Alexander Ereskovsky

Directeur de Recherche (CNRS)

Institut Méditerranéen de Biodiversité et d’Écologie Marine et Continentale (IMBE)
UMR IMBE | Aix Marseille Université, CNRS, IRD, Avignon Université
Station Marine d’Endoume, Rue de la Batterie des Lions, 13007 Marseille, France
Tel. : +33 04 91 04 16 21 ; e-mail :
ResearcherID : B-3136-2013
OrcidID : 0000-0003-1079-7204
SCOPUS ID 6602919631


Degrees and education

2002 – Doctor of Sciences. Diploma ДК № 014249 – Superior Certifying Commission of Russia. Thesis title : « Comparative-embryological analysis of Demospongiae and its importance for theoretical aspects of evolution and phylogenesis of Sponges ».
1997 – Professor in Comparative Embryology of State University of Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Diploma ДЦ № 001216 – Minister of higher and professional education of Russia.
1990 - Ph Doctor. Diploma БЛ № 023962, Zoological Institute of Academy of Sciences of USSR, Leningrad : « The sponges of White and Barents Sea : composition of faunas, their genesis and comparative ecological analysis ». Supervisor Dr V.M. Koltun.
1986 – 1989 - PhD student in Zoological Institute of Academy of Sciences (Leningrad). Supervisor Dr V.M. Koltun.
1979 – 1984 – Master of biological sciences (Embryology), State University of Leningrad, Leningrad. Diploma ИВ № 811242 : « Some features of sexual reproduction of the White Sea sponge Iophon piceus (Demospongiae, Poecilosclerida ». Supervisor Dr S.M. Efremova.

Professional and scientific background

2018 – currently Senior researcher in CNRS-INEE. Mediterranean Institute of Biodiversity and Ecology, marine and terrestrial, UMR 7263. Marine station in Endoume, Marseille, France.
2012 – 2017. Research Director in Mediterranean Institute of Biodiversity and Ecology, marine and terrestrial, UMR 7263 CNRS-INEE.. Marine station in Endoume, Marseille, France.
2010 – 2011. Senior researcher in CNRS. Centre d’Océanologie de Marseille CNRS UMR 6540 DIMAR Station marine d’Endoume, Marseille, France.
2010 (01.01 – 31.01) - Invited professor in National Museum of Natural History, Paris, France.
2007 (01.06) – 2009 (31.05) – Postdoctoral research fellow Marie-Curie, Centre d’Océanologie de Marseille CNRS UMR 6540 DIMAR Station marine d’Endoume, Marseille, France.
2007 (13.01 – 12.02) - Invited professor in Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France.
2006 (01.01 – 15.03) - Invited professor in Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France.
2005 – currently. Professor of embryology, Department of Embryology, Faculty of Biology, State University of Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
2004 - 2005 – Postdoctoral research fellow in Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique.
2002 (01.07 – 30.11) – Associated scientist in CNRS, Centre d’Océanologie de Marseille, CNRS UMR 6540 DIMAR. Station marine d’Endoume, Marseille, France.
2001 (01.06 – 30.06) - Invited professor in l’Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France.
2000 (01.07 – 30.10) – Invited scientist in Université de la Méditerranée, Centre d’Océanologie de Marseille, CNRS UMR 6540 DIMAR, Station marine d’Endoume, Marseille, France.
1992 - 2005 – Associated professor of embryology, Department of Embryology, Faculty of Biology, State University of Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
1992 – 2009 – Senior scientist, Laboratory of Ontogenesis, Biological Institute, State University of Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
1990 – 1992 - Scientist in Department of Sponges and Coelenterates, Zoological Institute of Academy of Sciences of USSR (Leningrad).
1984 – 1986 - Scientist stagier in Department of Sponges and Coelenterates, Zoological Institute of Academy of Sciences of USSR (Leningrad).


in press/Submitted / online
Rocher C, Vernale A., Fierro-Constaín L., Séjourné N., Chenesseau S., Marschal C., Le Goff E., Dutilleul M., Matthews C., Marschal F., Brouilly N., Massey-Harroche D., Ereskovsky A., Le Bivic A., Borchiellini C., Renard E. 2020. The buds of Oscarella lobularis (Porifera) : a new convenient model for sponge cell and developmental biology. Development. Submit.
Melnikov, N.P., Bolshakov F.V., Frolova V.S., Skorentseva K.V., Ereskovsky A., Saidova A.A., Lavrov A.I. 2022. Tissue homeostasis in sponges : quantitative analysis of cell proliferation and apoptosis. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B : Molecular and Developmental Evolution. Submit. BioRxiv doi :
Caglar C., Ereskovsky A., Laplante M., Tokina D., Leininger S., Borisenko I., Aisbett G., Pan D., Adamski M., Adamska M. 2021. Fast transcriptional activation of developmental signalling pathways during wound healing of the calcareous sponge Sycon ciliatum. BMS Biology. Submit. doi :
Stillitani D., Alexander V. Ereskovsky, Thierry Pérez, César Ruiz, Marinella S. Laport, Gabriela Puccinelli, Cristiane Cassiolato Pires Hardoim, Philippe Willenz, Guilherme Muricy. 2022. Solving a taxonomic puzzle : Integrative taxonomy reveals new cryptic and polymorphic species of Oscarella (Homoscleromorpha : Oscarellidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. Accepted

Ereskovsky A., Rinkevich B.,. Somorjai I.M.L. 2022. Adult stem cells host intracellular symbionts : The poriferan archetype. In : Balarin L., Rinkevich B., Hobmayer B. Eds. Advances in aquatic invertebrate stem cell research. MDPI Books. Pp. 80-108. ISBN 978-3-0365-1636-3,
Vacelet J., Boury-Esnault N., Le Goff E., Ereskovsky. A. 2022. Spermatogenesis in the carnivorous sponge Lycopodina hypogea (Porifera, Demospongiae). Zoomorphology. 141 : 1–17.
Borisenko I., Daugavet M. ; Ereskovsky A., Lavrov A., Podgornaya O. 2022. Novel protein from larval sponge cells, Ilborin, is related to energy turnover, calcium binding and is conserved among marine invertebrates. Open Biology. 12 : 210336.
Martinez P, Ballarin L, Ereskovsky, AV, Gazave E, Hobmayer B, Manni L, Rottinger E, Sprecher SG, Tiozzo S, Varela-Coelho A, and Rinkevich B. 2022. Articulating the “stem cell niche” paradigm through the lens of non-model aquatic Invertebrates. BMC Biology. 20:23.
Rinkevich, B., Ballarin, L., Martinez, P., Somorjai, I., Ben-Hamo, O., Borisenko, I., Berezikov, E., Ereskovsky, A., Gazave, E., Khnykin, D., Manni, L., Petukhova, O., Rosner, A., Röttinger, E., Spagnuolo, A., Sugni, M., Tiozzo, S., Hobmayer, B. 2022. A pan-metazoan concept for adult stem cells : The wobbling Penrose landscape. Biological Reviews. 97 : 299–325. doi : 10.1111/brv.12801.
Lavrov A., Bolshakov F.V., Tokina D.B. Ereskovsky A.V. 2022. Fine details of the choanocyte filter apparatus in asconoid calcareous sponges (Porifera : Calcarea) revealed by ruthenium red fixation. Zoology. 150
Ereskovsky A., Tokina D.B. 2022. Ultrastructural research of spermiogenesis in two sponges, Crellomima imparidens and Hymedesmia irregularis (Demospongiae) : new evidence of sperms with acrosome in sponges. J Morphol. 283(3) : 333-345. .
Aurelle, D., Thomas, S., Bally, M., Bondeau, A., Boudouresque, C.F., Cahill, A., Carlotti, F., Chenuil, A., Cramer, W., Davi, H., De jode, A., Ereskovsky, A., Farnet da Silva, A.M., Fernandez, C., Gauquelin, T., Mirleau, P., Monnet, A.C., Prevosto, B., Rossi, V., Sartoretto, S., Van Wambeke, F., Fady, B. 2022. Biodiversity, climate change and adaptation in the Mediterranean. Ecosphere. In press. DOI : 10.1002/ecs2.39157
Lavrov, A.I., Ereskovsky, A. 2022. Techniques to study whole-body regeneration (WBR) in calcareous sponge Leucosolenia. In : Blanchoud, S., & Galliot, B. (Eds.), Whole-body regeneration, Methods in Molecular Biology, Springer Nature. Methods in Molecular Biology, Springer Nature. ISBN 978-1-0176-2171-4, DOI : 10.1007/978-1-0176-2171-4_4

