Shvidenko Anatoly Zinovievich

Shvidenko Anatoly Zinovievich

Shvidenko Anatoly Zinovievich, born 20 September, 1937 in Ukraine. Graduated from the Ukrainian Agricultural Academy in Kiev (now the National University of Life Sciences and Environment of Ukraine) Faculty of Forestry (now Education and Research Institute of Forestry and Park Gardening) with a specialty "Forestry and Forest Management" (1959) and Kiev State University (at the present time - Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv) the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics, with a specialty "Applied Mathematics" (1972). During 1959-1966 worked in the Russian Far East as a forest inventory expert, junior scientist at the Sakhalin Forest Experimental Station and the chief forester at Dolinsk Forest Enterprise. From 1967-1988 – with the Ukrainian Agricultural Academy where he worked up from PhD student to Head for Department of Forest Inventory and Leader of the Special Laboratory on Productivity of Forests. In 1988-1992 – Director of the All-Union Scientific and Information Center of Forest Resources of the USSR (Moscow). Principal Investigator for V.N. Sukachev Institute of Forest, Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch (2002), Senior Research Scholar for the Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM) ProgramHead for the Research Project "Assessment of Northern Eurasian Forests (ZAPAS) at International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in the city of Laxenburg, Austria (1992). PhD (1968), Doctor of Agricultural Sciences in Forest Planning and Forest Inventoy (1982), Professor (1983), Academician of the International Academy of Informatization (1994), Academician of the Ukrainian Forest Academy (2007). Honorable Professor of the National University of Life Sciences and Environment of Ukraine (2007). Leader, co-leader and PI for numerous Russian and international scientific projects on impacts of forests on major biogeochemical cycles, forest inventory and planning, ecological monitoring, modeling of growth and productivity of forests, remote sensing applications in forestry and forest management, sustainable forest management under global change. Leading author of the II, III и IV Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Coordinating Lead Author of the UN Project "Third Millennium Ecosystem Assessment", Chapter "Forests and Woodlands" (2002-2005). Participated in many international councils and institutions (FAO FRA-2000; International Geosphere-Biosphere Program; Scientific Council of the World Commission on Forestry and Sustainable Development). Co-founder (1981), Vice-President (2002-2008) and Member of the Steering Committee of the International Boreal Forest Association (2008). Participant and Organizer of sessions at many World Forestry Congresses and Congresses of IUFRO. Associate editor for international and Russian scientific journals: "Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change", "Eurasian Journal of Forest Research", "Lesnaya Taksaciya i Lesoustroistvo" ("Forest Inventory and Forest Planning"), "Sibirski Lesnoi Zurnal" ("Siberian Journal of Forest Science"). Laureate of the State Prize of the Ukrainian SSR for achievements in science and technology (1990), awarded by the USSR State Order "Sign of Honor" (1990), UN International Prize for the Environment (2006), recognized among scientists who shared in the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the IPCC, Gold Medal of the International Academy of Informatization (2011). Author and co-author of more than 400 papers and 15 books. Some of them: «Regional Environmental Changes in Siberia and Their Global Consequences», Springer Environmental Science and Engineering, 2013;


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Total citations – 3537; Hirsch index – 26.

Papers in Scopus

Total Scopus citations – 4146; Scopus Hirsch index – 28.

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