Helena V. Shaverdo

Collection Manager Coleoptera
Helena V. Shaverdos ORCID record:

  1. Systematics, phylogeny, and biogeography of New Guinean Exocelina Broun, 1886
  2. Testing concepts of island biogeography using Australasian Copelatinae diving beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae)
  3. Fauna of the Nearctic diving beetles
  4. Dytiscidae of Mongolia
  5. Dytiscidae of Iran
  6. Oriental Dytiscidae (Myanmar, Thailand, and Cambodia)
  7. Larval morphology of Dytiscidae

  • 10.X.1974 born in Minsk, Belarus
  • 1981 – 1991 primary and secondary school in Orsha, Belarus
  • 25.VI.1991 finishing the secondary school with a silver medal
  • 1991 – 1996 Faculty of Biology, Belarus State University, Minsk, Belarus (specialization in zoology)
  • 01.VI.1996 finishing the University with the “Honorary Diploma” of qualification “Biologist, Teacher of Biology and Chemistry” and with the highest score for M.Sc. thesis on faunistics, ecology, and zoogeography of the predacious water beetles of Belarus
  • 1996 – 1999 postgraduate courses at the Institute of Zoology of National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (NASB), Minsk, Belarus
  • 1999 – 2000 junior researcher at the Department of Entomology of the Institute of Zoology of NASB, Minsk, Belarus
  • 23.III.2000 receiving Ph.D. degree, thesis “Beetles of the family Dytiscidae (Coleoptera: Adephaga) of Belarus: larval morphology, fauna, phenology”, Minsk, Belarus
  • 2000 – 2003 researcher at the Department of Entomology of the Institute of Zoology of NASB, Minsk, Belarus
  • 2002 – 2003 post-doctoral project on systematics and faunistics of the genus Hydroporus of the Palearctic and Nearctic Regions at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada; financial support by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), NATO Science Fellowship
  • since 13.X.2003 constantly living in Austria, Vienna
  • 2003 – 2010 research associate at the International Research Institute for Entomology, the Museum of Natural History, Vienna, Austria
  • 2010 – 2011 independent contractor at the International Research Institute for Entomology, the Museum of Natural History, Vienna, Austria
  • since 01.X.2011 collection manager at the International Research Institute for Entomology, the Museum of Natural History, Vienna, Austria
  • 2012 – 2017 research leader of the project (stand-alone project P 24312-B17) of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), Vienna, Austria
  • 2018 – 2024 research leader of the project (stand-alone project P 31347-B25) of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), Vienna, Austria
  • since 28.11.2019 Austrian citizenship.
  • 2023 - 2024 assistant in the Austrian Culture Heritage Project “Kulturerbe digital”, Part 5: Digitalization of the Elateridae collection at the International Research Institute for Entomology, the Museum of Natural History, Vienna, Austria
  1. Helena Shaverdo, Hiva Nasserzadeh, Mehdi Esfandiari, Günther Wewalka & Jiří Hájek (2024): Diving beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) of Iran with province distribution based on literature records and new faunistic data. - Aquatic Insects, online. DOI: 10.1080/01650424.2023.2280271
  1. Yves Alarie, Mariano C. Michat, Helena Shaverdo, & Jiří Hájek (2023): Morphology of the larvae of Sandracottus femoralis Heller, 1934, and S. mixtus (Blanchard, 1843) and phylogenetic comparison with other known Aciliini (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae, Dytiscinae. Zootaxa 5263 (3): 301–334. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5263.3.1
  2. Helena Shaverdo, Jiří Hájek, Lars Hendrich, Suriani Surbakti, Rawati Panjaitan & Michael Balke (2023): Austrelatus gen. nov., a new genus of Australasian diving beetles (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae, Copelatinae), with the discovery of 31 new species from New Guinea. – ZooKeys 1170: 1–164. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.1170.103834
  1. Alexander A. Prokin, Manfred A. Jäch, Alexey S. Sazhnev, Gantigmaa Chuluunbaatar, Enkhtuya Byambanyam, Pyotr N. Petrov, Andrey A. Przhiboro and Helena Shaverdo (2022): An update on the water beetle fauna of Mongolia (Coleoptera: Haliplidae, Dytiscidae, Helophoridae, Hydrophilidae, Hydraenidae, Dryopidae) with new and additional country records. – Aquatic Insects 43 (3): 281-296. https://doi.org/10.1080/01650424.2021.2006234
