Selected publications:

Panayotov, M., Gogushev, G., Tsavkov, E., Vasileva, P., Tsvetanov, N., Kulakowski, D., Bebi, P. (submitted). Abiotic disturbances in Bulgarian mountain coniferous forests an overview. Forest Ecology and Management, special issue

Panayotov, M., Kulakowski, D., Tsvetanov, N., Krumm, F., Berbeito, I., Bebi, P. (2016). Climate extremes during high competition contribute to mortality in unmanaged self-thinning Norway spruce stands in Bulgaria. Forest Ecology and Management 369: 74-88.

Vasileva, P. & Panayotov, M. (2016). Dating fire events in Pinus heldreichii forests by analysis of tree ring cores. Dendrochronologia, 38: 98102. doi: 10.1016/j.dendro.2016.04.001

Cook, Edward R., Richard Seager, Yochanan Kushnir, Keith R. Briffa, Ulf Buntgen, David Frank, Paul J. Krusic, Willy Tegel, Gerard van der Schrier, Laia Andreu-Hayles, Mike Baillie, Claudia Baittinger, Niels Bleicher, Niels Bonde, David Brown, Marco Carrer, Richard Cooper, Katarina Cufar, Christoph Dittmar, Jan Esper, Carol Griggs, Bjorn Gunnarson, Bjorn Gunther, Emilia Gutierrez, Kristof Haneca, Samuli Helama, Franz Herzig, Karl-Uwe Heussner, Jutta Hofmann, Pavel Janda, Raymond Kontic, Nesibe Kose, Tomas Kyncl, Tom Levanic, Hans Linderholm, Sturt Manning, Thomas M. Melvin, Daniel Miles, Burkhard Neuwirth, Kurt Nicolussi, Paola Nola, Momchil Panayotov, Ionel Popa, Andreas Rothe, Kristina Seftigen, Andrea Seim, Helene Svarva, Miroslav Svoboda, Terje Thun, Mauri Timonen, Ramzi Touchan, Volodymyr Trotsiuk, Valerie Trouet, Felix Walder, Tomasz Wazny, Rob Wilson and Christian Zang (2015) Old World megadroughts and pluvials during the Common Era. Science Advances, doi: 10.1126/sciadv.1500561

Panayotov, M., Bebi, P., Tsvetanov, N., Alexandrov, N., Laranjeiro, L. and Kulakowski, D. (2015). The disturbance regime of Norway spruce forests in Bulgaria. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, Vol. 45(9): 1143-1153, doi: 1143-1153, 10.1139/cjfr-2014-0505

Seim, A., Treydte, K., Trouet, V., Frank, D., Fonti, P., Tegel, W., Panayotov, M., Fernandez, Donado, L., Krusic, P. and Buntgen, U. (2014) Climate sensitivity of Mediterranean pine growth reveals distinct eastwest dipole. International Journal of Climatology (Impact Factor: 3.4). 09/2014; DOI: 10.1002/joc.4137

Panayotov, M., Zafirov, N. and Cherubini, P. (2013) Fingerprints of extreme climate events in Pinus sylvestris tree rings from Bulgaria. Trees-Structure and Function. 27(1):211-227, doi: 10.1007/s00468-012-0789-1

Babst, F., Poulter, B., Trouet, V., Tan, K., Neuwirth, B., Wilson, R., Carrer, M., Grabner, M., Tegel, W., Levanic, T., Panayotov, M., Urbinati, C., Bouriaud, O., Ciais, P., Frank, D. (2013), Site- and species-specific responses of forest growth to climate across the European continent. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 22: 706-717, doi: 10.1111/geb.12023

Trouet V, Panayotov M, Ivanova A, Frank D (2012) A pan-European summer teleconnection mode recorded by a new temperature reconstruction from the northeastern Mediterranean (ad 17682008). The Holocene 22:887-898. doi:10.1177/0959683611434225

Panayotov M. and V. Shishkova, 2013. Pinus nigra Arn. tree ring chronology from Slavyanka Mts. in Bulgaria is strongly related to regional drought events Forestry Ideas, 2013, vol. 19, No 1 (45): 7990, PDF file

Rangelova, P. and Panayotov, M., 2013. Structure of old-growth Pinus heldreichii forests in Pirin Mountains. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., Supplement 2, 19: 273276, PDF file

Shishkova, V. and M. Panayotov, 2013. Climate-growth relationship of Pinus nigra tree-ring width chronology from the Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., Supplement 2, 19: 225228, PDF file

Tsvetanov, N., Panayotov, M. (2013) Age structure and historical development of forests in Bistrishko branishte biosphere reserve in Vitosha Mountain. Ecologia Balkanica, vol. 5, pp 129-136

Panayotov, M., Kulakowski, D., Laranjeiro, D.S. and Bebi, P. 2011. Wind disturbances shape old Norway spruce-dominated forest in Bulgaria. Forest Ecology and Management, 262 (1): 470481, ,doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2011.04.013

Dimitrov, D., Zlatanov, T., Raev, I, Stoyanova, N. and MIteva, S., 2011. Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) response to climate changes and thinning activities: a tree-ring study from South-east Rila Mountain, Bulgaria., Sylva Balcanica, 12(1): 63-70 ; PDF

Panayotov, M., Dimitrov, D. and Yurukov, S. (2011). Extreme climate conditions in Bulgaria - evidence from Picea abies tree rings. Sylva Balcanica 12(1): 37-46 ; PDF

Panayotov, M., Bebi, P., Trouet, V., and Yurukov, S. (2010) Climate signal in tree-ring chronologies of Pinus peuce and Pinus heldreichii from the Pirin Mountains in Bulgaria. Trees - Structure and Function, 24: 479-490, 24: 479-490DOI: 10.1007/s00468-010-0416-y

Panayotov, M.P. and Yurukov, S. (2007) Tree ring chronology from Pinus peuce in Pirin Mts and the possibilities to use it for climate analysis. Phytologia Balcanica, 13(3): 313-320 , PDF file

Panayotov M., S. Yurukov (2005): Dendroecological analysis of the influence of strong winds and snow accumulation on the growth of trees at the treeline in Vitosha Mountain, Bulgaria. Proceedings of the "Tree Rings in Archaeology, Climatology and Ecology (TRACE 2005)" Conference, April 21st-23d 2005, Fribourg, Switzerland: 164-173 - abstract and full text (PDF file) available

Vakarelov I., S. Mirtchev, E. Kachaunova, N. Simeonova. (2001): Reconstruction of Summer Air Temperatures by Dendroclimatic Analysis of Macedonian Pine (Pinus peuce Griseb.) in Pirin mountain, Southwestern Bulgaria. Forestry ideas, 1-4, 16-27.

Zafirov, N. (2005): Dendroecological analysis of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) stands in Vitosha Mountain, Bulgaria. Proceedings of the "Tree Rings in Archaeology, Climatology and Ecology (TRACE 2005)" Conference, April 21st-23d 2005, Fribourg, Switzerland

Dimitrov, D., Raev, I., Mirtchev, S., Zafirov, N. (2003): Chronology of tree ring series of Fagus sylvatica L. from Berkovitsa State Forest Enterprise Western Balkan Range. Proceedings: 75 years of the Forest research institute, I, 29-35, Sofia.

Libenova, M., S.Mirtchev (1998): Zn, Mn and Fe in Fagus sylvatica L. phyto-mass of two beech communities in Balkan Mountains. Journal of Balkan Ecology, 2, N4