Birth date: November 26, 1982

Educational background:

1996-1999 ― Chemico-Biological School 175, Moscow.
2000-now ― undergraduate student at the Chair of Entomology, Biological Faculty, Moscow State University.

Scientific interests:

Taxonomy and evolution of the order Thysanoptera (Insecta).


1998 ― Diploma of the International George Soros Science Education Program.
1998 ― Secondary Diploma of the Annual All-Russian Olympiad of Geology, Geological Faculty, Moscow State University.
1999 ― Diploma of All-Russian Ecological Festival, Ministry of Education of Russia.


Aug. 2001 ― Expedition of the Paleontological Institute to the Upper Permian-Lower Triassic continental deposits of the Novosibirsk Region, Russia.

Aug. 2002 ― Expedition of the Paleontological Institute to the Upper Jurassic continental deposits of the Chita Region, Russia.


Grimaldi D., Shmakov A., and Fraser N. 2004. Mesozoic thrips and early evolution of the order Thysanoptera (Insecta). Journal of Paleontology 78 (5): 941952. [Abstract]
Shmakov A.S. 2008. The Jurassic thrips Liassothrips crassipes (Martynov, 1927) and its taxonomic position in the order Thysanoptera (Insecta). Paleontological Journal 42 (1): 47-52. [Abstract] [English PDF] [Russian PDF]
Shmakov A. A new thrips (Thysanoptera, Insecta) from the Upper Triassic deposits of Eastern Kazakhstan // Bull. Moscow Soc. Nature Explorers. in press

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