Dmitry Kobylkov, PhD student


Prof. Dr. Henrik Mouritsen

AG Neurosensorik/Animal Navigation, IBU
Carl-von-Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg

Carl-von-Ossietzky-Strasse 9-11
D-26129 Oldenburg

Phone: +49 (0) 441 798 3081
          +49 (0) 441 798 3095

email: henrik.mouritsen(at)

Personal Assistant

Nadine Ruthenberg

Phone: +49 (0) 441 798 3149

Email: nadine.ruthenberg[at]

Dmitry Kobylkov, PhD student

Dmitry Kobylkov, PhD student

Scientific Curriculum Vitae

Personal Data

Name: Dmitry Kobylkov

Address: AG Neurosensorik/Animal Navigation, IBU

Carl-von-Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg

Carl-von-Ossietzky-Strasse 9-11,

D-26129 Oldenburg


Phone: +49 (0)441 798 3381

Fax: +49 (0)441 798 3280



Dec 2014 – present: PhD Student at Department of Biology, University of Oldenburg, Germany, AG Animal Navigation/"Neurosensorik" (Group leader: Prof. Dr. H. Mouritsen).

„Neuronal correlates of the magnetic sense of birds”

“The effect of the electromagnetic noise on the orientation of migratory birds”

2012 – 2014: junior research fellow, Biological Station “Rybachy”, Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences.



Dec 2012 – Apr 2013: M.Sc. in Biology, Organismal and Evolutionary Biology, Humboldt-University, Berlin, Germany

2011 – 2013: M.Sc. in Biology, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, St.-Petersburg State University, Russia

2007 – 2011: B.A. in Biology, St.-Petersburg State University, Russia



Chernetsov, N., Pakhomov, A., Kobylkov, D., Kishkinev, D., Holland, R.A., Mouritsen, H. (2017) Migratory Eurasian reed warblers can use magnetic declination to solve the longitude problem. Current Biology 27,

Pakhomov, A., Bojarinova, J., Cherbunin, R., Chetverikova, R., Grigoryev, P. S., Kavokin, K., Kobylkov, D. & Chernetsov, N., 2017. Very weak oscillating magnetic field disrupts the magnetic compass of songbird migrants. Journal of The Royal Society Interface14(133), 20170364.



Mukhin, A., Palinauskas, V., Platonova, E., Kobylkov, D., Vakoliuk, I., & Valkiūnas, G., 2016. The strategy to survive primary malaria infection: an experimental study on behavioural changes in parasitized birds.PloS one11(7), e0159216

Schwarze S., Steenken F., Thiele N., Kobylkov D., Lefeldt N., Dreyer D., Schneider N-L., and Mouritsen H. (2016) "Migratory blackcaps can use their magnetic compass at 5 degrees inclination, but are completely random at 0 degree inclination", Sci Rep. 6:33805. doi.: 10.1038/srep33805



Kavokin K., Chernetsov N., Pakhomov A., Bojarinova J., Kobylkov D., Namozov B., 2014. Magnetic orientation of garden warblers (Sylvia borin) under 1.4 MHz radiofrequency magnetic field. J. R. Soc. Interface. DOI 10.1098/rsif.2014.0451

Kobylkov D., Kosarev V., Mukhin A., 2014. Fuel for the road: the pre-migratory fuel loading of adult Eurasian reed warblers (Acrocephalus scirpaceus). J. Ornithol. DOI 10.1007/s10336-014-1084-2

Conference contributions

Kobylkov D., Mukhin A., Kosarev V. 2011. The progress of pre-migratory fuel deposition in adult reed warblers (Acrocephalus scirpaceus) in autumn studied by radio telemetry // 8th Conference of the European Ornithologists' Union. Riga: Latvian Ornithological Society P. 196

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