Alexander B. Ruchin

Editor-in-Chief of the journal "Nature Conservation Research"

Academic degree, title, position: Doctor of Sciences (in Biology), docent. Director of the Joint Directorate of the Mordovia State Nature Reserve and National Park “Smolny".

Awards, membership in societies and editorial boards of journals: Honoured Ecologist of the Republic of Mordovia. Member of the Association Board of Directors of Russian Nature Reserves and National Parks. Alexander B. Ruchin consists in the Expert Council on Protected Areas of the Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia. He is a member of the Saint Petersburg Union of Scientists, the Society of Biotechnologists of Russia, the A.M. Nikolsky Herpetological Society, the Russian Entomological Society. Alexander B. Ruchin consists in editorial boards of journals AACL Bioflux (Romania), European Journal of Biomedical and Life Sciences (Austria) and European Journal of Technical and Natural Sciences (Austria).

Research interests: ecology, ichthyology, entomology, herpetology, parasitology.

Scientometric indicators: Web of Science (h=8, Documents by author: 64, Total citations: 273); Scopus (h=12, Documents by author: 90, Total citations: 561); Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI) (h=23, Documents by author: 408, Total citations: 4023).

Publication activity: Alexander B. Ruchin is author of more than 600 publications, including more than 210 articles in peer reviewed journals; he is an author (or co-author) of 17 monographs, 23 teaching aids, 3 patents.

Web-pages: ResearchGate, Scopus, Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI).

Selected publications

Ruchin A.B. Effect of illumination on fish and amphibian: development, growth, physiological and biochemical processes // Reviews in Aquaculture. 2021. V. 13. Is. 1. P. 567-600. DOI: 10.1111/raq.12487
Ruchin A.B. 2021. The effect of illumination and light spectrum on growth and larvae development of Pelophylax ridibundus (Amphibia: Anura). Biological Rhythm Research. 52(2): 307-318. DOI: 10.1080/09291016.2019.1594126
MacGowan I., Vikhrev N.E., Krivosheina M.G., Ruchin A.B., Esin M.N. New records of Diptera from the Republic of Mordovia, Russia // Far Eastern Entomologist. 2021. No 423. P. 9-20. DOI: 10.25221/fee.423.3
Chikhlyaev I.V., Ruchin A.B. An overview of the helminths of moor frog Rana arvalis Nilsson, 1842 (Amphibia: Anura) in the Volga Basin // Diversity. 2021. Vol. 13(2): 61. DOI: 10.3390/d13020061
Ruchin A., Artaev O., Sharapova E., Ermakov O., Zamaletdinov R., Korzikov V., Bashinsky I., Pavlov A., Svinin A.O., Ivanov A., Tabachishin V., Klenina A., Ganshchuk S., Litvinov N., Chetanov N., Vlasov A., Vlasova O. Occurrence of the amphibians in the Volga, Don River basins and adjacent territories (Russia): research in 1996-2020. Biodiversity Data Journal. 2020. V. 8. P. e61378. DOI: 10.3897/BDJ.8.e61378
Chikhlyaev I.V., Ruchin A.B. Helminths of amphibians (Amphibia) in beaver ponds in the Central Russia // AACL Bioflux. 2020. Vol. 13(6). P. 3810-3821.
Vikhrev, N.E., Esin, M.N., Yanbulat, M.O., Ruchin, A.B. A list of the Sciomyzidae, Fanniidae and Muscidae (Diptera) of Mordovia // Amurian Zoological Journal. 2020. Vol. XII. No. 4. P. 444–459. DOI: 10.33910/2686-9519-2020-12-4-444-459
Ermakov O.A., Mishta A.V., Sheftel B.I., Obolenskaya E.V., Lada G.A., Bystrakova N.V., Ruchin A.B., Lissovsky A.A. Does the Mediterranean water shrew Neomys anomalus (Soricidae, Eulipotyphla) expand the eastern part of the distribution range? // Russian Journal Theriology. 2020. V. 19. № 2. P. 112–130.
