Birstein Jakov Avadevich( Scientific)
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Biography Birstein Jakov Avadevich
Born in g. Kiev in a family of doctors. In 1932 YA.A. Birshtein graduated from Moscow University, worked in the All-Union Scientific Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO), with 1936. began teaching job at the department of zoology and comparative anatomy of invertebrates, Moscow State University, and from 1938. - Became a staff department, passing on her way up from assistant to professor.
Scientific activities YA.A. Birshtein was extremely diverse. He was a great connoisseur of the fauna of the Caspian Sea, the study which gave a lot of energy. However, academician, LA. Zenkevich developed and participated actively in the implementation of resettlement activities in the Caspian Sea polychaetes-nereisa to replenish fish fodder, . which was the world's first successful attempt planned acclimatization of marine life,
. Years of research brackish and freshwater invertebrates have YA.A. Birstein to a major scientific generalization about the role of continental water bodies as refuges for relict fauna representatives. Outstanding contribution YA.A. Birshtein in the study of the fauna of the caves in the territory of the USSR made him head of the Soviet school biospeleologii. World leading carcinology (specialist in crustaceans), YA.A. Birshtein described more than 100 new to science species and genera of invertebrates, was the author of fundamental works on the fauna and distribution of deep-sea crustaceans. YA.A. Birstein was a brilliant teacher, a brilliant lecture which has always enjoyed success with the students.
The end of life YA.A. Birstein was a tireless explorer of the world of invertebrates, in search of which he climbed to the most remote corners of the country, traveling on the seas and deserts, climbing mountains and descending into the deep caves. On a small rubber boat he boldly plunged into the dangerous journey through underground rivers in caves of the Caucasus, bringing out such expeditions unique animals.
YA.A. Birstein was a connoisseur and amateur art. His lectures were abundant simile, and in scientific papers, he was not afraid to insert quotes from the poetic works. Impossible to forget the epigraph, picked them to work on deep-sea isopod crustaceans of the Pacific Ocean:
"I have examined the seabed.
It was deserted and dark.
And it is embraced by sadness
Only a cockroach crawling along the sea. "