Douglas Robert WEINER

University of Arizona, Tucson, USA


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ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3164-9606

Scopus Author ID: 36755072600

Web of Science ResearcherID: AFG-4409-2022

PhD in History, Professor, Professor of Department of History at University of Arizona

Research interests:

history of Biology in Russia/USSR; Russian and Global Environmental History

Membership in scientific associations:

  • American Society for Environmental History, member (president 2003-2005)
  • American Association for Slavic, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies, member
  • History of Science Society, member

Membership in the editorial boards of other journals:

  • “Studies in the History of Biology” / “Istoriko-biologicheskie issledovaniya” (St. Petersburg, Russia), editorial board member
  • “Soviet and Post-Soviet Review” (Leiden, Netherlands), editorial board member


  • Nominated for the Balzan Prize in History of Science (2009)
  • Laureate Diploma of the Moscow Society of Naturalists (1994)

Publications in the subject area of the journal “Voprosy istorii estestvoznaniia i tekhniki” [“Studies in the History of Science and Technology”]:

  • Eloge: Eduard Izrailovich Kolchinskii (1944–2020), Isis, 2020, vol. 111, no. 4, pp. 838-839. (with Ackert, L., Brain, S.C., Graham, L.R., and Josephson, P.)
  • ‘Beneath any criticism.’ What the ‘Fedorova Affair’ reveals about Soviet science during the Khrushchev Thaw, Istoriko-biologicheskie issledovaniya [Studies in the History of Biology], 2018, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 34-58. DOI 10.24411/2076-8176-2018-11965 (with Samokish A.V.)
  • Conclusion, in: Nicholas Breyfogle, ed., Eurasian Environments. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018. Pp. 298-315. (with Brooke, J.)
  • Communism and Environment, in: Juliane Furst et al., Cambridge Encyclopedia of World Communism, vol. 3. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2017. Pp. 529-555.

Participation in grants:

  • Spencer Foundation (1995-1996)
  • IREX (1979-1980; 1995)
  • National Academy of Sciences (1986)
  • Andrew Mellon Postdoctorate Fellowship (Harvard, 1984-1986)

Contact information:

400N Chavez, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA

(520) 621-1586