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Teodor T. Denchev

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E-mail: ttdenchev@gmail.com

Phone: +359 895112379

Curriculum vitae

Birth date: 15 June 1985

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Educational Background

2015 - PhD in Mycology – Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Thesis: A taxonomic study of the smut fungi (Ustilaginomycetes) on Cyperaceae in Japan and South Korea

2011 - MSc in Mycology – Department of Botany, Faculty of Biology, St. Kliment Ohridski Sofia University

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Professional Experience & Career History

2017–pres. Associate Professor – Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia

2015–2016 Chief Assistant – Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia

2015 Assistant – Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia

2012–2014 PhD Student

2011–2013 Assistant – Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia

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Specializations

2018 (six months) - Department of Evolution and Biodiversity of Plants, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany

2016 (one week) - Department of Evolution and Biodiversity of Plants, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany

2013 (one month) – Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF), Queensland Government, Brisbane, Australia

2011 (two weeks) – Mycology Section, Jodrell Laboratory, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK

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Membership in Research Organizations

2017–pres. – IUCN Species Survival Commission, Rust and Smut Specialist Group (Red List Authority Coordinator)

2013–pres. – IUCN SSC, Rust and Smut Specialist Group – member

2011–pres. – International Society for Fungal Conservation – member

2011–pres. – European Mycological Association (EMA) – member

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Editorial Experience

2019–pres. MycoKeys (Editor)

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Awards

2019 - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Best Project Awards of the 2017 Program for Support of Young Researchers and PhD Students at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

2017 – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Young Scientist Award Prof. Marin Drinov

2013 – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Young Scientist Award Acad. Ivan Evstratiev Geshov

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Taxonomic and nomenclatural novelties

New classes: 1
Malasseziomycetes Denchev & T. Denchev

New families: 1
Erratomycetaceae Denchev & T. Denchev

New species: 30
Anthracocystis kolhapurensis Denchev & T. Denchev (India)
Anthracoidea arnellii Denchev, T. Denchev & Karatygin (Russia – Altai Mts)
Anthracoidea blepharicarpae Denchev, T. Denchev & Kakish. (Japan)
Anthracoidea caricis-grallatoriae T. Denchev, Denchev & Kakish. (Japan)
Anthracoidea caricis-reznicekii T. Denchev & Denchev (USA)
Anthracoidea deweyanae Denchev & T. Denchev (USA)
Anthracoidea dispalatae Denchev, T. Denchev & Kakish. (Japan)
Anthracoidea eburneae Denchev & T. Denchev (Canada)
Anthracoidea foeneae Denchev & T. Denchev (Canada)
Anthracoidea lanceolatae T. Denchev & Denchev (South Korea)
Anthracoidea melanostachyae Denchev & T. Denchev (Iran)
Anthracoidea pseudomichelii T. Denchev & Denchev (Hungary)
Anthracoidea savilei Denchev & T. Denchev (Canada)
Eballistra punensis Denchev & T. Denchev (India)
Entyloma castillejae T. Denchev, Denchev & R.G. Shivas (USA)
Entyloma violae T. Denchev, Denchev & R.G. Shivas (USA)
Jamesdicksonia anadelphiae-trichaetae T. Denchev & Denchev (Guinea)
Microbotryum arcticum T. Denchev, Denchev, Kemler & Begerow (Greenland)
Schizonella caricis-atratae Prillinger et al. ex Denchev & T. Denchev (Austria)
Sporisorium anadelphiae-trichaetae T. Denchev & Denchev (Guinea)
Sporisorium capillipedii-alpini T. Denchev & Denchev (China)
Sporisorium lohagadense Denchev & T. Denchev (India)
Sporisorium mahabaleshwarense Denchev & T. Denchev (India)
Tilletia elizabethae T. Denchev & Denchev (Slovakia)
Tilletia tripogonellae T. Denchev & Denchev (Argentina)
Tilletia triraphidis T. Denchev & Denchev (Namibia)
Tilletia ventenatae T. Denchev & Denchev (Turkey)
Urocystis bolboschoeni Denchev, T. Denchev, Spooner & Legon (UK)
Ustanciosporium tropicoafricanum T. Denchev & Denchev (Zambia)
Ustilago cinnae T. Denchev & Denchev (Mexico)

New names: 1
Anthracocystis guoae Denchev & T. Denchev (India)

