Lyubomir Penev

Lyubomir Penev is the Managing Director and Founder of Pensoft Publishers. Having graduated in Biology at the University of Sofia, he also holds a Ph.D. in Ecology at the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow. Currently, he is Professor of Ecology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia. His main fields of interest are methodology and software development for biodiversity research and environmental assessment, biogeography, landscape and urban ecology and entomology. Penev is the author of BIODIV, one of the first specialized software for biodiversity research (Exeter Software, New York, 1991) and one of the first computerized bibliographies, CARLIT & CARRUS (1993). Penev has published more than 100 scientific papers and coauthored or co-edited 8 books. He has participated in several international research projects as expert in publication and dissemination of scientific information.

In 1992, Penev established and successfully developed Pensoft to become one of the world’s leading biodiversity publishers with more than 1000 book and e-book titles published to date. In 2008, Penev founded Pensoft's first open access journal ZooKeys. With ZooKeys and its following journals, Penev has chosen the path of cutting-edge innovation for Pensoft leading the company to be one of the pioneers and best-known names in the fields of semantic publishing. In 2013, Pensoft launched the first ever, end-to-end, online, XML-based publishing solution, that that supports the full life cycle of manuscripts, from authoring to peer-review, publication and dissemination. The workflow was demonstrated by the Biodiversity Data Journal (BDJ) and the Pensoft Writing Tool (PWT), now upgraded to the ARPHA Journal Publishing Platform.

In his free time Penev enjoys horse riding, skiing, folklore art and music, and restoration of Bulgarian Renaissance houses.

ORCID ID: orcid.org/0000-0002-2186-5033

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Monograph

  • Turin H, Casale A, Kryzhanovskij OL, Makarov KV, Penev LD (1993) Checklist and distributional atlas of the genus Carabus L. in Europe (Coleoptera, Carabidae). U.B.S./Dr.W.Backhuys Publ., Leiden, 79 pp. ISBN: 9073348226

Published software and databases

  • Baev PV, Penev LD (1991) BIODIV - a program for calculating biological diversity parameters, similarity, niche overlap, and cluster analysis. Exeter Software, NewYork, 57 pp.
  • Penev LD, Turin H (1991) CARRUS & CARLIT91 - Databases for Carabid literature (Coleoptera, Carabidae). Moscow/Leiden.
  • Uzunov Y, Penev L, Kovachev S, Baev P (1998) Bulgarian biotic index (Bgbi) - an express method for bioassessment of the quality of running waters. - Доклади на БАН , 51 (11–12): 117–120.

Editor of monographs and collections of papers

  • Turin H, Penev L, Casale A (Eds) (2003) The genus Carabus L. in Europe. A synthesis. Fauna Europaea Evertebrata No 2. Pensoft Publishers & European Invertebrate Survey, Sofia-Moscow-Leiden, 540 pp. E-ISBN: 9789546423313
  • Penev L, Niemelä J, Kotze J, Chipev N (Eds) (2004) Ecology of the City of Sofia. Species and Communities in an Urban Environment. Pensoft, Sofia-Moscow, 456 pp. E-ISBN: 9789546423634
  • Konstantinov A, Tishechkin A, Penev L (Eds) (2005) Contributions to Systematics and Biology of Beetles. Papers celebrating the 80th birthday of Igor Konstantinovich Lopatin. Pensoft Series Faunistica 43, Pensoft Publishers, Sofia-Moscow, 450pp. E-ISBN: 9789546423696
  • Penev L, Erwin T, Assmann T (Eds) (2008) "Back to the Roots and Back to the Future. Towards a New Synthesis amongst taxonomic, Ecological and Biogeographical approaches in Carabidology". Proceedings of the XIII European Carabidologists Meeting, Blagoevgrad, August 20–24, 2007, 509 pp. P-ISSN: 1312-0174
  • Golovach S, Makarova O, Penev LD (Eds) (2009) Species and Communities in extreme environment. Pensoft & KMK Scientific Press, Sofia-Moscow, 530 pp. E-ISBN: 9789546424532
  • Settele, J., Penev, L., Georgiev, T., Grabaum, R., Grobelnik, V., Hammen, V., Klotz, S., Kotarac, M., Kühn, I. (Eds) 2009. Atlas of Biodiversity Risk (Pensoft Publishers, Sofia-Moscow. ISBN 978-954-642-446-4 (print), ISBN 978-954-642-447-1 (e-book). 300x360, richly illustrated with maps, graphs and photos, Hdb, 300 pp.
  • Penev L, Roberts D, Smith VS, Agosti D, Erwin T (Eds) (2010) Taxonomy shifts up a gear: New publishing tools to accelerate biodiversity research. ZooKeys 50: 1–126

