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Zenkevich Lev

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Biography Zenkevich Lev
1889 - 1970
Born in g. Tsarevo Astrakhan province in the family veterinarian. In 1908, Mr.. entered the law faculty of Moscow University, but in 1911. was expelled for participating in student unrest. In 1912, Mr.. was readmitted to the University, this time on the natural history department of Physics and Mathematics Faculty. Student of Professor GA. Kozhevnikov. Upon graduation, in 1916. was retained by the university-aunt to prepare for a professorship. Later he worked at Moscow University, and since 1930. until his death led the Chairs of zoology and comparative anatomy of invertebrates.

Academician, LA. Zenkevich - eminent biologist of the twentieth century, the creator of the theory of the biological structure of the ocean. LA,. Zenkevich introduced in the Morse-Kie biological research, quantitative methods. His outstanding works: "Fauna and biological productivity of the sea" (1947, 1951), udos-toion Lenin Prize (1965), "Biology of the seas of the USSR" (1963) have no analogues in the world literature. LA,. Zenkevich was the most authoritative Soviet Invertebrate Zoology. Much effort he gave editing and publication of the Manual of Zoology "(This multivolume work, . edition co-torogo began in 1937, . generally unfinished, . but virtually all the volumes on invertebrates have been published), . and then multi-volume - "Life of Animals" (1968),
. Excellent lecturer and teacher, LA,. Zenkevich laid the foundations for a system of zoological education, carry-ing is still in effect. Many hundreds of zoologists and marine biologists reckons themselves as disciples of LA,. Zenkevich tried to stay out of politics and was a member of the CPSU. At the same time he was a huge organizational and social work. His talent as an organizer appeared in the establishment of a number of the academic institutions. He was one of the founders of Floating Sea-tion of scientific institute on a vessel "Perseus", . was one of the organizers of the Institute of Oceanology of the USSR and the leader of the benthic laboratory at the Institute, . and at Moscow University for his initiative was established White Sea Biological Station.,

. Years of life, LA
. Zenkevich occurred at a difficult period in the history of the country-necks. He headed the department for 40 years (from 1930 to 1970.) And you can imagine how incredibly difficult it was to keep the chair and not lose face or in the years of Stalinist repression, nor during the reign of Lysenko! Throughout his life, LA. Zenkevich dedicated to science, he worked for his country and for the world of science.


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