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  • Research of Picea abies forests in Nature reserves

Short information: The aim is to study protected Picea abies forests and mainly the disturbances in them (windthrows, bark-beetle outbreaks, possibly fires in the past). The studies are supported by project funded nu the Swiss National Science Foundation (please, follow the link) and by the National Scientific Fund (DMU 02/22 2009). A special topic within it, namely the course of self-thinning processes in more-or-less even aged patches, possibly originating from stand-removal disturbances was a part of WSL-SLF (Davos, Switzerland) Project supported by the Velux Foundation. Study sites: "Bistrishko braniste" nature reserve (Vitosha Mountain) and "Parangalitca" Nature Reserve (Rila Mountains).

Contact person:
Momchil Panayotov, e-mail: mp2@ abv.bg

  • Research of old-growth Pinus heldreichii forests

    Short information: The aim is to study some of the best-preserved (and very few) old-growth Pinus heldreichii forests in the world. Main tasks are to compose and analyze tree-ring chronologies with span of more than 700 years and learn which were the most important disturbances and what was their role. Status: chronology composed and under analysis. More cores are to be added. Supported by project 115/2008 of the University of Forestry. More information on THIS page... (a link to a page within our site)

    Contact person:
    Momchil Panayotov, e-mail: mp2@ abv.bg

  • Research of avalanches along the Northwestern slope of Todorka Peak, Pirin mountains

Short information: The aim of the study is to date the falling of big avalanches along the Northwestern slope of Todorka peak, Pirin mountains and to determine their influence on old-growth Pinus peuce forests Please follow the link to learn more about this study

Contact person:
Momchil Panayotov, e-mail: mp2@ abv.bg

  • Research of limiting factors at treeline afforestations, Vitosha Mountain

Short information: The aim of the study is to determine the influence of strong winds, snow accumulations and extreme climate events (late frosts, unusually cold or dry summers) on the growth of Macedonian pine (Pinus peuce Griseb.), Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) and Norway spruce (Picea abies Karst) plantations at the treeline on Vitosha Mountain. It was a part of the PhD research of Eng. Momchil Panayotov with scientific advisor Prof.Yurukov. Please follow the link to learn more about this study

Contact person:
Momchil Panayotov, e-mail: mp2@ abv.bg

  • Research of stressors in Pinus sylvestris plantations in Western Bulgaria

Short Information: As a result of afforestations during the 50-s of the last century in Bulgaria there are large mono-species plantations. One of the main species that was used was Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L).
In some of the afforestations there have been observed health problems. Main aim of this research is to determine the main stressors in such afforestations. It is a part of the PhD research of Nikolay Zafirov with scientific advisor Prof.Mirchev.

Contact person: Nikolay Zafirov, e-mail: niki_zafirov@ ltu.bg

  • Research of Beech forests in Balkan Range Mountains and reconstruction of past climate based on 300 years chronology of Fagus silvatica L.

Short information: The project is a part of the PhD research of Dimitar Dimitrov. It aims the collection of more information about natural Beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) forests in Balkan Range Mountains and reconstruction of climate based on 300-years chronology.

Contact: Dimitar Dimitrov, e-mail: dimitrov_117@ yahoo.com