The most important results

Laboratory of Paleoceanology

The main areas of research:

  • High-resolution paleoceanographic reconstructions in oceans and seas
  • Quaternary sedimentation in the World Ocean
  • Contourite systems and bottom-water circulation in the Atlantic during the Neogene-Quaternary time
  • Global and regional correlations
  • Mechanisms of climate change
  • Climatic teleconnections

  • Russian Foundation for Basic Research project 16-35-60111 mol_dk «Quaternary sedimentation on the Cear? Rise (Equatorial Atlantic): a look from the contourite paradigm viewpoint» (PI- D. Borisov, 2016-2018).
  • Russian Foundation for Basic Research project 16-05-00063 mol_dk «Millennial-scale events in the Middle-Late Pleistocene history of the Bering Sea from micropaleontological, lithological and geochemical records» (PI - E. Ovsepyan, 2016-2018).
  • Project MK-909.2017.5 «Neogene-Quaternary sedimentation on the Ioffe Contourite Drift (Western South Atlanic) » funded by the Grant of the President of Russian Federation (PI- D. Borisov, 2017-2018).
  • Russian Science Foundation project 14-50-00095 «The World Ocean in the XXI century: climate, ecosystems, resources and disasters» (coordinator academician R. Nigmatulin, 2014-2018)
  • Russian Science Foundation project 18-17-00227 «Pliocene –Quaternary contourites of the Central and Southern Atlantic» (PI – E. Ivanova, 2018-2020).
  • State assignment № 0149-2019-0007 (PI – V. Shevchenko, 2019-2020).
  • Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education project RFMEFI61619X0110 (agreement № 05.616.21.0110, PI – S. Gulev)
  • RFBR 18-34-00856  «Ostracod fauna of the Black and Azov Seas » (2018-2019, PI M.A. Zenina)
  • RSF 22-27-00566 “Foraminifers and ostracods as indicators of the modern environmental conditions and paleoenvironments based on materials from the East Siberian Sea” (2022-2023 PI E.A. Ovsepyan)
  • RSF 22-27-00421 Lateral sedimentation in the deep ocean (on the examples from the Central and South-western Atlantic) (2022-2023 PI E.V. Ivanova)

  • RV Akademik Ioffe, cruise 53 (2017) in the Tropical and SW Atlantic,
  • Field works in Marocco (2019),
  • RV Akademik Nikolaj Strakhov, cruise 45 (2019) in the Tropical Atlantic,
  • RV Akademik Mstislav Keldysh, cruise 79, 4th stage (2020) in the SW Atlantic
  • RV Akademik Ioffe, cruise 60 (2021-22) in the Tropical Atlantic

High-resolution paleoceanographic, micropaleontological, sedimentological and paleoenvironmental studies of the Middle-Late Pleistocene to Holocene sediments have been carried out in the South Atlantic, tropical Pacific, Black Sea, Barents and Bering Seas. Our results and correlations of paleoceanographic events in remote regions suggest an important role of the Thermohaline Circulation in global teleconnections on glacial-interglacial and millennial scales.

In the Atlantic, we continue reconstructions of erosional-accumulation activity of bottom currents and the resulting contourite sedimentation. In 2017-2020, three expeditions have been organized to collect the sediment cores on the high-resolution seismic profiles from the Tropical and SW Atlantic (Ivanova et al., 2016 a,b, 2018a,b). The evidences of contourite occurrence are also collected on the Cear? Rise, in the Equatorial Mid-Oceanic Channel, in the transform valleys of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, in the Argentine Basin, and on the terraces of Patagonian Continental Slope. Notably, it was found out that almost the entire northern segment of the Cear? Rise is covered by a vast field of contourite sediment waves (Borisov, 2019). The distribution of sediment wave heights is suggested to be controlled by geostrophic currents of AABW and NADW as well as by processes on the boundaries between water masses.

