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Gergana Vasileva

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Dr Gergana P. Vasileva
Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, BAS
2, Gagarin Street
1113 Sofia
Bulgaria
E-mail: Gergana.Vasileva@iber.bas.bg

Curriculum vitae

Date and place of birth: 25th March 1969; Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

Education:
- 1992: MSc, Faculty of Biology, St Kliment Okhridski University of Sofia
- 1999: PhD, Central Laboratory of General Ecology, BAS; thesis: Cestodes and cestode communities of grebes (Aves: Podicipedidae) from the Bulgarian Black Sea coast.

Employment:
- 1993-1995: Biologist, Institute of Parasitology, BAS
- 1995-1996: Biologist, Institute of Ecology, BAS
- 1996-2005: Research Fellow, Central Laboratory of General Ecology, BAS
- 2005-30.06.2010: Associate Professor, Central Laboratory of General Ecology, BAS
- 1.07.2010 - present: Associate Professor, Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, BAS

Recent Projects:
- 2009-2011: CEBDER - Development of National Centre of Excellence in biodiversity and ecosystem research. Funded by NSF (DO 02-15/2009). Partners: Forest Research Institute-BAS, National Museum of Natural History-BAS, Institute of Oceanology-BAS, Sofia University (Biological faculty), Agricultural University, Plovdiv, Trakia University, Stara Zagora. Leader: Prof. DSc B. Georgiev.

- 2009-2012: WETLANET - Enhancing research potential by strengthening a local network of laboratories for studying wetland ecosystems functioning, restoration and management; funded by FP7 EC (FP7 CSA – SUPPORT ACTION, GA 229802). Coordinator: Prof. DSc B. Georgiev.

- 2009-2013: Planetary Biodiversity Inventory: A survey of the tapeworms (Cestoda: Playhelminthes) from the vertebrate bowels of the earth. Funded by the National Science Foundation US. Leader: Prof. J. Caira (University of Connecticut). Bulgarian coordinator: Prof. DSc B. Georgiev.

PhD Students

Co-supervisor of Margarita Marinova, Thracian University, Stara Zagora, 08.2013-08.2016

Co-supervisor of Yana Dimitrova, 2013-2016

Research interests

- Systematics of cyclophyllidean cestodes (Hymenolepididae, Amabiliidae)

- Evolution of host-parasite relationships

- Cestode life cycles

- Role of parasites in biological invasions

Publications

Redón, S., Green, A.J., Georgiev, B.B., Vasileva, G.P., Amat, F. (2015) Influence of developmental stage and sex on infection of the American brine shrimp Artemia franciscana Kellogg, 1906 by avian cestodes in Ebro Delta salterns, Spain. Aquatic Invasions, 10(4): 415–423 (pdf)

Marinova, M.H., Georgiev, B.B., Vasileva, G.P. (2015) Description of Diorchis thracica n. sp. (Cestoda, Hymenolepididae) from the ruddy shelduck Tadorna ferruginea (Pallas)(Anseriformes, Anatidae) in Bulgaria. Systematic Parasitology, 91: 261-271. DOI: 10.1007/s11230-015-9569-9 (link).

Redón, S., Berthelemy, N.J., Mutafchiev, Y., Amat, F., Georgiev, B.B., Vasileva, G.P. (2015) Helminth parasites of Artemia franciscana (Crustacea: Branchiopoda) in the Great Salt Lake, Utah: first data from the native range of this invader of European wetlands. Folia Parasitologica, 62:030 DOI: 10.14411/fp.2015.030 (pdf)

Georgiev BB, Angelov A, Vasileva GP, Sánchez MI, Hortas F, Mutafchiev Y, Pankov P, Green AJ (2014) Larval helminths in the invasive American brine shrimp Artemia franciscana throughout its annual cycle. Acta Parasitologica, 59(3): 380–389 (DOI: 10.2478/s11686-014-0255-x)(link)

