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Agenda - Project Workshop
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Assessment and Management of Dreissena spp. Invasions In the Bulgarian Water Bodies


Project DO 02-283/2008, funded by Bulgarian Science Fund,

Ministry of Education, Youth and Science


PROJECT WORKSHOP

Sofia, 26-30 July 2010


AGENDA


Monday, 26 July 2010


Slavyanska Beseda Hotel - Conference Hall


Chair: T. Trichkova

10.30-11.00 Introduction and presentation of project and project participants

11.00-12.30 Aquatic ecosystems influenced by Dreissena invasions – impact on water quality, plankton communities, benthic macroinvertebrates and fish - Discussions


12.30-14.00 Lunch Break

14.00-15.30 Aquatic ecosystems influenced by Dreissena invasions – ecological impact and impact on hydro-engineering facilities - Continue Discussions


15.30-16.00 Coffee Break


Chairs: Dr B. Suedel, Dr M. Schultz, Mr D. Kelner

Application of risk assessment and decision analysis to Dreissena invasions - Discussions


Tuesday, 27 July 2010


Slavyanska Beseda Hotel - Conference Hall


Chairs: Dr B. Suedel, Dr M. Schultz, Mr D. Kelner

10.00-12.30 Development of multi-criteria risk-based decision framework - Discussions


12.30-14.00 Lunch Break


Room 287 of Sofia University, Faculty of Geology and Geography


Chair: Assist. Prof., Dr A. Kotsev

14.30-17.00 Geographic Information Systems as a tool for risk assessment and management

of Dreissena invasions – Discussions




Wednesday, 28 July 2010


Gloria Palace Hotel – Conference Hall


Open Session

Chair: Prof. Dr Sasho Trajanovski

10.00-10.15 Welcome and introduction remarks

Docent, Dr Rumen Kalchev, IBER-BAS

10.15-10.40 Project presentation “Assessment and Management of Dreissena spp. Invasions in the Bulgarian Water Bodies

Teodora Trichkova, IBER-BAS, Bulgaria

10.40-11.05 Impact of Dreissena invasions on aquatic ecosystems – preliminary project results

Docent, Dr Rumen Kalchev, IBER-BAS,, Bulgaria

11.05-11.30 Risk analysis and decision analysis for invasive species management

Dr Martin Schultz, USACE Environmental Laboratory, Vicksburg, Mississippi

11.30-11.55 Development of multi-criteria risk-based invasive mussel decision model

Dr Burton Suedel, USACE Environmental Laboratory, Vicksburg, Mississippi

11.55-12.20 Winged Mapleleaf management in response to the zebra mussel threat in the St Croix River Basin, Minnesota and Wisconsin, U.S.A.

Dr Daniel Kelner, USACE St. Paul District, Minnesota


12.20-14.00 Lunch Break


14.00-14.25 Distribution and abundance of Dreissena populations in Bulgaria

Docent, Dr Dimitar Kozuharov, Biological Faculty, Sofia University, Bulgaria

14.25-14.50 Development of GIS database and spatial analyses of Dreissena invasions in Bulgaria

Assist. Prof., Dr Alexander Kotsev, Faculty of Geology and Geography, Sofia University, Bulgaria

14.50-15.15 Genetic diversity of populations of Dreissena polymorpha in Bulgaria and Dreissena bugensis in the Lower Danube

Dr Luis Popa and MSc Oana Popa, "Grigore Antipa" National Museum of Natural History, Romania (presented by T. Trichkova)

15.15-15.40 Economic impact of Dreissena invasions in Bulgaria

Svetoslav Cheshmedjiev, EcoForum for Nature NGO, Bulgaria


Thursday, 29 July 2010


09.00 Visit to the Maritsa East 2 TPP and Ovcharitsa Cooling-Reservoir


Friday, 30 July 2010


09.00 Trip to infested reservoirs in the Struma River basins and Iskar Reservoir.


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within the Project "Assessment and Management of Dreissena spp. Invasions in the Bulgarian Water Bodies",
Contract Number: DO-02-283/2008.

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