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Lyubov E. Burlakova

Senior Research Scientist
(716) 878-4504
Campus Address: Science and Math Complex 322

Lyubov Burlakova became a member of the Great Lakes Center in September 2007. She has 25 years of research experience and over 10 years of teaching experience. Before coming to Buffalo State, she served as a Research Scientist and Adjunct Professor at Stephen F. Austin State University (Texas), Research Ecologist at the NY State Museum, and as an Assistant Professor and Senior Scientist at the Belarusian State University (Belarus, Minsk).

One of the major emphases of Dr. Burlakova’s current research is on conservation of freshwater mussels. Mussels in family Unionidae are considered the most endangered group of animals in North America; however, their current status, habitat requirements, and trends are poorly understood, as well as the factors affecting their abundance and distribution. Since 2004, she and Alexander Karatayev surveyed all major drainages in Texas in order to characterize the patterns of diversity, biogeography and conservation priorities for Texas mussels. These surveys provided data for the listing of 15 Texas unionid species as state threatened and endangered in 2010; 11 of the species are currently under consideration for federal listing. Together with colleagues from 12 institutions located in 5 states, Dr. Burlakova and Dr. Karatayev are currently surveying species and genetic diversity of unionids in coastal refuges in Lakes Erie and Ontario in order to develop conservation strategies to sustain existing populations.

Dr. Burlakova has conducted research and published numerous articles on the ecology, biology, distribution, and ecosystem effects of aquatic invasive species, as well as on diversity and distribution of native freshwater mussels in Europe and in the USA. She studied the distribution, population dynamics, biology, ecology, and ecosystem effects of the zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha), widely recognized as one of the most widespread freshwater invaders throughout the northern hemisphere, in Belarusian and Wisconsin lakes, and currently in Lake Erie. Together with her long-term collaborator and husband, Alexander Karatayev, and their colleagues, she published several review papers on this Ponto-Caspian mollusc, and reviews on other important aquatic invaders (Asian clam, Corbicula fluminea, Golden mussel, Limnoperna fortunei, and Island applesnail, Pomacea insularum).

Understanding the factors affecting diversity and abundance of freshwater benthic communities and their long-term trends are important focuses of Dr. Burlakova’s research. She and Dr. Karatayev studied the trends in benthic community of Lake Mendota (WI) in the last 100 years, and are collecting data to reveal the long-term trends in Lake Erie benthos.

Dr. Burlakova has presented her research at numerous national and international conferences, reviewed manuscripts for 17 scientific journals, and organized special sessions on aquatic invasive species at the Annual Meetings of the International Association of Great Lakes Research. As an Adjunct Associate Professor, Dr. Burlakova supervises graduate and undergraduate students, teaches undergraduate/graduate course in Biostatistics and Biological Data Analysis, and has previously taught graduate courses in Conservation Biology, Population Biology, and Biological Experimental Design and Analysis.

For more details, see her CV below.

 

Research Interests

  • Aquatic Invasive Species (mainly molluscs, particularly zebra and quagga mussels): ecology, parasitology, spread, and role in ecosystems
  • Biodiversity and conservation of native mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae) and freshwater ecosystem
  • Ecology of freshwater benthic communities

 

Education

  • Ph.D., Aquatic Biology, Institute of Zoology, Belarusian Academy of Sciences, Belarus, Minsk, 1998
  • M. Sc., Biophysics, Belarusian State University, Belarus, Minsk, 1985

 

Employment and Experience:

2014 – Present: Senior Research Scientist, Great Lakes Center, Research Foundation of SUNY, SUNY Buffalo State, Buffalo, New York

2011 – Present: Adjunct Associate Professor, State University of New York at Buffalo

2007 – Present: Research Scientist, Adjunct Associate Professor, Great Lakes Center, Research Foundation of SUNY, SUNY Buffalo State, Buffalo, New York

2001 – 2007: Adjunct Professor, Research Scientist, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas

2001: Research Ecologist, University of the State of New York Museum Field Research Lab

1998 – 2000: Assistant Professor, General Ecology Department, College of Biology, Belarusian State University

1997 - 1998: Senior Scientist, Laboratory of Aquatic Ecology, College of Biology, Belarusian State University

