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Dr. Vera A. Matrosova

Contact information:

Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology RAS
Vavilov str., 32 Moscow 119991, Russia.

e-mail: v.matrosova@gmail.com 

Education:

From 2001 to 2006 - student of Biology Department of Lomonosov Moscow State University.

From 2006 to 2009 - postgraduate student of Biology Department of Lomonosov Moscow State University.

2009 - Ph.D. on Zoology. The theme of PhD Thesis "Within-species variability of vocal behaviour in speckled and yellow ground squirrels". Ph.D. Thesis

Matrosova


Main research projects:

Participance in scientific conferences:

  • 2004 May – International Symposium “Mammals as component of arid ecosystems (resources, fauna, ecology, medicine and conservation)”, Saratov, Russia, oral presentation;
  • 2004 September – 5 th International Symposium on Physiology and Behaviour of Wild and Zoo Animals, Berlin, Germany, poster;
  • 2005 October – International Scientific conference “Behaviour and behaviour ecology of mammals”, Tchernogolovka, Russia, poster;
  • 2005 November – Russian Conference “Eurasian Ground squirrels (genera Spermophilus, Spermophilopsis): origin, taxonomy, ecology, behavior, biodiversity conservation”, Moscow, Russia (oral presentation);
  • 2006 October – The 1st European Ground Squirrel Meeting, Felsötárkány, Hungary, poster;
  • 2007 January – VIII Congress of Russian Theriological Society, Moscow, Russia (oral presentation);
  • 2007 September – XXI International BioAcoustical Council, Pavia, Italy, poster;
  • 2007 October – IV Russian conference of animals behaviour, Moscow, Russia, poster;
  • 2008 October – The 2nd European Ground Squirrel Meeting, Svaty Jan pod Skalou, Czech Republic, oral presentation, poster1, poster2.
  • 2010 September The 3rd European Ground Squirrel Meeting, Ordu, Turkey , oral presentation and poster (C53.pdf), C54.pdf, C55.pdf.
  • 2011 November Russian Conference "Distant research methods in zoology" (Moscow, Russia) C59.pdf
  • 2012 September – The IV European Ground Squirrel Meeting (Poland, Kamien Slaski). C65.pdf
  • 2013 September – XXIV International Bioacoustics Congress (Pirenopolis, Brazil), oral presentation and poster. C70.pdf
  • 2013 November VI Russian Conference "Phisiology of hearing and speech",(St. Petersburg, Russia) oral presentation. C78.pdf
  • 2014 September – 5d European Ground Squirrel Meeting (Rust, Austria). C86.pdf
  • 2015 September International Bioacoustic Conference (XXV IBAC 2015) (Murnau, Germany). C89.pdf; C89_poster.pdf
  • 2015 October Russian scientific conference "Species structure in mammals" (Moscow, Russia). C96.pdf
  • 2016 November – VI European Ground Squirrel Meeting (Belgrade, Serbia).
  • 2016 November Russian Conference "Actual issues of modern zoology and animal ecology" (Penza, Russia).

 

Grants and Awards:
  • 2004 – Travel grant from the 5-th. International Symposium on Physiology and Behaviour of Wild and Zoo Animals (Germany).

  • 2003-2005 – Participation in grant 03-04-48919 from the Russian Foundation for the Basic Research “Occurrence and communicative role of biphonations, subharmonics and laryngeal noise in mammallian calls”.

  • 2006 - Award of Lomonosov Moscow State University.
  • 2006-2008 - Participation in grant 06-04-48400 from the Russian Foundation for the Basic Research “The development and stability maintenance of individual features in vocalizations of birds and mammals”.
  • 2006, 2008 – Best Poster Awards («1st & 2nd European Ground Squirrel Meeting»).

  • 2007 – Travel grant 07-04-08523z from the XXI IBAC (International BioAcoustical Council) (Italy)

  • 2007 – Best popular science article “Pups, copying adults: vocal mimicry in ground squirrels” (grant 07-04-11500c from the Russian Foundation for the Basic Research).

  • 2008 – Travel grant 08-04-09435-mob_z from the 2nd European Ground Squirrel Meeting (Czech Republic).

  • 2009 – Grant RFBR 09-04-00416-а “The role of vocal variability in animal communication”.

