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Department of Vertebrate Zoology

Ilya A.Volodin

Ilya A. VOLODIN

senior researcher, PhD

e-mail: volodinsvoc@gmail.com

volodinsvoc@mail.ru

 

Date/Place of birth: 13 November 1962, Moscow, Russia.

Married, daughter Darja (1984) and son Andrey (1986).

 

The senior researcher assistant of Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Faculty of Biology, Lomonosov Moscow State University (full-time); research assistant of Scientific Research Department, of Moscow Zoo (part-time). PhD on Zoology. The theme of PhD Thesis "Species-specific features of gird behaviour in captivity".

 

Education: From 1979 to 1984 - student of Biology Department of Lomonosov Moscow State University. From 1991 to 1994 - postgraduate student of Biology Department of Lomonosov Moscow State University.

 

General scientific tasks: Social behaviour; mammalian and bird bioacoustics; behavioural adaptation to captivity; welfare estimation in wild mammals in captivity.

 

Main research projects:

1984-1989 - Studying behaviour and stimulation of breeding in the Red-breasted goose (Rufibrenta ruficollis) in captivity;

1990-1996 - development of zoo management for rare and exotic species of rodents and insectivorous;

1991-2005 - Interspecies comparison of physical behaviour and acoustical communication in jirds (Gerbillidae) in captivity;

1995-1999 - studying behaviour and ecology of isolated Arctic fox (Alopex lagopus beringensis) population on Bering Island and studying behaviour and ecology of isolated Arctic fox (Alopex lagopus semenovi) population on Mednyi Island (Commandor Islands);

1995-till present studying vocal communication and call structures of birds and mammals;

 

Current research focuses:

1. Studying individual variability of animal calls for monitoring of individuals by their voices in the wild, without capture and marking; studying stability of individual call features over years (dhole Cuon alpinus, spotted ground squirrel Spermophillus suslicus, red-breasted goose, cranes).

2. Bioacoustical sexing of bird species with lack of sexual dimorphism (whistling ducks and cranes).

3. Occurrence and functional significance of nonlinear phenomena in calls of birds and mammals.

4. Relations between call structures and emotional states of animals (dhole, domestic dog Canis familiaris, cheetah Acinonyx jubatus, Great gerbil Rhombomys opimus, Pallid gerbil Gerbillus perpallidus, Red fox Vulpes vulpes).

5. Relations between call structures and vocal tract anatomy (dhole, saiga Saiga tatarica).

 

Teaching work:

Since 2000 participance in the work of lecture course Animal behaviour, seminar Actual problems of current zoology and ecology-physiological practicum (studies on behaviour sampling methods) in Lomonosov Moscow State University.

Since 2003 lecturer of special course Bioacoustics of higher vertebrates.

 

Supervisor of Diploma works:

Malutin A.S., 1995. The structure of spatial relations during pairing of gerbils.

Kalashnikova M.V., 1997. Interspecies differences of fighting strategies in three species of gerbils.

Isaeva I.V., 2001. Individual variability in call structures in the dhole, Cuon alpinus.

Podobedova T.U., 2001. The behaviour of polar foxes Alopex lagopus semenovi on South-East rookery of Medniy island.

Voinilovich M.V., 2003. The reflection of discomfort in the structure of defensive calls in the Pallid gerbil (Gerbillus perpallidus).

Chulkina M.M., 2004. The individual, intersexual and interbreed variability in barks of two windhound breeds.

Kasirova T.A., 2004. The early ontogenesis, individual and intersexual differences in anxiety calls of the Siberian crane chicks (Grus leucogeranus).

Stepanov I.S., 2004. The dynamics of population numbers and their regulation mechanisms in laboratory groups of four gerbil species.

Klenova A.V., 2005. The ontogenesis of vocal repertoire; individual, intersexual and kinship differences if calls of the Red-Crowned crane Grus japonensis chicks.

Matrosova V.A., 2006. Sustainability of individual features in the alarm call of the speckled ground squirrel (Spermophilus suslicus).

Gogoleva S.S., 2007. The features of emotional arousal in calls of the red foxes (Vulpes vulpes), differing in the tolerance to humans.

Van Nin A., 2008. Acoustic behaviour of semi-captive juvenile wolves (Canis lupus lupus L.,1758).

Supervisor of PhD projects:

Klenova A.V., 2005-2008. Vocal indicators of individuality and sex in monomorphic birds.

