Oleksandra Oskyrko Scientist & Herpetologist

Scientist & Herpetologist

Oleksandra Oskyrko

I'm a young scientist and herpetologist with a strong interest in evolutionary biology and ecology. Currently, I am a PhD student at the Key lab of Animal Ecology and Conservation Biology, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P.R. China. I am interested in various aspects related to the evolution ecology, ecophysiology, phylogenetics and conservation of amphibians and reptiles. I have taken courses in ecology and evolutionary genetics as a part of my study. In addition, I worked in projects to study the parasitofauna of amphibians and reptiles, and study the secrets of the skin in amphibians. Biodiversity assessment is another topic I am interested in, especially the estimation of species richness and the dynamics at different time and space scales of species diversity. Management of protected areas focusing on monitoring practices and using fundamental field-based ecological research to resolve conservation challenges. I also study alien reptile species, their management and threats.

I am always open to new cooperation!

Latest News

Our new publication in ActaHerpetologica

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Our new paper about origin of introduced Italian wall lizards, Podarcis siculus in North America

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An introduced population of Podarcis muralis from Italy has been found in Romania

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