  2. Yves Alarie, Mariano C. Michat, Kohei Watanabe, Helena Shaverdo, Liang-Jong Wang & Chris H.S. Watts (2022): An outlook on larval morphology of Copelatinae diving beetles with phylogenetic considerations (Coleoptera: Adephaga, Dytiscidae). Zootaxa 5175 (2): 151–205. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5175.2.1
  3. Michael Balke, Rawati Panjaitan, Suriani Surbakti, Helena Shaverdo, Lars Hendrich, Matthew H. Van Dam, Athena Lam (2022): NextRAD phylogenomics, sanger sequencing and morphological data
  4. Helena Shaverdo & Michael Balke (2022): A species-group key and notes on phylogeny and character evolution in New Guinean Exocelina Broun, 1886 diving beetles (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae, Copelatinae). – ZooKeys 1131: 31–58. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.1131.94205 
  1. Jiří Hájek, Helena Shaverdo, Lars Hendrich & Michael Balke (2021): A review of Copelatus diving beetles from the Solomon Islands, reporting the discovery of six new species (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae, Copelatinae). – ZooKeys 1023: 81-118. Doi: 10.3897/zookeys.1023.61478
  2. Helena Shaverdo, Suriani Surbakti, Bob Sumoked & Michael Balke (2021): Seven new species of the Exocelina ekari group from New Guinea central and coastal mountains (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae, Copelatinae). – ZooKeys 1026: 45-67. Doi: 10.3897/zookeys.1026.61554
  3. Toussaint, E.F.A., White, L.T., Shaverdo, H., Lam, A., Surbakti, S., Panjaitan, R., Sumoked, B., Rintelen, T. von, Sagata, K. & Balke, M. (2021): New Guinean orogenic dynamics and biota evolution revealed using a custom geospatial analysis pipeline. – BMC Ecology and Evolution 21: 51. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12862-021-01764-2
  4. E. Gentili, M. Balke & H. Shaverdo (2021): Laccobius Erichson, 1837 from Bird’s Head Peninsula, New Guinea (Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae). Giornale italiano di entomologia 16(66): 49-70.
  5. Helena Shaverdo, Günther Wewalka, Jaroslav Šťastný, Lars Hendrich, Hans Fery & Jiří Hájek (2021): New records of diving beetles and corrections updating the catalogue of Palearctic Dytiscidae (Coleoptera). – Aquatic Insects 42(2): 179-196. DOI: 10.1080/01650424.2021.1903509
  1. Alexander A. Prokin, Gantigmaa Chuluunbaatar, Robert B. Angus, Manfred A. Jäch, Pyotr N. Petrov, Sergey K. Ryndevich, Enkhtuya Byambanyam, Alexey S. Sazhnev, Jiří Hájek & Helena Shaverdo (2020): New records of water beetles (Coleoptera:Gyrinidae, Haliplidae, Noteridae, Dytiscidae, Helophoridae, Hydrophilidae, Hydraenidae) and shore beetles (Coleoptera: Heteroceridae) of Mongolia, Aquatic Insects, 41(1): 1-44. Doi: 10.1080/01650424.2019.1651870
  2. Helena Shaverdo on behalf of the Editorial Board (2020), Dedication. – Aquatic Insects 41(2): 105. Doi 10.1080/01650424.2020.1761688
  3. Helena Shaverdo, Suriani Surbakti, Bob Sumoked & Michael Balke (2020a): Two new species of the Exocelina ekari group from New Guinea with strongly modified male antennae (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae, Copelatinae). – ZooKeys 960: 63–78. Doi: 10.3897/zookeys.960.55007
  4. Helena Shaverdo, Suriani Surbakti, Bob Sumoked & Michael Balke (2020b): Three new species of Exocelina Broun, 1886 from the southern slopes of the New Guinea central range, with introduction of the Exocelina skalei group (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae, Copelatinae). – ZooKeys 1007: 129–143 (2020). Doi: 10.3897/zookeys.1007.59351
  5. Nilsson, A.N., Bergsten, J., Bilton, D., Cuppen, J., van Ee, G., Foster, G., Gabrielsson, F., Geijer, J., Hendrich, L., Köhler J., Liao, W., van Maanen, B., Shaverdo, H. & O. Vorst (2020): Water beetles recorded at the Balfour-Browne Club 2019 Abisko Midsummer Camp. - Latissimus, Newsletter of the Balfour-Browne Club 48: 1-12.
  1. Helena Shaverdo, Suriani Surbakti, Evie L. Warikar, Katayo Sagata, and Michael Balke (2019): Nine new species groups, 15 new species, and one new subspecies of New Guinea diving beetles of the genus Exocelina Broun, 1886 (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae, Copelatinae), ZooKeys 878: 73–143, doi: 10.3897/zookeys.878.37403
  2. SHAVERDO, H.V. & BALKE, M. (2019): A new species of the Exocelina ekari group and new faunistic data on 12 species of Exocelina BROUN, 1886 from New Guinea (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae), Koleopterologische Rundschau, 89, 1-10.
