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UNIVERSITY OF FORESTRY

Faculty of Forestry

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Lesoustrojstvo

Address: Bulgaria, Sofia 1997, 10 Kliment Ohridski Blvd, University of Forestry, Faculty of Forestry, Department of Forest Management

The Department of Forest Management is situated in building A, 3th floor, University of Forestry. The Department has 4 specialized teaching laboratories - № 306, № 310, № 506 and № 515, tel.: + 359 2 91907*381

Head of Department of Forest Management (acting) is Prof. Youlin Tepeliev, PhD - building A, 3th floor, study 329, University of Forestry, tel.: + 359 2 91907*375

Office Manager is eng. Vasya Kireva - building A, 3th floor, laboratory 306, University of Forestry, tel.: + 359 2 91907*381

History:

The Department of Forest Management was established in 1927 by Prof. Temelko Ivanchev, who became its first head.

During the period 1927-1974 the following professors have been working in the Department: Acad. Petko Petkov, Prof. Iliya Mihailov, Prof. Atanas Ganchev, Prof. Hristo Sirakov, Prof. Alexander Iliev, Prof. Ivan Mihov, Prof. Evgeni Dimitrov.

On 01.02.1974 the Department was merged with the Department of Geodesy. Other former members of the Department are Prof. Yurdan Duhovnikov, Prof. Mikhail Venedikov, Prof. Sava Ribarov, Prof. Yosif Zhelyazkov, Assoc. Prof. George Dimitrov and Assist. Prof. Hristo Chemshirov, PhD.

Heads of Department:
Prof. Temelko Ivanchev - from 1927 to 1949
Acad. Petko Petkov - from 1949 to 1964
Prof. Yurdan Duhovnikov - from 1964 to 1971
Prof. Alexander Iliev - from 1971 to 1984
Prof. Ivan Mihov - from 1984 to 1993
Prof. Evgeni Dimitrov (acting) - from 1993 to 1994
Prof. Youlin Tepeliev (acting) - from 1994 to 1995
Prof. Ivan Mihov - from 1995 to 1999
Prof. Kiril Bogdanov (acting) - from 2004 to 2005
Prof. Youlin Tepeliev - from 2005 to 2016
Assoc. Prof. Yavor Poryazov - from 2016 to 2020
Prof. Youlin Tepeliev (acting) - from 2020

Since March 2020 acting head of the Department is Prof. Youlin Tepeliev, PhD.

Lectors worked in the Department of Forest Management:

Acad. Petko Dimitrov Petkov - from 1945 to 1964
Prof. Temelko Stoimenov Ivanchev - from 1927 to 1949
Prof. Iliya Simeonov Mihailov - from 1933 to 1946
Prof. Atanas Ganchev Atanasov - from 1944 to 1948
Prof. Hristo Todorov Sirakov - from 1948 to 1952
Prof. Alexander Ivanov Iliev - from 1949 to 1986
Prof. Yurdan Hristov Duhovnikov - from 1946 to 1978
Prof. Mikhail Ivanov Venedikov - from 1933 to 1973
Prof. Sava Todorov Ribarov - from 1950 to 1989
Prof. Yosif Jordanov Zhelyazkov - from 1950 to 1990
Prof. Ivan Vasilev Mihov - from 1971 to 2010
Prof. Evgeni Todorov Dimitrov - from 1967 to 2008
Prof. Kiril Martinov Bogdanov -
from 1976 to 2018
George Dimitrov Ivanov - from 1952 to 1989
Assoc. Prof. George Jekov Georgiev - from 2004 to 2011
Assoc. Prof.
Veneta Ivanova Kotseva - from 1995 to 2018
Assist. Prof. Hristo Slaveykov Chemshirov - from 1977 to 1995
Assist. Prof. Peyo Nachev Peev - from 1955 to 1965

Currently, there are eight full-time lecturers in the Department of Forest Management - one professor, four associate professors and three assistant professors.

Present academic staff of the Department of Forest Management:

Prof. Youlin Nikolov Tepeliev, PhD - from 1988
Assoc. Prof. Ilko Antov Dobrichov, PhD - from 1988
Assoc. Prof. Radka Georgieva Koleva, PhD - from 1994
Assoc. Prof. Maria Tzankova Asenova - from 1989
Chief Assist. Prof. Toma Ivanov Tonchev, PhD - from 1999
Assist. Prof.
Yordan Georgiev Ivanov, PhD – from 2016

Members of the Department lead the courses in 14 subjects for three faculties in the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree. 

B.Sc. degree M.Sc. degree
Faculty of Forestry  Geodesy Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Forest mensuration
Photogrammetry and remote sensing Forest growth and yield
Forest management
Management of protected forests and territories Evaluation of forests territories
Faculty of Ecology and Landscape architecture Fundamentals of forest management and forest mensuration Remote sensing for mapping
Photogrammetry, remote sensing and geodesy Geodesy and vertical planning
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Faculty of Business Management Fundamentals of forest management and forest mensuration

Leading professors in the department are:

1. Prof. Youlin Tepeliev, PhD - Geodesy, Photogrammetry and remote sensing, Remote sensing for mapping, Geographic Information Systems, Geodesy and vertical planning.

2. Assoc. Prof. Ilko Dobrichov, PhD - Fundamentals of forest management and forest mensuration, Forest management, Evaluation of forests territories.

3. Assoc. Prof. Yavor Poryazov, PhD - Forest mensuration, Forest growth and yield.

4. Assoc. Prof. Radka Georgieva Koleva, PhD - Geodesy, Photogrammetry and remote sensing, Photogrammetry, remote sensing and geodesy, Remote sensing for mapping.

5. Assoc. Prof. Maria Tzankova Asenova - Geodesy, Photogrammetry and remote sensing, Remote sensing for mapping, Geographic Information Systems.

6. Assist. Prof. Toma Ivanov Tonchev, PhD - Forest management.

7. Assist. Prof. Gincho Petkov Kostov, PhD - Geodesy, Geodesy and vertical planning.

8. Assist. Prof. Yordan Georgiev Ivanov – Forest mensuration.

The main areas of the research in the Department are:

  • Forest mensuration;
  • Forest management;
  • Forest growth and yield;
  • Evaluation of forests territories;
  • Geodesy;
  • Geodesy and vertical planning;
  • Photogrammetry and remote sensing;
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

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