Marinova MH, Georgiev BB, Vasileva GP (2013) A checklist of cestodes (Platyhelminthes: Cestoda) of waterfowl (Aves: Anseriformes) in Bulgaria. Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, 65(4): 537-546 (PDF)

Sánchez MI, Nikolov PN, Georgieva DD, Georgiev BB, Vasileva GP, Pankov P, Paracuellos M, Lafferty KD, Green AJ (2013) High prevalence of cestodes in Artemia spp. throughout the annual cycle: relationship with abundance of avian final hosts. Parasitology Research, 112(5): 1913–1923 (DOI: 10.1007/s00436-013-3347-x) (link)

Sánchez MI, Rode NO, Flaven E, Redón S, Amat F, Vasileva GP, Lenormand T (2012) Differential susceptibility to parasites of invasive and native species of Artemia living in sympatry: consequences for the invasion of A. franciscana in the Mediterranean Region. Biological Invasions, 14 (9): 1819-1829 (DOI: 10.1007/s10530-012-0192-2)

Redón S, Amat F, Hontoria F, Vasileva GP, Nikolov PN, Georgiev BB (2011) Participation of metanauplii and juvenile individuals of Artemia parthenogenetica (Branchiopoda) in the circulation of avian cestodes. Parasitology Research, 108: 905-912 (DOI 10.1007/s00436-010-2132-3) (link)

Gulyaev VD, Vasileva GP, Konyaev SV (2010) Redescription of Diporotaenia colymbi Spasskaya, Spassky et Borgarenko, 1971 (Cestoda, Cyclophyllidea, Schistotaeniidae) and amended diagnoses of Diporotaenia Spasskaya, Spassky et Borgarenko, 1971 and Diporotaeniinae Ryjikov et Tolkacheva, 1975. Acta Parasitologica, 55(4): 340-348 (DOI: 10.2478/s11686-010-0047-x)

Vasileva GP, Redón S, Amat F, Nikolov PN, Sánchez MI, Lenormand T, Georgiev BB (2009) Records of cysticercoids of Fimbriarioides tadornae Maksimova, 1976 and Branchiopodataenia gvozdevi (Maksimova, 1988) (Cyclophyllidea, Hymenolepididae) from brine shrimps at the Mediterranean coasts of Spain and France, with a key to cestodes from Artemia spp. from the Western Mediterranean. Acta Parasitologica, 54(2), 143–150 (DOI: 10.2478/s11686-009-0025-3) (link)

Vasileva GP, Skirnisson K, Georgiev BB (2008) Cestodes of the horned grebe Podiceps auritus (L.) (Aves: Podicipedidae) from Lake Myvatn, Iceland, with the description of Confluaria islandica n. sp. (Hymenolepididae). Systematic Parasitology, 69: 51-58. (link)

Georgiev BB, Sánchez MI, Vasileva GP, Nikolov P, Green AJ (2007) Cestode parasitism in invasive and native brine shrimps (Artemia spp.): can it explain the rapid invasion of A. franciscana in the Mediterranean region? Parasitology Research, 101: 1647-1655. (link)

Sánchez MI, Georgiev BB, Nikolov P, Vasileva GP, Green AJ (2006) Red and transparent brine shrimps (Artemia parthenogenetica): a comparative study of their cestode infections. Parasitology Research, 100, 111-114. (link)

Georgiev BB, Sánchez M, Green AJ, Nikolov PN, Vasileva GP, Mavrodieva RS (2005) Cestodes from Artemia parthenogenetica (Crustacea, Branchiopoda) in the Odiel Marshes, Spain: a systematic survey of cysticercoids. Acta Parasitologica, 50: 105-117. (pdf)

Vasileva GP, Georgiev BB (2005) New records of hymenolepidid cestodes (Cestoda: Hymenolepididae) from charadriiform birds in Bulgaria. Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, 57: 371-384.

