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Head of Laboratory

Lab Team

The main areas of research

  1. The role of the maternal and family environment in the regulation of the fitness of the offspring.
  2. Ecological regularities of the resource allocation on the different vital functions in murid rodents
  3. Ethological and genetic mechanisms of the homeostasis maintenance in natural populations of terrestrial animals.

Selected publications


Novikov E., Kondratuk E., Titova T., Zadubrovsky P., Zadubrovskaya I., Potapov M., Potapova O., Proskurnyak L., Nazarova G. Reproduction and mortality rates in ecologically distinct species of murid rodents.Reproduction and mortality rates in ecologically distinct species of murid rodents // Biogerontology. 2019, V.20(2):149-157. DOI: 10.1007/s10522-018-9783-3. Web of Science, Scopus.


Polikarpov I.A., KondratukE.Yu., Novikov E.A. Adrenocortical and bioenergetic responses to cold in laboratory-born northern red-backed voles (Myodes rutilus) from two populations in south Siberia, Russia // Canadian Journal of Zoology. 2018. Vol. 96, pp. 660666. DOI Web of Science, Scopus.

Nazarova, G.G., Proskurnyak, L.P., Potapova, O.F. Sexual dimorphism of the protein level in urine of muridae rodents: relation to population numbers // Contemporary Problems of Ecology. 2018. . 11. 2. . 215-220. Web of Science.


Evsikov V.I., Muzyka V.Yu., Nazarova G.G., Potapova O.F., Potapov M.A. Effect of hydrological conditions on reproduction rate and population structure of the European water vole, Arvicola amphibious // Russian Journal of Ecology, 2017, Vol. 48, No. 3, pp. 290293. Web of Science, Scopus.

Novikov, E., Zadubrovskaya, I., Zadubrovskiy, P., &Titova, T. Reproduction, ageing and longevity in two species of laboratory rodents with different life histories // Biogerontology. 2017. Vol. 18, 5, pp. 803-809. DOI 10.1007/s10522-017-9723-7. Web of Science, Scopus.

Polikarpov I.A., KondratyukE.Yu., Petrovskii D V., Novikov E. A. Interpopulation Variability of Endocrine and Metabolic Response to Cold Stress in Northern Red-Backed Vole (Myodes rutilus) // Biology Bulletin Reviews. 2017. Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 5663.Web of Science.

Zudova G.A, Proskurnyak L.P., Nazarova G.G. Age and sex determination in the water vole (Arvicola amphibius, Rodentia, Arvicolinae) based on measurements of the pelvic limb bones // Biology Bulletin. 2017. V. 44. N. 9. P. 11151122. Web of Science.


Novikov E., Petrovski D., Mak V., Kondratuk E., Krivopalov A., Moshkin M. Variability of whipworm infection and humoral immune response in a wild population of mole voles (Ellobius talpinus Pall.) // Parasitology research. 2016. V. 115(8), pp. 2925-2932. DOI: 10.1007/s00436-016-5042-1. Web of Science, Scopus.

Potapova O.F., Potapov M.A., Kondratyuk E.Yu., Evsikov V.I. Dynamics of testosterone concentration in male steppe lemmings (Lagurus lagurus) in the reproductive cycle reflects the species-specific mating system // Doklady Biological Sciences. 2016. V. 468. P. 146148. DOI: 10.1134/S0012496616030145. Scopus. of Science.

Bakhvalova V.N., Chicherina G.S., Potapova O.F., Panov V.V., Glupov V.V., Potapov M.A., Seligman S.J., Morozova O.V. Tick-borne encephalitis virus diversity in ixodid ticks and small mammals in South-Western Siberia, Russia // Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases. 2016. V. 16. No. 8. P. 541549. DOI: 10.1089/vbz.2015.1834. Web of Science.

Zadubrovskiy P.A., Zadubrovskaya I.V., Potapov M.A., Potapova O.F., Evsikov V.I. Types of narrow-skulled vole (Lasiopodomys gregalis) colonies in Northern Kulunda and seasonal dynamics of their demographic composition // Russian Journal of Ecology. 2016. V. 47. No. 1. P. 8287. DOI: 10.1134/S106741361601015X. Web of Science.

