• Project Name: Climate change and European aquatic RESources (CERES)
  • Implementation: 2016 – 2020
  • Total Budget: 120875 euro
  • Financing Programe: H2020
  • Partner/Coordinator: Dr. Navodaru Ion
  • Project Website: https://ceresproject.eu

CERES advances a cause-and-effect understanding of how climate change will influence Europe’s most important fish and shellfish resources and the economic activities depending on them. It will provide tools and develop adaptive strategies allowing fisheries and aquaculture sectors and their governance to prepare for adverse changes or future benefits of climate change.

Dr. Eng. Ion NĂVODARU

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Eng. Adrian CONSTANTINESCU

ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION AND SPECIES RECOVERY DEPARTMENT

Dr. Eng. Irina CERNISENCU

HUMAN RESOURCES

Dr. Liliana TEODOROF

LABORATORIES AND RESEARCH BASES DEPARTMENT

  • Project Name: The current status of mammal species of Community interest R.B.D.D. SCI sites in NATURA 2000
  • Implementation: 2016 – 2017
  • Total Budget: 490373 lei
  • Financing Programe: NUCLEUS ”Delta Dunarii” C 47N/2016
  • Leader/Coordinator: Alexe Vasile

The current status assessment of community interest mammal species from D.D.B.R. perimeter that overlaps with SCI Natura 2000 sites is an important component in achieving the objective of NUCLEUS project “Delta Dunării” -the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystems from D.D.B.R.  Nine mammal species of  community interest are present in the  area.  The existence of these species in D.D.B.R. were a key element to designate this teritory as a  Natura 2000 site. The results of this research theme contribute to define the management measures for R.B.D.D. and SCIs based on updated data and scientific facts that help the long-term conservation of these species  populations .

Dr. Aurel NĂSTASE

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Dr. Orhan IBRAM

LABORATORIES AND RESEARCH BASES DEPARTMENT

Eugenia MARIN

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Florentina SELA

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Ec. Raluca BOZAGIEVICI

DANUBE DELTA TECHNOLOGICAL INFORMATION CENTER

  • Project Name: Developing new genetic tools for bioassessment of aquatic ecosystems in Europe (DNAqua-Net)
  • Implementation: 2016 – 2020
  • Total Budget: Reimbursement of Management Committee Meeting and Scientific Exchanges
  • Financing Programe:  COST EU
  • Partner/Coordinator: Dr. Navodaru Ion
  • Project Website: http://dnaqua.net

The protection, preservation and restoration of aquatic ecosystems and their functions is of global importance. For European states it became legally binding mainly through the EU-Water Framework Directive (WFD). In order to assess the ecological status of a given water body, aquatic biodiversity data are obtained and compared to a reference water body. The quantified mismatch thus obtained determines the extent of potential management actions. The current approach to biodiversity assessment is based on morpho-taxonomy. This approach has many drawback such as being time consuming, limited in temporal and spatial resolution, and error-prone due to variation of individual taxonomic expertise of the analysts. Novel genomic tools can overcome many of the aforesaid problems and could complement or even replace traditional bioassessment. Yet, a plethora of approaches are independently developed in different institutions, thereby hampering any concerted routine application. The goal of this Action is to nucleate a group of researchers across disciplines with the task to identify gold-standard genomic tools and novel eco-genomic indices for routine application for biodiversity assessments of European water bodies. Furthermore, DNAqua-Net will provide a platform for training of the next generation of European researchers preparing them for the new technologies. Jointly with water managers, politicians and other stakeholders, the group will develop a conceptual framework for the standard application of eco-genomic tools as part of legally binding assessments.