  3.  Lars Hendrich, Helena Shaverdo, Jiří Hájek, Michael Balke, (2019): Taxonomic revision of Australian Copelatus Erichson, 1832 (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae, Copelatinae), ZooKeys 889: 81–152. Doi: 10.3897/zookeys.889.39090
  1. Athena Lam, Morgan Gueuning, Carolin Kindler, Matthew Van Dam, Nadir Alvarez, Rawati Panjaitan, Helena Shaverdo, Lloyd T. White, George K. Roderick, and Michael Balke (2018): Phylogeography and population genomics of a lotic water beetle across a complex tropical landscape. Molecular ecology, 1-11. Doi: 10.1111/mec.14796
  2. Helena Shaverdo, Katayo Sagata, Michael Balke. 2018.  Introduction of the Exocelina casuarina-group, with a key to its representatives and descriptions of 19 new species from New Guinea (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae, Copelatinae). ZooKeys 803: 7–70. Doi: 10.3897/zookeys.803.28903
  3. Shaverdo, H. & Balke, M. 2018. Study of Copelatinae (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) of Australasia. Abstracts of 12.Jahrestagung von NOBIS Austria. NOBIS Austria, Wien, p. 25.
  1. Shaverdo H., Wild M., Sumoked B., & Balke M. (2017a) Six new species of the genus Exocelina Broun, 1886 from Wano Land, New Guinea (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae, Copelatinae). ZooKeys 665: 93–120. Doi: 10.3897/zookeys.665.11792 (11)
  2. Shaverdo H., Sumoked B., & Balke M. (2017b) Description of two new species and one new subspecies from the Exocelina okbapensis-group, and notes on the E. aipo-group (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae, Copelatinae). ZooKeys 715: 17–37. Doi: 10.3897/zookeys.715.15913 (12)
  3. Nilsson, A.N., Geijer, J., Shaverdo, H., & Bergsten, J. 2017. Larval morphology of Agabus clypealis (Thomson, 1867) and A. pseudoclypealis Scholz, 1933 and notes on their distribution (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae). Aquatic Insects 38(3): 141-169, Doi:10.1080/01650424.2017.1378361
  4. Shaverdo H. (2017): Larval morphology of Sandracottus mixtus (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) with biological notes and phylogenetic considerations, p. 854. – Abstracts of the Immature Beetles Meeting 2017 October 5−6, Prague, Czech Republic. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 57(2), pp. 835–859, Prague, Czech Republic. Doi:10.1515/aemnp-2017-0102
  1. Shaverdo, H., Panjaitan, R., and Balke, M. 2016a: A new, widely distributed species of the Exocelina ekari-group from West Papua (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae, Copelatinae). – ZooKeys 554: 69–85. Doi: 10.3897/zookeys.554.6065 (7)
  2. Shaverdo, H., Sagata, K. & Balke, M. 2016b: Description of two new species of the Exocelina broschii-group from Papua New Guinea, with revision and key to all representatives of this species group (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae, Copelatinae). – ZooKeys 577: 125–148. Doi: 10.3897/zookeys.577.7254 (8)
  3. Shaverdo H, Panjaitan R & Balke M (2016c) Exocelina ransikiensis sp. nov. from the Bird’s Head of New Guinea (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Copelatinae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 56 (1): 103–108. (9)
  4. E. GENTILI & H. SHAVERDO. 2016. Review of the genus Laccobius ERICHSON, 1837 from Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia, with description of a new species (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). – Koleopterologische Rundschau 86: 171–198.
  5. Shaverdo, H., and Balke, M., 2016. Infrageneric structure of New Guinea Exocelina predaceous diving beetles [Abstract of Talk], XXV International Congress of Entomology, Orlando, Florida, USA, September 25-30. Doi: 10.1603/ICE.2016.94135. URL: file:///F:/ICE2016/Paper94135.html
  6. Helena Shaverdo, Katayo Sagata, Michael Balke. 2016. Taxonomic revision of New Guinea diving beetles of the Exocelina danae group, with the description of ten new species (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae, Copelatinae). ZooKeys 619: 45–102. Doi: 10.3897/zookeys.619.9951 (10)
  1. Shaverdo, H. 2015: Book review on “Aquatic Entomology”. – The Quarterly Review of Biology 90 (1): 100.
  2. Shaverdo, H. 2015: Book review on Krivokhatsky, V.A. 2013: Adventure of the life of Victor Ivanovich Motschulsky, described by himself. – Koleopterologische Rundschau 85: 341-349.
