Dr. Dmitry Kishkinev, Postdoctoral fellow

Current Position

Senior Research Fellow

Project at Bangor University in Wales

Further investigation of a recently discoverd disturbing effect of electromagnetic fields on the avian magnetic compass sense.

For details look here: https://www.bangor.ac.uk/biology/staff/dmitry-kishkinev.php.en

Project at Biological Station of Rybachy in Russia

Investigation of how migratory songbirds can use magnetic and olfactory senses for their finding geographic position relative to destinations (i.e. perform navigation) and if the use of these senses depend on geographic scale.

For details look here: zin.ru/rybachy/kishkinev_e.html 

Education and Scientific Career

2014-2017 Research Fellow, School of Biological Sciences, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

2012-2014: Banting Postdoctoral Fellow (NSERC), Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada

2011-2012: Postdoctoral Fellow, Neurosensory Sciences Group (AG Neurosensorik), University of Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany

2006-2011: PhD student at Dept. of Biology, Universi­ty of Oldenburg, Germany, AG "Animal Navigation" (Group leader: Prof. Dr. H. Mouritsen).

2003-2005: Study in St. Petersburg ­State University, department vertebrate zoology, St. Petersburg, Russia. Supervisor Dr. Nikita Chernetsov (Zoological Institute of Rus. Acad. Sciences, St.Petersburg). Awarded a M.Sc. Degree on "Navigation in Reed Warblers (Acrocephalus scirpaceus Herm.) on spring migration".

1998-2003: Study in Ulyanovsk State Pedagogical University, Russia. Graduated with Diploma in Biology and Chemistry with honours.

1998: Graduated from Ulyanovsk middle school N 53 (ecological school) with honours, Ulyanovsk, Russia.


For detailed information on my research profile and publication record
please have a look at google scholar.

Fellowships/Awards/Grants (until 2011)

2011: (January - April): Individual PhD fellowship from Volkswagenstiftung

2010: (May - December): Individual PhD fellowship from University of Oldenburg

2007 - 2010: PhD student fellowship in International Graduate College "Neurosensorik", University of Oldenburg.

2008 - 2009: Prize from Russian Science Support Foundation.

2006 - 2007: DAAD Fellowship for Ph.D. students and Scientists for 10 months to work in University of Oldenburg, Neurosensorik AG (Animal navigation) supervised by Prof. Dr. Henrik Mourisen.

2005-2007: actively participated in grant "Orientation of migratory birds: endogenic program of detour of ecological barriers" funded by Russian Fund for Basic Research (headed by Dr. Casimir Bolshakov).

2006: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) 10-month fellowship for raising of scientific skills (Forschungslangstipendium) in Oldenburg University, "Animal Navigation" Lab.

2006: St. Petersburg Government Award (PhD project).

2004: St. Petersburg Government Award (Master project).

2004: A. S. Malchevski Award from the St. Petersburg Society of Naturalists.

2002: President Russian Federation Scholarship.

2001: G. Soros Student Award from International Science (George Soros Foundation).

Conference Contributions/ Poster Presentations (until 2012)

2012: Workshop, Research into possible effects of regular platform lighting on specific bird populations, OSPAR Convention for the Protection of Marine
Environment of the North-East Atlantic, London, UK, served as an invited scientific expert.

2011: 7th International Conference on Animal Navigation, Reading, UK (oral, 1st author).

2008: poster report, 6th Conference of Royal Institute of Navigation "Orientation & Navigation. Birds, Humans & Other Animals", Reading, UK, 2 - 4 April

2007: oral report, European Ornithologists' Union conference, Vienna, Austria, 24-29 August (PDF of abstracts: LINK

2006: poster report on 3rd Summer School Ecological Brain Research, Moscow State University and Zürich University, 31.07. - 5.08, Moscow and the field station Bubonitzi (Tver region), Russia.

2006: co-author of the poster report, 24th International Ornithological Congress, 13.08 - 20.08, Hamburg, Germany.

2006: poster report, 12th International Ornithological Conference of Northern Eurasia, 31.01 - 5.02, Stavropol, Russia.

2004: oral report, Sensory Ecology Seminar, 11.11. - 23.11, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.

2003: co-author of the poster report, 4th European Ornithological Union, 16.08 - 21.08, Chemnitz, Germany.

2001: co-author of the oral report, 11th International Ornithological Conference, Kazan, Russia.

Reviewing for scientific journals:

Journal of Experimental Biology, Journal of Ornithology



Language skills:

Russian - native

English - fluently

German - fluently

Spanish - basic knowledge