Yevgeny Mikhailovich Vorontsov( ornithologists, Sc.D., Professor, popularizer of biological knowledge and journalist, social activist, one of the founders of the Society of Ceylon-Soviet friendship.)
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Biography Yevgeny Mikhailovich Vorontsov
(2.HI.1869 village Pochinichi Shumyachskogo district of Smolensk province - 26.I.1972, Gorky)
He studied at the school Pochinichskoy. In 1926, Mr.. finished natural-geographical faculty of the University of Smolensk, and then worked as a teacher Novozybkov agricultural college, and then Kharkov University. Gave great scientific expeditions to study the fauna of the Western Region, Byelorussia, the birds of the European part of the Soviet Union, the study of the Nizhny Novgorod region, Bryansk region, the Northern Urals. V. studied fish Sozh, Gums, Iputs, upper Dnieper. From 1945 to 1960. was head of the Department of Vertebrate Zoology, University of Gorky. In scientific work combined the study of major theoretical problems with the solution of practical problems of the economy. Created laboratory Gorky Reservoir and guided it for many years. Was one of the initiators of the study of intraspecific structure of birds. Has published over 120 works, several books and monographs on issues of ecology and zoogeography. Developed by. method of analysis ekologogeograficheskogo avifauna has received wide application in this area of science. V. is the author of two scientific theories - the resettlement of animals and the orientation of birds.
Vol.: Experience the ecological and geographical analysis of the avifauna of mixed forests of European part of USSR. - Kharkov, 1954, Birds of Gorky Region. - Gorky, 1967, etc.