Research will be conducted in southeast Serbia, on two mountains, near following cities: Niš, Pirot and Dimitrovgrad.
It is important to estimate fish farming influence on the water quality as one of the most common point source pollution on lotic systems, by assessing macroinvertebrate community in both springs and sampling points downstream – influenced by local fish farms. The structure of macroinvertebrate community is a good indicator of water quality. Therefore, macroinvertebrates, are our target organisms in this research.
Research is planned to be seasonal. Data about biota will be collected and environmental parameters measured at each sampling occasion. We have well-coordinated hydrobiological team, but every interested in this project is welcome to join us and help to protect our waters.
More about the project – Rufford Small Grant Fondation