Zoological museum

Zoological museum

Head Lobkov Vladimir Alexandrovich

Head Lobkov Vladimir Alexandrovich

At the biological faculty the scientific works on the self-financing basisare in a wide practice. For their coordination the laboratory NIL led by the senior lecturer L.М. Karpov was created.

Scientific establishments of the biological faculty is a Zoological museum and a Botanical garden.

The post-war history the museum began with the recovery of the damaged and lost during the occupation. It was supervised by professor M.P. Savchuk and assistant (in due course - a senior lecturer) L.E. Beshevli. When professor I.I Pusanov arrived in Odessa the recovery, and both extension and enrichment of the exposition hardly began. The professor organized a broad faunistic study of the lower of the Dnistre and other regions of the Southern-Western Black Sea region involving in that study young scientists and students (V.S. Gubski, A.Ya.Slobodyanik and others). The collection of the museum began to replenish, and farther, in connection with a redeployment in a new location in the new-built biological faculty, this process speeded up. Taxidermists Yu.S. Nikandrov, S.V. Mikhailov, artist B.I. Volodarski, laboratory assistants I.I. Genesin and Yu.V. Suvorov had an opportunity to create even art biogroups, such as " the Wolves on a day time respite ", " In swamps of the Danube " and so forth. The assimilation of a sculptural method has enabled to create also a series of large stuffed sharks and slopes, to mount a skeleton of a light-blue whale. In due course the exhibition replenished with a collection of birds of the Antarctic Region, fish of ocean and other material, which was collected by the former graduates from the biological faculty and then transmitted to the museum.

There were expeditions to Western and East Siberia, Northern Caspian, in mountains Sayany and Caucasus performed by the workers of the museumt A. Treskin and I. Zamorov have visited even the Indian ocean, whence they brought collections of tropical fishes and molluscs. The collection was considerably enriched in the result of inter-exchange with museums of Novosibirsk, Alma-Ata, Vladivostok and others.

In the botanical Garden (after the war its directors were O.O. Titarenko, A.T. Boltyan, P.M. Skotoboets, the present director of the botanical Garden - A. S. Bonetskiy) contains a rich (about 5 thousands taxons) collection of plants. The experimental basis of the garden takes 7.9 sq. hec. and the herb arium fund has reached almost 13 thousands of pages. The collective continues to carry out the research begun as far back as before the war on introduction and acclimatization of plants, protection and enrichment of flora of our region. In the result there is one of the most significant arboreta of the Southern-Western Black Sea region.

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