Leonid Averyanov

Leonid Averyanov

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Academic degree, academic title: Dr.Sc., Professor

Position: Principal Investigator, Department Head

E-mail: av_leonid@binran.ru

Phone number: +7 (812) 372-54-57

Research interests:

  • Systematics, phylogeny and geography of vascular plans.
  • Nature conservation.

Keywords: Plant taxonomy, plant systematics, plant geography, nature conservations, Orchidaceae, Vietnam, Laos

Education and work experience:

1977 – graduated from Leningrad State University, Botany Department.
1983 – PhD in Botany, Komarov Botanical Institute.
1991 – Dr. Sci., Komarov Botanical Institute.

1999 – Professor from Botany Department, St. Petersburg State University.
2016 – until now – Head of Herbarium of higher plants, Komarov Botanical Institute.

Grants and research projects:

Project leader:

  • 2021-2022. RFBR 21-54-54001 «Critical assessment of the orchids (Orchidaceae) of Vietnam and identification of their conservation status».
  • 2020-2022. RFBR 20-04-00339 «Inventory, taxonomy and geography of the orchids in the flora of Vietnam».
  • 2018-2019. RFBR 18-54-54005 «Assessment of plant diversity in Bat Dai Son Mountains, Ha Giang Province».
  • 2015-2017. RFBR 15-04-00419 «Taxonomy, geography and biology of plants in local floras of Eastern Indochina».
  • 2018. The Deutsche Geselschaft für internationale zusammerbeit (GIZ) GmbH. «Plant diversity, flora and vegetation of Hin Nam No national protected area (Laos)».
  • 2017. «Assessment of plant diversity in main limestone areas of central Laos». USA National Geographic Society.
  • 2017. «Conservation assessment of endangered Lao-Vietnamese stenoendemic – Pinus cernua (Pinaceae)». Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund.

Other projects:

U.S.A. National Science Foundation:

  • 1999–2001. DEB–9870231. Collaborative research: a multi-taxa inventory of threatened conservation areas in Viet Nam.

Henry Luce Foundation. Vietnam Botanical Conservation Program in Vietnam:

  • 2008. Survey of the flora at Lo Go – Xa Mat national park.
  • 2007. Flora and vegetation of Thuong Lo Municipality and allied areas (Thua Thien – Hue Province.
  • 2007. Survey of the flora at Yok Don national park.
  • 2006. Flora and vegetation of Pu Nat national park and allied areas.
  • 2005. Preliminary Survey of the Flora and Vegetation of Bi Doup – Nui Ba National Park.
  • 2005. Preliminary Survey of the Flora and Vegetation of Da Krong Nature Reserve and allied areas.
  • 2004. Preliminary updated checklist of orchids (Orchidaceae) of Bu Gia Map National Park.
  • 2003. Preliminary updated checklist of orchids (Orchidaceae) of Nui Chua National Park.
  • 2002. Preliminary updated checklist of orchids (Orchidaceae) of Bach Ma National Park.
  • 1999–2008. Preliminary updated checklist of orchids (Orchidaceae) of Ba Be National Park.

American Orchid Society:

  • 2012–2013. Orchid flora of relict karstic formation in central Laos (Vientiane province, Vang Vieng and Kasi districts).
  • 1999–2000. Exploration of endangered calcium dependent orchid flora in inaccessible rocky limestone areas of the north Vietnam.
  • 2010–2011. Assessment of orchid endemism in NW Vietnam with special attention to Paphiopedilum canhii.
  • 2008–2009. Exploration of orchid flora in Laos and allied areas of Vietnam.
  • 2003–2005. Discovery of endemic orchid flora in remote limestone areas of northern Vietnam.
  • 2001–2002. Population studies of endemical Paphiopedilum species in northern Vietnam.
  • 1996–1997. Exploration of endangered Vietnamese Paphiopedilums.

National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation and the Foreign Agriculture Research Service Department of Agriculture U.S.A.:

  • 2000–2005. International Cooperative Biodiversity Groups (ICBG). 1–UO1–TW01015–01.

San Diego County Orchid Society Conservation Committee:

  • 1999–2000. Exploration of endangered calcium dependent Paphiopedilum species in northern Vietnam.

Fund Fauna & Flora International (Vietnam Program):

  • 2004. Preliminary survey of orchids and gymnosperms in Trung Khanh district, Cao Bang province northern Vietnam.
  • 2002. Community-based Conservation of the Hoang Lien Mountain Ecosystem, Vietnam, Flora and vegetation survey of Van Ban district, Lao Cai province of northern Vietnam.
  • 2000. The distribution of Paphiopedilum vietnamense and its current status in the wild.

Fauna & Flora International Vietnam Conservation Support Program and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnam:

  • 2003. Pu Luong – Cuc Phuong Limestone Landscape Conservation Project, preliminary botanical survey of primary vegetation in Pu Luong Nature Reserve.

Fund Fauna & Flora International, Vietnam Program & Counterpart International:

  • 2005. Preliminary survey of Orchids (Orchidaceae) in Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park.

WWF Indochina Programme:

  • 2005. Green Corridor Project in Thua Thien – Hue Province, VN085301. Lowland flora and vegetation. Preliminary survey.

Basic Research program in Life Sciences of Viet Nam:

  • 2000–2002. Threatened conifers and cycads of Vietnam. 611001.

Swiss Orchid Society Conservation fund of Zurich Foundation for Orchid Conservation:

  • 2009–2010, 2005–2006. The orchids of Vietnam, work on monograph manuscript.

Rufford Small Grant for Nature Conservation:

  • 2014–2015. Mapping and assessment of Xanthocyparis vietnamensis subpopulations in Cao Bang, Ha Giang and Lang Son provinces (Vietnam).
  • 2012–2013. Assessment of Xanthocyparis vietnamensis nature protected status in Tuyen Quang province, Vietnam.
  • 2010–2011. Assessment of distribution and natural status of Paphiopedilum canhii.

Chicago Zoological Society. Chicago Board of Trade Endangered Species Fund:

  • 2010–2011. Assessment of current natural status of critically endangered species – Paphiopedilum canhii for its conservation.

German Development Bank – Germany Development Cooperation:

  • 2011–2012. Flora and vegetation of areas allied to Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park.

The Deutsche Geselschaft für internationale zusammerbeit:

  • 2018. Plant diversity, flora and vegetation of Hin Nam No national protected area.

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