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Ivan Danilovich YURKEVICH

Sylviculturist and geobotanist

Ivan YURKEVICH, USSR Sylviculturist and geobotanist. Full member, Belarusian Academy of Sciences, since 1956; Deputy Academy Seer, and Bureau member,Department of Biological Science, Belarusian Academy of Sciences; Head,Department of Geobotany, Institute of Biology, Belarusian Academy of Sciences, since 1956. Stalin Prize, 1951. Member, Communist Party, since 1927.

Background

YURKEVICH, Ivan was born in 1902.

Education

1930 graduated Belarusian Agriculture Academy.

Career

1953-1956 corresponding member, Belarusian Academy of Sciences. Works deal with forest types. Biology of florescence and fertilization of various types of trees.

Natural and artificial renewal of forests. Ecological and biological properties of the Soviet guttapercha tree, Euonymus, etc. 1930-1953 associate, Belarusian Research Institute of Forest Management, Gomel.

1953-1956 Director, Forestry Institute, Belarusian Academy of Sciences.

Religion

Since religion offers a complete set of answers to the problems of purpose, morality, origins, or science, it discourages exploration of those areas by suppressing curiosity, denies its followers a broader perspective, and prevents social, moral and scientific progress.

Politics

Member, Communist Party, since 1927.

Views

Marxism–Leninism as the only truth could not, by its very nature, become outdated.

Membership

Member, Communist Party, since 1927.