Dr. Atanas Irikov
CURRICULUM
VITAE

Name:

Atanas Angelov IRIKOV
Date of Birth:  February 13th, 1968
Place of Birth: v. Hvoyna, Smolyan, BULGARIA 
Nationality: Bulgarian 
Marital Status: Single 
Education: Secondary school, Year of Graduation -1986.

Biological Faculty, University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Year of Graduation 1994.

Degrees: BSc, MSc (Biology, Ecology): Biological Faculty, University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 1994.

PhD in Biology: Thesis: "Ecological and Faunistical investigation on land shell snails (Mollusca: Gastropoda) in Dobrostan Part of Western Rhodopi Mnt.", Sofia, January 2005.
Languages: Russian
Membership in professional organizations: Bulgarian Malacological Society (founder of Bulgarian Malacological Society (12.10.2005) and chairman 2007-2013).

National Scientific Committee on CITES.

Group on Parasitology and Medical Malacology.

Employment History: 1994 - 2000  Assistant Professor of Ecology and Conservation of Nature, Department of Ecology, Biological Faculty, University of Plovdiv.

2000 - 2003 - Senior Assistant Professor of Ecology and Conservation of Nature, Department of Ecology, Biological Faculty, University of Plovdiv.

2003-present day - Chief Assistant Professor of Ecology and Conservation of Nature, Department of Ecology, Biological Faculty, University of Plovdiv.

Teaching cources:

Teaches lecture courses and exercises of "Environmental conservation", "Conservation ecology", "Field Practice on Conservation Ecology", "Environmental management" and "Management of production waste" to BCs of "Ecology", "Biology" and "Ecology of the Biotechnological Production" at the Faculty of Biology, University of Plovdiv;

Teaches lecture cources of "Urban ecology", "Global climate change", "Management of the environment" and "Sustainable use of renewable natural resources" to MCs of "Ecology and Ecosystems Conservation" and "Ecology, management and control of the environment" at the Faculty of Biology, University of Plovdiv.

Research interests: Systematics, zoogeography and ecology of terrestrial snails and birds, general, urban and conservation ecology, economics and environmental management
Species named after A. Irikov: Alinda biplicata irikovi Nordsieck 2008
National and International projects and programmes:

Contributor to Bulgarian RED BOOK, parts terrestrials snails and birds;

Contributor to NATURA 2000 - birds;

Contributor to the AnimalBase online database.

Contact address:
Atanas Angelov Irikov
Department of Ecology
Biological Faculty
University of Plovdiv 
24, Tzar Assen Str. 
4000 Plovdiv 
BULGARIA 

phones: /+359 32/ 261 548

fax: /+359 32/ 624 147 

E-mail: irikov@abv.bg
 

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS:

1. Irikov A. (1995): Corelation between quantitative dynamics in the Parus major L. and Emberiza citrinella L. and some leading abiotic factors. - Trav. Sci. Univ. Plovdiv, Animalia. Vol. 31, Fasc. 6: pp. 91-96. (in Bulgarian, summary in English).

2. Bachvarov G., A. Irikov (1997): Le renseiqnement de la helmintofaune de la grande grenouille aquatique (Rana ridibunda Pall) provenant du region du combinat de la production du cuivre, nomnie "G. Damjanov" a Pirdop. - Trav. Sci., Univ. Plovdiv, Animalia. Vol. 33, Fasc. 6: pp. 45-54. (in Bulgarian, summary in French).

3. Irikov A. (1999): New localities of terrestrial snail (Gastropoda, Pulmonata) in Bulgaria. - Trav. Sc. Univ. Plovdiv, Animalia. Vol. 35, Fasc. 6: pp. 29-32. ( in Bulgarian, summary in English).

4. Irikov A., T. Irikova (2000): Dependence to density of land shell molluscs (Gastropoda, Pulmonata) from dampness of substratum in beech associations in Dobrostanski ridge of West Rhodope mountains. - Research reports of the Union of scientists in Bulgaria, B, I: pp. 421-424.

