The influence of hydromorphological characteristics of Slovenian rivers on benthic invertebrate assemblages


Hydromorphological characteristics of Slovenian rivers (Bloščica, Kokra, Radovna)

In doctoral dissertation the linkage between hydromorphological variables of various levels and benthic invertebrate assemblages in Slovenian rivers was investigated. Within our research we published our findings in three scientific articles. The results are a good framework for more sustainable and cost-effective management of lotic ecosystems.


    Hydromorphological characteristics of Slovenian rivers (Dragonja, Drtiščijca, Podlomščica)

    About the project


    izr. prof. dr. Gorazd Urbanič


    dr. Vesna Petkovska

    Duration of the project

    2008 – 2015


    Expert bases for determining the priorities of the Republic of Slovenia in the field of environment and efficient use of resources and identification of the themes that are most suitable for co-financing from the LIFE program

    In the framework of the project task, we prepared guidelines on the thematic priorities from the Multi-annual LIFE work program for the period 2014–2017 in the priority area Environment and efficient use of resources, and Environmental management and information for Lot 1: water, including the marine environment. The thematic priorities...

    Remote sensing of large river hydromorphological characteristics and impact assessment on biotic communities

    The project’s aim is to identify and compare impacts of different stressors (hydromorphological alterations, pollution, land use), acting on different spatial scales (reach, segment, catchment), on benthic macroinvertebrate and fish communities in Slovenian large rivers, as well as to analyse the comparability between field survey and remote sensing based hydromorphological...