Slaveya Petrova

Slaveya Petrova
Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski" · Department of Ecology and Environmental Conservation

PhD

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Additional affiliations
April 2017 - April 2022
Agricultural University
Position
  • Chief Assistant Professor
April 2011 - present
Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski"
Position
  • Professor
Education
March 2009 - September 2012
Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski"
Field of study
  • Ecology and Environmental Conservation
November 2006 - May 2008
Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski"
Field of study
  • Ecology and Environmental Protection
September 2002 - July 2006
Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski"
Field of study
  • Ecology and Environmental

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Publications (100)
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Obesity is associated with significant disturbance in the hormonal status that can affect the reproductive system. In recent decades, an increasing interest in related to the association between high BMI levels, obesity and decreased sperm quality, which could also lead to a decrease in male reproductive potential. The aim of the present work is to...
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The aim of this study was to assess the antioxidant response towards urban air pollution of three widespread ornamental species—Tilia tomentosa, Fraxinus excelsior and Pinus nigra. Saplings were planted in four urban plots with different anthropogenic impacts, and periodic observations were performed on their development. Three types of biochemical...
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The rehabilitation and restoration of land-based ecosystems is a key strategy for recovering the services (goods and resources) ecosystems offer to humankind. The use of nature-based solutions (NBSs) to restore degraded soil functions and improve soil quality can be a sustainable and successful strategy to enhance their ecosystem services by workin...
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In this research, the biosynthetic and biocontrol potential of endophytic yeast to improve the growth and development of tobacco has been elucidated. Three yeast strains were enriched and isolated from different plant tissues. Partial sequence analysis of ITS5-5.8-ITS4 region of the nuclear ribosomal DNA with universal primers identified YD5, YE1,...
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Urban areas are facing a range of environmental challenges including air, water and soil pollution as a result of industrial, domestic and traffic emissions. In addition, global climate change is likely to aggravate certain urban problems and disturb the urban ecology by increasing the frequency and severity of extreme weather events. In the contex...
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Sorghum sudanense (Piper.) Stapf. и Sorghum vulgare var. technicum [Körn.] Аllelopathic Effect of Some Sorghum Sudanense (Piper.) Stapf. and Sorghum Vulgare var. Technicum [Körn.] Genotypes
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Glycine max [L.] Merr.) чрез алелопатично-мулчираща култура ръж (Secale cereale L.) Оригинална научна статия РЕЗЮМЕ SUMMARY Изследването е проведено през периода 2005-2007 година в опитното поле на Опитна станция по соята-Павликени върху средно излужен чернозем при неполивни условия с цел да се установи възможността за алтернативна борба срещу плев...
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Teachers, students and their parents faced an unfamiliar, untraditional and challenging environment due to the transition of the learning process from schools to non-attendance learning form as a results of the worldwide pandemic of CoVid-19. The shift to distance and e-learning challenged school managements, teachers and students to adapt to a sit...
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In this article, a pedagogical research is being discussed, which is current in the context of CoVid-19 pandemic and made it necessary to conduct online teaching of students between 10-14 years old. The learning process has been reorganized in an electronic environment, which has raised a lot of issues about the efficiency of e-learning and whether...
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Environmental education addresses the most common and current environmental problems as they could lead to a serious ecological misbalance on Earth. One of them is associated with a huge amount of waste, the need for sustainable management and recovery. For this reason, the topic of sustainable waste management needs to be included in the process o...
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Rising temperatures are proving detrimental for various agricultural crops. There is a need for heat tolerant crops with high adaptation capacity to the climate changes as an alternative of traditional cultivars. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of wide temperature range (10, 20 and 30°C) on water absorption capacity and seed...
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In the laboratory condition at the Institute of Forage Crops-Pleven was studied allelopathic potential of soil from the rhizosphere of alfalfa zone on germination and initial development of the test plants-Cucumis sativus L. It was found that concentrations of the rhizosphere soil zone on alfalfa have a stimulatory or inhibitory effect on the indep...