Vasileva GP, Tkach VV, Genov T (2005) Two new hymenolepidid species (Cestoda: Hymenolepididae) from water shrews Neomys fodiens Penn. (Insectivora: Soricidae) in Bulgaria. Acta Parasitologica, 50: 56-64.

Georgiev BB, Vasileva GP, Bray R, Gibson DI (2004) The genus Biuterina Fuhrmann, 1902 (Cestoda, Paruterinidae) in the Old World: redescriptions of three species from Palaearctic Passeriformes. Systematic Parasitology 57: 67-85. (link)

Vasileva GP, Vaucher C, Tkach VV, Genov T (2004) Taxonomic revision of Hilmylepis Skryabin & Matevosyan, 1942 (Cyclophyllidea: Hymenolepididae). Systematic Parasitology, 59: 45-63.

Tkach VV, Vasileva GP, Genov T (2003) Description of Vaucherilepis trichophorus n. sp., n. g. (Cyclophyllidea, Hymenolepididae) from water shrews and gammarid crustaceans in Bulgaria and Ukraine. Acta Parasitologica, 48: 87-97.

Vasileva GP, Gibson DI, Bray RA (2003a) Taxonomic revision of Tatria Kowalewski, 1904 (Cestoda: Amabiliidae): redescriptions of T. biremis Kowalewski, 1904 and T. minor Kowalewski, 1904, and the description of T. gulyaevi n. sp. from Palaearctic grebes. Systematic Parasitology, 54: 177-198.

Vasileva GP, Gibson DI, Bray RA (2003b) Taxonomic revision of Tatria Kowalewski, 1904 (Cestoda: Amabiliidae): redescriptions of T. appendiculata Fuhrmann, 1908 and T. duodecacantha Olsen, 1939, a key and an amended diagnosis of Tatria (sensu stricto). Systematic Parasitology, 55: 97-113.

Vasileva GP, Gibson DI, Bray RA (2003c) Taxonomic revision of Joyeuxilepis Spassky, 1947 (Cestoda: Amabiliidae): redescriptions of J. biuncinata (Joyeux & Baer, 1943), J. decacantha (Fuhrmann, 1913) and J. pilatus Borgarenko & Gulyaev, 1991. Systematic Parasitology, 56: 17-36.

Vasileva GP, Gibson DI, Bray RA (2003d) Taxonomic revision of Joyeuxilepis Spassky, 1947 (Cestoda: Amabiliidae): redescriptions of J. acanthorhyncha (Wedl, 1855) and J. fuhrmanni (Solomon, 1932), a key and a new generic diagnosis. Systematic Parasitology, 56: 219-233.

Georgiev BB, Vasileva GP, Bray RA, Gibson DI (2002) The genus Biuterina Fuhrmann, 1902 (Cestoda, Paruterinidae) in the Old World: redescriptions of four species from Afrotropical Passeriformes. Systematic Parasitology, 52: 111-128. (pdf)

Vasileva GP, Dimitrov GI, Georgiev BB (2002) Phyllobothrium squali Yamaguti, 1952 (Tetraphyllidea, Phyllobothriidae): redescription and first record in the Black Sea. Systematic Parasitology, 53: 49-59. (pdf)

Georgiev BB, Vasileva GP (2001) Dendrometra ginesi Jordano and Diaz-Ungria, 1956 transferred to Orthoskrjabinia Spasskii, 1947 (Cestoda: Paruterinidae). Helminthologia, 38: 145-149.

Stoitsova SR, Georgiev BB, Vasileva GP, Jordanova M (2001) Rostellar apparatus of Fernandezia spinosissima (von Linstow, 1894) (Cestoda, Cyclophyllidea, Davaineidae): microanatomy and fine structure. Acta Zoologica (Stockholm), 82: 241-250. (link)

Vasileva GP, Kornyushin VV, Genov T (2001a) Hymenolepidid cestodes from grebes (Aves, Podicipedidae) in Ukraine: the genera Dollfusilepis and Parafimbriaria. Vestnik Zoologii, 35: 3-13.