The detailed stratigraphy has been developed for the Ioffe Drift located to the NE of the Vema Channel on the Antarctic bottom water pathway to the Brazil Basin. Our new data report numerous long- and short-term stratigraphic gaps over the last ~3 Ma. An interval of specific high-amplitude peaks representing abrupt changes in volume MS and XRF variability is identified from 2.51/2.59 to ~1.9 Ma which can likely serve as a regional stratigraphic benchmark in the future studies of deep-sea contourites (Ivanova et al., 2016, 2020). The correlation of three sediment records from the drift suggests that the most pronounced series of hiatuses, associated with enhanced AABW flow intensity occurred from 1.6 to ~0.81 Ma (i.e. roughly, during the Mid-Pleistocene Transition), and from 2.51/2.59 to ~1.9 Ma (i.e. covers the onset of the modern-type deep-water circulation in the South Atlantic). Glacial–interglacial interplay of southern- and northern-origin deep waters in the Sao Paulo Plateau – Vema Channel over the last 167 kyr (Ovsepyan, Ivanova, 2019). The area was bathed by southern-origin deep water masses during MIS 6, 4–2 and MIS 5.4–5.1, whereas a prevalence of northern-sourced waters is reconstructed for interglacials and MIS 5.5 and 1. In the Sao Tome mount area located on the continental rise of the southwestern Brazil Basin, our seisoacoustic, sedimentological and stratigraphic data provide new insight on the formation history of the Upper Quaternary sediment cover and on the interplay between gravity-driven and bottom current related sedimentation processes during the last glacial-interglacial cycle (Borisov et al., 2019).

On the Argentine Continental Slope, our first results from the Piedra Buena Terrace suggested the formation of sandy glauconite contourites most likely during the glacial low stand of the sea level (Murdmaa et al., 2018). The genetic interpretation of the high-resolution seismoacoustic profiles obtained with SES 2000 deep allowed to infer the erosion and accumulation structures created by the along-slope currents of the Antarctic bottom water, and to identify the seismic facies of contourites and gravities. It was shown that the across-slope gravity flows in submarine canyons provide the sediment material for contourite drifts on the Argentine continental margin (Murdmaa et al., 2020).

A set of data on mineral and chemical composition of the Late Miocene deposits was obtained in the region of the contourite paleo-channel in the Northern Morocco in cooperation with colleagues from the Royal Holloway, University of London. The obtained results improved lithological description of the studied outcrops and confirmed the significant role of bottom currents in formation of the Late Miocene deposits of the southern Rifian corridor (Borisov et al., 2020).

In the Pacific, our results documented synchronous episodes of upwelling intensification in the Eastern Equatorial Pacific and Southern Ocean indicaing that millennial-scale bioproductivity changes reflect climatic teleconnection between these two regions by means of “oceanic tunnelling”. In the North Pacific, postglacial bioproductivity changes are in line with climate oscillations recorded in the North Greenland Ice Core and transferred to the North Pacific via the atmospheric bridge (Ovsepyan etal., 2018). However, breakdown of stratification, carbon dioxide release into the atmosphere and sea-surface bioproductivity rise occurred in the western Bering Sea during Heinrich I (17.5–17.0 kyr BP). This might result from the upwelling of southern-sourced deep waters which had been developed in the Subarctic Pacific 1–1.5 kyr later than in the Southern Ocean. This seems to reflect the duration of transferring signal from the high latitudes of the Southern Hemisphere to the North Pacific.

In the Bering Sea, mechanisms of terrigenous influx on the Shirshov Ridge are reconstructed involving advection of the suspended matter with surface and intermediate water masses and ice-rafting. The relative role of both mechanisms is evaluated (Murdmaa et al., 2019). It is documented that the grain-size composition of terrigenous component is controlled by climatic variations, sea ice coverage, drift pathways, conditions of fast sea ice melting, and mobility of bottom waters. High concentrations of drifting ice or permanent sea ice cover likely existed above the southern part of the ridge during the second half of the Heinrich 1 event. The low mobility of bottom waters facilitated only the subice hemipelagic sedimentation of fine fractions from the background reserve of suspended matter. A sharp reduction of ice-rafted flux was reconstructed for the B?lling–Aller?d warming interval. Bottom currents affected sedimentation in the central part of the ridge during the entire deglaciation (in addition to the second half of the Heinrich 1 event), and in the southern part during the B?lling–Aller?d, Younger Dryas, and Early Holocene.

