Mikhail Son

Mikhail Son
Institute of Marine Biology

PhD

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Additional affiliations
January 2010 - present
Odessa National University
January 2007 - May 2009
Position
  • EU Framework 6th Integrated Project ALARM “Assessing Large Scale Risks for Biodiversity with Tested Methods”
Position
  • Youth ecological expeditions of Vernadsky’s Youth Ecological Center (section of invertebrate zoology
Education
August 2002
Special course in the Danube Biosphere Reserve
Field of study
September 1999 - August 2004
Mechnikov's Odessa National University
Field of study

Publications

Publications (86)
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The invasive Asian date mussel Arcuatula senhousia has now been recorded from the Shatt Al-Basrah Canal in the south of Iraq. High densities of up to 102 ind.m-2 were found on rocky substrates in the intertidal zone during March 2020. The species was confirmed based on morphological characters of the shell. We hypothesize that the initial introduct...
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Niphargus comprises hundreds of narrowly-endemic West Palaearctic subterranean taxa. However, a few exceptional species inhabit surface waters and have remarkably large ranges. Herein, based on morphological and molecular analyses, we provide important new records for two of these species. N. potamophilus, previously known from the eastern Azov Sea...
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In Europe, a total of 20 freshwater mussel species are currently considered valid, of which 13 (65%) are classified as threatened or near threatened on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of species. Given their precarious conservation status there is a pressing need to provide a roadmap for the conservation of th...
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Here, we investigate the shell shape variation of some closely related freshwater species of the bivalve genus Corbicula using descriptive (qualitative), geometric morphometric and traditional conchometric approaches. The combination of these different approaches allows for an effective discrimination between the species C. fluminalis, C. fluminea...
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The Ponto-Caspian amphipod Dikerogammarus bispinosus Martynov, 1925 was originally described from the Black Sea basin. Its recent discovery in the Caspian Sea basin was puzzling because it was unknown whether it was an invasive or an overlooked native species in this area. Here, we examined specimens collected from both the Black and Caspian Sea ba...
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The declining biodiversity has upsetting consequences for social and economic development and represents a major concern for humanity. Legal and political framework plays an important role in biodiversity conservation planning, implementation, and coordination of actions. Legal provisions are complex and operate on different levels of governance (f...
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The declining biodiversity has upsetting consequences for social and economic development and represents a major concern for humanity. Legal and political framework plays an important role in biodiversity conservation planning, implementation, and coordination of actions. Legal provisions are complex and operate on different levels of governance (f...
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The gastropod Rapana venosa (Valenciennes, 1846) is a successful worldwide invader occurring in the Black Sea. The aim of this study is to overview specific population features of this mollusk from Odesa Bay through integrative systematic approach by means of morphological and molecular research. For this purpose, the mollusks were collected from t...
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The unique aquatic Pontocaspian (PC) biota of the Black Sea Basin (BSB) is in decline. The lack of detailed knowledge on the status and trends of species, populations, and communities hampers a thorough risk assessment and precludes effective conservation. This paper reviews PC biodiversity trends in the BSB (Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, an...
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With the biodiversity crisis continuing unchecked, we need to establish levels and drivers of extinction risk, and reassessments over time, to effectively allocate conservation resources and track progress towards global conservation targets. Given that threat appears particularly high in freshwaters, we assessed the extinction risk of 1428 randoml...
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Molluscs of the genus Corbicula are well-known invasive bivalves found all over the world. These ecologically important clams are characterised by a wide range of habitats (both brackish waters and freshwater environments) and by contrasting modes of reproduction in native ranges (including sexual and asexual modes) and in invasive ranges (asexual...
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Anthropogenic freshwater habitats may provide undervalued prospects for long‐term conservation as part of species conservation planning. This fundamental, but overlooked, issue requires attention considering the pace that humans have been altering natural freshwater ecosystems and the accelerated levels of biodiversity decline in recent decades. We...
