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Exhibition "Bulgarian Ramsar sites"

The Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research of BAS presents the exhibition "Bulgarian Ramsar sites".  It is organised in the frame of the WETLANET Project.

The exhibition is presented at the headquarters of the Bulgarian Academy of Science, "15-th November" Street No. 1., from 14 to 21 september 2012., изпълняван от ИБЕИ – БАН.

/IBER-BAS, 13.09.2012/

Young researcher from IBER-BAS is the winner in FameLab'2012

The FameLab Bulgaria 2012 is organised by the British Council together with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Science of Bulgaria and the Forum Demokrit. We are happy  that this year the winner in the National compettition is our colleague Boris Cenov (Department of Plant and Fungal Diversity and Resources, Division of Paleobotany and Palynology). Our young paleobotanist won 4 awards - the  Grand Jury Prize, the award of the audience, and these of the "Obekti" magazine and the Society of the Scientists in Bulgaria. ЗBoris Cenov will participate at the FameLab International Finals on 12-16 June 2012 in Cheltenham, UK.
The video from the show with the FameLab'2012 finalists on Bulgarian National Television can be seen here.

/IBER-BAS, 14.05.2012/

Boletales internet-site

Since 25 October 2010 an internet-site about the boletes mushrooms has been launched by Dr Boris Assyov (Division of Mycology, Department of Plant and Fungal Diversity and Resources).
The site is unique in Europe and aimed to be an online-resource for wider public interested in Boletales mushrooms. It presents a short overview on 147 species of boletes known so far from Europe. Another aim of the site is to give an idea to how boletes are collected and studied, what literature could be used to do that. So far the site has more than 20 000 visitors from 110 countries all over the world.


Exhibition "Bulgarian Ramsar sites"

The Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research of BAS and the National Museum of Natural History of BAS are pleased to announced the exhibition "Bulgarian Ramsar sites". It is organised in the frame of the WETLANET Project.

Bulgaria joined the Ramsar Convention with the decision of the Council of Ministers from 18 November 1974. As in January 2012, our country is represented in the list of the internationally-important wetlands with 11 sites. The exhibition will present numerous photos and a brief information about the biodiversity of the Ramsar sites of our country.

The official opening of the exhibition will be on the International Day of Wetlands, 2 February 2012, 16:00 at the National Museum of Natural History, Blvd "Tsar Osvoboditel" No. 1


School of Ornithology and Nature Conservation

Bulgarian Ornithological Central (IBER-BAS) is organising a school of ornithology and nature conservation. This educational program is free of charge.

The lectures will be held every Wednesday at 15:30 at the meeting hall of the Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, BAS, Base 2 (1, Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd., 1000 Sofia). Lecturer: Dr Boris Nikolov.

The first lecture will be on 02.11.2011.

More information about the course could be found here.


News from the Ecological Station at the Srebarna Biosphere reserve

Our colleague, the hydrobiologist Veselka Tsavkova of the Ecological Station of the Srebarna Biosphere Reserve develops a research and educational project with a group of secondary-school students from the town of Silistra. The web-site of the project was launched several days ago.

Workshop of EnvEurope Project

The first national workshop “Monitoring and analyses of environmental data”, organized by the EnvEurope project of the National LTER-Bulgaria center of IBER and the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences took place on June 30, 2011 in Sofia.

More information about the event could be found here.

Electromagnetic coils constructed at Kalimok biological station

To test the possibility that birds use geomagnetic information for navigation high precision electromagnetic coils were constructed at Kalimok biological station. They were designed to independently control different parameters of the geomagnetic field. The coils will be used to perform simulated magnetic displacements under controlled magnetic conditions with caged passerine migrants. Birds will be exposed to simulated longitudinal and latitudinal magnetic displacements, by changing the angle of inclination and field intensities around the cages. Their orientation will be recorded in circular cages. The new facilities will be used also for studying of orientation and navigation mechanisms based on geomagnetic field of other animal groups.


Оfficial statement of IBER about for the National Action Plan for Renewable Energy Resources

Public discussion on the Ecological Assessment of the National Action Plan for Renewable Energy Resources will be held on 4th May 2011, 10:00AM, at the presscenter of the Ministry of Economy, Energy and Tourism, 8, Triaditsa Street, Sofia.

The official statement of the Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, BAS could be download here.