Skip to main content

Гидробиологическая станция «Глубокое озеро» им. Н.Ю. Зографа


Head of the station: N.M. Korovchinsky, Dr. Biol. Sci.

Head-manage: A.I. Borodatch


The Hydrobiological Station «Glubokoye Lake» was founded in 1891 on the shore of Lake Glubokoye (Ruzsky District, Moscow Oblast') by Moscow University Professor N.Yu. Zograf, and is the oldest institution of its kind in Russia and the world. Over many years several generations of scientists have worked here, making significant contributions to science. Currently, the Lake Glubokoye Hydrobiological Station is supervised by the Laboratory of Ecology of Aquatic Communities and Invasions, of the Institute of Ecology and Evolution of the Russian Academy of Sciences (headed by Academician Yu.Yu. Dgebuadze). Staff of the Laboratory of the Behaviour of Lower Vertebrates and the Laboratory of Tropical Technologies work there continuously as well. Students of the Biology Department of Moscow State University come each summer for practice-internships, and international cooperation is carried out. The range of current research at the Biostation includes longterm monitoring observations of zooplankton, fish, and amphibians; studies of their spatial distribution, behaviour and migration behaviour, bottom sediments, and testing of industrial materials under natural conditions


Laboratory building built in 1905, declared a monument of science and culture



Professor NY Zograf