Research articles

  • Penev LD (1983) Eine neue Art der Gattung Adrastus aus Bulgarien (Coleoptera, Elateridae). Reichenbachia 21, 30: 181–184.
  • Guryeva EL, Penev LD (1983) New click-beetle species of the genus Penthelater Oh. (Coleoptera, Elateridae) from Bulgaria. Entomol. Review 62, 4: 736 [In Russian]. [Гурьева ЕЛ, Пенев ЛД (1983) Новый вид жуков-щелкунов рода Penthelater Oh. (Coleoptera, Elateridae) из Болгарии. Ентомол. Обозр. 62, 4: 736].
  • Penev LD, Stoimenova VS (1986) A contribution to the study of Elateridae (Coleoptera) from Southwestern Bulgaria. In: Fauna of Southwestren Bulgaria, Sofia 1: 135–148 [In Bulgarian]. [Пенев ЛД, Стоименова ВС (1986) Принос към изучаването на семейство Elateridae (Coleoptera) от югозападна България. В: Фауна на Югозападна България, София, 1: 135–148].
  • Penev LD (1987) New species of the genus Haterumelater Oh. (Coleoptera, Elateridae) from Bulgaria. Zool. Zhurn., 66, 10, 1586–1589 [In Russian]. [Пенев ЛД (1987) Новый вид рода Haterumelater Oh. (Coleoptera, Elateridae) из Болгарии. Зоол. Журн. 66, 10: 1586–1589].
  • Penev L, Tarnawski D (1987) Die Schnellkafer (Coleoptera, Elateridae) Bulgariens (Nachtrag). Polsk. Pism. Entomol., 57: 421–440.
  • Penev LD (1988) Description of the larva and distribution of Prosternon chrysocomum Germ. (Coleoptera, Elateridae). Zool. Zhurn., 67, 11: 1746–1747 [In Russian]. [Пенев ЛД (1988) Описание личинки и разпространениеProsternon chrysocomum Germ. (Coleoptera, Elateridae). Зоол. Журн., 67, 11: 1746–1747].
  • Dolin VG, Penev LD (1988) Beitrag zur Taxonomie der mit Selatosomus latus (F.) verwandten Arten von der Krim und aus dem Kaukasus (Insecta, Coleoptera: Elateridae). Reichenbachia, 26, 6: 25–32.
  • Penev LD (1989) Fauna and zonal distribution of the click-beetles (Coleoptera, Elateridae) of the Russian Plain. Zool. Zhurn., 68, 2, 193–205 [In Russian]. [Пенев ЛД (1989) Фауна и зональное распределение жуков-щелкунов (Coleoptera, Elateridae) Русской Равнины. Зоол. Журн., 68, 2: 193–205].
  • Penev LD, Stoimenova VS (1990) Click-beetles (Insecta, Coleoptera, Elateridae) from Vithosha Mountain. In: Fauna of Southwestern Bulgaria, Sofia, 3: 112–124 [In Bulgarian]. [Пенев ЛД, Стоименова ВС (1990) Полски ковачи (Insecta, Coleoptera, Elateridae) от Витоша. В: Фауна на Югозападна България, София, 3: 112–124].
  • Penev LD (1991) Über einige Gesetzmässigkeiten in der Verbreitung der Schnellkäfer auf der russischen Ebene (Col., Elateridae) XII Intern. Symp. Entomofaun. Mitteleur., Kiev, 25.-30.09.1988, 526–529.
  • Пенев ЛД (1992) Фауна жуков-щелкунов (Coleoptera, Elateridae) Урала в сравнении со сопредельными странами: таксономические аспекты разнообразия. Насекомые в естественных и антропогенных биогеоценозах Урала. Екатеринбург, 115–117.
  • Penev LD (1992) Qualitative and quantitative spatial variation in soil wireworm assemblages in relation to climatic and habitat factors.Oikos, 63: 180–192.
  • Пенев ЛД (1993) Классификационные и ординационные подходы при сравнительном анализе списков видов (на примере лесостепных дубрав). - Успехи энтомологии в СССР: Екология и фаунистика, Небольшие отряды насекомых. (Материалы Х Съезда Всесоюзного Энтомологического Общества, 11–15 Сентября 1989г.), 54–58.
  • Esjunin SL, Golovatch SI, Penev LD (1993) Fauna and zoogeography of the spiders (Arachnida: Aranei) of the East-European oak forests. Ber. Natur.-Mediz. Ver. Insbruck, 80: 175–249.
  • Чернов ЮИ, Пенев ЛД (1993) Биологическое разнообразие и климат. Успехи Совр. Биол. 113, 5: 515–531.
  • Peneva V, Penev LD (1993) Spatial changes in trichodorid and longidorid nematode assemblages in relation to climate and habitat variation. Compt. Rend. De L’acad. Bulg. Sci. 46,8: 117–119.
  • Penev LD, Esjunin SL, Golovatch SI (1994) Species diversity versus species composition in relation to climate and habitat variation: Case study on spider assemblages of the east European oak forests. Arthropoda Selecta 3(1–2): 65–99.
  • Esjunin SL, Penev LD, Golovatch SI (1994) Distribution and assemblage classification of spiders of the East European oak forests (Arachnida, Aranei). Arthropoda Selecta 3(3–4): 67–98.
  • Пенев ЛД, Василев АИ, Головач СИ, Квавадзе ЭШ (1994) Видовой состав и классификация группировок дождевых червей (Oligochaeta, Lumbricidae) дубрав Русской равнины. Зоол. Журн. 73, 2: 23–37.
  • Пенев ЛД, Василев АИ, Головач СИ, Квавадзе ЭШ (1994) Зависимость показателей разнообразия дождевых червей (Oligochaeta, Lumbricidae) дубрав Русской равнины от факторов среды. Зоол. журн. 73, 7–8: 14–21.
  • Penev LD, Turin H (1994) Patterns of distribution of the genus Carabus L. in Europe: approaches and preliminary results. In: Desender K et al. (Eds) Carabid Beetles: Ecology and evolution, Kluwer, 37–44. doi: 10.1007/978-94-017-0968-2_6
  • Penev LD (1997) Concrete biotas - A neglected concept in biogeography? Global Ecology And Biogeography Letters 6: 91–96. doi:10.2307/2997566
  • Penev LD, Alekseev SK (1996) The click-beetles of North Ossetia (Coleoptera, Elateridae). Stuttgarter Beiträge Für Naturkunde, Ser. A. 548:1–19.