1996 – 1997: Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison

1992 - 1997: Junior Scientist, Scientist, Senior Scientist, Department of Aquatic Ecology, Lakes Research Laboratory, College of Geography, Belarusian State University

1985 - 1992 Junior Scientist, Biophysics Department, College of Physics, Belarusian State University

 

Grants/contracts received (principal investigator and co-PI, last 5 years):

2014-2017 Karatayev, A. Y., Burlakova, L. E. , and Gorsky, D. Investigating Lake Sturgeon habitat use, feeding ecology and benthic resource availability in the lower Niagara River. Ecological Greenway Fund. $835,829.

2014-2016 Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova. Lake Erie & Lake Michigan Benthos: Cooperative Science & Monitoring Initiative. US Geological Survey. $500,000. 2014-2016.

2012-2016 Rudstam, L., Karatayev, A. Y., Burlakova, L. E. Great Lakes Long-term Biological Monitoring Program. U.S. EPA. $3,867,525.

2012-2013 Snyder, R. J., L. E. Burlakova, D. B. MacNeill, and A. Y. Karatayev. Enhanced Early Detection of Invasive Ponto-Caspian Fishes in the Great Lakes. U.S. EPA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. $99,756.

2012-2013 Burlakova, L. E., A.Y. Karatayev. Zebra/Quagga Mussel Viability Test. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Region. $24,962.

2011-2013 Conservation of Native Freshwater Mussel Refuges in Great Lakes Coastal Zones. Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service. $366,412 (Co-PI).

2011-2013 The Lake Erie Nearshore and Offshore Nutrient Study (LENONS). U.S. EPA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. $615,813 (Co-PI).

2011-2012 Survey of threatened freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae) in Texas. State Wildlife Grant Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. $38,000.

2010-2013 Survey of Texas Hornshell Populations in Texas. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. $143,000.

2010-2011 Using Russian Literature in the War Against Invasive Fishes. U.S. EPA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. $111,264 (Co-PI).

2010 Preliminary Risk Assessment of the Parasites of Aquatic Exotic Invertebrates in the Great Lakes Region. New York Great Lakes Protection Fund Small Grants Program. $9,473.

 

Professional publications and presentations:

Peer-review Publications: 82; Presentations at Scholarly Meetings and Invited Talks: 82; Papers in Proceedings: 11; Published Abstracts: 143

 

Selected reviewed publications (last 15 years, in reverse order):

Damme, K. Douda, E. Froufe, D. Georgiev, C. Gumpinger, A. Karatayev, U. Kebapci, I. Killeen, J. Lajtner, B. M. Larsen, R. Lauceri, A. Legakis, S. Lois, S. Lundberg, E. Moorkens, G. Motte, K.-O. Nagel, P. Ondina, A. Outeiro, M. Paunovic, V. Prie, T. von Proschwitz, N. Riccardi, M. Rudzīte, M. Rudzītis, C. Scheder, M. Seddon, H. Sereflisan, V. Simić, S. Sokolova, K. Stoeckl, J. Taskinen, A. Teixeira, F. Thielen, T. Trichkova, S. Varandas, H. Vicentini, K. Zajac, T. Zajac, S. Zogaris. 2016. Conservation Status of Freshwater Mussels in Europe: State of the Art and Future Challenges. Biological Reviews. DOI: 10.1111/brv.12244. Article first published online: 4 Jan 2016

Paterson, W.L., T.A. Griffith, L.E. Burlakova, R.W. Krebs, and D.T. Zanatta. 2015. An evaluation of the genetic structure of mapleleaf mussels (Quadrula quadrula) in the Lake Erie watershed. Journal of Great Lakes Research 41: 1123-1130.

Karatayev, L. E. Burlakova, T. D. Miller, and M. F. Perrelli. 2015. Reconstructing historical range and population size of an endangered mollusc: long-term decline of Popenaias popeii in the Rio Grande, Texas. Hydrobiologia DOI: 10.1007/s10750-015-2551-3.

Karatayev, A., D. Boltovskoy, L. Burlakova, D. Padilla. 2015. Parallels and contrasts between Limnoperna fortunei and Dreissena species. In: D. Boltovskoy (ed.) Limnoperna fortunei, Invading Nature – Springer Series in Invasion Ecology, 261-297. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-13494-9_15.

