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Dr Salza Palpurina
Dr Salza Palpurina

Salza Palpurina

(PhD, botanist and vegetation ecologist)

ORCID ID: orcid.org/0000-0003-0416-5622
Scopus ID: 55937627500
Publons ID: publons.com/a/1278541
ResearcherID: S-9406-2017

Born on 1 November 1984 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Languages spoken: Bulgarian, English, Czech.


2010—2017 PhD in Botany, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic; thesis: Environmental drivers of fine-scale plant species richness in Eurasian dry grasslands: a macroecological perspective. doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.26151.85927; advisor: Prof. Milan Chytrý, PhD
2007—2009 MSc in Botany, Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria; thesis: Syntaxonomical analysis of grasslands in Bosnek karst region (Southern Vitosha) and medicinal plants in their composition — phytosociological role of their populations (in Bulgarian) [available here]; advisor: Dr Rossen Tzonev PhD
2003—2007 BSc in Biology, Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria

Research interests

Botany, biodiversity patterns, plant community ecology, vegetation ecology.

Field experience

Bulgaria (since 2008), Serbia (2015), Romania (2011, 2019), Hungary (2019), Ukraine (2019).

Most recent publications

Valkó, O., Labadessa, R., Palpurina, S., Burrascano, S., Ushimaru, A., Venn, S., 2019. Conservation and diversity of Palaearctic grasslands — Editorial to the 5th EDGG special issue in Hacquetia. — Hacquetia, 18: 143—146. DOI: 10.2478/hacq-2019-0011

Biurrun, I., Burrascano, S., Dembicz, I., Guarino, R., Kapfer, J., Pielech, R., Garcia-Mijangos, I., Wagner, V., Palpurina, S.,… Dengler, J., 2019. GrassPlot v. 2.00 — first update on the database of multi-scale plant diversity in Palaearctic grasslands. — Palaearctic Grasslands, 44: 26—47.

Palpurina, S., Chytrý, M., Hölzel, N., Tichý, L., Wagner, V., Horsák, M., Axmanová, I., Hájek, M., Hájková, P., Freitag, M., Lososová, Z., Mathar, W., Tzonev, R., Danihelka, J., Dřevojan, P., 2018. The type of nutrient limitation affects the plant species richness-productivity relationship: evidence from dry grasslands across Eurasia. — Journal of Ecology. [PDF] DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.13084

Wagner, V., Chytrý, M., Zelený, D., von Wehrden, H., Brinkert, A., Danihelka, J., Jansen, F., Hölzel, N., Kamp, J., Lustyk, P., Merunková, K., Palpurina, S., Preislerová, Z., Wesche, K., 2017. Regional differences in soil pH niche among dry grassland plants in Eurasia. — Oikos, 126: 660—670. DOI: 10.1111/oik.03369

Palpurina, S., Wagner, V., Chytrý, M., von Wehrden, H., Hájek, M., Horsák, M., Brinkert, A., Hölzel, N., Wesche, K., Kamp, J., Hájková, P., Danihelka, J., Lustyk, P., Merunková, K., Preislerová, Z., Kočí, M., Kubešová, S., Cherosov, M., Ermakov, N., German, D., Gogoleva, P., Lashchinsky, N., Martynenko, V., 2017. The relationship between plant species richness and soil pH vanishes with increasing aridity across Eurasian dry grasslands. — Global Ecology and Biogeography, 26: 425—434. DOI: 10.1111/geb.12549

Kalníková, V., Palpurina, S., Peterka, T., Plesková, Z., Sabovljević, M., 2017. Bryophytes on river gravel bars in the Balkan mountains: new records and insights into ecology. — Herzogia, 30: 370—386. DOI: 10.13158/heia.30.2.2017.370

Peterka, T., Plesková, Z., Palpurina, S., Kalníková, V., Lazarevic, P. M., Hájek, M., 2016. Meesia triquetra, a New Relict Moss for the Republic of Macedonia. — Herzogia, 29: 66—71. DOI: 10.13158/heia.29.1.2016.66

Palpurina, S., Chytrý, M., Tzonev, R., Danihelka, J., Axmanová, I., Merunková, K., Duchoň, M., Karakiev, T., 2015. Patterns of fine-scale plant species richness in dry grasslands across the eastern Balkan Peninsula. — Acta Oecologica, 63: 36—46. DOI: 10.1016/j.actao.2015.02.001

Kalníková, V., Palpurina, S., 2015. Epilobium adenocaulon and Oenothera glazioviana (Onagraceae): new alien species for the Bulgarian flora. — Phytologia Balcanica, 21: 21—27. [PDF]

Turtureanu, P. D., Palpurina, S., Becker, T., Dolnik, C., Ruprecht, E., Sutcliffe, L. M. E. E., Szabó, A., Dengler, J., 2014. Scale- and taxon-dependent biodiversity patterns of dry grassland vegetation in Transylvania (Romania). — Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 182: 15—24. DOI: 10.1016/j.agee.2013.10.028

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