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Maria Kachamakova

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Contacts

maria.n.kachamakova@gmail.com

Curriculum vitae

Date and place of birth:
9 August 1991, Sofia, Bulgaria

Employment:

Feb 2020 - now
Assistant professor at the Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Bulgarian Academy of Science
Aug 2022 - Dec 2022
Postdos at the Institute of Vertebrate Biology of the Czech Academy of Sciences. Research Facility Studenec.

Education:

Feb 2017 - Jan 2020:
PhD in Ecology and ecosystem conservation, Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Bulgarian Academy of Science; Thesis: Adaptation of European ground squirrel (Spermophilus citellus) following conservation translocations in Bulgaria. (supervisor Dr Y.Koshev)

Mar - Aug 2016:
Internship in Population dynamics analysis (R) of viviparous lizard (Zootoca vivipara), Station of experimental and theoretical ecology, Moulis (France)

Oct 2014 - Feb 2016:
Master's degree in Biology, specialisation ”Zoology of the Vertebrates", Sofia University "St. Climent Ohridski"; Thesis: "Assessment of the permeability and the habitat connectivity of for medium and large mammals of the Lyulin highway "

Oct 2010 - Jul 2014:
Bachelor's degree in Ecology and environmental protection, Sofia University "St. Climent Ohridski"

Sep 2005 - May 2010:
9 French language school, Sofia

Research interests

Conservation biology, Ecology, Species conservation and management, Evolutionary biology

Publications

Koshev Y., Říčanová Š., Kachamakova M., Říčan O. (2023). The European Ground Squirrel’s Genetic Diversity in Its Ancestral Land: Landscape Insights and Conservation Implications. Diversity, 15(3):365. https://doi.org/10.3390/d15030365

Kachamakova M., Mutafchiev Y., Nikolov P.N., Koshev Y. (2023). Conservation of Host, Translocation of Parasites—Monitoring of Helminths during Population Reinforcement of the European Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus citellus). Diversity, 15(2):266. https://doi.org/10.3390/d15020266

Koshev Y. S., M. N. Beltcheva, R. P. Metcheva, I. A. Aleksieva, M. N. Kachamakova. (2022). Small mammals in Rila National Park, Bulgaria: Diversity, Threats and Conservation. In: Scientific conference "30 years of Rila National Park " - A challenge for future generations 03 June 2022", 61-68. Directorate of the National Park “Rila”, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. ISBN 978-619-90533-8-6.

Koshev Y. S., M. N. Kachamakova. (2022). Vulnerability of small mammals of climate change in the Rila Mountain, Bulgaria. I n: Scientific conference "30 years of Rila National Park " - A challenge for future generations 03 June 2022", 69-82. Directorate of the National Park “Rila”, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. ISBN 978-619-90533-8-6.

Kachamakova, M., Koshev, Y., Rammou, D. L., & Spasov, S. (2022). Rise and fall: Results of a multidisciplinary study and 5-year long monitoring of conservation translocation of the European ground squirrel. Biodiversity Data Journal, 10, e83321.

Kachamakova, M., Koynova, T., Tsvetkov, R., & Koshev, Y. (2022). First evidence for active carnivorous predation in the European ground squirrel. Acta Ethologica, 1-3. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10211-022-00399-w

Kachamakova, M., & Koshev, Y. (2021). Post-release settlement and survival of endangered European ground squirrel after conservation reinforcement. Journal for Nature Conservation, 126048.

Kachamakova, M., Koshev, Y., & Millesi, E. (2020). Resident European ground squirrels exhibit higher stress levels than translocated individuals after conservation reinforcement. Mammalian Biology, 1-10.

Kachamakova, M., Antonova, V., & Koshev, Y. (2019). The role of ant nests in European ground squirrel’s (Spermophilus citellus) post-reintroduction adaptation in two Bulgarian mountains. Biodiversity Data Journal, 7.

Koshev, Y., Kachamakova, M., Arangelov, S., & Ragyov, D. (2019). Translocations of European ground squirrel (Spermophilus citellus) along altitudinal gradient in Bulgaria–an overview. Nature Conservation, 35, 63.

Kachamakova, M., & Zlatanova, D. (2014). Behaviour of Eurasian lynx, Lynx lynx (L.), in captivity during the breeding season. Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, 66(3), 365-371.

Affiliation

Department
Ecosystem Research, Environmental Risk Assessment and Conservation Biology
Division
Biomonitoring and Ecological Risk Assessment

History

Member for
7 years 10 weeks