Dr Vladimir Blagoderov

Dr Vladimir Blagoderov

Sackler Biodiversity Imaging Laboratory Manager

Department: Core Research Laboratories
Division: Imaging and Analysis Centre
Other email: vblago@gmail.com
Phone: 02079426629

Qualifications

Degrees

MS in Zoology, Leningrad State University, Russian Federation, 1990 - 1995

PhD, Palaeontological Institute, Russian academy of Sciences, Russian Federation

Employment history

Academic

Manager of the Sackler Biodiversity Imaging Lab, Natural History Museum, United Kingdom, 2009 - ongoing

Research Assistant to the Keeper of Entomology, Natural History Museum, Entomology, United Kingdom, 2006 - 2009

Investigator-Junior Researcher-Researcher-Senior Researcher, Palaeontological Institute Russian academy of Sciences, Russian Federation, 1990 - 2009

Highlighted publications

Hudson LN, Blagoderov V, Heaton A, Holtzhausen P, Livermore L, et al. (2015) Inselect: Automating the Digitization of Natural History Collections. PLOS ONE, 10 (11) : e0143402 - e0143402. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0143402

Żyła D, Blagoderov V, Wegierek P (2014) Juraphididae, a new family of aphids and its significance in aphid evolution: Juraphididae, new family of aphids. Systematic Entomology, 39 : 506 - 517. doi: 10.1111/syen.12073

Blagoderov VA, Lukashevich ED (2013) New Axymyiidae (Insecta: Diptera) from the Mesozoic of East Siberia. Polish Journal of Entomology / Polskie Pismo Entomologiczne, 82 (4) : doi: 10.2478/v10200-012-0040-9

Dubois A, Crochet P-A, Dickinson EC, Nemésio A, Aescht E, et al. (2013)

Nomenclatural and taxonomic problems related to the electronic publication of new nomina and nomenclatural acts in zoology, with brief comments on optical discs and on the situation in botany

. Zootaxa, 3735 (1) : 1 - 1. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3735.1.1

Blagoderov V, Papp L, Hippa H (2013) A new species of Lygistorrhina Skuse (Diptera: Sciaroidea: Lygistorrhinidae) from South Africa. Biodiversity Data Journal, 1 : e962 - e962. doi: 10.3897/BDJ.1.e962

Lambkin CHRISTINEL, Sinclair BRADLEYJ, Pape THOMAS, Courtney GREGW, Skevington JEFFREYH, et al. (2013) The phylogenetic relationships among infraorders and superfamilies of Diptera based on morphological evidence. Systematic Entomology, 38 (1) : 164 - 179. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.2012.00652.x

Grants

Streamlining Fungus Gnat (Diptera: Sciaroidea: Lygistorrhinidae) Taxonomy
Role: Principal investigator
Co-investigator: Smith V
Funding: European Distributed Institute of Taxonomy
Total value £6,720 (to Museum £6,720)
Dates: 2009 - 2010

Fieldwork

UK
2013 - 2013.

Russia
1998 - 1998.

France
1997 - 1997.

Russia
1991 - 1991.

Russia
1990 - 1990.

Russia
1989 - 1989.

Turkmenistan
1989 - 1989.

Russia
1988 - 1988.

Fellowships

Royal Microscopical Society, 2012 - on going.

Linnean Society, 2010 - on going.

Memberships

Member, Royal Microscopical Society, 2012 - 2015.

International Palaeontological Society, International.

Editorships

Associate editor, Biodiversity Data Journal, Pensoft, 2013 - on going.

Associate editor, ZooKeys, Pensoft, 2010 - on going.

Associate editor, Zootaxa, Magnolia Press,

Publications

Paterson GLJ, Albuquerque S, Blagoderov V, Brooks S, Cafferty S, Cane E, Carter V, Chainey J, Crowther R, Douglas L, Durant J, Duffle L, Hine A, Honey M, Huertas B, Howard T, Huxley R, Kitching IJ, Ledger S, Mclaughlin C, Martin G, Mazzetta G, Penn M, Perera J, Sadka M, Scialabba E, Siebert D, Sleep C, Toloni F, Wing P (2016) iCollections.

Bertini M, Ball A, Mellish C, Burgio L, Shah B, Pretzel B, Troalen L, Blagoderov V, Goral T, Sykes D, Summerfield R, Steart D, Garwood R, Spencer A, Ross AJ, Penney D (2016) Is amber altered by microCT or confocal microscopy studies? A preliminary assessment using optical microscopy, FTIR and Raman spectroscopy.. Presented at The 7th International Conference on Fossil Insects, Arthropods and Amber.

Hudson LN, Blagoderov V, Heaton A, Holtzhausen P, Livermore L, Price BW, Van derWaltS, Smith VS (2015) Inselect: Automating the Digitization of Natural History Collections. PLOS ONE, 10 (11) : e0143402 - e0143402. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0143402

Ševčík J, Mantič M, Blagoderov V (2015) Two new genera of Keroplatidae (Diptera), with an updated key to the World genera of Keroplatini. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae, 55 (1) : 387 - 399.

