• Scientific Degrees: BSci in Biology: since 1987 MSci in Biology: since 1992: Changes in algal microflora as indicator of pollution level in River Anska PhD in Biology: since 1995: Saprobiological characteristics of River Vardar\'s microflora as indicator of intensity of anthropogenic influence International Participation • EU FP6 and FP7 expert • Member of International Society for Diatom research • Visiting Professor at University of Geosciences in Wuhan, China Research Interest and Expertise • Taxonomy and biogeography of diatoms (Bacillariophyta) • Biomonitoring of freshwater ecosystems • Control of eutrophication of lakes and reservoirs • Algae (Diatoms) in forensic sciences • Cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) taxonomy and ecology • Algal biotechnology • Environment and SD Grants and Projects 1. Microflora as Indicator of Saprobiological Level of River Vardar under Anthropogenous Influence (1994-1996) funded by Ministry of Sciences of Republic of Macedonia (Project Leader) 2. Diatoms in Forensic Sciences Expertise of Drowning (1994-1996) funded by Ministry of Sciences of Republic of Macedonia (Project Leader) 3. Bioreaction of Some Components of the Living World During the Disappearance of Doiran Lake (1996-1998) funded by Ministry of Sciences of Republic of Macedonia (Project Leader) 4. Diatoms in Forensic Sciences Expertise of Drowning II (1997-1999) funded by Ministry of Sciences of Republic of Macedonia (Project Leader) 5. Biomonitoring of Heavy Metals in River Vardar (1997-2000) funded by Ministry of Sciences of Republic of Macedonia (Project Leader) 6. Bio-Ecological Assessment of Rivers Vardar and Strumica (1998) For Japanese International Cooperation Agencies. (Hydrobiology Team Leader) 7. Environmental Impact Assessment of Highway Road E-750 (1998) for Scetaurute, France. (Hydrobiology Team Leader) 8. Biomonitoring of eutrophication of Prespa Lake (2001-2004). Funded by Ministry of Science of Republic of Macedonia. (Project Leader) 9. Algal communities as indicator of eutrophication level of Prespa Lake (2002-2003). Funded by Ministry of Environment of Republic of Macedonia. (Project Leader) 10. Country study for biodiversity of the Republic of Macedonia: first national report (2004). Ministry of environment and physical planning-Funded by GEF. (Core team Member) 11. Biodiversity strategy and action plan of the Republic of Macedonia (2004). Ministry of environment and physical planning-Funded by GEF. (Core team Member) 12. FP6-2002-INCO-WbC-1 project \Concepts for integrated transboundary water management and sustainable socio-economic development in the cross border region of Albania, FYR Macedonia and Greece\. (2004-2007). Funded by European Commission. (Consortium Partner) 13. Preparation of National Strategy for Sustainable Development (2006-2007). Funded by SIDA. (Leading Expert-Environment) 14. Improvement of the Management of the Vardar River Basin. (2006-2007) CARDS 2003, Funded by GEF. (Leading Expert-Biomonitoring) 15. Integrated Ecosystem Management in the Prespa Lakes Basin of Albania, FYR Macedonia and Greece. (2006-2010), Funded by UNDP and GEF. (Leading Expert- Water Quality). 16. Development of Prespa Lake Watershed Management Plan. (2009-2011), Funded by UNDP. (Leading Expert-WFD and Water Quality, Deputy Team leader).