Animal Diversity and Resources
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Education: - 1987: PhD, Central Laboratory of Helminthology, BAS; - 1980: MSc, Faculty of Biology, St Kliment Okhridski University of Sofia Current Research Projects: - 2009-2011: CEBDER - Development of National Centre of Excellence in Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research; funded by NSF (DO 02-15/2009) -2009-2011: Biological diversity of aquatic ecosystems in wetlands of flood plane of the Lower Danube regarding optimizing ecosystem functions under global climate change; funded by NSF (DО 02-352/2009) -2009-2010: Development of sustainable agriculture in South-East Europe: Risk assessment of virus vector nematodes (family Longidoridae) in agricultural and horticultural crops in Slovenia and Bulgaria; funded by NSF, bilateral agreement between Bulgaria and Slovenia -2007-2009: Assessment of the influence of fragmentation on the bio-resources in urban areas; funded by NSF (TKB-1616/06) -2005-2007: BioCORE – Centre for biodiversity and ecosystem research; funded by NSF - 2004-2007: Biodiversity and ecology of nematodes of family Longidoridae from Bulgaria and adjacent territories; funded by the National Scientific Fund (NSF); Positions: - 2000-2010: Senior Research Scientist, Central Laboratory of General of Ecology, BAS; - 1996-2000: Research Associate, Central Laboratory of General of Ecology, BAS; - 1995-1996: Research Associate, Institute of Ecology, BAS; - 1987-1995: Research Associate, Insitute of Parasitology, BAS. Membership in professional bodies: - European Society of Nematologists - Bulgarian Parasitological Society.
- Fauna and ecology of plant nematodes of oak forests, other natural habitats and forest nurseries; - Systematics of the families Longidoridae, Trichodoridae and Criconematidae; - Nematodes from extreme habitats - Systematics of the order Mononchida.