Alexey A. Sukhotin

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Academic degree: Candidate of Biological Sciences
Academic title: Principal Researcher
Position: Director of the Biological Station
E-mail: Alexey.Sukhotin@zin.ru
Contact phone: +7 (812) 714-00-97
Educational background: Leningrad (St.Petersburg) State University, 1984.
Dissertations: “Ecological and Physiological Studies on Mussels Mytilus edulis under the Aquaculture Conditions.” (PhD)
Research interests: Ecophysiology of aquatic animals (energetics, metabolic adaptations to stress, physiological changes in the course of ageing), structure and production in animal populations.
Field studies: White Sea, Barents Sea, Sea of Okhotsk, Baltic and North Seas.
Editorial activity:
    • Member of the editorial board of Polar Biology, https://link.springer.com/journal/300
    • Review Editor for the Inter-Research journal Aquaculture Environment Interactions, https://www.int-res.com/journals/aei/aei-home/
    • Reviewer for Marine Ecology Progress Series, Aquaculture, Polar Biology, Journal of Molluscan Studies, Mechanisms of Ageing and Development, Scientia Marina, Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Marine Biology, Journal of Economic Entomology, Marine Biology Research, Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, Estuaries and Coasts, Marine Environmental Research, Vestnik SPbGU, Proceedings of the Zoological Institute, Polar Record, Aquaculture Environment Interactions, Invertebrate Reproduction and Development
    Guest Editor:
    • Hydrobiologia, 2013, v. 706, issue 1 (Long-term research on marine ecosystems in the White Sea, Russia)
    • Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 2015, v 95, issue 8 (European Marine Biology Symposium Papers)
    • Polar Biology, 2019, v 42. issue 9 (Ecology of the Pechora Sea).
Pedagogical activity:
  • 2006-2008: University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, U.S.A. (курсы: BIOL 3144L – Ecology Lab; BIOL 3144 – Ecology; BIOL 4000/5000 – Topics in Ecophysiology)
  • 2011-present: Delivers upper level course on ecological energetics of marine invertebrates for Master students of Biological Faculty of St.-Petersburg University
  • 2014: Guest Lecturer in Carl von Ossietzky University (Ольденбург, Германия)
  • Supervised 9 BSc and MSc and 2 PhD dissertations
Scientific projects and grants:
  • 2000-2002: 00-04-49328-а, Population dynamics of marine benthic invertebrates using Mytilus edulis from the White and the Barents seas as a model
  • 2005-2007: 05-04-39011-ГФЕН_а, Estimation of current state in bivalve mollusk aquaculture in the White and Yellow Seas.
  • 2010-2012: 10-04-00316-а, Effect of body size on metabolic rate in marine invertebrates. Role of fatty acids composition of biomembranes
  • 2012 -2014: 12-04-93081-Норв_а, Combined effects of petroleum and the environment in bivalves from the Norwegian-Russian Arctic
  • 2014 -2016: 14-04-00466, Maximal longevity and ageing in infinitely growing animals: effects of age and body size on stress resistance
Foreign grants:
  • 2003-2004: Research Fellowship from Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg (Germany) A multilevel study of the ageing process in Mytilus edulis in a latitudinal cline
  • 2007-2008: Research grant from University of North Carolina at Charlotte (USA) Metabolic rate and aging in a bivalve mollusc: cellular and mitochondrial functions
  • 2011-2014: Research Fellowship from Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg (Germany) Effect of body size on metabolic rate in marine invertebrates. Role of fatty acids composition of biomembranes
  • 2018: DAAD (Germany) Cellular energy budget and metabolic allometry in ectotherms
Selected Publications:
  • Kvach A.Yu., Varfolomeeva M.A., Kotenko O.N., Sukhotin A.A., Kutiumov V.A., Grischenko A.V., Granovitch A.I., Ostrovsky A.N. (2019). Life history of the ctenostome bryozoan Flustrellidra hispida in the White Sea. Invertebrate Zoology, 16(4): 343–360. doi: 10.15298/invertzool.16.4.03
  • Sukhotin A., Denisenko S., Galaktionov K. (2019) Pechora Sea ecosystems: current state and future challenges. Polar Biology, 42: 1631–1645.
