Über den Autor
Dr. Victor Fet is a Professor of Biology at Marshall University, West Virginia, USA. He was a co-editor of Biogeography and Ecology of Turkmenistan (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1994) and authored dozens of research publications on animal biogeography, systematics and evolution. He is also one of the world's leading experts on scorpions and one of the authors of the Catalog of Scorpions of the World (New York, 2000).
Dr. Alexi Popov is the Director of the National Museum of Natural History, Sofia, Bulgaria. He authored and co-authored 94 research publications on insect faunistics, taxonomy, ecology, and conservation. He served as a Secretary and/or the Member of the Editorial Board of Historia naturalis bulgarica, Acta entomologica bulgarica, and Journal of Neuropterology. In the project "Fauna Europaea", Dr. Popov leads the team of 30 entomologists working on the insects of Bulgaria.
1. Introduction Alexi Popov and Victor Fet. 2. Terrestrial mammals of Bulgaria: zoogeographical and ecological patterns of distribution Vasil Popov. 2.1. Introduction 2.2. Material and Methods 2.3. Results 2.4. Discussion 3. Fauna, zoogeography, and ecology of birds in Bulgaria Zlatozar Boev, Boyan Milchev and Vasil Popov 3.1. Introduction 3.2. Material and Methods 3.3. Exploration of the Bulgarian Avifauna 3.4. Historical Formation of the Bulgarian Avifauna 3.5. Composition and Changes of the Recent Avifauna 3.6. Importance of the Bulgarian Territory for the Migration and Wintering of the European Birds 3.7. Important Bird Areas 3.8. Spatial Differentiation of the Recent Avifauna: Characteristic Bird Communities of the Main Landscapes (Ordination-Correspondence Analysis) 3.9. Classification of Avian Assemblages: Two-way Indicator Species Analysis 3.10. Zoogeographical Types 4. Amphibians and reptiles of Bulgaria: fauna, vertical distribution, zoogeography, and conservation. Boyan P. Petrov 4.1. Introduction 4.2. Brief History of the Herpetological Research in Bulgaria 4.3. Species Composition and Distribution 4.4. Altitudinal Distribution 4.5. Zoogeographical Analysis of the Herpetofauna of Bulgaria 4.6. Conservation of the Bulgarian Herpetofauna 5. Fauna and distribution of fishes in Bulgaria. Tihomir Stefanov 5.1. Introduction 5.2. Material and Methods 5.3. Discussion 5.4. Conclusions 6. Fauna and zoogeography of marine, freshwater, and terrestrial mollusks (Mollusca) in Bulgaria. ZdravkoHubenov 6.1. Introduction 6.2. Material and Methods 6.3. Black Sea Mollusks 6.4. Freshwater Mollusks 6.5. Terrestrial Mollusks 6.6. Mollusks in the Bulgarian Mountains 7. Fauna, ecology, and zoogeography of dragonflies (Insecta: Odonata) in Bulgaria. Venelin Beschovski and Milen Marinov 7.1. Fauna 7.2. Ecology 7.3. Zoogeography 7.4. Distribution Patterns in Bulgaria 7.5. Phenology 7.6. Habitat Classification 8. Fauna and zoogeography of the orthopterid insects (Embioptera, Dermaptera, Mantodea, Blattodea, Isoptera, and Orthoptera) in Bulgaria. Alexi Popov 8.1. Introduction 8.2. Faunistic Diversity 8.3. Distribution of Species 8.4. Zoogeography 9. Biogeography of the endemic Carabidae (Coleoptera) in the Central and Eastern Balkan Peninsula. Borislav Guéorguiev 9.1. Introduction 9.2. Area Studied 9.3. Study Goals 9.4. Material and Methods 9.5. Principal Faunal Features 9.6. Descriptive Biogeography 9.7. Causal Biogeography 9.8. Regional Division Based on Taxonomic, Macrohabitat, and Biogeographical Structure of Endemic Balkan Carabidae 10. Fauna and zoogeography of jewel beetles (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) in Bulgaria. Vladimir Sakalian and Mario Langourov 10.1. Introduction 10.2. Methods 10.3. Zoogeographical Position and Connections of the Buprestid Fauna of Bulgaria 10.4. Zoogeographical Characteristics of the Bulgarian Buprestid Fauna 10.5. Regional Faunistic and Zoogeographical Characteristics 10.6. Trends in the Recent Formation of the Bulgarian Buprestid
From single-celled organisms in Black Sea sand to endemic cave crustaceans, from mountain glacial relict insects to the most diverse bird fauna in Europe, the fauna of Bulgaria has been a subject of study for more than a century. This is the first English language survey of all vertebrate and many key invertebrate groups of Bulgaria, their faunistics, origin, geographical and ecological distribution, and conservation issues.
Collection of original reviews on all vertebrate and many key invertebrate animal groups in Bulgaria
Addresses faunistics, origin, geographical and ecological distribution, and conservation issues
The first monograph in English covering the biogeography of all regions of Bulgaria