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Aim The unique aquatic Pontocaspian (PC) biota of the Black Sea Basin (BSB) is in decline. Lack of detailed knowledge on the status and trends of species, populations and communities hampers a thorough risk assessment and precludes effective conservation. This paper aims to review PC biodiversity trends using endemic molluscs as a model group. We a...
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Conrad's false mussel Mytilopsis leucophaeata (Conrad, 1831) and the Asian date mussel Arcuatula senhousia (Benson, 1842) are highly invasive bivalves actively spreading in the Ponto-Caspian region, which includes the basins of the Black, Azov, and Caspian seas. This study provides new records of both species from this region and gives a synopsis o...
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Aim The introduction of aquatic non‐indigenous species (ANS) has become a major driver for global changes in species biogeography. We examined spatial patterns and temporal trends of ANS detections since 1965 to inform conservation policy and management. Location Global. Methods We assembled an extensive dataset of first records of detection of A...
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New information on the occurrence of two alien decapod crustaceans, Macrobrachium nipponense and Procambarus virginalis, was summarized for Ukraine. The invasive potential of both species was estimated in the context of local environmental and socio-economic issues. Their history as non-native species is marked by the early use of alien decapods as...
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Romania and Ukraine share the Black Sea coastline, the Danube Delta and associated habitats, which harbor the endemic, aquatic Pontocaspian biota. Currently, this biota is diminishing both in numbers of species and their abundance because of human activities, and its future persistence strongly depends on the adequacy of conservation measures. Roma...
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Uncodified intertidal marine habitats of the NWBS and nearby areas were inventory. Because of research, 17 new habitats were identified: “Pontic supralittoral rock with marine Diptera”, “Limestone pavement with supralittoral rockpools”, “Drainage of fresh water on the rocks”, “Diptera and Enchytraeidae on strandline”, “Pontic multispecies communiti...
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A checklist of the northwestern Black Sea supralittoral fauna is presented. It includes 18 species: Ophelia bicornis, Namanereis pontica, Cryptorchestia cf. garbinii, Deshayesorchestia deshayesii, Orchestia montagui, Orchestia gammarellus, Orchestia montagui, Armadilloniscus ellipticus, Halophiloscia cf. couchii, Ligia italica, Tylos ponticus, Chth...
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Social networks, defined as sets of relationships between stakeholder organizations, are important determinants of constructive actions for biodiversity conservation. Such actions are achieved through cooperation between various stakeholders, exchange of information, and joint planning and implementation. We used a mix of qualitative and quantitati...
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Until the 2000s, faunal exchange between endemic faunas of the Caspian Sea basin and the Azov-Black Sea (aka Pontic) basin was asymmetrical, with fauna heading towards the Volga Delta and Caspian Sea from or via the Black and Azov Seas and little exchange in the opposite direction. This study is based on a hydrobiological survey of the Don River Ba...
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The Black Sea lowland is a part of ranges of species that do not live in Ukraine north of this region. These species are the erpobdellid leeches Trocheta danastrica Stschegolew, 1938 and Dina stschegolewi (Lukin & Epshtein, 1960), which were described from southern Ukraine. In this paper, we compare T. danastrica and D. stschegolewi with two morpho...
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Principles and methods of water ecosystems monitoring and management in Ukraine are currently in the process of large­scale reset. In Ukraine, nine river basin districts are created (Dniester, Danube, Southern Bug, Don, Vistula, Crimean rivers, Black Sea rivers, Azov Sea rivers), which are the main units of management in the field of water use and...
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Romania and Ukraine share the Black Sea coastline, the Danube Delta and associated habitats, which harbor the unique Pontocaspian biodiversity. Pontocaspian biota represents endemic aquatic taxa adapted to the brackish (anomalohaline) conditions, which evolved in the Caspian and Black Sea basins. Currently, this biota is diminishing both in the num...
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Since 1996, the invasive Conrad's false mussel Mytilopsis leucophaeata (Conrad) has been recorded in brackish water bodies in the Ponto-Caspian region, which includes the basins of the Black Sea, Azov Sea, and Caspian Sea. In the Azov-Black Sea basin, where the number of records is increasing, its range currently includes the Dniester, Dnieper-Sout...
