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Ananjeva N. B., Olenev G. V., Kuranova V. N., Payevsky V. A. Vladimir G. Ishchenko (1938 – 2021) – in memory of a Yekaterinburg Petersburger. Current Studies in Herpetology, 2023, vol. 23, iss. 3, pp. 169-180. DOI:

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Vladimir G. Ishchenko (1938 – 2021) – in memory of a Yekaterinburg Petersburger


This paper is dedicated to the history of the life path and scientific biography of Vladimir Georgievich Ishchenko, the founder of the national amphibian population ecology. He was born in 1938 and formed as a biologist in Leningrad, where he took his first steps in science under the guidance of Pavel Viktorovich Terentyev. In 1961, after graduating from the university, he moved to work in Sverdlovsk, at the Institute of Biology of the Ural Branch of the USSR Academy of Sciences, where he rose from a laboratory assistant to a leading researcher, Doctor of Biological Sciences and worked until his retirement on November 30, 2018. It was in Sverdlovsk (Yekaterinburg from 1723 to 1924 and after 1991) Vladimir Georgievich for a long period (39 years of regular continuous monitoring), conducted research to study the dynamics of the number and age structure of the amphibian population (pointed frog) in the Urals. The area of scientific interests of Vladimir Georgievich covered population ecology, genetic diversity, phylogeny and taxonomy of animals, the state of populations and the protection of the animal world. His work has made a significant contribution to understanding the ecological mechanisms of ontogeny regulation in animals.



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