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Prof. DSc Mariana Filipova – Marinova

Professor, Head of the Department of Natural History

Phone: + 359 52 610 243

E-mail: marianafilipova@yahoo.com

Birth date: 28 July 1944

Birthplace: Omurtag, Bulgaria

Foreign languages: English, Russian, French

Education:
M.Sc. in Botany (scientific profile), Biological Faculty, University of Sofia, Bulgaria, 1967

Scientific Degrees:
Varna Regional Museum of History, Department of Natural History, Senior Research Associate I degree, 2008

Dr.Sc. in Botany (Palynology), Scientific Council of Botany and Mycology of the Higher Certifying Commission, 2007

Varna Regional Museum of History, Department of Natural History, Senior Research Associate ІI degree, 1990

Ph.D. in Botany (Palynology), Department of Botany, Biological Faculty, University of Sofia, Bulgaria, 1985

Previous Experience:
Department of Natural History, Regional Historical Museum – Varna, Bulgaria, Since 1967:

• Curator of Botany (1967-1976)

• Research Associate III Degree (1976 – 1980)

• Research Associate II Degree (1980 – 1986)

• Research Associate I Degree (1986 – 1990)

• Senior Research Associate II Degree (1990 – 2008)

• Senior Research Associate I Degree (Since 2008)

• Head of the Department of Natural History (Since 2007)

Department of Pharmacy, Varna Medical University „Prof. Dr. Paraskev Stojanov” (Since 2009):

• Professor in Botany (Since 2009)

Faculty of Marine Sciences and Ecology, Technical University – Varna, Bulgaria (1991-2000):

• Associate Professor of Botany (1991-2000)

• Vice Dean of Scientific Research Work (1991-1998)
• Head of the Department of Ecology and Environmental Protection (1998-2000)

Research Interests:

  • Quaternary palaeoecology, marinopalynology, history of vegetation, biostratigraphy of marine and lacustrine sediments, sea-level changes
  • Palynology of submerged archaeological sites, human-environment interactions: past and present
  • Investigations of the contemporary flora and vegetation along the Bulgarian Black Sea coast
  • Protection of habitats of rare and threatened with extinction plant species

Participation in scientific projects:

  • 2010 – 2012 Ongoing Comparative palaeoecology of Varna Lake (Bulgaria) and Mamaia Lake (Romania) funded by the Bulgarian National Science Fund. In collaboration with Caraivan Glicherie, GeoEcoMar, Constanta, Romania.
  • 2009 – 2011THESEUS (Innovative technologies for safer European coasts in a changing climate), the largest Integrated Project within coastal risk assessment and mitigation funded by the European Commission. In collaboration with Ekaterina Trifonova, Institute of Oceanology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
  • 2008 – 2012 Ancient submerged coastlines along the Bulgarian Black Sea coastal area funded by the Bulgarian National Science Fund. In collaboration with William Ryan, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, USA and Petko Dimitrov, Institute of Oceanology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
  • 2006-2009 Palaeohydrology and Palaeoecology of Veleka River Estuary and Danube River Delta. Collaborator: Liviu Giosan, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA.
  • 2005-2009 Black Sea-Mediterranean corridor during the last 30 ky: Sea level change and human adaptation.
  • International Geological Correlation Program of UNESCO, Project 521. Collaborator: Valentina Yanko-Hombach, Avalon Institute of Applied Science, Canada.
  • 2002-2009 Pollen Monitoring of different plant communities along the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. European Pollen Monitoring Program. Collaborator: Sheila Hicks, University of Oulu, Finland.
  • 1998-2001 Botanical Characteristics of the northern Bulgarian Black Sea coastal wetlands, Bulgarian-Swiss Biodiversity Conservation Program, sub-project Coastal Dobroudzha. Collaborator: Dimitar Georgiev, BirdLife International.
  • 1997-1999 Black Sea Red Data Book. Collaborator: Data Base Laboratory, Marine Hydrophysical Institute, Crimea, Ukraine.
  • 1990-2009 Palynology of submerged prehistoric settlements along the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. Collaborator: Hristina Angelova, Centre of Underwater Archaeology, Sozopol, Bulgaria.
  • 1987-1990 Geological Evolution of the western Black Sea depression during the Neogen-Quaternary. Collaborator: Petko Dimitrov, Institute of Oceanology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
  • 1980-1990 Palaeohydrological changes in the temperate zone in the last 15000 years. International Geological Correlation Program of UNESCO, Project 158 B. Collaborator: Bjorn Berglund, Department of Quaternary Geology, University of Lund, Sweden.

