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The Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research with a plaquette for long-term cooperation

The Regional Historical Museum - Blagoevgrad celebrated its 70th anniversary. At the opening of the exhibition prepared on this occasion, the Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research of BAS was awarded with an honorary plaquette and a diploma for many years of fruitful cooperation and development of the palaeobotanical collection of the museum. For nearly a decade, scientists from the Palaeobotany and Palynology Section at IBER (Assoc. Professor Vladimir Bozukov, Corresponding Member Dimiter Ivanov) have been working together with the team of the Nature Department at RHM - Blagoevgrad, both in the field and in the design of exhibitions with plant fossils or temporary exhibitions. Summary information about the anniversary exhibition can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/BulgarianNewsAgency/videos/2025538980974025

2023-01-15T23:36:46+02:00Wednesday, 9 November 2022|Categories: Biodiversity, Bioresources and Ecology|

New plant species discovered and described for science

Sideritis elica Aneva, Zhelev & Bonchev is the new species discovered and described by Assoc. Prof. Ina Aneva (Scientific Secretary of division “Biodiversity, Bioresources and Ecology” and Researcher at the Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, BAS), Prof. Petar Zhelev (University of Forestry) and Sen. Asst. Prof. Georgi Bonchev, PhD (Institute of Plant Physiology and Genetics, BAS). Sideritis elica (Rhodope elica) differs morphologically from the well-known Mursal tea (Sideritis scardica), and the differences have been confirmed at the molecular level by the application of genetic analyses. The most significant morphological characteristics that distinguish the new species are related to the way the stem branches, the width and length of the first three leaf pairs, the length of the bract tip and the high intensity of [...]

2022-12-01T15:42:08+02:00Monday, 31 October 2022|Categories: Biodiversity, Bioresources and Ecology, Selected|

Public discussion of the Environmental Assessment Report of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan

A public discussion of the Environmental Assessment Report (EAR) of NRRP was held on 21 October 2022 in “Prof. Marin Drinov” Hall of BAS. The meeting was attended by representatives of the Council of Ministers - Mr. Ivan Ivanov (Director of the "Central Coordination Unit" in the Council of Ministers) and Ms. Tsvetelina Hinkova (expert "Central Coordination Unit"). Mr. Ivanov expressed special thanks to the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences for lending a hand and for the considerable efforts made in the preparation of the EAR. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ina Aneva, Project Coordinator and Scientific Secretary of the Biodiversity, Bioresources and Ecology division, emphasized that BAS was the leading scientific, spiritual and expert center of Bulgaria and as such, one of the priorities was to be [...]

2022-12-01T15:35:55+02:00Monday, 24 October 2022|Categories: Biodiversity, Bioresources and Ecology, Selected|

Exhibition “See the Unseen: The Dawn of Humanity”

At 18:00 on 20.09.2022 at the National Museum of Natural History of BAS was opened the exhibition "See the Unseen: The Dawn of Humanity" with the author of the scientific concept Prof. Nikolai Spassov. The exposition is the second of a series of temporary exhibitions presenting previously unseen specimens from the scientific collections of the National Museum of Natural History-BAS. It is related to the paleoanthropological discoveries made in our country and in the Balkans in the last 15 years - findings that change our perceptions of the first steps of humanity - both those of the pre-humans standing at the beginning of the human evolutionary line, and of the first modern humans inhabiting Europe. The exhibition was opened by the Minister of Culture Prof. [...]

2022-10-06T14:16:26+03:00Wednesday, 21 September 2022|Categories: Biodiversity, Bioresources and Ecology|

First report with evidence that pandas lived in our country millions of years ago

Prehistoric Panda In the article „A late Turolian giant panda from Bulgaria and the early evolution and dispersal of the panda lineage“ published in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Prof. Nikolai Spassov from the National Museum of Natural History of BAS and his Chinese colleague Qigao Jiangzuo describe a new species of fossil giant panda (Agriarctos nikolovi) that inhabited Bulgaria about 6 million years ago, at the end of the Miocene. The description of the species is based on the finding of fossil teeth stored in the collection of NMNHS - BAS. The evolution of the panda is poorly known due to very limited fossil remains. It is assumed that the direct ancestor of today's panda is the fossil Chinese genus Ailuraerctos which lived 8-6 [...]

2022-08-12T10:21:01+03:00Friday, 5 August 2022|Categories: Biodiversity, Bioresources and Ecology, Selected|

Scholarship for talented pupils by the Centre of Competence QUASAR

The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the National Centre for Quantum Communication, Intelligent Security Systems and Risk Management QUASAR have established a scholarship for talented pupils from 134th School "Dimcho Debelyanov"- ORT School. The annual scholarship is in the name of Dan Shechtman, Technion Professor of Metal Science and 2011 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry for his discovery of quasicrystals. This was announced at an event organised by the school in the presence of the President of BAS Prof. Julian Revalski, Full Member of the Academy, Acad. Chavdar Roumenin and Assoc. Prof. Lachezar Georgiev from the QUASAR Centre of Competence. Academician Julian Revalski recalled that five years ago he awarded Dan Shechtman the highest award of BAS - Doctor Honoris Causa. The scholarship was specially created [...]

2022-04-13T16:37:28+03:00Tuesday, 12 April 2022|Categories: Biodiversity, Bioresources and Ecology|Tags: |
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