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About the people behind the project

 

Core team members and their roles in the project

  • DSc Boyko B. Georgiev (Head, Dept. Biodiversity, CLGE-BAS) - project coordinator, WP1 Leader;
  • Dr Vulko Biserkov (Director of the CLGE-BAS) - responsible for developments in CLGE-BAS headquarters;
  • Dr Andy Green (Head, Dept. of Wetland Ecology. Biological Station of Doñana Reserve, CSIC, Seville, Spain) - consulting expert;
  • Lora Pavlova (Senior Expert, Scientific Research Department, Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria) - Consulting Expert facilitating interactions with national research administrative structures and integration in ERA;
  • Rayna Hardalova (Head, Biodiversity Department, National Nature Conservation Service, Ministry of Environment and Waters of the Republic of Bulgaria) - Consulting Expert facilitating interactions with national administrative structures in nature conservation;
  • Aylin Hasan (National Nature Conservation Service, Ministry of Environment and Waters of the Republic of Bulgaria. National Coordinator for the Ramsar Convention) - Consulting Expert facilitating interactions with national administrative structures in wetland conservation and international wetland conservation structures;
  • Dr Yordan Uzunov (Head, Dept. Bio-Indication & Ecological Risk, CLGE-BAS) - WP2 Leader;
  • Dr Vlada Peneva (Dept. Biodiversity, Parasite Biodiversity RG, CLGE-BAS) - WP3 Leader;
  • Dr Ventzislav Karamfilov (Dept. Functional Ecology, CLGE-BAS) - WP4 Leader;
  • Dr Luchezar Pehlivanov (Dept. Bioindication & Ecological Risk, CLGE-BAS) - WP5 Leader, Member of Core Team responsible for Ecological Station at Srebarna Biosphere Reserve;
  • Dr Gergana P. Vasileva (Dept. Biodiversity, CLGE-BAS) - WP6 Leader;
  • Dr Georgi Hiebaum (Head, Dept. Functional Ecology, CLGE-BAS) - Member of Core Team responsible for Laboratory of Marine Ecology, Sozopol;
  • Dr Stephka Chankova (Head, Environmental Mutagenesis RG, CLGE-BAS) - Member of Core Team responsible for developments in CLGE-BAS headquarters.

 

WP1. Project coordination

Leader:  B. Georgiev

Task 1.1. Organization, monitoring and assessment of project activities.

Task 1.2. Establishment and maintenance of the management information system (e-mail distribution lists and E-bulletin).
Task leader: B. Georgiev

Task team: G. Vasileva, E. Semerdjieva, V. Biserkov, A. Dimova, C. Filipova, C. Tomova (administrative coordination and support), A. Green, L. Pavlova, R. Hardalova, A. Hasan (consultants); L. Pehlivanov, G. Hiebaum, T. Mitchev/P. Nikolov (leaders of the field stations); V. Antonova, I. Mutaftchiev, P. Pankov, S. Hristova (technical asistance).

 

WP2. Transfer of know-how and experience

Leader: Y. Uzunov

Task 2.1. Outgoing visits of staff members of CLGE-BAS for transfer of knowledge and experience and training.

Task leader: E. Varadinova

Task 2.2. Incoming visits of experienced researchers from other centres.

Task leader: R. Zidarova

 

WP3. Recruitment of incoming experienced researchers

Leader: V. Peneva

WP team: S. Lazarova, P. Pankov

Task 3.1. Selection and hiring procedure for incoming researchers.

Task 3.2. Monitoring and assessment of research activities of incoming research staff.

 

WP4. Acquisition, development and upgrading of research equipment

Leader: V. Karamfilov

Task 4.1. Upgrading and renewal of the research equipment of remote field stations of CLGE-BA

4.1.1. Ecological Station at the Srebarna Biosphere Reserve.
Task leader: V. Karamfilov

Task team: G. Hiebaum, D. Berov

4.1.2. Laboratory of Marine Ecology, Sozopol.

Task leader: G. Hiebaum
Task team: L. Pehlivanov, V. Vasilev

4.1.3. Field Station at the Atanasovsko Lake Reserve.
Task leader: T. Michev

Task team: P. Nikolov, N. Kamburova

Task 4.2. Upgrading and renewal of the research equipment of selected laboratory units in headquarters of CLGE-BAS.
Task leader: V. Biserkov

Task team: S. Chankova, B. Georgiev, S. Lazarova, G. Vasileva, I. Mutafchiev, P. Pankov, V. Karamfilov

Task 4.3. Improvement of the IT capacity

Task leader: R. Sufi

4.3.1. Hardware upgrading (server, PC work stations for the field stations, corresponding local network infrastructure).

4.3.2. Obtaining and deployment of specialised software (GIS-related, database, data analysis, image processing).

 

WP5. Organisation of a conference and workshops

Leader: L. Pehlivanov

Task 5.1. Organisation of International Conference “Wetlands: functioning, management and restoration”, Varna, May 2011, 5 days.

