The Institute of Hydrobiology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine is the leading scientific centre in Ukraine with a great experience of complex hydroecological, hydrobiological, ichthyological, biotechnological, radiobiological researches of freshwater ecosystems of different types.
The Institute’s researchers organised in a team of highly skilled specialists who carry out scientific investigations on solving urgent problems related to the discovering of regularities of the freshwater ecosystems functioning in the conditions of increasing anthropogenic impact, assessing the quality of the water environment and factors that determine it, preserving the biodiversity of Ukrainian reservoirs, biotechnological approaches to cultivating of economically valuable species of hydrobionts.
Main scientific directions of the Institute's research:
Investigation of the biodiversity and functioning of freshwater ecosystems as the basis for the development of technologies for biological indication, monitoring and management of ecological state of the water bodies;
Investigation of physical and chemical bases of a migration, transformation and biological effects on hydrobionts of radionuclide and chemical contaminations and ways of their regulation;
Assessment and forecasting of fish fauna state in the water bodies of different types for the environmental management and conservation of fishes diversity;
Molecular, cellular and physiological researches of aquatic organisms as a basis for the development of highly efficient technologies of aquaculture.