Vasileva GP, Kornyushin VV, Genov T (2001b) Hymenolepidid cestodes from grebes (Aves, Podicipedidae) in Ukraine: the genus Confluaria. Vestnik Zoologii, 35: 13-31.

Vasileva GP, Georgiev BB, Genov T (2000) Palaearctic species of the genus Confluaria Ablasov (Cestoda, Hymenolepididae): redescriptions of C. podicipina (Szymanski, 1905) and C. furcifera (Krabbe, 1869), description of C. pseudofurcifera n. sp., a key and final comments. Systematic Parasitology, 45: 109-130. (pdf)

Vasileva GP, Georgiev BB (1999) Cestode communities in non-breeding populations of four grebe species (Aves: Podicipedidae) from the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. Parasite, 6: 249-258.

Vasileva GP, Georgiev BB, Genov T (1999a) Palaearctic species of the genus Confluaria Ablasov (Cestoda, Hymenolepididae): redescription and synonymy of C. capillaris (Rudolphi). Systematic Parasitology, 43: 49-57. (pdf)

Vasileva GP, Georgiev BB, Genov T (1999b) Palaearctic species of the genus Confluaria Ablasov (Cestoda, Hymenolepididae): redescriptions of C. multistriata (Rudolphi, 1810) and C. japonica (Yamaguti, 1935), and a description of Confluaria sp. Systematic Parasitology, 44: 87-103. (pdf)

Vasileva GP, Georgiev BB (1998) Order Siphonaptera. In T. Michev, B. B. Georgiev, A. V. Petrova, and M. P. Stoyneva (Eds.), Biodiversity of the Srebarna Biosphere Reserve. Checklist and bibliography, pp. 79-80. Sofia: Co-published by Context and Pensoft.

Vasileva GP, Georgiev BB, Genov T (1998a) Redescription of Chimaerula leonovi (Belogurov & Zueva, 1968) n. comb. (Cestoda, Dilepididae). Systematic Parasitology, 40: 229-235. (pdf)

Vasileva GP, Georgiev BB, Genov T (1998b) Redescription of Hymenolepis hoploporus Dollfus, 1951, with the erection of the new genus Dollfusilepis (Cestoda, Hymenolepididae). Revue suisse de zoologie, 105: 319-329.

Genov T, Vasileva GP, Georgiev BB (1996) Paranoplocephala aquatica n. sp. (Cestoda, Anoplocephalidae) from Arvicola terrestris and Ondatra zibethica (Rodentia), with redescriptions and comments on related species. Systematic Parasitology, 34: 135-152. (pdf)

Georgiev BB, Vasileva GP, Chipev NH, Dimitrova ZM (1996) Cestodes of seabirds at Livingston Island, South Shetlands. In: Golemansky V, Chipev N. (Eds.) Bulgarian Antarctic Research. Life Sciences, Volume 1, pp. 111-128. Sofia and Moscow: Pensoft Publishers.

Vasileva GP, Georgiev BB, Genov T (1996a) Pararetinometra lateralacantha Stock & Holmes, 1981 (Cestoda, Hymenolepididae): the first record in the Palaearctic Region and comments on its morphology and taxonomy. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 74: 110-117. (link)

Vasileva GP, Georgiev BB, Genov T (1996b) Redescription and new records of Mackoja podirufi (Macko, 1962), with an amended diagnosis of Mackoja Kornyushin, 1983. Systematic Parasitology, 34: 171-177. (pdf)

Georgiev BB, Vasileva GP, Genov T (1995) Dictyterina cholodkowskii (Cestoda, Paruterinidae): morphology, synonymy and distribution. Folia Parasitologica 42, 55-60.

Affiliation

Department
Animal Biodiversity and Resources
Division
Biodiversity and Ecology of Parasites
Research group
Taxonomy, ecology and evolution of helminths

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