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Dmitriy Konstantinovich ZEROV

Dmitriy ZEROV, USSR Botanist. Bryologist; swamp specialist and geobotanist; paleobotanist; Professor 1936; Doctor of Biological Science since 1937; full member, Ukrainia Academy of Sciences, since 1948; Professor, and Head, Chair of the Morphology and Systematics of Spore Plants, Kiev University, since 1936; Director, Institute of Botany, Ukrainia Academy of Sciences, since 1946.


  • ZEROV, Dmitriy was born in 1895 in Zenkov, Ukrainia.

  • Education

    • 1922 graduated Natural History Department, Physico-Mathematical Faculty, Kiev University.


    • Specialist in systematics, floristics and the science of swamps. 1939-1948 corresponding member, Ukrainia Academy of Sciences. 1949 Learned Secretary, Ukrainia Botanical Society.

      Member of following expeditions: to Northern Ukrainia and the Caucasus (1926, 1927, 1928, 1937). To Altay Mountains (1940). To Southern and Western Ural area (1941-1943).

      Specimens collected by Zerov are in the Institute of Botany, Ukrainia Academy of Sciences. His bryological works deal with sphagnums and Hepaticae of the Ukrainia, the Caucasus and the Far East. Studied hist, of USSR flora and plant phylogeny.

      Editor, multi-volume, “Flora USSR” (The Flora of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic), and “Botanichesky zhurnal” (Botanical Journal), Ukrainia Academy of Sciences. 1920-1936 Assistant, then instructor, Kiev University. 1921 specimen preserver, Botanical Studies Group and Herbarium, Ukrainia Academy of Sciences.


    Religiously inspired people justify violence, resist social changes, and attack on science.


    Marxism–Leninism as the only truth could not, by its very nature, become outdated.

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    Born 1895