Boris Uvarov

From Kazakhstan Encyclopedia

Template:Infobox scientist Sir Boris Petrovitch Uvarov Template:Postnominals (born 1886,[1] – died 1970) was a Russian-British entomologist.[2]


Boris Petrovitch Uvarov was born in Ural'sk, in the Russian Empire (now Oral, Kazakhstan[3]), the son of Pyotr P. Uvarov, a state bank employee, and his wife, Aleksandra. He studied biology in the Saint Petersburg State University, graduating in 1910. He worked as entomologist in Stavropol and put locust control on a sound scientific basis. From 1915 he worked in Tiflis, which after the Russian revolution of 1917 had become the capital of the short-lived Democratic Republic of Georgia. Moved to London in 1920.

Starting in 1945, Dr. Uvarov and his small team received official designation as the Anti-Locust Research Centre, London. During the next fourteen years, the Centre developed into the foremost laboratory in the world for research on locusts. He made important contributions in the areas of taxonomy, population biology and locust control.


Uvarov was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1950,[2] his nomination reads:Template:Centered pull quote

Personal life

His niece was Dame Olga Uvarov.




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