'Dr. Fedotov is... a character. He's requested an office with a garden and refuses to speak with anyone on his team until he gets it. Get me these items so we can just get this over with. '
Getting Dr. Fedotov out of cryo may have been more trouble than its worth. After a (justified) tirade against Dr. Sullivan for not rescuing him sooner, he's refusing to speak to anyone in person until a series of curious demands are met. It'll be best to keep him content, if only for his new assistant's sake.
'All right, now to get some real work done again. Apparently Waterweeds are poisonous to striders; get me some fresh samples of each, there might be something useful to learn here. '
'You've encountered Marauders on the surface, right? Fascinating creatures, I'd love to study a live specimen one day... In any case, go kill some and bring back their bone plates so we can advance our research. '
'The good Dr. Fedotov is trying my patience with his absurd requests. You're to take down some of your rival Prospectors... and bring back some Dustblooms. I swear, if I see them as part of his little 'nature reserve'... '