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

Probing nanoplastics derived from polypropylene face masks with hyperspectral dark-field microscopy. Sci Total Environ. 854:158574. doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.158574
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
Freshwater Fish Siberian Dace Ingest Microplastics in the Remote Yenisei Tributary. Toxics 2023, 11(1), 38. doi.org/10.3390/toxics11010038
Riverine Litter Flux to the Northeastern Part doi.org/10.3390/jmse11010105
Differences in the Fate of Surface and Subsurface Microplastics: A Case Study in the Central Atlantic. J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2023, 11, 210. doi.org/10.3390/jmse11010210
Nanomechanical Atomic Force Microscopy to Probe Cellular Microplastics Uptake and Distribution. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 23, no. 2: 806. doi: 10.3390/ijms23020806
Physical processes behind interactions of microplastic particles with natural ice. Environ. Res. Commun. 4, 012001. doi.org/10.1088/2515-7620/ac49a8
Microplastics distribution in bottom sediments of the Baltic Sea Proper. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 2022. 179: 113743. doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2022.113743
Microplastics in the first-year sea ice of the Novik Bay, Sea of Japan. Mar Pollut Bull. 185 (2022) 114236. doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2022.114236
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
Microplastics in Freshwater: A Focus on the Russian Inland Waters. Water. 2022; 14(23):3909. doi.org/10.3390/w14233909
Floating marine macro litter in the Black Sea: Toward baselines for large scale assessment // Environmental Pollution. – 2022. – Volume 309, 119816. – ISSN 0269-7491.
doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2022.119816
Transport and accumulation of plastic particles on the varying sediment bed cover:
Open-channel flow experiment. Mar Pollut Bull. 2022 Sep 1;183:114079
doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2022.114079.
Identification of micro- and nanoplastics released from medical masks using hyperspectral imaging and deep learning doi.org/10.1039/D2AN01139E
Coronas of micro/nano plastics: a key determinant in their risk assessments. Particle and Fibre Toxicology. DOI
Microplastics variability in subsurface water from Arctic to Antarctic. Environmental Pollution, Volume 298, 118808
DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2022.118808
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
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
Содержание микропластика во льду, снеге и подлёдной воде Куршского залива зимой 2021 г. Океанологические исследования. 2022. Том 50, № 3, с. 102-117. doi: 0.29006/1564-2291.JOR-2022.50(3).6
Микропластиковое загрязнение морской среды Баренцева и Карского морей в 2019 г. // Гидрометеорология и экология. 2022. No 69. С. 691—711. doi: 10.33933/2713-3001-2022-69-691-711
Совместные российско-бразильские исследования плюма реки Амазонка в ходе 52-го рейса НИС «Академик Борис Петров» // Океанологические исследования. 2022. No 50 (4). С. 203–209. doi.org/10.29006/1564-2291.JOR-2022.50(4).8
Оценка содержания частиц микропластика на акватории Ладожского озера // Труды КарНЦ РАН. Серия Лимнология и океанология. 2022. – № 6. – С. 58-67 DOI: 10.17076/lim1582
Загрязнение микрочастицами морского мусора песчаных побережий восточной части Финского залива Балтийского моря. Экологическая безопасность прибрежной и шельфовой зон моря. 2022. № 2. С. 86-100. DOI: 10.22449/2413-5577-2022-2-86-100
Патентный обзор и патентологические перспективы в области распространения микропластика в окружающей среде и технологий очистки. Экология и промышленность России. 2022;26(12):52-56. doi.org/10.18412/1816-0395-2022-12-52-56.
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
Modelling the Influence from Biota and Organic Matter on the Transport Dynamics of Microplastics in the Water Column and Bottom Sediments in the Oslo Fjord. Water, 13(19): 2690. doi.org/10.3390/w13192690
Microplastics in the Black Sea sediments // Science of The Total Environment. — 2021. — V.760. 143898. — ISSN 0048-9697.
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.143898
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
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
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
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
Evidence for Microplastics Contamination of the Remote Tributary of the Yenisei River, Siberia. The Pilot Study Results. Water 13, 3248. doi: 10.3390/w13223248
Is it snowing microplastics in Siberia? (in preparation)
Floating macrolitter leaked from Europe into the ocean // Nature Sustainability. — 2021. — V.4, pp. 474–483
DOI: 10.1038/s41893-021-00722-6
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
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
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
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
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
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
“The Assessment of Barents Sea Floating Marine Macro Litter Pollution during the Vessel Survey in 2019.” Bulletin of the Tomsk Polytechnic University. Geo Assets Engineering, V. 332, №2, pp.87-96    
Distribution of floating marine macro-litter in relation to oceanographic characteristics in the Russian Arctic Seas // Marine Pollution Bulletin. — 2021. — V.166.112201, — ISSN0025-326X
DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112201
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
Contribution of microparticles to the transport of pollution by rivers and groundwaters in a large city 2021 IOP Conf. Ser.: Earth Environ. sci. 834 012047. doi
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
Пластиковое загрязнение Мирового океана. Уч.пособие для ВУЗов. СПб: изд-во РГГМУ. 2022. 170 с. 2021 г.
Marine Litter in the Black Sea (eds., Aytan, Ü., Pogojeva, M., Simeonova, A.). Turkish Marine Research Foundation (TUDAV) Publication No: 56. – 2020. – Istanbul, Turkey. – 361 с.
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
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
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
Anthropogenic litter input through rivers in the Black Sea. In: Marine Litter in the Black Sea (eds., Aytan, Ü., Pogojeva, M., Simeonova, A.). Marine Litter in the Black Sea. Turkish Marine Research Foundation (TUDAV). – 2020. – Publication No: 56. – Istanbul, Turkey – С. 183-191
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
Composition of floating macro litter across the Black Sea. In: Marine Litter in the Black Sea (eds., Aytan, Ü., Pogojeva, M., Simeonova, A.). // Marine Litter in the Black Sea. Turkish Marine Research Foundation (TUDAV). – 2020. – Publication No: 56. – Istanbul, Turkey – С. 161-170
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
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.
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
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
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, BSC. State of the Environment of the Black Sea (2009-2014/5) // Publications of the Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution (BSC). – 2019. – Istanbul, Turkey. – 811 pp. – ISBN 978-605-84837-0-5
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
Floating Macro Litter in European Rivers – Top Items // Publications Office of the European Union – EUR 29383. – 2018. DOI: 10.2760/316058
Marine litter. In: EMBLAS Final Scientific Report of the National Pilot Monitoring Studies and Joint Open Sea Surveys in Georgia, Russian Federation and Ukraine, 2018. – 2017    
Marine mammals. In: EMBLAS Final Scientific Report of the National Pilot Monitoring Studies and Joint Open Sea Surveys in Georgia, Russian Federation and Ukraine, 2016. – 2017
Marine litter. In: EMBLAS Final Scientific Report of the National Pilot Monitoring Studies and Joint Open Sea Surveys in Georgia, Russian Federation and Ukraine, 2016. – 2016

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