Valendik Erik Nikolaevich, born 4 October, 1930 in the village of Atamanovo Kuztetsk District (at the present time – Novokuznetsky District), West Siberian Krai (since 1944 – Kemerovo Oblast), Soviet Union (since 1992 – Russia). Graduated from the Siberian Institute of Forest Technology (SibIFT) (in 1997 SibIFT renaimed to Siberian State University of Technology (SibSUT), in 2016 SibSUT affiliated to Academician M. F. Reshetnev Siberian State University of Science and Technology), Faculty of Forestry (in 2017 Faculty of Forestry included to the Institute of Forest Technologies), with a specialty in Forestry and qualification Engineer of Forestry (1957). Candidate (PhD, 1966), and Doctor (DSc., 1986) of Agricultural Sciences, Professor (2001) in Forest Science, Forestry, Forest Fires and Fire Fighting, Academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences (1998), the Honored Forester of the Russian Federation (2001). PhD thesis: «Transformatsiya Vetra Lesom i Pozharom» (Transformation of Wind by Forest and Fire), Krasnoyarsk, Inst. For. & Timber, USSR Acad. Sci., Sib. Br. 1966 (in Russian). DSc. thesis: «Krupnye Lesnye Pozhary i Bor'ba s Nimi» (Large Wild Fires and Fighting Them), Krasnoyarsk, V. N. Sukachev Inst. For. & Timber, USSR Acad. Sci., Sib. Br. (since 1992 – V. N. Sukachev Institute of Forest, Rus. Acad. Sci., Sib. Br.), 1986 (in Russian). Head (1975–2000), Chief Research Scientist (since 2000 to present time) for the Laboratory of Forest Pyrology at Federal Research Center, Krasnoyarsk Scientific Center, Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch, V. N. Sukachev Institute of Forest, Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch, in the city of Krasnoyarsk, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia. Expert in forest pyrology, studying large-scale forest fires. PI and CoPI for a numerous international research projects in studying nature of forest fires and their impact on forest ecosystems’ formation and dynamics. Author and co-author of more than 170 papers, including 12 monographs, patent for an invention. Some of them: "Large-Scale Forest Fires", Novosibirsk, Nauka. Sib. Br., 1979 (in Russian); "Fighting Large-Scale Forest Fires", Novosibirsk, Nauka. Sib. Br., 1990 (in Russian); "Prescribe Burning on Logging Areas in Dark Needle Coniferous Forests", Novosibirsk, Nauka. Sib. Br., 2000 (in Russian with summary in English); "Controlled Burnings at Logging Areas in Mountain Forests", Novosibirsk, Nauka. Sib. Br., 2001 (in Russian with summary in English); "The Technology for Controlled Burnings in Siberia", Krasnoyarsk, Siberian Federal University, 2011 (in Russian with summary in English); "Prescribed Burning in Russia and Neighbouring Temperate-Boreal Eurasia", Kessel Publ. House, Germany, 2013.
Papers in eLibrary.ru (Rus. Sci. Cit. Index) – 52
Total eLibrary.ru citations – 674; eLibrary.ru Hirsh index – 8.
Papers in Scopus – 8
Total Scopus citations – 7; Scopus Hirsh index – 1.
Total Web of Science Core Collection citations – 27;
Web of Science Core Collection Hirsh index – 2.