Zanatta, D.T., Bossenbroek, J.M., Burlakova, L.E., Crail, T., de Szalay, F., Griffith, T.A., Kapusinski, D., Karatayev, A.Y., Krebs, R.A., Meyer, E.S., Paterson, W.L., Prescott, T.J., Rowe, M.T., Schloesser, D.W., and M.C. Walsh. 2015. Distribution of native mussel (Unionidae) assemblages in coastal areas of Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair, and connecting channels, twenty-five years after a dreissenid invasion. Northeastern Naturalist, 22(1): 223–235.

Karatayev, A.Y., Burlakova, L.E., Mastitsky, S.E., and D. K. Padilla. 2015. Predicting the spread of aquatic invaders: insight from 200 years of invasion by zebra mussels. Ecological Applications 25: 430–440.

Burlakova, L.E., Tulumello, B.T., Karatayev, A.Y., Krebs, R.A., Schloesser, D.W., Paterson, W.L., Griffith, T.A., Scott, M.W., Crail, T., and D.T. Zanatta, 2014. Competitive replacement of invasive congeners may relax impact on native species: interactions among zebra, quagga, and native unionid mussels. PLoS ONE, open access http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0114926, DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0114926.

Karatayev, V. A., Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, and L. G. Rudstam. 2014. Eutrophication and Dreissena invasion as drivers of biodiversity: a century of change in the mollusc community of Oneida Lake. PLOS ONE 9(7): e101388. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0101388.

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, and D. K. Padilla.  2014.  Zebra versus quagga mussels: a review of their spread, population dynamics, and ecosystem impacts. Hydrobiologia. 746 (1): 97-112.

Pennuto, C. M., L. E. Burlakova, A. Y. Karatayev, J. Kramer, A. Fisher, and C. Mayer. 2014. Spatiotemporal characteristics of nitrogen and phosphorus in the benthos of nearshore Lake Erie. Journal of Great Lakes Research.

Snyder, R. J., L. E. Burlakova, A.Y. Karatayev, and D. B. MacNeill. 2014. Updated Invasion Risk Assessment for Ponto-Caspian Fishes to the Great Lakes. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 40: 360-369.

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, C. Pennuto, J. Ciborowski, V. A. Karatayev, P. Juette, and M. Clapsadl. 2014. Twenty five years of changes in Dreissena spp. populations in Lake Erie. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 40: 550-559.

Burlakova, L. E., A. Y. Karatayev, C. Pennuto, and C. Mayer. 2014. Changes in Lake Erie benthos over the last 50 years: historical perspectives, current status, and main drivers. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 40: 560-573.

Mastitsky, S. E., A. Y. Karatayev, and L. E. Burlakova. 2014. Parasites of aquatic exotic invertebrates: identification of hazards posed to the Great Lakes.  Human and Ecological Risk Assessment. 20:743-763.

Lucy, F. E., Burlakova, L. E., Karatayev, A. Y., Mastitsky, S. E., Zanatta, D. T. 2014. Zebra Mussel Impacts on Unionids:  A Synthesis of Trends in North America and Europe. In T. F. Nalepa and D. W. Schloesser (eds.) Quagga and Zebra Mussels: Biology, Impacts, and Control. 2nd Edition. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. pp. 623-646.

Mayer, C. M., Burlakova, L. E., Eklöv, P., Fitzgerald, D., Karatayev, A. Y., Ludsin, S. A., Millard, S., Mills, E. L.,  Ostapenya, A. P., Rudstam, L. G., Zhu, B., and Zhukova, T. V. 2014. Benthification of Freshwater Lakes: Exotic Mussels Turning Ecosystems Upside Down. In T. F. Nalepa and D. W. Schloesser (eds.) Quagga and Zebra Mussels: Biology, Impacts, and Control. 2nd Edition. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. pp. 575-586.

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, and D. K. Padilla.  2014.  General Overview of Zebra and Quagga Mussels: What We Do And Do Not Know.  In T. F. Nalepa and D. W. Schloesser (eds.) Quagga and Zebra Mussels: Biology, Impacts, and Control. 2nd Edition. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. pp. 695-703.

