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Assoc. Prof. Anna Ganeva, PhD

Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research
1113 Sofia, Acad. G. Bonchev Str., bl. 23
phone +3592 9793765,
mobile +359884606742

Curriculum vitae

Date of birth: 25.01.1962

2003 - on, Ass. Prof.
1996 – Ph.D. in Phytoecology (Phytocoenotic and ecological role of
bryophytes from widespread plant communities in the Western Rhodopes)
1986 – MS in Botany, University of Sofia "St. K. Ohridski", Faculty of Biology

Teaching Experience:
1986 – on University of Sofia "St. K. Ohridski", Faculty of Biology, Department of Botany, Course "Plant Anatomy and Morphology" – seminars and lectures

2002-2007 Member of OPTIMA Commission on Bryophytes
2000 – 2004 Secretary of the Editorial Board of “Phytologia Balcanica”
1996 – on Contact person for Bulgaria of the European Committee for
Conservation of Bryophytes
1994-1998 Member of International Association of Bryologists (IAB). Renew membership in 2004.
1994 – 1998 Member of Bulgarian Phytocoenological Society

Training Courses Attended:
2003 Field trip of Nordic Bryological Society in Estonia
2001 Methods in Bryophyte Ecology, a BRYOPLANET course; Lammi Field Station 21-26 April, Finland
2000 Scottish Training Course of the Darwin Initiative Peatland Biodiversity Programme

Research interests

Bryophyte ecology: the role of bryophytes in plant communities - their cover, density, biomass, nutrient content, energy values. Studies on bryophytes as indicators of air pollution. Bulgarian bryoflora – chorology, threatened species, conservation of bryophytes and their habitats. Natura 2000 sites - studies and consevation


Selected publications:

Ganeva, A. 1998. Preliminary data on Bulgarian threatened bryophytes. - Lindbergia, 23: 33-37.

Ganeva, A., Düll, R. 1999. A contribution to the Bulgarian bryoflora. Checklist of Bulgarian bryophytes. – In: R. Düll, A. Ganeva, A. Martincic, Z. Pavletic: Contributions to the bryoflora of former Yugoslavia and Bulgaria. 1 Auflage. IDH-Verlag Bad Münstereifel, 111-199.

Ganeva, A. 1999. Biodiversity of Bryophytes in Central Balkan National Park. – In: M. Sakalian (Managing Editor) Biological Diversity of the Central Balkan National Park, Part I. Plant Biodiversity of the Central Balkan National Park. Species and Coenotic Levels. USAID, 106-124.

Ganeva, A. 1999. Biodiversity of Bryophytes in Rila National Park. – In: M. Sakalian (Managing Editor) Biological Diversity of the Rila National Park, Part I. Plant Biodiversity of the Rila National Park. Species and Coenotic Levels. USAID, 117-136.

Sabovljevic, M., Ganeva. A., Tsakiri, E., Stefanut, S. 2001. Bryology and bryophyte protection in south-eastern Europe. – Biological Conservation, 101: 73-84.

Roussakova, V., Ganeva, A. 2001. Bryophyte participation in high-mountain phytocoenoses in the Rila Mts., Bulgaria. – Phytologia Balcanica, 7(3): 349-360.

Ganeva, A. & Nacheva, R. 2003. Check-list of the bryophytes of Bulgaria with data on their distribution. I. Hepaticae and Anthocerotae. – Cryptogamie, Bryologie, 24(3): 229-239.

Ganeva, A., Natcheva R. 2004. An overview of the Bulgarian bryophyte flora: – past, present and future. – Phytol. Balcan., 10(1): 21-26.

Natcheva, R., Ganeva, A. 2005. Check-list of the bryophytes of Bulgaria II. Musci. – Cryptogamie, Bryologie, 26(2): 209-232.

Hájek, M., Tzonev, R., Hájková, P., Ganeva, A., Apostolova, I. 2005. Plant communities of the subalpine mires and springs in the Vitosha Mt. – Phytol. Balcan., 11(2): 193-205.

