Saint-Petersburg State University
Faculty of Biology

Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Rus | Eng

Andrey Granovitch

Curriculum Vitae pdf

address: Department of Invertebrate Zoology, Biology and Soil Science Faculty, St.Petersburg State University, 199034, Universitetskaya nab.7/9, St.Petersburg, Russia.

phone:(812) 328 96 88


Recent and relevant publications

  1. Sergievsky S.O., Granovitch A.I., Sokolova I.M. 1997. Long-term studies of Littorina obtusata and Littorina saxatilis populations in the White Sea// Oceanologica Acta. V.20. N.1. P.259-265.
  2. Granovitch A. I. 1999. Parasitic systems and the structure of parasite populations// Helgoland Marine Research. V.53, p.9-18.
  3. Granovitch A.I., Sergievsky S.O., and I.M. Sokolova. 2000. Spatial and temporal variation of trematode infection in coexisting populations of intertidal gastropods Littorina saxatilis and L.obtusata in the White Sea. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 2000. V.41. P.53-64. (pdf, 700 kb).
  4. Khalturin K.V., N.A. Mikhailova, and A.I. Granovitch. 2000. Genetic heterogeneity in the natural populations of Microphallus piriformes and M. pygmaeus parthenites (Trematoda: Microphallidae). Parasitologiya 34:484-501 (in Russian).
  5. Granovitch A. I., Johannesson K. 2000. Digenetic Trematodes in four species of Littorina from the West coast of Sweden. Ophelia. V.53(1). P.55-65.
  6. Sokolova I.M., Granovitch A.I., Berger V.Ya., Johannesson K. 2000. Intraspecific physiological variability of the gastropod Littorina saxatilis related to the vertical gradient in the White and North Seas. Marine Biology. V.137. P.297-308.
  7. Granovitch A.I., Sokolova I.M. 2001. Littorina arcana Hannaford Ellis, 1978 – a new record from the eastern Barents Sea// Sarsia. V.86. P.241-243.Kaliberdina M.V., Granovitch A.I. 2003. Infection of the gastropod mollusc Littorina saxatilis with parthenites of trematodes and their impact on the host’s shell shape: analysis of populations inhabiting the rocky shore of the White Sea//Parasitologia. V.37, P.69-86 (in Russian).
  8. Yashenko V.V., Granovitch A.I. 2002. Littorina fabalis (Turton, 1825): one more species of littoral gastropodes of the White Sea// Vestnik Sankt-Peterburgskogo Universiteta. S.3(4). V.27. P.34-45 (in Russian).
  9. Granovitch A.I., Mikhailova N.A. Rocky shore trematodes of the west coast of Sweden: distribution and life cycle strategies// Acta Parasitologica, 2004, 49(3), 228-236. (pdf, 130 kb)
  10. Mikhailova N.A., Petrova Y.A., Granovitch A.I. Molecular markers for identification of the sibling species of marine gastropods of the genus Littorina// Cytologia, 2004, V.46,N9, Ñ.823-824.
  11. Granovitch A.I., Mikhailova N.A., Znamenskaya O.S., Petrova Yu.A. Species of the genus Littorina (Gastropoda: Prosobranchia) of East Murman// Zoologichesky zhurnal, 2004, V.83 (11), p. 1305-1317.
  12. Fateev A.E., Granovitch A.I., Dobrovolsky A.A. Department of Invertebrate Zoology: 30 years on the White Sea Marine Biological Station of SPSU// In: 30 years of White Sea Marine Biological Station of SPSU: results and perspectives. SPb. 2005. p.77-85. In Russian.
