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Mila Ihtimanska

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2 Major Yurii Gagarin Str.
1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
Phone: +359 28717195/ (via operator) 319;
Mobile: +359 899520566; +359 0896804560
e-mail: milakein@yahoo.com
mila.ihtimanska@gmail.com

Curriculum vitae

Name: Alexandrova-Ihtimanska, Mila Kirilova
Date of birth: April 6/ 1983
Nationality: Bulgarian

Education:

Since 2012
IBER-BAS, Aquatic Ecosystems Department, Ecology and Fish Resourses Division, PhD student, PhD model object: Danube River, PhD research area: Macrozoobenthos communities of the Danube River (Bulgarian Stretch), under supervision of Assoc. Prof. Luchezar Pehlivanov, PhD

2009-2011
Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", Faculty of Biology, Ms Programme "Applied Hydrobiology and Aquaculture", Ms Thesis "Research of Macrozoobenthos Communities in the River Valley of Mesta River in the Year of 2010", Heads of graduation Prof. Yordan Uzunov, PhD, Chief Assistant Svetlana Naumova, PhD

2002-2009
Sofia University, Faculty of Biology, Bachelor of science

1997-2001
73 High School with studying of foreign languages "Vladislav Gramatik"
first language: german, second language: russian

Research position:

2011-2013
IBER-BAS, Aquatic Ecosystems Department, Ecology and Fish Resourses Division, assistant

Training courses:

2012
VITUKI Environment and Water Management Research Institute, Budapest, Hungary, educational training, main topics: Sampling methodology, current methods and equipment for sampling from large rivers aiming at ecological status assessment according to the WFD; Application of multi-metric system(s) for large rivers, with respect to different spatial zones – bottom (various types of substrata) and river bank areas; Funded by WETLANET: Enhancing research potential by strengthening a local network of laboratories for studying wetland ecosystems functioning, restoration and management (7th FP RTD, Program Capacities)

Member of the International Association of Danube Research

Project participation:

2013 - 2016
Comparison between wetland-Danube River systems of Hungary and Bulgaria related to their significance for ecosystem biodiversity, functioning, services, management and nature conservation (Join Research Project Bulgarian Academy of Sciences & Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

April – October 2013
Survey of the pollution of Danube River with heavy metals and organic matter with a view to long-term improvement of the status of fish populations in Bulgarian Danube stretch (Executive Agency of Fishries and Aquaculture under the Operational Program for Development of the Fisheries, co-funded by the "Investment in the Sustainable Fisheries" European Fund of Fisheries of the EC)

2011-2013
Environment assessment in LTER-Europe sites (EnvEurope), Life+ European Programme - LIFE08 ENV/IT 000399

2012-2013
The monitoring of benthic macroinvertebrates in lakes/reservoirs as part of the National Programme for surface water monitoring for 2012”, Contract N 2364/20.09.2012 / EEA

2012
Natura 2000. Mapping and identification of the conservation status of habitats and species approved list and minimize the risks to fish within the project "Mapping and determine the conservation status of habitats and species - Phase I

2012
Survey of the biological quality elements (BQE) and supporting physico-chemical quality elements in selected potential reference points of the types of rivers and lakes within the Black Sea Basin in order to verify the specified reference conditions (Black Sea Basin Directorate)

2011-2012
The monitoring of benthic macroinvertebrates in lakes as part of the National Programme for surface water monitoring for 2011 ”, Contract 2072/01.08.2011 г. / EEA,

2011
Survey of the biological quality elements (BQE) and supporting physico-chemical quality elements in selected potential reference points of the types of rivers and lakes within the East Aegean Sea River Basin in order to verify the specified reference conditions (East Aegean Sea River Basin Directorate)

Research interests

Macrozoobenthos communities`s structure and functioning, Freshwater/River/Lake/Wetlands Ecology, Research of antropogenic impact and pressure on the aquatic ecosystems

Publications

Pavlova, M., M. Ihtimanska, I. Dedov, V. Biserkov, Y. Uzunov, L. Pehlivanov. (2013). New Localities of Theodoxus transversalis(C. Pfeiffer, 1828) within European Natura 2000 Network on the Islands of the Lower Danube River. Acta zool. bulg., 65 (1), 121-123, ISSN: 0324-0770 (IF= 0.309)

Kerakova, M., M. Ihtimanska, E. Varadinova. 2013. Application of trophic indices in ecological state assessment of riverine water bodies. Agricultural Academy. Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Science, 19 (2), 277–281, ISSN 1310-0351 (IF 0.189)

Varadinova, E., M. Kerakova, R. Soufi, M. Ihtimanska, Y. Uzunov. 2013. Current Ecological State Assessment of Bulgarian part of the Trans-boundary Mesta River (South-West Bulgaria). Acta zool. bulg., 65 (2), 327-335, ISSN: 0324-0770 (IF 0.309)

Varadinova, E., M. Kerakova, R. Soufi, M. Aleksandrova, S. Stoichev, Y. Vidinova, V. Tyufekchieva, Y. Uzunov. 2013. Bottom invertebrate communities (the macrozoobenthos): Key biological quality element for ecological classification of the Mesta River basin. - In: (Y. Uzunov, L. Pehlivanov, B. Georgiev, E. Varadinova (editors). Mesta River: Biological quality elements and Ecological status, Professor Marin Drinov Academic Publishing house, 61-97, ISBN 978-954-322-689-4

Kazakov, S., M. Ihtimanska, E. Varadinova, M. Pavlova, Y. Uzunov, L. Pehlivanov. 2012. Composition and shot-term dynamic of zooplankton and macrozoobenthos communities in two wetlands in the Bulgarian Danube floodplain – Proceedings of 39th International Association for Danube conference – Budapest, Hungary, 21-24 August, 2012, 81-88 pp., ISBN 978-963-8391-53-7

Affiliation

Department
Aquatic Ecosystems
Division
Ichthyology and Fish Resources
Research group
Ecology and Dynamics of Fish Communities

History

Member for
7 years 36 weeks