Biological Institute

Biological Institute

Biological studies have centuries-old traditions, as they began even before the official opening of the Imperial University, where botanist Krylov arrived in Tomsk in 1885 and started laying the University groves, the Botanical Gardens and the created the base of Herbarium collection. Currently, Biological Institute has highly qualified human resources, strong financial base and unlimited opportunities for the realization of everyone’s potential.

The structure of the Faculty

  • Department of Botany
  • Department of Invertebrate Zoology
  • Department of Vertebrate Zoology and Ecology
  • Department of Ichthyology and Hydrobiology
  • Department of Human and Animal Physiology
  • Department of Plant Physiology and Biotechnology
  • Department of Soil Science and Soil Ecology
  • Department of Cytology and Genetics
  • Department of Forestry and Landscape Construction
  • Department of Environmental Management
  • Department of Agricultural Biotechnology
  • Department of Plant Protection
  • Department of Economics and Agribusiness
  • Department of Agronomy
  • Herbarium named after Professor Krylov
  • Soil Museum
  • Laboratory of human developmental biology
  • Zoological Museum

The museum has research and demonstrational fund of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, various invertebrates, and osteological collection of world fauna.

Scientific areas of the Faculty determined by its history and contemporary challenges in the development of science. Basic scientific research related to the inventory of the flora and vegetation in Siberia and neighboring countries, the study of taxonomy and phylogeny of polymorphic, multi-species genera and families, the reconstruction of the evolution of vegetation of the North Asia, identify patterns of structure and dynamics of swamp and forest plant association.

Area of study

  • Agricultural Science
  • Biology
  • Soil Science
  • Ecology and Environmental Management
  • Forestry
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Management