Curriculum Vitae

Scientific publications

Olev Vinn

Born in Tallinn, Estonia, January 26, 1971

 

Education:

Graduated 3. Tallinn Secondary School (Biology class) in 1989.

BSc in geology from the University of Tartu in 1993.

MSc in palaeontology and stratigraphy from the University of Tartu in 1995. MSc thesis "The Arenig

graptolite zonation in the Baltic and Moscow syneclises".

PhD in geology from the University of Tartu 2001. Dissertation

“Morphogenesis and phylogenetic relationships of clitambonitidines,

Ordovician brachiopods”

 

Teaching:

Lectures on: "Evolution of the early Metazoan"

at the University of Tartu (every spring term 1995-2000).

Practical classes in the palaeontology.

 

Membership of societies:

The Palaeontological Association. UK -1996

The Paleontological Society. USA - 1997

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Research fellow: University of Tartu 2001-2007.

Senior research fellow: University of Tartu 2007-2020.

Associate Professor in Paleontology: University of Tartu since 2021.

International Correspondent: Geology Today (Wiley-Blackwell) since 2010.

Member of Editorial Board: Minerals since 2020; Paleontology Journal (Hindawi Publishing Corporation) from 2012 to 2015;

The Open Paleontology Journal (Bentham Science Publishers) from 2012 to 2014; International Scholarly Research Notices

(Hindawi Publishing Corporation) from 2014 to 2017.

 

Current research:

(1)  Evolution of symbiosis and predation.

(2)  Biological affinities of problematic fossils, shell structure and evolution of cornulitids and microconchids.

(3)  Biomineralization, ultrastructure and evolution of calcareous tubes in annelids.

(4)  Bioerosion and biofouling of hard substrates from the Phanerozoic, palaeoecology and evolution.

 

international grants:

09.10.00-01.12.00 in the University of Copenhagen, at the Geologisk Museum.

Project title: “Evolution of the Baltoscandian clitambonitidine and orthidine brachiopods”-supported by COBICE- European Commission.

01.09.03-12.10.03. in Swedish Museum of Natural History

Project title: “Shell structure, palaeoecology, and systematic position of the problematic fossils cornulitids” – supported by HIGH LAT - European Commission.

03.01.05-07.01.05 in Zoological Museum of Amsterdam. Project title: “Tube microstructure in serpulid polychaetes” – supported by the European Commission, SYNTHESYS NL-TAF-111.

10.01.05-18.02.05 in Swedish Museum of Natural History. Project title: “Shell microstructure, taxonomy and stratigraphical distribution of possible early microconchids from the Silurian of Baltoscandia”- supported by the European Commission, SYNTHESYS SE-TAF-113.

03.04.05-14.05.05 in Natural History Museum, London. Project title: “The structure and affinities of cornulitids” – supported by European Commission, SYNTHESYS GB-TAF-188.

22.05.05-18.06.05 in Natural History Museum in Berlin. Project title: “Late Palaeozoic to Early Mesozoic microconchids and the earliest serpulid polychaetes” – supported by the European Commission, SYNTHESYS DE-TAF-122.

09.10.05-29.10.05. in Natural History Museum in Vienna. Project title: “Taxonomic implication of the tube microstructure in serpulid polychaetes from Cretaceous and Cenozoic of Austria and beyond” - supported by the European Commission, SYNTHESYS AT-TAF-611

17.04.06-17.05.06 in Swedish Museum of Natural History. Project title: ’Taxonomic revision and zoological affinities of the genus Anticalyptraea Eichwald, 1860’ - supported by the European Commission, SYNTHESYS SE-TAF-1520.

2007. Project title: “Early Mesozoic microconchids and the earliest serpulid polychaetes”. The Sepkoski Grant by The Paleontological Society (USA).

2010. Project title: “Evolution of bioerosion in the Ordovician and Silurian of eastern Baltic”. The Sepkoski Grant by The Paleontological Society (USA).

2011. Project title: “Endosymbiotic invertebrates in the Ordovician of Estonia (Baltica)”. The Sepkoski Grant by The Paleontological Society (USA).

2012. Project title: “Symbiotic interactions in the Ludlow reefs on Saaremaa Island, Estonia”. The Sepkoski Grant by The Paleontological Society (USA).

2013. Project title: "Encrustation and bioerosion of hard substrates in the Late Cambrian of Baltica". The Sepkoski Grant by The Paleontological Society (USA).

