CENTRAL LABORATORY
OF GENERAL ECOLOGY

Parasite Biodiversity Group


CLGE
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Professor Boyko B. GEORGIEV

Senior Research Scientist


Tel. +359 2 817 195 ext 102 or +359-28-705-012
Fax. +359-28-705-498
E-mail: bbg@ecolab.bas.bg

Alternative homepages:
http://www.ecolab.bas.bg/Members/bbg
http://www.nhm.ac.uk//research-curation/staff-directory/zoology/cv-5982.html

Born: 14th October 1957, Sofia

1982: MSc, Faculty of Biology, St Kliment Okhridski University of Sofia
1982-1989: Biologist, Central Laboratory of Helminthology, BAS
1989: PhD, Central Laboratory of Helminthology, BAS; thesis: Cestodes of the family Dilepididae from passeriform birds in Bulgaria

 

1989-1995: Researcher Institute of Parasitology, BAS
1995-1996: Researcher, Institute of Ecology, BAS
1996-present: Associate Professor, Central Laboratory of General Ecology, BAS
1996-1999: Scientific Secretary of CLGE (Deputy Director responsible for research projects and PhD programmes)
2002-present: Head, Parasite Biodiversity Group
2004-2006: Researcher, Parasitic Worms Research Group, Department of Zoology, Natural History Museum, London



 

RESEARCH INTERESTS


  •  Systematics and phylogeny of cyclophyllidean cestodes, with special emphasis on the families Paruterinidae, Metadilepididae, Dilepididae and Progynotaeniidae.
  •   Cestode life cycles.
  •   Helminth fauna of Bulgaria.
  •  Ecology of parasite communities.

 

RECENT PROJECTS


  • Taxonomic revision of the cestode superfamily Paruterinoidea (Paruterinidae and Metadilepididae).

Right: Metadilepis kornyushini Georgiev & Vaucher, 2003,
a parasite of potoos in Paraguay

  • Diversity of Neotropical cestodes from birds, with an emphasis on newly collected materials from Costa Rica and Paraguay - in collaboration with C. Vaucher and J. Mariaux, Natural History Museum, Geneva; research in Costa Rica in the frames of programme coordinated by D. Brooks (University of Toronto) and D. Causey (Harvard University).
Right: B. Georgiev and J. Mariaux, Codiliera de Guanacaste,
Costa Rica, November 2004
  • Phylogenetic interrelations of cyclophyllidean cestode families (based on morphological data and molecular sequences) - in collaboration with V. Tkach, University of North Dakota, T. Littlewood and P. Olson, The Natural History Museum, London.
  • Taxonomy and phylogeny of the cestode family Progynotaeniidae, in collaboration with P. Nikolov, CLGE, Sofia.

 

Right: Leptotaenia ischnorhyncha, a parasite of flamingos
(see Nikolov et al., 2004)



  • Role of brine shrimps of the genus Artemia in the life cycles of avian cestodes - project in the frames of the co-operative agreement between Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and CSIC, Spain, in collaboration with A. Green and M. Sánchez, Biological Station of Donana Reserve, Seville, P. Nikolov and G. Vasileva, CLGE, Sofia.

    Right: Flamingolepis flamingo, a metacestode isolated from
    a brine shrimp from Odiel Marshes, Spain, July 2004


  • Evolution of cestode life cycles - in collaboration with T. Littlewood and F. Lefebvre, Natural History Museum, London.


  • PEET - database of cestode original descriptions, coordinated by J. Caira and colleagues, University of Connecticut, Storrs.

     

    Right: Dilepis undula, a parasite of thrushes,
    rostellar hooks and mature proglottides
    of a specimen from Bulgaria

FOREIGN VISITS


1987: One-month specialization, Parasitic Worms Division, The Natural History Museum, London. Studies on dilepidid and paruterinid cestodes

1993: Three-months specialization, Parasitic Worms Division, The Natural History Museum, London. Studies on paruterinid cestodes

2004-2006: Researcher, Parasitic Worms Research Group, Department of Zoology, Natural History Museum, London

1984-2007: Short-term visits to: Department of Zoology, Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest; Institute of Zoology, National Academy of Sciences of the Ukraine, Kiev; Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, London; Departament of Invertebrates, The Natural History Museum, Geneva; Department of Zoology, Agricultural University, Brno, Czech Republic; Naturkunde Museum, Humboldt Universität, Berlin; H.W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska; Institute of Parasitology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Ceské Budejovice; Institute of Ecology, Vilnius University; Department of Evolutionary Biology and Ecology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut; Institute of Animal Ecology and Systematics, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk; Institute of Parasitology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow; Biological Station of Donana Reserve, CSIC, Seville.

