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SCIENTIFIC COUNCIL

Members:

Zlatozar Boev, Prof. DSc
— Snezhana Grozeva, Prof. Dr — Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystems Research — BAS
Zdravko Hubenov, Prof. Dr
Nikolai Spassov, Prof. Dr
Pavel Stoev, Prof. Dr
— Ivan Zagorchev, Academician, Prof. DSc — Geological Institute Strashimir Dimitrov — BAS
Stanislav Abadjiev, Assoc. Prof. Dr (Secretary)
Petar Beron — Assoc. Prof. DSc
Stoyan Beshkov, Assoc. Prof. Dr
Borislav Guéorguiev, Assoc. Prof. Dr
Stoyan Lazarov, Assoc. Prof. Dr
Georgi Markov, Assoc. Prof. Dr (Chairman)
— Antoaneta Petrova, Assoc. Prof. Dr — Botanical Garden — BAS
Georgi Popgeorgiev, Assoc. Prof. Dr
Petar Shurulinkov, Assoc. Prof. Dr (Vice Chairman)
Nikolay Simov, Assoc. Prof. Dr


Young scientists:

Vladislav Vergilov, Sen. Assist. Dr
The dominant part of the scientific activities at the museum is devoted to the animal world. Photo (c) S. Beshkov
The dominant part of the scientific activities at the museum is devoted to the animal world. Photo (c) S. Beshkov

Departments

The museum has four scientific departments — Palaeontology and Mineralogy, Botany, Invertebrates, and Vertebrates. The dominant part of the scientific activities is devoted to the animal world. Particular attention is paid to the biodiversity of Bulgaria and the neighbouring countries and to the description of new taxa from many countries all over the world.

Palaeontology and Mineralogy Department

Palaeontology and Mineralogy Department


Fossil mammals and birds of Bulgaria and the world are the subject of palaeontological investigations. The mineralogical studies cover pegmatite mineralisations in intrusives of non-granite composition and metamorphites…

Botany Department

Botany Department


Studies are carried out in the fields of chorology, systematics, taxonomy, phytogeography, ecology and physiology of some plant species in Bulgaria…

Invertebrates Department

Invertebrates Department


Research is carried out in the fields of taxonomy, faunistics, zoogeography, phylogeny, morphology and ecology of mites, pseudoscorpions, centipedes, millipedes and insects…

Vertebrates Department

Vertebrates Department


Studies are conducted in terms of species diversity, distribution, morphology, biology, ecology, phylogeny and conservation value of vertebrates…