Staff of the Department of Ecology and Environmental Conservation

 Professor Iliana Velcheva, PhD

 Head of the department

Е-mail: anivel  @ abv.bg
Phone: +359 32 261 565
 
Scientific interests: Ecology, Ecological toxicology, Ecological monitoring.
 
Teaching cources: Lectures on "Ecology", "Animal ecology", "Ecological toxicology" and "Human ecology" in ECD "bachelor of science". Lectures on "Ecosystem ecology" and "Evolutionary ecology" in ECD "master of science".
 Associate Professor Gana Gecheva, PhD
Е-mail:  ggecheva @ mail.bg
Phone: +359 32 261 519
 
Scientific interests: Ecological monitoring, Ecological toxicology, Briology.
 
Teaching cources: Lectures and exercises on "Ecological monitoring", "Air pollution and impact on the ecosystems" and "Ecological typology of surface waters" in ECD "bachelor of science". Lectures and exercies on "Biomonitoring and Bulgaria's participation in major projects", "Monitoring programs and environmental management" in ECD "master of science".
 Associate Professor Dilian Georgiev, DSc
Е-mail: diliangeorgiev @  abv.bg
Phone: +359 32 261 519
 
Scientific interests: Animal ecology, Teriology, Malacology.
 
Teaching cources: Lectures and exercises on "Water pollution and its impact on the ecosystems", "Ecological legislation". Laboratory and field exercises on "Ecology" and "Animal ecology" in ECD "bachelor of science". Lectures on "Invasive species", "Cave ecology", and "Ecological legislation" in ECD "master of science".
 Chief Assistant Professor Atanas Irikov, PhD
Е-mail: irikov @ abv.bg
Phone: +359 32 261 548
 
Scientific interests: Animal ecology, Urban ecology, Malacology.
 
Teaching cources: Lectures and exercises on "Environmental conservation", "Conservation ecology", "Ecological management" and "Processing of industrial waste", field exercises on "Conservation ecology". in ECD "bachelor of science". Lectures and exercises on "Urban ecology" in ECD "master of science".
 Chief Assistant Professor Ivelin Mollov, PhD
Е-mail: mollov_i @  yahoo.com
Phone: +359 32 261 540
 
Scientific interests: Animal ecology, Urban ecology, Herpetology.
 
Teaching cources: Lectures and exercises on "Ecology, adaptation and biorhythms", "Ecological productions and sustainability", "Ecological parasitology", "Principals of the landscape ecology", "Metodology of the ecological research", "Marine ecology", laboratory and field exercises on "Ecology" in ECD "bachelor of science". Lectures and exercises on "Statistical methods and computer software in Ecology" and "Herpetology" in ECD "master of science".
 Chief Assistant Professor Slaveya Petrova, PhD
E-mail: sl.petrova @ abv.bg
Phone: +359 32 261 519
 
Scientific interests: Ecological monitoring, Phytoecology, Air pollution, Paleoecology.
 
Teaching cources: Lectures and exercises on "Fundamentals of Paleontology", "Soil science", "Geology and petrography", laboratory and field exercises on "Ecology" in ECD "bachelor of science". Lectures and exercises on "Paleoecology" and "Ecotourism and recreation in the natural ecosystems" and "Management of the quality of the air" in ECD "master of science".
 Chief Assistant Professor Vesela Yancheva, PhD
E-mail: veselayancheva @ yahoo.com
Phone: +359 32 261 540
 
Scientific interests: Ecological toxicology, Ecological monitoring, Ichtyology.
 
