Chief researcher of SPbFRI Eugene Artsybashev celebrated 90th anniversary

January 5, 2016 marked the 90th anniversary of the doctor of agricultural sciences, professor, honored forester of the Russian Federation, chief scientific researcher of the Federal State Institution "Saint-Petersburg Research Institute of Forestry" Eugene S. Artsybashev.

His main fields of research: the study of the impact of forest conditions and meteorological factors on forest fire statistics; development of technical requirements for ground-based and aircraft fire-fighting equipment; development of new fire extinguishing compositions; the creation of new methods and technologies of detection and extinguishing forest fires; the use of satellite data in solving applied problems of the forest fire protection.

E. Artsybashev has about 200 scientific publications, including 2 monographs (one of which was published in the US, is now supplemented and edited by the author for reprint), 6 brochures, more than 25 instructions, practical guidelines and recommendations, 13 copyright certificates and 1 patent for invention. He was a primary developer of targeted federal programs for the development and improvement of the forest fire protection for 1993-1997 and for 1999-2005, a member of several scientific councils.

Main published works: "Forest fires and struggle against them", "Forest Fire artificially induce precipitation from clouds", "Application of space-based information to protect forests from fires", "Chemical methods for combating forest fires", "Protection of forest plantations fires arid zones" and "Forest of the USSR "(co-authored).

For merits in development and improving the forest fire protection Eugene Artsybashev awarded the honorary title "Honored forester of RSFSR". He is the recipient of prize of the Council of Ministers of the USSR. He was awarded the Order of Friendship of Peoples, one gold and two silver medals ENEA USSR, many other medals.

Despite its age, Eugene Artsybashev continues to be active scientific work. His enthusiasm in the work, optimism and goodwill earned a deep respect of his friends, colleagues and students.

SPbFRI staff members congratulates Eugene Artsybashev with a wonderful anniversary and wished to maintain good health, passion for scientific problems, to always be surrounded by friends, colleagues and students for years to come.