Andrey L. Mukhin

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Academic degree: Candidate of Biological Sciences
Academic title: No title
Position: Deputy Director of the Zoological Institute, Director of the Biological Station
Contact phone: +7 (401) 504-12-51
Educational background: Kaliningrad state university, 1996
Dissertations: “Postfledging movements of juvenile Reed Warblers Acrocephalus scirpaceus.” (PhD)
Research interests: Circadian and circannual biological rhythms, migration, bird, parasite, malaria.
Field studies: Courish spit, Kaliningrad reg., Russia.
Pedagogical activity: Assistant professor (25%) of the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal university.
Lecture courses: “Biological rhythms” and “Introduction to R”.
Scientific projects and grants:
  • RFBR 10-04-00721-а, PI L.V. Sokolov. Causes and mechanisms of dispersal in passerine birds.
  • RFBR 12-04-00497-а, PI A.L. Mukhin. From circadian clocks to habitat adaptations: phenomenon of diel rhythm shift in flight activity of passerine species in their life history stages.
  • RFBR 15-04-00417-а, PI A.L. Mukhin. Avian malaria: how haemosporidian invasion affects behaviour of infected bird.
Selected Publications:
  • Žiegytė R., Markovets M. Y., Bernotienė R., Mukhin A., Iezhova T. A., Valkiūnas G., Palinauskas V. 2017. The widespread biting midge Culicoides impunctatus (Ceratopogonidae) is susceptible to infection with numerous Haemoproteus (Haemoproteidae) species. Parasites & Vectors, 10(1): 397.
  • Mukhin A., Palinauskas V., Platonova E., Kobylkov D., Vakoliuk I., Valkiūnas G. 2016. The Strategy to Survive Primary Malaria Infection: An Experimental Study on Behavioural Changes in Parasitized Birds. PLoS ONE, 11(7): e0159216.
  • Asghar M., Palinauskas V., Zaghdoudi-Allan N., Valkiūnas P., Mukhin A., Platonova E., Färnert A., Bensch S., Hasselquist D. 2016. Parallel telomere shortening in multiple body tissues owing to malaria infection. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 283(1836)
  • Kobylkov D., Kosarev V., Mukhin A. 2014. Fuel for the road: the pre-migratory fuel loading of adult Eurasian Reed Warblers (Acrocephalus scirpaceus). Journal of Ornithology, 155(4): 979–986.
  • Mukhin A. Grinkevich V., Helm B. 2009. Under Cover of Darkness: Nocturnal Life of Diurnal Birds. Journal of Biological Rhythms, 24(3): 225–231.
  • Mukhin A., Chernetsov N., Kishkinev D. 2008. Acoustic information as a distant cue for habitat recognition by nocturnally migrating passerines during landfall. Behavioral Ecology, 19(4): 716-723.
  • Mukhin A., Kosarev V., Ktitorov P. 2005. Nocturnal life of young songbirds well before migration. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 272 (1572): 1535-1539.