The article is devoted to the scientific and life path of the Associate Professor of the Department of Biogeography of the Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov Elena Germanovna Suslova. The whole life of Elena Germanovna is connected with the department. She graduated from the department in 1974 and stayed there to work – first as an assistant, then, for many years, as an assistant professor. In 1996 she defended her PhD thesis. For many years of work at the department, Elena Germanovna brought up several generations of biogeographers, conducting classes at the department, in the Museum of Earth Science. She paid much attention to practices: she was engaged in the development of practices in Satino, conducted long-distance practices in many regions of Russia, and developed methodological manuals. Elena Germanovna was a brilliant connoisseur of the flora of European Russia and the Caucasus, and her contribution to the study and protection of rare plants cannot be overestimated. For many years, Elena Germanovna collaborated with the Verkhovye Nature Protection Fund in the field of monitoring rare plant species in the Moscow Region and creating specially protected natural areas. She made a huge contribution to the creation of the Red Book of the Moscow Region. Elena Germanovna was an outstanding teacher who trained many highly qualified specialists.
Keywords: Elena Germanovna Suslova, connoisseur of flora, teacher, protection of rare plant species.