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Heliana Dundarova

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Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research,
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Base 2, Office 7,
1 Tsar Osvoboditel
1000 Sofia
Bulgaria

Phone: (+359) 893 470 395
e-mail: h.vulgaris@gmail.com

Curriculum vitae

EDUCATION

PhD in Zoology 2018
Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
PhD thesis title: “Phylogeny of Myotis mystacinus morphogroup (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) in the Balkan Peninsula”

MA in Zoology 2011
Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science, Department of Zoology, Prague, The Czech Republic
Master thesis title: “Phylogeography of Rousettus aegyptiacus in the Mediterranean region”

BA in Biology 2007
Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Faculty of Biology, Sofia, Bulgaria

PROJECTS

Project leader:
The role of the cave-dwelling bats as a vector and reservoir of the European lyssaviruses in Bulgaria December 2019 - Present
№ КП-06-Н31/14 from 11.12.2019 “National Science Fund”, Ministry of Education and Science, Bulgaria

Underground Habitats as a Unit for Conservation of Vulnerable Bat Communities in South-western Kyrgyzstan 2018-2019
Rufford 24890-1

Bat expert:
Exploring and mitigating the threat of Lloviu virus re-emergence in Central European Miniopterus schreibersii populations / Hungary, Austria, Slovakia, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina 2019-Present
EUROBATS

Bats and men – sharing LIFE under one roof 2018- Present
Life, Disney Conservation Fund

Sustainable bats conservation in the cross-border area (BatsConserv) 2018-2019
Interreg V-A «Greece-Bulgaria 2014-2020

NATURA 2000, Lot 5 (Bats) – Survey of bat habitats and determination of conservation status. 2012-2012
Ministry of Environment and Water, Dicon group

Research interests

Ecology, evolution, and conservation of Eurasian bats, with particular focus on the role of bats as hosts and vectors of RNA viruses.

Publications

Hulva P, Marešová T, Dundarova H, Bilgin R, Benda P, Bartonička T, Horáček I. 2012. Environmental margin and island evolution in Middle Eastern populations of the Egyptian fruit bat. Molecular Ecology. 21:6104-6116.
https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/b3ca/786f82290165afe4aa079bfaa56bf7be4c...

Dietz C, Gazaryan A, Papov G, Dundarova H, Mayer F. 2016. Myotis hajastanicus is a local vicariant of a widespread species rather than a critically endangered endemic of the Sevan lake basin (Armenia). Mammalian Biology. 81:518–522.
http://ysu.am/files/10-1509626177-.pdf

Dundarova H. 2018. Bat diversity in Lednitsata and Forgovskata dupka caves: two potentially important swarming sites in Western Rhodopes Mountains (Bulgaria). Acta zoologica Bulgarica. 70 (1): 139-142.
http://www.acta-zoologica-bulgarica.eu/downloads/acta-zoologica-bulgaric...

Martínková N, Pikula J,Zukal J,Kovacova V, Bandouchova H, Bartonička T, Alexander Botvinkin A.D,Brichta J,Dundarova H, Kokurewicz T, Irwin N.R, Linhart P, Oleg L.O, Piacek V, Škrabánek P, Tiunov M.P, Zahradníková A. 2018. Hibernation temperature-dependent Pseudogymnoascus destructans infection intensityin Palearctic bats. Virulence, 9(1):1734-1750.
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21505594.2018.1548685

Хабилов Т.К, Таджибаева Д.Э, Дундарова Х. Новые данные по распространению и биологии индийского подковоноса Rhinolophus lepidus Blyth, 1844 в Средней Азии. 2018. Plecotus et al., 21:57-61.
http://zmmu.msu.ru/bats/biblio/plec21/lepidus18.pdf

Dundarova H, Dedov I, Ljubomirov I, Zhalov A, Deltshev C. 2018. Preliminary research on the cave fauna in three caves in Lurë Mountain (Albania). 8th Symposium on karst protection-proceedings. Student Speleological and Alpinistic Club. Belgrade. ISBN:978-86-907923-3-7, 139-144.

Dundarova H, Goranov S, Ragyov D. 2019. The northernmost point of distribution of the European free-tailed bat Tadarida teniotis (Rafinesque, 1814) (Mammalia: Chiroptera) in Bulgaria. In: Bechev, D. & Georgiev, D. (Eds.). Faunistic diversity of Vrachanski Balkan Nature Park. Part 2. ZooNotes, Supplement 6, Plovdiv University Press, Plovdiv, 167-170.
http://www.zoonotes.bio.uni-plovdiv.bg/Supplements/ZooNotes_Suppl%207_Vr...

Linhart P, Banďouchová H, Zukal J, Votypka J, Kokurewicz T, Dundarova H, Apoznanski G, Heger T, Kubickova A, Nemcova M, Piaček V, Sedláčková J, Seidlová V, Berkova H, Hanzal V, Pikula J. 2020. Trypanosomes in Eastern and Central European bats. 89: 69-78.
https://actavet.vfu.cz/89/1/0069/

Çoraman E, Dundarova H, Dietz C, Mayer F. 2020. Patterns of mtDNA introgression suggest population replacement in Palaearctic whiskered bat species. Royal Society Open Science, 7: 191805
https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsos.191805?fbclid=IwAR0t...

Affiliation

Department
Ecosystem Research, Environmental Risk Assessment and Conservation Biology
Division
Community Ecology and Conservation Biology
Research group
Conservation Biology

History

Member for
6 years 36 weeks