Azovsky Andrey



ORCID 0000-0001-6815-3968     ResearcherID  B-4773-2018     SCOPUS ID 6602820647


119899, Moscow, Leninskiye Gory,
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Biological Faculty, Department of Hydrobiology
Phone: +7 (495) 9392573

2012 – Professor at the Department of Hydrobiology
2003 – Doctor of Biological Sciences in the specialty of Ecology: “The space-time scales of the organization of marine benthic communities”, Biological Faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University
1988 – Candidate of Biological Sciences in the specialty of Ecology: “The niche structure of the community of marine psammophilic ciliates”, Biological Faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University
1982 – Diploma of Higher Education (specialty “Physiology”, specialization “Hydrobiology”), Biological Faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University

2012 – to present - Professor, Department of Hydrobiology, Biological Faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University
1995 – 2012 – Associate Professor, Department of Hydrobiology, Biological Faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University

• macroecology
• theoretical ecology
• marine ecology
• ecology of Protozoa
• problems of community structure and species diversity
• environmental data analysis methods

1993–2013 – Grants of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (11 grants)
1994–1995 – ISF Grant “Community models and model communities: theoretical ecology” № ISF MFS300
1993 – Grant of the Open Society Foundations (Biodiversity Program)

04.2012: Annamalai University, Tamil-Nadu, India, supported by the RFBR Grant

2010 – Sapozhnikov F.V., Candidate of Biological Sciences, “Cenoses of bottom microalgae of the South Aral Sea at the stage of ultrasalinityzation”
2009 – Chikina M.V., Candidate of Biological Sciences, “Macrozoobenthos of friable grounds of the North-Caucasian coast of the Black Sea: spatial structure and long-term dynamics”
2008 – Pavlova N.N., Candidate of Biological Sciences, “Spatiotemporal changes in the biological activity of urban soils (on the example of the city of Obninsk)”
2005 – Chertoprud E.S., Candidate of Biological Sciences, “Spatiotemporal variability of the Harpacticoida (Copepoda) community of the littoral of the White Sea”
1998 – Chertoprud M.V., Candidate of Biological Sciences, “Multi-scale spatial nonuniformity of benthos communities in the littoral of the White Sea”

All-Russian Hydrobiological Society at the Russian Academy of Sciences
International Biogeographical Society

2010 – to present – Open Journal of Oceanography, Member of the Editorial Board

Over 10 reports


1. Azovsky A.I., Mazei Yu.A. Do microbes have macroecology? Large-scale patterns in the diversity and distribution of marine benthic ciliates. Global Ecol. Biogeogr., 2013, no. 22, pp. 163-172
2. Azovsky A., Saburova M., Tikhonenkov D., Khazanova K., Esaulov A., Mazei Yu. Composition, diversity and distribution of microbenthos across the intertidal zones of Ryazhkov Island (the White Sea). Eur. J. Protistol., 2013, vol.49, no.4, pp. 500-515
3. Garlitska L., Neretina T., Schepetov D., Mugue N., De Troch M., Baguley J.G., Azovsky A. Cryptic diversity of the ‘cosmopolitan’ harpacticoids copepod Nannopus palustris: genetic and morphological evidence. Molecular Ecology, 2012, no. 21, pp. 5336-5347
4. Azovsky A.I., Garlitska L.A., Chertoprud E.S. Broad-scale patterns in local diversity of marine benthic harpacticoid copepods (Crustacea). Mar Ecol Prog Ser., 2012, vol. 460, pp. 63-77
5. Azovsky A.I. Species-area and species-sampling effort relationships: disentangling the effects. Ecography, 2011, no. 34, pp.18-30
6. Chertoprud E.S., Garlitska L.A., Azovsky A.I. Large-scale patterns in marine harpacticoid (Crustacea, Copepoda) diversity and distribution. Marine Biodiversity, 2010, no. 40, pp. 301-315
7. Azovsky A.I. Structural complexity of species assemblages and spatial scale of community organization: a case study of marine benthos. Ecol. Complexity, 2009, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 308-315
8. Mokievsky V.O., Udalov A.A., Azovsky A.I. Quantitative distribution of meiobenthos in deep-water zones of the World Ocean. Oceanology, 2007, vol. 47, no. 6, pp. 857-874
9. Azovskiy A.I., Burkovsky I.V., Kolobov M.Yu., Kucheruk N.V., Saburova M.A., Sapozhnikov F.V., Udalov A.A., Chertoprudov M.V. On the self-similar nature of the spatial structure of littoral macro-and microbenthos communities. Biology Bulletin Reviews, 2007, vol. 68, no. 3, pp. 180-194
10. Azovsky A.I., Saburova M.A., Chertoprood E.S., Polikarpov I.G. Selective feeding of littoral harpacticoids on diatom algae: hungry gourmands? Mar. Biol., 2005, no. 148, pp. 327-337
11. Udalov A.A., Azovsky A.I., Mokievsky V.O. Depth-related pattern in nematode size: What does the depth itself really mean? Progress in Oceanography, 2005, vol. 67, no. 1-2, pp. 1-23
12. Azovsky A.I., Chertoprood E.S., Saburova M.A., Polikarpov I.G. Spatio-temporal variability of micro- and meiobenthic communities in the White Sea intertidal sandflat. Estuar. Coast. Shelf Sci., 2004, vol. 60, no. 4, pp. 663-671
13. Mokievsky V.O., Udalov A.A., Azovsky A.I. On the quantitative distribution of meiobenthos on the shelf of the World Ocean. Oceanology, 2004, vol. 44, no. 1, pp. 110-120
14. Azovsky A.I., Mazei Yu.A. Conspectus of the Black Sea fauna of the benthic ciliates. Protistology, 2003, no. 3 (2), pp. 72-91
15. Mokievsky V.O., Azovsky A.I. Re-evaluation of species diversity patterns of free-living marine nematodes. Mar. Ecol. Progr. Ser., 2002, vol. 238, pp. 101-108
16. Azovsky A.I. Size-dependent species-area relationships in benthos, Or whether this world is more diverse for microbes? Ecography, 2002, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 273-282
17. Hillebrand H. and Azovsky A.I. Body size determines the strength of the latitudinal diversity gradient. Ecography, 2001, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 251-256
18. Azovsky A.I. Concept of scale in marine ecology: linking the words or the worlds? Web Ecology, 2000, no. 1, pp. 28-34 (
19. Azovsky A.I., Chertoprood M.V., Kucheruk N.V., Rybnikov P.V., Sapozhnikov F.V. Fractal properties of spatial distribution of intertidal benthic communities. Mar. Biol., 2000, vol. 136, no. 3, pp. 581-590
20. Azovsky A.I. The effect of scale on congener’s coexistence: can mollusks and polychaetes reconcile beetles to ciliates? Oikos, 1996, vol. 77, no. 1, pp. 117-126
21. Burkovsky I.V., Azovsky A.I., Mokievsky V.O. Scaling in benthos: from macrofauna to microfauna. Archiv fur Hydrobiologie, Suppl., 1994, vol. 99, no. 4, pp. 517-535



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