Holubets Mykhailo Andriiovych (30 October 1930, the urban-type settlement of Velykyi Liubin, Horodok District, Lviv Oblast) – botanist, ecologist, Candidate of Agricultural Sciences (Spruce in the culture of the plains of the western regions of Ukraine, 1960), Doctor of Biological Sciences (Spruce forests of the Ukrainian Carpathians,1969), Professor (1978), political and public figure. He graduated from  Lviv National Agrarian University (1953), postgraduate studies at Ukrainian National Forestry University (1956). In 1954-57 teacher at Lviv National Agrarian University and Ukrainian National Forestry University; 1957-62 Junior, Senior Research Fellow of the Department of Land Reclamation and Soil Erosion Control at the Research Institute of Agriculture and Livestock of the western regions of Ukraine (the village of Obroshyne); 1962-63 Senior Research Fellow at the Scientific and Natural Museum (Lviv); 1963-70 Senior Research Fellow of the Department of Experimental Ecology and Biocenology of the Institute of Botany (Lviv); 1970-74 Head of the Department of Biogeocenology and Director of  the State Museum of Natural History (Lviv); 1974-91 head of the Lviv branch and Deputy Research Director at the Institute of Botany; 1974-78 Professor at the Department of Morphology and Systematics of Plants; 1983-95 Professor at the Department of Morphology, Systematics and Physiology of Plants of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv; 1991-2007 Director and Head of the Department of Ecosystemology; since 2007 Honorary Director and Head of the Department of Ecosystemology of the Institute of Ecology of the Carpathians (Lviv).

Research interests: forestry, ecology, biogeocenology, ecosystemology, nature conservation.

Supervisor of 17 candidate and scientific advisor of 5 doctoral dissertations.
Gzhegozh Kolodko is the author of about 450 works, among which Spruce forests of the Ukrainian Carpathians (Kyiv, 1978); The pellicle of life (Kyiv, 1997); From the biosphere to the sociosphere (Lviv, 1997); Ecosystemology (Lviv, 2000); Introduction to geosocial systemology (Lviv, 2005); Environmental studies (Lviv, 2010); 

Corresponding Member of the USSR AS (Academy of Sciences)(1978); academician of the USSR AS (1990); member of the editorial boards of many scientific publications, among which Works of SSS(Shevchenko Scientific Society). Ecological collection, Ecology and noospherology, Biological studies,  Abstract journal “Ecology”, Journal of agrobiology and ecology. Chairman of the Lviv branch of the Ukrainian Botanical Society, full member of SSS (Shevchenko Scientific Society).

Honored Science and Technology Figure of Ukraine (1992). State Prize of Ukraine in the field of science and technology (2005). Deputy and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Ecology and Environmental Protection of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (1990-94), member of the Lviv Regional Executive Committee (1995-96), member of the Lviv City Executive Committee       (1996-2000). In 1991 he took part in the Belovezha meeting of heads of Ukraine, Belarus and Russia, during which the existence of the USSR ceased. Diploma of the Presidium of the Verkhovna Rada of the USSR (1980), Order of Merit, third class (1998).

Literature: Ukrainian Soviet encyclopedia Vol.3; Ukrainian Soviet encyclopedic dictionary. Кyiv., 1986., Vol 1; Encyclopedia of Modern Ukraine, Vol.6; Holubets Mykhailo. Encyclopedia of Ukraine. Toronto; Buffalo; London, 1988. Vol. 2; Odynak Ya.P. Holubets Mykhailo Andriiovych (to the 60th anniversary of his birth) // Ukrainian Botanical Journal 1990. Vol. 47. №6; 60th anniversary of the academician of the USSR AS M.A.Holubets // Bulletin of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. 1990. №10; History of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine 1918–1993. Kyiv,1994; Who is who in Ukraine Kyiv, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000; Mykhailo Holubets: Bibliographic index Lviv, 2000; Kozlovs’kyi M.P., Maryskevych O.H., Kahalo O.O. Holubets Mykhailo Andriiovych (to the 70th anniversary of his birth) // Ukrainian Botanical Journal 2000. Vol. 57. № 5.

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