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проф. д-р Љупчо Меловски

Image description Name: Ljupcho Melovski
Date and place of birth: 30. 06. 1958 in Gostivar, Republic of Macedonia
Citizenship/Nationality Macedonian
Marital Status: Married, two children
Office address: Institute of Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Arhimedova 6, PO Box 162, “Sv. Kiril i Metodij” University, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.
Home Address: ul. “Fushtanska” br. 18-a, 1000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
Telephone: Office: +389 2 3249 611, Mob: +389 78 370 705
E-mail: melovski@pmf.ukim.edu.mk

Language skills: Macedonian (mother tongue), English (excellent), German (basic), Russian (basic), Bulgarian (excellent), Serbian (excellent)

Education – degrees awarded:
1981 BSci Biology, Faculty of Biology, “Kiril i Metodij” University, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.
1991 MSci Biology – Ecology. Master thesis title: Dynamics and mineral matter composition of annual litter-fall and forest floor in oak forest ecosystem (Italian and Turkey oak) in National Park “Galichica”. Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Institute of Biology, “Sv. Kiril i Metodij” University, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.
1996 PhD Biology – Ecology. PhD thesis title: Mineral cycling in oak forest ecosystem (Italian and Turkey oak) in National Park “Galichica”. Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Institute of Biology, “Sv. Kiril i Metodij” University, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.

Professional Experience:
(1984-1997) Assistant Teacher: Institute of Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, “Sv. Kiril i Metodij” University, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.
(1997-2002) Assistant Professor: Institute of Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, “Sv. Kiril i Metodij” University, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.
(2002-2007) Asociate Professor: Institute of Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, “Sv. Kiril i Metodij” University, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.
(2007- ) Full Professor: Institute of Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, “Sv. Kiril i Metodij” University, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.

Professional membership:
(since 1984) – Member of the Macedonian Ecological Society
(since 1999) – President of Macedonian Ecological Society

Teaching experience:
• Plant Ecology (Institute of Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics)
• Plant Ecophysiology (Institute of Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics)
• Environmental Protection - current (Institute of Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics).
• Ecology of Terrestrial Ecosystems – current (Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics).
• Ecology of Anthropogenic Ecosystems – Agroecosystems - current ((Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics).

Participation in research projects in last 3 years;
• Biomass and production relations in beech ecosystems (Calamintho grandiflorae–Fagetum) in NP Mavrovo, 2001-2004, Project leader
• Distribution of heavy metals in tissues of some amphibian and reptile representatives from the region of Bitola, 2004/2005, Project leader
• Biomonitoring of eutrofication of Prespa Lake - Participant
• Distribution of heavy metals in tissues of some amphibian and reptile representatives from the region of Skopje, 2004/2005, Participant

