Ingrīda Andersone

Ingrīda Andersone

Senior Researcher at Experimental hydrobiology department

Senior Researcher at Experimental hydrobiology department

Leader of Experimental hydrobiology department, Secretary of Science Council

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1.Kotta, J., Raudsepp, U., Szava-Kovats, R., Aps, R., Armoskaite, A., Barda, I., Bergström, P., Futter, M., Gröndahl, F., Hargrave, M., Jakubowska, M., Jänes, H., Kaasik, A., Kraufvelin, P., Kovaltchouk, N., Krost, P., Kulikowski, T., Kõivupuu, A., Kotta, I., Lees, L., Loite, S., Maljutenko, I., Nylund, G., Paalme, T., Pavia, H., Purina, I., Rahikainen, M., Sandow, V., Visch, W., Yang, B., Barboza, F., 2022. Assessing the potential for sea-based macroalgae cultivation and its application for nutrient removal in the Baltic Sea. Science of the Total Environment, Open Access Volume 839 Article number 156230,

2. Armoškaite, A.; Bārda, I.; Andersone, I.; Bonnevie, I.M.; Ikauniece, A.; Kotta, J.; Kõivupuu, A.; Lees, L.; Psuty, I.; Strāķe, S.; et al. Considerations of Use-Use Interactions between Macroalgae Cultivation and Other Maritime Sectors: An Eastern Baltic MSP Case Study. Sustainability 2021, 13, 13888.

3. Scholz, P., Putna-Nimane, I., Barda, I., Liepina-Leimane, I., Strode, E., Kileso, A., Esiukova, E., Chubarenko, B., Purina, I., Simon, F.-G., 2021. Environmental impact of geosynthetics in coastal protection. Materials, 14 (3), art. no. 634.

4. Pakalniete K., Ahtiainen H., Aigars J., Andersone I., Armoškaite A., Hansen H.S., Strāķe S., 2021. Economic Valuation of Ecosystem Service Benefits and Welfare Impacts of Offshore Marine Protected Areas: A Study from the Baltic Sea. Sustainability, 13, 10121.

5. Armoškaite A., Aigars J., Andersone I., Hansen H.S., Schrøder L., Strāķe S., 2021. Assessing change in habitat composition, ecosystem functioning and service supply in Latvian protected stony reefs. Journal of Environmental Management 298, 113537.

6. Bikovens O., Janceva S., Vevere L., Purina I., Telysheva G., 2020. Co-composting of seaweed with lignocellulosic substratum: effect of the compost composition on compost humic substances. International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology (IJARGE), Vol. 16, No. ¾, pp.263 – 277.

7. Fokina O., Grauda D., Purina I., Barda I., Rashal I., 2020. Genetic Structure of the Limecola Balthica Population in the Gulf of Riga, Baltic Sea. Proceedings of the Latvian Academy of Sciences Section B Natural Exact and Applied Sciences 74(6):381-384. DOI: 10.2478/prolas-2020-0057

8. Armoškaitė, A., Puriņa, I., Aigars, J., …Schrøder, L., Hansen, H.S., 2020. Establishing the links between marine ecosystem components, functions and services: An ecosystem service assessment tool. Ocean and Coastal Management, 193, 105229

9. Purina I., Labucis A., Barda I., Jurgensone I., Aigars J., 2018. Primary productivity in the Gulf of Riga (Baltic Sea) in relation to phytoplankton species and nutrient variability. Oceanologia, 60, 4: 544-552.

10. Strode E., Jansons M., Purina I., Balode M., Berezina N., 2017. Sediment quality assessment using survival and embryo malformation tests in amphipod crustaceans: The Gulf of Riga, Baltic Sea as case study. Journal of Marine Systems 172: 93-103. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2017.03.010, ISSN: 09247963.