Zemoglyadchuk A.V., Ruchin A.B., Egorov L.V. An annotated checklist of the tumbling flower beetles (Coleoptera, Mordellidae) of the Republic of Mordovia, with a short review of the family in European Russia // Entomological Review. 2020. Vol. 100. No. 6. P. 771–787. DOI: 10.1134/S0013873820060068
Dvorak L., Dvorakova K., Obona J., Ruchin A.B. Selected Diptera families caught with beer traps in the Republic of Mordovia (Russia) // Nature Conservation Research. 2020. V. 5. № 4. P. 65–77. DOI: 10.24189/ncr.2020.057
Ruchin A.B. Findings of black and red froghopper Cercopis vulnerata Rossi, 1807 (Hemiptera: Cercopidae) in some regions of Russia // Proceedings of the Mordovia State Nature Reserve. 2020. Vol. 25. P. 288-295.
Bakiev A., Kirillov A., Kirillova N., Ruchin A., Klenina A., Gorelov R., Kostina N. Reptile occurrences data in the Volga River basin (Russia) // Biodiversity Data Journal. 2020. V. 8. P. e58033. DOI: 10.3897/BDJ.8.e58033
Chikhlyaev I.V., Ruchin A.B., Kirillov A.A. Ecological analysis of the helminth fauna in Bufo bufo (Amphibia: Anura) from various habitats // Nature Conservation Research. 2020. Vol. 5(Suppl.2). P. 1–10. DOI: 10.24189/ncr.2020.026
Artaev O., Ruchin A., Ivanchev V., Ivancheva E., Sarychev V., Moreva O., Mikheev V., Medvedev D., Klevakin A. 2020. Fish occurrence in the middle Volga and upper Don regions (Russia) // Biodiversity Data Journal 8: e54959. DOI: 10.3897/BDJ.8.e54959
Karmazina I.O., Korb S.K., Mikhailenko A.P., Ruchin A.B., Shulaev N.V., Egorov L.V., Aleksanov V.V. 2020. The last Pleistocene glaciations phylogeography episode of Phaneroptera falcata (Poda, 1761) (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) in the Volga River basin based on the mtDNA Cytochrome C Oxidase subunit 1 (COI) gene fragment // Acta Biologica Sibirica. V. 6. P. 279-291. DOI: 10.3897/abs.6.e56139
Ruchin A.B., Egorov L.V., Lobachev E.A., Lukiyanov S.V., Sazhnev A.S., Semishin G.B. Expansion of Harmonia axyridis (Pallas, 1773) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) to European part of Russia in 2018–2020 // Baltic J. Coleopterol. 2020. 20 (1): 51–60.
Ruchin A.B., Carr J.F., Dvorak L., Esin M.N., Khapugin A.A. Pseudotephritis millepunctata (Hennig, 1939) (Diptera Ulidiidae) – new species in European fauna // REDIA. 2020. V. 103. P. 25-27. DOI: 10.19263/REDIA-103.20.05
Egorov L.V., Ruchin A.B., Semenov V.B., Semionenkov O.I., Semishin G.B. Checklist of the Coleoptera of Mordovia State Nature Reserve, Russia // ZooKeys. 2020. Vol. 962. P. 13-122. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.962.54477
Ruchin A.B. Effect of illumination on growth and behaviour of guppy, Poecilia reticulata // Periodico Tche Quimica. 2020. 17(35): 338-345.
