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Dr. S. A.

Ostroumov: Scientific Publications, and some comments;

Awards and Honors:

P.L.Kapitsa Medal (for scientific discovery);

Diploma, Ministry of Natural Resources, Russian Federation;

Marquis Who’s Who (published in the U.S.A.);

Who’s Who in Russia (Encyclopedia of successful people; published in Switzerland);

Diploma for Scientific Discovery (scientific discovery No. 273);

Honor Fellowship, Eco-Ethics International Union;

Honor Title ‘Aquatic Ecologist of the Year’;

Diploma, Academy of Water Sciences (for scientific publications);

Diploma, Russian Society of Naturalists (founded 1805) (for the winner of the
competition for best scientific publications);

Award from National TV (Channel NTV) for dissemination of scientific knowledge;

Fulbright Fellowship (U.S.A.);

and others;

also see:

http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sergei_Ostroumov/blog/;

http://ru.linkedin.com/pub/sergei-ostroumov/21/970/41;

Bibliography in English. The books and papers by Dr. S.A. Ostroumov
(selected, some with comments); 2011, January 1; Abbreviation: S.A.O. =
S.A.Ostroumov;

a list of books authored and co-authored by S.A.Ostroumov (some of them with
annotations):

http://www.scribd.com/doc/41091215;

https://docs.google.com/fileview?
id=0B589QnrA6gkoZTU4NjVjZDgtOWFjZS00YzdjLTkwN2MtNjZlZmZkNjQ0YzJm&hl=e
n;

[book] Ecology, Biocoenology and Nature Conservation. Moscow University Press.
Moscow, 1984. [In collaboration: Fedorov V.D., S.A.O.].

[book] Introduction to Biochemical Ecology. 1986. Moscow. Moscow University
Press. 176 p. Figures, tables. Bibliogr.: pp. 168-174. Translated into Polish and
Bulgarian languages.

[book] Introduction to Problems of Biochemical Ecology: Biotechnology, Agriculture,
Environment. 1990. Nauka Press, Moscow. 288 p., fig., tab. Bibliogr.: pp. 256-282.
[In collaboration: Telitchenko M.M., S.A.O.] ISBN 5-02-004062-2.
http://scipeople.com/publication/67987/;

[translation of the book] Conservation Biology: An Evolutionary-Ecological
Perspective (Ed. M. Soule, B. Wilcox) 1980, 395 p., fig., tab.; ISBN 0-87893-800-1.
(Translated from English into Russian by S.A.Ostroumov). Russian edition: Moscow,
Mir Press, 1983, 430 p., fig., tab.

[book] Nature Conservation: Problems and Prospects. Moscow, Lesprom Press,
1983. 272 p., fig., tab. Bibliogr.: pp. 263-267. [In collaboration: Yablokov A.V.,
S.A.O.].

[book] Levels of Living Nature Conservation. 1985. Nauka Press. Moscow. 176 p.,
fig, tab. [In collaboration: Yablokov A.V., S.A.O.].

[book] Conservation of Living Nature and Resources: Problems, Trends, Prospects.
Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, London, Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Barcelona,
Budapest. Springer. 1991. XII. 272 p., tab. Bibliogr.: p. 227-248. Index of Authors: p.
249-251. Subject Index: p. 253-271. ISBN 3-540-52096-1; 0-387-52096-1. [In
collaboration: Yablokov A.V., S.A.O.].

[book] Conservacion de la Naturaleza Viva. 1989. Vneshtorgizdat Press. Editorial
Científico-Técnica. 238 p., fig., tab. Bibliogr.: p. 234-235. [ill.; 22 cm]. (in Spanish).
[In collaboration: Yablokov A.V., S.A.O.].

[book] Opazvane na Zhivata Priroda (= Conservation of Living Nature). Zemizdat
Press. Sofia. 1989. 192 p., fig., tab. [ill.; 21 cm]. (in Bulgarian). [In collaboration:
Yablokov A., S.O.].

[book] Ostroumov, Sergei. Uvod v Biokhimichnata Ekologia (=Introduction to
Biochemical Ecology). Nauka i Izkusstvo (Science and Art) Press. Sofia. 1990. 155 p.,
fig., tab. Bibliogr.: pp.146-152 (in Bulgarian).

[book] Ochrana živé přírody: problémy a perspektivy (Conservation of Living Nature:
Problems and Prospects). Praha. Academia. 1991. 345 p. 35 figures, 35 tables, 29
photographs. Bibliography on pages 229-307. Preface by Dr. Jaromir Pospisil (p. 5-
8); ISBN 80-200-0021-6. Translated by Dr. Rudolf Orct. In Czech; the book was
recommended as a textbook for universities. [In collaboration: Jablokov A.V.,
S.A.O.].

[book] Conservation of the Animal World: Problems and Prospects. Moscow: Znanie
Press, 1979, 64 p., fig., tab. Bibliogr. 19 refs. [Okhrana zhivotnogo mira--problemy i
perspektivy. Moskva : Znanie, 1979. 64 p.: ill.; 21 cm.] [In collaboration: Yablokov
A.V., S.A.O.].

[book] Ostroumow S. A. Wprowadzenie do ekologii biochemicznej. [=Introduction to
Biochemical Ecology] Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN [= PWN Press], 1992.
205 pages [translated from Russian by J. Kurylowicz = tł. z jęz. ros. Jerzy Kuryłowicz]
ISBN-13: 9788301104542. ISBN-10: 8301104546. Format: 20,5/14,5 cm. Gewicht:
250 g. [in Polish language; the book is recommended and used at several Polish
universities, including: The Technical University of Lodz (Politechnika Łódzka); The
Jan Kochanowski University of Humanities and Sciences in Kielce; University of
Wrocław; University in Bialymstok (Uniwersytet w Bialymstoku); University in Opole
(Wydział Przyrodniczo – Techniczny Uniwersytetu Opolskiego); Akademia im. Jana
Długosza, Instytut Chemii i Ochrony Środowiska, Częstochowa; Uniwersytet
Kardynala Stefana Wyszynskiego, Warsaw; and other universities].

[book] Biological Effects of Surfactants in Connection with the Anthropogenic Impact
on the Biosphere. MAX Press, Moscow. 2000. 116 p. Bibliogr.: p.75-83 and 103-113.
ISBN 5-317-00040-8. Overview in Eng. 84-113 p., tab. (Diploma of the Academy of
Aquatic Sciences, awarded in 2006).

[book] Alexeev A.P., Ananiev V.I., Artyukhin E.N., ...Dubinina V.G., ...Nemova N.N., ...
Ostroumov S.A. et al. Conservation, Reproduction and Sustainable Use of Biological
Resources of the Hydrosphere. Moscow. 2001. 128 p.

[book] Biological Effects of Surfactants on Organisms. MAX Press, Moscow. 2001.
334 p., fig, tab. Bibliogr.: pp. 264-304 (716 refs.) ISBN 5-317-00323-7. From the
Foreword written by Dr. S. McCutcheon (U.S. E.P.A.): "Sergei Ostroumov is
pioneering the application of ecological and biological principles to redefine
assimilative capacity, especially beyond the effects of bacteria… I look forward to
developing … the emerging field of phytoremediation … based on general concepts
that I see Dr. Ostroumov developing …".

[book] Biotic Mechanism of Self-purification of Freshwater and Marine Water.
(Ecological Studies, Hazards, Solutions, vol. 9) Мoscow: МAX Press. 2004. IV. 96 p.,
tab. Bibliogr. 59-85. Abstract in English. Section in English: p.53-58; about the
author in English (p.90). ISBN 5-317-01120-5.

[book] Pollution, Self-purification and Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems. Мoscow:
МAX Press. 2005. 100 p., tab. Bibliogr.: 63-89. Glossary. Extended English abstract
(p. 57-62), a note about the author in English (p.97). ISBN 5-317-01213-9. From the
preface written by Professor V.D. Fedorov and Prof. V.N. Maximov: "The book is
recommended as a textbook, useful for the preparation of marine biologists,
ecologists, experts in environmental protection, conservation and management of
aquatic and biological resources. The book will be useful to teachers, graduate
students, undergraduates and students." From the contents: Section 16:
Rehabilitation of water facilities damaged as a result of anthropogenic influences,
with the original table – a new method for monetary assessment of the value of
freshwater ecosystem and its self-purification potential. Glossary (pp. 90-93).
Expanded English summary (p.57-62), information about the author in Russian
(p.96) and English. (p.97) languages. ISBN 5-317-01213-9. The book published as an
issue of the new series "Science. Education. Innovation ", Vol 1. The book was
awarded the Diploma of the Academy of Aquatic Sciences (2006) and the Diploma
of the winner of the competition (2007) of scientific and educational publications
organized by MOIP (the Moscow Society of Naturalists; the MOIP diploma was signed
by the President of MOIP, Vice-President of Russian Academy of Sciences
Academician V.A. Sadovnichy).

[teaching aid] Ecology and Hydrobiology. Curricula of Lecture Courses. Moscow.
MAX Press. 2005. VI + 36 p. The collection of curricula of 8 lecture courses
including: (1) Ecology; (2) Mechanisms of Interorganismal Interactions in
Ecosystems; (3) General Biochemical Ecology; (4) Introduction to Biochemical
Ecology of Drinking Water and Human Nutrition; (5) Quantitative and Theoretical
Hydrobiology; (6) Water Self-Purification and Water Quality; (7) Environmental
Policy and Sustainable Development; (8) Environmental Problems and
Sustainability: New Course Curriculum (in English). The course on ecology is a
classical cource, the other courses are completely innovative. Of interest to
professors and students in various fields of ecology, life science, environmental
science, limnology, medicine, sciences on the biosphere, protection, and
sustainable use of biological, aquatic biological and water resources. (Diploma of
the Academy of Aquatic Sciences, awarded in 2006).

[book] Biological Effects of Surfactants. CRC Press. Taylor & Francis. Boca Raton,
London, New York. 2006. 279 p., tab. Bibliogr. on pages 203-243 and 250-253.
Subject Index: p.255-279. ISBN 0-8493-2526-9. ISBN 13: 9780849325267.
[Electronic book text: ISBN: 6610517002; ISBN 13: 9786610517008; Publication
date: 15 December 2005]; (Diploma of the Academy of Aquatic Sciences, awarded
in 2006). http://scipeople.com/publication/67906/ ; The book summarizes the 20-
year research done by the author and over 90 author's research publications in
many Russian and international editions as well as hundreds of publications of other
scientists. The book contains new detailed information on the results of the author’s
studies of the biological effects of synthetic surfactants and detergents on
autotrophic and heterotrophic, prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms. The
chemicals included anionic, non-ionic and cationic surfactants, as well as several
types of detergents. The freshwater and marine organisms studied included
bacteria and cyanobacteria, algae, flagellates, seedlings of higher plants, and
invertebrates (mollusks, annelids). The results are discussed and analyzed in
connection with new priorities in assessing the ecological hazards of chemical
pollution and xenobiotics on the biosphere and hydrosphere, studying water
purification in aquatic ecosystems, and setting new priorities in the area of
environmental protection. The book is of interest to scientists who conduct research
in relevant areas of ecology, limnology, oceanography, hydrobiology, environmental
sciences, water sciences, geosciences, the science of the biosphere and global
change, ecotoxicology, as well as to university professors, graduate students and
educators. The book is also of interest to those who are involved in environmental
management and assessment, environmental law and regulation. The book is also
of interest to companies that make dispersants to clean oil spills, shampoos,
laundry detergents, detergents for cars, and other detergents. Opinion of Dr. Steven
C. McCutcheon about the book, from his Preface: "I am pleased to have this
opportunity to comment on the scientific leadership of Sergei A. Ostroumov. The
book is highly recommended to those who are involved in studying ecology and
solving environmental problems". - Steven C. McCutcheon, Ph.D., University of
Georgia and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; President of the American
Society of Ecological Engineering. Contents: Anthropogenic Impacts and Synthetic
Surfactans as Pollutants of Aquatic Ecosystems: * Criteria and Priorities in
Assessing the Hazardous Impacts on Aquatic Biota; * Ecological Hazard and
Ecosystemic Consequences of the Effect of Anthropogenic Substances on
Hydrobionts; * Biological Effects of Substances and the Need of Refining the
Arsenal of Biotesting Methods; * Substantiating the Need for Further Research into
Biological Effects of Synthetic Surfactants; * Ambiguity of Biological Effects
Caused by Surfactants; * Pollution of Aquatic Ecosystems by Synthetic
Surfactants; * Synthetic Surfactants and Self-Purification of Water Including its
Filtration by Mollusks; Organisms and Methods: * Organisms: Substantiation of
Choice and Aspects of Methods Used; * Chemical Substances Used; Biological
Activity of waters Contains Anionic Surfactants: * Biological Effects of Alkyl
Sulfates. Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate (SDS); * Biological Effects of Alkyl Benzene
Sulfonates (ABS); * Biological Effects of High-Polymer Synthetic Surfactants;
Biological Activity of Waters Containing Nonionogenic Surfactants: * Biological
effects of Nonionogenic Surfactants in a System With Bacteria; * Biological Effects
of Nonionogenic Surfactants on Phytoplankton Organisms; * Biological Effects of
Nonionogenic Surfactants on Higher Eukaryotes; * Biological Effects of
Nonionogenic Surfactants and Their Hazards to Aquatic Ecosystems; Biological
Activity of Waters Containing Cationic Surfactants: * Biological Effects of
Ethonium; * Biological Effects of Tetradecyl Trimethyl Ammonium Bromide
(TDTMA); * Biological Effects of Benzethonium Chloride; * Other Data on the
Biological Activities of Cationic Surfactants; Biological Effects of Surfactant-
Containing Mixtures and Other Preparations: * Impact of Aquatic Media with
Surfactant-Containing Mixtures on Hydrobionts: Earlier Works; * New results on
the Impact of Surfactant-Containing Mixtures on Autotrophic Organisms; * New
results on the Impact of Surfactant-Containing Mixtures on Heterotrophic
Organisms; * Assessment of the Biological Activities of Other Preparations and
Samples; Biological Effects of Synthetic Surfactants and Participation of Hydrobionts
in Water Purification: * Self-purification of Water and the Role of Hydrobionts in
Aquatic Ecosystems; * Water Purification and Some Applied Problems; *
Anthropogenic Impact on Hydrobionts: Assessment of the Ecological Hazards; Index
http://www.chipsbooks.com/biosurfc.htm;

Published reviews of the book:

Biological Effects of Surfactants. CRC / Taylor & Francis. Boca Raton, London, New
York. 2006, 279 p., ISBN 0-8493-2526-9. - SciTech Book News, 2006 (March),
Vol.30, No.1, p.58; [ISSN 0196-6006] http://www.booknews.com/issues/sci-0603.pdf
[a mini-review of the book; publisher: Book News, Inc.; 5739 NE Sumner St.;
Portland Oregon, 97218, U.S.A. Formal description of the journal: Reviews of new
high-level books in all fields of science. Encompasses graduate level texts, serious
scholarly treatises, and professional references;
http://library.vtc.edu.hk/ejournalsearch/Detail.do?query=SciTech+Book+News];

Toderas I.K. (Academician-Secretary of the Department of the Biological, Chemical,
and Ecological Sciences of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova), Ermakov V.V.
(Professor, head of the laboratory, Institute of Geochemistry, RAS). Novelty about
ecological hazards of the chemicals that pollute aquatic environment. A review of
the book: Ostroumov S.A. Biological Effects of Surfactants. (CRC Press, Taylor &
Francis. Boca Raton, London, New York. 2006. 279 p.). – Bulletin of the Academy of
Sciences of Moldova. Life Sciences (Buletinul Academiei de Stiinte a Moldovei.
Stiintele Vietii). 2007, № 2, с.169-172. Bibliogr. 10 refs. ["The book is a new
significant step toward better knowledge and understanding the effects of chemical
pollution on the biosphere" (p. 172)].

Petrosyan V.S. Review of the book: Biological Effects of Surfactants. CRC Press.
Taylor & Francis. - Ecological Studies, Hazards, Solutions, 2007. vol. 12, p.117-119
(in English).
Review of the book: Ostroumov S.A. Biological Effects of Surfactants. CRC Press.
Taylor & Francis. Boca Raton, London, New York. 2006. 279 p. – Bulletin
Samarskaya Luka. - 2007. - V. 16, № 4(22). - P. 864-867. Bibliogr. 10 refs.
http://www.ssc.smr.ru/media/journals/samluka/2007/16_4_22.pdf

Review of the book: Biological Effects of Surfactants. CRC Press. Taylor & Francis.
Boca Raton, London, New York. 2006. 279 p. // Problems of Biogeochemistry and
Geochemical Ecology. 2007. № 2 (4). p.108.

Review of the book: S.A.Ostroumov. Biological Effects of Surfactants (2006). -
Ecologica, 2008. т.15, No. 51, p. 71-72. (YU ISSN 0354-3285; Belgrade; in English).

Ermakov V.V. Review of the book: : Ostroumov S.A. Biological Effects of Surfactants.
CRC Press. Taylor & Francis. Boca Raton, London, New York. 2006. 279 p. –
Toxicological Review [Toksikologicheskij Vestnik], 2009, No. 2, p. 40 ( = Ермаков
В.В. Рец. на книгу: Biological Effects of Surfactants. CRC Press. Taylor & Francis.
Boca Raton, London, New York. 2006. 279 p. // Токсикологический вестник, 2009,
№ 2, с.40).

[teaching aid]: From Ecology to Health: in Search of Recommendations on the Basis
of Biochemical Human Ecology. Мoscow: MAX Press, 2006. 32 p. 11 Tables.
Bibliogr. 34 refs.

[book] Hydrobiological Self-purification of Water: from Studies of Biological
Mechanisms to Search of Ecotechnologies. Мoscow: Publishers «Oil and Gas» of
the I.M.Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, 2007. – 53 p.

[Book]: The biological control of the environment: bioindication and biotesting / Ed.
O.P. Melekhova, E.I. Egorova. Moscow: Publishing Center «Academy» 2007, 288 pp.
ISBN 978-5-7695-3560-4. [Co-authors: O.P. Melekhova, E.I. Egorova, T.I. Evseev,
V.M. Glaser, S.A.Geras'kin, Yu.K. Doronin, A.A. Kitashova, A.V. Kitashov, Y.P. Kozlov,
I.A. Kondratyeva, G.V. Kossova, S.V. Kotelevtsev, D.N. Matorin, S.A.Ostroumov, S.I.
Pogosyan, A.V. Smurov, G. N. Solovykh, A.L. Stepanov, N.A. Tushmalova, L.V.
Tsatsenko].

[Book]: The biological control of the environment: bioindication and biotesting, 2nd
edition. / Ed. O.P. Melekhova, E.I. Sarapultzeva. Moscow: Publishing Center
«Academy» 2007, 288 pp. ISBN 978-5-7695-5594-7. 60 × 90/16. [Co-authors: O.P.
Melekhova, E.I. Sarapultzeva, T.I. Evseev, V.M. Glaser, S.A.Geras'kin, Yu.K. Doronin,
A.A. Kitashova, A.V. Kitashov, Y.P. Kozlov, I.A. Kondratyeva, G.V. Kossova, S.V.
Kotelevtsev, D.N. Matorin, S.A.Ostroumov, S.I. Pogosyan, A.V. Smurov, G. N.
Solovykh, A.L. Stepanov, N.A. Tushmalova, L.V. Tsatsenko]. Allowed by the Ministry
of Education and Science of Russian Federation as a teaching aid for students
enrolled in the educational direction "Biology" and biological disciplines.

[Collective monograph] Issues of Ecology and Hydrobiology / Editors I.K.Toderas,
S.A.Ostroumov, E.I.Zubcova. Moscow, MAX Press. 2008. - 80 p. ISBN 978-5-317-
02224-2. [=Проблемы экологии и гидробиологии / ред. И.К. Тодераш, С.А.
Остроумов, Е.И. Зубкова. Москва, МАКС пресс. 2008. - 80 с.] The collective
monograph contains publications of the international team of authors on issues of
ecology, biogeochemistry, water quality, and environmental monitoring. The main
part of the book is formed by the innovative materials on the role of aquatic
organisms in water self-purification and biogenic migration of elements. The role of
aquatic mollusks in the biogenic migration of metals is given special attention. The
organisms that were studied included several species of organisms inhabiting
freshwater and marine environments. Among those species were mollusks Unio
pictorum, zebra mussel Dreissena polymorpha, marine mussel Mytilus
galloprovincialis and some other organisms. One of the papers contributes to
developing new ecological technologies to treat polluted waters using aquatic
vegetation (macrophytes, plants), for instance, elodea Elodea canadensis,
Potamogeton crispus and other species. The collective monograph was initiated and
organized by Dr. S.A. Ostroumov as a step toward contributing to the scientific basis
of environmental safety and sustainability. The book was published under the aegis
of Moscow State University and the Moscow Society of Researchers of Nature
(MOIP), the oldest public society in Russia. [D:\Мои публикации\2008
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[Book]: Aquatic organisms in water self-purification and biogenic migration of
elements. Moscow. MAX Press. 2008. 200 p. ISBN 978-5-317-02625-7.
http://scipeople.com/publication/68016/

Review: Ermakov V.V. (Prof., Head of Lab. of Biogeochem., Russ. Acad. Sci.) About
the book S.A. Ostroumov «Aquatic organisms in self-purification of water and the
biogenic migration of elements» // Water: Chemistry and Ecology. 2009. № 8. p.25-
29. Bibliogr. 26 refs. A new theory for the biomechanisms for water self-
purification is presented in the S.A.Ostroumov’s book ‘Aquatic Organisms in Water
Self-Purification and Biogenic Migration of Elements’ (2008, 200 p.). Hydrobionts
(aquatic organisms) are actively involved in various processes leading to water
purification. Almost all main groups of organisms are involved, which is discussed
and analyzed in the paper. In the theory, the results of the author's experiments on
the effects of various pollutants on aquatic organisms were used. The theory is an
innovative basis for new ecological technologies to clean water and to upgrade its
quality by using aquatic organisms.

[Book]: The biological control of the environment: bioindication and biotesting / Ed.
O.P. Melekhova, E.I. Sarapultseva. Moscow: Publishing Center «Academy» 2008, 288
pp. 2nd edition. ISBN 978-5-7695-5594-7. [Co-authors: O.P. Melekhova, E.I.
Sarapultseva, T.I. Evseev, V.M. Glaser, S.A.Geras'kin, Yu.K. Doronin, A.A. Kitashova,
A.V. Kitashov, Y.P. Kozlov, I.A. Kondratyeva, G.V. Kossova, S.V. Kotelevtsev, D.N.
Matorin, S.A.Ostroumov, S.I. Pogosyan, A.V. Smurov, G. N. Solovykh, A.L. Stepanov,
N.A. Tushmalova, L.V. Tsatsenko]. Allowed by the Ministry of Education and Science
of Russian Federation as a teaching aid for students enrolled in the educational
direction "Biology" and biological disciplines.

Ostroumov S.A. Chemico-Biotic Interactions and the New in the Teaching on the
Biosphere by V.I.Vernadsky. Moscow, 2009, MAX-Press. – 52 p. Bibliogr. 77 refs.
Editor: Academician G.V.Dobrovolsky (Series: Science. Education. Innovations. Issue
10). ISBN 978-5-317-03005-6. The brochure is a material for the lecture. The author
was invited to lecture at the All-Russia Conference with the elements of a scientific
school "Ecotoxicology-2009". Conference is organized by the Scientific-Educational
Center "Ecobiotechnology" of Tula State University at the Institute of Biochemistry
and Physiology of Microorganisms, RAN, 26 - 30 October 2009, Pushchino. The aim
of this work - to summarize and systematize the publications of the author which
are related to the topic of the lecture. It contains the results of the author's works in
the period 1985-2009. The results and bibliography are summarized in the tables: 1.
Accumulation of elements in organisms and their role in biogeochemical fluxes of
elements; 2. Effects of xenobiotics and pollutants on higher plants; 3. The impact of
chemicals on algae; 4. The impact of xenobiotics on molluscs and some plankton
organisms which are filter feeders; 5.Investigations of the role of aquatic plants in
relation to phytotechnologies and phytoremediation; 6. Conceptual developments of
fundamentals of general ecology and the state of the biosphere. Among the new
fundamental concepts introduced by the author: the biosphere as an ecological-
biochemical continuum (p.43), theory of apparatus of the biosphere (p.43-44).

Papers:

Transhydrogenase-induced responses of carotenoids, bacteriochlorophyll and
penetrating ions in Rhodospirillum rubrum chromatophores. — FEBS Letters. 1973,
31: 27-30 (in Eng.). Bibliogr. 10 refs. [Discovery of new electrochromic effects
induced by the transhydrogenase reaction]. [In collaboration: S.A.O., Samuilov V.D.,
Skulachev V.P.]. doi:10.1016/0014-5793(73)80066-3.

Drachev L. A., A. A. Jasaitis, A. D. Kaulen, A. A. Kondrashin, E. A. Liberman, I. B.
Nemecek, S. A. Ostroumov, A. Yu. Semenov, V. P. Skulachev. Direct measurement
of electric current generation by cytochrome oxidase, H+-ATPase and
bacteriorhodopsin. –Nature. 1974, 249: 321 – 324 [doi:10.1038/249321a0]. A
method for association of proteoliposomes with planar phospholipid membrane has
been elaborated, by which operation of molecular electric generators, such as
cytochrome oxidase, H+-ATPase and bacteriorhodopsin, can be followed using
ordinary electrometer techniques.