11. Veidemane K., Ruskule A., Strake S., Purina I., Aigars J., Sprukta S., Ustups D., Putnis I., Klepers A., 2017 Application of the marine ecosystem services approach in the development of the maritime spatial plan of Latvia. International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management, 13:1, 398-411, DOI: 10.1080/21513732.2017.1398185

12. Labucis A., Purina I., Labuce A., Barda I., Strake S., 2017. Spring seasonal pattern of primary production in the Gulf of Riga (Baltic Sea) after a mild winter. Environmental and Experimental Biology, 15: 247–255. DOI: 10.22364/eeb.15.26

13. Purina I., Barda I., 2017. Recruitment studies of the mussel Mytilus trossulus on artificial substrate near high energy shores of the north-eastern Baltic Sea. Environmental and Experimental Biology 15: 225–231 DOI: 10.22364/eeb.15.23

14. Barda I., Kankaanpää H., Purina I., Balode M., Sjövall O., Meriluoto J., 2015. Bioaccumulation of hepatotoxins – a considerable risk in the Latvian environment. Environmental Pollution 196, 313-320.

15. Barda I., Purina I., Rimsa E., Balode M., 2014. Seasonal dynamics of biomarkers in infaunal clam Macoma balthica from the Gulf of Riga (Baltic Sea). Journal of Marine Systems 129, 150-156.

16. Putna I., Strode E., Bārda I., Puriņa I., Rimša E., Jansons M., Balode M. and Strāķe S., 2014. Sediment quality of the ecoregion Engure, Gulf of Riga, assessed by using ecotoxicity tests and biomarker responses. Proceedings of the Latvian Academy of Sciences. Section B, Vol. 68 (2014), No. 1/2 (688/689), pp. 20–30.

17. Purina I., Barda I., Rimsa E., Poikane R. and Jansons M., 2013. Concentrations of metallothionein in the bivalve molluscs Anodonta spp. and Unio spp. from Latvian lakes with different anthropogenic pressure. E3S Web of Conferences 1, 34005, DOI: 10.1051/e3sconf/20130134005.

18. Balode M., Purvina S., Purina I., Yurkovska V., Barda I., Strode E., Putna I., Balodis J., Pfeifere M., 2010. Experimental studies on the possible effect of climate change on development of Baltic HAB species. In: Proc. Of 13th International Conference on Harmful Algae. Editors: Kin-Chung Ho, M. J. Zhou and Y. Z. Qi. ISBN 928-87- 990827-2-B, Environmental Publication House Hong Kong, China: 233 – 239.

19. Puriņa I., 2008. Influence of organic and inorganic nutrients on the phytoplankton structure and potentially toxic algae development of the Gulf of Riga. Promotion paper, Rīga: pp. 107.

20. Puriņa I., Balode M., Ledaine I., Purviņa S. 2006. Potenciāli toksisko aļģu problēma Latvijā un pasaulē. Izdevniecība Gandrs, Rīga: 16 lpp.

21. Balode M., Purina I., Purvina S., Pfeifere M., Barda I. & Povidisa K., 2006. Toxic cyanobacteria in the lakes located in Riga (the capital of Latvia) and its surroundings: present state of knowledge. African Journal of Marine Science, 28(2): 225-230.

22. Heiskanen A.-S., Carstensen J., Gasiūnaite Z.R., Henriksen P., Jaanus A., Kauppila P., Lysiak-Pastuszak E., Purina I., Sagert S., 2005. Monitoring strategies for phytoplankton in the Baltic Sea coastal waters. Inland and Marine Waters, EUR 21583 EN: 45pp.

23. Gasiūnaite Z.R., Cardoso A.C., Heiskanen A.-S., Henriksen P., Kauppila P., Olenina I., Pilkaityte R., Purina I., Razinkovas A., Sagert S., Schubert H., Wasmund N., 2005. Seasonality of coastal phytoplankton in the Baltic Sea: Influence of salinity and eutrophication. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 65: 239-252.

24. Purina I., Balode M., Béchemin C., Poder T., Vérité C., Maestrini S., 2004. Influence of dissolved organic matter from terrestrial origin on the changes of dinoflagellates species composition in the Gulf of Riga, Baltic Sea. Hydrobiologia, 514: 127-137.

25. Berg M.G., Balode M., Purina I., Bechemin C., Maestrini S., 2003. Plankton community composition in relation to availability and uptake of oxidized and reduced nitrogen. Aquatic Microbial Ecology, Vol.30:263-274.

