Olga Lavrinenko

Olga Lavrinenko

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Academic degree, academic title: Ph.D.

Position: Senior Researcher

E-mail: lavrino@binran.ru

Phone number: +7 (812) 372-54-19

Research interests:

  • Classification of vegetation in the Arctic.
  • Identification of the diversity of lower and description of higher syntaxa of tundra vegetation in the traditions of the Brown-Blanquet school.
  • Identification and analysis of local floras of the East European tundra, materials for floristic zoning.
  • Additions to lichen flora and bryoflora of the East European Arctic.
  • Rare species of flora and work on the regional Red Data Book.
  • Phytosociological indication of habitats based on the ecological characteristics of species, syntaxa and their combinations.
  • Development of a national typology and classification of habitats in the Russian Arctic with reference to EUNIS units.

Keywords: Vegetation, Arctic, Eastern European tundra, Braun-Blanquet classification

Education and work experience:

1984 graduated from the Faculty of Chemistry and Biology of the Syktyvkar State University (Department of Botany).
1985 Internship at the Faculty of Biology and Soil Science of the Leningrad State University.
1987-1991 Postgraduate study at the Komi Scientific Center of the USSR Academy of Sciences.
1994 Ph.D. thesis defense (Komarov Botanical Institute RAS).

1994-1999 Research Assistant, Research Scientist, since 1997, Senior Researcher, Laboratory of Ecology and Tundra Conservation, Institute of Biology, Komi Science Center, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Syktyvkar.
2003-2006 Chief Specialist of the Ecology Department of the Nenets Information and Analytical Center of the NAO, Naryan-Mar. Organization of work on the creation of the Red Book of NAO (first edition), scientific editor and co-author.
2006-2009 Head of the Department of Environmental Expertise of the Rosprirodnadzor Administration for the Nenets Autonomous District, Naryan-Mar.
2009-2019 Senior Researcher at the Vegetation Laboratory of the Far North, Komarov Botanical Institute RAS .
2019 until now Senior Researcher at the Laboratory of Vegetation Cover Dynamics in the Arctic, Komarov Botanical Institute RAS.

Grants and research projects:

Project leader:

  • 2015. Contract Wetlands International 1306-05 Determine generic botanical parameters of Arctic wetland types for the project Oil spill response sensitivities of Arctic wetlands.
  • 2011. WWF Grant WWF70 / RU006307-11 / GLM Assessment of the dynamics of vegetation cover and fauna of Kolguev Island under the influence of anthropogenic factors.

Member of research team:

  • 2020-2022. RSF 20-17-00160 Classification and mapping of the East European tundra habitats in the EUNIS system as a basis for their study and protection, preparation of a Red List of habitats.
  • 2015. WWF Grant WWF676 / RU005646 / GLM Assessment of the state of biological diversity of wetlands in Khaipudyr Bay with adjacent tundra areas and development of recommendations for their conservation.
  • 2014. Expeditionary grant RFBR 14-04-10046 Scientific project for carrying out expeditionary work on the territory of the Eastern European tundra for the purpose of geobotanical survey and zoning.
  • 2013. RFBR 13-04-01385 Geobotanical zoning of Eastern European tundras as a basis for assessing and preserving their cenotic diversity.
  • 2010-2011. WWF Grant WWF6 / 9Z1428 / GLM Creation of the ecological network of the Nenets Autonomous Okrug, providing a representative representation and preservation of the full spectrum of species and landscape diversity of the Russian Arctic.
  • 2010-2012. The project Chorology of Species and Communities for the Diagnostics of Zonal Division Units and Floristic and Geobotanical Zoning of the Arctic within the framework of the Program of Fundamental Research of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences Scientific Foundations of Biodiversity Conservation in Russia.
  • 2009. WWF Grant 602 / RU011101D-09 / GLM. Indication of climate changes in the Arctic islands by modern methods of studying and mapping vegetation.
  • 2008. WWF Grant WWF000249 Preparation of ecological and landscape maps of the current state of the territories of the state natural reserves Nizhnepechorsky and More-Yu at a scale of 1 : 100 000, integrated into the ArcGIS project.
  • RFBR 10-04-01114 Analysis of the chorology of species and communities in connection with the tasks of latitudinal-zonal typology and assessment of climatogenic dynamics of the vegetation cover in the Arctic.