  13. Tihomirov I.A., Dobrovolsky A.A., Granovitch A.I. Practical works in Zoology of Invertebrates (Small practicum). Part 1. Moskow-Spb. KMK Press, 2005, 302p. In Russian.
  14. Ganzha E.V., Granovitch A.I., Petrova Yu.A., Mikhailova N.A. Hystological analysis of penial glands of Littorina mollusks// Vestnik S.-Peterburgskogo Universiteta Ser.3. 2006, vyp.4, p.40-46. In Russian.
  15. Loskutova Z.I., Granovitch A.I. Ecological structure of populations of the White Sea snail Onoba aculeus (Gould, 1841)// Vestnik S.-Peterburgskogo Universiteta Ser.3. 2006, vyp.4, p.33-49. In Russian.
  17. Mikhailova N.A., Gracheva Y.A., Backeljau T., Granovitch A.I. 2009. A potential species-specific molecular marker suggests interspecific hybridization between sibling species Littorina arcana and L.saxatilis (Mollusca, Caenogastropoda) in natural populations. Genetica. V.137. N3. P.333-340. (pdf, 290 kb)
  18. Granovitch A.I., Yagunova E.V., Maximovich A.N., Sokolova I.M. 2009. Elevated female fecundity as a possible compensatory mechanism in response to trematode infestation in populations of Littorina saxatilis (Olivi). Int.J.for Parasitol. 39, 1011-1019. (pdf, 550 kb)
  19. Starunova Z.I, Mikhailova N.A., Granovich A.I. 2010. The analysis of interpopulation and intrapopulation differences of shell shape by geometric morphometric methods in «saxatilis» species complex (Mollusca: Caenogastropoda). Vestnik of St. Petersburg State University. Series 3. Biology. 3(4): 23-34. In Russian.
  20. Starunova Z.I, Granovich A.I., Mikhailova N.A. 2011. Application of geometric morphometry for analysis of the shapes of living forms. In O.N.Pugachiov ed. “Current trends of animal evolutionary morphology”. St-Petersburg, Zoologicheskii Institut, p 134-136. In Russian.
  21. Granovitch A.I., Maximovich A.N., 2013. Long-term population dynamics of Littorina obtusata — the spatial structure and impact of trematodes. Hydrobiologia. 706(1): 91–101.
  22. Granovitch Andrei I., Alexey N. Maximovich, Alina V. Avanesyan, Zinaida I. Starunova, Natalia A. Mikhailova, 2013. Micro-spatial distribution of the two sibling periwinkle species across the intertidal indicates hybridization. Genetica. 141 (7): 293–301.
  23. A.A. Lobov, A.L. Maltseva, N.A. Mikhailova, A.I. Granovitch. 2015. LOSP: a newly identified sperm protein from Littorina obtusata. Journal of Molluscan Studies 81(4): 512-515.
  24. Berge J., Daase M., Renaud P.E., … Granovitch A., et al. 2015. Unexpected levels of biological activity during the polar night offer new perspectives on a warming arctic. Current Biology, 25: 1-7.
  25. O.A. Muraeva, A.L. Maltseva, N.A.Mikhailova, A.I.Granovitch. 2016. Mechanisms of adaption to salinity stress in marine gastropods Littorina saxatilis: a proteomic analysis. Cell and Tissue. Biology 10(2): 160-169.
  26. A.L. Maltseva, M.A. Varfolomeeva, A.A. Lobov, N.A. Mikhailova, P.E. Renaud, A.V. Grishankov, K.Y. Volovik, A.I. Granovitch. 2016. Measuring physiological similarity of closely related littorinid species: a proteomic insight. Marine Ecology Progress Series 552: 177-193.
  27. Granovitch, A.I. 2016. From host-parasite systems to parasitic systems. Interactions of littoral mollusks of the genus Littorina with their trematode parasites. Zoologicheskii Zhurnal 95(3): 252-266. In Russian.

