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Yanka Vidinova

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Institute of Biodiversity & Ecosystem Research at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IBER-BAS)
1, Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd., 1000 Sofia, BULGARIA
Phones: +359 2 9885115 724
e-mail: vidinova@yahoo.com

Curriculum vitae

Date and place of birth: 22 August 1964, Sofia
Nationality: Bulgarian
Civil status: Married

Education
1993: MSc, Faculty of Biology, “Paisii Hilendarski” University of Plovdiv; “Ecology and distribution of larvae of the families Siphlonuridae, Rallidentidae, Oligoneuriidae, Isonychiidae and Heptageniidae (partim) [Ephemeroptera, Insecta] in Bulgaria”; Supervisor: Prof. Dr. B. Russev

2014: PhD, IBER, BAS; "Composition, distribution and ecology of Ephemeroptera (Insecta) in Bulgaria"; Supervisor: Prof. DSc. B. Russev†; Scientific consultant: Assoc. prof. Dr. I. Yaneva
http://www.iber.bas.bg/sites/default/files/2014/Y_Presolska/YPresolska_A...

Research interests

Biodiversity, ecology and bioindication of aquatic macroinvertebrates (macrozoobenthos); faunistics, taxonomy and ecology of mayflies (Ephemeroptera, Insecta); saprobiology of Bulgarian rivers, Biological Quality Elements (BQE), hydrobiological monitoring, ecological quality assessment.

Publications

2019
Rimcheska, B., Y. Vidinova. 2019. Ecological status assessment of mountainous and semi-mountainous streams via different biotic indices based on benthic macroinvertebrates - the case study of Macedonian-Bulgarian cross-border territory. – In: Proceedings of 11th „Seminar of Ecology – 2018”, with international participation (Еds. S. Chankova, P. Parvanova, K. Danova, M. Yovkova), IBER-BAS, 32-38, ISBN: 978-954-9746-45-7
https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/16129b_60a4885c040a48ce8b3edf8fe8d46771.pdf

Subeva, M.A., Kenderov, L.A., Evtimova, V.V., Dashinov, D.A., Teofilova, T.M., Stoianova, D.S., Georgieva, G.N., Vidinova, Y.N., Uzunov, Y.I. 2019. Assessment of Ecological Potential and the Benthic Macroinvertebrates of Eight Reservoirs in Bulgaria Ecologia Balkanica, 11 (1): 93-107, ISSN: 1313-9940, SJR:0.123 http://web.uni-plovdiv.bg/mollov/EB/2019_vol11_iss1/093-107_eb.18126.pdf

Evtimova, V., Y. Vidinova, V. Tyufekchieva. 2019. Chapter 3. Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, and Trichoptera (Insecta) from the Bulgarian Stretch of the Danube River and Adjacent Territories. – In: (Eds. Shurulinkov P., Hubenov Z., Beshkov S., Popgeorgiev P.) Biodiversity of the Bulgarian-Romanian Section of the Lower Danube, Nova science publishers Inc., 73-118, ISBN: 978-1-53615-663-8 https://novapublishers.com/shop/biodiversity-of-the-bulgarian-romanian-s...

2018
Stoyanova, D., V. Evtimova, L. Kenderov, E. Varadinova, M. Kerakova, M. Ihtimanska, T. Stefanov, R. Soufi, V. Tyufekchieva, Y. Vidinova, N. Simov. 2018. New Localities and Habitat Suitability Modeling for the Riverine Water Bug Aphelocheirus aestivalis (Fabricius, 1794), Heteroptera: Aphelocheiridae, in Northern and Eastern Bulgaria. – Acta zoologica bulgarica, 70 (3): 415-431, ISSN 0324-0770 (IF 0.413/2017) http://www.acta-zoologica-bulgarica.eu/downloads/acta-zoologica-bulgaric...

