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проф. д-р. Златко Левков

Image descriptionName: Zlatko Levkov
BIOGRAPHICAL DATA
Date of birth: 01.08.1972
Place of birth: Skopje, Macedonia
Citizenship: Republic of Macedonia
Marriage status: Married



Work experience:
Research Assistant at FNS, Skopje November 1996-May 2001
Teaching Assistant at FNS, Skopje May 2001-February 2006
Assistant Professor at FNS, Skopje February 2006-November 2010
Associate Professor at FNS, Skopje

Current position:
Pro-dean for education at Faculty of Natural Sciences

Teaching subjectist:
1. Systematic and phylogeny of algae
2. General Phycology and
3. Ecological monitoring and Bioindicators
4. Forensic Botany

Research interest:
• Taxonomy and Biogeography of Diatoms;
• Species flocks in ancient lakes;
• Paleoecology and paleolimnology
• Postglacial Lakes' diatom composition;
• Diatoms from estuaries and costal waters;
• Diatom Communities for monitoring of the pollution;
• Diatoms Assemblages in Forensic Sciences and Drowning;
• Use of epilithic communities as biomonitors of heavy metals in rivers;

Scientific degrees:
MSci in Biology (2001): Distribution of heavy metals in River Vardar and their impact on aquatic mosses and diatom flora.
PhD in Biology (2005): Taxonomy and ecology of diatom flora from Lakes Prespa and St. Naum Springs (Lake Ohrid)

Research fellowship:
1. Institute of Ecology, Biological Faculty, Aristotle University, Thessalonica, Greece
2. National Centre for Marin Research, Athens, Greece
3. Mont Clare State University, New Jersey, USA
4. Botanisches Institute der J.W. Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
5. Natural History Museum, London, SYNTHESIS program.

Post-doc fellowship:
1. Hustedt Diatom collection at Alfred-Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Sciences (AWI), Bremerhaven, Germany. Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship (01.09.2007-. 31.08.2008)

Awards:
1. State award for the most important contribution to science "Goce Delčev" 2010

Other activities:
2. Curator of Macedonian National Diatom Collection (MKNDC)
3. National Coordinator for Biomonitoring in frame of implementation of Water Framework Directive. Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning of Republic of Macedonia (2006-2007).

Publication list:
A) Books
1. LEVKOV, Z., Krstic, S., Metzeltin, D and Nakov, T. (2007): Diatoms of Lakes Prespa and Ohrid (Macedonia). Iconographia Diatomologica 16: 1-603. R.G. Gantner Verlag K.G.
2. LEVKOV, Z. (2009): Amphora sensu lato. In: Lange-Bertalot, H. (ed.), Diatoms of Europe, Diatoms of the European Inland waters and comparable habitats. A.R.G. Gantner Verlag K.G., Vol: 5: 1-916.
3. Cvetkoska, A., Reed, J. & LEVKOV, Z. (in prep): Lake Ohrid diatoms as palaeoclimate indicators of climate change during the last glacial-interglacial cycle. In: Witkowski, A. (ed.), Diatom monographs.