Kirillova N.Yu., Kirillov A.A., Ruchin A.B., Trukhachev M.V. 2020. Helminth fauna of Microtus cf. arvalis (Rodentia, Cricetidae) in Russia and adjacent countries // Biodiversitas. V. 21. № 5. P. 1961-1979. DOI: 10.13057/biodiv/d210524
Lengesova N.A. Vikberg V., Ruchin A.B., Mironova S.E. The first record of Rhogogaster chambersi (Hymenoptera, Symphyta) for the Russian fauna // Nature Conservation Research. 2020. Vol. 5(2). P. 109–110. DOI: 10.24189/ncr.2020.022

Ruchin, A.B. 2020. Environmental colour impact on the life of lower aquatic vertebrates: development, growth, physiological and biochemical processes. Reviews in Aquaculture 12(1):. P. 310–327. DOI: 10.1111/raq.12319
Ruchin A.B., Egorov L.V., Khapugin A.A., Vikhrev N.E., Esin M.N. 2020. The use of simple crown traps for the insects collection. Nature Conservation Research 5(1): 87–108. DOI: 10.24189/ncr.2020.008
Pilipenko V.E., Ruchin A.B., Semishin G.B. 2020. Cranefly fauna (Diptera: Limoniidae, Pediciidae, Tipulidae) of the Republic of Mordovia, Russia. Biodiversitas 21(1): 355-369. DOI: 10.13057/biodiv/d210143
Ruchin A.B., Osipov V.V., Fayzulin A.I., Bakin O.V., Tselishcheva L.G., Bayanov N.G. 2019. Chinese sleeper (Perccottus glenii Dybowski, 1877) (Pisces, Odontobutidae) in the reserves and National Parks of the middle and lower Volga (Russia): mini-review. AACL Bioflux 12(4): 1114-1124.
Ruchin A.B., Egorov L.V., Sazhnev A.S., Polumordvinov O.A., Ishin R.N. 2019. Present distribution of Protaetia fieberi (Kraatz, 1880) (Insecta, Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae) in the European part of Russia. Biharean Biologist 13(1): 12-16.
Ruchin A.B., Egorov L.V. 2019. Contribution to the Study of the Cantharoidea (Coleoptera: Drilidae, Lycidae, Lampyridae, Cantharidae) in the Republic of Mordovia (Russia). Entomology and Applied Science Letters 6(2): 1-12.
Ruchin A.B., Alekseev S.K., Khapugin A.A. 2019. Post-fire fauna of carabid beetles (Coleoptera, Carabidae) in forests of the Mordovia State Nature Reserve (Russia). Nature Conservation Research 4(Suppl.1): 11–20. DOI: 10.24189/ncr.2019.009
Kazantsev S.V., Egorov L.V., Ruchin A.B. 2019. Discovery of Lopheros lineatus (Gorham, 1883) (Coleoptera, Lycidae) in Mordovia, Central Russia. Entomological Review 99(5): 656–659. DOI: 10.1134/S0013873819050099
Ruchin A.B., Khapugin A.A. 2019. Red data book invertebrates in a protected area of European Russia. Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 65(4): 349–370. DOI: 10.17109/AZH.65.4.349.2019
Khapugin A.A., Ruchin A.B. 2019. Red Data Book vascular plants in the Mordovia State Nature Reserve, a protected area in European Russia. Wulfenia 26: 53–71.
Chikhlyaev I.V., Ruchin A.B., Fayzulin A.I. 2019. An overview of the trematodes fauna of pool frog Pelophylax lessonae (Camerano, 1882) in the Volga Basin, Russia: 2. Larval stages. Nusantara Bioscience 11(1): 106-111. DOI: 10.13057/nusbiosci/n110118
Kirillov A.A., Kirillova N.Yu., Ruchin A.B. 2019. Overview of the helminth fauna of slow worms of genus Anguis (Reptilia, Anguidae) in the Western Palearctic. Entomology and Applied Science Letters 6(1): 51-65.
Chikhlyaev I.V., Ruchin A.B., Fayzulin A.I. 2019. Parasitic nematodes of pool frog (Pelophylax lessonae) in the Volga Basin. Revista MVZ Cordoba 24(3): 7314-7321. DOI: 10.21897/rmvz1501
Ruchin A.B. 2019. Effect of illumination on growth and behavior of two carp fish species (Carassius gibelio and C. carassius). Periódico Tchê Química 32: 8-17.
Ruchin A.B. 2019. Rearing carp (Cyprinus carpio) in different light: mini-review. AACL Bioflux 12(5): 1850-1865.