New combinations: 6
Anthracocystis rhytachnes-rottboellioidis (Vánky) T. Denchev & Denchev
Anthracocystis urelytri (L. Ling) T. Denchev & Denchev
Anthracoidea japonica (Syd.) Denchev, T. Denchev & Kakish.
Entorrhiza tenuis (Denchev & H.D. Shin) Denchev, Vánky & T. Denchev
Microbotryum coronariae (Liro) Denchev & T. Denchev
Tolyposporium kuwanoanum (Togashi & Y. Maki) Denchev & T. Denchev

Research interests

Taxonomy and phylogeny of smut fungi (Ustilaginomycotina and Microbotryales)
Taxonomy of parasitic fungi on plants
Nomenclature of fungi
Conservation of fungi (assessment of conservation status and redlisting)
Invasive fungi

Publications

MONOGRAPHS

Denchev, T.T., Knudsen, H. & Denchev, C.M. 2020. The smut fungi of Greenland. – MycoKeys 64: 1–164. https://doi.org/10.3897/mycokeys.64.47380
ISBN 978-954-642-997-1 (paperback), ISBN 978-954-642-998-8 (e-book)

Denchev, T.T., Denchev, C.M., Michikawa, M. & Kakishima, M. 2013. The genus Anthracoidea (Anthracoideaceae) in Japan and some adjacent regions. – Mycobiota 2: 1–125. https://doi.org/10.12664/mycobiota.2013.02.01
ISBN 978-619-90112-1-8 (print), ISBN 978-619-90112-2-5 (online)

RESEARCH ARTICLES

2020
see MONOGRAPHS section

2019
Denchev, T.T., Kemler, M., Begerow, D. & Denchev, C.M. 2019. Molecular and morphological evidence reveals a new smut fungus, Microbotryum arcticum (Microbotryaceae), on Silene uralensis (Caryophyllaceae) from Greenland and Canada. – Willdenowia 49: 241–255.

Denchev, T.T. & Denchev, C.M. 2019. Ustilago cinnae (Ustilaginaceae), a new smut fungus on Cinna poiformis (Poaceae) from Mexico. – Nova Hedwigia 108: 95–99.

Denchev, T.T. & Denchev, C.M. 2019. First record of Juncorrhiza aschersoniana (Entorrhizaceae) from South America. – Mycobiota 9: 7–11.

Denchev, T.T. & Denchev, C.M. 2019. Contributions to the smut fungi of Africa. 5. First record of Thecaphora thlaspeos. – Mycobiota 9: 1–6.

Denchev, C.M. & Denchev, T.T. 2019. Anthracoidea andina. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T73643293A73643851. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-1.RLTS.T73643293A73643851.en

Denchev, C.M. & Denchev, T.T. 2019. Anthracoidea ortegae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T73661673A73662018. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-1.RLTS.T73661673A73662018.en

2018
Denchev, T.T. & Denchev, C.M. 2018. Two new smut fungi on Ventenata (Poaceae): Tilletia elizabethae from Slovakia and T. ventenatae from Turkey. – Willdenowia 48: 177–183.

Denchev, T.T., van der Zon, A.P.M. & Denchev, C.M. 2018. Tilletia triraphidis (Tilletiaceae), a new smut fungus on Triraphis purpurea (Poaceae) from Namibia. – Phytotaxa 375: 182–186.

Denchev, T.T. & Denchev, C.M. 2018. Tilletia tripogonellae (Tilletiaceae), a new smut fungus on Tripogonella spicata (Poaceae) from Argentina. – Annales Botanici Fennici 55: 273–277.

Denchev, T.T., Shin, H.-D. & Denchev, C.M. 2018. New records of smut fungi from Korea. 3. – Mycotaxon 133: 387–395.

Denchev, T.T. & Denchev, C.M. 2018. Planetella lironis – a new record from Greenland. – Mycotaxon 133: 381–386.

Denchev, C.M., Masaki, T., Otsubo, K. & Denchev, T.T. 2018. Notes on some Japanese smut fungi. 6. Macalpinomyces arundinellae-setosae and Sporisorium doidgeae newly recorded, and new hosts of Anthracoidea microsora. – Mycotaxon 133: 211–218.

Denchev, T.T. & Denchev, C.M. 2018. Contributions to the smut fungi of Africa. 4. Taxonomic re-examination and emended description of Bauerago capensis. – Mycobiota 8: 1–7.