 

PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS & AWARDS


Editorial Board, Folia Parasitologica (1997-present)

Editorial Board, Systematic Parasitology (1998-present)

Editorial Board, Acta Parasitologica (2002 - present)

Editorial Board, Acta Zoologica Lituanica (2005 - present)

 

 

Co-organiser, Third International Workshop for Systematic Zoology of Tapeworms, Sofia, 1999

Research Associate, Department of Zoology, Natural History Museum, London


STUDENTS

Gergana Vasileva, PhD student 1996-1999
(co-supervised by Prof. T. Genov and B. Georgiev)

Cestodes and cestode communities from grebes from Bulgarian Black Sea coast

National Eureka Award for best PhD dissertation in 1999

Currently, Dr Vasileva is researcher at the Central Laboratory of General Ecology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

 

Zlatka Dimitrova, PhD student 1997-1999
(co-supervised by Prof. T. Genov and B. Georgiev)

Acanthocephalans from wild bird in Bulgaria - morphological, taxonomical and faunistic studies

Currently, Dr Dimitrova is lecturer in zoology, Thracian University, Stara Zagora

 


Dian Georgiev, PhD student 1999-2003

Ecological aspects of the circulation of protostrongylid nematodes in pastures for sheep and goats in the region of Stara Zagora

Curently, Dr Georgiev is instructor in ecology, Thracian University, Stara Zagora

 

Pavel Nikolov, PhD student 1999-2003

Taxonomic revision, phylogenetic hypothesis and coevolution with charadriiform hosts of the cestodes of the family Progynotaeniidae

Academician I. Vasilev Award for the best publication of young Bulgarian parasitologist, 2002
Prize for the best poster presentation at the 4th Biennial Conference of the Systematics Association in Dublin, 2003
Third Prize for Young Scientist in Basic Parasitology, 9th European Multicolloquium of Parasitology, Valencia, 2004

Curently, Dr Nikolov is researcher at the Central Laboratory of General Ecology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

 


Yasen Mutafchiev
, PhD student 2006-2008

Fauna and taxonomy of nematodes of the superfamily Acuarioidea from Bulgaria

 
Aneta Yoneva, PhD student 2007-2008
(co-supervised by Y. Mizinska, S. Stoitsova and B. Georgiev)

Ultrastructure of spermiogenesis and mature spermatozoon of Dilepididae, Paruterinidae, Metadilepididae and Gryporhynchidae.

TEACHING


1996/1997; 1997/1998; 1998/1999: Course in Zoology, Agricultural Faculty, Slavic University, Sofia

1999/2000: Course in Biological Resources Conservation, Faculty of Biology, St. Kliment Okhridsky University of Sofia

2001/2002, 2002/2003, 2003/2004, 2006/2007: Course of Biological Diversity and Biological Resources Conservation, Agricultural University, Plovdiv

PUBLICATIONS


Draganov S.Y., Georgiev B.B., Mileva E.K., Georgieva I.L. (1984) Blue-green algae from the northern and middle parts of the Bulgarian Black-Sea coast. Khidrobiologiya 20: 51-64 (in Russian).

Genov T., Georgiev B.B., Biserkov V.Y. (1984) Anoplocephaloides rauschi sp. n. (Cestoda: Anoplocephalidae), a parasite of Microtus nivalis Mart. (Rodentia) in Bulgaria. Comptes rendus de l'Academie bulgare des Sciences 37: 795-798.

Georgiev B.B., Georgieva I.L., Draganov S.Y. (1985) Algal benthos in the region of Sozopol. I. Khidrobiologiya 25: 71-80 (in Bulgarian).

Georgiev B.B., Genov T. (1985) Taxonomy and morphology of cestodes, parasites of Cinclus cinclus L. in Bulgaria. Parasitologia hungarica 18: 49-62.