Electrogenesis by bacteriorhodopsin incorporated in a planar phospholipid
membrane. —FEBS Letters. 1974, 39: 43-45 (in Eng.). [In collaboration: Drachev
L.A., Kaulen A.D., S.A.O., Skulachev V.P.].The meaning of some similarities among
mitochondria, chloroplasts and prokaryotes. — Nature (Priroda, in Russian). 1973.
No. 3. pp. 21-29, portr.

Membrane potential induced by the transhydrogenase reaction in the
chromatophores. —Biological Sciences. [ = Membrane potential in the
chromatophores of Rhodospirillum rubrum conditioned by a transhydrogenase
reaction - Nauchnye Doklady Vysshei Shkoly Biologicheskie Nauki (Nauchnye Dokl
Vyss Shkoly Biol Nauki)] 1974. No. 2. p. 92-95. Fig. Abstract in Russian. Bibliogr. 9
refs. [In collaboration: S.A.O., Samuilov V.D., Skulachev V.P.] ISSN: 0470-4606; (in
Russ.)

Generation of electric current by cytochromoxidase, H+-ATPase and
bacteriorhodopsin. —DAN (Reports to the Academy of Sciences). 1974, 218: 481-
484. [In collaboration: Drachev L.A., Kaulen A.D., Kondrashin A.A., Liberman E.A.,
Nemecek I.B., S.A.O., Semenov A.Yu., Skulachev V.P., Jasaitis A.A..]

Bioenergetics of the cell. - Future of Science. Moscow, Znanie Press, 1974, pp. 152-
161, portr. [In collaboration: Jasaitis A.A., S.A.O.]
Bacteriorhodopsin, membranes and photosynthesis. — Nature (Priroda, in Russian).
1975. No. 3. p. 58-64, portr.

Direct measurement of the electric current generation by lipoprotein complexes. —
Bioorganic Chemistry. 1975, 1: 113-126 (in Russ., with the Eng. abstract; the
experimental discovery of generation of electric current by lipoprotein complexes:
bacteriorhodopsin from biomembranes of Halobacterium halobium,
bacteriochlorophyll reaction centers from Rhodospirillum rubrum, cytochrome
oxidase, and oligomycin-sensitive H+–ATPase from mitochondria). [In collaboration:
Barsky E.L., Drachev L.A., Kaulen A.D., Kondrashin A.A., Liberman E.A., S.A.O.,
Samuilov V.D., Semenov A.Yu., Skulachev V.P., Jasaitis A.A.]
http://www.rjbc.ru/arc/1/1/0113-0126.pdf

Biological oxidation. — Large Russian Encyclopedia. 3rd edition. Moscow. 1975. Vol.
18, p. 343-345. Bibliogr. 7 refs.

Nicotinamide dinucleotide. — Large Russian Encyclopedia. 3rd edition. Moscow.
1975. Vol. 18, p.17.

Nicotinamide dinucleotidephosphate. — Large Russian Encyclopedia. 3rd edition.
Moscow. 1975. Vol. 18, p.17.

Oxidative phosphorylation. — Large Russian Encyclopedia. 3rd edition. Moscow.
1975. Vol. 18, p.346.

A study on the membrane potential and pH gradient in chromatophores and intact
cells of photosynthetic bacteria. — Biochim. Biophys. Acta, 1975, 387: 388-395 (in
Eng.). [In collaboration: Barsky E.L., Bonch-Osmolovskaya E.A., S.A.O., Samuilov
V.D., Skulachev V. P.]. Abstract. Generation of membrane potential (Δψ) and
transmembrane pH difference (ΔpH) was studied in PPi-energized chromatophores
of Rhodospirillum rubrum by means of measurements of carotenoid and
bacteriochlorophyll absorption changes, atebrin and 8-anilinonaphthalene-1-
sulphonate fluorescence responses, and phenyldicarbaundecaborane transport. The
data obtained are consistent with the suggestion that carotenoid,
bacteriochlorophyll and phenyldicarbaundecaborane responses are indicators of Δψ,
while an atebrin response is an indicator of ΔpH. The fluorescence of 8-
anilinonaphthalene-1-sulphonate is affected both by Δψ and ΔpH. Abbreviations:
ANS−, 8-anilinonaphthalene-1-sulfonate; CCCP, 2,4,6-trichlorocarbonyl cyanide
phenylhydrazone; PCB−, phenyldicarbaundecaborane; PPi, inorganic
pyrophosphate; doi:10.1016/0005-2728(75)90118-8.

Reconstitution of biological molecular generators of electric current.
Bacteriorhodopsin. — J. Biol. Chem. 1976, 251: 7059-7065 (in Eng.). [In
collaboration: Drachev L.A., Frolov V.N., Kaulen A.D., Liberman E.A., S.A.O.,
Plakunova V.G., Semenov A.Y., Skulachev V.P.] Abstract: 1. Photoinduced
generation of electric current by bacteriorhodopsin, incorporated into the planar
phospholipid membrane, has been directly measured with conventional
electrometer techniques. 2. Two methods for bacteriorhodopsin incorporation have
been developed: (a) formation of planar membrane from a mixture of decane
solution of phospholipids and of the fraction of violet fragments of the
Halobacterium halobium membrane (bacteriorhodopsin sheets), and (b) adhesion of
bacteriorhodopsin-containing reconstituted spherical membranes (proteoliposomes)
to the planar membrane in the presence of Ca2+ or some other cations. In both
cases, illumination was found to induce electric current generation directed across
the planar membrane, an effect which was measured by macroelectrodes immersed
into electrolyte solutions on both sides of the membrane. 3. The maximal values of
the transmembrane electric potential were of about 150 mV at a current of about
10(-11) A. The electromotive force measured by means of counterbalancing the
photoeffect by an external battery, was found to reach the value of 300 mV. 4. The
action spectrum of the photoeffect coincides with the bacteriorhodopsin absorption
spectrum (maximum about 570 nm). 5. Both components of the electrochemical
potential of H+ ions (electric potential and delta pH) across the planar membrane
affect the bacteriorhodopsin photoelectric response in a fashion which could be
expected if bacteriorhodopsin were a light-dependent electrogenic proton pump. 6.
La3+ ions were shown to inhibit operation of those bacteriorhodopsin which pump
out H+ ions from the La3+-containing compartment. 7. The photoeffect, mediated
by proteoliposomes associated with thick planar membrane, is decreased by
gramicidin A at concentrations which do not influence the planar membrane
resistance in the light. On the contrary, a protonophorous uncoupler,
trichlorocarbonylcyanidephenylhydrazone, decreases the photoeffect only if it is
added at a concentration lowering the light resistance. The dark resistance is shown
to be higher than the light one, and decreases to the light level by gramicidin. 8. A
simple equivalent electric scheme consistent with the above results has been
proposed.

The meaning of some similarities among mitochondria, chloroplasts and
prokaryotes. —Nature (Priroda, in Russian). 1973. No. 3. pp. 21-29, portr.

Membrane potential induced by the transhydrogenase reaction in the
chromatophores. —Biological Sciences. 1974. No. 2. p. 92-95. Fig. Abstract in
Russian. Bibliogr. 9 refs. [In collaboration: S.A.O., Samuilov V.D., Skulachev V.P.];

Generation of electric current by cytochromoxidase, H+-ATPase and
bacteriorhodopsin. —DAN (Reports to the Academy of Sciences). 1974, 218: 481-
484. [In collaboration: Drachev L.A., Kaulen A.D., Kondrashin A.A., Liberman E.A.,
Nemecek I.B., S.A.O., Semenov A.Yu., Skulachev V.P., Jasaitis A.A..]

Bioenergetics of the cell. - Future of Science. Moscow, Znanie Press, 1974, pp. 152-
161, portr. [In collaboration: Jasaitis A.A., S.A.O.]

Bacteriorhodopsin, membranes and photosynthesis. — Nature (Priroda, in Russian).
1975. No. 3. p. 58-64, portr.

Direct measurement of the electric current generation by lipoprotein complexes. —
Bioorganic Chemistry. 1975, 1: 113-126 (in Russ., with the Eng. abstract; the
experimental discovery of generation of electric current by lipoprotein complexes:
bacteriorhodopsin from biomembranes of Halobacterium halobium,
bacteriochlorophyll reaction centers from Rhodospirillum rubrum, cytochrome
oxidase, and oligomycin-sensitive H+–ATPase from mitochondria). [In collaboration:
Barsky E.L., Drachev L.A., Kaulen A.D., Kondrashin A.A., Liberman E.A., S.A.O.,
Samuilov V.D., Semenov A.Yu., Skulachev V.P., Jasaitis A.A.]
Biological oxidation. — Large Russian Encyclopedia. 3rd edition. Moscow. 1975. Vol.
18, p. 343-345. Bibliogr. 7 refs.

Nicotinamide dinucleotide. — Large Russian Encyclopedia. 3rd edition. Moscow.
1975. Vol. 18, p.17.

Nicotinamide dinucleotidephosphate. — Large Russian Encyclopedia. 3rd edition.
Moscow. 1975. Vol. 18, p.17.

Oxidative phosphorylation. — Large Russian Encyclopedia. 3rd edition. Moscow.
1975. Vol. 18, p.346.

Membrane potential as a potential polyfunctional regulator of activities of
membrane proteins. — Biological Sciences. 1976. No. 7, p. 22-26. Bibliogr. 23 refs.
[In collaboration: S.A.O., Vorobiev L.N.];

Participation of chloroplasts and mitochondria in virus reproduction and the
evolution of the eukaryotic cell. —J. theor. Biol. 1977, vol. 67, p. 287-297 (in Eng.).
Fig. Abstract in English. Bibliogr. 56 refs. [A new evolutionary model is proposed: it
is postulated that portions of DNA of an ancient prokaryote were transferred into
the nucleus of the ancient eukaryote cell. The terms 'mitophages' and
'plastophages' ('chlorophages') are introduced].

Membrane potential and surface charge densities as possible generalized regulators
of membrane protein activities.— J. theor. Biol. 1978, 75: 289-297 (in Eng.). [In
collaboration: S.A.O., Vorobiev L.N.] [A new theory is proposed and developed on
the polyfunctional regulatory role of the membrane potential; afterwards the theory
was confirmed by many facts].

Ferredoxins. - Large Russian Encyclopedia. 3rd edition. Moscow. 1977. Vol. 27, p.
310-311. Bibliogr. 2 refs.

Chemiosmotic hypothesis. — Large Russian Encyclopedia. 3rd edition. Moscow.
1978. Vol. 28, p. 234. Bibliogr. 2 refs.

Thermoregulation und Energetik des Organismus.—Wissenschaft und Menschheit.
Berlin. Urania-Verlag. 1978. S. 340-341.

Electrochemical proton gradient across the membranes of photophosphorylating
bacteria. —Biomembranes (Ed. L. Manson) 1979, 10: 209-233. Bibliogr.: p. 225-233
(in Eng.). [New evidence in support of the hypothesis proposed by S.A.O. on the
polyfunctional regulatory role of membrane potential]. [In collaboration: S.A.O.,
Jasaitis A.A., Samuilov V.D.];

Origin of the eukaryotic cell and energy-transforming organells. — Journal of
General Biology. 1979. 40 (2): 202-208.

Electrochemical gradient of H+-ions across the membranes of bacteria. — Uspekhi
Sovremennoi Biologii (=Advances of Modern Biology), 1979, 87: 155-169. [In
collaboration: S.A.O., Samuilov V.D., Jasaitis A.A.];

World Conservation Strategy. —Nature. (= ‘Priroda’, in Russian). 1980, 12: 40-41.
Air pollution changes the permeability of plant cells. — Nature (Priroda). 1980. No.
3, P. 115.

Nature conservation. —Veterinary Encyclopaedic Dictionary. Moscow. 1981. p. 416.

From the Editors [Foreword]. — In: Man and the Biosphere. Man-made Effects on the
Animal World [Проблемы антропогенных воздействий в экологии наземных
животных]. Moscow: The Central Natural Sciences Library of the Academy of
Sciences. UNESCO-MAB (Man and the Biosphere) Program. Issues: 1982, 1983,
1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990. No.1. [co-authored with E.E.Anisimov].
P.5.

Biochemistry and Environmental Conservation: in Search for Regulators. — Man and
Nature (= Chelovek i Priroda), 1984, No. 4, p. 11-69. Bibliogr. 16 refs, portr.

Problems of conservation of ecosystems: a conceptual analysis. — Man and Nature,
1984, 5: 3-15.

Studies of responses of seedlings of Fagopyrum esculentum to pollution of aquatic
medium by detergents. —In: Problems of Ecological Monitoring and Ecosystem
Modeling. 1986, 9: 87-97. 7 tables. Abstract in English. Bibliogr. 26 refs. [In
collaboration: Maximov V.N., Nagel H., S.A.O.] The inhibitory effects of SDS,
sulfonol, Triton X100, and pesticide DNOC on the growth of the seedlings of F.
esculentum were discovered.

Pollution of the biosphere. — In: Biological Encyclopedic Dictionary, Moscow, Sov.
Encyclopedia Press, 1986, p. 205-¬206.

Conservation of nature [and biodiversity]. — In: Biological Encyclopedic Dictionary,
Moscow, Sov. Encyclopedia Press. 1986, p. 437-438.

Biological oxidation. — Encyclopedic Dictionary of Biology. Moscow. 1986. p. 419-
420.

Oxidative phosphorylation. — In: Biological Encyclopedic Dictionary. Moscow, Sov.
Encyclopedia Press. 1986. P. 420-421.

Chemiosmotic theory. — In: Biological Encyclopedic Dictionary. Moscow, Sov.
Encyclopedia Press. 1986. P. 685.

Effects of an anionic detergent on green algae and some angiosperms. — Biological
Sciences. 1986, No.7: 84-86. 2 tables. Abstract in English. Bibliogr. 8 refs. [In
collaboration: Goryunova S.V., S.A.O.];

Conservation of [biodiversity, ecosystems and] nature. —In: Encyclopedia of Forest.
Moscow. 1986. Vol. 2, p. 183-185.

Nature conservation. — Forest Encyclopedia. Moscow. Vol. 2, 1986, p. 183-185. [In
collaboration: S.A.O., Krassov O.I.];

Inhibition of elongation of seedlings of buckwheat under the effect of sodium
dodecylsulphate. — Biological Sciences. 1987, No.12: 81-84. 3 tables. Abstract in
English and Russian. Bibliogr. 13 refs. [SDS at 0.1 mg/L inhibited the growth of
seedlings of Fagopyrum esculentum by 24-37%]. [In collaboration: Nagel H., S.A.O.,
Maximov V.N.];

Biotesting waters containing a surfactant (sulfonol) and DNOC. – Hydrobiological
Journal, 1988. 24 (4): 54-55. Tab. Abstract in English. Bibliogr. 6 refs. [The pesticide
dinitroorthocresol (DNOC) and surfactant sulfonol inhibited elongation of seedlings
of Sinapis alba]. [In collaboration: Maximov V.N., Nagel H., S.A.O.];

Iablokov A.V., Ostroumov S.A. Omul si natura. De la probleme la solutii (Fragmente).
In: Ocrotirea Naturii. Traditii, actualitate, perspective (Editor: Bogdan Stugren).
1988. Dacia Press (Editura Dacia), Cluj-Napoca, p. 65-80. Bibliogr. 5 refs. (in
Romanian language). http://scipeople.com/publication/99145/; [translated from:
“Celovek i priroda. Ot problem k reseniiu” // «Celovek i priroda», nr. 7, 1982, pp. 8-
63; translated pages: p.45-63].

Biotesting of water polluted by sulfonol. — Water Resources. 1988. 1: 165-168. Tab.
Bibliogr. 13 refs. [Sulfonol inhibited the growth of seedlings of Sinapis alba - ЕС50
was 0.19-0.35 microliters/ml. Sulfonol inhibited the growth of the culture of
Scenedesmus quadricauda - ЕС50 was 0.05-0.1 microliters/ml]. [In collaboration:
Maximov V.N., H.Nagel, T.N.Kovaleva, S.A.O.];

Degradation of algae under water pollution by ethonium. — Ecology. 1988. No. 6:
57-58. [In collaboration: S.A.O., Maximov V.N.];

Chemical pollution of the environment and carcinogenesis. — Problems of
Environment and Natural Resources. 1989, 8: 12-20. Bibliogr. 10 refs.

Effects of water pollution by detergent Bio-S on euglens. – Hydrobiological Journal.
1990. Vol. 26. No.6, p. 78-79. Table. Abstract in English. Bibliogr. 9 refs. [In
collaboration: Wasternack C., S.A.O.] [Detergent Bio-S 0.5 g/L completely inhibited
the growth of Euglena gracilis; at concentrations of 0.01 and 0.1 g/L, no substantial
effect]. Translated into English:

Vasternak K., Ostroumov S.A. Effect of aquatic pollution by the detergent Bio-S on
euglenas. - Hydrobiological Journal/Gidrobiologicheskiy Zhurnal [HYDROBIOL. J.].
1991. Vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 92-94. http://md1.csa.com/partners/viewrecord.php?
requester=gs&collection=ENV&recid=2844795&q=Ostroumov+S.A.&uid=7888805
22&setcookie=yes. The effect of the detergent Bio-S at concentrations of 0.01-0.5
g/liter on Euglena gracilis was investigated. Concentrations of 0.01 and 0.1 g/liter
produced no significant effect, but at 0.5 g/liter the surfactant completely inhibited
growth of the culture. Descriptors: Article Subject Terms detergents | growth |
surfactants | toxicity | toxicity testing | toxicity tests | water pollution | Article
Taxonomic Terms: Euglena gracilis.

Usage of Cucumis sativus and other species to bio-assay chemicals. — In:
Allelopathy and Plant Productivity. 1990. Naukova Dumka Press, Kiev. P. 124-129,
tab. Bibliogr. 11 refs. [In collaboration: Kartsev V.G., S.A.O., Pavlova I.A.];

Assessment of biotechnological destruction of anionic surface-active substances
using biotests // Moscow University Biological Sciences Bulletin. Vol.45. No.3. P.72-
76. Fig., tables. Abstract in English. Bibliogr. 8 refs (Publisher: Allerton Press, Inc.;
ISSN 0096-3925). [In collaboration: S.A.Ostroumov, Samoilenko L.S.] [Water
purified in a laboratory bioreactor with bacteria Pseudomonas mendocina. Tests:
Fagopyrum esculentum, Lepidium sativum, Sinapis alba]. Translated from the
Russian edition:

Assessment of the efficiency of biotechnological destruction of anionic surfactant
using biotests. — Vestnik Moskovskogo Universiteta. Biologiya. 1990, No.3: 74-78.
(in Russ., with Eng. abstract) [In collaboration: Ostroumov S.A., Samoilenko L.S.] On
some lists the reference is as following: Ostroumov, S. A. and L. S. Samoilenko
(1990). Assessment of the efficiency of biotechnological destruction of anionic
surfactant using biological tests. - Vestnik Moskovskogo Universiteta, Seriya XVI
Biologiya (3): 74-78, in Russ. = Ostroumov, S.A., Samojlenko, L.S. Assessment of
efficiency of biodegradation of anionic surfactants by biotests. - Moskovskii
Gosudarstvennyi Universitet. Vestnik. Seriya 16: Biologiya [Vestn. MGU (Biol.).].
1990. no. 3, pp. 74-78. [= Assessment of efficiency of biotechnological destruction
of anionic surfactant. - Vestnik Moskovskogo Universiteta, Seriya 16 (Biologiya)
[VESTN. MOSK. UNIV., SER. 16 (BIOL.).]. 1990, no. 3, pp. 74-80]. Abstract: In order
to treat / purity polluted water containing synthetic surfactant sulphonol (0.1 g/l),
Pseudomonas mendocina cells immobilized in a bioreactor were used. The
efficiency of the processes of water purification was monitored using both bioassay
and chemical method. The following three biotests were used: the seedlings of
plants Fagopyrum esculentum, Lepidium sativum and Sinapis alba. Growth of the
seedlings of all the three species was strongly inhibited by the polluted water before
its purification. The quality of polluted water was shown to be considerably
improved after its treatment in the bioreactor according to the responses of the
seedlings tested. Descriptors: Article Subject Terms: bioassays, biodegradation,
biotesting, immobilized bacterial cells, microorganisms, purification, waste
treatment, water purification, water quality control, water treatment; Article
Taxonomic Terms: Pseudomonas mendocina.

Assessment of biological activity of xenobiotics. – Vestnik Moskovskogo Universiteta
Biologiya (Series 16). 1990, No. 2: 27-34, [=Vestnik Moskovskogo Universiteta,
Biologiia, v. 45 (2), 1990, p. 27-34]. tab. (in Russ. with English abstract). Bibliogr. 17
refs. [page 31: a new algorithm for correspondence of the assessments of the
biological activity of chemicals and pollutants made on different test-objects, or for
different chemicals, of by different methods]. Another variant of the reference for
this paper: Ostroumov, S.A. Studies of problems of assessment of biological
activities of xenobiotics.-Vestnik Moskovskogo Universiteta, Seriya 16 (Biologiya)
[VESTN. MOSK. UNIV., SER. 16 (BIOL.).]. Vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 27-34. 1990. An analysis
of problems of bio-assay of xenobiotics and pollutants is presented. A review of
author's and co-workers' previous publications on bio-testing of surfactants and
pesticides is given. Several new methods and modifications of methods with use of
plant seedlings are discussed. A new approach to the problem of comparison of
data on assessment of biological activities of xenobiotics and pollutants is
suggested. Descriptors: Article Subject Terms: bioassays, comparison, methodology,
toxicity testing, xenobiotics. http://md1.csa.com/partners/viewrecord.php?
requester=gs&collection=ENV&recid=2972449&q=Ostroumov+S.A.&uid=7888805
22&setcookie=yes; Translated into English:

Problems of assessment of biological activity of xenobiotics. – Moscow University
Biological Sciences Bulletin, v. 45 (2): p. 26-32; 1990. 4 tables. Bibliogr. 17 refs.
New York, N.Y.: Allerton Press Inc. (ISSN 0096-3925, NAL Call. No.: QH301.M6). On
the list of Bibliographies in the Quick Bibliography series of the National Agricultural
Library (NAL, U.S.A.); http://www.nal.usda.gov/wqic/Bibliographies/qb9405.html [An
analysis is presented of several problems in the bioassay of xenobiotics and
pollutants. The author's and co-workers' data on bio-testing of surface-active
substances and pesticides are reviewed, and new methods or modifications of
methods that use plant seedlings are discussed. A new statistical approach to the
comparison of data on the assessment of biological activities of xenobiotics and
pollutants is proposed]. [Translated from: Vestnik Moskovskogo Universiteta.
Biologiia, v. 45 (2), 1990, p. 27-34. (QH301.M58)].

Effects of sulfonol on Dunaliella asymmetrica and on Fagopyrum esculentum. -
Hydrobiological Journal. 1990. 26: 96-98. Tab. Abstract in English. Bibliogr. 9 refs.
[In collaboration: S.A.O., Borisova E.V., Lenova L.I., Maximov V.N.] [New bioeffects
of a component of some industrial detergent mixtures. 0.001 % sulfonol completely
inhibited the growth of the culture of the green algae Dunaliella asymmetrica. 0.005
% sulfonol caused death and lysis of the cells. 0.001% sulfonol almost by 50%
inhibited the arbitrary average length of the seedlings of Fagopyrum esculentum].
= Ostroumov, S.A., Borisova, E.B., Lenova, L.I., Maksimov, V.N. The effect of
sulphonol on the culture of alga Dunaliella asymmetrica and on Fagopyrum
esculentum seedlings. - Gidrobiologicheskij zhurnal/Hydrobiological journal. Kiev
[Gidrobiol. Zh./Hydrobiol. J.]. Vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 96-98. 1990. Abstract: Anionic
surfactants are an important class of environmental pollutants. Effects of anionic
surfactant sulphonol on two plant species have been studied. Sulphonol inhibited
the growth of algae Dunaliella asymmetrica 146 and elongation of Fagopyrum
esculentum seedlings. In the experiments with sulphonol, algae were more sensitive
to it than the seedlings. Both organisms can be used in further bioassay of
pollutants.

Effects of environmental pollution by a cationic surfactant on [soil] algae and plant
seedlings Fagopyrum esculentum. - Ecology. 1990. No.2: 43-46. Tables. Abstract in
English and Russian. Bibliogr. 10 refs. [In collaboration: S.A.O., Tretyakova A.]. On
some lists the reference of the English translation of the paper is as following:
Ostroumov, S. A. and A. N. Tret'yakova (1990). Effect of environmental pollution
with a cationic surfactant tetradecyltrimethylammonium bromide on some
cyanobacteria and algae and Fagopyrum esculentum Moench. sprouts. - Soviet
Journal of Ecology, ISSN 00967807, 21 (2): 79-81 [translated from Ekologiya (2):
43-46]. [cyanobacteria Nostoc muscorum, green algae Bracteacoccus minor,
Fagopyrum esculentum: effects of the cationic surfactant TDTMA].

