Environmental Sciences

Environmental Sciences Experts

Iva Apostolova

Plant and Fungal Diversity and ResourcesFlora and Vegetation
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences


Education: 1975-1980 Mgr. Sofia Universty (Ecology) 1987-1990 Ph.D. Institute of Botany, BAS (ecology)  Key qualifications: study of Bulgarian natural and seminatural vegetation vegetation and habitat mapping biodiversity monitoring ecology of species and plant communities management plans for protected areas and Natura 2000 sites Professional experience of project work: European gradients of resilience in the fase of climate extremes (Signal), ERA-NET BiodivERsa 2012-77 (2012-2015) Conservation of biodiversity in hot spots with glacial relict plants in Bulgarian mountains (BG0034), EEA Grants (2009-2011) Biology, ecology and control of alien invasive species in Bulgarian flora (2009-2012) Red Data Book, vol 1 Plants and fungi (2009-2011) Optimization of the Natura 2000 network in Bulgaria (2007-2009) Important plant areas in Bulgaria, Plantlife international (2006-2008) Inventory of the biodiversity of mountain and lowland wet grasslands (2005-2010) Management plans for conservation rare plants Viola pumila and Fritillaria meleagroides in Bulgaria (2004-2006) National Grassland Inventory Project (PINMATRA 2001/020) (2001-2004) Developing Management Plans for Central Balkan and Rila National Parks (1997-2000) Studying and mapping the biodiversity of high mountain pastures in Central Balkan National Park (1995-1996) CORINE-biotopes Project in Bulgaria; selection of Bulgarian habitats, contribution to the Palearctic classification in respect to the Bulgarian habitats (1993-1997) Developing National Biodiversity Strategy (1992-1994)

Research Interest

vegetation classification, vegetation conservation, habitat and vegetation mapping, plant ecology, management protected areas

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