  • Penev L (1996) Large-scale variation in Carabid assemblages, with a special reference to the local fauna concept. Annalles Zoologici Fennici 33: 49–63.
  • Kodzhabashev N, Penev L (1998) Order Coleoptera. In: Michev T, Georgiev BB, Petrova AV, Stoyneva MP (Eds) Biodiversity of the Srebarna Biosphere Reserve checklist and bibliography, Sofia, Context & Pensoft, 74–78.
  • Uzunov Y, Penev L, Kovachev S, Baev P (1998) Bulgarian biotic index (Bgbi) - an express method for bioassessment of the quality of running waters. - Доклади на БАН 51(11–12): 117–120.
  • Niemelä J, Kotze J, Ashworth A, Brandmayr P, Desender K, New T, Penev L, Samways M, Spence J (2000) The search for common anthropogenic impacts on biodiversity: a global network. Journal of Insect Conservation 4, 3–9. doi: 10.1023/A:1009655127440
  • Dedov IK, Penev L (2000) Species composition and origins of the terrestrial gastropod fauna of Sofia city. Ruthenica 10(2): 121–131.
  • Lazarova S, Peneva V, Penev L (2000) Nematode assemblages from the moss Hypnum cupressiforme Hedw. growing on different substrates in a Balkanic durmast forest (Quercus dalechampii Ten.) on Mount Vitosha, Bulgaria. Nematology 2(3): 263–272. doi:10.1163/156854100509132
  • Peneva V, Loof PAA, Penev LD, Brown DJF (2001) Description of the male and first-stage juvenile of Longidorus intermedius Kozlowska & Seinhorst, 1979 (Nematoda: Dorylaimida), and notes on its morphology and distribution. Systematic Parasitology 49: 127–137. doi:10.1023/A:1010608418412
  • Niemelä J, Kotze J, Wenn S, Penev L, Stoyanov I, Spence J, Hardley D, Montes De Oca E (2002) Carabid beetle assemblages (Coleoptera, Carabidae) across urban-rural gradients: an international comparison. Landscape ecology 17(5): 387–401. doi:10.1023/A:1021270121630
  • Ganeva D, Penev L (2002) Structure and diversity of tabanid assemblages from three pastures in South Bulgaria (Diptera, Tabanidae). Studia dipterologica 9(2): 743–755.
  • Turin H, Penev L, Casale A (2003) Chapter 1. Introduction. In: Turin H, Penev L, Casale A (Eds) The genus Carabus L. in Europe. A synthesis. Fauna Europaea Evertebrata No 2. Pensoft Publishers & European Invertebrate Survey, Sofia-Moscow-Leiden, 540 pp. E-ISBN:9789546423313
  • Turin H, Penev L, Casale A, Arndt E, Assmann Th, Makarov K, Mossakowski D, Szel G (2003) Chapter 5. Species accounts. In: Turin H, Penev L, Casale A (Eds) The genus Carabus L. in Europe. A synthesis. Fauna Europaea Evertebrata No 2. Pensoft Publishers & European Invertebrate Survey, Sofia-Moscow-Leiden, 540 pp. E-ISBN: 9789546423313
  • Penev L, Casale, Turin H (2003) Chapter 8. Biogeography. In: Turin H, Penev L, Casale A (Eds) The genus Carabus L. in Europe. A synthesis. Fauna Europaea Evertebrata No 2. Pensoft Publishers & European Invertebrate Survey, Sofia-Moscow-Leiden, 540 pp. E-ISBN:9789546423313
  • Turin H, Casale A, Penev L (2003) Chapter 10. Concluding remarks. In: Turin H, Penev L, Casale A (Eds) The genus Carabus L. in Europe. A synthesis. Fauna Europaea Evertebrata No 2. Pensoft Publishers & European Invertebrate Survey, Sofia-Moscow-Leiden, 540 pp. E-ISBN:9789546423313
  • Dolin WG, Penev L (2004) Revision der kaukasischen Athous-Arten aus der Untergattung Haplathous Reitter, 1905 (Coleoptera: Elateridae). Linzer biologishe Beitraege 36 (1): 89–104.
  • Kuzniar A, Gheorghe I, Krecmer V, Niemtur S, Penev L, Peneva V, Richards C, Scharffova K, Twardy S (2004) Chapter 7. Uplands. In Young J, Halada L, Kuzniar A, Tartes U, Uzunov Y, Watt A (Eds) Conflicts between human activities and concervation of biodiversity in agricultural landscapes, grasslands, forests, wetlands and uplands in the Accending and Candidate Countries (ACC). BIOFORUM Project EVK2-CT-1999–2006, CEH, Banchory, 75–87.
  • Penev L, Stoyanov IL, Dedov I, Dimitrov D, Grozeva M, Doichinova V (2004) The Sofia (Bulgaria) GLOBENET Sites: Description and Spatial Variation of the Landscape Mosaic. In: Penev L, Niemelä J, Kotze J, Chipev N (Eds) Ecology of the City of Sofia. Species and Communities in an Urban Environment. Pensoft, Sofia-Moscow, 3–24.
  • Dedov I, Penev L (2004) Spatial Variation in Terrestrial Gastropod Communities (Gastropoda, Pulmonata) along Urban-Rural Gradient in Sofia City, Bulgaria. In: Penev L, Niemelä J, Kotze J, Chipev N (Eds) Ecology of the City of Sofia. Species and Communities in an Urban Environment. Pensoft, Sofia-Moscow, 307–318.
  • Penev L (2005) Description of the larva of Athous monilicornis (Coleoptera, Elateridae) with notes on the species distribution. Vestnik zoologii 39: 55–58.
  • Kodzhabashev ND, Penev LD (2006). The Ground Beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) of South Dobrudzha, Bulgaria. Acta zool. bulg., 58(2), 2006: 147–180.
  • Antonova V, Penev L (2006) Change in the zoogeographical structure of ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) caused by urban pressure in the Sofia region (Bulgaria). Myrmecologische Nachrichten 8, 271–276.
  • Dedov I, Stoyanov IL, Penev L, Harvey JA, Van der Putten WH, Bezemer TM (2006) Long-term effects of sowing high or low diverse seed mixtures on plant and gastropod diversity. Acta Oecologica 30: 173–181. doi: 10.1016/j.actao.2006.03.004
