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Ekaterina Filcheva - CV

Prof. Dr. Ekaterina Filcheva,

ISSAPP N. Poushkarov Sofia

Office: ISSAPP N. Poushkarov,

7 Shousse Bankya str., 1080 Sofia, Bulgaria

Phone: (+359 2) 824 87 44; E-mail: filcheva@itp.bg; efilcheva@abv.bg

Born: 02. 08. 1949, Sofia, Bulgaria

Education: MSc., Inorganic Chemistry, Sofia University Kl. Ohridski, Faculty of Chemistry, 1972

Degrees: ISS N. Poushkarov: phD 1976 in Soil Science, Research Assoc. - 1977, Assoc. Prof. 1990; Prof. 2005.

Key research topics:
Soil Science
Investigation of soil organic matter and methods for its determination related to:
* soil genesis and classification;
* soil quality, fertility and carbon sequestration;
* carry out of different tillage systems, fertilization, crop rotations and application of sewage sludge;
* humus formation processes management in model and natural media with organo-mineral amendments;
* composting of different wastes and possibilities for agricultural application;
* complex formation of soil organic matter with heavy metals and radionuclides;

Construction and management of databank on organic carbon reserves (stocks) of Bulgaria soils.

Fellowships:
1993 Agricultural Research Center, Beltsville, Maryland, USA Influence of enriched with Fe, Mn and Zn biosolids on the uptake of elements by plants, supervisor Rufus Chaney;

1993 EC Fellowship (N 5340), The Macaulay Land Use Research Institute Aberdeen, UK Effect of pollution with heavy metals on the organic matter transformation, supervisor Martin Cheshire;

2000 NATO Fellowship at the Institute of Soil Classification and Mapping, Larissa, Greece New approach for maintaining and management of soil humus in sustainable agriculture, supervisor Christos Tsadilas.

Administrative responsibilities: head of Laboratory of soil organic matter - 1987 - 1993; Scientific Secretary and head of the section "Coordination of Scientific activity, and International cooperation" - 2004 - 2008; Head of department Soil genesis, geography and classification since 10.10 2011.

Organization membership:
Bulgarian Soil Science Society; IUSS; Bulgarian Humic Substances Society (BHSS) President; International Humic Substances Society (IHSS) Nat. coordinator; European Society of Soil Conservation (ESSC); Scientific Technical Union, Bulgarian Agricultural Historical Society.

International projects after 2000:

* Improvement of zeolite effect in polluted soils for better nitrogen and carbon sequestration, RITE, Japan(2001-2002);

* Improvement of zeolite effect in flooded soils for better nitrogen and carbon sequestration ", RITE, Japan, (2002-2003);

* Phyto Dec A decision Support System to quantify cost/benefit relationships of the use of vegetation in the management of heavy metal polluted soils and dudged sediments; 

* GEF/UNDP financed project entitled Capacity Building for Sustainable Land Management in Bulgaria, 2005-2006; 

* ECOLAS (Professional Services Agreement 06812/PI-01) Development and implementation of a soil monitoring and assessment for the Republic of Bulgaria 2004-2005;

* Floods and other region weather-driven natural hazards prediction and mitigation (WDNH): Soils data Bulgaria. JRC/ISS N. Poushkarov (2006-2007);

* FP6 - Environmental Assessment of Soil for Monitoring (ENVASSO) (2006-2008);

* Development of educational module on sustainable land management for the needs of professional secondary schools for agriculture and forestry. UNDP/ISS N. Poushkarov, Bulgaria (2006-2007);

* Defining the Possible SLM Options Based on the Organic Carbon Reserves in the Bulgarian Soils, UNDP/BHSS, 2007.

* GS Soil Assessment and strategic development of INSPIRE compliant Geodata-Services for European Soil Data (2009-2012).

Membership of professional bodies: Scientific Council of the Institute of Soil Science N. Poushkarov; Expert Council for Soil Science, General Agronomy and Melioration at the National Center for Agricultural Sciences and Agricultural Academy (since 2007); Specialized Scientific Council for Soil Science, Agro chemistry and General Agronomy at the Highest Testimonial Commission -2007-May 2010;

Journals editorial board: Soil science, Agrochemistry and ecology; Journal of Ecological Science Ecology and Future; J. Balkan Ecology; Journal, Geosciences Report; Editorial-in-Chief of World Research Journal of Agricultural Sciences; Assoc. Editor of Journal Geochemical Exploration..

