Elena Esiukova

Elena Esiukova, PhD, Senior Researcher


Web of Science ResearcherID: B-8205-2017

Scopus ID: 36499271900

ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1836-610X

1. Personal data

 Name                   Elena Esiukova

Date of birth   30.09.1962

Address           prospect Mira, 1,

                         236022 Kaliningrad, Russia

Mob.                +7 911 457 75 17

Fax                   +7 (4012) 91 69 70

E-mail                 elena_esiukova@mail.ru

Web                    www.atlantic.ocean.ru


2. Present position:              

Senior researcher, Laboratory for Marine Physics, PhD (Geogr.)

 Atlantic Branch of P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Kaliningrad, Russia

3. Research fields

 geophysical fluid dynamics:

                                          cascading, upwelling, water exchange,

                                          Langmuir circulation in shallow basins;

marine microplastics:

                                          environmental monitoring;

      physical and dynamical properties of MPs;

                                   MPs migrations in sea coastal zone;

                                         mechanical fragmentation in swash zone;

      MPs and marine ice;

      microplastics and marine macrophytes

marine litter:

     micro/meso/macroplastics in marine environment;

     geosynthetic / geotextile debris in marine environment


                                        field measurements; laboratory experiment; numerical modelling.

 3. Language skills

English (basic); Russian (native)


4. Education:                          

 Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Kaliningrad, 2009: PhD, Geography (Specialty: Oceanology);

 Kaliningrad Technical Institute for the Fishery Industry and Economy, 1980-1985 (Specialty: Automated control systems); postgraduate studies 1989-1992.

 5. Research Projects (after 2007):

2019-present: Boundary conditions for problems of transport and fate of microplastics particles in marine environment (Russian Science Foundation, project № 19-17-00041).

2019-present: Cold Intermediate Layer of the Baltic Sea: verifying hypotheses of its formation. (Russian Foundation for Basic Research, project № 13-05-01041-a).

2018-present: Litter rim of the Baltic Sea coast: monitoring, impact, and remediation. ERA.Net RUS Plus Call 2017, project № 429 (RFBR via grant No.18-55-76001) (Germany, Estonia, Russia).

2018-present: Environmental impact of geosynthetics in aquatic systems. ERA.Net RUS Plus (No RUS ST2017-212) (RFBR via grant No.18-55-76002) (Germany, Latvia, Russia)

2015-2017: Microplastics research in the Baltic marine environment (Russian Science Foundation, project № 15-17-10020).

2013-2015: Investigation of the role of intermediate layers in thermohaline conveyor of the Baltic Sea (Russian Foundation for Basic Research, № 13-05-01041-a).

2011-2013: Mixing and water exchange in coastal lagoons under fall/winter time conditions (RFBR № 11-05-00674-a).

2010-2012: Unsteady convective water exchange between shelf and open sea and its contribution to formation of thermo-haline structure of the Baltic Sea (RFBR № 10-05-00540-a).

2010-2012: Seasonal structural front and formation of cold intermediate layer of the Baltic sea (RFBR № 10-05-00472-a).

2010-2012: RFBR (mobility of young scientists, Project lieder): № 10-05-90765 mob st; № 11-05-90737 mob st; № 12-05-90820 mol rf

2008-2010: Advanced modeling tool for scenarios of the Baltic Sea ecosystem to support decision making – ECOSUPPORT (RFBR № 08-05-92421-BONUS_a).

2007-2009: Investigation of a mechanism of seasonal water-exchange between shelf and open sea area and its response to the expected climate change (RFBR № 07-05-00850-a).

 Grants for Expeditions:

2020; 2019, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 (RFBR №№ 19-05-00717, 13-05-10086-k, 12-05-10069-k, 11-05-10060-k, 10-05-10050-k, 09-05-10037-k).


 6. Selected publications (after 2010):

 Peer-reviewed Journal papers

  1.               Chubarenko I., Esiukova E., Khatmullina L., Lobchuk O., Grave A., Kileso A., Haseler M. (2020) From macro to micro, from patchy to uniform: analyzing plastic contamination along and across a sandy tide-less coast. Mar. Pollut. Bull. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2020.111198
  2.               Esiukova E., Khatmullina L., Lobchuk O., Grave A., Kileso A., Haseler M., Zyubin A., Chubarenko I. From macro to micro: dataset on plastic contamination along and across a sandy tide-less coast (the Curonian Spit, the Baltic Sea). Data in Brief. Volume 30, June 2020, 105635. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2020.105635 (open access).
  3.               Esiukova E., Zobkov M, Chubarenko I. Data on microplastic contamination of the Baltic Sea bottom sediment samples in 2015-2016. Data in Brief. Volume 28, February 2020, 104887 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2019.104887 (open access).
  4.               Zobkov M.B., Esiukova E.E. Zyubin A.Y., Samusev I.G. Microplastic content variation in water column: the observations with novel sampling tool in stratified Baltic Sea. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 2019. Vol. 138. P. 193-205. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.11.047
  5.               Chubarenko I.P., Isachenko I.A., Esiukova E.E. On the role of clastic shores in mechanical fragmentation of marine plastics. Processes in geomedia. 2019.No 4 (22). Pp. 534-539. (In Russian).  https://elibrary.ru/item.asp?id=42666846; http://journal.geomediacenter.ru/pgm-4-22-2019

