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Expedition on board RV “R.V. Papanin”, July 23-29, 2018

The expedition was carried out within the framework of the program “Complex Study of Evolutionary Processes in Benthic Organisms under Abrupt Changes of Ecosystem of Lake Baikal” on board RV “R.V. Papanin”, July 23-29, 2018 in the areas of Listvyanka settlement, Emelyanovka valley, Baikalsk, Posolsk sor, and Peschanka bay.

The work was aimed at studying diversity of algal and fungal communities and higher aquatic plants of Lake Baikal. The objectives of the study included assessment of phenological state of bottom phytocenoses, collection of mass invertebrate species (hydras, amphipods and molluscs) and filamentous algae at depths ranged from 0 to 10 m.