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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 — Invertebrates, Vertebrates, Palaeontology and Mineralogy, and Botany. 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.

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…

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…