Task leader: L. Pehlivanov

Task 5.2. Organisation of workshops:

5.2.1. "Genetic monitoring in wetlands: recent methodological developments".

Task leader: S. Chankova

5.2.2. "Lower Danube wetlands: functioning, modelling, conservation and management".
Task leader: L. Pehlivanov

Task team: N. Kamburova, E. Varadinova, V, Tsavkova

5.2.3. "QR modelling for the purposes of environmental management and education".

Task leader: Y. Uzunov

5.2.4. "Seaweeds monitoring in shallow coastal area".
Task leader:G. Hiebaum

Task team: V. karamfilov

Task 5.3. Training courses:

5.3.1. "Molecular and biochemical markers in wetland ecotoxicology".
Task leader: S. Chankova

Task team:G. Iovchev, S. Gateva, E. Dimova

5.3.2. "Creating and managing data bases".

Task leader: V. Peneva

5.3.3. "Ecological statistics and modeling in wetland studies".

Task leader: N. Chipev 

5.3.4. "GIS in wetland conservation and management".
Task leader: V. Biserkov

Task team: A. Antonova

5.3.5. "Integrated management and dynamics of wetland ecosystems".
Task leader: L. Pehlivanov

Task team: N. Kamburova, E. Varadinova, V. Tsavkova

5.3.6. "Molecular identification and phylogeny of aquatic eukaryotes".

Task team: P. Nikolov, S. Lazarova

Task 5.4. Participation in international scientific meetings and/or short-term training events.

Task leader: G. Iovchev

5.4.1. Participation of staff members in conferences and other scientific meetings.

5.4.2. Participation of staff members in training events.

 

WP 6. Dissemination and promotional activities

Leader: G. Vasileva

Task 6.1.  Launching and maintaining of website of the project.
Task leader: G. Vasileva

Task team: Y. Mutafchiev, P. Pankov, D. Berov

Task 6.2. Preparation of books for dissemination of research results

6.2.1. Book "Ecosystems of Srebarna Biosphere Reserve"
Task leader: L. Pehlivanov

Task team: T. Michev, G. Hiebaum, V. Vasilev, N. Kamburova, L. Penev

6.2.2. Book "Mesta River: a model for trans-boundary management of surface waters".
Task leader: Y. Uzunov

Task team: L. Pehlivanov, E. Varadinova, L. Penev

Task 6.3. Preparation of popular materials for dissemination.

6.3.1. Bilingual leaflet "WETLANET Project: wetland science meets public expectations" (two editions: 2009 and 2011).
Task leader: G. Vasileva

Task team: B. Georgiev, Z. Arabov, N. Kamburova,

6.3.2. Bilingual brochure "Ramsar sites in Bulgaria: biodiversity, conservation and management".
Task leader: T. Michev

Task team: N. Kamburova, I. Yanchev, L. Penev

6.3.3. Multimedia product (in Bulgarian) on wetlands and research on them.
Task leader: B. Georgiev

Task team: V. Biserkov, I. Yanchev

Task 6.4. Organisation of open days:

6.4.1. Organisation of open days in CLGE-BAS.
Task leader: G. Vasileva

Task team: S. Naumova, V. Antonova, I. Dedov, P. Pankov, R. Fikova, P. Parvanova, P. Borisova, D. Miteva

6.4.2. Open day of the Laboratory of Marine Ecology, Sozopol, June 2010.
Task team: G. Hiebaum

Task team: V. Vasilev, D. Berov, N. Todorova, M. Hristova, Y. Vrubcheva

6.4.3. Open days of the Ecological Station at Srebarna Biosphere Reserve, July 2009, June 2011.
Task leader: L. Pehlivanov

Task team: V. Vasilev, S. Naumova, E. Varadinova, R. zidarova, V. Velev, V. Tsavkova, B. Naumov

6.4.4. Open week of the Ecological Station at the Atanasovsko Lake Reserve, 20-27 August 2011
Task leader: P. Nikolov

Task team: T. Michev, N. kamburova, D. Ragyov

Task 6.5. Exhibition “Wetlands: life, environment and resource”.
Task leader: B. Georgiev

Task team: V. Biserkov, N. Chipev, I. Yanchev, Z. Arabov, M. Hristova, Y. Vrubcheva, V. Tsavkova

Task 6.6. Support of publications in international journals with page fees and open-access fees.

Task leader: G. Jovchev

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