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Stanimira Deleva
Stanimira Deleva

Stanimira Deleva


Born on 1 February 1988 in Plovdiv.

PhD student, University of Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica (2016—)
MSc, Ecology and conservation of ecosystems, Plovdiv University ‘Paisii Hilendarski’ — Plovdiv (2012—2014)
BSc, Biology, Plovdiv University ‘Paisii Hilendarski’ — Plovdiv (2007—2011)

Research interests

Roosting ecology of cave-dwelling bats, cave ecology, animal behavior, tropical ecology.

International cooperation

University of Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica

Current projects

Ecology and conservation of cave-dwelling bats in the Brunca region of Costa Rica
Research of the caves in the Peninsula of Osa, Costa Rica
Transport of bat guano through underground waters from caves to surface and its effect on above ground ecosystems


Deleva, S., Chaverri, G., 2018. Diversity and Conservation of Cave-Dwelling Bats in the Brunca Region of Costa Rica. — Diversity, 10, 43. doi:10.3390/d10020043

Ivanov, A., Deleva, S., Georgieva, M., Orozova, D., 2017. A Conceptual Model of a Virtual Collaboration Space for Bat Scientists. — Proceedings of The 18Th International Conference On Computer Systems And Technologies — Compsystech’17, 96—102. doi:10.1145/3134302.3134308

Deleva, S., Georgiev, D., 2015. Quantitative comparison of the complexes of terrestrial arthropods (Arthropoda) in two caves, located in different karst regions in Western Rhodopes Mountains. — Historia naturalis bulgarica, 21: 257—266. [PDF] doi:10.5281/zenodo.4043833

Stoycheva, S., Pavlova, A., Russo, D., Deleva, S., Atanassov, T., 2014. Bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) in Besaparski Ridove Special Protection Area (Natura 2000), Southern Bulgaria: Species List, Distribution and Conservation. — Acta zoologica bulgarica, Suppl. 5: 213—220.

Deleva, S., Mollov, I., Fidanova, V., Mechev, A., 2014. Species Diversity and Distribution of Amphibians and Reptiles in Nature Park 'Sinite Kamani' in Stara Planina Mt. (Bulgaria). — Ecologia Balkanica, 6 (2): 83—92.

Georgiev, D., Yankov, L., Stoycheva, S., Deleva, S., Zhelev, P., Pavlova, A., Zagorska, M., 2009. New localities of Quaternary Fossil Bears (Ursus sp. L.) (Mammalia: Carnivora: Ursidae). — ZooNotes, 8: 1—4.

Deleva, S., Georgiev, D., 2009. Data on the environmental conditions and diversity of the animal ecological groups in Gargina Dupka Cave. — Ecologia Balkanica, 1: 1—4.