2017
Denchev, C.M. & Denchev, T.T. 2017. Validation of Schizonella caricis-atratae (Anthracoideaceae). – Phytotaxa 299: 137.

Denchev, T.T. & Denchev, C.M. 2017. Contributions to the smut fungi of Africa. 3. First record of Microbotryum polygoni-alati. – Mycobiota 7: 19–24.

Denchev, T.T. & Denchev, C.M. 2017. Contribution to the smut fungi of Africa. 2. A second locality of Anthracocystis compacta. – Mycobiota 7: 13–18.

Denchev, T.T. & Denchev, C.M. 2017. A noteworthy range extension for Haradaea moenchiae-manticae, a rarely reported smut fungus. – Mycobiota 7: 7–12.

2016
Denchev, T.T. & Denchev, C.M. 2016. Contribuon to the smut fungi of Greece. – Willdenowia 46: 233–244.

Denchev, T.T. & Denchev, C.M. 2016. Anthracocystis rhytachnes-rottboellioidis and A. urelytri, two new combinations of smut fungi (Ustilaginales) from Africa. – Phytotaxa 253: 227–231.

Denchev, T.T., Sun, H., Denchev, C.M. & Boufford, D.E. 2016. A new smut fungus on a new grass: Sporisorium capillipedii-alpini (Ustilaginales) sp. nov. infecting Capillipedium alpinum (Poaceae) sp. nov., from Sichuan, China. – Phytotaxa 252: 217–227.

Denchev, T.T. & Denchev, C.M. 2016. Jamesdicksonia anadelphiae-trichaetae (Georgefischeriales) and Sporisorium anadelphiae-trichaetae (Ustilaginales), new species on Anadelphia trichaeta (Poaceae) from Guinea. – Phytotaxa 252: 205–216.

Denchev, T.T. & Denchev, C.M. 2016. Anthracoidea caricis-reznicekii (Anthracoideaceae), a new species on Carex reznicekii, and A. eburneae, a new record for the USA. – Phytotaxa 244: 69–79.

Denchev, T.T. & Denchev, C.M. 2016. Ustanciosporium tropicoafricanum (Anthracoideaceae), a new smut fungus on Rhynchospora angolensis (Cyperaceae) from Zambia. – Nova Hedwigia 102: 367–371.

Denchev, T.T., Denchev, C.M., Karatygin, I.V. & Vitek, E. 2016. Additional finds of Anthracoidea melanostachyae (Anthracoideaceae). – Mycobiota 6: 39–45.

Denchev, T.T. & Denchev, C.M. 2016. Contribution to the smut fungi of Africa. 1. – Mycobiota 6: 21–27.

Sesli, E., Akata, I., Denchev, T.T. & Denchev, C.M. 2016. Myxomycetes in Turkey – a checklist. – Mycobiota 6: 1–20.

2015
Denchev, T.T. & Denchev, C.M. 2015. First record of Tilletia lolioli (Tilletiaceae) from Armenia. – Mycobiota 5: 27–31.

Denchev, T.T., Masaki, T. & Denchev, C.M. 2015. A new record of Leucocintractia scleriae (Anthracoideaceae) from Japan. – Mycobiota 5: 21–25.

Denchev, T.T., Vorontsova, M.S. & Denchev, C.M. 2015. First record of Langdonia aristidae (Ustilaginales) from Madagascar. – Mycobiota 5: 15–20.

Denchev, C.M., Sipman, H.J.M. & Denchev, T.T. 2015. New records of smut fungi. 9. A second locality of Anthracoidea andina. – Mycotaxon 130: 717–720.

Denchev, C.M. & Denchev, T.T. 2015. New records of smut fungi. 8. Testicularia africana from Tanzania and Mozambique. – Mycotaxon 130: 607–611.

Zervakis, G.I., Venturella, G., Denchev, C.M., Fitsilis, P.T., Gerogiannis, V.C., Papaefthimiou, S., Georgi, J., Saitta, A., Polemis, E., Denchev, T.T., Assyov, B. & Gargano M.L. 2015. Identification and sustainable exploitation of wild edible mushrooms in rural areas (Mycoticon, LdV-ToI project): development of an innovative training package to meet educational and income-generating demands in South Europe and to improve the use of mushrooms as high-value food. – Journal of Biological Research 88: 10–11.