  3. Toussaint, E.F.A., Hensrich, L., Shaverdo, H. & Balke, M. 2015. Mosaic patterns of diversification dynamics following the colonization of Melanesian islands. – Scientific Reports 5, 16016. Doi: 10.1038/srep16016 (2015). (6)
  1. Toussaint, E.F.A., Hall, R., Monaghan, M.T., Sagata, K., Ibalim, S., Shaverdo, H.V., Vogler, A.P., Pons, J. & Balke, M. 2014. The towering orogeny of New Guinea as a trigger for arthropod megadiversity. – Nature Communications 1: 1–10 + 10 supplements, 5:4001. Doi:10.1038/ncomms5001 (3)
  2. Shaverdo, H.V. & Balke, M. 2014: Exocelina kinibeli sp.n. from Papua New Guinea, a new species of the E. ullrichi-group (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) – Koleopterologische Rundschau 84: 31–40. (4)
  3. Ryndevich, S.K., Foster, G.N., Bilton, D.T., Aquilina, R., Turner, C.R., Shaverdo, H., and Prokin A.A. 2014: Additions to the Belarusian fauna of water beetles. – Latissimus 35: 32–42.
  4. Shaverdo, H., Sagata, K., Panjaitan, R., Menufandu, H., and Balke, M. 2014: Description of 23 new species of the Exocelina ekari-group from New Guinea, with a key to all representatives of the group (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae, Copelatinae). – ZooKeys 468: 1–83. Doi: 10.3897/zookeys.468.8506 (5)
  5. Shaverdo, H. 2014: Book review on Telnov, D. (ed.) 2014: Biodiversity, biogeography and nature conservation in Wallacea and New Guinea. Vol.II. – Koleopterologische Rundschau 84: 54.
  6. Shaverdo, H., Balke, M., Toussaint, E.F.A. 2014. Exocelina diving beetles: large scale environmental change as a diver for lineage diversification across Melanesia [Talk], pp. 77. – In: Abstract volume. 8th Annual Meeting of NOBIS Austria, “Crossing Borders”, 28-29 November 2014, München. NOBIS Austria, Vienna, 40 p.
  1. Shaverdo, H.V., Balke, M., Toussaint, E. 2013. Speciation of hyperdiverse taxa across the highly complex New Guinean terrane system: diving beetle genus Exocelina Broun [Talk], pp. 198. – In: Kroh et al. (eds.) Abstract volume. BioSyst.EU 2013. Global systematics! 18-22 February 2013. NOBIS Austria, Vienna, 276 p.
  2. Shaverdo, H.V., Hendrich, L. & Balke, M. 2013. Exocelina baliem sp. n., the only known pond species of New Guinea Exocelina Broun, 1886 (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae, Copelatinae). – ZooKeys 304: 83–99. Doi: 10.3897/zookeys.304.4852. URL: https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.304.4852 (2)
  3. Shaverdo, H.V., Esfandiari, M., Khadempur, A., Nasserzadeh, H. & Ghodrati, A. 2013. Diving beetles of Ahvaz City, Khuzestan Province, Iran (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). – Koleopterologische Rundschau 83: 17–22.
  4. Brekhov, O.G., Shaverdo, H.V., Ilyina, E.V. & Shapovalov, M.I. 2013. Water beetles of Dagestan, Russia (Coleoptera: Noteridae, Dytiscidae, Haliplidae, Gyrinidae, Hydrophilidae, Spercheidae). – Koleopterologische Rundschau 83: 35–52.
  5. Balke, M., Toussaint, E., Hall, R., Monaghan, M., Pons, J., Shaverdo, H. 2013. Deciphering the origins of massive radiations in the New Guinean archipelago. – Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting 2013, 11.
  1. Shaverdo, H.V. 2012: New and additional faunistic records for 18 species of diving beetles from the USA and Mexico (Dytiscidae) – Koleopterologische Rundschau 82: 83-86.
  2. Shaverdo, H.V., Wewalka, G. & J. Li. 2012. Hydaticus tibetanus sp.n. from southeastern Tibet. (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). – Koleopterologische Rundschau 82: 77-81.
  3. Shaverdo, H.V., Surbakti, S., Hendrich, L. & Balke, M. 2012. Introduction of the Exocelina ekari-group with descriptions of 22 new species from New Guinea (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae, Copelatinae). – ZooKeys 250: 1–76. Doi: 10.3897/zookeys.250.3715 (1)
  1. Shaverdo, H.V. & Roughley†, R.E. 2011: Adephagous water beetles of Ontario and western Quebec, Canada (Dytiscidae, Haliplidae, Noteridae). – Koleopterologische Rundschau 81: 55-68.
