oceanexpert oceanexpert

© 2016, UNESCO/IOC Project Office for IODE, Ostend, Belgium   Find us on Google+

Details of Prof. Elena Gorokhova   


Gender female
Job title Professor
Department Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry
Sv. Arrhenius v. 8
Tel +46 8 6747341
Fax +46 8 158417
You must log in with an approved account to view email addresses.
Website http://www.ecology.su.se/staff/personal.asp?id=33, http://www.itm.su.se/page.php?pid=536&id=278
Social Media Links
You must log in with an approved account to view social media links


Degree PhD
Job type Research
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Pollution , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Pollution
Research Activities Research and teaching, Chairlady of Zooplankton Expert Network (ZEN, HELCOM)
Research Region 186
Skills/Expertise Plankton ecology and evolution, Baltic Sea zooplankton, ecophysiology of zooplankton, biological invasions, biochemical and molecular markers in ecological studies, stable isotopes as tracers in aquatic systems, ecotoxicology.
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Prof. Elena GOROKHOVA)

Hajdu S, Gorokhova E, Larsson U (2015) In-depth analysis of an alternate-stage Prymnesium polylepis (Haptophyta) bloom and long-term trends of Prymnesiales species in the Baltic Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series 526: 55-66.
Gorokhova E, Rivetti C, Furuhagen S, Edlund A, Ek K, Breitholtz M (2015) Bacteria-mediated effects of antibiotics in Daphnia magna. Environmental Science and Technology 49(9): 5779-5787
Ek C, Karlson AML, Hansson S, Garbaras A, Gorokhova E (2015) Stable isotope composition in Daphnia is modulated by growth, temperature and toxic exposure: Implications for Trophic Magnification Factor assessment. Environmental Science and Technology. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b00270
Karlson AML, Gorokhova E, Elmgren R (2015) Do deposit-feeders compete? Isotopic niche analysis of an invasion in a species-poor system. Scientific Reports 5; 9715 | DOI: 10.1038/srep09715
Engström-Öst J, Holmborn T, Brutemark A, Hogfors H, Vehmaa A, Gorokhova E (2014) The effects of short-term pH decrease on the reproductive output of the copepod Acartia bifilosa ? a laboratory study. Marine & Freshwater Behaviour & Physiology 47: 173-183
Furuhagen S, Fuchs A, Lundström E, Breitholtz M, Gorokhova E (2014) Are pharmaceuticals with evolutionary conserved molecular drug targets more potent to cause toxic effects in non-target organisms? PLOS ONE 9(8): e105028
Gorokhova E, Hajdu S, Larsson U (2014) Responses of phyto- and zooplankton communities to Prymnesium polylepis (Prymnesiales) bloom in the Baltic Sea. PLOS ONE 9(11): e112985. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0112985
Bullejos F, Carrillo P, Gorokhova E, Medina-Sanchez J, Balseiro E, Villar-Argaiz M (2014) Nucleic acid content in copepods and cladocerans: testing the phosphorus-allocation and growth rate hypotheses. PLOS ONE 9(1): e86493
Majaneva S, Setälä O, Gorokhova E, Lehtiniemi M (2014) Feeding of the Arctic ctenophore Mertensia ovum in the Baltic Sea: evidence of the use of microbial prey. Journal of Plankton Research 36: 91-103
Eriksson Wiklund A-K, Adolfsson Erici M, Liewenborg B, Gorokhova E (2014) Sucralose induces biochemical responses in Daphnia magna. PLOS ONE 9(4): e92771
Bullejos F, Carrillo P, Gorokhova E, Medina-Sanchez J, Balseiro E, Villar-Argaiz M (2014) Shifts in food quality for herbivorous consumer growth: multiple golden means in the life history. Ecology 95(5): 1272-1284
Furuhagen S, Liewenborg B, Breitholtz M, Gorokhova E (2014). Feeding activity and xenobiotics modulate oxidative status in Daphnia magna: implications for ecotoxicological testing. Environmental Science and Technology 48(21): 12886-12892.
