Eugene Popov

Eugene Popov

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Academic degree, academic title: Ph.D.

Position: Senior Researcher


Research interests:

  • Biodiversity, ecology, biogeography, molecular systematics and phylogeny of various groups of ascomycetes, especially Helotiales and Pezizales.
  • Tropical mycology, diversity of fungi in South-East Asia.
  • Herbarium collections.
  • Nature conservation.

Keywords: Ascomycetes, discomycetes, taxonomy, mycogeography, tropical mycology, Leotiomycetes, Pezizomycetes, Orbiliomycetes

Education and work experience:

1995 – Graduation with Excellence from Bashovo secondary school (Pskov Oblast, Russia).
2001 – MSc in Biology, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg (Russia). Speciality: Mycology, Master Thesis: «Macromycetes of the Pskov Oblast».
2005 – Ph.D. (Candidate of Biological Sciences) at Komarov Botanical Institute RAS, Ph.D. Thesis: «Discomycetes of the North-West of the European part of Russia (Leningrad, Novgorod, Pskov Oblasts, St. Petersburg)».

2001-2005 – Laboratory Assistant of the Laboratory of Systematics and Geography of Fungi, Komarov Botanical Institute RAS.
2005-2008 – Research Assistant of the Laboratory of Systematics and Geography of Fungi, Komarov Botanical Institute RAS.
2009 – until now – Senior Researcher of the Laboratory of Systematics and Geography of Fungi, Komarov Botanical Institute RAS.

Grants and research projects:

Project leader:

  • 2006-2008. Grant RFBR № 06-04-49426 «Diversity and ecology of micromycetes in herbal plant communities of North-West Russia».

Member of research team:

  • 2020-2022. Grant RFBR № 20-04-00349 «Diversity, polyphasic taxonomy and molecular phylogenetics of critical groups of boletoid fungi (Boletales, Agaricomycetes)».
  • 2015-2017. Grant RFBR № 15-04-04645 «The systematics and phylogeny of the genus Entoloma s.l. (Entolomataceae, Agaricales) based on the morphological and on the molecular genetic approaches».
  • 2012-2014. Grant RFBR № 12-04-00061 «Mycobiota of the azonal vegetation types in the arid territories of the south-west of Russia».
  • 2012-2013. Grant RFBR № 12-04-31867 «Taxonomic diversity and structure of xylotrophic macromycetes communities in broad-leaved forests of Southern Non-Chernozem Zone of Russia».
  • 2010-2012. Grant RFBR № 10-04-01189 «Revision of the species diversity of several groups of basidiomycetes and ascomycetes of Russia using methods of genosystematics».
  • 2008-2010. Grant RFBR № 08-04-00193 «Mycobiota of arid territories of the south-west of Russia».
  • 2007-2009. Grant RFBR № 07-04-01408 «Macromycetes of the broad leaved forests in the nature reserves of Russia».
  • 2004-2006. Grant RFBR № 04-04-81027Bel2004 «Mycobiota of natural Belarus-Valdai Lakeland ecosystems».
  • 2004-2006. Grant RFBR № 04-04-49813 «Macromycetes of the grassland ecosystems in the natural reserves of Russia».
  • 2003-2005. Grant from St. Petersburg Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences. «Comprehensive characterization and mapping of the vegetation cover of the regional reserve" Berezovye ostrova"».

Other projects:

  • IUCN Species Survival Commission (Cup fungi, Truffles and Allies Specialist Group) – David Minter.
  • The Global Fungal Red List Initiative.
  • Program of the Joint Russian-Vietnamese Tropical Research and Technology Center «Ecolan E-1.2: Conservation, restoration and sustainable use of tropical forest ecosystems based on the study of their structural and functional organization. Section: Study of taxonomic and ecological diversity of agaricoid and boletoid basidiomycetes, ascomycetes and myxomycetes in forest ecosystems of Vietnam» – Yu.K. Novozhilov.

Professional memberships:

Editorial activity:

  • Since 2016 – Editorial Board member of the journal «Mikologiya i Fitopatologiya»
  • Since 2012 – Editorial Board member of the popular science journal «Planet of Fungi» by Saint-Petersburg Mycological Society

Selected publications:


Geltman D.V. (ed.). Red Data Book of Leningrad Oblast: Plant world. Saint Petersburg, 2018. 848 pp. [In Russian]

Geltman D.V. (ed.). Red Data Book of Saint Petersburg. Saint Petersburg, 2018. 568 pp. [In Russian]

Popov E.S., Kovalenko A.E., et al. Mycobiota of the Belarus-Valday Lakeland. Moscow, Saint Petersburg, 2013. 399 pp.

