Sozopol - Black Sea - Bulgaria

Basic Information
Site Name
Sozopol - Black Sea
Short name
Sozopol
Country
Bulgaria
Site Manager
Keywords
Abiotic Heterogeneity
aboveground biomass
ecosystem services
ecosystem (MAES)
Environmental Education
Environmental monitoring facilities
Littoral biogenic reefs
Littoral sediments dominated by aquatic angiosperms
macroalgae
macrophytes
macrophytobenthos
macrozoobenthos
Sublittoral biogenic reefs
Sublittoral mixed sediments
Site Description
The Laboratory of Marine Ecology is one of the field stations of IBER-BAS, based in the town of Sozopol on the coast of the Black Sea. It is provided with upgraded equipment and modern laboratory facilities necessary for carrying out investigations on the biodiversity and functioning of the coastal marine ecosystems. The laboratory is equipped with facilities for general ecological studies, a chemical and instrumental laboratory, microscopes and stereomicroscopes and a workshop. Main scientific equipment: spectrophotometer and instruments for sediment and water sampling and analysis, a combined pH/dissolved oxygen/conductivity measuring Instrument (WTW), microscopes and equipment for phytoplankton and microbiological research. The laboratory uses SCUBA diving equipment and possesses a small research vessel suitable for work in the coastal zone.
Last modified
2020-03-02 03:03:25
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Site Status
existing
Year Established
1983
Purpose
The main research areas include marine ecology studies in the shallow coastal zone; long-term functional monitoring of coastal marine ecosystems; assessment of ecosystem services; assessment of the anthropogenic pressures and impacts in the coastal zone, including eutrophication and hydrocarbon contamination; assessment of the ecological status and health of the ecosystems and development and implementation of ecological status indices; molecular biology studies based on bar codding; scientific basis for the management of coastal ecosystems.
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Benthic ecology
Research vessel
Pelagial studies
Microscope facilities
General ecological laboratory
Chemical laboratory
Laboratory vessel
Benthic studies
Bentic studies
Geographic
Size
1033.00ha
Elevation (average)
0.00msl
Elevation (min)
0.00msl
Elevation (max)
0.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
LTER Bulgaria (LTER_EU_BG_006)This site is a verified "LTER Bulgaria" member.
LTER EuropeThis site is a verified "LTER Europe" member.
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