Biserkov V.Y., Georgiev B.B., Genov T. (1985) Paracapillaria viperae sp. n. (Nematoda, Capillariidae) - a parasite of Vipera ammodytes L. in Bulgaria. Comptes rendus de l'Academie bulgare des Sciences 38: 251-254.

Georgiev B.B., Biserkov V.Y., Naydenov V.T., Genov T. (1986) Eudiaptomus vulgaris (Schmeil, 1898) (Copepoda, Calanoida) - an intermediate host of Echinocotyle (Echinocotyloides) ukrainensis Kornyushin, 1969 (Cestoda: Hymenolepididae). Comptes rendus de l'Academie bulgare des Sciences 39: 137-140.

Georgiev B., Biserkov V., Genov T. (1986) In toto staining method for cestodes with iron acetocarmine. Helminthologia 23: 279-281.

Draganov S., Stoyneva M., Georgiev B. (1986) Algal flora of the Bulgarian sector of the Danube and adjacent basins. In: International Symposium Role of Wetlands for the Conservation of the Genetic Fund, Srebarna, 8-12.10.1984, Reports. Sofia, Publishing House of BAS, pp. 42-51 (in Russian).

Murai E., Georgiev B.B. (1987) Redescription of three dilepidid species from New-Guinean Megapodius freycinet (Aves: Galliformes), erected by Sandor Kotlan, with the description of Kotlanolepis gen. n. (Cestoda). Parasitologia hungarica 20: 65-79.

Georgiev B.B., Kornyushin V.V., Genov T. (1987) Choanotaenia pirinica sp. n. (Cestoda, Dilepididae), a parasite of Pyrrhocorax graculus in Bulgaria. Vestnik Zoologii 3: 3-7 (in Russian).

Georgiev B.B., Genov T. (1987) Taxonomy and distribution of Dilepis undula (Schrank, 1788) (Cestoda: Dilepididae) in Bulgaria. In: Recent advances of the zoolgy in Bulgaria. Sofia, Publishing House of BAS, pp. 74-76 (in Bulgarian).

Georgiev B.B., Genov T. (1988) A record of Birovilepis sobolevi (Spassky, 1946) (Cestoda, Dilepididae) in Bulgaria with comments on its taxonomy and morphology. Khelmintologiya 25: 7-16.

Georgiev B.B., Bray R.A. (1988) Cestodes of the genera Angularella Strand, 1928 and Vitta Burt, 1938 from the Collection of the British Museum (Natural History). Systematic Parasitology 12: 61-75.

Genov T., Georgiev B.B. (1988) Review of the species of the genus Anoplocephaloides Baer, 1923 emend. Rausch, 1976 (Cestoda: Anoplocephalidae) parasitizing Bulgarian rodents, with an analysis of the taxonomic structure of the genus. Parasitologia hungarica 21: 31-52.

Genov T., Murai E., Georgiev B.B., Harris E.A. (1990) The erection of Leporidotaenia n. g. (Cestoda: Anoplocephalidae) for Anoplocephaloides spp. parasitising Leporidae (Lagomorpha). Systematic Parasitology 16: 107-126.

Mariaux J., Georgiev B.B. (1991) An unusual scolex structure of cestodes from the Rufous-chested Swallow, Hirundo semirufa. Journal of African Zoology 105: 131-134.

Georgiev B.B., Bray R.A. (1991) Notopentorchis cyathiformis (Froelich, 1791) comb. n. and N. iduncula (Spassky, 1946) (Cestoda: Paruterinidae) from Palaearctic swifts (Aves: Apodiformes), with a review of the genus Notopentorchis Burt, 1938. Systematic Parasitology 20: 121-133.

Georgiev B.B. (1992) Invalidation of the genus Zosteropicola Johnston, 1912 (Cestoda: Paruterinidae: Anonchotaeniinae). Systematic Parasitology 22: 39-44.

Georgiev B.B., Kornyushin V.V. (1993) Invalidation of the genus Anomaloporus Voge & Davis, 1953 (Cestoda: Paruterinidae). Systematic Parasitology 25: 203-211.

Georgiev B.B., Genov T. (1993) Ptilotolepis raymondi (Gigon et Beuret, 1991) comb. n. (Cyclophyllidea, Dilepididae): new geographical record and synonymy. Acta Parasitologica 38: 119-123.

