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Biological Experimental Station Kalimok

Biological Experimental Station Kalimok with Centre for breeding and reintroduction of rare bird species is situated near Tutrakan. The station provide basic laboratory facilities and equipment for complex environmental studies of birds, incl. breeding equipment, ringing and experimental studies of birds.


Research Topics

  • biodiversity of wetlands;
  • conservation biology;
  • biological monitoring;
  • behaviour ecology;
  • bird-parasite interaction.


Current Research Projects

  • 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
  • 2009-2011: Avian malaria parasites and related haemosporidians: linking traditional and molecular biology data. Bilateral academical agreement with Lithuania. Bulgarian coordinator: Dr P. Zehtindzhiev
  • 2009-2012: Compass orientation, navigation and inherited migration program of long-distance passerine migrants. Funded by NSF (DO 02-277). Leader: Dr M. Ilieva


Person in charge:
Tel. +359 2 0899 576 985