I am studying phytoplankton ecology in the Baltic Sea. During last years my research involved studies of phytoplankton deep maxima (mainly formed by Heterocapsa triquetra, Dinophysis acuminata and Mesodinium rubrum), spring bloom dynamics and relative importance of mixotrophy in the Gulf of Finland, influence of coastal upwelling events to the phytoplankton species composition and spatial distribution.


New publications

  • Laas, Peeter; Šatova, Elina; Lips, Inga; Lips, Urmas; Simm, Jaak; Kisand, Veljo; Metsis, Madis (2016). Near-Bottom Hypoxia Impacts Dynamics of Bacterioplankton Assemblage throughout Water Column of the Gulf of Finland (Baltic Sea). PLoS ONE, 1−19, 10.1371/journal.pone.0156147.
  • Ojamäe, K.; Peterson, A.; Lips, I. (2016). Dark nutrient uptake at low temperature and subsequent light use efficiency by the Dinoflagellate Heterocapsa triquetra. Marine Biology Research, 12 (9), 978−985, 10.1080/17451000.2016.1216570.
  • K. Ojamäe, P.J. Hansen, I. Lips (2016). Mass entrapment and lysis of Mesodinium rubrum cells in mucus threads observed in cultures with Dinophysis. Harmful Algae, 55, 77−84.

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  • Lips, Urmas; Laanemets, Jaan; Lips, Inga; Liblik, Taavi; Suhhova, Irina; Suursaar, Ülo (2017). Wind-driven residual circulation and related oxygen and nutrient dynamics in the Gulf of Finland (Baltic Sea) in winter. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 10.1016/j.ecss.2016.10.006 [In Press].
  • Sildever, S.; Kremp, A.; Enke, A.; Buschmann, F.; Maljutenko, I.; Lips, I. (2017). Spring bloom dinoflagellate cyst dynamics in three eastern sub-basins of the Baltic Sea. Continental Shelf Research, 137, 46−55, 10.1016/j.csr.2016.11.012.