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Nikola Bankov

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Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
1 Tsar Osvoboditel blvd., 1000 Sofia
Bulgaria

email: nikola.bynkov@gmail.com

Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nikola-Bankov

Phone: +359 883 46 69 08

Curriculum vitae

Date and place of birth: 07 December 1988; Montana, Bulgaria

Education:

2016-2022: PhD in Protozoology, Department of Animal Diversity and Resources, Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
Thesis:Composition, distribution and ecological characteristics of testate amoebae communities of Sphagnum mosses in Bulgaria
Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Milcho Todorov and Assoc. Prof. Anna Ganeva

2014: MSc in Zoology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Protection, Faculty of Biology, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"
Thesis: “Tracking the migration of great reed warbler (Acrocephalus
arundinaceus) and the potential danger of infection with tropical blood
parasites from Haemosporida ”
Supervisor: Chief Assistant Michaela Ilieva

2012: BSc in Biology, Faculty of Biology, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"

Participation in scientific meetings:

1) Bankov N., Todorov M. & Ganeva A. Composition, distribution and ecological characteristics of Sphagnum-dwelling testate amoebae in Bulgaria (poster). 10th International Symposium on Testate Amoebae, 2-6 October, Madrid, Spain.

2) Krashevska, V., Jassey, V., Walcker, R., Mulot, M., Singer, D., Lara, E., Geisen, S., Mitchell, E.A.D, Mazei, Yu., Tsyganov, A. N., Armynot du Châtelet, E., Babeshko, K., Belyakova, O., Beyens, L., Booth, B., Brygadyrenko, V.V., Bynkov, N., Carballeira Coego, R., Charqueño Celis, N.F., Chernyshov, V., Creevy, A., Davidova, R., Duckert, C., Echeverría-Galindo, P.E., Estrada, R., Fernández, L.D., Fournier, B., Gonçalves, V., González Miguéns, R., Hawthorne, D., Herlédan, M., Komlyk, V., Kosakyan, A., Kurina, I., Lahr, D.J.G., Lamentowicz, L., Lamentowicz, M., Loisel, J., Luketa, S., Marcisz, K., Marfina, Parra, A., O., McKeown, M., Pérez Juárez, H., Pontevedra-Pombal, X., Porfírio-Sousa, A.L., Qin, Y., Raposeiro, P.M., Reyes Santos, M., Ribeiro, G.M., Robroek, B., Roland, Th., Shimano, S., Sigala, I, Siemensma, F., Sogame, Y., Souto-Souto, M., Swindles, G., Todorov, M., Tran, H., Väliranta, M., Wanner, M., Whittle, A., Wilmshurs, J., Zhang, H., Wilkinson, D. M. Synthesis of global distribution of testate amoebae diversity, testate amoeba taxonomy and traits database (oral presentation). 10th International Symposium on Testate Amoebae, 2-6 October, Madrid, Spain.

3) Elizaveta A. Ermolaeva, Clément Duckert, Andrey Tsyganov, Yuri Mazei, Luke Andrews, Kirill Babeshko, Nikola Bankov, Quentin Blandenier, William Brais, Estelle P. Bruni, Robin Calisti, Mateo Chapatte, Artemiy Chulei, Arnaud Dano, Isacco Darini, Anton Esaulov, Patryk Fiutek, Maria Beatriz Gomes e Souza, Roxane Gualino, Alex Kenins, Anush Kosakyan1, Valentyna Krashevska, Irina Kurina, Olivia Kuuri-Riutta, Hongkai Li, Anastasiia Makarova, Elyse Malamud1, Elena Malysheva, Katarzyna Marcisz, Anne Nguyen, Dimitri Orine, Pedro Raposeiro, Ferry Siemensma, Itzel Sigala Regalado, Anna Šímová, Martin S. Souto, Milcho Todorov, Arnaud Vallat, Camille Vögeli, Martin Vohník, Daria Wochal, Edward A.D. Mitchell. Effects of taxonomic identification bias on ecological inferences: research community survey on testate amoeba microscopy dataset. (oral presentation). 10th International Symposium on Testate Amoebae, 2-6 October, Madrid, Spain.