Randklev, C.R., E.T. Tsakiris, M.S. Johnson, J. Skorupski, L.E. Burlakova , J. Groce, and N. Wilkins. 2013. Is False Spike, Quadrula mitchelli (Bivalvia: Unionidae), extinct? First account of a very-recently deceased individual in over thirty years. The Southwestern Naturalist 58: 247-259.

Karatayev, V. A., Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, and D. K. Padilla. 2013. Lakewide dominance does not predict the invader species for dreissenids. Journal of Great Lakes Research 39(4). http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0380133013001329.

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, and D. K. Padilla. 2013. General Overview of Zebra and Quagga Mussels: What We Do And Do Not Know. In T. F. Nalepa and D. W. Schloesser (eds.) Quagga and Zebra Mussels: Biology, Impacts, and Control. 2nd Edition. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. pp. 695-703.

Mayer, C. M., Burlakova, L. E., Eklöv, P. Dean Fitzgerald, D., Karatayev, A. Y., Ludsin, S. A. Millard, S., Mills, E. L., Ostapenya, A. P., Rudstam, L. G., Zhu, B., and Zhukova, T. V. 2013. Benthification of Freshwater Lakes: Exotic Mussels Turning Ecosystems Upside Down. In T. F. Nalepa and D. W. Schloesser (eds.) Quagga and Zebra Mussels: Biology, Impacts, and Control. 2nd Edition. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. pp. 575-586.

Lucy, F. E., Burlakova, L. E., Karatayev, A. Y., Mastitsky, S. E., Zanatta, D. T. 2013. Zebra Mussel Impacts on Unionids: A Synthesis of Trends in North America and Europe. In T. F. Nalepa and D. W. Schloesser (eds.) Quagga and Zebra Mussels: Biology, Impacts, and Control. 2nd Edition. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. pp. 623-646.

Molloy, D. P., D. A. Mayer, M. J. Gaylo, J. T. Morse, K. T. Presti, P. M. Sawyko, A. Y. Karatayev, L. E. Burlakova, F. Laruellea, K. C. Nishikawa, and B. H. Griffin. 2013. Pseudomonas fluorescens strain CL145A – A biopesticide for the control of zebra and quagga mussels (Bivalvia: Dreissenidae). Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 113 (2013): 104–114. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jip.2012.12.012

Molloy, D. P., D. A. Mayer, M. J. Gaylo, L. E. Burlakova, A. Y. Karatayev, K. T. Presti1, P. M. Sawyko, J. T. Morse, and E. A. Paul. 2013. Non-target trials with Pseudomonas fluorescens strain CL145A, a lethal control agent of dreissenid mussels (Bivalvia: Dreissenidae). Management of Biological Invasions 4(1): 71–79. Open Access article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3391/mbi.2013.4.1.09

Lucy, F. E., Karatayev, A. Y., and L. E. Burlakova. 2012. Predictions for the spread, population density, and impacts of Corbicula fluminea in Ireland. Aquatic Invasions 7 (4):465–474. http://www.aquaticinvasions.net/2012/AI_2012_4_Lucy_etal.pdf

Karatayev, A. Y., T. D. Miller, and L. E. Burlakova. 2012. Long-term changes in unionid assemblages in the Rio Grande, one of the World’s top 10 rivers at risk. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 22(2): 206-219. PDF

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, J. Vander Zanden, R. C. Lathrop, and D. K. Padilla. 2012. Change in a lake benthic community over a century: evidence for alternative community states. Hydrobiologia DOI 10.1007/s10750-012-1238-2.

Burlakova L. E., D. Campbell, A. Y. Karatayev, and D. Barclay 2012. Distribution, genetic analysis and conservation priorities for rare Texas freshwater molluscs in the genera Fusconaia and Pleurobema (Bivalvia: Unionidae). Aquatic Biosystems 8(1):12. Open Access article http://www.aquaticbiosystems.org/content/8/1/12

Karatayev, A. Y., S. E. Mastitsky, L. E. Burlakova, V. A. Karatayev, M. M. Hajduk, and D. B. Conn. 2012. Exotic molluscs in Great Lakes host epizootically important trematodes. Journal of Shellfish Research. 31(3):885-894.

