|Born||Viktor Rafaelyevich Dolnik
Виктор Рафаэльевич Дольник
13 January 1938
Sverdlovsk, Russian SFSR, USSR
|Died||4 November 2013(aged 75)|
|Fields||Biologist, ornithologist, ethologist|
|Institutions||Zoological Institute Of Russian Academy of Science|
|Alma mater||Leningradsky University|
Viktor Rafaelyevich Dolnik (Russian: Ви́ктор Рафаэ́льевич До́льник; 13 January 1938 – 4 November 2013) was a Russian ornithologist and chief research fellow at Zoological institute of Russian Academy of science. He was the vice-president of the Russian ornithologists' Union, an honorary member of the American ornithological union, and a corresponding member of German and Dutch ornithological unions.
Dolnik was born in Sverdlovsk in 1938. In 1960, he graduated from Leningrad State University. For thirty years, he was the chief of the ornithological station "Rybachy" (literally "Fishers'" - after the village where it was situated). He gained a Candidate of Science degree in 1967, and the Doctor of Science in 1976. He became a professor in 1983.
He died on 4 November 2013.
Dolnik has about two hundred written works. Together with M.A. Kozlov, he was the author of a textbook on zoology for secondary schools. He was best known to the general public for a series of articles concerning human ethology (1980-1990s). These articles later were compiled into a book "Disobedient Child of Biosphere" (1994).
- JSTOR 1366146
- Bakloushinskaya, Irina Yu; Minter, D. W.; Kolʹt︠s︡ova, Institut biologii razvitii︠a︡ im. N.K.; C.A.B. International (2001). Vorontsov's who's who in biodiversity sciences: in Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan. KMK Scientific Press. p. 114. Retrieved 11 April 2011.
- Valkiūnas, Gediminas (2005). Avian malaria parasites and other haemosporidia. CRC Press. p. 544. ISBN 978-0-415-30097-1. Retrieved 11 April 2011.
- Кончина Виктора Рафаэльевича Дольника (Russian)