Olga Chaplygina

Olga Chaplygina

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Academic degree, academic title: Ph.D.

Position: Senior Researcher

E-mail: chaplygina@binran.ru

Phone number: +7 (812) 372-54-14

Research interests:

  • Systematics and ecology of soil immobile green microalgae (Chlorophyta).
  • Taxonomic diversity of soil immobile green microalgae (Chlorophyta) and yellow-green algae (Ochrophyta, Xanthophyceae) of the Antarctic region.

Keywords: Soil algae, Chlorophyta, Ochrophyta, systematics, ecology, taxonomic diversity, Antarctica

Education and work experience:

1971 – graduated from the Department of Botany of the Biology and Soil Faculty of the Leningrad State University.
1976 – graduated from the post-graduate school of the Komarov Botanical Institute RAS.
1977 – awarded the degree of Candidate of Biological Sciences (Ph.D.), Komarov Botanical Institute RAS. Specialty – 03.00.05 – botany. Dissertation topic: «Patterns of development of soil algae in coniferous and deciduous forests of the Moscow region».

1977-1993 – employee of the laboratory of algology of the Komarov Botanical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
1991-2007 – Scientific Secretary of the Dissertation Council for the defense of doctoral and candidate dissertations at the Komarov Botanical Institute RAS.
1994-2014 – Scientific Secretary of the Komarov Botanical Institute RAS. Head of the Scientific and Organizational Department of the Institute.
2014 – until now – employee of the Laboratory of Algology of the Komarov Botanical Institute RAS.

Conferences and workshops:

Organizing committee:

  • IV All-Russian scientific conference with international participation «Algae: problems of taxonomy, ecology and use in monitoring». Russia, St. Petersburg, September 24–28, 2018. Member of the organizing committee.


  • International Scientific Conference «Comprehensive Research of the Natural Environment of the Arctic and Antarctic». St. Petersburg, March 2-4, 2020. Poster.
  • Baltic Sea Day. XVIII International Environmental Forum. Russia, St. Petersburg, March 22-23, 2017. Poster.

Professional memberships:

Selected publications:

Andreev M., Andersen D., Kurbatova L., Smirnova S., Chaplygina O. Lichens, bryophytes and terrestrial algae of the Lake Untersee Oasis (Wohlthat Massiv, Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica). Czech Polar Reports. 2020. 10(2): 203-225.

Smirnova S.V., Chaplygina O.Y., Luknitskaya A.F. Algal communities of the waterbodies of Schirmacher Oasis, East Antarctica. Arctic and Antarctic Research. 2020. 66(2): 198-216. (In Russian.)

Chaplygina O.Ya., Smirnova S.V., Balashova N.B. Algae and Cyanoprokaryotes in soils of massif Clemence (Prince Charles mountains, Antarctic continent). Bot. Zhurn. 2017. 102(4): 477–493. (In Russian.)

Andreyeva V.M., Chaplygina O.Ya. Terrestrial nonmotile green microalgae (Chlorophyta) of the Polar Urals. Novosti Sistematiki Nizshikh Rastenii. 2007. 41: 15–18. (In Russian.)

Andreyeva V.M., Chaplygina O.Ya. Terrestrial nonmotile green microalgae (Chlorophyta) in area of industrial pollution of Vorkuta (Komi Republic). Novosti Sistematiki Nizshikh Rastenii. 2006. 40: 13–18. (In Russian.)

Chaplygina O.Ya. Algae terrestres reservati Svirensis Inferioris. Novosti Sistematiki Nizshikh Rastenii. 1996. 31: 53–57. (In Russian.)

Andreyeva V.M., Chaplygina O.Ya. Nonmotile green microalgae in soil Russia and some contiguous territories. Bot. Zhurn. 1996. 81(1): 52–58. (In Russian.)

Chaplygina O.Ya. Chlorophyta terrestrial immobilia unicellularia ac colonialia (Tetrasporales, Chlorococcales, Chlorosarcinales, Chaetophorales) Angustiarum Varzob. Novosti Sistematiki Nizshikh Rastenii. 1992. 28: 47–55. (In Russian.)

Andreyeva V.M., Chaplygina O.Ya. Chlorococcales et Chlorosarcinales terrestres Reservati Lazoviani (Prov. Pimorskensis). Novosti Sistematiki Nizshikh Rastenii. 1989. 26: 7–17. (In Russian.)

Chaplygina O.Ya. Chlorococcales et Chlorosarcinales terrestres e Badchyz (Turcomania). Novosti Sistematiki Nizshikh Rastenii. 1987. 24: 81–93. (In Russian.)

Andreyeva V.M., Chaplygina O.Ya, Strelkova L.A. Chlorococcales et Chlorosarcinales terrestres in Prov. Kirovensi Inventae. Novosti Sistematiki Nizshikh Rastenii. 1986. 23: 3–13. (In Russian.)

Chaplygina O.Ya. On two species of the genus Bracteacoccus (Chlorophyta, Chlorococcales) from the soil of the USSR. Bot. Zhurn. 1985. 70(5): 611–616. (In Russian.)