Nikita G. Solomonov

Dr. Sci. (Biology), Professor, Corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Councilor to the Institute for Biological Problems of Cryolithozone, SB RAS (Yakutsk, Russia)

Research interests: ecology and nature protection. Professor Solomonov is a prominent researcher in the field of ecology and the ecological physiology of animals. He has made a great contribution to the study of the population ecology of mammals; adaptation problems of animals to the conditions of the North, their metabolism and thermoregulation, and their seasonal and daily variability.

Profile:

1997-present – Councilor to the Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Biological Problems of Cryolithozone, SB RAS, Yakutsk, Russia

1986-1997 – Director, Institute of Biology, SB RAS, Yakutsk, Russia

1973-1986 – Head of the Laboratory “Ecological Physiology of Animals”, Head of the Department of Zoology, Deputy Director at the Institute of Biology (Yakut Subdivision, SB USSR Academy of Sciences), Deputy Chairman of the Presidium of the Yakut Subdivision, SB USSR Academy of Sciences, Yakutsk, Russia

1956-1973 – Senior lecturer, Associate Professor, Head of the Department, Dean of Biological-Geographical Faculty, Yakut State University, Yakutsk, Russia

1954-1956 – Teaching assistant, Department of Zoology, Yakut State Pedagogical Institute, Yakutsk, Russia

Dr. Nikita Solomonov has supervised the publication of “The Red Book of the Yakut Soviet Socialist Republic” (1987), formulated scientific justification for the establishment of specially protected areas in the North, and studied ecology and migration of unique birds of the North – the Siberian Crane and Spectacled Eider – in cooperation with foreign partners. His research played a decisive role in the scientific substantiation of the opening of the Lena Pillars National Natural Park and the Lena Delta Resource Reserve.

He is the author of over 450 published scientific works, including 8 monographs.

Awards and Honors:

Honored Scientist of the Yakut Soviet Socialist Republic (1979), Honored Scientist of the Russian Federal Soviet Socialist Republic (1990), Honorary Worker of Higher Professional Education of the USSR, Laureate of the State Award in Science and Technology (1997). 

Professional Societies: International Academy of Sciences on Ecology and Life Safety (MANEB, 1995), The Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) (1993), the Academy of the Northern Forum.