Igor IAKOVLEV is the docent (assistant
professor) of the Department of Forest planting at the Mari State Technical
University (Ioshkar-Ola, Russia). He had been graduated from the Saint
Petersburg Forest Technical Academy in 1989 with the qualification of forestry
engineer. In 1992 he had finished post-graduate courses at the Saint Petersburg
Forest Technical Academy and has the degree of the kandidat selskohoz'aistvennih
nauk (Ph.D. - forestry). Theme of the thesis - 'Oak groves aimed for
shipbuilding are the basis of seed supplying base of pedunculate oak in the
Middle Povolzhje Region'.
In 1995-1998 Dr. Iakovlev finished post-doctorate courses on the Department of
Forest Tree Breeding and Biotechnology at the Mari-El State Technical university
(Ioshkar-Ola), specialization - molecular genetics.
Main fields of professional interests are study and conservation of genetic
resources of forest tree species, and development and implementation of the
principles of sustainable forestry in practice.
Current scientific topics of researches are the study of genetic resources of
pedunculate oak (Quercus robur L.) for their conservation, utilization, and
reproduction with the help of morphological and molecular markers, assessment of
current state of oak forests and developing of the ways of proper management and
recover of oak forests in Russia. During his scientific career he had published
more than 45 articles and 1 monograph.
From 1977 he initiate the entrance of University and became the member of
International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO Division 2 -
Physiology and Genetics, Unit 2.08.05 - Genetics of Quercus). Participated in
several international and national conferences. In 2000 he had the trainings in
molecular techniques at INRA, Laboratoire de g�n�tique et d'am�lioration des
arbres forestiers (Bordeaux, France) and in genetic resources conservation at
Nieders�chsische Forstliche Versuchsanstalt, Abt. C (Forstpflanzenz�chtung) (Escherode,