Viacheslav Byalt

Viacheslav Byalt

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Academic degree, academic title: Ph.D.

Position: Senior Researcher

E-mail: VByalt@binran.ru

Phone number: +7 (812) 372-54-51 ext. 2221

Research interests:

  • Botany, taxonomy of higher plants (Crassulaceae, Tamaricaceae, Cactaceae, etc.).
  • Plant geography, floristry - Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Nizhne-Khopersky Natural Park (Volgograd Region), North-West Russia, Fujairah Emirate (United Arab Emirates).
  • Dendrology, herbarium, protection of rare plants.

Keywords: Botany, plant taxonomy, plant geography, floristry, protection of rare plants, dendrology, Eurasia, Herbaria, plant typification

Education and work experience:

1984-1992 Student of St. Petersburg State University.
1992 Saint Petersburg State University (SPbSU).
1999 defended his Ph.D. thesis, Komarov Botanical Institute RAS.

1988-1991 Doctor of the Department of Botany, Leningrad State University.
1992 - Senior Laboratory Assistant, Komarov Botanical Institute RAS, St. Petersburg.
1993-1999 Research Assistant, Komarov Botanical Institute RAS, St. Petersburg.
2000-2005 Research Scientist at Komarov Botanical Institute RAS, St. Petersburg.
2005 until now Senior Researcher at the Komarov Botanical Institute RAS, St. Petersburg.
2019-2020 Deputy Director for Research of the Botanical Garden and Park, St. Petersburg State University of Technology.

Grants and research projects:

Project leader:

  • 2014-2015. International grant of Andrew Mellon Foundation. Scanning of type specimens in the Herbarium of the Department. Botanists of St. Petersburg State University (LECB) within the framework of the Global Plant Initiative (GPI).
  • 2012-2014. International grant Andrew Mellon Foundation. Scanning of type specimens in the Herbarium. I.P. Borodin SPgLTU (KFTA) within the framework of the Global Plant Initiative (GPI).
  • 2009.RFBR 09-04-00602-a Systematics and phylogeny of the Crassulaceae family of Eastern Europe and the Caucasus based on the use of anatomical, morphological and molecular genetic characters.

Member of research team:

  • 2018. RFBR 18-54-54005 Assessment of plant diversity in the Bat Dai Son mountains, Khazyang Viet_a province Averyanov LV. BIN RAS.
  • 2016. RFBR 16-44-890088 Biological diversity of vascular plants of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug: current state, features of spatial distribution and economic significance of the district Pismarkina E.V. Botanical Garden of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
  • 2015. RFBR 15-04-00419 Taxonomy, geography and biology of plants of local floras of eastern Indochina A. Averyanov LV. BIN RAS.
  • 2014. RFBR 14-04-00727 Type specimens of taxa of vascular plants of Siberia and the Far East, stored in the Herbarium of the Botanical Institute. V.L. Komarov RAS (LE). Part 2 - Dicotyledonous plants.
  • 2012-2017. State contract 01-15 / 4 dated July 25, 2012. Department for Science and Innovation of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. Research of adaptation processes of deciduous and coniferous trees in arctic and subarctic natural and climatic zones.
  • 2012-2013. Subprogram Biodiversity: state and dynamics of the Program of fundamental research of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences Wildlife: current state and development problems. The title of the project: Characterization of the diversity of vascular plants in Russia at the level of large natural regions (subkingdom, region, province), - as a basis for the creation and maintenance of the Red Data Books of Russia and the subjects of the Federation. Lead by R.V. Kamelin.
  • 2012-2013. Program of the President of the Russian Federation to support leading scientific schools: grant NSh 7000.2012.4 Biodiversity of vascular plants of Eurasia: flora, taxonomy, geography, evolution. Lead by N.N. Tsvelev.
  • 2012. 12-04-10158-k Organization and implementation of expeditionary work to study wild and introduced species of the genus Larix in South Primorye (Ussuriysky, Anuchinsky, Olginsky districts) (VIII 2012). Lead by L.V. Orlova.
  • 2011-2012. State contract 16.518.11.7071 Study of the diversity of modern and fossil plants and fungi on the basis of the Collection Fund of the VL Komarov Botanical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences as an object of scientific infrastructure for collective use.
  • 2011. RFBR grant 11-04-01183-a Systematics and phylogeny of species of the genus Larix (Pinaceae) in Russia based on the use of morphological and molecular genetic methods. Supervisor L.V. Orlova.
  • 2011. Contract 01-15 / 5 of September 27, 2011 Department of Science and Innovation of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Research of adaptation processes of deciduous and coniferous trees in arctic and subarctic natural and climatic zones. Stage I: Development of environmental criteria for the selection of tree species for the conditions of arctic and subarctic natural and climatic zones.
  • 2009-2011. The program of fundamental research of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences Inventory of the biological diversity of Russia (2. Inventory of the diversity of the plant world), subprogram Biodiversity: inventory, functions, conservation. Project title: Monographic processing of complex groups of vascular plants within the entire area, extratropical Eurasia or Russia. Head - Kamelin R.V.
  • 2009-2011. 2.1.1 / 11545 (3859) AVTsP Development of the scientific potential of higher education (2009-2011) Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. The reaction of native and introduced conifers to climate change in the North-West of Russia.
  • 2009-2011. 2.2.1.2/12817 (3392) AVTsP Development of the scientific potential of higher education (2009-2011) Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.Analysis of the state, forecast of development and information and analytical support of unique objects of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.
  • 2009-2011. 2.2.3.1/2670 AVTsP Development of the scientific potential of higher education (2009-2011) Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. Visualization of the collection of E.L. Wolf's type specimens in the dendrological herbarium of the St. Petersburg State Forestry Academy (KFTA).
  • 2009-2010. State contract 02.518.11.7172 Study of biological diversity of plants and fungi on the basis of the collection fund of the VL Komarov Botanical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
  • 2009. RFBR grant 09-04-00632-a Types of taxa of vascular plants from Siberia and the Far East, stored in the Herbarium of the Botanical Institute named after V.L. Komarov RAS (LE)(Supervisor N.N. Imkhannitskaya / I.O. Buzunova.
  • 2008. RFBR grant 08-04-00858-a Vascular Plants of Eastern Europe. Supervisor N.N. Tsvelev
  • 2006-2009. Under the target program of St. Petersburg LTA Development of the scientific potential of higher education (2006-2009). Project 2.2.3.1.8256 Monitoring of the assortment of woody plant collections of the Botanical Garden of the St. Petersburg Forestry Academy from the moment of its inception to the present.
  • 2006-2008. Program of fundamental research of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences Biodiversity and dynamics of gene pools project Biodiversity of vascular plants in Russia. Lead by R.V. Kamelin.

Other projects:

  • Database: Woody plants in squares, gardens and parks of St. Petersburg (information on 58 objects in 2011). Authors: Byalt Vyacheslav Vyacheslavovich, Orlova Larisa Vladimirovna, Byalt Alexey Vyacheslavovich, Egorov Alexander Anatolyevich, Khmarik Alexander Gennadievich.
    Copyright holder: Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education "S.M. Kirov St. Petersburg State Forestry University"
  • BIN RAS database: Index Herbariorum Rossicum (2004 - present).

Conferences and workshops:

Organizing committee:

  • Biodiversity and introduction of succulents: materials of the first international scientific-practical conference. St. Petersburg, October 8-10, 2004. Organizing committee, editorial board of materials.
  • V youth conference of botanists in St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg, 1995. Organizing committee, editorial board of materials.

Attendee:

  • XIV Congress of the Russian Botanical Society and conference Botany in the modern world. Russia, Makhachkala, June 18-23, 2018. Oral presentation.
  • XIII delegate congress of the Botanical Society. Russia, Togliatti, September 2013. Poster and oral reports.
  • 32nd Congress of the International Organization for Succulent Plant Study. Cuba, Havana, July 2-6, 2012. Oral presentation.
  • 5th Global Plants Initiative Annual Meeting. Spain, Madrid, April 9-13, 2012. Poster presentation.
  • XVII International Botanical Congress. Austria, Vienna, July 12-16, 2005. Poster presentations.
  • IOS Congress (Systematics, Ecology, and Biological Interactions of Succulent Plants). Germany, Hamburg, May 31 - June 5, 2004. Oral presentation.

Professional memberships:

Expeditions:

Selected publications:

Monographs:

Firsov G.A., Byalt V.V., hmarik A.G. Trees and shrubs of Park Dubki (Saint-Petersburg, Russia). Moscow: ROSA Publishing House, 2020. 96 .

