Inta Dimante-Deimantoviča

Inta Dimante-Deimantoviča

Senior Researcher, leader of Microplatic laboratory at Sea monitoring department

Senior Researcher, leader of Microplatic laboratory at Sea monitoring department

Freshwater ecology, zooplankton species (Cladocera and Copepoda) diversity and distribution, palaeolimnology, research on microplastic pollution in the Baltic Sea and freshwater ecosystems, responsible for the microplastic laboratory at LIAE, microplastic monitoring in the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Riga, coastal sands, as well as for the development of the microplastic pollution research area. As Senior Researcher, she is responsible for the preparation of project proposals, study design, project administration and management.

Interreg Baltic Sea Region project Lakes connect – Building networking hub for units interested in lakes protection in Baltic Sea tourist regions;

LVAF projekts “Mikroplastmasas piesārņojuma monitoringa pilnveidošana upēs un jūras piekrastes smiltīs” (Nr. 1 08/37/2022);

Islandes, Lihtenšteinas un Norvēģijas EEZ un Norvēģijas granta divpusējās sadarbības fonda stratēģiskās iniciatīvas projekts “Mikroplastmasas piesārņojuma dinamika un izplatība Latvijas un Islandes jūru un ezeru ūdeņos – jauna sadarbības virziena uzsākšana”;

