Prof Dr Ivelina Nikolova: Leading Research in Crop Production
scientist at  Institute of Forage Crops, Bulgaria

🌱🔬Ivelina Nikolova is a distinguished professor with a Ph.D. in Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, specializing in Plant Protection (Entomology). Born on May 26, 1973, in Rousse, Bulgaria, she has a rich academic career, starting with her master’s degree from Agricultural University, Plovdiv, in 1996.With over 21 years of scientific experience, Professor Nikolova has made significant contributions to the understanding of entomofauna in forage crops, insect pest activity, tolerance/resistance, and organic insecticides. Her major achievements include research on species composition, population dynamics, and economic importance of insect pests in leguminous forage crops.🌍🌾

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

📚 Education:

Agricultural University, Plovdiv (1991–1996) Speciality: Plant protection and agroecology Qualification degree: Master

🎓 Academic Career:

  • Professor (2016 – Present)
  • Assos. Professor (2012)
  • Academic Research Degree “Doctor” (2007)
  • Assistant Professor (2010)
  • Researcher I, II, III degree (2006, 2003, 2001)

🏆 Major Achievements:

  • Explored insect pests in forage crops
  • Developed environmentally friendly pest management
  • Studied the impact of forage crop management on entomofauna
  • Analyzed chemical composition and nutritional value of forage

🌍 International Experience:

Staff Mobility for Teaching in North Macedonia (2022), Czech Republic (2017), Latvia (2016). Specialization in Ukraine (2008)

👩‍🏫 Academic Leadership:

Head of three research projects. Participation in over twenty research projects. Director of the Institute of Forage Crops, Pleven (Feb 2021 – Present)

🌐 Membership and Positions:

Member of Scientific Organizations Editorial board member of International Journal of Agriculture Science and Food Technology Head of Department and Member of the Board of Directors at IFC-Pleven.

🌱 Research Focus:

Dr. Ivelina Nikolova’s research stands at the forefront of entomological exploration, with a keen focus on sustainable agriculture and pest management. Her pioneering work delves into the markers of resistance against the pea aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum Harris, within Pisum sativum L. accessions. Additionally, she examines the intricate relationship between biopesticides, the spotted alfalfa aphid (Therioaphis trifolii Monell), and its predator, Coccinella septempunctata L.Furthermore, Dr. Nikolova explores the impact of natural products on Acyrthosiphon pisum density in Pisum sativum L., emphasizing the dual benefits of pest control and enhanced forage quality. Her work reflects a commitment to understanding and promoting ecological balance in agricultural ecosystems. 🐜🌿

Publications:🌐🔬

Ivelina Nikolova | Crop Production

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