The glacial-interglacial and millennial variability in bioproductivity, bottom-water oxygenation and sedimentation in the Bering Sea during the last two climatic cycles was reconstructed in cooperation with the German colleagues (Ovsepyan et al. 2017). Relatively high sea surface bioproductivity and reduced sea-ice cover are reconstructed for the penultimate glacial interval, whereas low bioproductivity and expanded sea-ice cover appear to be typical for the last glacial. Millennial-scale changes in intermediate water ventilation are inferred from faunal records for the middle part of the penultimate glacial. High-amplitude environmental variability during the penultimate glacial time in the Bering Sea resembles the well-known Dansgaard-Oeschger oscillations, and roughly corresponds to similar rapid climatic fluctuations found in North Atlantic records. Our results provide support for a close circumpolar coupling between high-latitude environments on millennial timescales at least since the penultimate glacial.

In the northwestern Barents Sea, we investigated the timing, succession, and mechanisms of the transition from proximal glaciomarine to marine environment in cooperation with foreign colleagues (Ivanova et al., 2019). Two studied sediment cores demonstrate diachronous retreat of the grounded ice sheet from the Kvit?ya Trough to Erik Eriksen Trough. At the former location, subsurface Atlantic water penetration increased during the Aller?d and YD/Preboreal transition. In the study area, foraminiferal and dinocyst data from the YD interval suggest cold conditions, extensive sea-ice cover, and brine formation, along with the flow of chilled AW at subsurface and the development of a high-productivity polynya in the Erik Eriksen Trough. Dense winter sea-ice cover with seasonal productivity persisted in the Kvit?ya Trough area during the early Holocene, whereas surface warming seems to have occurred during the middle Holocene interval. In the northeastern Barents Sea, the first decadal to centennial–scale resolution record is reported on foraminiferal and dinocyst assemblages from in the hard-to-reach Cambridge Strait, Franz Josef Land, and on corresponding paleoenvironments over the last 9.2 ka (Ivanova et al., 2020).

On the NE Black Sea outer shelf, the modern species information collected from samples with living fauna was used to interpret the fossil Holocene assemblages of ostracods (Zenina et al., 2017). The alteration of three major types of fossil assemblages is reported demonstrating a gradual transition from the dominance of Caspian species to modern marine fauna. It is very likely that the dominant control of ostracod species occurrence during the period up to ~6.8 cal ka BP is salinity. A range of factors including temperature, biotope, and sedimentation rates influenced the species distribution over the last 6.8 cal ka BP. An integrated Holocene record of marine and terrestrial palaeoenvironmental change from the NE Black Sea shelf has been developed in cooperation with the British partners.

The results of sedimentological, seismoacoustic, biooostratigraphic and paleoceanographic study of the unique calcareous Ioffe Drift in the SW Atlantic are summarized in the monograph published in 2021 (I. Murdma and E. Ivanova, Eds, The Ioffe Drift, Springer, 2021). The discovery of the Ioffe Drift in 2010 opens new perspectives in the contourite theory. Although demonstrating similar behavior relative to bottom water dynamics, rather rare and poorly studied calcareous contourites differ from their terrigenous analogs in origin, grain-size distribution, chemical and mineral composition of sedimentary particles. The detailed multidisciplinary study of the Ioffe Drift produces new knowledge on biogenic contourites deposited in pelagic realm, in conditions of low biological productivity and terrigenous material supply, under the influence of the Antarctic Bottom Water flow from the Vema Channel. The major intervals of prevailing erosion are inferred on the drift from 2.51/2.59 to 1.9 Ma and from 1.6 to 0.81 Ma thus indicating strong paleoceanographic changes most likely associated with the reorganization of deep-sea circulation and increased bottom water production in the Southern Ocean during the Early Pleistocene and, in particular, around the Mid-Pleistocene Transition.

