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Inna Kutcheva
White Sea Biological Station
Zoological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences
Universitetskaya nab., 1
199034, St.-Petersburg, Russia
Tel: +7(921) 4674261
Research interests:  Zooplankton: distribution, life cycles. Climate fluctuations and changes.
1976-1981 – Petrozavodsk State University, MSc
Main research areas:
I work at the WSBS since 1981. My research is focused on the zooplankton variation according to climatic and hydrological parameters in the White Sea, especially nearby the WSBS. Long-term studies showed that by the end of the 20th century zooplankton communities were very stable, while at present hydrological characteristics change significantly, which will likely affect the White Sea pelagic communities in the nearest future.

I study feeding of herring Clupea harengus larvae and fries in the White Sea. Herring larvae when they change nutrition mode from exogenous to active feeding despite the apparent abundance of zooplankton in spring may suffer from latent starvation because of the absence of the appropriate feeding objects (copepods nauplii). This situation occurs due to the accelerated water exchange in spring between Chupa Inlet and Kandalaksha Bay, when the cold-loving nauplii of Pseudocalanus minutus are replaced from the upper waters by eurybiotic adult Microsetella norvegica, Oithona similis, which are highly mobile and thereby less available for herring larvae. One of the topics of my current research is the spring explosion of zooplankton community, when during a short period of time its abundance dramatically increases. I am planning several trips in the Kandalaksha Bay immediately after the ice melting in May.
  • Exploration, sustainable use and protection of natural resources of the White Sea. Proceedings of the XIII conference, Saint Petersburg, Zoological Institute RAS, 2017, 290 p. (In Russian).  Download
  • Martynova D.M., Kutcheva I.P., Naumov A.D. 2016. Seasonal and spatial dynamics of the zooplankton community structure in the scoop-type inlets of the White Sea (Babye More and Nikolskaya inlet). In: Mokievsky V.O., Isachenko A.I., Dgebuadze P.Yu., Tzetlin A.B. (Editors) Proceedings of the White Sea Biological Station of the Moscow State University, V. 12, Moscow, 91-109. (In Russian)  Download
  • Usov N., I. Kutcheva, I. Primakov, D. Martynova. 2013. Every species is good in its season: Do the shifts in the annual temperature dynamics affect the phenology of the zooplankton species in the White Sea? Hydrobiologia, 706: 11-33.  Abstract  Request for a reprint
  • Martynova D. M., Kutcheva I.P. 2011. Evaluation of the impact of a cage-type trout farm on the structure of zooplankton community. Rybnoye Khoziaystvo (“Fisheries”), 1: 57-60 (In Russian).  Request for a reprint
  • Dolotov Yu. S., N. N. Filatov, N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov, R. E. Zdorovennov, A. A. Pronin, A. V. Tolstikov, A. S. Filippov, E. A. Novichkova, I. P. Kutcheva, and V. P. Shevchenko. 2011. Manifestation of Marine and Riverine Factors in the Tide and Ebb Phases along the White Sea Coasts of Different Configuration. Oceanology 51(1):105-118   Abstract  Request for a reprint
  • Primakov IM, Kutcheva IP, Kuznetsova EA, Chernova EN. 2010. Life cycles of Pseudocalanus minutus and Calanus glacialis in Kandalaksha Bay of the White Sea. Vestnik SPbGU, 3(2): 47-54. (In Russian).  Request for a reprint
