Alexander Ryss

Zoological Institute

Topic: Review of Plant Nematology Challenges in Nordic and Central Europe


Alexander Yu. Ryss, PHD, DSC. Principal Researcher, Laboratory of Parasitic worms and protists, Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Saint Petersburg, Russia. Parasitology, plant nematology, systematics, evolution, phylogeny, forest pathology, biodiversity databases, e-keys for species identification. Author of more than 190 scientific papers, one monograph and 11 chapters in parasitological and biodiversity research books. Main focus of research: migratory root lesion nematodes of the fam. Pratylenchidae (up to 2000) and wood-inhabiting nematodes involved in associations causing dangerous forest diseases vectored by beetles (since 2001 and up to now); Polar biodiversity research on the free-living and plant parasitic nematodes of Arctic and Antarctic regions. Special attention is given to combine the classical morphology and life cycle studies with the molecular phylogeny modeling, particularly in the host switch and coevolution aspects. One of the founders of the Russian Society of Nematologists, the first RSN President (1995). Member of Editorial boards of the periodicals: Russian Journal of Nematology, Zoosystematica Rossica, Parazitologiia. Of interest to the CSBSP9 is his series of papers of the forest pathogens belonging to genus Bursaphelenchus and relative aphelenchs vectored by bark beetles and longhorn beetles. Scopus Author ID: 24072245300. Researcher ID : B-9689-2013. ORCID ID: 0000-0002-1604-6105. ResearchGate ID: