Olga Lobchuk

Olga Lobchuk, junior Researcher

Web of Science ResearcherID: L-3350-2016
Scopus Author ID: 

1. Personal data

 Name Olga Lobhuk

Date of birth   24.05.1987

Address prospect Mira, 1, 236022 Kaliningrad, Russia

Mob.  +7 921 619 12 85 

Fax.  +7 (4012) 91 69 70

E-mail  olga_may87@mail.ru

Web www.atlantic.ocean.ru

2. Present position:              

Junior researcher, Laboratory for Marine Physics, Atlantic Branch of P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Kaliningrad, Russia

3. Research fields

  •  geophysical fluid dynamics:

    • water exchange, upwelling, cascading,

    • mixing near the temperature of maximum density;

  • 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;


  • field measurements; laboratory experiment.

 3. Language skills

English (basic); Russian (native)

4. Education:                          

 Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Kaliningrad, 2004-2009 (Specialty: Physics);

 P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Moscow, Russia; postgraduate studies 2009-2013.

 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).

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).

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).

Grants for Expeditions:

2021, 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. From macro to micro, from patchy to uniform: Analyzing plastic contamination along and across a sandy tide-less coast / E. Esiukova, L. Khatmullina, Lobchuk O., Grave A., Kileso A.,Haseler M. // Marine Pollution Bulletin. – 2020. – Vol. 156. – P. 111198. – DOI 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2020.111198.

  2. Chubarenko, I., Esiukova, E., Khatmullina, L., Lobchuk, O., Isachenko, I., Bukanova, T. (2021) Microplastcs in marine environment. Moscow, Scientific World. 520 pp. ISBN 978-5-91522-513-7 (in Russian).

  3. Chubarenko, I.P., Demchenko, N.Yu., Esiukova, E.E., Lobchuk, O.I., Karmanov, K.V., Pilipchuk, V.A., Isachenko, I.A., Kuleshov, A.F., Chugaevich, V.Ya., Stepanova, N.B., Krechik, V.A., & Bagaev, A.V. (2017). Spring thermocline formation in the coastal zone of the southeastern Baltic Sea based on field data in 2010–2013. Oceanology, 57, 632-638. https://doi.org/10.1134/S000143701705006X.

  4. Esiukova E. E. Microplastic contamination of sandy beaches of national parks, protected and recreational areas in southern parts of the Baltic Sea / E. Esiukova, O. Lobchuk, I. Chubarenko, M. Haseler // Marine Pollution Bulletin. – 2021. – Vol. 173. – P. 113002. – DOI 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.113002.

  5. Esiukova E. E. Marine macrophytes retain microplastics /, O. I. Lobchuk, A. A. Volodina, I. P. Chubarenko // Marine Pollution Bulletin. – 2021. – Vol. 171. – P. 112738. – DOI 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112738.

  6. Esiukova E. From macro to micro: dataset on plastic contamination along and across a sandy tide-less coast (the Curonian Spit, the Baltic Sea) /L. Khatmullina, O. Lobchuk [et al.] // Data in Brief. – 2020. – Vol. 30. – P. 105635. – DOI 10.1016/j.dib.2020.105635.

  7. Lobchuk O., A. Kileso (2020). Spatial distribution and sources of anthropogenic marine litter on the sea shore of the Kaliningrad region. Gidrometeorologiya i Ekologiya. Hydrometeorology and Ecology (Proceedings of the Russian State Hydrometeorological University). 2020, 61: 521—533. [In Russian]. doi: 10.33933/2074-2762-2020-61-521-533

  8. Lobchuk, O. (2018). Spatial variability of the location of boundaries and the thickness of the cold intermediate layer in the Baltic sea in spring. Proceedings of the Russian State Hydrometeorological University, 53: 97-102.