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February 2018
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Happy Groundhog Day!

Posted By on February 2, 2018

Dear Collegues and friends, I wish you a happy groundhog day!


IMC7 1-st announcement

Posted By on January 10, 2018

Dear colleagues,

The Institute of General and Experimental Biology of Mongolian Academy of Sciences and the Commission on Marmots Investigation of the Theriological Society at the Russian Academy of Sciences are convening the 7th International Conference on the Genus Marmota in Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) on August 13-17, 2018. All professionals interested in studying and conservation of marmots are invited to participate in the conference. The First announcement of the Conference is here. Please, spread the conference information widely.

You can download 1st announcement here.

Глубокоуважаемые коллеги,

Институт общей и экспериментальной биологии Академии наук Монголии и Комиссия по изучению сурков Териологического общества при Российской Академии наук 13-17 августа 2018 года созывают 7-ю Международную конференцию по роду Marmota в Улан-Баторе (Монголия). К участию в конференции приглашаются все специалисты, заинтересованные в изучении и сохранении сурков. Здесь помещено первое информационное сообщение. Просьба распространить информацию о конференции как можно шире.

Первое уведомление вы можете скачать здесь (англ.).


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