Georgiev B.B., Kornyushin V.V. (1994) Family Paruterinidae Fuhrmann, 1908 (sensu lato). In: Khalil L.F., Jones A. & Bray R.A. (Eds) Keys to the Cestode Parasites of Vertebrates. Wallingford, UK: CAB International, 559-584.

Kornyushin V.V., Georgiev B.B. (1994) Family Metadilepididae Spassky, 1959. In: Khalil L.F., Jones A.& Bray R.A.(Eds) Keys to the Cestode Parasites of Vertebrates. Wallingford, UK: CAB International, 585-593.

Georgiev B.B., Murai E. (1994) Pseudangularia europaea n. sp. and other cestodes (Cyclophyllidea: Dilepididae and Paruterinidae) from the common swift, Apus apus L. (Aves: Apodiformes) in Hungary. Parasitologia Hungarica 26: 15-26.

Georgiev B.B., Bray R.A., Gibson D.I. (1994) Matabelea fuhrmanni (Cestoda, Cyclophyllidea, Paruterinidae): redescription, synonymy and systematic position. Zoologica Scripta 23: 75-82.

Dimitrova Z.M., Georgiev B.B. (1994) Ardeirhynchus n. g. (Palaeacanthocephala: Polymorphida: Polymorphidae), with a redescription of A. spiralis (Rudolphi, 1809) n. comb. Systematic Parasitology 29: 149-158.

Stoitsova S.R., Georgiev B.B., Dacheva R.B. (1995) Ultrastructure of spermiogenesis and the mature spermatozoon of Tetrabothrius erostris Loennberg, 1896 (Cestoda, Tetrabothriidae). International Journal for Parasitology 25: 1427-1436.

Georgiev B.B., Vasileva G.P., Genov T. (1995) Dictyterina cholodkowskii (Cestoda, Paruterinidae): morphology, synonymy and distribution. Folia Parasitologica 42: 55-60.

Vasileva G.P., Georgiev B.B., Genov T. (1996) Redescription and new records of Mackoja podirufi (Macko, 1962), with an amended diagnosis of Mackoja Kornyushin, 1983 (Cestoda: Hymenolepididae). Systematic Parasitology 34: 171-177.

Vasileva G.P., Georgiev B.B., Genov T. (1996) Pararetinometra lateralacantha Stock and Holmes, 1981 (Cestoda, Hymenolepididae): the first record in the Palaearctic Region and comments on its morphology and taxonomy. Canadian Journal of Zoology 74: 110-117.

Stoitsova S.R., Georgiev B.B., Dacheva R.B., Vinarova M.I. (1996) Ultrastructural and histochemical evidence for two types of scolex glands in Proteocephalus osculatus (Cestoda, Proteocephalidea). Comptes rendus de l'Academie bulgare des Sciences 48(8): 97-100.

Georgiev B.B., Vasileva G.P., Chipev N.H., Dimitrova Z.M. (1996) Cestodes of seabirds at Livingston Island, South Shetlands. In: Golemansky V.G. & Chipev N.H. (Eds) Bulgarian Antarctic Research. Life Sciences, Pensoft Publishers, Sofia and Moscow, pp. 111-127.

Georgiev B.B., Murai E., Rausch R.L. (1996) Burhinotaenia colombiana n. sp. (Cestoda, Cyclophyllidea) from the double-striped stone curlew Burhinus bistriatus (Aves, Charadriiformes) in Colombia. The Journal of Parasitology 82: 140-145.

Genov T., Vasileva G.P., Georgiev B.B. (1996) Paranoplocephala aquatica n. sp. (Cestoda, Anoplocephalidae) from Arvicola terrestris and Ondatra zibethica (Rodentia), with redescriptions and comments on related species. Systematic Parasitology 34: 135-152.

Dimitrova Z.M., Murai E., Georgiev B.B. (1996) The first record in Hungary of Apororhynchus silesiacus Okulewicz and Maruszewski, 1980 (Acanthocephala), with new data on its morphology. Parasitologia Hungarica 28: 83-88.

