Second Scientific Conference on Ecology

Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 1st November 2013


Second Scientific Conference on Ecology - 2013
25 years Department of Ecology and Environmental Conservation
Faculty of Biology, University of Plovdiv "Paisii Hilendarski"
1st November 2013, Plovdiv, Bulgaria




The Second Scientific Conference on Ecology is organized to commemorate the the 25th anniversary of the Department of Ecology and Environmental Conservation, Faculty of Biology, University of Plovdiv ‘Paisii Hilendarski”. The conference will be held in Plovdiv (Bulgaria) on November 1st 2013. On November 2nd 2013 will follow the Fifth Student’s Scientific Conference “Ecology – A Way of Thinking” 5 (for Bulgarian students and PhD students only).

The conference aims to provide an ideal platform for people to share research ideas and experiences in the fields of Ecology, Environmental Conservation and related areas. Traditionally the conference will be held in three thematic sections:

• Ecology, biodiversity and conservation
• Ecological monitoring and Applied ecology
• Ecological education and legislation


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: ecology and conservation of microorganisms, plants, aquatic and terrestrial animals, physiological ecology, behavioral ecology, population ecology, population genetics, community ecology, plant-animal interactions, ecosystem ecology, parasitology, animal evolution, ecological monitoring and bioindication, landscape and urban ecology, conservation ecology, ecotoxicology, marine biology, ecological education and legislation, as well as new methodical contributions in ecology.


The official languages of the conference are Bulgarian and English. We welcome abstract submissions.


Conference location:


The opening ceremony will be held at the House of Scientists in the Old Town of Plovdiv at 6 Metropolit Paisii Str, Plovdiv, at Lecture Hall 1. The oral presentations will take place in the Faculty of Biology, University of Plovdiv. The poster session will also be displayed at the Faculty of Biology, University of Plovdiv.



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The program and abstracts will be available as printed proceedings at the conference.


9:00-10:00 – Registration


10:00-10:30 – Opening


10:30-10:45 – Coffee break


10:45-13:00 – Oral presentations


13:00-14:00 – Lunch break


14:00-15:15 – Oral presentations


15:15-15:30 – Coffee break


15:30-16:30 – Poster session


16:30 – Closing


Section “Ecology, biodiversity and conservation”


Chairman: Ch. Assist. Prof. D. Georgiev, DSc

Secretary: Ch. Assist. Prof. I. Mollov, PhD


Oral presentations




Author(s): Yordanka Hristeva, Gana Gecheva, Plamen Stoyanov, Rumen Mladenov, Detelina Belkinova, Ivanka Dimitrova-Dyulgerova, Yulian Marinov, Nuray Myumyunova

Title: Bryophytes inventory in the Bulgarka Nature Park for the purposes of its Management Plan




Author(s): Dimitar Stoykov

Title: Interesting lichenized fungi (Ascomycota) from Strouma valley and Mt Belasitsa




Author(s): Peter Genov, Atidje Ahmed

Title: Cicada orni L. in the food of Sus scrofa L.




Author(s): Galya Petrova, Dimitar Djilianov, Michael Mӧller

Title: Combination of molecular and morphological data does not support the existence of Haberlea ferdinandi-coburgii species




Author(s): I.Molla, E. Velizarova, B. Malcheva, V. Bogoev, Y. Hadzhieva

Title: Forest fire impact on the soil carbon content and stock on the north slopes of Rila mountain




Author(s): B. Malcheva, E. Velizarova, M. Nustorova, V. Bogoev, I. Molla, H. Borisova

Title: Microbial activity of forest fire-influenced soils from the north slopes of the Rila mountain (region of Dolna Bania)




Author(s): Alexander D. Dountchev

Title: Challanges before the management and the protection of the spruce forest ecosystems in Vitosha Nature Park



Author(s): Ali Salehi, M.M Fallahchai, Gh. Mardalizad

Title: Effect of soil physical properties on natural regeneration of Populus caspica Bornm. and Alnus glutinosa L. in North of Iran



Author(s): D.N. Das, Achom Darshan Singh, Rashmi Dutta

Title: Biodiversity and conservation of Freshwater Fish of Arunachal Pradesh



Author(s): Çiğdem Gül, Murat Tosunoğlu

Title: New Herpetofaunal Locality Records on the Bozcaada (Tenedos) and Ecological Observations