  • Penev L, Stoyanov I, Dedov I, Antonova V (2008)Patterns of Urbanization in the City of Sofia as Shown by Carabid Beetles, Ants and Mollusks. In: Penev L, Erwin T, Assmann T (Eds) "Back to the Roots and Back to the Future. Towards a New Synthesis amongst taxonomic, Ecological and Biogeographical approaches in Carabidology". Proceedings of the XIII European Carabidologists Meeting, Blagoevgrad, August 20–24, 2007: 483–509.
  • Casale A, Turin H, Penev L (2008)Corrigenda to the book "The Genus Carabus in Europe. A Synthesis. In: Penev L, Erwin T, Assmann T (Eds) "Back to the Roots and Back to the Future. Towards a New Synthesis amongst taxonomic, Ecological and Biogeographical approaches in Carabidology". Proceedings of the XIII European Carabidologists Meeting, Blagoevgrad, August 20–24, 2007: 255–256.
  • Peneva V, Lazarova S, Elshishka M, Makarova O, Penev L (2008) Nematode assemblages of hair-grass (Deschampsia spp.) microhabitats from polar and alpine deserts in the Arctic and Antarctic. In: Golovach S, Makarova O, Penev LD (Eds) Species and Communities in extreme environment. Pensoft & KMK Scientific Press, Sofia-Moscow, 419–438.
  • Antonova V, Penev L (2008) Classification of assemblages of ants in the green areas in Sofia City. Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, Suppl. 2: 103–110.
  • Penev L, Erwin T, Thompson FC, Sues H-D, Engel MS, Agosti D, Pyle R, Ivie M, Assmann T, Henry T, Miller J, Ananjeva NB, Casale A, Lourenco W, Golovatch S, Fagerholm H-P, Taiti S, Alonso-Zarazaga M, van Nieukerken E (2008) ZooKeys, unlocking Earth’s incredible biodiversity and building a sustainable bridge into the public domain: From "print-based" to "web-based" taxonomy, systematics, and natural history. ZooKeys Editorial Opening Paper. ZooKeys 1: 1–7. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.1.11
  • Penev L, Erwin T, Miller J, Chavan V, Moritz T, Griswold C (2009) Publication and dissemination of datasets in taxonomy: ZooKeys working example. ZooKeys 11: 1–8. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.11.210.
  • Penev L, Sharkey M, Erwin T, van Noort S, Buffington M, Seltmann K, Johnson N, Taylor M, Thompson FC, Dallwitz M (2009) Data publication and dissemination of interactive keys under the open access model. ZooKeys 21: 1–17. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.21.274
  • Sharkey MJ, Yu DS, van Noort S, Katja Seltmann, Penev L (2009) Revision of the Oriental genera of Agathidinae (Hymenoptera, Braconidae) with an emphasis on Thailand and interactive keys to genera published in three different formats. ZooKeys 21: 19–54. doi:10.3897/zookeys.21.271
  • Blagoderov V, Agosti D, Brake I, Catapano T, Georgiev T, Penev L, Roberts D, Rycroft S, Scott B, Smith V (2010) Streamlining taxonomic publication: a working example with Scratchpads and ZooKeys. ZooKeys 50: 17–28. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.50.539
  • Stoev P, Akkari N, Zapparoli M, Porco D, Enghoff H, Edgecombe GD, Georgiev T, Penev L (2010) The centipede genus EupolybothrusVerhoeff, 1907 (Chilopoda: Lithobiomorpha: Lithobiidae) in North Africa, a cybertaxonomic revision, with an interactive key to all species in the genus and the fi rst use of DNA barcoding for the group. ZooKeys 50: 29–77. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.50.504
  • Penev L, Agosti D, Georgiev T, Catapano T, Miller J, Blagoderov V, Roberts D, Smith VS, Brake I, Ryrcroft S, Scott B, Johnson NF, Morris RA, Sautter G, Chavan V, Robertson T, Remsen D, Stoev P, Parr C, Knapp S, Kress WJ, Thompson FC, Erwin T (2010) Semantic tagging of and semantic enhancements to systematics papers. ZooKeys working example. Forum paper. ZooKeys 50: 1–16. doi:10.3897/zookeys.50.538
  • Settele J, Penev L, Georgiev T, Grabaum R, Grobelnik V, Hammen V, Klotz S, Kotarac M, Kühn I (2010) Atlas of Biodiversity Risk. Editorial. In: Settele J, Penev L, Georgiev T, Grabaum R, Grobelnik V, Hammen V, Klozt S, Kotarac M, Kühn I (Eds) Atlas of Biodiversity Risk. Pensoft. Sofia-Moscow, XIV-XV. P-ISBN hardback: 9789546424464
  • Kühn I, Penev L, Settele J (2010) The availability and usage of high-quality, cross-scale baseline information for risk assessment . In: Settele J, Penev L, Georgiev T, Grabaum R, Grobelnik V, Hammen V, Klozt S, Kotarac M, Kühn I (Eds) Atlas of Biodiversity Risk. Pensoft. Sofia-Moscow, 2–3.
  • Kühn I, Penev L, Settele J (2010) A vision of the availability and usage of high-quality, cross-scale baseline biodiversity information. In: Settele J, Penev L, Georgiev T, Grabaum R, Grobelnik V, Hammen V, Klozt S, Kotarac M, Kühn I (Eds) Atlas of Biodiversity Risk. Pensoft. Sofia-Moscow, p. 22.
  • Penev L, Hagedorn G, Mietchen D, Georgiev T, Stoev P, Sautter G, Agosti D, Plank A, Balke M, Hendrich L, Erwin T (2011) Interlinking journal and wiki publications through joint citation: Working examples from ZooKeys and Plazi on Species-ID. ZooKeys 90: 1-12. doi:10.3897/zookeys.90.1369
