Department of Zoology

Address of the Department:
Faculty of Biology, Shampansky Lane, 2, Odesa, 65058
Head of Department
Volodimir Stoylovsky
Doctor of sciences in biology, full professor
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Scientific secretary of department
Catherine Chernichko, candidate of sciences in biology, associate professor

Employees of the Department

 Employees of the Department
Staff teachers
  1. Volodimir Stoylovsky – doctor of sciences in biology, full professor
  2. Catherine Chernichko - candidate of sciences in biology, associate professor
  3. Olga Deli - senior lecturer, candidate of sciences in biology
  4. Dmitro Kivganov - candidate of sciences in biology, associate professor
  5. Yuri Olijnik - candidate of sciences in biology, associate professor
  6. Svitlana Pidgorna - candidate of sciences in biology, associate professor
  7. Vyacheslav Trach - candidate of sciences in biology, associate professor
Teaching support staff
  1. Irina Bogdanchik, rank I specialist
  2. Olena Borsuk, senior assistant
  3. Zinaida Remez, assistant
Specialization of the Department Zoology, ecology, nature conservation.

Main directions of scientific activity of the department

  • Study of species diversity of the animal world and its role in nature and value to humans;
  • Scientific substantiation of new and the increasing areas of existing national parks, sanctuaries, nature reserves.
  • The study of the fauna and ways to protect of Ukrainian wetlands.
  • Zoological Department is the lead agency of the south of Ukraine in the implementation of international observation related to the study of bird migration routes, distribution of some species of vertebrates and invertebrates.

Partners of the Department, international cooperation

On a range of questions, Zoology Department collaborates with scientific and educational institutions of Ukraine, "near-" and "far-" abroad: Zoological Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev National University, Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (St. Petersburg), Melitopol ornithological station, State Melitopol Pedagogical University, Odessa Anti-Plague Institute, Odessa quarantine station, institute "Biotechnics" and others.

Employees of the department are members of a number of Ukrainian and foreign scientific societies and working groups: the Ukrainian Society of the Protection of Birds, Ornithological Society by Menzbir, Ukrainian Entomological Society, parasitological Ukrainian society, international working groups for the study of ducks, geese, cormorants, sandpipers, and others.

The department maintains contacts with various international environmental organizations. Department staff have been and are involved in international projects, WWF, BirdLife International, TACIS, EUCC, the Black Sea states, the governments of Ukraine and Greece, etc.

Employees of the department are part of the scientific and technical council of the Danube Biosphere Reserve, National Park "Lower Dniester", Nature Landscape Park "Tuzly Lagoons ", Odessa Zoological Park.

The department advises practitioners in questions of identification of animals, their biology, cultivation, practical significance.
Most of the works of masters has ornithological, entomological, parasitological and environmental focus. Every year students of the department publish 3-5 papers in professional journals. Students make presentations at universities, national and international conferences. The best graduates of the department have the opportunity to continue their education in graduate school.

Among the graduates of the Department of Zoology are employees of the Mechnikovs Ukrainian Research Anti-Plague Institute, Ukrainian marine ecology center, Institute of Marine Biology of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Schmalhausens Zoological Institute of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Kiev), reserves and national parks, the Azov-Black Sea Ornithological Station (Melitopol), Centre "Bioengineering", the WWF-Ukraine, ornithological service of airports, zoological parks and dolphinariums, and so on.


Dvoryanskaya str., 2,Odessa, 65082
Reception: (38-048)723-52-54
Phone/fax: (38-048)723-35-15

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