4) Bankov N. Sphagnum-dwelling testate amoebae (Amoebozoa; Cercozoa; Stramenopiles) in Rila Mountains (poster). Юбилейна научна конференция по случай 90 години от обявяването на Биосферен резерват „ Парангалица гр. Благоевград , 1 2 юни 2023

5) Bankov N. Sphagnum-dwelling testate amoebae (Amoebozoa; Cercozoa; Stramenopiles) in Pirin Mountains (poster). 10th International Scientific Conference Kliment’s Days 2019, 8 November 2019, Sofia, Bulgaria.

6) Bankov N. Sphagnum-dwelling testate amoebae (Amoebozoa; Cercozoa; Stramenopiles) in Stara Planina Mountains (poster). 9th International Scientific Conference Kliment’s Days 2018, 8-10 November 2018, Sofia, Bulgaria.

7) Karaivanov N., Karaivanov P., Dobrinov V., Andreev I., Bankov N., Nenov D. Bird mortality due to traffic in the region of Kresna gorge, part of international road E79, Southwest Bulgaria. 4th Balkan Scientific Conference on Biology, 1-3 November 2017, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

8) Ilieva M., Peev S., Bankov N., Požgayová M., Koleček J., Dimitrov D., Sjöholm C., Bobeva A., Marinov M., Zehtindjiev P., Honza M., Bensch S., Procházka P. Tracking the parasites: Inferring the transmission areas of haemosporidian parasites by tracking their hosts (poster). 3rd International Conference on Malaria and Related Haemosporidian Parasites of Wildlife, 27-29 September 2016, Arbanasi, Bulgaria.

9) Ilieva M., Bankov N., Požgayová M., Koleček J., Dimitrov D., Sjöholm C., Peev S., Bobeva A, Zehtindjiev P., Honza M., Bensch S., Procházka P. Tracking the parasites: Inferring the transmission areas of haemosporidians by tracking their hosts (poster). 10th Conference of the European Ornithologists` Union, 24-28 August 2015, Badajoz, Spain.

10) Ilieva M., Koleček J., Bankov N., Požgayová M., Dimitrov D., Sjöholm C., Peev S., Marinov M., Zehtindjiev P., Honza M., Bensch S., Procházka P. Migratory journey of European great reed warblers and the risk of infection with avian malaria and related haemosporidians (Haemosporida) (poster). CAnMove Conference, Häckeberga Slott 26-27 January 2015, Sweden.

Research interests

Taxonomy, morphology and ecology of Testate amoebae
Evolution and phylogeny

Publications

Bankov N. 2023. A new level of confidence: biogeography, morphometry and ecology of enigmatic Cyclopyxis puteus Thomas, 1960 (Amoebozoa: Arcellinida: Netzeliidae). Historia naturalis bulgarica 45(9): 215-227. (DOI: 10.48027/hnb.45.091

Bankov N., Todorov M., Ganeva A. 2021. An overview of the genus Quadrulella (Arcellinida: Hyalospheniidae) from Bulgaria with description of Quadrulella deflandrei sp. nov. Protistology, 15 (2): 53-68. (https://doi.org/10.21685/1680-0826-2021-15-2-1)

Todorov M., Bankov N. An atlas of Sphagnum-dwelling testate amoebae in Bulgaria. Pensoft Publishers, Advanced Book, 2019, ISBN:978-954-642-972-9 (Hardback); 978-954-642-973-5 (E-book), DOI:doi.org/10.3897/ab.e38685, 286

Bankov N., Todorov M., Ganeva A. Checklist of Sphagnum-dwelling testate amoebae in Bulgaria. Biodiversity Data Journal, UNSP e25295, Pensoft Publishers, 2018, ISSN:1314–2828, DOI:10.3897/BDJ.6.e25295

Todorov M., Bankov N., Ganeva A. Longinebela ampulla sp n. (Arcellinida: Hyalospheniidae), a New Testate Amoeba from Sphagnum Peatlands in Bulgaria. Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, 70 (3): 285-292.

Affiliation

Department
Animal Diversity and Resources
Division
Biodiversity and Ecology of Invertebrates
Research group
Protozoology

Хронология

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8 години 9 седмици