Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
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Uvarov, (SIR) Boris Petrovich

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_2312

Boris Uvarov was born on November 5, 1888, in Ural’sk Province, Russia. He was interested in insects from an early age, and attended Petersburg (Leningrad) University from 1906 to 1910. He studied Orthoptera, and was already publishing on the importance of habitats as early as 1910 (though this was not his first paper, having already published three botanical papers). After graduating, Uvarov immediately obtained an appointment as an entomologist in southern Russia in a cotton-growing district, where he had the opportunity to work on biology and control of migratory locust and Moroccan locust. In 1915 he transferred to another office that had responsibility for Georgia and Armenia. He also lectured at Tbilisi University, and published numerous papers on local grasshoppers/locusts. This was an important period in Uvarov’s formation of phase theory, in that he gained an appreciation of the importance of local conditions in insect biology. With the collapse of the Russian Empire, Uvarov...

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