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Maria Naumova

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Maria Vasileva Naumova, PhD
Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
1 Tsar Osvoboditel blvd.
1000 Sofia
Bulgaria
Phone: +359 2 9885115 ext. 656
E-mail: munny@abv.bg

Curriculum vitae

• M.Sc. in Zoology of Invertebrates - 2002, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”.
Master thesis: “Study of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) from eastern part of Lyulin Mountain (W Bulgaria)”.
• PhD-student (February 2008- February 2011) in Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
PhD-thesis: “Faunistic, taxonomic, zoogeographical and ecological research on spiders in Slavyanka Mnt. (Arachnida: Araneae)”.
• PhD in Animal Diversity and Resources - 2011, IBER, BAS.
• Chief Assistant (2011-till present) in Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Researches, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

Research interests

Arachhnida (non Acari) - Taxonomy, Faunistics & Ecology
Biospeleology
Conservation Biology

Publications

• Geci, D., Naumova, M. 2021.A preliminary checklist of the spiders of Kosovo (Arachnida: Araneae). Ecolologia Balkanica, Special Edition 4: 11-28.

• Geci, D., Naumova, M. 2021. The spotted orb-weaver Neoscona byzanthina (Pavesi, 1876) – an enigmatic but common species on the Balkans (Araneae: Araneidae). Ecolologia Balkanica, Special Edition 4: 1-9.

• Naumova, M., Pulev, A., Manolev, G. 2021. New Data on the Taxonomy, Ecology and Distribution of Galeodes graecus C. L. Koch, 1842 (Arachnida: Solifugae: Galeodidae). Acta zoologica bulgarica, 73 (3): 339-347.

• Naumova, M., Blagoev, G., Deltshev, C. 2021. Fifty spider species new to the Bulgarian fauna, with a review of some dubious species (Arachnida: Araneae). Zootaxa, 4984, (1): 228-257.

• Dimitrov, D., Naumova, M. 2021. A faunistic survey on the spider fauna (Arachnida: Araneae) of Sakar Mountain, Bulgaria. Arachnology, 18 (7): 689-699.

• Naumova, M., Deltshev, C. 2021. New faunistic and taxonomic notes on the haplogyne and cribellate spiders (Araneae: Dictynidae, Dysderidae, Eresidae, Filistatidae, SicariIdae) from three Balkan countries. Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae, 67 (1): 63-76.

• Naumova, M. 2020. Biospeleological notes on fauna in an artificial cave in Përmet (Albania). Importance of former military installations for biodiversity. Zoology and Ecology, 30 (1): 57-62.

• Matevski, D., Cvetkovska-Gjorgjievska, A., Prelić, D., Hristovski, S., Naumova, M., Deltshev, C. 2020. Distribution and community structure of araneocoenoses (Araneae) along an altitudinal gradient on Kozuf Mountain (North Macedonia). Biologia, Springer, 75 (5): 1-14.

• Matevski, D., Cvetkovska-Gjorgjievska, A., Prelić, D., Hristovski, S., Naumova, M., Deltshev, C. 2020. Efficacy of trapping techniques (pitfall, ramp and arboreal traps) for capturing spiders. Biologia, Springer, 75 (4): 1-5.

• Naumova, M. 2020. Description of two new spider species with new data for the Albanian arachnofauna (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Pseudoscorpiones & Scorpiones). Acta zoologica bulgarica, 72 (1): 3-12.

• Teofilova, T. M., Naumova, M. 2020. First Record of Lilioceris faldermanni (Guérin-Méneville, 1829) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Criocerinae) in Bulgaria and a New Host Plant. Acta zoologica bulgarica, 72 (1): 27-30.

• Kůrka, A., Naumova, M., Indzhov, S., Deltshev, C. 2020. New faunistic and taxonomic data on the spider fauna of Albania (Arachnida: Araneae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen, 59 (1): 8-21.

• Naumova, M., Indzhov, S., Dimitrov, D., Deltshev, C. 2019. Redescription of Dasumia kusceri (Kratochvíl, 1935) with description of the unknown female and notes on the genus Dasumia Thorell, 1875 (Araneae: Dysderidae) in Bulgaria. Acta zoologica bulgarica, 71 (4): 467-472.

• Mammola, S., Cardoso, P., Angyal, D., Balázs, G., Blick, T., Brustel, H., Carter, J., Ćurčić, S., Danflous, S., Dányi, L., Déjean, S., Deltshev, C., Elverici, M., Fernández, J., Gasparo, F., Komnenov, M., Komposch, C., Kováč, L., Kunt, K.B., Mock, A., Moldovan, O., Naumova, M., Pavlek, M., Prieto, C.E., Ribera, C., Rozwałka, R., Růžička, V., Vargovitsh, R.S., Zaenker, S., Isaia, M. 2019. Local versus broad scale environmental drivers of continental beta diversity. Proceeding of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 286, 20191579: 1-9.

