Research of presence of European mudminnow (Umbra krameri) within the Lonjsko Polje Nature Park

Project name: Research of presence of European mudminnow (Umbra krameri) within the Lonjsko Polje Nature Park

Client: Public Institution “Lonjsko Polje Nature Park”
Period: 09/2011– 01/2016
Contract value: 11.100 EUR
Funding: State budget
Location: Croatia


The Project objective was to determine the presence of the European Mudminnow (Umbra krameri; Natura 2000 species) in ponds and puddles of the Nature Park Lonjsko polje (i.e. Natura 2000 site HR2000416 Lonjsko polje) as an indicator of preserved floodplain ecosystem.

Activities:

  • Inventory of isolated ponds and still water (search of potential habitats in the area of Svinjičko and north of the Lonja River)
  • Determine the presence of the European Mudminnow
  • Sampling a piece of pectoral fin for DNA analysis (metapopulation research, identification of conservation units, the rate of inbreeding)
  • Analysis of the physical-chemical parameters of water
  • Data processing and final interpretation of data

Methodology:

  • Sampling of this fish species is done using direct current (dc) fields
  • Electric fishing can be combined with hunting traps which should be used at night, with the phosphorescent glow sticks as the bait
  • At least 5 (five) field trips a year

Services provided:

  • Inventory of water bodies
  • Sampling for DNA analysis
  • Analysis of physical-chemical parameters of water
  • Data processing and interpretation
  • Reporting
Oikon d.o.o.

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