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Prof. Dr Pavel Stoev, Director of the National Museum of Natural History, Sofia
Prof. Dr Pavel Stoev, Director of the National Museum of Natural History, Sofia

Pavel Stoev

(Professor Dr)
phone: (+359 2) 9885116 (ext. 685); e-mail:

Born: 5 December 1973, Targovishte.
Education: Sofia University (1998).
Speciality: zoologist.

Research interests


Taxonomy of Myriapoda (Chilopoda, Diplopoda); Biospeleology; Herpetology; Cybertaxonomy; Open Science publishing methods.

Current projects


Cybertaxonomic approach to phylogenetic studies of model invertebrate genera (Invertebrata, Arachnida, Insecta) clarifyng the problems of origin, formation and conservation of the Invertebrate Fauna of the Balkan Peninsula (National Science Fund, Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria, Grant KP-06-Н21/1-17.12.2018)
New Callipodida from Europe and Asia
New Cryptops species from Movile Cave (Romania)
Cave fauna of Koytendag, Turkmenistan
Lithobiomorpha and Geophilomorpha of Tunisia
Revision of Lithobius lakatnicensis

PhD students


Darina Bachvarova — Shumen University Konstantin Preslavski
Boyan Vagalinski
Angel Dyugmedzhiev
Emilia Vacheva

Alumni


Ioanna Felesaki (University of Crete)

Most recent publications


Vagalinski, B., Golovatch, S., Akkari, N., Stoev, P., 2019. Simplogonopus rubellus (Attems, 1902) gen. n., comb. n. (Diplopoda: Polydesmida: Trichopolydesmidae): Revealing the Identity of an Enigmatic Eastern-Mediterranean Millipede. — Acta zoologica bulgarica, 71 (3): 325—334.

Stoev, P., Vagalinski, B., 2019. Myriapods (Myriapoda) of Vrachanski Balkan Nature Park, NW Bulgaria. — In: Bechev, D. & Georgiev, D. (Eds), Faunistic diversity of Vrachanski Balkan Nature Park. Part 2. ZooNotes, Supplement 7, Plovdiv University Press, Plovdiv: 23—32.

Stoev, P., Moritz, L., Wesener, T., 2019. Dwarfs under dinosaur legs: a new millipede of the order Callipodida (Diplopoda) from Cretaceous amber of Burma. — ZooKeys, 841: 79—96. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.841.34991

Stoev, P., Deltshev, Ch., Marusik, Y., Fet, V., Kovařík, F., Guéorguiev, B., Dedov, I., Ljubomirov, T., Chobanov, D., Menliev, Sh., 2019. Fauna: Invertebrates inhabiting the soil surface. — In: Welch, J., Stoev, P. (eds). Report on scientific research supported by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds of Great Britain in the Koytendag Nature Reserve (East Turkmenistan). Advanced Books. Pensoft Publishers, Sofia, 33—38 pp. DOI: 10.3897/ab.e47154

Stoev, P., Deltshev, C., Marusik, Y., Fet, V., Kovařík, F., Guéorguiev, B., Dedov, I., Ljubomirov, T., Chobanov, D., Menliev, S., 2019. Surface-dwelling invertebrates, pp. 31—36. — In: Welch, G., Stoev, P. (Eds) A report of RSPB-supported scientific research at Koytendag State Nature Reserve, East Turkmenistan. — Advanced Books. Pensoft, Sofia, 88 pp. DOI: 10.3897/ab.e37858

Sket, B., Stoev, P., Deltshev, C., Marusik, Y., Deharveng, L., 2019. Cave fauna, pp. 37—41. — In: Welch, G., Stoev, P. (Eds) A report of RSPB-supported scientific research at Koytendag State Nature Reserve, East Turkmenistan. — Advanced Books. Pensoft, Sofia, 88 pp. DOI: 10.3897/ab.e37858

Settele, J., Spangenberg, J., Heong, K. L., Kühn, I., Klotz, S., Arida, G., Burkhard, B., Bustamante, J. V., Cabbigat, J., Canh, L., Catindig, J., Chien, H. V., Cuong, L. Q., Escalada, M., Görg, C., Grescho, V., Grossmann, S., Hadi, B. A. R., Hai, L. H., Harpke, A., Hass, A. L., Hirneisen, N., Horgan, F. G., Hotes, S., Jahn, R., Klotzbücher, A., Klotzbücher, T., Langerwisch, F., Magcale-Macandog, D. B., Manh, N., Marion, G., Marquez, L., Ott, J., Penev, L., Rodriguez-Labajos, B., Sann, C., Sattler, C., Schädler, M., Scheu, S., Schmidt, A., Schrader, J., Schweiger, O., Seppelt, R., Sinh, N. V., Stoev, P., Stoll-Kleemann, S., Tekken, V., Thonicke, K., Trisyono, Y. A., Truong, D. T., Tuan, L. Q., Türke, M., Václavík, T., Vetterlein, D., Villareal, S., Westphal, C., Wiemers, M., 2019. Rice Ecosystem Services in South-East Asia: The LEGATO Project, Its Approaches and Main Results with a Focus on Biocontrol Services. — In: Schröter, M., Bonn, A., Klotz, S., Seppelt, R., Baessler, C. (Eds) Atlas of Ecosystem Services. Springer, Cham, 373—381.

Penev, L., Stavrakaki, M., Georgiev, T., Candela, L., Poni, S., Savé, R., Rusjan, D., Biniari, K., Pezzotti, M., Neveu, P., Stoev, P., 2019. Opening data and research objects in viticulture: The Viticulture Data Journal (VDJ). — Viticulture Data Journal, 1: e49717. DOI: 10.3897/vdj.1.e49717

Penev, L., Dimitrova, M., Senderov, V., Zhelezov, G., Georgiev, T., Stoev, P., Simov, K., 2019. OpenBiodiv: A Knowledge Graph for Literature-Extracted Linked Open Data in Biodiversity Science. — Publications, 7, 38: 1—16. DOI: 10.3390/publications7020038

Filter, M., Candela, L., Guillier, L., Nauta, M., Georgiev, T., Stoev, P., Penev, L., 2019. Open Science meets Food Modelling: Introducing the Food Modelling Journal (FMJ). — Food Modelling Journal, 1: e46561. DOI: 10.3897/fmj.1.46561


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