Projects, publications, contributions, publicity

short contributions

Although DNA barcoding and building barcode reference libraries for aquatic biota of Slovakia is the main focus of this initiative, the necessary part of our work is the research within scientific projects, from which AquaBOL.SK is co-financed and presenting the ideas of DNA barcoding and results gained to the scientific community, in the form of scientific papers, presentations at scientific meetings or communicating with the public.


Current stocking program of the sterlet (Acipenser ruthenus, L.) can negatively shape its genetic variability in the Middle Danube, 2019
Developing new genetic tools for bioassessment and monitoring of aquatic ecosystems in Europe, 2016

Leese, Florian, Altermatt, Florian, Bouchez, Agnès, Ekrem, Torbjørn, Hering, Daniel, Meissner, Kristian, Mergen, Patricia, Pawlowski, Jan, Piggott, Jeremy Jay, Rimet, Frédéric, Steinke, Dirk, Taberlet, Pierre, Weigand, Alexander M., Abarenkov, Kessy, Beja, Pedro, Bervoets, Lieven, Björnsdóttir, Snaedis, Boets, Pieter, Boggero, A., Bones, Atle Magnar, Borja, Ángel, Bruce, Kat, Bursić, Vojislava, Carlsson, Jeans, Čiampor Jr, Fedor, Čiamporová-Zaťovičová, Zuzana, Coissac, Eric, Costa, Filipe, Costache, Marieta, Creer, Simon, Csabai, Zoltán, Deiner, Kristy, Delvalls, Ángel, Duarte, Sofia, Eleršek, Tina, Fazi, Stefano, Fišer, Cene, Flot, Jean-François, Fonseca, Vera, Fontaneto, Diego, Grabowski, Michael, Graf, Wolfram, Guðbrandsson, Jóhannes, Hellström, Micaela, Hershkovitz, Yaron, Hollingsworth, Peter, Japoshvili, Bella, Jones, John I., Kahlert, Maria, Stroil, Belma Kalamujic, Kasapidis, Panagiotis, Kelly, Martyn G., Kelly-Quinn, Mary, Keskin, Emre, Kõljalg, Urmas, Ljubešić, Zrinka, Maček, Irena, Mächler, Elvira, Mahon, Andrew, Marečková, Marketa, Mejdandzic, Maja, Mircheva, Georgina, Montagna, Matteo, Moritz, Christian, Mulk, Vallo, Naumoski, Andreja, Navodaru, Ion, Padisák, Judit, Pálsson, Snæbjörn, Panksep, Kristel, Penev, Lyubomir, Petrusek, Adam, Pfannkuchen, Martin Andreas, Primmer, Craig R., Rinkevich, Baruch, Rotter, Ana, Schmidt-Kloiber, Astrid, Segurado, Pedro, Speksnijder, Arjen, Stoev, Pavel, Strand, Malin, Šulčius, Sigitas, Sundberg, Per, Traugott, Michael, Tsigenopoulos, Costas, Turon, Xavier, Valentini, Alice, Hoorn, Berry Van Der, Várbíró, Gábor, Hadjilyra, Marlen Ines Vasquez, Viguri, Javier, Vitonytė, Irma, Voglier, Alfried, Vrålstad, Trude, Wägele, Wolfgang, Wenne, Roman, Winding, Anne, Woodward, Guy, Zegura, Bojana, Zimmermann, Jonas.  In Research Ideas and Outcomes, 2016, vol. 2, e11321. ISSN 2367-7163.

Short contributions

In this section we present contributions from scientific conferences, in scientific and popular-educational periodicals, as well as in other media, where we present the DNA barcoding and its potential and usefulness in the study of aquatic biota.

AquaBOL.SK – barcoding of Slovak aquatic biota launched in the mountains, 2019

ČIAMPOROVÁ-ZAŤOVIČOVÁ, Zuzana – MACKO, Patrik – VARGOVČÍK, Ondrej – ČIAMPOR Jr, Fedor 2019. In Genome, 2019, 62: 361, dx.doi.org/10.1139/gen-2019-0097.

New Generation Water Biomonitoring, 2018

ČIAMPOR, Fedor, ml. – ČIAMPOROVÁ-ZAŤOVIČOVÁ, Zuzana. In Limnologický spravodajca, 2018, roč. 12, č. 1, s. 9-12. ISSN 1337-2971.

Slovak aquatic macroinvertebrate fauna DNA barcoding – status quo, 2018

ČIAMPOROVÁ-ZAŤOVIČOVÁ, Zuzana – BOZÁŇOVÁ, Jana – MACKO, P. – ČIAMPOR, Fedor, ml. Book of Abstracts. In CESAMIR – 3rd Central European Symposium for Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Research, 8-13 July 2018, Łódź, Poland. – Łódź : University of Łódź, 2018, s. 95.

In search for refugia in Western Carpathians through DNA barcoding. The case of stoneflies (Plecoptera), 2018

FLORKOWSKA, Magda – TOŃCZYK, G. – ČIAMPOROVÁ-ZAŤOVIČOVÁ, Zuzana – ČIAMPOR, Fedor, ml. – GRABOWSKI, Michael – MAMOS, Tomasz. In Book of Abstracts. In CESAMIR – 3rd Central European Symposium for Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Research, 8-13 July 2018, Łódź, Poland. – Łódź : University of Łódź, 2018, s. 105.

