Scientific Head: Anna Vladimirovna Skriptsova, a senior researcher, Cand. Sci. Biol., has managed the laboratory since 2016.
Main fields of research:
The goals of the laboratory’s activity are as follows:
Approaches and methods used
To analyze the structure and dynamics of communities, standard hydrobiological methods are used (the methods of test plots and hydrobiological transects). Analysis of physiological condition of autotrophic organisms is based on the methods of variable chlorophyll a fluorescence (saturation pulse method) and oximetry. Standard spectrophotometric techniques are applied to assess antioxidant potential and content of secondary metabolites (phenolic compounds, polysaccharides, and mycosporine-like amino acids).
Objects under study: sea grasses, marine macroalgae, marine phytocenoses, commercial and potentially commercial algae, and hermatypic corals. Studies are carried out in the seas of temperate and tropical latitudes.
Information provided by the researcher L.I. Sabitova.