Author(s): Murat Tosunoğlu, Çiğdem Gül, İbrahim Uysal

Title: Reptilies of Thrace Region in Turkey




Author(s): Doğanay Y. Yener

Title: Urban Plant Diversity of humid regions in Istanbul





Author(s): Dilian G. Georgiev, Dimitar L. Kostov, Dimitar Y. Dimitrov, Rumyana V. Koleva

Title: The molluscs of the medieval settlement at the village of Zlatna Livada (Bulgaria) with notes on the landscape dominated the area





Author(s): Raymond Tilmans

Title: A bridge too far? The limits in mitigation 
when should nature overrule economy and avoidance replace mitigation?



Poster session (15:30 pm)




Author(s): Hamit Ayberk, Selim Bayraktar

Title: Butterfly Gardening




Author(s): Maria Lacheva

Title: New data about Agaricales in Bulgaria




Author(s): Maria Lacheva

Title: A study of macromycetes in Boraka Reserve, Central Rhodopes Mts




Author(s): Arezou Sadeghi, Ali Salehi, Abdollah Mousavi

Title: Variations of Soil Nutrient Elements in Mixed Cultivation of Poplar and Peanut (Case Study: North of Iran)




Author(s): Sepide Sadat Ebrahimi, Hasan Pourbabaei, Javad Torkaman, Ali Omidi





Author(s): Katya Uzundzhalieva, Ruska Ruseva

Title: In situ and in vitro conservation of Glicyrrhiza glabra L. – Crop Wild Relative from Fabaceae




Author(s): Kolsum Shabaninejad, Ali Salehi, Hasan Pourbabaei, Sayyed Paiman Misaghi

Title: Diversity of herbaceous species in upland areas of Caspian forests in Iran




Author(s): Daniella Ivanova, Rayna Natcheva

Title: Conservation management of two rare plant species in Bulgaria



Author(s): Galya Petrova, Dimitar Djilianov, Ioannis Tsiripidis, Michael Möller

Title: Molecular phylogenetics of Haberlea rhodopensis Friv. from different localities in Greece



Author(s): I. Semerdjieva, N. Piperkova, M. Zarkova, A. Nikolova

Title: Anatomical changes in Peach leaves infected by Taphrina deformans (Berk.) Tul.





Author(s): Dimitar Peev, Svetlana Bancheva, Rayna Natcheva, Vladimir Vladimirov, Malina Delcheva, Stoyan Stoyanov, Nikolay Velev, Daniela Ivanova, Valentina Goranova, Natalia Valyovska, Hristo Pedashenko

Title: In situ and Ex situ Conservation of Rare Plants in the Bulgarian Flora




Author(s): Tancho Agushev

Title: Preliminary Results of Species Composition and Dinamics of Family Culicidae (Insecta: Diptera) in Plovdiv city




Author(s): Zlatka M. Dimitrova, Margarita H. Marinova

Title: Study on the morphology of Acanthocephalus ranae from Rana ridibunda in Bulgaria




Author(s): Doğanay Y. Yener

Title: An Ecological Evaluation About The Woody Plant Hardiness (A Case Study of Rural Areas in Istanbul)




Author(s): Diana Ganeva, Ivan Ivanov

Title: Species composition and zoogeographical aspects of the Central Balkan Mountain tabanid fauna




Author(s): Stoyan Stoyanov, Valentina Goranova

Title: In situ Conservation of Bupleurum uechtritzianum S. Stoyanov (Apiaceae) in Bulgaria




Author(s): Dimitar Peev, Natalia Valyovska

Title: Vascular flora – protection capacity of the Northern Black sea coast in Bulgaria



Author(s): Milena Nikolova, Natalia Valyovska, Dimitar Peev

Title: New information about polyphenols of wild (A. webbii) and cultivated (A. communis) almonds from southwestern Bulgaria



Author(s): Siyka O. Nikolova, Cvetomir M. Denchev, Adriana Atanassova, Helmut Mayrhofer

Title: Occurrence of Buellia aethalea and B. griseovirens (lichenized ascomycetes, Physciaceae s. lat.) in Bulgaria



Author(s): Melania M. Gyosheva, Dimitar Y. Stoykov, Julian A. Marinov

Title: Larger basidiomycetes and lichenized fungi of conservation value in Balgarka Nature Park in Central Balkan (Shipchenska and Trevnenska mountains)



