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Paleozoic group

Paleozoic group (led by E.I. Kulagina)

Area of scientific research of the group — biostratigraphy, sedimentation, tectonic structures of the Paleozoic of the Southern Urals and adjacent regions, micropaleontology.

Kulagina Elena Ivanovna

Joined the Institute: 1976.

Current professional position: Chief Research Scientist

Education: Moscow State University, 1971-1976, Faculty of Geology.
PhD – 1990, Paleontology and Stratigraphy; Doctor of Sciences from 2007.
Dissertation entitled: «Biostratigraphy of the Lower and Middle Carboniferous of the Southern Urals and the South East of the Russian Platform, on foraminifers».

Specialist in the field of paleontology and stratigraphy of the Carboniferous, regional stratigraphy of the Southern Urals and the South-Eastern part of Russian Platform, paleontology, lithology, microfacies.

Main scientific interests: foraminifers of the Lower and Middle Carboniferous, systematics, phylogeny, paleogeography.

Manager of several RFBR Projects, Member of international working groups: Task group to establish a GSSP close to the existing Visean-Serpukhovian boundary; Task group to establish a GSSP close to the existing Bashkirian-Moscovian boundary. Author and co-author of 150 publications.

Gorozhanina Elena Nikolaevna

Joined the Institute: 1979.

Current professional position: Senior Researcher

Education: Moscow State University, 1974-1979, Faculty of Geology.

PhD, 1991 in geology, dissertation entitled: «The Middle Devonian Irendyk volcanic arc (porphyritic) complex in the Southern Urals»

Fields of specialization: regional geology of the Southern Urals, tectonics, geodynamics, lithology, microfacies analysis.

Main scientific interests: tectonics and sedimentation, petroleum geology, particularly of the Volgo-Urals region, the influence of rock lithology and tectonic structures on hydrocarbon resources.

She was a participant of international EUROPROBE-1995-2002 and IGCP-497,499 projects, and some Russian Science Foundation projects.

She is the author and co-author of more than 100 publications.

Kochetova Nataliya Nikolaevna

Joined the Institute: 1969.

Current professional position: Scientist (Researcher)

Education: Permian State University, 1980.

Fields of specialization: biostratigraphy and paleontology of the Carboniferous.

Main scientific interests: ostracodes of the Carboniferous and Permian.

Author and co-author of 50 publications.

Zhernovkova Tatyana Vladimirovna

Joined the Institute: 2016.

Education: Bashkirian State University, 2007-2012, Department of Geography, Chair of Geology and Geomorphology.

Current professional position: Engineer-researcher

Fields of specialization: biostratigraphy and paleontology of the Carboniferous.

Main scientific interests: foraminifers of the Bashkirian stage


Major publications of the group:

Sardar Abadi M. Kulagina E.I., Voeten D. F.A.E., Boulvain F., Da Silva A.-C.  2017. Sedimentologic and paleoclimatic reconstructions of carbonate factory evolution in the Alborz Basin (northern Iran) indicate a global response to Early Carboniferous (Tournaisian) glaciations. Sedimentary Geology 348. P.  19–36.

Kulagina, E.I., Vevel, Y.A., Stepanova, T.I., Zaytseva E. L. 2016. Foraminifers of the Genus Tournayellina Lipina, 1955. Paleontological Journal. Vol. 50, No. 6, pp. 557–572.

Kuznetsov N. B., Belousova E. A, Degtyarev K. E., Pyzhova E. S., Maslov A. V., Gorozhanin V. M., Gorozhanina E. N., Romanyuk T. V. 2016.  First Results of U–Pb Dating of Detrital Zircons from the Upper Ordovician Sandstones of the Bashkir Uplift (Southern Urals) // Doklady Earth Sciences, 2016, Vol. 467, Part 2, pp. 325–330.

Filimonova T. V., Gorozhanina E. N., Isakova T. N., Gorozhanin V. M. 2015. Cisuralian Series of the Permian System of the Southeastern Sol_Iletsk Swell: Biostratigraphy and Lithology // Stratigraphy and Geological Correlation, Vol. 23, No. 2, pp. 131–154.

Kochetova N.N. and Zainakaeva G.F. 2014. A New Species of Cribroconcha (Ostracoda) from the Serpukhovian of the Southern Urals // Paleontological Journal, Vol. 48, No. 3, pp. 294–299.

Kulagina E., Nikolaeva S., Pazukhin V. and Kochetova N. 2014. Biostratigraphy and lithostratigraphy of the Mid-Carboniferous boundary beds in the Muradymovo section (South Urals, Russia) // Geological Magazine 151 (2), pp. 269-298.

Kulagina, E.I. 2013. Taxonomic diversity of foraminifers of the Devonian-Carboniferous boundary interval in the South Urals. Bulletin of Geosciences 88(2), 265–282 (8 figures, 1 table). Czech Geological Survey, Prague.

Gorozhanina E. N., Pazukhin V. N., Puchkov V. N. 2010. The Paleogeodynamic Conditions of Redeposition of Conodont Elements in the Late Devonian–Early Carboniferous Sediments of the Southern Urals // Doklady Earth Sciences, Vol. 432, Part 1, pp. 560–564.

Kulagina E.I. 2009. Evolution of the fusulinid Depratina in the Bashkirian-Moscovian interval // Palaeoworld, V. 18. P. 94-101.

Groves, J. R, Kulagina, E. I. and Villa. E. 2007. Diachronous appearances of the Pennsylvanian fusulinid Profusulinella in Eurasia and North America // J. Paleontology. 81(2). P. 227-237.

Brown D., Alvarez-Marron J., Perez-Estaun A., Gorozhanina Y., Puchkov V.  2004. The structure of the south Urals foreland thrust and fold belt at the transition to the Precaspian Basin. Journal of the Geological Society, London. Vol.161, p.p.1-10.

Spadea P., D’Antonio M., Kosarev A., Gorozhanina Y., Brown D. 2002. Arc-continent collision in the Southern Urals: petrogenetic aspects of the forearc-arc complex // Mounting building in the Uralides: Pangea to the present. Geophysical monograph 132, AGU, P.101-134.

Willner A.P., Ermolaeva T., Gorozhanina Y.N., Puchkov V.N., M.Y. Arzhavitina, Pazukhin V.N., Kramm U. and Walter R. 2002. Surface signals of arc-continent collision: the detritus of the upper Devonian Zilair Formation in the Southern Urals, Russia // Mounting building in the Uralides: Pangea to the present. Geophysical monograph 132, AGU, P. 183-209.

Kulagina, E. I., Pazukhin, V. N., Kochetkova, N. M., Synytsina, Z. A., Kochetova, N. N., 2001. The stratotype and key sections of the Bashkirian Stage (Carboniferous) in the Southern Urals. Gilem Publishing House, Ufa, 139 p. (In Russian).

Gorozhanina E. N. The genetic types of volcanoclastic rocks of Irendyk island-arc complex in the Southern Urals 1993. // Lithology and Mineral Resources, N 2. P. 99-112. (in Russian).

Kulagina, E. I., Rumjanzeva, Z. S., Pazukhin, V. N., Kotchetova, N. N., 1992. Granitsa nizhnego-srednego karbona na Yuzhnom Urale i Srednem Tian-Shane [The Mid-Carboniferousboundary in the South Urals and Middle Tien-Shan], Nauka, Moscow, 112 p. (in Russian).