Ruchin A.B. 2019. The effect of the photoperiod on the larval development and growth of two amphibian species (Amphibia: anura). Biological Rhythm Research DOI: 10.1080/09291016.2019.1631025
Ivanov A.Yu., Ruchin A.B., Fayzulin A.I., Chikhlyaev I.V., Litvinchuk S.N., Kirillov A.A., Svinin A.O., Ermakov O.A. 2019. The first record of natural transfer of mitochondrial DNA from Pelophylax cf. bedriagae into P. lessonae (Amphibia, Anura). Nature Conservation Research 4(2): 125–128. DOI: 10.24189/ncr.2019.020
Astakhov D.M., Ruchin A.B., Romadina O.D., Pristrem I.M. 2019. To robber flies fauna (Diptera: Asilidae) of Mordovia, Russia. Biodiversitas 20(4): 994-1005. DOI: 10.13057/biodiv/d200409
Ruchin A.B. 2019. The effect of illumination and light spectrum on growth and larvae development of Pelophylax ridibundus (Amphibia: Anura). Biological Rhythm Research. DOI: 10.1080/09291016.2019.1594126
Ruchin A.B., Antropov A.V. 2019. Wasp fauna (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae, Chrysididae, Dryinidae, Tiphiidae, Mutillidae, Scoliidae, Pompilidae, Vespidae, Sphecidae, Crabronidae & Trigonalyidae) of Mordovia State Nature Reserve and its surroundings in Russia. Journal of Threatened Taxa 11(2): 13195-13250. DOI: 10.11609/jott.4216.11.2.13195-13250
Ruchin A.B., Antropov A.V., Khapugin A.A. 2019. Distribution, abundance, and habitats of rare species Parnopes grandior (Pallas 1771) (Hymenoptera, Chrysididae) in Mordovia and adjacent regions, Russia. Biodiversitas 20(2): 303-310. DOI: 10.13057/biodiv/d200201
Ruchin A.B., Egorov L.V., Semishin G.B. 2019. Ladybird beetles fauna (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) of the republic of Mordovia, Russia. Biodiversitas 20(2): 316-327. DOI: 10.13057/biodiv/d200203
Ruchin A.B. 2018. Light spectrum impacts on early development of amphibians (Amphibia: Anura and Caudata). Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science 41(4): 1889-1897.
Chursina M.A., Ruchin A.B. 2018. A checklist of bombyliidae (Diptera) from mordovia, Russia and variation of wing shape in bombylius species. Biodiversitas 19(6): 2147-2156. DOI: 10.13057/biodiv/d190622
Ruchin A.B. 2018. The effects of illumination on the early development of amphibians (Amphibia: Anura and Caudata). Periodico Tche Quimica 15(30): 152-159.
Ruchin A.B., Egorov L.V. 2018. On distribution of Mimela holosericea (Fabricius, 1787) (Insecta, Scarabaeoidea, Scarabaeidae, Rutelinae) in Russia and adjacent territories. Journal of Entomological and Acarological Research 50: 7390. DOI: 10.4081/jear.2018.7390
Ruchin A.B., Egorov L.V. 2018. Discovery of Allonyx quadrimaculatus (Schaller, 1783) (Coleoptera Cleridae Clerinae) in Russia. Redia 101: 143–146. DOI: 10.19263/REDIA-101.18.19
Tomaszewska W., Egorov L.V., Ruchin A.B., Vlasov D.V. 2018. First record of Clemmus troglodytes (Coleoptera: Coccinelloidea, Anamorphidae) for the fauna of Russia. Nature Conservation Research 3(3): 103–105. DOI: 10.24189/ncr.2018.016
Ruchin A.B. 2018. Biology and distribution of the Clouded Apollo Parnassius mnemosyne (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae), a rare butterfly in the Republic of Mordovia, Russia. Journal of Threatened Taxa 10(7): 11980–11983. DOI: 10.11609/jot. 3709.10.7.11980-11983
Ruchin A.B., Egorov L.V., Semishin G.B. 2018. Fauna of click beetles (Coleoptera: Elateridae) in the interfluve of Rivers Moksha and Sura, Republic of Mordovia, Russia. Biodiversitas 19(4): 1352–1365. DOI: 10.13057/biodiv/d190423
Chursina M.A., Ruchin A.B. 2018. A checklist of Syrphidae (Diptera) from Mordovia, Russia. Halteres 9: 57–73. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1255874
Ruchin A.B., Egorov L.V. 2018. Fauna of longicorn beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) of Mordovia. Russian Entomological Journal 27(2): 161–177. DOI: 10.15298/rusentj.27.2.07
Ruchin A.B., Mikhailenko A.P. 2018. The Fauna of mantids and orthopterans (Insecta: Mantodea, Orthoptera) of the Mordovia State Nature Reserve, Russia. Biodiversitas 19(4): 1194–1206. DOI: 10.13057/biodiv/d190403
Ruchin A.B., Grishutkin G.F. 2018. Biology and distribution of Parnassius apollo (Linnaeus, 1758) a rare species in Mordovia Republic, Russia. Biodiversitas 19(2): 431-436 DOI: 10.13057/biodiv/d190210
Ruchin A.B., Egorov L.V. 2018. Leptura aurulenta (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae), a new record of a very rare species in Russia. Nature Conservation Research 3(1): 88–91. DOI: 10.24189/ncr.2018.003
Ruchin A.B., Egorov L.V. 2017. Overview of insect species included in the Red Data Book of Russian Federation in the Mordovia State Nature Reserve. Nature Conservation Research 2(Suppl. 1): 2–9. doi: 10.24189/ncr.2017.016 [in Russian].