Based on the newly developed method, the absolute oxygen concentrations have been calculated in intermediate and deep waters of the Bering Sea during the last 22 kyr (Ovsepyan et al., 2021). Authors found evidences for remote paleoclimatic and paleoceanographic signals from the North Atlantic and Southern Ocean. Obtained data demonstrate asynchronous variations in the oxygen concentrations in intermediate and deep waters probably due to different mechanisms (atmospheric transmission and oceanic tunneling) that have controlled oxygen content at various depths in the North Pacific. It has been suggested that a semi-enclosed position of the Bering Sea and sea-level oscillations might significantly contribute to the magnitude of oxygenation changes in the study area during the last deglaciation. Interregional correlation of different proxy data from a wide range of water depths indicates that deglacial oxygenation changes were more pronounced in the Bering and Okhotsk marginal seas than along the open-ocean continental margin and abyssal settings of the North Pacific.



Tetard M., Licari L., Ovsepyan E., Tachikawa K., Beaufort L. Toward a global calibration for quantifying past oxygenation in oxygen minimum zones using benthic Foraminifera // Biogeosciences. 2021. V. 18. No. 9. P. 2827-2841. doi:10.5194/bg-18-2827-2021.

Tetard M., Ovsepyan E., Licari L. Eubuliminella tenuata as a new proxy for quantifying past bottom water oxygenation // Marine Micropaleontology. 2021. V. 166. 102016. doi: 10.1016/j.marmicro.2021.102016.

Ovsepyan E., Ivanova E., Tetard M., Max L., Tiedemann R. Intermediate- and deep-water oxygenation history in the subarctic North Pacific during the last deglacial period // Frontiers in Earth Science. 2021. V. 9. 638069.

Zastrozhnov A., Danukalova G., Golovachev M., Osipova E., Kurmanov R., Zenina M., Zastrozhnov D., Kovalchukh O., Yakovlev A., Titov V., Yakovleva T., Gimranov D. Pleistocene palaeoenvironments in the Lower Volga region (Russia): Insights from a comprehensive biostratigraphical study of the Seroglazovka locality // Quaternary International. 2021. V. 560. P. 85-121.

Murdmaa I.O., Ivanova E.V. (Eds). The Ioffe Drift. Springer. 2021. 195 p. ISBN 978-3-030-82870-7 (978-3-030-82871-4 eBook), DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-82871-4.


Ivanova E.V., Borisov D.G., Dmitrenko O.B., Murdmaa I.O. Hiatuses in the late Pliocene–Pleistocene stratigraphy of the Io?e calcareous contourite drift, western South Atlantic // Marine and Petroleum Geology. 2020. V. 111. P. 624-637.

Ivanova E.V., Novichkova E.A., Kozhanova D.A. Foraminiferal and dinocyst associations as indicators of the Holocene environmental changes at the Cambridge Strait, Franz Josef Land //IOP Conf. Series: Earth and Environmental Science. 2020. V. 438. P. 1-6

Borisov D.G., de Weger W., Ivanova E.V., Korshunov D.M., E. I. Riazanova E.I., Y. Astat Y. Geochemical and Minerological Field Study of Contourite Channel Deposits in Northern Morocco // Oceanology. 2020. V.60. № 1. P. 142–144. DOI: 10.1134/S0001437020010038

Levchenko O.V., Lobkovskii L.I., Borisov D.G., Libina N.V. Seismic Evidences of Contourites on the Rio Grande Rise, Southwest Atlantic // Doklady Earth Sciences. 2020. V. 490. Part 1. P. 40–45. DOI: 10.1134/S1028334X20010043

Levchenko O.V., Borisov D.G., V. Libin N.V. Contourites and Gravitites on the Rio Grande Rise, South west Atlantic Ocean (Seismoacoustic Data) // Lithology and Mineral Resources. 2020. V. 55. № 3. P. 165–176. DOI: 10.1134/S0024490220030037

Zenina M. A., Chepalyga A. L., Murdmaa I. O. Malgezini G. Changes in the Ostracod Assemblages of the Northeastern Black Sea Shelf during the Late Pleistocene and Holocene // Paleontological Journal. 2019.V. 53. No. 9. P. 885–888.