Effect of environmental pollution with a cationic surface-active substance on algae
and Fagopyrum esculentum sprouts. – The Soviet Journal of Ecology [ISSN
00967807; later the journal was entitled: Russian Journal of Ecology]. 1990. Vol. 21.
No.2, p. 79-81. 3 tables. Bibliogr. 10 refs. [in collaboration: S.A.O., Tret’yakova
A.N. ). [At that moment of time the journal was published by Plenum Publishing
Corporation, 233 Spring St., N.Y., N.Y. 10013; the reference number of the
publication published at the first page of the paper: 0096-7807/90/2102-0079]. The
effects of environmental pollution with a cationic surface-active substance
(surfactant tetradecyltrimethylammonium bromide TDTMA) on certain
cyanobacteria and algae - cyanobacteria Nostoc muscorum Ag, strain 33 isolated
from the soil in the Kirov Oblast (Region); green algae Bracteacoccus minor
(Chodat) Petrova, strain 200 and strain 219 (the strain 219 was isolated from the
volcanic ash collected next to Tyatya colcano, island of Kunashir) - was
investigated. Their sensitivity to that surfactant TDTMA was compared with the
sensitivity of a test based on the use of terrestrial plants. The algal experiments
were performed with aquatic and soil cultures. The experiments with terrestrial
plants used the earlier-developed method with seedlings of Fagopyrum esculentum
Moench. The experiments revealed the higher sensitivity of the test with the aquatic
algal cultures. In the SCOPUS database the publisher name of this journal (Soviet
Journal of Ecology, 1972- 1992) is indicated as Russian Academy of Sciences.
Afterwards the journal was renamed and entitled ‘Russian Journal of Ecology
(Ekologiya)’, ISSN print: 1067-4136; ISSN online: 1608-3334. Indexed: Academic
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EMBiology, Gale, Geobase, GeoRef, Global Health, Google Scholar, IBIDS, INIS
Atomindex, Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, OCLC, Science Citation Index
Expanded (SciSearch), SCOPUS, Summon by Serial Solutions, TOC Premier,
Zoological Record. http://scipeople.com/publication/70248/ ;

Responses of photoorganotrophically grown flagellates to water pollution by
detergent Kristall. —Bulletin of Moscow University. Ser. Biology. 1991, No. 2: 67 – 69
(in Rus., with Eng. abstract). Table. Bibliogr 10 refs. [In collaboration: S.A.O.,
Wasternack C.] [detergent Kristall 0.5 mg/ml stopped the growth of Euglena
gracilis; the concentration 0.01 mg/ml did not produce any substantial effect, that
of 0.1 mg/ml inhibited the growth].

Biotesting of solutions of surfactants. — Izvestiia Akademii Nauk SSSR, Seriia
Biologicheskaia ( = Biology Bulletin of the USSR Academy of Sciences). 1991. No. 4,
p. 571 - 575, tab. Abstracts in Rus. and Eng. Bibliogr. 15 refs. In Russ. [In
collaboration: S.A.O., Maximov V.N.] On some lists the reference is as following:
Ostroumov, S. A. and V. N. Maksimov (1991). A bioassay of surfactant solutions
based on the disturbance of seedling adhesion to the substrate and the
development of root hairs by the rhizodermis. Izvestiya Akademii Nauk SSSR Seriya
Biologicheskaya (4): 571-575. Translated into English:

Bioassay of surfactants based on the disruption of seedling attachment to the
substrate and rhizoderm root hair formation.- Biology bulletin of the Academy of
Sciences of the USSR (USA; ISSN 0098-2164) 1992, v. 18(4) p. 383-386; Bibl.15 refs.
Co-Authors: Ostroumov, S.A.; Maksimov, V.N.; Translated from: Izvestiia Akademii
Nauk SSSR, Seriia Biologicheskaia, (4), 1991, p. 571-575. (QH301.A43) Availability
NAL/USDA, United States of America; Availability number 9180902; Contact:
http://www.nal.usda.gov/services/request.shtml; access@nal.usda.gov [Fagopyrum
esculentum, Brassica alba, Triticum aestivum, indicator plants, root hairs, seedlings,
surface active agents, bioassays, pollution, surfactant].

Responses of test-organisms to a quaternary ammonium compound. — Vodnye
Resursy (=Water Resources). 1991. 2: 112-116, 6 tables. Bibliogr.17 refs. In Russ.
[new effects of the cationic surfactant TDTMA on the leeches Hirudo medicinalis and
plants Fagopyrum esculentum. The first evidence that low concentrations of that
xenobiotic produce a characteristic change in the behavior pattern of the leeches
Hirudo medicinalis, and inhibition of seedlings of F. esculentum]. Translated into
English:

Response of test-organisms to water pollution with quaternary ammonia
compounds. - Water Resources (USA; ISSN 0097-8078) 1992, v. 18(2) p. 171-175.
Bibliogr.17 refs. [without co-authors; Translated from: Reagirovanie test-
organizmov na zagrjaznenie vodnoj sredy chetvertichnym ammonievym
soedineniem. Vodnye Resursy, v. 18 (2), 1991, p.112-116; Availability NAL/USDA
(United States of America; Availability number 9176736; Contact:
http://www.nal.usda.gov/services/request.shtml; water pollution, quaternary
ammonium compounds, testing, Fagopyrum esculentum, phytotoxicity, leeches
Hirudo medicinalis].

Responses of macrophytes to water pollution by a high molecular weight surfactant.
— Ecology. 1991. No. 4, p. 83-85. Table. Bibliogr. 8 refs. [The first study of the
effects of a high-molecular-weight surfactant on the seedings of Oryza sativa]. [In
collaboration: S.A.O., Semykina N.A.]

Biological activity of waters polluted by surfactants. — Chemistry and Technology of
Water. 1991. Vol. 13, No. 3: 270-283. 9 Tables. Abstracts in Rus. and Eng. Bibliogr.
83 refs. [Proposed: a new algorithm for data analysis and a formula for a new
coeffidient, the coefficient of correspondence]. = Ostroumov, S.A. Biological activity
of waters containing surfactants. - Khimiya i tekhnologiya vody. Kiev. Vol. 13, no. 3,
pp. 270-283. 1991. http://md1.csa.com/partners/viewrecord.php?
requester=gs&collection=TRD&recid=0122401EN&q=Ostroumov+S.A.&uid=78888
0522&setcookie=yes.

Biologically active chemicals of ecological significance, and methods of assessment
of biological activity of pollutants // Uspekhi Khimii (Успехи химии), 1991, Vol. 60,
№ 3, p. 554-555.

Biotesting toxicity of a surfactant (sulfonol) using seedlings of rice. — Hydrobiol.
Journal. 1992, Vol. 28, No. 3: 72 - 74. (In Russ.). [In collaboration: S.A.O., Golovko
A.E.];

Translated into English: Use of Rice Sprouts for Bioassay of the Toxicity of the
Surfactant Sulfonol // Hydrobiol. J. 1992. 28(6): 84-88. [In collaboration: S.A.O., A.E.
Golovko] [New York, N.Y.: Allerton Press Inc., ISSN 0018-8166].

Biological activity of waters polluted with a liquid detergent. — Biology Bulletin of
Russian Acad. of Sci. (Izvestia RAN, Ser. Biol.). 1992. No.3, p. 452-458. 8 tables.
Abstracts in Rus. and English. Bibliogr. 33 refs. [In collaboration: S.A.O., Khoroshilov
V.S.] [New effects of the detergent Vilva on the plant seedlings of Fagopyrum
esculentum and Oryza sativa]. On some lists the reference is as following:
Ostroumov, S. A. and V. S. Khoroshilov (1992). Biological activity of waters polluted
with a liquid surfactant-containing detergent. Izvestiya Rossiiskoi Akademii Nauk
Seriya Biologicheskaya(3): 452-458.

Responses of Fagopyrum esculentum on water pollution by a high molecular weight
surfactant. — Ecology. 1993. No.6: 50-55. Tables. Abstract in English. [In
collaboration: S.A.O., Semykina N.A.] = Ostroumov, S. A.; Semykina, N. A. Reaction
of Fagopyrum esculentum Moench to Pollution of Aqueous Medium with Polymeric
Surfactants. - Russian Journal of Ecology c/c of Ekologiia. 1993, vol. 24; No.6,
[Publisher Consultants Bureau; Country of publication: USA; ISSN 1067-4136;
http://direct.bl.uk/bld/PlaceOrder.do?
UIN=019540005&ETOC=EN&from=searchengine];

[=Ostroumov, S. A., Semykina, N. A. Reaction of Fagopyrum esculentum Moench to
pollution of aqueous medium with polymeric surfactants. - Russian Journal of
Ecology. http://www.cababstractsplus.org/abstracts/Abstract.aspx?
AcNo=19951908692]

Effects of a non-ionic surfactant on marine cyanobacteria. — Microbiology, 1994,
63: 259-263. [In collaboration: Waterbury J., S.A.O.]; [new bioeffects of Triton X-
100];

Effects of aquatic pollution by a non-ionic surfactant on the marine diatom
Thalassiosira pseudonana. — Biology Bulletin of Russian Acad. Sci. (Izvestiya
Rossiiskoi Akademii Nauk, Seriya Biologicheskaya.). 1996. No. 1, p. 91-95, 3 tables.
Bibliogr. 29 refs. [In collaboration: Fisher N., Maertz-Wente M., S.A.O.]. [Biotesting of
Triton X-100]. Translation into English:

Effects of aquatic pollution by a non-ionogenic surfactant on the marine diatom
Thalassiosira pseudonana. – Biology Bulletin of the Russian Academy of Sciences
(ISSN 1062-3590, Nauka/Interperiodica Publishing). 1996. Vol. 23, No. 1, p. 76-79, 3
tables. Bibliogr. 29 refs. [In collaboration: Fisher N., Maertz-Wente M., S.A.O.].

[= Fisher, N., Maertts-Uehnte, M., Ostroumov, S.A. Effect of marine pollution with a
nonionic surfactant on the marine diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana. - Izvestiya
Rossijskoj Akademii nauk. Seriya biologicheskaya/Proceedings of the Russian
Academy of Sciences. Biological Series [IZV. RAN (BIOL.)]. no. 1, pp. 91-95. 1996.
http://md1.csa.com/partners/viewrecord.php?
requester=gs&collection=ENV&recid=3901762&q=Ostroumov+S.A.&uid=7888805
22&setcookie=yes].

Ecological hazard from sodium dodecylsulphate. — Toxicological Bulletin (in Russ.,
Toxicologicheskiy Vestnik = Toxicological Review, Moscow, ISSN 0869-7922). 1997.
3: 37. [In collaboration: Donkin, Peter, and S.A.O.]; [the effects of SDS on bivalves].

Inhibition by the anionic surfactant, sodium dodecyl sulphate, of the ability of
mussels Mytilus edulis to filter and purify sea water. - Vestnik Mosk. Universiteta
(Biol.). [=Bulletin of Moscow University. Ser. Biology]. 1997. No. 3, pp. 30-36. [In
collaboration: S.A.O., Donkin P., Staff F.]:

Ostroumov, S.A. Donkin, P. Staff, F. Inhibition by the anionic surfactant, sodium
dodecyl sulphate, of the ability of mussels Mytilus edulis to filter and purify sea
water. -Vestn. Mosk. Univ. (Biol.). 1997. no. 3, pp. 30-36.
http://md1.csa.com/partners/viewrecord.php?
requester=gs&collection=ENV&recid=4302514&q=Ostroumov+S.A.&uid=7888805
22&setcookie=yes];
Biological filtering and ecological machinery for self-purification and bioremediation
in aquatic ecosystems: towards a holistic view // Rivista di Biologia / Biology Forum.
1998. 91: 247-258. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9857844?dopt=Abstract;
PMID: 9857844 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE];
http://scipeople.com/publication/69542/; http://scipeople.com/publication/99122/;

New data on biological effects of the surfactant Triton X-100: the inhibition of the
growth of Hyphomonas MHS-3. — Toxicological Bulletin (in Russ., Toxicologicheskiy
Vestnik = Toxicological Review, Moscow, ISSN 0869-7922). 1998. No. 4, p. 42-43.
[In collaboration: Weiner, Ronald, and S.A.O.];

Synthetic detergents Kristall and Lotos-Automat. — Toxicological Bulletin (in Russ.,
Toxicologicheskiy Vestnik = Toxicological Review, Moscow, ISSN 0869-7922). 1998.
No. 5, p. 29-30. [In collaboration: S.A.O., Halama D., Blazej A., Legotsky I., Slugen
D.] [New data on the biological effects of the detergents].

Cetyltrimethylammonium bromide. — Toxicological Bulletin (in Russ.,
Toxicologicheskiy Vestnik = Toxicological Review, Moscow, ISSN 0869-7922). 1998.
No.5, p. 30. [In collaboration: S.A.O., Kolotilova N.N.] [New data on the biological
effects of the surfactant].

Tetradecyltrimethylammonium bromide. — Toxicological Bulletin (in Russ.,
Toxicologicheskiy Vestnik = Toxicological Review, Moscow, ISSN 0869-7922). 1998.
No.5. p. 30-32. [In collaboration: Kartasheva N.V., S.A.O.]; [new biological effects of
the surfactant on rotifers].

Filtration inhibition induced by two classes of synthetic surfactants in the bivalve
mollusk Mytilus edulis. — Doklady Akademii Nauk, (DAN). 1998. Vol. 362: 574-576.
Tabl. Bibliogr. 15 refs. [In collaboration: S.A.O., P. Donkin, F. Staff]. [In collaboration:
S.A.O., P. Donkin, F. Staff]. in Russian. Translated into English:

Filtration inhibition induced by two classes of synthetic surfactants in the bivalve
mollusk Mytilus edulis. — Doklady Biological Sciences. 1998. Vol. 362, pp. 454-456.
Tabl. Bibliogr. 15 refs. Ostroumov, S. A.; Donkin, P.; Staff, F.

Ostroumov S. A., Fedorov V. D. Basic components of self-purification of ecosystems
and its possible chemically induced impairment. - Moscow University Biological
Sciences Bulletin c/c of Vestnik - Moskovskii Universitet Biologiia (= Vestnik
Moskovskogo Universiteta. Seriya Biologiya). 1999, Vol 54; Number 1, pages 19-29
[Publisher Allerton Press, Inc.; Country of publication USA; ISSN 0096-3925]. In
English. Full text see at: http://direct.bl.uk/bld/PlaceOrder.do?
UIN=069108430&ETOC=RN&from=searchengine;

was translated into English from Russian from:

Osnovnye komponenty sаmoochishhenija ehkosistem i vozmozhnost' ego
nаrushenija v rezul'tаte khimicheskogo zаgrjaznenija // Vestnik Moskovskogo un-tа,
serija 16. Biologija. 1999. № 1. p.24-32 =

Osnovnye komponenty sаmoochishcheniia e'kosistem i vozmozhnost' ego
nаrusheniia v rezul'tаte khimicheskogo zаgriazneniia // Vestnik Moskovskogo un-tа,
seriia 16. Biologiia. 1999. № 1. p.24-32.
Quarternary ammonium compound dodecyltrimethyl-ammonium bromide. 1999. —
Toxicol. Bulletin (in Russ., Toxicologicheskiy Vestnik = Toxicological Review,
Moscow, ISSN 0869-7922). No. 4, P. 40-41. [In collaboration: Weiner R., S.A.O.];
[the new biological effects on marine microorganisms, Hyphobacteria].

Triton X-100. — Toxicol. Bulletin (in Russ., Toxicologicheskiy Vestnik = Toxicological
Review, Moscow, ISSN 0869-7922). 1999. No.4. P. 41. [The new biological effects].

Criteria of ecological hazards due to anthropogenic effects on the biota: searching
for a system. — DAN (Doklady Akademii Nauk). 2000, v. 371. P. 844-846. In
Russian; English translation:

Criteria of ecological hazards due to anthropogenic effects on the biota: searching
for a system. — Doklady Biological Sciences, 2000. 371: 204-206. 2 tables. Bibliogr.
14 refs. ISSN 0012-4966. Distributed by Springer, orderdept@springer-sbm.com.
The currently accepted system of criteria of evaluating ecological hazards from
man-made chemicals (which is used in W.Europe, N.America and in some other
countries) is outdated and vulnerable to criticism. The author proposed a new
concept of the system of criteria for evaluating the ecological hazard from man-
made impact. The author suggested to assess man-made impacts (including effects
of pollutants and xenobiotics) on biota according to the following four levels of
disturbance in biological and ecological systems: (1) the level of individual and
populational responses; (2) the level of aggregated responses; (3) the level of
stability and integrity of the ecosystem; (4) the level of contributions of the
ecosystem into biospheric processes. An example is given of how to apply the
proposed system of criteria to the analysis of concrete experimental data. To
exemplify the efficiency of the proposed system of criteria, it is shown how to use it
to analyze new data on effects of a non-ionic surfactant on water filtering by
bivalves. It is concluded that the proposed system of criteria will be helpful in better
assessing ecological hazards from anthropogenic effects on biota including effects
of man-made chemicals polluting ecosystems. A new system of principles for
analysis of man-made impact: the level-block approach to analysis of ecological
hazards (Tab.1); synthetic surfactant Triton X-100 (0.5 mg/L) inhibits water
filtering by bivalve mussels Mytilus edulis (Tab. 2) "The proposed level–block
approach to analysis of ecological hazards of anthropogenic alterations in
ecosystems allows the multiplicity of anthropogenic effects on the biota to be
systematized. This approach may be used to develop criteria for estimation and
classification of ecological hazards due to anthropogenic effects" (p.206)]. ISSN
0012-4966. Distributed by Springer, orderdept@springer-sbm.com
http://scipeople.ru/users/2943391/;
http://sites.google.com/site/2000dbs371p204criteria/ ;

Concept of aquatic biota as a labile and vulnerable component of the system for
water self-purification. — DAN (Doklady Akademii Nauk). 2000. Vol. 372. No.2, P.
279-282 in the Russian edition. Tables, Bibliogr. 15 refs [A new vision of the role of
biota in ecosystems]. Translated into English:

Ostroumov S. A. The concept of aquatic biota as a labile and vulnerable
component of the water self-purification system - Doklady Biological Sciences, Vol.
372, 2000, pp. 286–289. [Translated from Doklady Akademii Nauk, Vol. 372, No. 2,
2000, pp. 279–282. Original Russian text Copyright © 2000 by Ostroumov]. A new
fundamental concept of the role of biota in the functioning of aquatic ecosystems is
proposed. According to that concept, the complex of aquatic organisms (aquatic
biota) is a central, labile and potentially vulnerable component of the water self-
purification system in aquatic ecosystems. This fundamental concept leads to
substantial changes in the hierarchy of priorities for protection of biodiversity and
environment. According to the concept suggested in this work, the maximum
allowable concentrations (MACs) for specific substances should be established after
taking into account the possible effects of pollutants on the water self-purification
system. Possible effects on many organisms, including filter feeders, should be
taken into consideration. Both inhibiting and stimulating effects of sublethal
concentrations of pollutants are dangerous, because either of them may cause an
imbalance in the complicated system of water self-purification. The fundamental
concept suggested in this work heightens the level of priority of the sublethal
effects of pollutants. The sublethal effects leading to changes in the functional
activity of populations of aquatic organisms may cause an imbalance in the system
of water self-purification. Table 1. Some factors and processes involved in water
self-purification; Table 2. Examples of possible effects of contaminants on the
factors and processes involved in water self-purification (including data obtained by
S.A. Ostroumov); Table 3. Components of water self-purification system vulnerable
to contaminants (certain examples) (new experimental findings obtained in
collaboration with P. Donkin and R. Weiner are shown).
http://scipeople.ru/users/2943391/;

Biocatalysis of the matter transfer in a microcosm is inhibited by a contaminant: an
effect on Lymnaea stagnalis. — DAN (Doklady Akademii Nauk). 2000. Vol. 373.
No.2, P. 278-280. Bibliogr. 11 refs. [In collaboration: S.A.O., Kolesnikov M.P.]
Translated into English:

Biocatalysis of matter transfer in a microcosm is inhibited by a contaminant: effects
of a surfactant on Lymnaea stagnalis. - Doklady Biological Sciences. 2000. 373:
397-399. Bibliogr. 11 refs. [In collaboration: S.A.O., Kolesnikov M.P.] By excreting
some massive amount of organic matter in the form of pellets, the gastropod
mollusks drive the transfer of organic matter and contribute to the biogeochemical
flows of chemical elements in aquatic ecosystems. For the first time, the
quantitative assessment of the biogeochemical flows was made. Also, for the first
time, it was discovered that a synthetic chemical may inhibit those flows. The pellet
excretion by the gastropods Lymnaea stagnalis feeding on the phytomass of
macrophytes (such as Nuphar lutea) was 4–7 mg dry weight per 1 gram wet weight
of the mollusks per 72 h. Pellet sedimentation contributes to the vertical transfer
of chemical elements in the ecosystem. The pellet composition depended on the
species of the plants eaten by the mollusks. When the gastropods L. stagnalis feed
on N. lutea, the pellets contain, in addition to organic and inorganic carbon,
nitrogen (N, 2.3–2.9%), phosphorus (P, 0.4–0.5%), and silicium (silicon) (Si, 1.1–
1.9%). The relative content of Si was 30% higher than in the food phytomass. The
synthetic surfactant tetradecyltrimethylammonium bromide (TDTMA, 2 mg/L)
inhibited the feeding rate of the mollusks and pellet production, their accumulation
at the bottom of microcosms, and the matter transfer connected with this. The data
obtained demonstrated a new aspect of the ecological hazard due to environmental
pollution with TDTMA and other quaternary ammonium compounds at sublethal
concentrations. According to the author’s opinion, other contaminants may also
suppress pellet production, their accumulation at the bottom, and the matter
transfer associated with that. http://scipeople.ru/users/2943391/;
http://sites.google.com/site/2000dbs373p397biocatallstag/;

Aquatic ecosystem: a large-scale, diversified bioreactor with the function of water
self-purification. — DAN (Doklady Akademii Nauk). 2000. Vol. 374. No.3, P. 427-
429. In Russ. Translated into English:

An aquatic ecosystem: a large-scale diversified bioreactor with a water self-
purification function. — Doklady Biological Sciences, 2000. Vol. 374, P. 514-516. 3
tables. Bibliogr. 15. ISSN 0012-4966. Distributed by Springer, orderdept@springer-
sbm.com. The author developed a new fundamental concept of aquatic ecosystem
a multi-functional bioreactor. One of the key functions of that bioreactor is
upgrading water quality via a multi-component biomachinery of water self-
purification. [Contribution of the main groups of aquatic organisms (heterotrophic
bacteria, fungi, cyanobacteria and microalgae, protozoans, higher plants,
invertebrates, fish and amphibians) to water self-purification: comparison and
analysis (Tabl.1). Relatively small effects of Triton X-100 4-5 mg/L on Hyphomonas
sp. MHS-3 (5 mg/L) and Hyphomonas sp. VP-6 (5-10 mg/L), a significant inhibition
by Triton X-100 of the filtration by Mytilus edulis (4 mg/L), and by Unio tumidus (5
mg/L). The inhibitory effects of TDTMA 1 mg/L on M. galloprovincialis (Tabl.2); the
inhibition of feeding: effects of TX100 1-5 mg/L on Unio tumidus, TDTMA 1-2 mg/L
on U. pictorum; TDTMA 1 mg/L, SDS 1.7 mg/L, detergents 6.7 – 50 mg/L, AHC 5-60
mg/L (sublethal concentrations) on M. galloprovincialis; TX100, TDTMA (2 mg/L),
Tide-Lemon 75 mg/L on Lymnaea stagnalis (Tabl.3). "Sublethal concentrations of
contaminants may inhibit vital activities of other organisms involved in the function
of an ecosystem as an analogue of a bioreactor. This finding provides a deeper
insight into the mechanisms of anthropogenic impact on biosphere. The concept put
forward in this work emphasizes that intactness of the whole range of biological
diversity of hydrobionts is required to provide effective functioning of an ecosystem
as an analog of a water self-purification bioreactor. Therefore, the monetary cost
estimates of ecosystems and biota should be increased" (p.516)].
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11103331;
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Overview of new data on the effects of surfactants and detergents on prokaryotes,
algae, flagellates, vascular plants and animals - ecological and biospheric
importance: new priorities and the new facet of bio-chemical ecology // Ecol.
Studies, Hazards, Solutions. 2000. vol. 2, P. 84-113, tables. Synoptic review of
selected literature, p.84; organisms used, p.86; bioeffects of anionic surfactants,
p.87; bioeffects of non-ionic surfactants, p.88; bioeffects of cationic surfactants,
p.90; bioeffects of detergents and other mixtures, p.93; concept of ecological
hazards, and self-purification as a microbiospheric process, p.94. Bibliography:
p.103-113.

