Vesela Yancheva


Phone: +359 32 261 540
E-mail: veselayancheva@yahoo.com
Office: 172
Visiting hours:

Scientific qualification

Ecology and Ecosystems Conservation

Education

PhD
2011 – 2014 – University of Plovdiv "Paisii Hilendarski"; Plovdiv; Bulgaria
PhD degree in Ecology and Environmental Conservation
Title of PhD thesis: "Effects of heavy metals on fish from Topolnitsa reservoir ichthyofauna, Bulgaria (in Bulgarian)"
2012 – 2013 – Oslo University, Department of Biosciences; Oslo; Norway
Sandgerdi Marine Research Station (near Reykjavik); Iceland
Erasmus exchange PhD student
 
MSc
2008 – 2010 – Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB); Ås; Norway
Master's degree in General Ecology
Title of Master thesis: "Trace metal accumulation in different Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) organs from River Storelva catchment area" (in English)
 
BSc
2003 – 2008 – Agricultural University; Plovdiv; Bulgaria
Bachelor's degree in Plant Protection
Title of Bachelor thesis: "Influence of the length of the fruit bodies on the content of heavy metals in wine (variety Evmolpia)" (in Bulgarian)
 
High school
1998 – 2003 – High School "Paisii Hilendarski"; Plovdiv; Bulgaria
High school diploma in Biology and Chemistry with intensive study of English
 

Professional experience

1 November 2014 – present – Chief Assistant Professor at Department of Ecology and Environmental Conservation, Faculty of Biology, University of Plovdiv "Paisii Hilendarski"

Memberships

  • Member of "Union of Scientists in Bulgaria – Plovdiv";
  • Member of NGO "Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds" (partner of Bird Life International and The Royal Society for Protection of Birds – Great Britain);
  • Member of "Animal Hope-Plovdiv" (NGO that fights against animal abuse)
 

Languages

English
Fair understanding of other Slavic languages such as: Russian, Polish, Serbian.
I have taken first level of Norwegian and Spanish language.
 

