Lilia Dmitrieva, BSc, MSc
Lilia is an observer on board the aerial survey aircraft. From 2008 she is also a participant in the additional icebreaker and helicopter surveys. Lilia is also co-coordinator of both the CISS and Darwin projects and acts as a translator and liaison for the projects. She also helps to organise seal monitoring and conservation programmes throughout the Caspian region.
Lilia is a graduate of St Petersburg University and has worked for the Baltic Fund for Nature. She has studied the behaviour and ecology of Ladoga seals and has, for many years, participated in the Baltic seal surveys.