Dimitar Plachiyski

Dimitar Plachiyski
National Museum of Natural History - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences · Vertebrates Department

PhD

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November 2012 - October 2018
National Museum of Natural History - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
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Publications (26)
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The changes in the distribution/range of a particular taxon are among the most important criteria for the determination of its current status and the effective assessment of the implemented conservation measures. Determination of the geographic distribution/range is of crucial importance for sensitive and rare species such as the White-backed Woodp...
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We investigated the habitat selection of "mad" Western Capercaillies males from the isolated and threatened Rila-Rhodope population. These "mad" Capercaillies are highly territorially aggressive individuals, that approach and attack people; this abnormal behavior, rarely occurs beyond single individuals in one lek and no studies that we know of hav...
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The Alpine newt Ichthyosaura alpestris is a glacial relict in Bulgaria, occurring only in several mountainous regions. Results of a long-term herpetological survey in Bulgaria are presented, including from sampling specifically targeting the aquatic phase of I. alpestris. The known ranges of its vertical and geographical distribution are now expand...
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The amphibians and reptiles occurring in Balgarka Natural Park (NP), are a representative sample of the lowland and middle mountain range herpetofauna of the Stara Planina Mountains. Here we present the first detailed and targeted mapping for the NP. The data were collected mostly in 2012–2013, mainly based on visual searches using the transect met...
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Current habitat management of the peripheral, regionally unique, and isolated Balkan capercaillie Tetrao urogallus rudolfi Dombrowski, 1912 meta-population in Bulgaria is based on obsolete knowledge of the spatial requirements of the species. Thus, we studied the habitat availability and the patterns of use by Capercaillie adult males, at the home...
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White-backed woodpecker (Dendrocopos leucotos) is an old-growth forest specialist and one of the rarest woodpeckers in Europe. The southern subspecies of the white-backed woodpecker (Dendrocopos leucotos lilfordi) is among the least studied. We assessed which environmental variables influence the landscape distribution of the southern white-backed...
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Booklet developed under LIFE12/NAT/BG001218 to assist personnel working in the forest sector and forestry services in identification and conservation of forest dwelling bird species. The guide presents the forest as bird habitat, how they utilise the forest, where they feed and nest in the forest, main conservation approaches for birds, identificat...
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Detecting trends in the distribution and abundance of metapopulations is crucial to determining their status and to employ timely and effective measures for their protection. The ongoing increase of anthropogenic pressure requires obtaining precise data on the trends of the threatened Balkan capercaillie in Bulgaria. Therefore, we updated the speci...
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After 2007, the Bulgarian farmers have started benefiting from the newly available agro-environmental schemes through the European Union, which have promoted significant landscape changes. However, the impact on the local environment and the herpetofauna is yet to be determined. This has prompted us to undertake a comparative study on the changes i...
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In Bulgaria, an EU member state since 2007, semi-natural grasslands are still widespread but their area has decreased significantly in the last decades mainly due to their turnover into arable lands. We examined the changes in the cover and configuration of grassland habitats resulting from the Common Agricultural Policy implementation on the terri...
Technical Report
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Description of the past and current status of the Imperisl Eagle (Aquila heliaca) in Bulgaria, the threats, conservation goals and the necessary actions to preserve the species at national level.
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Basic information about the status, distribution, numbers, biology, threats and conservation measures for preserving the White-headed Duck (Oxyura leucocephala) and its habitats in Bulgaria is presented according to the common requirements for a single species national action plan. The plan was developed by the BSPB / BirdLife Bulgaria and adopted...
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The study was carried out by tree visits in different areas of the Natura 2000 site “Rice Fields Tsalapitsa” BG 0002086 (West of Plovdiv city, near village of Tsalapitsa). Our preliminary research showed that in the area vertebrates with high conservation status occurred included in the Bulgarian Bidiversity Act, Appendix II and III, Appendix II of...
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Shrubs are widely considered a threat to grassland biodiversity. We investigated the effects of shrub cover and grazing intensity on bird communities in sub–Mediterranean pastures in Bulgaria. The point–count method was used on 80 plots in open (< 10% shrub cover) and shrubby (approx. 20% cover) pastures under either intensive or extensive manageme...
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Detailed descriptions of the most important bird sites in Bulgaria, identified on the basis of standard EU criteria.
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ABSTRACT The article represents the result of a study of 247 bird species occurring at Western Rhodopes (Bulgarian and Greek parts-total approximately 10 000 km²). 214 (86.6%) bird species are established at the both parts of the mountain, 22 species (8.9%) are found only in Bulgarian part and 11 species (4.5%) only in Greek part. The breeding spec...
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The Action Plan for the Balkan chamois in Bulgaria examines the questions on the conservation of the species on the national level. It is developed based on the Terms of Reference of SFA, coordinated with MoEW and includes the plans and programmes developed until now for the population of the Balkan chamois in the Bulgarian National Parks. The Balk...
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Планът за действие за дивата коза в България разглежда въпросите за опазване на вида на национално ниво. Създаден е на основание Задание на НУГ, съгласувано с МОСВ и включва разработените до сега планове и програми за популацията на балканската дива коза в националните паркове в България. Балканската дива коза е включена в Приложение 2 и Приложение...

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