  • Denisenko S.G., Denisenko N.V., Chaban E.M., Gagaev S.Yu., Petryashov V.V., Zhuravleva N.E., Sukhotin A.A. (2019) The current status of the macrozoobenthos around the Atlantic walrus haul-outs in the Pechora Sea (SE Barents Sea). Polar Biology, 42: 1703-1717.
  • Usov N., Khaitov V., Smirnov V., Sukhotin A. (2019) Spatial and temporal variation of hydrological characteristics and zooplankton community composition influenced by freshwater runoff in the shallow Pechora Sea. Polar Biology, 42: 1647–1665.
  • Zittier Z.M.C., Bock C., Sukhotin A.A., Häfker N.S., Pörtner H.O. (2018). Impact of ocean acidification on thermal tolerance and acid–base regulation of Mytilus edulis from the White Sea. Polar Biology, 41 2261–2273.
  • Basova L., Strahl J., Philipp E.E.R., Brey T., Sukhotin A., Abele D. (2017). Lipofuscin accumulation in tissues of Arctica islandica indicates faster ageing in populations from brackish environments. Mar. Biol., 164: 72.
  • Sukhotin A., Fokina N., Ruokolainen T., Bock C., Pörtner H.-O., Lannig G. (2017). Does the membrane pacemaker theory of metabolism explain the size dependence of metabolic rate in marine mussels? Journal of Experimental Biology, 220: 1423-1434.
  • Mathiesen S. S., Thyrring J., Hemmer-Hansen J., Berge J., Sukhotin A., Leopold P., Bekaert M., Sejr M. K., Nielsen E. E. (2017). Genetic diversity and connectivity within Mytilus spp. in the subarctic and Arctic. Evolutionary Applications, 10: 39-55.
  • Berger V.Ya., Mityaev M.V., Sukhotin A.A. (2016). Practical wet oxidation experiment to determine concentrations of particulate organic matter in seawater. Oceanology, 56, 2: 307-310.
  • Yershov P., Sukhotin A. (2015). Age and growth of marine three-spined stickleback in the White Sea 50 years after a population collapse. Polar Biology, 38: 1813-1823.
  • Galaktionov K.V.,·Bustnes J.O., Bårdsen B.-J., Wilson J.G., Nikolaev K.E., Sukhotin A.A., Skírnisson K.,·Saville D.H., Ivanov M.V., Regel K.V. (2015). Factors influencing the distribution of trematode larvae in blue mussels Mytilus edulis in the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans. Marine Biology, 162: 193–206.
  • Krasnov Yu.V., Shklyarevich G.A., Sukhotin A.A. (2014). Feeding habits of common eiders Somateria mollissima on the west coast of Vaygach island. Proceedings of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 459, 1: 125-127 (In Russian).
  • Wilson J.G., Galaktionov K.V., Sukhotin A.A., Skirnisson K., Nikolaev K.E., Ivanov M.I., Bustnes J.O., Saville D.H., Regel K.V. (2013). Factors influencing trematode parasite burdens in mussels (Mytilus spp) from the North Atlantic Ocean across to the North Pacific. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 132: 87-93.
  • Sukhotin A.A., Berger V.Ja. (2013). Long-term monitoring studies as a powerful tool in marine ecosystem research. Hydrobiologia, 706: 1-9.
  • Sokolova I.M., Frederich M., Bagwe R., Lannig G., Sukhotin A.A. (2012). Energy homeostasis as an integrative tool for assessing limits of environmental stress tolerance in aquatic invertebrates. Marine Environmental Research 79: 1-15.
  • Basova L., Begum S., Strahl J., Sukhotin A., Brey T., Philipp E., Abele D. (2012). Age dependent patterns of antioxidants in Arctica islandica from six regionally separate populations with different life spans. Aquatic Biology 14: 141-152.
