Elena G. Shadrina

Dr. Sci. (Biology), professor, chief researcher, laboratory of ecosystem studies of cold regions (Yakutsk, Russia).

Ph.D. thesis: Small mammals of the Northern Taiga of the lower reaches of the Indigirka River (1994).

Doctoral dissertation: Bioindication of the mining industry impact on terrestrial ecosystems of the North (2004).

Research Interests: adaptation of populations and communities to the conditions of the North, transformation of mammal population in conditions of increasing anthropogenic impact, bioindication of anthropogenic impact on terrestrial ecosystems of the North, phenomenon of fluctuating asymmetry in plants and animals as a reflection of disturbances in developmental stability caused by the stressing effects of natural and anthropogenic character, ermatoglyphic characteristics of the population of Yakutia.

Profile:

2018 – chief researcher, Laboratory of ecosystem studies of cold regions, Institute for Biological Problems of Cryolithozone of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences

2016 – head researcher, Laboratory of ecosystem studies of cold regions, Institute for Biological Problems of Cryolithozone of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences

1991 – Yakut State University, Department of General Biology

1979 – 1991 – Institute of Biology, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences Dr. Elena Shadrina is a well-known expert in the field of theriology. She has been engaged in bioindication of anthropogenic impact on the environment. She focused on an assessment of environmental quality of technologically transformed and urbanized territories using characteristics of developmental stability of plants and animals. She has shown that the response of communities and populations of small mammals to the impact of the mining industry is similar to the changes observed at the northern boundary of the species distribution. The revealed responses are a universal non-specific response to pessimization of living conditions, which makes it possible to use them in assessment of environmental quality.