Coastal benthos ecology laboratory/ Head Dr. V. O. Mokievsky. Established in 1983 as Laboratory of ecology and aquaculture of macrophytes. In 1997 transformed to Laboratory of coastal benthos ecology. Field of research: taxonomy, ecology and distribution of macrophytes, microphytobenthos, meiobenthos, macrobenthos. Structure and dynamics of coastal zone benthic communities (English language).