Inhibitory analysis of the regulatory interactions in food webs. —DAN. 2000, vol.
375. No. 6, pp. 847-849 (in Russ.). Translated into English:

Inhibitory analysis of regulatory interactions in trophic webs.- Doklady Biological
Sciences, 2001, Vol. 377, p. 139–141. (Translated from Doklady Akademii Nauk,
2000, Vol. 375, No. 6, p. 847–849). Abstract: In the paper, the author proposed a
new approach to analyze the key ecological issue, the interactions between
organisms in ecosystems. The new methodology proposed is inhibitory analysis.
The author applied this approach to analyze trophic chains: the top–down control of
plankton by benthic filter-feeders. This control, as the author’s experiments have
shown, might be removed by chemical inhibitors (the latter may enter the
ecosystem as pollutants). As an example, the author gives the results of his
experiments on how surfactants [tetradecyltrimethylammonium bromide (TDTMA)]
and synthetic detergents inhibited the control of plankton (Monochrystis lutheri) by
mussels Mytilus galloprovincialis. The method was successfully applied to
innovatively analyze the factors that are among reasons of eutrophication. Among
new facts: the cationic surfactant TDTMA 1 mg/L inhibited the filtration rate of
juveniles of marine bivalves Mytilus galloprovincialis, and the removal of cells of the
algae Monochrysis lutheri from water (50 min, 26˚C)]. DOI
10.1023/A:1019218026198; http://www.scribd.com/doc/45911405;
http://sites.google.com/site/2001dbs377p139inhibitory/;

Tetradecyltrimethylammonium bromide (TDTMA). — Toxicological Bulletin (in Russ.,
Toxicologicheskiy Vestnik = Toxicological Review, Moscow, ISSN 0869-7922). 2000.
No. 1. P.42-43. TDTMA 2 mg/L inhibited the feeding rate of Lymnaea stagnalis by
65.5 % (when feeding on the phytomass of leaves of macrophytes).

Tetradecyltrimethylammonium bromide (TDTMA). —Toxicological Bulletin (in Russ.,
Toxicologicheskiy Vestnik = Toxicological Review, Moscow, ISSN 0869-7922). 2000.
No. 3. P. 34-35. [TDTMA 1 mg/L inhibited the filtration rate of the juveniles of the
mussels Mytilus galloprovincialis Lam., when grazing (feeding on) the algae
Monochrysis lutheri; the removal of algae Monochrysis lutheri was decreased].

Detergents "Lotos-Extra" and "Tide-Lemon". — Toxicological Bulletin (in Russ.,
Toxicologicheskiy Vestnik = Toxicological Review, Moscow, ISSN 0869-7922). 2000.
No. 4. P.35-37 [the new sublethal effects on the filtration by Mytilus
galloprovincialis, Lotos-Extra 25 and 50 mg/L, Tide-Lemon 33 and 43 mg/L;
decrease in the filtration rate, no increase in mortality of the bivalves].

Principles for analyzing environmental hazards of anthropogenous effects including
effects of chemical pollution: a concept and new data. — Vestnik MGU. Series of
Biology. 2000. No. 4, pp. 27-34. Tab. Abstract in English. Bibliogr. 37 refs.

Medium-term and long-term priorities in ecological studies for the 21-st century.—
In: Ostroumov, S.A. (ed.). Aquatic Ecosystems and Organisms. Ecological Studies,
Hazards and Solutions. 2000. Vol. 3. MAX Press, Moscow: 25-27. [In collaboration:
S.A.O., Dodson S., Hamilton D., Peterson S., Wetzel R.G.]; [the detailed list of
priorities in ecology].

Amphiphilic chemical inhibits the ability of molluscs to filter water and to remove
the cells of phytoplankton. —Izvestia RAN. Ser. Biology. 2001. No.1: 108-116.
Translated into Eng.:

An amphiphilic substance inhibits the mollusk capacity to filter out phytoplankton
cells from water. - Biology Bulletin, 2001,Volume 28, Number 1, p. 95-102. The
effect of synthetic anionic surfactant sodium dodecylsulfate (SDS, 4 mg/l) on the
kinetics of water filtration by mussel Mytilus edulis was studied. A suspension of
algae Isochrysis galbana was added to the vessel with the mussels, and their
filtration activity was measured by counting the concentration of the algae cells in
the experimental vessels. Algae concentration was measured every 30 min for an
hour and a half. The inhibiting effect on the mollusk filtration rate (FR) was
qualitatively described. After the first 30 min filtration at 4 mg/l initial SDS
concentration, the cell density was 322% of the control. The inhibiting effect was
observed later as well. Due to FR inhibition in the vessels with the above specified
initial SDS concentration, the algae cell density was 6.4 and 14.7 times that of the
control after 1 and 1.5 h, respectively. Thus, SDS can decrease the natural capacity
of aquatic ecosystems for self-purification and disturb other aspects of ecosystem
functioning through inhibiting the filtration activity of mussels. The obtained data
are discussed in the context of environment and hydrosphere protection from
pollution. [MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica distributed by Springer Science+Business
Media LLC. ISSN 1062-3590 (Print) 1608-3059 (Online)]. DOI
10.1023/A:1026671024000. (Translated from Izv Akad Nauk Ser Biol. 2001 Jan-Feb;
(1):108-16. PMID: 11236572 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]);

Imbalance of the factors which control the abundance of unicellular plankton under
the anthropogenic impact. — DAN (Doklady Akademii Nauk). 2001. Vol. 379. No.1.
P. 136 - 138, 4 tables. Bibliogr. 12 refs. In Russ. Translated into English:

Ostroumov S.A. Imbalance of factors providing control of unicellular plankton
populations exposed to anthropogenic impact. - Doklady Biological Sciences, 2001.
Vol. 379, P. 341-343. 4 tables. Bibliogr.12 refs. (Translated from DAN 2001. Vol.
379. P.136-138). ISSN 0012-4966 (Print) 1608-3105 (Online). PMID: 12918370
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]. The paper presents and analyzes new
experimental data on the effects of chemical pollution of aquatic medium on the
abundance of unicellular plankton organisms. The following 6 types of effects of
filter-feeders and chemical pollutants [surfactants and detergents (mixtures)] on
phytoplankton organisms were found (examples were given in this paper in Tab.2):
(1) Inhibition of growth (and abundance); (2) Growth stimulation in the presence of
surfactants and detergents; (3) Decrease in abundance as a result of elimination of
plankton cells from water by the freshwater mollusks Unio tumidus and rotifers; (4)
Abundance decrease as a result of water filtration by the marine mollusks Mytilus
edulis, M. galloprovincialis, and Crassostrea gigas; (5) Decrease in the efficiency of
cell elimination from water caused by the TX-100-induced (5 mg/l) inhibition of the
filtration activity of the freshwater mollusks U. tumidus; (6) Decrease in the
efficiency of cell elimination from water as a result of inhibition of the filtration
activity of the marine mollusks Mytilus galloprovincialis and Crassostrea gigas
induced by surfactants and Avon Herbal Care (hair shampoo). A new parameter and
formula were suggested: the efficiency of cell elimination from water, ECE. The
following maximum values of ECE were found (at the concentrations of the
chemical, mg/l, in brackets): (1) Detergent OMO, Unio tumidus, 186.7 (50); (2)
Detergent Losk-Universal, Mytilus galloprovincialis, 551.7 (7); (3) Detergent Tide-
Lemon, Mytilus galloprovincialis, 206.9 (50); (4) Detergent IXI, M. galloprovincialis,
157.8 (10); (5) Detergent Deni-Automat, Crassostrea gigas, 10 800.0 (30); (6)
Detergent Lanza, Crassostrea gigas, 261.7 (20); (7) Detergent Vesna-Delikat,
Crassostrea gigas, 200.0 (1); The tables in the paper: Factors of regulation of
unicellular plankton abundance (Tab.1); effects of surfactants and detergents on
phytoplankton abundance (Tab.2); 7 detergents inhibit filtration of 3 species of
marine and freshwater molluscs (Tab.3); Mytilus galloprovincialis eliminates from
water the cells of Saccharomyces cerevisiae and algae Pavlova lutheri = M. lutheri
as a result of filtration (comparing the 2 processes at the same time, Tab. 4). The
results obtained in this work demonstrated and proved that certain pollutants might
cause a substantial imbalance of the factors controlling unicellular plankton
populations. Direct and indirect (mediated by organisms-consumers) effects of
certain surfactant-containing mixtures on unicellular plankton could sum with each
other, giving rise to mutual amplification. This may cause a complete imbalance of
the system. The conclusions made in this work may be applied to unicellular
plankton of both marine and freshwater ecosystems, including ecosystems
subjected to eutrophication. The results contribute to issues of environmental safety
and resource use sustainability.

DOI 10.1023/A:1011600213221;
www.springerlink.com/index/QGJ756467J2R7470.pdf;

Effects of amphiphilic chemicals on marine organisms filter-feeders. 2001. — DAN.
Vol. 378. No. 2. P. 283 - 285 [new bioeffects of surfactants on bivalves]. Translated
into English:

Effect of amphiphilic chemicals on filter-feeding marine organisms. - Doklady
Biological Sciences. 2001. Volume 378, Numbers 1-6. p. 248-250. For the first time,
oysters were used as the test-organisms in bioassay of synthetic surfactants and
detergents. The new data revealed a novel type of hazard to mariculture. New
negative effects of surfactants and chemical mixtures on water filtering activity of
Crassostrea gigas were discovered.
http://sites.google.com/site/2001dbs378p248effammaroyst/; DOI
10.1023/A:1019270825775.

Pellets of mollusks in biogeochemical flows of C, N, P, Si, and Al. — DAN. 2001.
Vol.379. No. 3. P. 426-429. Bibliogr. 12 refs. [In collaboration: S.A.O., Kolesnikov
M.P.] In Russ.; Eng. translation:

Pellets of some mollusks in the biogeochemical flows of C, N, P, Si, and Al. —
Doklady Biological Sciences, 2001. Vol. 379, P. 378-381. Bibliogr. 12 refs. [In
collaboration: S.A.Ostroumov, Kolesnikov M.P.] (Translated from: DAN 2001. Vol.
379. No. 3. P. 426-429). ISSN 0012-4966. Distributed by Springer,
orderdept@springer-sbm.com. DOI 10.1023/A:1011620817764;
http://sites.google.com/site/2001dbs379p378pellets/;
http://www.scribd.com/doc/45911730;
http://www.researchgate.net/publication/10614352_Pellets_of_some_mollusks_in_th
e_biogeochemical_flows_of_C_N_P_Si_and_Al;

New data on coupling of geochemical and ecological (hydrobiological) processes.
The role of freshwater mollusks Lymnaea stagnalis in the flows of chemical
elements in the biosphere was studied by detecting the elemental composition and
amount of pellets produced by the mollusks. For the first time, the following was
quantitatively studied: the elemental composition (C, N, P, Si, Al) of pellets formed
by mollusks Lymnaea stagnalis feeding on the leaves of higher plants Nuphar lutea
and Taraxacum officinale; the amount (wet weight, dry weight) of pellets formed by
L. stagnalis feeding on the leaves of N. lutea and T. officinale; the transfer of matter
and chemical elements (C, N, P, Si, Al) with pellets of freshwater bivalves (unionids
Unio sp., etc.) per unit biomass of mollusks and per unit area of the ecosystem of
the river; the transfer of matter and chemical elements (C, N, P, Si, Al) with pellets
of L. stagnalis per unit biomass of mollusks and per unit area of the ecosystem of
the pond. Synthetic surfactants ТDТМА 2 mg/l, SDS 1-2 mg/l, detergent Tide-Lemon
75 mg/l inhibited the trophic activity of L. stagnalis. Percents of food assimilability of
taxons of invertebrates, from Rotatoria (48-80) to Diptera (1-31)]. DOI
10.1023/A:1011620817764.

Responses of Unio tumidus to a mixture of chemicals and the hazard of
synecological summation of anthropogenic effects (Reagirovanie Unio tumidus pri
vozdeistvii smesevogo himicheskogo preparata i opasnost sinekologicheskogo
summirovaniya antropogennyh vozdeistviy). — DAN. 2001. Vol. 380. No. 5. P. 714-
717. (in Rus.). Translated into English:

Responses of Unio tumidus to mixed chemical preparations and the hazard of
synecological summation of anthropogenic effects. - Doklady Biological Sciences,
2001, Volume 380, Numbers 1-6, p. 492-495. ISSN 0012-4966 (Print) 1608-3105
(Online). DOI 10.1023/A:1012344026176.
http://sites.google.com/site/2001dbs380p492unio/;
www.springerlink.com/index/L33309208H28L87R.pdf; DOI
10.1023/A:1012344026176;

Hazard of synergy at the synecological summation of man-made impacts. - DAN.
2001. Vol.380. No. 6. P. 847-849 [new type of man-made hazards]. In Rus.
Translated into Eng.:

The hazard of a two-level synergism of synecological summation of anthropogenic
effects. -Doklady Biological Sciences, 2001, Volume 380, Numbers 1-6, p. 499-501.
ISSN 0012-4966 (Print) 1608-3105 (Online)] DOI 10.1023/A:1012348127085;
http://sites.google.com/site/2001dbs380p499synerg/;
www.springerlink.com/index/T7U1857781063020.pdf;

Synecological basis for the solution of the problem of eutrophication. - DAN. 2001.
Vol. 381. No. 5. P. 709-712. [A new approach to prevent eutrophication]. English
translation:

The synecological approach to the problem of eutrophication. - Doklady Biological
Sciences, Vol. 381, 2001, p. 559–562. ISSN 0012-4966. Distributed by Springer,
orderdept@springer-sbm.com. DOI 10.1023/A:1013378505630.
http://scipeople.ru/users/2943391/;
http://scipeople.com/uploads/materials/4389/Danbio6_2001v381n5.E.eutrophication
.pdf;

Synopsis of new data and concepts in aquatic and general ecology // Ecological
Studies, Hazards, Solutions, 2001, vol. 5, p. 130-136. Bibliogr. 5 refs.

Hydrobiology, ecology and education // Ecological Studies, Hazards, Solutions, 2001.
Vol. 5. P.119-122. [In collaboration: Fedorov V.D., S.A.O.];

Synthetic detergent Losk-Universal // Toxicological Bulletin (in Russ.,
Toxicologicheskiy Vestnik = Toxicological Review, Moscow, ISSN 0869-7922). 2001.
No. 3, p. 40-41. Detergent Losk-Universal inhibited filtration by Mytilus
galloprovincialis (incubation: 27.8º С; 20 mg/L 19-54 min.; 7 mg/L 9-49 min).

Avon Herbal Care // Toxicological Bulletin (in Russ., Toxicologicheskiy Vestnik =
Toxicological Review, Moscow, ISSN 0869-7922). 2001. No. 5, p. 29-31. [The
sublethal negative effects on filtration rate by bivalves M. galloprovincialis];

Effects of sodium dodecylsulphate on molluscs that were cultivated under the
conditions of aquaculture, in connection with the assessment of the potential
hazard of surfactants // Toxicol. Bulletin. 2001. No. 6, p. 30-35.

Liquid detergents Biospul and Kashtan // Toxicological Bulletin (in Russ.,
Toxicologicheskiy Vestnik = Toxicological Review, Moscow, ISSN 0869-7922).
2001. No. 6, p. 41-43 [In collaboration: S.A.O., V. S. Khoroshilov]; [new bioeffects
on the seedlings].

The program of the lecture course. Introduction to Biochemical Ecology // Ecological
Studies, Hazards, Solutions, 2001. 5: 122-124. Bibliogr. 11 refs. [Covered: the
ecological roles of natural and man-made chemicals. Inter alia, some problems of
chemical communication and regulation in natural populations and ecosystems,
environmental toxicology and chemistry and QSAR. Ecological functions of
secondary metabolites of bacteria, fungi, algae, plants, invertebrates and
vertebrates. Until now, there were no other courses on bio-chemical ecology.
Published reviews of the author's book – 'Introduction to Biochemical Ecology' -
indicated that the book broke a fresh ground and extended the frontiers of ecology.
New concepts suggested: ecological chemomediators and ecological
chemoregulators in ecosystems].

The program of the lecture course. Ecology of Water Self-Purification // Ecological
Studies, Hazards, Solutions, 2001. 5: 124-125. Bibliogr. 13 refs.

The program of the lecture course. Ecology // Ecological Studies, Hazards, Solutions,
2001. 5: 126-129. Bibliogr. 38 refs.

Biodiversity and water quality: the role of feedbacks. — DAN. 2002. vol. 382. No. 1.
P. 138-141. 1 fig, 2 tables. Bibliogr. 15 refs. Translated into English:

Ostroumov S. A. Biodiversity protection and quality of water: the role of feedbacks
in ecosystems. - Doklady Biological Sciences. 2002 (January). Volume 382, Numbers
1- 6, p. 18-21. The article presents a new vision of how biodiversity helps towards
better stability and water quality. The author made an innovative analysis of his
experimental data and formulated the following suggestion: to maintain water
quality, it is vital to protect the functionally active biodiversity of water ecosystems.
In other words, according to his vision, the protection of functionally active
biodiversity, including filter-feeders, is a key to maintenance of water quality.
Among new facts: the detergent IXI 20 mg/L inhibited water filtration by marine
mussels Mytilus galloprovincialis (3-25 min, 18 pro mille, 22.8ºC); the detergent
Deni-Automat 30 mg/L also inhibited the water filtration by oysters Crassostrea
gigas Thunberg (2-40 min, 25.2ºC).]. DOI 10.1023/A:1014465220673.
http://www.springerlink.com/content/p89cugy9ddk053g7/; MAIK
Nauka/Interperiodica distributed exclusively by Springer Science+Business Media
LLC. ISSN0012-4966 (Print) 1608-3105 (Online). http://scipeople.ru/users/2943391/;
http://sites.google.com/site/2dbs382p18biodivers/;

New type of action of potentially hazardous chemicals: uncouplers of pelagial-
benthal coupling (Novyi tip deistviya potentzialno opasnykh veshchestv:
razobshchiteli pelagialno-bentalnogo sopryazheniya). — DAN. 2002. v. 383. No.1, p.
138-141. [The effects of the xenobiotic (potassium bichromate K2Cr2O7) on the
removal of suspended matter from water by the mussels Mytilus galloprovincialis
was studied. It was shown that the chemical inhibited the removal of suspended
matter from water during water filtering by mussels. It was concluded that the
chemical inhibited water filtration rate by the mussels. The results are in accord
with previous findings on effects of other xenobiotics and pollutants on filtration
rate by bivalves. The similar inhibition by xenobiotics and pollutants was shown by
the author for both marine (Ostroumov, DAN, 2001, vol. 378, No. 2., p. 283-285)
and freshwater (Ostroumov, DAN, 2001, vol. 380, No. 5., p. 714-717) molluscs. The
results demonstrate a new type of ecological hazard from water pollution when the
polluting chemicals may uncouple the link between from the pelagial part of the
ecosystem and its benthal part, i.e. pelagial-benthal coupling]. In Russ., translated
into English:

A new type of effect of potentially hazardous substances: uncouplers of pelagial–
benthal coupling. - Doklady Biological Sciences. 2002 (March). Vol. 383 (1-6): 127-
130. Bibliogr.15. ISSN 0012-4966. Discovery of a new type of negative impact of
pollutants on the biosphere, as a result of inhibition of water filtration by filter-
feeders / suspension feeders. The water filtration and associated removal of
suspended matter from water is part of migration of matter. As V.I. Vernadsky
stressed, organisms are mediators of “biogenic migration of atoms in the
biosphere”. This migration is partly implemented in the framework of pelagial–
benthal coupling via the activity of filter-feeders, which remove the organic
suspended matter from water and excrete pellets. The tables contains the following
data: the average percentage of assimilated (16-90%) and non-assimilated (10-
84%) food matter for 15 large taxa of invertebrates (Table 1); potassium
bichromate inhibited water filtration by mussels Mytilus galloprovincialis (Table 2);
surfactants, detergents, pesticides inhibited filtration by filter-feeders, marine and
freshwater bivalves and rotifers (Table 3). A prediction was made: "Further research
and experimental studies are expected to provide new evidence that sublethal
concentrations of chemical pollutants induce a significant decrease in the filtration
capacity of freshwater and marine filter feeders" (p.129). "The uncoupling process
considered above is an anthropogenic violation of two basic laws (empirical rules or
biogeochemical principles) of the biosphere functioning: (1) biogenic migration of
atoms of chemical elements in the biosphere always tends toward its maximum
expression; (2) on the geological time scale, the evolution of species gives rise to
the forms of life that are stable in the biosphere, and is so directed that the
biogenic migration of atoms in the biosphere increases" (p.129).];
DOI10.1023/A:1015385723150; https://www.researchgate.net/file.FileLoader.html?
key=d988acb599e121964c48114374a87e8d;www.springerlink.com/index/28V23JBF
ADL1Y100.pdf; http://www.scribd.com/doc/45913695;
System of principles for protecting the biogeocenotic function and biodiversity of
filter-feeders. — DAN. 2002. V. 383. No. 5. P. 710-714. Bibliogr.15 refs. In Russ.,
translated into English:

System of principles for conservation of the biogeocenotic function and the
biodiversity of filter-feeders.- Doklady Biological Sciences. 2002 (March). Vol. 383:
147-150. Bibliogr.15 refs. ISSN 0012-4966 (Print) 1608-3105 (Online). Distributed by
Springer, orderdept@springer-sbm.com. As a result of the author’s studies of filter-
feeders (DAN, 1998, Vol. 362, P. 574-576; DAN, 2001, Vol. 378, P. 283-285), it is
clear that the filtering activity of populations of filter-feeders in natural habitats
might be significantly reduced if the concentrations of some pollutants reach
certain levels. The role of filter-feeders as factors of water purification in
ecosystems is so important that their inhibition is a danger for the entire
ecosystem. The author emphasizes that not only the biodiversity of filter-feeders
but also their level of functional (filtration) activity is to be protected. In order to do
so, the author suggested establishing a new type of protected areas whose main
purpose is to protect functionally active populations of filter-feeders, including
bivalves and other organisms. Those protected areas could be named
hydrobiological (some variants: biofiltering, or malacological) reserves (some
variants: refuges, sanctuaries, etc.). The author formulated 5 principles of nature
conservation requirements in malacological and hydrobiological reserves (Tabl. 3).
Among them is principle 2, "conservation of filtration activity of organisms and
populations". The paper contains data on how 5 detergents (1-50 mg/L) inhibited
the filtration activity of Unio tumidus, Mytilus galloprovincialis, Crassostrea gigas
(Tabl. 2); on effects on the efficiency of elimination (EEE) of suspended matter from
water were measured (Tabl. 2); on the number of days (0.3 – 10) needed to filter
the volume of aquatic (freshwater and marine) ecosystem by the local bivalves (a
review of data from literature) (Tabl. 1). "I suggest that the existing system of
protected terrestrial and water areas should be supplemented with special sites
intended to conserve populations of filter-feeders. In addition to biodiversity
conservation, these populations should be conserved because they fulfill a very
important biogeocenotic function of water filtration and purification" (p.149). "The
system of five principles…is proposed to provide an ecological basis of the
environment conservation conditions at these sites (malacological and
hydrobiological reserves)" (p.149).]. DOI 10.1023/A:1015398125876;
www.springerlink.com/index/1MNVLNAYW36TC92R.pdf;

https://www.researchgate.net/file.FileLoader.html?
key=888352078b275ef40a430eb5b4d7714c; http://www.scribd.com/doc/45911862;

New variants of the definitions of the concepts and terms 'ecosystem' and
'biogeocoenosis'. — DAN. 2002. V. 383. No. 4. P. 571-573. In Russ., translated into
English:

New definitions of the concepts and terms ecosystem and biogeocenosis. —
Doklady Biological Sciences. 2002 (March). Vol. 383: 141-143. 2 tables. Bibliogr. 15.
ISSN 0012-4966 (Print) 1608-3105 (Online). Distributed by Springer,
orderdept@springer-sbm.com [In 1935, the term 'ecosystem' was coined by A.
Tansley. In the 1940s, another important term 'biogeocoenosis' was introduced by
V. N. Sukachev. Since that time, a significant amount of new facts was accumulated
in ecology. It is necessary to revisit the formulation of the basic concepts and terms
in ecology, including the two terms mentioned above. The author proposed some
new variants of the definition of the two terms that (1) reflect the modern vision of
the basics of ecology; and (2) avoid the vicious circle of using other terms that in
turn request their definitions. Tables: 5 specific features of the proposed definition
of ecosystem (Table 1); 8 specific features of the proposed definition of
biogeocenosis, and 8 distinctions between the proposed definition and the classical
definition by V.N. Sukachev (Table 2)].
https://www.researchgate.net/file.FileLoader.html?
key=997c8c86899d5a6e24531054ad1bcd1e; DOI 10.1023/A:1015393924967;
www.springerlink.com/index/VPG4YU2V3YD6T97B.pdf;

the Russian version of the paper: http://scipeople.ru/publication/66938/;

Syllabus of a new lecture course 'Introduction to biochemical ecology' // Syllabuses
of lecture courses (Programmi spetzkursov). Moscow: Moscow State University.
2002. P.123-125 [the new innovative course developed].

Syllabus of a new lecture course 'Mechanisms of interactions of organisms in
ecosystems' // Syllabuses of lecture courses (Programmi spetzkursov). M.: Moscow
State University. 2002. P.120-122 [the new innovative course developed].

Syllabus of a new lecture course 'Ecology of water self-purification' // Syllabuses of
lecture courses (Programmi spetzkursov). Moscow: Moscow State University. 2002.
P.126-127 [the new innovative course developed].