  1. Shaverdo, H., Monaghan, M.T., Lees, D.C., Ranaivosolo, R. & Balke, M. 2008: Madaglymbus, a new genus of Malagasy endemic diving beetles and description of a highly unusual species based on morphology and DNA sequence data (Dytiscidae: Copelatinae). – Systematics and Biodiversity 6 (1): 43-51.
  2. Shaverdo, H.V., Short, A.E.Z., Davaadorj, E. 2008: Diving beetles of Mongolia (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). – Koleopterologische Rundschau 78: 43-53.
  1. Shaverdo, H.V. 2007: Hyphydrus Illiger of Myanmar (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae), with description of Hyphydrus schillhammeri sp.n. – Aquatic Insects 29(3): 203-212.
  1. Shaverdo, H.V. 2006: Revision of the longiusculus-group of the genus Hydroporus Clairville, 1806 (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). – Zootaxa 1170: 27-56.
  2. Shaverdo, H.V. & Alarie, Y. 2006: Description of the larva of Canthyporus kenyensis Bilardo & Sanfilippo (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Hydroporinae) with implication for the phylogeny of the Hydroporini. – Aquatic Insects 28(2): 113-130.
  3. Shaverdo, H.V. & Fery, H. 2006: Oreodytes shorti sp.n. from Mongolia (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). – Koleopterologische Rundschau 76: 35-42.
  1. Shaverdo, H.V. 2005: New records of some species of diving water beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) from the Palearctic and Nearctic Regions, pp. 327-331. – In: Konstantinov, A., Tishechkin A., Penev, L. (eds.): Contributions to systematics and Biology of Beetles. Papers Celebrating the 80th birthday of Igor Konstantinovich Lopatin. Sofia-Moscow: Pensoft Publishers, 450 p.
  2. Shaverdo, H.V., Sagata, K. & Balke, M. 2005: Five new species of the genus Papuadytes Balke, 1998 from New Guinea (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). – Aquatic Insects 27 (4): 269-280.
  1. Shaverdo, H.V. 2004: New records and additional data on the distribution of some species of Hydroporus Clairville (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). – Koleopterologische Rundschau 74: 143-146.
  2. Shaverdo, H.V. & D. J. Giberson. 2004. Predaceous water beetles (Coleoptera: Adephaga: Dytiscidae, Gyrinidae) collected along the Horton and Thelon Rivers in the Arctic Central Barrens of Canada. – Canadian Field-Naturalist 118 (3): 425-433.
  3. Shaverdo, H.V. 2004: Revision of the nigrita-group of Hydroporus Clairville, 1806 (Insecta: Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). – Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 105B: 217-263.
  1. Shaverdo, H.V. 2003: Plavuntsy [Diving water beetles] (Dytiscidae). - A scientific outline in the INTERNET site of Zoological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, St.-Petersburg, http://www.zin.ru/Animalia/Coleoptera/rus/incody.htm, (in Russian)
  2. Shaverdo, H.V. 2003: Adephagous water beetles of Armenia (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae, Gyrinidae, Haliplidae, Noteridae). – Koleopterologische Rundschau 73: 31-42.
  3. Shaverdo, H.V. 2003: Dytiscidae: VII. Description of the larva of Colymbetes minimus Zaitzev (Coleoptera), pp.199-204. – In Jäch, M.A. & L. Ji (eds.): Water beetles of China, Vol. III. – Wien: Zoologisch-Botanische Gesellschaft in Österreich and Wiener Coleopterologenverein, VI + 572 pp.
  4. Giberson, D.J. & Shaverdo, H.V. 2003: Update on the Survey of Aquatic Insects from Keewatin and MacKenzie project: The predaceous water beetles (Coleoptera: Adephaga: Dytiscidae and Gyrinidae). – Newsletter of the Biological Survey of Canada (Terrestrial Arthropods) 22 (2): 61-65.
  5. Shaverdo, H.V. 2003: A new species of Hydroporus Clairville from Chukotka, Northern Far East of Russia (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). – Entomological Problems 33 (1-2): 59-62.
  6. Shaverdo, H.V. & Jäch, M.A. 2003: Case 3274. Hydroporus foveolatus Heer, 1839 (Insecta, Coleoptera): proposed precedence of the specific name over Hydroporus nivalis Heer, 1839. – Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 60(4): 284-286.
  1. Shaverdo, H. 2002: New data on the distribution of some species of Agabus Leach and Ilybius Erichson (Insecta: Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). – Koleopterologische Rundschau 72: 123-125.
  2. Shaverdo, H.V., Roughley, R.E. & Mousseau, T. 2002: New records of Dytiscidae (Insecta: Coleoptera) in Manitoba. – Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Manitoba 58: 8-9.