Artaev O.N., Ruchin A.B. 2017. The ichthyofauna of the Moksha River, a tributary of the Volga river basin, Russia. Check List. 13(4): 185–202. DOI: 10.15560/13.4.185
Ruchin A.B., Artaev O.N. On expansion of the distribution range of some scoliid wasps (Scoliidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta) in the Middle Volga region. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences. 2016. V. 7. Is. 3. P. 2110–2115.
Chikhlyaev I.V., Ruchin A.B., Fayzulin A.I. 2016. The helminth fauna study of European common toad in the Volga Basin. Nature, Environment and Pollution Technology 15(3): 1103–1109.
Artaev O.N., Ruchin A.B. 2016. Prussian and crucian carp: confindness to various types of waters and co-inhabiting species in water bodies within the Mid-Volga Region. Ecology, Environment and Conservation 22(3): 1497–1502.
Ruchin A.B. 2016. Effect of light on the development of the hard roe of Acipenser baerii Brandt, 1869. Indian Journal of Science and Technology 9(29). DOI: 10.17485/ijst/2016/v9i29/89110
Legalov A.A., Egorov L.V., Ruchin A.B. 2014. First record of Mesauletobius pubescens (Kiesenwetter, 1851) (Coleoptera, Rhynchitidae) in Russia. Euroasian Entomological Journal 13(4): 400. [In Russian]
Budaeva I.A., Ruchin A.B. 2014. To the fauna of blackflies (Diptera: Simuliidae) of the Republic of Mordovia (Russia). Caucasian Entomological Bulletin 10(1): 155–159. [In Russian]
Chikhlyaev I., Ruchin A. 2014. The helminth fauna study of European common brown frog (Rana temporaria Linnaeus, 1758) in the Volga basin. Acta Parasitologica 59(3): 459–471.
Ruchin A.B., Ryzhov M.K., Artaev O.N., Khapugin A.A. 2013. New records of Argiope bruennichi (Scopoli, 1772) (Aranei: Araneidae) from Mordovia and adjacent regions of Russia. Arthropoda Selecta 22(4): 361–362.
Golovanov V.K., Ruchin A.B. 2011. Critical thermal maximum of fish Perccottus glenii in different seasons. Journal of Ichthyology 51(9): 788–793. DOI: 10.1134/S0032945211060026
Ruchin A.B., Kurmaeva D.K. 2010. On rare insects of Mordovia included in the Red Book of the Russian Federation. Entomological Review 90(6): 712–717.
Egorov L.V., Ruchin A.B. 2010. A new record of Stephanocleonus microgrammus (Gyll.) (Coleoptera, Curculionidae) from the centre of European part of Russia. Euroasian Entomological Journal 9(4): 650. [In Russian]
Ruchin A.B., Chikhljaev I.V., Lukijanov S.V. 2009. Analysis of helminthofauna of common spaedfoot pelobates fuscus (Laurenti, 1768) and moor frog Rana arvalis Nilsson, 1842 (Amphibia: Anura) at their joint habitation. Parazitologiya 43(3): 240–247.