Molluscs in biogeochemical flows (C, N, P, Si, Al) and water self-purification: effects
of surfactants. — Vestnik MGU. Ser. 16. Biology. (ISSN 0201-7385; ISSN 0137-0952)
2003. No. 1. P. 15-24. [In collaboration: S.A.O., Kolesnikov M.P.] [The effects of
a cationic surfactant on the feeding rate and the pellet excretion by the molluscs
Lymnaea stagnalis and freshwater mussels (Unionidae) was studied. It is shown that
the molluscs Lymnaea stagnalis excret pellets of faeces at the rate of 4-7 mg (dry
weight) per 1 g of the wet weight of molluscs per 72 h. Under the conditions when
the food is the leaves of Nuphar lutea, the content of C in the pellets was 69.74%;
N, 2.3-2.9%; P, 0.4-0.5%; Si, 1.1-1.7%, Al, 0.054-0.059%. In the presence of the
cationic surfactant, tetradecyltrimethylammonium bromide (TDTMA) (2 mg/L), the
feeding rate of molluscs was decreased by 27.9-70.9%. Under the effect of the
cationic surfactant, TDTMA (2 mg/L), the production of pellets per g of the wet
weight of molluscs was decreased by 41.7% (over the incubation period of 72 h).
We also studied the content of the pellets of freshwater mussels after their feeding
on the natural seston (the sample of mussels taken from the natural community). In
the sample, the species and their percentages were: Unio tumidus 63.21%, U.
pictorum 27.36 %, Crassiana crassa 7.55 %, Anodonta cygnea 1.89 %. This
sample of bivalves produced the pellets that had the following chemical content: C,
64.3%; N, 2.73%; P, 0.39%; Si, 1.14%; Al, 0.071%. Water filtering by the unionids
was also inhibited by TDTMA and some other surfactants. Therefore it was shown
that the surfactant inhibited the matter and elements transfer through this level of
the trophic chain].
Inhibitory analysis of top-down control: new keys to studying eutrophication, algal
blooms, and water self-purification. — Hydrobiologia. 2002. Vol. 469, P. 117-129.
[Top-down control is a vital type of interspecies interactions in food webs.
Phytoplankton grazers contribute to the top-down control of phytoplankton
populations. This article is focused on the role of benthic suspension-feeders (filter -
feeders) in the control of plankton populations as a result of water filtering and the
removal of suspended matter (including the cells of plankton) from the water
column. New data on the inhibitory effects of synthetic surfactants and detergents
on bivalves, which are benthic filter-feeders (freshwater mussels Unio tumidus, U.
pictorum, marine mussels Mytilus galloprovincialis, M. edulis, and oysters
Crassostrea gigas) are presented and discussed. Importance and efficiency of that
approach to the problems of eutrophication and water self-purification is pointed
out. The chemical pollution may pose a threat to the natural top-down control of
phytoplankton and water self-purification processes. Water self-purification is a key
prerequisite for sustainable use of aquatic resources. The anionic surfactant SDS at
a concentration of 0.5 mg/L inhibited water filtration by C. gigas, at a concentration
of 1.7 mg/L suppressed the filtering activity of M. galloprovincialis, at that of 1-5
mg/L decreased water filtration by M. edulis. The non-ionogenic surfactant TX100 at
concentrations 0.5-5 mg/L induced a sharp slowdown in water filtration by M. edulis,
at 1 and 5 mg/L it caused a decrease in the filtration rate by the freshwater bivalve
U. tumidus. The cationic surfactant TDTMA at 1-2 mg/L constrained the filtering
activity of the freshwater bivalve U. pictorum. 4 detergents (6.7-50 mg/L) hindered
the filtration by M.galloprovincialis. 3 detergents (1-30 mg/L) slowed down the
clearance rate during water filtration by C. gigas. The shampoo AHC (Avon Herbal
Care) at concentrations 5-60 mg/L arrested the filtration by M. galloprovincialis].
ISSN 0018-8158 (Print) 1573-5117 (Online) DOI 10.1023/A:1015559123646;
http://www.moipros.ru/files/author_4_article_9.doc;
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Polyfunctional role of biodiversity in processes leading to water purification: current
conceptualizations and concluding remarks. — Hydrobiologia. 2002. V. 469 (1-3):
203-204. Bibliogr. 8 refs. ISSN 0018-8158 (Print) 1573-5117 (Online) [Selected
elements of a new vision of the role of biodiversity in water purification and
maintaining the natural purification potential of ecosystems, elements of the theory
of water self-purification. Some fundamental principles that characterize the pivotal
roles of the biodiversity of filter-feeders in ecosystems. Among those roles are: (1)
the role of ecological repair of water quality, (2) the role of contributing to reliability
and stability of the functioning of the ecosystem, (3) the role of contributing to
creation of habitat heterogeneity, (4) the role of contributing to acceleration of
migration of chemical elements. It is an important feature of the biomachinery of
filter-feeders that it removes from water various particles of a very broad range of
sizes. Another important principle is that the amount of the organic matter filtered
out of water is larger than the amount assimilated so that a significant part of the
removed material serves no useful function to the organism of the filter-feeder, but
serves a beneficial function to some other species and to the ecosystem as a whole.
The new experiments by the author additionally demonstrated a vulnerability of the
filtration activity of filter feeders (e.g., bivalves and rotifers) to some xenobiotics
(tetradecyltrymethylammonium bromide, heavy metals and some others). The
inhibition of the filtration activity of filter-feeders may lead to the situation
previously described as that of an ecological impairment of the second type].DOI
10.1007/s10750-004-1875-1;
http://www.springerlink.com/content/hcrfvmdncdm8e3pf/;
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ndum.rtf;

Identification of a new type of hazard of chemicals: inhibition of processes of
ecological remediation. – DAN. 2002. Vol. 385. No. 4. P. 571-573. This paper was
translated into English and published as the following paper.

Identification of a new type of ecological hazard of chemicals: inhibition of
processes of ecological remediation. Doklady Biological Sciences. 2002. 385: 377-
379. In Eng.; ISSN 0012-4966. DOI 10.1023/A:1019929305267;
https://www.researchgate.net/file.FileLoader.html?
key=8408a7cfaa984764b812ce79c77007f2; http://scipeople.ru/users/2943391/;
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Role of aquatic organisms in the regulation of flows of matter and migration of
elements in aquatic ecosystems. Bulletin RAEN (Vestnik RAEN). 2002. No. 3. P. 50-
54.

On studies of bivalves. Ecol. Studies, Problems, Solutions, 2003, vol. 6. P. 101-105.

The functions of the living matter in the biosphere // Vestnik RAN (Herald of the
Russian Academy of Sciences). 2003. V. 73. No. 3. P. 232-238. Tab. Abstract in
Russian. Bibliogr. 18 refs, portr. [A new definition of the term 'pheromones', p. 232-
233; new concepts of ecological chemomediators (p. 232), ecological
chemoregulators (p. 232), ecological chemoeffectors (p. 234)]. [O funktsiyakh
zhivogo veshchestva v biosfere. - Vestnik Rossijskoj Akademii Nauk, 2003, vol. 73,
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Some approaches to the system of criteria for environmental hazards of man-
induced effects on organisms and ecosystems. - Siberian Ecological Journal. 2003.
No.2, p. 247-253. [ = Siberian Journal of Ecology = Sibirskiy ekologicheskiy zhurnal;
ISSN 0869-8619; http://www.sibran.ru/English/SECJE.HTM ].
http://www.sbras.ru/PSB/show_text. phtml?eng+1646+9. Russian version of the
paper: http://scipeople.com/publication/70334/;

Anthropogenic effects on the biota: towards a new system of principles and criteria
for analysis of ecological hazards // Rivista di Biologia / Biology Forum. 2003. vol.
96, no.1, p. 159-170. Table. Abstracts in Eng. and Italian (p.169).
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On the role of the biota (ecological and hydrobiological factors) in the regulation
and stabilization of the biospheric, geochemical, and geophysical processes and
parameters. Vestnik of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. 2003, Vol. 3, No.
2, P. 59-62. [The paper revisit the role of the biota (living organisms, the sum of
ecological and hydrobiological factors) in the regulation and stabilization of some
parameters of the biosphere, geophysical and geochemical processes and, as a
result, in the preventing the extremal weather events and global change of the
climate system. The shortlist of the six most important functions of biota in doing so
is formulated and commented].

Modernization of the concepts of ecosystem and biogeocoenosis. - Bulletin of the
Samara Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Special Issue on
Ecology. (Izvestiya Samarskogo Nauchnogo Tsentra Rossiyskoj Akademii Nauk.
Spetzialnyi Vypusk "Aktualnye Problemy Ekologii"), 2003. No.1. P. 25-33.

Aquatic organisms as a factor in the regulation of the flows of matter and
migrations of chemical elements in aquatic ecosystems.- Izvestija Samarskogo
nauchnogo centra Rossijskoj akademii nauk, 2003, v.5, No.2, p.249-255. Bibliogr. 24
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Elements of the theory of biotic self-purification of aquatic ecosystems. Bulletin of
the Samara Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Special Issue on
Ecology. (Izvestiya Samarskogo Nauchnogo Tsentra Rossiyskoj Akademii Nauk.
Spetzialnyi Vypusk "Aktualnye Problemy Ekologii") 2003. No.1. P. 225-229.

Remediation of disturbances at the ecological level: water self-purification and
ecological repair. — Vestnik Rossiskogo Universiteta Druzhby Narodov. Ser. Ecology
and Life Safety. 2003. No. 9. P. 104-111, 4 tables. Bibliogr. 23 refs. Full text is
available at eLibrary.Ru;

Ostroumov S.A., Dodson S., Hamilton D., Peterson S., Wetzel R.G. Medium-term and
long-term priorities in ecological studies // Rivista di Biologia / Biology Forum. 2003
(May). 96: 327-332. Abstracts in Eng. and Italian (p. 332). Bibliogr. 20 ref.
http://scipeople.com/uploads/materials/4389/3RivistaBio96Priorities2.rtf;
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14595906 ; PMID: 14595906 [PubMed - indexed for
MEDLINE].

Studying effects of some surfactants and detergents on filter-feeding bivalves.
--Hydrobiologia. 2003. 500: 341-344.. DOI: 10.1023/A:1024604904065.
http://www.springerlink.com/content/k05884h730t228w4/;

Effect of a cationic amphiphilic compound on rotifers. Doklady Akademii Nauk, Vol.
390, No. 3, 2003, p. 423–426. [In collaboration: S.A.O., N. Walz, R. Rusche]. In Russ.,
translated into Eng.:

Effect of a cationic amphiphilic compound on rotifers. - Doklady Biological Sciences,
Vol. 390, 2003, p. 252–255. Bibliogr.15. (Translated from Doklady Akademii Nauk,
Vol. 390, No. 3, 2003, p. 423–426). [In collaboration: S.A.O., N. Walz, R. Rusche].
ISSN 0012-4966 (Print) 1608-3105 (Online). [ISSN 0012-4966 (Print) 1608-3105
(Online)]. https://www.researchgate.net/file.FileLoader.html?
key=def6575c794b111fcc31275e853c2b15;
www.springerlink.com/index/R3126462K122M13T.pdf; DOI
10.1023/A:1024417903077. [In collaboration: S.A.O., Walz N., Rusche R.].
Effect of some amphyphilic substances and mixtures on marine mollusks //
Gidrobiologicheskiy Zhurnal (Kiev). 2003. 39 (2): 103-108. (in Rus.). English
translation is available:

Influence of some amphyphilic substances and mixtures on marine mollusks //
Hydrobiological Journal (Hydrob. J.) 2003, v.39. Issue 4. p. 97-101 (ISSN 0018-8166)
[DOI: 10.1615/HydrobJ.v39.i4.100]; http://dx.doi.org/; also: http://www.edata-
center.com/journals/38cb2223012b73f2,290c78b07c8d18f5,038db8ad6f5c36c1.htm
l;
http://www.begellhouse.com/journals/38cb2223012b73f2,290c78b07c8d18f5,038db
8ad6f5c36c1.html;

= Ostroumov S. A. Influence of Some Amphyphilic Substances and Mixtures on
Marine Mollusks. - Hydrobiological Journal c/c Of Gidrobiologicheskii Zhurnal. 2003,
Vol 39; Part 4, p. 97-101. [Publisher John Wiley & Sons Ltd; Country of publication
USA; ISSN 0018-8166] http://direct.bl.uk/bld/PlaceOrder.do?
UIN=139569543&ETOC=RN&from=searchengine.

= Ostroumov S. A. Influence of Some Amphyphilic Substances and Mixtures on
Marine Mollusks. - HYDROBIOLOGICAL JOURNAL C/C OF GIDROBIOLOGICHESKII
ZHURNAL. 2003, VOL 39; PART 4, p. 97-101. [Publisher JOHN WILEY & SONS LTD;
Country of publication USA; ISSN 0018-8166] [Another variant of the abstract:
Ostroumov, S. A. Effect of some amphiphilic substances and mixed preparations on
marine mollusks. - Gidrobiologicheskij zhurnal/Hydrobiological journal [Gidrobiol.
Zh./Hydrobiol. J.]. Vol. 39, no. 2, pp. 103-108. 2003..
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requester=gs&collection=ENV&recid=8083160&q=Ostroumov+S.A.&uid=7888805
22&setcookie=yes]

Ecological concepts, ecosystem, biogeocoenosis, boundaries of ecosystems: the
quest for new definitions. -Vestnik Moskovskogo Universiteta. Ser.16. Biology (ISSN
0201-7385; ISSN 0137-0952) 2003. No. 3. P.43-50. Tab. Bibliogr. 44 refs. With Eng.
abst. Translated into English:

Ecological concepts "ecosystem", "biogeocenosis", "ecosystem boundaries": search
for new definitions. – Moscow University Biological Sciences Bulletin. 2003. Vol. 58.
No. 3. P. 29-38. Tab. Bibliogr. 44 refs. [ISSN 0096-3925; Publisher: Allerton Press,
Inc., 18 West 27th Street, N.Y., NY 10001].

Aquatic ecosystem as a bioreactor: water purification and some other functions. -
Rivista di Biologia / Biology Forum, 2004, 97 (1): 67-78. Abstracts in Eng. and
Italian. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15648211; PMID: 15648211 [PubMed -
indexed for MEDLINE];
http://scipeople.com/uploads/materials/4389/4Rivista.Biologia97p39Aquatic..Bioreac
tor.RTF ; http://direct.bl.uk/bld/PlaceOrder.do?
UIN=159337168&ETOC=RN&from=searchengine; Publisher ANICIA S.R.L.; Country
of publication Italy; ISSN 0035-6050;

Hydrobiology and aquatic ecosystems as factors of economic growth // Ecological
Studies, Hazards, Solutions. 2004. Vol. 7. P. 25-27.
Elements of qualitative theory of biotic self-purification of aquatic ecosystems.
Application of the theory to the practice of nature conservation. - Vestnik
Moskovskogo Universiteta. Ser. 16. Biology (ISSN 0201-7385; ISSN 0137-0952),
2004. No. 1. P. 23-32.

Tables. Bibliogr. 41 refs. With Eng. abst. Translated into English:

Elements of the qualitative theory of biotic self-purification of aquatic ecosystems.
Application of the theory to biodiversity conservation practice. - Moscow University
Biological Sciences Bulletin. (ISSN 0096-3925; Allerton Press, Inc., NY, NY 10001),
2004. Vol. 59. No. 1. P. 26-35. Tables. Bibliogr. 41 refs.

Effects of cationic surfactant on mussels: inhibition of water filtration. - Vestnik
Moskovskogo Universiteta (Bulletin of Moscow University). Ser. 16 Biology. (ISSN
0201-7385; ISSN 0137-0952) 2004. No. 4. P. 38-41. Tables. Bibliogr. 30 refs.
[TDTMA, Mytilus edulis × M.galloprovincialis] In Russ., with Eng. abstract. [In
collaboration: S.A.O., J.Widdows]. Translated into English:

Effects of cationic surfactant on mussels: inhibition of water filtration. - Moscow
University Biological Sciences Bulletin. (ISSN 0096-3925; Allerton Press, Inc., NY, NY
10001), 2004. Vol. 59. No. 4. P. 29-33. Tables. Bibliogr. 30 refs. [In collaboration:
S.A.O., J.Widdows] Effects of three surfactants on the filtration rates by marine
mussels were studied. The xenobiotics tested represented anionic, cationic and
non-ionic surfactants (tetradecyltrimethylammonium bromide, a representative of a
class of cationic surfactants; sodium dodecyl sulphate, a representative of anionic
alkyl sulfates; and Triton X-100, a representative of non-ionic hydroxyethylated
alkyl phenols). All three surfactants inhibited the clearance rates. The significance
of the results for the ecology of marine ecosystems is discussed.

Biological mechanism of self-purification in natural water bodies and streams:
theory and applications. - Advances of Modern Biology. 2004. 124 (5): 429-442. 6
Tables. Bibliogr. 79 refs. In Russ., abstract in English.

Facts and concepts of ecology // Ecological Studies, Hazards, Solutions. 2004. Vol. 7.
P.106-167 [a series of 17 essays including: 1. New sciences of biochemical ecology
and biochemical hydrobiology (Новые научные дисциплины: биохимическая
экология и биохимическая гидробиология) // Ibid. С. 106-111. 2. Biochemical
apparatus of the biosphere (О биохимическом аппарате биосферы) // Ibid. P.
111-115. 3. Ecological [impairment] of the second type (Экологическ.
[нарушение] второго рода) // Ibid. P. 115-119. 4. Effects of Cd, Cu, and Pb on
Mytilus galloprovincialis (К изучению действия кадмия, меди и свинца на Mytilus
galloprovincialis) // Ibid. P. 119-121. 5. Entropy and negentropy (Водные
экосистемы, энтропия и негэнтропия. Развитие подхода Шредингера в
приложении к водным экосистемам и качеству воды) // Ibid. P. 122-126. 6.
Unio pictorum: a new morphometric parameter (Изучение Unio pictorum: новый
морфометрический показатель) // Ibid. P. 126-127. 7. Mytilaster lineatus: a new
morphometric parameter (Изучение Mytilaster lineatus: новый
морфометрический показатель) // Ibid. P. 128-129. 8. Filling gaps in teachings of
V.I.Vernadsky (Некоторые пробелы в учении В.И.Вернадского и подходы к их
заполнению) // Ibid. P. 129-132. 9. The theory of biotic self-purificaiton of water
(Биотическое самоочищение водных экосистем: некоторые элементы
качественной теории и ее приложение) // Ibid. P. 132-138. 10. Principle of
ecological uncertainty (О принципе экологической неопределенности) // Ibid.
2004. P. 138-141. 11. Comparing self-purification of water and preparation of
drinking-water [Сопоставление самоочищения воды и технологий
водоподготовки. К эколого-экономической оценке очищения
(обеззараживания) воды в природных экосистемах] // Ibid. P. 141-146 (new
monetary estimates of the cost of water and the value of water self-purification in
ecosystems). 12. Atlantic mussels. Specific volume, a new morphometric
parameter // Ibid. 2004. P. 146-150 (a new morphometric parameter is proposed).
13. Ecological clusters (Экологические кластеры) // Ibid. 2004. P. 150-151 (a new
ecological concept of interdependence of species). 14. The effects of the detergent
E on mussels Mytilus edulis × M. galloprovincialis (Действие СМС Е на
атлантические мидии гибридной популяции Mytilus edulis × M. galloprovincialis.
Ингибирование процесса экологической репарации) // Ibid. P. 152-154. 15.
New ecological parameters that characterize the role of organisms in the
functioning of ecosystems. Ecological tax and coefficients F/B, F/A, F/P // Ibid. P.
154-157. 16. Coupled ecosystems (Сопряженные экосистемы) // Ibid. P. 157-158.
17. Ecology of future. Nanobiotechnology of the biosphere (Вопросы экологии
будущего. Хаософилия и хаософобия. Нанобиотехнология биосферы) // Ibid. P.
159-167].

On the biotic self-purification of aquatic ecosystems: elements of the theory. - DAN
(Doklady Akademii Nauk), Vol. 396, 2004, No. 1, p. 136–141. [System of elements of
the theory of biotic maintaining the natural purification potential of ecosystems].
The paper was awarded the honorary Diploma from the Academy of Water Sciences
(2006). In Russ., translated into Eng.:

On the biotic self-purification of aquatic ecosystems: elements of the theory. -
Doklady Biological Sciences, V. 396, 2004, p. 206–211. (Translated from DAN,
V.396, No.1, 2004, p.136–141). Basic elements are formulated for a qualitative
theory of the polyfunctional role of the biota in improving water quality and doing
self-purification of water in aquatic ecosystems. The elements of the theory covers
the following: sources of energy for the mechanisms of water self-purification; the
main functional blocks of the system of self-purification; the system of the main
processes that are involved; the analysis of the degree of participation of the main
large taxa; the reliability of the mechanisms of water self-purification; regulation of
the processes; the response of the mechanisms of water self-purification towards
the external influences (man-made impacts, pollution); and some conclusions
relevant to the practice of environment protection. In support of the theory, the
results are given of the author's experiments which demonstrated the ability of
some pollutants (surfactants, detergents, and some others) to inhibit the water
filtration activity of marine filter-feeders, namely, the bivalve mollusks Mytilus
galloprovincialis, Mytilus edulis, and Crassostrea gigas. ISSN 0012-4966 (Print)
1608-3105 (Online). Distributed by Springer, orderdept@springer-sbm.com. DOI:
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Effects of synthetic surfactants on hydrobiological mechanisms of self-purification of
aquatic environment // Water Resources (Vodnye Resursy = Водные ресурсы),
2004. V. 31. No. 5. P. 546-555. [Influence des composés tensio-actifs de synthèse
sur les mécanismes hydrobiologiques de l'auto-épuration du milieu aquatique];
Translated into Eng.:

Ostroumov S. A. The effect of synthetic surfactants on the hydrobiological
mechanisms of water self-purification. - Water Resources. 2004. Volume 31,
Number 5, p. 502-510. ISSN 0097-8078 (Print) 1608-344X (Online). DOI
10.1023/B:WARE.0000041919.77628.8d. Long-term studies of the biological effect
of surfactants, including the effect surfactants exert on filter feeders, are reviewed.
The role of filter feeders in the functioning of freshwater and marine ecosystems is
analyzed. New aspects in the assessment of environmental hazard due to the
impact of chemical pollutants, including surfactants and detergents, are
established. http://www.springerlink.com/content/wj7qx8550w1048u6/;
http://scipeople.ru/users/2943391/; http://scipeople.com/publication/66788/;

On developing the system of principles for analysis of ecological hazards of
anthropogenic effects on organisms // Environment Ecology and Safety of Life
Activity (= Экология окружающей среды и безопасность жизнедеятельности =
Экологiя довкiлля та безпека життєдiяльностi) (Kiev), 2004. No. 1. P. 44-49.

Protection of water quality and improving the system of principles for analysis of
ecological hazards of man-made effects on aquatic ecosystems // Water Sector of
Russia: Problems, Technologies, Management (=Vodnoe Khozyaistvo Rossii; ISSN
1999-4508; 2004. V.6. No.6. P. 617-632, Tab. Abstr. in Russ. Bibliogr. 20 refs.; in
Russ.).

Cadmium sulphate: effects on mussels // Toxicol. Vestnik (in Russ.,
Toxicologicheskiy Vestnik = Toxicological Review, Moscow, ISSN 0869-7922). 2004.
No.6. P. 36-37.

On the ecological mechanism of the formation of water quality in water objects.
Fundamentals of theory and its applications) // Water and Ecology (Voda i
Ekologiya). 2004. No. 3. P. 66-74 (in Rus.). The paper is available on-line:
http://64.233.183.104/search?q=cache:sfYpGWmj-MQJ:www.nngasu.ru/bibl/voda
%26zemlya/ostroumov.pdf

Geochemical apparatus of aquatic ecosystems: biotic regulation. — Herald of
Russian Academy of Sciences. (Vestnik Rossiiskoi Akademii Nauk) 2004. V. 74. No.
9. P. 785-791.

A new science in the system of ecological and biospheric sciences: bio-chemical
ecology. — Environment Ecology and Safety of Life Activity (=Экология
окружающей среды и безопасность жизнедеятельности = Экологiя довкiлля
та безпека життєдiяльностi). (Kiev) 2004 No. 4 (22). P. 5-12. Bibliogr. 25 refs.
Abstracts in English and Ukrainian. The author has previously published two books
in which the fundamental concepts basis of the new scientific discipline of
biochemical ecology were formulated. This direction of scientific research is focused
on studies of the role of the chemicals produced by organisms in the
interorganismal interactions, in communication and regulation of supraorganismal
systems. Another part of the science of biochemical ecology deals with the fate and
transformation of xenobiotics (alien, foreign chemicals) when they interact with
organisms. Both natural chemicals and the man-made chemicals are of importance
for biochemical ecology. Fundamental concepts of biochemical ecology include
ecological chemomediators and ecological chemoregulators, which are at the
beginning of being included into the mainstream of modern scientific concepts and
are being at the beginning of being accepted in the modern ecological literature
(see Rozenberg et al., 1999).