Dupont S, Price B, Blagoderov V (2015) IMp: The customizable LEGO® Pinned Insect Manipulator. ZooKeys, doi: 10.3897/zookeys.481.8788

Żyła D, Blagoderov V, Wegierek P (2014) Juraphididae, a new family of aphids and its significance in aphid evolution: Juraphididae, new family of aphids. Systematic Entomology, 39 : 506 - 517. doi: 10.1111/syen.12073

Bertini M, Ball A, Mellish C, Burgio L, Shah B, Pretzel B, Blagoderov V, Goral T, Sykes D, Summerfield R, Steart D, Garwood R, Spencer A, Ross A, Penny D (2014) Conservation vs investigation of amber: A risk assessment to determine whether amber is altered by micro-CT or confocal microscopy studies. Presented at SPNHC 2014.

Hudson L, Livermore L, Blagoderov V (null) Developing Edge Detection Technology for Natural History Images. 1 - 6.

Blagoderov V (2014) International Palaeontological Society .

Team FGO (2014) Lygistorrhinidae. Fungus Gnats Online. :

Blagoderov VA, Lukashevich ED (2013) New Axymyiidae (Insecta: Diptera) from the Mesozoic of East Siberia. Polish Journal of Entomology / Polskie Pismo Entomologiczne, 82 (4) : doi: 10.2478/v10200-012-0040-9

Dubois A, Crochet P-A, Dickinson EC, Nemésio A, Aescht E, Bauer AM, Blagoderov V, Bour R, De CarvalhoMR, Desutter-grandcolas L, Frétey T, Jäger P, Koyamba V, Lavilla EO, Löbl I, Louchart A, Malécot V, Schatz H, Ohler A (2013)

Nomenclatural and taxonomic problems related to the electronic publication of new nomina and nomenclatural acts in zoology, with brief comments on optical discs and on the situation in botany

. Zootaxa, 3735 (1) : 1 - 1. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3735.1.1

Blagoderov V, Papp L, Hippa H (2013) A new species of Lygistorrhina Skuse (Diptera: Sciaroidea: Lygistorrhinidae) from South Africa. Biodiversity Data Journal, 1 : e962 - e962. doi: 10.3897/BDJ.1.e962

Lambkin CHRISTINEL, Sinclair BRADLEYJ, Pape THOMAS, Courtney GREGW, Skevington JEFFREYH, Meier RUDOLF, Yeates DAVIDK, Blagoderov VLADIMIR, Wiegmann BRIANM (2013) The phylogenetic relationships among infraorders and superfamilies of Diptera based on morphological evidence. Systematic Entomology, 38 (1) : 164 - 179. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.2012.00652.x

Blagoderov V, Kitching I, Livermore L, Simonsen T, Smith V (2012) No specimen left behind: industrial scale digitization of natural history collections. ZooKeys, 209 : 133 - 146. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.209.3178

Blagoderov VA, Smith V (2012) The might of the natural history museum - Science Omega. :

Oliveira SS, Amorim DDS, Blagoderov V (2012) Redescription of the enigmatic Thoracotropis cypriformis Freeman (Diptera, Mycetophilidae). Revista Brasileira de Entomologia, 56 (4) : 458 - 462. doi: 10.1590/S0085-56262012000400009

Smith V, Blagoderov V (2012) Bringing collections out of the dark. ZooKeys, 209 : 1 - 6. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.209.3699

Blagoderov V, Smith V (2011) No Specimens Left Behind. Presented at Life and Literature.

Wiegmann BM, Trautwein MD, Winkler IS, Barr NB, Kim J-W, Lambkin C, Bertone MA, Cassel BK, Bayless KM, Heimberg AM, Wheeler BM, Peterson KJ, Pape T, Sinclair BJ, Skevington JH, Blagoderov V, Caravas J, Kutty SN, Schmidt-ott U, Kampmeier GE, Thompson FC, Grimaldi DA, Beckenbach AT, Courtney GW, Friedrich M, Meier R, Yeates DK (2011) Episodic radiations in the fly tree of life. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108 (14) : 5690 - 5695. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1012675108

Pape T, Blagoderov VA, Mostovski MB (2011) Order Diptera Linnaeus, 1758. In: Zhang, Z.-Q. (Ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness. Zootaxa, 3148 : 222 - 229.

Smith V, Rycroft S, Brake I, Scott B, Baker E, Livermore L, Blagoderov V, Roberts D (2011) Scratchpads 2.0: a Virtual Research Environment supporting scholarly collaboration, communication and data publication in biodiversity science. ZooKeys, 150 : 53 - 70. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.150.2193

Blagoderov V, Brake I, Georgiev T, Penev L, Roberts D, Ryrcroft S, Scott B, Agosti D, Catapano T, Smith V (2010) Streamlining taxonomic publication: a working example with Scratchpads and ZooKeys. ZooKeys, 50 : 17 - 28. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.50.539

Blagoderov V, Hippa H, Nel A (2010) Parisognoriste, a new genus of Lygistorrhinidae (Diptera: Sciaroidea) from the Oise amber with redescription of Palaeognoriste Meunier. ZooKeys, 50 : 79 - 90. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.50.506

Blagoderov V, Kitching IJ, Simonsen T, Smith V (2010) Report on trial of SatScan tray scanner system by SmartDrive Ltd. Nature Precedings

Blagoderov V (2010) Fungus Gnats Online. :

Blagoderov V, Georgiev T, Penev L, Rycroft S, Scott B, Smith V (2010) Streamlining Taxonomic Publication. EDIT Newsletter, 24 : 10 - 12.

