Alexey S. Tesakov
Geological Institute
Russian Academy of Sciences
Moscow 119017

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 mammals)".

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.