Renard E., Rocher C., Ereskovsky A., Borchiellini C. 2021. The homoscleromorph sponge, Oscarella lobularis. In : Boutet A., Schierwater B. (Eds.), “Established and Emerging Marine organisms in experimental biology”. CRC Press. P. 79-100. DOI : 10.1201/9781003217503-5.
Kuznetsov P., Ereskovsky A., Temereva E. 2021. New data on ultrastructure of proboscis in females of Bonellia viridis (Annelida : Bonellinae). Zoomorphology.
Ereskovsky A., Borisenko I.E, Bolshakov F.V., Lavrov A.I. 2021. Whole-body regeneration in sponges : diversity, fine mechanisms and future prospects. Genes. 12, 506.
Borchiellini C., de Pao-Mendonca K., Vernale A., Rocher C., Ereskovsky A., Vacelet J., and Renard E. 2021. Porifera (Sponges) : recent knowledge and new perspectives. eLS. 2(2),
Nikitenko E., Ereskovsky A., Vortsepneva E.. 2021. Ontogenetic dynamics of body wall and subepidermal spicule complex of Nudibranchia (Gastropoda) : case on Onchidoris muricata. Zoology. 144. 125886
Ereskovsky, A., Lavrov, A. 2021. Porifera. In Invertebrate Histology, Elise E.B. LaDouceur, E.E.B., Ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Borisenko I., Bolshakov F.V., Ereskovsky A. and Lavrov A.I. 2021. Expression of Wnt and TGF-beta pathway components during whole-body regeneration from cell aggregates in demosponge Halisarca dujardinii. Genes. 12, 506. DOI : 10.3390/genes12040506.

Pozdnyakov I.R., Sokolova A.M., Ereskovsky A.V., Karpov S.A. 2020. The kinetid structure in two Oscarella species (Porifera) suggests independent kinetid evolution in choanocytes and larval cells. Invert. Biol. 139 (4) : e12299. DOI : 10.1111/ivb.12299
Sokolova A, Pozdnyakov I., Ereskovsky A., Karpov S. 2020. Larval kinetid of Spongillida (Porifera : Demospongiae) : tracing the ancestral traits". Organisms Diversity & Evolution. 20 : 669-680.
Alexander V. Ereskovsky, Daria B. Tokina, Stephen Baghdiguian, Emilie Le Goff, Andrey I. Lavrov. 2020. Transdifferentiation and mesenchymal-to-epithelial transition during regeneration in Demospongiae (Porifera). Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B : Molecular and Developmental Evolution. 334 :37-58. DOI : 10.1002/jez.b.22919
Ereskovsky, A.V. 2020. Alexander Onufrievich Kowalevsky (1840–1901). Evolutionary Developmental Biology – A Reference Guide. Editor-in-Chief : Laura Nuño de la Rosa, Gerd B. Müller. Springer Nature.
Pozdnyakov I., Sokolova A, Karpov S, Ruiz C, Perez T, Ereskovsky A. 2020. Morphological variability of choanocyte kinetids supports a novel systematic division within Oscarellidae (Porifera, Homoscleromorpha). Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research. 59(1) : 31-43. DOI:10.1111/jzs.12417
Borisenko I., Ereskovsky A.V. 2020. Components of TGF-beta signaling pathway in the sponge Halisarca dujardini. ISJ-INVERTEBRATE SURVIVAL JOURNAL. 17 : 28. DOI :
Lavrov A.I., Bolshakov F.V., Borisenko I.E, Frolova V.S., Tokina D.B., Ereskovsky A.V. 2020. Recovery process in sponges : morphogenesis and cell sources. ISJ-INVERTEBRATE SURVIVAL JOURNAL. 17 : 28-29. DOI :

Ereskovsky A.V. 2019. In search of ancestral organization of sponges Bauplan and phylotypic stage in Porifera. Russian Journal of Developmental biology. 50(6) : 398–406. DOI : 10.1134/S1062360419060031
Alexander Ereskovsky, Dmitry A. Ozerov, Anatoly N. Pantyulin, Alexander B. Tzetlin. 2019. Mass mortality events of White Sea sponges as the result of high temperature in summer 2018. Polar Biology. 42(12), 2313-2318.
Petrenko I, Summers A., Simon P., Żółtowska-Aksamitowska S., Motylenko M., Schimpf H., Rafaja D., Roth F., Kummer K., Brendler E., Pokrovsky O., Galli R., Wysokowski M., Meissner H., Niederschlag E., Joseph Y., Molodtsov S., Ereskovsky A. Sivkov V., Nekipelov S., Petrova O., Volkova O., Bertau M., Kraft M., Rogalev A., Kopani M., Jesioniowski T., Ehrlich H. et al. 2019. Extreme Biomimetics : Preservation of molecular detail in centimeter scale samples of biological meshes laid down by sponges. Science Advances. 5 : eaax2805. DOI : 10.1126/sciadv.aax2805.
Alexander V. Ereskovsky. 2019. Stem cells cell in sponges (Porifera) : an update. ISJ-INVERTEBRATE SURVIVAL JOURNAL. 16 : 62-63.
Lunina Anastasia A., Aleksandra S. Shiian, Mikhail A. Nikitin, Alexander V. Ereskovsky, Oleg A. Kovtun, Alexander L.Vereshchaka, Viatcheslav N. Ivanenko. 2019. Integrative taxonomy of the Black Sea cave-dwelling mysids of the genus Hemimysis. Systematics and Biodiversity.
Borisenko I., Olga I. Podgornaya, Alexander V. Ereskovsky. 2019. From traveler to homebody : Which signaling mechanisms sponge larvae use to become adult sponges ? Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology. 116 : 421-449.
Sokolova A.M., Pozdnyakov I.R., Ereskovsky A.V., Karpov S.A. 2019. Kinetid structure in larval and adult stages of the demosponges Haliclona aquaeductus (Haplosclerida) and Halichondria panicea (Suberitida)" Zoomorphology. 138(2) : 171–184
Klinger C., Żółtowska-Aksamitowska S., Wysokowski M., Tsurkan M.V., Galli R., Petrenko J., Machałowski T., Ereskovsky A., Martinović R., Muzychka L., Muzychka O.B., Bechmann N., Ivanenko V., Schupp P.J., Jesionowski T., Giovine M., Joseph Y., Bornstein S.R., Voronkina A., Ehrlich H. 2019. Express Method for Isolation of Ready-to-Use 3D Chitin Scaffolds from Aplysina archeri (Aplysineidae : Verongiida) Demosponge. Marine Drugs, 17, 131 ; doi:10.3390/md17020131.
Vasconcellos Vivian, Philippe Willenz, Alexander Ereskovsky, Emilio Lanna. 2019. Comparative ultrastructure of the spermatogenesis of three species of Poecilosclerida (Porifera, Demospongiae). Zoomorphology. Volume 138(1) : 1–12


