Senior research associate at Land of the Leopard
I was born in Vladivostok.
I started taking an interest in nature when I was still in school. I was placed on a special educational track that focused on biology and chemistry. I have a degree in ecology from the Academy of Ecology, Marine Biology and Biotechnology at Far Eastern State University.
In 2011, I completed an eight-month course in the study and preservation of large wild cats at Oxford University.
Between December 2008 and December 2011, I worked as a field researcher in a WCS project studying the Far Eastern leopard.
In November 2011, I joined the Kedrovaya Pad Nature Reserve and am now a senior research associate at Land of the Leopard, responsible for gathering, processing and analysing field data about the leopard and the Amur tiger.
My principal scientific interest is ecology and the state of the southwestern population of the Amur tiger. I also study the competitive relationship between the two types of predators (tiger and leopard), which I plan to do by PhD dissertation on.