Dmitry L. Musolin

Dmitry L. Musolin (Russia) born in 1970 is Associate Professor of Department of Forest Protection, Wood Science and Game Management and Director of Department of Advanced Training and Graduate Studies at Saint Petersburg State Forest Technical University, Saint Petersburg (Russia). He received his BSc degree in Forestry from the Saint Petersburg State Forest Technical Academy, MSc degree in Environmental Sciences and Policy from the Central European University (Budapest, Hungary) and PhD degree in Entomology from the Saint Petersburg State University (Russia) in 1997. He was a postdoctoral associate with Professor Hideharu Numata at Osaka City University (Osaka, Japan, 1998–2000) and Dr. Kiyomitsu Ito at National Agricultural Research Center for Hokkaido Region (Sapporo, Japan, 2001–2005), then an invited foreign researcher at Kyoto University (Kyoto, Japan, 2005–2009) before joining the faculty at the Saint Petersburg State Forest Technical University.

His recent research focuses on eco-physiological control of insect diapause, ecology of forest insects and responses of insects to climate change. He has had a long-standing interest in true bugs (Heteroptera), especially their diapause and seasonal development.  He has published over 50 papers in refereed journals, refereed conference papers, book chapters and edited conference proceedings. He serves on the editorial boards of Applied Entomology and Zoology and Transactions of the Saint Petersburg Forest Technical Academy. He co-organized a few national entomological meetings in Russia. Dr. Musolin served as a reviewer of the Working Group II contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and an expert of the Russian Science Foundation and Russian Academy of Sciences. He is also involved in protection of human rights in Russia. Dr. Musolin is a member of the Presidium and Central Council of the Russian Entomological Society (since 2012).

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