  • 2008-2009 – Supporting grant for talented PhD-students from Moscow State University.
  • 2012-2014 – Grant RFBR 12-04-00260а "Structural features and functional significance of intra-specific variation in animal vocal behaviour".
  • 2012-2013 – Grant RFBR 12-04-31274mol_a "Genomic data and acoustic communication as markers of evolutionary divergence among rodent popualtions".
  • 2012-2013 – Grant RFBR 12-04-33150mol_a_ved "Elaborating work protocols for species delimitation and an integrative inventory of the diversity of the East Asian herpetofauna".
  • 2012-2014 –Grant RFBR 12-04-01552-а "Phylogeny and comparative phylogeography of Eurasian desert lizard species (families Agamidae, Lacertidae, Gekkonidae) and the role of ecological specialization in range formation".

  • 2015-current: Grant RFBR 15-04-06241-а "Evolution of communicative behaviour on example of rutting vocal displays of ungulates".
  • 2014-current: Grant Russian Scientific Foundation 14-14-00237 "Indicators of discomfort in audible and ultrasonic vocal signals of mammals and birds".
  • 2015-2016: Grant RFBR15-34-20589-mol-a-ved "Polymorphism of mitochondrial DNA and acoustical signals as markers of evolutionary divergence among populations of mammals (on example of Rodents)".
  • 2015 – Best Poster Award on Russian scientific conference "Species structure in mammals.

Publications:

Articles:

  • Volodin I.A., Volodina E.V., Matrosova V.A., Kholodova M.V. Bioacoustical sexing with playback-evoked loud whistles in the Cuban whistling duck Dendrocygna arborea. – Scientific Research in Zoological Parks, Moscow, 2005, 18: 105-112 (available in Russian). 139.pdf
  • Matrosova V.A., Volodin I.A., Volodina E.V. The diversity of calls produced by live-trapped speckled ground squirrels Spermophilus suslicus (Rodentia, Sciuridae) // Bulletin of Moscow Society of Nature Explorers. Dept. of Biology, 2006, vol. 111 (5), p. 84-87 (available in Russian). 146.pdf
  • Matrosova V.A., Volodin I.A., Volodina E.V., Babitsky A.F. 2007. Pups crying bass: vocal adaptation for avoidance of age-dependent predation risk in ground squirrels? // Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. V. 62. P. 181–191. 150.pdf
  • Matrosova V.A., Volodin I.A., Volodina E.V., 2008. Does kinship affect the alarm call structure in the yellow ground squirrel Spermophilus fulvus? // Lynx (Praha), n. s. V. 39(2). P. 295–303. 161.pdf
  • Volodin I.A., Volodina E.V., Matrosova V.A., Savinetskaya L.E., Shekarova O.N., Voytsik V.A., 2008. Population density does not affect the alarm call characteristics in the speckled ground squirrel (Spermophilus suslicus) // Lynx (Praha), n. s., V. 39(2). P. 333–342. 160.pdf
  • Matrosova V.A., Volodin I.A., Volodina E.V., 2009. The short-term and long-term individuality in speckled ground squirrel alarm calls // Journal of Mammalogy. V. 90. P. 158–166. 165.pdf
  • Volodin I.A., Kaiser M., Matrosova V., Volodina E., Klenova A., Filatova O., Kholodova M., 2009. The technique of noninvasive distant sexing for four monomorphic Dendrocygna whistling duck species by their loud whistles // Bioacoustics. V. 18. P. 277–290. 163.pdf
  • Bannikova A.A., Lebedev V.S., Lissovsky A.A., Matrosova V.A., Abramson N.I., Obolenskaya E.V., Tesakov E.S., 2010. Molecular phylogeny and evolution of the Asian lineage of vole genus Microtus (Arvicolinae, Rodentia) inferred from mitochondrial cytb sequence // Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. V. 99. P. 595–613. pdf
  • Matrosova V.A., Volodin I.A., Volodina E.V., Vasilieva N.A. Stability of acoustic individuality in the alarm calls of wild yellow ground squirrels Spermophilus fulvus and contrasting calls from trapped and free-ranging callers // Naturwissenschaften, 2010, v. 97, p. 707-715. 175.pdf
  • Matrosova V.A., Volodin I.A., Volodina E.V., Vasilieva N.A., Kochetkova A.A. Between-year stability of individual alarm calls in the yellow ground squirrel Spermophilus fulvus // Journal of Mammalogy, 2010, v. 91, N 3, p. 620–627. 173.pdf
  • Matrosova V.A., Volodin I.A., Volodina E.V., Vasilieva N.A. Stability of acoustic individuality in the alarm calls of wild yellow ground squirrels Spermophilus fulvus and contrasting calls from trapped and free-ranging callers // Naturwissenschaften, 2010, v. 97, p. 707–715. 175.pdf
  • Volodina E.V., Matrosova V.A., Volodin I.A., 2010. An unusual effect of maturation on the alarm call fundamental frequency in two species of ground squirrels. Bioacoustics, 2010, v. 20, N 1, p. 87–98. 178.pdf
  • Matrosova V.A., Blumstein D.T., Volodin I.A., Volodina E.V., in press. The potential to encode sex, age, and individual identity in the alarm calls of three species of Marmotinae // Naturwissenschaften, 2011, 98:181–192 180.pdf
  • Matrosova V.A., Schneiderová I., VolodinI.A., Volodina E.V. Species-specific and shared features in vocal repertoires of three Eurasian ground squirrels (genus Spermophilus) // Acta Theriologica. 2012, v. 57, N 1, p. 65–78.  186.pdf
  • Matrosova V.A., Pivanova S.V., Savinetskaya L.E., Volodin I.A., Volodina E.V., Shekarova O.N. The between-population variation of the alarm call in the speckled ground squirrel (Spermophilus suslicus, Rodentia, Sciuridae): effects of sex, age and body mass // Zoologicheskii Zhurnal, 2012, v. 91, N 4. p. 453–463 (available in Russian) 188.pdf
  • Matrosova V.A., Savinetskaja L.E., Shekarova O.N., Pivanova S.V., Rusin M.Yu., Volodin I.A., Volodina E.V., Tchabovsky A.V. Within- and between-population polymorphism of control mtDNA region in the speckled ground squirrel (Spermophilus suslicus) // Doclady Biological Science, 2014, V. 455, p. 143-148. 309.pdf
  • Volodin I., Matrosova V., Volodina E., Garcia A.J., Gallego L., Márquez R., Llusia D., Beltrán J.F., Landete-Castillejos T. Sex and age-class differences in calls of Iberian red deer during the rut: reversed sex dimorphism of pitch and contrasting roars from farmed and wild stags // Acta Ethologica, 2015, v. 18, N 1, p. 19-29. 216.pdf
  • Sibiryakova O.V., Volodin I.A., Matrosova V.A., Volodina E.V., Garcia A.J., Gallego L., Landete-Castillejos T. The power of oral and nasal calls to discriminate individual mothers and offspring in red deer, Cervus elaphus // Frontiers in Zoology, 2015, v. 12:2, p. 1-12. DOI 10.1186/s12983-014-0094-5 217.pdf
  • Volodin I.A., Volodina E.V., Klenova A.V., Matrosova V.A. Gender identification using acoustic analysis in birds without external sexual dimorphism // Avian Research, 2015, V. 6:20, P. 1-17. DOI 10.1186/s40657-015-0033-y 220.pdf
  • Matrosova V.A., Rusin M.Yu., Volodina E.V., Proyavka S.V., Savinetskaya L.E., Shekarova O.N., Rashevska H.V., Volodin I.A. Genetic and alarm call diversity across scattered populations of speckled ground squirrels (Spermophilus suslicus) // Mammalian Biology, 2016, V. 81, p. 255–265. 225.pdf

  • Schneiderová I., Volodina E.V., Matrosova V.A., Volodin I.A. One plus one: binary alarm calls retain individual signature for longer periods than single-note alarms in the European ground squirrel (Spermophilus citellus) // Behavioural Processes, 2017, V. 138, p. 73–81. 232.pdf

Popularization of science: papers (available in Russian):

  • Matrosova V.A., Volodina E.V., Volodin I.A. Pups crying bass // Science&Life, 2008, № 1, p. 43-45. 411.pdf
  • Volodina E.V., Matrosova V.A., Volodin I.A. Spectrum of duck whistle // Science&Life, 2009, № 11, p. 35-37. 416.pdf

