Western Patterns in Forestry Education in the Russian Empire in the mid-18th – mid-19th Centuries

Elena Lustina

Abstract


The present paper refers to the formation and development of forestry education and science in the Russian Empire during the mid-18th – mid-19th centuries. Given the progressive interest in environmental protection, forest resources and the historical study of this problem, it is necessary to emphasize the importance of analyzing the whole range of issues related to the problem. The relevance of the topic is not only connected with its topicality, but also with its scarce study and the fact that it has an educational character. The article renders the influence of Western European countries on this process and a characteristic of forestry education in some Western European countries. The author analyzed various sources and literature on the topic of research and attempted to restore the stages of origin, formation and development of forestry education and science in the Russian Empire in the mid-18th – mid-19th centuries, as well as the changes in introducing and applying the Western European patterns into practice.

Keywords


history; forestry education; Russian Empire; forestry; forest conservation

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13165/SMS-14-6-1-05

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"Societal studies" ISSN online 2029-2244 / ISSN print 2029-2236