  1. Shaverdo, H. & Fery, H. 2001: Hydroporus crinitisternus sp.nov. from South-Eastern Kazakhstan and Mongolia (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). – Entomological Problems 32 (1): 33-36.
  2. Shaverdo, H.V. & Kirejtshuk, A.G. 2001: Sem. Dytiscidae (lichinki) [Fam. Dytiscidae (larvae)], pp. 227–268. – In: Tsalolikhin S.Ya. (ed.): Opredelitel' presnovodnykh bespozvonochnykh Rossii i sopredel'nykh territoriy. Vysshye nasekomye [Keys to the freshwater invertebrates of Russia and neighbouring territories. Insects], Vol. 5. – St.-Petersburg: Nauka, 836 pp. (in Russian)
  1. Shaverdo, H. 2000: Dytiscid species new to Belarus. – Latissimus 12: 32.
  2. Shaverdo, E.V. 2000: Life cycles and the features of overwintering of the beetles of the family Dytiscidae in Belarus. – Proceedings of NAS of Belarus. Series Biological Science 1: 117–121. (in Russian)
  3. Shaverdo, H. 2000: Description of larvae of Hydroporus rufifrons (O.F. Müller) (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae, Hydroporinae). – Koleopterologische Rundschau 70: 11-16.
  4. Shaverdo, H. 2000: Description of first instars of Hydroporus palustris, H. striola and H. incognitus (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae), with a key to the known first instars of Hydroporus from the Palaearctic region. – Entomological Problems 31 (2): 171-174.
  5. Shaverdo, H. 2000: Beetles of family Dytiscidae (Coleoptera: Adephaga) of Belarus: larval morphology, fauna, phenology. Abstract of the Ph.D thesis. Minsk: Arti-Feks. 20 pp. (in Russian)
  1. Shaverdo, H. 1999: Contribution to the larval morphology of third-instar larvae of Laccophilus hyalinus (Deg.) and L. minutus (L.) (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae). – Genus 10 (1): 37–46.
  2. Shaverdo, E. V. 1999: Opisanie lichinok Hydroporus tristis (Paykull) (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) [Description of larvae of Hydroporus tristis (Paykull) (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae)] - Vesti NAN Belarusi, Seryya biyalagichnykh navuk [Proceedings of NAS of Belarus. Series Biological Science] 4: 112-116. (in Russian)
  1. Shaverdo, E.V. 1999: Overwintering stages of diving water beetles (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae) in Belarus. – In: Structural and functional state of biological diversity of animals of Belarus: Theses of the reports of VIII zoological conference. Institute of Zoology of NAS of Belarus. Minsk: 350–351. (in Russian)
  1. Shaverdo, E.V. 1998: Ecologo-faunistic description of the water Adephaga (Coleoptera) of the reserved territories of Belarus. – In: Problems of entomology in Russia: Collected scientific articles of XI Congress of Russian Entomological Society. Zoological Institute of RAS. St.-Petersburg. Vol. 2: 209-210.
  2. Shaverdo, H. 1998: New data on the fauna of Hydradephaga of Belarus. – Latissimus 10: 35–37.
  1. Shaverdo, E.V. 1997: For cognition of the fauna of Hydradephaga (Coleoptera) of Belarus. –Vestnik BGU. Series 2. № 1: 25-26. (in Russian)
  2. Moroz, M.M., Shaverdo, E.V. 1997: Family Crawling Water Beetles – Haliplidae, family Noteridae, family Predaceous Diving Beetles – Dytiscidae, family Whirligig Beetles – Gyrinidae, pp. 81-87. – In: E.I. Khotko (ed.): Order Beetles – Coleoptera. Invertebrate of national park "Pripyatskyi". Hand-book. Minsk. (in Russian)
  1. Shaverdo, E.V. 1996: Space-biotopical distribution of the predaceous water beetles (Coleoptera, Hydradephaga) of Berezinsky Reserve, pp. 162-163. – In: Theses of the reports of scientific-problematic conference. Vitebsk. (in Russian)
  1. Shaverdo, E.V. 1995: Ecological review of Hydradephaga of Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve, pp. 45-47. – In: Collected scientific articles of the students 52 students' conference. Minsk: BSU. (in Russian)
  2. Shaverdo, E.V. 1995: The predaceous water beetles (Coleoptera, Hydradephaga) of Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve. – Vestnik BGU. Series 2, № 3: 35-38. (in Russian)
  1. Shaverdo, E.V. 1994: Taxonomic ratio of the elements of the fauna of water beetles (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae) of Minsk Province, pp. 161-162. – In: Theses of the reports of VII zoological conference. Minsk. (in Russian)
Water beetles of the family Dytiscidae: morphology, taxonomy, phylogeny, biogeography, faunistics, larval morphology, and phenology
1992 – 2002    Numerous collecting trips across the territory of Belarus
1996                Carpathians, West Ukraine
