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Teodora Trichkova

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

Tel.: +359 2 9896997


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Research interests

Main Areas of Research:

Biology and ecology of freshwater fish; Ichthyology

Aquatic invasive alien species; Risk assessment and management

Current Research Projects:

2012-2014: Climate change and invasive alien species – growing threats to biodiversity and ecosystem functionality in ancient Lake Ohrid and its watershed; Funded by the Royal Norwegian Embassy – Skopje/ Belgrade, in collaboration with the Hydrobiological Institute Ohrid, R. Macedonia; Project Leader: Prof. Dr Sasho Trajanovski

2012-2016: Potential threats to environmental and economic sustainability in the Danube and Black Sea region: Danube River as invasive alien species corridor; Funded within the frames of the International Association of Danube Research (IAD) and East and South European Network for Invasive Alien Species (ESENIAS): Project Leader: Teodora Trichkova

2012-2016: COST Action - European Information System for Alien Species (TD1209); Project Leader: Dr. Helen Roy

2014-2016: Ecosystem consequences of biodiversity change due to fish species invasions; Funded by the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, in collaboration with the Institute of Vertebrate Biology, ASCR; Project Leaders: Teodora Trichkova and Dr Pavel Jurajda


Recent Publications:

Hubenov Z., T. Trichkova, L. Kenderov, D. Kozuharov 2013. Distribution of Corbicula fluminea (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Corbiculidae) over a 10 year period of its invasion in Bulgaria. Acta zoologica bulgarica, 65 (3): 315-326.

Ivanova P., T. Trichkova, I. Dobrovolov, V. Nikolov 2013. Allozyme analysis of gibel carp Carassius gibelio (Bloch, 1782) populations in Bulgaria. Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 19 (6): 1408-1415.

Kalchev R., M. Beshkova, I. Botev, H. Kalcheva, D. Kozhuharov, T. Trichkova 2013. Effect of Dreissena polymorpha (Molusca, Dreissenidae) on physicochemical characteristics of Zhrebchevo Reservoir (Central Bulgaria.). Proceedings of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 66 (11): 1571-1578.

Kalchev R., M. Beshkova, I. Botev H. Kalcheva, L. Kenderov, D. Kozuharov, T. Trichkova 2013. Relation of transparency, dissolved oxygen and pH to Dreissena spp. occurrence in Bulgarian standing waters. Acta zoologica bulgarica. (in press)

Katsanevakis S., P. Genovesi, S. Gaiji, H. N. Hvid, H. Roy, A. L. Nunes, F. S. Aguado, K. Bogucarskis, B. Debusscher, I. Deriu, C. Harrower, M. Josefsson, F. E. Lucy, A. Marchini, G. Richards, T. Trichkova, S. Vanderhoeven, A. Zenetos, A. C. Cardoso 2013. Implementing the European policies for alien species – networking, science, and partnership in a complex environment. Management of Biological Invasions, 4 (1): 3-6.

Kozuharov D., T. Trichkova, M. Stanachkova, P. Borisova, I. Botev 2013. Comparative analysis of zooplankton composition in reservoirs of North-West Bulgaria: Relation to water physicochemical parameters and Dreissena infestation. Acta zoologica bulgarica, 65 (3): 359-370.

Ognjanova-Rumenova N., L. Rashkova, I. Botev, T. Trichkova 2013. Diversity of benthic diatoms in relation to environmental factors in two Bulgarian reservoirs. Phytologia Balcanica, 19 (3): 307-322.

Trichkova T., V. Tyufekchieva, L. Kenderov, Y. Vidinova, I. Botev, D. Kozuharov, Z. Hubenov, Y. Uzunov, S. Stoichev, S. Cheshmedjiev 2013. Benthic macroinvertebrate diversity in relation to environmental parameters, and ecological potential of reservoirs, Danube River Basin, North-West Bulgaria. Acta zoologica bulgarica, 65 (3): 337-348.

Trichkova T., I. Botev, Z. Hubenov, L. Kenderov, M. Todorov, D. Kozuharov, C. Deltshev, L. Füreder 2013. Freshwater crayfish (Decapoda: Astacidae) distribution and conservation in Bulgaria. Freshwater Crayfish, 19 (2). (in press)


Aquatic Ecosystems
Biodiversity and Processes in Freshwater Ecosystems
Research group
Lentic Ecosystems


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