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Georgi Hristov Hristov, PhD student, entomologist

Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
1 Tsar Osvoboditel blvd.
1000 Sofia


Curriculum vitae

1. Name: Georgi Hristov Hristov

2. Date of birth: 18.09.1988, Razgrad, Bulgaria

3. Address: Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Department of Animal Diversity and Resources, Division of Biodiversity and Ecology of Invertebrates), Tsar Osvoboditel boulevard 1, 1000-Sofia, Bulgaria.

4. Education: BSc (Biology), 2011 – Sofia University, Faculty of Biology;
MSc (Biology-Entomology), 2013 – Sofia University, Faculty of Biology.

5. Present position: assistant, PhD student (Entomology – “Taxonomic revision and systematic of the order Blattodea of the Balkans”) – IBER - BAS;
18.03.2013-01.10.2013 – assistant - Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Animal Diversity and Resources, Biodiversity and Ecology of Invertebrates, Fauna, Taxonomy and Ecology of Invertebrates

6. Languages: English – excellent; Russian – good.

7. Participation in scientific organisations: Orthopterists’ Society, Philadelphia (USA).

8. Trainings, specializations and international cooperation:
“St.St. Cyril and Methodius” University, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Skopje, Macedonia – Biology Students' Research Society (BSRS) - summers of 2013, 2014;
Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest, Hungary – 2012 (2 weeks;
Ustav Zoologie, SAV, Bratislava, Slovak Republic – 2014 (1 month;
Instytut Systematyki i Ewolucji Zwierząt PAN, Krakow, Poland – 2015 (2 weeks;
Naturhistorisches Museum (Wien), Vienna , Austria– 2015 (1 week);

Personal cooperation with specialists from scientific institutions in Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia.

9. International conferences and meetings: 1 oral presentation - (Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest, Hungary - 2012;
Poster - First Student Conference "Ecology and Environment", Shumen, Bulgaria - 2013;
Poster - Second National Conference for Young Scientists "Biological Sciences for a better future", Plovdiv, Bulgaria - 2015.

10. Projects:
• Investigation of model epigeobiont and geobiont animals groups as a potential for long-term monitoring and conservation of the biodiversity in Strandzha Mountain (Bulgaria and Turkey). – 2009-2011;
• Mapping and identification of conservation status of natural habitats and species – Phase I (Natura 2000) – 2011-2012;
• Reevaluating the systematics and phylogeny of certain groups of Orthoptera and Blattodea of the Southeastern Europe and Western Asia. SYNTHESYS project (HU-TAF-2199) – 2012;
• Biodiversity values of Prespa National Park on the basis of selected invertebrate groups (Albania) - 2013;
• Towards the revision of the systematics and phylogeny of certain groups of Blattodea of the Balkan Peninsula and Western Asia - 2014;
• Terrain studies of species distribution/evaluation of species and habitat status for the territory of the whole country – Phase I – 2013-2015
• Convergent evolution in two groups polyphyletic grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Phaneropterinae): micropteria and speciation - 2014-2017;
• Phylogeography and systematics of species of the brevipennis-group of the cockroach genus Phyllodromica (Blattodea: Ectobiidae) on the Balkan Peninsula (Program beneficial to young scientists at BAS - 2016.

Research interests

Blattodea - Taxonomy, Phylogeny, Faunistics, Evolution, Biology; Mantodea, Dermaptera, Psocoptera – Taxonomy and Faunistics (Western Palaearctic); Herpetology.


Rebrina, F., Alegro, A., Hristov, G., Ternjej, I., Brigić, A. (2020). Open karst habitats promote the diversity of ground-dwelling orthopterans and cockroaches (Insecta: Orthoptera, Blattodea) along a temporary river. Journal of Insect Conservation, 24, Springer, DOI:10.1007/s10841-020-00271-x, 1017-1030. JCR-IF (Web of Science): 1.400

Todorov, I., Stojanova, A., Zlatkov, B., Hristov, G., Melika, G. (2019). New Data on the Parasitoid-Inquiline Community of Andricus quercustozae (Bosc, 1792) (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) in Bulgaria. Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, 71, 2, 301-303. SJR (Scopus):0.21, JCR-IF (Web of Science): 0.354

Romanowski, J., Battiston, R., Hristov, G. (2019). First Records of Hierodula transcaucasica Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1878 (Mantodea: Mantidae) in the Balkan Peninsula. Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, 71, 2, 297-300. SJR (Scopus):0.19, JCR-IF (Web of Science): 0.278

Hristov, G.H., Chobanov, D.P. (2016). An annotated checklist and key to the Bulgarian cockroaches (Dictyoptera: Blattodea). Zootaxa, 4154, 4, Magnolia Press, ISSN:1175-5334, DOI:10.11646/zootaxa.4154.4.1., 351-388. ISI IF: 0.994

Naumova, M.V., Hristovski, S., Hristov, G.H. (2016). Spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) from Prespa National Park, Albania. Acta zoologica bulgarica, 68, 4, ISSN:ISSN: 0324-0770, 503-511. JCR-IF (Web of Science): 0.31

Vergilov, V., Hristov, G., Lukanov, S., Lambevska, A., Tzankov, N. (2016). First record of Ablepharus kitaibelii (Bibron & Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1833) in Montenegro. Biharean Biologist, 10, 1, 65-66. SJR: 0.182


Animal Diversity and Resources
Biodiversity and Ecology of Invertebrates
Research group
Fauna, Taxonomy and Ecology of Invertebrates


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7 years 36 weeks