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Alexander Sennikov

Curator

  • PL 7 (Unioninkatu 44)

    00014

    Finland

1965 …2019
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Personal profile

Education information

MSci. from the St. Petersburg State University, Russia (1995)

PhD. from the Komarov Botanical Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia (2002)

Curriculum vitae

Positions held:

since 2006 – Curator at the Botanical Museum, Finnish Museum of Natural History, University of Helsinki

before 2006 – Senior researcher at the Herbarium of the Komarov Botanical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences (St. Petersburg)

 

Membership in professional societies and organizations:

since 1998 – Moscow Society of Naturalists

since 1998 – International Association for Plant Taxonomy

since 2003 – Russian Botanical Society

since 2003 – Estonian Society of Naturalists

since 2006 – Latvian Dendrological Society

since 2008 – Societas Biologica Fennica Vanamo (Finland)

since 2009 – Societas pro Fauna et Flora Fennica (Finland)

Description of research and teaching

My work is about taxonomy, phylogeny, distribution and nomenclature of vascular plants, focusing taxonomically on Asteraceae (Cichorieae and Cardueae) and Rosaceae (Malinae) and territorially on Europe, Central Asia and South-East Asia.

My main research project at the University of Helsinki is Atlas Florae Europaeae, the large-scale grid mapping of the distribution of vascular plants in Europe.

In taxonomy, I am involved in revisions of Hieracium s.l., Lactuca s.l., Cousinia s.l. (Asteraceae), Cotoneaster and Sorbus s.l. (Rosaceae). I am also contributing to the phylogeny of Cichorieae and Cardueae (Asteraceae).

In revisions of particular territories, I am contributing to the flora of Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Finland and Russia.

Additionally, I am involved in revision of nomenclature of particular plant groups and in general questions of plant nomenclature. This activity is resulted from my participation in the Nomenclature Committee for Vascular Plants (at International Association for Plant Taxonomy).

Serving the botanical community, I act as Subject Editor (Asteraceae, Rosaceae, Central Asia, Plant Nomenclature) for Nordic Journal of Botany, Phytokeys and Phytotaxa.

Keywords

  • 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
  • phylogeny
  • Taxonomy
  • 119 Other natural sciences
  • plant taxonomy
  • plant geography
  • botanical nomenclature
  • mapping
  • databasing

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2010 2019

Euphorbia talassica (E. sect. Esula, Euphorbiaceae), a new species of leafy spurges from the Western Tian-Shan

Lazkov, G. A. & Sennikov, A. N., Feb 2019, In : Annales Botanici Fennici. 56, 1-3, p. 135-143 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Evolutionary relationships and taxonomy of Microtea (Microteaceae), a basal lineage in the core Caryophyllales

Sukhorukov, A. P., Sennikov, A. N., Nilova, M., Mazei, Y., Kushunina, M., Marchioretto, M. S. & Hanacek, P., 9 Jan 2019, In : PhytoKeys. 115, p. 1-50 50 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Nuclear and plastid DNA phylogeny of tribe Cardueae (Compositae) with Hyb-Seq data: A new subtribal classification and a temporal diversification framework

Cardueae Radiations Grp, Aug 2019, In : Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 137, p. 313-332 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Phylogeny of the Eurasian genus Jurinea (Asteraceae: Cardueae): Support for a monophyletic genus concept and a first hypothesis on overall species relationships

Szukala, A., Korotkova, N., Gruenstaeudl, M., Sennikov, A. N., Lazkov, G. A., Litvinskaya, S. A., Gabrielian, E., Borsch, T. & von Raab-Straube, E., Feb 2019, In : Taxon. 68, 1, p. 112-131 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Revised typification of Campanula sibirica (Campanulaceae)

Sennikov, A. N. & Tikhomirov, V. N., Feb 2019, In : Taxon. 68, 1, p. 152-155 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Projects 1965 2016

Flora of the Kola Peninsula

Sennikov, A. & Kozhin, M.

01/01/2016 → …

Project: Research project

Flora of Kyrgyzstan

Sennikov, A. & Uotila, P.

01/06/2008 → …

Project: Research project

Taxonomic inventories in Cotoneaster (Rosaceae)

Sennikov, A.

01/01/2008 → …

Project: Research project

Plant nomenclature

Sennikov, A.

01/01/2005 → …

Project: Research project

Activities 1999 2019

Denis G. Melnikov

Alexander Sennikov (Host)
11 Feb 20191 Mar 2019

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

Permanent Committee on Registration of plant names (External organisation)

Alexander Sennikov (Member)
Jan 2019 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

Evolutionary relationships and taxonomy of Microtea (Microteaceae), a basal lineage in the core Caryophyllales

Alexander Sukhorukov (Speaker), Alexander Sennikov (Speaker), Maya Nilova (Speaker), Yuri Mazei (Speaker), Maria Kushunina (Speaker), Maria Salete Marchioretto (Speaker), Pavel Hanacek (Speaker)
17 Sep 201823 Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Komarov Botanical Institute

Alexander Sennikov (Visiting researcher)
23 Apr 201824 Apr 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Yuri Ivanenko

Alexander Sennikov (Host)
10 Sep 201814 Sep 2018

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

Press / Media

Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden and APG IV

Alexander Sennikov

03/03/2016

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media