  • Smith V, Penev L (2011) Collaborative electronic infrastructures to accelerate taxonomic research. ZooKeys 150: 1-3. doi:10.3897/zookeys.150.2458
  • Penev L, Lyal C, Weitzman A, Morse D, King D, Sautter G, Georgiev T, Morris R, Catapano T, Agosti D (2011) XML schemas and mark-up practices of taxonomic literature. ZooKeys 150: 89-116. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.150.2213
  • Penev L, Mietchen D, Chavan V, Hagedorn G, Remsen D, Smith V, Shotton D (2011). Pensoft Data Publishing Policies and Guidelines for Biodiversity Data. Pensoft Publishers, http://www.pensoft.net/J_FILES/Pensoft_Data_Publishing_Policies_and_Guidelines.pdf
  • Hagedorn G, Mietchen D, Morris R, Agosti D, Penev L, Berendsohn W, Hobern D (2011) Creative Commons licenses and the non-commercial condition: Implications for the re-use of biodiversity information. ZooKeys 150: 127-149. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.150.2189
  • Lumbsch T, Miller A, Begerow D, Penev L (2011) MycoKeys, or why we need a new journal in Mycology? MycoKeys 1: 1-5. doi:10.3897/mycokeys.1.2058
  • Kress WJ, Penev L (2011) Innovative electronic publication in plant systematics: PhytoKeys and the changes to the "Botanical Code" accepted at the XVIII International Botanical Congress in Melbourne. PhytoKeys 6: 1-4. doi: 10.3897/phytokeys.6.2063
  • Mietchen D, Hagedorn G, Förstner KU, Kubke MF, Koltzenburg C, Hahnel M, Penev L (2011) Wikis in scholarly publishing. Information Services and Use 31(1-2): 53–59, doi: 10.3233/ISU-2011-0621
  • Chavan V, Penev L (2011) The data paper: a mechanism to incentivize data publishing in biodiversity science. BMC Bioinformatics, 12 (Suppl 15): S2. doi: 10.1186/1471-2105-12-S15-S2
  • Erwin T, Stoev P, Georgiev T, Penev L (2011) ZooKeys 150: Three and a half years of innovative publishing and growth. ZooKeys 150: 5-14. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.150.2431
  • Penev L, Lyal C, Weitzman A, Morse D, King D, Sautter G, Georgiev T, Morris R, Catapano T, Agosti D (2011) XML schemas and mark-up practices of taxonomic literature. ZooKeys 150: 89-116. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.150.2213
  • Arvanitidis C, Faulwetter S, Chatzigeorgiou G, Penev L, Bánki O, Dailianis T, Pafilis E, Kouratoras M, Chatzinikolaou E, Fanini L, Vasileiadou A, Pavloudi C, Vavilis P, Koulouri P, Dounas C (2011) Engaging the broader community in biodiversity research: the concept of the COMBER pilot project for divers in ViBRANT. ZooKeys 150: 211-229. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.150.2149
  • Penev L, Cerretti P, Tschorsnig HP, Lopresti M, Di Giovanni F, Georgiev T, Stoev P, Erwin T (2012) Publishing online identification keys in the form of scholarly papers. ZooKeys 205: 1-3. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.205.3581
  • Remsen D, Knapp S, Georgiev T, Stoev P, Penev L (2012) From text to structured data: Converting a word-processed floristic checklist into Darwin Core Archive format. PhytoKeys 9: 1-13. doi: 10.3897/phytokeys.9.2770
  • Penev L, Catapano T, Agosti D, Sautter G, Stoev P (2012) Implementation of TaxPub, an NLM DTD extension for domain-specific markup in taxonomy, from the experience of a biodiversity publisher. In: Journal Article Tag Suite Conference (JATS-Con) Proceedings 2012 [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Center for Biotechnology Information (US); 2012. Available from:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK100351/
  • Marhold K. & Stuessy T (eds.) in collaboration with Agababian M, Agosti D, Alford MH, Crespo A, Crisci JV, Dorr LJ, Ferencová Z, Frodin D, Geltman DV, Kilian N, Linder HP, Lohmann LG, Oberprieler C, Penev L, Smith GF, Thomas W, Tulig M, Turland N, Zhang X-C (2013) The Future of Botanical Monography: Report from an international workshop, 12–16 March 2012, Smolenice, Slovak Republic. Taxon 62: 4–20. www.ingentaconnect.com="" content="" iapt="" tax="" 00000062="" 00000001="" art00003="">http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/iapt/tax/2013/00000062/00000001/art00003
  • www.ingentaconnect.com="" content="" iapt="" tax="" 00000062="" 00000001="" art00003="">Miller J, Dikow T, Agosti D, Sautter G, Catapano T, Penev L, Zhang Z-Q, Pentcheff D, Pyle R, Blum S, Parr C, Freeland C, Garnett T, Ford L, Muller B, Smith L, Strader G, Georgiev T, Benichou L (2012) From taxonomic literature to cybertaxonomic content. BMC Biology 10:87, doi:10.1186/1741-7007-10-87, http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7007/10/87
  • Chavan V, Penev L, Hobern D (2013) Cultural Change in Data Publishing Is Essential. BioScience 63 (6): 419-420. doi:10.1525/bio.2013.63.6.3
  • Edmunds S, Hunter C, Smith V, Stoev P, Penev L (2013) Biodiversity research in the "big data" era: GigaScience and Pensoft work together to publish the most data-rich species description. GigaScience 2: 14. doi:10.1186/2047-217X-2-14
  • Smith V, Georgiev T, Stoev P, Biserkov J, Miller J, Livermore L, Baker E, Mietchen D, Couvreur T, Mueller G, Dikow T, Helgen K, Frank J, Agosti D, Roberts D, Penev L (2013) Beyond dead trees: integrating the scientific process in the Biodiversity Data Journal. Biodiversity Data Journal 1: e995. doi:10.3897/BDJ.1.e995
