Dmitry Geltman

Dmitry Geltman

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Academic degree, academic title: Doctor of Science (Biology) from the Moscow State University in 2016

Position: Director


Phone number: +7 (812) 372-54-43

Research interests:

Vascular plants taxonomy (especially Euphorbia, Urticaceae), phytogeography, plant conservation, botanical collections, history of botany, botanical nomenclature

Education and work experience:


1979 — Graduated from the Belarus State University, Diploma in Biology
1979–1982 — Post graduate course at the Komarov Botanical Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg (Leningrad)
1983 — Candidate Biol. Sci. (= Ph.D) from the Komarov Botanical Institute
1991 — International Diploma Course in the Herbarium Technique at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England


1983–1986 — Assistant Scientific Officer, Herbarium, Komarov Botanical Institute
1986–2001 — Senior Scientific Officer, Assistant Keeper of the Herbarium, Komarov Botanical Institute, Head of the Siberia and Far East Section of the Herbarium
2001–2002 — Principal Scientific Officer, Assistant Keeper of the Herbarium, Komarov Botanical Institute, Head of the Siberia and Far East Section of the Herbarium
2002–2016 — Deputy Director for Science, Komarov Botanical Institute
2016–2017 — Acting Director, Komarov Botanical Institute
2017–until now — Director, Komarov Botanical Institute

Grants and research projects:

Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR): principal investigator of 9 research and international projects (1995–2016), Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF) (2008–2009) and several other projects

  • RFBR grant 95-04-11129 “Taxonomy and geography of the genus Euphorbia in Europe, Caucasus and Asia Minor” (1995–1997)
  • RFBR: grant 98-04-49804 “Synopsis of the section Esula of the genus Euphorbia” (1998–2000)
  • Open Society Institute grant OAE818 “Three centuries of the Central Herbarium of Russia and its place in the history and culture of St. Petersburg” (1999–2000)
  • RFBR grant 01-04-48427 “Taxonomic synopsis of the section Paralias of the genus Euphorbia” (2001–2003)
  • RFBR grant 04-04-48758 “The system of the Euphorbia subgenus Esula and the synopsis of its section Tulocarpa” (2004–2006)
  • RFBR grant 07-04-00848 “Spurges (Euphorbia, Euphorbiaceae) of the boreal Eurasia: taxonomy, phylogeny, phytogeographical analysis” (2007–2009)
  • RFBR and CRDF (USA) grant 08-04-91103 “Systematics and phylogeny of Euphorbia subgenus Esula, a major plant group disjunct between North America and Eurasia” (2008–2009)
  • RFBR grant 07-04-00290 “Spurges (Euphorbia, Euphorbiaceae) of Irano-Turanian floristic region: taxonomy, phylogeny, phytogeographical analysis” (2010–2012)
  • RFBR grant 13-04-00541 “Euphorbia L. subgenus Esula Pers.: the diversity of palynological, anatomical and embryological characters, geographical analysis” (2013–2015)
  • RFBR grant 15-29-02604 “Metabolomic approach to the study of biological diversity of vascular plants” (2015–2017)
  • Principal investigator on state contracts on the preparation of “Red Data Book of the Leningrad Region” (2016–2019) and “Red Data Book of St. Petersburg” (2016–2018)

Conferences and workshops:

  • II International Congress on natural history collections (1996, Cambridge, UK) — oral presentation
  • XVI International Botanical Congress (1999, Saint-Lois, USA) — poster
  • XVII International Botanical Congress (2005, Vienna, Austria) — oral presentation, symposium organizer
  • V Balkan botanical congress (2009, Belgrade, Serbia) — oral presentation
  • XVIII International Botanical Congress (2011, Melbourne, Australia) — oral presentation
  • III Moscow international conference «Molecular phylogenetics» (2012, Moscow, Russia) — oral presentation
  • VIII conference «Plant life of South-West Asia» (2013, Edinburgh, UK) — oral presentation
  • XIX International Botanical Congress (2017, Shenzhen, China) — oral presentation

Professional memberships:


Editorial activity:

Scientific-organizational and teaching activities:

Selected publications:

130 research articles, 54 taxa treatments, 5 book chapters, 95 articles for Red data books and dictionaries, 47 conference abstracts and materials, etc.