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In the most famous Great Chapli Depression of the Ukraine under protection within the Biosphere Reserve "Askania Nova", seven species of large Branchiopoda were recorded (Streptocephalus torvicornis, Branchipus schaefferi, Leptestheria dahalacensis, Limnadia lenticularis, Cyzicus tetracerus, Lepidurus apus, Triops cancri-formis) by means of incubat...
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A finding of the subterranean population of the Caucasian invasive snail on the depth of 30 m below Odesa in Southern Ukraine is discussed.
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An annotated checklist of non-native benthic macroinvertebrates and fish in 6 sub-basins (assessment units) of the Dnieper River is presented (based on a literature survey and the author’s unpublished data). In total, the checklist includes 92 non-native aquatic species (invertebrates – 57, fish – 35), primarily of Ponto-Caspian origin. This backgr...
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Occuring of alien species in different habitats is extremely heterogeneous both in a sea and in inland waters. A significant part of waterbody types and groups of habitat are not invaded by alien species. The range of habitats characteristic of the alien species is predetermined by their origin and the vectors of introduction.
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Quantitative assessment and size-age structure of the population of bivalves Hypanis laeviuscula fragilis (Milachevitch, 1908) from Sasyk Reservoir are given in the article. The greatest quantitative development of H. laeviuscula fragilis reached in the open part of reservoir on a gray silt – up to 407 ind./m2 and 53,1 g/m2. The average density and...
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Morphological indices of Donacilla cornea from two Black Sea populations (Western Crimea and Dzharylhach Island) was measured. Significant differences in size parameters that allow to clearly differentiate these populations was obtained.
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In this paper the first records of Marmorkrebs [Procambarus fallax (Hagen, 1870) f. virginalis] (Crustacea, Decapoda, Cambaridae) in Ukraine are given.
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The results of the study on spread, pathways, vectors, and ecological impact on the native fauna of alien invertebrate and fish species in the Dnieper River basin are presented. The relationship between invasive processes and basin hydrology is analyzed. It is shown that the main factor in spreading of alien species in the central part of the basin...
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Сидоровский С.А., Мартынов А.В., Сон М.О. Новые данные о распространении Dreissena bugensis Andrusov, 1897 в Украинских реках бассейна Азовского моря // Дрейссениды: эволюция, систематика, экология: лекции и материалы докладов ІІ-ой Международной школы-конференции (Борок, 11–15 ноября 2013 г.). – Ярославль: Канцлер, 2013. – С. 94–96.
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An updated annotated checklist of the molluscs of the Republic of Moldova is provided. It includes 155 species: 26 bivalves, 45 freshwater gastropods and 84 terrestrial gastropods. Some species such as Truncatellina claustralis, Granaria frumentum, Perpolita petronella and Tandonia kusceri are reported for the first time from Moldova by original da...
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Extended in Black sea supralittoral species T. deshayesii it is offered for use in methods of bioindication of anthropogenous loadings on the Black Sea beaches. In Black sea, typical communities supralittoral sandy coasts are concentrated in a narrow strip of a humidified zone of the beach, presented by a small variety biotops and species occupyin...
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Lower reaches of largest Ukrainian rivers are zones of migrations for exotic euryhaline decapods. During 2000s new records of invasions of three euryhaline exotic decapods, Rhithropanopeus harrisii (Gould, 1841) , Eriocheir sinensis Milne-Edwards, 1853 and Macrobrachium nipponense (De Haan, 1849), were made in the channels of Ukrainian rivers. Chin...
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Erpobdella vilnensis (Liskiewicz, 1925) was found in several localities in Ukraine, including the Carpathians and streams flowing into the Southern Bug River in the Odessa and Mykolaiv Regions. The latter is 600 km away from its finds in the Carpathians and is the easternmost known locality of the species. Our observations suggest that E. vilnensis...
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The taxonomic position and phylogenetic relationships of two steppe species of Lymnaeidae, Lymnaea taurica (Clessin 1880) and L. kazakensis Mozley 1934, have been studied by means of classical morphological and molecular genetic methods. The topotypes of Limnaea taurica Clessin 1880 have been examined and the neotype of this species has been design...