Penev L, Agosti D, Georgiev T, Catapano T, Miller J, Blagoderov V, Roberts D, Smith V, Brake I, Ryrcroft S, Scott B, Johnson N, Morris R, Sautter G, Chavan V, Robertson T, Remsen D, Stoev P, Parr C, Knapp S, Kress WJ, Thompson F, Erwin T (2010) Semantic tagging of and semantic enhancements to systematics papers: ZooKeys working examples. ZooKeys, 50 : 1 - 16. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.50.538

Blagoderov V, Hippa H, Sevcik J (2009) Asiorrhina, a new Oriental genus of Lygistorrhinidae (Diptera: Sciaroidea) and its phylogenetic position. ZOOTAXA, 31 - 45.

Ribeiro GC, Blagoderov V (2009) The rediscovery of Lecteria calopus (Walker, 1856) in the Brazilian Atlantic Rain Forest (Diptera: Limoniidae). Zoosymposia, 3 : 245 - 253.

Smith CR, Scoble MJ, Clark B, Godfray C, Kitching I, Mayo S, Blagoderov V (2009) CATE に参カ卩して. TAIIVシンポジウムの講演要旨 [Getting involved with CATE. In: Program [Abstract] of International Symposium “Network construction for the establishment of insect inventory in Tropical Asia (TAIIV)” in Kyushu University, Dec. 2007]. Nature and Insects, 44 (13) :

Mayo S, Allkin R, Baker W, Blagoderov V, Brake I, Clark B, Govaerts R, Godfray HCJ, Haigh A, Hand R, Harman K, Jackson M, Kilian N, Kirkup DW, Kitching IJ, Knapp S, Lewis GP, Malcolm-tompkins P, Von Raab-StraubeE, Roberts DM, Scoble MJ, Simpson D, Smith CR, Smith V, Villalba S, Walley L, Wilkin P (2008) Alpha e-taxonomy: responses from the systematics community to the biodiversity crisis. Kew Bulletin, 63 : 1 - 16.

Smith CR, Godfray HC, Scoble MJ, Clark BR, Kitching IJ, Mayo SJ, Blagoderov V, Haigh AL, Jackson M, Sadler S, Lay LN, Young RPW (2008) Introducing CATE - a model for moving taxonomy to the web, In: The 2nd Report on Insect Inventory Project in Tropical Asia (TAIIV) "The development of insect inventory project in Tropical Asia (TAIIV)", Yata O (Eds). Kyushu University : Fukuoka, Japan. 137 - 144.

Blagoderov V (2007) Fungus Gnata Online .

Blagoderov VA (2007) New Species of Fungus Gnats (Diptera: Mycetophilidae) from the Palaeocene Sakhalin Amber, Russia. Alavesia, 1 : 27 - 36.

Blagoderov VA, Grimaldi DA, Fraser NC (2007) How Time Flies for Flies: Diverse Diptera from the Triassic of Virginia and Early Radiation of the Order. American Museum Novitates, 3572 : 1 - 40.

Blagoderov VA, Grimaldi D (2004) Fossil Sciaroidea (Diptera) in Cretaceous ambers, exclusive of Cecidomyiidae, Sciaridae, and Keroplatidae. American Museum Novitates, 3433 : 1 - 76.

Grimaldi D, Amorim DDS, Blagoderov VA (2003) The Mesozoic family Archizelmiridae (Diptera: Insecta). Journal of Paleontology, 77 : 368 - 381.

Blagoderov VA, Arillo A (2002) New Sciaroidea (Insecta: Diptera) in Lower Cretaceous amber from Spain. Studia Dipterologica, 9 : 31 - 40.

Blagoderov VA, Lukashevich ED, Mostovski MB (2002) 2.2.1.3.4.4. Order Diptera Linné. The true flies, In: History of Insects, Rasnitsyn AP, Quicke DLJ (Eds). Kluwer Academic Publishers : 227 - 240.

Blagoderov VA, Martinez-delclos X (2001) Two new fungus gnats (Insecta, Diptera, Mycetophilidae) from the Lower Cretaceous of Spain. Geobios (Villeurbanne), 34 : 63 - 67.

Grimaldi D, Blagoderov VA (2001) A new genus of Lygistorrhinidae from Vietnam (Diptera: Sciaroidea), and phylogenetic relationships in the family. Studia Dipterologica, 8 : 43 - 57.

Blagoderov VA (2000) New fungus gnats (Diptera: Mycetophilidae) from the Cretaceous and Paleogene of Asia. Paleontological Journal, 34 : S355 - S359.

Blagoderov VA (1999) New Bibionomorpha from the Triassic of Australia and Jurassic of central Asia with notes on Paraxymyiidae Rohdendorf (Insecta, Diptera)., In: Proceedings of the First Palaeoentomological Conference Moscow 1998, Vrsansky P (Eds). null : 11 - 15.

Zherikhin VV, Mostovski MB, Vrsansky P, Blagoderov VA, Lukashevich ED (1999) The unique Lower Cretaceous locality Baissa and other contemporaneous fossil insect sites in north and west Transbaikalia, In: Proceedings of the First Palaeoentomological Conference Moscow 1998, Vrsansky P (Eds). AMBA Projects International : 185 - 191.

Blagoderov VA (1998) Fungus gnats (Diptera, Mycetophilidae) from the Lower Cretaceous of Mongolia. Paleontologicheskii Zhurnal, 53 - illustr..

Blagoderov VA (1998) Fungus gnats of the tribes Gnoristini and Leiini (Diptera, Mycetophilidae) from the Early Cretaceous of Transbaikalia. Paleontologicheskii Zhurnal, 58 - illustr..

