Environmental Sciences

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Luchezar Pehlivanov

Aquatic Ecosystems
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences


Date of birth: 23 September 1956 Education: 1976-1981: Institute of Fisheries and Fish Industry, Kaliningrad, Russia,MSc 1982-1986: Institute of Evolution and Ecology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia PhD Languages: Bulgarian, Russian, English, French Membership of professional bodies: Bulgarian Association Water, Bulgarian Ichthyological Society, International Association for Danube Research. Present position: Associate Professor; Head of the Section of Ichthyology and Fish Resources in the Department of Aquatic Ecosystems. Activities: Faunistical, population & ecological investigations of fish and aquatic invertebrates; Management, sustainable using & protection of fish communities; Study, conservation & management of protected wetlands; Assessment of human pressure and impacts on the aquatic communities in surface water bodies; Ecological quality assessment and monitoring of surface waters under the Annex V of Water Framework Directive 2000/60/ЕU/. Training and supervision of students.

Research Interest

Ichthyology Zooplankton communities, Biological Diversity Conservation, Freshwater/River/Lake/Wetlands Ecology, Bio-Monitoring & Management, Environmental Impact Analyses, Water Framework Directive Implementation

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