Lavrov A.I., Bolshakov F.V., Tokina D.B., Ereskovsky A.V. 2018. Sewing wounds up : the epithelial morphogenesis as a central mechanism of calcaronean sponge regeneration. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B : Molecular and Developmental Evolution. 330(6-7) : 351-371.
Ereskovsky A, Bolshakov F, Tokina D and Lavrov A. Sewing up the wounds : the epithelial morphogenesis as a central mechanism of Leucosolenia complicata (Porifera, Calcarea) regeneration [version 1 ; not peer reviewed]. F1000Research 2018, 7:1343 (poster) (doi : 10.7490/f1000research.1115997.1)
Ereskovsky AV., Kovtun O.A., Pronin K.K, Apostolov A., Erpenbeck D., Ivanenko V. 2018. Sponge community of the western Black Sea shallow water caves : diversity and spatial distribution. PeerJ. 6:e4596. DOI 10.7717/peerj.4596.
Pozdnyakov IR., Sokolova AM., Ereskovsky AV., Karpov S.A. 2018. Kinetid structure in sponge choanocytes of Spongillida in the light of evolutionary relationships within Demospongiae. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 184 (2) : 255-272 DOI 10.1093/zoolinnean/zlx109/4905843.


Ereskovsky A, Lavrov A and Bolshakov F. Reparative regeneration of White Sea sponge Leucosolenia complicata (Porifera, Calcarea) : morphogenesis and cellular sources. F1000Research 2017, 6:1882 (doi : 10.7490/f1000research.1115006.1)
Ereskovsky AV, Borisenko I, Lavrov A and Adamska M. Regeneration in sponges. F1000Research 2017, 6:1088 (doi : 10.7490/f1000research.1114374.1)
Pozdnyakov IR., Sokolova AM., Ereskovsky AV., Karpov S.A. 2017. Kinetid structure of choanoflagellates and choanocytes of sponges does not support their close relationship. Protistology. 11 (4), 248–264.
Ereskovsky AV, Geronimo A, Pérez T. 2017. Asexual and puzzling sexual reproduction of the Mediterranean sponge Haliclona fulva (Demospongiae) : life cycle and cytological structures. Invert. Biol. 136(4) : 403–421. DOI : 10.1111/ivb.12195.
Ereskovsky A., Richter D.J., Lavrov D.V., Schippers K., Nichols S.A. 2017. Transcriptome sequencing and delimitation of cryptic Oscarella species (O. carmela and O. pearsei sp. nov) from California, USA. Plos ONE. 12(9) : e0183002.
Ereskovsky A.V., A. Lavrov, F. Bolshakov, D. Tokina. 2017. Regeneration in White Sea sponge Leucosolenia complicata (Porifera, Calcarea). Invertebrate Zoology. 14(2) : 108-113. doi : 10.15298/invertzool.14.2.02.
Dondua A.K., Ereskovskii A.V., Kostyuchenko R.P. 2017. History of the Department of Embryology, St. Petersburg University. Russ. J. Dev. Biol. 48(3) : 183-191.
Pérez Thierry ; Maria Cristina Diaz ; César Ruiz ; Baslavi Cóndor-Luján ; Michelle Klautau ; Eduardo Hajdu ; Gisele Lobo-Hajdu ; Sven Zea ; Shirley A. Pomponi ; Robert W Thacker ; Sophie Carteron ; Guillaume Tollu ; Adeline Pouget-Cuvelier ; Philippe Thélamon ; Jean-Philippe Maréchal ; Olivier P Thomas ; Alexander V Ereskovsky ; Jean Vacelet ; Nicole Boury-Esnault. 2017. How a collaborative integrated taxonomic effort has trained new spongiologists and improved knowledge of Martinique Island (French Antilles, Eastern Caribbean Sea) marine biodiversity. PLOS ONE. 12(3) : e0173859. DOI : 10.1371/journal.pone.0173859.
Simion P., Philippe H., Baurain D., Jager M., Richter D., Di Franco A., Roure B, Satoh N., Quéinnec E., Ereskovsky A., Lapébie P., Corre E., Delsuc F., King N., Wörheide G., Manuel M. 2017. Tackling the conundrum of metazoan phylogenomics : sponges are sister to all other animals. Current Biology. 27:1-10.
Bottero J.Y., J Rose ; C deGaridel ; A Masion ; Th Deutsch ; G Brocha ; M Carrière ; N Gontard, H Wortham, Th Rabilloud, B Salles ; M Dubossonrd ; B Cathala, D Boutry, A Ereskovsky, C Auplat ; L Charlet ; Th Heulin ; E Frejafon ; S Lanone. 2017. SERENADE : the Safer and Ecodesign Research and Education Applied to NAnomateral DEvelopment, the new generation of materials safer by design. Environmental Science : Nano DOI : 10.1039/c6en00282j.
Fierro-Constain L., Schenkelaars Q., Gazave E., Haguenauer A., Rocher C., Ereskovsky A., Borchiellini C., Renard E. 2017. Conservation of the Germline Multipotency Program, from Sponges to Vertebrates : A Stepping Stone to Understanding the Somatic and Germline Origins. Genome Biology and Evolution. 2017. Genome Biology and Evolution. 9(3) : 474-488. doi:10.1093/gbe/evw289.


Ostrovsky A.N., Lidgard S., Gordon D.P., Schwaha T., Genikhovich G., Ereskovsky A.V. 2016. Matrotrophy and placentation in invertebrates : a new paradigm. Biol. Rev. 91, (3) : 673–711. doi : 10.1111/brv.12189.
Borisenko I., Adamski M., Ereskovsky A., Adamska M. 2016. Surprisingly rich repertoire of Wnt genes in the demosponge Halisarca dujardini. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 16:1. DOI : 10.1186/s12862-016-0700-6.
Reverter, M., Perez, T., Ereskovsky, A., Banaigs B. 2016. Secondary Metabolome Variability and Inducible Chemical Defenses in the Mediterranean Sponge Aplysina cavernicola. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 42 : 60-70. doi : 10.1007/s10886-015-0664-9.
Willenz Philippe, Ereskovsky Alexander, Dennis V. Lavrov. 2016. Integrative taxonomical redescription of Halisarca magellanica and description of a new species of Halisarca (Demospongiae : Halisarcidae) from Chilean Patagonia. Zootaxa. 4208 (6) : 501–533.
Ehrlich H., Motylenko M., Sundareshwar P.V., Ereskovsky A., Zgłobicka I., Noga T., Płociński T., Tsurkan M.V., Wyroba E., Suski S., Bilski H., Wysokowski M., Stöcker H., Makarova A., Vyalikh D., Walter J., Molodtsov S.L., Bazhenov V.V., Petrenko I., Langer E., Richter A., Niederschlag E., Pisarek M., Springer M., Gelinsky M., Rafaja D., Witkowski A., Meyer D.S., Jesionowski T., Kurzydłowski K.J. 2016. Multiphase Biomineralization : Enigmatic invasive siliceous diatoms produce crystalline calcite. Advanced Functional Materials. 26, 2503–2510. DOI : 10.1002/adfm.201504891. ISSN : 1616-3028.
Ereskovsky A.V., Chernogor L.I., Belikov S.I. 2016. Ultrastructural description of development and cell composition of primmorphs in the endemic Baikal sponge Lubomirskia baiсalensis. Zoomorphology. 135(1) : 1-17. DOI 10.1007/s00435-015-0289-0.
Ereskovsky, A.V., Kovtun, O.A., Pronin, K.K. 2016. Marine cave biota of the Tarkhankut Peninsula (Black Sea, Crimea), with emphasis on sponge taxonomic composition, spatial distribution and ecological particularities. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 96(2) : 391-406. DOI : 10.1017/S0025315415001071.
Yershov P.N., Marschal C. H., Ereskovsky A.V., Vishnyakov A. E. 2016. New data on the longevity of coastal cod Gadus morhua Linnaeus, 1758 in the White Sea. J. Appl. Ichthyol. 32 : 350-352. doi : 10.1111/jai.12961.