2014-2015 Palaeontological Association Research Grant (UK). Project title: ‘Evolution of biofouling and bioerosion in the Early Palaeozoic of Baltica

2015 Project title: "Crinoid symbionts in the Silurian of Estonia (Baltica)". The Sepkoski Grant by The Paleontological Society (USA).

2017 Project title: "Trace fossils in the Ordovician and Silurian shells from Estonia". The Sepkoski Grant by The Paleontological Society (USA).

2018 Project title: "Endobiotic symbionts in the Late Devonian stromatoporoids from Baltica". The Sepkoski Grant by The Paleontological Society (USA).

2020 Project title: "Symbiosis of bryozoans with the other organisms in the Silurian of Baltica". The Sepkoski Grant by The Paleontological Society (USA).

 

National grants:

01.01.2002 - 31.12.2004 ‘Sequence stratigraphic aspects in distribution of Estonian Lower Silurian brachiopods, ostracodes, corals and molluscs’ETF5290 Estonian Science Foundation research grant. Principle investigator: Prof. Madis Rubel, partner investigator: Dr. Olev Vinn.

01.01.2003 - 31.12.2007 ‘Environmental indicators, palaeobiology of assemblages and taphonomy in the Palaeozoic seas’ No 0182531s03, Estonian Ministry of Education and Science. Grant holder: Prof. Tõnu Meidla, partner investigator: Dr. Olev Vinn.

01.01.2006-31.12.2008 ‘Tube formation and biomineralization in annelids, its evolutionary and ecological implications’ ETF 6623 Estonian Science Foundation research grant. Principle investigator: Dr. Olev Vinn.

01.01.2008-31.12.2013 ’Ordovician and Silurian climate changes, as documented from the biotic changes and depositional environments in the Baltoscandian Palaeobasin’ Project SF0180051s08, Estonian Ministry of Education and Science. Grant holder: Prof. Tõnu Meidla, partner investigator: Dr. Olev Vinn.

01.01.2012-31.12.2015 ‘Evolution of biomineralization in the serpulid tubeworms (Polychaeta, Annelida)’ ETF9064 Estonian Science Foundation research grant. Principle investigator: Dr. Olev Vinn, partner investigator: Dr. Paul D. Taylor.

01.01.2014-31.12.2019 The Phanerozoic journey of Baltica: sedimentary, geochemical and biotic signatures of changing environment - PalaeoBaltica. Estonian Research Council. Grant holder: Prof. Tõnu Meidla, partner investigator: Dr. Olev Vinn.

 

Awards:

2017 Estonian State Science Prize in Geo-Bio Sciences

 

Peer Reviewer for:

Acta Palaeontologica Polonica; Advances in Parasitology; Alcheringa; Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien, Serie A; Annales de Paléontologie; Annales Societatis Geologorum Poloniae; Annual Research & Review in Biology; Aquatic Invasions; Arabian Journal of Geosciences; Biological Reviews; Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana; Bollettino della Società Paleontologica Italiana; Bulletin of Geosciences; Carnets de Géologie; Cretaceous Research; Environmental Science & Technology; Estonian Journal of Earth Sciences; Facies; Geologica Carpathica; Geologica Croatica; Geological Journal; Geological Magazine; Geosciences; Global and Planetary Change; Historical Biology; Ichnos; Invertebrate Zoology; Journal of African Earth Sciences; Journal of Experimental Biology; Journal of Paleontology; Journal of Sedimentary Research; Journal of South American Earth Sciences; Journal of Systematic Palaeontology; Journal of Visualized Experiments; Lethaia; Life; Marine Biology; Micropaleontology; Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie; Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments; Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology; Palaeontologia Electronica; Palaeontology; Palaeoworld; Palaios; Paleobiology; PalZ; PLOS ONE; Precambrian Research; Proceedings of the Geologists Association; Revista Brasileira de Paleontologia; Science; Scientific Research and Essays; Symbiosis; Symmetry; The Geological Society Special Publications; The Science of Nature; Topics in Geobiology; Zoologica Scripta; Zoologischer Anzeiger; Zoology; Zoosystematica Rossica; Zootaxa.

 

expert for:

National Science Center, Poland - as a grant reviewer

Research Grant Council of Hong Kong - as a grant reviewer

University of Otago, New Zealand - external examiner for MSc thesis

The University of New England, Australia - examiner of PhD thesis.