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Ecological Station at the Atanasovsko Lake Reserve

The Atanasovsko lake is a part of one of the biggest wetland complexes in Bulgaria. This hyperhaline lagoon is designated as Ramsar Site, Managed Reserve and Important Bird Area.

The Ecological station of IBER-BAS is situated on the North-East coast of the lake. Recently, as a part of the WETLANET local network of wetlands' laboratories, the station is renovating to provide all necessary facilities for carrying out ornithological and hydrobiological monitoring observations.


Research Topics
  • ornithological studies (observations on bird migrations and breeding populations)
  • hydrobiology studies (zoobenthic communities, trophic structure, functioning of hyperhaline ecosystems)
  • development of scientifically based approaches of conservation and management of the wetlands of the Reserve


Current Research Projects

  • 2009-2012: WETLANET - Enhancing research potential by strengthening a local network of laboratories for studying wetland ecosystems functioning, restoration and management; funded by FP7 EC (FP7 CSA – SUPPORT ACTION, GA 229802). Coordinator: Prof. DSc B. Georgiev
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