Communication Languages: English, Russian

Publications: tal publications 207 including monograph, 5 chapters in book (2002), chapter in Proceeding Sustainable Land Management (2007), 6 chapters in book (2014), Journals, Proceedings in conferences, congresses, 1 dissertation, 1Habilitation Thesis; and 2 invention Certificates, 242 citations of 95 publications(index h=5).

Selected papers:

 

Dimitrov G., E. Filcheva. T. Shishkov. 2014. Soil organic matter characteristic within a reddish colored soils in natural ecosystem. J. Balkan Ecology.

Filcheva E, A. Sarafov. 2014. Haracteristics of Soil Humus Systems, Formed on Metacarbonate Rocks of Dobrostan Formation. Soil Science, Agrochemistry and Ecology,

Filcheva E, M. Zhiyanski , L. Naydenova. 2014. Humus composition in mountain grasslands with different land use intensity. 17 th International Conference of IHSS, 1-5 September, Ioannina, Greece.

Filcheva E., R. Ilieva. 2014. Soil organic matter of Bulgarian Chernozems. 17 th International Conference of IHSS, 1-5 September, Ioannina, Greece.

Ilieva R., E.Filcheva. 2014. Undestructive Methods for Studying Organic Matter of Soils in Bulgaria

Hristov B, E. Filcheva, I. Nikova, A. Zdravkov, K. Ruskov, D. Petrov, D. Bakardzhiev. 2013.  Fractional Composition of Organic Matter in Surface Horizon of Soils from Bobovdol Valley. Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Science, 19 (No 3) 2013, 485-489.

S.Krastanov, . Filcheva. 2014. Humus compounds. (13-28). In. Soil organic matter and soil fertility of doils in Bulgaria. (S. Krastanov et al., eds. ). Bulgarian Humic Substances Society, ISBN 978-619-90189-1-0, 470 .

Filcheva . 2014. Humusformation, composition of organic matter and soil organic carbon stocks according soil groups. (88-106). In. Soil organic matter and soil fertility of soils in Bulgaria. (S. Krastanov et al., eds. ). Bulgarian Humic Substances Society, ISBN 978-619-90189-1-0, 470 .

Filcheva E., Boujinova, P., N. Dinev. 2014. Organic matter and its role in bonding of heavy metals in soils. (339-359). In. Soil organic matter and soil fertility of soils in Bulgaria. (S. Krastanov et al., eds. ). Bulgarian Humic Substances Society, ISBN 978-619-90189-1-0, 470 .

Velizarova ., . Filcheva, . Teoharov. 2014. Influence of fires on the soil organic matter in forest ecosystems. (368-387). In. Soil organic matter and soil fertility of soils in Bulgaria. (S. Krastanov et al., eds. ). Bulgarian Humic Substances Society, ISBN 978-619-90189-1-0, 470 .

Filcheva ., S. Krastanov, R. Mitovska 2014. Utilization of plant residues for enrichment of soil organic matter. (360-367). In. Soil organic matter and soil fertility of soils in Bulgaria. (S. Krastanov et al., eds. ). Bulgarian Humic Substances Society, ISBN 978-619-90189-1-0, 470 .

Filcheva ., . Chakalov. 2014.Agricultural practices for carbon sequestration. (413-417). In. Soil organic matter and soil fertility of soils in Bulgaria. (S. Krastanov et al., eds. ). Bulgarian Humic Substances Society, ISBN 978-619-90189-1-0, 470 .

Bech J., M. Sokolovska, M. Zhiyanski, E. Filcheva, Núria Roca. 2012. Soil organic matter quality in a former mine site of NE Spain. Silva Balcanika, 13, 1, 30-37.

Filcheva E., N. Dinev, M. Hristova. 2012. Bulgarian Humic Substances Society forum for consolidation of humus substances researches. In: M. Şahin Dündar, Mustafa Demir, Murat Tuna, Ahmet Tutar, M. Rüştü Karaman, Mümin Dizman (Eds.). J of Arts and Science, v. 14, 1, ISSN 1301-3769Proc. (1st Nat. Congress with Int. Participation on Humic Substances). 6-9 June, Sakarya, Turkey, 601-616.

