Irina Trukhanova

About Irina Trukhanova

Irina works as a contracting wildlife biologist for the FWS Marine Mammals Management Walrus Program and Polar Bear Program. She has served as a Russian-U.S. Scientific Liaison and supported international polar bear and walrus research activities. Irina has PhD and MS degrees in Ecology from St. Petersburg State University. Prior to joining FWS Marine Mammals Management, Irina worked at the University of Washington Polar Science Center and the NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center Marine Mammal Laboratory.

 

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of Marine Mammal Council, Russia
  • Expert of Pinniped Working Group, Species survival commission, IUCN
  • Society for Marine Mammalogy 

 

Publications

Trukhanova I.S., Andrievskaya E.M., Alexeev V.A.  2021. By-catch in Lake Ladoga fisheries remains a threat to Ladoga ringed seal (Pusa hispida ladogensis) population // V47(5): 470-481. DOI:10.1578/AM.47.5.2021.470

Conn P.B., Chernook V.I., Moreland E.E., Trukhanova I.S., Regehr E.V., Vasiliev A.N., et al. 2021, Aerial survey estimates of polar bears and their tracks in the Chukchi Sea. PLoS ONE 16(5): e0251130. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0251130

Wilson S.C., Crawford I., Trukhanova I., Dmitrieva L., Goodman S.J. 2020. Estimating risk to ice-breeding pinnipeds from shipping in Arctic and sub-Arctic seas, Marine Policy, V. 111, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2019.103694.

Chernook V.I., Trukhanova I.S., Vasiliev A.N., Litovka D.I., Glazov D.M., Burkanov V.N. 2019. First experience of instrumental aerial survey of ringed seal (Pusa hispida) and bearded seal (Erignathus barbatus) in the Russian zone of the Chukchi and East-Siberian Seas in spring 2016 // Izv. TINRO. — Vol. 199. — P. 152–162

Trukhanova I.S., Conn P.B., and P.L. Boveng. 2018. Phylogenetically-structured hierarchical meta-analysis of life history parameters: natural mortality of phocid seals // Ecology and Evolution. 8(21): 10530–10541.

Kale M., Ferrante M., Dudhe N., Kasambe R., Trukhanova I.S., Ivanova T., Bhattacharya P., Lövei G.L. 2018. Nestedness of bird assemblages along an urbanisation gradient in Central India // Journal of Urban Ecology, Volume 4, Issue 1, 1 January 2018, juy017, https://doi.org/10.1093/jue/juy017

Chernook V.I., Trukhanova I.S., Vasiliev A.N., Grachev A.I., Litovka D.I., Burkanov V.N., Zagrebelny S.V. 2018. Abundance And Distribution Of Phocid Seals On Ice In The Western Bering Sea In Spring, 2012–2013 // Izvestiya TINRO. 192:74-88. (In Russian.) DOI:10.26428/1606-9919-2018-192-74-88

Trukhanova I.S. 2018. Approaching Marine Mammal Conservation through Years of Research and Public Awareness. Book review // Conservation Biology. doi:10.1111/cobi.13109

Trukhanova I.S. 2018. Planning, science, and traditional knowledge to save our seas // Conservation Biology. . doi:10.1111/cobi.13143

Trukhanova I., Grachev A., Somov A., Burkanov V., Laidre K., and P. Boveng. 2017. The Commercial Harvest of Ice-associated Seals in the Sea of Okhotsk, 1972-1994 // PlosONE. 12(8): e0182725.

Wilson S.C., Trukhanova I., Dmitrieva L., Dolgova E., Crawford I., Baimukanov M., Baimukanov T., Ismagambetov B., Pazylbekov M., Jüssi M., and Goodman S.J. 2017. Assessment of impacts and potential mitigation for icebreaking vessels transiting pupping areas of an ice-breeding seal // Biological Conservation. V. 214, October 2017. Pg.213-222. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2017.05.028

Wilson S.C., Dolgova E., Trukhanova I., Dmitrieva L., Crawford I., Baimukanov M., Goodman S.J. 2017. Breeding behavior and pup development of the Caspian seal, Pusa caspica // Journal of Mammalogy. gyw176. doi: 10.1093/jmammal/gyw176

Chernook V.I., Grachev A.I., Vasiliev A.N., Trukhanova I.S. Burkanov V.N., Solovyev B.A. Results of instrumental aerial survey of ice-associated seals on the ice in the Okhotsk Sea in May 2013 // Izv. TINRO. 2014. Vol. 179. Pg. 158–176.