B) Articles in journals/contributions to books:
1. Krstic, S., LEVKOV, Z., & Stojanovski P. (1997a): Diatoms in monitoring of River Vardar, Macedonia. Ekologija. 32(2): 1-16.
2. Krstic, S., LEVKOV, Z. & Stojanovski, P. (1997b): Use of algae for monitoring rivers in Macedonia. In: Prygiel J, Whitton BA Bukowska J. (eds.): Use of Algae for Monitoring Rivers 3: 145-153.
3. LEVKOV, Z. & Krstic, S. (2002): Use of algae for monitoring of heavy metals in the River Vardar,Macedonia. Mediterrenian Marine Science 3 (1): 101-114.
4. Krstic, S., Duma, A., Janevska, B., LEVKOV, Z., Nikolova, K. & Noveska, M. (2002): Diatoms in forensic expertise of drowning - an Macedonian experience.Forensic Science International 127(3): 198-203.
5. LEVKOV, Z. & Stojanovski, P. (2002): Changes in diatom flora in Doiran Lake in past 13 years. Annual Biology. 53: 22-38.
6. LEVKOV, Z., Krstic, S., Nakov, T. & Melovski, Lj. (2005): Diatom assemblages on Shara and Nidze Mountains, Macedonia. Nova Hedwigia 81 (3-4): 501-538.
7. Karageorgis, A.P., Skourtos, M.S., Kapsamilis, V., Kontogianni, A.D., Skoulikidis, N.Th., Pagou, K., Nikolaidis N.P., Drakopoulou, P., Zanou, B., Karamanos, H., LEVKOV, Z. & Anagnostou Ch. (2005): An integrated approach to watershed management within the DPSIR framefwork: Axios River catchemnt and Thermaikos Gulf. Regional Environmental Change, 5: 138-160.
8. LEVKOV, Z., Krstic, S. & Nakov, T. (2006): A new Gyrosigma species from Lakes Prespa and Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia. In: Ognjanova-Rumenova, N. & Manoylov, K. (eds): Fossil and Recent Phycological Studies. Pensoft, Sofia. 139-145.
9. LEVKOV Z., Nakov, T & Metzeltin, D. (2006): New species and combination from genus Sellaphora Mereschkowsky (Bacillariophyceae) from Macedonia. Diatom Research, 21: 297-312.
10. LEVKOV, Z. & Williams, D.M. (2006): Two new species of Diatoma from Lakes Ohrid and Prespa, Macedonia. Diatom Research, 21: 281-296.
11. Edlund, M.B., Brant, L.A., LEVKOV, Z. & Nakov, T. (2006): An emended description of Decussata (Patrick) Lange-Bertalot & Metzeltin that includes protoplast organization.Diatom Research, 21: 297-310.
12. LEVKOV, Z. Saul, B., Krstic, S., Nakov, T., & Ector, L. (2007): Ecology of benthic diatoms from Lake Prespa, Macedonia. Archiv für Hydrobiologie Supplement/Algological Studies, 124: 71-83.
13. Krstic, S., Svircev, Z., LEVKOV, Z. & Nakov T. (2007): Selecting appropriate bioindicator regarding the WFD guidelines for freshwaters – a Macedonian experience. International Journal on Algae, 9: 41-63.
14. LEVKOV, Z., Edlund, M.B. & Nakov, T. (2008): The identity and typification of Navicula hasta (Bacillariophyceae): Phycological Research, 56 (1): 46-57.
15. LEVKOV, Z. & Nakov, T. (2008): Rhoicosphenia tenuis a new diatom species from Lake Ohrid. Diatom Research 23: 377-388.
16. Nikolaidis, N.P., Karageorgis, A.P., Kapsimalis, V., Drakopoulou, P., Skoulikidis, N., Behrendt, H. & LEVKOV, Z. (2009): Management of nutrient emissions of Axios River catchment: Their effect in the coastal zone of Thermaikos Gulf, Greece. Ecological modelling 220: 383–396.
17. Pavlov, A., Nakov, T., LEVKOV, Z., Rex, L., Furey, P. & Ector, L. (2009): Luticola grupcei (Bacillariophyceae) - a new freshwater diatom from Mountain Baba (Macedonia) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (USA): comparison with the type material of L. goeppertiana (Bleisch) D.G. Mann. Nova Hedwigia 89: 147-164.
18. Edlund, M.B., Shinneman, A.L.C. & LEVKOV, Z. (2009): Diatom biodiversity in Mongolia: A new amphoroid diatom from saline lakes in western Mongolia, Amphora soninkhishigae sp. nov. Acta Botanica Croatica (Special Issue: Proceedings of the 20th International Diatom Symposium) 68(2): 251-262.
19. LEVKOV, Z. & Ector, L. (2010): A comparative study of Reimeria species (Bacillariophyceae). Nova Hedwigia 90(3-4): 469-489.
20. LEVKOV, Z., Caput-Mihalic, K. & Ector, L. (2010): A taxonomical study of Rhoicosphenia Grunow (Bacillariophyceae) with a key for identification of taxa. Fottea 10: 1-56.
21. Reed, J. M., Cvetkoska, A, LEVKOV, Z. , Vogel, H &. WagnerB. (2010): The last glacial-interglacial cycle in Lake Ohrid (Macedonia/Albania): testing diatom response to climate. Biogeosciences 7: 3083–3094.
22. Ács, E., Ector, L. Kiss, K.T., Cserháti. C., Morales, E.A. & LEVKOV, Z. (2011): Morphological observations on Amphora micrometra Giffen from the Bolivian Altiplano, South America with emended diagnosis. Diatom Research 26: 199–212.
23. LEVKOV, Z. & Williams, D.M. (2011a): Fifteen new diatom (Bacillariophyta) species from Lake Ohrid, Macedonia. Phytotaxa 30: 1-41.
24. LEVKOV, Z. & Williams, D.M. (2011b): Diatom check list of lakes Ohrid, prespa and their watersheds. Phytotaxon (in press).