Publications

  1. Stoyanova S., Georgieva E., Velcheva I., Yancheva V. 2013. Effects of the insecticide "Actara 25 WG" on the glyconeogenesis in the liver of common carp (Cyprinus carpio L.). - Journal of Bioscience and Biotechnology, 1(3): 249-254.
  2. Georgieva E., Atanasova P., Velcheva I., Stoyanova S., Yancheva V. 2013. Histochemical effects of "Verita WG" on glycogen and lipid storage in common carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) liver. - Ecologia Balkanica, 5(2): 91-97.
  3. Yancheva V.S., Georgieva E.S., Velcheva I.G., Iliev I.N., Vasileva T.A., Petrova S.T., Stoyanova S.G. 2014. Biomarkers in European perch (Perca fluviatilis) liver from a metal-contaminated dam lake. - Biologia, 69(11): 1615-1624. [Scopus] 0.70 Impact Factor
  4. Todorova K., Velcheva I., Petrova S., Yancheva V., Stoyanova S., Georgieva E. 2014. Effects of heavy metals on survival and oxygen consumption in common carp. - Oxidation Communications, 37(2): 563-571. [Scopus] 0.51 Impact Factor
  5. Georgieva E., Stoyanova S., Velcheva I., Yancheva V. 2014. Histopathological alterations in common carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) gills caused by thiamethoxam. - Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology, 57(6): 991-996. [Scopus] [WoS] 0.45 Impact Factor
  6. Georgieva E., Velcheva I., Yancheva V., Stoyanova S. 2014. Trace metal effects on gill epithelium of common carp, Cyprinus carpio L. (Cyprinidae). - Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, 66(2): 277-282. [Scopus] [WoS] 0.36 Impact Factor
  7. Yancheva V., Stoyanova S., Velcheva I., Petrova S., Georgieva E. 2014. Metal bioaccumulation in common carp and rudd from the Topolnitsa reservoir, Bulgaria / Akumulacija metala u šarana i crvenperki iz umjetnog jezera Topolnitsa u Bugarskoj. - Archives of Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology, , 65(1): 57-66. DOI:10.2478/10004-1254-65-2014-2451 [Scopus] [WoS] 0.73 Impact Factor
  8. Georgieva Е., Stoyanova S., Velcheva I., Vasileva T., Bivolarski V., Iliev I., Yancheva V. 2014. Metal effects on histological and biochemical parameters of common rudd (Scardinius erythrophthalmus L.). - Archives of Polish Fisheries, 22: 197-206. [Scopus]
  9. Georgieva Е., Yancheva V., Velcheva I., Becheva M., Stoyanova S. 2015. Histological alterations under metal exposure in gills of European perch (Perca fluviatilis L.) from Topolnitsa Reservoir (Bulgaria). - Archives of Biological Sciences,  67(2): 729-737 [Scopus] [WoS] 0.72 Impact Factor
  10. Stoyanova S., Yancheva V., Iliev I., Vasileva T., Bivolarski V., Velcheva I., Georgieva E. 2015. Glyphosate induces morphological and enzymatic changes in common carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) liver. - Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Science, 21(2): 409-412. [Scopus] 0.14 Impact Factor
  11. Yancheva V., Velcheva I., Stoyanova S., Georgieva E. 2015. Fish in ecotoxicological studies. - Ecologia Balkanica, 7(1): 149-169.
  12. Stoyanova S., Yancheva V.,  Velcheva I., Uchikova E., Georgieva E. 2015. Histological alterations in common carp (Cyprinus carpio Linnaeus, 1758) gills as potential biomarkers for fungicide contamination. - Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology, 58(5): 757-764. [Scopus] 0.45 Impact Factor
  13. Yancheva V., Velcheva I., Stoyanova S., Georgieva E. 2015. Histological biomarkers in fish as a tool in ecological risk assessment and monitoring programs: a review. - Applied Ecology and Environmental Research, 14(1): 47-75. [Scopus] [WoS] 0.56 Impact Factor
  14. Stoyanova S., Yancheva V., Velcheva I., Georgieva E. 2015. Thiamethoxam causes histochemical changes in the liver of Aristichthys nobilis Rich., 1845. - Journal of Bioscience and Biotechnology, 4(3): 321-325.
  15. Todorova  K.,  Velcheva  I.,  Yancheva  V.,  Stoyanova  S.,  Petrova  S.,  Georgieva  E. 2015. Effects of nickel and its combination with other heavy metals (Cd, Pb, Zn) on common carp (Cyprinus carpio Linnaeus, 1785). - Trakia Journal of Sciences, 13(2): 324-328.
  16. Yancheva  V.,  Velcheva,  I.,  Stoyanova  S.,  Iliev  I.,  Vasileva  T.,  Bivolarski  V., Uchikova E., Georgieva E. 2016. Toxicity of two organophosphorous pesticides on bighead carp (Aristichthys nobilis Richardson, 1845) liver. - Applied Ecology and Environmental Research, 14(1): 397-410. [Scopus] [WoS0.56 Impact Factor
  17. Yancheva V.S., Stoyanova S.G., Velcheva I.G., Georgieva E.S. 2016. Assessment of gill histological responses in common carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) and common rudd (Scardinius erythrophatalamus L.) from Topolnitsa reservoir, Bulgaria. - Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, 68(1): 103-109. [Scopus] 0.36 Impact Factor
  18. Yancheva V., Mollov I., Velcheva I., Georgieva E., Stoyanova S. 2016. Heavy Metal  Effects  on  the  Lysosomal  Membrane  Stability  and  Respiratory  Rate  in Chinese  Pond  Mussel  (Sinanodonta  woodiana)  Under  Ex  situ  Exposure: Preliminary Data. - Biharean Biologist, 10(1): 55-57. [Scopus]
  19. Stoyanova S., Yancheva V., Iliev I., Vasileva T., Bivolarski V., Velcheva I., Georgieva E. 2016. Biochemical, histological and histochemical changes in Aristichthys nobilis Rich. liver exposed to thiamethoxam. - Periodicum Biologorum, 118(1): 29-36. [Scopus] [WoS] 0.21 Impact Factor
  20. Yancheva V., Mollov I., Velcheva I., Georgieva E., Stoyanova S. 2016. Effects of cadmium (Cd) on the lysosomal membrane stability and respiratory rate of two freshwater mollusks under ex situ exposure: preliminary data. - South-Western Journal of Horticulture, Biology and Environment, 7(1): 27-34.
  21. Yancheva V., Mollov I., Velcheva I., Stoyanova S., Georgieva E. 2016. Cadmium (Cd) affects the gill structure and respiration rate of Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio L.). – Zoonotes, 97: 1-4.
  22. Georgieva E., Yancheva V., Velcheva I., Iliev I., Vasileva T., Bivolarski V., Becheva M., Stoyanova S.  2016.  Histological and biochemical changes in common carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) liver under metal exposure. - North-Western Journal of Zoology (online first): art.151402. 0.87 Impact Factor

