140 years since the birth of Acad. Metodi Popov

A close friendship connects our great scientist with Albert Einstein April 29 marks the 140th anniversary of the birth of Acad. Metodi Popov. The great Bulgarian biologist was born in 1881 in Shumen, and his brother was the mathematician Acad. Kiril Popov. Both are individuals with broad interests in science and the arts. They were involved in classical music since childhood, playing the cello and the violin. Acad. Metodi Popov graduated in biology at Sofia University, and later specialized in biology, comparative anatomy and parasitology in Munich with the world-famous scientist Richard Hertwig. He held a PhD from the University of Munich and worked as an assistant professor of zoology and comparative anatomy. He continued his specialization in microbiology at the Robert Koch Institute in [...]

2021-05-10T10:26:46+00:00Wednesday, 28 April 2021|Categories: Biodiversity, Bioresources and Ecology|

PhD student at BAS is the winner of a special award for significant contribution to the development of scientific research in Bulgaria

PhD student Eva Filipova from the Forest Research Institute at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences is the winner of the special award for significant contribution to the development of research in Bulgaria at the National Representation of Student Councils. The award is given for the first time within the competition “Student of the Year” and is awarded for research on the wild chestnut pests which contributes to the protection of chestnut forests in Bulgaria. Eva Filipova thanked for the support of the scientists from the Forest Research Institute and the Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research of BAS and wished young people to keep their enthusiasm and inspiration and to believe in science. […]

2021-03-04T11:22:14+00:00Tuesday, 2 March 2021|Categories: Biodiversity, Bioresources and Ecology|

Two of the institutes of BAS start digitizing their scientific collections in a joint project

The implementation of the first stage of the project "Distributed system of scientific collections - Bulgaria (DiSSCo-BG)" started with an online meeting of the team. Тhe project will be implemented by the Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research (IBER-BAS) and the National Museum of Natural History (NMNHs-BAS), united in the consortium "Upgrading distributed scientific infrastructure: Distributed system of scientific collections-Bulgaria (DiSSCo-BG)". The consortium is the Bulgarian unit in the pan-European distributed research infrastructure DiSSCo, recognized as a research infrastructure of European importance and included in the Roadmap of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) in 2018. The project is also realized as part of the National Roadmap for Research Infrastructures for the period 2020-2027. The main goal of the scientists from BAS is [...]

2021-02-01T09:36:24+00:00Thursday, 28 January 2021|Categories: Biodiversity, Bioresources and Ecology|

Project “Upgrading distributed scientific infrastructure “Bulgarian Network for Long-Term Ecosystem Research (LTER-BG)”

Scientists from three institutes of BAS and the University of Forestry have started work on the project "Upgrading Distributed Scientific Infrastructure "Bulgarian Network for Long-Term Ecosystem Research” (LTER-BG). The aim is to summarize the scientific information on conservation and sustainable management of the unique biological diversity in the Republic of Bulgaria, ecosystems and their services for the benefit of society. On 21 January 2021, a kick-off online meeting was held between the partners in the consortium with the coordinator Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research and partners the Institute of Oceanology "Fridtjof Nansen", the Forest Research Institute and the University of Forestry. The upgrade of the existing scientific infrastructure will combine centralised activities (virtual infrastructure and mobile equipment), as well as distributed physical infrastructure located [...]

2021-02-01T09:31:35+00:00Tuesday, 26 January 2021|Categories: Biodiversity, Bioresources and Ecology|

The Dimitar Kovachev Palaeontological Museum, a branch of the National Museum of Natural History-BAS, turned 30 years old

The palaeontological branch of NMNHS-BAS https://www.nmnhs.com/palaeontological-museum-in… was established in February 1990 with a tripartite agreement between BAS, NMNHS-BAS and the municipality of Asenovgrad at the initiative of Prof. Nikolai Spassov, then research associate at the museum. The basis was the unique collection by students from the high school in Asenovgrad who under the guidance of biology teacher Dimitar Kovachev participated in palaeontological expeditions, supported by the local municipality. The collection was initially stored in the high school of the city, and when the museum was established it became part of the collections of NMNHS-BAS and was moved to the building provided by the municipality as a branch of the museum. Dimitar Kovachev was appointed the first curator of the museum and today the museum bears [...]

2020-12-10T16:25:57+00:00Wednesday, 9 December 2020|Categories: Biodiversity, Bioresources and Ecology|

Distinction of BAS for Petar Beron

Petar Beron was awarded with the Sign of Distinction of the President of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences at a ceremony held on 9 October 2020 in the Academy. Prof. Julian Revalski, Full Member of BAS, conferred the award for his merits in the field of acarology and zoogeography and on the occasion of his 80th birthday. The award ceremony was attended by representatives of the Board of BAS and the National Museum of Natural History of BAS (NMNHS). […]

2020-10-12T10:27:02+00:00Friday, 9 October 2020|Categories: Biodiversity, Bioresources and Ecology|
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