Viktor Dolnik

Viktor Dolnik
Born Viktor Rafaelyevich Dolnik
Виктор Рафаэльевич Дольник
(1938-01-13)13 January 1938
Sverdlovsk, Russian SFSR, USSR
Died 4 November 2013(2013-11-04) (aged 75)
Residence Russian Federation
Soviet Union
Nationality Russian
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[1] 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.[2] 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.

Haemoproteus dolniki is named after him.[3]

He was a recipient of the Medal "For Distinguished Labour" and the Medal "Veteran of Labour"

He died on 4 November 2013.[4]


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).


  1. JSTOR 1366146
  2. 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. Cite uses deprecated parameter |coauthors= (help)
  3. Valkiūnas, Gediminas (2005). Avian malaria parasites and other haemosporidia. CRC Press. p. 544. ISBN 978-0-415-30097-1. Retrieved 11 April 2011.
  4. Кончина Виктора Рафаэльевича Дольника (Russian)
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