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Resume:
Nikolai N. Yunakov, Ph.D.
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0824-7804

Institutional address
University of Oslo
Natural History Museum
Department of Zoology
P.O. Box 1172 Blindern
NO-0318 Oslo
NORWAY

Current mailing address
109 W Wyoming Ave, Apt. #2
Melrose, MA 02176
USA

e-mail: n.yunakov§gmail.com (§=@)

Subject
Systematics, morphology, ecology, evolution, biogeography, and paleontology of Curculionidae, with strong focus on Entiminae.

Field work
Australasia
• Indonesia: Sulawesi (Apr. 2014)
Ethiopian region
• Nigeria (2013)
• Ethiopia (2013)
• Tanzania: Pugu Forest Reserve, Pare Mts., Mkomazi N.P., West & East Usambara Mts. (May 2011)
• Tanzania: Dar es Salaam, Pare Mts., Usambara Mts. (Oct.-Nov. 2010;
• Kenya: Mt. Elgon N.P., Cherangani Hills, Aberdare N.P. (Jan.-Feb. 2009, 2013)
• Tanzania: Kilimanjaro N.P., Arusha N.P. (Oct.-Dec. 2008)
Nearctic region
• USA: Georgia (Mar 2015-present)
• USA: Illinois (2015)
• USA: Florida (2016)
• USA: Nevada (2016)
• USA: California (2016)
Neotropical region
• Peru: Andes, Selva Central, Amazon (Sep.-Nov. 2014)
• Peru: Amazon, Sierra del Divisor (Mar.-Jun. 2016)
Oriental region
• Indonesia: Java (Mar.-Apr. 2014)
Palaearctic region
• Austria: Tirol (Oct. 2013)
• Georgia: Abkhazia (2007-2009, 2011)
• Germany: Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft N.P. (2011)
• Germany: Harz (2011-2015)
• Germany: Rügen: Jasmund National Park (August 2013)
• Germany: Dresden, Sächsische Schweitz N.P. (April-June 2009)
• Greece: Attica (May 2014)
• Hungary: Gödöllö Forest Reserve, Bakony Hills (May-June 2008; Sept. 2009)
• Italy: Sicily: Syracuse, Mt. Etna (Jan. 2014);
• Italy: Südtirol, Dolomites, Cima Dodici, Monte Pasubio, Monte Grigna, Monte Baldo, Lido Island (June-July 2014)
• Norway: Oslo, Akershus (2008, 2010)
• Romania: Rodna Mts. (2000)
• Russia: Mari El Rep. (2005-2009); Karelia (2005, 2006, 2010); Saratov Prov. (2007)
• Spain: Catalonia: Parc Natural de la Muntanya de Montserrat (May 2013)
• Spain: Valencia: Parque Natural Lagunas de la Mata y Torrevieja (July 2013)
• Spain: Canary Islands: Fuerteventura, Tenerife, La Gomera (Dec. 2014-Jan. 2015)
• Slovakia: E. Carpathians (2000)
• Ukraine: E. Carpathians (1995–2001); Crimea (1995–2005, 2010, 2012, 2013); steppes (1993–2005, 2010, 2013)

Professional Activities
• Illinois Natural History Survey, October 2015 Study of weevil collection from Central Asia.
• Zoologisches Museum Universität Hamburg November 2012 Study of type material from Eduard Voss collection.
• Muséum national d'histoire naturelle Paris. Study of type material from Alphonse Hustache collection, Study of tertiary Entiminae.
• Zoological Institute Polish Academy of Sciences Warsaw. July 2011. Revisionary work on the Palaearctic weevil genus Brachysomus.
• Museum für Tierkunde, Dresden, April 2011. Revisionary work on the East African weevils.
• Zoological Museum University of Copenhagen. April 2010. Revisionary work on the East African weevils and Baltic amber fossil weevils.
• Museum für Tierkunde, Dresden, April-June 2009, April 2011; November 2012. Coleoptera collection. Collection management, sorting and identification of un-sorted material. Morphological study on the weevil genus Polydrusus and related taxa using the modern methods of comparative morphology (SEM etc.).
• Zoological Museum University of Oslo. 2008-present. Curatorial work in Coleoptera collection. Collection management, preparation, identification of unsorted material.
• Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 1999–present Comparative morphological study and phylogenetic analysis of the subfamily Entiminae based on adult morphology. Preparing the chapter in the Volume VIII of “Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera” (Eds. I. Löbl & A. Smetana). Development of the web site "Coleoptera and Coleopterists" – English Edition (http://www.zin.ru/Animalia/Coleoptera/). Development of faunistic and collection database of Curculionidae deposited in the Zoological Institute. Curatorial works in the insect collection. Faunistic studies on the Curculionidae of the Eastern Car-pathians, Crimea and Caucasus. Research on biodiversity, systematics, ecology, zoogeography, phylogeny of broad-nosed weevils (Curculionidae: Entiminae). Collecting trips to Crimea, Eastern Carpathians, Caucasus, Central Europe and Equatorial Africa. A monographic study of the genus Brachysomus (about 50 species). Comparative morphology phylogeny and classification of the generic com-plex Polydrusus Germ. Revision of the genus Urometopus Form. Phylogeny and systematics of the Middle Asian Otiorhynchus species.

Publications
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nikolai_Yunakov

Completed Project
Weevils of Ukraine

Described taxa

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