International Association
for Open Knowledge
on Invasive Alien Species
Individual Member Profile
Dr. Yuriy Kvach Senior researcher
Institute of Marine Biology of the NAS of Ukraine

Position in the INVASIVESNET Developing Country Associate Member
Associate Editor of Aquatic Invasions and BioInvasions Records
Expertise Colonization of non-indigenous fishes by parasites. Enemy release hypothesis. Aquatic non-indigenous species and their routes of distribution. Parasite communities of brackish-water fishes. Morphology and taxonomy of acanthocephalans. Phylogeography of cryptic and cryptogenic species of parasites of fishes in European brackish and marine waters. Life traits and taxonomy of Ponto-Caspian gobiids.
Expertise Keywords
invasive fish; parasites; aquatic invasions, marine fish, brackishwater fish
European marine and fresh waters
Gobiidae; Neogobius, Ponticola, Lepomis, Odontobutidae; Perccottus, Cestoda, Monogenea, Digenea, Nematoda, Acanthocephala
fish, parasites of fish
Online databases
Editorial assignments International Letters of Natural Sciences, Advisory Editor
Reviewing experience Acta Parasitologica; Acta Zoologica Bulgarica; Annales of Parasitology; Aquatic Invasions; BioInvasions Records; Biologia; Biological Invasions; Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences; Comparative Parasitology; Diseases of Aquatic Organisms; Folia Parasitologica; Gene; Helminthologia; Hydrobiologia; International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife; International Letters of Natural Sciences; Journal of Fisheries; Journal of Helminthology; Journal of Parasitology; Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems; Marine Biology; Pakistan Journal of Zoology; Parasites & Vectors; Parasitology International; Parasitology Research; PlosONE; Systematic Parasitology; Vestnik Zoologii; Veterinary Parasitology
Professional societies Ukrainian Scientific Society of Parasitologists of the NAS of Ukraine
Expert networks and working groups ESENIAS ( - Ukrainian coordinator
Professional social networks
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