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Nikolay Velev

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Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research
Department of Plant and Fungal Diversity and Resources
Acad. Georgi Bonchev St., bl. 23,
1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
e-mail: nvelev[at]bio.bas.bg

Curriculum vitae

Year of birth: 1974
Nationality: Bulgarian
Civil status: Married
Education:
Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” 1992-1997 (MSc)
IBER - BAS 2011-2014 (PhD)
Current position: Chief assistant professor
Membership in organizations: Eurasian Dry Grassland Group (EDGG)

Research interests

Vegetation, Classification & Ordination, Biodiversity & Conservation, Grasslands, Habitats

PROJECT EXPERIENCE:
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"National Grassland Inventory Project" - PINMATRA
"NATURA 2000"
"The diversity of lowland meadow and wetland vegetation in Bulgaria"
"Diversity patterns of moist and mesophytic semi-natural grassland vegetation in Bulgaria"
"Project Conservation of biodiversity in hot-spots of glacial relict plants in Bulgaria" - EEA Grants
"A pilot network of small protected sites for plant species in Bulgaria using the plant micro-reserve model" - LIFE+
"SIGNAL - European gradients of resilience in the face of climate extremes" - BiodivERsA
"Methodological support for ecosystem service assessment and biophysical valuation" - NINA
"Assessment and mapping of grassland ecosystems condition and their services in Bulgaria" - EEA Gtrants
"Transformations of Local Agricultural Practices under Conditions of Europeanisation and Globalisation" - NSF
"Small-scale plant diversity patterns in dry grasslands of Bulgaria" - BAYHOST
"Collaborative management for conservation of forest and grassland habitats negatively affected by IAS in Bulgaria" - LIFE
"Study on ruderal flora and vegetation on the territory of Bulgaria and Romania"
"LUCAS Grassland 2018" - Agro-Environmental Survey for the European Commission - Eurostat
"Thracian mounds – biodiversity hotspots and refugee islets for conservation of flora and vegetation" - NSF
"Living in protected areas and territories: challenges, conflicts, benefits" - NSF

Publications

Mardari, C., Vassilev, K., Šibík, J., Bîrsan, C., Velev, N., Nazarov, M., Copoţ, O. & Tănase, C. 2020. Variability and plant communities’ diversity of acidophilous dwarf-heath mountain tundra (the class Loiseleurio-Vaccinietea) in Romanian Carpathians. Biologia. https://doi.org/10.2478/s11756-020-00595-8

Dembicz, I., Velev, N., Boch, S., Janišová, M., Palpurina, S., Pedashenko, H., Vassilev, K., Dengler, J. 2020. Drivers of plant diversity in Bulgarian dry grasslands vary across spatial scales and functional-taxonomic groups. J. Veg. Sci., DOI:10.1111/jvs.12935

Vassilev, K., Nazarov, M. & Velev, N. 2020. Contribution to the knowledge of Crataego-Prunetea Tüxen 1962 class in Bulgaria. Hacquetia, 19(1): 81-97.

Vassilev, K., Assenov, A., Velev, N., Grigorov, B. & Borissova, B. 2019. Distribution, Characteristics and Ecological Role of Protective Forest Belts in Silistra Municipality, Northeastern Bulgaria. Ecol. Balkan., 11(1): 191-204.

Velev, N. Arrhenatheretalia elatioris uncritical checklist of Europe. 2018. Phytol. Balcan., 24(1): 99-147.

Sopotlieva, D., Velev, N., Tsvetkova, N., Vassilev, V. & Apostolova, I. 2018. Ecosystem condition assessment of semi-natural grasslands falling outside the Natura 2000 network in Bulgaria, using vegetation data. Tuexenia, 38: 385–404.

Vassilev, K., Ruprecht, E., Alexiu, V., Becker, T., Beldean, M., Biță-Nicolae, C., Csergő, A. M., Dzhovanova, I., Filipova, E., Frink, J. P., Gafta, D., Georgieva, M., Germany, M. S., Goia, I., Gumus, M., Hennekens, S. M., Janišová, M., Knollová, I., Koleva, V., Kostadinova, S., Kuzmanović, N., Loos, J., Mardari, C., Michl, T., Neblea, M. A., Nicoară, R. I., Novák, P., Öllerer, K., Onete, M., Palpurina, S., Paulini, I., Pedashenko, H., Pușcaș, M., Roman, A., Šibík, J., Sîrbu, C., Stancu, D., Sutcliffe, L., Szabó, A., Tomescu, C.-V., Totev, E., Tsvetanov, B., Turtureanu, P. D., Vassileva, P., Velev, N. & Dengler, J. 2018. The Romanian Grassland Database (RGD): historical background, current status and future perspectives. Phytocoenologia, 48(1): 91-100.