Dr. Eng. Ion NĂVODARU

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

  • Project Name: Knowledge, Assessment and Management for AQUAtic Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services aCROSS EU policies” – AQUACROSS
  • Implementation: 2015 – 2019
  • Total Budget:
  • Financing Programe:  H2020
  • Partner/Coordinator:
  • Project Website: http://aquacross.eu

AQUACROSS is a Horizon 2020 project which aims to support EU efforts to protect aquatic biodiversity and ensure the provision of aquatic ecosystem services. As such, AQUACROSS seeks to advance knowledge and application of ecosystem-based management (EBM) for aquatic ecosystems to support the timely achievement of the EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy targets

  • Project Name: Fisheries research in the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve in order to promote sustainable fisheries
  • Implementation: 2016 – 2017
  • Total Budget: 501717 lei
  • Financing Programe: NUCLEUS ”Delta Dunarii” C 47N/2016
  • Leader/Coordinator: Dr. Navodaru Ion

Sustainable exploiting of ecosystem services and particularly the supply based on renewable natural resources is a major objective of mankind, the European Union, including Romania and the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve Administration (ARBDD). Conservation and sustainable use of biological resources is the objective of Rio de Janeiro Convention of 1992, signed and ratified by Romania also. Thus Romania subscribed to the concept of exploitation of renewable natural resources within the carrying capacity of the environment through national legislation in the field of environmental and fishery. The project will identify and use methods, programs and models of investigation and simulation of various scenarios of exploitation, using computer programs running mathematical models accepted by the international scientific community. The project ollect field data byof exploitation (sustinable under or over-exploitation), yield per recruit (Y / R) and will run simulation software to optimization exploitation for estimating maximum sustainable catch (MSY). The project aims to promote sustainable fishing of fish stocks by establishing and implementing an adequate management through regulations  on fisheries, through control entry (number of users and effort – Fmsy) and control outputs (odds allowable catches – TACs) .

Dr. Eng. Ion NĂVODARU

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Dr. Eng. Irina CERNISENCU

HUMAN RESOURCES

Dr. Aurel NĂSTASE

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Stefan COCIAS

LABORATORIES AND RESEARCH BASES DEPARTMENT

Dr. Eng. Ion GRIGORAS

INFORMATIC SYSTEM AND GEOMATICS DEPARTMENT

Anuta INCE

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Lionte POPA

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Andrei CIOTIC

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

A. ISACOV

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Iosif N.

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

  • Project Name: Study of the changes induced by invasive species into the behaviour and populational dynamics of native vertebrates of conservative interest from the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve
  • Implementation: 2016 – 2017
  • Total Budget: 248846 lei
  • Financing Programe: NUCLEUS ”Delta Dunarii” C 47N/2016
  • Leader/Coordinator: Dr. Török Zsolt

The aims of the project were the gathering of data related to the impact of some invasive species on the behaviour (based on the results of ”ex situ” tests) and on populational dynamics (based on the results of the ”in situ” assessments) of various native vertebrate species of conservative interest from the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve (DDBR), the compilation of scientific documentation on the mecanisms of spreading of aquatic invasive species, respectively on changes, induced by invasive species, in the behaviour and the populational dynamics of native vertebrate of conservative interest from the DDBR.

Dr. Zsolt Csaba TÖRÖK

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Dr. Mihai DOROFTEI

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Dr. Orhan IBRAM

LABORATORIES AND RESEARCH BASES DEPARTMENT

Dr. Gabriel LUPU

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Dr. Mihai MARINOV

CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF ZOONOSES AND EMERGING DISEASES DEPARTMENT

Dr. Aurel NĂSTASE

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Dr. Liliana Paraschiva TÖRÖK

SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR

Cosmin SPIRIDON

LABORATORIES AND RESEARCH BASES DEPARTMENT

Lionte POPA

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Sorin IVANOV

ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION AND SPECIES RECOVERY DEPARTMENT

Iosif N.