Blagoderov VA (1998) Грибные комарики (Diptera, Mycetophilidae) из нижнего мела Монголии. Paleontologicheskiy Zhurnal, 1998 : 53 - 59.

Blagoderov VA (1998) Грибные комарики триб Gnoristini и Leiini (Diptera, Mycetophilidae) из раннего мела Забайкалья. Paleontologicheskiy Zhurnal, 1998 : 58 - 62.

Blagoderov VA (1997) Fungus gnats of the tribe Gnoristini (Diptera, Mycetophilidae) from the Lower Cretaceous of Transbaikalia. Paleontologicheskii Zhurnal, 44 - illustr..

Blagoderov VA (1997) Geologicheskaya istoriya semeistva Mycetophilidae. null, 26–27 - 26–27.

Blagoderov VA (1997) Грибные комарики трибы Gnoristini (Diptera, Mycetophilidae) из раннего мела Забайкалья. Paleontologicheskii Zhurnal, 44–49 - 44–49.

Жерихин ВВ, Благодеров ВА, Грачев ВГ, Дмитриев ВЮ, Доброхотова ИЛ, Еськов КЮ, Лукашевич ЕД, Мостовский МБ, Пономаренко АГ, Попов ЮА, Расницын АП, Синиченкова НД, Сукачева ИД, Щербаков ДЕ (1997) Триасовые насекомые Евразии и возможности их использования для расчленения и корреляции континентальных толщ. Информационный Бюллетень РФФИ, 5 : 251 - 251.

Blagoderov VA (1996) Revision of the dipteran family Protopleciidae (Insecta, Diptera) from the Early Jurassic Sogyuty Locality, Kyrgizstan. Paleontologicheskii Zhurnal, 85 - illustr..

Blagoderov VA (1996) Reviziya dvukrylykh semeistva Protopleciidae (Insecta, Diptera) iz nizhnei yury Kirgizii. Byulleten’ Moskovskogo obschestva ispytatelei prirody, 71 : 111 - 111.

Blagoderov VA (1996) Reviziya dvukrylykh semeistva Protopleciidae (Insecta, Diptera) iz ranneyurskogo mestonakhozhdeniya Sogyuty. Paleontologicheskii Zhurnal, 85–90 - 85–90.

Blagoderov VA (1995) Fungus gnats of the tribe Sciophilini (Diptera, Mycetophilidae) from the Early Cretaceous of Transbaikalia. Paleontological Journal, 29 : 72 - 83.

Blagoderov VA (1995) Грибные комарики трибы Sciophilini (Diptera, Mycetophilidae) из раннего мела Забайкалья [Fungus-gnats of the tribe Sciophilini (Diptera, Mycetophilidae) from the Lower Cretaceous of Transbaikalia]. Paleontologicheskii Zhurnal, 1 : 55 - 63.

Shcherbakov DE, Lukashevich ED, Blagoderov VA (1995) Triassic Diptera and initial radiation of the order. Dipterolodical Research, 6 : 75 - 115.

Blagoderov VA (1993) Dipterans (Mesosciophilidae) from the Lower Cretaceous of Transbaykal. Paleontological Journal, 27 : 123 - illustr..

Blagoderov VA, Krzeminska E, Krzeminski W (1993) Fossil and Recent Anisopodomorpha (Diptera, Oligoneura): family Cramptonomyiidae. Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia, 35 : 573 - 579.

Krzeminska E, Blagoderov VA, Krzeminski W (1993) Elliidae, a new fossil family of the infraorder Axymyiomorpha (Diptera). Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia, 35 : 581 - 591.

Blagoderov VA (1992) A preliminary list of fungus-gnats of Yakutia (Siberia) with descriptions of two new species (Diptera: Mycetophiloidea). ANNALS OF THE UPPER SILESIAN MUSEUM IN BYTOM ENTOMOLOGY, 45 - 50.

Благодеров ВА (1990) К фауне грибных комаров (Diptera, Mycetophilidae) Якутии [To the fauna of fungus-gnats of Yakutia (Diptera, Mycetophilidae)]. Вестник Ленинградского Университета, 122 - 123.

Contributed Publications

Blagoderov V (2014) International Palaeontological Society .

Blagoderov V (2007) Fungus Gnata Online .

Courses taught

Fundamentals of Microscopy and digital Imaging
10/2013 - on going.

Awards

Best paper, 1/1/2004.

Invited and keynote speaker

Invited speaker, Diptera phylogeny: any light at the end of the yunnel?, Dipterists Forum AGM: 26/11/2016.

Invited speaker, Troubleshooting industrial insect digitisation, International Congress of Entomology: Orange County Convention Centre, Orlando, United States, 26/9/2016.

Invited speaker, Inselect - applying computer vision to facilitate rapid record creation and metadata capture, Entomological Collections Network 2016 annual meeting: Orlando, United States, 24/9/2016.

"To slide or not to slide" – How do we scan the Natural History Museum's slide collections?, SPNHC 2016: 24/6/2016.

eMesozoic: an alternative approach to digitising palaeontological collections, SPNHC 2016: 22/6/2016.

Slide digitisation at the Natural History Museum, Facility Managers Meeting: 8/1/2016.

Inselect: an innovative tool for automating digitisation of natural history collections, SPNHC Conference 2015 - Specimens Full Circle: Collection to Digitization to Data Use: 21/5/2015.

