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Name  Boris Uvarov

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Born  Boris Petrovitch Uvarov 5 November 1889 Ural'sk (1889-11-05)
Alma mater  Saint Petersburg State University
Died  1970, London, United Kingdom
Education  Saint Petersburg State University

Notable awards  Royal Society (1950)

Sir Boris Petrovitch Uvarov (born 1886, – died 1970) was a Russian-British entomologist.


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Boris Petrovitch Uvarov was born in Ural'sk, in the Russian Empire (now Oral, Kazakhstan), the son of Pyotr P. Uvarov, a state bank employee, and his wife, Aleksandra. He studied biology in the Saint Petersburg State University, graduating in 1910. He worked as entomologist in Stavropol and put locust control on a sound scientific basis. From 1915 he worked in Tiflis, which after the Russian revolution of 1917 had become the capital of the short-lived Democratic Republic of Georgia. He moved to London in 1920.

Starting in 1945, Dr. Uvarov and his small team received official designation as the Anti-Locust Research Centre, London. During the next fourteen years, the Centre developed into the foremost laboratory in the world for research on locusts. He made important contributions in the areas of taxonomy, population biology and locust control.


  • Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (1943)
  • Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George (10 June 1961) for contributions to science, particularly as Director of the Anti-Locust Research Centre
  • Fellow of the Royal Society (1950)
  • Commander of the Royal Order of the Lion (Belgium, 1948)
  • Honorary DSc from the University of Madrid (1935)
  • President of the Royal Entomological Society of London (1959–61)
  • Uvarov was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1950, his nomination reads:

    Personal life

    His niece was Dame Olga Uvarov.


  • Locusts and Grasshoppers (1928)
  • Insect Nutrition and Metabolism (1928)
  • Insects and Climate (1931)
  • Grasshoppers and Locusts (V. I, 1966, ISBN 0-85135-072-0 V. II, 1977 ISBN 978-0-85135-072-1)
  • References

    Boris Uvarov Wikipedia