Was born in 1978.
Joined the Institute of Geography in 2000.
Graduated from Moscow Lomonosov State University Geography Department with a specialisation in biogeography in 2000; completed a full-time post-graduate course at the RAS Institute of Geography in 2003.
Chair of the Goose Specialist Group in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature Species Survival Commission (IUCN SSC).
A member of the Working Group on Waterfowl of Northern Eurasia.Studies the structure and evolution of waterfowl habitats and the habitat in broader terms (breeding sites, flyways and wintering grounds); evaluates waterfowl resources and management; monitors goose migration in the European part of Russia.
Participates in the traditional resource management survey of the indigenous peoples of the North
2008-2010 – head of a Russian-Dutch project to study goose habitats in the upper reaches of the Volga (“Spring staging areas Upper Volga 2008-2010” BBI-MATRA/2007/009);
2007-2009 – participated in a Russian-Dutch brant goose research project on Taimyr Peninsula and in the Russian-Norwegian PPS-Arctic project;
2012-2015 – participated in the Russian-German ICARUS project
Since 2006 – head of the Biogeography Laboratory Northern Expeditionary Unit
Took part in the following Arctic research expeditions: White Sea (1999), Bolshezemelskaya Tundra (2005, 2012, 2015), Malozemelskaya Tundra (2007), Kolguyev Island (2006-2015), Vaygach Island (2000, 2010, 2013), Gydansky Peninsula (2002, 2003), Western Taimyr (2008), New Siberian Islands (2012).
Studied bird wintering sites in Europe, northern Caucasus, western and eastern Siberia, Azerbaijan and Bangladesh.