Other projects:

    She is currently a member of the International Projects Global Index of Vegetation-Plot Databases (GIVD), Arctic Vegetation Archive (AVA) and Circumpolar Arctic Vegetation Map (CAVM).

  • 2014-2016. UNDP / GEF project - Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia Objectives of Biodiversity Conservation in the Policy and Programs for the Development of the Energy Sector of Russia. The topic Assessment of the diversity and level of knowledge of vascular plants, protected areas and valuable natural complexes in the territory of the Nenets Autonomous Okrug. Stage 1: Preparation of object-oriented databases in NAO, geobotanical zoning maps as a basis for compiling vulnerability maps.
  • 2015. Contract 01 / 2015-04 with the Administration of the NJSC Performance of work on monitoring the state of flora and fauna objects listed in the Red Book of the Nenets Autonomous Okrug.
  • 2013. Contract with LLC Multidisciplinary research and development enterprise ECORA (Nenets Autonomous District) and BIN RAS 3/115 for 2013 Cartographic work for the development of a project for on-farm land management of the territory of reindeer pastures of the SEC Kolguev.
  • 2012-2014. Contract with SPK Kolguev (Nenets Autonomous District) and BIN RAS 1/20 for 20122014. Vegetation cover of reindeer pastures on Kolguev Island and its rational use in reindeer husbandry.
  • 2012-2013. The project Diversity and dynamics of the vegetation cover in the Arctic and mechanisms of its sustainability" (section: "Patterns of development of wildlife and mechanisms for ensuring the sustainability of biosystems") under the program of fundamental research of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences "Wildlife: current state and development problems.
  • 2011. Wetlands International Arctic Program. Study of Mitigation, Recovery and Restoration Options for Oil and Gas Industry Impacts on Arctic Wetlands. Contract No. NL1170.002.1 2011 Sub002.

Conferences and workshops:


  • Scientific meeting Theoretical issues of classification of plant communities in Russia. Russia, Yalta, NBS-NSC, November 1-3, 2021. Oral report.
  • IV International Scientific Seminar Marsh Vegetation: Modern Problems of Classification, Mapping, Use and Protection. Belarus, Minsk-Vitebsk, September 22-24, 2021. Oral report.
  • Scientific conference Actual issues of studying and preserving the flora of the Arctic and mountainous regions. Russia, Apatity, Kola Science Center, August 23-27, 2021. Oral report.
  • Second International Scientific Conference Vegetation of Eastern Europe and North Asia. Bryansk, October 12-13, 2020.
  • International Scientific Conference Comprehensive Investigations of the Arctic and Antarctic Natural Environment. St. Petersburg, March 2-4, 2020.
  • The second international scientific conference Modern fundamental problems of classification of vegetation. Yalta, September 15-20, 2019.
  • Arctic biodiversity and ecosystem functioning - moving forward with the Arctic Vegetation Archive (AVA). Third International Arctic Vegetation Archive and Classification Workshop. Arkhangelsk, May 21, 2019.
  • XIV Delegate Congress of the RBO, conference Botany in the modern world. Makhachkala, June 17-23, 2018.
  • International field symposium Swamp ecosystems of North-East Europe and the problems of ecological restoration in the permafrost zone. Inta, Syktyvkar, Naryan-Mar, July 22 August 4, 2017.
  • International Scientific Conference Modern Fundamental Problems of Vegetation Classification. Yalta, October 4-9, 2016.
  • Comprehensive studies of the nature of Svalbard and the adjacent shelf. Materials of the All-Russian scientific conference with international participation. Murmansk, November 2-4, 2016.