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Son M. O., Prokin A. A. On Caspian Theodoxus pallasi and Astrakhan Theodoxus astrachanicus in the basin of the Sea of Azov // Nauk. Zap. TNPU. Ser. Biol., 2012, №2. P. 258-262. Theodoxus astrachanicusmass expansion of the Volga-Don Canal, Bereslavskoye, Varvarovskoye, Karpovskoye, and Tsymlyanskoye reservoirs, to the Lower Don and mouth of the Many...
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The Shatt Al-Arab is an important invasion gateway in West Asia. Protocols of the ALARM project were used for estimation of risk assessment of aquatic invasions. There are five global alien species with high invasiveness which are widespread among the region (Eriocheir sinensis, Macrobrachium nipponense, Palaemon elegans, Balanus amphitrite, and Po...
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The main directions of expansion of alien mollusks in Ukraine are revealed. Expansions of both exotic species and nearby aliens ones are observed. The Danube, Dnieper, and line of water bodies of the Azov–Black Sea region’s seaside are important invasion corridors to the inland waters. The urbanization and reduction of zoogeographical barriers are...
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In the ecotone «small stream – sea» of the Sea of Azov and Black Sea coasts (small rivers Berda, Baraboj, Kacha, Belbek, and Derekojka, Big Odessa drainages in the beach zone, streams) both marine and brackishwater invertebrates (Enchytraeus cryptosetosus, Cyprinotus salina, Dikerogammarus bispinosus, Chaetogammarus ischnus behningi, Echinogammarus...
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Main directions of expansion of alien molluscs in Ukraine were discovered. Both the expansion of exotic species and nearby aliens were observed. The Danube, Dniepr and line of waterbodies of Azov-Black Region’s seaside are the important invasion corridors in the inland water. The urbanization and reduction of zoogeographical barriers are the basic...
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Over the past century, the potential for aquatic species to expand their ranges in Europe has been enhanced both as a result of the construction of new canals and because of increased international trade. A complex network of inland waterways now connects some previously isolated catchments in southern (Caspian, Azov, Black, Mediterranean seas) and...
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For the first time, shells of New Zealand mud snail Potamopyrgus antipodarum were detected in the Garmat Ali River (Iraq). Existing and potential corridors and pathways of Euro-Asian transfers of aquatic species are discussed.
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For the first time, shells of New Zealand mud snail Potamopyrgus antipodarum were detected in the Garmat Ali River (Iraq). Existing and potential corridors and pathways of Euro-Asian transfers of aquatic species are discussed.
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Use of ecological indicators for monitoring of marine ecosystems is considered within the framework of conceptual structure DPSIR. Ecological indicators of marine ecosystems’ condition and nocuous influences on marine ecosystems are considered. Modules of monitoring not covered by ranged parameters are revealed
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This is a brief review of present invasion history of the New Zealand mud snail (Potamopyrgus antipodarum) within the Azov- Black Sea Region. The most recent locations of P. antipodarum expansion within the Azov-Black Sea Region (lower parts of the Danube, Dniester, and Don basins, small steppe rivers and streams) are described
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In 2008, the New Zealand mud snail Potamopyrgus antipodarum was detected in artificial freshwater lakes of Kalinigrad City (Russia), developed in sand and gravel extraction sites. P. antipodarum records along the Baltic coast were previously located in open sea and estuary sites and this is first species’ record, in this type of man-made freshwater...
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Serious challenges posed by massive human-mediated introductions of invasive alien species, such as Zebra Mussel and Quagga Mussel resulted in the strengthening of international cooperation in research, information exchange and management of invasive alien species, specifically in frameworks of different international group activities related to aq...
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Introductions of alien species, regardless of their actual or potential impacts, can be considered as a biocontamination of the ecosystem. A simple method to assess biocontamination is described and tested on benthic macroinvertebrate communities from European inland waterways. This method includes calculations of abundance contamination and richne...