Scientific experience:
• Forest ecology
• Biodiversity

Selected scientific papers (in reverse order):
1. Melovski, Lj. & Matevski, V. (2008). Development of criteria for the selection of wetland habitats for strict protection - case study of Bunec site in the National Park "Mavrovo". Proceedings of the III Congress of Ecologists of Macedonia with International Participation. Special issues of Macedonian Ecological Society, Vol. 8: 157-166, Skopje.
2. Hristovski, S., Melovski, Lj., Šušlevska, M., Grupče, Lj. (2008). Belowground phytomass and production in the beech ecosystem Calamintho grandiflorae-Fagetum in Mavrovo National Park. I. Methological aspects in estimation of belowground phytomass of trees and shrubs. Proceedings of the III Congress of Ecologists of Macedonia with International Participation. Special issues of Macedonian Ecological Society, Vol. 8: 77-85, Skopje.
3. Hristovski, S., Melovski, Lj., Šušlevska, M., Grupče, Lj. (2008). Belowground phytomass and production in the beech ecosystem Calamintho grandiflorae-Fagetum in Mavrovo National Park. II. Belowground phytomass of coarse roots of trees and shrubs. Ekol. Zašt. Život. Sred., Vol. 11, No 1/2, 3-10.
4. Hristovski, S., Melovski, Lj., Šušlevska, M., Grupče, Lj. (2008). Belowground phytomass and production in the beech ecosystem Calamintho grandiflorae-Fagetum in Mavrovo National Park. III. Fine root phytomass of trees and shrubs. Ekol. Zašt. Život. Sred., Vol. 11, No 1/2, 11-18.
5. Hristovski, S., Melovski, Lj., Šušlevska, M., Grupče, Lj. (2008). Annual dynamics of K, Ca and Mg content in organs of beech in the beech ecosystem Calamintho grandiflorae-Fagetum in Mavrovo National Park, Macedonia. Natura Montenegrina 7(2): 95-113.
6. Melovski, Lj., Ivanov, Gj., Angelova, N., Velevski, M., Hristovski, S., eds. (2008). Monospitovo swamp - the last swamp in Macedonia. Bosilovo Municipality publ., 56 pp.
7. Hristovski, S., Melovski, Lj., Grupce, Lj., Šušlevska, M. (2006/2007). Dendrochronology of beech in the beech ecosystem Calamintho grandiflorae-Fagetum in Mavrovo National Park. Ekol. Zašt. Život. Sred., Tome10, No 1-2: 19-28.
8. Levkov, Z., Krstić, S., Nakov, T., Melovski, Lj. (2005). Diatom assemblages on Shara and Nidze Mountains, Macedonia. Nova Hedwigia, 81(3-4): 501-537.
9. Hristovski, S., Melovski, Lj., Shushlevska, M., Grupche, Lj. (2004/05). Nitrogen and phosphorous in the forest floor of the beech ecosystem (Calamintho grandiflorae-Fagetum) in Mavrovo National Park. Biol. Macedonica 57/58: 23-38.
10. Melovski, Lj., Šušlevska, M., Hristovski, S. and Grupče, Lj. (2004). Biomass and the mineral quantity in the herb layers litter-fall in the beech ecosystem Calamintho grandiflorae-Fagetum in Mavrovo National park. Proceedings of the 2nd Congress of Ecologists of the Republic of Macedonia, 25-29.10.2004, Ohrid.
11. Melovski, Lj., Hristovski, S., Šušlevska, M. and Grupče, Lj. (2004). Dynamics of the forest floor biomass in the beech ecosystem Calamintho grandiflorae-Fagetum in Mavrovo National Park. Proceedings of the 2nd Congress of Ecologists of the Republic of Macedonia, 25-29.10.2004, Ohrid.
12. Trajanovska, S., Melovski, Lj. & Hristovski, S. (2004). Quantification of the total biomass in the Chara spp. zone in the Ohrid Lake. Proceedings of the 2nd Congress of Ecologists of the Republic of Macedonia, 25-29.10.2004,Ohrid. (In Macedonian).
13. Melovski, Lj., Grupche, Lj., Hristovski, S. and Shushlevska, M. (2003). Aboveground phytomass and primary production in the tree layer of the beech ecosystem (Calamintho grandiflorae-Fagetum) in Mavrovo National Park. Proceedings of scientific papers of the International scientific conference: 75 Years of the Forest Research Institute of Bulgarian Acadaemy of Sciences. Vol. 1: 364-369.
14. Hristovski, S. & Melovski, Lj. (2002). Nidzhe-Kaimakchalan. In: Psaroudas, S. (ed.). Protected areas in the southern Balkans: legislation, large carnivores, transborder areas. 81-93, Thessaloniki
15. Melovski, Lj. & Hristovski, S. (2002). Large carnivores in the Republic of Macedonia. In: Psaroudas, S. (ed.). Protected areas in the southern Balkans: legislation, large carnivores, transborder areas. 81-93, Thessaloniki
16. Šušlevska, M., Melovski, Lj., Grupče, Lj., and Hristovski, S. (2001). Litter production in the ecosystem Calamintho grandiflorae–Fagetum in Mavrovo National Park. In: Radoglou, K (Ed.). Proceedings of the International Conference: Forest Research: A Challenge for an Integrated European Approach, p.p. 627 – 632, August 27–1 September 2001, Thessaloniki – Greece, NAGREF – Forest Research Institute, Thessaloniki.
17. Hristovski, S., Melovski, Lj., Grupče, Lj. and Šušlevska, M. (2001). Litter decomposition rate of leaves, branches and beech acorns in the ecosystem Calamintho grandiflorae- Fagetum in Mavrovo national park. In Radoglou, K (Ed.). Proceedings of the International Conference: Forest Research: A Challenge for an Integrated European Approarch, p.p. 621 – 626, August 27 – 1 September 2001, Thessaloniki – Greece, NAGREF- Forest Research Institute, Thessaloniki.
18. Grupče, Lj., Melovski, Lj., Hristovski, S., Šušlevska, M., & Arsovska, S. (2000). Decomposition Rate of Dead Organic in the Ecosystem Calamintho Grandiflorae-Fagetum in Mavrovo National Park in the Period 1997/98. Soils and their Exploitation: symposium: on the occasion of 80th birthday and 50 years of scientific and cholary activity of Academician Gorgi Filipovski: proceedings. (In Macedonian).
19. Melovski, Lj., Grupče, Lj., Šušlevska, M., Hristovski, S. & Dinova, D.(2000). Dead Organic Matter Accumulation from the Annual Litter-fall in the Ecosystem Calamintho Grandiflorae-fagetum in Mavrovo National Park in the Period 1998/99. Soils and their Exploitation: symposium: on the occasion of 80th birthday and 50 years of scientific and cholary activity of Academician Gorgi Filipovski: proceedings. (In Macedonian).
20. Melovski, Lj., Grupče, Lj., Hristovski, S., Šušlevska, M., & Arsovska, S. (2000). The dynamics of biogenic mineral matters content (macro and microelements) in the experimental litterbags for decomposition of the forest floor in the ecosystem Calamintho Grandiflorae-fagetum in Mavrovo National Park in the Period of 1997/98. Soils and their Exploitation: symposium: on the occasion of 80th birthday and 50 years of scientific and cholary activity of Academician Gjorgji Filipovski: proceedings. (In Macedonian).
21. Melovski, Lj., Grupče, Lj., Šušlevska, M., Hristovski, S. & Dinova, D.(2000). Mineral Matters Quantity (macro and microelements) Accumulated in the soil through the Annual Litter-fall in the Ecosystem Calamintho Grandiflorae-fagetum in Mavrovo National Park. Soils and their Exploitation: symposium: on the occasion of 80th birthday and 50 years of scientific and cholary activity of Academician Gorgi Filipovski: proceedings. (In Macedonian).

Professional engagement in applied projects:
- Drafting the Law on Nature (67/04) in the scope of the project "Strengthening the Capacity of the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning, an EU-funded project managed by the European Agency for Reconstruction
- Senior domestic expert for the project "Strengthening of Environmental Management, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" - Sector Approximation Strategy, Nature Sector, an EU-funded project managed by the European Agency for Reconstruction
- Elaboration of the Biodiversity Country Study and Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (key expert)
- Estimation of status of biodiversity and forestry in the CEE and NYS countries on behalf of UN ECE (Romania, Georgia and Bosnia and Herzegovina)
- Numerous projects in the field of protected areas' management and proclamation
- More than ten EIA projects (as team leader or participant)