Matrosova V.A., 2006-Current. Within-species variability of vocal behaviour in speckled and yellow ground squirrels.

Gogoleva S.S., 2007-Current. Domestication effects on vocal behaviour of silver foxes.

 

Public education:

Volodin I.A., Volodina E.V. Animal Sound Gallery: Sound and video files of calling animals. http://www.moscowzoo.ru/get.asp?id=C130

 

Scientific publications available in English

Klenova A.V., Volodin I.A., Volodina E.V. The variation in reliability of individual vocal signature throughout ontogenesis in the red-crowned crane Grus japonensis // Acta Ethologica, in press.  [download pdf-file]

Klenova A.V., Wessling B., Volodina E.V Volodin I.A. Between-population differences in duets of the red-crowned crane // Cranes of Palearctic: Biology and Conservation. Moscow, 2009, p. 77-89. [download pdf-file]

Klenova A.V., Volodin I.A., Volodina E.V. Examination of pair-duet stability to promote long-term monitoring of the endangered red-crowned crane (Grus japonensis) // Journal of Ethology, 2009, v. 27, DOI 10.1007/s10164-008-0133-9. [download pdf-file]

Matrosova V.A., Volodin I.A., Volodina E.V. The short-term and long-term individuality in speckled ground squirrel alarm calls // Journal of Mammalogy, 2009, v. 90, N 1, p. 158-166. [download pdf-file]

Volodin I., Kaiser M., Matrosova V., Volodina E., Klenova A., Filatova O., Kholodova M. The technique of noninvasive distant sexing for four monomorphic Dendrocygna whistling duck species by their loud whistles // Bioacoustics, 2008, v. 18, N 3, p. 277-290. [download pdf-file]

Matrosova V.A., Volodin I.A., Volodina E.V. Does kinship affect the alarm call structure in the yellow ground squirrel Spermophilus fulvus? // Lynx (Praha), n. s., v. 39, N 2, p. 295303. [download pdf-file]

Volodin I.A., Volodina E.V., Matrosova V.A., Savinetskaya L.E., Schekarova O.N., Voytsik V.A. Population density does not affect the alarm call characteristics in the speckled ground squirrel Spermophilus suslicus // Lynx (Praha), n. s., v. 39, N 2, p. 333342. [download pdf-file]

Gogoleva S.S., Volodin I.A., Volodina E.V., Trut L.N. To bark or not to bark? Vocalization in red foxes selected for tameness or aggressiveness toward humans // Bioacoustics, 2008, v. 18, N 2, p. 99-132.  [download pdf-file]

Volodin I.A., Klenova A.V., Volodina E.V. Modelling bioacoustical monitoring through years with captive population of the red-breasted goose // Cazarca (Bulletin of Goose, Swan and Duck Study Group of Northern Eurasia), Moscow, 2008, Iss. 11, N 1, p. 22-46. [download pdf-file]

Klenova A.V., Volodin I.A., Volodina E.V. Duet structure provides information about pair identity in the red-crowned crane (Grus japonensis) // Journal of Ethology, 2008, v. 26, N 3, p. 317-325.  [download pdf-file]

Klenova A.V., Volodin I.A., Volodina E.V. The vocal development in the Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis // Ornithological Science, 2007, v. 6, N 2, p. 107-119. [download pdf-file]

Frey R., Volodin I., Volodina E. A nose that roars: anatomical specializations and behavioural features of rutting male saiga // Journal of Anatomy, 2007, DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-7580.2007.00818.x  [download pdf-file]

Matrosova V.A., Volodin I.A., Volodina E.V., Babitsky A.F. Pups crying bass: vocal adaptation for avoidance of age-dependent predation risk in ground squirrels? // Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol., 2007, v. 62, N 2, p. 181-191. [download pdf-file]

Volodin I.A., Nagaylik M.M., Volodina E.V. Cues to orientation of a caller to a listener in biphonic and non-biphonic close range contact calls in the dhole (Cuon alpinus) // Advances in Bioacoustics 2, Dissertationes Classis IV: Historia Naturalis, Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (Ljubljana), 2006, v. 47, N 3, p. 245-255. [download pdf-file]

Volodina E.V., Volodin I.A., Filatova O.A. The occurrence of nonlinear vocal phenomena in frustration whines of the domestic dog (Canis familiaris) // Advances in Bioacoustics 2, Dissertationes Classis IV: Historia Naturalis, Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (Ljubljana), 2006, v. 47, N 3, p. 257-270. [download pdf-file]