  • Martynova D.M., Kazus’ N.A., Bathmann U.V., Graeve M., Sukhotin A.A. (2011) Seasonal abundance and feeding patterns of copepods Temora longicornis, Centropages hamatus and Acartia spp. in the White Sea (66ºN). Polar Biology, 34: 1175-1195.
  • Sukhotin A.A., Flyachinskaya L.P. (2009). Aging reduces reproductive success in mussels Mytilus edulis. Mech. Ageing Dev., 130: 754-761.
  • Begum S., Basova L., Strahl J., Sukhotin A., Heilmayer O., Philipp E., Brey T., Abele D. (2009). A metabolic model for the ocean quahog Arctica islandica—effects of animal mass and age, temperature, salinity, and geography on respiration rate. J. Shellfish Res., 28, 3: 533-539.
  • Sukhotin A.A., Krasnov Yu.V., Galaktionov K.V. (2008). Subtidal populations of the blue mussel Mytilus edulis as key determinants of waterfowl flocks in the southeastern Barents Sea. Polar Biology, 31: 1357-1363
  • Primakov IM, Ivanov MV, Lezin PA, Kulakowski EE, Sukhotin AA. (2008). The effect of mussel aquaculture on benthic and plankton communities in the White Sea. Oceanologia 48: 248-253 (In Russian).
  • Ivanina A.V., Sokolova I.M., Sukhotin A.A. (2008). Oxidative stress and expression of chaperones in aging mollusks. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. B, 150: 53-61.
  • Sukhotin A.A., Strelkov P.P., Maximovich N.V., Hummel H. (2007). Growth and longevity of Mytilus edulis (L.) from northeast Europe. Marine Biology Research 3: 155-167.
  • Sukhotin A.A., Abele D., Pörtner (2006). Ageing and metabolism of Mytilus edulis: populations from various climate regimes. Journal of Shellfish Res. 25: 893-899.
  • Nikolaev K.E., Sukhotin A.A., Galaktionov K.V. (2006). Infection patterns in White Sea blue mussels Mytilus edulis L. of different age and size with metacercariae of Himasthla elongata (Mehlis, 1831) (Echinostomatidae) and Cercaria parvicaudata Stunkard & Shaw, 1931 (Renicolidae).  Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 71: 51-58.
  • Bufalova E.N., Strelkov P.P., Katolikova M.V., Sukhotin A.A., Kozin M.B. (2005). Mussels Mytilus of Tuva Bay (Kola Inlet, Barents Sea). Vestnik SPBGU, 3: 99-105.
  • Sukhotin A.A., Lajus D.L., Lesin P.A. (2003). Influence of age and size on pumping activity and stress resistance in the marine bivalve Mytilus edulis L. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol., 284: 129-144.
  • Sukhotin A.A., Abele D., Pörtner H.-O. (2002). Growth, metabolism and lipid peroxidation in Mytilus edulis L.: age and size effects. Mar. Ecol. Progr. Ser. 226: 223-234.
  • Sukhotin A.A., Pörtner H.-O. (2001). Age-dependence of metabolism in mussels Mytilus edulis (L.) from the White Sea. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 257: 53-72.
  • Sukhotin A.A., Pörtner H.-O. (1999). Habitat as a factor involved in the physiological response to environmental anaerobiosis of White Sea Mytilus edulis. Mar. Ecol. Progr. Ser. 184: 149-160.
  • Regoli, F., Hummel, H., Amiard-Triquet, C., Larroux, C., Sukhotin, A.A. (1998). Trace metals and variations of antioxidant enzymes in Arctic bivalve populations. Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 35: 594-601.
  • Lajus, D.L., Sukhotin, A.A. (1998). A new approach for the assessment of stochastic variation: analysis of behavioural response in blue mussel (Mytilus edulis L.). Helgoländer Meeresuntersuchungen 52: 141-145.
  • Maximovich N.V., Sukhotin A.A., Minichev Yu.S. (1996). Long-term dynamics of blue mussel culture settlements (the White Sea). Aquaculture, 147: 191-204.