Brice С., de Vernal A., Ivanova E., van Bellen S., Van Nieuwenhove N. Palynological evidence of sea-surface conditions in the Barents Sea off northeast Svalbard during the postglacial period //Quaternary Research. 2020. doi:10.1017/qua.2020.2 2020.

Ivanova E.V., Skolotnev S.G., Borisov D.G., et al. Multidisciplinary investigation of the transform fault zones Doldrums and Vema during cruise 45 of the R/V “Akademik Nikolaj Strakhov” // Oceanology. 2020. V. 60. N3. P. 424-426. doi: 10.1134/S0001437020030029

Brice С., de Vernal A., Ivanova E., van Bellen S., Van Nieuwenhove N. Palynological evidence of sea-surface conditions in the Barents Sea off northeast Svalbard during the postglacial period //Quaternary Research. 2020. doi:10.1017/qua.2020.2 2020.

Ivanova E.V., Borisov D.G., Murdmaa I.O. et al. Investigation of the modern lateral sedimentation on the Argentine continental slope during cruise 79 of the R/V “Akademik Mstislav Keldysh” // Oceanology V. 60. N 6, P. 987–989. doi: 10.1134/S0001437020050070


Ovsepyan E. A., Ivanova E V. Glacial–interglacial interplay of southern- and northern-origin deep waters in the S?o Paulo Plateau – Vema Channel area of the western South Atlantic. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 2019. V. 514. P. 349-360.

Marret F., Bradley L.R., Tarasov P.E., Ivanova E V., Zenina M.A., Murdmaa I. O. The Holocene history of the NE Black Sea and surrounding areas: An integrated record of marine and terrestrial palaeoenvironmental change. The Holocene, 2019, V1, 1-14.

Ivanova, E., Murdmaa, I., De Vernal, A., Risebrobakken, B., Peyve, A., Brice, C., Seitkalieva, E., Pisarev, S. Postglacial paleoceanography and paleoenvironments in the northwestern Barents Sea. Quaternary Research, 1-20. DOI:10.1017/qua.2019.18.

Murdmaa I.O., Dorokhova E.V., Ovsepyan E.A., Dara O.M., N?rnberg D. Terrigenous Sedimentation on the Submarine Shirshov Ridge (Bering Sea) during the Last Deglaciation // Lithology and Mineral resources. 2019. V. 54. № 2. P. 79-92 (English Translation)

Borisov D.G., Murdmaa I.O., Ivanova E.V., Dorokhova E.V. Late Quaternary lateral sedimentation in the Sao Tome Seamount area of the western South Atlantic // Russ. J. Earth. Sci., 2019. V.19, ES6014, doi:10.2205/2019ES000689.

Borisov D. Seismic evidence of bottom current controlled sedimentation in the Cear? Rise region (central Atlantic) // South American Journal of Earth Sciences, 2019. V. 96, 102354.


Ivanova E. V., Murdmaa I. O., Borisov D. G., Simagin N. V., Ovsepyan E. A., Libina N. V., Isola J. I., Bulycheva E. V., Shulga N. A., Krek A. V., Lobus N. V., and Lapidus L. V. Geological and Geophysical Investigation of Contourite Systems from the Central and Southern Atlantic during Cruise 52 of the R/V Akademik Ioffe. Oceanology. 2018. V. 58. № 5. P. 322-324 (English Translation).

Skolotnev S.G., Ivanova E V., Murdmaa I. O., Peyve A.A., Borisov D. G., Isachenko S.M., Blinova E.V., Zinger T.F., Kravtsov V.A., Ovsepyan E. A., Libina N. V., Seitkalieva, E.A., Ulyanova M.O., Fidaev D.T. Study of Seamounts and Contourite Systems of the Central and South Atlantic during Cruise 43 of the R/V Akademik Ioffe. Oceanology, 2018, 58 (4), 621–623(English Translation).