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

  1. Barone, M., Suhareva, N., Aigars, J., Putna-Nimane, I., Dimante-Deimantovica, I. 2023. Dataset on microplastic concentrations, characteristics, and chemical composition in the marine surface waters of Latvia – The Eastern Gotland basin and the Gulf of Riga. Data in Brief, 108992, DOI:
  2. Hamulić, D., Putna-Nimane, I., Liepina-Leimane, I., Dimante-Deimantovica, I., Rodič, P., Milošev, I. 2022. Field testing and ecotoxicity of acrylate-based sol–gel coatings in fresh and seawater. J Coat Technol Res, DOI: 10.1007/s11998-022-00701-2
  3. Dimante-Deimantovica, I., Suhareva, N., Barone, M., Putna-Nimane, I., Aigars, J. 2022. Hide-and-seek: a threshold values and contribution towards better understanding of recovery rate in microplastic research. MethodsX, 9. DOI: 10.1016/j.mex.2021.101603
  4. Aigars, J., Barone, M., Suhareva, N., Putna-Nimane, I., Dimante-Deimantovica, I. 2021. Occurrence and spatial distribution of microplastics in the surface waters of the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Riga Marine Pollution Bulletin. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 172. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112860
  5. Labuce, A., Strake, S., Dimante-Deimantovica, I. 2020. Eurytemora affinis (Poppe, 1880) (Copepoda, Calanoida) in the Gulf of Riga, Baltic Sea — elemental composition and diurnal vertical migration. Crustaceana, 93 (3-5): 447-466. DOI: 10.1163/15685403-00003977 Labuce, A., Dimante-Deimantovica I, Tunens, J., Strake, S. 2020. Zooplankton indicator-based assessment in relation to site location and abiotic factors: a case study from the Gulf of Riga. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 192 (2). DOI: 10.1007/s10661-020-8113-9
  6. Zawiska, I., Dimante-Deimantovica, I., Luoto, T. P., Rzodkiewicz, M., Saarni, S., Stivrins, N., Tylmann, W., Lanka, A., Robeznieks, M., Jilbert, T. 2020. Long-Term Consequences of Water Pumping on the Ecosystem Functioning of Lake Sekšu, Latvia. Water, Water Quality of Freshwater Ecosystems in a Temperate Climate (special issue), 12 (5): 1459. DOI:10.3390/w12051459
  7. Jensen, T.C., Walseng, B., Hessen, D. O., Dimante-Deimantovica, I., Novichkova, A. A., Chertoprud, E. S., Chertoprud, M. V., Sakharova, E. G., Krylov, A. V., Frisch, D., Christoffersen, K.S. 2019. Changes in trophic state and aquatic communities in high Arctic ponds in response to increasing goose populations. Freshwater Biology, 64 (7): 1241-1254. DOI: 10.1111/fwb.13299
  8. Dimante-Deimantovica, I., Walseng, B., Chertoprud, E., & Novichkova, A. 2018. New and previously known species of Copepoda and Cladocera (Crustacea) from Svalbard, Norway – who are they and where do they come from? Fauna Norvegica, 38: 18-29. DOI: 10.5324/fn.v38i0.2502
  9. Walseng, B, Jensen, T.C, Dimante-Deimantovica, I, Christoffersen, K.S, Chertoprud, M.V, Chertoprud, E.S, Novichkova, A.A, & Hessen, D.O. 2018. Freshwater diversity in Svalbard: providing baseline data for ecosystems in change. Polar Biology, 41: 1995-2005. DOI:10.1007/s00300-018-2340-3
  10. Chertoprud,M., Palatov,D., Dimante-Deimantovica,I.2017. Macrobenthic communities in water bodies and streams of Svalbard, Norway. Journal of Natural History, 51:47-48, 2809-2825, DOI: 10.1080/00222933.2017.1395092 Chertoprud, E.S., Sinev, A. Y., Dimante-Deimantovica, I. 2017. Fauna of Cladocera and Copepoda from Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (China). Zootaxa, 4258 (6): 561-573, DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4258.6.5
  11. Holynska, M., Dimante-Deimantovica, I. 2016. Redescription and taxonomic notes on Cyclops bohater Koźmiński, 1933 and Cyclops lacustris G. O. Sars, 1863, with an identification key to the Cyclops of Fenno-Scandinavia. European Journal of Taxonomy, 212: 1-31. DOI: 10.5852/ejt.2016.212
  12. Dimante-Deimantovica, I., Jensen, T. C., Walseng, B. 2016. Freshwater harpacticoids (Crustacea: Copepoda: Harpacticoida) in Norway – a comprehensive contribution from G. O. Sars and a provisional checklist. Journal of Natural History, 50:27-28, 1773-1795, DOI: 10.1080/00222933.2016.1159348
  13. Jensen, T. C., Dimante-Deimantovica, I., Schartau, A. K. & Walseng, B. 2013. Cladocerans respond to differences in trophic state in deeper nutrient poor lakes from Southern Norway. Hydrobiologia, 715 (1): 101-112. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-012-1413-5
  14. Paidere, J., Dimante-Deimantovica, I., Grinko, O., Brakovska, A., Bruvere, I. 2012. Applicability of zooplankton community study for ecological quality of salmonid water lakes in Latvia during summer, 2010. Acta Biologica Universitatis Daugavpiliensis, Supplement 3: 65-81.
  15. Dimante-Deimantovica, I., Skute, A. & Skute, R. 2012. Vertical variability of pelagic zooplankton fauna in deep Latvian lakes, with some notes on changes in ecological conditions. Estonian Journal of Ecology, 61 (4): 247-264. DOI: 10.3176/eco.2012.4.02 Deimantovica, I., Skute, R. & Strake, S. (2011) A survey of the Latvian freshwater free-living Copepoda fauna. Crustaceana, 84 (3): 257-279. DOI: 10.1163/001121611X554373
  16. Deimantovica, I. 2010. First records of Cyclops bohater Kozminski, 1933 from Latvia’s Lakes with Notes on its Morphometry, Acta Zoologica Lituanica, 20 (3): 215-224, DOI: 10.2478/v10043-010-0029-0
  17. Deimantovica, I. 2005. Spatial structure of zooplankton fauna in Lake Dridzis. Internationale Vereinigung für theoretische und angewandte Limnologie: Verhandlungen, 29(2): 683–684, DOI: 10.1080/03680770.2005.11902765

Consultanting on environmental and climate issues within the project “Historically contaminated sites in the Port of Liepaja, Karosta channel remediation works”

Research interests: functioning of aquatic ecosystems, aquatic habitat restoration, biodiversity, microscopic crustaceans, palaeolimnology, anthropogenic pollution including microplastics in aquatic habitats, citizen science involvement in research.

Current research areas include zooplankton (Cladocera, Copepoda) analysis, detection of littoral microscopic crustaceans, detection of Cladocera fossil remains in sediments, collection, preparation and analysis of microplastic samples from different environmental matrices, development of monitoring methodology for assessment of microplastic contamination in the environment.

Member of “Center for the Study of Lakes and Marshes” (“Ezeru un purvu izpētes centrs”)

Working at LIAE since 2018. PhD degree in hydrobiology at the Faculty of Biology of University of Latvia in 2012

2021-2022 project manager at Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis

2021-2022 Senior Expert at the Institute of Biology (University of Latvia)

2010-2012 Researcher at Institute of Ecology (Daugavpils University)

2009-2018 assistant and Researcher at Norwegian Institute for Nature Research

2021. In 2010 she obtained a qualification of project manager at Turiba University, and represents LIAE in EARMA – European Association of Research Managers and Administrators

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