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Dr Gergana P. Vasileva

Research Associate


Tel. +359-2-717-195 ext 208
Fax. +359-28-705-498
E-mail: gpv@ecolab.bas.bg

 

Born: 25th March 1969, Blagoevgrad

1992: MSc, Faculty of Biology, St Kliment Okhridski University of Sofia
1999: PhD, Central Laboratory of General Ecology, BAS; thesis: Cestodes and cestode communities of grebes (Aves: Podicipedidae) from the Bulgarian Black Sea coast

1993-1995: Biologist, Institute of Parasitology, BAS
1995-1996: Biologist, Institute of Ecology, BAS
1996-present: Research Associate, Central Laboratory of General Ecology, BAS

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS


  • Morphology, taxonomy and evolution of cestodes from grebes.
  • Ecology of the helminth communities in birds.

 

RECENT PROJECTS


  • Systematic and evolutionary biology of the species of the genus Biuterina of the Old World; 2000 - 2002.

  • Biodiversity of paruterinoidean tapeworms; 1998-2001. Supported by the National Scientific Fund.
  • Biodiversity of hymenolepidids of birds. 2000-2002. Joint research project with the Institute of Zoology, Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
  • Ecology, fauna and systematics of parasitic and soil worms in natural ecosystems. 2000-2002. Financial support - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

 

FOREIGN VISITS


1998: Two weeks, Department of Parasitology, Institute of Zoology, Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Studies on hymenolepidid cestodes of grebes from theUkraine

2000: One month, Parasitic Worms Division, The Natural History Museum, London. Studies on amabiliid cestodes

2002-2003: Royal Society/NATO Research Fellow, Parasitic Worms Division, The Natural History Museum, London. Studies on amabiliid cestodes

 

PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS & AWARDS


2000: Evrika Foundation Science Award for PhD Thesis

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

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) 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.

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.

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. Systematic Parasitology 34: 171-177.

Georgiev B. B., Vasileva G. P., Chipev N. H., Dimitrova Z. M. (1996) Cestodes of seabirds at Livingston Island, South Shetlands. In: Golemansky V. & Chipev N. (Eds) Bulgarian Antarctic Research. Life Sciences, Pensoft Publishers, Sofia and Moscow, pp. 111-128.

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: 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.

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.

Vasileva G. P., Georgiev B. B., Genov T. (1999) Palaearctic species of the genus Confluaria Ablasov (Cestoda, Hymenolepididae): 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 the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. Parasite 6: 249-258.

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.

Vasileva G. P., Kornyushin V. V., Genov T. (2001) Hymenolepidid cestodes from grebes (Aves, Podicipedidae) in Ukraine: the genera Dollfusilepis and Parafimbriaria. Vestnik Zoologii 35: 3-14.

Vasileva G. P., Kornyushin V. V., Genov T. (2001) Hymenolepidid cestodes from grebes (Aves: Podicipedidae) in Ukraine: the genus Confluaria. Vestnik Zoologii 35: 15-31.

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., 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., 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.

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.

Vasileva G. P., Gibson D. I., Bray R. A. (2003) Taxonomic revision of Tatria Kowalewski, 1904 (Cestoda: Amabiliidae): redescriptions of T. biremis Kowalewski, 1904 and T. minor Kowalewski, 1904, and the description of T. gulyaevi n. sp. from Palaearctic grebes. Systematic Parasitology 54: 177-198.

 


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