Roman Romanov

Roman Romanov

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Academic degree, academic title: Ph.D.

Position: Senior Researcher


Research interests:

  • Charophyte (Characeae) taxonomy, flora, genetics, ecology, geographical distribution and use as bioindicators.
  • Macroalgae of continental and coastal water bodies.
  • Phytoplankton spatial and temporal heterogeneity, phytoplankton succession, phytoplankton in rehabilitation of water bodies from heavy metal contamination, algae of extreme technogenic habitats.

Keywords: Macroalgae, charophytes, Characeae, phytoplankton, taxonomy, morphology, floristics, ecology biogeography, molecular genetics, hydrobiology, bioindication

Education and work experience:

2006 – Candidate of Sciences (Ph.D.) in Botany. Central Siberian Botanical Garden of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk. Thesis: «The composition and structure of algal coenoses of lowland rivers of the upper Ob drainage basin (by the example of rivers Barnaulka and Bol'shaja Losikha)».

2001-2005 – Postgraduate, Research Assistant. Institute for Water and Environmental Problems SB RAS, Barnaul.
2005-2019 – Research Assistant, Research Scientist, Senior Researcher. Central Siberian Botanical Garden SB RAS, Novosibirsk.
2007-2019 – Teaching Assistant, Associated Professor. Botany: Algae and Fungi. Novosibirsk State University. Department of Natural Sciences, Novosibirsk.
2019 – until now – Senior Researcher. Komarov Botanical Institute RAS, Saint Petersburg.

Grants and research projects:

Project leader:

  • 2020-2022. RFBR № 20-04-00280-а «Phylogeography of charophytes (Charales, Charophyceae)».

Selected publications:

Romanov R., Korolesova D., Afanasyev D., Zhakova L. Chara baltica (Charophyceae, Charales) from the Black Sea region and taxonomic implications of extrastipulodes. Botanica. 2020. 26(2): 126–139.

Romanov R.E., Nikulin V.Yu., Yeo R.S.W., Ho B.C., Gontcharov A.A. Nitella singaporensis (Charophyceae, Charales): new species and implications for the taxonomy of the genus Nitella. Phytotaxa. 2020. 438(2): 080–094.

Chemeris E., Romanov R., Kopyrina L., Filippova V., Mochalova O., Efimov D., Bobrov A. How charophytes (Streptophyta, Charales) survive in severe conditions of the permafrost area in Far North-East Asia. Limnologiсa. 2020. 83: 125784.

Smolyakov B.S., Sagidullin A.K., Romanov R.E., Yermolaeva N.I. Efficient removal of Cd(II), Cu(II), Pb(II), and Zn(II) from wastewater and natural water using submersible device. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 2019. 26(7): 6368–6377.

Romanov R., Napolitano T., van de Weyer K., Troia A. New records and observations to the Characean (Charales, Charophyceae) flora of Sicily (Italy). Webbia. 2019. 74(1): 111–119.

Romanov R. New interesting records of charophytes (Charales, Charophyceae) from Eurasia and Africa. Webbia. 2019. 74(1): 159–166.

Komova A., Melnikova A., Namsaraev Z., Romanov R., Strakhovenko V., Ovdina E., Yermolaeva N. Hydrochemical and hydrobiological features of the saline Lake Krasnovishnevoye (Baraba, Russia) in comparison with Lake Malinovoe (Kulunda, Russia): a reconnaissance study. Journal of Oceanology and Limnology. 2018. 36(6): 1993–2001.

Romanov R.E., Patova E.N, Teteryuk B.Yu., Chemeris E.V. Charophytes (Charales, Charophyceae) on the north-eastern edge of Europe: is it something different across Northern Europe in their diversity and biogeography? Beih. Nova Hedwigia. 2018. 147: 161–181.

Romanov R.E., Abdullin Sh.R. Chara kirghisorum (Charales): lectotypification, first reliable record in Europe and update of species distribution in Russia. Phytotaxa. 2018. 362(2): 220–226.

Taran O. P., Boltenkov V. V., Ermolaeva N I., Zarubina E. Yu., Delii I. V., Romanov R. E., Strakhovenko V. D. Relations between the chemical composition of organic matter in lacustrine ecosystems and the genesis of their sapropel. Geochemistry International. 2018. 56(3): 256–265.

Romanov R.E., Kapitonova O.A., Zarubina E.Yu. Chara dominii Vilh. (Streptophyta: Charales): A New Species in the Flora of Russia. Inland Water Biology. 2018. 11(1): 1–5.

Shadrin N.V., Anufriieva E.V., Kipriyanova L.M., Kolesnikova E.A., Latushkin A.A., Romanov R.E., Sergeeva N.G. The political decision caused the drastic ecosystem shift of the Sivash Bay (the Sea of Azov). Quaternary International. 2018. 475: 4–10.

Chernova E. , Sidelev S., Russkikh I., Voyakina E., Babanazarova O., Romanov R., Kotovshchikov A., Mazur-Marzec H. Dolichospermum and Aphanizomenon as neurotoxins producers in some Russian freshwaters. Toxicon. 2017. 130: 47–55.

Kipriyanova L.M., Dolmatova L.A., Bazarova B.B., Naydanov B.B., Romanov R.E., Tsybekmitova G.Ts., Dyachenko A.V. On the ecology of some species of genus Stuckenia (Potamogetonaceae) in Lakes of Zabaykalsky Krai and the Republic of Buryatia. Inland Water Biology. 2017. 10(1): 73–82.

Romanov R.E., Barinova S.S. Species of Nitella (Charophyceae, Charales) from Israel: low species richness and rare occurrence. Botanica Serbica. 2016. 40(2): 1–11.

Romanov R., Bulionkova T. Observations on a terrestrial charophyte in a temperate environment. Phycological Research. 2016. 64(2): 118–120.

Romanov R.E., Kopyrina L.I. Tolypella canadensis (Charales, Charophyceae) in Asia: final evidence of its circumpolar distribution. Nova Hedwigia. 2016. 102(3–4): 423–427.

Romanov R.E., Gontcharov A.A., Barinova S.S. Chara globata Mig. (Streptophyta: Charales): rare species revised. Fottea, Olomouc. 2015. 15(1): 39–50.

Romanov R.E. Chara inconnexa Allen (Streptophyta: Charales) and taxonomic ambiguities associated with subgymnophyllous species close to C. contraria A. Braun ex Kütz. s.str. Cryptogamie. Algologie. 2015. 36(4): 371–388.

Romanov R.E., Zhakova L.V., Bazarova B.B., Kipriyanova L.M. The charophytes (Charales, Charophyceae) of Mongolia: a checklist and synopsis of localities, including new records. Nova Hedwigia. 2014. 98(1-2): 127–150.

Romanov R., Kirillov V.V. Analysis of the seasonal dynamics of river phytoplankton based on succession rate indices for key event identification. Hydrobiologia. 2012. 695: 293–304.

Romanov R.E., Barinova S.S. The charophytes of Israel: historical and contemporary species richness, distribution, and ecology. Biodiversity Research and Conservation. 2012. 25: 57–64.