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Dimitar Demerdzhiev
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Dimitar Demerdzhiev

   Biography

Date of birth: 22.10.1977. Degree(s) or diploma(s):Master of science in Ecology; 2005-2011 – PhD, Eastern Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca heliaca Savigny, 1809) (Accipitridae – Aves) in Bulgaria - distribution, biology, ecology, numbers, and conservation measures. - National Museum of Natural History / Bulgarian Academy of Science. 2009-present. Imperial Eagle conservation officer within “Conservation of Imperial Eagle and Saker Falcon in key Natura 2000 sites in Bulgaria” LIFE+ project. 2008. Expert in monitoring of Imperial Eagle within “Realm of eagles” project. Coordination of Imperial Eagle conservation activities Responsible for the monitoring of Imperial Eagle in Bulgaria and European Turkey 2007. Monitoring specialist of the project “Conservation of the Large Vultures in the Eastern Rhodopes” funded by Frankfurt Zoological Society; 2002-2003. Responsible for monitoring in the project “Conservation of the Imperial eagle in Bulgaria” supported by Rufford Small Grants 2002; 2004-2005. Responsible for monitoring in the project “Conservation of the Imperial eagle in Bulgaria” supported by Whitley Leing Foundation 2004-2005. Responsible for monitoring in the region of Eastern Rhodopes in the project “Conservation of the Egyptian vulture in Bulgaria” – 2003 -2004; 2004-2006. Monitoring specialist of the project “Conservation of the Large Vultures in the Eastern Rhodopes” funded by Frankfurt Zoological Society. 2006. Field assistant of the BSPB project conservation of the Saker in Bulgaria.

Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds / BirdLife Bulgaria
3 Nikola Vapcarov Blvd.  
Plovdiv,    4000  Bulgaria
Phone: +359 (0) 888 35 20 68
Email: demerdjiev@yahoo.com


   Research Interests

Raptor behavior, biology and ecology.

Species of Interest: 
  • Aquila pennata
  • Falco naumanni
  • Buteo rufinus
  • Aquila heliaca
  • Aquila nipalensis
  • Falco cherrug
  • Gyps fulvus
  • Gypaetus barbatus
  • Neophron percnopterus
  • Aegypius monachus
  • Aquila fasciata
  • Aquila chrysaetos


   Publications

Stoychev, S., I. Ivanov, T. Petrov, S. Marin, D. Demerdzhiev, G. Gradev, and D. Domuschhiev. 2004. Status of the Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca in Bulgaria between 1994 and 2002. Pp. 653-660 in R.D. Chancellor and B.-U. Meyburg (eds.), Raptors worldwide: proceedings of the VI World Conference on Birds of Prey and Owls, Budapest, Hungary, 18-23 May 2003. World Working Group on Birds of Prey/MME-BirdLife Hungary, Berlin and Budapest.

Petrov T., D. Demerdzhiev, G. Popgeorgiev, L. Profirov, K. Velev, K. Dimitrova, D. Plachiyski. 2006. Birds of the Western Rhodopes. - In: Beron P., (ed.) Biodiversity of Bulgaria. 3. Biodiversity of Western Rhodopes (Bulgaria and Greece) I. Pensoft & Nat. Mus. Natur. Hist., Sofia, 913-948.

Stoychev S., Hristov H., Iankov P., Demerdzhiev D. 2004. Birds in the Bulgarian part of the Eastern Rhodopes. – In: Beron P., Popov A. (eds). Biodiversity of Bulgaria. 2. Biodiversity of Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria and Greece). Pensoft & Nat. Mus. Natur. Hist., Sofia, 881-894.

Shurulinkov, P., I. Nikolov, D. Demerdzhiev, K. Bedev, H. Dinkov, G. Daskalova, S. Stoychev, I. Hristov & A. Ralev. 2007. Die aktuelle Brutverbreitung und die Bestande koloniebrutender Reiher und Kormorane in Bulgarien. – Ornithologische Mitteilungen, 11.

Demerdzhiev, D., S. Stoychev 2008. Status of the Masked Shrike (Lanius nubicus) in Bulgaria. – Acrocephalus 29 (137): 99-104.

Demerdzhiev, D., S. Stoychev, Tz. Petrov, I. Angelov, N. Nedyalkov 2009. Impact of Power Lines on Bird Mortality in Southern Bulgaria. – Acta zool. bulg., 61 (2): 177-185.

Ragiov, D., D. Demerdzhiev, I. Angelov 2009. Peregrine (Falco peregrinus) in Bulgaria – General Review. – In: Sielicki, J. & T. Mizera (eds.). Peregrine Falcon Populations – status and perspectives in the 21st Century. European Peregrine Falcon Working Group, Society for the Protection of Wild Animals „Falcon”. Turul, Warsaw 2008, Pp. 345-360.

GERDZHIKOV, G., D. DEMERDZHIEV 2009. Data on Bird Mortality in “Sakar” IBA (BG021), Caused by Hazardous Power Lines. – Ecologia Balkanica 1, 67-77 p.

Dixon, A., D. Ragyov, Z. Ayas, M. Deli, D. Demerdzhiev, I. Angelov, E. Kmetova and N. Nedyalkov 2009. Population status of breeding Saker Falcons (Falco cherrug) in Turkey. – Avian Biology Research 2 (4), 213-220.

Nikolov, S. C., Demerdzhiev, D.A., Popgeorgiev, G.S. and Plachiyski, D.G. 2011. Bird community patterns in sub-Mediterranean pastures: the effects of shrub cover and grazing intensity. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation, 34.1: 11-21.

DEMERDZHIEV, D., M. HORVÁTH, A. KOVÁCS, S. STOYCHEV AND I. KARYAKIN 2011. Status and population trend of the Eastern Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca) in Europe in the period 2000-2010. Acta zool. bulg., Suppl. 3: 5-14.

DEMERDZHIEV, D., G. GRADEV, S. STOYCHEV, I. IVANOV, TS. PETROV AND S. MARIN 2011. Increase of the population of the Eastern Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca) in Bulgaria. Acta zool. bulg., Suppl. 3: 41-54.

DEMERDZHIEV, D., S. STOYCHEV, N. TERZIEV AND I. ANGELOV 2011. Status of the Eastern Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca) in the European part of Turkey. Acta zool. bulg., Suppl. 3: 87-93.

Hristov, H., D. Demerdzhiev and S. Stoychev 2012. The black vulture Aegypius monachus in Bulgaria. The Black Vulture: Status, Conservation and Studies. Proceeding of the First International Symposium on the Black Vulture Aegypius monachus (Cordoba, Spain, 21-23 october 2004), 96-104 p.



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