Key Publications:

Filipova-Marinova, M., Pavlov, D.,Vergiev, S., Slavchev, V., Giosan, L. 2013. Palaeoecology and geoarchaeology of the Varna lake, NorthEastern Bulgaria. Comptes rendus de l'Académie bulgare des Sciences, 66(3):377-392 [PDF]

Vergiev, S., Filipova-Marinova, M., Trifonova, E., Kotsev, I.,  Pavlov, D. 2013. The Impact of sea water immersion on viability of the psammophilous species Leymus racemosus subsp. sabulosus and Ammophila arenaria. Comptes rendus de l'Académie bulgare des Sciences, 66(2):211-216 [PDF]

Narayan, S., Nicholls, R., Trifonova, E., Filipova – Marinova, M., Kotsev, I., Vergiev, S., Hanson, S., Clarke, D. 2012. COASTAL HABITATS WITHIN FLOOD RISK ASSESSMENTS: ROLE OF THE 2D SPR APPROACH. Coastal Engineering Proceedings 1(33) management.12.  [PDF]

Filipova-Marinova, M., Giosan, L., Angelova, H., Preisinger, A., Pavlov, D. & Vergiev, S. 2011. Palaeoecology of submerged prehistoric settlements in Sozopol Harbour, Bulgaria. In J. Benjamin, C. Bonsall, C., C. Pickard and A. Fischer (Eds), Submerged Prehistory. Pp. 230-244. Oxford: Oxbow Books.

Mudie, P.J., Leroy, S.A.G., Marret, F., Gerasimenko, N.P., Kholeif, S.E.A., Sapelko, T. & Filipova-Marinova, M. 2011. Nonpollen palynomorphs: Indicators of salinity and environmental change in the Caspian–Black Sea–Mediterranean corridor. Geological Society of America Special Papers. 473: pp. 89-115.

Tonkov, S., Beug, H.-J., Bozilova, E., Filipova-Marinova, M., Jungner, H. 2011. Palaeoecological studies at the Kaliakra area, northeastern Bulgarian Black Sea coast: 6000 years of natural and anthropogenic change. Veget Hist Archaeobot 20 (1): 29-40.

Filipova-Marinova, M., Kvavadze, E., Connor, S., Sjögren, P. 2010. Estimating absolute poleen productivity for samo European Tertiary-relict taxa. Veget Hist Archaeobot 19: 351-364.

Pardoe, H., Giesecke, T., van der Knaap, W., Svitavská-Svobodová, H., Kvavadze, E., Panajiotidis, S., Gerasimidis, A., Pidek, I., Zimny, M., Święta-Musznicka, J., Latałowa, M., Noryśkievicz, A., Bozilova, E., Tonkov, S., Filipova-Marinova, M., van der Leeuwen, J., Kalmiņa, L. 2010. Comparing pollen spectra from modified Tauber traps and moss samples: examples from a selection of woodlands across Europe. Veget Hist Archaeobot 19: 271-283.

Pidek, I., Svitavská-Svobodová, H., van der Knaap, W., Noryśkievicz, A., Filbrandt-Czaja, A., Noryśkievicz, B., Latałowa, M., Zimny, M., Święta-Musznicka, J., Bozilova, E., Tonkov, S., Filipova-Marinova, M., Poska, A., Giesecke, T., Gikov, A. 2010. Variation in annual pollen accumulation rates of Fagus along a N-S transect in Europe based on pollen traps. Veget Hist Archaeobot 19: 259-270.

Mertens, K., S. Ribeiro, I. Bouimetarhan, H. Caner, N. Combourieu Nebout, B. Dale, A. De Vernal, M. Ellegaard, M. Filipova, A. Godhe, E. Goubert, K. Grøsfjeld, U. Holzwarth, U. Kotthoff, S. Leroy, L. Londeix, F. Marret, K. Matsuoka, P. Mudie, L. Naudts, J.Luis Peña-Manjarrez, A. Persson, S.-M. Popescu, V. Pospelova, F. Sangiorgi, M. van der Meer, A. Vink, K. Zonneveld, D. Vercauteren, J. Vlassenbroeck, S. Louwye. 2009. Process length variation in cysts of a dinoflagellate, Lingulodinium machaerophorum, in surface sediments: Investigating its potential as salinity proxy. – Marine Micropaleontology, 70: 54-69.