Petrov, P., Velev, V. & Vassilev, K. 2018. Changing Agricultural Landscapes (Tryavna municipality case study). – In: Petrov, P. & Petrova, I. (comp.) Agricultural Transformations under Conditions of Europeanisation and Globalisation, pp. 94-146, Gutenberg publ. house. ISBN: 978-619-176-107-4 (In Bulgarian).

Sopotlieva, D., Apostolova, I., Velev, N., Vassilev, V., Bratanova-Doncheva, S., Gocheva, K. & Chipev, N. 2017. Methodology for assessment and mapping of sparsely vegetated land ecosystems condition and their services in Bulgaria. Clorind. ISBN: 978-619-7379-13-6.

Apostolova, I., Sopotlieva, D., Velev, N., Vassilev, V., Bratanova-Doncheva, S. & Gocheva, K. 2017. Methodology for assessment and mapping of wetland ecosystems condition and their services in Bulgaria. Clorind. ISBN: 978-619-7379-14-3.

Apostolova, I., Sopotlieva, D., Velev, N., Vassilev, V., Bratanova-Doncheva, S. Gocheva, K. & Chipev, N. 2017. Methodology for assessment and mapping of grassland ecosystems condition and their services in Bulgaria. Clorind. ISBN: 978-619-7379-09-9.

Velev, N., Apostolova, I., Sopotlieva, D., Vassilev, V., Bratanova-Doncheva, S. Gocheva, K. & Chipev, N. 2017. Methodology for assessment and mapping of heathland and shrub ecosystems condition and their services in Bulgaria. Clorind. ISBN: 978-619-7379-10-5.

Kreyling, J., Dengler, J., Walter, J., Velev, N., Ugurlu, E., Sopotlieva, D., Picon-Cochard, C., Nijs, I., Hernandez, P., Güler, B., von Gillhaussen, F., De Boeck, H., Bloor, J., Berwaers, S., Beierkuhnlein, C., Arfin Khan, M. A. S., Apostolova, I., Altan, Y., Zeiter, M., Wellstein, C., Sternberg, M., Stampfli, A., Campetella, G., Bartha, S., Bahn, S. & Jentsch, A. 2017. Species richness effects on grassland recovery from drought depend on community productivity in a multisite experiment. Ecology Letters, 20(11): 1405-1413.

Aćić, S., Dengler, J., Biurrun, I., Becker, T., Becker, U., Berastegi, A., Boch, S., Dembicz, I., García‐Mijangos, I., Guarino, R., Janišová, M., Jandt, U., Magnes, M., Marcenò, C., Palpurina, S., Polyakova, M., Vasheniak, Y., Vassilev, K., Velev, N., Stojanović, V., Lazarević, P., Krstivojević Ćuk, M. & Dajić Stevanović, Z. 2017. Biodiversity patterns of dry grasslands at the meeting point of Central Europe and the Balkans: Impressions and first results from the 9th EDGG Field Workshop in Serbia. Bulletin of the EDGG, 34: 19-31.

Dengler, J., Biurrun, I., Apostolova, I., Baumann, E., Becker, T., Berastegi, A., Boch, St., Cancellieri, L., Dembicz, I., Didukh, Y., Dolnik, C., Ermakov, N., Filibeck, G., Garcia-Mijangos, I., Giusso del Galdo, G., Guarino, R., Janišová, M., Jaunatre, R., Jensen, K., Jeschke, M., Kącki, Z., Kozub, Ł., Kuzemko, A., Löbel, S., Pedashenko, H., Polyakova, M., Ruprecht, E., Szabó, A., Vassilev, K., Velev, N. & Weiser, F. 2016. Scale-dependent plant diversity in Palaearctic grasslands: a comparative overview. Bulletin of the EDGG, 31: 12-26.

