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Prof. Dr Pavel Stoev, zoologist, curator of non-insect invertebrates collections
Prof. Dr Pavel Stoev, zoologist, curator of non-insect invertebrates collections

Pavel Stoev

(Professor Dr)
phone: (+359 2) 9885115 (ext. 685); e-mail:

Born: 5 December 1973, Targovishte.
Education: Sofia University (1998).
Speciality: zoologist.
Employment: Scientific Secretary (2007—2011), Curator of non-insect invertebrates (Arachnida, Mollusca, Myriapoda, etc.)

Research interests

Taxonomy of Myriapoda (Chilopoda, Diplopoda); Biospeleology; Herpetology; Cybertaxonomy; Open Science publishing methods.

Current projects

New Callipodida from Europe and Asia
Cave fauna of Turkmenistan
Mongoloiulidae of China
Lithobiomorpha and Geophilomorpha of Tunisia

PhD students

Darina Bachvarova — Shumen University Konstantin Preslavski


Ioanna Felesaki (University of Crete)

Most recent publications

Sendra, A., Sket, B., Stoev, P., 2017. A striking new genus and species of troglobitic Campodeidae (Diplura) from Central Asia. — Subterranean Biology, 23: 47—68. DOI: 10.3897/subtbiol.23.14631

Penev, L., Mietchen, D., Chavan, V., Hagedorn, G., Smith, V., Shotton, D., Ó Tuama, É., Senderov, V., Georgiev, T., Stoev, P., Groom, Q., Remsen, D., Edmunds, S., 2017. Strategies and guidelines for scholarly publishing of biodiversity data. — Research Ideas and Outcomes, 3: e12431. DOI: 10.3897/rio.3.e12431

Penev, L., Georgiev, T., Geshev, P., Demirov, S., Senderov, V., Kuzmova, I., Kostadinova, I., Peneva, S., Stoev, P., 2017. ARPHA-BioDiv: A toolbox for scholarly publication and dissemination of biodiversity data based on the ARPHA Publishing Platform. — Research Ideas and Outcomes, 3: e13088. DOI: 10.3897/rio.3.e13088

Bachvarova, D., Vagalinski, B., Doichinov, A., Stoev, P., 2017. New records of millipedes and centipedes from Bulgaria, with an annotated checklist of the Bulgarian myriapods. — Zootaxa, 4263 (3): 507—526. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4263.3.4

Akkari, N., Komerički, A., Weigand, A. M., Edgecombe, G. D., Stoev, P., 2017. A new cave centipede from Croatia, Eupolybothrus liburnicus sp. n., with notes on the subgenus Schizopolybothrus Verhoeff, 1934 (Chilopoda, Lithobiomorpha, Lithobiidae). — ZooKeys, 687: 11—43. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.687.13844

Smirnova, L., Mergen, P., Groom, Q., De Wever, A., Penev, L., Stoev. P., Pe’er. I., Runnel, V., Camacho, A., Vincent, T., Agosti, D., Arvanitidis, C., Bonet, F., Saarenmaa, H., 2016. Data sharing tools adopted by the European Biodiversity Observation Network Project. — Research Ideas and Outcomes 2: e9390. DOI: 10.3897/rio.2.e9390

Schileyko, A., Stoev, P., 2016. Scolopendromorpha of New Guinea and adjacent islands (Myriapoda, Chilopoda). — Zootaxa, 4147 (3): 247—280. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4147.3.3

Penev, L., Paton, A., Nicolson, N., Kirk, P., Pyle, R. L., Whitton, R., Georgiev, T., Barker, C., Hopkins, C., Robert, V., Biserkov, J., Stoev, P., 2016. A common registration-to-publication automated pipeline for nomenclatural acts for higher plants (International Plant Names Index, IPNI), fungi (Index Fungorum, MycoBank) and animals (ZooBank). — In: Michel E (Ed.) Anchoring Biodiversity Information: From Sherborn to the 21st century and beyond. ZooKeys 550: 233—246. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.550.9551

Leese, F., Altermatt, F., Bouchez, A., Ekrem, T., Hering, D. et al., 2016. DNAqua-Net: Developing new genetic tools for bioassessment and monitoring of aquatic ecosystems in Europe. — Research Ideas and Outcomes, 2: e11321. DOI: 10.3897/rio.2.e11321

Henle, K., Stoev, P., Penev, L., 2016. Nature Conservation — achievements and challenges within its first four years. — Nature Conservation 14: 1—5. DOI: 10.3897/natureconservation.14.8773

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