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Dr Salza Palpurina
Dr Salza Palpurina

Salza Palpurina

(PhD, botanist and vegetation ecologist)
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ORCID ID: orcid.org/0000-0003-0416-5622
Scopus ID: 55937627500
Publons ID: publons.com/a/1278541
ResearcherID: S-9406-2017

Born on 1 November 1984 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Languages spoken: Bulgarian, English, Czech.

Education



2010—2017 PhD in Botany, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic; thesis: Environmental drivers of fine-scale plant species richness in Eurasian dry grasslands: a macroecological perspective. doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.26151.85927; advisor: Prof. Milan Chytrý, PhD
2007—2009 MSc in Botany, Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria; thesis: Syntaxonomical analysis of grasslands in Bosnek karst region (Southern Vitosha) and medicinal plants in their composition — phytosociological role of their populations (in Bulgarian) [available here]; advisor: Dr Rossen Tzonev PhD
2003—2007 BSc in Biology, Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria

Research interests


Botany, biodiversity patterns, plant community ecology, vegetation ecology.

Editorial team membership


Applied Vegetation Science
Palaearctic Grasslands

Field experience


Bulgaria (since 2008), Serbia (2015), Romania (2011, 2019), Hungary (2019), Ukraine (2019).

Most recent publications


Dembicz, I., Velev, N., Boch, S., Janišová, M., Palpurina, S., Pedashenko, H., Vassilev, K., Dengler, J., 2021. Drivers of plant diversity in Bulgarian dry grasslands vary across spatial scales and functional-taxonomic groups. — Journal of Vegetation Science, 32: e12935. doi:10.1111/jvs.12935

Deák, B., Kovács, B., Rádai, Z., Apostolova, I., Kelemen, A., Kiss, R., Lukács, K., Palpurina, S., Sopotlieva, D., Báthori, F., Valkó, O., 2021. Linking environmental heterogeneity and plant diversity: The ecological role of small natural features in homogeneous landscapes. — Science of The Total Environment, 763: 144199. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.144199

Apostolova, I. I., Palpurina, S., Sopotlieva, D. G., Terziyska, T. S., Velev, N. I., Vassilev, K. V., Nekhrizov, G. B., Tsvetkova, N. N., 2020. Ancient Burial Mounds — Stepping Stones for Semi-Natural Habitats in Agricultural Landscape. — Ecologia Balkanica, 12: 43—52. [PDF]

Aleksanyan, A., Biurrun, I., Belonovskaya, E., Cykowska-Marzencka, B., Berastegi, A., Hilpold, A., Kirschner, P., Mayrhofer, H., Shyriaieva, D., Vynokurov, D., Becker, T., Becker, U., Dembicz, I., Fayvush, G., Dieter, F., Magnes, M., García-Mijangos, I., Oganesian, M., Palpurina, S., Ünal, A., Vasheniak, I., Dengler, J., 2020. Biodiversity of dry grasslands in Armenia: first results from the 13th EDGG Field Workshop in Armenia. — Palaearctic Grasslands, 46: 12—51. [PDF] doi:10.21570/EDGG.PG.46.12-51

Valkó, O., Labadessa, R., Palpurina, S., Burrascano, S., Ushimaru, A., Venn, S., 2019. Conservation and diversity of Palaearctic grasslands — Editorial to the 5th EDGG special issue in Hacquetia. — Hacquetia, 18: 143—146. doi:10.2478/hacq-2019-0011

Czarniecka-Wiera, M., Kącki, Z., Chytrý, M., Palpurina, S., 2019. Diversity loss in grasslands due to the increasing dominance of alien and native competitive herbs. — Biodiversity and Conservation, 28: 2781—2796. [PDF] doi:10.1007/s10531-019-01794-9

Biurrun, I., Burrascano, S., Dembicz, I., Guarino, R., Kapfer, J., Pielech, R., Garcia-Mijangos, I., Wagner, V., Palpurina, S.,… Dengler, J., 2019. GrassPlot v. 2.00 — first update on the database of multi-scale plant diversity in Palaearctic grasslands. — Palaearctic Grasslands, 44: 26—47.

Peterka, T., Hájek, M., Dítě, D., Hájková, P., Palpurina, S., Goia, I., Grulich, V., Kalníková, V., Plesková, Z., Šímová, A., Štechová, T., 2018. Relict occurrences of boreal brown-moss quaking rich fens in the Carpathians and adjacent territories. — Folia Geobotanica, 53: 265—276.

Palpurina, S., Chytrý, M., Hölzel, N., Tichý, L., Wagner, V., Horsák, M., Axmanová, I., Hájek, M., Hájková, P., Freitag, M., Lososová, Z., Mathar, W., Tzonev, R., Danihelka, J., Dřevojan, P., 2018. The type of nutrient limitation affects the plant species richness-productivity relationship: evidence from dry grasslands across Eurasia. — Journal of Ecology. [PDF] doi:10.1111/1365-2745.13084

Wagner, V., Chytrý, M., Zelený, D., von Wehrden, H., Brinkert, A., Danihelka, J., Jansen, F., Hölzel, N., Kamp, J., Lustyk, P., Merunková, K., Palpurina, S., Preislerová, Z., Wesche, K., 2017. Regional differences in soil pH niche among dry grassland plants in Eurasia. — Oikos, 126: 660—670. doi:10.1111/oik.03369


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