5. Irikov A. (2001): To the knowledge of the anatomy and taxonomy of two species from Genus Vitrea Fitzinger, 1833 (Gastropoda, Zonitidae). - Trav. Sci. Univ. Plovdiv, Animalia. Vol. 37, Fasc. 6: pp. 35-38. (in Bulgarian, summary in English). /Full text: PDF in Bulgarian; PDF in English/

6. Irikov A. (2002): Species composition and zoogeographical characterization of the terrestrial shell malacofauna (Mollusca, Gastropoda) in the Dobrostanski ridge of the Western Rhodopes with ecological notes. - Historia naturalis bulgarica, 14: 89-102. (in Bulgarian, summary in English).

7. Irikov A., D. Georgiev (2002): Species composition, habitat distribution, zoogeographical structure and origin of the malakofauna in town Stara Zagora (Bulgaria). - Trav. Sci. Univ. Plovdiv, Animalia, 38(6): 5-16. (full text - PDF)

8. Irikov A. (2003): A new species of Macedonica O. Boettger 1877 (Gastropoda:Pulmonata:Clausiliidae) from Bulgaria. Arch. Molluskenkunde, Frankfurt a. M., 132, (1/2), 1-3. (full text - PDF)

9. Irikov A., D. Georgiev, A. Riedel (2004): A new species of the Genus Vitrea  Fitzinger, 1833 from Bulgaria (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Zonitidae). - Folia Malakologica, Vol. 12(2): 79-81 (full text - PDF).

10. Irikov A. (2004): Ecological and Faunistical investigation on land shell snails (Mollusca: Gastropoda) in Dobrostan Part of Western Rhodopi Mnt., PhD Thesis, Plovdiv, 49 p. (In Bulgarian)

11. Irikov A., I. Dedov (2004): Contribution to the knowledge of the terrestrial gastropod fauna (Mollusca: Gastropoda) of the Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria). Beron P., Popov A. (eds.). Biodiversity of Bulgaria. 2. Biodiversity of Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria and Greece). Pensoft & Nat. Mus. Natur. Hist., Sofia: 787-790 (full text - PDF).

12. Irikov A. (2006): New taxa of Clausiliidae from Bulgaria (Gastropoda: Pulmonata). - Archiv für Molluskenkunde der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft, Frankfurt a. M., 135, 1: 81-89. (full text - PDF)

13. Irikov A., I. Mollov (2006): Terrestrial gastropods (Mollusca: Gastropoda) of the Western Rhodopes (Bulgaria). - In: Beron P. (ed.). Biodiversity of Bulgaria. 3. Biodiversity of Western Rhodopes (Bulgaria and Greece) I. Pensoft & Nat. Mus. Natur. Hist., Sofi., 753-832 (full text - PDF).

14. Irikov A. (2008): Genus Monacha Fitzinger 1833 in Bulgaria (Gastropoda, Pulmonata, Hygromiidae). Linzer Biologische Beitrage, 40, 1:785-811 (full text - PDF).

15. Irikov A., D. Georgiev. (2008): A review of the Agardhiella species (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Argnidae) in Bulgaria. - Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, 60(2): 135-141. [PDF - full text]

16. Irikov A., D. Georgiev. (2008): The New Zealand Mud Snail Potamopyrgus antipodarum (Gastropoda: Prosobranchia) - a New Invader Species in the Bulgarian Fauna. - Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, 60(2): 205-207. [PDF - full text]

17. Irikov A. (2008): Truncatellina rothi (REINHARDT, 1916) (Gastropoda: Truncatellininae) - a New Species for the Bulgarian Malacofauna. - Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, 60(3): 335-336. [PDF - full text]

18. Irikov A. (2008): Quantitive Structure of the Terrestrial Malacofauna (Mollusca: Gastropoda) in the Dobrostan Ridge in Western Rhodopes Mts. - In: Velcheva I., A. Tsekov (Eds.). Anniversary Scientific Conference of Ecology, 1 November 2008, Plovdiv, p. 111-121. (In Bulgarian). [PDF - full text]

