Vashchuk Leonid Nikolaevich
Vashchuk Leonid Nikolaevich, born 15 September 1944 in Kuchovka village Starokostiantyniv Raion, Khmelnytskyi Oblast, Ukraine. Graduated from Lviv Forest Engineering Institute (at the present time – Ukrainian National Forestry University), Faculty of Forestry (at the present time – Institute of Forestry and Horticulture), with a specialty «Forestry Engineer» (1971). Forest career pattern more than 50 years. For 10 years worked as the chief forester of Irkutsk region and for 17 years – as the chief engineer of the Pribaikalskii Forest Planning Enterprise (at the present time – Pribaikalskii branch of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise «Roslesinforg» «Pribaikallesproekt»). He was a member of the Presidium of the Regional Nature Conservation Society, headed by the Irkutsk Regional Council of the Russian Society of Foresters, the board of independent non-profit organization «Forestry Scientific and Technical Society». PI and Co-PI for a number of international projects for rationalization of natural resources’ use, improving environmental situation in the Eastern Siberia, improving methods of forest inventory. Among them: the TACIS project «Sustainable Use of Natural Resources in the Basin of Lake Baikal» (1996–1998); The Global Environment Facility projects on: «Biodiversity Conservation in Russia» (1997–2003); «The Measures to Combat Forest Fires in Goloustnoe Forestry Enterprise», «Development of an Integrated Environmental Monitoring in Goloustnaya River Basin», «Implementation of an Integrated Environmental Monitoring in Goloustnaya River Basin»; the European Union and the European Space Agency projects on: SIBERIA «SAR Imaging for Boreal Ecology and Radar Interferometry Applications» (1998–2000), SIBERIA-II «Multi-Sensor Concepts for Greenhouse Gas Accounting in Northern Eurasia» (2002–2004), and «Forest Monitoring in Russia» (2004–2007). Participated in the development of the Environmental Program of Irkutsk region and Environmental Atlas of Irkutsk region. For outstanding scientific work in the field of geography was awarded the Honorary Diploma of the Russian Geographical Society (2000). Honored Forestry Worker of Irkutsk region (2012). Pensioner (2016-present). Author and co-author of over 100 publications on forest issues. Among them the books: «The Forest Fund of Irkutsk region», Irkutsk, 1994 (in Russian); «Forests and Forestry of Irkutsk Region», Irkutsk, 1997 (in Russian); «Natural Resource Potential of Irkutsk Region», Irkutsk, 1998 (in Russian); «Baikal Forest. Guidelines on Environmental Protection», Irkutsk, 1999 (in Russian); «Forest Planning in Irkutsk Region», Irkutsk, 2001 (in Russian); «Natural Resources of Irkutsk Region and Their Use», Irkutsk, 2002 (in Russian); «The Dynamics of Forest Areas of Irkutsk Region», Irkutsk, 2006 (in Russian with summary in English); «Legal Basis for Dividing Forests of Irkutsk Region for the Intended Purpose and Categories of Protective Forests», Irkutsk, 2010 (in Russian); «120 Years to Irkutsk Forest Planning: the Stages of Forest Inventory Development», Irkutsk, 2014 (in Russian).