Skip to Content

Vladimir Sakalian

Vladimir Sakalian's picture

Personal information

Contacts

Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
1 Tzar Osvoboditel
1000 Sofia
BULGARIA
Telephone:
+359 2 51 34 68
+359 888 891 928
E-mail address: sakalian @ online.bg

Curriculum vitae

Education:
MSc, Faculty of Biology, St Kliment Okhridski University of Sofia -1985
PhD, Institute of Zoology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - 1990
Positions:
Insitute of Zoology, BAS:
Biologist (1985-1990)
Assistant Professor (1990-2009)
Visiting Scientist in International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Nairobi Kenya (2005-2007)
Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, BAS
Assistant Professor (2010 - at present)
Academic Award: Endemic and relict insects in the Pirin National Park – Program MAB of UNESCO (1995-1997)
International Research Projects:
The National Biological Diversity Conservation Strategy (NBDCS) project, developed by the Biodiversity Support Program (BSP - USAID funded joint venture of World Wildlife Fund, The Nature Conservancy, and World Resources Institute), sponsored by USAID, (1992-1994)
Bulgarian Global Environmental Facility (GEF) Biodiversity Project, sponsored by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the Associates in Rural Development, Inc. (ARD, Inc.), VT USA, (1996-2000)
Promotion of natural-based, sustainable businesses for forest-adjacent communities in the East-Usambara-tanga, Taita Hills and Lower Tana River Forests“ International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology, sponsored by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (2005-2007).
Membership in professional bodies:
European Association of Coleopterology (Spain)

Research interests

Entomology:
Fauna, taxonomy, ecology and zoogeography of beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera) of Bulgaria and Balkan peninsula.
Fauna and taxonomy of Palaearctic and Afrotropical Buprestidae (Coleoptera)

