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Algorithms holistic assessment of river and estuary ekosystems of Ukraine

Work number - M 21 AWARDED

Submitted by the Institute of Hydrobiology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.


Bilous Olena Petrivna, Huliaieva Oksana Oleksandrivna,

Sokolov Evgen Volodymyrovych, Ivanova Natalia Oleksandrivna.

The purpose of the work is to justify the parameters and algorithm of determination of comprehensive assessment of natural and anthropogenic components of river and estuary ecosystems of Ukraine for their use in monitoring and management aimed at restoration and maintenance of sustainable hydroecological state of water bodies.

In accordance with the EU Directives 2000/60 / EU, 2007/60 / EU, 2008/56 / EU, algorithm of integral evaluation and development of new indices to determine the stability of natural intensity of hydrobiological processes and anthropogenic transformation of environment has been proposed. The elaborated method enables to determine the most unfavorable ecological processes in river and estuary ecosystems, according to which priority remedial measures can be proposed. This approach allows achieving the maximal environmental effect with minimal material costs and can be applicable for the purposes of integral monitoring, as well as to solve some applied problems related to possible permissible anthropogenic pressure on ecosystems of the Dniester, Dnieper and Southern Bug rivers as well as on the estuaries of the northwestern part of the Black Sea coast.

The work was implemented as a part of research projects of the Institute of Hydrobiology and the Institute of Marine Biology of NAS of Ukraine, including predicting the state of aquatic ecosystems as a filling of the Kuyalnyk estuary by saltwater and as a result of the reconstruction of Kakhovka hydropower station. In addition ecological requirements for the improvement of the operation of the Dniester hydroelectric complex and recommendations on local authorities of the Komintern and Kiliya districts in Odesa region and renters Dofynivskyy estuary have been proposed.

Representativeness and reliability of the obtained results are confirmed by the use of hydrological, hydrochemical and hydrobiological long-term data defined «in situ» and using data from satellite imagery.

The number of publications: 105, including 2 monographs, 46 articles (17 - in foreign journals). According to Scopus database total number of references to publications of authors presented in the work, is 11, h-index (the work) = 1; according to Google Scholar database the total number of references is 71, h-index (the work) = 3.