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The accumulation of some macro-(N, P, K) and microelements (Co, Cu, Mn, Zn) in urban soils has been studied by the analysis of topsoil horizon. Soil samples from the big park areas and along the main boulevards in the city of Plovdiv (Bulgaria) were collected. The chemical elements content was determined using standardized analytical methods. Data...
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Въпреки всичките инициативи и кампании, които извършват рециклиращите компании, както и създадената организация от модели с цветни контейнери, се установява, че това е недостатъчно за създаване на навици у населението в България да събира разделно отпадъците от опаковки в домакинствата. Решение на проблема за придобиването на навици за рециклиране,...
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The accumulation of heavy metals and toxic elements in the topsoil horizon of urban areas is a big environmental problem as they could have long-term implications not only for the soils themselves but also on the human health and well-being. Many studies have shown that there is a clear relationship between the level of urbanization, volume of traf...
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The idea and practice of separate waste collection is widespread in Europe as an effective way of building public awareness of environmental responsibility. The study covers activities on the most current environmental topics: sustainable development, municipal waste, recycling, composting. The project provides opportunities for cooperation and int...
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The aim of this study was to assess the efficiency of urban vegetation in removing pollutants from the environment using Pinus nigra J.F. Arnold as a model tree. For this purpose, the concentrations of some heavy metal and potentially toxic elements (Al, As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, Pb, U, and Zn) in needles, branches, and roots of P. nigra, as well...
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06 ОПР 03/12 с ръководител проф. д-р Илиана Велчева Процесът на урбанизация, изразяващ се със струпването на населението в урбанизационните центрове, повлиява на почвите и води до появата на антропогенни почви, характеризиращи се с изменени почвени характеристики. От специален интерес са изследванията свързани с интензивността и ефекта на техногенн...
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Екологичното образование е образование, което е насочено към формиране на екологична култура, екологично съзнание и екологично поведение в тяхната взаимна връзка и единство с оглед опазване на екологичното равновесие. То е образование за изграждане на екологични компетенции, които са фундамент на екологосъобразното устойчиво развитие. Поставя акцен...
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17БФ022 с ръководител гл. ас. д-р Славея Петрова ВЪВЕДЕНИЕ МАТЕРИАЛ И МЕТОДИ Влиянието на антропогенния фактор върху съвременния почвообразувателен процес води до развитието на т. нар. "Антропогенни почви" (Anthrosols), които са включени като обособен почвен тип в Базовата почвена класификация на България (Иванов и др., 2010). Специфичните особенос...
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Въпреки създадената инфраструктура с цветни контейнери, се установява, че това е недостатъчно за създаване на навици у населението в България да събира разделно отпадъците от опаковки в домакинствата. Решение на проблема за придобиването на навици за рециклиране, разделно събиране и разбиране на съпътстващите проблеми се търси в екологичното обучен...
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This study aims to offer some possibilities for realizing the objectives of Agenda 2030 for sustainable development in the training course of biology teachers at the university and to support them by empirical data. Highlights: i) Identifying the relationships between the goals of Agenda 2030 and the goals of higher education; ii) Identifying the p...
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Virtually every resident, organization, and human activity generates some type of waste. The amount of waste produced is influenced by economic activity, consumption, and population growth. Once generated, wastes must be managed through reuse, recycling, storage, treatment, and/or disposal. However, each of us has witnessed huge amounts of waste in...
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The accumulation of some macro- (N, P, K) and microelements (Co, Cu, Mn, Zn) in urban soils has been studied by the analysis of topsoil horizon. Soil samples from the big park areas and along the main boulevards in the city of Plovdiv (Bulgaria) were collected. The chemical elements content was determined using standardized analytical methods. Data...
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In the laboratory condition at the Institute of Forage Crops, Pleven was studied allelopathic potential of soil from the rhizosphere of alfalfa zone on germination and initial development of the test plants - Cucumis sativus L. It was found that concentrations of the rhizosphere soil zone on alfalfa have a stimulatory or inhibitory effect on the in...