Burlakova, L. E., Karatayev, A. Y., and V. A. Karatayev. Invasive mussels induce community changes by increasing habitat complexity. Hydrobiologia. Published Online First DOI 10.1007/s10750-011-0791-4. PDF

Karatayev, A. Y., Burlakova, L. E., Mastitsky, S. E., Padilla, D. K., and E. L. Mills. 2011. Contrasting rates of spread of two congeners, Dreissena polymorpha and Dreissena rostriformis bugensis, at different spatial scales. Journal of Shellfish Research 30(3): 1–9. ()

Burlakova, L. E., A. Y. Karatayev, V. A. Karatayev, M. E. May, D. L. Bennett, and M. J. Cook. 2011. Biogeography and conservation of freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae) in Texas: Patterns of diversity and threats. Diversity and Distributions. 17: 393-407. ()

Burlakova, L. E., A. Y. Karatayev, V. A. Karatayev, M. E. May, D. L. Bennett, and M. J. Cook. 2011. Endemic species: contribution to community uniqueness, effect of habitat alteration, and conservation priorities. Biological Conservation 144: 155–165. PDF

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, V. A. Karatayev, and D. Boltovskoy. 2010. Limnoperna fortunei vs. Dreissena polymorpha: Population densities and benthic community impacts of two invasive freshwater bivalves. Journal of Shellfish Research 29(4): 975-985. PDF

Karatayev, A. Y., S. E. Mastitsky, D.K. Padilla, L. E. Burlakova, and M. M. Hajduk. 2010. Differences in growth and survivorship of zebra and quagga mussels: size matters. Hydrobiologia. 668(1):183-194. PDF

Mastitsky, S. E., A. Y. Karatayev, L. E. Burlakova, and D. P. Molloy. 2010. Parasites of exotic species in invaded areas: does lower diversity mean lower epizootic impact? Diversity and Distributions 16: 798–803. ()

Karatayev, A.Y., L. E. Burlakova, and D. K. Padilla. 2010. Dreissena polymorpha in Belarus: history of spread, population biology, and ecosystem impacts. Chapter 9 in G. van der Velde, S. Rajagopal and A. bij de Vaate (eds), The Zebra Mussel in Europe. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden/ Margraf Publishers, Weikersheim. p. 101-112. PDF

Molloy, D. P. , L. Giamberini, L. E. Burlakova, A. Y. Karatayev, J. R. Cryan, S. L. Trajanovski, and S. P. Trajanovska. 2010. Investigation of the endosymbionts of Dreissena stankovici with morphological and molecular confirmation. Chapter 23 in G. van der Velde, S. Rajagopal and A. bij de Vaate (eds), The Zebra Mussel in Europe. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden/Margraf Publishers, Weikersheim. p. 227-238. PDF

Mastitsky, S. E. A. Y. Karatayev, L. E. Burlakova, and B. V. Adamovich. 2010. Non-native fishes of Belarus: diversity, distribution, and risk classification using the Fish Invasiveness Screening Kit (FISK). Aquatic Invasions 5(1): 103-114. PDF

Boltovskoy, D., A. Karatayev, L. Burlakova, D. Cataldo, V. Karatayev, F. Sylvester, and A. Mari?elarena. 2009. Significant ecosystem-wide effects of the swiftly spreading invasive freshwater bivalve Limnoperna fortunei. Hydrobiologia 636: 271-284. PDF

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, D. K. Padilla, S. E. Mastitsky, S. Olenin. 2009. Invaders are not a random selection of species. Biological Invasions. 11: 2009-2019. PDF

Burlakova, L. E., D. K. Padilla, A.Y. Karatayev, D. N. Hollas, L. D. Cartwright, and K. D. Nichol. 2010. Differences in population dynamics and potential impacts of a freshwater invader driven by temporal habitat stability. Biological Invasions 12(4): 927-942. PDF

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, V. A. Karatayev, and D. K. Padilla. 2009. Introduction, distribution, spread, and impacts of exotic freshwater gastropods in Texas. Hydrobiologia. 619: 181-194. PDF