Hogfors H, Motwani NH, Hajdu S, El-Shehawy R, Holmborn T, Vehmaa A, Engström-Öst J, Brutemark A, Gorokhova E (2014) Bloom-forming cyanobacteria support copepod reproduction and development in the Baltic Sea. PLOS ONE 9(11): e112692. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0112692
Karlson AML, Gorokhova E, Elmgren R (2014) Nitrogen fixed by cyanobacteria is utilized by deposit-feeders. PLOS ONE 9(8): e104460
Brutemark A, Engström-Öst J, Vehmaa A, Gorokhova E (2014) Growth, toxicity and oxidative stress of a cultured cyanobacterium (Dolichospermum sp.) during different pH and temperature conditions. Phycological Research 63 (1): 56-63.
Lesutien? J, Gorokhova E, Stankevi?ien? D, Bergman E, Greenberg L (2014) Light increases energy transfer efficiency in a boreal stream. PLOS ONE 9(11): e113675. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0113675
Vehmaa A, Hogfors H, Gorokhova E, Brutemark A, Holmborn T, Engström-Öst J (2013) Projected marine climate change: effects on copepod oxidative status and reproduction. Ecology and Evolution 3(13): 4548-4557.
Motwani NH, Gorokhova E (2013) Metazooplankton grazing on picocyanobacteria as inferred from molecular diet analysis. PLOS ONE 8(11): e79230
Gorokhova E, Lehtiniemi M, Motwani NH (2013) Trade-offs between predation risk and growth benefits in copepods Eurytemora affinis with contrasting pigmentation. PLoS ONE 8(8): e71385. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0071385.
Ogonowski M, Duberg J, Hansson, Gorokhova E (2013). Behavioural, ecological and genetic intraspecific differentiation in an open environment ? a study of a mysid population in the Baltic Sea. PLoS ONE 8(3) e57210. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0057210.
Lehtiniemi M, Gorokhova E, Bolte S, Haslob H, Huwer B, Katajisto T, Lennuk L, Põllumäe A, Schaber M, Setälä O, Reusch TBH, Viitasalo-Frösén S, Vuorinen I, Välipakka P (2013). Distribution and reproduction of the Arctic comb jelly Mertensia ovum in the Baltic Sea ? a species long misidentified as Pleurobrachia pileus. Marine Ecology Progress Series 491: 111-124.
Gorokhova E, Löf M, Reutgard M, Lindström M, Sundelin B (2013) Exposure to contaminants exacerbates oxidative stress in amphipod Monoporeia affinis subjected to fluctuating hypoxia. Aquatic Toxicology 127: 46-53.
Holliland P, Holmborn T, Gorokhova E (2012) Assessing diet of the predatory cladoceran Cercopagis pengoi using stable isotopes. Journal of Plankton Research 34(5): 376-387
Edlund A, Ek K, Breitholtz M, Gorokhova E (2012) Antibiotic-induced change of bacterial communities associated with the copepod Nitocra spinipes. PLoS ONE 7(3): e33107.
El-Shehawy R, Gorokhova E, Fernández-Piñas F, Del Campo F (2012) Global warming and hepatotoxin production by cyanobacteria: What can we learn from experiments? Water Research 46: 1420-1429.
Gorokhova E, Mattsson L, Sundström AM (2012) A comparison of TO-PRO-1 iodide and 5-CFDA-AM staining methods for assessing viability of planktonic algae with epifluorescence microscopy. Journal of Microbiological Methods 89 (6): 216-221.
Hogfors H, Holmborn T, Hajdu S, Gorokhova E (2011) Does female RNA content reflect viable egg production in copepods? A test with copepod Acartia tonsa. Journal of Plankton Research 33 (9): 1460?1463.
Engström-Öst J, Hogfors H, El-Shehawy R, De Stasio B, Vehmaa A, Gorokhova E (2011) Toxin producing cyanobacterium Nodularia spumigena, potential competitors and grazers: testing mechanisms of reciprocal interactions in mixed plankton communities. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 62: 39-48.
Gorokhova E, Löf M, Halldorsson H, Lindström M, Elfwing T, Tjärnlund U, Sundelin B (2010) Assessing differential response of Monoporeia affinis to hypoxia and contaminants using multiple biomarkers of oxidative stress. Aquatic Toxicology 99: 263-274.
Gorokhova E (2010) A single-step staining method to evaluate egg viability in zooplankton. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods 8: 414-423.
