Faculty Profile



Center for Inland Waters

Studying acid rain at the University of Maine Field Station, Orono, Maine



Adjunct Professor of Biology

M.S. in Biology, Institute
Kishinev State University, Kishinev, USSR

Ph.D. in Physiology of Animals, (Fish Physiology, Cytology) Leningrad State University, Leningrad, USSR

D.Sc. in Physiology of Animals (Fish Physiology, Cytology), Leningrad State University, St. Petersburg, Russia

Tel. 619-594-0356
Fax 619-594-5674


Research Interests:

1. Parasites of fish, amphibians, and marsupials

2. Pathology of fish and amphibians caused by parasites.

3. Gill ultrastructure, respiration and osmoregulation in air-breathing and water-breathing fish.

4. Effect of water pollution on structures and functions of fish gills.


Matey, V. 1990. Evolution of functions of the gills in teleost fish. J. Evolutionary Biochemistry a. Physiology 26: 469-481.

Jagoe, Ch., Matey, V., Haines, T., Komov, V. 1993. Effect of beryllium on fish in acid waters is analogous to aluminum toxicity. Aquatic Toxicology. 24: 241-256.

Matey, V., Jagoe, Ch., Haines, T. 1994. Morphology of fish gills from acid lakes. In: Structure and Function of Acid Lakes Ecosystems, St. Petersburg, Nauka: 213-228.

Haines T., Komov V., Matey V., Jagoe C. 1995. Perch mercury content is related to acidity and color of 26 Russian lakes. Water, Air, Soil Pollution 85:817-822.

Matey, V. 1996. Gills of Freshwater Teleost Fish. Morphofunctional organization, adaptation, evolution. St. Petersburg, Nauka. 204 pp.,111 pl.

Matey V. 1997. Acidification of lakes in Nortwestern Russia and resultant effect on morphofunctional characteristics of fish gills. Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium of Fish Physiology,Toxicology, and Water Quality. Bozeman, Montana, USA, September 19-21, 1995. R.V. Thurston (Ed.). Published By: Ecosystem Reseach Division, Athens, Georgia 30605. EPA/600/R-97/098: 79-93.

Kuperman, B.I and V.E. Matey. 1999. Massive infestation by Amyloodinium ocellatum. (Dinoflagellida) of fish in a highly saline lake, Salton Sea, California, USA. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 39: 65-73.

Matey, V.E., C.A Devaux , and T.A. Walsh. 1999. Surface ultrastructure of parasitic nematoda, Physaloptera turgida (Spirurida). Microsc. Microanal. 5: 501.

Matey V.E., B.I. Kuperman, J.M. Kinsella, G.F. Lloyd, and S.J. Lane. 2001.The lung nematodes (Metastrongyloidea) of the Virginia opossum, Didelphis virginiana, in Southern California, USA. Comparative Parasitology, 68:274-276.

Matey, V.E., B.I. Kuperman, and J.M. Kinsella. 2001. Scanning electron microscopy of Turgida turgida (Nematoda: Spiruroidaea). parasite of the Virginia opossum, Didelphis virginiana, from Southern Californiua. The Journal of Parasitology, 87:1199-1202.

Kuperman, B.I., Matey, V.E., and S.H. Hurlbert. 2001. Parasites of fish from the Salton Sea,California, USA. Hydrobiologia, 466:195-208.

Tiffany, M A., Barlow, S.B., V.E. Matey, and Hurlbert, S.H. 2001. Chatonella marina (Raphidophyceae) a potentially toxic alga in the Salton Sea, California. Hydrobiologia, 466:187-194.

Kuperman, B.I., V.E. Matey, and S.B. Barlow. 2002. Flagellate Cryptobia branchialis (Bodonidae: Kinetoplastida), ectoparasite of tilapia from the Salton Sea. Hydrobiologia, 473: 93-102.

Kuperman, B.I., V.E. Matey, D.M. Dexter, and M.A. Tiffany. 2002. Invertebrates of the SaltonSea: A scanning electron microscopy portfolio. Hydrobiologia, 473: 203-216.

Kuperman, B.I., V.E. Matey, M.L. Warburton, and R.N. Fisher. 2002. Introduced Parasites of Freshwater Fish in Southern California, USA. The Tenth International Congress of Parasitology. Monduzzi Ed.: 407-411.

Sardella, B.A., V. Matey, J. Cooper, R. Gonzalez, and C.J. Brauner. 2004. Physiological, biochemical and morphological indicators of osmoregulatory stress in "California" Mozambique tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus x O. urolepis hornorum) exposed to hypersaline water. Journal of Experimental Biology, 207: 1399-1413.

Brauner, C.J., V. Matey, J.M. Wilson, N.J. Bernier, and A.L. Val. 2004. Transition in organ function during the evolution of air-breathing; insights from Arapaima gigas, an obligate air-breathing teleost from the Amazon. Journal of Experimental Biology, 207: 1433-1438.

Kuperman, B.I., V.E. Matey, R.N. Fisher, E.L. Ervin, M.L. Warburton, L. Bakhireva, and C.A. Lehman. 2004. Parasites of the African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis, in Southern California, U.S.A. Comparative Parasitology, 71: 229-232.

Cruz-Lacierda E.R., Y. Maeno, A.J. Pineda and V.E. Matey. 2004. Mass mortality of hatchery-reared milkfish (Chanos chanos) and mangrove red snapper (Lutjanus argentimaculatus) caused by Amyloodinium ocellatum (Dinoflagellida). Aquaculture, 236: 85-94.