Main publications (2012-2020). Laboratory of Paleoceanology


  1. Ivanova E.V., Borisov D.G., Dmitrenko O.B., Murdmaa I.O. Hiatuses in the late Pliocene–Pleistocene stratigraphy of the Ioffe calcareous contourite drift, western South Atlantic // Marine and Petroleum Geology. 2020. V. 111. P. 624-637.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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. № 3 (in press)
  9. 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 (in press)


  1. Ovsepyan E. A., Ivanova E V. Glacial–interglacial interplay of southern- and northern-origin deep waters in the São Paulo Plateau – Vema Channel area of the western South Atlantic. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 2019. V. 514. P. 349-360.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Murdmaa I.O., Dorokhova E.V., Ovsepyan E.A., Dara O.M., Nürnberg 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)
  5. 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.
  6. Borisov D. Seismic evidence of bottom current controlled sedimentation in the Ceará Rise region (central Atlantic) // South American Journal of Earth Sciences, 2019. V. 96, 102354.


  1. 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).
  2. 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).
  3. 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).
  4. 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).
  5. 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
  6. Borisov D.G., Murdmaa I.O. Seismic stratigraphy of the Upper Quaternary deposits on the northeastern slope of the Ceará Rise (Central Atlantic) // Russian Geology and Geophysics. 2018. V. 59. P. 268–275
  7. 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


1. 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.
2. Zenina M., Ivanova E., Bradley L., Schornikov E., Murdmaa I., Marret F. Origin, potential migration pathways and palaeoenvironmental significance of the Holocene ostracods from the north-eastern Black Sea shelf, Quaternary Research, 2017, Vol. 87, No. 1, pp. 49-65. doi:10.1017/qua.2016.2.
3. Ovsepyan E.A., Ivanova E.V., Lembke-Jene L., Max L., Tiedemann R., Nürnberg 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.
4. 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).
5. 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).


6. 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).
7. 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).
8. 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).
9. 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).
10. 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).
11. 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.


12. 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).
13. 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)
14. 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.
15. 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).


16. 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).
17. 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).
18. 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.
19. 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).
20. 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).


21. 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).
22. 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 São Paulo Plateau escarpment, South Atlantic, Oceanology, 2013, Vol. 53, No. 4, pp. 460-471 (English Translation).
23. 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).
24. Borisov D.G. Contourites on the South American continental margin / Abstract of PhD Thesis. Moscow: 2013. 26 p. (in Russian)
25. Ovsepyan E.A., Ivanova E.V., Max L., Tiedemann R., Riethdorf J.-R., Nürnberg D. Late quaternary oceanographic conditions in the Western Bering Sea, Oceanology, 2013, Vol. 53, No. 2, pp. 211-222 (English Translation).
26. 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).
27. 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).
28. 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).


29. 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).
30. 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).
31. 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).
32. 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).
33. 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.
34. 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.


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