Project stuff

Anton A. Uspenskiy

Head specialist (ведущий специалист) in the laboratory of ichthyology, Saint-Petersburg branch of "VNIRO" (GosNIORKh n.a. L.S.Berg).

The direction of scientific researches: Shallow-water fish communities, mass fish species in the eastern Gulf of Finland, invasive fish species, coastal fish monitoring. Author of more than 20 scientific publications.

Daria Ryabchuk

Working at A.P. Karpinsky Russian Geological Research Institute (VSEGEI) in the Department of Marine and Environmental Geology, Head of Department Candidate (Ph. D) of Geol.-Miner. Sci. (2002)

Specialization: marine geology, sedimentology, environmental geology, coastal zone geology

Experience: participation in more than 20 national and international (in 11 – as a Project Leader) in the different spheres of marine and environmental geology, including geological survey and prospecting, Quaternary geology, palaeogeography, coastal dynamics study etc. at the Baltic Sea and eastern part of the Gulf of Finland, Ladoga Lake, Neva River, White Sea, Barents Sea, Baikal Lake, Eastern Siberian Sea. More than 260 publications.
In the framework of ADRIENNE (ER55) project: development of approaches for benthic landscapes mapping

Elena Nesterova

Working at A.P. Karpinsky Russian Geological Research Institute (VSEGEI) in the Department of Marine and Environmental Geology,

Leading scientist

Scientific field of interests: environmental geology, marine geology, geological mapping

In the framework of ADRIENNE (ER55) project: field works, laboratory analysis, etc.

Filipp Leontev

Working at A.P. Karpinsky Russian Geological Research Institute (VSEGEI) in the Department of Regional Geoecology and Marine Geology

Master’s degree in Geoecology, Saint Petersburg University (2019)

Scientific field of interests: ecology, marine geology, GIS-mapping, socioecology, radioecology

In the framework of ADRIENNE (ER55) project: GIS-mapping (modelling), laboratory analysis, field works, etc.

Ostanin Nikifor

In 2010 graduated from St.-Petersburg state university, faculity of geography.

My research interests include geoinformatics,  remote sensing, ecology  and information modelling.

Since 2014 participate in several projects for remote study of Gulf of Finland coastal zone ecology.

Currentl I’m full stack developer of 3d-GIS for industry.

Scientific interest of past year is semi-automatic data and geodata processing, geostatistics and maschine learning.

Eugenia K. Lange

Researcher of Laboratory of marine ecology, Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Science.
Member of HELCOM Phytoplankton Expert Group (HELCOM PEG).
Graduated from: Faculty of Biology, Saint-Petersburg State University.
Postgraduate studies: Saint Petersburg branch of the FSBSI «VNIRO» («GosNIORKH» named after L.S. Berg»).
Research interests include studying the influence of natural conditions and anthropogenic impact on the structure and functioning of marine and surface waters phytoplankton communities.

In the framework of the project, in order to identify marine invasive species of microalgae, their possible sources and distribution paths, as well as to study modern biodiversity, during the growing season of 2019 phytoplankton and periphyton samples were collected and now are analyzing. Samples were collected in areas of the eastern part of the Gulf of Finland that are most vulnerable to invasion (the Koporye Bay near the Leningrad NPP, Ust-Luga MP, the Narva Bay, MTP Primorsk, etc.).

Preparing for the field season.
Data on additional collected phytoplankton samples were entered into the general database (Field SPBRC July_September 2019_OM_ET AL.xlsx).
A list of harmful dominant phytoplankton species in the eastern part of the Gulf of Finland has been compiled, indicating environmental characteristics and toxic effects.
According to open sources, a list of alien algoflora species in the eastern part of the Gulf of Finland has been prepared.
Processing of phytoplankton samples.

Liybov V. Zhakova

Employee's position: junior researcher
Education: Leningrad State University, 1983
Research Interests: Hydrobotany, ecology; macrophytes; taxonomy, phylogeny, biogeography Сharales algae.
Field studies: Water reservoirs of the European part of Russia, the Aral Sea, the delta of the Volga River, the Eastern part of the Gulf of Finland, the reservoirs of the Republics of Tatarstan, Mari El and Karelia.

Membership in Scientific Societies:
- Hydrobiological Society (
- Botanical Society  (


Людмила Павловна Флячинская

Должность: к.б.н., старший научный сотрудник

Область научных интересов: эмбриональное и личиночное развитие беспозвоночных животных, морфология ювенильных стадий двустворчатых моллюсков.

В рамках проекта в 2019 году получены данные о развитии массовых видов двустворчатых моллюсков Балтийского моря, имеющих пелагическую личинку.