Sergey M. Snigirevskiy

Teaching courses

  • History of the Earth and the organic world. Palaeontology
  • Fossil vertebrates and plants.
  • Methods of paleontology and evolution of the biosphere


Associate professor, Department of Sedimentary Geology


Phone: (812) 321-43-16

Education, scientific degrees and titles

  • 1991, Geologist-surveyor-search engine, A.A. Zhdanov Leningrad State University, dept. of Palaeontology
  • 1998, PhD, Saint Petersburg State University, SPbSU; “Late Devonian flora of Northern Timan”

Research IDs

Research interests

Paleobotany, the history of the development of the flora and vegetation of the Earth in the Devonian-Early Carboniferous; paleosols of the Middle Paleozoic; causes of extinction

Key publications

  1. Snigirevskaya N. S., Snigirevsky S. M., 2001. New locality of Callixylon (Archaeopteridaceae) in the Upper Devonian of Andoma mountain (Vologda district, North-West of Russia) and its importance for the reconstruction of Archaeopterids distribution.//Acta palaeobotanica, Vol. 41, № 2, pp. 97-105.
  2. Orlova O.A., Mamontov D.A., Snigirevsky S.M., 2015. Late Visean (Mississippian) vegetation of the north-western part of Russia according to palaeobotanical and palynological data // Historical biology, Vol. 27, Nos. 3-4; pp. 325-344.
  3. Orlova O. A., Jurina A. L., Snigirevsky S. M., 2016. Late Devonian plant communities of North Russia.//Rev. Palaeobot. Palynol., Vol. 224, pp. 94-107.
  4. Beznosov P. A., Snigirevsky S.M., Naugolnykh S.V., Lukševičs E., 2018. The Upper Devonian delta plain deposits of North Timan // Vestnik IG Komi SC UB RAS, № 1, pp. 25-44.
  5. Orlova O. A., Zavialova N., Snigirevsky S.M., Jurina A., Lidskaya A., 2019. Kossoviella timanica Petrosjan emend. from the Upper Devonian of North Timan: morphology and spore ultrastructure.//Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Vol. 108, № 4 (for 2017), pp. 355-372.

The Head of Current Research Fundings

  • Late Devonian paleosols and root systems of Northern Timan (Russian Artcic) (initiative project in SPbSU) ID: 47801339

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