Ivanova E. V., Murdmaa I. O., Borisov D. G., Ovsepyan E. A., Simagin N. V., Mutovkin A. D., Nemchenko N. V., Kornilova M. O., Sud’in V. V., Novikov Yu. V. Study of Lateral Sedimentation in the Western Atlantic on Cruise 53 of the R/V Akademik Ioffe. Oceanology. 2018. V. 58. № 6. P. 932-934 (English Translation).

Ovsepyan E.A., Ivanova E.V., Murdmaa I.O. Bioproductivity changes on the low and high latitudes of the Pacific as a respond to reorganization of oceanic circulation during the Termination I // Oceanology. 2018. V. 58. No. 6. P. 879-891 (English Translation).

Murdmaa I.O., Seitkalieva E.A., Dara O.M., Dorokhova E.V., Simagin N.V. Glauconite Sand from the Terrace of the Patagonian Continental Slope, Southwestern Atlantic // Lithology and Mineral Resources. 2018. V. 53. № 6. P. 455–459

Borisov D.G., Murdmaa I.O. Seismic stratigraphy of the Upper Quaternary deposits on the northeastern slope of the Cear? Rise (Central Atlantic) // Russian Geology and Geophysics. 2018. V. 59. P. 268–275

Esin N.V., Murdmaa I.O., Esin N.I., Evsyukov Y.D. Dynamics of slow suspension flows on the Black Sea abyssal plain //Quaternary International. V. 465. Part A, 20 2018, P. 54-62. 1016/j.quaint.2017.07.025


Murdmaa I., Ivanova E. Deglaciation of the Late Weichselian Barents Sea ice sheet / In “Deglaciation Processes, Causes and Consequences”, 2017, Hauppauge, N.Y. USA: Terra Nova, pp.141-171.

Ovsepyan E.A., Ivanova E.V., Lembke-Jene L., Max L., Tiedemann R., N?rnberg D. Penultimate and last glacial oceanographic variations in the Bering Sea on millennial timescales: Links to North Atlantic climate, Quaternary Science Reviews, 2017, Vol. 163, pp. 135-151.

Ovsepyan E.A., Murdmaa I.O. Response of the Bering Sea to Heinrich event 11, Lithology and Mineral Resources, 2017, No. 6, pp. 442-446 (English Translation).

Simagin N.V., Murdmaa I.O., Seitkalieva E.A., Borisov D.G., Dorokhova E.V. Emelyanov E.M., Levchenko O.V. edimentary infill in the equatorial Mid-Oceanic Canyon, Atlantic Ocean, Lithology and Mineral Resources, 2017, No. 6, pp. 427-434 (English Translation).


Ivanova E.V., Murdmaa I. O., Emelyanov E.M., Seitkalieva E. A. , Radionova E.P., Alekhina G.N., Sloistov S.M. Postglacial Paleoceanographic Environments in the Barents and Baltic Seas, Oceanology, 2016, Vol. 56, No. 1, pp. 118–130 (English Translation).

Ivanova E.V., Murdmaa I.O., Borisov D.G., Isachenko S.M., Seitkalieva E.A., Bashirova L.D., Blinova E.V., Ul’yanova M.O., Lapidus L.V., Fidaev D.T. Investigation of contourite systems in the South Atlantic during cruise 46 of the R/V Akademik Ioffe, Oceanology, 2016, Vol. 56, No. 5, pp. 754-756 (English Translation).

Ivanova E.V., Murdmaa I.O., Borisov D.G., Seitkalieva E.A., Bashirova L.D., Ovsepyan E. A., Bulycheva E. V., Simagin N. V., Krek A. V., Fidaev D. T. Study of the Contourite Systems of the West Atlantic in the 50th Cruise of Research Vessel Akademik Ioffe. Oceanology, 2016, Vol. 56, No. 6, pp. 888–889 (English Translation).

Baturin G.N., Murdmaa I.O., Alekhina G.N., Beaufort L. Comparative geochemistry of quaternary carbonaceous sediments from the continental slope of the Baja California and the miocene monterey formation, Lithology and Mineral Resources, 2016. Vol. 51, No. 2, pp. 93-106 (English Translation).