1998                Izera Mountains, Czech Republic
2000                Austria and Black Forest Reserve, Germany
2001                Armenia
2002 – 2003    Several collecting trips in Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec, Canada; Austria
2004                Myanmar (V-IV, XI-XII)
2012, 2015      Spain
2013                Belarus
2014                France
2015                Indonesia, West Papua
2016                Florida, USA
2017                Belgium; Thailand
2019                Peru; Italia; Sweden

A) Discovery of taxa new for science:
1 genus, 140species, and 6 subspecies of Dytiscidae
B) Research grants/funds:
1997 –1999 Fellowship of the Fundamental Research Foundation of Belarus, for a research project on larval morphology and phenology of Dytiscidae of Belarus at the Institute of Zoology of NASB, Minsk, Belarus
1998             Travel fund from the Fundamental Research Foundation of Belarus, for the presentation at the meeting of the Balfour-Browne Club, Liberec, Czech Republic
1998 – 2001 Several visitor’s funds from Naturhistorisches Museum Wien (ministry of education and cultural affairs) and "Freunde des Naturhistorisches Museum Wien"
2001 – 2002 INTAS Young Scientist Fellowship YSF 2001/2-0057 (not claimed due to the post-doctoral program in Canada)
2002 – 2003 NATO Science Fellowship of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), for a postdoctoral project at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
2004             Financial support for two expeditions to Myanmar from the name patron program of the Naturhistorisches Museum Wien
2012-2015    Research project (stand-alone project P 24312-B17) of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), Vienna, Austria
2017-2022    Research project (stand-alone project P 31347-B25) of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), Vienna, Austria
C) Academic/professional awards, prizes:
1995    Soros Scholarship, for the research activity at the Belarus State University, Minsk,          Belarus
1998    Competition award “Best scientific work of a student” from the Ministry of Education    of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus
D) Editorial and Peer review activity:
Since 2014   Editor-in-Chief of „Aquatic Insects”, Taylor & Francis Group.
Peer reviews (54):

  1. Scientific journals (43): Koleopterologische Rundschau (10), Aquatic Insects (3), Zootaxa (7), Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae (2), Journal of Natural History (2), Proccedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia (1), "Mémoires du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle" (1), Spixiana (Bavarian State Collection of Zoology) (2), ZooKeys (5), Checklist, the journal of biodiversity data (1), Australian Entomolgist (1), Biodiversity Data Journal (1), Oriental Insects (1), Zoodiversity (Ukraine) (1), Subterrenean Biology (1), Alpine Entomology (1)
  2. Book manuscripts: 6
  3. Thesis: Ph.D.: 5
E) Work in museum collections:
1993 – 1996    Zoological Museum of the Belarus State University, Minsk, Belarus
1995 – 2001    Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St.-Petersburg, Russia
1998                Prague Museum of Natural History, Prague, Czech Republic
since 1998      Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, Austria
2000                Institute of Zoology, Freiburg, Germany
2001                Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde, Stuttgart, Germany
2001                Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
2002 – 2003    J.B.Wallis Museum, Department of Entomology, University of Manitoba,            Winnipeg, Canada
2002                Canadian National Collections of Insects, Arachnids, and Nematodes, Eastern Cereal and Oilseed Research Center, Research Branch, Ottawa, Canada
2005                Museum für Naturkunde der Alexander Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, Germany
2012 - 2018     Zoologische Staatssammlung München, Munich, Germany
2018                Statens Naturhistoriske Museum, Copenhagen, Danmark
2019                Museo di Storia Naturale, Verona, Italia
F) Presentations at academic/professional conferences, societies, workshops:
National: 6
1. VII zoological conference, September, 27-29, 1994, Institute of Zoology of National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (NASB), Minsk, Belarus
2. 52nd students' conference, May, 1995, Belarus State University, Minsk, Belarus
