Phytoplankton of the White Sea

  • Ludmila V. IlyashEmail author
  • Tatiana A. Belevich
  • Ludmila S. Zhitina
  • Irina G. Radchenko
  • Tatiana N. Ratkova
Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 81)


The data on the species composition of the White Sea phytoplankton are presented; the size spectrum of algae and their trophic status are considered. The spatiotemporal variability of the species composition and biomass of plankton algae is examined. Estimations of vertical fluxes of phytoplankton are presented.


Phytoplankton Phytoplankton biomass Picophytoplankton Species composition Vertical fluxes of phytoplankton White Sea 



This research was performed in the framework of the state assignment of Lomonosov Moscow State University (theme No. AAAA-A16-116021660052-0); sample collecting and processing were supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (grant No. 16-05-00502) and by the Russian Science Foundation (grant no. 14-50-00029).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ludmila V. Ilyash
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tatiana A. Belevich
    • 1
  • Ludmila S. Zhitina
    • 1
  • Irina G. Radchenko
    • 1
  • Tatiana N. Ratkova
    • 2
  1. 1.Biological FacultyLomonosov Moscow State University (MSU)MoscowRussia
  2. 2.Shirshov Institute of OceanologyRussian Academy of Sciences (IO RAS)MoscowRussia

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