Rimcheska, B., Y. Vidinova. 2018. New records of Metreletus balcanicus (Ulmer, 1920) (Ephemeroptera: Ameletidae) from Republic of Macedonia. - Journal of Entomological Research Society, 20(3), 123-127. ISSN 1302-0250; (IF 0.266/2017) http://entomol.org/journal/index.php/JERS/article/view/1486

Vidinova Y., V. Evtimova, V. Tyufekchieva. 2018. Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera and Trichoptera (Insecta) from water bodies in the region of Plovdiv City. – Faunistic diversity of the city of Plovdiv (Bulgaria), Volume 1 – Invertebrates, 1, Bulletin of the Natural History Museum – Plovdiv, 2018, ISSN: 2534-9635, 69-79. http://rnhm.org/upload/bnhmp-S111.pdf

Soufi, R. Y. Vidinova, V. Tyufekchieva, V. Evtimova, D. Stoianova, M. Kerakova, G. Georgieva, S. Stoichev, I. Dedov, G. Wolfram. 2018. Intercalibration of macroinvertebrate-based method for status assessment of Bulgarian tributaries of the Danube River. - Ecologia balkanica, 10, 2, ISSN: 1313-9940, 63-72. Online ISSN: 1313-9940 http://web.uni-plovdiv.bg/mollov/EB/2018_vol10_iss2/063-072_eb.18129.pdf

2017
Varadinova E., Vidinova Y., Pavlova M., Georgieva G., Ihtimanska M., Kazakov K., Fikova R., Velkov B., Soufi R. 2017. 9.2.2. Aquatic invertebrates. - In: Ivanova, N. (ed.) Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystem Services of Wetlands in Bulgaria, "Obrazovanie i Nauka EAD", 2017, 118-124, ISBN: 978‐954‐9746‐41‐9.

Fikova, R., Vassilev, V., Varadinova, E., Yakimov, L., Pavlova, M., Ihtimanska, M., Kazakov, S., Velkov, B., Gyosheva, B., Vidinova, Y., Georgieva, G. 2017. 8.2. Hydrological characteristic. - In: Ivanova, N. (ed.) "Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystem Services of Wetlands in Bulgaria". IBER-BAS, "Obrazovanie i Nauka" EAD, 2017, ISBN: 978-954-9746-41-9, 78-84

Dashinov D. A., Y. N. Vidinova. 2017. First records of the parasite Symbiocladius rhithrogenae (Zavrel, 1924) (Diptera: Chironomidae) in several streams of Rila Mountain, Bulgaria. - Aquatic Insects, 38:4, 255-259
https://doi.org/10.1080/01650424.2017.1392023

2016
Vidinova, Y., L. Kenderov. 2016. Mayflies (Ephemeroptera, Insecta) from Vrachanska planina Mts., NW Bulgaria.- ZooNotes, Supplement 3, 69-75, Plovdiv University Press, www.zoonotes.bio.uni-plovdiv.bg ISSN: 1313-9916

Cheshmedjiev, S., Kenderov, L., Stefanov, T., Ivanov, P., Evtimova, V., Vidinova, Y., Tyufekchieva, V., Teofilova, T.. Ecological characteristics of the main river catchments in Vrachanska Planina Mountain. ZooNotes, Supplement 3, 291-298, Plovdiv University Press, ISSN:1313-9916, www.zoonotes.bio.uni-plovdiv.bg

Vidinova Y., V. Tyufekchieva, E. Varadinova, S. Stoichev, L. Kenderov, I. Dedov, Y. Uzunov. 2016. Taxonomic list of benthic macroinvertebrate communities of inland standing water bodies in Bulgaria.- Acta zoologica bulgarica; 68(2): 147-158; ISSN: 0324-0770

Slavevska-Stamenković V., B. Rimcheska, Y. Vidinova, V. Tyufekchieva, M. Ristovska, S. Smiljkov, M. Paunović, D. Prelić. 2016. Contribution to the knowledge of Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera and Trichoptera species from Republic of Macedonia: distribution and conservation implication.- Acta zoologica bulgarica, 68(2): 199-206; ISSN: 0324-0770

