Yura Petrunenko




121 Russell Labs
1630 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706


2014 – current: Ph.D studentship, Ecology, Tomsk State University, Tomsk, Russia
2012–2013: PgDip, International Wildlife Conservation Practice, WildCRU, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
2003–2008: M.S., Biology, Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok, Russia

Research interests

During 2010–2020 my main research interest was Amur tiger feeding ecology on the Russian Far East with a focus on food needs and space use depending on the prey distribution. With SILVIS lab I am broaden my research questions on to the level of changes in large terrestrial mammals distribution and numbers over Russia under pressure of climate change and anthropogenic influence.

Personal interests

I am a person with a high level of sports passion. Even if this is my first-time hearing about this game, just tell me the rules and I'm in action. My other passion is popular science and usually I am trying to participate in all the pop-sci events that came up. I love animals, however cats have a special place in my heart. I like to travel, even in the cities but most of all I enjoy natural places. And I love people and ready to sacrifice few hours of work for a good company.

Where I'm From

Selected Publications

Petrunenko Y.K., Seryodkin I.V., Bragina E.V. Soutyrina S.S., Mukhacheva A.S., Rybin N.N., Miquelle D.G., 2020. How does a tigress balance the opposing constraints of raising cubs? // Mammal Research. Vol. 65. P. 245–253.

Petrunenko Y.K., Montgomery R.A., Seryodkin I.V., Zaumyslova O.Y., Miquelle D.G., Macdonald D.W., 2016. Spatial variation in the density and vulnerability of preferred prey in the landscape shape patterns of Amur tiger habitat use // Oikos. Vol. 125(1). P. 66–75.

Miller C.S., Hebblewhite M., Petrunenko Y.K., Seryodkin I.V., DeCesare N.J., Goodrich J.M., Miquelle D.G., 2013. Estimating Amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) kill rates and potential consumption rates using global positioning system collars // Journal of Mammalogy. Vol. 94(4). P. 845–855.