Boris Sheiko

Department

Laboratory of Ichthyology

Organization

Russian Academy of Sciences

Email
bsheiko [at] mail.ru
Phone
+7-812-328 0612

Address

Universitetskaya nab 1
Saint-Petersburg
Russian Federation

Brief Biography

Since 1991, I employed in a system of the Russian Academy of Sciences. First nine years I worked in the Kamchatka Institute of Ecology (Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky). It is a small institute placed on a shore of the Pacific Ocean at southeastern Kamchatka. The main aim of research was the study of the marine fish biodiversity: mainly in the Pacific Ocean, Okhotsk Sea & Bering Sea. Since 1981, I have participated in 22 scientific cruises & shore expeditions in various parts of northwestern Pacific from the Philippine Sea up to the Chukchi Sea.

I have participated in two scientific international cruises: with Japanese colleagues on board of the Russian research vessel “Vulkanolog” to northwestern Okhotsk Sea (1995); with US, Canadian and Korean colleagues on board of the Russian research vessel “Professor Khromov” to Bering Strait & Chukchi Sea (2004).

In 1997 and 1999, I visited scientific museums of the USA to study fish collections from the North Pacific Ocean: in 1997 – four weeks in the School of Fisheries & Oceanography, University of Washington, Seattle, and in 1999 – four weeks in the National Museum of Natural Sciences, Washington, D.C.

My main interest is to study nomenclature, systematics, geographic range, and vertical distribution of marine fishes. In 2000, I was invited to work in the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (St. Petersburg). At present, I continue to collect and analyze all data on taxonomy, biodiversity, range and vertical distribution of bottom fishes of North Pacific and Pacific Arctic. In my publications, various problems of taxonomy, nomenclature, biodiversity, zoogeography, and structure of fish communities are discussed.

Science Specialties

ichthyology, biosystematics, biodiversity, biogeography

Current Research

Nomenclature, systematics, biodiversity, range, and vertical distribution of bottom fishes of North Pacific and Pacific Arctic.