Dimitrova Z.M., Chipev N.H., Georgiev B.B. (1996) Record of Corynosoma pseudohamanni Zdzitowiecki, 1984 (Acanthocephala, Polymorphidae) in birds at Livingston Island, South Shetlands, with a review of Antarctic avian acanthocephalans. In: Golemansky V.G. & Chipev N.H. (Eds) Bulgarian Antarctic Research. Life Sciences, Pensoft Publishers, Sofia and Moscow, pp. 102-110.

Stoitsova S.R., Georgiev B.B., Dacheva R.B., Vinarova M.I. (1997) Scolex glands associated with the rostella in three species of the Dilepididae (Cestoda: Cyclophyllidea). Acta Zoologica (Stockholm) 78(3): 187-193.

Dimitrova Z.M., Georgiev B.B., Genov T. (1997) Acanthocephalans of the family Centrorhynchidae (Palaeacanthocephala) from Bulgaria. Folia Parasitologica 44(3): 224-232.

Vasileva G.P., Georgiev B.B., Genov T. (1998) Redescription of Hymenolepis hoploporus Dollfus, 1951, with the erection of the new genus Dollfusilepis (Cestoda, Hymenolepididae). Revue suisse de Zoologie 105(2): 319-329.

Vasileva G.P., Georgiev B.B., Genov T. (1998) Redescription of Chimaerula leonovi (Belogurov & Zueva, 1968) n. comb. (Cestoda, Dilepididae). Systematic Parasitology 40: 229-235.

Georgiev B.B., Genov T. (1998) Redescription of the type-species of the cestode genus Deltokeras Meggitt, 1927 (Cyclophyllidea: Paruterinoidea). Folia Parasitologica 45(1): 44-46.

Georgiev B.B., Petrova A.V. (1998) Checklist. General comments. In: Michev T., Georgiev B.B., Petrova A.V., Stoyneva M.P. (Eds) Biodiversity of the Srebarna Biosphere Reserve. Checklist and bibliography. Sofia: Co-published by Context and Pensoft, 8-9.

Georgiev B.B. (1998) Order Mallophaga. In: Michev T., Georgiev B.B., Petrova A.V., Stoyneva M.P. (Eds) Biodiversity of the Srebarna Biosphere Reserve. Checklist and bibliography. Sofia: Co-published by Context and Pensoft, 73-74.

Georgiev B.B. (1998) Order Anoplura. In: Michev T., Georgiev B.B., Petrova A.V., Stoyneva M.P. (Eds) Biodiversity of the Srebarna Biosphere Reserve. Checklist and bibliography. Sofia: Co-published by Context and Pensoft, 74.

Genov T., Georgiev B.B., Kostadinova A.K. (1998) Class Trematoda. In: Michev T., Georgiev B.B., Petrova A.V., Stoyneva M.P. (Eds) Biodiversity of the Srebarna Biosphere Reserve. Checklist and bibliography. Sofia: Co-published by Context and Pensoft, 53-56.

Genov T., Georgiev B.B. (1998) Zooparasitic nematodes. In: Michev T., Georgiev B.B., Petrova A.V., Stoyneva M.P. (Eds) Biodiversity of the Srebarna Biosphere Reserve. Checklist and bibliography. Sofia: Co-published by Context and Pensoft, 58-62.

Genov T., Georgiev B.B. (1998) Class Cestoda. In: Michev T., Georgiev B.B., Petrova A.V., Stoyneva M.P. (Eds) Biodiversity of the Srebarna Biosphere Reserve. Checklist and bibliography. Sofia: Co-published by Context and Pensoft, 51-53.

Genov T., Dimitrova Z.M., Georgiev B.B. (1998) Phylum Acanthocephala. In: Michev T., Georgiev B.B., Petrova A.V., Stoyneva M.P. (Eds) Biodiversity of the Srebarna Biosphere Reserve. Checklist and bibliography. Sofia: Co-published by Context and Pensoft, 62.

Vasileva G.P., Georgiev B.B. (1998) Order Siphonaptera. In: Michev T., Georgiev B.B., Petrova A.V., Stoyneva M.P. (Eds) Biodiversity of the Srebarna Biosphere Reserve. Checklist and bibliography. Sofia: Co-published by Context and Pensoft, 79-80.

Dimitrov G.I., Arapouglou F.K., Georgiev B.B. (1998) First record of Saturnius papernai Overstreet, 1977 in the Black Sea, with a review of the genus Saturnius Manter, 1969 (Digenea, Bunocotylidae). Systematic Parasitology 40: 43-48.

