Nina G. Bogutskaya

Born on August 31, in Sankt-Petersburg, Russia

Scientist, ichthyologist, author, researcher and database specialist

BAP Expert Nina G. Bogutskaya

Since the start of her scientific career, Nina Bogutskaya has chiefly been interested in cypriniform fishes (Teleostei: Cypriniformes). She also addressed cypriniform morphology, taxonomy, and phylogenetic relationships.

Nina Bogutskaya (with co-authors) has described over 40 new species. Also, major aspects of her research has been theory of systematics, zoological nomenclature, zoogeography of Eurasia, freshwater ecoregions, and building databases that focus on taxonomy, distribution, and habitats of freshwater fishes.

Nina Bogutskaya also participated in an international project Freshwater Ecoregions of the World, and in initiatives involving freshwater fish distribution such as FishBase and, at present, the BioFresh project: Biodiversity of Freshwater Ecosystems: Status, Trends, Pressures, and Conservation Priorities.

A major aspect of her research has been building databases that focus on taxonomy, nomenclature, distribution, bibliography and collections of fishes of Europe and the whole Palaearctic Realm.

In 2006-2012, Nina Bogutskaya was the leader of a project “Russian Freshwater Fishes” within the Fish Barcode of Life (FISH-BOL) initiative. In 2008-2014, a Regional Coordinator of IUCN Freshwater Fish Specialist Group and IUCN Goby Group being involved in freshwater fish conservation assessments.

She is a co-author of over 100 publications (e.g., Bogutskaya et al. 2013. Identifications keys for fish and invertebrates of the Caspian Sea. Vol. 1. Fish and molluscs; Bogutskaya and Naseka 2004. Catalogue of agnathans and fishes of fresh and brackish waters of Russia with comments on nomenclature and taxonomy).

Nina G. Bogutskaya is on the scientific board of Naturhistorisches Museum Wien Burgring 7, 1010 Vienna, Austria

Expert in following geographical regions:
Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Northern Africa, Central Asia, Southern Asia, Western Asia, Eastern Asia, Southeastern Asia
Expert in following fish groups:
  • Cypriniformes