19. Irikov A. (2008): Ecological Differentiation and Typization of the Terrestrial Malacofauna (Mollusca: Gastropoda) in the Dobrostan Ridge in Western Rhodopoes Mts. - In: Velcheva I., A. Tsekov (Eds.). Anniversary Scientific Conference of Ecology, 1 November 2008, Plovdiv, p. 122-135. (In Bulgarian). [PDF - full text]

20. Irikov A., V. Atanasova (2008): Ecological Evaluation of River Ecosystems in the East Aegean Sea Region in Bulgaria. - In: Velcheva I., A. Tsekov (Eds.). - In: Velcheva I., A. Tsekov (Eds.). Anniversary Scientific Conference of Ecology, 1 November 2008, Plovdiv, p. 362-370. (In Bulgarian). [PDF - full text]

21. Irikov A., Z. Eross (2008): An updated and annotated checklist of Bulgarian terrestrial gastropods (Mollusca: Gastropoda). - Folia malacologica, 16(4): 199-207. [PDF - full text]

22. Irikov A., D. Bechev (2011): Five New Introduced Snail Species (Mollusca: Gastropoda) In Nepal. - Journal of Conchology, 40(5): 575-576. [PDF - full text]

23. Irikov A. (2012): Macedonica dobrostanica n. sp. From Bulgaria (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Clausiliidae). - Journal of Conchology, 41(1): 111-113. [PDF - full text]

24. Petrova Y., A. Irikov (2012): Influence of Vegetation on the Avifauna in Two Urban Parks in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. - Ecologia Balkanica, 4(2): 25-31. [PDF - full text]

25. Yocheva S., A. Irikov, S. Petrova, I. Mollov (2013): Assessment of the Threats to the Biodiversity and Habitats in "Stara Reka" Reserve (Bulgaria) and Its Adjacent Subalpine and Alpine Areas. - Ecologia Balkanica, 5(1): 119-127. [PDF - full text]

26. Páll-Gergely B., T. Deli, A. Irikov, J. Harl. (2013): Subgeneric division of the genus Orcula Held 1837 with remarks on Romanian orculid data (Gastropoda, Pulmonata, Orculidae). - ZooKeys, 301: 25-49 [PDF - full text]

27. Irikov A., G. Gerdzhikov. (2013): Mollusca (terrestrial and marine Gastropods et Bivalvia) from Morocco. - ZooNotes, 50: 1-5 [PDF - full text]

28. Irikov A., I. Mollov. (2014): Overseas Dispersal of Shells of Terrestrial Snails (Gastropoda: Pulmonata) on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. - Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, 66(4): 501-504 [PDF - full text]

29. Georgiev D., P. Glöer, I. Dedov, A. Irikov. (2015): Review of the Genus Grossuana Radoman, 1973 (Gastropoda: Truncatelloidea) from Bulgaria, with a Description of a New Species. - Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, 67(2): 159-166. [PDF - full text]

30. Irikov A., D. Georgiev. (2015): Identification Keys to the Clausiliidae J. E. Gray, 1855 (Mollusca: Stylommatophora) from Bulgaria. - Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, 67(2): 167-177. [PDF - full text]

31. Irikov A., I. Mollov. (2015): Terrestrial gastropods (Mollusca, Gastropoda) of Strandzha Mountain and the Black Sea coast (Bulgaria and Turkey). - Historia Naturalis Bulgarica, 21: 13-48. [PDF - full text]

32. Irikov A., G. Gerdzhikov. (2016): Molluscs (Mollusca) (Terrestrial Gastropods and Freshwater Gastropods et Bivalvia) in Sakar Mountain (Bulgaria). - Historia Naturalis Bulgarica, 23: 195-206. [PDF - full text]

 

POPULAR SCIENCE PUBLICATIONS:

1. Irikov A. (1998): The Ecosystem Conservation Must Be Globalized. - University of Plovdiv, Academic Informative Bulletin 16, 4: 5-6. (In Bulgarian)

 

BOOKS:

1. Velcheva I., A. Irikov (2001): Ecology of the animals. University of Plovdiv Publishing House, 112 pp. (In Bulgarian)

2. Velcheva I., A. Tsekov, A. Irikov, B. Temelkov, G. Gecheva, I. Mollov, D. Georgiev (2008): Guidance for laboratory and field exercises of Ecology. University of Plovdiv Publishing House, 155 pp. (In Bulgarian)

3.  Velcheva I., A. Tsekov, A. Irikov, G. Gecheva, D. Georgiev, I. Mollov, S. Petrova, B. Nikolov, B. Todorova, B. Temelkov. 2013. Field Exercises of General and Conservation Ecology. University of Plovdiv Publishing House, Plovdiv. 157 p. (In Bulgarian).