Vasileva G.P., Georgiev B.B., Genov T. (1999) Palaearctic species of the genus Confluaria Ablasov (Cestoda, Hymenolepididae): a redescription and synonymy of C. capillaris (Rudolphi, 1810). Systematic Parasitology 43: 49-57.

Vasileva G.P., Georgiev B.B., Genov T. (1999) Palaearctic species of the genus Confluaria Ablasov (Cestoda, Hymenolepididae): redescriptions of C. multistriata (Rudolphi, 1810) and C. japonica (Yamaguti, 1935), and a description of Confluaria sp. Systematic Parasitology 44: 87-103.

Vasileva G.P., Georgiev B.B. (1999) Cestode communities in non-breeding populations of four grebe species (Aves: Podicipedidae) from Bulgarian Black Sea coast. Parasite 6: 249-258.

Tzvetkov Y., Todev I., Georgiev B.B., Biserkov V.Y. (1999) Enzootic gnathostomiasis of the polecat, Mustela putorius L. in Bulgaria. Bulgarian Journal of Veterinary Medicine 2(1): 47-52.

Tzvetkov Y., Kril A., Georgiev B.B., Chipev N.H. (1999) Morphology of lesions in the intestinal wall of the gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua, caused by Parorchites zederi (Cestoda: Dilepididae). Bulgarian Antarctic Research. Life Sciences, Volume 2. Pensoft Publishers, Sofia and Moscow, pp. 62-67.

Genov T., Biserkov V., Georgiev B. (1999) Zoology. Brief textbook. Sofia, Professor M. Drinov Academic Publishers & Pensoft Publishers, 329 pp.

Dimitrova Z.M., Georgiev B.B., Genov T. (1999) New data on acanthocephalans of the genus Plagiorhynchus Luehe, 1911 (Palaeacanthocephala, Polymorphida, Plagiorhynchidae) from birds in Bulgaria. Helminthologia 36: 261-267.

Vasileva G.P., Georgiev B.B., Genov T. (2000) Palaearctic species of the genus Confluaria Ablasov (Cestoda, Hymenolepididae): redescriptions of C. podicipina (Szymanski, 1905) and C. furcifera (Krabbe, 1869), description of C. pseudofurcifera n. sp., a key and final comments. Systematic Parasitology 45: 109-130.

Georgiev B.B., Vaucher C. (2000) Chimaerula bonai sp. n. (Cestoda: Dilepididae) from the bare-faced ibis, Phimosus infuscatus (Lichtenstein) (Aves: Threskiornithidae) in Paraguay. Folia Parasitologica 47: 303-308.

Dimitrova Z.M., Georgiev B.B., Genov T. (2000) Review of the avian acanthocephalans from Bulgaria. Acta Zoologica Bulgarica 52(3): 3-22.

Todev I., Dimova V., Georgiev B.B. (2001) Intermediate hosts of Gongylonema pulchrum Molin, 1857 (Nematoda, Gongylonematidae) in game farm pastures. Helminthologia 38: 99-103.

Stoitsova S.R., Georgiev B.B., Vasileva G.P., Jordanova M. (2001) Rostellar apparatus of Fernandezia spinosissima (von Linstow, 1894) (Cestoda, Cyclophyllidea, Davaineidae): microanatomy and fine structure. Acta Zoologica (Stockholm) 82: 241-250.

Georgiev B.B., Vaucher C. (2001) Revision of the genus Parvirostrum Fuhrmann, 1908 (Cestoda, Cyclophyllidea, Paruterinidae). Systematic Parasitology 50: 13-29.

Georgiev B.B., Vasileva G.P. (2001) Dendrometra ginesi Jordano and Diaz-Ungria, 1956 transferred to Orthoskrjabinia Spasskii, 1947 (Cestoda: Paruterinidae). Helminthologia 38: 145-149.

Georgiev B.B., Vasileva G.P., Bray R.A., Gibson D.I. (2002) The genus Biuterina Fuhrmann, 1902 (Cestoda, Paruterinidae) in the Old World: redescriptions of four species from Afrotropical Passeriformes. Systematic Parasitology, 52: 111-128.