Applied Edge Detection in Zoological Collections: Inselect Prototype, SYNTHESYS3 AGM - JRA Highlights: 7/9/2014.

Introduction

Qualifications

Degrees

MS in Zoology, Leningrad State University, Russian Federation, 1990 - 1995

PhD, Palaeontological Institute, Russian academy of Sciences, Russian Federation

Employment history

Academic

Manager of the Sackler Biodiversity Imaging Lab, Natural History Museum, United Kingdom, 2009 - ongoing

Research Assistant to the Keeper of Entomology, Natural History Museum, Entomology, United Kingdom, 2006 - 2009

Investigator-Junior Researcher-Researcher-Senior Researcher, Palaeontological Institute Russian academy of Sciences, Russian Federation, 1990 - 2009

Highlighted publications

Hudson LN, Blagoderov V, Heaton A, Holtzhausen P, Livermore L, et al. (2015) Inselect: Automating the Digitization of Natural History Collections. PLOS ONE, 10 (11) : e0143402 - e0143402. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0143402

Żyła D, Blagoderov V, Wegierek P (2014) Juraphididae, a new family of aphids and its significance in aphid evolution: Juraphididae, new family of aphids. Systematic Entomology, 39 : 506 - 517. doi: 10.1111/syen.12073

Blagoderov VA, Lukashevich ED (2013) New Axymyiidae (Insecta: Diptera) from the Mesozoic of East Siberia. Polish Journal of Entomology / Polskie Pismo Entomologiczne, 82 (4) : doi: 10.2478/v10200-012-0040-9

Dubois A, Crochet P-A, Dickinson EC, Nemésio A, Aescht E, et al. (2013)

Nomenclatural and taxonomic problems related to the electronic publication of new nomina and nomenclatural acts in zoology, with brief comments on optical discs and on the situation in botany

. Zootaxa, 3735 (1) : 1 - 1. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3735.1.1

Blagoderov V, Papp L, Hippa H (2013) A new species of Lygistorrhina Skuse (Diptera: Sciaroidea: Lygistorrhinidae) from South Africa. Biodiversity Data Journal, 1 : e962 - e962. doi: 10.3897/BDJ.1.e962

Lambkin CHRISTINEL, Sinclair BRADLEYJ, Pape THOMAS, Courtney GREGW, Skevington JEFFREYH, et al. (2013) The phylogenetic relationships among infraorders and superfamilies of Diptera based on morphological evidence. Systematic Entomology, 38 (1) : 164 - 179. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.2012.00652.x

Projects

Grants

Streamlining Fungus Gnat (Diptera: Sciaroidea: Lygistorrhinidae) Taxonomy
Role: Principal investigator
Co-investigator: Smith V
Funding: European Distributed Institute of Taxonomy
Total value £6,720 (to Museum £6,720)
Dates: 2009 - 2010

Fieldwork

UK
2013 - 2013.

Russia
1998 - 1998.

France
1997 - 1997.

Russia
1991 - 1991.

Russia
1990 - 1990.

Russia
1989 - 1989.

Turkmenistan
1989 - 1989.

Russia
1988 - 1988.

Professional activities

Fellowships

Royal Microscopical Society, 2012 - on going.

Linnean Society, 2010 - on going.

Memberships

Member, Royal Microscopical Society, 2012 - 2015.

International Palaeontological Society, International.

Editorships

Associate editor, Biodiversity Data Journal, Pensoft, 2013 - on going.

Associate editor, ZooKeys, Pensoft, 2010 - on going.

Associate editor, Zootaxa, Magnolia Press,

Publications

Publications

Paterson GLJ, Albuquerque S, Blagoderov V, Brooks S, Cafferty S, Cane E, Carter V, Chainey J, Crowther R, Douglas L, Durant J, Duffle L, Hine A, Honey M, Huertas B, Howard T, Huxley R, Kitching IJ, Ledger S, Mclaughlin C, Martin G, Mazzetta G, Penn M, Perera J, Sadka M, Scialabba E, Siebert D, Sleep C, Toloni F, Wing P (2016) iCollections.

Bertini M, Ball A, Mellish C, Burgio L, Shah B, Pretzel B, Troalen L, Blagoderov V, Goral T, Sykes D, Summerfield R, Steart D, Garwood R, Spencer A, Ross AJ, Penney D (2016) Is amber altered by microCT or confocal microscopy studies? A preliminary assessment using optical microscopy, FTIR and Raman spectroscopy.. Presented at The 7th International Conference on Fossil Insects, Arthropods and Amber.

Hudson LN, Blagoderov V, Heaton A, Holtzhausen P, Livermore L, Price BW, Van derWaltS, Smith VS (2015) Inselect: Automating the Digitization of Natural History Collections. PLOS ONE, 10 (11) : e0143402 - e0143402. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0143402

Ševčík J, Mantič M, Blagoderov V (2015) Two new genera of Keroplatidae (Diptera), with an updated key to the World genera of Keroplatini. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae, 55 (1) : 387 - 399.

Dupont S, Price B, Blagoderov V (2015) IMp: The customizable LEGO® Pinned Insect Manipulator. ZooKeys, doi: 10.3897/zookeys.481.8788

Żyła D, Blagoderov V, Wegierek P (2014) Juraphididae, a new family of aphids and its significance in aphid evolution: Juraphididae, new family of aphids. Systematic Entomology, 39 : 506 - 517. doi: 10.1111/syen.12073

Bertini M, Ball A, Mellish C, Burgio L, Shah B, Pretzel B, Blagoderov V, Goral T, Sykes D, Summerfield R, Steart D, Garwood R, Spencer A, Ross A, Penny D (2014) Conservation vs investigation of amber: A risk assessment to determine whether amber is altered by micro-CT or confocal microscopy studies. Presented at SPNHC 2014.

