Harpacticoida (Copepoda) new catalogue from prof. A. Apostolov


The present catalog in an attempt for drafting a full systematic list of all Harpacticoida species determined in Bulgaria, on the basis of literary sources and personal research. The catalog contains all marine species and species found in coastal lakes, estuaries as well as in fresh water and groundwater in Bulgaria.

A list of 289 species of copepods harpacticoids from the fauna of Bulgaria is presented, assigned to 36 families, 98 genera and 8 sub-genera. Thirteen genera are new to the Black Sea and the fauna of Bulgaria: Sarsamphiascus Huys, 2009; Monardius Huys, 2009; Glabrotelson Huys, 2009; Emertonia Wilson, 1932; Pilocamptus Huys, 2009; Karllangia Noodt, 1964; Ambunguipes Huys, 1990; Filexilia Conroy-Dalton et Huys, 1996; Aigondiceps Fiers, 1995; Schizothrix Huys, 1992; Pesceus Özdikmen 2008, Vermicaris Kornev & Chertoprud, 2008 et Proserpinicaris Jakobi, 1972.

In the present catalogue a new subspecies Hypocamptus brehmi (Douwe,1922) subsp. sterbain. from the Black Sea (Bulgarian coast) is described. The catalog is presented according to the latest changes and adopts the phylogenetic system by Seifried (2003), Wells (2007), and corrections in the nomenclature system by Huys (2009). For each species there is short bibliography, synonymy and distribution in Bulgaria.

Photos of some of the species found in the Black Sea are provided at the end of the catalog (Bulgarian coast).
For additional information or inquiries please contact the author at: e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


PhD Position in Aquatic Ecology, Portland State University

Written by Любомир Кендеров

PhD Position in Aquatic Ecology, Portland State University

The Strecker Aquatic Ecology Lab at Portland State University invites applications for a PhD student to begin Fall 2013, studying the effects of hydrologic alterations and climate change on freshwater ecosystem connectivity and ecology on the Columbia Plateau.  This is a truly unique system with many opportunities to develop novel research questions.

Qualifications:  The ideal candidate will have a MS in ecology, biology, environmental science, or a related field.  The candidate should possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as knowledge of freshwater ecosystems and quantitative statistical methods.  Potential students should review the application guidelines and deadlines for the PhD program, which is housed in the School of the Environment

Applicants should send: 1) a CV; 2) brief letter of interest describing your experience, qualifications, and research interests; 3) GRE scores and transcripts (unofficial); and 4) contact information for three references to Dr. Angela Strecker [strecker AT pdx.edu].  The candidate will be joining an exciting lab (http://web.pdx.edu/~strecker/
index.htm ) and department (http://www.pdx.edu/esm/) with numerous opportunities to enhance their career by working with ecologists and other scientists. Applications will be accepted until December 15th.

Support is available from a combination of research and teaching assistantships.  In addition, applicants are encouraged to apply for the Cascades to Coast GK12 fellowship (http://www.pdx.edu/soe-gk12/)
, as well as the Ecosystem Services for Urbanizing Regions Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) (http://www.pdx.edu/esur-igert/).  Tuition costs will be waived.

Portland is a vibrant multicultural city that is consistently ranked one of the most livable places in the US.  Portland State University in located in downtown Portland, the major urban center of Oregon.  PSU is a vital component of the city, drawing students from all over the world to study, renowned for the civic engagement and environmental awareness of the university community (http://www.pdx.edu/about-portland-state).  In particular, the Department of Environmental Science and Management plays a critical role in environmental education and research in the region, developing inter-disciplinary research teams and collaborations with a vast
array of partners.

Portland State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.





The marine Harpacticoida of iseland

prof. Apostol Apostolov is proud to announce the release of the only and most comprehensive study on the Iceland’s copepoda fauna titled "Les Harpacticoides marins (Crustacea, Copepoda) d’Iclande".

The book meticulously captures eight years’ worth of determining and classifying samples from an area of 758 000 square meters and depths ranging from 20 to 3500 meters between Greenland, Iceland and Faroe Ridge.

The book establishes thirty three species part of twenty three genera and eight families. Twenty one species from fifteen genera are found to be new to science including the Pontobradya new genus. Other seventeen genera are new to the Iceland’s fauna.

The book bases its research and outcome on sample materials collected within the BIOICE program.



3 PhD Studentships in Fish Biology

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PhD Studentships in Fish Biology

The University of Glasgow is offering three PhD studentships funded for three years in fish biology.

trutta This project will focus on the environmental mechanisms promoting a sea-migration life-history pathway in the anadromous variant of this species. A. Life history strategies in the sea-trout Salmo trutta This project will focus on the environmental mechanisms promoting a sea-migration life-history pathway in the anadromous variant of this species.

fishes. Two. The effect of small scale in-stream hydro-schemes on the riverine fishes. Small scale hydro-electric generating schemes are burgeoning in the UK and Ireland. However the potential impacts on the natural aquatic fauna is poorly understood. This project will focus particularly on the impact of small scale hydro installations on native fish species.

of rare freshwater fish species in Ireland and Scotland. Three. The ecology underpinning conservation management of rare freshwater fishes This project will focus on the autecology of rare freshwater fish species in Ireland and Scotland. alpinus , smelt Osmerus eperlanus , Coregonus spp . The main study species will be the Arctic charr Salvelinus alpinus, smelt Osmerus eperlanus, Coregonus spp. .). and shad (Alosa sp.). This work will have direct importance in defining future conservation and policy for rare fish.

All three projects are likely to take both field study and experimental approaches to questions and there will be a significant amount of time spent in the field.

Agency in Ireland (approximately 50% time in each location). The projects will be based at Glasgow University's Scottish Centre for Ecology and the Natural Environment on Loch Lomondside and at the Loughs Agency in Ireland (approximately 50% time in each location).

This studentship attracts an annual stipend of ё 13 560 and is open to any suitably qualified candidate (a first degree in a suitable subject at least at upper second class or above) from the UK or EU countries. Because of funding restrictions the studentship must begin in summer 2012.

Preliminary applications comprising a full CV, including contact details for two referees and a Covering letter explaining Why you Are Suitable particularly for this studentship, Should BE Sent to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it target=_blank>colin.adams @ glasgow.ac.uk

Agency). Projects will be led by Prof Colin Adams (Glasgow University) and Dr Patrick Boylan (Loughs Agency).

Closing date for applications is 14th April 2012.
Interviews are likely to be held in early May.
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