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Alexey Pavlov

Adviser and Manager Akvaplan-niva and Arctic Frontiers Science
Work address Akvaplan-niva AS Fram Centre Tromsø 9296 Norway Work Phone: +47 77 60 84 13 Website: ORCID Website: Researchgate Website: Google Scholar
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Research interests:

  • Interdisciplinary Arctic research
  • Ocean and sea-ice optics
  • Physical oceanography
  • Linkages between physical, biogeochemical and biological processes in the Arctic Ocean
  • Arctic Ocean, Svalbard, Fram Strait, White Sea
  • Science communication and outreach, particularly via social media.

Running national and international projects:

  • FreshFate: Freshwater inputs to Svalbard’s coastal waters: Fluxes, fate, and implications for coastal Ecosystems (Fram Centre, 2019-2021)
  • DarkFjords: Monitoring Darkening of Svalbard Fjords from space (Svalbard Miljøvernfond, 2019-2020)

Completed national and international projects:

  • ICE-ARC: Ice, Climate, Economicis – Arctic Research on Change (EU FP7, 2014-2017)
  • STASIS: Solar Transmittance in the Arctic as a Seasonally Ice-covered Sea (Research Council of Norway, 2013-2017)
  • CDOM-Heat: Source and transformation of Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter and its role in surface ocean heating and carbon cycling in Nordic Seas and European Arctic (Norway Grants, 2013-2016)
  • N-ICE 2015 – Norwegian young sea ICE cruise

Commissions of trust:

  • Executive Committee member, Arctic in Rapid Transition (ART) network of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), since 2013
  • Reviewer of peer-reviewed journals: Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, Continental Shelf Research, Journal of Marine Systems, Marine Chemistry, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Ocean Science, Polar Science, Water, Oceanologia
  • Reviewer of scientific proposals: National Science Foundation (NSF, USA), National Fund for Scientific and Technological Development (FONDECYT, Chile)

Relevant scientific publications:

  1. Pavlov, A.K., Leu, E., et al. (2019). The underwater light climate in Kongsfjorden and its ecological implications. In: Hop H, Wiencke C (eds) The ecosystem of Kongsfjorden, Svalbard. Advances in Polar Ecology 2, Springer Verlag.
  2. Werner, K., Zaika, Y., Pavlov, A.K., et al. (2019). Project and Community Management in Polar Sciences–Challenges and Opportunities. Advances in Geosciences, 46, pp.25-43.
  3. Olsen, L. M., Duarte, P., … Pavlov, A.K. … & Wagner, P. M. (2019). A red tide in the pack ice of the Arctic Ocean. Scientific reports, 9(1), 9536.
  4. Halbach, L., Assmy, P., … Pavlov, A.K., et al. (2019). Tidewater glaciers and bedrock characteristics control the phytoplankton growth environment in an Arctic fjord. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6, p.254.
  5. Kauko, H.M., Pavlov, A.K., et al. (2019). Photoacclimation state of an Arctic under‐ice phytoplankton bloom. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, doi: 10.1029/2018JC014777.
  6. Kowalczuk, P., Sagan, S., … and Pavlov, A.K. (2019). Bio‐optical Properties of Surface Waters in the Atlantic Water Inflow Region off Spitsbergen (Arctic Ocean). Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, doi:10.1029/2018JC014529.
  7. Pavlov, A.K., et al (2018). @oceanseaicenpi: communicating polar science via social media. Fram Forum, 136-138.
  8. Pavlov, A.K., Meyer, A., et al. (2018). Does your lab use social media?: Sharing three years of experience in science communication. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 99(6), pp.1135-1146.
  9. Meyer, A., Pavlov, A.K., et al. (2018). Science outreach using social media: Oceanography from the lab to the public. Oceanography, 31(2), pp.11-15.
  10. Kauko, H.M., Olsen, L.M., … Pavlov, A.K., et al. (2018). Algal colonization of young Arctic sea ice in spring. Frontiers in Marine Science, 5(199).
  11. Makarewicz, A., Kowalczuk, P., Sagan, S., Granskog, M.A., Pavlov, A.K., et al. (2018). Characteristics of chromophoric and fluorescent dissolved organic matter in the Nordic Seas. Ocean Science, 14(3), pp.543-562.
  12. Pavlov, A.K., Taskjelle, T., et al. (2017). Altered inherent optical properties and estimates of the underwater light field during an Arctic under ice bloom of Phaeocystis pouchetii. JGR – Oceans, doi:10.1002/2016JC012471
  13. Kauko, H.M., Taskjelle, T., Pavlov, A.K., et al. (2017). Windows in Arctic sea ice: light transmission and ice algal optical properties in a refrozen lead. JGR – Biogeosciences, doi:10.1002/2016JG003626
  14. Taskjelle, T., Granskog, M.A., Pavlov, A.K., Hudson, S.R., Hamre, B. (2017). Effects of an Arctic under-ice bloom on solar radiant heating of the water column. JGR – Oceans, doi:10.1002/2016JC012187
  15. Kowalczuk, P., Meler, J., Kauko, H., Pavlov, A.K., et al. (2017). Bio‐optical properties of Arctic drift ice and surface waters north of Svalbard from winter to spring. JGR – Oceans, doi:10.1002/2016JC012589
  16. Assmy, P., Fernández-Méndez, M., … Pavlov, A.K., et al. (2017). Leads in Arctic pack ice enable early phytoplankton blooms below snow-covered sea ice. Scientific reports, doi:10.1038/srep40850
  17. Olsen, L.M., Laney, S.R., … Pavlov, A.K., et al. (2017). The seeding of ice‐algal blooms in Arctic pack ice: the multiyear ice seed repository hypothesis. JGR – Biogeosciences, doi:10.1002/2016JG003668
  18. Pavlov, A.K., Stedmon, C.A., et al. (2016). Linkages between the circulation and distribution of dissolved organic matter in the White Sea, Arctic Ocean. Continental Shelf Research, doi:10.1016/j.csr.2016.03.004.
  19. Werner, K., Fritz, M., … Pavlov, A.K., et al. (2016). Arctic in Rapid Transition: Priorities for the future of marine and coastal research in the Arctic. Polar Science, doi:10.1016/j.polar.2016.04.005.
  20. Wang, C., Granskog, M.A., … Pavlov, A.K., et al. (2016). Atmospheric conditions in the central Arctic Ocean through the melt seasons of 2012 and 2013: Impact on surface conditions and solar energy deposition into the ice-ocean system. JGR – Atmospheres, doi:10.1002/2015JD023712.
  21. Pavlov, A.K., M.A. Granskog, et al. (2015). Contrasting optical properties of surface waters across the Fram Strait and its potential biological implications, Journal of Marine Systems, doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2014.11.001.
  22. Granskog, M. A., Pavlov, A. K., et al. (2015). Effect of sea‐ice melt on inherent optical properties and vertical distribution of solar radiant heating in Arctic surface waters. JGR – Oceans, doi:10.1002/2015JC011087.
  23. Kędra, M., Pavlov, A.K., Wegner, C. and Forest, A. (2015). Foreword to the thematic cluster: the Arctic in Rapid Transition-marine ecosystems. Polar Research, doi:10.3402/polar.v34.30684.
  24. Findlay, H.S., Gibson, G., … Pavlov, A.K., et al. (2015). Responses in Arctic marine carbon cycle processes: conceptual scenarios and implications for ecosystem function, Polar Research, doi:10.3402/polar.v34.24252.
  25. Pavlov, A.K., Silyakova, A., et al. (2014). Marine CDOM accumulation during a coastal Arctic mesocosm experiment: No response to elevated pCO2 levels. JGR – Biogeosciences, doi:10.1002/2013JG002587.
  26. Manno, C., and Pavlov, A.K. (2014). Living planktonic foraminifera in the Fram Strait (Arctic): absence of diel vertical migration during the midnight sun, Hydrobiologia. 721(1), 285-295.
  27. Ivanov, B., Sviashchennikov, P., Zhuravskiy, D., Pavlov, A.K., Førland, E., Isaksen, K. (2014). Sea ice metadata for Billefjorden and Grønfjorden, Svalbard. Czech Polar Reports 2(4): 129–139, doi:10.5817/CPR2014-2-13
  28. Ivanov, B.V., P. N. Sviashchennikov, D. M. Zhuravskiy, K. Pavlov, and E. J. Forland (2014). Metadata for a long-term climate series from the Russian meteorological station “Pyramiden” (1948-1957) at Svalbard, Czech Polar Reports, 4 (1): 57-62, doi: 10.5817/CPR2014-1-6.
  29. Pavlov, A.K., Tverberg, V., et al. (2013). Warming of Atlantic Water in two west Spitsbergen fjords over the last century (1912-2009). Polar Research, 32, doi:10.3402/polar.v32i0.11206.
  30. Forest, A., Kedra, M., and Pavlov, A. (2013). Bridging Time Scales, Disciplines, and Generations to Better Understand the Arctic Marine Ecosystem. Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union, 94(11), 107-107.
  31. Granskog, M. A., Stedmon, … Pavlov, A.K., et al. (2012). Characteristics of colored dissolved organic matter (CDOM) in the Arctic outflow in the Fram Strait: Assessing the changes and fate of terrigenous CDOM in the Arctic Ocean. JGR – Oceans, 117(C12).
  32. Zhuravskiy, D., Ivanov, B., and Pavlov, A.K. (2012). Ice conditions at Gronfjorden Bay, Svalbard, from 1974 to 2008. Polar Geography, 35(2), 169-176.

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