Borisenko I.E., Adamska M., Tokina D.B., Ereskovsky A.V. 2015. Transdifferentiation is a driving force of regeneration in Halisarca dujardini (Demospongiae, Porifera). PeerJ 3:e1211
Ereskovsky A.V., Borisenko I.E., Lapebie P., Gazave E., Tokina D.B., Borchiellini C. 2015. Oscarella lobularis (Homoscleromorpha, Porifera) regeneration : Epithelial morphogenesis and metaplasia. PlosOne. 10(8) : e0134566. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0134566.
Ereskovsky A.V . 2015. Olga Mikhailovna Ivanova-Kazas. Necrologue. Russ. J. Dev. Biol. 46(5) : 361-362.
Knittweis L., Chevaldonné P., Ereskovsky A., Schembri P.J., Borg J.A. 2015. A preliminary survey of marine cave habitats in the Maltese Islands Xjenza Online. 3 : 153-164. DOI : 10.7423/XJENZA.2015.2.07. ISSN 1818-7250.
Ruiz C, Ivanišević О, Chevaldonne P, Ereskovsky A.V, Boury-Esnault N, Vacelet J, Thomas O.P, Perez T. 2015. Integrative taxonomic description of Plakina kanaky, a new polychromatic sponge species from New Caledonia (Porifera : Homoscleromorpha). Marine Ecology. 36 : 1129-1143, DOI : 10.1111/maec.12209. ISSN : 1439-0485.


Dupont S., Carré-Mlouka A., Descarrega F., Ereskovsky A., Longeon A., Mouray E., Florent E., Bourguet-Kondracki M-L. 2014. Biodiversity and biological activities of the bacterial community associated with the marine sponge Phorbas tenacior (Porifera, Demospongiae). Letters in Applied Microbiology. 58(1) : 42-52. doi : 10.1111/lam.12154.
Ereskovsky A.V. 2014. Olga Mikhailovna Ivanova-Kazas. On the 100th anniversary of shis birth. Vestnik St. Petersburg Univ. SR. 3(2) : 105-106. (russ.).
Ereskovsky A.V. 2014. Olga Mikhailovna Ivanova-Kazas. On the 100th anniversary of shis birth. Russ. J. Dev. Biol. 45(2) : 121-123.
Ereskovsky, A.V., Lavrov, D.V., Willenz, P. 2014. Five New Species of Homoscleromorpha (Porifera) from the Caribbean Sea and re-description of Plakina jamaicensis. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 94(2), 285–307, doi:10.1017/S0025315413000295.


Borisenko, I.E., Ereskovsky, A.V. 2013. Tentacular apparatus of Bolinopsis infundibulum larva : an electron microscopy study. Acta Zoologica. 94 (2) : 193-202. DOI : 10.1111/j.1463-6395.2011.00542.x.
Ehrlich H., Kaluzhnaya O., Brunner E., Tsurkan M., Ereskovsky A., Ilan M., Tabachnick K.R., Bazhenov V.V., Paasch S., Kammer M., Born R., Stelling A., Galli R., Belikov S., Petrova O.V, Sivkov V., Vyalikh D., Hunoldt S., Wörheide G. 2013a. Identification and first insights into the structure and biosynthesis of chitin from the freshwater sponge Spongilla lacustris (Linnaeus, 1759). Journal of Structural Biology. 183 : 474–483.
Ehrlich, H., Kaluzhnaya, O.V., Tsurkan, M.V., Ereskovsky, A., Tabachnick, K.R., Ilan, M., Stelling, A., Galli, R., Petrova, O.V., Nekipelov, S.V., Sivkov, V.N., Vyalikh, D., Born, R., Behm, T., Ehrlich, A., Chernogor, L.I., Belikov, S., Janussen, D., Bazhenov, V.V., Worheide, G. 2013b. First report on chitinous holdfast in sponges (Porifera). Proc R Soc B 280 : 20130339. DOI : 10.1098/rspb.2013.0339.
Ereskovsky A.V., Kovtun O.A. 2013. Ukraine’s new invasive sponge species, Clathria (Microciona) cleistochela (Topsent, 1925) (Porifera : Demospongiae, Poecilosclerida, Microcionidae) from the submarine caves of western Crimea (Black Sea, Tarkhankut). Morsk. Ecolog. Jurn. 12 (4) : 104. ISSN : 1684-1557.
Ereskovsky, A.V. Renard, E., Borchiellini, C. 2013a. Cellular and molecular processes leading to embryo formation in sponges : evidences for high conservation of processes throughout animal evolution. Dev Genes Evol. 223 : 5-22. DOI 10.1007/s00427-012-0399-3.
Ereskovsky, A.V., Dubios, M., Ivanisevic, J., Gazave, E., Lapebie, P., Tokina, D., Pérez, T. 2013b. Pluri-annual study of the reproduction of two Mediterranean Oscarella species (Porifera, Homoscleromorpha) : cycle, sex-ratio, reproductive effort and phenology Mar. Biol. 160 : 423-438.
Gazave, E., Lavrov, D., Cabrol, J., Renard, E., Rocher, C., Vacelet, J., Adamska, M., Borchiellini, C., Ereskovsky, AV. 2013. Systematics and Molecular Phylogeny of the Oscarellidae Family (Homoscleromorpha) with Description of Two New Oscarella Species. PLos One. 8(5) : e63976. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0063976.
Gloeckner V., Hentschel U., Ereskovsky A.V., Schmitt S. 2013. Unique and stable microbial communities in Oscarella lobularis and other Mediterranean Oscarella species (Porifera : Homoscleromorpha). Mar Biol. 160 (4) : 781-791. DOI 10.1007/s0027-012-2133-0. IF : 2,47
González-Rivero, M., Ereskovsky, A.V., Schonberg, C., Ferrari R., Fromont, J., Mumby, P.J. 2013. Life-history traits of a common Caribbean coral-excavating sponge, Cliona tenuis (Porifera : Hadromerida). J. Natural History. 47 (45-46) : 2815-2834
Stephens K. M, Ereskovsky A., Lalor P., McCormack G.P. 2013. Ultrastructure of the ciliated cells of the free-swimming larva, and first sessile stages, of the marine sponge Haliclona indistincta (Demospongiae : Haplosclerida). Journal of Morphology. 274(11) : 1263-1276. DOI 10.1002/jmor.20177.
Zarrouk, S., Ereskovsky, A.V., Ben Mustapha, K., El Abed, A., Pérez, T. 2013. Sexual Reproduction of Hippospongia communis (Lamarck, 1814) (Dictyoceratida, Demospongiae) : comparison of two populations living under contrasted environmental conditions. Marine Ecology. 34 : 432–442. doi : 10.1111/maec.12043.


Borisenko I.E., Ereskovsky, A.V. 2012. WNT-signaling in epithelial morphogenesis during a regeneration of Oscarella lobularis (Porifera). Tsitologia. ISSN 0041-3771. 54(4) : 337.
Ereskovsky, A.V. 2012. Introduction to the Kowalevsky Medal issue. 14:1, 1–2. Evolution & Development. DOI : 10.1111/j.1525-142X.2011.00516.x.
Gazave, E., Lapébie, P., Ereskovsky, A.V. Vacelet, J., Renard, E., Cárdenas, P., Borchiellini, C. 2012. No longer Demospongiae : Homoscleromorph sponges revisited by molecular phylogeny, Linnaean classification and the PhyloCode. Hydrobiologia. 687(1) : 3-10.