Evsikov V.I., Muzyka V.Yu., Potapova O.F., Potapov M.A. The role of neighborhood relations in maintenance of the spatialethological structure of local settlements as exemplified by the water vole (Arvicola amphibius) // Doklady Biological Sciences. 2016. V. 469. No. 1. P. 167169. DOI: 10.1134/S0012496616040013. Scopus.

Nazarova G.G., Proskurniak L.P. Yuzhik E.I. The presence of strange males odor induces behavioral responses and elevated levels of low molecular weight proteins excreted in the urine of mature water vole males (Arvicola amphibius L) // Journal of Chemical Ecology. 2016. V. 42. N 3.P. 270276. DOI: 10.1007/s10886-016-0683-1. Web of Science.


Evsikov V. I., Nazarova G. G., Potapov M. A. Sexual selection and the role of intrafamily relations in the realization of the adaptive potential in mammals // Biology Bulletin Reviews, 2015, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 8598. Web of Science.

Manskih V., Gancharova O., Novikov E., Kondratuk E., Sculachev V., Moshkin M. Spectrum of spontaneous pathological changes in mole-voles And the effect of mitochondria-targeted antioxidant SkQ1 on it. Advances in gerontology. 2015. V. 28, v1, pp. 53-68. Web of Science, Scopus.

Nazarova, G.G., Zudova, G.A., Proskurnyak, L.P. Age-dependent variability and sexual dimorphism of craniometrical characters in water vole (Arvicola amphibius, Rodentia, Arvicolinae) // Rus. J. Zool. 2015. . 94. 8. . 955962. Scopus.

Novikov E., Kondratuk E., Burda H. Age-related increase of urine cortisol in non-breeding individuals of Fukomys anselli (Rodentia, Bathyergidae) from laboratory colony. Rus. J. Zool. 2015. V. 94, 1, pp. 119-124. Scopus.

Yuzhik, E.I.; Proskurnyak, L.P.; Nazarova, G.G. Correlations of reproductive indices of water vole females (Arvicola amphibius) with morphometric and hormonal characteristics // Journal of Evolutionary Biochemistry and Physiology. 2015. V. 51. No. 2. P. 139144. Web of Science.

Novikov E., Kondratuk E., Petrovskii D. Effect of the life history pattern on bioenergetic parameters of northern red-backed voles (Myodes rutilus Pall.) in a Mountain Taiga Population from the South of Western Siberia. Rus. J. Ecol. 2015. V. 5, 2, pp. 387391.Web of Science, Scopus.

Novikov E., Kondratuk E., Petrovski D., Krivopalov A., Moshkin M. Effects of parasites and antigenic challenge on metabolic rates and thermoregulation in northern red-backed voles (Myodes rutilus) // Parasitology research. 2015. Vol 114, 12, pp. 4479-4486. DOI: 10.1007/s00436-015-4691-9 Web of Science, Scopus.

Novikov E., Kondratuk E., Petrovski D., Titova T., ZadubrovskayaI., Zadubrovskiy P., Moshkin M. Reproduction, aging and mortality rate in social subterranean mole voles (Ellobius talpinus Pall.). Biogerontology. 2015. Vol. 16, No. 6 pp. 723-732. DOI 0.1007/s10522-015-9592-x. Web of Science, Scopus.

Potapova O.F., Potapov M.A., Panov V.V., Evsikov V.I. Ethological mechanisms of the maintenance of coat color polymorphism in the population of the northern red-backed vole (Myodes rutilus) in the vicinity of Novosibirsk // Russian Journal of Genetics: Applied Research. 2015. V. 5. No. 1. P. 815. DOI: 10.1134/S2079059715010086.Web


Potapov M.A., Zadubrovskiy P.A., Zadubrovskaya I.V., Potapova O.F., Evsikov V.I. Amicable and aggressive behavior as factors of formation of species-specific family group relations in rodents // Doklady Biological Sciences. 2014. V. 454. P. 5355. DOI: 10.1134/S0012496614010153. Scopus.