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Department of Vertebrate Zoology

Vladimir V. Shakhparonov





Born in 1983 in Moscow, Russia. M.Sc. degree at Faculty of Biology of Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) in 2005. Since 2008 works as a researcher in the Department of Vertebrate Zoology of the Faculty of Biology MSU. Member of A.M.Nikolsky’s Herpetological Society.


I’m engaged in conducting research on the following themes:

- homing behaviour in adult frogs and toads (especially the marsh frog, Rana ridibunda, and the common toad, Bufo bufo)

- chemosensory orientation of juvenile frogs and toads near the native pond.

At present I work at my Ph.D thesis “Spatial orientation of amphibians belonging to terrestrial and semiaquatic ecological groups” (scientific supervisor - assoc. prof. Sergei V. Ogurtsov).

I’m the author and co-author of 9 publications.


Currently I am engaged in teaching the following courses: General Practice in Vertebrate Anatomy, Special Practice in Vertebrate Anatomy, Data Analysis in Biological Research, Summer Field Practice on Vertebrate Zoology at Zvenigorod Biological station.

PUBLICATIONS available in English:

Shakhparonov V.V., Ogurtsov S.V., 2005. The role of the native pond odour in orientation of the green toad (Bufo viridis) youngs-of-the-year // In: Ananjeva N. and Tsinenko O. (eds.), Herpetologica Petropolitana. Proc. of the 12th Ord. Gen.Meeting Soc. Eur. Herpetol., August 12–16, 2003, St. Petersburg, Russian Journal of Herpetology, 12(Suppl.), pp.209-212.  [download pdf-file]

Shakhparonov V.V., Ogurtsov S.V., 2008. Pond Search Orientation in The Marsh Frog, Rana ridibunda // Problems of Herpetology. Proceedings of the 3rd Meeting of the Nikolsky Herpetological Society. St.Petersberg: St.Petersburg University Press. pp. 439-446. (In Russian with an English Abstract) [download pdf-file]

Shakhparonov V.V., Ogurtsov S.V., 2008. Seasonal and Geographical Variability of Orientation Behavior in the Marsh Frog (Rana Ridibunda) in Search of Its Own Water Body // Zoologicheskii Zhurnal, V.87, N.9, pp. 1062-1076. (In Russian with an English Abstract) [download pdf-file]

*Laboratory of Ecology of Terrestrial Vertebrates

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