Ereskovsky, AV., Lavrov, D.V., Boury-Esnault, N., Vacelet, J. 2011. Molecular and morphological description of a new species of Halisarca (Demospongiae : Halisarcida) from Mediterranean Sea with redescription of the type species Halisarca dujardini. Zootaxa. 2768 : 5-31.
Ereskovsky, AV., Lapebie, P., Gazave, E., Tokina, D., Renard, E., Borchiellini, C. 2011. Morphogenesis in sponges and their phylogenetic significance. Zitteliana, Ser. B, 30 : 17.
Chernogor, L.I., Denikina, N.N, Belikov, S.I., Ereskovsky, A.V. 2011a. Long-term cultivation of primmorphs from freshwater Baikal sponges Lubomirskia baicalensis. Marine Biotechnology. 13 (4) : 782-792.
Chernogor, L.I., Denikina, N.N., Belikov, S.I., Ereskovsky, A.V. 2011b. Formation of spicules during the long-term cultivation of primmorphs from the freshwater Baikal sponge Lubomirskia baikalensis. Organic Chemistry : Current Research. doi : 10.4172/2161-0401.S2-001.
Pérez, T., Ivanisevic, J., Dubois, M., Pedel, L., Thomas, O.P., Tokina, D., Ereskovsky, A.V. 2011. Oscarella balibaloi, a new sponge species (Homoscleromorpha : Plakinidae) from the Western Mediterranean Sea : cytological description, reproductive cycle and ecology. Marine Ecology. 32 : 174-187. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0485.2011.00435.x
Ivanisevic, J., Pérez, T., Ereskovsky, A.V., Barnathan, J., Thomas, O.P. 2011a. Lysophospholipids in the Mediterranean Sponge Oscarella tuberculata : Seasonal Variability and Putative Biological Role. J Chem Ecol 37 : 537–545. IF : 2.462. DOI 10.1007/s10886-011-9943-2.
Nickel, M., Arnold, C., Hammel, J.U., Renard, E., Borchiellini, C., Ereskovsky, A., Beckmann, F. 2011. Evolution of body contractility in early branching Metazoa – what morphology of Porifera and Placozoa tells us. Zitteliana, Ser. B, 30 : 37.
Ivanisevic, J., Thomas, O.P., Pedel, L., Pénez, N., Ereskovsky, A.V., Culioli, G., Pérez, T. 2011b. Biochemical trade-offs : evidence for ecologically linked secondary metabolism of the sponge Oscarella balibaloi. PLos One. 6(11) : e28059. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0028059.


Ehrlich, H., Deutzmann, R., Brunner, E., Cappellini, E., Koon, H., Solazzo, C., Yang, Y., Ashford, D., Thomas-Oates, J., Lubeck, M., Baessmann, C., Langrock, T., Hoffmann, R., Wörheide, G., Reitner, J., Simon, P., Ereskovsky, AV., Kurek, D., Mertig, M., Vialykh, D., Molodtsov, S., Kummer, K., Worch, H., Collins, M. 2010a. Mineralization of the meter-long biosilica structures of glass sponges is templated on hydroxylated collagen. Narture Chemistry. 2 : 1084-1088. doi:10.1038/nchem.899. SSN : 1755-4330.
Gazave, E., Lapébie, P., Ereskovsky, A.V., Vacelet, J., Renard, E., Borchiellini, C. 2010. Molecular phylogeny restores the supra-generic subdivision of Homoscleromorpha (Dendy, 1905) sponges. PlosOne, ISSN 1932-6203, 5(12) : e14290, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0014290. IF : 3,73.
Roué, M., Domart-Coulon, I., Ereskovsky, A.V., Djediat, C., Perez, T., Bourguet-Kondracki, M.L. 2010. Cellular localization of Clathridimine, an Antimicrobial 2-Aminoimidazole Alkaloid Produced by the Mediterranean Calcareous Sponge Clathrina clathrus. Journal of Natural Products. 73 (7) : 1277–1282.
Ehrlich, H., Simon, P., Carrillo-Cabrera, W., Bazhenov, V., Botting, J., Ilan, M., Ereskovsky, A., Muricy, G., Worch, H., Mensch, A., Born, R., Springer, A., Kummer, K., Vyalikh, D., Molodtsov, S., Kurek, D., Kammer, M., Paasch, S., Brunner, E. 2010b. Insights into chemistry of biological materials : newly-discovered silica-aragonite-chitin biocomposites in demosponges. Chemistry of Materials. 22 : 1462–1471. DOI : 10.1021/cm9026607
Ehrlich, H., Ilan, M., Maldonado, M., Muricy, G., Bavestrello, G., Kljajic, Z., Carballo, J.L., Shiaparelli, S., Ereskovsky, A.V., Schupp, P., Born, R., Worch, H., Bazhenov, V.V., Kurek, D., Varlamow, V., Vyalikh, D., Kummer, K., Sivkov, V.V., Molodtsov, S.L., Meissner, H., Richter, G., Steck, E., Richter, W., Hunoldt, S., Kammer, M., Paasch, S., Krasokhin, V., Stonik, V.A., Patzke, G., Brunner, E. 2010c. Three-dimensional chitin-based scaffolds from Verongida sponges (Demospongiae : Porifera). Part I. Isolation and identification of chitin. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. 47 (2) : 132-140. DOI:10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2010.05.007
Ehrlich, H., Steck, E., Ilan, M., Maldonado, M., Muricy, G., Bavestrello, G., Kljajic, Z., Carballo, J.L., Schiaparelli, S., Ereskovsky, A.V., Schupp, P., Bornk, R., Worch, H., Bazhenov, V.V., Kurek, D., Varlamov, V., Vyalikh, D., Kummer, K., Sivkov, V.V., Molodtsov, S.L., Meissner, H., Richter, G., Hunoldt, S., Kammer, M., Paasch, S., Krasokhin, V., Patzke, G., Brunner, E., Richter, W. 2010d. Three-dimensional chitin-based scaffolds from Verongida sponges (Demospongiae : Porifera). Part II : Biomimetic potential and applications. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. 47 (2) 141-145. DOI:10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2010.05.009.
Negandhi, K., Blackwelder, P., Ereskovsky, A.V., Lopez, J. 2010. Florida Reef Sponges Harbor Coral Disease-Associated Microbes. Symbiosis. 51 (1) : 117-129.