Byalt V.V., Firsov G.A., Byalt A.V., Orlova L.V. Overview of the cultural flora of St. Petersburg (Russia): [monograph] / Editor in Chief Prof. V.T. Yarmishko; Russian Academy of Sciences. V.L. Komarov Botanical Institute. Moscow: ROSA Publishing House, 2019. 180 p.

Byalt V.V., Orlova L.V., Potokin A.F., Egorov A.A. Catalogue of the type specimens of E. Wolf in the Herbarium of St. Petersburg Forest Academy (KFTA). St. Petersburg, 2011. 120 p. Russ.

Byalt V., Orlova L., Potokin A. Botany. Herbarium affair. Textbook for students of the specialty 250201 "Forestry". St. Petersburg, 2009. 52 p. Russ.

Byalt V.V., Vasilyeva I.M., Gapon V. Molodilo, sedum and other Tolstyankovye. Moscow: "AST-Astrel", 2004. 272 p., B / w and color. ill. Popular science book. Russ.

Bleij B., Byalt V., Descoings B. et al. Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Crassulaceae. Berlin, Heidelberg, New York: Springer-Verlag. 2003. 458 p.

Papers:

Byalt V.V., Korshunov M.V. Distribution of invasive species Prosopis juliflora (Mimosaceae) in Fujaira (UAE). Russian Journal of Biological Invasions. 2021. 2021(1): 3850. Russ.

Byalt V.V., Korshunov M.V. New records for the flora of Fujairah Emirate (United Arab Emirates). Turczaninowia. 2021. 24(1): 98107.

Byalt V.V., Korshunov M.V. New records of alien species of the family Urticaceae in the Fujairah Emirate (UAE). Turczaninowia. 2021. 24(1): 108116.

Byalt V.V., Korshunov M.V. Annotated checklist of ferns (Polypodiophyta) in Fujairah Emirate (UAE). Skvortsovia. 2021. 7(2): 121.

Byalt V.V. Family Crassulaceae St.-Hil. in the Crimea). Turczaninowia. 2020. 23(3): 158184.

Byalt V.V., Korshunov M.V. A new record of the fern Actiniopteris semiflabellata Pic. Serm. (Pteridaceae) in the United Arab Emirates. Skvortsovia. 2020. 4(2): 4146.

Byalt V. V., Korshunov M. V. Preliminary list of cultivated plants in the emirate of Fujairah (United Arab Emirates) [Electronic resource]. Bulletin of the Orenburg State Pedagogical University. Electronic scientific journal. 2020. 4(36): 29116.

Byalt V.V., Korshunov V.M., Korshunov M.V. New records of three species of Asteraceae in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. Skvortsovia. 2020. 6(3): 7786.

Byalt V.V., Korshunov M.V. New woody ergasiophygophytes of the flora of Fujairah Emirate (UAE). Bull. Moscow Soc. Natur. Biol. Ser. 2020. 125(6): 5662.

Byalt V.V., Korshunov M.V. New alien species of flowering plants to the flora of the Arabian Peninsula. Novitates Systematicae Plantarum Vascularium. 2020. 51: 118124.

Melnikov D. G., Byalt V. V., Firsov G. A. New and rare species and hybrids of Lamiaceae in the flora of Natural park Nizhnekhopyorsky (Volgograd region) and its environs. Bulletin of the Orenburg State Pedagogical University. Electronic scientific journal. 2020. 1(33): 1527. Russ.

Byalt V.V., Egorov A.A., Pismarkina E.V., Galanina O.V. Additions to the flora of northern Asia: alien vascular plant records in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District (Russia). Check List. 2020. 16(1): 137153.

Bubyreva V.A., Byalt V.V. Young years of V. L. Komarov: myths and reality. Botanical Zhurnal. 2020. 105(4): 408416. Russ.

Byalt V. V., Egorov A. A. Records of new alien species of vascular plants in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region (Russia). Turczaninowia. 2019. 22(1): 1521.

Byalt V.V., Sagalaev V.A., Firsov G.A. Formation and current state of the flora of Shakinsky oak forest (Kumylzhensky district, Volgograd region). Bulletin of the Orenburg State Pedagogical University. Electronic scientific journal (Online). 2018. 2018(2): 1259. Russ. (En.)