C) Published contributions to academic conferences
1. Krstic, S., Stojanovski, P., Duma, A., LEVKOV, Z., Nikolova, K., Petrovska, S. & Gutevska, A. (1996): Can Diatoms be relevant in case of drowning. In: Takatori & Takasu (eds.), Proceedings of XIV International Symposium of Forensic Sciences. 3: 401-405.
2. Krstic, S., LEVKOV, Z. & Stojanovski, P. (2002): Diatom communities as indicators of pollution in River Vardar, Macedonia. In (John J. ed.): Proceedings of the 15th International Diatom Symposium. Perth, Australia. 28 September - 2 October. 1998. A.R.G. Gantner Verlag K.G., 103-112
3. LEVKOV Z., Metzeltin, D. & Krstic, S. (2006): New and rare diatoms from Ohrid and Prespa Lakes in Macedonia. In: Witkowski, A. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 18th International Diatom Symposium. 235-247.
4. Krstic, S., LEVKOV Z. & Nakov, T. (2006): Diatom diversity in Republic of Macedonia - our present knowledge. In: Witkowski, A. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 18th International Diatom Symposium. 209-220.
5. Edlund, M. B., LEVKOV, Z., Soninkhishig, N., Krstic, S. & Nakov, T. (2006): Diatom species flocks in large ancient lakes: the Navicula reinhardtii complex from Lakes Hövsgöl (Mongolia) and Prespa (Macedonia): In: Witkowski, A. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 18th International Diatom Symposium. 61-74.

D. PUBLISHED CONTRIBUTIONS IN MACEDONIAN JOURNALS/CONFERENCES
D.1. JOURNALS
1. Krstic, S., Melovski, Lj. Stojanovski, P. & LEVKOV, Z. (1994a): Complex investigation on river Vardar. I. Approach and description of the investigations. Ekologija i Zastiata na Zivotnata Sredina, 2(1): 63-72. (in Macedonian).
2. Krstic, S., Melovski, Lj. Stojanovski, P. & LEVKOV, Z. (1994b): Complex investigation on river Vardar. II. The most polluted sites in the first three months. Ekologija i Zastiata na Zivotnata Sredina, 2(2): 13-29. (in Macedonian).
3. Stojanovski, P., Krstic, S. & LEVKOV, Z. (1996): The phenomenon of microflora disbalance in Doiran Lake as direct consequence of the anthropogenous influence. Annual Biology, 49: 5-16. (in Macedonian).
4. Krstic, S., Stojanovski, P. & LEVKOV, Z. (1996): Comparative microflora analyses of Anska River, Nikolicka River and Doiran Lake- a possibility for lake's microflora revitalization. Annual Biology, 49:17-28. (in Macedonian).
5. Stojanovski, P., Krstic, S. & LEVKOV, Z. (1997): Changes in Doiran Lake's microflora - a case of rapid turnover towards hypertrophy. Annual Biology 50: 13-24.
6. Melovski, Lj., LEVKOV, Z. & Krstic S. (1997): Concentration of phosphorus and heavy metals in river sediment of river Vardar. Ekologija i Zastiata na Zivotnata Sredina 5 (2): 127-132. (in Macedonian).
7. LEVKOV, Z., Krstic, S. & Noveska, M. (2001): Valorisation of high mountain lakes on Sara Mountain by diatom flora. Ekologija i Zastita na Zivotnata Sredina 7. (1-2): 15-32. (in Macedonian).

