Galazii, Grigorii Ivanovich
Born Mar. 5, 1922, in the village of Mechebilovo, in present-day Barvenkovo Raion, Kharkov Oblast. Soviet botanist and hydrobiologist; corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR since 1970.
Galazii graduated from the University of Irkutsk in 1942. In 1954 he became director of the Baikal Limnology Station of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (AN SSSR) and in 1961 of the Limnology Institute of the Siberian Division of the AN SSSR, which had been organized on the basis of the station. Galazii’s major research has been on the habitat of the ligneous vegetation along the shores of Lake Baikal and the adjoining mountain ranges, as a basis for reconstructing the climate, water level, and topography of the area in the postglacial period, as well as on the protection and rational utilization of the natural resources of Lake Baikal.