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The present paper is focused on the soil characteristics of the Sarnena Sredna Gora Mts. In the lower altitude zone, with warmer and drier climate, deciduous (mostly oak) vegetation and heterogeneous rock composition, mainly Cinnamon forest soils are developed. The taller, relatively wetter and colder altitude zone, with beech forests and non-carbo...
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The tectonics of Sredna Gora Mts includes three structural complexes: Precambrian, Caledonian-Herzinian and Alpine, in which several structural levels and sub-levels are distinguished. They form the main structures of the Sredna Gora Mts: Ihtimanski anticlinorium, Srednogorie horst-anticlinorium, Bailovo-Panagyuriski synclinorium (Panagyurishte Str...
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This paper aimed at providing popping characteristics of different red and white sorghum genotypes according to different moisture content at traditional methods of popping using high temperature for a short time (HTST). To increasing grain moisture level, seven sorghum genotypes-mutant and hybrid lines (M1(6282), 16113, 16121, 1641, 1643, 1651, 16...
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Bees and their products occupy an important place in the trophic chain "toxicant-soil-plant-bee-bee product-man", so it has been suggested that bees and bee products should be considered as not a costly method for monitoring of the environmental pollution. Aim of the present study was to analyse trace element content of polyfloral honey and beeswax...
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Urban vegetation is subjected to constant impact of environmental factors, including atmospheric anthropogenic pollution. Exceeding values and continued influence of toxic gases, aerosols and dust, negatively affect the status and functioning of plant organisms. Establishing the reaction specificity and the tolerance to air pollution of the widespr...
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Ambient and indoor air pollution may contribute to respiratory tract infections especially in children population. According to recent WHO reports the exposure to pollutants in the air threatens the health of people of all ages, but it affects the most vulnerable-children (WHO, 2018). Preschool children are susceptible to these harmful effects beca...
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ACTIVISATION OF THE STUDENTS REFLECTION THROUGH AN ACTIVITY APPROACH TOWARDS THE SEPARATE WASTE COLLECTION
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Aim of this study was to evaluate the allelopathic effect of five invasive weeds (Sorghum halepense L. Pers., Sonchus arvensis L., Cirsium arvense L. Scop., Xanthium strumarium L.and Aristolochia clematitis L.) in forage crops on two Sorghum crops (Sorghum sudanense (Piper) Stapf and Sorghum vulgare var. technicum (Körn.)). An ex-situ experiment wa...
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The aim of the present study is to assess the possibilities for an alternative weed control in soybeans by using cover crops with proven allelopathic potential as oats and rye. The study was conducted in the period 2015-2017 on the Experimental Field of the Soybean Experimental Station in Pavlikeni (Bulgaria). Weed communities in the studied soybea...
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Urban soils are well-known as a suitable matrix for assessment of the anthropogenic load, so we aimed to analyze the content of some traffic-related toxic elements (Pb, Cd and Cr) in the soils of permanent grassland areas, situated along the main boulevards in the city of Plovdiv (Bulgaria). A comparison was made between the soil’s concentration of...
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The aim of the present study is to assess the possibilities for an alternative weed control in soybeans by using cover crops with proven allelopathic potential as oats and rye. The study was conducted in the period 2015-2017 on the Experimental Field of the Soybean Experimental Station in Pavlikeni (Bulgaria). Weed communities in the studied soybea...
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The aim of the present study is to assess the possibilities for an alternative weed control in soybeans by using cover crops with proven allelopathic potential as oats and rye. The study was conducted in the period 2015-2017 on the Experimental Field of the Soybean Experimental Station in Pavlikeni (Bulgaria). Weed communities in the studied soybea...
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Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) is the fifth in importance after wheat, rice, maize and barley according to data of FAO. It can be used both for human, animal consumption as well as in industry, for uses ranging from the paper industry, adhesives, mineral processing, and even the production of sausages. Popping sorghum developed into an industry of comme...