  • Sukhotin A.A., Maximovich N.V. (1994). Variability of growth rate in Mytilus edulis L from the Chupa Inlet (the White Sea). J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol., 176: 15-26.
  • Sukhotin A.A., Kulakowski E.E., Maximovich N.V. (1992). Length growth of the White Sea mussels under changed environmental conditions. Russian J. Ecol., 5: 71-77. (In Russian).
  • Lyzen I.M., Sukhotin A.A., Sergievsky S.O. (1992). Influence of the infection by trematode partenites on the aquatic respiration rate of the intertidal mollusk Littorina obtusata. Parazitologiya 26(6): 521–523 (in Russian with English summary).
  • Sukhotin A.A. (1992). Respiration and energetics in mussels (Mytilus edulis L.) cultured in the White Sea. Aquaculture, 101: 41-57.
  • Sukhotin A.A., Kulakowski E.E. (1992). Growth and population dynamics in mussels (Mytilus edulis L.) cultured in the White Sea. Aquaculture, 101: 59-73.
  • Sukhotin A.A. (1988). Respiration of the White Sea mussels under cultivation conditions. Russian J. Ecol., 2: 55-60. (In Russian).
  • Kulakowski E.E., Sukhotin A.A. (1986). Growth of the blue mussel in the White Sea under natural and culture conditions. Russian J. Ecol., 2: 35-43. (In Russian).
  • Kulakowski E.E., Kunin B.L., Sukhotin A.A. (1986). Characteristics of mussel Mytilus edulis population in the experimental-commercial mussel farm in the White Sea. Russian J. Mar. Biol., 4: 35-40. (In Russian with English Summary).
  • Sukhotin A., Frost M., Hummel H. (2015). Introduction to the Proceedings of the 49th European Marine Biology Symposium. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 95: 1517. doi:10.1017/S002531541500082X
  • Sukhotin A.A., Berger V.Ja., Naumov A.D. (2014). A rare encounter of a walrus in the White Sea. Priroda (The Nature), 3: 71-73. (In Russian).
  • Berger V.Ja., Naumov A.D., Sukhotin A.A. (2012). Conclusion. In: V.Ja. Berger (Ed.) Biological Resources of the White Sea: Investigation and Exploitation. Zoological Institute RAS, Saint-Petersburg: 320-331. (In Russian).
  • Khalaman V.V., Sukhotin A.A. (2012). Mariculture. In: V.Ja. Berger (Ed.) Biological Resources of the White Sea: Investigation and Exploitation. Zoological Institute RAS, Saint-Petersburg, Chapter 9: 294-319. (In Russian).
  • Sokolova I.M., Sukhotin A.A., Lannig G. (2011). Stress effects on metabolism and energy budgets in mollusks. In: D. Abele, J.P. Vázquez-Medina, T. Zenteno-Savin (Eds.). Oxidative Stress in Aquatic Ecosystems. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. Chapter 19. P. 263-280.
  • Philipp E.E.R., Strahl J., Sukhotin A.A. (2011). Ageing in marine animals. In: D. Abele, J.P. Vázquez-Medina, T. Zenteno-Savin (Eds.). Oxidative Stress in Aquatic Ecosystems. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. Chapter 14. P. 193-207.
  • Alekseev A.P., Sukhotin A.A. (2011). Problems of exploration, rational exploitation, and conservation of the White Sea natural resources. Rybnoye Khoziaystvo (“Fisheries”), 2: 64-68 (In Russian).
  • Berger V.Ja., Sukhotin A.A. (2010). Biological resources of the White Sea, their production potential and rational exploitation. Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 80, 11: 968-973. (In Russian).
  • Maximovich N.V, Sukhotin A.A. (2005). Results and prospects of mussel mariculture in the White Sea. Proc. of the 9th International Conference, Oct 11-14 2004. Petrozavodsk, Russia. Petrozavodsk, Ed: Alimov AF, Berger VJa, Ieshko EP, Nemova NN. p.211-214.