Volodina E.V., Volodin I.A., Isaeva I.V., Unck C. Biphonation may function to enhance individual recognition in the dhole, Cuon alpinus // Ethology, 2006, v.112, p. 815-825. [download pdf-file]

Goltsman M., Kruchenkova E.P., Sergeev S., Volodin I., Macdonald D.W. Island syndrome in a population of Arctic foxes (Alopex lagopus) from Mednyi Island // J. Zool., Lond., 2005, v. 267, N 4, p. 405-418. [download pdf-file]

Volodin I.A., Volodina E.V., Klenova A.V., Filatova O.A. Individual and sexual differences in the calls of the monomorphic White-faced Whistling Duck Dendrocygna viduata // Acta Ornithologica, 2005, v. 40, N 1, p. 43-52. [download pdf-file]

Volodin I.A., Goltsman M.E. Strategies of aggressive fighting reflect degree of sociality in three species of gerbils // In: Rats, mice and people: Rodent biology and management (Singleton G.R., Hinds L.A., Krebs C.J., Spratt D.M., eds.), ACIAR Austr. Centre for Inter. Agric. Res., Canberra, 2003, p. 169-172. [download pdf-file]

Volodin I.A., Volodina E.V., Klenova A.V. Non-invasive sex recognition in the white-faced whistling duck // Int. Zoo News, 2003, v. 50, N 3, p. 160-167. [download pdf-file]

Volodin I.A., Volodina E.V. Biphonation as a prominent feature of the Dhole Cuon alpinus sounds // Bioacoustics, 2002, v. 13, N 2, p. 105-120. [download pdf-file]

Volodin I.A., Volodina E.V., Isaeva I.V. Vocal repertoire in the Dhole Cuon alpinus (Carnivora, Canidae) in captivity // Entomological Review, v. 81, suppl. 2, 2001, p. S346-S361. Translated from Zoologicheskii Zhuarnal, 2001, v. 80, N 10, p. 1252-1267. [download pdf-file]

Volodin I.A., Goltsman M.E. Acoustic activity displayed in the agonistic behavior of Great and Light gerbils // Doklady Biological Sciences, 2000, v. 371, p. 176-178. Translated from Doklady Akademii Nauk, 2000, v. 371, N 4, p. 553-555. [download pdf-file]

Volodina E.V., Volodin I.A. Bioacoustic in Zoos: a review of applications and perspectives // International Zoo News, 1999, v. 46, N 4, p. 208-213. [download pdf-file]

Volodin I.A., Goltsman M.E., Kalashnikova M.V. Dynamics of agonistic interaction between paired animals in three gerbil species // Doklady Biological Sciences, 1998, v. 363, p. 583-586. Translated from Doklady Akademii Nauk, 1998, v.363, N 4, p. 570-573.  [download pdf-file]

Volodin I.A., Goltsman M.E. Characteristics of movement velocity of animals placed together in pairs in two allied species of jirds // Doklady Biological Sciences, 1998, v. 363, p. 574-578. Translated from Doklady Akademii Nauk, 1998, v.363, N 3, p. 425-428. [download pdf-file]

Goltsman M.E., Volodin I.A. Temporal pattern of agonistic interaction in two gerbil species (Rhombomys opimus and Gerbillus perpallidus) differing in resistance to social pressure // Ethology, 1997, v. 103, p. 1051-1059. [download pdf-file]

Volodin I.A., Goltsman M.E., Borisova N.G. Situational changes in vocalization of Great gerbils (Rhombomys opimus Licht.) during defensive behavior // Doklady Biological Sciences, 1994, v. 334, p. 65-68. Translated from Doklady Akademii Nauk, 1994, v. 334, N 4, p. 529-532. [download pdf-file]

Vakhrusheva G., Volodin I., Ilchenko O., Pavlova E. Keeping and breeding jerboas at Moscow Zoo // Inter. Zoo News, 1994, v. 41, N 256, p. 20-28. [download pdf-file]

 

Scientific publications available in Russian

Books:

Volodin I.A., Ilchenko O.G., Popov S.V. The gerbils: Management and demography of different species in captivity. Moscow, Moscow Zoo Press, 1996, 233 p.