Ivanov P., V. Tsolova, E. Filcheva, M. Banov. 2012. Content and composition of organic matter in post mining reclaimed soils. In: M. Şahin Dündar, Mustafa Demir, Murat Tuna, Ahmet Tutar, M. Rüştü Karaman, Mümin Dizman (Eds.). J of Arts and Science, v. 14, 1, ISSN 1301-3769 (1st Nat. Congress with Int. Participation on Humic Substances. 6-9 June, Sakarya, Turkey, 621-627.

Andreeva N., E. Filcheva, K. Markova. 2012. Diagnostic of organic compounds in high-mountain peat soils. In: M. Şahin Dündar, Mustafa Demir, Murat Tuna, Ahmet Tutar, M. Rüştü Karaman, Mümin Dizman (Eds.). J of Arts and Science, v. 14, 1, ISSN 1301-3769 (1st Nat. Congress with Int. Participation on Humic Substances). 6-9 June, Sakarya, Turkey, 629-636.

Ilieva R., E. Filcheva. 2012. Micromorphology of organic matter in the soils in Bulgaria. In: M. Şahin Dündar, Mustafa Demir, Murat Tuna, Ahmet Tutar, M. Rüştü Karaman, Mümin Dizman (Eds.. .J of Arts and Science, v. 14, 1, ISSN 1301-3769Proc. (1st Nat. Congress with Int. Participation on Humic Substances). 6-9 June, Sakarya, Turkey, 691-699.

Kirilov, I. M. Teoharov, E. Filcheva. 2012. Humus Formation Processes in Modern and Old Marine Terraces of Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. Proc. Int. Conf. Ecology-interdisciplinary Science and Practice, 25-26 October, 2012. Sofia, 75-79.

Markova K., E. Filcheva, M. Stefanova, Z. Milakovska, S. Marinov. 2011. Composition of Organic Matter in Dump Materials from East Maritsa Coal Basin (Bulgaria), Soil Sci Agrochemistry and Ecology, XLV, Supplement  N◦. 1-4, 35-39.

Shishkov, T., E. Filcheva, E. Dimitrov, M. Kercheva. 2011. Soil Organic Matter in Clayey Soils from Intermountain Valley in Sofia City. Soil Sci Agrochemistry and Ecology, v. XLV, Supplement  N◦. 1-4, 45-50.

Velizarova E., E. Filcheva. 2011.Effects of Forest Fires on the Organic atter of Soils in Plana and Ihtimanska Sredna Gora Mountains. Soil Sci Agrochemistry and Ecology, XLV, Supplement  N◦. 1-4, 59-63.

Shishkov, T. E. Filcheva. 2010. Humus system of alluvial soils in different land-use systems. Proc.15 Int. meeting of IHSS. Tenerife, Spain, 27 June-2 July, 2010, v. 2, 378-383.

Bech J., M. Sokolovska, M. Zhiyanski, E. Filcheva, Núria Roca. 2010. Ecological role of soil organic matter in a former mine site of NE Spain. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 12, EGU2010-5778, 2010, EGU General Assembly 2010

Filcheva E., Koulikov A., S. Rousseva. 2008. Organic Carbon Stocks in Bulgarian Soils. Proc. 14th Int. Meeting of IHSS From molecular understanding to innovative applications of humic substances (Ed. I. Perminova, N. Koulikova). 2008. 211-214.

Filcheva E., Koulikov A., Rousseva S. 2007. Defining the Possible SLM Options Based on the Organic Carbon Reserves in the Bulgarian Soils. Assessment report. Project 00043507 Capacity Building for Sustainable Land Management in Bulgaria http://chm.moew.government.bg/SLM/files/Defining%20the%20Possible%20SLM%20Options%20Based%20on%20the%20Organic%20Carbon%20Reserves.pdf

Chaney R., E. Filcheva, C. Green,, S.L. Brown. 2006. Zn Ddeficiency Promotes Cd Accumulation by Lettuce from Biosolids Amended Soils with High Cd:Zn ratio. J. Residuals Science &Technology, 3, 2, 79-85.