2015
Godunko R., Y. Vidinova, T. Soldan. 2015. Redescription of Ecdyonurus (Ecdyonurus) russevi Braasch & Soldán, 1985 (Ephemeroptera: Heptageniidae).- Zootaxa, 3915 (4): 551–568; ISSN 1175-5326 (print edition), ISSN 1175-5334 (online edition)

2014
Kenderov, L., M. Pavlova, T. Trichkova, V. Tyufekchieva, Y. Vidinova, D. Kozuharov, I. Botev, Z. Hubenov, Y. Uzunov, S. Stoichev, M. Beshkova, H. Kalcheva, R. Kalchev. 2014. Trophic State and Trophic Structure in Three Bulgarian Reservoirs.- Acta zoologica bulgarica, 66 (2): 247-254 ISSN: 0324-0770

Stoyanova T., Y. Vidinova, I. Yaneva, V. Tyufekchieva, D. Parvanov, I. Traykov, V. Bogoev. 2014. Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera and Trichoptera as Indicators for Ecological Quality of Luda River, Bulgaria.- Acta zoologica bulgarica, 66 (2): 255-260; ISSN: 0324-0770

2013
Tyufekchieva V., H. Kalcheva, Y. Vidinova, I. Yaneva, T. Stoyanova, T. Ljubomirov. 2013. Distribution and ecology of Taeniopterygidae (Insecta: Plecoptera) in Bulgaria. Acta zoologica bulgarica, 65 (1), 2013: 89-100. [IF 0.309/2012]

Trichkova, T., V. Tyufekchieva, L. Kenderov, Y. Vidinova, I. Botev, D. Kozuharov, Z. Hubenov, Y. Uzunov, S. Stoichev, S. Cheshmedjiev. Benthic Macroinvertebrate Diversity in Relation to Environmental Parameters, and Ecological Potential of Reservoirs, Danube River Basin, North-West Bulgaria. - Acta zool. bulg., 65 (3), 2013: 337-348. [IF 0.309/2012]

Varadinova, E., M. Ihtimanska, M. Kerakova, R. Soufi, S. Stoichev, Y. Vidinova, V. Tyufekchieva, Y. Uzunov. Bottom invertebrate communities (the macrozoobenthos): key biological quality element for ecological classification of the Mesta River basin. - In (Eds. Y. Uzunov et al.) Mesta River. Biological quality elements and ecological status. Prof. Marin Drinov Acad. Publ. House, Sofia, 2013, 61-96 [ISBN 978-954-322-689-4]

2012
Pavlova M., L. Pehlivanov, S. Kazakov, E. Varadinova, Y. Vidinova, V. Tyufekchieva, Y. Uzunov (2012). Changes in the aquatic communities in the Rhodope Mountain Landslide Lakes (South Bulgaria) for the last 40 years. I. Taxonomic composition of the macrozoobenthos, zooplankton and the fish communities. Acta zoologica bulgarica. Supplement 4 – 2012: 183 – 191 (IF=0.269)

2011
Uzunov Y., E. Varadinova, I. Yaneva, S. Stoichev, Y. Vidinova, K. Kumanski (2011). Long-term Changes of the Bottom Invertebrate Fauna of the Mesta River in Southwestern Bulgaria. – Ann. Univ. “St. Kl. Ohridski”, Ser. Biologie, 99, 33- 52, ISSN 0204-9902.

Vidinova, Y. 2011. Ephemeroptera.- In: (Acad. V. Golemanski – Ed.) Red Data Book of Bulgaria. II. Animals, Sofia, BAS.

Vidinova Y., V. Tyufekchieva, L. Pehlivanov. 2011. First data on benthic macroinvertebrate communities in marshes on the Belene Island (Lower Danube, Bulgarian stretch) after their renewed flooding. – Natura Montenegrina, 10/37 ISBN 978-86-908743-3-0.

Váncsa E., Y. Vidinova, P. Neu & M. Bálint. 2011. Current data concerning Bulgarian high mountain mayfly fauna (Insecta: Ephemeroptera) with zoogeographical notes. – Lauterbornia, 72, 111-118, Dinkelscherben, ISSN 0935-333X.

