Kosenko Ivan Semenovich
Kosenko Ivan Semenovich, born 03 December, 1940, in the village of Krestitelevo, Chornobai Raion, Cherkasy Oblast, Ukraine. Graduated from A. M. Gorkiy Uman Agricultural Institute (nowadays Uman National University of Horticulture), Faculty of Agronomy, with a specialty in Agronomy, qualification Agronomist, in the city of Uman, Uman Raion, Cherkasy Oblast, Ukraine (1970). Candidate (PhD, 1986), and Doctor (DSc, 2003) of Biological Sciences, Senior Research Scientist (1994), Professor (2005) in Botany. PhD thesis: "Biologicheskie Osnovy Vvedeniya v Kulturu v Lesostepi Ukrainskoy SSR Leshchiny Drevovidnoy" (Biological Bases for Introduction of Turkish Hazel to Crops in Forest-Steppe of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic), Kiev, Ukr. Agr. Acad. (at the present time – Nat. Univ. Life Sci. Environ. of Ukraine), 1986 (in Russian). DSc thesis: "Rod Corylus L. v Ukraine. Biologiya, Introduktsiya, Rasprostranenie i Khozyaystvennoe Ispolzovanie" (Genus Corylus L. in Ukraine. Biology, Introduction, Distribution, and Economic Use), Kiev, Ukr. Agr. Acad. (at the present time – Nat. Univ. Life Sci. Environ. of Ukraine), 2002 (in Ukrainian). Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (2006). Director for the National Dendrological Park "Arboretum Sofiyivka" of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, in the city of Uman, Uman Raion, Cherkasy Oblast, Ukraine. Expert in botany, dendrology and ecology. Honoured Worker of Culture of Ukraine (2000), winner of the National Prize of Ukraine in Architecture (2005), winner of academician V. Ya. Yuriev’s prize, and the International Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes ICOMOS-IFLA prize. Awarded with the National Orders of Ukraine "For Merits" third grade (2000), "For Merits" second grade (2006), "For Merits" first grade (2014). Author and co-author of more than 250 papers and 10 books. The main are: "Turkish hazel in Ukraine", Kiev, 1991 (in Russian); "Hazelnuts in Ukraine", Kiev, 2002 (in Ukrainian); "Dendrological park "Sofiyivka", Uman, 2003 (in Ukrainian); "Sofiyivka za tridtsyat' Rokiv (1980–2010)" (Sofiyivka” for the Period of Thirty Years (1980-2010)), Kiev, 2011 (in Ukrainian).