Leonid I. Frantsevich
Prof. Dr., corresponding member of the Ukrainian
National Academy of Sciences, born in 1935, graduated from the
Chair of Invertebrate Zoology in the Shevchenko-University (Kiev).
He works in the Schmalhausen-Institute of Zoology (UkrNAS) since
1963. There he organized the laboratory, later the Department
of Insect Physiology. Recently, he is a councilor with the administration
of the same institute. L.F. published 165 articles and books,
made two inventions. Monographs (in Russian):
1. Visual Analysis of Space in Insects.
Naukova Dumka, Kiev, 1980.
2. Spatial Orientation of Animals. Naukova
Dumka, Kiev, 1986.
3. Animals in the Radioactive Zone (V.
Gaychenko, V. Kryzhanovski coauthors). Naukova Dumka, Kiev, 1991.
Translation into German: Tiere im Strahlenfeld. Elbe-Dnjepr Verlag,
L.F. gave the courses of lectures “Radioecological
monitoring” in the Kiev National University, “Algebra and Geometry
in Animal Orientation” in the Leipzig University, “Bionical Investigations
on Insects” in the Nanjing University of Aviation and Astronautics.
He accomplished several projects in the Bielefeld University,
Max-Planck-Institutes of Biocybernetics and Developmental Biology
in Tubingen, in the Royal Technological University (Stockholm),
and in the Nanjing University of Aviation and Astronautics.
L.F. was awarded with the USSR State Award in
Science and Technology for his book “Visual Analysis of Space
in Insects” (within the cycle “Sensory Physiology in Insects”),
with the Ukrainian State Award in Science and Technology for his
contribution to the cycle “The Complex Research on the Influence
of the Chernobyl Catastrophe upon the Environment, with the Scientific
Recommendations on Rehabilitation of the Contaminated Territories
and on the Radiological Protection of Population in Ukraine”,
with the Schmalhausen-Award of the UkrNAS for his contribution
to the cycle “Influence of the Chernobyl Catastrophe upon the
Animal Wildlife”, with the Order of Honour (USSR) for his participation
in minimization of consequences of the Chernobyl disaster.
The main field of research is the physiology of
the visual analysis, physiology and biomechanics of the insect
locomotion. Recently these experiments are documented and illustrated
in short videofilms. You may view them on the next pages.
Series of papers
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