Volume 7, No. 2 (2017)



Original papers



Vertical electric resistivity sounding of natural and anthropogenically affected cryosols of Fildes Peninsula, Western Antarctica

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Evgeny Abakumov


Saint-Petersburg State University, Department of Applied Ecology, 16-line 29, Vasilyevskiy Island, Saint-Petersburg, 199178, Russia


Pollen- and Non Pollen Palynomorphs- Analyses from Svalbard

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Vlasta Jankovská


Institute of Botany, Laboratory of Paleoecology, The Czech Academy of Sciences, Lidická 25/27, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic 


Adaptations of epilithic lichens to the microclimate conditions of the White Sea coast

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Anzhella V. Sonina, Anastasya D. Rumjantseva, Anna A. Tsunskaya, Vera I. Androsova


Petrozavodsk State University, Department of Botany and Plant Physiology, Lenin st. 33, Petrozavodsk 185910, Russia


Relative transparency of sea water in the Green-fjord Bay (Spitsbergen)

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Boris Viacheslavovich Ivanov1,2


1Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, Bering 38, St. Petersburg, 199397, Russia

2St. Petersburg State University, Universitetskaya nab 7-9-11, St. Petersburg, 199034, Russia




 Use of traditional knowledge by the United States Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to support resource management

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James J. Kendall Jr.1, Jeffrey J. Brooks1, Chris Campbell1, Kathleen L. Wedemeyer1, Catherine C. Coon1, Sharon E. Warren1, Guillermo Auad2, Dennis K. Thurston1, Rodney E. Cluck2, Frances E. Mann1, Sharon A. Randall1, Mark A. Storzer1, David W. Johnston1, Deanna Meyer-Pietruszka3, Michael L. Haller1

1Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Department of the Interior, Anchorage, AK, USA
2Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Department of the Interior, Sterling, VA, USA
3Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Department of the Interior, Washington DC, USA


A survey of helminths of polar bears in the Russian Arctic

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Olga P. Kurnosova1, Alexander V. Khrustalev1, Natalya A. Illarionova2, Irina M. Odoevskaya1


1All-Russian K.I. Skrjabin Institute of Fundamental and Applied Parasitology of Animals and Plants, B. Cheremushkinskaya St. 28, Moscow, 117218, Russia

2Marine Mammal Council (MMC), Nachimovskiy av. 36, Moscow, 117851, Russia


Atmospheric hydrological cycles in the Arctic and Antarctic during the past four decades

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Kazuhiro Oshima1, Koji Yamazaki2


1Institute of Arctic Climate and Environment Research, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Yokosuka, Japan

2Faculty of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan


Algae, cyanobacteria, and microscopic fungi complexes in the Rybachy Peninsula soils, Russia

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Maria Korneykova, Vera Redkina, Regina Shalygina


Institute of the Industrial Ecology Problems of the North of Kola Science Centre of Russian Academy of Sciences, Department of Microorganisms Ecology, Apatity, Russia


Solution for information and analytical support of staffing management in the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation

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Andrey Grigorevich Oleynik, Vitaliy Viktorovich Bystrov, Darya Nikolaevna Khaliullina


Institute for Informatics and Mathematical Modelling of Technological Processes of the Kola Science Center Russian Academy of Sciences, Fersman st.24a, Apatity, Murmansk region, Russia


The study of atmospherically deposited Spheroidal Carbonaceous Particles (SCP) from the Kongsfjorden, Svalbard

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Neelu Singh1, Vartika Singh2, Chikkamadaiah Krishnaiah3


1National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research, Goa, India

2Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeosciences, Lucknow, India

3Department of Marine Geology, Mangalore University, Karnataka, India


Monitoring of parameters of coastal Arctic ecosystems for sustainability control by remote sensing in the short-wave range of radio waves with use of the experimental equipment of coherent reception of a ground-based measuring complex

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Sergej Yurievich Belov


M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Physics Department, Leninskie gory 1, Moscow 119991, Russia


Potential Arctic connections to eastern North American cold winters

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James E. Overland,1, Muyin Wang1,2


1NOAA/Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle WA, USA

2University of Washington/JISAO, Seattle WA, USA


‘Reindeer Botanist’ and the Onset of Canadian Arctic Ecology (In memory of the 40th anniversary of A. E. Porsild’s passing)

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Josef Svoboda


Department of Biology, University of Toronto Mississauga, Ontario, Canada


Hydrocarbons content in soils of the northernmost taiga ecosystem of Komi Republic (North-East of Russia)

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Evgeny Dmitrievich Lodygin1, Vasily Aleksandrovich Beznosikov1, Evgeny Vasil'evich Abakumov2


