Boris R. Krasnov
Ph.D. in Biology

Mailing address:
P.O.Box 194, Mizpe Ramon 80600, Israel

972-7-6588764 (work)
972-7-6588120 (home)

Last updated 27.10.1998

Personal details:
    Born 19.10.1955, Moscow, Russia

M.Sc., 1978, Moscow State University, Faculty of Biology, Department of Zoology and
    Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates, Moscow, Russia.
   M.Sc.Thesis - "Social and Spatial Changes in Laboratory Populations of Common Vole
    (Microtus subarvalis)under Influence of Sterilizing Pesticide."
Ph.D. in Biology, 1986, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia.
   Ph.D.Thesis - "Rodent Community Structure and Population Control".

Specialization: Zoology and Ecology.

1991- present. Research Scientist, Ramon Science Center, Jacob Blaustein Institute for
    Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Mizpe-Ramon, Israel.
1989-1990. Senior Research Scientist, Department of Tropical Science, Institute
    of Evolutionary Morphology and Ecology of Animals, Academy of Science USSR, Moscow
1980-1989. Research Scientist, Department of Rodent Control, Institute for Disinfection
    and Sterilization, Ministry of Health,Moscow (Russia).
1978-1980. Research Scientist, Department of the Problems of Evolutionary Morphology,
    Institute for Evolutionary Morphology and Ecology of Animals, Academy of Science USSR,
    Moscow (Russia).

Visiting Fellowship:
1989. Department of Ecology, Joint Soviet-Vietnam Research Center, Academy of Science
    USSR and Committee of Science and Engineering of Socialist Republic of Vietnam,
    Kho-Shi-Min, Vietnam.
1988. Institute of Ecology, Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw, Poland.

Research profile:

Community and population ecology of mammals.
Community ecology of ground-dwelling arthropods.
Behavioral ecology of small mammals.
Conservation ecology.
Host-parasite relationships.

Other professional activities:

Coordinator of the ecological researches in tropical rain forests, Joint
        Russian-Vietnam Project - 1989-1990.
Member of Committee of House Mouse of Russian Academy of Science - 1987-1990.
Member of Organizing Committee of National Conference on House Mouse, Moscow - 1988.
Member of Organizing Committee of the 7th National Conference on Rodents, Nalchik - 1988.

Professional memberships:

Zoological Society of Israel 1992-
Animal Behavior Society 1995-
Russian Theriological Society 1980-
Moscow Society of Naturalists 1978-1990.
Russian Disinfectionist Society 1980-1989.

Teaching experience:

1997- Mammal ecology, taxonomy and evolution. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
1987-1989. Modern theories of evolution. Moscow Technical College.
1980-1988. Taxonomy and ecology of small mammals. Moscow Institute of Epidemiology and

Recent Publications:

