Yevgeniy LAVRENKO, USSR Geobotanist and botanical geographer. Corresponding member, USSR Academy of Science, since 1946; Director, Komarov Botanical Institute, USSR Academy of Science, since 1960. Order of Patriotic War, Class II; medals.
LAVRENKO, Yevgeniy was born in 1900.
1921-1928 at Kharkov Botanical Gardens. 1929-1931 instructor, 1931-1934 Professor, Kharkov Agriculture Institute. 1934-1960 associate, Institute of Botany, USSR Academy of Science.
Works on zoning and mapping of vegetation. Expert on steppe vegetation. Worked out new classification for USSR steppe vegetation.
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