  • Stoev P, Komerički A, Akkari N, Liu S, Zhou X, Weigand A, Hostens J, Hunter C, Edmunds S, Porco D, Zapparoli M, Georgiev T, Mietchen D, Roberts D, Faulwetter S, Smith V, Penev L (2013) Eupolybothrus cavernicolus Komerički & Stoev sp. n. (Chilopoda: Lithobiomorpha: Lithobiidae): the first eukaryotic species description combining transcriptomic, DNA barcoding and micro-CT imaging data. Biodiversity Data Journal 1: e1013. doi:10.3897/BDJ.1.e1013
  • Stoev P, Penev L, Akkari N, Cheung DK-B, Enghoff H, Brunke A, de Souza CM, Pape T, Mietchen D, Erwin T (2013) Revolving images and multi-image keys open new horizons in descriptive taxonomy: ZooKeys working examples. ZooKeys 328: 1–3. doi:10.3897/zookeys.328.6171
  • Schmidt S, Broad G, Stoev P, Mietchen D, Penev L (2013) The move to open access and growth: experience from Journal of Hymenoptera Research. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 30: 1-6. doi:10.3897/jhr.30.4733
  • Chernov YI, Makarova OL, Penev LD, Khruleva OA (2014) The beetles (Insecta, Coleoptera) in the Arctic fauna. Communication 1. Faunal composition. Zoologicheskiy zhurnal 93(1): 7–44. [In Russian] [Чернов ЮИ, Макарова ОЛ, Пенев ЛД, Хрулёва ОА (2014) Отряд жесткокрылых (Insecta, Coleoptera) в фауне Aрктики. Сообщение 1. Состав фауны. Зоологический журнал 93(1): 7–44.]
  • Hoffmann A, Penner J, Vohland K, Cramer W, Doubleday R, Henle K, Kõljalg U, Kühn I, Kunin WE, Negro JJ, Penev L, Rodríguez C, Saarenmaa H, Schmeller DS, Stoev P, Sutherland WJ, Tuama1 EO, Wetzel F, Häuser CL (2014) Improved access to integrated biodiversity data for science, practice, and policy - the European Biodiversity Observation Network (EU BON). Nature Conservation 6: 49–65. doi: 10.3897/natureconservation.6.6498
  • Fernandez-Triana J, Penev L, Ratnasingham S, Smith M, Sones J, Telfer A, deWaard J, Hebert P. 2014. Streamlining the use of BOLD specimen data to record species distributions: a case study with ten Nearctic species of Microgastrinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Biodiversity Data Journal 2: e4153. doi: 10.3897/BDJ.2.e4153
  • Vos R, Biserkov J, Balech B, Beard N, Blissett M, Brenninkmeijer C, van Dooren T, Eades D, Gosline G, Groom Q, Hamann T, Hettling H, Hoehndorf R, Holleman A, Hovenkamp P, Kelbert P, King D, Kirkup D, Lammers Y, DeMeulemeester T, Mietchen D, Miller J, Mounce R, Nicolson N, Page R, Pawlik A, Pereira S, Penev L, Richards K, Sautter G, Shorthouse D, Tähtinen M, Weiland C, Williams A, Sierra S. 2014. Enriched biodiversity data as a resource and service. Biodiversity Data Journal 2: e1125. doi: 10.3897/BDJ.2.e1125
  • de Jong, Y., Verbeek, M., Michelsen, V., Bjørn, P., Los, W., Steeman, F., Bailly, N., Basire, C., Chylarecki, P., Stloukal, E., Hagedorn, G., Wetzel, F., Glöckler, F., Kroupa, A., Korb, G., Hoffmann, A., Häuser, C., Kohlbecker, A., Müller, A., Güntsch, A., Stoev, P., Penev, L. 2014. Fauna Europaea – all European animal species on the web. Biodiversity Data Journal, 2: e4034. doi: 10.3897/BDJ.2.e4034
  • Miller, J., Georgiev, T., Stoev, P., Sautter, G., Penev, L. 2015. Corrected data re-harvested: curating literature in the era of networked biodiversity informatics. Biodiversity Data Journal, 3: e4552. doi: 10.3897/BDJ.3.e4552
  • Potts, S., Biesmeijer, K., Bommarco, R., Breeze, T., Carvalheiro, L., Franzén, M., González-Varo, J.P., Holzschuh, A., Kleijn, D., Klein, A.-M., Kunin, B., Lecocq, T., Lundin, O., Michez, D., Neumann, P., Nieto, A., Penev, L., Rasmont, P., Ratamäki, O., Riedinger, V., Roberts, S.P.M., Rundlöf, M., Scheper, J., Sørensen, P., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Stoev, P., Vilà, M., Schweiger, O. 2015. Status and trends of European pollinators. Key findings of the STEP project. Pensoft Publishers, Sofia, 72 pp.
  • Guralnick RP, Cellinese N, Deck J, Pyle RL, Kunze J, Penev L, Walls R, Hagedorn G, Agosti D, Wieczorek J, Catapano T, Page EDM (2015) Community Next Steps for Making Globally Unique Identifiers Work for Biocollections Data. ZooKeys 494: 133-154. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.494.9352
  • Erwin, T., Stoev, P., Georgiev, T., Penev, L. 2015. ZooKeys 500: traditions and innovations hand-in-hand servicing our taxonomic community. ZooKeys, 500: 1-8. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.500.9844
  • Miller J, Agosti D, Penev L, Sautter G, Georgiev T, Catapano T, Patterson D, King D, Pereira S, Vos R, Sierra S (2015) Integrating and visualizing primary data from prospective and legacy taxonomic literature. Biodiversity Data Journal 3: e5063. doi: 10.3897/BDJ.3.e5063
