Igor Pavlinov

Moscow State UniversityRussia

Dr. Igor Ya. Pavlinov, born on March 26, 1950 in Moscow, Russia. His DrS dissertation was “Cladistic approach in phylogenetics and taxonomy: theoretical foundations of evolutionary cladistics” (1997). He is currently affiliated with Zoological Museum, Moscow Lomonosov State University (Russia) where he is a leading researcher and curator of mammls. His principal research interests are in taxonomy of mammals (mainly rodents); morphometrics, theoretical taxonomy and phylogenetics. His principal published scientific books are: “Systematics of Mammals of the USSR” (1998), “A Short Guide to Terrestrial Mammals of Russia” (2002). “Systematics of Recent Mammals” (2003), “Introduction to Contemporary Phylogenetics” (2005), “A review of Phylogeny and Classification of Gerbillnae (Mammalia: Rodentia)” (2007), “Biological Systematics: Evoluiton of Ideas” (2011). He also published several popular books on natural history including “The Wondering Animal Life” (2000), “The History of the Life on the Earth” (2001).

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The book covers several topics of biodiversity researches and uses, containing 17 chapters grouped into 5 sections. It begins with an interesting chapter considering the ways in which the very biodiversity could be thought about. Noteworthy is the chapter expounding pretty original "creativity theory of ecosystem". There are several chapters concerning models describing relation between ecological niches and diversity maintenance, the factors underlying avian species imperilment, and diversity turnover rate of a local beetle group. Of special importance is the chapter outlining a theoretical model for morphological disparity in its most widened treatment. Several chapters consider regional aspects of biodiversity in Europe, Asia, Central and South America, among them an approach for monitoring conservation of the regional tropical phytodiversity in India is of special importance. Of interest is also a chapter considering the history of the very idea of biodiversity emergence in ecological researches.

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