Publications

1. Сакалян, В. 1989. Фаунистични, екологични и зоогеографски изследвания върху сем. Buprestidae (Coleoptera) от Санданско-Петричката и Гоцеделчевската котловини. Автореферат на Канд. дис., Инст. по зоол. С., БАН.
2. Сакалян, В. 1990а. Принос към изучаване на сем. Buprestidae (Coleoptera) в България.- Acta zoologica bulgarica, 39:37-41.
3. Сакалян, В. 1990b. Нови фаунистични данни за български видове от сем. Buprestidae (Coleoptera). - Acta zoologica bulgarica, 40:67-71.
4. Sakalian, V. 1992. Studies on Buprestidae (Coleoptera) in the Sandanski - Petric and Goce Delcev valleys - Southwest Bulgaria. I. Species composition, seasonal activity and habitat distribution. - Acta zoologica bulgarica, 45:77-91.
5. Sakalian, V. 1993. Studies on Buprestidae (Coleoptera) in the Sandanski - Petric and Goce Delcev valleys - Southwest Bulgaria. II. Trophic specialization. - Acta zoologica bulgarica, 46:67-78.
6. Sakalian, V., B. Kuzmanov. 1993. Anthophilous species of Coleoptera (Insecta) in Bulgaria. - Acta zoologica bulgarica , 46:79-88.
7. Sakalian, V., V. Dimova, G. Damianov. 1993. Utilization of colour traps for faunistic investigation on beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera). - In: Second Nacional Scientific Conference of Entomology, October, 25-27, Sofia, 47-52.
8. Sakalian, V. 1994. Studies on Buprestidae (Coleoptera) in the Sandanski - Petric and Goce Delcev valleys - Southwest Bulgaria. III. Zoogeographical characte ¬ristic. - Acta zoologica bulgarica, 47:35-42.
9. Sakalian, V., B. Gueorguiev. 1995. Faunistical and zoogeographical studies on Carabidae (Coleoptera) in the Zemen gorge - Southwestern Bulgaria. - Acta zoologica bulgarica, 48:68-76.
10. Сакалян, В. 1995. Вредни видове от семейство Buprestidae (Coleoptera) в България. - Трета нац. научна конф. по Ентомология, 18-20, IX., 25-30.
11. Krusteva, I., V. Popov, V. Sakalian. 1995. Indirect gradient analysis of carabid (Coleoptera, Carabidae) sparial pattern on Vitosha Mountain (West Bulgaria). - Third Nat. Sc. Conference of Entomology, 18-20 September, 55-59.
12. Sakalian, V. 1996. Jewel Beetles (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) from the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. – Quaderni della Stazione di Ecologia, del Civico Museo di Storia Naturale di Ferrara, 10:151-163.
13. Gueorguiev, V., V. Sakalian, B. Gueorguiev. 1997. Biogeography of the endemic Balkan ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in Bulgaria. Pensoft Publishers, Sofia-Moscow, 74 pp.
14. Sakalian, V. 1997a. Introduction. - In: Endemic and relict insects in the Pirin National Park, Bulgaria, ed. V. Sakalian. Pensoft Publishers, Sofia-Moscow, 7-11.
15. Sakalian, V. 1997b. Ephemeroptera. - In: Endemic and relict insects in the Pirin National Park, Bulgaria, ed. V. Sakalian. Pensoft Publishers, Sofia-Moscow, 30.
16. Sakalian, V. 1997c. General results and discussion. - In: Endemic and relict insects in the Pirin National Park, Bulgaria, ed. V. Sakalian. Pensoft Publishers, Sofia-Moscow, 78-91.
17. Sakalian, V., B. Gueorguiev. 1997. Coleoptera - In: Endemic and relict insects in the Pirin National Park, Bulgaria, ed. V. Sakalian. Pensoft Publishers, Sofia-Moscow, 45-58.
18. Gueorguiev, B., V. Sakalian. 1997. Vertical distribution of Carabinae (Coleoptera, Carabidae) in Bulgaria. - Acta zool. bulg. 49: 52-57.
19. Popov, V., I. Krusteva, V. Sakalian. 1998. Some aspects of co-existence pattern in forest carabid guilds (Coleoptera, Carabidae) on Vitosha Mountain. - Acta zoologica bulgarica, 50 (1):79-88.
20. Gueorguiev, V., V. Beschovski, M. Josifov, K. Kumanski, B. Russev, V. Sakalian. 1998. Insects of Bulgaria, Part 1: Odonata, Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, Homoptera (Auchenorryncha), Heteroptera, Coleoptera.- In: Bulgaria's Biological Diversity: Conservation Status and Needs Assessment, vol. I and II, Pensoft Publishers, Sofia-Moscow, 163-209.
21. Hubenov, Z., V. Beshovski, M. Josifov, K. Kumanski, A. Popov, V. Sakalian, S. Abadjiev, Y. Vidinova, T. Lyubomirov. 2000a. Entomofaunistic diversity of the Central Balkan National Park. - In: Biological diversity of the Central Balkan National Park, M. Sakalian (ed.), Pensoft Publishers, Sofia-Moscow, 319-362.
22. Hubenov, Z., V. Beshovski, M. Josifov, K. Kumanski, A. Popov, V. Sakalian, S. Abadjiev, Y. Vidinova, T. Lyubomirov. 2000b. Entomofaunistic diversity of the Rila National Park. - In: Biological diversity of the Rila National Park, M. Sakalian (ed.), Pensoft Publishers, Sofia-Moscow, 285-331.
23. Sakalian, V. 2000. Contriburion to the knowledge of the Jewel Beetles of Albania (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). – Beiträge zur Entomologie, 50(1):91-101.