  • Telfer A, Young M, Quinn J, Perez K, Sobel C, Sones J, Levesque-Beaudin V, Derbyshire R, Fernandez-Triana J, Rougerie R, Thevanayagam A, Boskovic A, Borisenko A, Cadel A, Brown A, Pages A, Castillo A, Nicolai A, Glenn Mockford B, Bukowski B, Wilson B, Trojahn B, Lacroix C, Brimblecombe C, Hay C, Ho C, Steinke C, Warne C, Garrido Cortes C, Engelking D, Wright D, Lijtmaer D, Gascoigne D, Hernandez Martich D, Morningstar D, Neumann D, Steinke D, Marco DeBruin D, Dobias D, Sears E, Richard E, Damstra E, Zakharov E, Laberge F, Collins G, Blagoev G, Grainge G, Ansell G, Meredith G, Hogg I, McKeown J, Topan J, Bracey J, Guenther J, Sills-Gilligan J, Addesi J, Persi J, Layton K, D'Souza K, Dorji K, Grundy K, Nghidinwa K, Ronnenberg K, Lee K, Xie L, Lu L, Penev L, Gonzalez M, Rosati M, Kekkonen M, Kuzmina M, Iskandar M, Mutanen M, Fatahi M, Pentinsaari M, Bauman M, Nikolova N, Ivanova N, Jones N, Weerasuriya N, Monkhouse N, Lavinia P, Jannetta P, Hanisch P, McMullin R, Ojeda Flores R, Mouttet R, Vender R, Labbee R, Forsyth R, Lauder R, Dickson R, Kroft R, Miller S, MacDonald S, Panthi S, Pedersen S, Sobek-Swant S, Naik S, Lipinskaya T, Eagalle T, Decaëns T, Kosuth T, Braukmann T, Woodcock T, Roslin T, Zammit T, Campbell V, Dinca V, Peneva V, Hebert P, deWaard J (2015) Biodiversity inventories in high gear: DNA barcoding facilitates a rapid biotic survey of a temperate nature reserve. Biodiversity Data Journal 3: e6313. doi: 10.3897/BDJ.3.e6313
  • de Jong, Y., Kouwenberg, J., Boumans, L., Hussey, C., Hyam, R., Nicolson, N., Kirk, P., Paton, A., Michel, E., Guiry, M., Boegh, P., Pedersen, H., Enghoff, H., von Raab-Straube, E., Güntsch, A., Geoffroy, M., Müller, A., Kohlbecker, A., Berendsohn, W., Appeltans, W., Arvanitidis, C., Vanhoorne, B., Declerck, J., Vandepitte, L., Hernandez, F., Nash, R., Costello, M., Ouvrard, D., Bezard-Falgas, P., Bourgoin, T., Wetzel, F., Glöckler, F., Korb, G., Ring, C., Hagedorn, G., Häuser, C., Aktaç, N., Asan, A., Ardelean, A., Borges, P., Dhora, D., Khachatryan, H., Malicky, M., Ibrahimov, S., Tuzikov, A., De Wever, A., Moncheva, S., Spassov, N., Chobot, K., Popov, A., Boršić, I., Sfenthourakis, S., Kõljalg, U., Uotila, P., Olivier, G., Dauvin, J., Tarkhnishvili, D., Chaladze, G., Tuerkay, M., Legakis, A., Peregovits, L., Gudmundsson, G., Ólafsson, E., Lysaght, L., Galil, B., Raimondo, F., Domina, G., Stoch, F., Minelli, A., Spungis, V., Budrys, E., Olenin, S., Turpel, A., Walisch, T., Krpach, V., Gambin, M., Ungureanu, L., Karaman, G., Kleukers, R., Stur, E., Aagaard, K., Valland, N., Moen, T., Bogdanowicz, W., Tykarski, P., Węsławski, J., Kędra, M., M. de Frias Martins, A., Abreu, A., Silva, R., Medvedev, S., Ryss, A., Šimić, S., Marhold, K., Stloukal, E., Tome, D., Ramos, M., Valdés, B., Pina, F., Kullander, S., Telenius, A., Gonseth, Y., Tschudin, P., Sergeyeva, O., Vladymyrov, V., Rizun, V., Raper, C., Lear, D., Stoev, P., Penev, L., Rubio, A., Backeljau, T., Saarenmaa, H., Ulenberg, S. 2015. PESI - a taxonomic backbone for Europe. Biodiversity Data Journal, 3: e5848. doi: 10.3897/BDJ.3.e5848
  • Penev, L., Paton, A., Nicolson, N., Kirk, P., Pyle, R.L., Whitton, R., Georgiev, T., Barker, C., Hopkins, C., Robert, V., Biserkov, J., Stoev, P. 2016. A common registration-to-publication automated pipeline for nomenclatural acts for higher plants (International Plant Names Index, IPNI), fungi (Index Fungorum, MycoBank) and animals (ZooBank). – In: Michel E (Ed.) Anchoring Biodiversity Information: From Sherborn to the 21st century and beyond. ZooKeys 550: 233–246.doi: 10.3897/zookeys.550.9551
  • Mietchen, D., Mounce, R., Penev, L. (2015) Publishing the research process. Research Ideas and Outcomes 1: e7547. doi: 10.3897/rio.1.e7547
  • Penev, L., Schmidt, S., Polaszek, A., Georgiev, T., Fernandez-Triana, J., Brehm, G., Stoev, P., Hausmann, A., Ratnasingham, S. and Hebert, P.D. 2015. Streamlining scholarly publication of Barcode of Life data. Genome, 58, No. 5: 265-265.
  • Egloff, W., Agosti, D., Patterson, D., Hoffmann, A., Mietchen. D., Kishor, P., Penev, L. 2016. Data Policy Recommendations for Biodiversity Data. EU BON Project Report. Research Ideas and Outcomes 2: e8458. doi: 10.3897/rio.2.e8458
  • Senderov, V., Penev, L. 2016. The Open Biodiversity Knowledge Management System in Scholarly Publishing. Research Ideas and Outcomes 2: e7757. doi: 10.3897/rio.2.e7757
  • Koureas, D., Hardisty, A., Vos, R., Agosti, D., Arvanitidis, C., Bogatencov, P., Buttigieg, P., de Jong, Y., Horvath, F., Gkoutos, G., Groom, Q., Kliment, T., Kõljalg, U., Manakos, I., Marcer, A., Marhold, K., Morse, D., Mergen, P., Penev, L., Pettersson, L., Svenning, J., van de Putte, A., Smith, V. 2016. Unifying European Biodiversity Informatics (BioUnify). Research Ideas and Outcomes 2: e7787. doi: 10.3897/rio.2.e7787
  • Henle, K, Stoev, P., Penev, L. 2016. Nature Conservation – achievements and challenges within its first four years. Nature Conservation 14: 1-5. doi: 10.3897/natureconservation.14.8773
  • Burkhard, B., Maes, J., Geneletti, D., Stoev, P., Penev, L. 2016. One Ecosystem: Innovation in ecology and sustainability research publishing. One Ecosystem 1: e9255. doi: 10.3897/oneeco.1.e9255
  • Smirnova, L., Mergen, P., Groom, Q., De Wever, A., Penev, L., Stoev. P., Pe’er. I., Runnel, V., Camacho, A., Vincent, T., Agosti, D., Arvanitidis, C., Bonet, F., Saarenmaa, H. 2016. Data sharing tools adopted by the European Biodiversity Observation Network Project. Research Ideas and Outcomes 2: e9390. doi: 10.3897/rio.2.e9390

