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Magdalena Valcheva

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Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
2 Gagarin Str., 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
Visiting address: 23 Acad. G. Bonchev Str.,
1113 Sofia, Bulgaria

Phone: +359 2 9793777
+359 884 75 03 30

Curriculum vitae

Date and place of birth: 22.07.1987, Burgas, Bulgaria


2017-2019: PhD-student in Ecology and ecosystem conservation, Department Plant and Fungal Diversity and Resources, Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
PhD thesis: Current state and recent successional trends of coastal and inland sand dune vegetation in Bulgaria
Supervisor: Prof. Iva Apostolova, PhD
Co-supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Desislava Sopotlieva, PhD

2011-2013: M.Sc. in Botany, Department of Botany, Faculty of Biology, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"
Master thesis: Successional trends in the vegetation of "Kamchiiski pyasaci" dune complex
Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Tenyo Meshinev, PhD

2006-2010: B.Sc. in Biology, Faculty of Biology, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"

Research interests

vegetation conservation, plant ecology, grassland ecosystems, psammophytic vegetation


1) Valcheva, M., Sopotlieva, D., Meshinev, T., Apostolova, I., 2019. Is penetration of non-psammophytes an underestimated threat to sand dunes? – a case study from Western Pontic coast. Journal of Coastal Conservation 23, 271-281.
2) Valcheva, M., Sopotlieva, D., Apostolova, I., 2020. Current state and historical notes on sand dune flora of the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. Flora, 267, 151594.
3) Stoyanov, K., Valcheva, M., Milanova, E., Stoyanova, R., 2020. Reports 112–114. In: Vladimirov, V., Aybeke, M., Tan, K. (Eds.), New floristic records in the Balkans: 42. Phytologia Balcanica, 26 (2), 207-208.
4) Valcheva, M.; Sopotlieva, D., Apostolova, I., Tsvetkova, N., 2021. Vegetation Characteristics and Recent Successional Trends of Sand Dune Habitats at the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. Coasts, 1, 1-24.
5) Valcheva, M., Apostolova, I., Sopotlieva, D., 2021. Current floristic diversity and vegetation characteristics of habitat 2340 *Pannonic inland dunes in Bulgaria – a contribution to conservation status assessment. Biologia 76, 3605–3619.
6) Apostolova, I., Sopotlieva, D., Valcheva, M., Ganeva, A., Shivarov, V., Velev, N., Vassilev, K., Terziyska, T., Nekhrizov, G., 2022. First Survey of the Vascular and Cryptogam Flora on Bulgaria’s Ancient Mounds. Plants, 11, 705.


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


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