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Maya Benkova - CV

PhD Maya Georgieva Benkova

ISS N. Poushkarov Sofia

Office: ISS N. Poushkarov,

7 Shousse Bankya str., 1080 Sofia, Bulgaria

:(+359 2) 8 248 937; E-mail: majaben@abv.bg

Born: 17 May 1976, Pleven

Education: Master of ecology- Faculty of Biology, Sofia University St. Kl. Ohridski-2000

Degrees: PhD of Soil Science, N.Poushkarov Institute of Soil Science - 2005

Key research topics:
Soil Science

* heavy metal pollution and their uptake in system soil - soil solution - plants;

* organo-mineral amelioration, soil plant relationships, risk assessment;

* interaction of different anthropogenic actions on colloid chemistry state of the soil adsorbent.

Fellowships:

2003 - Training course for young research workers: Physicochemical and physical methods of studies of soil and plant materials. Theory and practice, Institute of Agrophysics of Polish Academy of Science, Lublin, Poland.
2008 - Post doctoral fellowship at Wageningen University and Research Center Alterra 8 months. Project title: Effectiveness of organo-mineral liming mixtures to ameliorate heavy metal polluted soils.

Organization membership:
Bulgarian Soil Science Society; Bulgarian Humic Substances Society (BHSS); International Humic Substances Society (IHSS).

Communication Languages: English, Russian

Selected papers:

Benkova M., S. Rousseva, T. Raytchev, Z. Sokolovska, M. Hajnos, G. Jozefaciuk, 2005. Impact of different ameliorants on some characteristics of acid soil polluted with heavy metals. I. Effect on the humus state. In: Physicochemical management of acid soils polluted with heavy metals. T. Raytchev, G. Józefaciuk, Z. Sokolovska, M. Hajnos (Eds.), Centre of Excellence for Applied Physics in Sustainable Agriculture Agrophysics, Nikola Poushkarov ISS, Institute of Agrophysics PAS, p.32-46.

Benkova M., E .Filcheva, T. Raytchev, Z. Sokolovska, M. Hajnos, G. Jozefaciuk, 2005. Impact of different ameliorants on some characteristics of acid soil polluted with heavy metals. II. Effect on the soil aggregate stability. In: Physicochemical management of acid soils polluted with heavy metals. T. Raytchev, G. Józefaciuk, Z. Sokolovska, M. Hajnos (Eds.), Centre of Excellence for Applied Physics in Sustainable Agriculture Agrophysics, Nikola Poushkarov ISS, Institute of Agrophysics PAS, p.46-59.

Benkova M., T. Raytchev, N. Dinev, Z. Sokolovska, M. Hajnos, G. Jozefaciuk, 2005. Alfalfa yield and copper uptake after treatment of heavy metal polluted soil with lime, coal and ferric oxide. In: Physicochemical management of acid soils polluted with heavy metals. T. Raytchev, G. Józefaciuk, Z. Sokolovska, M. Hajnos (Eds.), Centre of Excellence for Applied Physics in Sustainable Agriculture Agrophysics, Nikola Poushkarov ISS, Institute of Agrophysics PAS, p.74-86 .

Raytchev T., E. Filcheva, S.Rousseva, M. Benkova, Z. Sokolowska, G. Jozefaciuk and M. Hajnos, 2006. Distribution of Humus Substances in the Structure of Soil Adsorbent - Theoretical Analysis. In: Proc. Humic Substances Linking Structure to Functions.13th Meeting of the IHSS. July 30, August 4, , Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Germany Eds. Fritz H. Frimmel and Gudrun Abbt-Braun, 45-II: 597-600.

Benkova ., D. Stoiheva, T. Raytchev, 2007. Effectiveness Of Organo-Mineral Mixtures On Cu And Zn Content In Soil Solution At Melioration Of Heavy Metal Polluted Soils. In proc. International conference 60-years Institute of soil science N. Poushkarov Soil science Base for sustainable agriculture and environment protection 13 17 May 2007, Sofia, ISBN 978-954-749-072-7, Part two, pp. 524 528.

Römkens P., R. Rietra, H.Y. Guo, C.L. Chu, G.F. Koopmans, and M. Benkova, 2008. Mobility And Bioavailability Of Cadmium In Paddy Rice Fields: Data And Model Development. Proceedings of International Conference of Soil Remediation Session I: Risk Assessment of Pollutants, October 18-21, Nanjing, P.R. China.

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