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Dragan Petrov Chobanov, PhD
Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
1 Tsar Osvoboditel blvd.
1000 Sofia


Curriculum vitae

1. Name: Dragan Petrov CHOBANOV

2. Date of birth: 16.07.1980, Sofia, Bulgaria

3. Address: Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Dept. of Taxonomy, Zoogeography and Faunistics), Tsar Osvoboditel boulevard 1, 1000-Sofia, Bulgaria.

4. Education: BSc (Biology), 2003 – Sofia University, Faculty of Biology;
MSc (Biology-Entomology), 2005 – Sofia University, Faculty of Biology;
PhD (Entomology – “Analysis and evaluation of the faunistic diversity of the orthopterous insects (Orthoptera) in Bulgaria”), 2009 – Institute of Zoology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

5. Present position: Associate Professor, PhD, Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

6. Languages: English – excellent; Russian – very good.

7. Field of scientific interests: Orthoptera - Taxonomy, Faunistics, Bioacoustics, Evolution, Biology; Dermaptera, Mantodea, Blattodea – Taxonomy and Faunistics (Western Palaearctic).

8. Participation in scientific organisations: Orthopterists’ Society, Philadelphia (USA).

9. Trainings, specializations and international cooperation:

“St.St. Cyril and Methodius” University, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Skopje, Macedonia – summers of 1999 – 2009

University of Granada, Department of Genetics, Granada, Spain – October 2003

Macedonian Museum of Natural History, Skopje, Macedonia – 2004 (2 weeks)

Friedrich-Alexander Universitaet, Erlangen-Nuernberg, Zoologisches Institut, Erlangen, Germany – 2005-2006 (6 weeks)

Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, Poland – 2006-2008 (5 weeks)

University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Novi Sad, Serbia – 2007 (1 week)

Naturkunde Museum, Berlin, Germany – 2008 (3 weeks)
Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien, Austria – 2010 (3 weeks)

The Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom – 2011 (4 weeks)

Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest, Hungary – 2012 (12 days)

Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey – 2014-present (2014/2015).

Personal cooperation with specialists from scientific institutions in Great Britain, France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey, USA.

10. International conferences and meetings: 5 oral presentations and 2 posters (1 national and 4 international meetings and conferences).

Fauna Europaea meeting of Orthoptera-specialists from Southeastern Europe – Budapest, Hungary, 2002:
1. Orthoptera of Bulgaria (oral presentation).

International congress on the B-chromosomes in Bubion – Granada, Spain, 2004:
2. Abdelaziz, M., Chobanov, D., Teruel, M., Cabrero, J. & Camacho, J.P.M. B chromosomes in a Greek population of the grasshopper Eyprepocnemis plorans.

Conference of the Friedrich-Alexander Universität, Erlangen-Nuernberg, Zoologisches Institut – Erlangen, Germany, 2005:
3. Chobanov, D. Grylloidea from Bulgaria and Macedonia (oral presentation).

Sixth anniversary scientific conference of zoology of the Institute of Zoology, BAS, 2007 – Sofia, Bulgaria:
4. Chobanov, D. Partial revision of the Genus Poecilimon Fischer (Insecta: Orthoptera: Phaneropteridae) from Bulgaria and Macedonia.

Xth International Congress of Orthopterology (Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey and the Orthopterists’ Society, Philadelphia, USA) – Antalya, Turkey, 2009:
5. Chobanov, D. & Grzywacz, B. Phylogeny and systematics of the Isophya modesta group (Phaneropteridae: Barbitistinae) (oral presentation);
6. Warchałowska-Śliwa, E., Grzywacz, B., Maryanska-Nadachovska, A. & Chobanov, D. Comparative analysis of rDNA and tDNA locations in the genus Isophya (Orthoptera, Phaneropteridae) (poster);
7. Kolics, B., Acs, Z., Chobanov, D., Lo, S.Q., Kovacs, B., Sirin, D., Taller, J., Speciar, A., Orban, L. & Müller, T. Phylogeny of the European Saginae (poster).

11. Publications: 36 scientific publications incl. 4 monographs; 6 assessments in Red Data Book of Bulgaria.
Papers in SCI journals – 16.

12. Citations: 70.
In peer-reviewed editions – 61;
In dissertations and non-reviewed editions – 9.

13. Projects: participation or leading of 28 scientific and applied projects.

Research interests

Orthoptera - Phylogeny, Evolution, Taxonomy, Bioacoustics, Faunistics, Biology; Dermaptera, Mantodea, Blattodea – Taxonomy and Faunistics (Western Palaearctic).


Abdelaziz, M., Teruel, M., Chobanov, D., Camacho, J.P.M., Cabrero, J. (2007). Physical mapping of rDNA and satDNA in A and B chromosomes of the grasshopper Eyprepocnemis plorans from a Greek population. – Cytogenetic and Genome Research 119: 143-146.

Berger, D., Chobanov, D., Mayer, F. (2010). Interglacial refugia and range shifts of the alpine grasshopper Stenobothrus cotticus (Acrididae, Gomphocerinae). – Organisms, Diversity and Evolution 10(2): 123-133.

