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Dr. Margarita Matova

Senior Research Associate - retired since 2009

1113 Sofia
24 Acad. G. Bonchev Str.
Geological Institute
Laboratory of Seismotectonics
Office Telephone: ++359 2 979 2212
Fax: ++359 2 724638



Main fields of geological interests and research activities

Education

Positions held

Main membership in Societies, Unions and Academies

Professional Membership in Bulgaria

Professional Membership abroad

Projects

Coordination of International Projects during 1996-2007

Participation in International Projects during 1985-2006

Participation in International Congresses and Symposia

Publications

More than 100 articles in Bulgarian and Foreigh journals, participation in Bulgarian and International author collectives of the Maps about territories of Bulgaria and the Balkan Region in scales 1:1 000 000 and 1:5 000 000.

Selected publications

Matova, M. 1967. Etude des relations mutuelles entre les epicentres successifs en Bulgarie. - C. R. Acad. Bulg. Sci., 20, 10, 1061-3.

Matova, M. 1969. Une comparaison des caracteristiques sismotectoniques des Balkanides bulgares. - Bull. Geol. Inst., Geotect., 18, 1969, 173-181 ( in Russian with French abstract).

Matova, M. 1970. Particularites dans la distribution territoriale des seismes locaux dans la region de Sofia au cour de la periode 1892-1964. - C. R. Acad. Bulg. Sci.,1970, 23,10,1271-4.

Grigorova, Ek., Karagjuleva, J., Matova, M.,Bonchev, Ek., Petkov, I., Velchev, Z., 1971. Seismic zoning of Bulgaria. - Bull. of Geophys. Inst., 17, 31-44 (in Bulgarian with English abstract).

Matova, M. 1972. A new method of investigating the seismotectonic connections. - C. R. Acad. Bulg. Sci., 25, 1, 99-101.

Bonchev, Ek., Karagjuleva, J., Matova, M. 1973.Seismotectonic map of Bulgaria. - In: Atlas of Bulgaria, Main Service of Geodesy and Mapping, Sofia, 1973, map 30 (in Bulgarian).

Karagjuleva, J., Boncev, Ek., Matova, M. 1974. Seismotectonic map of Bulgaria. - Proceedings of the Seminar on the seismotectonic map of the Balkan region, 1974, UNESCO, Skopje, 94-97 (notes), 17 (map)

Karagjuleva, J., Kostadinov, V., Matova, M. 1974. Neotectonic map. - Proceeding of the Seminar on the seismotectonic map of the Balkan region., UNESCO, Skopje, 75-78.

Karagjuleva, J., Matova, M. and others. 1974. Seismogenic map of Balkan region. - Proceedings of the Seminar on the seismotectonic map of the Balkan region, UNESCO, Skopje, Appendix 56.

Karagjuleva, J., Kostadinov, V., Matova, M. and others. 1974. Scheme of neotectonic regionalization of Balkan region. - Proceedings of the Seminar on seismotectonic map of Balkan region, UNESCO, Skopje, Appendix 51.

Matova, M. 1977. Sur la seismotectonique du massif Rhodopien en Bulgarie. - Proceedings of the 6th Colloquium on the Geology of the Aegean region, Athens, 1977, vol. 2, 659-665.

Matova, M. Rizhikova, S. 1980. On Tectonic and Seismic Peculiarities of Southwestern Bulgaria - Bulgarian Geophysical Journal, 1980, 6, 3, 73-85 (with Russian with English abstract).

Matova, M. 1983. On the Seismotectonics ofthe Microplates in the Balkan Peninsula. - Geotectonics, Tectonophysics and Geodynamics, 16, 51-72.

Matova, M. 1983. Seismotectonic conclusions.- In: The Vrancea earthquake in 1977. Its After-effects in the People's Republic of Bulgaria, Edit. of Bulg. Acad. of Sci., Sofia, 20-23 (in Bulgarian with English summary).

Iliev, I., Matova, M., Mollov, D., Tsvetkov, S. 1983. Deformations in the Danubian Belt. - In: The Vrancea earrthquake in 1977. Its After-effects in the People Republic of Bulgaria, Publ. House of Bulg. Acad. of Sci., Sofia, 34-53 (in Bulgarian, with English abstract).

Iliev, I., Matova, M., Mollov, D., Tsvetkov, S., 1983. Deformations in the inner part of the country. - In: The Vrancea earthquake in 1977. Its After-effets in the People Republic of Bulgaria, Publ. House of Bulg. Acad. of Sci., Sofia, 53-69 (in Bulgarian with English abstract).