Ovsepyan E. A., Ivanova E. V., Gulev S.K. Paleoceanographic condition in the western Bering Sea as a response to global sea level changes and remote climatic signals, Doklady Earth Sciences, 2016, Vol. 468, Part 2, pp. 557–560 (English Translation).

Ivanova E., Murdmaa I., Borisov D., Dmitrienko O., Levchenko O., Emelyanov E. Late Pliocene–Pleistocene stratigraphy and history of formation of the Ioffe calcareous contourite drift,Western South Atlantic, Marine Geology, 2016, Vol. 372, pp. 17-30.


Alekseeva T. N., Murdmaa I. O. , Ivanova E. V., Ovsepyan E. A.,Kuz’mina T. G., Seitkalieva E. A. Sedimentation in the Submarine Shirshov Ridge Area (Bering Sea) during the Last 180–185 ka (Penultimate Glaciation–Holocene), Lithology and Mineral Resources, 2015, Vol. 50, No. 5, pp. 341–360 (English Translation).

Ovsepyan E.A. Correlation of paleoceanographic events between high and low latitudes in the Pacific Ocean over the last glacial-interglacial cycles. 233 pp. / Abstract of PhD Thesis. Moscow: 2015. 26 p. (in Russian)

Ivanova E., Marret F., Zenina M., Murdmaa I., Chepalyga A., Bradley L., Schornikov E., Levchenko O., Zyryanova M. The Holocene Black Sea reconnection to the Mediterranean Sea: New insights from the northeastern Caucasian shelf, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 2015, Vol. 427, pp. 41-61.

Yevsyukov Yu.D., Borisov D.G., Kuklev S.B., Rudnev V.I. Relief changes Doob mountain and coastal shallows after the disastrous floods (North-West Caucasus), Geology, Geography and Global Energy, 2015, No. 3. pp. 90-101 (in Russian).


Ovsepyan, E. A., Ivanova, E. V., Murdmaa, I. O., Alekhina, G. N. Sea-surface productivity changes in the northwestern Pacific over the last 25 kyr, Oceanology, 2014, Vol. 54, No. 4, pp. 505-518 (English translation).

Schornikov E. I., Zenina, M. A., Ivanova E. V. Ostracods as Indicators of the Aquatic Environmental Conditions on the Northeastern Black Sea Shelf over the Past 70 Years, Russian Journal of Marine Biology, 2014, Vol. 40, No. 6, pp. 455–464 (English Translation).

Ivanova E., Schornikov E., Marret F., Murdmaa I., Zenina M., Aliev R., Bradley L., Chepalyga A., Wright L., Kremenetsky V., Kravtsov V. Environmental changes on the inner northeastern Black Sea shelf, off the town of Gelendzhik, over the last 140 years, Quaternary International, 2014, Vol. 328-329, pp. 338-348.

Levchenko O. V., Murdmaa I.O., Ivanova E. V., Mutovkin A. D., Blinova E. V., Borisov D. G., Dremuchev S. A., Isachenko S. M., Konstantinova N. P., Lapidus L. V., Marinova Yu. G., Firstova A. V., Frantseva T. N., Yutsis V. V. New Result of the Seismic Facies Analysis of the Quaternary Deposits in the Western Atlantic. Doklady Earth Sciences, 2014, Vol. 458, Part 2, pp. 1256–1260 (English Translation).

Evsyukov Y.D., Rudnev V.I., Kuklev S.B., Borisov D.G. Changed bottom relief of Golubaya Bay after the catastrophic flood of July 6-7, 2012, northeastern Black Sea, Doklady Earth Sciences,. 2014, Vol. 456, No. 1, pp. 627-630 (English Translation).


Borisov D.G., Murdmaa I.O., Ivanova E.V., Anan'Ev R.A., Roslyakov A.G. Erosion-accumulative activity of the bottom currents on the continental rise of Brazil, Doklady Earth Sciences, 2013, Vol. 452, No. 1, pp. 979-982 (English Translation).