Filipova – Marinova, M. & Angelova, H. 2008. Pollen and micro-charcoal evidence of vegetation dynamics and human impact along the Southern Bulgarian Black Sea coast. – In: Fiorentino, G., Magri, D. (Eds) Charcoals from the Past: Cultural and Palaeoenvironmental Implications. BAR International Series 1807; Pp. 111-119.

Filipova-Marinova, M., Bozilova, E. 2008. Palynological data of submerged prehistoric settlements along the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. – In: Slavchev, V. (compiler) The Varna Eneolithic necropolis and problems of Prehistory in southeast Europe. Studia in memoriam Ivani Ivanov. Acta Musei Varnaensis VI. Pp. 209-220.

Filipova – Marinova, M. 2007. Archaeological and paleontological evidence of climate dynamics, sea-level change, and coastline migration of the Bulgarian sector of the Circum-Pontic region. – In: Yanko-Hombach, V., Gilbert, A., Panin, N., Dolukhanov, P. (eds), The Black Sea Flood Question: Changes in Coastline, Climate, and Human Settlement. NATO Science Series IV – Earth and Environmental Sciences. Pp. 453-481. Springer.

Filipova-Marinova, M. 2006. Palynostratigraphy of Pleistocene and Holocene sediments from the western Black Sea. – Journal of Environmental Micropalaeontology, Microbiology and Meiobenthology, 3: 91-113.

Filipova – Marinova, M. & Christova, R. 2004. Sea-level fluctuations in the western part of the Black Sea during the Holocene. – Journal of Environmental Micropalaeontology, Microbiology and Meiobenthology, 1: 122-135.

Filipova – Marinova, M., Christova, R. & Bozilova, E. 2004. Palaeoecological conditions in the Bulgarian Black Sea area during the Quaternary. – Journal of Environmental Micropalaeontology, Microbiology and Meiobenthology. 1: 136-154.

Filipova-Marinova, M. 2003. Postglacial vegetation dynamics in the coastal part of the Strandza Mountains, Southeastern Bulgaria. – In: Tonkov, S. (ed.), Aspects of Palynology and Palaeoecology: Festschrift in honour of Elissaveta Bozilova. Pp. 213-231. Pensoft, Sofia-Moscow.

Filipova-Marinova, M. 2003. Palaeoenvironmental changes in the Southern Bulgarian Black Sea area during the last 29000 years. – Phytologia Balcanica, 9: 275-292.

Filipova, M. 1999. Rare and threatened species of plants along the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. – In: Dumont, H. (ed.), Black Sea Red Data Book. Pp.15-16, 29-31, 49-50, 62-65, 68-69, 81-82, 94-95, 98-101, 106-108; UNOPS, Istanbul.

Božilova, E., Filipova, M., Filipovich, L. & Tonkov, S. 1996. Bulgaria. – In: Berglund, B., Birks, H.-J., Ralska-Jasiewicowa, M. & Wright, H. (eds), Palaeoecological events during the last 15 000 years. Regional syntheses of palaeoecological studies of lakes and mires in Europe. Pp. 701-728, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., Chichester-New York-Brisbane-Toronto-Singapore.

Filipova-Marinova, M. 1995. The Late Quaternary History of the Genus Fagus L. in Bulgaria. – In: Bozilova, E. & Tonkov, S. (eds), Advances in Holocene palaeoecology in Bulgaria. Pp. 84-95. Pensoft, Sofia-Moscow.

Filipova, M., Božilova, E. & Tonkov, S. 1993. Palynology of submerged archaeological sites, along the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. – PACT: 47 (II.1): 43-51.

Božilova, E. & Filipova, М. 1991. Palynological and palaeoethnobotanical evidence about the human impact on the vegetation along the Black Sea coast from the Neolithic till the Greek Colonisation. – Thracia pontica, 4: 87-96.

Božilova, E., M. Filipova. 1986. Palaeoecological еnvironment in North-Eastern Black Sea аrea during Neolithic, Eneolithic and Bronze periods. – Studia Praehistorica, 8: 160-165.

Filipova, М. 1985. Palaeoecological investigations of Lake Shabla-Ezeretz in North-Eastern Bulgaria. – Ecologia Mediterranea, 11 (1): 148-158.

Filipova, M. 1984. Palaeoecological Investigations of Lake Shabla – Ezeretz in North-Eastern Bulgaria. – In: Pre report of the Joint Meeting of IGCP Project 158-B, July 3-5, 1984, Marseilles. Pp. 136-145, Laboratoire de botanique historique & palynologie, Marseille.