Consortium
«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

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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

Consortium members publications

Ability of benthic oligochaetes to bury microplastics in aquatic bottom sediments // Science of The Total Environment. 2023. Vol. 857, 159687. doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.159687  full text 
Identification of micro- and nanoplastics released from medical masks using hyperspectral imaging and deep learning doi.org/10.1039/D2AN01139E
Probing nanoplastics derived from polypropylene face masks with hyperspectral dark-field microscopy doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.158574
Скрининг содержания микропластика в поверхностных водах Российских рек // Экология и промышленность России. 2022; 26 (9): 67-74. DOI:10.18412/1816-0395-2022-9-67-71
Coronas of micro/nano plastics: a key determinant in their risk assessments. Particle and Fibre Toxicology. DOI
Ontogenetic Transfer of Microplastics in Bloodsucking Mosquitoes Aedes aegypti L. (Diptera: Culicidae) Is a Potential Pathway for Particle Distribution in the Environment. Water. 2022; 14(12):1852. doi.org/10.3390/w14121852
Microplastics distribution in bottom sediments of the Baltic Sea Proper. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 2022. 179: 113743. doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2022.113743
Assessment of seasonal variability of input of microplastics from the Northern Dvina River to the Arctic Ocean. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 175, 2022, 113370. doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2022.113370
Microplastic variability in subsurface water from the Arctic to Antarctica. Environmental Pollution. 298, 2022, 118808. doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2022.118808
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.org/10.1007/698_2021_746
Physical processes behind interactions of microplastic particles with natural ice. Environ. Res. Commun. 4, 012001. doi.org/10.1088/2515-7620/ac49a8
Nanomechanical Atomic Force Microscopy to Probe Cellular Microplastics Uptake and Distribution. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 23, no. 2: 806. doi: 10.3390/ijms23020806
The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry. Plastic in the Aquatic Environment: Interactions with Microorganisms. The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry, Springer Berlin (Heidelberg, Germany) 2021. DOI: 10.1007/698_2021_747
Toxic Effects of Microplastics on Culture Scenedesmus quadricauda: Interactions between Microplastics and Algae. Moscow University Biological Sciences Bulletin, Allerton Press (N.Y., USA), 2021. V. 76, № 4, P. 202-209 DOI: 10.3103/S0096392521040076
Plastic pollution of the coastal surface water in the Middle and Southern Baikal. Water Resources. 2021. V. 48. № 1. P. 56-64. DOI: 10.31857/S0321059621010181
Analysis of microplastic concentrations in water and bottom sediments as a new aspect of ecological monitoring // IOP Conference Series Earth and Environmental Science. 2021. V. 834(1). 012057. doi: 10.1088/1755-1315/834/1/012057
Исследование загрязнения микропластиком морей российской Арктики и Дальнего Востока // Арктика: экология и экономика. — 2021. — Т. 11, No 2. — С. 164 — 177. DOI: 10.25283/2223-4594-2021-2-164-177
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
Combining citizen and conventional science for microplastics monitoring in the White Sea basin (Russian Arctic), Marine Pollution Bulletin, Vol.173, Part A. doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112955
Dark-field hyperspectral microscopy for label-free microplastics and nanoplastics detection and identification in vivo: A Caenorhabditis elegans study. Environmental Pollution. 271: 116337. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2020.116337
Label-free identification of microplastics in human cells: dark-field microscopy and deep learning study. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. doi: 10.1007/s00216-021-03749-y
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: 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
Studying the concentration of microplastic particles in water, bottom sediments and subsoils in the coastal area of the Neva Bay, the Gulf of Finland // Water Resources. 2020. V. 47(4). P. 599–607. doi: 10.1134/S0097807820040132
Marine litter pollution in Baltic Sea beaches – application of the Sand rake method. Frontiers in Environmental Science. 2020. Т. 8. С. 599978. DOI:10.3389/fenvs.2020.599978
Data on microplastic contamination of the Baltic Sea bottom sediment samples in 2015-2016. Data in Brief, 28. doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2019.104887
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,. 30, P. 105635. doi: 10.1016/J.DIB.2020.105635
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
On the assessment of microplastic distribution in the Eastern part of the Gulf of Finland. Фундаментальная и прикладная гидрофизика. 2019. Т. 12. № 4. С. 32-41. DOI: 10.7868/S207366731904004X
Interrelationship of microplastic pollution in sediments and oysters in a seaport environment of the eastern coast of Australia. Science of the Total Environment, 695: 133924. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.133924
On the assessment of microplastic distribution in the Eastern part of the Gulf of Finland. Фундаментальная и прикладная гидрофизика. Т. 12. № 4. P. 32-41. doi: 10.7868/S207366731904004X
Marine litter monitoring: review for the Gulf of Finland coast. In: 2018 IEEE/OES Baltic International Symposium, BALTIC 2018. P. 8634860. doi: 10.1109/BALTIC.2018.8634860
Beached marine litter in the Russian part of the Gulf of Finland: monitoring methods and accumulation trends. In: From small scales to large scales – The Gulf of Finland Science Days 2019. P. 8.
On the distribution of microplastics in the Neva Bay and the Eastern part of the Gulf of Finland. In: From small scales to large scales – The Gulf of Finland Science Days 2019. P. 18.
Marine litter monitoring: review for the Gulf of Finland coast. В сборнике: 2018 IEEE/OES Baltic International Symposium, BALTIC 2018. 2019. С. 8634860. DOI: 10.1109/BALTIC.2018.8634860

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

Yulia Frank, PhD

Director of Research Center for Microplastics in the Environment, Tomsk State University