 164 p. [In Rusian].
  • Miller W., Drautz D., Ratan A., Pusey B., Ji Qi, Lesk A., Tomsho L., Packard M., Zhao F., Sher A., Tikhonov A., Raney B., Patterson N., Lindblad-Toh K., Lander E., Knight J., Irzyk G., Fredrikson K., Harkins T., Sheridan S., Pringle T., Schuster S. Sequencing the nuclear genome of the extinct woolly mammoth// Nature, Vol.456. 2008. P.387-390. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature07446
  • Gilbert T., Tomsho L., Rendulic S., Packard M., Drautz D., Sher A., Tikhonov A., Dalen L., Buigues B., Miller W., Schuster S. 2007. Whole-genome shotgun sequencing of mitochondria from ancient hair shafts// Science, vol. 317. P. 1927-1930. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1146971
  • Boeskorov G., Tikhonov A., Suzuki N. (ed.) Yukagir mammoth. 2007. St.Petersburg University Press. 230 p. [In Rusian].
  • Vasiliev S.A., Bozinski G., Bradley B.A., Vishnyatsky L.B., Girya E.Yu., Gribchenko Yu.N., Zheltova M.N., Tikhonov A.N. A four-lingual dictionary-reference book on the archeology of the Paleolithic. St. Petersburg: Petersburg Oriental Studies, 2007. 264 p. [In Rusian].
  • Poinar H, Schwarz C., Ji Qi, Shapiro B., MacPhee R., Buigues B., Tikhonov A., Huson D, Tomsho L., Auch A., Rampp M., Miller W., Schuster S. 2006. Metagenomics to paleogenomics: Large scale sequencing of mammoth DNA // Science, vol. 311. P. 392-394. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1123360
  • Ross D. E. MacPhee, Alexei N. Tikhonov, Dick Mol, Alex D. Greenwood. Late Quaternary loss of genetic diversity in muskox (Ovibos) // BMC Evolutionary Biology 2005, 5: 49. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2148-5-49
  • MacPhee, R. D. E., Tikhonov, A. N., Mol, D., de Marliave, C., van der Plicht, H., Greenwood, A. D., Flemming, C.,and Agenbroad, L. 2002. Radiocarbon chronologies and extinction dynamics of the late Quaternary mammalian megafauna of the Taimyr Peninsula, Russian Federation // Journal of Archaeological Science, vol. 29, p. 1017-1042. https://doi.org/10.1006/jasc.2001.0802
  • Greenwood A., Lee F., Capelli C., DeSalle R., Tikhonov A., Marx P., and MacPhee R. 2001. Evolution of endogenous retrovirus-like elements of the woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) and its relatives // Molecular Biology and Evolution, vol. 18, p. 840-847. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordjournals.molbev.a003865
  • Garutt V.E., Tikhonov A.N. 2001. Origin and taxonomy of the elephant family Elephantidae Gray, 1821 with a special review of the composition of the tribe Mammuthini Brookes, 1828 // Mammoth and its environment: 200 years of study. Moscow: Geos, p. 47-70. [In Rusian].
  • A.O. Averianov, A.V.Abramov, A.N. Tikhonov. A new species of Nesolagus (Lagomorpha, Leporidae) from Vietnam with osteological description. Contributions from the Zoological Institute, St. Petersburg, 2000, N 3. 20 p.
  • Baryshnikov G., Tikhonov A. 1994. Notes on skulls of Pleistocene saiga of Northern Eurasia // Historical Biology, vol. 8, p. 209-234. https://doi.org/10.1080/10292389409380478
  • Abramov A.V., Baryshnikov G.F., Tikhonov A.N. 1992. Catalog of type specimens from the collection of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Mammals (Mammalia). Issue 3. Marsupials (Marsupialia), pinnipeds (Pinnipedia), odd-toed (Perissodactyla), artiodactyl (Artiodactyla). St. Petersburg: ZIN RAN, 28 p. [In Rusian].
  • Vereschagin N., Tikhonov A. Exterior of the mammoth. 1990. Yakutsk: Institute of the permafrost, 90 p. [In Rusian].
  • Baryshnikov G.F., Kasparov A.K., Tikhonov A.N. 1990. Saiga of the Paleolithic Crimea // Proceedings of ZIN AN USSR, Vol. 212. P. 3-48. [In Rusian].
  • Tikhonov A.N. Systematic, biology and ecology of the brown bear of the mountains of the USSR. Ecology of the bears, 1987. Novosibirsk: Nauka. P. 6-12. [In Rusian].
  • Vereshchagin N.K., Tikhonov A.N. 1986. Research on mammoth tusks // Proceedings of ZIN AN USSR, Vol. 149. P. 3-14. [In Rusian].