Teaching cources: Exercises and seminars on "Ecological toxicology", "Aquacultures", "Water pollution and impact on the ecosystems", field exercises on "Conservation ecology" and "Ecology" in ECD "bachelor of science".
 Biologist - senior expert Borislava Todorova
E-mail: borislava_todorova @ yahoo.co.uk
Phone: +359 32 261 513
 Biologist - junoir expert Bogdan Nikolov
E-mail: nikolov81bg @  yahoo.com
Phone: +359 32 261 513
     
Postal address:
University of Plovdiv
Faculty of Biology,
Department of Ecology and EC
24 Tzar Assen Str.,
4000-Plovdiv, BULGARIA
   
     
Emplyees, who worked in the department over the years:  

 

   (1934-2010)

Founder of the Department "Ecology and environmental protection" in 1989. Head of the Department from 1993 until his retirement in 2002. Under his supervision 2 doctoral dissertations are succesfully defended and over 100 theses.
Specialist in family Polistomatidae at world renown. He described 12 new species to science. After his name was named a parasite from West Africa (Polistoma bachvarovi).
Lectures: "Hydrobiology", "Animal Ecology", "Ecology", "Ecological Parasitology", "Environment Protection".
   Associate Professor Zheko Zhekov, PhD
Born in 1941 in Zlato Pole Village (Haskovo District). He started working in the University of Plovdiv in 1967, he worked at the University since 1972 at the Department of "Plant Physiology". In 1981 specializes in the USSR in 1977 and in 1985 in Cuba. Becomes Head of the Department from 2004 until his retirement in 2008
Lectures: "Plant Physiology", "Environmental Plant Physiology", "Ecology of wetlands", "Ecotourism".
   Associate Professor Angel Tsekov, PhD
Е-mail: a_tsekov @  abv.bg
Phone: +359 32 261 540
 
Scientific interests: Aquacultures, Marine ecology, Ichtyology.
 
Lectures: "Soil science", "Hydrology and Climatology", "Aquacultures", "Ecological issues of economically important species", "Aquaculture production" and "Aclimatization of species".
   Associate Professor Veselin Koleshev, PhD
Born in 1939 in Dulbok izvor Village (Plovdiv District). Graduated VSI "Vassil Kolarov" - Plovdiv in 1962. He started working at the university since 1972 in the Department "OZNS." Defended his doctoral dissertation in 1986 and became associate professor in 1989. Worked at the Department from 1992 to 2006.
Lectures: "Protection of human health and environment", "Soil science" and "Cultural plants".

  Associate Profesor Dimitar Tabakov, PhD

 

   (1941-2012)

Born in 1941 in Plovdiv. Graduated VHTI Sofia 1967 Candidate of agronomic sciences. He started working at the university since 1972 in the Department "OZNS". Specializing in Poland in 1980, where he obtained his PhD in 1986. He became an associate professor in 1989 and worked in the Department of "Ecology and Environmental Protection" from 1992 to 2008.
Lectures: "Water pollution and impact on ecosystems", "Technology for the purification of fluids", "Protection of human health and environment", "Hydrology", "Engineering Ecology".
   Associate Professor Diana Kirin, PhD
She started working at the university since 1992 in the Department of "Ecology and environmental protection". PhD form 1998 and started working in the Department "Ecology and Environmental Protection" from 1992 to 2003.
Lectures: "Environment Protection", "Technology for the purification of fluids", "Environmental Monitoring".

 

 

   (1956-2010)

Born June 18, 1956 in Plovdiv. Graduated the University of Plovdiv (Biology) in 1992. In the period 1978-1989 he worked as a technician in the microbiological laboratory of the Higher Medical Institute in Plovdiv. He began work at the Department "Ecology and environmental protection", as assistant professor in 1994, became PhD in 2002 and worked at the department until 2010. He died on 12.10.2010 after a short illness.
Lectures: "Geology and Petrography", "Fundamentals of paleontology", "Historical geology", "Paleoecology".
   Biologist - senior expert Borislava Ilel Worked at the department from 1994 to 2001.
   Biologist - junior expert Slavka Ilieva Worked at the department from 2010 to 2013.
  Lab. technitian Iskra Banova
   (1957-2008)
Worked at the department since its formation in 1989 until 2008, when she passed away after long illness.