Dr. Vladislav Y. Petrusevich, Ph.D.

Image Vladislav Y. Petrusevich
Physical Scientist - Hydroacoustics
  • ​​​Conducting hydroacoustic fisheries stock assessment surveys
  • Conducting hydroacoustic sea trials of the new OSFVs
  • Participating in drafting RFPs for chartered vessels 
  • Planning and conducting field research programs
  • Operating/troubleshooting scientific echo-sounders/sonars: Simrad EK80, EK60, MS70, SX93, EA600
  • Analysis of acustic datasets using EchoView and ESP3 software

Professional activities / interests

Scientific journals reviewer:
- Continental Shelf Research (Elsevier)
- Applied Ocean Research (Elsevier)
- Environmental Science and Pollution Research (Springer)
- Earth System Science Data (Copernicus)
- Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (MDPI)

Education and awards

- Ph.D. in Geography (Physical Oceanography), University of Manitoba (2021)

- M.Sc. in Physics (Laser Optics), University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (2003)

- Diploma in Physics (Geophysics), Moscow Lomonosov State University (1998)

Key publications

Dmitrenko, I. A., Petrusevich, V. Y., Kosobokova, K. N., Komarov, A. S., Bouchard, C., Geoffroy, M., et al. (2021). Coastal Polynya Disrupts the Acoustic Backscatter Diurnal Signal Over the Eastern Laptev Sea Shelf. Frontiers in Marine Science. doi:10.3389/fmars.2021.791096

Petrusevich, V.Y. (2021) Mooring time-series observations of water dynamics in ice-covered Arctic estuarine systems: an analysis of vertical motion cycles/patterns, Ph.D. Thesis,  University of Manitoba, Winnipeg doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.21005.87526

Petrusevich, V. Y., Dmitrenko, I. A., Niemi, A., Kirillov, S. A., Kamula, C. M., Kuzyk, Z. Z. A., Barber, D. G. and Ehn, J. K. (2020) Impact of tidal dynamics on diel vertical migration of zooplankton in Hudson Bay, Ocean Sci., 16(2), 337-353, doi:10.5194/os-16-337-2020.

Dmitrenko, I.A., Petrusevich, V.Y., Darnis, G., Kirillov, S.A., Komarov, A.S., Ehn, J.K., Forest, A., Fortier, L., Rysgaard, S and Barber, D.G. (2020) Sea-ice and water dynamics and moonlight impact the acoustic backscatter diurnal signal over the eastern Beaufort Sea continental slope. Ocean Sci., 16(5), 1261–1283, doi:10.5194/os-16-1261-2020

Petrusevich, V. Y. and Ehn, J. K. (2020) BaySys 2018 Fall Cruise Report - Mooring Retrieval, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg. 
doi: 10.13140/RG.2.2.23424.25608/1

Harasyn, M.L., Isleifson, D., Petrusevich, V. and Barber, D. G. (2018) In situ passive microwave and UAV observations of early summer sea ice, ANTEM 2018: 18th International Symposium on Antenna Technology and Applied Electromagnetics, Waterloo, ON, 08/2018 doi: 10.1109/ANTEM.2018.8572913

Petrusevich, V.Y., Dmitrenko, I.A., Kozlov, I.E., Kirillov, S.A., Kuzyk, Z.Z.A., Komarov, A.S., Heath, J.P., Barber, D.G. and Ehn, J.K. (2018) Tidally-generated internal waves in Southeast Hudson Bay. Cont. Shelf Res. 167: 65–76. doi: 10.1016/j.csr.2018.08.002.

Kirillov, S., Peck, C. and Petrusevich V. (2018) BaySys 2017 Fall Cruise Report-Turnaround of Moorings, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg. doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.27724.16007

Petrusevich V. (2018) Watermass Modification, Exchange and Circulation in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic Shelf and Estuarine Environments, Ph.D. Candidacy Exam Paper, University of Manitoba

Boone, W., Rysgaard, S., Kirillov, S., Dmitrenko, I., Bendtsen, J., Mortensen, J., Meire, L., Petrusevich, V. and Barber, D.G., (2017) Circulation and fjord-shelf exchange during the ice-covered period in Young Sound-Tyrolerfjord, Northeast Greenland (74°N). Estuar. Coast. Shelf Sci. 194, 205–216. doi: 10.1016/j.ecss.2017.06.021

Petrusevich, V., Dmitrenko, I. A., Kirillov, S. A., Rysgaard S., Falk-Petersen S., Barber D. G., Boone W. and Ehn J. K. (2016), Wintertime water dynamics and moonlight disruption of the acoustic backscatter diurnal signal in an ice-covered Northeast Greenland fjord, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 121, 4804–4818, doi:10.1002/2016JC011703.

Dmitrenko, I., Kirillov, S., Boone, W., Petrusevich, V., & Babb, D. (2016). Young Sound fjord physical oceanography: underice dynamics and coastal polynya interaction. In L. M. Jensen, E. Topp-Jørgensen, T. R. Christensen, & N. M. Schmidt (Eds.), Zackenberg Ecological Research Operations 20th Annual Report (pp. 101–103). Roskilde, Denmark. doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.34782.64327

Shcheslavskiy, V. I., Saltiel, S. M., Ivanov, D. A., Ivanov, A. A., Petrusevich, V. Y., Petrov, G. I. and Yakovlev, V. V. (2006), Nonlinear optics of molecular nanostructures in solution: Assessment of the size and nonlinear optical properties, Chem. Phys. Lett., 429(1-3), 294–298 doi:10.1016/j.cplett.2006.07.071

Shcheslavskiy, V., Petrov, G. I., Saltiel, S., Boyko, A., Petrussevich, V. Y., Petrussevich, Y. M., Petrova, G. P. and Yakovlev, V. V. (2004), Nonlinear optical spectroscopy of collagen transformation, Proc. of SPIE, Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences IV, 5323: 353–359 doi:10.1117/12.531634

Petrusevich, V. Y. (2003), Nonlinear optical susceptibilities of solutions probed by third-harmonic generation. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Petrova, G. P., Petrussevich, Y. M., Evseevicheva, A. N., Ten, D. I. and Petrusevich V. Y. (2003), Physical methods for studying the effect of lead ions on proteins in solutions, Moscow Univ. Phys. Bull., 58(2), 49–55.

Research facility

80 East White Hills Road
St. John's, NL A1C 5X1


- Société canadienne de météorologie et d'océanographie (SCMO)

- Groupe de travail du CIEM sur l'acoustique, la science et la technologie halieutiques



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