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Project team

Project manager

Iorgu PETRESCU

Email: iorgup@antipa.ro

Team Members

Luis-Ovidiu POPA

Email: popaluis@antipa.ro

Milca PETROVICI

Email: milcapetrovici@yahoo.com

Oana-Paula POPA

Email: oppopa@antipa.ro

Elena Iulia PISICA

Email: elenap@antipa.ro

Lucian PARVULESCU

Email: parvulescubio@yahoo.com

Objectives

THE STONE CRAYFISH (AUSTROPOTAMOBIUS TORRENTIUM), PRESENT STATUS IN ROMANIA, DISTRIBUTION, PHILOGENY AND POPULATION EVALUATION

Year 2009

Obiectiv 1. Establishing the distribution, the population characteristics and habitat characteristics from Tarcu, Semenic, Mehedinti, Cernei Mountains

Activities.

1.1. Elaboration of the field maps 1:100.000 scale and placing the literature poins of observation for Austropotamobius torrentium and elaboration of the field routes.

1.2. Identification of all the captured decapodes specimens and all the Austropotamobius torrentium specimens will be sexed, all the standard biometrical measures, photographyes and tisue samples for genetic measuremets will be taken. h

1.3. Investigation of the biotical and abiotical standard parameters, according to the field data sheet.

1.4 Collecting of benthonic invertebrates from each investigated site.

Objective 2. Researches on the biological material in the laboratory and the utilisation of the aquired data.

Activities:

2.1. Processing and map editing of the species distribution in the studied areas.

2.2. Taking the biometrical measurements for the specimens from the collections of Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History

2.3. Identification of the specimens important in estimating the EPT and EPT/C index for the investigated habitats, Part I

2.4. Reporting the results to the financing body and fiil in the portal www.cercetatori-romani.ro

Year 2010

Objective 1. Researches on the biological material in the laboratory and the utilisation of the aquired data (continuation)

Activities:

1.1. Genetic investigations on the collected material from 2009 and interpretation of results: COI and microsattelite DNA, part II.

1.2. Identification of the specimens important in estimating the EPT and EPT/C index for the investigated habitats, Part II.

1.3. Participation in national and international congresses on aquatic taxonomy and ecology issues

1.4. Reporting the results to the financing body and fiil in the portal www.cercetatori-romani.ro

Objective 2. Determining the areal, the population characteristics, habitat characteristics from Apuseni, Maramures Mountains and the North of the Transsylvanian Plane, Banat Mountains and the Meridional Charpathians.

Activities:

2.1. Identification of all the captured decapodes specimens and all the Austropotamobius torrentium specimens will be sexed, all the standard biometrical measures, photographyes and tisue samples for genetic measuremets will be taken

2.2. Investivations referring to the biotic and abiotic standard parameters according to the field data sheet.

2.3. Sample collecting of benthonic invertebrates from each investigated site, in order to analyse the water biotic index.

Objective 3. Researches on the biological material in the laboratory and the utilisation of the aquired data

Activities:

3.1. Processing and map editing of the species distribution in the studied areas

3.2. Identification of the specimens important in estimating the EPT and EPT/C index for the investigated habitats, Part I.

3.3 Genetic investigations on the collected material from 2009 and interpretation of results: COI and microsattelite DNA., part I

3.4. Participation in national congresses, elaborating and publishinfg scientific papers on the species distribution and ecology of the species in the geographical units.

3.5. Reporting the results to the financing body and fiil in the portal www.cercetatori-romani.ro

Year 2011

Objective1 Determining the areal, the population characteristics, habitat characteristics from Oriental Carpathians and the adiacent regions from north of the Dobrogean Plateau.

Activities:

1.1. Identification of all the captured decapodes specimens and all the Austropotamobius torrentium specimens will be sexed, all the standard biometrical measures, photographyes and tisue samples for genetic measuremets will be taken

1.2. Investivations referring to the biotic and abiotic standard parameters according to the field data sheet.

1.3. Sample collecting of benthonic invertebrates from each investigated site, in order to analyse the water biotic index.

1.4. Reporting the results to the financing body and fiil in the portal www.cercetatori-romani.ro


Objective 2. Researches on the biological material in the laboratory and the utilisation of the aquired data

Activities:

2.1. Identification of the specimens important in estimating the EPT and EPT/C index for the investigated habitats

2.2. Genetic investigations on the collected material from 2010 and 2011 and interpretation of results: COI, ADN microsatelitte.

2.3. Processing and map editing of the species distribution, data correlation and statistical interpretation at a national level for the elaboration of scientific papers. Participation to scientific meetings and publication of one scientific paper.

2.4. Data indexation on Austropotamobius torrentium distribution in the on-line database www.mybiosis.org.

2.5. Participation in national congresses, elaborating and publishinfg scientific papers on the species distribution and ecology of the species in the geographical units.
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