Dr. Alexander Ivlev received his PhD (1968) in the Chemical Technology Institute of Mendeleyev (Moscow) for studies on isotope fractionation of elements with middle and heavy masses by chemical exchange. After his doctoral studies, his interests included organic geochemistry, biogeochemistry, plant physiology and photosynthesis. The next PhD (1986), he got in the Institute of Chemical Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences for research on biophysical mechanisms in photosynthesizing cell. In 2005, he was awarded the medal of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences “To Author of Scientific Discovery” for establishing link between distribution of carbon isotopes in metabolites and temporal organization of metabolic processes. Continuing his work in the Scientific Research Institute of Oil Prospecting, in 1995 he was invited to be a Professor of Russian State Agrarian University. Working in the university, he discovered the carbon isotope effect in photorespiration (1993) and the oscillatory nature of photosynthesis (2004). Using the isotope method, he and his colleagues proposed oscillation model of photosynthesis (2008-2012). He is an author of 4 scientific monographs and 234 publications in Russian and foreign journals. Since 2014 he began to work on the project “Global Carbon Cycle”.
Isotope Fractionation; Cell Metabolism; Plant Physiology; Photosynthesis; Evolution; Ecology; Organic Geochemistry; Biogenesis; Carbon Cycle.