Cheshmedjiev S., R. Soufi, Y. Vidinova, V. Tyufekchieva, I. Yaneva, Y. Uzunov, E. Varadinova. 2011. Multi-habitat sampling method for benthic macroinvertebrate communities in different river types in Bulgaria. - Water Research and Management, 1 (3), 55-58 (Hard Copy) UDK: 582.26(497.2), ISSN 2217 – 5547.

2009
Vidinova Y., B. Russev. 2009. Distribution and ecology of Leptophlebiidae species (Ephemeroptera, Insecta) in Bulgaria.- Lauterbornia, 67, Dinkelscherben, 151-158. ISSN: 0935- 333X

Fjellheim, A., Raddum, G.G., Vandvik, V., Cogălniceanu, P., Boggero, A., Brancelj, A., Galas, J., Sporka, F., Vidinova, Y., Bitusik P., Dumnicka, E., Gâldean, N., Kownacki, A., Krno I., Preda, E., Rişnoveanu, G., Stuchlik, E. 2009. Diversity and distribution patterns of benthic invertebrates along alpine gradients. A study of remote European freshwater lakes. - Fundam. Appl. Limnol Limnology, 62: 167–190, ISBN 978-3-510-47064-8.

Moskova G., Uzunov Y., Yaneva I., Stoichev St., Vidinova Y., Tyufekchieva V., Kenderov L. 2009. Species Content and Distribution of the Macrozoobenthos along Rilska River, South-West Bulgaria. - BIOAUTOMATION, 13 (4), Sofia, 231-238 (1st National Conference with International Participation on Biomedical and Bioprocess Engineering – BM&BPE’09, 3-4 Dec 2009, CBE, BAS, ISSN: 1312-451X (on-line).

2008
Vidinova Y., I. Botev, V. Tyufekchieva, T. Nedyalkova, I. Yaneva, B. Zadneprovski, E. Varadinova. (2008). Results of rapid hydrobiological monitoring of watersheds from the East- and West Aegean Sea River Basin Districts in Bulgaria. - Acta zoologica bulgarica, Suppl.2, 2008: 233-242, Sofia.

Sakelarieva L., I. Janeva, J. Uzunov, K. Kumanski†, S. Stoichev, Y. Vidinova, V. Tyufekchieva. (2008). Taxonomic Composition and Dominant Structure of Macrozoobenthos in the Blagoevgradska Bistritsa River. - Acta zoologica bulgarica, Suppl.2, 2008: 201-214, Sofia.

Varadinova E., Y. Vidinova, V. Tyufekchieva, I. Yaneva. 2008. Trophic Structure of Macrozoobenthos as Measure of Water Bodies Ecological State Assessment. – Journal of Balkan Ecology, vol. 11, 3, 297-308, Sofia.

Vidinova Y., V. Tyufekchieva, I. Yaneva, B. Zadneprovski, S. Stoichev, K. Kumanski†. (2008). Species composition and structure of the macroinvertebrate communities in Arda River. – Acta zoological bulgarica, 60 (3), 2008: 317-330, Sofia.

2007
Vidinova, Y., I. Yaneva, V. Tyufekchieva, B. Zadneprovski. 2007. Composition and abundance of macroinvertebrate communities in the Arda River (South Bulgaria) in relation to some ecological factors. - Acta zoologica bulgarica, 59(3), 309-324.

2006
Vidinova Y., I. Yaneva, V. Tyufekchieva. 2006. Ephemeroptera and Plecoptera (Insecta) from Bulgarian part of Strouma River. - Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, 58 (1), 125-130.

Ognjanova-Rumenova, N., Y. Vidinova, I. Botev. 2006. Abundance and species composition of diatoms and invertebrates in relation to chemical and physical factors in high mountain lakes, cirque “Sedemte Ezera”, the Rila Mountains (Southwestern Bulgaria).- Phytologia Balcanica, 12 (1); 25-36.

