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Dr Dimitar Plachiyski
Dr Dimitar Plachiyski

Dimitar Plachiyski

(Senior Assistant, Dr)
phone: (+359) 87 7918184; e-mail:

Date of birth: 2 July 1979. Birthplace: Dupnitsa, Bulgaria.
— PhD, National Museum of Natural History — Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, 2020
— MSc, Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 2007

Research interests

Ornithology, conservation ecology, herpetology, palaeontology.

Most recent publications

Gerdzhikov, G., Plachiyski, D., Popgeorgiev, G., Avramov, S., Demerdzhiev, D., Daskalova, G., Shurulinkov, P., 2021. White-backed (Lilford’s) Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos lilfordi Sharpe & Dresser, 1871: Distribution and Population Density in Bulgaria. — North-Western Journal of Zoology (in press).

Plachiyski, D., Popgeorgiev, G., Avramov, S., Kornilev, Y., 2020. Habitat selection of “Мad Cocks” of the Western Capercaillies Tetrao urogallus (Galliformes: Phasianidae) from the fringe of the range: A case study from Rila Mts. (Bulgaria). — Ecologia Balkanica, 12 (1): 155—169.

Naumov, B., Popgeorgiev, G., Kornilev, Y., Plachiyski, D., Stojanov, A., Tzankov, N., 2020. Distribution and Ecology of the Alpine Newt Ichthyosaura alpestris (Laurenti, 1768) (Amphibia: Salamandridae) in Bulgaria. — Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, 72 (1): 83—102.

Plachiyski, D., Popgeorgiev, G., Avramov, S., Boev, Z., 2018. The Balkan Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus rudolfi Dombrowski, 1912 (Galliformes: Phasianidae): Distribution History and Current Status in Bulgaria. — Acta zoologica bulgarica, 70 (1): 101—111. [PDF]

Iankov, P., Petkov, N., Plachiyski, D., Ratarova, V., Vasilev, V., Popgeorgiev, G., 2018. Handbook for identification and conservation of the forest birds. — BSPB, Conservation Series, Book 35. BSPB, Sofia, 203 pp.

Gerdzhikov, G., Georgiev, K., Plachiyski, D., Zlatanov, Tz., Shurulinkov, P., 2018. Habitat Requirements of the White-backed Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos lilfordi (Sharpe & Dresser, 1871) (Piciformes: Picidae) in Strandzha Mountain, Bulgaria. — Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, 70 (4): 527—534.

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.

Dobrev, V., Popgeorgiev, G., Plachiyski, D., 2014. Effects of the Common Agricultural Policy on the Coverage of Grassland Habitats in Besaparski Ridove Special Protection Area (Natura 2000), Southern Bulgaria. — Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, Supplement 5: 147—155.

Nikolov, S. C., Demerdzhiev, D. A., Popgeorgiev, G. S., Plachiyski, D. G., 2011. Bird community patterns in sub-Mediterranean pastures: the effects of shrub cover and grazing intensity. — Animal Biodiversity and Conservation, 34.1: 11—21.

Klimentova, I., Plachiyski, D., Georgiev, D., 2011. Preliminary Information on the Vertebrate Fauna (Animalia: Vertebrata) of the NATURA 2000 Site “Rice Fields Tsalapitsa” (Bulgaria). — Ecologia Balkanica, 3 (2): 57—60.

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