Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Sergei Drovetski

Research Associate (USGS)
Department / Division
  • Ph.D., Zoology. University of Washington, 2001
  • BS, Forestry. Moscow Forestry Academy, April 1988
Research Interests

Evolutionary biology, avain microbiome, molecular and morphological evolution, genetics and ecology of speciation, functional morphology, behavioral ecology, biogeography, systematics, and host-parasite interactions.

  • Drovetski, Sergei V., Reeves, Andrew B., Red'kin, Yaroslav A., Fadeev, Igor V., Koblik, Evgeniy A., Sotnikov, Vladimir N., and Voelker, Gary. 2017. "Multi-locus reassessment of a striking discord between mtDNA gene trees and taxonomy across two congeneric species complexes." Molecular phylogenetics and evolution 423– 433.
  • Hung, Chih-Ming, Drovetski, Sergei V., and Zink, Robert M. 2017. "The roles of ecology, behaviour and effective population size in the evolution of a community." Molecular ecology 26 (14): 3775– 3784.
  • Outlaw, Diana C., Harvey, Johanna A., Drovetski, Sergei V., and Voelker, Gary. 2017. "Diversity and distribution of avian haemosporidians in sub-Saharan Africa: an inter-regional biogeographic overview." Parasitology 144 (4): 394– 402.
  • Freitas, Susana, Vavakou, Anna, Arakelyan, Marine, Drovetski, Sergei V., Crnobrnja-Isailovic, Jelka, Kidov, Artem A., Cogalniceanu, Dan, Corti, Claudia, Lymberakis , Petros, Harris, D. James, and Carretero, Miguel A. 2016. "Cryptic diversity and unexpected evolutionary patterns in the meadow lizard, Darevskia praticola (Eversmann, 1834)." Systematics and Biodiversity 14 (2): 184– 197.
  • Hung, Chih-Ming, Drovetski, Sergei V., and Zink, Robert M. 2016. "Matching loci surveyed to questions asked in phylogeography." Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 283 (1826): 20152340.
  • Mata, Vanessa A., da Silva, Luís P., Lopes, Ricardo J., and Drovetski, Sergei V. 2015. "The Strait of Gibraltar poses an effective barrier to host-specialised but not to host-generalised lineages of avian Haemosporidia." International Journal for Parasitology 45 (11): 711– 719.
  • Dove, Carla J., Dahlan, Nor F., and Drovetski, Sergei V. 2013. "MtDNA ND2 sequence identifies Streaked Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris strigata) from birdstrike to US Air Force F-15 at Portland International Airport, Oregon." Conservation Genetics Resources 5 (2):

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