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Details of Dr. Alina Stadnitskaia   


Gender female
Job title Director
Pelagic Frontiers Consultancy B.V. (
Warmoesstrat 53 Den Burg 1791CN
Pelagic Frontiers Consultancy B.V. Warmoesstrat 53
Den Burg
Netherlands (The)
Regions Bristol Channel
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Degree Dr.(PhD)
Job type Research
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Marine Geology, Geophysics , Marine and Coastal Engineering , Research Support Services , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Marine Geology, Geophysics , Marine and Coastal Engineering , Research Support Services
Research Activities technology, applied oceanographic and marine ecological research and advice

Dutch, Dutch, Russian
Research Region 85, 36, 70, 2, 3, 5
Skills/Expertise Hydrocarbon gas venting; geology and geochemistry of seepage systems; environmental biogeochemistry; petroleum systems; mud volcanoes; hydrocarbon gas chemistry; gas hydrates; microbial methane turnover; anaerobic and aerobic oxidation of methane; biomineralization and microbial precipitation of methane-related carbonates; modern and ancient carbonate-shaping ecosystems; lipid biomarkers in sediments, rocks, microbial cultures; stable C and O isotope geochemistry.
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr. Alina STADNITSKAIA)

1. Stadnitskaia A., and I. Belenkaia. Composition of hydrocarbon gases, organic matter, and authigenic minerals from seabed sediments, United Nations Rise, Eastern Mediterranean Ridge (1998). Rapp. Comm. int. Mer Médit., 35 (I), 102-103. 2. Stadnitskaia A., M. Baas, M.K. Ivanov, T.C.E. van Weering, J.S, Sinninghe Damsté. (2003). Novel archaeal macrocyclic diether core membrane lipids in a methane-derived carbonate crust from a mud volcano in the Sorokin Trough, NE Black Sea. Archaea 1-3, 165-173. 3. A.Mazzini, M.K. Ivanov, J. Parnell, A. Stadnitskaia, B.T. Cronin, E. Poludetkina, L. Mazurenko, T.C.E. van Weering (2004). Methane-related authigenic carbonates from the Black Sea: geochemical characterization and relation to seeping fluids. Marine Geology 212, 153-181. 4. Stadnitskaia, A., G. Muyzer, B. Abbas, M.J.L. Coolen, E.C. Hopmans, M. Baas, T.C.E. van Weering, T.C.E., M.K. Ivanov, E. Poludetkina, J.S. Sinninghe Damsté J.S. (2005) Biomarker and 16S rDNA evidence for anaerobic oxidation of methane and related carbonate precipitation in deep-sea mud volcanoes of the Sorokin Trough, Black Sea. Marine Geology 217, 67-96. 5. Stadnitskaia, A, Michail K.Ivanov, Valentina Blinova, Rob Kreulen and Tjeerd C.E.van Weering (2006). Molecular and carbon isotopic variability of hydrocarbon gases from mud volcanoes in the Gulf of Cadiz, NE Atlantic. Marine and Petroleum Geology 23, 281-296. 6. Stadnitskaia A., V. Blinova, M.K. Ivanov, M. Baas, E. Hopmans, T.C.E. van Weering and J.S. Sinninghe Damsté (2007). Lipid biomarkers in sediments of mud volcanoes from the Sorokin Trough, NE Black Sea: Probable source strata for the erupted material. Organic Geochemistry 38, 67-83. 7. Stadnitskaia, A., 2007 (PhD thesis). Bio- and petroleum geochemistry of mud volcanoes in the Sorokin Trough (NE Black Sea) and in the Gulf of Cadiz (NE Atlantic): from fluid sources to microbial methane oxidation and carbonate formation. Geologica Ultraiectina 271, ISBN 90-5744-133-0. 8. Stadnitskaia A., Bouloubassi, I., Elvert, M., Hinrichs K.-U., Sinninghe Damsté, J.S. 2008. Extended hydroxy archaeol, a novel lipid biomarker for anaerobic methanotrophy in cold seepage habitats. Organic Geochemistry 39, 1007-1014. 9. Stadnitskaia, A., M.K.Ivanov, E.N.Poludetkina, R.Kreulen, T.C.E. van Weering (2008). Sources of hydrocarbon gases in mud volcanoes from the Sorokin Trough, NE Black Sea, based on molecular and carbon isotopic compositions. Marine and Petroleum Geology 25, 1040-1057. 10. Stadnitskaia, A., M.K.Ivanov, J.S.Sinninghe Damsté (2008). Application of lipid biomarkers to detect sources of organic matter in mud volcano deposits and post-eruptional methanotrophic processes in the Gulf of Cadiz, NE Atlantic. Marine Geology 255, 1-14. 