Oleg Pavlovich Negrobov
(November 21, 1941 - January 8, 2021)
Last updated: 8 January 2021



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Negrobov O.P. was born in 1941 in Voronezh, Russia. In 1959, he entered the Faculty of Biology and Soil Science of Voronezh University, which he graduated with honors in 1964. During the period of five years Negrobov O.P. practised in Caucasian mountains, on Kola peninsula and in the region of White Sea, supervised the scientific student society, actively participated in publication of popular-scientific articles on student science in newspapers. His graduation thesis is dedicated to fauna of Dolichopodidae family of Caucasus.
The first scientific work (research) on fauna of the Voronezh Region was published in 1963. In 1964 Negrobov O.P. carries out the post-graduate study in the Zoological Institute of Academy of sciences of USSR (Leningrad) under the supervision of prof. A.A. Stakelberg. For 10 months he worked on probation in Berlin university.
In 1968 Negrobov O.P. defends the candidate thesis on revision of Diptera from subfamily Medeterinae of Palaearctic, where he described more than 50 new species, investigateed the collection of Russia, and material received by post from the museums of Finland, Sweden, and France.
The expedition works were carried out on Baikal Lake (4 months), Karpaty mountains and in Primorye (the Far East).
In 1967 he became to work at the Department of Zoology of Invertebrates of Voronezh University. In the same year he was delegated by the Society of Protection of Nature to the XIII General Assembly of International Youth Federation on station Oulanka in Finland.
He was honoured with status of laureate of the premium of Leninskiy Komsomol. Negrobov O.P. worked with collections of Museum of National History (France), Zoological Institute of Denmark (Copenhagen), Zoological museum of Finland (Helsinki) and Berlin.
In 1969 he was transferred to the post of senior teacher, in 1975 was elected a senior lecturer (assistant professor), and the same year he was transferred to the post of senior research worker and carried out the thesis for a Doctor degree.

In 1983, Oleg Pavlovich defended his thesis for the scientific degree of Doctor of Biological Sciences (DSc in Biology), dedicated to the system and phylogeny of Dolichopodidae of world fauna, and since 1986, he took the position of professor of the Chair of Invertebrate Zoology. Later he became the head of this department, which was transformed under his leadership into the Chair of Ecology and Systematics of Invertebrates. Since September 2020, after merger of two zoological departments, he became a professor at the Chair of Zoology and Parasitology.

O.P. Negrobov was the head of the Department of Ecology and Systematics of Invertebrate Animals, the Chairman of Voronezh Branch of Russian Entomological Society, the Chairman of Commission of Ecological Education attached to the council of Rectors of Institutes of High Education in Central Black Soil Region, the Chairman of Voronezh Branch of Russian Ecological Academy, the academician of Russian Ecological Academy, the member of Councils of thesis' defence in speciality Ecology in Voronezh State University and in Academy of Forestry and Technology, the Head of the Society of Nature Protection of Voronezh-city, the member of two inter departmental commissions on Ecological Education and Ecological Security attached to the Regional Administration, the member of Co-ordinating Council on Ecological Education of Student and Pupils attached to the Regional Department of Education, the member of Problematical Council on Ecological Education attached to the Branch of General Secondary Education of Russian Academy of Education, the (assistant director) and head of Department on Ecological Education of Eco-centre of the Voronezh University, the supervisor of studies of educational-scientific biological Centre Venevitinovo of  Voronezh State University, the Chairman of Voronezh Department of inter-institutional Centre on working out the technologies of ecological education (The Centre of Technologies of Ecological Education in Moscow), the member of American ecological club Sierra, the member of Russian Interdepartmental scientific-technical Council on apidology and bee-keeping attached to the Russian Academy of Apiculture, the Chairman of independent social ecological organisation Ecodon.

Since the first years of his work until the end of his life, he was engaged in research on dipterans. And he was one of the world's leading specialist on the long-legged flies (family Dolichopodidae). He described 13 new genera, about 510 new species and subspecies of this family.

See also: New taxa described and List of Publications

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