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Martin Marinov

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Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
2 Yurii Gagarin Street,
1113 Sofia, Bulgaria


ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7785-9436
ResearcherID: L-9074-2016

Other links:
Avian Blood Parasites RG blog

Curriculum vitae

Date and place of birth: 1 February 1972, Stavertsi, Bulgaria


2017: PhD in Ecology, Department of Animal Diversity and Resources, Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
Thesis: Associations between individual behaviour and haemosporidian infections in model species of passerine birds (In Bulgarian, English abstract).
Supervisor: Prof. Boyko Georgiev
Co-supervisor: Prof. Pavel Zehtindjiev

2010: MSc in Vertebrate Zoology, Department of Zoology and Anthropology, Faculty of Biology, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski".
Thesis: Behaviour of the Golden Jackal (Canis aureus) in Captivity - Classification and Construction of a Comprehensive Ethogram (In Bulgarian).
Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Ventseslav Delov
Adviser: Assoc. Prof. Diana Zlatanova

2007: BSc in Biology, Faculty of Biology, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski".

Research Visits:

February 2012: Department of Biology, Lund University, Sweden

Participation in scientific meetings:

Marinov, M., C. Marchetti, D. Dimitrov, M. Ilieva, P. Zehtindjiev. Do mixed haemosporidian infections exert additive effects on the behaviour of a passerine host? 3rd International Conference "Malaria and Related Haemosporidian Parasites of Wildlife", 27 - 29 September 2016, Arbanassi, Bulgaria.

Marinov, M., P. Zehtindjiev, C. Marchetti. Prevalence of Blood Parasites in Birds of Different Personalities: Comparative Research in Certain European Bird Species.
Malaria and Related Haemosporidian Parasites of Wildlife, 7 - 11 August 2013, Nature Research Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania.

Marinov, M., P. Zehtindjiev, D. Dimitrov, M. Ilieva, C. Marchetti. Bird Behaviour and Malaria: Hypotheses, Preliminary Results and Possible Consequences for Wetland Biodiversity. International Conference "Wetlands: Functioning, Management and Restoration", 16-19 October 2011, Albena Resort, Varna, Bulgaria.

Research interests

Animal behaviour: personality and behavioural syndromes in passerines; behavioural plasticity; animal cognition

Behavioural and evolutionary ecology: Interaction between haemosporidians and bird behaviour - adaptive value, effects and consequences for the host fitness and survival


Marinov, M., Zehtindjiev, P., Dimitrov, D., Ilieva, M., Bobeva, A. & Marchetti, C. (2017) Haemosporidian infections and host behavioural variation: a case study on wild-caught nightingales (Luscinia megarhynchos). Ethology Ecology & Evolution 29(2): 126-137. (doi:10.1080/03949370.2015.1102776).

Marinov, M. P., Marchetti, C., Dimitrov, D., Ilieva, M., & Zehtindjiev, P. (2017). Mixed haemosporidian infections are associated with higher fearfulness in Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava). Canadian Journal of Zoology. 95(6): 405–410. (doi:10.1139/cjz-2016-0121).

Vasilev, V., & Marinov, M. P. (2017). Oological characteristics of a colony of Eurasian Jackdaw (Corvus monedula L.) in the town of Shumen, NE Bulgaria. Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, 69(1): 143–147. (link).


Animal Diversity and Resources
Biodiversity and Ecology of Parasites
Research group
Avian Blood Parasites


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