Nikolov P.N., Georgiev B.B. (2002) The morphology and new records of two progynotaeniid cestode species. Acta Parasitologica, 47: 121-130.

Vasileva G.P., Dimitrov G.I., Georgiev B.B. (2002) Phyllobothrium squali Yamaguti, 1952 (Tetraphyllidea, Phyllobothriidae): redescription and first record in the Black Sea. Systematic Parasitology, 53: 49-59.

Georgiev D.M., Georgiev B.B. (2002) Terrestrial gastropods as intermediate hosts of protostrongylid nematodes in pastures for sheep and goats in the region of Stara Zagora, Bulgaria. Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, 54: 47-54.

Georgiev B.B., Vaucher C. (2003) Revision of the Metadilepididae (Cestoda: Cyclophyllidea) from Caprimulgiformes. Revue Suisse de Zoologie, 110: 491-532.

Georgiev D.M., Kostadinova A., Georgiev B.B. (2003) Land snails in the transmission of protostrongylids on pastures in Southern Bulgaria: variability of infection levels related to environmental factors. Acta Parasitologica, 48: 208-217.

Georgiev B.B. (2003) Cestoda (Tapeworms). In: D.A. Thoney & N. Schlager (Eds) Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia. Second Edition. Volume 1. Lower Metazoans and Lesser Deuterostomes. Detroit et al.: Gale, pp. 225-243.

Georgiev B.B., Vasileva G.P., Bray R.A., Gibson D.I. (2004) The genus Biuterina Fuhrmann, 1902 (Cestoda, Paruterinidae) in the Old World: redescriptions of three species from Palaearctic Passeriformes. Systematic Parasitology 57: 67-85.

Nikolov P.N., Georgiev B.B., Gulyaev V.D. (2004) New data on morphology of species of the genus Leptotaenia Cohn, 1901 (Cestoda, Progynotaeniidae). Systematic Parasitology 58: 1-15.

Literák I., Olson P.D., Georgiev B.B., Špakulová M. (2004) First record of metacestodes of Mesocestoides sp. in the common starling (Sturnus vulgaris) in Europe, with an 18S rDNA characterization of the isolate. Folia Parasitologica 51: 45-49.

Fernández M., Aznar F.J., Montero F.E., Georgiev B.B., Raga J.A. (2004) Gastrointestinal helminths of Cuvier's beaked whales, Ziphius cavirostris, from the Western Mediterranean. The Journal of Parasitology 90: 418-420.

Georgiev B.B., Gardner S.L. (2004) New species of Cinclotaenia Macy, 1973 (Cyclophyllidea: Dilepididae) from Cinclus leucocephalus Tschudi (Passeriformes: Cinclidae) in Bolivia. The Journal of Parasitology 90: 1073-1084.

Georgiev B.B., Vaucher C. (2004) Arlenelepis harpiprioni gen. et sp. n. (Cestoda: Dilepididae) from Harpiprion caerulescens (Vieillot) (Aves: Threskiornithidae) in Paraguay. Folia Parasitologica 51: 327-332.

Nikolov P.N., Georgiev B.B., Gvozdev E.V., Gulyaev V.D. (2005) Taxonomic revision of the cestodes of the family Progynotaeniidae (Cyclophyllidea) parasitising stone curlews (Charadriiformes: Burhinidae). Systematic Parasitology 61: 123-142.

Georgiev B.B., Sánchez M.I., Green A.J., Nikolov P.N., Vasileva G.P., Mavrodieva R.S. (2005) Cestodes from Artemia parthenogenetica (Crustacea, Branchiopoda) in the Odiel Marshes, Spain: a systematic survey of cysticercoids. Acta Parasitologica 50: 105-117.

Vasileva G.P., Georgiev B.B. (2005) New records of hymenolepidid cestodes (Cestoda: Hymenolepididae) from charadriiform birds in Bulgaria. Acta Zoologica Bulgarica 57: 371-384.

Georgiev B.B., Gibson D.I. (2006) Description of Triaenorhina burti n. sp. (Cestoda: Paruterinidae) from the Malabar trogon Harpactes fasciatus (Pennant) (Aves: Trogoniformes: Trogonidae) in Sri Lanka. Systematic Parasitology 63: 53-60.