D2. CONFERENCES
1. Krstic, S., LEVKOV, Z. & Stojanovski, P. (1996): Algal cultures in waste water treatment plants. Proceeding of Ist International Conference on Management and treatment of waste waters and communal waste and evironmental protection. 29-30 Maj, Ohrid, 245-257. (in Macedonian).
2. LEVKOV, Z. & Krstic, S. (2002): Use of plants for monitoring of heavy metal pollution in river Vardar. Proceedings of International Meeting for Improvment of Environmental Conditions in Region of Veles. Ministry of Environement. 153-170. (in Macedonian).
3. Krstic, S. & LEVKOV, Z. (2002): Complex investigations on river Vardar. Present condtions for Veles region. Proceedings of International Meeting for Improvment of Environmental Conditions in Region of Veles. Ministry of Environement. 145-152. (in Macedonian).
4. LEVKOV, Z., Krstic S. & Nakov, T. (2003): Distribution and ecology of endemic and relict diatom taxa in the sources near St.Naum (Ohrid lake, Macedonia). Proceedings of IInd Congess of Ecologists of Republic of Macedonia. Ohrid, Macedonia 22-26 October 2003. 433-442. (in Macedonian).
5. LEVKOV, Z., Krstic, S. & Nakov, T. (2003): Diatom microflora diversity of Prespa Lake, Macedonia, preliminary results. Proceedings of IInd Congess of Ecologists of Republic of Macedonia 22-26 October 2003. 443-449. (in Macedonian).

