Alexander MARIEV is a
conservation officer of the World Wide Found for Nature (WWF) in Syktyvkar (Republic
of Komi, Russia). He is working with development of sustainable forestry and
biodiversity conservation in a project 'Boreal forest conservation and
management: Model Forest 'Priluzje', Republic of Komi, Russia'.
A. Mariev graduated from Syktyvkar State University in 1994. Since that he
worked at the Syktyvkar University as a lecturer of the following subjects: 'Biological
Diversity of Taiga Ecosystems', 'General Ecology', 'Ornithology', 'General
Biology'. Besides lectures he conducted field study courses 'Biological
Diversity', 'Ornithology' and 'Vertebrate zoology'. He is a supervisor for 5
Before joining WWF Komi in August 1999, he participated in several projects,
such as 'Regional criteria and indicators for conservation and sustainable
management of taiga forest in the Republic of Komi', 'Pristine taiga forest of
the Republic of Komi: mapping, valuation and management'.
He is particularly interested in issues of sustainable development of forest
regions, biodiversity conservation systems, sustainable management of pristine