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Yurii Kornilev
Yurii Kornilev

Yurii Kornilev

website: http://Yurii.info

Born on: 18 November 1982, Sofia.

Education: School of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Florida, USA (MS, 2008); Davidson College, USA (BS, 2005).

Research interests

Herpetology of Europe and SE USA, species and ecosystem conservation, ecophysiology, behavioral ecology, GIS.

Field research

Bulgaria (2006—), SE USA (2002—2008), Costa Rica (2003, 2005), Turkey (2010).

Selected projects and employment

LIFE+ project 'Life for the Burgas lakes', Conservation Officer; Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds, 2011—2014
Preparing technical specifications for actions for the conservation and support of the populations of the Southern Crested News (Triturus karelinii) and the Yellow-bellied toad (Bombina variegata) on the territory of National park 'Pirin'; 2013
Inventory of biotic components for development of the Management plan for Nature park Balgarka; 2012—2013
Mapping and Identification of the Conservation Status of Natural Habitats and Species — Phase I, Lot 3 Amphibians and Reptiles; 2011—2013
Technical Assistance for Improvement of Navigation Conditions on the Romanian-Bulgarian common sector of the Danube and accompanying studies; 2011
Developing the amphibian and reptile part of the National system for biodiversity monitoring, Bulgaria; Executive Environment Agency, MOEW; 2010—2011
Herpetology Expert, Consultant & Herpetology Team Coordinator for NABUCCO gas pipeline survey, Bulgaria; 2010—2011

National Action Plans for species and habitats

Plachiyski, D., Demerdzhiev, D., Popgeorgiev, G., Petkov, N., Kornilev, Y. V., 2014. Action Plan for the protection of the Pygmy cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmeus) in Bulgaria (2014—2023)
Plachiyski, D., Iankov, P., Kornilev, Y. V., Ivanov, B., 2014. Action Plan for the protection of the White-headed duck (Oxyura leucocephala) in Bulgaria (2014—2023)
Vassilev, V., Vassilev, R., Yankov, P., Kamburova, N., Uzunov, Y., Pehlivanov, L., Georgiev, B., Popgeorgiev, G., Assyov, B., Avramov, S., Tzenova, R., Kornilev, Y. V., 2013. National Action Plan for Conservation of Wetlands of High Significance in Bulgaria (2013—2022)

Most recent publications

Vergilov, V., Kornilev, Y., 2019. Injuries reflecting intra- and interspecific interactions in the Snake-eyed Skink Ablepharus kitaibelii (Bibron & Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1833) (Squamata, Scincidae) from Bulgaria. — Herpetozoa, 32: 171—175. doi:10.3897/herpetozoa.32.e37735 [PDF]

Popgeorgiev, G., Naumov, B., Kornilev, Y., Vergilov, V., Slavchev, M., Lukanov, S., Dyugmegdzhiev, A., Stoyanov, A., Dobrev, D., Tzankov, N., 2019. Diversity and Distribution of Amphibians and Reptiles in the Bulgarian Part of the Lower Danube. — p. 283—314.

Kornilev, Y. V., Popgeorgiev, G., Vacheva, E., Tzankov, N., 2018. First records of melanism (including in tail bifurcation) of lacertid lizards (Reptilia: Lacertidae) in Bulgaria. — North Western Journal of Zoology, 14 (1): 142—144.

Цанков, Н., Стоянов, А., Добрев, Д., Луканов, С., Корнилев, Ю., Андонов, К., Вергилов, В., Попгеоргиев, Г., 2017. Trachemys scripta (Thunberg in Schoepff, 1792). — стр. 110—113. В: Тричкова, Т., Владимиров, В., Томов, Р., Тодоров, М. (ред.): Атлас на инвазивните чужди видове от значение за Европейския съюз, ИБЕИ-БАН, ESENIAS, София, 176 стр. [PDF]

Cheshmedzhiev, S., Popgeorgiev, G., Petrov, T., Kornilev, Y., Spasov, S., Stoychev, S. (ed.), 2016. The White stork in Bulgaria in 2014 — 2015; — Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds, Sofia. p. 60. [PDF]

Tzankov, N., Popgeorgiev, G., Kornilev, Y., Petrov, B., Zidarova, S., Stefanov, T., 2015. Sofia. — In: Kelcey, J. (ed.), Vertebrates and Invertebrates of European Cities: Selected Non-Avian Fauna. Springer New York, 179—206.

Tzankov, N., Popgeorgiev, G., Kornilev, Y., Natchev, N., Stoyanov, A., Naumov, B., Ivanchev, I., 2015. First survey on the invasive Pond slider (Trachemys scripta) in Bulgaria: historic development and current situation. — Hyla, 2015: 18—27. [PDF]

Tzankov, N., Popgeorgiev, G., Stojanov, A., Naumov, B., Westerström, A., Dyugmedziev, A., Kornilev, Y., 2014. Diurnal and seasonal activity patterns in viperid snakes (Serpentes: Viperidae) in Bulgaria. — 38 p. 4th Biology of the Vipers conference, Athens, Greece, 10th—13th October, 59 pp.

Tzankov, N., Popgeorgiev, G. S., Naumov, B., Stojanov, A., Kornilev, Y. V., Petrov, B., Dyugmedzhiev, A., Vergilov, V., Dragomirova, R., Lukanov, S., Westerström, A., 2014. Identification guide to the amphibians and reptiles in Vitosha Nature Park. — Directorate of Vitosha Nature Park, Sofia, 248 pp. [PDF]

Popgeorgiev, G., Tzankov, N., Kornilev, Y. V., Plachiyski, D., Naumov, B., Stojanov, A., 2014. Changes in agri-environmental practices pose a threat to the herpetofauna: a case study from Besaparski Ridove Special Protection Area (Natura 2000), southern Bulgaria. — Acta zoologica bulgarica, Supplement 5: 157—169.

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