Dr. Olga Orlov-Labkovsky
Curator of Micropaleontology collection
Dr. Olga Orlov Labkovsky is the curator of Micropaleontology collection at the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History, Tel Aviv University.
I completed my PhD at the Tashkent State University, 1995, with a dissertation on the “Stratigraphy and Foraminifera of marginal deposits of the Lower and Middle Carboniferous of the western part of the Chatkal – Talass Mountain System (Tien-Shan)” and was supervised by Prof. Solovieva M.N., Institute of Geology, the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow. From 1980 to 1986 I worked as a geologist-paleontologist in the Geological Survey of UzSSR, after graduation from university, then I worked at the Institute of Geology and Geophysics of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan, Tashkent as a paleontologist and researcher and from 1995 – 1998 I was Senior Researcher. In the years 1984 -1999 I was a member of the Board of the Regional Central Asia Committee of Stratigraphy.
My main research interests lie in Foraminifera, including Fusulinata, as well as the biostratigraphy, palaeobiogeography and palaeoecology of the Middle-Upper Permian of Israel and the Carboniferous of Uzbekistan and adjacent regions (Central Asia). I am a corresponding member of the Subcommission on Carboniferous Stratigraphy of the International Commission on Stratigraphy (SCCS) and Bashkirian-Moscovian Task Group of SCCS from 2004 to the present. I have authored and co-authored over 65 publications.