Gustafsson K, Blidberg E, Karlsson Elfgren I, Hellström A, Kylin H, Gorokhova E. (2010) Direct and indirect effects of the fungicide azoxystrobin in outdoor brackish water microcosms. Ecotoxicology 19: 431-444.
Gorokhova E, Lehtiniemi M (2010) Reconsidering evidence for Mnemiopsis leidyi invasion in the Baltic Sea. Journal of Plankton Research 32 (1): 93-95.
Gorokhova E (2009) Toxic cyanobacteria Nodularia spumigena in the diet of Baltic mysids: evidence from molecular diet analysis. Harmful Algae 8: 264-272.
Holmborn T, Lindell K, Holeton C, Hogfors H, Gorokhova E. (2009) Biochemical proxies for growth and metabolism in Acartia bifilosa (Copepoda, Calanoida). Limnology and Oceanography: Methods 7, 785-794.
Dahl U, Rubio Lind C, Gorokhova E, Eklund B, Breitholtz M. (2009) Food quality effects on copepod growth and development: implications for bioassays in ecotoxicological testing. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 72 (2): 351-357.
Holeton C, Lindell K, Holmborn T, Hogfors H, Gorokhova E. (2009) Decreased astaxanthin levels at high feeding rates in the calanoid copepod Acartia bifilosa. Journal of Plankton Research 31: 661-668.
Nascimento FJA, Karlson AML, Näslund J, Gorokhova E (2009) Settling cyanobacterial blooms do not improve growth conditions for soft bottom meiofauna. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 368: 138-146.
Gorokhova E, Lehtiniemi M, Viitasalo-Frösen S, Haddock S (2009) Molecular evidence for the occurrence of Mertensia ovum in the northern Baltic Sea and implications for the status of Mnemiopsis leidyi invasion. Limnology and Oceanography 54 (6): 2025-2033.
Gorokhova E, Engström-Öst J (2009) Toxin concentration in Nodularia spumigena is modulated by mesozooplankton grazers. Journal of Plankton Research 31 (10): 1235-1247.
Höök, T., Gorokhova, E., Hansson, S. [2008] RNA:DNA ratios of Baltic herring larvae and copepods in embayment and open sea habitats. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 76, 29-35
Calliari D, Andersen Borg CM, Thor P, Gorokhova E, Tiselius P (2008) Instantaneous salinity reductions affect the survival and clearance rates of the co-occurring copepods Acartia tonsa Dana and A. clausi Giesbrecht differently. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 362 (1): 18-25.
Holmborn, T., Gorokhova, E. [2008] Relationships between RNA content and egg production rate in Acartia bifilosa (Copepoda, Calanoida) of different spatial and temporal origin. Marine Biology 153(3), 483-491
Lesutien? J, Gorokhova E, Gasi?nait? ZR, Razinkovas A (2008) Role of mysid seasonal migrations in the organic matter transfer in the Curonian Lagoon, south-eastern Baltic Sea. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 80 (2): 225-234.
Lehtiniemi M, Gorokhova E (2008) Predation of the introduced cladoceran Cercopagis pengoi on the calanoid copepod Eurytemora affinis in the Gulf of Finland, Baltic Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series 362: 193-200.