Selected titles:

Ball P.W., Geltman D.V. 1993. Urtica L. // Flora Europaea, ed. 2. Cambridge et al.: Cambridge Univ. Press. Vol. 1. P. 79–80.

Geltman D.V. 1998.Taxonomic notes on Euphorbia esula (Euphorbiaceae) with special reference to its occurrence in the east part of the Baltic region // Ann. Bot. Fennici, 35: 113–117.

Geltman D.V. 2000. Genus Euphorbia L. (Euphorbiaceae) in flora Tauriae, Caucasi et Asia Minoris. I. Sectio Peplus Lázaro // Novosti Sist. Vyssh. Rast. 32: 96–108. [In Russian].

Geltman D.V. 2002. Genus Euphorbia L. (Euphorbiaceae) in flora Tauriae, Caucasi et Asia Minoris. II. Sectio Esula Dumort. // Novosti Sist. Vyssh. Rast. 34: 102–124. [In Russian].

Geltman D.V. 2002. A synopsis of the subsection Patellares Prokh. (section Esula Dumort.) of the genus Euphorbia (Euphorbiaceae) // Komarovia, 2: 19–27.

Geltman D. V. 2004. Generis Euphorbia L. (Euphorbiaceae) sectionis Paralias Dumort. subsectionis Myrsiniteae Boiss. revisio // Novosti Sist. Vyssh. Rast. 36: 159–169. [ In Russian].

Geltman D.V. 2005. Genus Euphorbia L. (Euphorbiaceae) in flora Tauriae, Caucasi et Asia Minoris. III. Sectio Paralias Dumort. // Novosti Sist. Vyssh. Rast. 37: 134–151 [In Russian].

Geltman D.V. 2006. Euphorbia section Paralias subsection Conicocarpae in the flora of Middle Asia and Iranian Highlands // Bot. Zhurn. 91(7): 1126–1135. [In Russian].

Geltman D.V. 2006. Euphorbiaceae Juss. // Flora of Russia: European part and bordering regions. Amerind Publisher, New Dehli. 9: 386–435. [Translation of: Geltman, D.V. (1996). Euphorbiaceae. — In: Flora Europae Orientalis. St. Petersburg. 9: 256–287].

Geltman D.V. 2008. Synopsis of Euphorbia L. section Chamaebuxus Lázaro (Euphorbiaceae) // Novosti Sist. Vyssh. Rast. 40: 109–158. [In Russian with English summary].

Geltman D.V., Till W. 2009. The Eurasian steppe species Euphorbia caesia Kar. & Kit. (Euphorbiaceae) — a new member of the flora of Austria// Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, ser. B. 110: 159–168.

Geltman D.V. 2009. Spurges (Euphorbia L., Euphorbiaceae) of the boreal Eurasia. I. Section Paralias Dumort. // Novosti Sist. Vyssh. Rast. 41: 166–191. [In Russian with English summary].

Geltman D.V. 2012. Euphorbia edgeworthii Boiss. (Euphorbiaceae), a novelty for the flora of China // Turczaninowia. 15 (4): 19–21.

Geltman D.V. 2012. Fam. 79. Euphorbiaceae Juss. // Caucasian flora conspectus. St. Petersburg; Moscow: KMK Scientific Press. Vol. 3(2). P. 494–513. [In Russian].

Geltman D.V. 2012. Euphorbiaceae Juss. // Conspectus florae Europae Orientalis. Moscow & St. Petersburg: KMK Scientific Press. Vol. 1. P. 482–494.

Geltman D.V. 2013. Revision of Euphorbia sect. Chylogala (Euphorbiaceae) // Willdenowia. 43(1): 5–12.

Riina R., Peirson J. A., Geltman D. V., Molero J., Frajman B., Pahlevani A., Barres L., Morawetz J. J., Salmaki Y., Zarre S., Kryukov A., Bruyns P. V., Berry P. E. 2013. A worldwide molecular phylogeny and classification of the leafy spurges, Euphorbia subgenus Esula (Euphorbiaceae)// Taxon. 62 (2): 316-342.