Trukhanova I.S. 2014. Our Ice, Snow and Winds: Indigenous and Academic Knowledge on Ice-Scapes and Climate of Eastern Chukotka, edited and compiled by Lyudmila S. Bogoslovskaya and Igor Krupnik. Book review // Arctic. V. 67, N 2. Pg. 262-263

Trukhanova I.S. 2013. The Ladoga ringed seal (Pusa hispida ladogensis) under changing climate conditions // Russian Journal of Theriology. 12(1). Pg. 41-48

Trukhanova I.S., Gurarie E., Sagitov R.A. 2013.Spring density and distribution of Ladoga ringed seals (Pusa hispida ladogensis) // Arctic.  V. 66, N 4 (Dec 2013) Pg. 417-428

Alexeev V.A., Andrievskaya E.M., Trukhanova I.S. 2012. Methodology of grey and ringed seal pup rehabilitation // Actual issues of veterinarian biology. № 3 (15). Pg. 72-83

Lydersen C., Chernook V., Glazov D., Trukhanova I. and Kovacs K. 2012. Aerial survey of Atlantic walruses (Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus) in the Pechora Sea, August 2011. Polar Biology. – 35: 1555-1562

Trukhanova I.S., Sagitov R.A., Verevkin M.V., Alekseev V.A., Andrievskaya E.M. 2012. Ladoga ringed seal and fisheries: background for social ecological and economical strain development // Terrahumana.–2(23): 232-238

Trukhanova I., Conn P., Boveng P., Regehr E., Chernook V., Burkanov V. 2020. Distribution and Abundance of Polar Bears and Ice-Associated Seals from a U.S. - Russia Multispecies, Instrument-Based Aerial Survey in the Chukchi Sea // Alaska Marine Science Symposium  proceedings. Anchorage, Alaska, Pg. 78.

Trukhanova, I., Chernook, V.I., Vasilev, A., Litovka, D., Glazov, D., Burkanov, V. 2019. An instrument-based aerial survey of iceassociated seals in the Chukchi and East Siberian seas in Russia, spring 2016.  World Marine Mammal Conference Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain – December 9-12, 2019

Trukhanova I.S., Burkanov V.N., Vasiliev A.N., Chernook V.I., Boveng P.L. 2018. Time matters: Lessons learned from three large-scale surveys of ice-associated seals // Alaska Marine Science Symposium proceedings.  Anchorage, Alaska. Pg. 379.

Chernook V., Trukhanova I., Grachev A., Vasiliev A., Burkanov V., Litovka D., Zagrebel’niy S., Boveng P. 2017. An instrument-based aerial survey of ice-associated seals in the western Bering Sea, spring 2013 // Proceedings of 22nd Biennial Society for Marine Mammalogy Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Halifax, 22–27 October 2017. Pg. 67.

Chernook V., Glazov D., Litovka D., Vasiliev A., Platonov N., Trukhanova I., Mordvintsev I., Stishov M. 2017. Combined Seal and Polar Bear Aerial Survey on Ice in the Western Chukchi Sea and Eastern Part of the East Siberian Sea, Spring 2016 // Alaska Marine Science Symposium proceedings.  Anchorage, Alaska. Pg. 102-103.

Trukhanova I.S., Grachev A.I., Chernook V.I., Litovka D.I., Vasiliev A.N. 2016. Error estimation for ice-associated seal identification for multi-species aerial surveys // X International Conference Marine Mammals of the Holarctic, October 31-November 5 2016, Astrakhan’, Russia.  Conference Proceedings. Pg. 85.

Trukhanova I.S., Sagitov R.A. 2016. Land-locked seals of the Baltic Sea basin: status and threats // X International Conference Marine Mammals of the Holarctic, October 31-November 5 2016, Astrakhan’, Russia.  Conference Proceedings. Pg. 85 -86.

Trukhanova I.S., Somov A.G., Grachev A.I., Burkanov V.N. 2016. The commercial harvest of ice-associated seals in the Sea of Okhotsk, 1972-1994 // X International Conference Marine Mammals of the Holarctic, October 31-November 5 2016, Astrakhan’, Russia.  Conference Proceedings. Pg. 84.

Chernook V.I., Grachev A.I., Trukhanova I.S., Vasilev A.N., Burkanov V.N., Litovka D.I., Zagrebelny S.V. 2016. Ice-associated seal aerial survey in Karagin Bay, Bering Sea, in spring 2013 // X International Conference Marine Mammals of the Holarctic, October 31-November 5 2016, Astrakhan’, Russia.  Conference Proceedings. Pg. 103.

Chernook V., Grachev A., Vasiliev A., Trukhanova I., Burkanov V., Soloviev B., Litovka D., Zagrebel’niy S. 2016. Preliminary results of ice-associated seal aerial survey in Karagin Bay, Bering Sea, in spring 2013 // Alaska Marine Science Symposium proceedings.  Anchorage, Alaska. Pg. 223-224.

Ulichev V.I., Dudakova D.S., Dudakov М.О., Trukhanova I.S. 2016. Possible use of remote sensing facilities in the study Ladoga ringed seal (Pusa hispida ladogensis) on molting haul-out // X International Conference Marine Mammals of the Holarctic, October 31-November 5 2016, Astrakhan’, Russia.  Conference Proceedings. Pg. 90.

Ulichev V.I., Dudakova D.S., Dudakov M.O., Trukhanova I.S. 2016. Approbation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to study the numbers and behavior of Ladoga Seal (Pusa hispida ladogensis) on moulting grounds. In: Geography: development of science and education. Part I. Collective monograph on materials of the annual International scientific and practical conference LXIX Gertsenovsky readings. St. Petersburg / ed. V.P. Solomin, V.A. Rumyantsev, D.A. Subetto, N.V. Lovelius. St. Petersburg: RSPU of name A.I. Herzen publishing house. P. 189-194.