26. Poder T., Maestrini S.Y., Balode M., Lips U., Bechemin C., Andrushaitis A. and Purina I., 2003. The role of inorganic and organic nutrients on the development of phytoplankton along a transect from the Daugava River mouth to the Open Baltic, in spring and summer 1999. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 60: 827-835.

27. Ojaveer E., Simm M., Balode M., Purina I. & Suursaar U., 2003. Effect of Microcystis aeruginosa and Nodularia spumigena upon the survival of Eurytemora affinis and the embrionic and larval development of the Baltic herring Clupea harengus membras. Environmental Toxicology, Vol. 18, Issue 4: 236-242.

28. Berg M.G., Glibert P.M., Jorgensen N.O.G., Balode M., Purina I., 2001. Variability in inorganic and organic nitrogen uptake associated with riverine nutrient input in the Gulf of Riga, Baltic Sea. Estuaries, 24 (2): 204-214.

29. Maestrini Y. S., Balode M., Bechemin C., Purina I., 1999. Nitrogenous organic substances as potential nitrogen sources for summer phytoplankton in the Gulf of Riga, Eastern Baltic Sea. Plankton Biology and Ecology, Vol.46 (1): 8-17.

30. Maestrini Y. S., Balode M., Bechemin C., Purina I., Botva U., 1999. Nitrogen as the nutrient limiting the algal growth potential, for summer natural assemblages in the Gulf of Riga, eastern Baltic Sea. Plankton Biology and Ecology, Vol.46 (1):1-7.

31. Balode M., Purina I., Bechemin C.& Maestrini S., 1998. Effects of nutrient enrichment on the growth rates and community structure of summer phytoplankton from the Gulf of Riga, Baltic Sea. Journal of Plankton Research Vol. 20 no.12: 2251-2272.

32. Maestrini S., Balode M., Bechemin C., Purina I. & Verite C., 1997. Nutrients limiting the Algal Growth Potential (AGP) in the Gulf of Riga, eastern Baltic Sea, in spring and early summer 1996. La Mer, Vol. 35, 49 – 68.

33. Balode M., Purina I., 1996. Harmful phytoplankton in the Gulf of Riga (the Baltic Sea). Harmful and Toxic Algal Blooms, Yasumoto T., Oshima Y. & Fukuyo, Y. (Eds), IOC of UNESCO, Paris; Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Toxic Phytoplankton, 12-16 July 1995, Sendai, Japan: 69 – 72.

Docent of Hydrobiology at Faculty of Biology of University of Latvia Lecture courses “Biological Oceanography” and “Productivity of Aquatic Ecosystems” for Master study programme at Faculty of Biology of University of Latvia

Consulting for journal “My Garden” (“Mans dārzs”) about the use of macroalgae for gardening

Research on underwater protected habitats, their biodiversity, habitat degradation and recovery under anthropogenic and climate change


2005-.. Mapping of underwater protected areas, taxonomic composition studies of macrophyte stands, assessment of the ecological status of benthic habitats

2015-.. Marine ecosystem functioning and services research, marine spatial planning

2013-2019 Cultivation of the bivalve Mytilus trossulus on artificial substrate at the Kurzeme coast of the Baltic Sea

2012-.. Primary production studies in the Gulf of Riga and lakes in Latvia

2009-2015 Biomarking Team Leader Biomarker analyses in mussels and fish from the Gulf of Riga and fresh waters, seasonal dynamics and their relation to chemical pollution, biotic and abiotic factors Experimental studies on the effect of pollutants on the activity of detoxification enzymes

1998-2009 Ecotoxicological studies on the impact of potentially toxic algae on aquatic ecosystems, analysis of cyanobacterial toxins, transfer and accumulation of toxins in the food chain

1993-2005 Phytoplankton studies in the Gulf of Riga and lakes – seasonal dynamics of phytoplankton, primary production, influence of physical and chemical factors on phytoplankton development Experimental studies on the impact of terrestrial organic matter on phytoplankton and potentially toxic algae in the Gulf of Riga

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