Kovalenko A.E., Bondartseva M.A., ... Popov E.S. et al. Fungi. In: Red Data Book of Russian Federation (plants and fungi). Moscow, 2008. 753-781. [In Russian]


Volobuev S.V., Popov E.S., Bolshakov S.Y., Tsutsupa T.A. Species of fungi recommended for inclusion in the 2nd edition of the Red Data Book of Oryol Region. Diversity of plant world. 2021. 3(10): 54-64.

Volobuev S.V., Bolshakov S.Y., … Popov E.S. et al. New species for regional mycobiotas of Russia. 6. Report 2021. Mikologiya i Fitopatologiya. 2021. 55(6): 411-422.

Rebriev Y.A., Bogacheva A.V., … Popov E.S. et al. New species of macromycetes for regions of Russian Far East. 2. Mikologiya i Fitopatologiya. 2021. 55(5): 318-330.

Poyarkov N.A., Nguyen T.V., Popov E.S., Geissler P., Pawangkhanant P., Neang T., Suwannapoom C., Orlov N.L. Recent progress in taxonomic studies, biogeographic analysis, and revised checklist of amphibians in Indochina. Russian Journal of Herpetology. 2021. 28(3A): 1-110.

Popov E., Carbone M. Studies in Galiella (Ascomycota, Pezizales). V. Typification and study of Galiella amurensis. 2021. 13(3): 93-101.

Crous P.W., Osieck E.R., … Popov E.S. et al. Fungal Planet description sheets: 1284-1382. Persoonia – Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Fungi. 2021. 47: 178-374.

Popov E.S., Kalinina L.B., Palomozhnykh E.A. Chlorostroma vestlandicum (Xylariales): first records of the rare ascomycete in Russia. Turczaninowia. 2021. 24(2): 93-98.

Haelewaters D., Dima B. ... Popov E.S. et al. Fungal Systematics and Evolution: FUSE 6. Sydowia. 2020. 72: 231-356.

Novozhilov Y.K., Shchepin O.N., Schnittler M., Dagamac N.H.A., Alexandrova A.V., Popov E.S., Kuznetsov A.N. Myxomycetes associated with mountain tropical forests of Bidoup Nui Ba and Chu Yang Sin national parks (Dalat Plateau, southern Vietnam). Nova Hedwigia. 2020. 110(1-2): 185-224.

Popov E.S., Chesnokov S.V., Konoreva L.A., Ezhkin A.K., Stepanchikova I.S., Kuznetsova E.S., Himelbrant D.E., Galanina I.A., Tchabanenko S.I. Stictis s. l. (Ostropales, Ascomycota) in the Russian Far East. Botanica Pacifica. 2020. 9(2): 1-8.

Popov E.S., Volobuev S.V. First record of Camarops petersii from eastern Europe. Mycotaxon. 2020. 135(4): 811–816.

Quijada L., Tanney J. B., Popov E., Johnston P. R., Pfister D. H. Cones, needles and wood: Micraspis (Micraspidaceae, Micraspidales fam. et ord. nov.) speciation segregates by host plant tissues. Fungal Systematics and Evolution. 2020. 5: 99-111.

Seregin A.P., Bochkov D.A. ... Popov E.S. et al."Flora of Russia" on iNaturalist: a dataset. Biodiversity Data Journal. 2020. 8: e59249.

Crous P.W., Wingfield M.J., ... Popov E.S. et al. Fungal Planet description sheets: 951–1041. Persoonia - Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Fungi. 2019. 43: 223-425.

Quijada L., Mitchell J.K., Popov E., Pfister D. H. The Asian-Melanesian bambusicolous genus Myriodiscus is related to the genus Tympanis, the North American-European tree pathogen. Forest Pathology. 2019. 49: e12532.

Geltman D.V., Himelbrant D.E., ... Popov E.S. et al. Vascular plants, bryophytes, algae, lichens, fungi and slime molds needed in regional conservation measures in the Leningrad Region. Botanicheskiy Zhurnal. 2018. 103(6): 64-811. [In Russian]

Mel’nik V.A., Alexandrova A.V., Novozhilov Yu.K., Popov E.S., Morozova O.V., Kovalenko A.E. Anamorphic fungi of Vietnam. IX. Mikologiya i Fitopatologiya. 2018. 52(4): 252-257. [In Russian]

Pham T.H.G., Popov E.S., Morozova O.V., Nguyen D.H. Basidiomycetous macromycetes of the Tay Nguyen Plateau in Vietnam: the history of investigation. Mikologiya i Fitopatologiya. 2018. 52(5): 307-319. [In Russian]

Fedosova A.G., Popov E.S., Lizoň P., Kučera V. Towards an understanding of the genus Glutinoglossum with emphasis on the Glutinoglossum glutinosum species complex (Geoglossaceae, Ascomycota). Persoonia-Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Fungi. 2018. 41: 18-38.