3. Regional conference on theoretical and practical questions "Conservation of biological diversity of the Belarusian "Poozer'e", April, 25-26, 1996, Vitebsk, Belarus
4. VIII zoological conference, 1999, Institute of Zoology of NASB, Minsk, Belarus
5. Presentation of the Entomological Department „Taxonomische Revision, phylogenetische Analyse und Biogeografie der Schwimmkäfer-Unterfamilie Copelatinae von Australasien“, 19.01.2022, NHM Wien, Wien
6. Präsentation for the Scientific Advisory Board of the NHM “FWF projects on taxonomy, phylogeny and biogeography of diving beetles in Australasia”, 07.04.2022, NHM Wien, Wien
International: 10
23-26.IX.1997     XI Congress of Russian Entomological Society, St.-Petersburg, Russia
V.1998                Balfour-Brown Club's Meeting, Liberec, the Czech Republic
7-11.VI.2012       Balfour-Brown Club's Meeting, Hermani, Guipúzcoa, Spain
18-22.II.2013      BioSyst.EU 2013. Global systematics! NOBIS Austria, Vienna, Austria
28-29.XI.2014     8th Annual Meeting of NOBIS Austria „Crossing boarders”, Zoologische Staatssammlung München, Munich, Germany
25.IX.-4.X.2016  XXV International Congress of Entomology, Orlando, Florida, USA
5-6.X.2017          Immature Beetles Meeting, Prague, the Czech Republic
22-23.XI.2018     12th Annual Meeting of NOBIS Austria, Naturmuseum Südtirol, Bozen, Italien
20-24.VI.2019     Balfour-Brown Club's Meeting, Abisko Sweden
17.II.2021           Balfour-Brown Club's online Meeting
G) Excursions
11.V.2013       “Insect World in the NHM Vienna; behind the scene” for the children of the Ersten Russischen Lycee
29.XI.2017     “Insect World in the NHM Vienna; behind the scene” for the children of the Ella Lingens Gymnasium
X.2020            Series of the excursions “Insect World in the NHM Vienna; behind the scene” in Belarusian and Russian for Belarus Diaspora in Austria
Ongoing tours for guests of the Coleoptera collection about history of the museum and its collections.
H) Professional or scientific affiliations:
1. The Balfour-Browne Club, Great Britain (since 1995)
2. Vienna Coleopterists’ Society (since 1999, since 2012 - treasurer)
3. Freunde des Naturhistorischen Museums Wien (since 2003)
I) Teaching experience:
June, 2000 – 2002      Yearly summer lectures and field courses on water invertebrates for the       secondary school students of the Byelorussian Republic Ecological                       Center
since 2011                  Teacher of Russian at “Die Wiener Volkshochschulen GmbH”
J) Languages:
Russian, Belarusian, German, English, Spanish, Italian, Slovak
K) Community contribution:
Interviews: radio (Minsk, Belarus), on the summer expeditions of the Byelorussian Republic Ecological Center to Lake Sviciaz': summer 1999 and 2000

2. zoology

Aspöck Ulrike
associate scientist
Bauernfeind Ernst
associate scientist
Brojer Michaela
Assistance work in the 2nd Zoology
Bruckner Harald
scientific assistant
Buchner Peter
associate scientist
Camargo Alexssandro
curator diptera
Dollfuss Hermann
associate scientist
Führer Daniela
Secretary in the 2nd Zoology
Gaal-Haszler Sabine
staff scientist, curator Lepidoptera
Geiser Elisabeth
associate scientist
Guttenberger Sarah
Project researcher Biodiversitätsfonds (Blatthornkäfer Österreichs)
Hadzibegovic Hana
project researcher Biodiversitätsfonds (Blatthornkäfer Österr
Hecher Christine
associate scientist
Jäch Manfred
associate scientist
Kahrer Andreas
associate scientist
Kerschbaumer-Stöckler Judit
collection assistance department of Entomology
Kirchweger Stefan
associate scientist
Komarek Albrecht
associate scientist Coleoptera
Laciny Alice
associate scientist
Lödl Martin
associate scientist
Madl Michael
associate scientist Hymenoptera
Meusburger Magdalena
Project researcher Biodiversitätsfonds (Blatthornkäfer Österreichs)
Plonski Isidor
associate scientist
Rainer Markus
Project researcher Biodiversitätsfonds (Scarab beetles Austria)
Randolf Susanne
staff scientist, curator NOaS and Insecta Varia
Sá Menezes Isis
associate scientist
Saadain Sarah
associate scientist
Schillhammer Harald
staff scientist, curator Coleoptera
Schlüsslmayr Gerhard
associate scientist
Schmid Herbert
associate scientist
Schoder Sabine
associate scientist
Seiberl Emily
Project researcher Biodiversitätsfonds (Blatthornkäfer Österreichs)
Seidel Matthias
staff scientist, curator Coleoptera
Vizek Manuela
collection assistance Hymenoptera
Wanzenböck Sylvia
Project researcher
Wewalka Günther
associate scientist
Wöss Günther
scientific assistant
Zettel Herbert
head of department, curator Hemiptera
Zimmermann Dominique
staff scientist, curator Hymenoptera