Research on this project included: standardization of methods for identification, characterization and protection of habitats of sturgeon species; economic and sociological study on the potential development of aquaculture of sturgeon species and development of ecotourism; standardization of methods for researching the number of sturgeon species, as well as the movement and use of certain zones by sturgeon species; standardization of genetic methods in order to identify the existence of subpopulations of different species of sturgeon fish, as well as standardization of methods for genetic research of European sturgeon in order to identify the existence of subpopulations. In the case of sturgeon species in Serbia, more detailed studies of the number, movement and use of certain zones can only be carried out on populations of sterlet, although a limited number of researches can be carried out on migrant species from the Black Sea - beluga, Russian sturgeon and Stellate sturgeon. Given that such methods have so far been applied only to a lesser extent in the Danube basin, methods that have been used in other countries have been analyzed, especially those used in the North American sturgeon species, taking into account the possibility of their application in accordance with the specificity of the sturgeon species and river ecosystems in Serbia. In the framework of the project, standardization and harmonization of methods for determining the genetic structure of the populations of sterlet (Acipenser ruthenus L.) and beluga (Huso huso) have been carried out. On the basis of all programs and legal acts related to the protection of sturgeon, the key measures related to the protection of habitats of sturgeon species are proposed.
From: 01.01.2006. To: 31.12.2008.
►IMSI, University of Belgrade
►Ministry of science and environmental protection of Republic of Serbia
|Dr. Mirjana Lenhardt||Institute for Biological Research "Siniša Stanković", University of Belgrade|
|Dr Gorčin Cvijanović, research fellow||IMSI, University of Belgrade|
|Dr Ivan Jarić, senior research fellow||IMSI, University of Belgrade|