Suspension-feeders as factors influencing water quality in aquatic ecosystems. —
In: The Comparative Roles of Suspension-Feeders in Ecosystems, R.F. Dame, S.
Olenin (Eds), Springer Press, Dordrecht, 2004. pp. 147-164. Tab. Abstract in
English. Bibliogr.: p. 160-164. [Proceedings of the Advanced Research Workshop on
The Comparative Roles of Suspension-Feeders in Ecosystems, Nida, Lithuania 4–9
October 2003. Suspension-feeders are found in both pelagic and benthic systems.
They function as an important part of an ecosystem's biomachinery that maintains
water quality in aquatic systems. They remove suspended matter and excrete
faeces, pseudofaeces and dissolved inorganic materials that contribute to nutrient
cycling between the water column and the benthic habitats. Suspension-feeders are
a key part of many natural aquatic remediation systems and they can decrease
some negative anthropogenic impacts. Recent author’s experiments are reported
that demonstrate new effects of pollutants on the filtration rates of suspension-
feeders. Table 1: factors decreasing water quality in aquatic ecosystems; Table 2:
how filter-feeders may produce effects on 9 processes of water purification
(chemical oxidation by oxygen, photodegradation etc.); Table 3: quantitative data
on filter-feeders of 12 large taxa (Rotifers, Polychaeta etc.); Table 4: amount of the
days for the water column to be filtered in 20 ecosystems; Table 5: production of
biosediments per year or per day by filter-feeders; Table 6: chemicals that inhibit
filtration rates (mainly the data generated by the author); Table 7: Key facts and
principles that characterize suspension - feeders as part of water-filtering
biomachinery maintaining water quality; Table 8: the level-block approach to the
analysis of ecological hazards of anthropogenic effects on the biota. New concepts:
polyfunctional role of suspension-feeders regulating ecosystem processes (p.155);
"suspension-feeders have a potential to contribute to creating habitat heterogeneity
(in terms of patchiness of concentrations of suspended matter in water) (p.157);
"ecological taxation: suspension-feeders pay ecological tax to the community
(ecosystem)" (p.157); the inhibition of the filtration activity of suspension-feeders
may lead to the situation previously described as that of ecological [impairment] of
the second type" (p.159)]. ISBN 978-1-4020-3028-4 (Print) 978-1-4020-3030-7
(Online). DOI 10.1007/1-4020-3030-4_9.

Foundations of the theory of biotic formation of water quality and self-purification of
aquatic ecosystems [Основы теории биотического формирования качества воды
и самоочищения водных экосистем]. — Environment Ecology and Safety of Life
Activity (= Экология окружающей среды и безопасность жизнедеятельности =
Экологiя довкiлля та безпека життєдiяльностi). 2004. No. 6 (24) P.12-18.
Табл. Bibliography 16 items. Abstracts in English and Ukrainian (p.12).
Water conditioning in nature. — S.O.K. (the abbreviation for the title of the Russian
professional technical journal on environmental engineering, conditioning and
utilities 'Santekhnika. Otoplenie. Konditzionirovanie'). 2004. No. 8. P. 21-25 (in Rus.)
http://www.aquakultura.ru/articles/details/16.htm;

About hydrobiological mechanism of self-purification of aquatic objects: from theory
to practice. — Water Management of Russia [Ekaterinburg]. 2004. V.6. No. 3. P.193-
201 (in Rus.).

Role of biotic factors in the formation of water quality and in self-purification of
aquatic ecosystems. — Ecological Chemistry (St.Petersburg). 2004. 13(3): 186-194
[Publishers: Thesa; ISSN 0869-3498]. [Elements of the theory of water self-
purification and the formation of water quality. New concept of ecological repair].

Georgiy Evgenievich Shulman - 75. — Environment Ecology and Safety of Life
Activity (Kiev). 2004. No. 5. P. 91.

Searching approaches to solving the problem of global change: elements of the
theory of the biotic-ecosystem mechanisms of the regulation and stabilization of
the parameters of the biosphere, geochemical and geological environment. —
Vestnik MGU (Bulletin of Moscow University). Series 16. Biology. 2005. No. 1. P. 24-
33. Bibliogr. 50 refs. on pages 31-33. Abstract in English on p. 33, in Russ. on p. 50.
[The paper revisits the role of the biota (living organisms, the sum of ecological and
hydrobiological factors) in the regulation and stabilization of the parameters of the
biosphere, geophysical and geochemical processes and, as a result, in the
preventing the extreme weather events and global change of the climate system.
The shortlist of the seven most important functions of biota in doing so is
formulated and commented. Some elements of the theory of the apparatus of the
biosphere are given]. ISSN 0201-7385; ISSN 0137-0952;
http://git.bio.msu.ru/vestnik.html; English version of the journal: Moscow University
Biological Sciences Bulletin [ Allerton Press, Inc. distributed by Springer
Science+Business Media LLC since 2007; ISSN 0096-3925 (Print) 1934-791X
(Online)]. http://scipeople.ru/publication/70284/;

Principles of strategy of communities as exemplified by aquatic ecosystems:
macrosymbiotic systems and high ecological and biospheric technologies. —
Theoretical Issues of Ecology and Evolution (4th Lubishchev volume of 'Lubishchev
Readings'). Togliatti. The Inst. of Ecology of the Volga Basin of the Russ. Academy
of Sciences. 2005. P.168-172.

Some aspects of water filtering activity of filter-feeders // Hydrobiologia. 2005. Vol.
542, No. 1. P. 275 – 286 (in Eng.). Bibliogr. 63 refs. DOI 10.1007/s10750-004-1875-
1. http://www.scribd.com/doc/45914201; ISSN 0018-8158 (Print) 1573-5117
(Online). Table 1. Examples of the impact of filter-feeders on the water column:
clearance time. Table 2. Examples of diversity of taxons of benthic organisms
involved in removing seston from water, and filtration rates. Table 3. Effect of the
increase in concentration of algae on the filtration rate and the amount consumed
by rotifers Brachionus calyciflorus. Table 4. The ratio F:P in some groups of
organisms (examples of "ecological taxation"). Table 5. The ratio F: (P+R) in some
filter feeders. Table 6. Results of the ecological tax: biosediment formation in 6
ecosystems. Table 7. Contribution of various aquatic organisms to oxidation of
organic matter in the ecosystem of the Sea of Okhotsk. Table 8. Some chemicals
that inhibit the filtering activity of the filter-feeders (new data of the author). Table
9. Some features of water-filtering biomachinery: 6 fundamental principles. Table
10. The level-block approach to the analysis of ecological hazards of anthropogenic
effects on the biota (the new conceptualization proposed by the author). Some
fundamental principles that characterize the pivotal roles of the biodiversity of
filter-feeders in ecosystems. Among those roles are: (1) the role of ecological repair
of water quality, (2) the role of contributing to reliability and stability of the
functioning of the ecosystem, (3) the role of contributing to creation of habitat
heterogeneity, (4) the role of contributing to acceleration of migration of chemical
elements. It is an important feature of the biomachinery of filter-feeders that it
removes from water various particles of a very broad range of sizes. Another
important principle is that the amount of the organic matter filtered out of water is
larger than the amount assimilated so that a significant part of the removed
material serves no useful function to the organism of the filter-feeder, but serves a
beneficial function to some other species and to the ecosystem as a whole. The new
experiments by the author additionally demonstrated a vulnerability of the filtration
activity of filter feeders (e.g. bivalves and rotifers) to some xenobiotics
(tetradecyltrymethylammonium bromide, heavy metals and some others). The
inhibition of the filtration activity of filter-feeders may lead to the situation
previously described as that of an ecological [impairment] of the second type.

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Additional edition as a part of the collective monograph:

Some aspects of water filtering activity of filter-feeders. In: Segers H., Martens K.
(Eds.) The Diversity of Aquatic Ecosystems. Aquatic Biodiversity II. (Reprinted from
Hydrobiologia, vol. 542, 2005). Series: Developments in Hydrobiology, vol. 180.
(series editor: K.Martens) Springer. Dordrecht, The Netherlands. 2005. P. 275-286.
Bibliogr. 63 refs. Tables. ISBN 1-4020-2951-9. DOI: 10.1007/1-4020-4111-X_26. On
some lists of refs (e.g., http://www.springerlink.com/content/?
k=Ostroumov+S.A.&sortorder=asc&o=10) the book is presented as: Developments
in Hydrobiology 207, Aquatic Biodiversity II.

Filter-feeders as part of ecological biomachinery to purify water // Verh. Internat.
Verein. Limnol. 2005. Vol. 29/2 (Verhandlungen Internationale Vereinigung für
theoretische und angewandte Limnologie; Stuttgart, E.Schweizerbart'sche
Verlagsbuchhandlung), p.1072-1075. Bibliogr. 16 refs. [Proceedings, SIL Congress
2004; in the text: "We predict that new examples of xenobiotics that inhibit the
filtration activity of aquatic organisms will be found in future"]. [SIL XXIX Congress
Lahti Finland, 8 - 14 August 2004; Edited for the Association by Jones, J. 2005. VIII ,
548 pages, 25x17cm (Verhandlungen IVL, Volume 29, Part 2); ISBN 3-510-54066-2;
ISBN 978-3-510-54066-2, paperback]
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http://www.borntraeger-cramer.de/publications/detail/isbn/9783510540662/XXIX-
Congress-Lahti-Finland-8---14-August-2004;
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Heptane: effects on Mytilus galloprovincialis // Тoxicol. Bulletin (Тoxicologicheskiy
Vestnik). 2005, No. 1. P. 50-52 [heptane 16 mg/L and 48 mg/L inhibited filtration
and removal of Monochrysis lutheri from water].

On some aspects of maintaining water quality and its self-purification // Vodnye
Resursy (Water Resources) 2005. V.32. No.3. P. 337-346 (in Rus.). [The article
continues the previous publications (Hydrobiologia, vol. 469, pages 117-129, and
203-204), some elements of the basics of the qualitative theory of polyfunctional
role of biota in self-purification of aquatic ecosystems are formulated and
systematically arranged. The theory covers the following: (1) sources of energy for
the mechanisms of self-purification; (2) the main structure-functional blocks of the
system of self-purification; (3) conceptualization of the main processes that are
involved; (4) analysis of the degree of participation of the main large taxons; (5 )
degree of reliability and the main mechanisms providing the reliability; (6) the link
between the reliability of the system of self-purification and stability of the aquatic
ecosystem; (7) the attitude of the system towards the external influences/impacts;
(8) conclusions relevant to the ecological theory; (9) conclusions relevant to the
practice of biodiversity conservation. New experimental results are given on the
effects of Triton X-100 and the detergent OMO on bivalves Unio tumidus.
Translated into English:

On some issues of maintaining water quality and self-purification. - Water
Resources. 2005, Vol. 32, No.3, p. 305-313. [Generalizations presented in this paper
represent, in systematized form, the basic elements of the qualitative theory of
water self-purification in freshwater and marine ecosystems. Recommendations are
given for maintaining water quality and sustainable development of water
resources. Results of experimental studies of the effect exerted by surfactant Triton
X-100 and OMO synthetic detergent on mollusks Unio tumidus. Publisher: MAIK
Nauka/Interperiodica distributed by Springer Science+Business Media LLC. ISSN
0097-8078 (Print) 1608-344X (Online). DOI 10.1007/s11268-005-0039-7. Translated
from: Vodnye Resursy, Vol. 32, No. 3, 2005, pp. 337–346].

About self-purification of aquatic ecosystems // Anthropogenic Influences on Aquatic
Ecosysems. Moscow. KMK Press. 2005. p. 94-119.

On the multifunctional role of the biota in the self-purification of aquatic ecosystems
// Russian Journal of Ecology, Vol. 36, No. 6, 2005, p. 414–420. [Principles of the
theory of the ecological mechanism of water self-purification based on multiple
functions of the biota in freshwater and marine ecosystems are formulated. In
developing this theory, the results of the author's experiments with filter-feeders
have been used. These results indicate that the water self-purification mechanism is
vulnerable to the impact of some pollutants and, in particular, surfactants.
Conclusions drawn on the basis of the theory have practical significance for
biodiversity conservation and for the sustainable use of the biological resources of
aquatic ecosystems. Translated from Ekologiya, No. 6, 2005, pp. 452–459]. [In
2006, the paper was on the list of 5 Most Viewed Articles. Most viewed articles are
the full-text articles from this journal that have been accessed most frequently
within the last 90 days, according to the web page of the publisher. Publisher: MAIK
Nauka/Interperiodica co-published with Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. ISSN
1067-4136 (Paper); ISSN 1608-3334 (Online)]. DOI 10.1007/s11184-005-0095-x.
On the effects of surfactants on the filtering activity of marine bivalves in
connection with some aspects of water self-purification. - Ecological Chemistry
(Petersburg). 2005, v.14 (3), p.181-192. Bibliogr. 95 refs. Abstracts in English and
Russian. [the concentrations were found of the salts of Cd, Cu, Pb, and also the
concentrations of surfactants and detergents that inhibited filtration by Mytilus and
Crassostrea gigas]; [publisher: Thesa; ISSN 0869-3498].

The role of aquatic biota in the mechanism of the ecosystem that form water
quality: a central, labile and vulnerable component of the water self-purification
system // Environment Ecology and Safety of Life Activity (= Экология
окружающей среды и безопасность жизнедеятельности) 2005. No.4 (28), p. 46-
52. Bibliogr. 17 refs. The author analyzed the sensitivity to chemical pollution of the
biotic subsystem of the system of self-purification of water. Main groups of aquatic
organisms contribute to the functioning of the system of self-purification; some
components of the the system are sensitive to contaminants, which was shown by
us using some specific examples. The author proposed a conceptual interpretation
of the totality of aquatic organisms considered in aggregate (the aquatic biota) as a
central, labile and vulnerable component of the system of self-purification of water
in aquatic ecosystems. This concept leads to some substantial changes in the
hierarchy of priorities for protection of biodiversity and environment.

About the role of biota in forming the geochemical environment: apparatus of the
biosphere. - Topical Problems of Geochemical Ecology: Materials of the Fifth
International Biogeochemical School. Semipalatinsk State Pedagogical Institute, 8-
11th September 2005, Semipalatinsk. 2005. P. 30-38. Table. Bibliogr. 21 refs.

Biochemical ecology and hydrobiology: a contribution to sustainable use of
bioresources and development of economy. In: Proceedings of the section
"Noospheric Knowledge and Technology". Moscow. The Russian Academy of Natural
Sciences. 2005. P. 224-230. Bibliogr. 19 refs.

Biomachinery for maintaining water quality and natural water self-purification in
marine and estuarine systems: elements of a qualitative theory // International
Journal of Oceans and Oceanography. 2006. Volume 1, No.1. P. 111-118 [ISSN
0973-2667]. Basic elements are formulated for a qualitative theory of the
polyfunctional role of the biota in maintaining self-purification and water quality in
aquatic ecosystems. The elements of the theory covers the following: (1) sources of
energy for the mechanisms of selfpurification; (2) the main functional blocks of the
system of self-purification; (3) the list of the main processes that are involved; (4)
analysis of the degree of participation of the main large taxons; (5) degree of
reliability and the main mechanisms providing the reliability; (6) regulation of the
processes; (7) the response of the system towards the external influences (man-
made impacts); (8) the analogy between ecosystems and a bioreactor; and (9)
conclusions relevant to the practice of biodiversity conservation. In support of the
theory, the results are given of the author's experiments which demonstrated the
ability of some pollutants (surfactants, detergents, and some others) to inhibit the
water filtration activity of marine filter-feeders (namely, the bivalve mollusks
Mytilus galloprovincialis, Mytilus edulis, and Crassostrea gigas).

Recent data on bioeffects of surfactants: addendum to the English edition. In:
Biological Effects of Surfactants. CRC Press. Taylor & Francis. 2006. p. 245-253.
On concepts of biochemical ecology and hydrobiology: ecological chemomediators.
- Siberian Ecological Journal (Sib. Ekol. Zhurnal). 2006. - 13, No.1. - P. 73-82.
Abstract in English. Bibliogr. 32 refs. [ = Siberian Journal of Ecology = Sibirskiy
ekologicheskiy zhurnal; ISSN 0869-8619; http://www.sibran.ru/English/SECJE.HTM ].

Inhibition of mussel suspension feeding by surfactants of three classes. -
Hydrobiologia. 2006. Vol. 556, No. 1. Pages: 381 – 386. [In collaboration: S.A.O., J.
Widdows]. Synthetic surfactants are among aquatic pollutants. Effects of three
surfactants on the water filtration rates by bivalve mollusks, marine mussels
(Mytilus, Atlantic Ocean) were studied. The xenobiotics tested represented anionic,
cationic and non-ionic surfactants. The surfactants that were tested were the
following ones: (1) tetradecyltrimethylammonium bromide (TDTMA), a
representative of a class of cationic surfactants; (2) sodium dodecyl sulphate (SDS),
a representative of anionic alkyl sulfates; and (3) Triton X-100 (TX100), a
representative of non-ionic hydroxyethylated alkyl phenols. All three surfactants
inhibited the clearance rates. The surfactants decreased the water filtration rate by
the bivalves (mussels Mytilus). The significance of the results for water quality and
the ecology of marine ecosystems is discussed. The research was done at Plymouth
Marine Laboratory, Plymouth, England. DOI 10.1007/s10750-005-1200-7;
http://sites.google.com/site/3surfactantsfiltrationmytilus/;
http://scipeople.ru/uploads/materials/4389/_Hydrobiologia2006%20vol
%20556%20No.1%20pages381-386.pdf;
http://sites.google.com/site/ostroumovsergei/publications-
1/hydrobiologia2006ostwidd;
http://www.springerlink.com/content/7166067538534421/;
http://scipeople.ru/users/2943391/;

Bioeffects of sodium dodecylsulphate on aquatic macrophytes. - Water Sector of
Russia: Problems, Technologies, Management (=Vodnoe Khozyaistvo Rossii). 2006.
V.6. No.6. P.32-39, tabl. Bibliogr. 11 refs. [In collaboration: E.A.Solomonova, S.A.O.].
The study of the effects of the single and recurrent additions of SDS on Elodea
canadensis, Potamogeton crispus, Fontinalis antipyretica, Salvinia natans, Salvinia
auriculata, Najas guadelupensis.

Polyfunctional role of biota in migration of chemical elements and formation of the
geochemical environment: towards development of the theory of the apparatus of
the biosphere. - Problems of Biogeochemistry and Geochemical Ecology. 2006. V.1
(1). P. 24-31. Тable. Abstract in English. Bibliogr. 27 refs. [A fundamentally new
typology and conceptualization is proposed to describe the pathways of chemical
elements migrating in the biosphere, with special attention to stochastic and
vectorial, as well as cyclic and non-cyclic pathways. A new analysis is given of the
role of biota in the regulation and stabilization of some parameters of the
biosphere, geophysical and geochemical processes and, as a result, in the
preventing the extreme weather events and global change of the climate system.
Fundamental generalizations are formulated on alternatives and regulation in
patterns of migrations of chemical elements. The shortlist of the six most important
functions of biota in doing so is formulated and commented].

On biotic purification of water and ecological reparation. - Siberian Ecological
Journal. 2006. No. 3, p. 339-343. 3 Tables. Abstract in English. Bibliogr. 15 refs. [ =
Siberian Journal of Ecology = Sibirskiy ekologicheskiy zhurnal; ISSN 0869-8619;
http://www.sibran.ru/English/SECJE.HTM ] New experimental results have been
obtained which demonstrate that one of the most important processes of reparation
at the ecological level (restoration of water quality in the course of elimination of
suspension from water by hydrobionts) is inhibited by the pollutant (xenobiotic);
this points to an element of analogy to reparation processes at the genetic level
which can also be disturbed by xenobiotics and are characterized by some different
properties analogous to those of ecological reparation. Xenobiotics that displayed a
negative influence on the processes important for ecological reparation of water
quality included various surfactants, detergents, heavy metals etc. For the first
time, new experimental data on the effect of tetradecyltrimethylammonium
bromide on marine mussels (Mytilus edulis / M. galloprovincialis) are presented.

Liquid detergent 'Krasnaya Liniya' inhibits the filtering activity of Mytilus
galloprovincialis. – Toxicological Bulletin (Toksikologicheskiy Vestnik). 2006. № 3. p.
42-43. Table. Bibliogr. 9 refs.

Studies of the phytoremediation potential of aquatic plants. – Environment Ecology
and Safety of Life Activity (Kiev). 2006. No. 6 (36). P. 63-68. Tables. Bibliogr. 22
refs. Abstracts in Eng. and Ukrainian [S.A.O., E.A. Solomonova] [The results are
presented of the studies of effects of sodium dodecyl sulphate (SDS) on the
following species of aquatic plants: Elodea canadensis Mchk., Potamogeton crispus
L., Najas guadelupensis L., Fontinalis antipyretica L., Salvinia natans L., Salvinia
auriculata Aubl.].

A new class of molecules that regulate the bioenergetics of the biosphere:
ecological chemoregulators. — Ecol. Studies, Haz., Sol., 2006, Vol. 11, p.15-16.
Bibliogr. 4 refs.

Chemical contamination with oil hydrocarbons inhibits the process of water filtration
by Mytilus galloprovincialis. — Ecol. Studies, Haz., Sol., 2006, Vol. 11, p.16-17.

Developing the conceptual apparatus in the area of biochemical ecology (and
chemical communication). Seeking and developing adequate terminology. — Ecol.
Studies, Haz., Sol., 2006, v. 11, p.17. Bibliogr. 6 refs.

Biological and hydrobiological factors to prevent extreme weather events and
catastrophic climate changes: lessons from Hurricane Katrina. — Ecol. Studies,
Haz., Sol., 2006, v. 11, p.18-22. Bibliogr. 4 refs.

New scientific revolution in ecology and hydrobiology: hi-ecological technologies. —
Ecol. Studies, Haz., Sol., 2006, v. 11, p. 22-24. Bibliogr. 12 refs. [The examples are
given of 3 important advances that were recently made in ecology and
environmental science, and 3 examples of practical usage of new ecological
knowledge, including phytoremediation, and preventing global change and
ecoterrorism]. (D:\conferences my sessions\_2005sess conf.doc\Abstracts in Eng\My
abstracts\New scientific revolution.doc).

Fundamental principles and priorities for restoring water streams: from ecological
considerations to practical work. — Ecol. Studies, Haz., Sol., 2006, v. 11, p. 24-25.
Bibliogr. 6 refs. [In collaboration: S.A.O., Bloesch J., Wehrli B., McCutcheon S.,
Mamatkulov H. A.].
Phytoremediation of perchlorate using aquatic plant Myriophyllum aquaticum. —
Ecol. Studies, Haz., Sol., 2006, v. 11, p. 25-27. 2 tables. Bibliogr. 3 refs. [In
collaboration: S.A.O., D. Yifru, V. Nzengung, S. McCutcheon].

Results of experimental studies of interactions between chemical pollutants and
organisms: new priorities and theory of biomachinery for water self-purification. —
Ecol. Studies, Haz., Sol., 2006, v. 11, p. 27-29. Bibliogr. 4 refs.

Problems of ecological security of the sources of water supply. — Ecological
Systems and Devices. 2006. № 5. P. 17-20. Abstracts in Rus. and Eng. Bibliogr. 14
refs.

Ecological-hydrobiological system of water self-purification in natural aquatic
ecosystems: developing the theory of the polyfunctional cental role of biota. —
Ecological Systems and Devices. 2006. № 7. P. 33-38. Tabl. Abstracts in Rus. and
Eng. Bibliogr. 41 refs. [A short review of the main physical, chemical and biological
processes that contribute to water self-purification in natural aquatic bodies and
streams is presented. The polyfunctional central role of aquatic organisms in the
system of the processes of water self-purification is demonstrated].

Main functional components and energy sources of the biotic mechanisms of water
self-purification in ecosystems. — Ecological Systems and Devices. 2006. № 7. P.
19-24. 3 tables. Abstracts in Rus. and Eng. Bibliogr. 21 refs. [The main functional
components and energy sources of the biotic mechanisms of water self-purification
in water bodies and streams are analyzed. New steps in conceptualization of the
mechanisms are made. According to the concept proposed, the functional
components of the system for self-purification include subsystems that function as
filters, pumps, mills, sorbents and other important elements of the biomachinery for
natural water remediation in aquatic ecosystems. Quantitative parameters are
given].

Scientific and Educational Activity at the Department of Hydrobiology of Moscow
State University. Moscow. MAX Press. 2006. 8 p. Bibliogr. 25 refs. [A short summary
of the main directions of scientific research and educational activity at the
Department of Hydrobiology (aquatic ecology) of the Faculty of Biology of Moscow
State University. The department was organized in 1924 by Professor Sergei
Alexeevich Zernov (1881-1945, Academician since 1931). Important aspects are
underlined of how scientific knowledge is applied to practical issues of sustainable
development and ecological security. In addendum, some examples of publications
of professors and scientists of the Department of Hydrobiology are given].

Ecological bioengineering: creating (restoration) and maintenance of aquatic
ecosystems with determined parameters. — Ecol. Studies, Hazards, Solutions, 2006,
v. 11, p. 51-55. Bibliogr. 11 refs. [In collaboration: Krivitsky S.V., S.A.O.]

Ecological bioengineering: ecological biorehabilitation of water bodies. — Ecol.
Studies, Hazards, Solutions, 2006, v. 11, p. 55-60. Bibliogr. 5 refs. [In collaboration:
Krivitsky S.V., S.A.O.]

Model ecosystem under the conditions of recurrent (reiterated) additions of a
xenobiotic or pollutant: an innovative method for studying tolerance, the
assimilation capacity of the system, the maximal allowed discharge (load) of
pollutants, and the phytoremediation potential. — Ecol. Studies, Hazards, Solutions,
2006, v. 11, p. 72-74. Bibliogr. 5 refs.

Algorithm of managerial and judicial preparation to increasing the potential of a
scientific team relevant to commercialization of the objects of intellectual property
law. — Ecol. Studies, Hazards, Solutions, 2006, v. 11, p. 74-75 [In collaboration:
S.A.O., O.B. Vasilieva, V.V. Gubanov].