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

  • Project Name: Current status of Community interest entomofauna species in Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve (ROSCI0065 Danube Delta)
  • Implementation: 2016 – 2017
  • Total Budget: 278927 lei
  • Financing Programe: NUCLEUS ”Delta Dunarii” C 47N/2016
  • Leader/Coordinator: Dr. Lupu Gabriel

In Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve, according to NATURA 2000 Standard Form (ROSCI0065 Danube Delta), were been reported as present a number of 11 entomofauna species of Community interest whose conservation requires the designation of special areas of conservation (Directive 92/43 / EEC – Annex II) or which require strict protection (Directive 92/43 / EEC – Annex IV). These were targeted by a series of investigations to bring updated information related to the presence, distribution, abundance, reconfirmation of earlier reports, being take into account inclusive clarification of false alerts (as far as possible).
By defining ecology as a science that studies the relationships between organisms and their environment, at individual, population or community level, it was realized an synthesis of the ecological preferences of Community interest entomofauna species from ROSCI0065 Danube Delta, not before making an overview by biological and ecological characteristics point of view for those species.
It was also performed a review of the membership of each species to the legislation about protection of spontaneously genetic heritage at European or national level, to be elaborated a number of categories of endangerment at local level for entomofauna species of community interest from Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve.

Dr. Gabriel LUPU

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Liliana ENE

ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION AND SPECIES RECOVERY DEPARTMENT

Dr. Orhan IBRAM

LABORATORIES AND RESEARCH BASES DEPARTMENT

Anuta INCE

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Dr. Aurel NĂSTASE

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Dr. Zsolt Csaba TÖRÖK

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Dr. Mihaela TUDOR

LABORATORIES AND RESEARCH BASES DEPARTMENT

Lionte POPA

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Cosmin SPIRIDON

LABORATORIES AND RESEARCH BASES DEPARTMENT

Sorin IVANOV

ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION AND SPECIES RECOVERY DEPARTMENT

  • Project Name: Study of the the socio-ecological systems in R.B.D.D.
  • Implementation: 2016 – 2017
  • Total Budget: 346643 lei
  • Financing Programe: NUCLEUS ”Delta Dunarii” C 47N/2016
  • Leader/Coordinator: Marin Eugenia

The systemic perspective of analysis and the complexity of the study – perception of local people and decision makers in various categories – require an interdisciplinary vision in organizing and conducting research in D.D.B.R. Using varied methods of investigation in the survey, based on a participatory approach, aim to remove speculation tendencies and enable the collection of data on the extensive of the issues, the quality and specificity of life, the value of ecosystems and the need to preserve, cohabitation of ethnic aspects, aspects concerning flood risk and also the possibilities and wishes of the investigated subjects of socio-economic development of settlements in the context of sustainable development concept.

The project also proposes the development of an evaluation system concerning the changes the perception of the local population in terms of the transition from the concept of economic use to Sustainable Development after 23 years of the establishment of Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve, and also the terms of adaptation and its use for the establishment of alternative solutions.
Documentation, data collection, interpretation and their explanation will be achieved through specific participatory techniques and targeted anthropology studies of social / cultural approaches:
• using flexible data collection techniques, techniques which take into account the realities and specificities of local culture of D.D.B.R. and also the purpose and the proposed objectives;
• using participatory techniques in the field, presenting certain methodological advantages of increasing the quality of collected data;
• interviewing method through structured and unstructured interviews; firstly, can accumulate a large amount of data and avoid ambiguities, and secondly data quality prevails;
• the technique of application of questionnaires drawn up in order to obtain relevant data to identify local perceptions;
• implementation of additional data collection techniques: consulting censuses, analyzing documents, mapping through standard techniques such as orthoimagery interpretations are commonly used for the ecology of human communities.

Eugenia MARIN

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Dr. Eng. Iulian NICHERSU

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Dr. Eng. Iuliana NICHERSU

TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT, TRANSFER AND SPATIAL PLANNING

Florentina SELA

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Cristian TRIFANOV

INFORMATIC SYSTEM AND GEOMATICS DEPARTMENT

  • Project Name: Increasing the capacity assessment of toxicity of cyanobacteria to improve the management and exploitation of water in the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve
  • Implementation: 2016 – 2017
  • Total Budget: 547171 lei
  • Financing Programe: NUCLEUS ”Delta Dunarii” C 47N/2016
  • Leader/Coordinator: Dr. Török Liliana

Dr. Liliana Paraschiva TÖRÖK

SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR

Dr. Zsolt Csaba TÖRÖK

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Irina ANUTI

Arch. Eng. Madalina SBARCEA

TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT, TRANSFER AND SPATIAL PLANNING

