Alexander Sennikov

Alexander Sennikov

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Academic degree, academic title: Ph.D.

Position: Senior Researcher


Research interests:

  • Plant taxonomy, phylogeny and evolution.
  • Floristic revisions.
  • Biodiversity information systems.
  • History of botany.
  • Botanical nomenclature.

Keywords: Asteraceae, Central Asia, checklists, databases, distribution areas, Eastern Europe, herbarium collections, Lapland, non-native plants, taxonomy

Education and work experience:

1995 – M.Sci. in Botany, Department of Botany, St. Petersburg State University.
2002 – PhD. in Botany, Komarov Botanical Institute (St. Petersburg).

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Selected publications:

Sukhorukov A.P., Sennikov A.N., Veranso-Libalah M.C. et al. Evolutionary relationships, biogeography and morphological characters of Glinus (Molluginaceae), with special emphasis on the genus composition in Sub-Saharan Africa. PhytoKeys. 2021. 173: 1–92.

Wasowicz P., Sennikov A.N., Westergaard K.B. et al. Non-native vascular flora of the Arctic: Taxonomic richness, distribution and pathways. Ambio. 2020. 49: 693–703.

Herrando-Moraira, S. & Cardueae Radiations Group [Calleja J.A., Galbany-Casals M. … Sennikov A.N. et al.] Nuclear and plastid DNA phylogeny of tribe Cardueae (Compositae) with Hyb-Seq data: A new subtribal classification and a temporal diversification framework. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 2019. 137: 313–332.

Szukala A., Korotkova N. … Sennikov A.N. et al. Phylogeny of the Eurasian genus Jurinea (Asteraceae: Cardueae): Support for a monophyletic genus concept and a first hypothesis on overall species relationships. Taxon. 2019. 68(1): 112–131.

Herrando-Moraira, S. & Cardueae Radiations Group [Antonio Calleja J., Carnicero P., … Sennikov A.N. et al.]. Exploring data processing strategies in NGS target enrichment to disentangle radiations in the tribe Cardueae (Compositae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 2018. 128: 69-87.

Kilian N., Sennikov A.N., Wang Z.-H., Gemeinholzer B. & Zhang J.-W. Sub-Paratethyan origin and Middle to Late Miocene principal diversification of the Lactucinae (Compositae: Cichorieae) inferred from molecular phylogenetics, divergence-dating and biogeographic analysis. Taxon. 2017. 66(3): 675-703.

Calonje M., Sennikov A.N. In the process of saving plant names from oblivion: The revised nomenclature of Ceratozamia fuscoviridis (Zamiaceae). Taxon. 2017. 66(1): 158–164.

Sennikov, A.N., Kurtto, A. A phylogenetic checklist of Sorbus s.l. (Rosaceae) in Europe. Memoranda Societatis pro Fauna et Flora Fennica. 2017. 93: 1–78.

Sennikov A.N., Tojibaev K.Sh., Khassanov F.O., Beshko N.Yu. The Flora of Uzbekistan Project. Phytotaxa. 2016. 282(2): 107–118.

APG IV [Byng J.W., Chase M.W., … Sennikov A.N. et al.] An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG IV. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 2016. 181(1): 1–20.