 

Abstracts of scientific conferences:

  • Volodin I.A., Matrosova V.A. Individual differences and stability in alarm call of spotted ground squirrel (Spermophilus suslicus) from year to year // Proceedings of International Symposium «Mammals as component of arid ecosystems (resources, fauna, ecology, medicine and conservation)». Saratov, 2004 (available in Russian).
  • Matrosova V., Volodin I. Individuality in the alarm calls of an endangered population of the Spotted ground squirrel (Spermophilus suslicus) // Advances in Ethology, Supplements to the 5-th International Symposium on Physiology and Behaviour of Wild and Zoo Animals, Berlin, 2004, v. 38, p. 65. abstract.pdf
  • Volodina E., Volodin I., Klenova A., Matrosova V., Filatova O. Bioacoustical sexing and individual identification provide alternatives to capture both in zoos and in the wild // Advances in Ethology, Supplements to the 5-th International Symposium on Physiology and Behaviour of Wild and Zoo Animals, Berlin, 2004, v. 38, p. 90.abstract.pdf
  • Matrosova V.A.,Volodin I.A., Volodina E.V. The acoustical repertoire of the speckled ground squirrel (Spermophilus suslicus) under discomfort // Behaviour and behaviour ecology of mammals. Abstracts of scientific conf. Moscow, KMK, 2005, p. 194-197 (available in Russian). abstract.pdf
  • Matrosova V.A.,Volodin I.A., Volodina E.V. The structural diversity of calls, emitted by speckled ground squirrels (Spermophilus suslicus) under discomfort // Eurasian Ground squirrels (genera Spermophilus, Spermophilopsis): origin, taxonomy, ecology, behavior, biodiversity conservation. Abstracts of scientific conf.. Moscow, KMK, 2005, p. 61-63 (available in Russian). abstract.pdf
  • Volodin I.A., Matrosova V.A., Volodina E.V. Sustainability of individual features in the alarm call of the speckled ground squirrel (Spermophilus suslicus) // 1st European Ground Squirrel Meeting, Abstracts. Felsotarkany, Hungary, 2006, p. 58. abstract.pdf
  • Volodina E.V., Matrosova V.A., Volodin I.A., Babitsky A.F. The alarm whistle frequency is not related to age or weight in two ground squirrel species // 1st European Ground Squirrel Meeting, Abstracts. Felsotarkany, Hungary, 2006, p. 59. abstract.pdf
  • Matrosova V.A., Volodin I.A., Volodina E.V. The diversity of calls in the speckled ground squirrel (Spermophilus suslicus) // 1st European Ground Squirrel Meeting, Abstracts. Felsotarkany, Hungary, 2006, p. 37. abstract.pdf
  • Matrosova V.A., Volodin I.A., Volodina E.V. Stability of individuality in speckled ground squirrel Spermophilus suslicus alarm calls // VIII Congress of Russian Theriological Society. Abstracts of scientific conf. Moscow, KMK, 2007, p. 289 (available in Russian). abstract.pdf
  • Matrosova V.A., Volodin I.A., Volodina E.V. The undistinguishable alarm whistle frequencies in adult and juvenile ground squirrels: the way to avoid an age-dependent risk? // XXI International BioAcoustical Council, Abstracts. Pavia, Italy, 2007, p. 88. abstract.pdf
  • Volodin I.A., Matrosova V.A., Volodina E.V. The temporal instability of individual alarm calls in the speckled ground squirrels (Spermophilus suslicus) // XXI International BioAcoustical Council, Abstracts. Pavia, Italy, 2007, p. 33. abstract.pdf
  • Matrosova V.A., Volodin I.A. Variability of speckled ground squirrels (Spermophilus suslicus) alarm calls: effects of the sex, age and individuality // IV Russian Conference on Animal Behaviour. Abstracts of scientific conf. Moscow, KMK, 2007, p. 193-194 (available in Russian). abstract.pdf
  • Matrosova V.A., Volodin I.A., Volodina E.V. The cues to individuality, sex and age in alarm calls of the speckled ground squirrel Spermophilus suslicus // 2nd European Ground Squirrel Meeting, Abstracts. Svaty Jan pod Skalou, Czech Republic, 2008, p. 32. abstract.pdf