Gocev, P., Matova, M., Shanov, S. 1984. Remote sensing structural analysis and its application to the seismic and geodynamic studies. - Proceedings of 27th International Geological Congress, Moscow, 1984, vol. 18, p. 157-176.

Matova, M. 1987. New method for studying seismotectonic layers amd seismic migration thereinto. - C.R.Acad. Bulg. Sci, 40, 6, 45-48.

Matova, M. 1987. La prediction des seismes et quelques propositions applicables pour la region de Chleff. - Rapports du Simposium International. "Comportement et etude des structures dans les zones de forte seismicite", Chleff, Algerie, 1-11.

Matova, M. 1988. Effets des seismes (M >7) sur les terrains de Bulgarie. - Actes du Seminaire International "Les processus Physiques dans les Foyers Seismiques. Effets des Seismes", Boumerdes, Algerie, p. 25-27.

Matova, M. 1989. Recherches sur les relations entre la dynamique des manifestations seismiques et la tectonique de la region de Chleff. - Rapports and abstracts du Symposium International "Dynamique des Structures et Risques Sismiques", Chleff, Algerie, p. 1-10.

Matova, M. 1989. Middle Mestian Fault Belt and recent tectonic activity of part of Rila-Rhodopean Region. - Geologica Rhodopica, Sofia, vol. 1, p. 139-145.

Matova, M. 1989. A review of the seismotectonic features of NW Bulgaria. - In: Geology and mineral resources of the NW Bulgaria, Edit. Technika, Sofia, p. 244-250.

Matova, M., Vesselinov, V., Messaoud, N. 1989. Problemes seismogeologiques d'environment d'Algerie du Nord. - Abstracts and Resumes du 1er Seminaire National sur la Geotechnique miniere, Tebessa, Algerie, p. 26-27.

Matova, M. 1991. Bou Kader (Algeria) collapse structure - a model of structure formation. - C.R.Acad. Bulg. Sci., 44, 11, p. 63-6.

Matova, M. 1991. Seismoenvironmental problems caused by the Bou Kader (Algeria) collapse. - C.R.Acad. Bulg. Sci., 44, 12, p. 73-6.

Matova, M., Mihailova, D. 1992. Seismotectonic and neotectonic investigations in Southern Bulgaria. - Abstracts of the 6th Congress of the Geol. Soc. of Greece, Athens, p. 69-70.

Matova, M., Angelova, D. 1993. Neotectonic and seismotectonic investigations in the Upper Thracian depression and the Tundja lowering. - Bulletin of the Geol. Soc. of Greece, p. 275-287.

Matova, M., D.Angelova. 1994. Geological, seismotectonical and environmental problems of Pernik Graben (Western Bulgaria). - Proceedings of the Congress of the International Association of Engineering Geology, Lisboa, Portugal, p. 2027-2032.

Matova, M. 1995. Seismotectonic Deformations and Topography of Bulgaria. - VIII EGS Congress, Strasburg, France, p. 40.

Milev, G., Seeger, ., Minchev, M., Altiner, Y., Vassileva, K., Gabenski, P., Rasic, L., Matova, M., Valev, G., Tsonev, Ts. 1995. GPS Activities Related to Local and Engineering Geodynamic Investigations in Bulgaria. - Istanbul-94, 1st Turkish International Symposium on Deformations, Proceedings, p. 906-920.

Matova, M. 1999. Remote sensing analysis of recent geodynamic activity of Bulgaria. - Turkish-German Joint Geodetic Days, June 1-4, 1999, Istanbul, Turkey, Proceedings, 1999, vol. 2, p. 571-577.

Matova, M. 1999. Seismogenic landslides and rockfalls in the vicinity of the Horseman of Madara (NE Bulgaria).- IUGS-UNESCO; IGCP; Project N0 425"landslide Hazard Assessment and Mitigation for Cultural Heritage Sites and Other Locations of High societal Value". Reports and Sup-Project Proposals, 1999, p. 111-115.

Matova, M. 1999. Some geoindicators of recent geological mobility of the region of Sofia city (W Bulgaria). - IUGS, COGEOENVIRONMENT, Geoindicators. Workshop in Vilnius, Lithuania, October 11-16, 1999. Abstracts, 1999, p. 25-27.