Refereed papers:

Volodin I.A., Volodina E.V., Efremova K.O. Antelope, calling through the nose: structure of sounds and effect of sexual selection on the vocal behavior of the saiga (Saiga tatarica) // Zoologicheskii Zhurnal, 2009, v. 88, N 1, p. 113-124.  [download pdf-file]

Gogoleva S.S., Volodin I.A., Volodina E.V., Trut L.N., Kharlamova A.V. The sustainable effect of selection for behaviour on vocalization in the silver fox // VOGIS Herald, 2008, v. 12, N 1-2, p. 24-31. [download pdf-file]

Klenova A.V., Volodin I.A., Volodina E.V., Kashentseva T.A. The relations between individual, sexual, and kin-related differences in chirp calls of the red-crowned crane chick (Grus japonensis) // Zoologicheskii Zhurnal, 2008, v. 87, N 4, p. 458-465. [download pdf-file]

Volodin I.A., Volodina E.V., Filatova O.A. The nonlinear phenomena promote high structural variability of whines in the domestic dog Canis familiaris (Carnivora, Canidae) // Bulletin of Moscow Society of Naturalists, Biol. ser., 2007, v. 112, N 4, p. 11-17. [download pdf-file]

Matrosova V.A., Volodin I.A., Volodina E.V. The diversity of calls produced by live-trapped speckled ground squirrels Spermophilus suslicus (Rodentia, Sciuridae). Bulletin of Moscow Society of Naturalists, Biological Series, 2006, v. 111, N 5, p. 84-87. [download pdf-file]

Chulkina M.M., Volodin I.A., Volodina E.V. Individual, intersexual, and interbreed variability of barks in dog Canis familiaris (Carnivora, Canidae) // Zoologicheskii Zhurnal, 2006, v. 85, N 4, p. 544-555. [download pdf-file]

Volodin I.A., Volodina E.V., Filatova O.A. Structural peculiarities, occurrence and functional significance of nonlinear phenomena in calls of terrestrial mammals // Russian Journal for General Biology, 2005, v. 66, N 4, p. 346-362. [download pdf-file]

Volodin I.A. Individuality in the alarm call of the spotted suslik Spermophilus suslicus (Rodentia, Sciuridae) // Zoologicheskii Zhurnal, 2005, v. 84, N 2, p. 228-235. [download pdf-file]

Goltsman M.E., Kruchenkova E.P., Sergeev S.N., Volodin I.A. Polar fox of Medniy Island (Alopex lagopus semenovi): Peculiarities of insular population ecology // Zoologicheskii Zhuarnal, 2003, v. 82, N 4, p. 514-524. [download pdf-file]

Volodin I.A., Volodina E.V. Uninterrupted vocalization during the whole respiratory cycle in the striped possum Dactylopsila trivirgata (Marsupialia, Petauridae) // Zoologicheskii Zhuarnal, 2002, v. 81, N 12, p. 1526-1529. [download pdf-file]

Volodina E.V., Volodin I.A. Vocalizations as internal states indicators in mammals: A review // Current Biology Achievements (Uspekhi Sovremennoi Biologii), 2001, v. 121, N 2, p. 180-189. [download pdf-file]

Volodin I.A. Body weight of red-breasted geese in captivity: seasonal dynamics, air temperature, light regimes and social factors influences // Bulletin of Moscow Society of Naturalists, Biol. ser., 1992, v. 97, N 6, p. 29-42. [download pdf-file]

Ilchenko O.G., Volodin I.A. Captures of Selevinia betpakdalensis, Cardiocranius paradoxus and Sicista subtilis in North Lake Balkhash Region // Bulletin of Moscow Society of Naturalists, Biol. ser., 1992, v. 97, N 4, p. 28-30. [download pdf-file]

Volodin I.A. Ethogram of the red-breasted goose Rufibrenta ruficollis (Anserini, Anseriformes). 1. Movemental behaviour // Zoologicheskii Zhuarnal, 1990, v. 69, N 9, p. 57-66. [download pdf-file]

Volodin I.A. Ethogram of the red-breasted goose Rufibrenta ruficollis. 2. Acoustic behaviour // Zoologicheskii Zhuarnal, 1990, v. 69, N 10, p. 98-106. [download pdf-file]

Volodin I.A. Establishments and maintenance of social relations in captive red-breasted geese groups // Bulletin of Moscow Society of Naturalists, Biol. ser., 1990, v. 95, N 3, p. 42-50. [download pdf-file]


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