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Division of Biological Diversity and Processes in Fresh Water Ecosystems

Research Priorities

  • Development of methodology of ecological classification and assessment of the human pressures and impacts on freshwater ecosystems introducing multihabitat and multimetric approaches;
  • Biological indication and biomonitoring of freshwater bodies;
  • Biological productivity, trophic web and cascades; key organisms in lentic ecosystems along the Danube River;
  • Methods for assessment and risk management of aquatic invasive alien species;
  • Applied ecology and environmental impact assessments of surface water bodies;
  • Scientific and methodical support of Integrated Water Management with GIS applications.

Research Groups

  • Lotic Ecosystems RG
  • Lentic Ecosystems RG