Taranenko Ekaterina Nikolaevna, born 9 October, 1980. Graduated from Irkutsk State University, Faculty of Biology and Soil Studies, with a specialty in «Human and Animal Physiology» (2002). Leading Engineer for the Laboratory of Natural and Anthropogenic Ecosystems at Siberian Institute of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch in the city of Irkutsk. Research interests in studying of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons pollution in natural and urban areas and phytotoxic effects of these pollutants. Engineer on duty for research grant on «Study Nutrient Status of Pine Forests of the Baikal Natural Territory».