Some priorities in marine biological and ecological research. — Ecol. Studies,
Hazards, Solutions, 2006, v. 11, p. 75-76. Bibliogr. 14 refs. [In collaboration:
S.A.O., Gaevskaya A.V., Eremeev V.N., Zaika V.E., Mironov O.G., Tokarev Yu.N.,
Shulman G.E.];

On the role of mollusks in biogenic migration of elements and water self-
purification. — Ecol. Studies, Hazards, Solutions, 2006, v. 11, p. 77-79, tabl.
Bibliogr. 5 refs. [In collaboration: S.A.O., Ermakov V.V., Zubkova E.I., Kolesnikov
M.P., Kolotilova N.N., Krupina M.V.];

Data base for developing a statistical model of evaluating the role of mollusks in
biogenic migration of metals: a fundamental concept and development of elements
of theoretical foundations. — Ecol. Studies, Hazards, Solutions, 2006, v. 11, p. 79-
83, tabl. Bibliogr. 6 refs. [In collaboration: S.A.O., Ermakov V.V., Zubkova E.I.,
Kolesnikov M.P., Kolotilova N.N., Krupina M.V., Likhacheva N.E.].

On the contribution of Mytilus galloprovincialis to the vertical transfer of matter
from the upper part of the water column to the bottom part. Disturbance of the
transfer under the effect of mercury. — Ecol. Studies, Hazards, Solutions, 2006, v.
11, p. 83-85, tabl. Bibliogr. 1 ref. [In collaboration: S.A.O., Soldatov А.А.].

Study of tolerance of the macrophyte under effect of sodium dodecyl sulphate
under conditions of recurrent additions during over two months' period . — Ecol.
Studies, Hazards, Solutions, 2006, v. 11, p. 86 - 87, table. Bibliogr. 3 refs. [In
collaboration: S.A.O., Solomonova Е.А.].

Development of phytotechnologies for decreasing aquatic pollution. — Ecol. Studies,
Hazards, Solutions, 2006, v. 11, p. 94 - 99, 6 tabl. Bibliogr. 9 refs. [In
collaboration: Solomonova Е.А., S.A.O.].

Effects of Hg on organisms of animals. — Ecol. Studies, Hazards, Solutions, 2006, v.
11, p. 106 – 113. Bibliogr. 26 refs. [1. Introduction. 2. Disturbance of the filtering
activity of marine mussels and inhibition of the removal of algae from water. 3.
Absence of rehabilitation of marine mussels after their transfer from water which
was polluted with Hg, to the clean water. The chemical studied: HgSO4].

Interactions between Sn and Mytilus galloprovincialis. — Ecol. Studies, Hazards,
Solutions, 2006, v. 11, p. 113 - 117. Tabl. [SnCl2 •2H2O at concentrations of 5 и
15 mg/L did not inhibited water filtering by mussels. SnCl2 •2H2O at a
concentrations of 130 mg/L did not stop water filtering. Co-precipitation of the
contaminant with the pellets was observed].

The liquid detergent, Krasnaya Liniya, inhibited water filtration by Mytilus
galloprovincialis. — Ecol. Studies, Hazards, Solutions, 2006, v. 11, p. 117- 119.
Bibliogr. 8 refs. [The concentration of 0.5 mL/L inhibited water filtration and the
removal of algae Monochrysis lutheri from the water].

Development of the conceptual apparatus in the area of biochemical ecology and
chemical communication. Search for adequate terminology. — Ecol. Studies,
Hazards, Solutions, 2006, v. 11, p. 119-120. Bibliogr. 9 refs. [Additional arguments
in support of the terms introduced by the author: ecological chemomediators,
ecological chemoregulators, ecological chemoeffectors].

Water self-purification in freshwater and marine ecosystems. — Ecol. Studies,
Hazards, Solutions, 2006, v. 11, p. 121-130. [1. Three concepts of water self-
purificaiton. 2. New ecological parameter: the potential for the conditioning of the
environment. 3. Biotic self-purificaiton of water – factor for health of the ecosystem
and man. 4. Five fundamental functions of biota in water self-purification:
energetic, catalytic, sequestration, export, and integrational].

On studying the mussels Mytilus galloprovincialis. Additional data on a new
morphometric parameter of ecological interest. — Ecol. Studies, Hazards, Solutions,
2006, v. 11, p. 130-132. Bibliogr. 7 refs. [The specific volume of the sample of
mussels was 0.9159 сm3/g].

Ecosystem as a transformer: a new element in the understanding the fundamental
essence of the ecosystem. — Ecol. Studies, Hazards, Solutions, 2006, v. 11, p. 132-
135. Bibliogr. 14 refs. [A new postulate: ecosystem to a degree is similar to a
transformer, and 4 consequenses of the postulate].

Issues of ecological stability. — Ecol. Studies, Hazards, Solutions, 2006, v. 11,
p.135-146. [6 types of ecological stability, nanostructures of the apparatus of the
biosphere as factors of ecological stability, 16 functions of filter-feeders that are
important to ecological stability, the theory of disturbances of ecological
mechanisms of the second type, a new type of man-made impact: inhibition of
ecological repair, ecological taxation as part of the functioning of ecosystems,
theory of disturbances of biota of ecosystems and two fundamental types of the
disturbances].

Ecological security and prevention of ecological terrorism. — Ecol. Studies, Hazards,
Solutions, 2006, v. 11, с. 146-151. [Conceptual typology of the main
countermeasures to prevent ecological terrorism].

Ecological apoptosis: activity of heterotrophs contributes to apoptosis at the
ecosystemic (coenotic) level. — Ecol. Studies, Hazards, Solutions, 2006, v. 11, p.
152-154. Bibliogr. 6 refs.

Ecological biochemistry of animals: new ecological functions of vitamins and
elements of mineral nutrition as ecological chemoregulators and chemomediators.
— Ecol. Studies, Hazards, Solutions, 2006, v. 11, p.154-155. Bibliogr. 4 refs.

Application of ecological biochemistry to fundamental issues of biology: the
biosphere as ecological-biochemical continuum. — Ecol. Studies, Hazards,
Solutions, 2006, v. 11, p. 156-157. Bibliogr. 18 refs.
Conceptualization of the data base of high ecological technologies, ecological and
hydrobiological achievements that have innovative and marketing potential, and
are of value for application: intellectual interface between science and practice. —
Ecol. Studies, Hazards, Solutions, 2006, v. 11, p.158.

Elements of the theory of the molecular-ecological mechanism of water quality
formation and water self-purification. – Siberian Ecological Journal. 2006. No. 6, p.
699-706, tab. Summary in Rus. and English. Bibliogr. 29 refs. [ = Siberian Journal of
Ecology = Sibirskiy ekologicheskiy zhurnal; ISSN 0869-8619;
http://www.sibran.ru/English/SECJE.HTM ]. Translated into English:

Ostroumov S. A. Basics of the molecular-ecological mechanism of water quality
formation and water self-purification. - Contemporary Problems of Ecology, 2008
(Feb), Vol. 1, No. 1, p. 147-152. [MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica distributed by Springer
Science+Business Media LLC; ISSN 1995-4255 (Print) 1995-4263 (Online); DOI
10.1134/S1995425508010177; http://scipeople.ru/users/2943391/; Original
Russian Text: published in Sibirskii Ekologicheskii Zhurnal, 2006, Vol. 13, No. 6, pp.
699–706]. The paper formulates some basics of the modern ecological theory of
the polyfunctional role of biota in the molecular-ecological mechanism of water
quality formation and self-purification of aquatic ecosystems. The theory covers the
following items: (1) sources of energy for self-purification mechanisms, (2) the main
structural and functional units of the self-purification system, (3) the main
processes involved in the system, (4) contributions of major taxa to self-purification,
(5) self-purification system reliability and supporting mechanisms, (6) the response
of some components of the self-purification system to external factors, (7)
particulars of the operation of water purification mechanisms, and (8) conclusions
and recommendations for biodiversity preservation practice. Surfactants,
detergents, salts of Cd, Cu, Pb, Hg, Co, Ti, V (Na3VO4 •12 H2O), and oil
hydrocarbons inhibited water filtration by bivalves, mussels Mytilus
galloprovincialis. https://www.researchgate.net/file.FileLoader.html?
key=e533be77c87735c6dcc5cfdb9db96cec;
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http://sites.google.com/site/bioticupgradewaterquality2008/;
http://scipeople.com/uploads/materials/4389/CPEC2008BasicsMolEcol.Mech.WaterQ
uali(0147.pdf;

Sodium dodecyl sulphate: impact on aquatic macrophyte Potamogeton crispus L. / /
Toxicological Bulletin [Toksikologicheskiy Vestnik]. 2006. Number 6, p.24-26.
[coauthors: S.A.O., Solomonova E.A.] [Effects of sodium dodecyl sulphate on aquatic
macrophyte Potamogeton crispus L. Concentrations of 83-133 mg / L led to the
process of fragmentation of the stems of plants.];
http://scipeople.ru/users/2943391/;

Hydrobiological biomachinery for water self-purification: elements of theory. –
Problems of Biogeochemistry and Geochemical Ecology, 2006, No. 2. P. 6-15. Tabl.
4. Bibliogr. 36 refs.

Ostroumov S.A. Improving the knowledge of English towards professional use.
Curriculum of a lecture course. Moscow. MAX Press. 2006. 5 p. The aim of the
program is to help to those who have some basic knowledge of English and who
want to improve their knowledge. Some of more difficult aspects of English are
included. The detailed bibliography also may provide some help to those who want
to gain additional knowledge using books, dictionary and other published materials.
(Series: Science. Education. Innovations, Issue 6; Наука. Образование. Инновации.
Выпуск 6). Bibliogr. 29 refs. http://scipeople.com/publication/68767/;

Hydrobiological self-purification of water: from studies of biological mechanisms to
search of ecotechnologies. Мoscow: Publishers «Oil and Gas» of the Gubkin
Russian State University of Oil and Gaz, 2007. – 53 p., portr.). Впервые дана нов.
концепция основных пяти функциональных блоков системы самоочищения
водных экосистем (с. 6-9). Дан новый метод подсчета баллов для оценки
самоочистительного потенциала пресноводной экосистемы (с.43-44). Новый
подход к оценке стоимости водных экосистем. Дан пример проведения такой
оценки, составившей за 1 га 2 714 200 - 2 718 200 долл. (с. 47, без учета
стоимости биоресурсов).

Role of biofilters in self-purification of aquatic ecosystems. - Problems of
Biogeochemistry and Geochemical Ecology. 2007. v. 1(3). P. 98-117. 6 Tables.
Bibliogr. 217 refs. [In collaboration: S.A.O., Walz N.].

Approaches to purification and remediation of aquatic bodies (phytoremediation,
bioremediation, zooremediation) in connection with the theory of polyfunctional role
of biota in water self-purification. – Water: Technology and Ecology. 2007. No. 2.
p. 49-69. Bibliogr. 53 ref. [For the first time introduced the term and concept of
zooremediation. The paper considers the basic types of phytoremediation and
presents new data on the allowable loads of sodium dodecyl sulfate on the systems
with macrophytes Elodea canadensis, Potamogeton crispus, Najas guadelupensis
(over 120 mg / l for 168 days) and other species. A theory of self-purification of
water as a basis for eco-and phytotechnologies].

Zink in aquatic mollusks. - Bulletin of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova. Life
Sciences (Buletinul Academiei de Stiinte a Moldovei. Stiintele Vietii). 2007. № 2
(302), p. 102-114, 3 tables. Bibliogr. 40 refs. Abstracts in English (p. 177) and Rus.
(p.184). ISSN 1857-064X. [Co-authors: Toderas I.Ch., S.A.O., Zubcova E.I.,
Chernysheva I.V., Krupina M.V., Mikous A.A., Railean N.C., Breahna A.I., Miron A.A.,
Churisca V.V., Munjiu O.V.]; [The data of the international literature on Zn in soft
tissues and shells of marine and freshwater mollusks are summarized. New original
data on Zn in mollusks of aquatic systems of Moldova and the River Don are
presented].

Studying the concentrations of mercury in bivalves.- Ecology of evironment and
safety of life activity. [= ’Ecology of surroundings and safety of vital activity’] 2007,
No.5. p.79-80. 2 tables. Bibliogr. 6 refs. [Co-authors: S.A.O., Khushvakhtova S.D.,
Danilova V.N., Ermakov V.V.] The average concentration of mercury in the soft
tissues of freshwater bivalves Unio pictorum from a river (the Moscow region) was
181.2 ng/g (dry weight), in the shells 160.0 ng/g. The concentration of Hg of the
same order of magnitude was found in bivalves from some (but not all) marine
ecosystems. [ http://eko.org.ua/en/magazine/5-2007/].

Biotic self-purification of aquatic ecosystems: from the theory to ecotechnologies. -
Ecologica International, 2007. Vol. 15(50), p.15-23. Bibliogr. 21 refs. (ISSN 0354-
3285; Belgrade); [without coauthors]. Some basic elements of a new theory for the
biological mechanism for water self-purification are presented. Hydrobionts (aquatic
organisms) are actively involved in various processes leading to water purification.
Not only microorganisms (bacteria, cyanobacteria and fungi), but also algae, plants,
invertebrates, and many other groups of organisms are involved, which is discussed
and analyzed in the paper. Results of the author's experiments that study the
effects of various pollutants on aquatic organisms (freshwater and marine bivalves)
are given. The theory is an innovative basis for developing ecological technologies
to clean water and to upgrade its quality by using organisms and ecosystems
[http://scindeks.nb.rs/article.aspx?artid=0354-32850750015O].

Interaction of copper with aquatic organisms in context of ecological monitoring and
the role of aquatic organisms in biogeochemical fluxes. – Water: Technology and
Ecology. 2007. No. 4. p. 54-68. Tabl. 6. Bibliogr. 49 refs. Abstracts in Russ. and Eng.
p.83. ISSN 1993-8764; [co-authors: S.A.O., Zubcov E.I., Krupina M.V., Mikus A.A.,
Toderas I.K.];

Studying the interaction between cadmium and aquatic molluscs in connection with
ecological monitoring. – Water: Technology and Ecology. 2007. No. 3. p. 68-77.
Tables, Bibliogr. 41 refs. (in Rus.) Abstracts in Eng. and Rus. p. 95 [co-authors:
S.A.O., Mikus A.A.];

Studies of the tolerance of aquatic macrophyte Potamogeton crispus L. to sodium
dodecylsulphate. - Vestnik Moskovskogo Universiteta. Ser. 16. Biology. 2007. No.4.
p.39-42. Bibliogr. 14 refs. (Coauthors: Solomonova E.A., and S.A.O.) [Effects of the
anionic surfactant, sodium dodecylsulphate, on the aquatic macrophyte
Potamogeton crispus L. were studied. The concentrations 83-133 mg/l induced
fragmentation of the stems of the plants. The tolerance of the plants to the
negative effects of the surfactant was higher in spring (April) than in autumn
(September)]. Translated into English:

Solomonova E.A., S.A. Ostroumov. Tolerance of an aquatic macrophyte
Potamogeton crispus L. to sodium dodecyl sulphate. - Moscow University Biological
Sciences Bulletin [ISSN 0096-3925 (Print) 1934-791X (Online)]). 2007. Volume 62,
Number 4. p. 176-179. DOI 10.3103/S0096392507040074. [publisher: Allerton
Press, Inc. distributed exclusively by Springer Science+Business Media LLC]. The
effects of the anionic surfactant sodium dodecyl suplphate on the aquatic
macrophyte Potamogeton crispus L. are studied. Concentrations of 83–133 mg/l
caused fragmentation of the stems of plants. The tolerance of the plants to the
negative effects of the surfactant was higher in the spring (April) than in the
autumn (September). Original Russian Text © E.A. Solomonova, S.A. Ostroumov,
2007, published in Vestnik Moskovskogo Universiteta. Biologiya, 2007, No. 4, pp.
39–42.

Studying phytoremediation potential of three species of macrophytes: interaction
with sodium dodecyl sulphate // Ecological Systems and Devices (Экологические
системы и приборы), 2007, No. 5 (May), p.20-22. [co-authors: S.A.O., and
E.A.Solomonova].

Synthetic detergent Aist-Universal: impact on Fontinalis antipyretica Hedw. //
Toksikologicheskiy Vestnik. 2007. Number 1, p. 40-41. [co-authors: S.A.O., and
Solomonova E.A.]. http://scipeople.ru/users/2943391/;
Synthetic detergent Aist-Universal: effects on seed germination and seedling
elongation of buckwheat Fagopyrum esculentum. – Toksikologicheskiy Vestnik.
2007, № 5, p. 42-43. Bibliogr. 5 refs., Tab. [together: S.A.O., and Solomonova E.A.]
In the aquatic medium containing the laundry detergent Aist-Universal 0.06 mg / ml,
the new parameter, the average arbitrary length of seedlings decreased by the
factor of 4.

Vorozhun I.M., Ostroumov S.A. Studying the hazards of chemical pollution of water:
effects of a surfactant on filtering activity of zooplankton. – Water Management of
Russia. 2008. № 3. P.41-45. Table. Bibliogr. 15 refs. [SDS 0.1 -10 mg/L inhibited the
removal by Daphnia magna of the cells of algae Chlorella from aquatic medium]).

On the concepts of biochemical ecology and hydrobiology: ecological
chemomediators. - Contemporary Problems of Ecology, 2008, Volume 1 (2): 238-
244 [© Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2008. distributed by Springer Science+Business
Media LLC.] ISSN 1995-4255 (Print) 1995-4263 (Online)]
http://www.springerlink.com/content/e58651u631313465; DOI
10.1134/S1995425508020100. Original Russian Text © S.A. Ostroumov, 2006,
published in Sibirskii Ekologicheskii Zhurnal, 2006, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 73–82. t:
http://scipeople.com/users/2943391/.

Surface tension of aquatic solutions of sodium dodecylsulphate in presence of
aquatic plants/ - Water: technology and ecology. 2008. No. 3, p.57-60. Table.
Bibliogr. 8 refs. Abstracts in English and Rus. on p.77-78. [coauthors: S.A.O.,
Lazareva E.V.].

Lazarevа E.V., S.A. Ostroumov. Impact of macrophytes on the surface tension of
aqueous solutions of sodium dodecyl sulphate: the search for remediation
phytotechnology / / Problems of Biogeochemistry and Geochemical Ecology, 2008,
№ 3 (7), P.75-77. Tab. Bibliogr. 6 refs. Abstract in English. [coauthors: Lazareva E.V.,
S.A.O.];

Effects of a surfactant on macrophytes Potamogeton crispus L. under conditions of
microcosms. – Chemical and Biological Safety (Khimicheskaya i biologicheskaya
bezopasnost’) 2008. № 3-4. p.14-18. 3 tables. Bibliogr. 23 refs. [S.A.O.,
E.A.Solomonova].

Elements of the theory of biocontrol of water quality: a factor in the ecological
safety of the sources of water [=Elements of the theory of biocontrol of water
quality: the factor in the ecological safety of the sources of water]. – Chemical and
Biological Safety (Khimicheskaya i biologicheskaya bezopasnost’) 2008. No. 5-6.
p.36-39. Bibliogr. 22 refs. [http://www.cbsafety.ru/rus/saf_41_3.asp]. A new theory
for the biomechanisms for water self-purification is presented in the author’s book
‘Aquatic Organisms in Water Self-Purification and Biogenic Migration of Elements’
(2008, 200 p.). Hydrobionts (aquatic organisms) are actively involved in various
processes leading to water purification. Almost all main groups of organisms are
involved, which is discussed and analyzed in the paper. In the theory, the results of
the author's experiments on the effects of various pollutants on aquatic organisms
were used. The theory is an innovative basis for new ecological technologies to
clean water and to upgrade its quality by using aquatic organisms. New
fundamental concepts were introduced and discussed, including the concepts and
terms: biomachinery, exometabolism, ecological chemoregulators, ecological
chemomediators, macrosymbiotic system and others. The new authors’s results on
the surfactant-induced inhibition of water filtration by bivalves were recognized as a
scientific discovery. As a result, the author was awarded Diploma for Scientific
Discovery No. 274. The theory is a contribution to the scientific basis for
environmental safety of the aquatic ecosystems (aquatic bodies and streams) that
serve as sources of water supply.

Vorozhun I. M., S. A. Ostroumov. Studies of pollutants of the aquatic medium:
effects of sodium dodecyl sulfate on the filtering activity of Daphnia magna //
Ecological Chemistry (Экологическая химия = Ekologicheskaja Кhimija). 2008,
v.17, No. 4, p. 215-217.

S.A.Ostroumov, E.I.Zubcov, A.A.Krupina, A.A.Mikus, O.V. Munjiu, I.K.Toderas On
biota-dependent migration of copper in aquatic ecosystems (=О биогенной
миграции меди в водных экосистемах) // Issues of Biogeochemistry and
Geochemical Ecology (=Проблемы биогеохимии и геохимической экологии),
2008, No. 1(5) p.39-53.

Ostroumov S.A., Khushvakhtova S.D., Danilova V.N., Ermakov V.V. Mercury in the
bivalves // Environmental Chemistry (Ekologicheskaya Khimiya). 2008, v. 17, No. 2,
p.84-87. (in Russ.) ;

Ostroumov S.A. Ecological repair and restoration of infringements in systems of
various levels of organization of life: search of elements of fundamental similarity //
Samarskaya Luka. 2008. – V. 17, No. 4(26). – p. 708-717.
http://scipeople.com/publication/66657/; Bibliogr. 18 refs. New experimental data
were obtained that show that one of the most important processes of ecological
repair of water quality (the process of removal of suspended matter by aquatic
organisms) is inhibited by a pollutant (a xenobiotic), which points to some similarity
or analogy with the processes of DNA repair; the latter can also be inhibited by
some xenobiotics and have some other attributes (a decrease in entropy etc.) that
are analogous to those of ecological repair. The xenobiotics that produced those
negative effects on the processes of the ecological repair of water quality included
various surfactants, detergents, and metals. New experimental data on the effects
of tetradecyltrimethyl ammonium bromide on marine mussels are presented (in
Rus.). http://www.ssc.smr.ru/media/journals/samluka/2008/17_4_01.pdf;

Ostroumov S.A., Danilova V.N., Khushvakhtova S.D., Ermakov V.V. Mercury in the
soft tissues and shells of bivalve mollusks // Toxicological Bulletin
(Toksikologicheskiy Vestnik). 2009. No. 1. p.45-46. (in Russ.)

Vorozhun I. M., S. A. Ostroumov. On studying the hazards of pollution of the
biosphere: effects of sodium dodecylsulfate (SDS) on planktonic filter-feeders //
Doklady Akademii Nauk, 2009, Vol. 425, No. 2, pp. 271–272. Tables. Bibliogr. 15
refs. [Presented by Academician M.A. Fedonkin June 26, 2008; Received July 1,
2008]. Translated into English:

Vorozhun I. M., S. A. Ostroumov. On studying the hazards of pollution of the
biosphere: effects of sodium dodecylsulfate (SDS) on planktonic filter-feeders. -
Doklady Biological Sciences, 2009, Vol. 425, pp. 133–134. Tables. Bibliogr. 15 refs.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/45914806; [ISSN 0012-4966. DOI:
10.1134/S0012496609020136;
http://www.springerlink.com/content/p7754h672w814m30/; original Russian text:
I.M. Vorozhun, S.A. Ostroumov, 2009, published in Doklady Akademii Nauk, 2009,
Vol. 425, No. 2, pp. 271–272]. The goal of this study was to test whether SDS has
an inhibitory effect on the ability of the planktonic filter-feeder Daphnia magna to
remove phytoplankton from water during their filtration activity. Daphnia were kept
under laboratory conditions in vessels and fed with phytoplankton: green algae
Scenedesmus quadricauda (Turp.) Breb.). After filtration for 6–24 h in the presence
of SDS at concentrations 5 and 10 mg/l, the abundance of S. quadricauda cells in
water was higher than in the control. At the lower SDS concentrations (0.1, 0.5, and
1 mg/l), differences in the abundance of algal cells relative to the control were
observed after 3 h of incubation and disappeared after 6–24 h of incubation. The
calculation of the mean rate of algae removal by daphnia showed that this
parameter decreased within the first 3 h after the beginning of incubation in the
presence of SDS. Thus, the results of our experiments demonstrated that SDS
decreases the rate of water filtration by the planktonic crustaceans D. magna.

Lazareva E.V., S.A. Ostroumov. Accelerated decrease in surfactant concentration in
the water of a microcosm in the presence of plants: innovations for phytotechnology
// Doklady Akademii Nauk, 2009, Vol. 425, No. 6, pp. 843–845. Tables. Bibliogr. 15
refs. Translated into Eng.:

Lazareva E. V., S. A. Ostroumov Accelerated decrease in surfactant concentration
in the water of a microcosm in the presence of plants: innovations for
phytotechnology. - Doklady Biological Sciences, 2009, Vol. 425, pp. 180–182.
Tables. Bibliogr. 15 refs. [Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.; ISSN 0012-4966; Presented by
Academician G.V. Dobrovol’sky September 26, 2008; DOI:
10.1134/S0012496609020276; original Russian text: E.V. Lazareva, S.A. Ostroumov,
2009, published in Doklady Akademii Nauk, 2009, Vol. 425, No. 6, pp. 843–845]. It
was discovered that plant biomass help towards restoration the water quality in the
system which was polluted with a synthetic surfactant. Addition of sodium
dodecylsulphate (SDS) to water rapidly changed the surface tension of water in the
microcosm. The measurements demonstrated that the surface tension of water in
the microcosm with the macrophyte OST1 restored to the level which was close to
that of pure water within less than three days. As soon as after 46-h incubation of
the system containing the plant phytomass, the surface tension increased
significantly and reached that of distilled water. In the variants with water without
plant phytomass, restoration of the normal surface tension was much longer (about
17 days). The results demonstrated an accelerated restoration of the normal
surface tension which was typical of pure water in those systems that contained
SDS in the presence of the phytomass of the macrophyte OST1. This is consistent
with the conclusion that the macrophyte accelerates the disappearance of the
surfactant from water.

