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Welcome to the site dedicated to Dendrochronological Studies in Bulgaria

We have created it to present in brief the scientists, research projects and topics, study sites and species and active laboratories.

In several brief sentences:

We are interested mostly in the study of the influence of climate-related topics, disturbances, forest dynamics and pollution on tree rings. You can read more about the study topics in the Research set of pages.


From 3 to 6 October 2013 in Blagoevgrad town in Bulgaria was held the conference "OldConFor2013 - Old-growth coniferous forests in Central and Southeastern Europe – benefits and problems in their protection" dedicated to the anniversary of 80 years from the establishment of the first forest reserves in Bulgaria.

To learn more about the conference, please see the the website of the conference

In 2013 the members of the Dendrochronological team in the University of Forestry started their participation in Swiss-Bulgarian cooperative project "Subalpine forest development in Bulgaria under climate change". It is a cooperation between the SLF (WSL) and the University of Forestry in Sofia. Please, follow the link to learn more about the project.

We have worked mainly with those species:


  • Picea abies
  • Pinus sylvestris
  • Pinus nigra
  • Pinus peuce
  • Pinus heldreichii (also known as Pinus leucodermis)
  • Pinus mugo (ssp. Turra)
  • Abies alba


  • Fagus sylvatica
  • Quercus ssp.- mainly Q.robur

The study sites are in the mountains of Bulgaria (including treeline) as well as in valleys (Quercus ssp.).

Please, follow the links to the left to learn more about our work.

site last updated: 05.11.2013