Burlakova, L. E., A. Y. Karatayev, D. K. Padilla, L. D. Cartwright, and D. N. Hollas. 2009. Wetland restoration and invasive species: applesnail (Pomacea insularum) feeding on native and invasive aquatic plants. Restoration Ecology. 17(3): 433-440. PDF

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, and S. I. Dodson. 2008. Community analysis of Belarusian lakes: correlations of species diversity with hydrochemistry. Hydrobiologia. 605: 99-112. PDF

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, S. E. Mastitsky, and S. Olenin. 2008. Past, current, and future of the Central European Corridor for aquatic invasions in Belarus. Biological Invasions. 10: 215-232. PDF

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, D. P. Molloy, and S. E. Mastitsky. 2007. Dreissena polymorpha and Conchophthirus acuminatus: What can we learn from host-commensal relationships. Journal of Shellfish Research. 26:1153-1160. PDF

Burlakova, L. E., and A. Y. Karatayev. 2007. The effect of invasive macrophytes and water level fluctuations on unionids in Texas impoundments. Hydrobiologia. 586: 291-302. PDF

Karatayev, A. Y., D. Boltovskoy, D. K. Padilla, and L. E. Burlakova. 2007. The invasive bivalves Dreissena polymorpha and Limnoperna fortunei: parallels, contrasts, potential spread and invasion impacts. Journal of Shellfish Research. 26 (1): 205-213. PDF

Karatayev, A. Y., D. K. Padilla, D. Minchin, D. Boltovskoy, and L E. Burlakova. 2007. Changes in global economies and trade: the potential spread of exotic freshwater bivalves. Biological Invasions. 9:161–180. PDF

Howells, R. G., L. E. Burlakova, A. Y. Karatayev, R. K. Marfurt, and R. L. Burks. 2006. Native and introduced Ampullaridae in North America: history, status, and ecology. In: R. C. Joshi, L. S. Sebastian, eds. Global Advances in Ecology and Management of Golden Apple Snails. Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), Philippines. 73-112. PDF

Burlakova, L. E., A. Y. Karatayev, and D. K. Padilla. 2006. Changes in the distribution and abundance of Dreissena polymorpha within lakes through time. Hydrobiologia. 571:133–146. PDF

Karatayev, A.Y., L. E. Burlakova, and D. K. Padilla. 2006. Growth rate and longevity of Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas): a review and recommendations for future study. Journal of Shellfish Research. 25(1): 23-32. PDF

Burlakova, L. E., D. K. Padilla, A.Y. Karatayev, and D. Minchin. 2006. Endosymbionts of Dreissena polymorpha in Ireland: evidence for the introduction of adult mussels. Journal of Molluscan Studies. 72: 207-210. PDF

Karatayev A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, and S. I Dodson. 2005. Community analysis of Belarusian lakes: relationship of species diversity to morphology, hydrology, and land use. Journal of Plankton Research. 27(10): 1045-1053. PDF

Burlakova, L. E., A. Y. Karatayev, and D. K. Padilla. 2005. Functional changes in benthic freshwater communities after Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas) invasion and consequences for filtration. In: R. Dame and S. Olenin (eds.) The Comparative Roles of Suspension Feeders in Ecosystems. NATO Science Series: IV – Earth and Environmental Sciences. Springer, pp 263-275. PDF

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, and D. K. Padilla. 2005. Contrasting distribution and impacts of two freshwater exotic suspension feeders, Dreissena polymorpha and Corbicula fluminea. In: R. Dame and S. Olenin (eds.) The Comparative Roles of Suspension Feeders in Ecosystems. NATO Science Series: IV – Earth and Environmental Sciences. Springer, pp 239-262.25 PDF

Karatayev, A. Y., R. G. Howells, L. E. Burlakova, and B. D. Sewell. 2005. History of spread and current distribution of Corbicula fluminea (Müller) in Texas. Journal of Shellfish Research 24(2): 553-559. PDF

Karatayev A.Y., L. E. Burlakova, D. K. Padilla, and L. E. Johnson. 2003. Patterns of spread of the zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas)): the continuing invasion of Belarussian lakes. Biological Invasions. 5(3): 213-221. PDF