  • Dolotov Yu. S., Filatov N.N., Petrov N.P., Tolstikov A.V., Zdorovennov R.E., Platonov A.V., Filippov A.S., Bushuev K.L., Kutcheva I.P., Denisenko N.V., Stein R., Saukel C. 2008. Multidisciplinary studies in Onega bay of the White sea and the estuary of the Onega river during the summer period. Oceanology 48: 255-268.  Abstract  Request for a reprint
  • Primakov I.M., Martynova D.M., Usov N.V., Kutcheva I.P. 2007. The main lines of investigation of the White Sea pelagial by the staff of the White Sa Biological Station of Zoological institute RAS. II Scientific conference "Ecological investigations of the White Sea organisms". 18-22 July 2007. WSBS ZIN RAS, Cape Kartesh: 96-100. (in Russian)  Request for a reprint
  • Lezin P.A., Khalaman V.V. 2007. Byssus production rate of the White Sea blue mussel Mytilus edulis (Linnaeus, 1758) in the presence of metabolites of some aquatic animals. Russian Journal of Marine Biology, 33(1): 58–60.  Abstract  Request for a reprint
  • Dolotov Yu. S., Filatov N.N., Shevchenko V.P., Nemova N.N., Rimskij-Korsakov N.A., Denisenko N.V., Kutcheva I.P., Bojarinov P.M., Petrov N.P., Livshits V.H., Platonov A.V., Demina L.L., Kuharev V.I., Kovalenko V.N., Zdorovennov R.E., Rat'kova T. N., Sergeeva O.M., Novigatskij A.N., Pautova L.A., Filip'eva K.V., Newick E.-M., Lorentsen H.. 2005. Monitoring of Tide Conditions in the Estuaries of the Karelian Coast of the White Sea. Vodnye resursy, 32(6): 670-688.(In Russian).  Abstract  Request for a reprint
  • Dolotov Yu. S., Filatov N.N., Shevchenko V.P., Petrov M.P., Kutcheva I.P., Tolstikov A.V., Novigatskij A.N., Politova I .V., Platonov A.N., Filippov A.S. 2004. On the Natural Tide Processes in the Estuaries of the Karelian Coast of the White Sea. Oceanology. 44. 5: 784-792. (In Russian).  Request for a reprint
  • Berger V.Ja., Primakov I.M., Usov N.V., Kutcheva I.P.. 2004. Monitoring of pelagic zone in the Chupa Inlet of the White Sea. Multidisciplinary studies of Processes, Characteristics and Resources of Russians Seas of the North-East Basin. Apatity. Kola RC RAS, 1, Chap. 7: 215-222.(In Rusian).  Request for a reprint
  • Dolotov Y.S., Filatov N.N., Nemova N.N., Shevchenko V.P., Rimskij-Korsakov N.A., Denisenko N.V., Kutcheva I.P., Platonov A.N., Demina, L.L.,Zdorovennov R.E., Kovalenko.B.N. 2002. Marine Geology. Studies of the Water and Suspended Matter Dynamics, Anthropogenic Pollution, and Ecosystem Living Conditions in the Estuaries (from the Example of the arelian Coast of the White Sea). Oceanology 42: 741-748  Request for a reprint
  • Kutcheva I.P., Primakov I.M. 2001, The question of the Representativeness of the Zooplankton Samples by Plankton Nets with Different mesh gauze (0,08 and 0,168 mm). Vestnik SPbGU. 3, 4 (27):48-56. (In Russian).  Request for a reprint
  • Martynova D.M., Kutcheva I.P. 2000. New data on copepod diel vertical migrations in the White Sea.Proc.VSci.Conf. of the White Sea Biol. Station named after N.A. Pertzov. Moscow University: 45-48. (In Russian)  Request for a reprint
  • Prygunkova R.V., Babkov A.I., Kutcheva I.P. 1988. Comparative Characteristic of the Zooplankton Distribution and Hydrological Conditions of the Sonostrov area and in the Chupa Inlet of the Kandalaksha Bay (the White Sea). Hydrobiological peculiarities of the south-eastern part of the Kandalaksha Bay in connection with the mussel aquaculture of the White Sea. Explorations of the fauna of the seas. 39(47): 50-64. (in Russian).  Request for a reprint
  • Prygunkova R.V., Kutcheva I.P. 1985. On the Spatial and Temporal Changes of Zooplankton Structure in the Onega Bay (the White Sea). Ecosystems of Onega Bay of the White Sea. Explorations of the fauna of the seas., Leningrad, 33(41): 11-19. (In Russian).  Request for a reprint