Plant and Fungal Diversity and Resources
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Education: Master’s Degree: 1982 - 1987, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski’, Faculty of Biology, Department of Botany, MSc in Biology (Botany) Employment: 1987–1992 Biologist, Institute of Botany, BAS 1992–2010 Assistant, Institute of Botany, BAS 2010–present Chief Assistant, Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, BAS 1997–2000 Curator (kustos)of the herbarium SOM, Institute of Botany, BAS 2006–present Head of Laboratory of Cytotaxonomy, Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, BAS (former Institute of Botany) Memberships: 1996–present Member of British Pteridological Society (BPS) 1996–present Member of the Group of European Pteridologists (GEP) 2001–present Member of the Organization for the Phyto-Taxonomic Investigation of the Mediterranean Area (OPTIMA) Editorial experience: Ivanova, D. (ed.). 2009. Plant, fungal and habitat diversity investigation and conservation. Proceedings of IV Balkan Botanical Congress, Sofia, 20-26 June 2006. Institute of Botany, Sofia. ISBN 978-954-9746-14-3.
Botany; Taxonomy, biosystematics and evolution of vascular plants; Conservation and management of plant biodiversity; Protected areas; Molecular approaches; Endemic and rare plants; Ferns, horsetails, lycopods, Pteridophyta