24. Сакалян, В., М. Лангуров, 2001. Златки (Insecta: Coleoptera: Buprestidae) от Кресненския пролом. - В: Биоразнообразие на Кресненския пролом, ред. П. Берон, Изд., Нац. Природонаучен Музей и Институт по зоология БАН, София, 145-161.
25. Лангуров , М., В. Сакалян, 2001. Фориди (Insecta: Diptera: Phoridae) от Кресненския пролом. - В: Биоразнообразие на Кресненския пролом, ред. П. Берон, Изд., Нац. Природонаучен Музей и Институт по зоология БАН, София, 217-218.
26. Sakalian, V., S. Ćurčić. 2001. On the diversity of jewel beetles (Buprestidae, Coleoptera) in Serbia. - Archives of Biological Sciences, Belgrade, 53(1-2):13-14.
27. Ćurčić, S., H. Mühle, V. Sakalian, M. Brajković, B. Mihajlova, B. Ćurčić. 2001.Contribution to the knowledge of the buprestid beetles (Buprestidae, Coleoptera) from Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia. - Archives of Biological Sciences, Belgrade, 53 (3-4): 44-46.
28. Sakalian, V. 2001. Contriburion to the knowledge of the Jewel Beetles (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) of the Republic of Macedonia. – Ekologija i Zaštita na Životnata Sreda, Scopje, 7 (1/2): 33-40.
29. Sakalian, V. 2003a. New data for the distribution of Jewel Beetles (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) in Turkey. – Acta zoologica bulgarica, 55(1): 5-10.
30. Sakalian V. 2003b. Comments on the proposed conservation of Cyphosoma Mannerheim, 1837 and proposed precedence of Halecia Laporte & Gory, 1837
over Pristiptera Dejean, 1833 (Insecta, Coleoptera). Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, 60 (2):143.
31. Sakalian, V. 2003c. Comments on the proposed conservation of usage of Acmaeodera Eschscholtz, 1829 and Acmaeoderella Cobos, 1955 (Insecta, Coleoptera) by designation of Buprestis cylindrica Fabricius, 1775 as the type species of Acmaeodera. – Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, 60(3): 217-218.
32. Sakalian, V. 2003d. A Catalogue of the Jewel Beetles of Bulgaria (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). Zoocartographia Balcanica. 2. Pensoft Publisher, Sofia-Moscow, 246 pp.
33. Georgiev, G., V. Sakalian, K. Ivanov, P. Boyadzhiev. 2004a. Insects reared from stems and branches of goat willow (Salix caprea L.) in Bulgaria. – Journal of Pest Science, 77: 151-153 (IF - 0.818)
34. Georgiev, G., T. Ljubomirov, M. Raikova, K. Ivanov, V. Sakalian. 2004b. Insect inhabitants of old larval galleries of Saperda populnea (L.) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in Bulgaria. - Journal of Pest Science, 77:235-243 (IF - 0.818)
35. Sakalian, V. 2004a. Contribution to the knowledge of the Jewel Beetles (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) of Balkan Peninsula. I. – Acta zoologica bulgarica, 56(2):175-179.
36. Sakalian, V. 2004b. Jewel Beetles (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) from the Eastern Rhodopes. - In: Beron, P. and A. Popov (eds). Biodiversity of Bulgaria. 2. Biodiversity of Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria and Greece). Pensoft & Nationa Museum of Natural History, Sofia, 419-425.
37. Sakalian, V., M. Langourov 2004. Colour traps - a method for distributional and ecological investigations of Buprestidae (Coleoptera). – Acta Sociatatis Zoologicae Bohemicae, 68:53-59.
38. Curletti, G., V. Sakalian 2007. Two new species of the genus Agrilus Curtis, 1825 from Kenya (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). - Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift, 54 (1): 75-78 (IF - 0.4).
39. Kalashian, M. Yu., V. Sakalian 2007. A review of the genus Sphenoptera Dejean, 1833 (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) of Balkan Peninsula. - Acta zoologica bulgarica, 59(1):17-28.
40. Sakalian, V. 2007. Contribution to the knowledge of the Jewel Beetles (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) of Balkan Peninsula. II. – Acta zoologica bulgarica 59 (1): 11-16.
41. Sakalian, V., M. Langourov 2007. Fauna and Zoogeography of Jewel Beetles (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) in Bulgaria. - In: Fet, V., A. Popov (eds). Biogeography and Ecology of Bulgaria. Monographiae Biologicae vol. 82. Springer, 357-378.
42. Curletti, G., V. Sakalian 2009. Sixteen new species of the genus Agrilus Curtis, 1825 from East Africa (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). – ZooKeys 24:1-29 (IF – 1.33).
43. Sakalian, V., G. Georgiev 2011. Contribution to the Knowledge of Longhorn Beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) of Kenya. – Biodiversity Journal 2 (2): 63-68.
44. Sakalian, V. 2011. Jewel Beetles (Coleoptera Buprestidae) from the Western Rhodopes (Bulgaria). In: Beron, P. (ed). Biodiversity of Bulgaria. 4. Biodiversity of Western Rhodopes (Bulgaria and Greece). II. Pensoft & Nationa Museum of Natural History, Sofia, 279-286.

Affiliation

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

History

Member for
8 years 15 weeks