PRESENTATIONS/ ABSTRACTS
1. LEVKOV, Z., Krstic, S., & Stojanovski, P. (1998): Some rare diatom species in high-mountain regions of Shara Mountain, Macedonia. 15th International Diatom Symposium, 28.09-3.10.1998, Perth, Australia.
2. Stojanovski, P., Krstic, S. & LEVKOV, Z. (1998): Changes in diatom phytoplankton and peryphiton communities during catastrophic decrease of water level of Doiran lake, Macedonia. 15th International Diatom Symposium, 28.09-3.10.1998, Perth, Australia.
3. Levkov, Z., Krstic, S. & Stojanovski, P. (1998): Distribution of genuses Navicula and Cymbella on Shara Mountain. 1st Congress of Ecologists of Macedonia, 20-24.09.1998, Ohrid.
4. Krstic, S., LEVKOV, Z. & Stojanovski, P. (2000): Epilithic communities in biomonitoring of heavy metals in river Vardar, Macedonia. A preliminary report. 16th International Diatom Symposium 25.08.-01.09.2000, Athens, Greece.
5. Stojanovski, P., LEVKOV, Z. & Krstic, S. (2000): Occurrence and abundance of diatom taxa indicative for high saprobity levels in Doiran Lake. 16th International Diatom Symposium. 25.08.-01.09.2000, Athens, Greece.
6. LEVKOV Z. & Krstic, S. (2001): Epilithic communities in biomonitoring of rivers. North Aegean System Functioning and Inter-Regional Pollution. Kavala, Maj, 2001.
7. LEVKOV, Z. & Krstic, S. (2001): Changes in diatom communities in river Vardar influenced by heavy metals. North American Diatom Symposium Ely, Minnesota. 19-22.09. 2001.
8. Stojanovski, P., LEVKOV, Z. & McCormick, M. (2001): Water loss and eutrophycation of Doiran Lake, Macedonia. North American Diatom Symposium Ely, Minnesota. 19-22.09. 2001.
9. LEVKOV Z., Krstic, S. and Noveska, M. (2001): Use of Diatoms for Valorization of Glacial lakes on Shara Mountain. 9th International Conferences on Protection and Mangement of Lakes. 9-14.11.2001, Otsu City, Japan.
10. Nikolova, K., Duma, A,. Janeska, B., Krstic, S., LEVKOV, Z. & Davceva, N. (2002): Validity of diatoms in the forensic medicine expertise of drowning Archive of Oncology 2002; 10 (Suppl 1): 105.
11. LEVKOV Z., Krstic S., Nakov T., Sterjovska A. and Spasovska S. (2003): Diversity and distribution of diatom taxa on Nidze mountain, Republic of Macedonia. 2nd Congess of Ecologists of Republic of Macedonia. Ohrid Oct. 2003.
12. Filkovska M., LEVKOV Z. and Krstic S. (2003): Diatom communities as indicators of saprobity in reservoir "Strezevo" Macedonia. 2nd Congess of Ecologists of Republic of Macedonia. Ohrid Oct. 2003.
13. Zdraveski, N., Nakov, T., LEVKOV, Z. & Krstic, S. (2005): Looking for identity and distribution of Navicula hasta Pantocsek (Bacillariophyceae). 8th Symposium on the flora of Southeastern Serbia and Neighbouring Regions, Nis.
14. LEVKOV, Z., Krstic, S., Nakov, T., Blanco, S. & Ector. (2005): Ecologie des diatomees benthiques du Lac Prespa, Macedoine. 24ème Colloque de l' Association des Diatomistes de Langue Francaise. Bordeaux, 6-8 Septembre 2005.
15. LEVKOV, Z., Krstic, S., Metzeltin, D. & Nakov T. (2005): Diversité des espèces D'Aneumastus dans les Lacs Ohrid et Prespa. 24ème Colloque de l' Association des Diatomistes de Langue Francaise. Bordeaux, 6-8 Septembre 2005.
16. LEVKOV, Z., Nakov, T. & Krstic, S. (2006): Diversity and distribution of Neidium Pfitzer species in Macedonia. 19th International Diatom Symposium, Listvyanka, Russia, 28 August - 3 September 2006.
17. LEVKOV, Z., Nakov, T. & Krstic, S. (2007): Gomphonemoid taxa in Macedonia, diversity and distribution. 1st Central European Diatom Congress, Berlin, 23-26.03.2007.
18. LEVKOV, Z., Krstic, S., Nakov, T. & Pavlov, A. (2007): Present knowledge of diatom flora from Lake Ohrid. 1st Symposium for protection of natural lakes in Republic of Macedonia, Ohrid 31.05-03.06.2006.
19. LEVKOV, Z., Metzeltin, D., Ector, L., Pavlov A., Krstic, S & Nakov T. (2008): Current and future concept of taxonomy of Amphora sensu stricto and its impact on biogeography and autecology. 22. Treffen Deutschsprachiger Diatomologen mit Internationaler Beteiligung 12-15 June 2008, Trento Italy.
20. Pavlov, A. Dulić, T. & LEVKOV, Z. (2008b): Gomphonema olivaceum (Hornemann) Brébisson species complex in Lake Ohrid, Macedonia. 22. Treffen Deutschsprachiger Diatomologen mit Internationaler Beteiligung 12-15 June 2008, Trento Italy.
21. LEVKOV, Z., Ector, L. & Metzeltin, D. (2008c): Taxonomy and biogeography of Amphora species in ancient lakes. 27ème Colloque de l'ADLaF, 1 au 4 septembre 2008. Dijon, France.
22. LEVKOV, Z., Ector, L., Metzeltin, D. & Pavlov, A. (2008): Diversity and distribution of Rhoicosphenia species. 27ème Colloque de l'ADLaF, 1 au 4 septembre 2008. Dijon, France.
23. LEVKOV, Z., Pavlov, A., Hlubikova, D., Furey P., Lowe, R. & Ector, L. (2008): Luticola goeppertiana (Bleich) D.G. Mann species complex. 20th International Diatom Symposium, 7-13 September 2008, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
24. Pavlov, A. LEVKOV, Z., Jovanovska, E & Krstic, S. (2008): Diversity and distribution of Eunotia species in Macedonia. 20th International Diatom Symposium, 7-13 September 2008, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
25. Jovanovska, E., LEVKOV, Z., Nakov, T. & Pavlov A. (2008): Taxonomy of Diploneis species in Lake Ohrid. 20th International Diatom Symposium, 7-13 September 2008, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
26. LEVKOV, Z., Hamilton, P., Williams D.M. & Edlund M.B. (2009): Endemism and cosmopolitism in diatoms from the large lakes: A case study of Amphora (Bacillariophyceae). 5th International Symposium on Ancient Lakes, 4-8.09.2009.
27. LEVKOV, Z., Pavlov, A., Cvetkoska A., & Jovanovska E. (2010): Taxonomy and ultrastructure of selected Luticola species. 23. Treffen Deutschsprachiger Diatomologen mit Internationaler Beteiligung 12-15 March 2010, Konstanz, Germany.