Karatayev A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, T. Kesterton, and K. Padilla. 2003. Dominance of the Asiatic clam, Corbicula fluminea (Müller) in the benthic community of a reservoir. Journal of Shellfish Research 22(2): 487-493. PDF

Karatayev, A. Y., S. E. Mastitsky, D. P. Molloy, and L. E. Burlakova. 2003. Patterns of emergence and survival of Conchophthirus acuminatus (Ciliophora: Conchophthiridae) from Dreissena polymorpha (Bivalvia: Dreissenidae) Journal of Shellfish Research 22(1): 495-500. PDF

Karatayev A. Y., S. E. Mastitsky, L. E. Burlakova, D. P. Molloy, and G. G. Vezhnovets. 2003. Seasonal dynamics of endosymbiotic ciliates and nematodes in Dreissena polymorpha. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 83 (1): 73-82. PDF

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, D. P. Molloy, L. K. Volkova, and V. V. Volosyuk. 2002. Field and laboratory studies of Ophryoglena sp. (Ciliata: Ophryoglenidae) infection in zebra mussels, Dreissena polymorpha (Bivalvia: Dreissenidae). Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 79(2002): 80-85. PDF

Kraft C. E., P. J. Sullivan, A. Y. Karatayev, L. E. Burlakova, J. C. Nekola, L. E. Johnson, and D. K. Padilla. 2002. Landscape patterns of an aquatic invader: assessing dispersal extent from spatial distributions. Ecological Applications 12(3): 749-759.

Karatayev, A. Y, L. E. Burlakova and D. K. Padilla. 2002. Impacts of Zebra Mussels on aquatic communities and their role as ecosystem engineers. In: Leppäkoski, E., S. Gollasch and S. Olenin (eds). Invasive Aquatic Species of Europe - Distribution, Impacts and Management. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp 433-446. PDF

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, D. P. Molloy, and L. K. Volkova. 2000. Endosymbionts of Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas) in Belarus. International Review of Hydrobiology. 85(5-6), pp. 543-559. PDF

Burlakova, L. E., A. Y. Karatayev, and D. K. Padilla. 2000. The impact of Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas) invasion on unionid bivalves. International Review of Hydrobiology. 85(5-6). pp. 529-541. PDF

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, and D. P. Molloy. 2000. Seasonal dynamics of Conchophthirus acuminatus (Ciliophora, Conchophthiridae) infection in Dreissena polymorpha and D. bugensis (Bivalvia, Dreissenidae). European Journal of Protistology. 36, pp. 397-404. PDF

 

Professional societies:

American Society of Limnology and Oceanography

The International Association for Great Lakes Research

Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society

Great Lakes Unified Malacologists

International Research Consortium on Molluscan Symbionts

Baltic Marine Biologists (BMB)

Eco-Ethics International Union

International Group on Aquatic Alien Species 

 

Teaching experience:

USA:

Great Lakes Seminar GLC 600 (1 credit). Great Lakes Ecosystem Science Master’s programs, Fall 2014.

Biostatistics and Biological Data Analysis (4 credits, Lecture and Lab). Developed as a new graduate/undergraduate course. Fall 2008, 2011.

Biological Experimental Design and Analysis (3 credits; Lecture and Lab). Developed as a new graduate course. Fall 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006.

Population Biology (3 credits). Developed as a new graduate course. Spring 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007.

Conservation Biology (3 credits). Developed as a new graduate/undergraduate course. Fall 2005, 2006.

Belarus:

Experimental Design (3 credits; Lecture and Lab). Developed as a new course Fall 1998, Fall 1999.

Population Ecology (2 credits, Lecture and Lab). Developed as a new course Spring 1999, Spring 2000.

Biostatistics (1 credit, Lecture and Lab). Developed as a new course Spring 1999.

Biostatistics (4 credits, Lab). Developed as a new course Fall 1997, Fall 1998, Fall 1999.

Special Practicum in Ecology and Aquatic Biology (3 credits, Lab). Developed Fall and Spring 1998, 1999.

 

Graduate research:

Candidate Dissertation Title: Ecology of Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas) and its role in structure and function of aquatic ecosystems. Supervisor Dr. A. P. Ostapenya. 1989-1998.

