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Tihomir Stefanov

phone: (+359 2) 9885116 (ext. 686); e-mail:

Born: 27 February 1977, Sofia.
Education: Sofia University ‘St. Kliment Ohridski’ (2000).
Speciality: hydrobiology (ichthyology).

Research interests

Taxonomy and faunistics of freshwater fishes in the Balkan Peninsula; evolution, origin and forming of the recent ichthyological complexes of species.

Current projects

Morphometrical characteristics and mapping of Bulgarian freshwater fishes
A comparative characteristic of the ichthyofauna from the rivers belonging to Aegean and Black Sea basins
Compilation of a check-list of Bulgarian freshwater fishes
Monitoring of the populations of over 20 species of rare and threatened freshwater fishes in Bulgaria


Dimitrov, М., Houbenov, Z., Beshkov, S., Zlatkov, B., Stefanov, S., Tzankov, N. Shurulinkov, P, Petrov, B., Lazarov, S., Doncheva, N., Dimova, D., 2007. Guide for the planning of the activities in lands and forests in the forestry formation in the NATURA 2000 protected zones. — Phare, Sofia, 70 pp. [PDF]

Stefanov, T., Trichkova, T., 2004. Fish species diversity in the Eastern Rhodope Mountains. — In: Beron, P., Popov, A. (eds), Biodiversity of Bulgaria. II. Biodiversity of the Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria). Nat. Mus. Natur. His., Sofia.

Stefanov, T., 2004. Species diversity and distribution of fishes in Bulgaria. — In: Fet, V., Popov, A. (eds), Biogeography and Ecology of Bulgaria, Springer.

Стефанов, T., 2004. Ихтиологични проучвания в района на бившето Стралджанско блато и река Мочурица. — В: Вълчев, Д., Божилова, Е. (ред.), Природата на Карнобатския край, т. 1, 71—81.

Stefanov, T., Trichkova, T., Zivkov, M., 2003. Changes in the ichthyofauna of the Rhodope Mountains. — International Scientific Conference ‘50 Years University of Forestry’, Proceedings, 227—231.

Stefanov, T., 2001. Ichthyofauna of Struma River in the part between Kocherinovo railway station and the mouth of Strumeshnica River. — In: Biodiversity of Kresna Gorge (SW Bulgaria), P. Beron (Ed.), Sofia, 289—296 (in Bulgarian with English abstract).