Alexey S. Tesakov
Russian Academy of Sciences
Alexey Tesakov was born in 1965. From 1982 to 1987 he
studied paleontology and biostratigraphy at the department of paleontology,
Geological Faculty of Moscow State University, which he graduated from in 1987.
From that time on Tesakov works in Geological Institute of the Russian Academy
of Sciences, Moscow, Russia. In 2002 he defended his doctoral thesis ("candidate
of geological and mineralogical sciences") entitled "Biostratigraphy of Middle
Pliocene – Early Pleistocene of south part of Eastern Europe (based on small
His scientific interests focus on biostratigraphy and
paleontology of small mammals from Late Cenozoic deposits of Europe. Among
particular paleontological interests are voles (Arvicolinae, Cricetidae, Rodenia).
Recent activity includes the biostratigraphic study of Early Pleistocene
Paleolithic sites in south Russia, and multi-method study of Neogene and
Quaternary deposits of Northern Caucasus, and systematics of arvicoline rodents
based on paleontological and molecular data. Alexey Tesakov is a member of IUGS
Subcommission on Quaternary stratigraphy. Since 2008 he heads the Laboratory of
Quaternary Stratigraphy in the Geological Institute in Moscow.