Projects & Conferences

  1. 2011 - научен семинар „Биологически науки за по-добро бъдеще", Пампорово, доклад на тема „Екологично състояние на поречието на река Тополница и язовир Тополница".
  2. 2012 - "12-th International Congress of Zoogeography and Ecology of Greece and Adjacent Regions'', Атина, доклад на тема „Metal bioaccumulation in different Atlantic salmon smolts from River Storelva, Norway".
  3. 2012 - Четвъртата Научна Студентска Конференция – „Екологията – начин на мислене 4", ПУ, доклад на тема „Токсични ефекти на тежки метали  върху хриле на шаран (Cyprinus carpio L.) от язовир Тополница".
  4. 2013 - Зимната ежегодна конференцията по "Pharmacology and Toxicology" в Beitostølen, Норвегия, постер на тема „Lysosomal membrane stability in Blue mussel haemocytes (Mytulis edulis) following water accomodated fraction of oil".
  5. 2014 - Семинар по екология с международно участие, ИБЕИ-БАН, Съюз на учените в България, постер на тема „Histological alterations under metal exposure in gills of European perch (Perca fluviatilis L.) from Topolnitsa Reservoir (Bulgaria)".
  6. 2015 - Семинар по екология с международно участие, ИБЕИ-БАН, Съюз на учените в България, постер на тема „Study on priority substances in Topolnitsa Reservoir waters (Bulgaria)".
  7. 2015 - BioSciences for Better Future, 2nd National Conference for Young Researchers, University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria, постер на тема „Heavy metal effects on the Lysosomal Membrane Stability and Respiratory Rate in Chinese Pond Mussel (Anodonta woodiana) under Ex situ Exposure".
  8. 2016 - International conference on zoology and zoonoses, Hissar, Bulgaria, доклад на темаEx situ effects of priority substances on the lysosomal membrane stability and respiration rate in zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) 1. Heavy metals. Ex situ effects of priority substances on the lysosomal membrane stability and respiration rate in zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) 2. Pesticides".
  9. 2016 - Първа национална конференция за докторанти - ПУ, постер на тема „Pesticide changes the enzymatic activity in the liver of common carp (Cyprinus carpio Linnaeus 1775)".
  10. 2016 - Форум „Наука", Пампорово, доклад на тема „Биомаркери за доказване на замърсяване сна сладководни екосистеми с приоритетни органични замърсители‘‘.

Supervised Students

1. Никол Средева, 4 курс Биология, дипломна работа на тема „Ex situ eфекти на тежки метали върху стабилността на мембраните на лизозомите и интензивността на дишане на Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas, 1771)"

2. Атанас Грамадников, 4 курс ЕООС, диполмна работа на тема „Стабилност на мембраните на лизозомите и интензивност на дишане на Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas, 1771) под ex situ действие на хлорпирифос"

Others

Qualifications
 
7 March 2013 – Certificate for additional training in protection of animals used for scientific purposes - Trakia University; Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Stara Zagora; 6000; Bulgaria.
12 June 2009 – Dissection certificate (dissection of fish for sampling of organs for analyses of micropollutants for ecotoxicological studies) - Norwegian University of Life Sciences; Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management; Ås; 1432; Norway.
 
Editorial work
 
January 2015 - Secretary of Ecologia Balkanica - International Scientific Research Journal of Ecology