Ereskovsky, A.V., Borchiellini, C., Gazave, E. Ivanisevic, J., Lapébie, P., Perez, T., Renard-Deniel, E., Vacelet, J. 2009. The homoscleromorph sponge Oscarella lobularis as model in evolutionary and developmental biology. BioEssays. 31(1), 89-97. IF : 5.423. DOI 10.1002/bies.080058
Ereskovsky, A.V., Konyukov, P.Y., Tokina, D.B. 2009. Morphogenesis accompanying larval metamorphosis in Plakina trilopha (Porifera, Homoscleromorpha). Zoomorphology. 129 : 21-31. DOI 10.1007/s00435-009-0097-5
Ereskovsky, A.V., Sanamyan, K., Vishnyakov, A.E. 2009. Oscarella kamchatkensis sp nov. from the North-West of Pacific. Cahiers de Biologie marine. 50(4) : 369-381.
Vishnyakov, A.E., Ereskovsky, A.V. 2009. Bacterial symbionts as an additional cytological marker for identification of sponges without a skeleton. Mar. Biol. 156 : 1625-1632.
Renard, E., Vacelet, J., Gazave, E., Lapébie, P., Borchiellini, C., Ereskovsky, A.V. 2009. Origin of the neuro-sensory system : new and expected insights from sponges. Integrative Zoology. 4 : 294-308. DOI : 10.1111/j.1749-4877.2009.00167.x
Lapébie, P., Gazave, E., Ereskovsky, A.V., Derelle, R., Renard, E., Bézac, C., Houliston, E., Borchiellini, C. 2009. Conserved roles for WNT signalling in metazoan epithelial morphogenesis : Insights from a homoscleromorph sponge. PLoS ONE. 4(6) : e5823. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0005823.
Gazave, E., Lapébie, P., Richards, G.S., Brunet, F., Ereskovsky, A.V., Degnan, B.M., Borchiellini, C., Vervoort, M., Renard, E. 2009. Origin and evolution of the Notch signalling pathway : an overview from eukaryotic genomes BMC Evol. Biol. J. 9:249. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-9-249.


Ereskovsky, A.V., Willenz, P. 2008. Larval development in Guancha arnesenae (Porifera, Calcispongiae, Calcinea). Zoomorphology 127:175–187.
Ereskovsky, A.V., Dondua, A.K. 2008. Development and evolution in the sponges (Porifera). J. Morphol. 269 : 1474-1474.
Kuternitskaya, E.A., Vishnyakov, A.E., Ereskovsky, A.V. 2008. Structure of symbiotic bacteria of Halisarca dujardini Johnston and their influence on primmorph formation. Vest. Sankt-Peterburgskogo Univ. Ser. 3 Biol. 3 4 : 10-15.


Ereskovsky, A.V. 2007. A new species of Halisarca (Demospongiae : Halisarcida) from the Sea of Okhotsk, North Pacific. Zootaxa 1432 : 57-66. DOI : rg/10.11646/zootaxa.1432.1.4
Ereskovsky, A.V. Tokina, D.B. 2007. Asexual reproduction in Oscarella (Porifera ; Homoscleromorpha). Mar. Biol. 151 : 425-434. DOI 10.1007/s00227-006-0439-5
Ereskovsky, A.V., Tokina, D.B., Bezac, C., Boury-Esnault, N. 2007. Metamorphosis of Cinctoblastula Larvae (Homoscleromorpha, Porifera) J. Morph. 268 : 518-528. DOI : 10.1002/jmor.10506
Ereskovsky, A.V., Konjukov, P., Willenz, P. 2007. Experimental Metamorphosis of Halisarca dujardini Larvae (Demospongiae, Halisarcida) : Evidence of Flagellated Cell Totipotentiality. J. Morph. 268 : 529-536.
Ereskovsky, A.V., Willenz, P. 2007. Esperiopsis koltuni sp. nov. (Demospongiae : Poecilosclerida : Esperiopsidae), a carnivorous sponge from deep water of the Sea of Okhotsk (North Pacific). J. Mar. Biol. Assoc. U.K. 87 : 1379–1386.
de Caralt, S., Uriz, M.J., Ereskovsky, A.V., Wijffels, R.H. 2007. Embryo development of Corticium candelabrum (Demospongiae : Homosclerophorida). Invert. Biol. 126 : 211-219.


Ereskovsky, A.V., Dondua A.K. 2006. The problem of Germ Layers in Sponges (Porifera) and some issues concerning early metazoan Evolution. Zool. Anz. 245 : 65-76.
Ereskovsky, A.V. 2006. A New Species of Oscarella (Demospongiae : Plakinidae) from the Western Sea of Japon. Zootaxa. 1376 : 37–51. DOI : 10.5281/zenodo.174988.
Leys S.P., Ereskovsky A.V. 2006. Embryogenesis and larval differentiation in sponges. Canad. J. Zool. 84 : 262–287. doi:10.1139/Z05-170
Ehrlich, H., Ereskovsky, A.V., Drozdov, A.L., Krylova, D.D., Hanke, T., Meissner, H., Heinemann, S., Worch, H. 2006. A Modern Approach to Demineralization of Spicules in Glass Sponges (Porifera : Hexactinellida) for the Purpose of Extraction and Examination of the Protein Matrix. Rus. J. Mar. Biol. 32 : 186–193.


Ereskovsky, A.V., Gonobobleva, E.L., Vishnyakov, A. 2005. Morphological evidence for vertical transmission of symbiotic bacteria in the ovoviviparous sponge Halisarca dujardini Johnston (Porifera, Demospongiae, Halisarcida). Mar. Biol. 146 : 869-875. DOI 10.1007/s00227-004-1489-1
Usher K., Ereskovsky, A.V. 2005. Larval development, ultrastructure and metamorphosis in Chondrilla australiensis Carter, 1873 (Demospongiae, Chondrosida, Chondrillidae). Invert. Reprod. Dev. 47 : 51-62.
Ehrlich, H., Hanke, T., Meissner, H., Richter, G., Born, R., Heinemann, S., Ereskovsky, A., Krylova, D., Worch, H. 2005. Nanoimagery and the biomimetic potential of marine glass sponge Hyalonema sieboldi (Porifera). VDI Berichte 1920 : 163-166.


Ereskovsky, A.V., Tokina, D.B. 2004. Morphology and fine structure of the swimming larvae of Ircinia oros (Porifera, Demospongiae, Dictyoceratida). Invert. Reprod. Dev. 45 : 137-150.
Ereskovsky, A.V. 2004. Comparative embryology of sponges and its application for poriferan phylogeny. Boll. Mus. Ist. Biol. Univ. Genova. 68 : 301-318.
Gonobobleva, E.L., Ereskovsky, A.V. 2004. Polymorphism in free-swimming larvae of Halisarca dujardini (Demosponge, Halisarcida). Boll. Mus. Ist. Biol. Univ. Genova. 68 : 349-356.
Gonobobleva, E.L., Ereskovsky, A.V. 2004. Metamorphosis of the larva of Halisarca dujardini (Demospongiae, Halisarcida). Bull.inst. Roy. Sci. nat. Belgique, Biol. 74 : 101-115.
Krylova, D.D., Aleshina, G.M., Kokryakov, V.N. Ereskovsky, A.V. 2004. Antimicrobal properties of mesochylar granular cells of Halisarca dujardini Johnston, 1842 (Demospongiae, Halisarcida). Boll. Mus. Ist. Biol. Univ. Genova. 68 : 399-404.


Ereskovsky, A.V. 2003. The problem of colonial, modular and individual nature of the sponges and special features of their morphogeneses during growth and asexual reproduction. Rus. J. Mar. Biol. 29, Suppl. 1 : 46–56.
Boury-Esnault, N., Ereskovsky, A.V., Bézac, C., Tokina, D. 2003. Larval development in Homoscleromorpha (Porifera, Demospongiae) first evidence of basal membrane in sponge larvae. Invert. Biol. 122 : 187-202.


Ereskovsky, A.V., Boury-Esnault, N. 2002. Cleavage pattern in Oscarella species (Porifera, Demospongiae, Homoscleromorpha), transmission of maternal cells and symbiotic bacteria. J. Nat. Hist. 36 : 1761-1775.
Ereskovsky, A.V. 2002. Polyaxial Cleavage in Sponges (Porifera) : A New Pattern of Metazoan Cleavage. Dokl. Biol. Sci. 386 : 472-474.