Marhold K., Stuessy T. (eds.) in collaboration with Agababian M., Agosti D., Alford M.H., Crespo A., Crisci J.V., Dorr L.J., Ferencová Z., Frodin D., Geltman D.V., Kilian N., Linder H.P., Lohmann L.G., Oberprieler C., Penev L., Smith G.F., Thomas W., Tulig M., Turland N., Zhang X.-C. 2013. The future of botanical monography: report from an international workshop, 12–16 March 2012, Smolenice, Slovak Republic // Taxon. 62 (1): 4–20.

Geltman D., Mikheev A., Litvinskaya S., Murtazaliev R., Portenier N., Shvanova V. 2013. Russian Federation // Solomon J., Shulkina T., Schatz G.E. (eds). Red list of the endemic plants of the Caucasus: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Russia, and Turkey. Saint Louis: Missouri Botanical Garden Press. P. 179–208.

Geltman D.V. 2015. Phytogeographical analysis of Euphorbia subgenus Esula (Euphorbiaceae) // Polish Bot. J. 60(2): 147–161.

Berry P.E., Riina R., Peirson J.A., Yang Y., Steinmann V.W., Geltman D.V., Morawetz J.J., Cacho N.I. 2016. Euphorbia L. // Flora of North America. New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press. Vol. 12. P. 237–324.

Barkworth M.E., Watson M., Barrie F.R., Belyaeva I.V., Chung R. C.K., Dašková J., Davidse G., Dönmez A.A., Doweld A. B., Dressler S., Flann C., Gandhi K., Geltman D., Glen H. F., Greuter W., Head M. J., Jahn R., Janarthanam M.K., Katinas L., Kirk P. M., Klazenga N., Kusber W., Kvaček J., Malécot V., Mann D. G., Marhold K., Nagamasu H., Nicolson N., Paton A., Patterson D. J., Price M. J., Prud’homme van Reine W. F., Schneider C. W., Sennikov A., Smith G. F., Stevens P. F., Yang Z.-L., Zhang X.-C., Zuccarello G. C. 2016. (276–279) Proposals to provide for registration of new names and nomenclatural acts // Taxon. 65(3): 656–658.

Visconti P., Elias V.V., Sousa Pinto I., Fischer M., Ali-zade V., Báldi A., Brucet S., Bukvareva E.N., Byrne K., Caplat P., Feest A., Guerra C., Gozlan R., Jelić D., Kikvidze Z., Lavrillier A., Le Roux X., Lipka O.N., Petrík P., Schatz B., Smelyansky I.E., Viard F., Anker YA., Bellard C., Boch S., Böhm M., Dahlberg A., Dobrolyubova K.O., Ekroos J., Faith D.P., Feldman A., Galil B., Criado M.G., Geltman D.V., Guisan A., Joosten H., Karimov B., Korotenko V.A., Kotta J., Kreuzberg E., Krylenko M.V., Kurokhtin A., Kuznetsova D., Lukić Bilela L., Meiri S., Minaeva T.Yu., Molau U., Morato T., Nakhutsrishvili G., Nikitina O.I., Nieto A., Novitsky R., Nurkse K., Pérez Ruzafa A., Raab K., Raab K., Roll U., Rossberg A.G., Selimov R., Shukurov E., Sirin A.A., Smith H.G., Snethlage M., Snethlage M., Leroy B., Solovev B.A., Svetasheva T., Tanneberger F., Thullier W., Tuniev B.S., Van der Plas F., Vandvik V., Venn S., Vershinin V., Winter M., Zadereev E.S., Zazanashvili N. 2018. Status, trends and future dynamics of biodiversity and ecosystems underpinning nature's contributions to people // The IPBES regional assessment report on biodiversity and ecosystem services for Europe and Central Asia. Bonn: Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. P. 187–384.

Geltman D.V. 2018. Two Euphorbia (Euphorbiaceae) species new for the flora of China (Xinjiang and Inner Mongolia) // Novosti Sist. Vyssh. Rast. 49: 144–148.