4. Velcheva I., A. Tsekov, A. Irikov, D. Georgiev, I. Mollov, S. Petrova. 2013. Laboratory Exercises of Ecology. University of Plovdiv Publishing House, Plovdiv. (In Bulgarian).

 

PROJECTS:

1. "Species composition, zoogeography and ecology of the terrestrial malacofauna in Plovdiv and Stara Zagora. Influence of the anthropogenic factor and the urbanization on the biodiversity and the forming of the recent urban malacofauna" - project superviser.

2. "A study on the families Anisopodae, Bolitophilidae, Diadociidae, Ditomyiidae, Keroplatidae, Mycetophilidae, Ptychopteridae, Trichoceridae (Diptera: Nematocera) and terrestrial snails (Gastropoda: Terrestria) in Strandja Mountain and parts of Asiatic Turkey" - contributor (terrestrial snails).

3. 2009-2010., Project Coordinator - Further training of students in the Faculty "Biology" by trainee practice in the research and business sectors, the scheme grants BG051PO001-3.3.03 Ministry of Education and Science, "School and university practices" under the Operational Programme "Human Resources Development", financed by the European Social Fund, 2007 to 2013.

4. 2010-2012., Expert of project - N58301-32-452 "Protection, maintenance and restoration of natural habitats and habitats of species in the Central Balkan National Park" OPE 2007-2013 financed by the Ministry of Environment and Waters.


Gallery - New taxa

 
Macedonica
hartmuti
Macedonica
theodorae
Macedoica
dobrostanica
Vitrea
vereae
Bulgarica
varnensis
trimontsiana
Bulgarica
varnensis
gabrovnitsana
Balea
eninskoensis
 

                                                                                                                                

Gallery - New taxa for the Bulgarian fauna

 

Carinigera bureshi bureshi Carinigera bureshi dramensis  Carpathica wirthi

 

             

 Monacha claustralis Monacha ocellata Agardhiella
parreyssii
Potamopyrgus
antipodarum
Truncatellina
rothi

                                                                                                             

          

 Euxinolauria schweigeri

 

Gallery - New taxa for the fauna of Turkey

 

 Alinda biplicata orientalis

 

Gallery - New taxa for the fauna of Nepal

 

 Filopaludina sumatrensis polygramma Planorbarius corneus Pseudosuccinea columella Melanoides tuberculata

                                                                                                             

 

Gallery - New taxa for the fauna of Marroco

 

 
 Otala punctata Parmacella valencienni Cepaea vindobonensis Theba andalusica   Theba arinagae
          New for the African continent!

 

 

Gallery - Synonyms

 

Vitrea bulgarica synonym of Vitrea neglecta

 

 

Pupilla bogdanovi synonym of
Gibbulinopsis (Gibbulinopsis) interrupta

(invalid for the Bulgarian fauna)

 

Pupilla valkanovi synonym of
Gibbulinopsis (Gibbulinopsis) interrupta

(invalid for the Bulgarian fauna)

 

 

Gallery - Marine immigrants
(Species, recorded only by empty shells, brought by marine currents to the Bulgarian shore, but invalid for the Bulgarian fauna)

 

 Chondrus
tournefortianus
Elia (Acroeuxina)
huebneri
Ena nogellii Jaminia
squalina
Scrobifera
taurica

 

 


State of Nature

   

Chervenata Skala Summit (Western Rhodopes)                               Kamaka Rock Peak (Western Rhodopes)

  

           Pirin Mt.                                                                                  "Koncheto", Pirin Mt.

 


Last updated: 08-09-2015