Raytchev T, Filcheva E., Hajnos M., Sokolowska Z. 2005. Differences in stability of soil organic matter fractions during thermo-oxidizable destruction. In: Physicochemical character of soil adsorbent. (Raytchev T., G. Jozefaciuk, Z. Sokolowska, M. Hajnos eds.). Centre of Exellence for Applied Physics in Sustainable Agriculture AGROPHYSICS, N. Poushkarov Institute of Soil Science, Institute of Agrophysics, PAS, EU 5th Framework Program, QLAM-2001-00428. Lublin-Sofia,  89-102.

Filcheva E., S. Rousseva. 2004.Organic carbon stocks in Bulgarian soils groupped accrding to the revised legend of the FAO-Unesco soil map of the world. Modern physical and physicochemical methods and their applications in agroecological research, (Andrzej Bieganowski, Grzegorz Józefaciuk, Ryszard T. Walczak, Editors). Centre of Exellence for Applied Physics in Sustainable Agriculture AGROPHYSICS, N. Poushkarov Institute of Soil Science, Institute of Agrophysics, PAS, Lublin-Sofia, 36-42.

Filcheva E., T. Raychev, M. Benkova. 2004. Humus state of polluted with heavy metals acid soils amended with organo-mineral meliorants. In: Proc. XII Meeting of IHSS "Humic Substances and Soil and Water Environment" (Ladislau Martin-Neto, Débora Marcondes Bastos Pereira Milori, Wilson Tadeu Lopes da Silva eds.), July, 25-30, São Pedro, São Paulo, Brazil, 132-134.

Filcheva E., l. Yurukova, G. Gecheva. 2003. Some characteristics of sediments from Maritsa river, Bulgaria. cology and Future, 2, 3-4, 30-34.

Jokova M, E. Filcheva. 2003. Distributions of free Fe, Al, Mn and humus substances along depth of meadow-boggy soils. cology and Future, 2, 3-4, 43-46.

Filcheva E., Tsadilas. 2002. Influence of Cliniptilolite and Compost on Soil Properties. Commun. of Soil Sci. and Plant Analysis , v. 33, (3&4), 595-607.

Filcheva E., Sv. Rousseva, D. Kulikov, S. Nedyalkov, Tz. Chernogorova. 2002. Organic carbon stocks in soils of Bulgaria. In : (J. Kimble, R. Lal, R. Follet, eds.) Agricultural Practices and Policies For Carbon Sequestration In Soil, Lewis Publishers, CRC Press LLC, chapter 45, 471-476.

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Filcheva E., A. Koulikov, M. Milanov, P. Bozhinova, M. Mateeva, I. Stefanova. 2002. An Approach for Evaluation of Different Elements and Radionuclides Leaching with the Soil Organic Matter Fractions of Profile Near to the Radio Active Repository - Novi-Han, Bulgaria. I. Fe and Al in Soil Organic Matter Fractions. Ecology and Future, 1, 1, 47-51.

Filcheva E. M. Noustorova, Sv. Gencheva M. Haigh. 2000 Organic accumulation and microbiological action in surface coal-mine spoils, Pernic, Bulgaria. J. Ecological Engineering, ISSN: 0925-8574, v. 15, (1-2), 1-15.

Filcheva E., P. Bojinova, L. Stanislavova, V. Krasteva. 2000. Organic Matter Characteristics of Polluted Soils in the Region of Lead-zink smelter. J. Balkan Ecology, 3, 2, 80-85.

Velizarova E., L. Stanislavova, E. Filcheva. 2000. Heavy Metal Pollution  of Forest Soils. Part III. Contamination of Forest Litter. J. Balkan Ecology, 3, 4, 65-71.

Filcheva E., P. Boujinova, L. Stanislavova, V. Krasteva. 1999. Organic matter characteristics of polluted soils. 6th International meeting on soils with Mediterranean type of climate. July 4-9, 1999, Barcelona, Spain, 866-869.

Filcheva E., T. Boyadgiev. 1997. Evalution of the methods for soil organic matter determination and its part as a diagnostic feature of the Soil. In: (Lal R., J. Kimble & R. Follet eds.). Soil Properties and Their Management for Carbon Sequestration. USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, National Soil Survey Center, Lincoln, NE, 63-67.

Filcheva E., M. Cheshire, C. D. Campbell, D. Mc.Phail. 1996. Effect of heavy metal contamination on the rate of decomposition of sewage sludge and microbial activity. Applied Geochemistry, v. 11, 331-333.

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