Ereskovsky, A.V. 2000. Reproduction cycles and strategies of cold-water sponges Halisarca dujardini (Demospongiae, Dendroceratida), Myxilla incrustans and Iophon piceus (Demospongiae, Poecilosclerida) from the White Sea. Biol. Bull. 198 : 77-87.
Ereskovsky, A.V., Gonobobleva, E.L. 2000. New data on embryonic development of Halisarca dujardini Johnston, 1842 (Demospongiae : Halisarcida). Zoosystema. 22 : 355-368.


Ereskovsky, A.V. 1999. Development of Haplosclerid sponges (Demospongiae, Ceractinomorpha). Rus J. Mar. Biol. 25 : 333-343.
Ereskovsky, A.V., Gonobobleva E.L. 1999. The development of Halisarca dujardini Johnston, 1842 from the egg to the free larvae (Porifera, Ceractinomorpha, Halisarcida). Mem. Queensl. Mus. Nat. Hist. 42 : 160-161.
Ereskovsky, A.V., Korotkova, G.P. 1999. On the reasons of onthogenesis pecularity in Sponges. Zhur. Obsh. Biol. 60 : 318-332.
Plotkin, A.S., Ereskovsky, A.V., Khalaman, V.V. 1999. The analysis of modular organisation of Porifera using Polymastya mammillaris Mueller as a model. Zhur. Obsh. Biol. 60 : 18 - 28.


Ereskovsky, A.V., Korotkova, G.P. 1997. About the causes of the peculiarity of the sponge embryogenesis. Berl. Geowis.. Abh. Reihe E. Bd. 20 : 25-33.
Sizova, N.A., Ereskovsky, A.V. 1997. Ultrastructural peculiarity of the early embryogenesis in a White Sea sponge Halisarca dujardini (Demospongiae, Dendroceratida). Berl. Geowis. Abh. Reihe E. Bd. 20 : 103-113.
Plotkin, A.S., Ereskovsky, A.V. 1997. Ecological features of asexual reproduction of the White Sea sponge Polymastia mamillaris (Demospongiae, Tetractinomorpha) in Kandalaksha Bay. Berl. Geowis. Abh. Reihe E. Bd. 20 : 103-113.


Ereskovsky, A.V. 1995. Materials to the faunistic study of the White and Barents seas sponges. 5. Quantitative distribution. Berl. geowis. Abh. (A) 16 : 709-714.
Ereskovsky, A.V. 1995. Materials to the faunistic study of the White and Barents seas sponges. 6. The origins of the White and Barents seas sponge faunas. Berl. Geowis. Abh. (A) 16 : 715-730.
Ereskovsky, A.V. (Yereskovskij) 1995. On the population structure and distribution of sponges in the intertidal zone of eastern Murman. Hydrobiol. J. 31 : 15-29.
Ereskovsky, A.V. 1995. Materials to the faunistic study of the White Sea and Barents Sea sponges. 4. Vertical distribution. Vestnik Leningr Univ Ser 3 Biol, 3 1 : 3-10.
Ereskovsky, A.V. 1994. Habitat conditions and distribution of sponges in the littoral zone of eastern Murman. Zool. Journal. 73(4) : 5-17.


Ereskovsky, A.V. 1994. Materials to the faunistic study of the White Sea and Barents Sea sponges. 2. Biogeographical and comparative-faunistic analysis. Vestni. Lenin. Univ. Ser. 3 Biol, 3 1 : 13-26.
Ereskovsky, A.V. 1994. Materials to the faunistic study of the White Sea and Barents Sea sponges. 3. Dependence of sponge distribution on temperature and salinity. Vestnik Leningr. Univ. Ser. 3 Biol, 3 3 : 3-10.


Ereskovsky, A.V. 1993. Addition to the fauna of sponges (Porifera) of the White Sea. Vestnik Leningr. Univ. Ser. 3 Biol, 3 2 : 3-12.
Ereskovsky, A.V. 1993. Materials to the faunistic study of the White Sea and Barents Sea sponges. I Taxonomic composition. Vestnik Leningr. Univ. Ser. 3 Biol, 3 3 : 19-28.


Efremova, S.M., Ereskovsky, A.V., Tokina, D.B. 1987. Gametogenesis in sponges of the family Myxillidae from the White Sea. 2. Spermatogenesis in Myxilla incrustans and Iophon piceus (Demospongia, Poecilosclerida). Ontogenez 3 : 263-268.
Efremova, S.M., Ereskovsky, A.V., Tokina, D.B. 1987. Gametogenesis in sponges of the family Myxillidae from the White sea. 1. Oogenesis in Myxilla incrustans and Iophon piceus (Demospongiae, Poecilosclerida). Ontogenez 3 : 257-262.


Ereskovsky, A.V. 1986. Larval formation in Iophon piceus (Demospongiae, Poecilosclerida). Zool. Journal. 65 : 1614-1621.


Korotkova, G.P., Ereskovsky, A.V. 1984. The peculiarity of the White Sea sponge Halisarca dujardini Johnston eggs cleavage. Vestnik Leningr. Univ. Ser. 3 Biol. (4) : 36-42. (Russ.).

Book Chapters

15. Ereskovsky, A., Lavrov, A. 2019. Porifera. In Invertebrate Histology, Elise E.B. LaDouceur, E.E.B., Ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (In press).
14. Ereskovsky AV. 2018. Sponge Reproduction. In M. K. Skinner (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Reproduction. vol. 6, pp. 485–490. Academic Press : Elsevier.
13. Ereskovsky, A.V. 2010. Porifera. In : A.B. Tsetlin, A.E. Zhadan, N.N. Marfenin (eds.). Illustrated Atlas of the flora and the fauna of White Sea. KMK Publ. Moscow. Pp. 157-173. ISBN - 9785873176724.
12. Ereskovsky, A.V., Dondua, A.K. 2009. Embryonic morphogenesis in sponges (Porifera) and early evolution of Metazoa. Trans. S-Petersbourg Nat. Soc. 97 (ser 1) Pt. 2 : 71-88.
11. Ereskovsky, A.V. 2006. Porifera. In : N.N. Marfenin and S.A. Belorustseva (eds.). Illustrated Atlas of White Sea Invertebrates. KMK Publ. Moscow. Pp. 51 – 64.
10. Dondua, A.K., Ereskovsky, A.V., Efremova, S.M., Polteva, D.G. 2005. Scientific researches of the Department of Embryology of Saint-Petersburg State University at the Marine Biological Station. In : A.I. Railkin (ed.). 30 years of Marine Biological Station of Saint-Petersburg State University : results and perspectives. S-Petersburg Univ. Press. Pp. 38-50.
9. Railkin, A.I., Ereskovsky, A.V., Gonobobleva, E.L. 2004. The first experimental evidences of stimulating effect of macroalgae to settlement and development of sponges (examples of the Halisarca dufardini and the brown alga Fucus vesiculosus). In : Railkin A.I. (ed.) Marine and freshwater ecosystems of the North of Karelia. Trans. Biol. Inst. S-Petersburg Univ. 51 : pp. 49 – 58.
8. Ereskovsky, A.V. 1989. Special composition, distribution and biogeographical structure of White Sea sponge. In : Ecological and physiological investigations of the White Sea Hydrobonts. Zoological institute ed. Trans. Zool. Inst.Leningrad. Vol. 192. (Eds : Ereskovsky, A.V. & Khlebovich,VV), Academy of Science of USSR, Leningrad, 5-24. (Russ.).
7. Ereskovsky, A.V. 1989. The Sponges of White and Barents Sea : composition of faunas, theirs genesis and comparative-ecological analisis. Philosophy Doctor’s thesis Leningrad. pp. 1 - 24.
6. Ereskovsky A.V. 1989. Some biogeography peculiarity of the Barents Sea Sponges (Demospongiae). In : The fundamental investigations of the recent Porifera and Coelenterata V.M.Koltun, N.N.Marfenin and S.D.Stepaniants (eds.). Leningrad, Zool. Inst. of Acad. of Sci. USSR . pp. 5-7. (Russ.).
5. Ereskovsky, A.V., Semyonova, M.M. 1988. Species composition and some peculiarities of ecology of White Sea epibiotic sponges. In : Porifera and Cnidaria : Modern and perspective investigations. (Eds : Koltun,VM ; Stepanjants,SD) USSR Academy of Sciences, Zoological Institute, Moscow, 12-17. (Russ.).
4. Ereskovsky, A.V., Semyonova, M.M. 1988. Ecology and distribution of the Sponges from Kandalaksha Bay and Onega Bay, White Sea. In : Investigation of marine fauna. V.38 (46). Leningrad, Zool. Inst. Acad. of Sci. USSR. pp. 31-41. (Russ.).
3. Ereskovsky, A.V., Semyonova, M.M. 1988. The data on fauna comparative analysis and ecology of sponges from Onega and Kandalaksha Bays, the White Sea. In : Benthic ecosystems of the south eastern part of the Kandalaksha bay and adjacent waters of the White Sea. Explorations of the fauna of the seas. (Ed : Skarlato, O.A.) USSR academy of sciences Zoological Institute, Leningrad, Vol. 38 : 31-41. (Russ.).
2. Ereskovsky A.V. 1987. Shallow-water sponges from the Kandalaksha Bay , White Sea. Leningrad. Leningrad State University Press. 40p. (Russ.).
Ereskovsky, A.V. 1986. Phylum Spongia. In : Life and condition of it existence in the Barents Sea benthal. Apatity. pp 79-83. (Russ.).
1. Ereskovsky, A.V. 1985. Oogenesis of the White Sea Sponge Iophon piceus (Demospongiae). In : Organism in onto- and phylogenesis. A. Cherepanov (ed.). Leningrad. pp. 35-40. (Russ.).


