Laboratory of Ocean Ichthyofauna
Head: Dr. Alexei M. Orlov
Marine Ecology Department
The main directions of study:
Ichthyofauna: its taxonomy, evolution and zoogeography; structure of ichthyocenoses and its relation to environmental conditions in pelagic and bottom habitats.
Natural and anthropogenic variability of marine ichthyocenoses.
Composition, distribution, productivity and cataloging of ichthyofauna of high- and low-latitude regions.
Ichthyocenoses of sea mounts and coral reefs, their structure and productivity.
Reproduction and development parameters of sea fish and their relationship with environmental conditions.
Composition and distribution of ichthyoplankton in Russian seas and in the World Ocean.