  • Volodin I.A., Volodina E.V., Matrosova V.A., Savinetskaya L.E., Schekarova O.N., Voytsik V.A. To live in crowd – to call higher? Testing the “active space” hypothesis for the speckled ground squirrel Spermophilus suslicus // 2nd European Ground Squirrel Meeting, Abstracts. Svaty Jan pod Skalou, Czech Republic, 2008, p. 42. abstract.pdf
  • Volodina E.V., Matrosova V.A., Volodin I.A. Alarm call are not similar within mother-daughter dyads of the yellow ground squirrel Spermophilus fulvus // 2nd European Ground Squirrel Meeting, Abstracts. Svaty Jan pod Skalou, Czech Republic, 2008, p. 43. abstract.pdf
  • Volodin I., Volodina E., Matrosova V. What makes alarm calls undistinguishable between ages in ground squirrels? // III. European Ground Squirrel Meeting, Book of Absctacts, Ordu Univ., Ordu, Turkey, 2010, p. 35. C55.pdf
  • Volodina E., Matrosova V., Volodin I., Pivanova S., Savinetskaya L., Shekarova O. Effects of open meadow and complex anthropogenic habitats on alarm communication in two populations of speckled ground squirrels Spermophilus suslicus // III. European Ground Squirrel Meeting, Book of Absctacts, Ordu Univ., Ordu, Turkey, 2010, p. 34. C54.pdf
  • Matrosova V., Volodin I., Volodina E., Vasilieva N. Comparison the alarm call characteristics of free-ranging and live-trapped yellow ground squirrels Spermophilus fulvus // III. European Ground Squirrel Meeting, Book of Absctacts, Ordu Univ., Ordu, Turkey, 2010, p. 25. poster (C53.pdf)
  • Volodin I., Klenova A., Matrosova V., Volodina E. Возможности применения биоакустических методов для дистантного мониторинга млекопитающих и птиц // Материалы научной конференции "Дистанционные методы исследования в зоологии", М., КМК, 2011, с. 16. (available in Russian) C59.pdf
  • Matrosova V.A., Schneiderová I., Volodin I.A., Volodina E.V. Nonlinear phenomena as a reflection of degrees of arousal in screams and alarm calls of ground squirrels // IV European Ground Squirrel Meeting, Book of Absctacts, Poland, Kamien Slaski, 2012. p.26. C65.pdf
  • Matrosova V., Volodin I., Volodina E. Acoustic communication and genomic data as markers of divergence among populations of speckled ground squirrels // XXIV International Bioacoustics Congress, Pirenopolis, Brazil, 8-13 September 2013. IBAC. p. 7. C70.pdf
  • Volodin I., Matrosova V., Volodina E. Sex differences in calls of Iberian red deer Cervus elaphus hispanicus // XXIV International Bioacoustics Congress, Pirenopolis, Brazil, 8-13 September 2013. IBAC. p. 48.
  • Matrosova V.A., Pivanova S.V., Savinetskaja L.E, Shekarova O.N., Sibirjakova O.V.. Rashevskaja A.V., Rusin M.Y. АAcoustic communication and genomic data as markers of divergence among populations of Rodents // VI Russian Conference "Phisiology of hearing and speech". Sanct-Peterburg, Russia, 26-28 November 2013, p.83-84. C78.pdf
  • Matrosova V.A. L.E. Savinetskaya, O.N. Shekarova, S.V. Proyavka (Pivanova), M.Yu. Rusin, A.V. Rashevska, I.A. Volodin, E.V. Volodina and A.V. Tchabovsky. 2014 Relations between genetic, geographic and acoustic distances in five populations of speckled ground squirrels Spermophilus suslicus // V European Ground Squirrel Meeting, Book of Absctacts, Astria, Rust, 2014. p. 6. C86.pdf
  • Matrosova V., Ivanova A., Alexandrov D., Volodina E., Sibiryakova O., Volodin I. The genetic and acoustical specificity of the red-cheeked ground squirrel from South-East Kazakhstan // VI European Ground Squirrel Meeting, Book of Absctacts, Serbia, Belgrade, 2016. p. 72.
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