Professional memberships:


Editorial activity:

  • Scientific editor and co-author of the Red Book of the Nenets Autonomous Okrug. Second Edition / Official Edition. Naryan-Mar, 2020. 456 p.
  • Scientific editor and co-author of the Red Book of the Nenets Autonomous Okrug Official publication. Naryan-Mar, 2006. 450 p.
  • Scientific editor and co-author of the publication Wildlife of the Nenets Autonomous Okrug: popular science publication Under scientific. ed. O.V. Lavrinenko, I.A. Lavrinenko. St. Petersburg: Nenets Information and Analytical Center, 2004. 192 p.
  • Scientific editor and co-author of the publication Systematic lists of species of flora and fauna of the state natural reserve Nenetsky 2001-2006. Ser. Proceedings of the State Natural Reserve Nenetsky. St. Petersburg, 2007. 55 p.

Scientific-organizational and teaching activities:

Selected publications:

Matveyeva N.V., Lavrinenko O.V. The checklist of the syntaxa within the Russian Arctic: current state with vegetation classification. Vegetation of Russia. 2021. 42: 3-41.

Lavrinenko O.V., Lavrinenko I.A. Communities with shrub willows in typical tundra subzone in the East European sector of the Arctic. Vegetation of Russia. 2021. 41: 75-112.

Lavrinenko O.V., D'yachkova T.V. Aquatic and semi-aquatic vegetation of the Pechora river estuary and water bodies of the surrounding tundra. Transactions of the Kla Science Centre. Applied Ecology of the North. Series 9. 2021. 12(6): 35-44.

Lapina A.M., Uvarov S.A., Lavrinenko O.V. Phytomass of lichens and green plants in syntaxon communities of East European tundra. Plant resources. 2021. 57(1): 1538.

Red Data Book of the Nenets Autonomous Okrug: official edition. 2nd edition. Belgorod: CONSTANT. 2020. 456 p. 63 essays.

Chytrý M., Tichý L., Hennekens S.M., Lavrinenko O.V. et al. EUNIS Habitat Classification: expert system, indicator species and distribution maps of European habitats. Applied Vegetation Science. 2020. 23(4): 128.

Lavrinenko I.A., Lavrinenko O.V. Habitats of Eastern European tundras and their relationship with the EUNIS categories on the example of the Nenetsky reserve. Phytodiversity of Eastern Europe. 2020. 14(4): 359397.

Plugatar Yu.V., Ermakov N.B., Krestov P.V., Lavrinenko O.V. et al. The concept of classification of vegetation in Russia as a reflection of modern problems of phytocenology. Rastitelnost Rossii. 2020. 38: 312.

Lavrinenko O.V., Lavrinenko I.A. Vegetation of the class Loiseleurio procumbentis Vaccinietea Eggler ex Schubert 1960 in the Eastern European tundra. Rastitelnost Rossii. 2020. 38: 2784.

Lavrinenko O.V., Lavrinenko I.A. Typical species of higher syntaxa in the lowland East European tundra. Botanicheskii zhurnal. 2020. 105(4): 315347.

Afonina O.M., Lavrinenko O.V., Lavrinenko I.A. Mosses in plant communities in the north-west of the Bolshezemelskaya tundra (Nenets Autonomous Okrug). Botanicheskii zhurnal. 2019. 104(9): 13331354.

Rozhnov V.V., Lavrinenko I.A., Razzhivin V.Yu., Lavrinenko O.V., et al. Revision of the biodiversity of a large Arctic region as the basis for its monitoring and protection in conditions of active economic development (Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Russia). Nature Conservation Research. Conservation science. 2019. 4(2): 128.

Lavrinenko O.V., Petrovsky V.V., Lavrinenko I.A. New local flora and materials for floristic zoning of the Eastern European tundra. Botanicheskii zhurnal. 2019. 104(1): 5892.

Raynolds M.K., Walker D.A., Balser A., Lavrinenko O.V. et al. A raster version of the Circumpolar Arctic Vegetation Map (CAVM). Remote Sensing of Environment. 2019. 232.

