ASU professor conducted research work in one of the oldest entomological collections of the world

25 February 2019 Department of Information and Media Communications
When visiting India, Roman V. Yakovlev, Professor of the Department of Ecology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology at the Faculty of Biology, Altai State University, Doctor of Biology, studied one of the oldest entomological collections in the world.

On Saturday, February 23, a week-long scientific mission of Professor Roman V. Yakovlev to Calcutta came to completion.

The scientist was faced with the task of conducting a detailed study of one of the most important entomological collections of the world belonging to the Zoological Survey of India, located in the city of Calcutta. The scientist has done this work, implementing a unique project to study the world fauna of the economically important group of carpenter moths.

“After a long correspondence, I received an invitation and immediately flew to Calcutta. During the trip, I was accepted by the director of the institute, which has 16 regional branches. Professor Kailash Chadra graciously accepted me and provided a comfortable car with a driver for the time of my visit. Work with the material was supervised by renowned entomologist Dr. Navneth Singh. I was able to explore the historical collection, as well as find a number of interesting specimens from West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh and the Nicobar Islands,” Roman Yakovlev said.

To clarify, the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) was founded on July 1, 1916 by the Ministry of Environmental Protection, Forests and Climate Change of the Government of India as the leading Indian organization in the field of zoological research and studies to facilitate the study of fauna in the country.

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