23. Krasnov B., Hastriter M., Medvedev S., Shenbrot G.,Khokhlova I. & Vatschenok V. 1999.
        Additional records of fleas (Siphonaptera) on wild rodents in the southern part of
        Israel. Israel Journal of Zoology (in press).
22. Shenbrot G., Krasnov B. & Rogovin K. "Spatial ecology of desert rodent
        communities".SpringerVerlag (in press).
21. Krasnov B. & Shenbrot G.  1998. Structure of communities of ground-dwelling
        animals at the junction of two phytogeoraphical zones.  Journal of
        Biogeography 25:
20. Degen, A., Kam, M., Khokhlova, I., Krasnov, B. and Barraclough, T. 1998. Average
        daily metabolic rate of rodents: habitat and dietary comparisons. Functional
        Ecology 12: 63-73.
19. Krasnov B., Shenbrot G., Khokhlova I., Medvedev S. & Vatschenok V. 1998.
        Habitat-dependence of parasite-host relationship: Flea assemblages in two
        gerbil species of the Nedev desert. Journal of Medical Entomology 35: 303-313.
18. Shenbrot G. & Krasnov, B. 1998. Habitat selection along an environmental
        gradient: Theoretical models with an example of Negev desert rodents.
       Evolutionary Ecology. [in press].
17. Degen, A., Kam, M., Khokhlova, I. & Krasnov, B. 1998. Average daily metabolic rate
        of rodents: habitat and dietary comparisons. Func. Ecol. {in press].
16. Shenbrot G., Krasnov B. & Khokhlova I. 1997. Biology of Wagner's gerbil
        (Wagner, 1842) (Rodentia: Gerbillidae) in the Negev Highlands, Israel.
         Mammalia 61:476-487
15. Shenbrot, G. & Krasnov, B. 1997. Additional records of two small mammal species
        in the Central Negev. Israel Journal of Zoology 43: 299-300.
14. Shenbrot, G. & Krasnov, B. 1997. Lizard-habitat relations in the Ramon erosion
        cirque, Negev highlands, Israel. J. Zool.  241: 421-440.
13. Krasnov, B. & Shenbrot, G. 1997. Seasonal variation in spatial organization of
        tenebrionid community in Negev Highlands, Israel. Environ. Entomol. 26:179-190.
12. Krasnov, B., Shenbrot, G., Medvedev, S., Vatschenok, V. & Khokhlova, I. 1997. Host-
        habitat relation as an important determinant of spatial distribution of flea
        assemblages (Siphonaptera) on rodents in the Negev Desert. Parasitology
        114: 159-173.
11. Shenbrot G. & Krasnov, B. 1996. Patterns of animal distribution along the rainfall
        gradient in the Central Negev as an indicator of Global Climate Changes. Pp.
        185-186 in: Preservation of our world in the wake of change. Proceedings
        of the Sixth International Conference of Israeli Society for Ecology and
        Environmental Quality Sciences. vol. VI. (Y. Steinberger, ed.). ISEEQS
        Publications, Jerusalem.
10. Krasnov, B., Shenbrot, G., Khokhlova, I., Degen, A. & Rogovin, K.1996. On the biology
        of Sundevall's jird (Meriones crassus Sundevall) in Negev Highlands, Israel.
       Mammalia 60: 375-391.
9. Krasnov, B., Ward, D. & Shenbrot, G. 1996. Body size and leg length variation in
        several species of darkling beetles (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) along a rainfall
        and altitudinal gradient in the Negev highlands (Israel). J. Arid Environ.
        34: 477-489.
8. Krasnov, B. & Khokhlova, I. 1996 Discrimination of midday jird's odour by house mice.
       Animal Behaviour 52: 659-665.
7. Krasnov, B. & Shenbrot, G. 1996. Structure of darkling beetle communities and factors
        influencing their spatial distribution in the Negev highlands (Israel).
       Ecography 19: 139-152.
6. Krasnov, B., Shenbrot, G., Khokhlova, I. & Ivanitskaya, E. 1996. Spatial structure of
        rodent community in the Ramon erosion cirque, Negev highlands (Israel). J. Arid
        Environ. 32: 319-327.
5. Krasnov, B. & Ayal, Y. 1995. Seasonal changes in darkling beetle communities
        (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) in the Ramon erosion cirque, Negev Highlands, Israel.
       J. Arid Environ. 31: 335-347.
4. Shenbrot, G., Krasnov, B. & Khokhlova I. 1994. On the biology of Gerbillus henleyi
        (Rodentia: Gerbillidae) in the Negev Highlands, Israel. Mammalia 58:
3. Khokhlova, I., Krasnov, B., Shenbrot, G. & Degen, A. 1994. Seasonal body mass changes
        and habitat distribution in several rodent species from Ramon erosion cirque,
        Negev Highlands, Israel. Zool. Zh. 73: 115-121 (in Russian,
        English summary).
2. Krasnov, B. & Khokhlova, I. 1994. Spatial structure of house mouse populations. Pp.
        188-213 in: The House Mouse (Mus musculus) (Eds. E.Kotenkova, N.Bulatova),
        Nauka Publ., Moscow (in Russian, English summary).
1. Shilova, S., Krasnov, B. & Stchipanov, N. 1991. The application aspect of population
        ecology. Pp. 175-184 in: Ecology of Populations (Ed. V.Sokolov), Nauka
        Publ., Moscow (in Russian, English summary).

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