Chernook V., Vasiliev A., Grachev A., Trukhanova I., Soloviev B. 2014. Preliminary Results Of Ice-Breeding Seals Aerial Survey In April 2012 In Karaginsky Gulf, Russia // Alaska Marine Science Symposium Proceedings. Anchorage, Alaska. Pg. 245

Trukhanova, I., Carlen, I., Guschin, A., Paka, V., Wennerberg, D. & Sagitov, R. 2015. Harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena phocoena) in Russian territorial waters of the Baltic Sea. VIII International Conference Marine Mammals of the Holarctic, 24-27 September 2014, St. Petersburg, Russia.   Collection of Scientific Papers. Vol. 2. Moscow. Pg. 215-218.

Trukhanova I.,  Bodrov S., Dmitrieva L., Sagitov R. 2015. The Baltic ringed seal (Pusa hispida botnica) population estimation in the Eastern part of the Gulf of Finland of the Baltic Sea in spring 2013.  VIII International Conference Marine Mammals of the Holarctic, 24-27 September 2014, St. Petersburg, Russia.   Collection of Scientific Papers. Vol. 2. Moscow. Pg. 209-214.

Trukhanova I., Dmirtieva L., Bodrov S., Sagitov R. 2013. Positive trends in two endangered ringed seal subspecies in the Eastern Baltic Sea and Lake Ladoga // 20th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. Dunedin, New Zealand, December 9-13, 2013. Pg. 211-212

Alexeev V.A., Trukhanova I.S., Andrievskaya E.M. 2012. Towards an understanding of Ladoga ringed seal (Pusa hispida ladogensis) and fisheries conflict // Marine Mammals of the Holarctic: collection of the scientific papers after the seventh international conference (Suzdal, Russia). Moscow. Pg. 29-32

Wilson S., Dolgova E., Trukhanova I., Goodman S. 2012. Reproductive behaviour and development of Caspian seal pups, Pusa caspica // Marine Mammals of the Holarctic: collection of the scientific papers after the seventh international conference (Suzdal, Russia). Moscow. Pg. 157-160

Trukhanova I.S., Guschin A.V., Sagitov R.A. 2012. Inventories of harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) presence in Russian territorial waters of the Baltic Sea // Abstract book of the 26th European Cetacean Society Conference. Galway, Ireland. Pg. 111

Verevkin M.V., Vysotskiy V.G., Trukhanova I.S., Sagitov R.A. 2012. The results of Ladoga ringed seal (Pusa hispida ladogensis) aerial survey // Marine Mammals of the Holarctic: collection of the scientific papers after the seventh international conference (Suzdal, Russia). Moscow.  Pg. 154-157

Trukhanova I.S., Andrievskaya E.M., Alekseev V.A. 2011. A case study of Baltic ringed seal (Pusa hispida botnica) adaptation in the wild after a long-term rehabilitation and use of satellite tagging method for confirmation of its success // Abstracts of 19th Biennial Conference on the biology of marine mammals. Tampa, USA. Pg. 296

Andrievskaya, E.M. and Trukhanova I.S. 2010 Review of basic biological parameters important for successful rehabilitation of the pups of different ringed seal (Pusa hispida) sub-species // Marine Mammals of the Holarctic: collection of the scientific papers after the sixth international conference (Kaliningrad, Russia, October 11-15, 2010), – Kaliningrad: Kapros. Pg. 47-50

Andrievskaya E.M., Trukhanova I.S., Alekseev V.A. 2010 The first successful experience of rehabilitation of true seals pups in North-West Russia // Abstract book of 38th Symposium of the European Association of Aquatic Mammals. Pg. 35

Verevkin M., Trukhanova I.S., Sipila T. 2010. Ladoga ringed seal (Pusa hispida ladogensis Nordquist, 1899) – fisheries interactions on Lake Ladoga. //Population status and conservation of the Ladoga tinged seal (Pusa hispida ladogensis)// Ed.: R.Sagitov, E. Ieshko, M.Sokolovskaya. Materials of international conference (24-25 March 2009, St. Petersburg, Russia). St. Petersburg. Pg. 41-45

Trukhanova I.S., Alekseev V.A., Andrievskaya E.M. 2010. Anthropogenic impact on true seal populations in the Russian part of the Gulf of Finland. - Marine Mammals of the Holarctic: collection of the scientific papers after the sixth international conference (Kaliningrad, Russia, October 11-15, 2010), Kaliningrad: Kapros. Pg. 271-274

Verevkin M., Trukhanova I., Sipila T. 2008. Relationships of seals and fisheries in Leningrad region // Marine mammals of the Holarctic, Collection of scientific papers after the Fifth International Conference Odessa, Ukraine. Pg. 562-565

Areas of expertise
Estimating abundance and distribution of marine mammals
Ecology of ice-associated pinnipeds
Wildlife management