Biomonitoring 2.0 – nový „vietor“ v hodnotení stavu a kvality našich vôd, 2018

ČIAMPOR, Fedor, ml. – ČIAMPOROVÁ-ZAŤOVIČOVÁ. In Limnospol 2018. Sborník příspěvků. XVIII. konference České limnologické společnosti a Slovenskej limnologickej spoločnosti, 25. – 29. června 2018, Kořenov. – Praha : Česká limnologická společnost, 2018, s. 16-17.

Molekulárna diverzita vodných chrobákov (Coleoptera) tatranských jazier, 2018

MACKO, Patrik – ČIAMPOR, Fedor, ml. – ČIAMPOROVÁ-ZAŤOVIČOVÁ, Zuzana. In Limnospol 2018. Sborník příspěvků. XVIII. konference České limnologické společnosti a Slovenskej limnologickej spoločnosti, 25. – 29. června 2018, Kořenov. – Praha : Česká limnologická společnost, 2018, s. 66.

O krôčik bližšie k (e)DNA metabarkódingu našich vôd, 2018

ČIAMPOR, Fedor, ml. Limnologický spravodajca, 2018, roč. 12, č. 2, s. 28-29. ISSN 1337-2971

Vývoj nových genetických nástrojov na hodnotenie stavu bioty vodných ekosystémov Európy, 2018
DNA barcoding of aquatic macroinvertebrate fauna of Slovakia – first insight, 2017

Zuzana Čiamporová-Zaťovičová, Darina Šípošová, Jana Bozáňová, Patrik Macko, Fedor Čiampor Jr. In Abstract Book, 10 Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences, Olomouc, Czech Republic, July 2-7 2017, p. 397.

DNA barcode reference library of gammarids from the Carpathian biodiversity and endemism hotspot, 2017

Mamos, T., Copilaş-Ciocianu, D., Wattier, R., Čiampor Jr., F., Čiamporová-Zaťovičová, Z.,Petrusek, A. & Grabowski, M. In Digital Abstract Book, DNAqua-Net Kick-Off Conference (EU COST Action CA15219), March 6-9 2017, Essen, Germany.

DNA barcoding of water fauna: why, what and how it is in Slovakia, 2017

ČIAMPOR, Fedor, ml. – ČIAMPOROVÁ-ZAŤOVIČOVÁ, Zuzana. In Limnologický spravodajca. Zborník abstraktov, 10. jarný limnologický seminár, 27.-28. apríl 2017, Banská Štiavnica, 2017, roč. 11, suppl. 1, s. 9. ISSN 1337-2971


In this section, we present research projects in which we are currently involved and which help fund AquaBOL.SK activities.

Developing new genetic tools for bioassessment of aquatic ecosystems in Europe - EU COST CA15219

The goal of this Action is to nucleate a group of researchers across disciplines with the task to identify gold-standard genomic tools and novel eco-genomic indices for routine application for biodiversity assessments of European water bodies. Jointly with water managers, politicians and other stakeholders, the group will develop a conceptual framework for the standard application of eco-genomic tools as part of legally binding assessments.

DNA Barcoding Elmidae – molecular taxonomy in describing biodiversity of water beetles - VEGA02/0101/16

Beetles play a key role in the functioning of ecosystems and are important for monitoring the impacts of environmental change. The aim of the project is taxonomy research of Elmidae from all over the world, producing and analysis of DNA barcodes, comparison of taxonomy using morphology and molecular approaches (evaluation of DNA data potential for family taxonomy), description of new taxa and estimating possibilities of using DNA barcoding of Elmidae in practice.

Cryptic refugia and diversification patterns in aquatic invertebrates of Western Carpathians - APVV-SK-PL-2015-0042

Aquatic invertebrate fauna is an important part of the biota of the Carpathian region, with several important roles (food source, monitoring, ecologically important species, etc.). Nevertheless, it has never been more comprehensively studied. The project was aimed at building a team with a potential to study the development, phylogeny and genetic structure of aquatic invertebrate populations inhabiting Western Carpathians. Part of the project was joint field work and collecting the material, which is also currently used to acquire new barcoding data for Slovakia.

Genomic BIodiversity Knowledge for Resilient Ecosystems - EU COST CA18134

In a rapidly changing environment, the resilience of ecosystems depends ultimately on species adaptability. G-BIKE will provide standard and routine tools for assessing, monitoring and managing genetic resilience and related adaptation potential of populations. G-BIKE will help EU experts integrate genetic and evolutionary knowledge into conservation planning and promote cross-border management and long-term monitoring programs to ensure the continuation of populations and ultimately continue to provide ecosystem services.

Diversity and dispersal in metapopulations and meta-communities of ponds - VEGA 2/0030/17

The project is focused on the research of understudied ecosystems of small aquatic habitats, which are particularly important for biodiversity. It will substantially extend the existing set of data on communities of natural small aquatic habitats of lowlands and mountain areas and anthropogenically impacted habitats. Model organisms will be macrophytes, molluscs, zooplankton and aquatic insects for their indication value, different ecological requirements and functions in trophic relationships. The main goal is to describe the rules of biological diversity of small aquatic habitats for their effective protection.

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Authors of pictures: Matej Žiak, Fedor Čiampor, Zuzana Čiamporová-Zaťovičová, Tomáš Čejka

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