2014
Denchev, T.T., Sipman, H.J.M. & Denchev, C.M. 2014. Contribution to the smut fungi (Ustilaginomycetes) of Togo and Benin. – Mycobiota 4: 25–32.

Denchev, T.T. & Denchev, C.M. 2014. The genus Moreaua in Japan and Korea. – Mycotaxon 127: 73–80.

Denchev, C.M. & Denchev, T.T. 2014. Nomenclatural novelties. Malasseziomycetes Denchev & T. Denchev, class. nov. – Index Fungorum 145: 1.

Denchev, C.M. & Denchev, T.T. 2014. Nomenclatural novelties. Tolyposporium kuwanoanum (Togashi & Y. Maki) Denchev & T. Denchev, comb. nov. – Index Fungorum 144: 1.

2013
Denchev, T.T., Denchev, C.M. & Shivas, R.G. 2013. Two new Entyloma species (Entylomatales) from USA. – Mycobiota 3: 35–39.

Denchev, C.M., Denchev, T.T., Polemis, E., Venturella, G., Gargano, M.L. & Zervakis, G.I. 2013. General aspects of mushroom fungi. – In: G. Venturella et al. (eds). Identification and sustainable exploitation of wild edible mush-rooms in rural areas. Pp. 4–15. Technological Educational Institute of Thesally, Larissa, Greece. ISBN 978-960-9510-12-7

Polemis, E., Zervakis, G.I., Gargano, M.L., Denchev, C.M., Denchev, T.T. & Venturella, G., 2013. Selected choice wild edible mushrooms. – In: G. Venturella et al. (eds). Identification and sustainable exploitation of wild edible mushrooms in rural areas. Pp. 16–87. Technological Educational Institute of Thesally, Larissa, Greece. ISBN 978-960-9510-12-7

Denchev, C.M., Fiaz, M., Denchev, T.T., Khalid, A.N. & Ahmad, H. 2013. Additions to the smut fungi of Pakistan. 2. – Mycotaxon 123: 255–260.

Denchev, C.M. & Denchev, T.T. 2013. Erratomycetaceae, fam. nov., and validation of some names of smut fungi recently described from India. – Mycobiota 1: 63–70.

2012
Denchev, C.M. & Denchev, T.T. 2012. New records of smut fungi. 7. – Mycotaxon 121: 425–434.

Denchev, C.M. & Denchev, T.T. 2012. New records of smut fungi. 6. – Mycotaxon 121: 215–223.

Denchev, C.M., Fiaz, M., Denchev, T.T., Ahmad, H. & Khalid, A.N. 2012. Additions to the smut fungi of Pakistan. 1. – Mycotaxon 121: 165–170.

2011
Denchev, C.M., Denchev, T.T. & Spooner, B.M. 2011. New records of smut fungi. 5. – Mycotaxon 118: 245–250.

Denchev, C.M. & Denchev, T.T. 2011. New records of smut fungi. 4. Microbotryum coronariae comb. nov. – Mycotaxon 118: 53–56.

Denchev, C.M. & Denchev, T.T. 2011. Anthracoidea melanostachyae sp. nov. (Anthracoideaceae). – Mycologia Balcanica 8: 153–155.

Denchev, C.M. & Denchev, T.T. 2011. Anthracoidea eburneae, sp. nov. (Anthracoideaceae). – Mycologia Balcanica 8: 83–85.

Denchev, C.M., Denchev, T.T., Michikawa, M. & Kakishima, M. 2011. Notes on some Japanese smut fungi. 5. Anthracoidea blepharicarpae and A. dispalatae, spp. nov. – Mycotaxon 115: 407–411.

2010
Denchev, C.M., Denchev, T.T., Spooner, B.M. & Helfer, S. 2010. New records of smut fungi. 3. – Mycotaxon 114: 225–230.

Denchev, C.M., Denchev, T.T. & Karatygin, I.V. 2010. New records of smut fungi. 2. Anthracoidea arnellii sp. nov. – Mycotaxon 114: 67–70.

Denchev, C.M. & Denchev, T.T. 2010. Microbotryum stellariae (Microbotryaceae) in Bulgaria. – In: C.M. Denchev (ed.). New records of fungi, fungus-like organisms, and slime moulds from Europe and Asia: 20–27. – Mycologia Balcanica 7: 122.

Affiliation

Department
Plant and Fungal Diversity and Resources
Division
Mycology
Research group
Taxonomy and Phylogeny of Fungi

History

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