Solomonova E.A., Ostroumov S.A. Effects of sodium dodecyl sulphate on the
biomass of macrophytes Najas guadelupensis L. / / Toksikologicheskiy Vestnik.
2009. Number 2. P.32-35. Bibliogr. 10 refs. Microcosms with the macrophytes were
studied in laboratory experiments. The effects of sodium dodecyl sulphate (SDS) on
macrophytes were studied . The survival and weight of the biomass of macrophytes
in a prolonged incubation were recorded. SDS was added in the form of repeated
(recurrent) additions. The increase in the amount of SDS after each addition was:
0,5, 0,8, 1,7, 8,3, 16,7, 50,0 and 100,0 mg in 1 dm3. Duration of survival of plants
decreased with increasing amount of SDS in one addition. If the amount of SDS
(after a single addition) increased 200 times (from 0.5 to 100 mg / l), the period of
survival decreased 53-fold (from 372 up to 7 days). In the presence of SDS, a
decrease in macrophyte biomass was observed. The degree of the reduction of
biomass depended on the total amount of SDS added to the microcosms.

Ostroumov S.A., Kolesov G.M., Sapozhnikov D.Yu. The content of chemical elements
in the shells of molluscs Viviparus viviparus: a study by the neutron activation
method of analysis // Ecological Studies, Hazards, Solutions. 2009. v. 13, p. 113-
117.

Vorozhun I.M., Ostroumov S.A. Sodium dodecyl sulphate: impact on Daphnia //
Toksikologicheskiy Vestnik. 2009. No. 1. p.46-48. Bibliogr. 14 refs. [It was
discovered that sodium dodecyl sulphate (SDS) had an inhibitory effect on the
filtration activity of the common species of filter- feeders Daphnia magna].

Effects of macrophytes on the surface tension of water solution of sodium dodecyl
sulphate: searching phytotechnologies for water treatment. – Ecological Chemistry (
Ekologicheskaya Khimiya = Экологическая химия, С.-Петербург). 2009. 18(1):
41–45. [coauthors: Ostroumov S.A., Lasareva E. V., Solomonova E.A.], in Russ.

New scientific disciplines in the system of ecological and biospheric sciences:
biochemical ecology and biochemical hydrobiology) // Ecological Chemistry
(Ekologicheskaya Khimiya = Экологическая химия). 2009. Vol.18, No. 2, p. 102-
110. Bibliogr. 36 refs.

Effects of the synthetic surfactants and chemical mixtures on marine mollusks used
in aquaculture]. - Fisheries Management. [Rybnoe Khozyaistvo = Рыбное
хозяйство ] 2009. No. 3. p.92-94. Tabl. 3. Bibliogr. 20 refs. [effects of TDTMA and
SDS on Crassostrea gigas; also, effects of detergents on C. gigas and M.
galloprovicialis].

Ostroumov S.A., Kolesov G.M. The determination of gold and other chemical
elements in the constituents of the aquatic ecosystems by neutron activation //
Water: Technology and Ecology. 2009. No.2. p. 62 – 68. Tabl. 4. Bibliogr.: 16 refs.
Using the method of neutron activation the concentrations of Au, Hf and Cs were
determined for the first time in biogenic detritus formed during seven months in
freshwater microcosms containing organisms Viviparus viviparus, Unio pictorum,
Ceratophyllum demersum. Measured concentrations of gold in biogenic detritus
were as high as 25 – 270 ng/g (for detritus dry weight), average concentration being
as high as 147.5 ng/g. Average concentration of Hf and Cs in biogenic detritus were
of one order higher. Obtained data supplement and confirm the concept of
polyfunctional role of biota in aquatic ecosystems (Ostroumov S.A., Doklady
Academy of Sciences, 2004. V. 396, P.136–141). Key words: aquatic ecosystems,
detritus, shellfish, bivalves, xenobiotics, pollutants, pollution, water quality,
freshwater objects, inhibitory effects, sublethal concentrations, Lymnaea stagnalis,
Au, Viviparus viviparus, Unio pictorum, Ceratophyllum demersum.
Ecological Ethics. In: Terminological Dictionary (Thesaurus). Humanities-Oriented
Biology. Moscow University Press. Moscow. 2009. p. 278-283. ISBN 978-5-211-
05360-1.

Conservation of biodiversity. In: Terminological Dictionary (Thesaurus). Humanities-
Oriented Biology. Moscow University Press. Moscow. 2009. p. 206-221. ISBN 978-5-
211-05360-1.

[Book] Gusev M.V., Oleskin A.V., Kartasheva E.R., Kirovskaya T.A., Ostroumov S.A.,
Botvinko I.V., Lukyanov A.S., Kaganova Z.V., Yudin B.G., Shulga E.N., Sedov A.E.
Terminological Dictionary (Thesaurus). Humanities-Oriented Biology
[=Terminologicheskij Slovar' (Tezaurus). Gumanitarnaya Biologiya]. Moscow
University Press. Moscow. 2009. 368 p. ISBN 978-5-211-05360-1. Bibliography
including sites - p. 343-363. English summary - p.364-366.]

Ostroumov S.A. Biodiversity conservation. - In: Gusev M.V., Oleskin A.V., Kartasheva
E.R., Kirovskaya T.A., Ostroumov S.A., Botvinko I.V., Lukyanov A.S., Kaganova Z.V.,
Yudin B.G., Shulga E.N., Sedov A.E. Terminological Dictionary (Thesaurus).
Humanities-Oriented Biology [=Terminologicheskij Slovar' (Tezaurus).
Gumanitarnaya Biologiya]. Moscow University Press. Moscow. 2009. p. 206-221.
ISBN 978-5-211-05360-1. Bibliography - p. 353. Bibliogr. 10 refs.

Ostroumov S.A. Ecological (environmental) ethics. - In: Gusev M.V., Oleskin A.V.,
Kartasheva E.R., Kirovskaya T.A., Ostroumov S.A., Botvinko I.V., Lukyanov A.S.,
Kaganova Z.V., Yudin B.G., Shulga E.N., Sedov A.E. Terminological Dictionary
(Thesaurus). Humanities-Oriented Biology [=Terminologicheskij Slovar' (Tezaurus).
Gumanitarnaya Biologiya]. Moscow University Press. Moscow. 2009. p. 278-283.
ISBN 978-5-211-05360-1. Bibliography - p. 358. Bibliogr. 7 refs.

povtor nizhe Ostroumov S.A., Demina L.L. Ecological biogeochemistry and chemical
elements (As, Со, Fe, Mn, Zn, Cu, Cd, Cr) in biogenic detritus in marine model
ecosystem: measuring by the method of atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) //
Ecological Systems and Devices [ = Ekologicheskie Sistemy i Pribory =
Экологические системы и приборы] 2009. №9, p. 42-45. Bibliogr. 20 refs. [The
detritus that accumulated over > 10 months in the microcosms with Mytilus
galloprovincialis contained As and metals. For the first time the concentrations of
9 elements in the detritus of this type was measured. Their concentrations were
measured using atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS). Their concentrations
decreased in the order: Fe > Mn > Zn > Cu > As > Cr > Pb > Co > Cd. Also,
concentrations of the same elements in Cystoseira crinita were measured. The
concentrations decreased in the order: Fe > Zn > Mn > Cr > As > Cu > Pb > Cd >
Co. The new data confirm the recent theory of the polyfunctional role of the biota
in water quality control and water self-purification (Doklady Akademii Nauk, 2004,
V.396. P.136-141; Ekologiya, No. 6, 2005, p. 452–459)].

Ostroumov S.A., Kolesov G.M., Moiseeva Yu.A. Studying of aquatic microcosms with
mollusks and plants: chemical elements in detritus. Water: Chemistry and Ecology
(=Voda: Khimiya I ekologiya = Вода: химия и экология) 2009. №8, p. 18-24.
Bibliogr. 36 refs. [The concentrations of some elements in the detritus accumulated
over than 7 months in the microcosms with Viviparus viviparus, Unio pictorum,
Ceratophyllum demersum were measured. Concentrations were determined using
atomic absorption spectroscopy. The concentrations of elements decreased in the
order: Ca > Zn > Ba> Na > Br > Ce > Se > Nd > La > U > Hf> Sb > Th > Sm > S>
Cs > Yb >Eu > Au. The new data add some information to the modern vision of the
polyfunctional role of the biota in the functioning of water systems. Key words:
Aquatic ecosystems, detritus, shellfish, bivalves, water quality, freshwater objects,
biogeochemistry, Viviparus viviparus, Unio pictorum, Ceratophyllum demersum].

Ostroumov S.A., Shestakova T.V., Kotelevtsev S.V., Solomonova E.A., Golovnya
E.G., Poklonov V.A. Presence of the macrophytes in aquatic system accelerated a
decrease in concentrations of copper, lead and other heavy metals in water. //
Water Sector of Russia: Problems, Technologies, Management (=Vodnoe
Khozyaistvo Rossii). 2009. No. 2. p. 58 - 67. Bibliogr. 17 refs. Changes in the
concentrations of heavy metals in the water of experimental systems were studied.
Using the method of inversion voltamperometry, the concentrations of the heavy
metals Cu, Zn, Cd, Pb were measured in the water of the experimental microcosms.
Aquatic macrophytes Ceratophyllum demersum were incubated in the microcosms.
The measured concentrations of all four heavy metals decreased in the microcosms
with the macrophytes much faster than in the control microcosms without any
aquatic plants. The new results complement the previous data on the
phytoremediation potential of aquatic plants (Vestnik Moskovskogo Universiteta.
Series 16. Biology. — 2007. — № 4. — С.39— 42)].

Ostroumov S.A., Demina L.L. Ecological biogeochemistry and chemical elements
(As, Со, Fe, Mn, Zn, Cu, Cd, Cr) in Cystoseira and in biogenic detritus in marine
model ecosystem: measuring by the method of atomic absorption spectroscopy
(AAS). - Ecological Systems and Devices (Экологические системы и приборы).
2009. No. 9, p.42-45. [The detritus that accumulated over > 10 months in the
microcosms with Mytilus galloprovincialis contained As and metals. For the first
time the concentrations of 9 elements in the detritus of this type was measured.
Their concentrations were measured using atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS).
Their concentrations decreased in the order: Fe > Mn > Zn > Cu > As > Cr > Pb
> Co > Cd. Also, concentrations of the same elements in Cystoseira crinita were
measured. The concentrations decreased in the order: Fe > Zn > Mn > Cr > As >
Cu > Pb > Cd > Co].

Ecological processes of decreasing the pollution of aquatic environment and their
practical significance. 1. Elements of theory. // Problems of Biogeochemistry and
Geochemiсal Ecology. 2009 No. 1 (9). p. 129-138. Bibliogr. 49 refs. Abstr. in Engl.
and Kazakh [no coauthors].

Kotelevtsev S.V., Ostroumov S.A. Environment, the biosphere and environmental
security: the useful publication in the field of environmental sciences / / Problems of
Biogeochemistry and Geochemical Ecology. 2009. No. 1 (9). p.147. [About the
journal « Environment Ecology and Safety of Life Activity» ISBN 1726-5428].

Ostroumov S.A., Shestakova T.V., Kotelevtsev S.V., Solomonova E.A., Golovnya
E.G., Poklonov V.A. Presence of the macrophytes in aquatic system accelerated a
decrease in concentrations of copper, lead and other heavy metals in water. //
Water Sector of Russia: Problems, Technologies, Management (=Vodnoe
Khozyaistvo Rossii). 2009. No. 2. p. 58 - 66. Bibliogr. 17 refs.
Ostroumov S.A. New scientific disciplines in the system of ecological and
biospheric sciences: biochemical ecology and biochemical hydrobiology // Ecological
Chemistry [St.Petersburg]. 2009, 18 (2): p.102-110. Bibliogr. 36 refs. [http://thesa-
store.com/eco/].

Ostroumov S.A., Kotelevtsev S.V., Shestakova T.V., Kolotilova N.N., Poklonov V.A.,
Solomonova E.A. The new on phytoremediation potential: acceleration in the
decrease in the concentrations of heavy metals (Pb, Cd, Zn, Cu) in water in the
presence of elodea./ Ecological Chemistry [St.Petersburg] 2009, 18 (2): p.111-119.
Bibliogr. 39 refs. [http://thesa-store.com/eco/].

Ostroumov S.A. A comparison of some features and parameters that characterize
the ecosystem and the organism (=Comparing some parameters which characterize
ecosystems and organisms) // Ecological Chemistry [St.Petersburg] 2009, 18 (2):
p.120-122. Bibliogr. 12 refs. [http://thesa-store.com/eco/]

Ostroumov S.A. Biocenotic purification and water quality: the contribution of
environmental repair // Ecological Chemistry [St.Petersburg] 2009, 18 (2): p.123-
128. 3 tab. Bibliogr. 17 refs. [http://thesa-store.com/eco/].

vishe povtor Ostroumov S.A., Demina L.L. Ecological biogeochemistry and chemical
elements (As, Со, Fe, Mn, Zn, Cu, Cd, Cr) in biogenic detritus in marine model
ecosystem: measuring by the method of atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) //
Ecological Systems and Devices (= Ekologicheskie sistemy i pribory). 2009. No. 9, p.
42-45. Bibliogr. 20 refs. http://scipeople.ru/users/2943391/

Ostroumov S.A., Kapitsa A.P., Kotelevtsev S.V., Golovnya E.G., Gorshkova O.M.,
Lasareva E.V., McCutcheon S., Shestakova T.V., Solomonova E.A. Innovative
phytotechnology: contributing to the best available technologies of complex control
and prevention of water pollution. - Ecol. Stud., Haz., Solutions, 2009, v.13. p.101-
103. Bibliogr. 14 refs. Phytoremediation of perchlorate, surfactants, heavy metals
(Pb, Cu, Zn, Cd).

Ostroumov S.A., Kolesov G.M. Detection of gold, uranium, and other elements in
ecosystem’s components using the method of neutron activation analysis. -
Ecological system and devices (Ehkologicheskie sistemy i pribory = E'kologicheskie
sistemy i pribory). 2009. No. 10. p. 37-40. www.ecoguild.ru/docs/2009esip10.doc;
http://www.tgizd.ru/mag/ecology/ecology_9_10_7.shtml; [The biogenic detritus that
accumulated over > 7 months in the microcosms with Viviparus viviparus, Unio
pictorum, Ceratophyllum demersum, contained Au. This is the first time the
concentrations of Au in the detritus of this type was measured. The concentration
was measured using NAA. Key words: aquatic ecosystems; detritus; shellfish;
bivalves; xenobiotics; pollutants].

Ostroumov S.A., Shestakova T.V. Decreasing in the measurable concentrations of
Cu, Zn, Cd, Pb in the water of the experimental systems with Ceratophyllum
demersum: phytoremediation potential. - Doklady Akademii Nauk. 2009, vol. 428,
No. 2, p. 282–285. Bibliogr. 15 refs. Aquatic plants C. demersum induced a removal
of the heavy metals Cu, Zn, Cd, and Pb from water. Using the method of inversion
voltamperometry, the concentrations of the heavy metals Cu, Zn, Cd, Pb were
measured in the water of the experimental microcosms. Aquatic macrophytes
Ceratophyllum demersum were incubated in some of the microcosms. The
measured concentrations of all four metals decreased in the microcosms with
macrophytes much faster than in the control microcosms without any macrophytes.
scipeople.com/publication/66711/; http://www.maikonline.com/maik/showArticle.do?
auid=VAFZC61RXH&lang=en

Ostroumov S.A., Shestakova T.V. Decreasing the measurable concentrations of Cu,
Zn, Cd, and Pb in the water of the experimental systems containing Ceratophyllum
demersum: The phytoremediation potential // Doklady Biological Sciences, 2009
(October), vol. 428, no. 1, p. 444-447. Finding: aquatic plants C. demersum induced
a removal of the heavy metals Cu, Zn, Cd, and Pb from water. [publisher: MAIK
Nauka/Interperiodica] DOI: 10.1134/S0012496609050159;
www.springerlink.com/index/ML1062K7271L318N.pdf;
https://www.researchgate.net/file.FileLoader.html?
key=8fd8998627b86102db72c9b237c25054;
http://sites.google.com/site/9dbs444/decreasing-the-measurable-concentrations-of-
cu-zn-cd-and-pb-in-the-water; PMID: 19994786 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE];

Ostroumov, S.A., Solomonova E.A. Liquid detergent «Amway Dish Drops»: the
impact on water macrophytes Elodea canadensis // Toxicological Bulletin
(=Toksikologicheskij vestnik), 2009, No. 3, p.48-49. Bibliogr. 5 refs. This is the fist
time the phytotoxicity of dish washing detergent to aquatic macrophytes was
reported. The phytotoxic effects of the liquid detergent for dishes «Amway Dish
Drops» on the viability of aquatic macrophytes Elodea canadensis in a microcosm
were studied. After three days of the damaging effects of the detergent, the effect
on the plants was observed at a concentration of «Amway Dish Drops» 300 mg / l
and above. The damaging effects manifested as the reduction of the turgor
pressure, resulting in the apical parts of shoots bent down (there was no shoots
with apical parts growing upwards). With more prolonged incubation (over 10 days),
the damaging effects observed at lower concentrations of «Amway Dish Drops»:
starting with the concentration of 200 mg / l and above.

Ostroumov S.A., Kolesov G.M., Poklonov V.A., Kotelevtsev S.V. Water macrophyte as
a factor of potential concentration: interactions with metal nanoparticles. -
Ecological Chemistry (Экологическая химия). 2009, 18(4): 222-228. Bibliogr. 33
refs. Experiments with nanoparticles were carried out in aquatic microcosms. For
the first time it is shown that the metal (Au) in significant amount bind to the living
biomass of the aquatic macrophyte Ceratophyllum demersum. As a result of the
binding and/or concentration, the amount of Au in the phytomass increased over
the background level by the factor of 430. The amount of gold in the biomass was
detected using neutron activation analysis (NAA). The new data added some new
information to the modern vision of the polyfunctional role of aquatic organisms
(the biota) in the migration of elements in water ecosystems.

Ostroumov S.A. Relationship between water self-purification and environmental
repair processes // Water: Chemistry and Ecology. 2009. (Dec). No. 12, p. 29-34.
ISSN: 2072-8158.
http://scipeople.com/uploads/materials/4389/Water_Chem&Ec_12%2709_pp_29-
34.pdf; http://scipeople.com/publication/67785/; ABSTRACT. The experimental
results were obtained to demonstrate that one of the most important ecological
rehabilitation processes (the process of improving water quality by the removal of
suspended matter from water by filter-feeders) is inhibited by a pollutant (a
xenobiotic). This fact and some other considerations suggest some analogy
between repair processes at genetic and ecosystem level. Author’s experiments
have shown that the group of xenobiotics which cause adverse effects on ecological
mechanisms for improving water quality includes surface-active agents
(surfactants), detergents, heavy metals, and other chemicals. The author’s
experiments have discovered the inhibitory effects of
tetradecyltrimethylammonium bromide on the filtration activity of the natural
hybrid mussel population of Mytilus edulis × M. galloprovincialis. KEY WORDS: water
quality, pollutants, xenobiotics, rehabilitation, surfactants, detergents,

metals, tetradecyltrimethylammonium bromide, marine mussels, Mytilus edulis,
Mytilus

galloprovincialis.

Voronina N.V., Gorshkova O.M., Zagidullin R.M., Kapitsa A.P., Krasnushkin A.V.,
Nikiforov I.D., Ostroumov S.A., Praschikina E.M., Spiridonova O.Yu., Churkin V.S.
Experience of ecological and geochemical works carrying out in “Methods of
determination of pollutants in environment” course // Vestnik of IIUEPS (Collection
of scientific proceedings of International Independent Environmental-Politological
University). Moscow. IIUEPS Press, 2009, p. 192-196. Bibliogr. 3 refs.

Ostroumov S.A., Kotelevtsev S.V. On the role and place of the concepts of
environmental security in the biological and chemical safety. - Ecological Studies,
Hazards, Solutions, 2009, vol. 13, p.118-121. Bibliogr. 9 refs.

Ostroumov S.A. Biocontrol of the pollution of aquatic environment: elements of
theory. – Toksikologicheskiy Vestnik. 2009. [Ecological mechanisms of water self-
purification in aquatic bodies and stream are analyzed. The theory of them is
presented, which includes the analysis of the polyfunctional role of organisms in
water purification. The results of new experiments of author on aquatic organisms,
including aquatic macrophytes and filter-feeders, are used]. in press.

Ostroumov S.A. Biocontrol of the pollution of aquatic environment: issues of
rehabilitation and remediation, including phytoremediation and zooremediation. -
Toksikologicheskiy Vestnik. [Phytoremediation, algaeremediation and
zooremediation are considered in connection with search for ecotechnologies of
removal of pollutants (including toxicants) from water. As part of the analysis of the
role of organisms, we included the data on heavy metals, that are involved by
mollusks into biogeochemical flows as a result of their removal from water column
of aquatic bodies. On the basis of the theory, some conclusions were formulated
that are relevant of sustainable use of natural resources]. in press

Ostroumov S.A., Kolesov G.M., Toderas I.K., Eni A. Detection of elements (La, Au,
U, Cs, Ba, Na, Ce, Se, Sb, Hf, Th, Sc, Sm and others) in biogenic detritus of aquatic
microcosms with Viviparus viviparus, Unio pictorum, Ceratophyllum demersum. –
Bulletin of Acad. Sci. of Moldova. Life Sciences [Izvestia Akademii Nauk Moldovy.
Nauki o zhizni] (ISSN 1857-064X). 2009. No. 2 (308), p.85-95. Bibliogr. 47 refs, tab
4. Annotations in Rus. (p.186 ) and Eng. (p.179). [Methos: NAA].
Ostroumov S.A., Demina L.L. Role of biogenic detritus of aquatic systems in
accumulation of metals and metalloids as exemplified by eight heavy metals and
arsenic. – Water Sector of Russia (Vodnoe Khozyaistvo Rossii, ISSN 1999-4508).
2010, No. 1, p. 60-69. Bibliogr. 24 refs. Annotation in English (p.106). Detritus that
accumulated over 8 months in the freshwater microcosms with molluscs Viviparus
viviparus and macrophytes Ceratophyllum demersum contained As and metals.
Their concentrations in the detritus were measured using atomic absorption
spectroscopy (AAS). The concentrations decreased in the order: Fe > Mn > Zn >
Cu > Pb >As> Со > Cd > Cr. If a mixture of some metals was added to the water of
the microcosm, those metals (Со, Fe, Mn, Zn, Cu, Со, Cd, Cr) were found in the
detritus at concentrations higher than in the control. The most pronounced increase
was found for the concentration of Cd (increase by the factor of over 3), Со
(increase by the factor of over 13), and for Cr (increase by the factor of over 150).
The new data confirm the recent theory of the polyfunctional role of the biota in
water quality control and water self-purification (Doklady Akademii Nauk, 2004,
V.396. P.136-141; Ekologiya, No. 6, 2005, с. 452–459).

Ostroumov S. A., Kolesov G. M. The aquatic macrophyte Ceratophyllum demersum
immobilizes Au nanoparticles after their addition to water. - Doklady Biological
Sciences, 2010, Vol. 431, pp. 124–127. [© Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., ISSN 0012-
4966]. Original Russian Text © S.A. Ostroumov, G.M. Kolesov, 2010, published in
Doklady Akademii Nauk, 2010, Vol. 431, No. 4, pp. 566–569. Bibliogr. 15 refs.
Presented by Academician M.A. Fedonkin July 31, 2009. Received February 11,
2009. DOI: 10.1134/S0012496610020158.
http://scipeople.com/publication/69766/ . This is the first time it was shown that the
nanoparticles of gold (Au) in substantial amount bind to the living biomass of the
aquatic macrophyte, Ceratophyllum demersum. The concentrations of Au were
measured in the samples of the phytomass using neutron activation analysis (NAA).
As a result of the binding and/or immobilization of the nanoparticles, the amount of
Au in the samples of the phytomass increased manifold (by a factor of 430) above
the background level of gold in the plant tissues. The increase was by two orders of
magnitude. The new data added some new information to the modern vision of the
multifunctional role of the biota in the migration of elements in aquatic
ecosystems. Also, the result added new information to the studies of interactions of
Au with organisms that may contribute to new biotechnologies.

Ostroumov S.A., and Demina L.L. Detection of heavy metals (Pb, Fe, Mn, Zn, Cu, Cd,
Cr) in biogenic detritus in microcosms with freshwater organisms. – Ecological
Chemistry. 2010, 19, No.1. p.44-48. in Russ. Abs. in Eng. Bibliogr.15 refs.