Pavel is the Head of Ornithology Department of Zoological Museum, Moscow State University. He studies Ecology Systematics, Evolution of waders in the Arctic since 1973. In the 1980’s he spent three summers studying the ecology of the spoon-billed sandpiper in northern Chukotka, Siberia. Since 2000 he has participated in the surveys of spoon-billed sandpiper in various parts of Chukotka and population monitoring in the Meinypilgyno area since 2009. His role in the expedition in 2011 was to continue the monitoring and to help find nests of SBS for the captive breeding programme.
The spoon-billed sandpiper conservation breeding programme is a collaboration between WWT, Birds Russia, Moscow Zoo and the RSPB working with colleagues from the BTO, BirdLife International, ArcCona and the Spoon-billed Sandpiper Task Force.
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