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Vassil Golemansky

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Vassil G. Golemansky
(Academician DSc)
Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
1 Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd
1000, Sofia

Phone: (+359 2) 987 37 33

Curriculum vitae

Date of birth: 26 December 1933

1957 — MS, Faculty of Biology — University of Sofia
1971 — Associate Professor of Protozoology
1980 — Doctor of Sciences in Zoology
1982 — Professor of Zoology — BAS
1986 — Professor of Zoology — University of Sofia
1997 — Corr. member of BAS
2003 — Member of BAS

1967—1972 — Secretary scientific of the Institute of zoology — BAS
1972—1982 — Vice director of the Institute of zoology — BAS
1988—2003 — Director of the Institute of zoology — BAS
1996—2003 — Head of the Department of Protozoology

Member of Editorial Boards:

- International: Acta Protozoologica (Warszawa), Archives of Biological Sciences (Beograd);

- National: Acta Zoologica Bulgarica (Editor-in-Chief), Red Book of Republic of Bulgaria — second edition (Editor-in-Chief), Fauna of Bulgaria (vols 16—28), Bulgarian Antarctic Research (vols 1—6), Proceedings of BAS, Acta Pathologica and Parasitologica, Parasitological dictionary, Forest Science etc.

Publications, books (author and co-author):
Moore than 180 scientific publications in Bulgarian and International Journals (See selected list).

Student Books: Protozoology (1990, 1996); Zoology of Invertebrates (1998, 202, 2003), Zoology and Conservation of Animals (2002), Practicum on Laboratory and Field Invertebrate Zoology (2006) etc.

Popular Books: Eminent Bulgarian Zoologists (1997), Biggest zoological discoveries of 20-th Century (2000), Invasive Animals (2003), Creators of the Bulgarian zoology (2010) etc.

Scientific and Documentary films: Animals in a drop of water (1961), An uncommon life (1969), Thermites (1974), The home and the snake (1974), Animalcula (1988) etc.

Research interests

- Taxonomy, morphology, ultrastructure, biology and ecology of freshwater and marine testate amoebae and monothalamous foraminifera

- Protozoan parasites and pathogens (Gregarinida, Coccidia) of animals


Selected publications (2000—2010):

Golemansky V., 2000. Marine Interstitial Rhizipods (Rhizopoda: Arcellinida, Gromiida & Foraminiferida) from the South-West Atlantic (Region of Rio de Janeiro and description of Psammolaginis atlantica gen. n., sp. n. — Acta Zool. Bulgarica, 52 (2): 3—12.

Golemansky V., M. Todorov, 2000. Testate amoebae (Protozoa: Rhizopoda) from Thailand. — Acta Protozoologica, 39: 337—344.

Golemansky V., 2002. Coccidian parasites (Apicomplexa: Eucoccidiida) of the Penguins from Livingston Island (South Shetland Islands, the Antarctic). — Bulgarian Antarctic Research. Life Sciences, 3: 91—95.

Todorov V., V. Golemansky, 2002. Morphology, Biometry and Ecology of Arcella excavata Cunningham, 1919 (Rhizopoda: Arcellinida). — Acta Protozoologica, 42: 105—111.

Schurulinkov P., V. Golemansky, 2003. Plasmodium and Leucocytozoon (Sporozoa: Haemosporida) of Wild Birds from Bulgaria. — Acta Protozoologica, 42: 205—214.

Golemansky V., M. Todorov, 2004. Shell morphology, biometry and distribution of some marine interstitial Testate amoebae (Sarcodina: Rhizopoda). — Acta Protozoologica, 43: 147—162.

Grupcheva G., V. Golemansky, N. Margaritov, 2004. Protozoan Parasites of Fishes. — Catalogus Faunae Bulgaricae, 6. Sofia, Acad. Publ. House Prof. M. Drinov, 80 pp.

Temelkov B., V. Golemansky, M. Todorov, 2006. Updated and illustrated Check-list of the recent Foraminifera from the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. — Acta Zool. Bulgarica, 58 (1): 17—36.

Golemansky V.,2007. Biodiversity and Ecology of the Bulgarian Black Sea Invertebrates. — In: Fet V., A. Popov (eds), 2007. Biogeography and Ecology of Bulgaria. Springer ed.: 271—289.

Golemansky V., 2007. Testate Amoebas and Monothalamous Foraminifera (Protozoa:Rhizopoda & Foraminifera) from the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. — In: Fet V., A. Popov (eds), 2007. Biogeography and Ecology of Bulgaria. Springer ed.: 555—570.

Todorov M., V. Golemansky, T. Haeger, E. Mitchel, 2008. Morphology, Biometry and Taxonomy of Freshwater and Marine interstitial Cyphoderia (Cercozoa: Euglyphida). — J. Eukaryotic Microbiology, 56 (3): 279—289.

Haeger T.J., E.A. Mitchell, M. Todorov, V. Golemansky, E. Lara, B. Leander, J. Pawlowski, 2010. Mollecular Phylogeny of Euglyphid testate amoebae (Cercozoa: Euglyphida) suggests transitions between marine supralittoral and freshwater/terrestrial environments are infrequent. — Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 55: 113—122.

Haeger T.J., J. Pawlowski, E. Lara, M. Todorov, V. Golemansky, B.S. Leander, E.A. Mitchell, 2010. Comparing Potential COI and SSU rDNA Barcodes for Assessing the Diversity and Phylogenetic Relationships of Cyphoderiid Testate Amoebae (Rhizaria: Euglyphida). — Protist, online doi 10.1016/j.protis.2010.05.002.

Pilarska D., V. Golemansky, D. Takov, M. Glavendekic, R. Tomov, 2010. Enthomopathogens (Prortozoans, Microsporidians and Fungi) of Alian Insects from Bulgaria. Check-List and Distribution. — Acta Zool. Bulgarica, 62 (2): 117—130.

Golemansky V., D. Pilarska, G. Georgiev, D. Takov, M. Todorov, P. Pilarski, 2010. Protozoan parasites and pathogens of Forest pest Arthropods. — Sylva Balkanica, 11 (1): 67—72.


Animal Diversity and Resources
Biodiversity and Ecology of Invertebrates
Research group


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