Ekaterina Kotina

Ekaterina Kotina

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Academic degree, academic title: Ph.D.

Position: Senior Researcher

E-mail: EKotina@binran.ru

Phone number: +7 (812) 372-54-66

Research interests:

  • Plant anatomy and morphology.

Keywords: Plant, anatomy, plant morphology, bark, wood, stem, timber, phloem, xylem, periderm

Education and work experience:

1996-2002 – Faculty of Biology and Soil Science, St. Petersburg State University:
1996-2000 – B.Sc. in Biology. Thesis: «Stamens morphology of the Lamiaceae flora of Russia and their systematic implications».
2000-2002 – M.Sc. in Biology (cum laude).Thesis: «Signal transduction pathways from arginine vasopressin sensitive receptors to outer membrane amoeba Amoeba proteus».
2009 – Ph.D. in Biology, Komarov Botanical Institute RAS. Period: 2003–2009 (part time). Thesis: «Comparative bark anatomy of Araliaceae and related taxa», under supervision of Dr. Alexei Oskolski.

2003-2005 – Senior Technician Researcher at Botanical museum of Komarov Botanical Institute RAS.
2005-2010 – Research Assistant at Botanical museum of Komarov Botanical Institute RAS.
2010-2013 – Research Scientist at Botanical museum of Komarov Botanical Institute RAS.
01.12.2013-31.12.2017 – Department of Botany and Plant Biotechnology, University of Johannesburg.
04.01.2013-04.04.2013 – postdoc, Department of Botany and Plant Biotechnology, University of Johannesburg.
01.08.2010-31.07.2011 – postdoc, Department of Botany and Plant Biotechnology, University of Johannesburg.
2018 – until now – Senior Researcher in Lab. Plant Anatomy and Morphology Komarov Botanical Institute RAS.

Grants and research projects:

Project leader:

  • 2020–2021. RFBR № 20-04-01102-a «Bark diversity and ways of her development with age in woody plants».
  • 2012–2013. RFBR № 12-04-32071-mol_a «Structural and functional aspects of photosynthesis in the bark of woody dicots».

Member of research team:

  • 2014-2015. RFBR № 14-05-91163-GFEN_а «Cenozoic woods of South China: taxonomy, palaeoecology and evolution».
  • 2012-2013. RFBR № 12-04-32078-mol_a «Role of vernalization and of photoperiodic sensitivity in the formation of a new phenotype of chlorina 3613 chlorophyll b-less spring barley mutant with high photosynthetic activity and productivity».

Professional memberships:

Expeditions:

Selected publications:

Nosova N., Yakovleva O., Kotina E. First data on the leaf cuticle ultrastructure of the Mesozoic genus Pseudotorellia Florin. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology. 2019. 271: 1-12.

Kotina E.L., Tilney P.M., Van Wyk A.E., Oskolski A.A., Van Wyk B.-E. Hairy bark in Lannea schweinfurthii (Anacardiaceae): hyperhydric-like tissue formed under arid conditions. IAWA journal. 2018. 39(2): 221-233.

Kotina E.L., Oskolski A.A., Tilney P.M., Van Wyk B.-E. Bark anatomy of Adansonia digitata (Bombacaceae). Adansonia journal. 2017. 39(1): 31-40.

Kotina E.L., Oskolski A.A., Tilney P.M., Van Wyk B.-E. Bark and wood anatomy of Leucosidea and Cliffortia (Sanguisorbeae, Rosaceae). IAWA journal. 2017. 38(1): 13-28.

Rakotonandrasana S.R., Oskolski A.A., Tilney P.M., KotinaE.L., Van Wyk B.-E. The rediscovery of Billburttia vaginoides, with notes on the morphology, anatomy, traditional uses and conservation status of the genus Billburttia (Apieae, Apiaceae). Phytotaxa. 2017. 321(3): 265-276.

Esteban I., Vlok J., Kotina E.L., Bamford M., Cowling R., Cabanes D., Albert R.M. Phytoliths in plants from the south coast of the Greater Cape Floristic Region (South Africa). Review of Paleobotany and Palynology. 2017. 245: 69-84.

Angyalossy V., Pace M.R., ... Kotina E. et al. List of Microscopic Bark Features. IAWA journal. 2016. 37: 517-615.

Kotina E.L., Oskolski A.A., Tilney P.M., Van Wyk B.-E. Bark and wood structure of Prunus africana (Rosaceae), an important African medicinal plant. South African Journal of Botany. 2016. 106: 89-95.

Kotina E.L., Stepanova A.V., Oskolski A.A., Tilney P.M., Van Wyk B.-E. Crystal types and their distribution in the bark of African genistoid legumes (Fabaceae tribes Sophoreae, Podalyrieae, Crotalarieae and Genisteae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 2015. 178(4): 620-632.

Kotina E.L., Van Wyk B.-E., Tilney P.M. Anatomy of the leaf and bark of Warburgia salutaris (Canellaceae), an important medicinal plant from South Africa. South African Journal of Botany. 2014. 94: 177-181.

Kotina E.L., Fiaschi P., Plunkett G. M., Oskolski A.A. Systematic and ecological wood anatomy of Neotropical Schefflera (Araliaceae), with an emphasis on the Didymopanax group. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 2013. 173(3): 452-475.

Kotina E.L., Oskolski A.A., Stepanova A.V., Tilney P.M., Van Wyk B.-E. Notes on the taxonomic and ecological significance of bark structure in the genus Virgilia (Fabaceae, Podalyrieae). South African Journal of Botany. 2013. 89: 240-243.

Stepanova A.V., Kotina E.L., Tilney P.M., Van Wyk B.-E. Wood and bark anatomy of Hypocalyptus support its isolated taxonomic position in Leguminosae. South African Journal of Botany. 2013. 89: 234-239.

Kotina E.L., Van Wyk B.-E., Tilney P.M., Oskolski A.A. The systematic significance of bark structure in southern African genera of tribe Heteromorpheae (Apiaceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 2012. 169: 677-691.

Kotina E.L., Stepanova A.V., P.M. Tilney, Van Wyk B.-E. The pharmacognostic value of leaf and stem anatomy in rooibos tea (Aspalathus linearis). South African Journal of Botany. 2012. 82: 129-133.

Stepanova A.V., Kotina E.L., Tilney P.M., Van Wyk B.-E. Leaf and stem anatomy of honeybush tea (Cyclopia species, Fabaceae). South African Journal of Botany. 2012. 82: 123-128.

Kotina E.L., Oskolski A.A. Survey of the bark anatomy of Araliaceae and related taxa. Plant Diversity and Evolution. 2010. 128(3–4): 455-489.

Oskolski A.A., Kotina E.L., Fomichev I.V., Tronchet F., Lowry P.P. II. Systematic implications of wood and bark anatomy in the Pacific island genus Meryta (Araliaceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 2007. 153: 363-379.