Hudson L, Livermore L, Blagoderov V (null) Developing Edge Detection Technology for Natural History Images. 1 - 6.

Blagoderov V (2014) International Palaeontological Society .

Team FGO (2014) Lygistorrhinidae. Fungus Gnats Online. :

Blagoderov VA, Lukashevich ED (2013) New Axymyiidae (Insecta: Diptera) from the Mesozoic of East Siberia. Polish Journal of Entomology / Polskie Pismo Entomologiczne, 82 (4) : doi: 10.2478/v10200-012-0040-9

Dubois A, Crochet P-A, Dickinson EC, Nemésio A, Aescht E, Bauer AM, Blagoderov V, Bour R, De CarvalhoMR, Desutter-grandcolas L, Frétey T, Jäger P, Koyamba V, Lavilla EO, Löbl I, Louchart A, Malécot V, Schatz H, Ohler A (2013)

Nomenclatural and taxonomic problems related to the electronic publication of new nomina and nomenclatural acts in zoology, with brief comments on optical discs and on the situation in botany

. Zootaxa, 3735 (1) : 1 - 1. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3735.1.1

Blagoderov V, Papp L, Hippa H (2013) A new species of Lygistorrhina Skuse (Diptera: Sciaroidea: Lygistorrhinidae) from South Africa. Biodiversity Data Journal, 1 : e962 - e962. doi: 10.3897/BDJ.1.e962

Lambkin CHRISTINEL, Sinclair BRADLEYJ, Pape THOMAS, Courtney GREGW, Skevington JEFFREYH, Meier RUDOLF, Yeates DAVIDK, Blagoderov VLADIMIR, Wiegmann BRIANM (2013) The phylogenetic relationships among infraorders and superfamilies of Diptera based on morphological evidence. Systematic Entomology, 38 (1) : 164 - 179. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.2012.00652.x

Blagoderov V, Kitching I, Livermore L, Simonsen T, Smith V (2012) No specimen left behind: industrial scale digitization of natural history collections. ZooKeys, 209 : 133 - 146. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.209.3178

Blagoderov VA, Smith V (2012) The might of the natural history museum - Science Omega. :

Oliveira SS, Amorim DDS, Blagoderov V (2012) Redescription of the enigmatic Thoracotropis cypriformis Freeman (Diptera, Mycetophilidae). Revista Brasileira de Entomologia, 56 (4) : 458 - 462. doi: 10.1590/S0085-56262012000400009

Smith V, Blagoderov V (2012) Bringing collections out of the dark. ZooKeys, 209 : 1 - 6. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.209.3699

Blagoderov V, Smith V (2011) No Specimens Left Behind. Presented at Life and Literature.

Wiegmann BM, Trautwein MD, Winkler IS, Barr NB, Kim J-W, Lambkin C, Bertone MA, Cassel BK, Bayless KM, Heimberg AM, Wheeler BM, Peterson KJ, Pape T, Sinclair BJ, Skevington JH, Blagoderov V, Caravas J, Kutty SN, Schmidt-ott U, Kampmeier GE, Thompson FC, Grimaldi DA, Beckenbach AT, Courtney GW, Friedrich M, Meier R, Yeates DK (2011) Episodic radiations in the fly tree of life. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108 (14) : 5690 - 5695. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1012675108

Pape T, Blagoderov VA, Mostovski MB (2011) Order Diptera Linnaeus, 1758. In: Zhang, Z.-Q. (Ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness. Zootaxa, 3148 : 222 - 229.

Smith V, Rycroft S, Brake I, Scott B, Baker E, Livermore L, Blagoderov V, Roberts D (2011) Scratchpads 2.0: a Virtual Research Environment supporting scholarly collaboration, communication and data publication in biodiversity science. ZooKeys, 150 : 53 - 70. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.150.2193

Blagoderov V, Brake I, Georgiev T, Penev L, Roberts D, Ryrcroft S, Scott B, Agosti D, Catapano T, Smith V (2010) Streamlining taxonomic publication: a working example with Scratchpads and ZooKeys. ZooKeys, 50 : 17 - 28. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.50.539

Blagoderov V, Hippa H, Nel A (2010) Parisognoriste, a new genus of Lygistorrhinidae (Diptera: Sciaroidea) from the Oise amber with redescription of Palaeognoriste Meunier. ZooKeys, 50 : 79 - 90. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.50.506

Blagoderov V, Kitching IJ, Simonsen T, Smith V (2010) Report on trial of SatScan tray scanner system by SmartDrive Ltd. Nature Precedings

Blagoderov V (2010) Fungus Gnats Online. :

Blagoderov V, Georgiev T, Penev L, Rycroft S, Scott B, Smith V (2010) Streamlining Taxonomic Publication. EDIT Newsletter, 24 : 10 - 12.