GRANTS AND CURRENT PROJECTS
1. Microflora as Indicator of Saprobiological Level of River Vardar under Anthropogenic Influence (1994-1996) funded by Ministry of Sciences of Republic of Macedonia
2. Diatoms in Forensic Sciences Expertise of Drowning (1994-1996) funded by Ministry of Sciences of Republic of Macedonia
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
4. Diatoms in Forensic Sciences Expertise of Drowning II (1997-2000) funded by Ministry of Sciences of Republic of Macedonia
5. Biomonitoring of Heavy Metals in River Vardar (1997-2000) funded by Ministry of Sciences of Republic of Macedonia
6. Bio-Ecological Assessment of Rivers Vardar and Strumica (1998) For Japanese International Cooperation Agencies.
7. Environmental Impact Assessment of Highway Road E-750 (1998) for Scetaurute, France.
8. Environmental Impact Assessment for Loshana hydro-system- water supply dam construction (2001). Funded by Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Waters Economy of Republic of Macedonia.
9. Impact Assessment for motorway Veles-Prilep and Bitola -Medzitlija - Water ecosystem assistance in a scope of Environmental expert team for Lui Berger (2001).
10. Changes in Biodiversity of Lake Doiran. Funded by Ministry of Environment of Republic of Macedonia.
11. Clean drinking water, top-down bio-manipulation applied in solving the problems of eutrophication in drinking water reservoirs (2001-2003). Funded by Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy of Republic of Macedonia.
12. Biomonitoring of eutrophication of Prespa Lake (2001-2004). Funded by Ministry of Science of Republic of Macedonia.
13. Algal communities as indicator of eutrophication level of Prespa Lake (2002-2003). Funded by Ministry of Environment of Republic of Macedonia.
14. 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.
15. Improvement of Management of Transboundary Water Resources. (2006-2007). Funded by European Commission. 03MAC01/10/104.
16. Assessment of heavy metal pollution of river Vardar, Macedonian-Chinese bilateral project (2007-2009). Founded by Ministry of Education and Sciences of Republic of Macedonia.
17. Diversity, taxonomy and phylogeny of species complexes from Lake Ohrid. Founded by Founded by Ministry of Education and Sciences of Republic of Macedonia
18. Diatom biodiversity on the Balkans - process, pattern and scale. (2008-2010). Founded by the Bulgarian Ministry of Science.
19. Consulting Services of training on Conservation and Action Planning for Priority Transboundary Habitats and Species in the Prespa Lakes basin-Preparatory Phase (2009-2010). Founded by UNDP.
20. Osogovo Mts. in the Balkan Green Belt. Founded by UNDP.