Projects (grants)

  1. Project 15-04-08210 of Russian Foundation of Basic Research “Molecular evolution of a complex of closely related species of marine intertidal mollusks: from proteomes toward localization of genes on chromosomes” (2015-2017).
  2. Grants for postdocs mentorship of St. Petersburg State University 2013-2015 “Molecular basis of the regulation of complex life cycles” (2013–2016).
  3. Collaboration Project 14-04-93083 of Russian Foundation of Basic Research (2014-2016) and Research Council of Norway (EMAP project #233635).
  4. Project of the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education CPRU/10007 "Bilateral Arctic Marine Science and student Exchange programme (BAMSE)" (2014-2016).
  5. Project 14-04-10195 of Russian Foundation of Basic Research “The expedition to the shores of the seas of the North Atlantic for the study of cryptic species of intertidal gastropod genus Littorina (morpho-genetic and cytogenetic analysis)” (2014).
  6. Project of the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education, SIU, Norway CPRU-2012/10057 "Establishing cooperation between St. Petersburg University and University of Tromso to exchange students in Marine Biology” (2012).
  7. Project of the Research Council of Norway 226417/E10 “Mare incognitum - ecological processes during the polar night” (2013-2016).
  8. Project 12-04-00312 of Russian Foundation of Basic Research “Sibling species and cryptic species in sympatric and allopatric populations of mollusks of the genus Littorina: morphological plasticity and prezygotic isolation” (2012-2014).
  9. Grant St. Petersburg State University 1.42.1277.2014 “Organization and carrying out field work for the study of morphological and functional adaptations and ecology of marine aquatic organisms” (2014).
  10. Grant St. Petersburg State University 1.42.514.2013 “Organization and carrying out field work to collect scientific, educational collection material and experimental study of the morphological and functional adaptations and ecology of marine aquatic organisms” (2013).
  11. Grant St. Petersburg State University “Organization and carrying out expeditions to study the mechanisms of formation of the biological diversity of protists, multicellular animals and collection of educational collections” (2012).
  12. Grant St. Petersburg State University 1.42.527.2011 “Organization of expedition to study the characteristics of the formation of the taxonomic and ecological diversity of protists and invertebrates; structure, functioning and evolution of aquatic biosystems” (2011).
  13. Project 11-04-06047 of Russian Foundation of Basic Research “Organization (24.07.2011-28.07.2011) of X International Symposium on Biology and Evolution of Littorinid“ (2011).
  14. Grant St. Petersburg State University “Create a network share educational complex Zoological Museum St. Petersburg State University” (2011).
  15. Grant of St. Petersburg State University “Features of formation of the taxonomic and ecological diversity of protists and invertebrates” (2009-2014).
  16. Project 09-04-01728 of Russian Foundation of Basic Research “Genetic and morphological effects of micro-evolutionary processes in the sibling species” (2009-2011).
  17. «Zoological Museum as a basis of the modernization of educational programs» Federal program «Development of the scientific potential of the High School (2006-2008)».
  18. Complex biological expedition «Nord»
  19. Project Ý0195+Ý0017/1048 of Federal Programm Integration of Science and Education (2002-2006)
  20. Investigation of Commercially important hydrobionts of White and Barentz Seas
  21. Project Ý3251/1273 of Federal Programm Integration of Science and Education (2002-2006)
  22. Zoological museum as important component of basic biological education and training of the zoologists.
  23. Project of Federal Programm High School as State Resource of Regional Development (2002)
  24. The problem of sibling species existing and peculiarities of microevolution of the snails Littorina genus
  25. Project 02-04-48725 of Russian Foundation of Basic Research (2002-2004)
  26. Complex expedition on investigation of structure, functional relations and dominant species in benthic communities of White and Barents Seas
  27. Project 02-04-63108Ê of Russian Foundation of Basic Research (2002)
  28. Complex expedition on faunistic comlexes analysis of benthic communities of White and Barentz Seas.
  29. Project 03-04-63094K of Russian Foundation of Basic Research (2003)
  30. Complex expedition on structural and functional analysis of benthic communities of White and Barentz Seas.
  31. Project 04-04-63166K of Russian Foundation of Basic Research (2004)
  32. Grants of 5-th and 6-th competitions of Presidium of Russian Academy of Science (1999-2000, 2001-2004)
  33. Grant of Swedish Royal Academy (1997-1999)

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