Byalt V.V. Type specimens of the Siberian and Russian Far Eastern taxa of family Violaceae Batsch kept in the Herbarium of the Komarov Botanical Institute. Turczaninowia. 2018. 21(2): 172209. Russ.

Zhang M.-L., Zeng X.-Q., Li C., Sanderson S.C., Byalt V.V., Lei Y. Molecular phylogenetic analysis and character evolution in Pseudostellaria (Caryophyllaceae) and description of a new genus, Hartmaniella, in North America. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 2017. 184(4): 444456.

Zhang M.-L., Zeng X.-Q., Sanderson S.C., Byalt V.V., Sukhorukov A.P. Insight into Central Asian flora from the Cenozoic Tianshan montane origin and radiation of Lagochilus (Lamiaceae). PLoS ONE. 2017. 12(7): 120.

Byalt V.V. Type specimens of the Siberian and Russian Far Eastern taxa of family Crassulaceae H. St.-Hil. and Penthoraceae Rydb. ex Britton kept in the Herbarium of the Komarov Botanical Institute (LE)). Turczaninowia. 2017. 20(1): 187198. Russ.

Zhang M.-L., Wen Z.-B., Hao X.-L., Byalt V.V., Sukhorukov A.P., Sanderson S.C. Taxonomy, phylogenetics and biogeography of Chesneya (Fabaceae), evidenced from data of three sequences, ITS, trnS-trnG, and rbcL. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology. 2015. 63: 8089.

Firsov G.A., Byalt V.V. Review of woody exotics giving self-seeding in St. Petersburg (Russia). Russian Journal of Biological Invasions. 2015. 7(4): 129152. Russ.

Zhang M.-L., Sanderson S.C., Sun Y.-X., Byalt V.V., Hao X.-L. Tertiary montane origin of the Central Asian flora, evidence inferred from cpDNA sequences of Atraphaxis (Polygonaceae). Journal of Integrative Plant Biology. 2014. 56(12): 11251135.

Zhang M.-L., Meng H.-H., Zhang H.-X., Byalt V.V., Sanderson S.C. Himalayan Origin and Evolution of Myricaria (Tamaricaeae) in the Neogene. Plos One. 2014. 9(6): 19.

Byalt V.V. Fam. Poaceae. In: Catalogue of the type specimens of the vascular plants from Siberia and the Russian Far East kept in the Herbarium of the Komarov Botanical Institute (LE). Moscow-St. Petersburg, 2012. 1: 69315. Russ.

Byalt V.V. The distribution of Sedum subulatum (Crassulaceae) in the Eastern Europe. Botanical Zhurnal. 2010. 95(1) 1823. Russ.

Byalt V.V., Orlova L.V. Vassiljeva I.M. Succulents of the Crimea. Piante Grasse. 2009. 29(3): 90107.

Byalt V.V., Bubyreva V.A., Orlova L.V. The history of Eduard Lindemanns collection kept in the Herbarium of Botanical Department of St. Petersburg State University (LECB). Taxon. 2008. 57(1): 14.

Byalt V., Firsov G. Liliaceous plants of the Nizhnekhopersky Nature Park, Russia. Lilies and Related plants 75th anniversary issue, XII. 2007. 2007-2008: 104122.

Orlova L., Byalt V. Conspectus familiae Pinaceae florae Tuvainicae]. Novitates systematicis plantarum vascularum. 2006. 38: 722. Russ.

Byalt V.V. A new name in Primula (Primulaceae). Novon. 2006. 16(1): 2324.

Byalt V.V. Fem. Crassulaceae. In: Flora of Eastern Europe (Flora Europae orientalis). St. Petersburg: Mir I semya, 2001. 10: 250-285. Russ.

Byalt V.V., Sokolova I.V. Ohbaea Byalt & I.V. Sokolova, a replacement name for Balfouria (H. Ohba) H. Ohba (Crassulaceae). Kew Bulletin. 1999. 54(2): 476.

Byalt, V.V., Sokolova I.V. Who is the author of the genus Orostachys (Crassulaceae)? Taxon. 1999. 48(1): 6365.

Byalt V.V. The list of type specimens of Crassulaceae from East and South Africa and Madagascar in the Herbarium of the Komarov Botanical Institute (LE). South African Journal of Botany. 1997. 63(1): 6063.