List of research projects View

  • BIOFORUM, European Biodiversity Forum - Implementing the Ecosystem Approach, www.nbu.ac.uk/bioforum
  • ALARM, Assesing LArge scale environmental Risks for biodiversity with tested Methods, www.alarmproject.net
  • MACIS, Minimisation of and Adaptation to Climate change Impacts on biodiverSity, www.macis-project.net
  • COCONUT, Understanding effects of land use changes on ecosystems to halt loss of biodiversity due to habitat desuction, fragmentation and degradation, www.coconut-project.net
  • MacMan, MACulinea Butterflies of the Habitats Directive and European Red List as Indicators and Tools for Habitat Conservation and MANagement www.macman-project.d, e
  • EURO-LIMPACS, Evaluating the Impacts of Global Change on European Freshwater Ecosystems, www.eurolimpacs.ucl.ac.uk
  • SCALES, Securing the Conservation of biodiversity across Administrative Levels and spatial, temporal, and Ecological Scales, www.scales-project.net
  • MOTIVE, MOdels for AdapTIVE Forest Management, www.motive-project.net
  • STEP, Status and Trends of European Pollinators, www.step-project.net
  • CLIMIT, CLimate change impacts on Insects and their MITigation, www.climit-projects.net
  • ViBRANT: Virtual Biodiversity Research and Access Network for Taxonomy, www.vbrant.eu
  • BESAFE: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Arguments for our Future Environment, www.besafe-project.net
  • EUBON: Building the European Biodiversity Observation Network
  • Pro-ibiosphere: Coordination and policy development in preparation for a European Open Biodiversity Knowledge Management System, addressing Acquisition, Curation, Synthesis, Interoperability and Dissemination

Species named after Lyubomir Penev (patronyms) View

  • Urometopus penevi Behne 1990 - weevil beetle
  • Athous penevi Platia 2001 - click beetle
  • Agrilus penevi Sakalian 2009 - jewel beetle
  • Typhochrestus penevi Komnenov, 2014 - spider
  • Eustrongylosoma penevi Golovatch et Stoev, 2013 - millipede
  • Xiphinema penevi Lazarova, Peneva et Kumari, 2016 - nematode
  • Leptonetela penevi Wang et Li, 2016 - spider