11. Stadnitskaia, A., D. Nadezhkin, B. Abbas, V. Blinova, M.K. Ivanov, J. S. Sinninghe Damsté (2008). Carbonate formation by anaerobic oxidation of methane: evidence from lipid biomarker and fossil 16s rDNA. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 72, 1824-1836. 12. Dupré, S., Woodside, J., Foucher, J.-P., de Lange, G., Mascle, J., Boetius, A., Mastalerz, V., Stadnitskaia, A., Ondréas, H., Hugueng, C., Harmégnies, F., Gontharet, S., Loncke, L., Deville, E., Niemann, H., OmoregieE., Olu-Le Royk, K., Fiala-Medionil, A., Dählmann, A., Caprais, J.-C., Prinzhofer, A., Sibuet, M., Pierreh, C., Sinninghe Damsté, J., and the NAUTINIL Scientific Party, 2007. Seafloor geological studies above active gas chimneys off Egypt (Central Nile Deep Sea Fan). Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers 54, 1146-1172. 13. Omoregie, E.O., Mastalerz, V., de Lange, G., Straub, K.L., Kappler, A., Røy, H., Stadnitskaia, A., Foucher, J.-P., Boetius, A. 2008. Biogeochemistry and community composition of iron- and sulfur-precipitating microbial mats at the Chefren mud volcano (Nile Deep Sea Fan, Eastern Mediterranean). Applied and Environmental Microbiology 74, 3198-3215. 14. Gontharet, S., Stadnitskaia, A., Bouloubassi, I., Pierre, C., J.S. Sinninghe Damsté. Palaeo methane-seepage history traced by biomarker patterns in a carbonate crust, Nile deep-sea fan (Eastern Mediterranean Sea). 2009. Marine Geology (MEDIFLUX Special Issue), 261, 105-113. 15. Bayon, G., L. Loncke, S. Dupré, J.-C. Caprais, E. Ducassou, S. Duperron, J. Etoubleau, J.-P. Foucher, Y. Fouquet, S. Gontharet, G.M. Henderson, C. Huguen, I. Klaucke, J. Mascle, S. Migeon, K. Olu-Le Roy, H. Ondréas, C. Pierre, M. Sibuet, A. Stadnitskaia, J. Woodside. Multi-disciplinary investigation of fluid seepage on an unstable margin: The case of the Central Nile deep sea fan. 2009. Marine Geology (MEDIFLUX Special Issue) 261, 92-104. 16. Huguen, C., Foucher, J.-P., Mascle, J., Ondréas, H., Thouement, M., Gontharet, S., Stadnitskaia, A., Pierre, C., Bayon, G., Loncke, L., Boetius, A., Bouloubassi, I., de Lange, G., Caprais, J.-C., Fouquet, Y., Woodside, J.M., Dupré, S., and the NAUTINIL Scientific Party. Menes caldera, a hygly active site of brine seepage in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea: “in situ” observations from the NAUTINIL expedition (2003) 2009. Marine Geology (MEDIFLUX Special Issue) 261, 138-152. 17. Omoregie, E.O., Niemann, H., Mastalerz, V., de Lange, G., Stadnitskaia, A., Mascle, J., Foucher, J.-P., Boetius, A. 2009. Microbial methane oxidation and sulfate reduction at cold seeps of the Nile Deep Sea Fan (Eastern Mediterranean Sea). Marine Geology (MEDIFLUX Special Issue) 261, 114-127. 18. Chevalier, N., Stadnitskaia, A., Bouloubassi, I., Taphanel, M-H., Lorre, A., Sinninghe Damsté, J.S., Pierre, C. (2010). Distributions and carbon isotopic compositions of lipid biomarkers in authigenic carbonate crusts from the Nordic margin. Organic Geochemistry, 41(9), 885-890. 19. B. van de Schootbrugge, D. Harazim, K. Sorichter, W. Oschmann, J. Fiebig, W. Püttmann, M. Peinl, F. Zanella, B.M.A. Teichert, J. Hoffmann, A. Stadnitskaia, and Y. Rosenthal. The enigmatic ichnofossil Tisoa siphonalis and widespread authigenic seep carbonate formation during the Late Pliensbachian in southern France. Biogeosciences, 7, 3123-3138. 20. Van Rooij, D., Blamart, D., De Mol, L., Mienis, F., Pirlet, H., Wehrmann, L.M., Barbieri, R., Maignien, L., Templer, S.P., de Haas, H., Hebbeln, D., Frank, N., Larmagnat, S., Stadnitskaia, A., Stivaletta, N., van Weering, T., Zhang, Y., Hamoumi, N., Cnudde, V., Duyck, P., Henriet, J.-P. & the MiCROSYSTEMS MD 169 shipboard party. (2011). Cold-water coral mounds on the Pen Duick Escarpment, Gulf of Cadiz: the MiCROSYSTEMS project approach. Marine Geology, COCARDE special issue. Marine Geology, 282, 102–117. 21. A.J. Wheeler and A. Stadnitskaia, Benthic Deep-Sea Carbonates: Reefs and Seeps (2011). In Heiko Hüneke and Thierry Mulder, editors: Developments in Sedimentology, Vol. 63, Amsterdam: The Netherlands, 2011, pp. 397-455. ISBN: 978-0-444-53000-4.

Created: 2008-03-25 Last Updated: 2015-05-27 by Alina STADNITSKAIA