Chobanov, D. P. (2002). Results of the Orthopterological Investigations from Ograzden and Kozjak Mts., Republic of Macedonia. – Билтен на Истражувачкото Друштво на Студенти Биолози, Скопjе 2: 111-117.

Chobanov, D. P. (2003). New data on the occurrence of Orthoptera in Bulgaria. – Articulata 18(2): 227-246.

Chobanov, D. P. (2009). New records and a new synonym of Orthoptera from Bulgaria. – Articulata 24(1/2): 79-108.

Chobanov, D. P. (2009). Phylogeny and systematics of the Isophya modesta group (Phaneropteridae) based on morphology and bioacoustics. – Metaleptea (newsletter of the Orthopterists’ Society) 28(1): 20-27.

Chobanov, D. P. [Chobanov, D. P., Popov, A. / Popov, A., Chobanov D.P.] (2011-electronic edition). Platycleis medvedevi, Saga hellenica, Callimenus macrogaster, Paranocarodes straubei, Platypygius crassus, Pallasiella turcomana. – Red Data Book of Bulgaria. II, Animals. Golemanski, V. (Ed.). BAS and MOEW.

Chobanov, D.P. (2012). Dermaptera, Blattodea, Mantodea and Orthoptera of the Western Rhodopes (Bulgaria and Greece). – In: Beron, P. (ed.). Biodiversity of Bulgaria 4. Biodiversity of Western Rhodopes (Bulgaria and Greece) II. Pensoft and Nat. Mus. Natur. Hist. Sofia [2011]: 163-211.

Chobanov, D., Grzywacz, B., Iorgu, I., Cıplak, B., Ilieva, M., Warchałowska-Śliwa, E. (2013). Review of the Balkan Isophya (Orthoptera: Phaneropteridae) with particular emphasis on the Isophya modesta group and remarks on the systematics of the genus based on morphological and acoustic data. – Zootaxa 3658 (1): 1-81.

Chobanov, D.P., Heller, K.-G. (2010). Revision of the Poecilimon ornatus group (Orthoptera: Phaneropteridae) with focus on Bulgaria and Macedonia. – European Journal of Entomology 107: 647-672; Appendix available at

Chobanov, D., Lemonnier-Darcemont, M., Darcemont, C., Puskás, G., Heller, K.-G. (2014). Tettigonia balcanica, a new species from the Balkan Peninsula (Orthoptera, Tettigoniidae). – Entomologia 2(2), 209, doi: (, eISSN 2281-9584.

Chobanov, D.P., Mihajlova, B. (2010). Orthoptera and Mantodea (Insecta) in the collection of the Macedonian Museum of Natural History (Skopje) with an annotated check-list of the groups in Macedonia. – Articulata 25(1): 73-107.

Ciplak, B., Willemse, F., Chobanov, D., Heller, K.-G. (2007). Systematic status and distribution of Eupholidoptera (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) in the Balkans (north of Central Greece). – Articulata 22(1): 33-46.

Grzywacz, B., Chobanov, D.P., Maryańska-Nadachowska, A., Karamysheva, T.V., Heller, K.-G., Warchałowska-Śliwa, E. (2014). A comparative study of genome organization and inferences on systematics of two large bushcricket genera of the tribe Barbitistini (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae: Phaneropterinae). – BMC Evolutionary Biology, 14: 48, doi:10.1186/1471-2148-14-48 (, ISSN: 1471-2148.

Grzywacz, B., Maryańska-Nadachowska, A., Chobanov, D.P., Karamysheva, T., Warchałowska-Śliwa, E. (2011). Comparative analysis of rDNA sequence location in the Palaearctic bushcricket genus Isophya (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae: Phaneropterinae). – European Journal of Entomology 108: 509-517.

Grzywacz-Gibała, B., Chobanov, D., Warchałowska-Śliwa, E. (2010). Preliminary phylogenetic analysis of the genus Isophya (Orthoptera: Phaneropteridae) based on molecular data. – Zootaxa 2621: 27-44.

Kaya, S., Chobanov, D., Ciplak, B. (2012). Anterastes davrazensis sp.n. (Orthoptera, Tettigoniidae): morphology, song and 16s rDNA phylogeny. Zootaxa 3401: 49-59.

Kaya, S., Ciplak, B., Chobanov, D., Heller, K.-G. (2012). Poecilimon bosphoricus group (Orthoptera, Phaneropterinae): iteration of morpho-taxonomy by song characteristics. Zootaxa 3225: 1-71.

Kolics, B., Ács, Z., Chobanov, D.P., Orci, K.M., Lo, S.Q., Kovács, B., Kondorosy, E., Decsi, K., Taller, J., Specziár, A., Orbán, L., Müller, T. (2012). Re-visiting phylogenetic and taxonomic relationships in the genus Saga (Insecta: Orthoptera). – PLoS ONE 7(8) e42229.