Lesutien? J, Gorokhova E, Gasi?nait? ZR, Razinkovas A (2007) Isotopic evidence for zooplankton as an important food source for a coastal mysid Paramysis lacustris in the Curonian Lagoon, south-eastern Baltic Sea. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 71 (5): 73-80
Gorokhova, E., Edlund, A., Hajdu, S., Zhivotova, E. [2007] Nucleic acid levels in copepods: dynamic response to the phytoplankton bloom in the northern Baltic proper.Marine Ecology Progress Series 349, 213-225
Gorokhova, E., Lehtiniemi, M. [2007] A combined approach to understand trophic interactions between Cercopagis pengoi (Cladocera: Onychopoda) and mysids in the Gulf of Finland Limnology and Oceanography 52(2), 822-835
Gorokhova E (2006) Molecular identification of Cercopagis pengoi in stomachs of predators. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods 4: 1-6
Dahl U, Gorokhova E, Breitholtz M (2006) Application of growth-related sublethal endpoints in ecotoxicological assessments using a harpacticoid copepod. Aquatic Toxicology 77: 433-438
Gardeström J, Gorokhova E, Gilek M, Grahn M, Bengtsson B-E, Breitholtz M (2006) A multilevel approach to predict toxicity in copepod populations: Assessment of growth, genetics, and population structure. Aquatic Toxicology 79: 41-48
Calliari D, Andersen CMA, Thor P, Gorokhova E, Tiselius P (2006) Salinity modulates the energy balance and reproductive success of co-occurring copepods Acartia tonsa and A. clausi in different ways. Marine Ecology Progress Series 312: 177-188
Gorokhova E (2005) Effects of preservation and storage of microcrustaceans in RNAlater on RNA and DNA degradation. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods 3: 143-148
Gorokhova E, Hansson S, Höglander H, Andersen CM. (2005) Stable isotopes show food web changes after invasion by the predatory cladoceran Cercopagis pengoi in a Baltic Sea bay. Oecologia 143(2): 251-259
Kay AD, Ashton I, Gorokhova E, Kerkhoff AJ, Liess A, Litchman E (2005) Toward a stoichiometric framework for evolutionary biology. Oikos 109: 6-17
Gorokhova E, Fagerberg T, Hansson S (2004) Predation by herring (Clupea harengus) and sprat (Sprattus sprattus) on Cercopagis pengoi in a western Baltic Sea bay. ICES Journal of Marine Science 61: 959-965
Johansson M, Gorokhova E, Larsson U (2004) Annual variability in ciliate community structure, potential prey and predators in the open northern Baltic Sea proper. Journal of Plankton Research 26: 67-80
Gorokhova E (2003) Relationships between nucleic acid levels and egg production rates in Acartia bifilosa: implications for growth assessment of copepods in the northern Baltic proper. Marine Ecology Progress Series 262: 163-172
Gorokhova E (2002) Moult cycle and its chronology in Mysis mixta and Neomysis integer (Crustacea, Mysidacea): implications for growth assessment. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 278: 179-194
Gorokhova E, Dowling TE, Weider LJ, Crease TJ, Elser JJ (2002) Functional and ecological significance of rDNA IGS variation in a clonal organism under divergent selection for production rate. Proceedings of Royal Society of London, Biological Science 269(1507): 2373-2379
Gorokhova E, Kyle M (2002) Analysis of nucleic acids in Daphnia: development of methods and ontogenetic variations in RNA-DNA content. Journal of Plankton Research 24: 511-522
Hansson S, De Stasio BT, Gorokhova E, Mohammadian MA (2001) Ratio-dependent functional responses ? tests with the zooplanktivore Mysis mixta. Marine Ecology Progress Series 216: 181-189
Gorokhova E, Hansson S (2000) Elemental composition of Mysis mixta (Crustacea, Mysidacea) and energy costs of reproduction and embryogenesis under laboratory conditions. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 246: 103-123
Gorokhova E, Aladin N, Dumont H (2000) Further range extensions of Cercopagis genus (Crustacea, Branchiopoda, Onychopoda) with notes on taxonomic composition and ecology. Hydrobiologia 429: 207-218
Elser J, Sterner R, Gorokhova E, Fagan W, Markow T, Cotner J, Harrison J, Hobbie S, Odell G, Weider L (2000) Biological Stoichiometry from Genes to Ecosystems. Ecology Letters 3: 540-550
Uitto A, Gorokhova E, Välipakka P (1999) Distribution of the newcomer cladoceran species of Cercopagis pengoi in the Finnish coastal waters of the Eastern Gulf of Finland. ICES Journal of Marine Science 56a: 49-57
Gorokhova E, Hansson S (1999) An experimental study on variations in stable carbon and nitrogen isotopes fractionation during growth of Mysis mixta and Neomysis integer (Crustacea, Mysidacea). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science 56: 2203-2210
Gorokhova E (1998) Exploring and modelling the growth dynamics of Mysis mixta. Ecological Modelling 110: 45-54
Gorokhova E, Hansson S (1997) Effects of experimental conditions on the feeding rate of Mysis mixta. Hydrobiologia 355: 167-172

Created: 2008-01-14 Last Updated: 2016-06-16 by Elena GOROKHOVA