Morozova O.V., Noordeloos M.E., Popov E.S., Alexandrova A V. Three new species within the genus Entoloma (Basidiomycota, Agaricales) with clamped basidia and a serrulatum-type lamellae edge, and their phylogenetic position. Mycological Progress. 2018. 17(3): 381-392.

Novozhilov Y.K., Shchepin O.N., Alexandrova A.V., Popov E.S., Dagamac N.H.A. Altitudinal patterns of myxomycete diversity across tropical forests of Southern Vietnam. Protistology. 2018. 12(2): 73-–80.

Zamora J.C., Svensson M., ... Popov E.S. et al. Considerations and consequences of allowing DNA sequence data as types of fungal taxa. IMA Fungus. 2018. 9(1): 167-175.

Novozhilov Y.K., Erastova D.A., Shchepin O.N., Schnittler M., Alexandrova A.V., Popov E.S., Kuznetzov A.N. Myxomycetes associated with monsoon lowland tropical forests in southern Vietnam. Nova Hedwigia. 2017. 104(1-3): 143-182.

Mel’nik V.A., Alexandrova A.V., Novozhilov Yu.K., Popov E.S., Morozova O.V., Kovalenko A.E. Anamorphic fungi of Vietnam. VIII. Mikologiya i Fitopatologiya. 2016. 50(6): 386-393. [In Russian]

Morozova O. V., Alexandrova A.V., Popov E. S., Malysheva E. F. New data on the agaricoid basidiomycetes of the Tver Region. Novosti sistematiki nizshikh rastenii. 2016. 50: 174-186. [In Russian]

Svetasheva T. Yu., Popov E. S., Muravyova E. A. New records of ascomycetes (Ascomycota) from the Tula Region. Novosti sistematiki nizshikh rastenii. 2016. 50: 187-202. [In Russian]

Crous P. W., Wingfield M. J., ... Popov E.S. et al. Fungal Planet description sheets: 400–468. Persoonia - Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Fungi. 2016. 36: 316-458.

Mel’nik V.A., Popov E.S., Braun U. Neosporidesmium subramanianii sp. nov. from Vietnam. Mycosphere. 2016. 7(2): 148-153.

Morozova O. V., Malysheva E. F., Popov E. S., Psurtseva N. V., Fedosova A. G., Kovalenko A. E. Macromycetes of the Izborsk-Maly Valley, rare and new to the Pskov Region. Novosti sistematiki nizshikh rastenii. 2015. 49: 186-203.

Crous P.W., Wingfield M.J., Guarro J. et al. Fungal Planet description sheets: 320–370. Persoonia - Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Fungi. 2015. 34: 167-266.

Mel’nik V.A., Alexandrova A.V., Zmitrovich I.V., Braun U., Popov E.S. First record of Hyphobasidiofera malaysiana (Basidiomycota) from Vietnam. Mycobiota. 2015. 5: 1-5.

Popov E.S. The types of fungal names published by Ch. G. Ehrenberg from A. von Chamisso’s collection kept in the Mycological and Lichenological herbaria of the Komarov Botanical Institute (St. Petersburg, LE). Novosti sistematiki nizshikh rastenii. 2014. 48: 196-203.

Morozova O.V., Popov E.S., Kovalenko A.E. Studies on mycobiota of Vietnam. II. Two new species of Lactifluus (Russulaceae) with pleurotoid basidiomata. Микология и фитопатология. 2013. 47(2): 92-102.

Morozova O.V., Popov E.S., Kovalenko A.E. Studies on mycobiota of Vietnam. I. Genus Entoloma: new records and new species. Микология и фитопатология. 2012. 46(3): 184-200.

Mel’nik V.A., Popov E.S. New species Bahugada altaica on currant from Altaj. Mikologiya i Fitopatologiya. 2009. 43(3): 232-235. [In Russian]

Mel’nik V.A., Popov E.S. Species of the genus Bactridium (Hyphomycetes) in Russia. Mikologiya i Fitopatologiya. 2009. 43(5): 418-422. [In Russian]