Kolics, B., Kondorosy, E., Chobanov, D., Müller, T. (2007). Morphological comparison of the eggs of Saga pedo, S. natoliae, S. rammei, and S. campbelli campbelli (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae). – Folia Entomologica Hungarica 68: 55-59.

Kolics, B., Orci, K., Chobanov, D., Baska, F., Kondorosy, E., Müller, T. (2008). Description of the song of the bush-cricket Saga rammei (Kaltenbach 1965) (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae). – Biologia 63(2): 1-7.

Kolics, B., Zilay, T., Chobanov, D., Kolics-Horváth, E., Müller, T. (2010). A magyarországi fauna kipusztult szöcskeóriása: a tüskéslábú pozsgóc (Bradyporus dasypus). Összefoglaló a faj biológiájáról, a tartásáról és visszatelepítésének lehetőségeiről. [Bradyporus dasypus, the extinct giant katydid of the Hungarian fauna. A summary on the biology, breeding, and possibilities of reintroduction of the species] – Állattani Közlemények [Zoological Communications] 95(1): 35–46.

Lemonnier-Darcemont, M., Chobanov, D., Krpac, V. (2014). Red list of Orthoptera of the Republic of Macedonia. – Revue d’écologie (La terre et la vie) 69: 151-158 (

Micevski, B., Chobanov, D., Pop-Stojanov, D. (2003). The Fauna of Orthoptera of the National Park Pelister (in Macedonian). BSPSM, Skopje 4, 99 pp. (in Macedonian).

Milchev, B., Chobanov, D., Simov, N. (2013). Diet and foraging habitats of non-breeding white storks (Ciconia ciconia) in Bulgaria. – Archives of biological sciences, Belgrade 65(3): 1007-1013, doi:10.2298/ABS1303007M.

Milchev, B., Chobanov, D., Tzankov, N. (2010). The Diet of a Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina family in SE Bulgaria. – Acrocephalus 31 (145/146): 143-145.

Milchev, B., Kodjabashev, N., Sivkov, Y. & Chobanov, D. (2004). Post-breeding season diet of the Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus at the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. – Atlantic Seabirds 6(2): 65-78.

Miltschev, B., Kodshabaschev, N., Tschobanov, D. (2000). Zur Nahrung des Schwarzstorchs Ciconia nigra nach der Brutzeit in Südost-Bulgarien. – Vogelwelt 121: 51-53.

Miltschev, B., Tschobanov, D. (2002). Brutverluste und Nahrung des Rosenstars Sturnus roseus in Südost-Bulgarien im Jahr 2000. – Vogelwelt, 123(2): 99-103.

Popov, A., Chobanov, D. (2004). Dermaptera, Mantodea, Blattodea, Isoptera and Orthoptera of the Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria and Greece). - In: Beron, P., Popov, A. (eds.). Biodiversity of Bulgaria 2. Biodiversity of Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria and Greece). Pensoft & Nat. Mus. Natur. Hist., Sofia: 241-309.

Popov, A., Chobanov, D., Langourov, M. (2001). Blattaria, Mantodea, Isoptera, Orthoptera, Dermaptera, Embioptera of the Kresna Gorge (in Bulgarian). In: Beron, P. (ed.). Biodiversity of Kresna Gorge (SW Bulgaria): 115-130. (in Bulgarian, English summary).

Warchałowska-Śliwa, E., Chobanov, D., Grzywacz, B., Maryańska-Nadachowska, A. (2008). Taxonomy of the Genus Isophya (Orthoptera, Phaneropteridae, Barbitistinae): Comparison of Karyological and Morphological Data. - Folia biologica (Kraków), 56: 227-241.

Warchałowska-Śliwa, E., Grzywacz, B., Maryańska-Nadachowska, A., Karamysheva, T. V., Chobanov, D. (2009). Chromosomal differentiation among bisexual European species of Saga (Orthoptera, Tettigoniidae, Saginae) detected by both classical and molecular methods. – European Journal of Entomology 106: 1-9.

Warchałowska-Śliwa, E., Grzywacz, B., Maryańska-Nadachowska, A., Karamysheva, T. V., Chobanov, D., Heller, K.-G. (2013). Cytogenetic variability among Bradyporinae species (Orthoptera, Tettigoniidae). – European Journal of Entomology 110(1): 1-12.

Warchałowska-Śliwa, E., Grzywacz, B., Maryańska-Nadachowska, A., Karamysheva, T.V., Heller, K.-G., Lehmann, A.W., Lehmann, G.U.C., Chobanov, D.P. (2013). Molecular and classical chromosomal techniques reveal diversity in bushcricket genera of Barbitistini (Orthoptera). – Genome 56 (11): 667-676 (doi: 10.1139/gen-2013-0119),

Warchalowska-Sliwa, E., Maryanska-Nadachowska, A., Michailova, P., Tchobanov, D. (2003). C-heterochromatin Pattern of Ten Species of Tetrigids (Tetrigidae, Orthoptera). – Folia Biologica (Krakow) 51(1/2): 47-53.


Animal Diversity and Resources
Biodiversity and Ecology of Invertebrates
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Fauna, Taxonomy and Ecology of Invertebrates


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