Name: Stanimira Deleva
LANGUAGES: Bulgarian – maternal, English – fluent, Italian – fluent, Spanish – Limited working proficiency, Russian – Fluent.
2016 – present University of Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica
PhD student, Biological sciences
2014 – 2012 University of Plovdiv “Paisii Hilendarski”, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
MSc. Ecology and Environmental protection
2007 – 2011 University of Plovdiv “Paisii Hilendarski”, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE
2016 – PRESENT University of Costa Rica, Field Research Assistant, “Bats of Osa” project, Golfito, Costa Rica.
2015 – PRESENT Brunca Bats Project, Costa Rica, Principal investigator, “Protecting unique underground systems using bats as flagship taxa” project, Costa Rica.
2015 – 2008 Ministry of environment and water, Bulgaria, Field researcher. Summer and winter monitoring of the bats in Bulgaria.
2014 – 2013 Blue rocks national park, Sliven, Bulgaria, Project coordinator – Biodiversity.
2013 Operation Wallacea, Mexico. Bat scientist, Calakmul Mexico.
2013 – 2012 Sterna Consult LTD, Field researcher. Survey of distribution of 2 species of tortoises in „Blue rocks” Nature Park, Bulgaria.
2013 – 2011 Ministry of environment and water, Bulgaria, “Consortium Natura”. Field researcher, Bats – Mapping and determining the conservation status of bats.
2010 “Tsentralen Balkan” National Park, Bulgaria – Intern
2006-present „Green Balkans” NGO, Volunteer, Member of “Bat and Cave Conservation Group at Green Balkans NGO”.
2018 National Geographic grant. Project: “Exploring a new ecosystem service provided by bats as a tool to promote their conservation”.
2018 Osa Conservation scholarship. Project: “The hidden treasures of Osa – Research and conservation of caves and underground habitats in the Osa Peninsula”.
2017 Idea Wild grant providing field equipment. Project: Research, Ecology and Conservation of cave-dwelling bats in the Brunca Region of Costa Rica.
2015 Rufford Small Grant for Nature Conservation. Project: Protecting unique underground systems using bats as flagship taxa.
2017 Attendance grant for the European Bat Research Symposium.
2017 Bulgarian Federation of Speleology, Bulgaria. Instructor – Cave survey and scientific methods for the exploration of caves.
2015 – 2014 NEPIAST Caving club, Burgas, Bulgaria, Instructor – caving exploration techniques
2014 Association for Protection and Preservation of Natural Environment in Albania (PPNEA), “Capacity Building on Bat Conservation in Albania”, Instructor, bat research techniques.
2013 -2010 PULDIN caving club, Lecturer – biospeleology and cave protection, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2017 Diversity and conservation of cave-dwelling bats in the Brunca region of Costa Rica, Poster presentation at the European Bat Research Symposium, Donostia, the Basque country.
2016 Protecting unique underground systems using bats as flagship taxa, Presentation at the Research Days conference, University of Costa Rica, Golfito campus.
2014 Quantative comparison of the arthropods complexes from two caves, located in different karst regions in Western Rhodopes Mountains – presentation on 3rd Balkan Scientific Conference on Biology, May 30th – June 1st, 2014, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2014 Species Diversity and Distribution of Amphibians and Reptiles in Nature Park “Sinite Kamani” in Stara Planina Mt. (Bulgaria) – presentation on Student Scientific Conference “The Ecology – A way of thinking” 6, University of Plovdiv, Plovdiv Bulgaria
2009 Data on the Environmental Conditions and Diversity of the Animal Ecological Groups in Gargina Dupka Cave – presentation on Student Scientific Conference, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Deleva S, Chaverri G. Diversity and Conservation of Cave-Dwelling Bats in the Brunca Region of Costa Rica. Diversity 10: 43, 2018. https://doi.org/10.3390/d10020043
Ivanov, A., Deleva, S., Georgieva, M., & Orozova, D. (2017). A Conceptual Model of a Virtual Collaboration Space for Bat Scientists. Proceedings of The 18Th International Conference On Computer Systems And Technologies – Compsystech’17. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3134302.3134308
Deleva S., Georgiev. D. 2015 Quantitative comparison of the complexes of terrestrial arthropods (Arthropoda) in two caves, located in different karst regions in Western Rhodopes Mountains, Historia naturalis bulgarica, 21: 257-266, 2015
Deleva, S., Mollov I., Fidanova V., Mechev A. (2014). Species Diversity and Distribution of Amphibians and Reptiles in Nature Park “Sinite Kamani” in Stara Planina Mt. (Bulgaria). ECOLOGIA BALKANICA – Volume 6, Issue 2 / December 2014, pp. 83-92
Stoycheva, S. Pavlova, A. Russo, D. Deleva, S., Atanassov, T. (2014). Bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) in Besaparski Ridove Special Protection Area (Natura 2000), Southern Bulgaria: Species List, Distribution and Conservation. ACTA ZOOLOGICA BULGARICA, Suppl. 5, 2014: 213-220
Deleva S., Georgiev. D, (2009). Data on the environmental conditions and diversity of the animal ecological groups in Gargina Dupka Cave; ECOLOGIA BALKANICA 2009, Vol. 1 November 2009 pp. 1-4
Georgiev. D., L. Yankov, S. Stoycheva, S. Deleva, P. Zhelev, A. Pavlova, M. Zagorska. (2009). New localities of Quaternary Fossil Bears (Ursus sp. L.) (Mammalia: Carnivora: Ursidae). – ZooNotes, 8: 1-4.