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Posted By on March 31, 2017

 Dear visitors,

I had to clear list of registered users because it was full of spam bots. If I have mistakently deleted your account, and you are not a spammer (it is important!), please accept my deepest apologies and let me know if you want to restore your account. Just write me at belovezhets at

New book by Kenneth B. Armitage

Posted By on July 13, 2014

Dear Colleagues and interested persons, Ken Armitage, our well-known patriarch of american marmotologists, published a new book “Marmot Biology. Sociality, Individual Fitness and Population Dynamics”.


"Marmot Biology. Sociality, Individual Fitness and Population Dynamics".

International meeting of experts on Marmots of FSU

Posted By on June 26, 2014

Dear Colleagues,

In the link below you can find information on the preparation of the next Intrnational Meeting of Marmot experts’ from the countries of the former Soviet Union. Please distribute it to interested colleagues.

(in russian)

Alexander Nikol’skii’s 75th anniversary

Posted By on June 26, 2014

On th 25 th of May one of the most respected marmotologists, professor Alexander Alexandrovich Nikol’skii became 75 years old.

Dear Alexander, we congratulate you on your anniversary! You, with your energy, inexhaustible interest in life and science, the highest erudition are our constant exemplar of active, full life! We wish you good health for the implementation of all of your plans!

A. Nikolskii (Mongolia, 2011).

Happy birthday!

All marmotologists of former Soviet Union and foreign colleagues.

Posted By on June 19, 2013

Dear Colleagues,

due to increased quantity of false users and spam in the community blog, all new users can be registered now only as “subscribers”. User of the “subscriber” role can comment posts but can not make new posts or articles. All users registered earlier remain in “author” role.

If you need to get “author” role, allowing to create new posts in blog, please write me a personal request to

Happy Marmot Day!

Posted By on February 2, 2013

Dear Colleagues,
happy marmot day and good luck in coming 2013 year!

marmot plush (marmota marmota)

Posted By on February 13, 2012

Marmot plush (marmota marmota) made by Gea van der Lee and Klaudia van der Lee

Cute marmot plush (marmota marmota) made by Gea van der Lee & Klaudia van der Lee

Happy Groundhog Day!

Posted By on February 2, 2012

Dear Colleagues,

Today is a Groundhog day, what means that a lot of people paid attention to marmots, not only we 🙂 . That also mean that marmots will finish their hibernation soon  (well, in Alyaska and Yakutia it is not so soon) and we will meet again  these fascinating animals. I wish you good year and good results!


photos by A.A. Nikol’skii

7th International Conference on the Genus Marmota

Posted By on April 28, 2011

7th International Conference on the Genus Marmota will be held in Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia, from August 30 to September 2, 2011.
Official language will be English. No translation will be provided.
The excursion to the National Park Low Tatras will be held within the Conference program. A optional excursion to the Tatra National Park will be on September 3, 2011.

Contact: Local organiser, Ladislav Paule; E – mail:

Basic  information about Conference


Registration and reservation form

Happy Groundhog day!

Posted By on February 2, 2011

Dear Colleagues,

I wish you happy goundhog day!

Marmota himalayana in natural habitat. Photo of Alexander Nikol'skii

Marmota himalayana in natural habitat. Photo of Alexander Nikol'skii