Titov Alexander F.
- Chief Research Associate in the Department of Multidisciplinary Scientific Research KarRC RAS
- Head of the Laboratory of Plant Ecophysiology Institute of Biology KarRC RAS
- Chair, Department of biology and methods of teaching botany, Petrozavodsk State University
Academic degree: Doctor (DSc) of Biology
Academic status: RAS Corr. Fellow, Professor
Honorary titles: Honored Scientist of Republic of Karelia; Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation
Awards: Russian Federation Order of Honour; Order of Friendship
Scientific speciality: biologist, plant physiologist
Major research trends: plant stress-physiology, ecology
Key words: plant stress-physiology, ecology
Scientific publications: author of more than 500 papers including 2 monographs (in co-authorship):
"Genetic effects of selection in perennial grasses" Leningrad: Nauka publishers, 1982 (in Russian);
"Thermal resistance of actively vegetating plants". Leningrad: Nauka publishers, 1984 (in Russian).
Scietific-organizational and expert activities:
scientific supervisor of large multidisciplinary research programmes, member of several councils, commissions and foundations: Russian-Finnish Commission for Scientific and Technical Co-operation, National Committee for the International Geoshpere-Biosphere Programme, Interdepartmental Co-ordinating Board on Science and Technology of Republic of Karelia, Republic of Karelia Government Commission on Environment and Nature Use, Vice-chair of the Board for awarding Cand. (PhD) degrees, Member of collegia of a number of RK ministries, Chair of the Regional Expert Board of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Member of a working group under Committee for Constitution of the RK Legal Assembly House of Representatives, Chair of the Scientific expert board on historical and cultural heritage under RK Ministry of Culture, etc. In 1998 was appointed Head's of the RK Government external advisor for science and strategic development.
Born on December 22, 1949 in Petrozavodsk. In 1972 graduated from Department of Biology, Petrozavodsk State University. In 1972-1975 took a post-graduate course in "Plant physiology" in Karelian Branch of the USSR Academy of Sciences. In 1976 defended the Candidate (PhD) thesis entitled "Morphophysiological control in meadow fescue (Festuca pratensis Huds.) selection for frost resistance", In 1989 defended Doctor of Science thesis on the subject "Resistance of actively vegetating plants to low and high temperatures: variation patterns and mechanisms".