Borisov D.G., Murdmaa I.O., Ivanova E.V., Levchenko O.V., Yutsis V.V., Frantseva T.N. Contourite systems in the region of the southern S?o Paulo Plateau escarpment, South Atlantic, Oceanology, 2013, Vol. 53, No. 4, pp. 460-471 (English Translation).

Borisov D.G., Murdmaa I.O., Ivanova E.V., Levchenko O.V. Contourite systems on the Brazil continental margin (South Atlantic), Modern Problems of Education and Science, 2013, No. 5, http:/ (in Russian).

Borisov D.G. Contourites on the South American continental margin / Abstract of PhD Thesis. Moscow: 2013. 26 p. (in Russian)

Ovsepyan E.A., Ivanova E.V., Max L., Tiedemann R., Riethdorf J.-R., N?rnberg D. Late quaternary oceanographic conditions in the Western Bering Sea, Oceanology, 2013, Vol. 53, No. 2, pp. 211-222 (English Translation).

Pechersky D.M., Markov G.P., Tsel'movich V.A., Sharonova Z.V., Gil'manova D.M., Nurgaliev D.K., Murdmaa I.O. Native iron and other magnetic minerals in the sediments of the northwestern Atlantic: Thermomagnetic and microprobe evidence, Izvestiya. Physics of the Solid Earth, 2013, Vol. 49, No. 3, pp. 426-447 (English Translation).

Levchenko O.V., Murdmaa I.O. Strategy of the lithological and seismoacoustic research of the deep-water deposits along transatlantic geotraverses during cruise 32 of the R/V Akademik Ioffe in the autumn of 2010 (Kaliningrad to Ushuaia), Oceanology, 2013, Vol. 53, No 1, pp. 124-128 (English Translation).

Levchenko O.V., Murdmaa I.O. Multidisciplinary investigations along the transatlantic transect Ushuaia (Argentine)-La Manche Strait: Cruise 33 of the R/V Akademik Ioffe, Oceanology, 2013, Vol. 53, No. 2, pp. 252-257 (English Translation).


Levchenko O.V., Murdmaa I.O., Ivanova E.V., Mutovkin A.D., Blinova E.V., Marinova Yu.G., Putans V.A., Peive A.A., Skolotnev S.G., Huembs P., Demidova T.A. New data on quaternary sediments of the Atlantic Ocean derived from seismic facies analysis, Doklady Earth Sciences, 2012, Vol. 447, No. 1, pp. 1259-1262 (English Translation).

Murdmaa I.O., Levchenko O.V., Marinova J.G. Quaternary seismic facies of the Atlantic continental rise, Lithology and Mineral Resources, 2012, Vol. 47, No. 5, pp. 379-400 (English Translation).

Skolotnev S.G., Peyve A.A., Ivanova E.V., Murdmaa I.O., Levchenko O.V., Dmitrenko O.B. First data about the geochemistry and geological structure of underwater seamounts between Ascension and Bode Verde transform fracture zones in the Brazilian Basin (South Atlantic), Doklady Earth Sciences, 2012, Vol. 442, No. 1, pp. 56-62 (English Translation).

Skolotnev S.G., Peyve A.A., Ivanova E.V., Murdmaa I.O., Levchenko O.V., Bylinskaya M.E. New data on composition and structure of the Pernambuco Seamounts, Brazil Basin, South Atlantic Region, Doklady Earth Sciences, 2012, Vol. 443, No. 1, pp. 330-336 (English Translation).

Ivanova E.V., Beaufort L., Vidal L., Kucera M. Precession forcing of productivity in the Eastern Equatorial Pacific during the last glacial cycle, Quaternary Science Reviews, 2012, Vol. 40, pp. 64-77.

Ivanova E. V., Murdmaa I. O., Karpuk M. S., Schornikov E. I., Marret F., Cronin T. M., Buynevich I. V., Platonova E. A. Paleoenvironmental changes on the northeastern and southwestern Black Sea shelves during the Holocene, Quaternary International, 2012, Vol. 261, pp. 91-104.