  • Maximovich N.V., Sukhotin A.A. (2000). Structure and dynamics of cultured mussel populations in the White Sea. In: Yu.S.Minichev and N.V. Maximovich (Eds.) The experience of commercial mussel cultivation in the White Sea. St.Petersburg University, St.Petersburg: 109-123.
  • Sergievsky S.O., Sukhotin A.A., Strelkov P.P., Vasilyeva A.B., Voronkov A.Yu. (1997). Population phenetics of the White Sea mussels (Mytilus edulis). In: A.V. Yablokov (Ed.) Population Phenetics, Moscow, Nauka, p. 7-24.
  • Kulakowski E.E., Sukhotin A.A. (1995). Mussel aquaculture. In: V.Ja.Berger (Editor), White Sea. Biological Resources and Problems of Their Exploitation. Part II. Zoological Institute St.Petersburg: 185-199. (In Russian).
  • Strelkov P.P., Sergievsky S.O., Sukhotin A.A. (1995). Phenogeographic analysis of populations of Mytilus edulis in the seas of North-West Russia. In: S.O. Sergievsky (Editor), Population Studies of White Sea Molluscs. Proc. Zool. Inst., St.Petersburg, 264: 174-192. (In Russian).
  • Sukhotin A.A., Sergievsky S.O. (1995). Colour polymorphism and growth peculiarities in blue mussels cultured in the White Sea. In: S.O. Sergievsky (Editor), Population Studies of White Sea Molluscs. Proc. Zool. Inst., St.Petersburg, 264: 141-158. (In Russian).
  • Maximovich N.V., Minichev Yu.S., Kulakowski E.E., Sukhotin A.A., Chemodanov A.V. (1993). The dynamics of structural and functional characteristics of cultured mussel settlements in the White Sea. In: A.A. Sukhotin (Editor), The Investigations of Mussel Mariculture in the White Sea. Proc. Zool. Inst., St.Petersburg, 253: 61-82. (In Russian with English Summary).
  • Sergievsky S.O., Sukhotin A.A. (1993). Demographic and phenetical structure of cultured mussel population (Kandalaksha Bay, the White Sea). In: A.A. Sukhotin (Editor), The Investigations of Mussel Mariculture in the White Sea. Proc. Zool. Inst., St.Petersburg, 253: 42-60. (In Russian with English Summary).
  • Kulakowski E.E., Sukhotin A.A., Khalaman V.V. (1993). The formation of cultured mussel populations in different points of Chupa Inlet (Kandalaksha Bay). In: A.A. Sukhotin (Editor), The Investigations of Mussel Mariculture in the White Sea. Proc. Zool. Inst., St.Petersburg, 253: 24-41. (In Russian with English Summary).
  • Babkov A.I., Kulakowski E.E., Sukhotin A.A. (1993). The influence of hydrological regime on cultured mussel population development in the White Sea In: A.A. Sukhotin (Editor), The Investigations of Mussel Mariculture in the White Sea. Proc. Zool. Inst., St.Petersburg, 253: 16-23. (In Russian with English Summary).
  • Sukhotin A.A. (1990). Ecological and physiological studies of Mytilus edulis L. under cultivation conditions in the White Sea. Summary of the dissertation for the Ph.D. degree in biology. St.Petersburg, 20 pp. (In Russian).
  • Sukhotin A.A. (1989). Length-weight characteristics and tissue-shell ratios in mussels Mytilus edulis L. from suspended culture and natural populations in the White Sea. In: A.V.Ereskovski and V.V. Khlebovich (Editors), Proc. of the Zoological Institute, 192: 45-55. (In Russian with English Summary).
  • Kulakowski E.E., Kunin B.L., Sukhotin A.A. (1988). The analysis of mussel development in the experimental-commercial mussel aquaculture in Chupa Inlet of the White Sea during three growth seasons. In: E.E. Kulakowski (Editor), Exploration of the Fauna of the Seas, 39(47): 89-96. (In Russian with English Summary).