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Georgi Popgeorgiev

(Assistant, Dr)
phone: (+359 2) 9808391; (+359 2) 9885115 (ext. 728); e-mail:

Born: 12 January 1978.
Education: Plovdiv University ‘Paisii Hilendarski’ (2001).
Speciality: biology and chemistry.

Research interests

Herpetology of Europe, species and ecosystem conservation, ecophysiology, behavioral ecology, GIS.

Current projects

Survey of amphibians and reptiles on the Balkan Peninsula
Conservation of natural habitats of amphibians and reptiles in the Republic of Bulgaria
Restoration and sustainable management of Imperial Eagle’s foraging habitats in key Natura 2000 sites in Bulgaria (LIFE14 NAT/BG/001119)

Most recent publications

Koynova, T., Tzankov, N., Popgeorgiev, G., Naumov, B., Natchev, N., 2017. A new distribution record of the Kotschy’s Gecko (Mediodactylus kotschyi) from inland north-eastern Bulgaria. — Herpetology Notes 01/2017: 10: 1—2. [PDF]

Cheshmedzhiev, S., Popgeorgiev, G., Petrov, T., Kornilev, Y., Spasov, S., Stoychev, S. (ed.), 2016. The White stork in Bulgaria in 2014 — 2015; — Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds, Sofia. p. 60. [PDF]

Tzankov, N., Popgeorgiev, G., Kornilev, Y., Petrov, B., Zidarova, S., Stefanov, T., 2015. Sofia. — In: Kelcey, J. (ed.), Vertebrates and Invertebrates of European Cities: Selected Non-Avian Fauna. Springer Science & Business Media New York, XX, 700 pp.

Tzankov, N., Popgeorgiev, G., Kornilev, Y., Natchev, N., Stoyanov, A., Naumov, B., Ivanchev, I., 2015. First survey on the invasive Pond slider (Trachemys scripta) in Bulgaria: historic development and current situation. — Hyla, 2015: 18—27. [PDF]

Tzankov, N., Popgeorgiev, G., 2015. Conservation and declines of Amphibians in Bulgaria. — Amphibian Biology, Volume 11 Part 4: Status of Conservation and Decline of Amphibians: Eastern Hemisphere: Southern Europe & Turkey, Edited by Harold Heatwole, John W. Wilkinson, 01/2015: chapter Conservation and declines of Amphibians in Bulgaria: 131—139.

Tzankov, N., Popgeorgiev, G., Stojanov, A., Naumov, B., Westerström, A., Dyugmedziev, A., Kornilev, Y., 2014. Diurnal and seasonal activity patterns in viperid snakes (Serpentes: Viperidae) in Bulgaria. — 38 p. 4th Biology of the Vipers conference, Athens, Greece, 10th—13th October, 59 pp.

Tzankov, N., Popgeorgiev, G. S., Naumov, B., Stojanov, A., Kornilev, Y. V., Petrov, B., Dyugmedzhiev, A., Vergilov, V., Dragomirova, R., Lukanov, S., Westerström, A., 2014. Identification guide to the amphibians and reptiles in Vitosha Nature Park. — Directorate of Vitosha Nature Park, Sofia, 248 pp. [PDF]

Tzankov, N., Popgeorgiev, G., 2014. Conservation and declines of Amphibians in Bulgaria. — In: Heatwole, H., Wilkinson, J. W. (eds): Amphibian Biology Volume 11: Status of Conservation and Decline of Amphibians: Eastern Hemisphere Part 4: Southern Europe and Turkey. Pelagic Publishing, Chapter 51: 131—139.

Slavchev, M., Tzankov, N., Popgeorgiev, G., 2014. Impact of fires on spatial distribution patterns of the Hermann’s Tortoise (Testudo hermanni) in a heavily affected area in Bulgaria. — Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Science, Supplement 1: 135—138.

Popgeorgiev, G., Tzankov, N., Kornilev, Y. V., Plachiyski, D., Naumov, B., Stojanov, A., 2014. Changes in agri-environmental practices pose a threat to the herpetofauna: a case study from Besaparski Ridove Special Protection Area (Natura 2000), southern Bulgaria. — Acta zoologica bulgarica, Supplement 5: 157—169.

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