The complete catalogue and Atlas of Bulgarian dung beetles towards a delimitation of hot spots based in distribution predictive models.
Thanks to two consecutive research projects between the CSIC (Spain) and the Bulgary Academy of Sciences we accomplish several field samplings in the Rhodopes Mountains and across the whole Bulgarian territory in order to:
- Study the variation with altitude in faunistic composition and species richness of the dung beetle assemblages of the western Rhodopes Mountains.
- Examine the convergences and divergences between two separate European mountain dung beetle assemblages located in the boundary among Mediterranean and Eurosiberian domains (The Iberian Central System and Western Rhodopes).
- Estimate the ability of distribution models to extrapolate geographical ranges from distant data.
- Elaborate the complete catalog on the Coleoptera Scarabaeidae of Bulgaria.
Guéorguiev, B.V. & Lobo, J.M. 2006. Adephagous beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera: Adephaga) in the Western Rhodopes . In: Bero, P. (ed.). Biodiversity of Bulgaria , 3. Biodiversity of Western Rhodopes ( Bulgaria and Greece ), Pensoft & Nat. Mus. Natur. Hist., Sofia . pp.283-346.
Lobo, J.M., Chehlarov, E. & Guéorguiev, B. 2007. Variation in dung beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea) assemblages with altitude in the Bulgarian Rhodopes Mountains: a comparison. European Journal of Entomology 104: 489-495.
Lobo, J.M., Guéorguiev, B & Chehlarov, E. 2007. Convergences and divergences between two separate European mountain dung beetle assemblages (Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea). Animal Biodiversity and Conservation 30: 83-96.
Guéorguiev B., Lobo, J.M. & Chehlarov, E. In press. The Scarabaeoid Beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea) in the Bulgarian Section of the Western Rhodopes . In: Beron P. (ed). Biodiversity of Bulgaria. 4. Biodiversity of Western Rhodopes (Bulgaria and Greece). National Museum of Natural History, Sofia.