Ruchin A.B., Shlyakhtin G.V., Artaev O.N. 2009. Species composition and quantitative representation of fishes in biotopes with the riffle minnow Alburnoides bipunctatus. Russian Journal of Ecology 40(3): 194–198.
Ruchin A.B., Artaev O.N., Baklanov M.A., Mikheev V.A. 2008. On distribution of the whitefin gudgeon (Romanogobio albipinnatus) in some rivers of the Volga and Don basins. Journal of Ichthyology 48(7): 549–552.
Mendel J., Lusk S., Vasil'eva E.D., Vasil'ev V.P., Luskova V., Ekmekci F.C., Erk'akan F., Ruchin A., Kosco J., Vetesnik L., Halacka K., Sanda R., Pashkov A.N., Reshetnikov S.I. 2008. Molecular phylogeny of the genus Gobio Cuvier, 1816 (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) and its contribution to taxonomy. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 47: 1061–1075.
Ruchin A.B., Kozhara A.V., Levin B.A., Baklanov M.A., Zakharov V.Yu., Artaev O.N. 2007. On the distribution of riffle minnow Alburnoides bipunctatus (Cyprinidae) in the Volga Basin. Journal of Ichthyology 47(8): 631–638.
Ruchin A.B. 2007. Effect of Photoperiod on Growth, Physiological and Hematological Indices of Juvenile Siberian Sturgeon Acipenser baerii. Biology Bulletin 34(6): 583–589.
Ruchin A.B. 2006. Effect of light on white blood cell count in carp Cyprinus carpio L. Biology Bulletin 33(5): 517–520.
Ruchin A.B., Vechkanov V.S., Kuznetsov V.A. 2005. Influence of photoperiod on growth and intensity of Feeding of fry of some fish species. Hydrobiological Journal 41(2): 103–109. DOI: 10.1615/HydrobJ.v41.i2.80
Ruchin A.B. 2004. Effects of temperature and illumination on growth and development of brown frog larvae (Rana temporaria). Zoologicheskii Zhurnal 83(12): 1463–1467
Ruchin A.B. 2004. Dynamics of the species diversity of Cyclostomata and fishes of Mordovia. Journal of Ichthyology 44(8): 569–574.
Ruchin A.B. 2004. Influence of Colored Light on Growth rate of Juveniles of Fish. Fish Physiology and Biochemistry 30(2): 175–178.
Ruchin A.B. 2004. Influence of a Light Regime on the Efficiency of Food Utilization and Growth Rate in Fishes. Hydrobiological Journal 40(5). DOI: 10.1615/HydrobJ.v40.i5.40
Ruchin A.B. 2003. Effect of Monochromatic Light on the Growth and Development of Brown Frog (Rana temporariaL.) Larvae. Biology Bulletin 30(5): 482–484.
Ruchin A.B. 2003. Effects of permanent and variable illumination on development of the clawed frog Xenopus laevis larvae. Zoologicheskii Zhurnal 82(7): 834–838.
Konstantinov A.S., Vechkanov V.S., Kuznetsov V.A., Ruchin A.B. 2003. Effect of fluctuation of intensity and spectral structure of light on the growth and energetics of young fish. Hydrobiological Journal 39(2). DOI: 10.1615/HydrobJ.v39.i2.110
Ruchin A.B., Vechkanov V.S., Kuznetsov V. A. 2002. Growth and feeding intensity of young carp Cyprinus carpio under different constant and variable monochromatic illuminations. Journal of Ichthyology 42: 191–199. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0059134
Ruchin A.B. 2002. Effects of monochromatic light on growth and development of the clawed frog Xenopus laevislarvae. Zoologicheskii Zhurnal 81: 752–756.
Kuznetsov V.A., Ruchin A.B. 2001. Effect of pH and illumination oscillations on growth rate and development of Rana ridibunda larvae. Zoologicheskii Zhurnal 80(10): 1246–1251.
Ruchin A.B. 2001. Nekotorye osobennosti rosta molodi ryb v svetogradientnykh usloviiakh [Characteristics of fry growth in light gradient conditions]. Zhurnal Evolyutsionnoi Biokhimii i Fiziologii 37(3): 233–234.