Ereskovsky, A.V. Vishyakov A.E. 2015. Sponges (Porifera). KMK Publisher, Saint-Petersbourg – Moscow. ISBN 978-5-9906564-7-5. (in russian).
Ereskovsky, A.V. 2010. The Comparative Embryology of Sponges. Springer-Verlag, Dordrecht Heidelberg London New York. ISBN 978-90-481-8574-0 ; e-ISBN 978-90-481-8575-7 ; DOI 10.1007/978-90-481-8575-7. Pp. i-lix + 329.
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Scientific responsibilities

Steering Committees

since 2013 : Member of the MARS steering committee (European Marine Station network), secretary and treasurer.
since 2012 : Member of Labex OT-Med (Objectif Terre - Bassin Méditerranéen) issteering committee, Marseille, France
since 2012 : Member of Labex SERENADE (stands for Laboratory of Excellence for Safe(r) Ecodesign Research and Education applied to NAnomaterial DEvelopment and it is a Safe by Design project) steering committee Marseille, France
2011 - 2014 : Member of the BioDivMEx (Biodiversity of Mediterranean experiment) steering committee, Marseille, France www.
since 2009 : Chairman of International A. Kowalevsky medal Awarding Committee of the St. Petersburg Society of Naturalists, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Project responsabilities

2018 –Project of organisation of 4th International workshop on Atlanto-Mediterranean Deep-Sea & Caves Sponges « Atmedsponge » Soutenu par Labex OT-Med. (Coresponsable)
2017 – 2019. “Variety of morphogeneses and types of cell behavior in embryonic and post-embryonic development of animals ». Russin Scientific Foundation n° 17-14-01089.
2017 – 2018. The regenerative and recovery capacities of metazoans in marine coastal waters of Mediterranean Sea after natural or human-induced injuries. Labex OT-Med.
2017 - 2020. Variety of morphogeneses and types of cell behavior in embryonic and post-embryonic development of animals. Russian Scientific Fondation, № 17-14-01089.
2016 – 2018. Project of cooperation – CoopIntEer (CNRS – RFBR Russie) n° 216483 : Integrative investigation of epizooty and unprecedented disease of endemic sponges from the Lake Baikal.
2016 – 2018. « Comparative investigation of regeneration in sponges (Porifera) ». Russian Fondation for Basic Research N° 15-04-0755.
2014 (01 - 19 July) : “Wnt-dependent axial patterning in Porifera : modern gene-engineering approach”. European project ASSAMBLE for the Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Science, Kristineberg, Suede
2013 – 2015. « Emergence et Innovation », SpongEX « Oscarella lobularis : a new sponge model to stimulate interdisciplinary studies in Evolution-Development and Ecology at Aix-Marseille University”. (Coresponsable of the projet with Andre LE BIVIC ). Project A*MIDEX of Aix-Marseille University, France.
2013 - 2014. « Contribution of phenology to study the impact of climate change in coastal marine environment : the octocorals as models species ».Grant Labex Ot-Med, Marseille, France.
2013 (01.10) 2014 (30.06). La Bourse du Gouvernement Français - bourse de l’Ambassade de France en Russie - « Le rôle de la voie de signalisation Wnt dans la morphogenèse lors de la régénération de l’éponges Halisarca dujardini (Spongiaires : Demospongiae) » pour Ilya BORISENKO, l’Université d’Etat de Saint-Pétersbourg, Russia
2013 - 2015. « The role of Wnt signalling pathway in embryonic and postembryonic morphogenesis in the sponge Halisarca dujardini (Porifera, Demospongiae) » Soutenu par le Russian Fondation for Basic Research № 13-04-01084.
2013 (22 juillet - 11 aout). Wnt-dependent axial patterning in Porifera : modern gene-engineering approach. European project ASSAMBLE N°227799 for The Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Science, Kristienberg, Suede
2012 (16.07 – 29.07). Biodiversity, embryology and reproductive cycles of shallow water Homoscleromorpha sponges from the Gulf of Naples. European project ASSAMBLE N° 962 for Stazione Zologique de Naples, Italy.
2012 (01.06 - 10. 10.). La Bourse du Gouvernement Français - bourse de l’Ambassade de France en Russie - « Le rôle de la voie de signalisation Wnt dans la morphogenèse lors de la régénération de l’éponges Halisarca dujardini (Spongiaires : Demospongiae) » pour Ilya Borisenko, l’Université d’Etat de Saint-Pétersbourg, Russia.

Editorial board

Since 2019. Member of Editorial Board of the Russian Journal of Developmental Biology. ISSN : 1062-3604 (Print) 1608-3326 (Online)
Since 2018. Member of Editorial Board of the Journal of Biomedical Research (JBR). ISSN 1674-8301.
Since 2018. Member of Editorial Board of the Asia-Pacific Journal of Blood Types and Genes. ISSN 2519-7916.
Since 2018. Member of Editorial Board of Journal of Embryology
Since 2009. Member of Editorial Board of the bilingual scientific journal Invertebrate Zoology (ISSN 1812-9250 ISSN 1814-0815)
2014 - 2017 Member of an Editorial Scientific Board of the Journal of Biology and Earth Sciences ISSN : 2084-3577

Guest Editor

2012 - Guest Editor for special volume Evolution & Development" 14:1, 1–2 (2012), ISSN : 1520−541X.


1. Since 1983. St. Petersburg Society of Naturalists, Russia
2. Since 2002. European Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology
3. Since 2004. International Society for Invertebrate Morphology
4. Since 2012. International Evo-Devo-Eco Network (EDEN).
5. Since 2013. Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA) of the European Commission.
6. Since 2013. GDR BioChiMar. France.
7. Since 2014. GDR d’Ecologie Chimique du CNRS « Médiation Chimique dans l’Environnement- Ecologie Chimique », France.