1Institute of Biology, Komi Science Center, Ural Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Syktyvkar, Russia

2Saint-Petersburg State University, Saint-Petersburg, Russia


The assessment of the socio-economic damage of the indigenous peoples due to industrial development of Russian Arctic

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Violetta Gassiy1, Ivan Potravny2

1IASC 2017-2018 Fellow, Public Administration Department, Faculty of Management and Psychology, Kuban State University, Stavropolskaya 149, 350049 Krasnodar, Russia
Project and Programmes Management Department, Faculty of Management, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Stremianyy Per., 36, 117997 Moscow, Russia


Health, indigenous food security and social politics in the Arctic region (with the special focus on Murmansk oblast)

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Zhanna Kasparyan


Kola Science Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Barents Centre for the Humanities, Apatity, Russian Federation


Solutions for system analysis and information support of the various activities in the Arctic

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Andrey Oleynik, Pavel Lomov, Alexey Shemyakin, Alexey Avdeev


Institute for Informatics and Mathematical Modelling of Technological Processes of the Kola Science Center Russian Academy of Sciences, Fersman st. 24a, Apatity, Murmansk region, Russia


Indigenous peoples' control over contemporary challenges of traditional subsistence socio-ecological systems sustainability: The case from the taiga zone of Siberia

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Tatiana Vlasova1, Nikita Kaplin2, Sergey Volkov3 


1Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Laboratory of Geopolitical Studies, Staromonetniy  pereulok 29, Moscow, Russia

2Association of indigenous peoples of Evenkia (ARUN), Uvachana, 11, Baykit, Evenkia, Krasnoyarsk region,  Russia

3Institute of Agricultural Economy, Russian Academy Sciences, Khoroshovskoye shosse, 35, Moscow, Russia


Airborne fungi in arctic settlement Tiksi (Russian Arctic, coast of the Laptev Sea)

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Irina Yu. Kirtsideli1, Dmitry Yu. Vlasov1,2, Evgeny V. Abakumov2, Elena P. Barantsevich3, Yuri K. Novozhilov1, Viacheslav A. Krylenkov2, Vladimir T. Sokolov4


1Botanical Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, 197376, Prof. Popov st. 2, St. Petersburg, Russia

2Saint-Petersburg State University, 199034, Universitetska nab. 7-9, St. Petersburg, Russia
3Northwestern Almazov Federal medical research center of the Russian Federation Ministry of 3 Health, 197341, Akkuratova st. 2, St. Petersburg, Russia

4Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, 19939,  Bering st. 38,  St. Petersburg, Russia


Tendencies in current climate change and atmospheric circulation variability in the Arctic region of West Siberia

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Elena V. Kharyutkina, Sergey V. Loginov


Institute of Monitoring of Climatic and Ecological Systems of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Laboratory of Physics of Climatic Systems 634 055, Tomsk, 10/3 Academichesky ave, Russia


Editorial Note



State of Art and Prospectives of Polar and Alpine Research
November 21st 2017, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University Brno


Vaucheria sp. – a xanthophycean alga from Svalbard intertidal zone. Year 2 (Extended abstract BIOSCIENCES 2017)



Claude-Eric Souquieres 1, Jana Kvíderová1, Josef Elster1,2


1Centre for Polar Ecology, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice, Czech Republic

2Centre for Phycology, Institute of Botany, Třeboň, Czech Republic


Call to complete the circumarctic juniper network – an environmental proxy (Extended abstract BIOSCIENCES 2017)



Jiří Lehejček1, Allan Buras2,3, Rohan Shetti3, Elena Pellizzari4, Martin Wilmking3


1Department of Environmental Security, Faculty of Logistics and Crisis Management, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, nám. T.G. Masaryka 5555, 760 01 Zlín, Czech Republic

2Professorship of Ecoclimatology, Technische Universität München, Hans-Carl-von-Carlowitz Platz 2, 85354 Freising, Germany

3Institute of Botany and Landscape Ecology, University of Greifswald, Soldmannstr. 15, 17487 Greifswald, Germany

4Deaparment of TeSAF, Università Degli Studi di Padova, Legnaro, Italy


Primary growth of Juniperus communis in southwest Greenland (Extended abstract BIOSCIENCES 2017)



František Trkal1, Jiří Lehejček2

1Department of Forest Ecology, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Science, Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, Kamýcká 1176, 165 00 Prague 6 - Suchdol, Czech Republic
Department of Environmental Security, Faculty of Logistics and Crisis Management, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, nám. T.G. Masaryka 5555, 760 01 Zlín, Czech Republic