 

Manuscripts reviewed:

Aquatic BioSystems; Applied Ecology; Aquatic Invasions; Biological Conservation; Biological Invasions; BIOTA NEOTROPICA; BMC Ecology; Ecosystems; Environmental Conservation; Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science; Journal of North American Benthological Society; Journal of Molluscan Studies; Journal of Siberian Federal University;  Hydrobiologia; Marine and Freshwater Research; Oceanologia; Parasitology; Water Research; The Journal of Experimental Biology; The Texas Journal of Science; The American Midland Naturalist; The Professional Geographer; The Southwestern Naturalist.

 

Grants reviewed:

National Science Foundation, Graduate Women in Science, Graduate Women in Science, Minnesota Sea Grant 

 

Graduate students (Supervising):

Susan Daniel (2014 – present). M.A., Great Lakes Ecosystem Science Program, Great Lakes Center, SUNY Buffalo Sate.

Isabel Porto Hannes (2011 – present). Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo.

Robbyn Drake (2010 - present). M.A., Multidisciplinary Program, Buffalo State College.

 

Graduate students (Advising):

Keith Pawlowsky (2014 – present), M.S., Great Lakes Ecosystem Science Program, SUNY Buffalo Sate

F. P. L. Collas (May-June 2014), Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Paul Juette (2011 - 2014), M.A., Buffalo State College

Wendy Paterson (2011- 2013), M.S., Central Michigan University

Michael Cook (2006-2008), M.Sc., Stephen F. Austin State University

Kevin Nichols (2006 – 2008), M.Sc., Stephen F. Austin State University

Daniel Bennett (2005 – 2007), M.Sc., Stephen F. Austin State University

David Hollas (2004 – 2006), M.Sc., Stephen F. Austin State University

Leah Cartwright (2004 – 2006), M.Sc., Stephen F. Austin State University

Olga Minich (2003-2006), M.Sc., Stephen F. Austin State University

Arias Jason (2002 – 2004), M.Sc., Stephen F. Austin State University

Rhonda Mood (2002 – 2004), M.Sc., Stephen F. Austin State University

Oladunni Olayinka (2002 – 2004), M.Sc., Stephen F. Austin State University

Jules Smith (2002 - 2006), M.Sc., Stephen F. Austin State University

Sewell Brian (2002 – 2003), M.Sc., Stephen F. Austin State University

Andrei Nesterovitch (2002 – 2003), M.Sc., Stephen F. Austin State University

Tom Kesterson (2001 - 2003), M.Sc., Stephen F. Austin State University

Sergey E. Mastitsky (2000- 2004), Ph.D., Belarusian State University, Belarus

Nataliya M. Lisovskaya (1998-2000), M.Sc., Belarusian State University, Belarus

 

Undergraduate students (Advising):

Brianne Tulumello (2011- 2012), Undergraduate Research and Mentoring (URM) Program, Buffalo State College

Marissa Hajduk (2008-2010), Undergraduate Research and Mentoring (URM) Program, Buffalo State College

Jered Simpson (2007), B.Sc., Stephen F. Austin State University

Steven Grice (2006), B.Sc., Stephen F. Austin State University

Edgardo Avelar (2006), B.Sc., Stephen F. Austin State University

Tatiana Urash (1998), B.Sc., Belarusian State University, Belarus

Andrey Usov (1998-2000), B.Sc., Belarusian State University, Belarus

Svetlana Dudich (1997-1998), B.Sc., Belarusian State University, Belarus

Ekaterina Sadova (1997-1998), B.Sc., Belarusian State University, Belarus

 

International activities:

1994 (December): International Workshop on Zebra Mussel Parasites, Minsk, Belarus

1995 (October): International Workshop on Zebra Mussel Parasites, France

1997 (June): International Workshop on Zebra Mussel Parasites, Minsk, Belarus

1998 (February): International Workshop on Zebra Mussel Parasites, Cornwall-on-Hudson, USA

2004 (October): "The Comparative Roles of Suspension Feeders in Ecosystems," NATO Advanced Research Workshop, Nida, Lithuania.

2005 (May): International Research Workshop "Portrait of marine and freshwater invertebrate invaders," Ireland

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