Lavrinenko O.V., Lavrinenko I.A. Classification of vegetation of salty and brackish marshes of the Bolshezemelskaya tundra (coast of the Barents Sea). Phytodiversity of Eastern Europe. 2018. 12(3): 575.

Lavrinenko O.V., Lavrinenko I.A. Zonal vegetation of the lowland East European tundras. Rastitelnost Rossii. 2018. 32: 35108.

Lavrinenko O.V., Petrovsky V.V., Lavrinenko I.A. Local flora of the islands and the coast of the southeastern part of the Barents Sea. Botanicheskii zhurnal. 2016. 101(10): 11441190.

Lavrinenko O.V., Matveeva N.V., Lavrinenko I.A. Communities of the class Scheuchzerio Caricetea nigrae (Nordh. 1936) Tx. 1937 in the Eastern European tundra. Rastitelnost Rossii. 2016. 28: 5588.

Lavrinenko O.V., Lavrinenko I.A. Communities of the class Oxycocco-Sphagnetea Br.-Bl. et R. Tx. 1943 in the Eastern European tundra. Rastitelnost Rossii. 2015. 26: 5584.

Lavrinenko O.V., Matveyeva N.V., Lavrinenko I.A. Dryad communities in the east of the European part of the Russian Arctic. Rastitelnost Rossii. 2014. 24: 3863.

Lavrinenko I.A., Lavrinenko O.V. Influence of climatic changes on the vegetation cover of the Barents Sea islands. Transactions of KarRC RAS. 2013. 6: 416.

Matveeva N.V., Lavrinenko O.V., Lavrinenko I.A. Coastal communities with Arenaria pseudofrigida on the islands of the southeastern part of the Barents Sea. Rastitelnost Rossii. 2013. 22: 7885.

Lavrinenko I.A., Lavrinenko O.V. Long-term dynamics and death of vegetation in marshes of the Kolokolkovaya Bay of the Barents Sea. Rastitelnost Rossii. 2012. 21: 6677.

Matveeva N.V., Lavrinenko O.V. Vegetation of marches in the northeast of the Malozemelskaya tundra. Rastitelnost Rossii. 2011. 1718: 4569.

Lavrinenko O.V., Matveyeva N.V., Lavrinenko I.A. Flora of vascular plants of Dolgiy Island (Barents Sea). Botanicheskii zhurnal. 2009. 94(8): 10971125.

Lavrinenko O.V., Lavrinenko I.A. Island spruce forests of the Eastern European tundra. Botanicheskii zhurnal. 2003. 88(8): 5977.

Urbanavichyus G.P., Lavrinenko O.V., Urbanavichene I.N. Lichens of Dolgiy Island and nearby islands of the Barents Sea. Botanicheskii zhurnal. 2009. 94(5): 656675.

Lavrinenko O.V., Lavrinenko I.A. Island spruce forests of the Eastern European tundra. Botanicheskii zhurnal. 2003. 88(8): 5977.

Lavrinenko O.V., Lavrinenko I.A., Pystina T.N. Lichens (Lichenes) of the Kanino-Pechora sub-province of the Arctic floristic region. Botanicheskii zhurnal. 2000. 85(5): 1228.

Lavrinenko I.A., Lavrinenko O.V., Kulyugina E.E. Flora and vegetation of the west of the Bolshezemelskaya tundra (right bank of the Ortina River). Botanicheskii zhurnal. 1999. 84(6): 95105.

Lavrinenko I.A., Lavrinenko O.V. Accumulation of heavy metals by plants in conditions of oil pollution. Siberian Journal of Ecology. 1998. 34: 299309.

Lavrinenko I.A., Lavrinenko O.V., Kulyugina E.E. Formation of secondary plant communities at the sites of oil and gas exploration wells in the Bolshezemelskaya tundra. Siberian ecological journal. 1998. 34: 275284.