Penev L, Agosti D, Georgiev T, Catapano T, Miller J, Blagoderov V, Roberts D, Smith V, Brake I, Ryrcroft S, Scott B, Johnson N, Morris R, Sautter G, Chavan V, Robertson T, Remsen D, Stoev P, Parr C, Knapp S, Kress WJ, Thompson F, Erwin T (2010) Semantic tagging of and semantic enhancements to systematics papers: ZooKeys working examples. ZooKeys, 50 : 1 - 16. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.50.538

Blagoderov V, Hippa H, Sevcik J (2009) Asiorrhina, a new Oriental genus of Lygistorrhinidae (Diptera: Sciaroidea) and its phylogenetic position. ZOOTAXA, 31 - 45.

Ribeiro GC, Blagoderov V (2009) The rediscovery of Lecteria calopus (Walker, 1856) in the Brazilian Atlantic Rain Forest (Diptera: Limoniidae). Zoosymposia, 3 : 245 - 253.

Smith CR, Scoble MJ, Clark B, Godfray C, Kitching I, Mayo S, Blagoderov V (2009) CATE に参カ卩して. TAIIVシンポジウムの講演要旨 [Getting involved with CATE. In: Program [Abstract] of International Symposium “Network construction for the establishment of insect inventory in Tropical Asia (TAIIV)” in Kyushu University, Dec. 2007]. Nature and Insects, 44 (13) :

Mayo S, Allkin R, Baker W, Blagoderov V, Brake I, Clark B, Govaerts R, Godfray HCJ, Haigh A, Hand R, Harman K, Jackson M, Kilian N, Kirkup DW, Kitching IJ, Knapp S, Lewis GP, Malcolm-tompkins P, Von Raab-StraubeE, Roberts DM, Scoble MJ, Simpson D, Smith CR, Smith V, Villalba S, Walley L, Wilkin P (2008) Alpha e-taxonomy: responses from the systematics community to the biodiversity crisis. Kew Bulletin, 63 : 1 - 16.

Smith CR, Godfray HC, Scoble MJ, Clark BR, Kitching IJ, Mayo SJ, Blagoderov V, Haigh AL, Jackson M, Sadler S, Lay LN, Young RPW (2008) Introducing CATE - a model for moving taxonomy to the web, In: The 2nd Report on Insect Inventory Project in Tropical Asia (TAIIV) "The development of insect inventory project in Tropical Asia (TAIIV)", Yata O (Eds). Kyushu University : Fukuoka, Japan. 137 - 144.

Blagoderov V (2007) Fungus Gnata Online .

Blagoderov VA (2007) New Species of Fungus Gnats (Diptera: Mycetophilidae) from the Palaeocene Sakhalin Amber, Russia. Alavesia, 1 : 27 - 36.

Blagoderov VA, Grimaldi DA, Fraser NC (2007) How Time Flies for Flies: Diverse Diptera from the Triassic of Virginia and Early Radiation of the Order. American Museum Novitates, 3572 : 1 - 40.

Blagoderov VA, Grimaldi D (2004) Fossil Sciaroidea (Diptera) in Cretaceous ambers, exclusive of Cecidomyiidae, Sciaridae, and Keroplatidae. American Museum Novitates, 3433 : 1 - 76.

Grimaldi D, Amorim DDS, Blagoderov VA (2003) The Mesozoic family Archizelmiridae (Diptera: Insecta). Journal of Paleontology, 77 : 368 - 381.

Blagoderov VA, Arillo A (2002) New Sciaroidea (Insecta: Diptera) in Lower Cretaceous amber from Spain. Studia Dipterologica, 9 : 31 - 40.

Blagoderov VA, Lukashevich ED, Mostovski MB (2002) 2.2.1.3.4.4. Order Diptera Linné. The true flies, In: History of Insects, Rasnitsyn AP, Quicke DLJ (Eds). Kluwer Academic Publishers : 227 - 240.

Blagoderov VA, Martinez-delclos X (2001) Two new fungus gnats (Insecta, Diptera, Mycetophilidae) from the Lower Cretaceous of Spain. Geobios (Villeurbanne), 34 : 63 - 67.

Grimaldi D, Blagoderov VA (2001) A new genus of Lygistorrhinidae from Vietnam (Diptera: Sciaroidea), and phylogenetic relationships in the family. Studia Dipterologica, 8 : 43 - 57.

Blagoderov VA (2000) New fungus gnats (Diptera: Mycetophilidae) from the Cretaceous and Paleogene of Asia. Paleontological Journal, 34 : S355 - S359.

Blagoderov VA (1999) New Bibionomorpha from the Triassic of Australia and Jurassic of central Asia with notes on Paraxymyiidae Rohdendorf (Insecta, Diptera)., In: Proceedings of the First Palaeoentomological Conference Moscow 1998, Vrsansky P (Eds). null : 11 - 15.

Zherikhin VV, Mostovski MB, Vrsansky P, Blagoderov VA, Lukashevich ED (1999) The unique Lower Cretaceous locality Baissa and other contemporaneous fossil insect sites in north and west Transbaikalia, In: Proceedings of the First Palaeoentomological Conference Moscow 1998, Vrsansky P (Eds). AMBA Projects International : 185 - 191.

Blagoderov VA (1998) Fungus gnats (Diptera, Mycetophilidae) from the Lower Cretaceous of Mongolia. Paleontologicheskii Zhurnal, 53 - illustr..

Blagoderov VA (1998) Fungus gnats of the tribes Gnoristini and Leiini (Diptera, Mycetophilidae) from the Early Cretaceous of Transbaikalia. Paleontologicheskii Zhurnal, 58 - illustr..

Blagoderov VA (1998) Грибные комарики (Diptera, Mycetophilidae) из нижнего мела Монголии. Paleontologicheskiy Zhurnal, 1998 : 53 - 59.