Matova, M. 1999. Some geoindicators of recent geological activity along the northern Bulgarian coast (NE Bulgaria). - International Union of Geological Sciences, COGEOENVIRONMENT, Geoindicators. Workshop in Vilnius, Lithuania, October 11-16, 1999. Abstracts, 1999, p. 28-30.

Matova, M., Frangov, G., Yotov, I., Ivanov, P., Petkovski, P., Aliaj, S. 1999. UNESCO-BAS Project of land subsidence research in the regions of Sofia, Scopje and Tirana cities. - International Union of Geological Sciences, COGEOENVIRONMENT, Geoindicators. Workshop in Vilnius, Lithuania, October 11-16, 1999. Abstracts, 1999, p. 31-34.

Matova, M. 2000. Certain Effects of Seismic Liquefaction in Bulgaria. - Proceedings of the 3rd Japan-Turkey Workshop on Earthquake Engineering, February 21-25, 2000, vol. 1, p. 21-28.

Matova, M. 2001. Seismotectonic and Geodetic Indications for the Recent Activity of the Krupnik Region. - Fourth Turkish-German Joint Geodetic Days, Berlin, Germany, 2001, vol. II, p. 763-768.

Matova, M., Frangov, G. 2001. Gravitational and Earthquake-Induced Phenomena in the Region of the Historic Monument "The Horseman of Madara". - Landslide Risk Mitigation and Protection of Cultural and Natural Heritage. Proceedings of UNESCO/IGCP Symposium, 15-19.1.2001, Tokyo, Japan, p. 67-83.

Matova, M., Dobrev, N., Kostak, B. 2001. Certain Extensometric Data for the Influence of the 1999-2000 Turkish Earthquakes in Bulgaria. - Fourth Turkish-German Joint Geodetic Days, Berlin, Germany, 2001, vol. II, p. 769-776.

Matova, M. 2001. Seismotectonic and Geodetic Data for the Recent Activity of the Kroupnik Region (SW Bulgaria). - Abstract Volume of International Conference "Geodynamic Hazards, Late Alpine Tectonics and Neotectonics in the Rhodope Region", 2001, Sofia, Bulgaria, p. 58-60.

Matova, M. 2001. Recent Manifestations of Seismotectonic Activity in Sofia Region and their Land Subsidence Potential. - Proceedings of Final Conference. International Project "Expert Assessment of Land Subsidence Related to Hydrogeological and Engineering Geological Conditions in the Region of Sofia, Skopje and Tirana", 27-30 June, 2001, Sofia, Bulgaria, p. 93-98.

Matova, M. 2001. Preliminary Notes about Land Subsidence Danger for Historical Monuments in Sofia Region. - Proceedings of Final Conference. International Project "Expert Assessment of Land Subsidence Related to Hydrogeological and Engineering Geological Conditions in the Region of Sofia, Skopje and Tirana", 27-30 June, 2001, Sofia, Bulgaria, p. 135-140.

Matova, M. 2001. Dangerous Seismotectonic Situation for Ancient and Mediaeval Monuments in Sofia City (Bulgaria). - Bulletin of the Geological Society of Greece, vol. XXXIV, No 5. 9th International Congress of the Geologocal Society of Greece, 2001, p. 1765-1771.

Matova, M. 2001. Seismotectonic Danger for the Mediaeval Dragalevtsi Monastery (Sofia, Bulgaria). - 3rd Seminar on Historical Constructions (Guimaraes, Portugal), 2001, p. 897-902.

Panza, G., Alvarerz, L., Aoudia, A., Benhallou, H., Benouar, D., Bus, Z., Chen, Y.-T., Cioffan, C., Ding, Z., El-Sayed Attia, E.-S., Garcia, J., Gorshkov, A., Gribovszki, K., Harbi, A., Hatzidimitriou, P., Herak, M., Kouteva, M., Kuznetzov, I., Lokmer, I., Maouche, S., Marmureanu, G., Matova, M., Natale, M., Nunziata, C., Parvez, I., Paskaleva, I., Pico, R., Radulian, M., Romanelli, F., Soloviev, A.,. Suhadolc, P., Sveidovitz, G., Triantafyllidis, P., Vaccari, F. 2002. Realistic Modeling of Seismic Input for Megacities and Large Urban Areas (UNESCO/ IUGS/ IGCP project 414) - Episodes, September 2002, p. 160-184.

Matova, M. 2003. Several seismic precursory phenomena in Bulgaria - EGS-AGU-EUG Joint Assembly, 6-11.4.2003, Nice, France (in disc).

