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Dr Georgi Popgeorgiev
Dr Georgi Popgeorgiev

Georgi Popgeorgiev

(Associate Professor, Dr)
phone: (+359 2) 9808391; (+359 2) 9885116 (ext. 728); e-mail:

Born: 12 January 1978.
Education: Plovdiv University ‘Paisii Hilendarski’ (2001).
Speciality: biology and chemistry.

Research interests

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

Current projects

Survey of amphibians and reptiles on the Balkan Peninsula
Conservation of natural habitats of amphibians and reptiles in the Republic of Bulgaria
Restoration and sustainable management of Imperial Eagle’s foraging habitats in key Natura 2000 sites in Bulgaria (LIFE14 NAT/BG/001119)

Most recent publications

Kostova, R., Bekchiev, R., Popgeorgiev, G., Kornilev, Y. V., 2023. First exhaustive distribution and habitat modelling of Morimus asper (Sulzer, 1776) sensu lato (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) in Bulgaria. — Nature Conservation, 53: 39—59. doi:10.3897/natureconservation.53.104243

Vergilov, V., Tzankov, N., Kornilev, Y., Popgeorgiev, G., 2022. Ecology of the small Snake-eyed Skink Ablepharus kitaibelii (Bibron & Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1833) in a NW Bulgaria population. — The North-Western Journal of Zoology, 18 (1): 40—46. [PDF]

Gerdzhikov, G., Plachiyski, D., Popgeorgiev, G., Avramov, S., Demerdzhiev, D., Daskalova, G., Shurulinkov, P., 2022. White-backed (Lilford’s) Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos lilfordi Sharpe & Dresser, 1871: Distribution and Population Density in Bulgaria. — North-Western Journal of Zoology 18 (1): 65—70. Article No.: e211601. [PDF]

Dobrev, D., Dobrev, V., Hristova, P., Popgeorgiev, G., Demerdzhiev, D., Plachyiski, D., 2022. Long-term changes in a Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus wintering population in Southern Bulgaria. — Acta Ornithol., 57: 143—154. doi:10.3161/00016454AO2022.57.2.003 [PDF]

Demerdzhiev, D., Dobrev, D., Popgeorgiev, G., Stoychev, S., 2022. Landscape alteration affects the demography of an endangered avian predator by reducing the habitat quality. — Avian Research, 13, Article 100030. doi:10.1016/j.avrs.2022.100030 [PDF]

Plachiyski, D., Popgeorgiev, G., Avramov, S., Kornilev, Y., 2020. Habitat selection of “Мad Cocks” of the Western Capercaillies Tetrao urogallus (Galliformes: Phasianidae) from the fringe of the range: A case study from Rila Mts. (Bulgaria). — Ecologia Balkanica, 12 (1): 155—169.

Naumov, B., Popgeorgiev, G., Kornilev, Y., Plachiyski, D., Stojanov, A., Tzankov, N., 2020. Distribution and Ecology of the Alpine Newt Ichthyosaura alpestris (Laurenti, 1768) (Amphibia: Salamandridae) in Bulgaria. — Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, 72 (1): 83—102.

Kornilev, Y., Lukanov, S., Pulev, A., Slavchev, M., Vacheva, E., Vergilov, V., Mladenov, V., Georgieva, R., Popgeorgiev, G., 2020. The Alien Pond Slider Trachemys scripta (Thunberg in Schoepff, 1792) in Bulgaria: Future Prospects for an Established and Reproducing Invasive Species. — Acta zoologica bulgarica, 72 (4): 571—581.

Shurulinkov, P., Hubenov, Z., Beshkov, S., Popgeorgiev, G. (eds), 2019. Biodiversity of the Bulgarian-Romanian section of the Lower Danube. — Nova Publishers, New York, 441 pp.

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.

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