Author(s): Tania Hubenova, Eliza Uzunova, Penka Vasileva

Title: A case of ovotestis in the barbel  B. cyclolepis from Maritza River



Author(s): Plamen Stoyanov, Ivanka Teneva, Rumen Mladenov, Detelina Belkinova

Title: Diversity and Ecology of Filamentous Blue-Green Algae in Bulgarian Standing Water


Section “Ecological monitoring and Applied ecology”


Chairman: Assoc. Prof. G. Gecheva, PhD

Secretary: Ch. Assist. Prof. S. Petrova, PhD


Oral presentations




Author(s): Nurcihan Hacioğlu

Title: Physico-Chemical and Bacterial Characteristics of Surface Water of Saricay Stream (Canakkale/Turkey)




Author(s): K. Todorova, I.Velcheva, S. Petrova, E.Georgieva

Title: Effect of Heavy Metals on Survival and Oxygen Uptake in Carp




Author(s): G. Gecheva, L. Yurukova, A. Cholakova, S. Mladenova

Title: Heavy metal monitoring in river water and sediments




Author(s): Petya Dimitrova, Vesela Cvetanova, Iliana Velcheva, Gana Gecheva, Marin Marinov, Irina Karadjova

Title: Monitoring of Priority Substances and Specific Pollutants in Maritsa River




Author(s): L. Yurukova, G. Gecheva

Title: Some `hot spots` atmospheric assessment with mosses in Bulgaria




Author(s): S. Petrova, E. Valcheva, I. Chutrova

Title: Effect of urban air pollution on deciduous tree species (Plovdiv, Bulgaria)




Author(s): Iliya Zhelev, Ivanka Dimitrova-Dyulgerova, Detelina Belkinova, Rumen Mladenov

Title: Content of phenolic compounds in the genus Carduus from Bulgaria



Author(s): Nikolay Takuchev, Slaveya Petrova, Ivanka Dimitrova

Title: Dispersion modeling of air pollution emitted from traffic in the transport tunnel under the Old Town of Plovdiv



Author(s): Svitlana Zadyra

Title: Biochemical changes of an organism of Apodemus flavicollis (Rodentia: Muridae) under conditions of environmental anthropogenic pollution by heavy metals in northern areas of Ukraine



Author(s): Silviya Radanova

Title: Plant succession in post fire communities of Pinus nigra Arn.





Author(s): G. Letchov, P. Dermendjiev, A. Aladjadjiyan.

Title: А Remote Sensing of Leaf Biomass Production by Rhodope Mountains Deciduous Forest




Author(s): Yordan V. Dimitrov

Title: Sustainable management of the catchment area of the dam - adaptation for floods, droughts and poor water quality





Author(s): Georgi Dudin, Gana Gecheva

Title: Assessing River Hydromorphology with Macrophyte-based Metrics



Poster session (15:30 pm)




Author(s): Nurşen Çördük, Nihan Akinci, Gülru  Yücel, Nergis Kaya, Cüneyt Aki

Title: Genotoxic Effects of Dodine (1-Dodecylguanidium Acetate) on Root Cells of Allium cepa




Author(s): Tzenka Radoukova,Yovko  Dyulgerski

Title: Study the impact of climatic conditions on Bulgaria Agricultural biological indicators of Burley tobacco varieties University




Author(s): Yovko  Dyulgerski, Tzenka Radoukova

Title: Comparative study of the influence of climatic conditions on biological, economical and chemical indicators of samples Large-leaf Tobaccos of varietal groups Burley and Virginia




Author(s): I.Koleva-Lizama, B. Lizama Rivas

Title: Rivas Study on the Heating Degree Days in Several Cities of Bulgaria




Author(s): Berrak Damla Yağan

Title: An Invesitigation on Antioxidant Activity of Methanol Extract of Three Hypericum L. Taxa Leaves Naturally Distrubuted on Ida (Çanakkale-Turkey) Mountain




Author(s): Berrak Damla Yağan

Title: An Investigation on Cytotoxic Effect of Different Aerial Parts of Hypericum tetrapterum Fries Naturally Distrubuted on Ida (Canakkale-Turkey) Mountain