Natcheva, R., Ganeva, A. & Spiridonov, G. 2006. Red List of the bryophytes in Bulgaria. - Phytol. Balcan., 12(1): 55-62.

Papp, B., Ganeva, D. & Natcheva, R. 2006. Bryophyte vegetation of Iskur River and its main tributaries. – Phytol. Balcan. 12(2): 181-189

Ganeva, A. 2007. Liverworts and mosses of non-lotic Bulgarian wetlands. – In: Michev, T. & Stoyneva, M. (Eds): Inventory of the Bulgarian wetlands and their biodiversity. Part 1: Non-lotic wetlands, Elsi-M, Sofia, 175-177.

R. M. Ros1, V. Mazimpaka2 U. Abou-Salama3, M. Aleffi4, T. L. Blockeel5, M. Brugués6, M. J. Cano1, R. M. Cros6, M. G. Dia7, G. M. Dirkse8, W. El Saadawi3, A. Erdağ9, A. Ganeva10, J. M. González-Mancebo11, I. Herrnstadt12, K. Khalil3, H. Kürschner13, E. Lanfranco14, A. Losada-Lima11, M. S. Refai3, S. Rodríguez-Nuñez11, M. Sabovljević15, C. Sérgio16, H. Shabbara3, M. Sim-Sim16, L. Söderström17. 2007. Hepatics and Anthocerotae of the Mediterranean, an annotated checklist. – Cryptogamie, Bryologie, 28(4): 351-437

Gecheva, G., L. Yurukova, S. Cheshmedjiev, A. Ganeva 2010. Distribution and bioindication role of aquatic bryophytes in Bulgarian Rivers. - Biotechnology & Biotechnological Equipment, Special Edition/on line, vol. 24: 164-170.64

Gecheva, G, Yurukova, L. & Ganeva A. 2011. Assessment of Pollution with Aquatic Bryophytes in Maritsa River (Bulgaria). - Bull Environ Contam Toxicol. 87(4): 480-485.
Papp, B., Natcheva, R. & Ganeva, A. 2011. The bryophyte flora of Northern Mt Strandzha. – Phytol. Balcan., 17(1): 21-32

Natcheva, R. & Ganeva, A. 2012. Schistostega pennata (Hedw.) F. Weber & D. Mohr –In: Ellis, L.T. et al. Bryological Notes, J. Bryol., 34(2): p 130.

Rosa M. ROS, Vicente MAZIMPAKA, Usama ABOU-SALAMA, Michele ALEFFI, Thomas L. BLOCKEEL,Montserrat BRUGUЙS, Rosa Maria CROS, Maria Giovanna DIA,Gerard M. DIRKSE, Isabel DRAPER, Wagieh EL-SAADAWI, Adnan ERDAΔi, Anna GANEVA, Rosalina GABRIE, Juan M. GONZБLEZ-MANCEBO, Camille GRANGER, Ilana HERRNSTADT, Vincent HUGONNOT, Kamel KHALIL,Harald KЬRSCHNER, Anna LOSADA-LIMA, Leena LUНS,Stefan MIFSUD, Maria PRIVITERA, Marta PUGLISI,Marko SABOVLJEVIC, Cecilia SЙRGIO, Haanaa M. SHABBARA, Manuela SIM-SIM, André SOTIAUX, Roberta TACCHI, André VANDERPOORTEN, Olaf WERNER. 2013. Mosses of the Mediterranean, an annotated checklist. – Cryptogamie, Bryologie, 34(2): 99-283.

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

Sopotlieva, D., Pedashenko, H., Alexsandrova, A., Ganeva, A. 2016. Flora, vegetation and natural habitat types in Kutelka Reserve (Eastern Stara Planina, Bulgaria) . – Phytol. Balcan., 22(3): 387-404

Ganeva, A., Apostolova, I., Stefanova, I., Pedashenko, H. 2017. Bulgaria. In: Jossten, H., Tanneberger, F.& Moen A. (Eds), Mires and Peatlands of Europe. Status, distribution and conservation. Schwezerbart Science Publishers, Stuttgart, ISBN 978-3-510-65383-6, pp319-329.


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


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