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Assen Ignatov

(MSc, zoologist)
phone: (+359 2) 9885115 (ext. 673); e-mail:

Born: 4 June 1968.

Education


Secondary education (1981—1986): National High School for Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Sofia
MSc (Zoology) (1988—1993): Department of Zoology and Anthropology, Faculty of Biology, Sofia University

Languages: English, Russian.
Computer skills: Adobe (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver), CorelDraw, MS Office, Internet.
Drawings, paintings, sketches and photographing of wildlife and natural history collections.

Exposition Group

Research interests


Faunistics, ecology, ethology and zoogeography of the birds in Bulgaria; nature conservation.

Current projects


Monitoring of the Common Birds in Bulgaria
Migration of the soaring birds over the Black Sea coast ‘Via Pontica’
Mid-winter counts of Waterfowl in Bulgaria
Slender-billed Curlew in Bulgaria
Optimisation of the Natura 2000 sites in Bulgaria
Birds of Alibotush (Slavyanka) Mountain

Membership


Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds

Illustrations of books


The Owls of Bulgaria, ISBN 954-500-103-8

Waterbirds of Bourgas Wetlands, ISBN 954-9959-33-3

Atlas of the Breeding Birds in Bulgaria, BSPB, Conservation series, Book 10, ISBN 978-954-91421-7-4

Guide for the nature, ISBN 978-954-91790-3-3

Guide of animals and flowers included in Washington Convention — CITIES, ISBN 954-90820-8-3

Mammals of Rhodopi Mountains, ISBN 954-90601-3-6

Trees and Shrubs of National Park ‘Vitosha Mountain’

Drogflowers in Bulgaria, ISBN 954-642-117-0

Advances in Heteroptera Research, ISBN 978-954-642-311-5 (HB)

Red Data Book (insects, invertebrates, birds), in print


Most recent publications


Spassov, N., Ignatov, A., Acosta-Pankov, I., 2016. On the status of the leopard in Turkey, again. — Cat news No 64, Autumn 2016, ISSN 1027-2992.

Spassov, N., Ignatov, A., Acosta-Pankov, I., 2015. The Story of the Turkish Dhole. Exploring and documenting diversity in nature. — CETAF Newsletter, October 2015.

Ignatov, A., Wetton, P., Beshkov, S., 2013. Chilades trochylus (Freyer, [1845]) (Lep.: Lycaenidae) confirmed for the Bulgaria fauna and doubt cast on earlier records of this and other species. — Entomologist’s Rec. J. Var., 125: 119—122. [PDF]

Spiridonov, J., Iankov, P., Georgiev, D., Nikolov, S., Delov, V., Barov, B., Ignatov, A., Nedialkov, R., Delchev, K., 2007. Pirin. — pp: 316—319, In: Kostadinova, I., Gramatikov, M. (eds) Important Bird Areas in Bulgaria and NATURA 2000. Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds, Sofia.

Simov, N., Ignatov, А., 2007. To recognize a wrabler and one poorly known ornitological theory. — For the birds, 2: 26. (in Bulgarian).

Ignatov, A., Spiridonov, G., Iankov, P., 2007. Long-eared Owl Asio otus. — pp: 334—335, In: Iankov, P. (ed.) Atlas of Breeding Birds in Bulgaria. Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds, Sofia.

Ignatov, A., Kantrandjiev, V., 2007. Great Spotted Cuckoo Glamator glandarius. — pp: 316—317, In: Iankov, P. (ed.) Atlas of Breeding Birds in Bulgaria. Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds, Sofia.

Ignatov, A., Iankov, P., Antonov, A., Kanchev, Ts., Spasova, V., 2007. Zlatiata. — pp: 146—148, In: Kostadinova, I., Gramatikov, M. (eds) Important Bird Areas in Bulgaria and NATURA 2000. Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds, Sofia.

Ignatov, A., Georgiev, D., 2007. Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus. — pp: 142—143, In: Iankov, P. (ed.) Atlas of Breeding Birds in Bulgaria. Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds, Sofia.

Ignatov, A., 2007. Red Kite Milvus milvus. — pp: 126—127, In: Iankov, P. (ed.) Atlas of Breeding Birds in Bulgaria. Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds, Sofia.


More complete list of publications — section e-Natura | Staff publications