Yurlova N.I., Vodyanitskaya S.N., Serbina E.A., Biserkov V.Y., Georgiev B.B., Chipev N.H. (2006) Temporal variation in prevalence and abundance of metacercariae in the pulmonate snail Lymnaea stagnalis in Chany Lake, West Siberia, Russia: long-term patterns and environmental covariates. Journal of Parasitology 92: 249-259.

Caira J.N., Scholz T., Georgiev B.B. (2006) Cestode systematics and phylogeny move forward. Systematic Parasitology 65: 171-174.

Sánchez M.I., Georgiev B.B., Nikolov P.N., Vasileva G.P., Green A.J. (2006) Red and transparent brine shrimps (Artemia parthenogenetica): a comparative study of their cestode infections. Parasitology Research 100: 111-114.

Yoneva A., Georgieva K., Mizinska Y., Georgiev B.B., Stoitsova S.R. (2006) Ultrastructure of spermiogenesis and mature spermatozoon of Skrjabinoporus merops (Cyclophyllidea: Metadilepididae). Acta Parasitologica 51: 200-208.

Yoneva A., Miquel J., Swiderski Z., Georgieva K., Mizinska Y., Georgiev B.B. (2006) Ultrastructure of spermiogenesis and mature spermatozoon of Angularella beema (Clerc, 1906) (Cestoda, Cyclophyllidea, Dilepididae). Acta Parasitologica 51: 264-272.

Georgiev B.B., Bray R.A., Littlewood D.T.J. (2006) Cestodes of small mammals: taxonomy and life cycles. In: Morand S., Krasnov B., Poulin R. (Eds) Micromammals and macroparasites: from evolutionary ecology to management. Tokyo et al., Springer Verlag, pp. 29-62.

Komisarovas J., Georgiev B.B. (2007) Redescriptions of Monosertum parinum (Dujardin, 1845) and M. mariae (Mettrick, 1958) n. comb. from European passerine birds, with an amended generic diagnosis of Monosertum Bona, 1994 (Cestoda: Dilepididae). Systematic Parasitology 66: 43-53.

Swiderski Z.P., Miquel J., Mlocicki D., Georgiev B.B., Eira C., Grytner-Ziecina B., Feliu C. (2007) Post-embryonic development and ultrastructural characteristics of the polycephalic larva of Taenia parva Baer, 1926 (Cyclophyllidea, Taeniidae). Acta Parasitologica 52: 31-50.

Sánchez M.I., Georgiev B.B., Green A.J. (2007) Avian cestodes affect the behaviour of their intermediate host Artemia parthenogenetica: an experimental study. Behavioural Processes 74: 293-299.

Georgiev B.B., Mariaux J. (2007) Cestodes of the genus Biuterina Fuhrmann, 1902 (Cyclophyliidea: Paruterinidae) from passeriform and piciform birds in the Ivory Coast, with a key to the species of the genus. Revue suisse de Zoologie 114(1): 141-174.

Dimitrova Z.M., Georgiev B.B., Genov T. (2007) Review of the species of the phylum Acanthocephala recorded from the Bulgarian part of the Rhodopes Mountains. In Beron, P. (Ed.) Biodiversity of Bulgaria. 3. Biodiversity of Western Rhodopes (Bulgaria and Greece) I. Sofia: Pensoft & Nat. Mus. Nat. Hist., pp. 249-254.

Komisarovas J., Georgiev B.B., Mariaux J. (2007) Redescriptions of Monopylidium exiguum (Dujardin, 1845) and M. albani (Mettrick, 1958) n. comb. (Cestoda: Dilepididae) from European passerine birds. Systematic Parasitology 68(2): 87-96.

Georgiev B.B., Sánchez M.I., Vasileva G.P., Nikolov P.N., Green A.J. (2007) Cestode parasitism in invasive and native brine shrimps (Artemia spp.): can it explain the rapid invasion of A. franciscana in the Mediterranean region? Parasitology Research 101: 1647-1655.

Vasileva G.P., Skirnisson K., Georgiev B.B. (2008) Cestodes from Horned grebe, Podiceps auritus (L.) (Aves, Podicipedidae) from the Lake Myvatn, Iceland, with the description of Confluaria islandica n. sp. (Hymenolepididae). Systematic Parasitology 69: 51-58.


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