Blagoderov VA (1998) Грибные комарики триб Gnoristini и Leiini (Diptera, Mycetophilidae) из раннего мела Забайкалья. Paleontologicheskiy Zhurnal, 1998 : 58 - 62.

Blagoderov VA (1997) Fungus gnats of the tribe Gnoristini (Diptera, Mycetophilidae) from the Lower Cretaceous of Transbaikalia. Paleontologicheskii Zhurnal, 44 - illustr..

Blagoderov VA (1997) Geologicheskaya istoriya semeistva Mycetophilidae. null, 26–27 - 26–27.

Blagoderov VA (1997) Грибные комарики трибы Gnoristini (Diptera, Mycetophilidae) из раннего мела Забайкалья. Paleontologicheskii Zhurnal, 44–49 - 44–49.

Жерихин ВВ, Благодеров ВА, Грачев ВГ, Дмитриев ВЮ, Доброхотова ИЛ, Еськов КЮ, Лукашевич ЕД, Мостовский МБ, Пономаренко АГ, Попов ЮА, Расницын АП, Синиченкова НД, Сукачева ИД, Щербаков ДЕ (1997) Триасовые насекомые Евразии и возможности их использования для расчленения и корреляции континентальных толщ. Информационный Бюллетень РФФИ, 5 : 251 - 251.

Blagoderov VA (1996) Revision of the dipteran family Protopleciidae (Insecta, Diptera) from the Early Jurassic Sogyuty Locality, Kyrgizstan. Paleontologicheskii Zhurnal, 85 - illustr..

Blagoderov VA (1996) Reviziya dvukrylykh semeistva Protopleciidae (Insecta, Diptera) iz nizhnei yury Kirgizii. Byulleten’ Moskovskogo obschestva ispytatelei prirody, 71 : 111 - 111.

Blagoderov VA (1996) Reviziya dvukrylykh semeistva Protopleciidae (Insecta, Diptera) iz ranneyurskogo mestonakhozhdeniya Sogyuty. Paleontologicheskii Zhurnal, 85–90 - 85–90.

Blagoderov VA (1995) Fungus gnats of the tribe Sciophilini (Diptera, Mycetophilidae) from the Early Cretaceous of Transbaikalia. Paleontological Journal, 29 : 72 - 83.

Blagoderov VA (1995) Грибные комарики трибы Sciophilini (Diptera, Mycetophilidae) из раннего мела Забайкалья [Fungus-gnats of the tribe Sciophilini (Diptera, Mycetophilidae) from the Lower Cretaceous of Transbaikalia]. Paleontologicheskii Zhurnal, 1 : 55 - 63.

Shcherbakov DE, Lukashevich ED, Blagoderov VA (1995) Triassic Diptera and initial radiation of the order. Dipterolodical Research, 6 : 75 - 115.

Blagoderov VA (1993) Dipterans (Mesosciophilidae) from the Lower Cretaceous of Transbaykal. Paleontological Journal, 27 : 123 - illustr..

Blagoderov VA, Krzeminska E, Krzeminski W (1993) Fossil and Recent Anisopodomorpha (Diptera, Oligoneura): family Cramptonomyiidae. Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia, 35 : 573 - 579.

Krzeminska E, Blagoderov VA, Krzeminski W (1993) Elliidae, a new fossil family of the infraorder Axymyiomorpha (Diptera). Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia, 35 : 581 - 591.

Blagoderov VA (1992) A preliminary list of fungus-gnats of Yakutia (Siberia) with descriptions of two new species (Diptera: Mycetophiloidea). ANNALS OF THE UPPER SILESIAN MUSEUM IN BYTOM ENTOMOLOGY, 45 - 50.

Благодеров ВА (1990) К фауне грибных комаров (Diptera, Mycetophilidae) Якутии [To the fauna of fungus-gnats of Yakutia (Diptera, Mycetophilidae)]. Вестник Ленинградского Университета, 122 - 123.

Contributed Publications

Blagoderov V (2014) International Palaeontological Society .

Blagoderov V (2007) Fungus Gnata Online .

Teaching and students

Courses taught

Fundamentals of Microscopy and digital Imaging
10/2013 - on going.

Impact and outreach

Awards

Best paper, 1/1/2004.

Invited and keynote speaker

Invited speaker, Diptera phylogeny: any light at the end of the yunnel?, Dipterists Forum AGM: 26/11/2016.

Invited speaker, Troubleshooting industrial insect digitisation, International Congress of Entomology: Orange County Convention Centre, Orlando, United States, 26/9/2016.

Invited speaker, Inselect - applying computer vision to facilitate rapid record creation and metadata capture, Entomological Collections Network 2016 annual meeting: Orlando, United States, 24/9/2016.

"To slide or not to slide" – How do we scan the Natural History Museum's slide collections?, SPNHC 2016: 24/6/2016.

eMesozoic: an alternative approach to digitising palaeontological collections, SPNHC 2016: 22/6/2016.

Slide digitisation at the Natural History Museum, Facility Managers Meeting: 8/1/2016.

Inselect: an innovative tool for automating digitisation of natural history collections, SPNHC Conference 2015 - Specimens Full Circle: Collection to Digitization to Data Use: 21/5/2015.

Applied Edge Detection in Zoological Collections: Inselect Prototype, SYNTHESYS3 AGM - JRA Highlights: 7/9/2014.