ISSN 1063-0740, Russian Journal of Marine Biology, 2007, Vol. 33, No. 5, pp. 352–354. © Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2007. Original Russian Text © Editorial Board, 2007, published in Biologiya Morya. OBITUARY DOI: 10.1134/S1063074007050161 On April 26, Prof. Alexander Ivanovich Kafanov, casia in North Ossetia, where A.I. Kafanov spent his the Honorary President of the Russian Far East Malaco- youth in Ordzhonikidze City (now Vladikavkaz). logical Society, Honored Worker of Science of the Rus- He spent most of his free time on excursions in the pic- sian Federation, Principal Research Scientist of the turesque valley of the Terek River, at the foothills and A.V. Zhirmunsky Institute of Marine Biology of the alpine areas of the Central Caucasus Ridge. He showed FEB RAS, and Doctor of Biological Sciences, died pre- an interest in biology and natural history at a very early maturely at the age of 59. A.I. Kafanov was a prominent age when he was a schoolboy. By the time Alexander biogeographer and ecologist, a specialist in evolution- became a senior pupil, he already had a comprehensive ary and historical biology, and a recognized expert on collection of the terrestrial and freshwater mollusks of the Cenozoic bivalve mollusks of the
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