Gobio Genus Species Integrated Management System – Târnava Rivers Study Case (Transylvania, Romania)

Angela Curtean-Bănăduc 1 , Cristina-Ioana Cismaş 1 ,  and Doru Bănăduc 2
  • 1 “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, Faculty of Sciences, 550012, Sibiu, Romania
  • 2 “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, Applied Ecology Research Center, Broward College, , 550012, Sibiu, Romania


The lotic habitats quality indicative congeners species Gobio gobio, Gobio kessleri and Gobio albipinnatus populations’ dynamic in time (2004-2019) and space revealed a decreasing trend in these rivers ecological status. The ADONIS:CE tool has been used to build a backing management system model, based on these indicative fish species habitat needs, indicators for favourable conservation status, pressures and threats. This management system implementation in the field will favour the amelioration of lotic habitats and the ecological status recovering of two of the local fish species of conservative interest (G. kessleri and G. albipinnatus).

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