• Naumova, M. 2019. Description of Titanoeca deltshevi sp. n. from Bulgaria with faunistic notes on related species in the Balkans (Araneae, Titanoecidae). Zootaxa, 4688 (3): 420-430.

• Mammola, S., Cardoso, P., Angyal, D., Balázs, G., Blick, T., Brustel, H., Carter, J., Ćurčić, S., Danflous, S., Dányi, L., Déjean, S., Deltshev, C., Elverici, M., Fernández, J., Gasparo, F., Komnenov, M., Komposch, C., Kováč, L., Kunt, K.B., Mock, A., Moldovan, O., Naumova, M., Pavlek, M., Prieto, C.E., Ribera, C., Rozwałka, R., Růžička, V., Vargovitsh, R.S., Zaenker, S., Isaia, M. 2019. Continental data on cave-dwelling spider communities across Europe (Arachnida: Araneae). Biodiversity Data Journal, 7, e38492: 1-15.

• Naumova M., Lazarov, S., Deltshev C. 2019. Faunistic diversity of the spiders in Montenegro (Arachnida: Araneae). Ecologica Montenegrina, 22: 50-89.

• Radkova, M., Naumova, M., Stoichev, S., Kalushkov, P., Djilianov, D. 2019. Biodiversity of Epigeic Spiders in Conventional Potato Fields in Bulgaria. (Ten years later). Comptes rendus de l'Académie bulgare des Sciences, 72 (8): 1052-1059.

• Naumova, M. 2018. A Review of the Distribution of Genus Dolomedes Latreille, 1804 (Araneae: Pisauridae) in the Balkan Peninsula, with New Records from Bulgaria. Acta zoologica bulgarica, 70 (4): 479-486.

• Naumova M, Blagoev G, Dimitrov D, Lazarov S, Deltshev C. 2017. New faunistic data on the spider fauna of Bulgaria (Arachnida: Araneae). Acta zoologica bulgarica, 69 (4): 477-482.

• Radkova, M., Kalushkov, P., Chehlarov, E., Gueorguiev, B., Naumova, M., Ljubomirov, T., Stoichev, S., Slavov, S., Djilianov, D. 2017. Beneficial Arthropod Communities in Commercial Potato Fields. Comptes rendus de l'Académie bulgare des Sciences, 70 (2): 309-316.

• Naumova, M. V., Hristovski, S., Hristov, G. H. 2016. Spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) from Prespa National Park, Albania. Acta zoologica bulgarica, 68 (4): 503-511.

• Naumova, M., Lazarov, S., Petrov, B., Deltshev, C. 2016. New faunistic data on the cave-dwelling spiders in the Balkan Peninsula (Araneae). Ecologica Montenegrina, 7: 425-438.

• Deltshev, C., Komnenov, M., Blagoev G., Georgiev, T., Lazarov, S., Stojkoska, E., Naumova, M. 2013. Faunistic diversity of spiders (Araneae) in Galichitsa mountain (FYR Macedonia). Biodiversity Data Journal 1, e977.

• Deltshev, C., Lazarov, S., Blagoev, G., Naumova, M. 2012. Spiders (Araneae) from the Western Rhodopes Mts (Bulgaria). in Beron P. (ed.). Biodiversity of Bulgaria 4. Biodiversity of Western Rhodopes (Bulgaria and Greece) II. Pensoft & Nat. Mus. Natur. Hist., Sofia. pp. 63-103.

• Deltshev, C., Lazarov, S., Naumova, M., Stoev, P. 2011. A survey of spiders (Araneae) inhabiting the euedaphic soil stratum and the superficial underground compartment in Bulgaria. Arachnologische Mitteilungen, 40: 33-46.

• Lazarov, S., Naumova, M. 2010. Two new species of Harpactea from Bulgaria (Araneae: Dysderidae). Revue suisse de Zoologie, 117 (1): 101—110.

• Naumova, M. 2009. Contribution to the study of the spiders (Araneae) in Slavyanka Mountain (SW Bulgaria). Biotechnology & Biotechnological Equipment, 23 (2): 104-108.

• Stefanovska, D., Naumova, M., Deltshev, C., Lazarov, S. 2008. Spiders from the Skopje Region. A Faunistic and Zoogeographical Analysis. Historia naturalis bulgarica, 19: 35-49.

• Naumova, M., Deltshev, C., Blagoev, G., Lazarov, S. 2008. Spiders (Araneae) from Lyulin Mountain (W Bulgaria). Acta zoologica bulgarica, 60 (3): 267-276.

Described taxa:
• Harpactea bulgarica Lazarov & Naumova, 2010| Dysderidae
• Harpactea mentor Lazarov & Naumova, 2010| Dysderidae
• Titanoeca deltshevi Naumova, 2019 | Titanoecidae
• Bassaniodes blagoevi Naumova, 2020 | Thomisidae
• Mesiotelus deltshevi Naumova, 2020 | Liocranidae

Affiliation

Department
Animal Diversity and Resources
Division
Biodiversity and Ecology of Invertebrates
Research group
Fauna, Taxonomy and Ecology of Invertebrates

History

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