Dr. Alexei Tikhonov

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A senior scientist at the Laboratory of Mammals at the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Alexei Tikhonov is a senior scientist at the Laboratory of Mammals at the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences and an associate scientist at the Museum of Mammoth in Yakutsk, Russia. Tikhonov is the scientific secretary of the Mammoth Committee of the Russian Academy of Sciences and a member of the Paleontological Society of Russia. His primary research has focused on the systematic extinction of elephants and ungulates at the end of the Pleistocene, as well as changes in mammoth physiology over time. Tikhonov participates in annual expeditions in search of mammoth remains and is credited with several impressive discoveries.

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