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Sergej Olenin

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Title:Prof. Habil.dr.
Institute:Klaipeda University
Phone:+370 46398847
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Summary of CV:

Sergej OLENIN (1958), lead scientist at Coastal Research and Planning Institute, Klaipeda University (Lithuania), specializes in benthic ecology and aquatic invasion biology. He is the Head of the Doctorate School in Ecology and Environmental Sciences. Since 1980s he participated in research cruises in the Baltic and North Seas, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans; he conducted SCUBA diving and underwater video research expeditions in the Black Sea, White Sea and Svalbard. He published over 90 peer-reviewed research papers, co-edited books for Kluwer (2002), Springer (2005) and three international conference proceedings for Int. Rev. Hydrobiology and Helgoland Marine Research. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the international journals Biological Invasions, Oceanologia, Oceanological and Hydrobiological Studies.

Experience Higher education:

S. Olenin works at Klaipeda University since early 1992, he greatly contributed to the development of the academic school of aquatic ecology at this university (founded in 1991).
Prof. Sergej Olenin is the Head of the Doctorate Study Committee in Ecology and Environmental Studies at Klaipeda University since 2003. He supervised 3 successfully defended doctorate dissertations (2001-2009) and at present is supervising 4 doctorate students.

Participation in Projects:

Ongoing projects: FP7 project MEECE (Marine Ecosystem Evolution in a Changing Environment); EU BONUS program project PREHAB (Spatial prediction of benthic habitats in the Baltic Sea: incorporating anthropogenic pressures and economic evaluation). Coordinator of the EC Joint Research Center / ICES Task Group 2 “Non-indigenous species” developing Good Environmental Status Descriptor for the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive. Recently completed projects (2005-2009): FP6 projects IMPASSE (Environmental impacts of alien species in aquaculture), MARBEF (Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning), ALARM (Assessing Large-scale environmental Risks with tested Methods), ELME (European Lifestyles and Marine Ecosystems), DAISIE (Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe); EU INTAS program project “Population Biology and trophic function of the shrimp species Crangon allmanni in the White Sea and the southern North Sea”

Lecturer at international Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Programme "Marine Biodiversity and Conservation" (2009). Lecturer at international advanced study courses: Nordic Marine Academy Seminar on introduced aquatic species (October 2009, Bergen, Norway), XXI Cursos Europeos (July 2009, Donostia – San Sebastián, Spain), GloBallast Training Course on “Invasive species and ships ballast water management) (May 2009, Klaipeda).


  • Zaiko A, Daunys D, Olenin S (2009) Habitat engineering by the invasive zebra mussel Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas) in a boreal coastal lagoon: impact on biodiversity. Helgoland Marine Research, 63: 85-94
  • Bučas, M., Daunys, D., Olenin, S., 2009. Recent distribution and stock assessment of the red alga Furcellaria lumbricalis on an exposed Baltic Sea coast: combined use of field survey and modelling methods. Oceanologia 51(3): 1-19.
  • Olenin S, Minchin D, Daunys D (2007). Assessment of biopollution in aquatic ecosystems. Marine pollution bulletin, 55 (7-9), 2007, 379-394
  • Olenin S., Ducrotoy J-P. (2006). The concept of biotope in marine ecology and coastal management. Marine pollution bulletin, 53: 20-29
  • Dame, R. and Olenin, S. (ed-s). (2005). The Comparative Roles of Suspension-Feeders in Ecosystems, NATO Science Series. Earth and Environmental Series, Vol. 47, Springer, 359 pp.

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