Isaev, Aleksandr Sergeevich
Born Oct. 26, 1931, in Moscow. Soviet scientist; specialist in forestry and biogeographic communities. Corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1976). Member of the CPSU since 1965.
Isaev graduated from the Leningrad S. M. Kirov Academy of Forest Technology in 1954. From 1954 to 1960 he worked as a forest appraiser at the Moscow Unified Aviation Forest-planning Expedition of the Ministry of Forestry of the USSR and the V. N. Sukachev Institute of Forests and Timber of the Siberian Division of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR in Krasnoiarsk. He was the head of a laboratory at the latter institute from 1968 to 1972 and was deputy director from 1972 until 1977, when he became director. His chief works have dealt with biogeographic forest communities, the patterns of interdependences between woody plants and insect pests, and the development of scientific principles for the population dynamics of forest pests.
Isaev has received the Order of the Red Banner of Labor.