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Veselin Shivarov

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Contacts

1113 Sofia, Acad. G. Bonchev Str., bl. 23
e-mail: v.shivarov@abv.bg

Curriculum vitae

Date and place of birth: 11 February 1985, Sofia

Employment:

2017–present
Assistant Professor at Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Mycology Section

2011–2012
Assistant at Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Mycology Section

2010–2011
Biologist at Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Mycology Section

Education:

2012–2015
Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
PhD Thesis: Taxonomic study of Verrucariaceae (lichenized fungi) in Bulgaria
Doctor (PhD) in Mycology

2009–2011
Faculty of Biology, University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski”
MSc Thesis: Taxonomic study of lichenized fungi (Verrucariaceae) in Bulgaria
MSc. Algology and Mycology, Profile Mycology

2004–2008
Faculty of Biology, University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski”
BSc. Ecology and Environment Protection

Research interests

Lichenology, freshwater lichens as bioindicators, Verrucariaceae, lichenicolous fungi, ecology, taxonomy, monitoring, climate change, databases for fungi and vegetation

Projects

External collaboration in a long-term project: Freshwater and coastal lichens
Project leader: Dr Holger Thüs

2019–2022. Structural and functional characteristics and perspectives for diverse use of endemic relict coniferous forest communities in Bulgaria in state of climate change. Project leader: Prof. Cvetomir M. Denchev. Funding: BNSF.

2019–2021. Metallophilic cryptogams – a poorly known group with high conservation value. Project leaders: Assoc. Prof. Rayna Natcheva and Dr Edit Farkas, DSc, scientific advisor. Funding: bilateral program between Bulgaria and Hungary.

2018–2021. Bulgaria’s alpine plant diversity under climate change pressure: Setup of GLORIA long-term monitoring sites and risk assessment of diversity losses (GLORIA – Bulgaria). Project leader: Assoc. Prof. Anna Ganeva. Funding: BNSF.

2018–2021. Thracian mounds – biodiversity hotspots and refugee islets for conservation of flora and vegetation. Project leader: Prof. Iva Apostolova. Funding: BNSF.

2016–2017. Ecological features of freshwater lichens in the watersheds of rivers Malyovitsa (Rila Mts) and Demyanitsa (Pirin Mts) and possibilities for use as bioindicators of water quality. Project leader: Dr Veselin V. Shivarov. Funding: Ministry of Education and Science (Bulgaria).

Publications

Shivarov, V.V. 2019. Clypeococcum hemiamyloideum (Polycoccaceae, Ascomycota), a novel lichenicolous fungus on Verrucaria latebrosa. – Herzogia 32: 438–443. doi: https://doi.org/10.13158/heia.32.2.2019.438

Shivarov, V.V., Denchev, C.M., Thüs, H. 2018. Ecology and distribution of Dermatocarpon (Verrucariaceae, Ascomycota) in the catchment areas of two Bulgarian rivers. – The Lichenologist 50: 679–690. doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0024282918000452

Shivarov, V.V. 2017. First record of lichenicolous species from the Bulgarian freshwater habitats. – Phytologia Balcanica 23: 349–353. Link

Bancheva, S., Tasheva-Terzieva, E., Ljubomirov, T., Shivarov, V., Delcheva, M., Natcheva, R., Vladimirov, V., Stoykov, D., Ganeva, A., Dimov, P. 2017. Coastal sparsely vegetated ecosystems outside NATURA 2000 – In: Vladimirov, V., Petrova, A. (Eds). Sparsely vegetated ecosystems outside the NATURA 2000 network in Bulgaria. Pp. 43–67. Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Sofia.

Vladimirov, V., Bancheva, S., Ljubomirov, T., Tasheva-Terzieva, E., Dimov, P., Natcheva, R., Shivarov, V., Stoykov, D., Petrova, A., Ganeva, A., Stoyanov, S. 2017. Inland sparsely vegetated ecosystems outside NATURA 2000. – In: Vladimirov, V., Petrova, A. (Eds). Sparsely vegetated ecosystems outside the NATURA 2000 network in Bulgaria. Pp. 69–100. Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Sofia.

Shivarov, V.V., Thüs, H., Denchev, C.M. 2017. First records of two freshwater lichens, Hydropunctaria scabra and Verrucaria alpicola, from Bulgaria. – Mycobiota 7: 1–5. doi: https://doi.org/10.12664/mycobiota.2017.07.01

Vassilev, K., Pedashenko, H., Alexandrova, A., Tashev, A., Ganeva, A., Gavrilova, A., Gradevska, A., Assenov, A., Vitkova, A., Grigorov, B., Gussev, C., Filipova, E., Aneva, I., Knollová, I., Nikolov, I., Georgiev, G., Gogushev, G., Tinchev, G., Pachedjieva, K., Koev, K., Lyubenova, M., Dimitrov, M., Apostolova-Stoyanova, N., Velev, N., Zhelev, P., Glogov, P., Natcheva, R., Tzonev, R., Boch, S., Hennekens, S., Georgiev, S., Stoyanov, S., Karakiev, T., Kalníková, V., Shivarov, V., Russakova, V., Vulchev, V. 2016. Balkan Vegetation Database: historical background, current status and future perspectives. – Phytocoenologia 46: 89–95. doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1127/phyto/2016/0109

Shivarov, V.V., Lőkös, L. 2015. New records and rare species of pyrenocarpous lichen-forming fungi from Bulgaria. – Studia Botanica Hungarica 46(2): 111–118. doi: https://doi.org/10.17110/StudBot.2015.46.2.111

Shivarov, V.V. 2013. New records of Verrucariaceae (Ascomycota) from Bulgaria. – Mycobiota 3: 11–17. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12664/mycobiota.2013.03.02

Shivarov, V.V., Stoykov, D.Y. 2013. New records of pyrenocarpous lichenized fungi from Bulgaria – Mycotaxon 121[2012]: 133–138. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5248/121.133

Affiliation

Department
Plant and Fungal Diversity and Resources
Division
Mycology

History

Member for
6 years 45 weeks