Chubarenko, I.P., Esiukova, E.E., Bagaev, A.V., Bagaeva, M.A., Grave, A.N. (2018) Three-dimensional distribution of anthropogenic microparticles in the body of sandy beaches. Science of the Total Environment. Vol. 628-629, pp. 1340-1351. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.02.167

  1.               Chubarenko I., Esiukova E., BagaevA., Isachenko I., Demchenko N., Zobkov M., Efimova I., Bagaeva M., Khatmullina L. (2018) Behavior of Microplastics in Coastal Zones, In: Microplastic Contamination in Aquatic Environments, edited by Eddy Y. Zeng, Elsevier, 2018, Pages 175-223, ISBN 9780128137475, https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-813747-5.00006-0.
  2.               Zobkov M. B., Esiukova E. E. Microplastics in a marine environment: review of methods for sampling, processing and analyzing of microplastics in water, bottom sediments, and coastal deposits. Oceanology, 2018, vol. 58, no. 1, pp. 137-143. DOI: 10.1134/S0001437017060169
  3.               Esiukova E. E., Chubarenko I. P. Features of the distribution of microplastics on sandy beaches of the Kaliningrad region (the Baltic Sea). Regional Ecology, 2018. no. 1(51). C. 108–121 (In Russian). DOI: 10.30694/1026-5600-2018-1-108-121
  4.           Esiukova E., Chubarenko B., Simon F.-G. Debris of geosynthetic materials on the shore of South-Eastern Baltic (Kaliningrad Oblast, Russian Federation) // 2018 IEEE/OES Baltic International Symposium (BALTIC). 2018. P. 1-6. DOI: 10.1109/BALTIC.2018.8634842
  5.           Esiukova E. E., Chubarenko B. V., Burnashov E. M. Geosynthetic materials as a source of pollution of the marine environment by plastic debris. Regional Ecology, 2018, no. 3(53), pp. 15–28 (In Russian). DOI 10.30694/1026-5600-2018-3-15-28
  6.           Esiukova E.E., Chubarenko I. P., Stont Zh. I. (2017) Upwelling or differential cooling? Analysis of satellite SST images of the Southeastern Baltic Sea. Water Resources. 2017, Vol. 44, Issue 1, pp 69–77. https://doi.org/10.1134/S0097807817010043
  7.           Zobkov M. B., Esiukova E. E. Evaluation of the Munich Plastic Sediment Separator efficiency in extraction of microplastics from natural marine bottom sediments // Limnology and Oceanography: Methods. 2017. Vol.15, P. 967-978. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/wol1/doi/10.1002/lom3.10217/full
  8.           Esiukova E. Plastic pollution on the Baltic beaches of the Kaliningrad region, Russia. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 2017. Vol. 114, P.1072–1080. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.10.001
  9.           Zobkov M., Esiukova E. Microplastics in Baltic Bottom Sediments: quantification procedures and first results.  Mar. Pollut. Bull. 2017. Vol. 114 (2), P.724–732. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0025326X16308761
  10.           Esiukova E. E., Bagaev A. V., A. I. Mizyuk A. I., Chubarenko I. P. Floating litter on the beaches of the south-eastern Baltic: observations and numerical modelling. Regional Ecology, 2017. no. 1(47). pp. 47-57. (In Russian).  https://elibrary.ru/item.asp?id=29392590
  11.           Esiukova E.E. Plastic and paraffin pollution of the South-East Baltic beaches. Oceanology: Interactive almanac. 2017. No. 1. (In Russian)  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nauka/id1188706503; https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.naukapublishers.naturealmanac
  12.           Chubarenko, I., Bagaiev, A., Zobkov, M., Esiukova, E. (2016) On some physical and dynamical properties of microplastic particles in marine environment. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 108, 105–112. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.04.048
  13.           Rozynski G., M. Bielecka, P. Margonski, I. Psuty, L. Szhymanek, B. Chubarenko, E. Esiukova, D. Domnin, A. Domnina and V. Pilipchuk.  Chapter 7. The physio-geographical background and ecology of the Vistula Lagoon. [In] Coastal Lagoons in Europe. Edited by Ana I. Lillebo, Per Stalnacke and Geoffrey D. Gooch. – London: IWA Publishing Alliance House.–2015 (227 p.). Pp. 7-67. http://www.iwapublishing.com/sites/default/files/ebooks/9781780406299.full_.pdf
  14.           Esiukova E.E, Chubarenko I.P., Sinyukhin A.O. How to differentiate between coastal cooling and upwelling events on SST images? // Baltic International Symposium (BALTIC), 2014 IEEE/OES, 27-29 May 2014, Tallinn, Estonia. – Publisher: IEEE. – p. 1-7. – Print ISBN: 978-1-4799-5707-1, DOI: 10.1109/BALTIC.2014.6887839
  15.           Chubarenko I., Esiukova E., Chubarenko B., Baudler H.. Down-slope cascading modulated by day/night variations of solar heating. J. Limnol., 2013; 72(2): 240-252. https://doi.org/10.4081/jlimnol.2013.e19
  16.           Chubarenko B. V., L. V. Leitsina, E. E. Esiukova, and D. N. Kurennoy. Model Analysis of the Currents and Wind Waves in the Vistula Lagoon of the Baltic Sea. Oceanology, 2012, Vol. 52, No. 6, pp. 748–753. http://dx.doi.org/10.1134/S000143701206001X
  17.           Chubarenko I, Chubarenko B., Esiukova E. and Baudler H. Mixing by Langmuir circulation in shallow lagoons.  Baltica, 23(1), 2010. pp. 13-24.