Laboratory for the Ecological Physiology of Plants and Experimental Phytoecology

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       Head of laboratory
Larisa A. Ivanova
CSc. (Candidate of Biological Sciences)

Main Areas of Research
  • Functional characteristics of plants as indicators of species’ adaptation to global climate change and anthropogenic impact
  • Functional leaf anatomy and photosynthesis under ecological stress (shading, drought, flooding, salinization, etc.)
  • Leaf microstructure and diffusion resistance as the bases for plants’ photosynthetic ability and primary productivity
  • Environmental impact on the pigmentation and the biochemical parameters of plant leaves
  • Functional typology of plants and the geographical distribution of vegetation types according to their function
  • Prediction of functional properties and productivity of plant communities based on the functional properties of plant species 

Research Team

       Leonid A. Ivanov 
CSc. (Candidate of Biological Sciences)
Research interests: geographical patterns of changes in the pigment composition of plant leaves, the relationship of leaf biochemistry and photosynthesis with climate, carbon exchange and the inter-organ distribution of biomass in plants growing in different climatic zones.   

       Dina A. Ronzhina 
CSc. (Candidate of Biological Sciences)
Research interests: ecological physiology of aquatic and semi-aquatic plants, the relationship of leaf structure, gas exchange rate, and plant productivity with moisture content.

       Svetlana V. Migalina
CSc. (Candidate of Biological Sciences)
Research interests: ecological physiology of woody plants, changes in the functional parameters of tree leaves along geographic and climatic gradients. 

Scientific Projects
  • Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) (2014-2017): Zonal and climate-dependent regularities in the formation of functional properties North Eurasia’s vegetation cover. PI: L. A. Ivanov.
  • RFBR (2014-2017): Mesophyll as a system of structural and physicochemical limitations of photosynthesis in plant leaves. PI: L. A. Ivanova. 
  • State research assignment of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation (2020-2023): Fundamental principles of productivity of plant species and communities and mechanisms of their resistance to environmental stress and anthropogenic impact. PI: L. A. Ivanova.

  • Ronzhina D.A., Ivanova L.A., Ivanov L.A. Leaf functional traits and biomass of wetland plants in forest and steppe zones. Russian Journal of Plant Physiology. 2019. Т. 66. № 3. С. 393-402.

  • Betekhtina A.A., Ronzhina D.A., Ivanova L.A., Malygin M.V., Ivanov L.A. Relative growth rate and its components in invasive species Heracleum sosnowskyi and congeneric native species H. sibiricum. Russian Journal of Biological Invasions. 2019. Т. 10. № 1. С. 5-11.

  • Voronin P.Yu., Shuyskaya E.V., Toderich K.N., Rajabov T.F., Ronzhina D.A., Ivanova L.A. Distribution of С4-plants of the Chenopodiaceae family according to the salinization profile of the Kyzylkum desert. Russian Journal of Plant Physiology. 2019. Т. 66. № 3. С. 375-383.

  • Ivanova L.A., Ivanov L.A., Ronzhina D.A., Yudina P.K., Migalina S.V., Shinehuu T., Tserenkhand G., Voronin P.Yu., Anenkhonov O., Bazha S.N., Gunin P.D. Leaf traits of C3- and C4-plants indicating climatic adaptation along a latitudinal gradient in Southern Siberia and Mongolia// Flora. 2019. 254 122–134 DOI: 10.1016/j.flora.2018.10.008

  • Ivanov L.A., Ivanova L.A, Ronzhina D.A., Yudina P.K., Shinehuu Т., Tserenhand G., Bazha S.N., Gunin P.D. Climate and grazing effects on biomass and photosynthetic capacity of dominant species in Mongolia steppe communities// KnE Life Sciences, 2018. Pp. 64-67. DOI: 10.18502/kls.v4i7.3221

  • Ivanova L.A., Yudina P.K., Ronzhina D.A., Ivanov L.A., Hölzel N. Quantitative mesophyll parameters rather than whole-leaf traits predict response of C3 steppe plants to aridity (2018) New Phytologist 217(2): 558-570. DOI: 10.1111/nph.14840
  • Ivanova L.A., Zolotareva N.V., Ronzhina D.A., Podgaevskaya E.N., Migalina S.V., Ivanov L.A. Leaf functional traits of abundant species predict productivity in three temperate herbaceous communities along an environmental gradient (2018) Flora 239: 11-19. DOI: 10.1016/j.flora.2017.11.005 
  • Ronzhina D.A. Distribution, competitive ability, and seed production of Bidens frondosa L. in the Middle Urals (2017) Russian Journal of Biological Invasions 8 (4): 351-359.
  • Yudina P.K., Ivanova L.A., Ronzhina D.A., Zolotareva N.V., Ivanov L. A. Variation of Leaf Traits and Pigment Content in Three Species of Steppe Plants Depending on the Climate Aridity (2017) Russian Journal of Plant Physiology 64(3): 410–422.
  • Rozentsvet O.A., Bogdanova E.S., Ivanova L.A., Ivanov L.A., Tabalenkova G.N., Zakhozhiy I.G., Nesterov V.N. Structural and functional organization of the photosynthetic apparatus in halophytes with different strategies of salt tolerance (2016) Photosynthetica 54 (3): P. 405-413.
  • Ivanov L. A., Ivanova L. A., Migalina S. V., Yudina P. K., Drobyshev Yu. I., Tserenkhand G., Tsoog S., Gunin P. D. Photosynthesis Adaptation of the Desert-Steppe Shrub Caragana bungei to Larch Forest Conditions at Mountainous Slopes in Mongolian Khangai (2016). Arid Ecosystems 6(3): 195–205.
  • Ivanova L.A., A.G. Chanchikova, D.A. Ronzhina, N.V. Zolotareva, V.V. Kosulnikov, R.M. Kadushnikov, L.A. Ivanov. Leaf Acclimation to Experimental Climate Warming in Meadow Plants of Different Functional Types (2016) Russian Journal of Plant Physiology 63(6): 850–862
  • Gunin P.D., Bazha S.N., Danzhalova E.V., Drobyshev Yu I., Ivanov L.A., Ivanova L.A., Kazantseva T.I., Migalina S.V., Miklyaeva I.M., Ronzhina D.A., Ariunbold E., Khadbaatar S., Tsooj Sh, Tserenkhand G. Regional Features of Desertification Processes of Ecosystems on the Border of the Baikal Basin and Central Asian Internal Drainage Basin (2015) Arid Ecosystems 5(3): 524-527.
  • Migalina S.V., Ivanova L.A., Machnev A.K. Genetically Determined Volume of Mesophyll Cells of Birch Leaves as an Adaptation of the Photosynthetic Apparatus to Climate (2014) Doklady Biological Sciences 459: 354–357.
  • Ivanova L.A. Adaptive features of leaf structure in plants of different ecological groups (2014) Russian Journal of Ecology 45(2): 107-115.
  • Ronzhina D.A., Ivanov L.A. Construction costs and mesostructure of leaves in hydrophytes (2014) Russian Journal of Plant Physiology 61 (6): 776-783.
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