Author(s): Bernardo Lizama Rivas

Title: Probability Distribution of Flood Flows in the Rivers of the South Eastern Part of Bulgaria




Author(s): Neslihan Demir, Selin Ertürk, Merve Balli, Esen Geren

Title: Seasonal Variation of Heavy Metal Bioaccumulation in The Tissues of Ruditapes decussatus from Cardak, Canakkale-Turkey




Author(s): Neslihan Demir, Didar Güzey, Deniz Çakmak

Title: Determination of Genotoxicity of Tunca River (Edirne-Turkey) Water and Sediment with Allium Test System




Author(s): Selin Ertürk, Merve Balli, Neslihan Demir, Esen Geren

Title: Metal Concentrations in Mantle Tissue of Some Aquatic Invertebrates from Umurbey, Canakkale-Turkey



Author(s): Merve Balli, Neslihan Demir, Selin Ertürk, Esen Geren

Title: Preliminary Investigation on Heavy Metal Pollution in Pecten maximus in the Dardanelles Bosphorus, Turkey




Author(s): Doychin I. Terziyski, Liliana D. Hadjinikolova, Angelina S. Ivanova, Roumen K. Kalchev

Title: Some chemical characteristics (Chemical composition) of sediments from carp fishponds exposed to different type of fertilization Bulgaria




Author(s): Snežana Branković, Radmila Glišić, Vera Đekić, Milun Jovanović

Title: The Concentration of Some Metals in Soil and Species Helleborus multifidus subsp. serbicus (Adamoviċ) Merxm. & Podl. on One Serpentine Locality (Serbia)




Author(s): Julia Ilkova, Paraskeva Michailova, Keith White

Title: Genome instability of Chironomus riparius Mg. (Diptera, Chironomidae) from polluted water basins in Bulgaria




Author(s): Dafinka Ivanova

Title: Climate Chance: The Impact on Urban Climate in the Municipality of Plovdiv




Author(s): D. Mihaylova, Tsv. Prokopov, N. Mihalkov

Title: Hydrobiological investigation of the activated sludge from aeration tanks of cyclical type in WWTP–Hisarya




Author(s): Tsv. Prokopov, D. Mihaylova, N. Mihalkov

Title: Biological treatment of wastewater in aeration tanks of cyclical type




Author(s): Anton Sotirov, Nikola Pistalov

Title: Using of composting for achieving of agricultural and environmental sustainability in Kyustendil region




Author(s): Anton Sotirov, Rositsa Vezenkova, Mihaela Yerusalimova, Siana Savova, Lachezar Stanchev, Tomas Rasulski

Title: Quality of the water of Novoselska River, intended of the future reservoir Kyustendil.




Author(s): Stefania Klayn, Diana Deyanova, Ioana Georgieva, Ventzislav Karamfilov

Title: Changes in the trophic structure of soft-sediment macrozoobenthic communities as an indicator for disturbance in coastal marine ecosystems in Sozopol Bay (south-western Black Sea)




Author(s): Diyan Georgiev, Evgeniy Raychev

Title: Bioaccumulation of heavy metals in the game in the region of Stara Zagora, South Bulgaria




Author(s): Georgi Zhelyazkov, Galin Nikolov, Alexander Atanasoff, Dian Georgiev, Lilko Dospatliev, Yordan Staykov

Title: Determination of Mineral Composition in Two Fish Species Roach (Rutilus rutilus) and Bleak (Alburnus alburnus)




Author(s): Angel Mario Dzhambov, Donka Dimitrova Dimitrova

Title: Green spaces in the surroundings of St. George University Hospital-Plovdiv as a subjective promoter for hospitalized patients' health – a pilot study



Author(s): Ekaterina Valcheva

Title: Environmental Problems with Solid Waste in Municipalities of 10 to 50 Thousand People



Author(s): G. Georgieva, E. Uzunova, T. Hubenova, Y. Uzunov

Title: Ecological Assessment of the Luda Jana River and Banska Luda Jana River Based on Selected Biological Parameters



Author(s): Daniela Krasteva-Malinova, Vencislava Vancheva, Ekaterina Valcheva

Title: Study the effects of sludges from pulp and paper industry on corn in laboratory experiments




Section “Ecological education and legislation”


