Since its establishment in 1990, the main targets of the Laboratory of Ichthyology were focused on the life history patterns and strategies of fish species and the ecosystem based fisheries management, on exploring the structure and functioning of aquatic ecosystems, the monitoring of the anthropogenic pressures and the assessment of their impacts on ecosystems, and recently the use ecological indicators and models for the conservation of species and habitats and ecosystem management. Following the monitoring projects implemented within the application of Directives 92/43/EC, 2000/60/EC and 2008/56/EC, the staff of the Laboratory of Ichthyology are now involved in implementing integrated monitoring programs for the sustainable management of aquatic ecosystems.
Current and near future research activities
LAB FOR FISHES
Resources for both educational and research needs are generally covered from the internal funding sources such as the regular appropriations of faculty members (10%) but mainly from external funding sources from international, european and national research projects (90%).