Stefan COCIAS

LABORATORIES AND RESEARCH BASES DEPARTMENT

Elena TAFLAN

LABORATORIES AND RESEARCH BASES DEPARTMENT

Ec. Raluca BOZAGIEVICI

DANUBE DELTA TECHNOLOGICAL INFORMATION CENTER

Cristina NANU

DANUBE DELTA TECHNOLOGICAL INFORMATION CENTER

Diana BOTA

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Sorin IVANOV

ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION AND SPECIES RECOVERY DEPARTMENT

  • Project Name: Evaluating the conservation status of fish species in DDBR lakes
  • Implementation: 2016 – 2017
  • Total Budget: 612042 lei
  • Financing Programe: NUCLEUS ”Delta Dunarii” C 47N/2016
  • Leader/Coordinator: Dr. Nastase Aurel

The theme involves studies on ichtyofauna from various sizes and depths of DDBR lakes, using two complementary methods of fishing (gill nets and electric) to have an overview of the situation ichtyofauna, but especially on the interrelations between species, ecologys and fishery for sustainable exploitation, especially for all fish species to observe changes in the ichtyofauna over time. The study fish populations involves using several indicators: abundance, dominance, constancy, ecological significance, synthetic  indexes and biodiversity indicators as parameters for classification of water bodies regarding fish fauna for improving the implementation of the WFD in Romania, indexes and biodiversity indicators as parameters for classification of water bodies regarding fish.

Dr. Aurel NĂSTASE

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Dr. Eng. Ion NĂVODARU

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Dr. Eng. Irina CERNISENCU

HUMAN RESOURCES

Stefan COCIAS

LABORATORIES AND RESEARCH BASES DEPARTMENT

Lionte POPA

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Andrei CIOTIC

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

A. ISACOV

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Iosif N.

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

  • Project Name: Studies on ichtyofauna and yield assess for fish sustainable management in AP Holbina 1
  • Implementation: 2016 – 2017
  • Total Budget: 94610 lei
  • Financing Programe: Contract for Providing services Nr. 559/2016
  • Leader/Coordinator: Dr. Nastase Aurel

The project objectives will answer the following questions: what is the management of stocking of brood (what species, what quantity, frequency stocking) and management of fish harvesting; What happens in case of defective inhabiting; exotic inhabiting of potentially invasive alien species and their consequences. Also it will be reported ichtyofauna state of the natural environment and biodiversity structure in Holbina 1.

Dr. Aurel NĂSTASE

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Dr. Eng. Irina CERNISENCU

HUMAN RESOURCES

Dr. George TIGANOV

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Lionte POPA

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Iosif N.

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

  • Project Name: Tourist management of the protected natural areas from the South-Est Region of Romania: Study case – Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve
  • Implementation: 2015
  • Total Budget: 319152 lei
  • Financing Programe: NUCLEUS ”Delta Dunarii” C 26N/2009
  • Leader/Coordinator: Bota Diana

The developing of a network of protected natural areas at national level and the global trend of the fast development of tourism based on natural elements such as wildlife, diversity of habitats and natural landscapes  it determined to take into account, especially in the case of  Romanian nature parks, the implementation of a  a visitor management system that would reduce the negative impact of tourism on the environment and maximize its benefits. In many national and nature parks from our  country currently runs projects aimed at ensuring the visitors management of parks through zoning, creation of Visiting and Interpretation Centres or the organization of training courses for guides and interpreters. The importance of the application of the visitors management systems  is demonstrated too, by the inclusion of such  component,that addresses both  tourism and the environment, in the education system. The research focused on two main aspects: (i) identification of protected natural areas of South-East of Romania and (ii) identification of the visitor management types/systems in the protected areas  from South-East of Romania.  The final phase of the project included the drafting of a Best Practices Guide, with some recommendations regarding the visitors management in the protected natural areas.

Diana BOTA

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Ec. Raluca BOZAGIEVICI

DANUBE DELTA TECHNOLOGICAL INFORMATION CENTER

Cristina NANU

DANUBE DELTA TECHNOLOGICAL INFORMATION CENTER