Welcome to the site dedicated to Dendrochronological Studies in Bulgaria

We have created it to present in brief the scientists, research projects and topics, study sites and species and active laboratories.

In several brief sentences:

We are interested mostly in the study of the influence of climate-related topics, disturbances, forest dynamics and pollution on tree rings. You can read more about the study topics in the Research set of pages.

We are working mainly with those species:


  • Picea abies
  • Pinus sylvestris
  • Pinus nigra
  • Pinus peuce
  • Pinus heldreichii (also known as Pinus leucodermis)
  • Pinus mugo (ssp. Turra)
  • Abies alba


  • Fagus sylvatica
  • Quercus ssp.- mostly Q.robur

The study sites are in the mountains of Bulgaria (including treeline) as well as in valleys (Quercus ssp.).

In addition we have interest in archeological wood and members of our team have started work in the field. For more information, please contact Momchil Panayotov, mp2@ abv.bg

Please, follow the links to the left to learn more about our work.

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