Vidinova, Y., I. Yaneva, V. Tyufekchieva, B. Zadneprovski, Y. Uzunov. 2006. Biodiversity and ecological status of the rivers in Strandzha mountains region: Preliminary results. - In: Bulgarian-Turkish Workshop on Challenges of Establishment and Management of a Trans-Border Biosphere Reserve Between Bulgaria and Turkey in Strandzha Mountain (N. Chipev - Ed.), (11-13 Nov, Bourgas, 2005), Unesco-BAS-MOEW, 127-134.

Vidinova, Y. 2006. Mayflies (Ephemeroptera, Insecta) from the Rhodopes Mountains (Bulgaria and Greece) - In: Beron P. (Ed.) Biodiversity of Bulgaria. 3. Biodiversity of Western Rhodopes (Bulgaria and Greece), I. Pensoft & Nat. Mus. Natur. Hist., Sofia, 269-281.

2003
Vidinova, Y. 2003. Contribution to the study of mayfly fauna (Ephemeroptera) in Bulgaria. - In: Research Update on Ephemeroptera & Plecoptera (Ed. E. Gaino), Proc. Int. Joint Meeting, 2001, Perugia (Italy), 159-163.

2001
Yaneva, I., Y. Vidinova, V. Tyufekchieva. 2001. Contemporary Saprobiological Characteristics of Arda River in the Section of Future “Gorna Arda” Cascade building. - Acta Zool. Bulgarica, 53/2/, 37-46, Sofia.

2000
Hubenov, Z., V. Beshovski, M. Josifov. A. Popov, K. Kumanski, V. Sakalian, St. Abadjiev, Y. Vidinova, T. Lyubomirov. 2000. Entomofaunistik Diversity of the Rila National Park. - In: Biological Diversity of the Rila National Park, Publ.House, S., 285-332, ISBN 954-642-076-X.

Hubenov, Z., V. Beshovski, M. Josifov. A. Popov, K. Kumanski, V. Sakalian, St. Abadjiev, Y. Vidinova, T. Lyubomirov. 2000. Entomofaunistik Diversity of the Central Balkan National Park.- In: Biological Diversity of the Central Balkan National Park, Publ. House, S., 319-362, ISBN 954-642-078-6.

Vidinova, Y., I. Janeva, V. Tyufekchieva. 2000. Ephemeroptera and Plecoptera from glacial waters in Rila Mountain. - In: “Biodiversity and Evolution of Glacial Water Ecosystems in the Rila Mountains” (Golemanski, V., W. Naidenow- eds.), “Prof. M. Drinov” Academic Publishing House, S., 51-55.

1998
Vidinova, Y. 1998. New Rhithrogena- Species (Ephemeroptera: Heptageniidae) for the fauna of Macedonia. - Lauterbornia, 33, Dinkelscherben, 49-51.

1997
Janeva, I., L. Pehlivanov, Y. Vidinova, S. Stoichev, V. Tyufekchieva, K. Kumanski. 1997. A Comparative Ecological Characterization of Lotic Benthal Zoocoenoses from two Streams under Different Anthropogene Influence. - In: “Biomonotoring Rhozen - Srednogorie. Theory and Practice” (Eds. D. Peev, K. Ammann & A. Artinian), BSBCP, Enigma Press, Sofia, 101-112.

Vidinova, Y., B. Russev. 1997. Distribution and ecology of the representatives of some Ephemeropteran families in Bulgaria. - In: Ephemeroptera & Plecoptera: Biology-Ecology-Systematics (Eds. P. Landolt & M. Sartori), MTL, Fribourg, 139-146.

1994
Russev, B., Y. Vidinova. 1994. New representatives of the order Ephemeroptera (Insecta) for the fauna of Bulgaria. - Lauterbornia, 15, Dinkelscherben, 85-87.

Russev, B., Y. Vidinova. 1994. Verbreitung und Ekologie der Vertreter einiger Familien der Ordnung Ephemeroptera (Insecta) in Bulgarien. - Lauterbornia, 19, Dinkelscherben, 107-113.

Affiliation

Department
Aquatic Ecosystems
Division
Biodiversity and Processes in Freshwater Ecosystems
Research group
Lotic Ecosystems

History

Member for
6 years 45 weeks