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Prof. Dr Pavel Stoev, zoologist, curator of non-insect invertebrates collections. Photo: (c) S. Abadjiev
Prof. Dr Pavel Stoev, zoologist, curator of non-insect invertebrates collections. Photo: (c) S. Abadjiev

Pavel Stoev

(Professor Dr)
phone: (+359 2) 9885115 (ext. 685); e-mail:

Born: 5 December 1973, Targovishte.
Education: Sofia University (1998).
Speciality: zoologist.
Employment: Scientific Secretary (2007—2011), Curator of non-insect invertebrates (Arachnida, Mollusca, Myriapoda, etc.)
Other duties: Managing editor of International Journal of Myriapodology; Managing editor of Red Data Book of Bulgaria — Animals.

Research interests

Taxonomy of Myriapoda (Chilopoda, Diplopoda); Biospeleology; Herpetology; Cybertaxonomy.

Current projects

New Eupolybothrus (Lithobiomorpha) from Croatia
New Callipodida from Europe and Asia
New and interesting myriapods from Bulgaria

PhD students

Darina Bachvarova — Shumen University Konstantin Preslavski


Ioanna Felesaki (University of Crete)

Most recent publications

Smirnova, L., Mergen, P., Groom, Q., De Wever, A., Penev, L., Stoev. P., Pe’er. I., Runnel, V., Camacho, A., Vincent, T., Agosti, D., Arvanitidis, C., Bonet, F., Saarenmaa, H., 2016. Data sharing tools adopted by the European Biodiversity Observation Network Project. — Research Ideas and Outcomes 2: e9390. DOI: 10.3897/rio.2.e9390

Schileyko, A., Stoev, P., 2016. Scolopendromorpha of New Guinea and adjacent islands (Myriapoda, Chilopoda). — Zootaxa, 4147 (3): 247—280. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4147.3.3

Penev, L., Paton, A., Nicolson, N., Kirk, P., Pyle, R. L., Whitton, R., Georgiev, T., Barker, C., Hopkins, C., Robert, V., Biserkov, J., Stoev, P., 2016. A common registration-to-publication automated pipeline for nomenclatural acts for higher plants (International Plant Names Index, IPNI), fungi (Index Fungorum, MycoBank) and animals (ZooBank). — In: Michel E (Ed.) Anchoring Biodiversity Information: From Sherborn to the 21st century and beyond. ZooKeys 550: 233—246. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.550.9551

Henle, K., Stoev, P., Penev, L., 2016. Nature Conservation — achievements and challenges within its first four years. — Nature Conservation 14: 1—5. DOI: 10.3897/natureconservation.14.8773

Henle, K., Andres, C., Bernhard, D. Grimm, A., Stoev, P., Tzankov, N., Schlegel, M., 2016. Are species genetically more sensitive to habitat fragmentation on the periphery of their range compared to the core? A case study on the sand lizard (Lacerta agilis). — Landscape Ecology. DOI: 10.1007/s10980-016-0418-2

Burkhard, B., Maes, J., Geneletti, D., Stoev, P., Penev, L., 2016. One Ecosystem: Innovation in ecology and sustainability research publishing. — One Ecosystem 1: e9255. DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.1.e9255

Vagalinski, B., Stoev, P., Enghoff, H., 2015. A review of the millipede genus Typhloiulus Latzel, 1884 (Diplopoda: Julida: Julidae), with a description of three new species from Bulgaria and Greece. — Zootaxa, 3999 (3): 334—362.

Stoev, P., Akkari, N., Komerički, A., Edgecombe, G. D., Bonato, L., 2015. At the end of the rope: Geophilus hadesi sp. n. — the world’s deepest cave-dwelling centipede (Chilopoda, Geophilomorpha, Geophilidae). — In: Tuf, I. H., Tajovský, K. (Eds) Proceedings of the 16th International Congress of Myriapodology, Olomouc, Czech Republic. ZooKeys, 510: 95—114.

Stoev, P., 2015. Order Callipodida. — In: Minelli, A. (Ed.) Treatise on Zoology — Anatomy, Taxonomy, Biology. The Myriapoda, vol. 2, Brill, Leiden-Boston, pp. 420—426.

Stoev, P., 2015. Critically endangered invertebrates: Eupolybothrus andreevi, Troglodicus meridionale, Balkanopetalum rhodopinum, Megaphyllum beroni. — In: Golemansky, V. et al. (Eds) Red Data Book of the Republic of Bulgaria, Volume 2. Animals. BAS & MoEW, Sofia, pp. 144—147. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.510.9614

More complete list of publications — section e-Natura | Staff publications