Vassilev, K., Pedashenko, H., Alexandrova, A., Tashev, A., Ganeva, A., Gavrilova, A., Gradevska, A., Assenov, A., Vitkova, A., Grigorov, B., Gussev, Ch., Filipova, E., Aneva, I., Knolova, I., Nikolov, I., Georgiev, G., Gogushev, G., Tinchev, G., Pachedzieva, K., Koev, K., Lubenova, M., Dimitrov, M., Apostolova-Stoyanova, N., Velev, N., Zhelev, P., Glogov, P., Natcheva, R., Tzonev, R., Boch, St., Hennekens, St., Georgiev, St., Stoyanov, St., Karakiev, T., Kalníková, V., Shivarov, V., Russakova, V. & Vulchev, V. 2016. Balkan Vegetation Database: historical background, current status and future perspectives. Phytocoenologia, 46(1): 89-95.

Velev, N., Ganeva, A., Gyosheva, M., Sopotlieva, D., Terziyska, Ts. & Apostolova, I. 2016. Flora, Mycota and Vegetation of Kupena Reserve (Rodopi Mountains, Bulgaria). Ann. Sof. Univ. “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Book-2, Botany, 100: 100-115.

Velev, N., Ganeva, A., Gyosheva, M., Sopotlieva, D., Terziyska, Ts. & Apostolova, I. 2015. Flora, Mycota and Vegetation of Dupkata Reserve (Rodopi Mts, Bulgaria). Ann. Sof. Univ. “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Book-2, Botany, 99: 61-70.

Vladimirov, V. (ed.). 2014. A Pilot Network of Small Protected Sites for Conservation of Rare Plants in Bulgaria. IBER–BAS & MOEW, Sofia. Geosoft Ltd. ISBN 978-954-9746-32-7 (IBER-BAS), 978-954-8497-10-7 (MoEW).

Vassilev, K., Pedashenko, H., Velev, N. & Apostolova, I. 2014. Grassland Vegetation of Ponor Special Protection Area (Natura 2000), Western Bulgaria. Acta zool. bulgar., Suppl. 5: 61-73.

Velev, N. & Vassilev, K. 2014. Management regimes within syntaxa of semi-natural grasslands from West Bulgaria. Hacquetia, 13/1: 191-204.

Apostolova, I., Pedashenko, H., Sopotlieva, D., Velev, N., Vassilev, K. & Meshinev, T. 2013. Arctic-Alpine plants in Bulgarian mountains. Lazaroa, 34: 55-63.

Pedashenko, H., Apostolova, I., Boch, S., Ganeva, A., Janišová, M., Sopotlieva, D., Todorova, S., Ünal, A., Vassilev, K., Velev, N., Dengler, J. 2013. Dry grasslands of NW Bulgarian mountains: first insights into diversity, ecology and syntaxonomy. Tuexenia, 33: 309–346.

Apostolova I, Sopotlieva D, Pedashenko H, Velev N, Vasilev K. 2012. Bulgarian Vegetation Database: historic background, current status and future prospects. – In: Dengler, J., Oldeland, J., Jansen, F., Chytrý, M., Ewald, J., Finckh, M., Glöckler, F., Lopez-Gonzalez, G., Peet, R.K., Schaminée, J.H.J. (Eds.): Vegetation databases for the 21st century. Biodiversity & Ecology, 4: 141-148.

Velev, N., Apostolova, I., Rozbrojová, Z. 2011. Alliance Arrhenatherion elatioris in West Bulgaria. Phytol. Balcan., 17(1): 67-78.

Velev, N., Apostolova, I., Fajmonová, Z. 2011. Cynosurus cristatus grasslands in West Bulgaria. Phytol. Balcan., 17(2): 221-236.

Velev, N., Apostolova, I., Rozbrojová, Z. & Hájková, P. 2010. The alliances Arrhenatherion, Cynosurion and Trifolion medii in western Bulgaria – environmental gradients and ecological limitations. Hacquetia, 9(2): 207-220.

Hájek, M., Hájková, P., Apostolova, I. Horsák, M., Rozbrojová, Z., Sopotlieva, D. & Velev, N. 2010. The insecure future of Bulgarian refugial mires: economic progress versus Natura 2000. Oryx, 44(4): 539-546.

Velev, N. & Apostolova, I. 2009. A review of Potentillo ternatae-Nardion strictae alliance. Hacquetia, 8(1): 49-67.

Hájek, M., Hájková, P., Sopotlieva D., Apostolova, I. & Velev, N. 2008. The Balkan wet grassland vegetation: A prerequisite to better understanding of European habitat diversity. Plant Ecol., 195: 197 – 213.

Affiliation

Department
Plant and Fungal Diversity and Resources
Division
Flora and Vegetation
Research group
Vegetation and Habitats

History

Member for
6 years 45 weeks