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Vegetables are important worldwide, but their production faces many problems. One of them is the yield decline due to soil sickness, allelopathic effects of other crops, weeds and trees, and also the autotoxicity, when grown continuously for several years. Thus the allelochemical interactions and their effects on vegetables are important in vegetab...
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Changes in the hereditary information during the nucleus maturation of the sperm cells can occur under the influence of exogenous or endogenous factors. Exogenous factors could be linked with unfavorable working environment or bad habits. In the recent years nutritional supplements have been used for male infertility treatment. In addition, they ca...
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Our study revealed that the content of Cd, Cu, Pb and Zn in the soils of Lauta Park is in direct relationships both with the distance from the road and the anthropogenic activities. As a consequence of the data obtained, we could make some recommendations to use some plant species with high bioaccumulation capacity for green casting the road surro...
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The aim of this study was to evaluate the allelopathic effect of cold aqueous extracts, both fresh and dry biomass of dodder (Cuscuta epithymum L.) on lucerne (Medicago sativa L.) and bird’s foot-trefoil (Lotus corniculatus L.). Four different varieties of lucerne “Pleven 6”, “Dara”, “Roly”, “Multifoliolate”) and bird’s foot-trefoil (“Gran San Gabr...
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Soil microbiology is a key component in urban ecosystems. Bacterial communities take part in different soil processes as mineralization of the organic matter, humus synthesis, nutrient supply and nitrogen fixation ((Beare et al., 1995). They are of primary importance for soil quality and natural productivity. Urban infrastructure and development ar...
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Aim of this study was to evaluate the allelopathic effect of 10 invasive weeds in forage crops (Abutilon theophrasti Medik., Amaranthus blitoides S. Wats, Amaranthus retroflexus L., Aristolochia clematitis L., Cirsium arvense Scop. (L.), Chenopodium album L., Matricaria perforata Merat., Setaria viridis (L.) P. Beauv., Sonchus arvensis L. and Sorgh...
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As polluted air is a stress factor that contributes to the decline of trees in urban areas, we aimed to investigate the complex impact of anthropogenic activity on chlorophylls and carotenoids content of four tree species (Acer heldreichii Boiss., Tilia tomentosa Moench, Fraxinus excelsior L. and Pinus nigra L.). Seedlings were purchased from certi...
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Acquiring key competences is a priority in contemporary education. According to some authors, eco-trails provide an opportunity for training in natural ecosystems. The purpose of this study is to examine the capabilities of a constructivist design for learning that is close to nature with respect to acquiring practical knowledge, motivation, and fo...
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The effect of heavy metals and other toxic elements on plants can be assessed by variousbiotests involving easily determinable parameters such as: length of the underground and aboveground plant parts, biomass, seed germination, photosynthetic pigments content, etc. Simultaneous use increases their sensitivity, offsets their disadvantages and allow...
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Steinnes et al., 1994; Aničić et al., 2009а,b; Thöni et al., 2011). Trace element air pollution is one of the most serious environmental problems in urban centers, including in the city of Plovdiv, affecting population, economy, causing the loss of agricultural production, death of flora and fauna. As an alternative and supplement to instrumental m...
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Subject of this study are fossils of Eocene marine molluscs found in the vicinity of the city of Haskovo by a teacher on Geography. He has collected material from many years, then donated them to a local museum, and finally it was transferred to the Regional Natural History Museum-Plovdiv. Fossils were kindly provided to the Department of Ecology a...
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As polluted air is a stress factor that contributes to the decline of urban trees we aimed to investigate the impact of anthropogenic activity on chlorophyll content of four tree species (Acer heldreichii, Tilia tomentosa, Fraxinus excelsior and Pinus nigra). These species were widely spread and commonly used for greening in urban areas and have sh...
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The current synopsis reviews the types of aquatic habitats, that are located in the city of Plovdiv and analyses their importance for the biodiversity. Studies of the biodiversity in urban landscapes are of particular importance because they are still scarce. Several plant and animal groups are studied in the city of Plovdiv – mosses, mollusks, fis...