Astra Labuce

Astra Labuce

Researcher, Head of Hydrobiology laboratory in Marine monitoring department,

Researcher, Head of Hydrobiology laboratory in Marine monitoring department,

Zooplankton taxonomist and ecologist Responsible for zooplankton monitoring and data quality, experienced in working with the development and implementation of environmental condition assessment indicators. Primarily studies the pelagic habitat and processes within it. Astra Labuce is interested in the interrelationship of organisms of the lowest trophic levels (food webs) and biological (both taxonomic, functional and genetic) diversity in the marine environment. Works in HELCOM Zooplankton Expert Group (EG ZOO) and HELCOM Food Web Working Group (CG Foodweb), as well as in ICES Zooplankton Ecology Working Group (ICES WGZE) and Baltic Sea Integrated Assessment Working Group (ICES WGIAB).

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E-pasts: astra.labuce[at]



Baltic Data Flows, financed by Connecting Europe Facility

“Ceļā uz atbildīgu vides rīcību, padziļinot izpratni par mūsu ezeriem (Mūsu ezeri)”, LVAF finansēts projekts Nr. 1-08/85/2022

AquaINFRA, financed by Horizon Europe Research and Innovation programme, grant No. 101094434

“Vienšūnu un heterocītu veidojošo diazotrofu loma Rīgas līča slāpekļa budžeta veidošanā (NitroBUG)”, LZP grants nr. lzp-2020/1-0063

  1. A script-based workflow to calculate zooplankton community indicator for environmental status assessment in the Baltic Sea [2023],
  2. Seasonal variation in size structure and production of autotrophic plankton community in eutrophied, low-light environment: A focus on _Mesodinium rubrum_ [2023],
  3. Stable carbon and nitrogen isotope composition in suspended particulate matter reflects seasonal dynamics of phytoplankton assemblages in the Gulf of Riga, Baltic Sea [2022],
  4. Environmental Impacts on Zooplankton Functional Diversity in Brackish Semi-Enclosed Gulf [2021],
  5. Zooplankton indicator-based assessment in relation to site location and abiotic factors: a case study from the Gulf of Riga [2020],
  6. _Eurytemora affinis_ (Poppe, 1880) (Copepoda, Calanoida) in the Gulf of Riga, Baltic Sea — elemental composition and diurnal vertical migration [2020],
  7. Survey of Presence of Non-Indigenous _Eurytemora carolleeae_ in the Gulf of Riga (Baltic Sea) Five Years After its First Discovery [2018],
  8. An overview of _Synchaeta_ Ehrenberg, 1832 (Rotifera: Monogononta: Synchaetidae) species in the Eastern Gotland Basin, Baltic Sea, with complementary characteristics for the trophi of _S. fennica_ Rousselet, 1902 and _S. monopus_ Plate, 1889 [2017], 2017.3.06
  9. Spring seasonal pattern of primary production in the Gulf of Riga (Baltic Sea) after a mild winter [2017],
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