Chairman: Assoc. Prof. D. Karagyozova, PhD

Secretary: S. Georgieva, PhD student


Oral presentations




Author(s): Hristina Bancheva

Title: Education for Sustainable Development in Bulgarian Parks




Author(s): Zlatka Vakleva

Title: Possibilities for Enrichment of Environmental Education with Environmental Aspects of Consumer Education




Author(s): Zlatka Vakleva

Title: Projections of Environmental Ethics in Environmental Education




Author(s): Margarita Panayotova, Zlatka Vakleva

Title: The Theme “The Food Contamination” in the Biological Preparation of Students




Author(s): Emilia G. Damianova, Maria Panchovska-Mocheva, Evelina I. Daskalova, Penka L. Vasileva

Title: Biosemiotics as a Possible New Paradigm in Theoretical Biology



Постерна сесия (15:30 ч.) / Poster session (15:30 pm)




Author(s): Kalina Kamarska, Antoaneta Angelacheva

Title: Knowledge and Attitudes Towards the Water in the 5th, 6th and 7th Grade Education



Important Dates:


Full Text Submissions Deadline – 31 October 2013

Conference Date - 01 November 2013

Student Conference Date - 02 November 2013


The Registration Form can be downloaded from here and should be filled in and sent to ecologybf @, by 30 May 2013, with subject “SSCE2013 registration”. A confirmation e-mail for registration will be sent back to you by the organizing committee. If you have any questions about the conference, use the e-mail given above.

Registration fee:

Standard Academic fee – 30 Euros
Late registration fee - 40 Euros (for registration submissions received after May 30th 2013)

PhD Student fee – 15 Euros (PhD student status proof is needed).
Accompanying person fee – 15 Euros (another set of conference materials).

The registration fee must be paid via bank transfer, no later than 30 May 2013:


Bank transffer in leva
Банкова сметка в лева

UNIVERSITY OF PLOVDIV - NPD, 24 Tzar Assen Str. Plovdiv
ПУ "Паисий Хилендарски" - НПД, ул. "Цар Асен" №24, Пловдив

IBAN: BG03 UNCR 7527 3154 6306 00 SWIFT BIC code: UNCRBGSF

УНИКРЕДИТ БУЛБАНК - Пловдив, ул. Цар Асен 24





A scanned bank order of the transfer must be sent to ecologybf @ along with the registration form! Also data about the invoice should be also sent along with the registration form. For individuals - full names, EGN number (personal number), full address; for firms and companies - all company data needed for the invoice. The invoices will be prepraed in advanced and will be handed out at the conference!

Call for papers

The Organizing Committee invites the submission of abstracts for oral presentation and poster display. The abstracts topic should be related to conference main highlights.


The abstracts should be no more than 2000 characters, including spaces. Please indicate in the registration on-line form whether you wish an oral or a poster contribution. Abstracts are submitted via Registration form, which can be downloaded from the link given below, filled out offline and then sent to ecologybf @ All accepted abstracts will be published in the conference abstract book. Submission deadline – 30 May 2013

Posters for the Poster session must be printed on a single sheet, format A1 (594mm x 841mm) portrait orientation. Participants may present maximum of two abstracts or posters at the conference with one registration fee!


The full text articles will undergo a peer-review process and if they receive a positive evaluation they will be published in the international scientific journals “Ecologia Balkanica” or “Education and Science without Borders”, depending on the area of the submitted article. Full text submissions must be sent with subject "SSCE2013 full text submission" to ecologybf @ no later than 31 October 2013.

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Organizing Committee

Assoc. Prof. Iliana Velcheva, PhD
Assoc. Prof. Angel Tsekov, PhD
Assoc. Prof. Gana Gecheva, PhD

Ch. Assist. Prof. Atanas Irikov, PhD
Ch. Assist. Prof. Dilian Georgiev, DSc
Ch. Assist. Prof. Slaveya Petrova, PhD
Ch. Assist. Prof. Ivelin Mollov, PhD
Vesela Yancheva, PhD Student
Stela Stoyanova, PhD Student
Borislava Todorova
Bogdan Nikolov


All questions about the conference should be sent to ecologybf @



Sponsors & Partners


Ministry of the Environment and Waters
Regional Inspection of the Environment and Waters - Plovdiv



Department for Scientific Research
University of Plovdiv




  Union of Scientists in Bulgaria
  Branch Plovdiv






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