Dr. Vladimir Nikiforov graduated from Leningrad State University,
Department of Chemistry, Chair of Physical Organic Chemistry in 1986. He
completed his Ph.D project (Synthesis of perfluorinated ketones and their
use for anion-exchange extraction) and defended the thesis in the same
University in 1990. Since then he worked in the Leningrad / St. Petersburg
State University in the areas of physical organic, synthetic organic and
environmental analytical chemistry as scientist, senior scientist and
associated professor until 2010. From 2010 to 2014 he worked in the St.
Petersburg Center for Ecological Safety as head of laboratory for studies
on migration of POPs, developing and implementing analytical methods for
emerging contaminants, has been involved much into a number of HELCOM
activities (International body on environmental control and protection of
the Baltic Sea) towards holistic assessment of the ecological status.
Since 2014 Dr. Nikiforov works as senior scientists at NILU -
Norwegian Institute for Air Research in NILU's division in Tromsø,
dealing with method development for emerging contaminants, especially for
those of specific Arctic concern, including fluoroorganic substances and
plastic/microplastic pollution. Another research area is method
development for assessing and forecasting environmental transformation
rates and transformation products for legacy and emerging pollutants.
Selected recent publications:
- Larisa Metelkova, Zoya Zhakovskaya, Galina Kukhareva, Alexander
Rybalko and Vladimir Nikiforov, Occurrence of PCDD/PCDFs, dioxin-like
PCBs and PBDEs in surface sediments from the Neva River and the Eastern
Gulf of Finland (Russia). Environ Sci Pol Res (2018) DOI:
- Schlabach, M., Bavel, B. van, Lomba, J. A. B., Borgen, A., Fjeld, E.,
Halse, A.-K., Nikiforov, V., Bohlin- Nizzetto, P., Reid, M., Rostkowski,
P., & Vogelsang, C. (2017). Screening programme 2016 - Selected
compounds with relevance for EU regulation (Miljødirektoratet
rapport, M-818/2017) (NILU report, 34/2017). Kjeller: NILU.
- Even H. Jørgensen, Alec G. Maule, Anita Evenset, Guttorm
Christensen, Jenny Bytningsvik, Marianne Frantzen, Vladimir Nikiforov,
Erin Faught, Mathilakath M. Vijayan. Biomarker response and
hypothalamus-pituitary-interrenal axis functioning in Arctic charr from
Bjørnøya (74° 30' N), Norway, with high levels of
organohalogenated compounds. Aquatic Toxicology, 187, 2017, 64-71
- Baranauskaite-Fedorova, I., Dvarioniene, J. and Nikiforov, V.A.
(2016). Management of pharmaceutical substances in the environment:
Lithuanian case study. Water Science and Technology, 74, 6,
- L.O. Metelkova, Z.A. Zhakovskaya, V.S. Tsarev, G.I. Kukhareva and
V.A. Nikiforov. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in sediments from the
Neva river and the eastern Gulf of Finland. Regional Ecology (in
Russian). 2016, no. 1(43), pp. 63-71.
- Thomas, K.V., Langford, K., Reid, M., Vogelsang, C., Øxnevad,
S., Bæk, K., Fjeld, E., Brooks, S., Pampanin, D.M., Nikiforov, V.,
Schlabach, M. (2016). Screening programme 2015. Pharmaceuticals and
hormones (Miljødirektoratet rapport, M-597/2016) (NIVA report,
7076-2016). Oslo: NIVA.
- Tineke Slootweg, Helmut Segner, Philipp Mayer, Kilian Smith,
Elizaveta Igumnova, Vladimir Nikiforov, Milena Dömötörová, JörgOehlmann,
Markus Liebig, Transfer and effects of 1,2,3,5,7-pentachloronaphthalene
in an experimental food chain, Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology
Part C: Toxicology & Pharmacology, Volume 169, March 2015,
- Youssouf Djibril Soubaneh, Jean-Pierre Gagné, Michel Lebeuf, Vladimir
Nikiforov, Bruno Gouteux, Mohamed Osman Awaleh. Sorption and competition
of two persistent organic pesticides onto marine sediments: relevance to
their distribution in aquatic system. Chemosphere (2015) 131, 48-54.
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