«Microplastics in the Environment»

«In nature we never see anything isolated, but everything in connection with something else which is before it, beside it, under it and over it»

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Our projects

Microplastics in snow:
from Arctic to Altai​
Microplastics in Agricultural Soils
Microplastics in Rivers
Bioaccumulation of Miroplastics
Microplastics in Fish
Deposition of Microplastics
in Aquatic Bottom sediments


Is it snowing microplastics in Siberia? (in preparation)
Evidence for Microplastics Contamination of the Remote Tributary of the Yenisei River, Siberia. The Pilot Study Results. Water 13, 3248. doi: 10.3390/w13223248
Preliminary screening for microplastic concentrations in the surface water of rivers Ob and Tom in Siberia, Russia. Sustainability, 13(1): 80. doi:10.3390/su13010080
Thin synthetic fibers sinking in still and convectively mixing water: laboratory experiments and projection to oceanic environment. Environ. Pollut. 2021 doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2021.117714
Microplastic contamination of sandy beaches of national parks, protected and recreational areas in southern parts of the Baltic Sea. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 2021, 173, Part A: 113002 doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.113002
Microplastic Abundance In Volga River: Results Of A Pilot Study In Summer 2020. GEOGRAPHY, ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINABILITY. 2021,14(3):82-93 doi:doi:10.24057/2071-9388-2021-041
Marine Litter in the Russian Gulf of Finland and South-East Baltic: Application of Different Methods of Beach Sand Sampling. In: The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. doi: 10.1007/698_2021_746
Microplastics in fish gut, first records from the Tom River in West Siberia, Russia. Tomsk State University Journal of Biology, 52: 130-139. doi: 10.17223/19988591/52/7
Marine litter pollution in Baltic Sea beaches – application of the Sand rake method. Frontiers in Environmental Science. Т. 8. P. 599978. doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2020.599978

Consortium members

The consortium was created in 2021 and brings together research teams from different countries interested in cooperation on the study of the behavior of microplastics in various environments.

Contact us

National Research Tomsk State University

36 Lenina Ave, Tomsk, Russia