Alexander Litvinov's research while affiliated with Russian Academy of Sciences and other places

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Rivers of Europe, Second Edition, presents the latest update on the only primary source of complete and comparative baseline data on the biological and hydrological characteristics of more than 180 of the highest profile rivers in Europe. With even more full-color photographs and maps, the book includes conservation information on current patterns...
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This chapter contains a comprehensive description of the Volga River, the largest river in Europe, and its main tributaries, the Kama, Oka, Sheksna. It starts with a review of human history and biogeographical setting including paleogeography of the basin, as well as description of physiography and climate, and features of hydrological and biogeoch...
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The Volga River, at 3690 km, is the longest river in Europe and 16th in the world. The geographical situation of the Volga promoted human colonization by various nations and played an important role in the movement of people between east and west (from Asia to Europe) as well as south and north. The present ethnographic composition of the Volga reg...
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On the basis of the data obtained during field observations in the summer low water period of 2001, the patterns of chlorophyll distribution and its relation to hydrological and hydrochemical factors in two eutrophic reservoirs of the Middle Volga are studied. The hydrological structure of the Gorky Reservoir, where the Volga water mass dominates,...
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Relationships between the principal characteristics of benthic communities, physical characteristics of soil, depth, current rate, and the concentration of pollutants in the soil and water of the Gorky and Cheboksary reservoirs are investigated. Numerous significant correlations are found to exist between these characteristics. It is recommended th...

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... However, microzooplankton organisms, in particular, infusoria, as an indicator group are not taken into account at all in this system. Many researchers admit that infusoria are an important component of the plankton community in freshwater ecosystems [2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12] and a convenient object for characterizing the ecological condition of water bodies by synecological approaches [13,14]. ...
... A correlation analysis of biological (the number of macrozoobenthos species and the number of species of particular taxonomic groups) and toxicological (Table 4). These results fit to the data reported by a number of authors [8,17,29]. According to [24,29], when oil enters the water body, light fractions of oil (paraffins) evaporate and heavy fractions sink to the bottom and transform. ...
... The materials give an idea of the state and development of INLAND WATER BIOLOGY Vol. 15 No. 6 2022 ecosystems, demonstrating the stable trophic status of the Cheboksary Reservoir and its interannual changes in Gorky and Kuibyshev reservoirs. However, studies of the relationship between the phytoplankton productivity and abiotic factors are rare in the reservoirs (Mineeva, 2004;Mineeva et al., 2008;Kopylov et al., 2020). In recent years, during complex expeditions of the Institute for Biology of Inland Waters, Russian Academy of Sciences at the Volga River, new data have been obtained that supplement the observations of previous years and form the basis of long-term monitoring of ecosystems of large artificial reservoirs. ...