Matova, M., Glavcheva, R., Botev, E. 2003. Remote Sensing Data for Seismic Activity in SW Bulgaria- Proceedings of the International Conference "Recent Advances in Space Technologies", RAST 2003, 20-22.11.2003, Istanbul, Turkey, p. 206-211 (also in disc).

Matova, M. 2003. Idea for Space Monitoring from Space - Proceedings of the International Conference "Recent Advances in Space Technologies", RAST 2003, 20-22.11.2003, Istanbul, Turkey, p. 217-221 (also in disc).

Matova, M. 2003. Geoenvironment of karst caves of Madara (NE Bulgaria). - Proceedings of 4th Symposium on karst protection, Beograde, Serbia-Cherna Gora, 2003, p. 37-39.

Matova, M. 2003. Protection problems related to the Ivanovo rock churches (NE Bulgaria). - Proceedings of 4th Symposium on karst protection, Beograde, Serbia-Cherna Gora, 2003, p. 51-53.

Matova, M. 2003. Karst significance for appearance and deformation of the Aladja rock monastery (NE Bulgaria). - Proceedings of 4th Symposium on karst protection, Beograde, Serbia-Cherna Gora, 2003, p. 65-67.

Matova, M. 2004. Environmental geology of the resort Golden Sands and Aladja Monastery (Varna City, Bulgaria) - 5th International Symposium on Eastern Mediterranean Geology, 2004, Vol. 2, p. 1002-1004.

Matova, M. 2004. Geoenvironmental problems of Sofia City (Bulgaria) - Conference "Environmental Problems of Cities, Beograde, Serbia-Montenegro, 2004, p. 13-14.

Matova, M. 2004. Some tendencies in geological and geoenvironmental education in Algeria - Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Environmental Geotechnology and Global Sustainable Development, Helsinki, Finland, 2004, p. 221-228.

Matova, M. 2004. UNESCO-BAS Project foe assessment of Land Subsidence in three Balkan capitals - Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Environmental Geotechnology and Global Sustainable Development, Helsinki, Finland, 2004, p. 229-236.

Matova, M. 2004. Cases of natural and man-made geodangers in Bulgaria - Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Environmental Geotechnology and Global Sustainable Development, Helsinki, Finland, 2004, p. 237-244.

Matova, M. 2004. About field deformation as a result of 1928 Southern Bulgarian earthquakes along Maritsa River - Proceedings of the International Project "SeismÓ-hydrogeological vulnerability of the geoenvironment and society in Balkan region", 1, Sofia, 2-5.9.2004, p. 75-80.

Matova, M. 2005. Dangerous Natural and Man-Induced Earthquakes in Block-Fragmented territory of Bulgaria. - International Conference on Energy, Environment and Disasters (INCEED 2005), Charlotte, N Carolina, USA (disc).

Matova, M. 2005. UNESCO-BAS Project and the Balkan linkage. - International Conference on Energy, Environment and Disasters (INCEED 2005), Charlotte, N Carolina, USA (disc).

Matova, M. 2005. Geoenvironmental Education for Country Sustainability. - International Conference on Energy, Environment and Disasters (INCEED 2005), Charlotte, N Carolina, USA (disc).

Matova, M. 2005. Geological influence of the 1940 and the 1977 Vrancea earthquakes in Northern Bulgaria. - 4th congress of the Balkan Geophysical Union, Bucharest, Romania (disc).

Matova, M. 2005.Dangerous Gravity Events in Varna-Balchik Region during 1996-1997. - International Symposium on Latest Natural Disasters - New Challenges for Engineering Geology, Geotechnics and Civil Protection, Sofia, Bulgaria (disc).

Matova, M., Frangov, G., Ivanov, P. 2005. UNESCO-BAS Project for Limitation of Dangerous Seismic-Hydrogeological Effects in Balkans. - International Symposium on Latest Natural Disasters - New Challenges for Engineering Geology, Geotechnics and Civil Protection, Sofia, Bulgaria (disc).

Dobrev, N., Varbanov, R., Matova, M., Frangov, G., Drakatos, G., Kostak, B. 2005. First steps for monitoring on possible active fault zone in East Rhodopes, Bulgaria. - Acta Gedynamica and Geomaterialia, vol. 2, No 1 (137), p. 7-12.

Matova, M. 2006. Seismic influence over distribution of water in several spa resorts in Bulgaria. - Ecologica, Belgrad, Serbia, 11, XIII, p. 9-18.

Matova, M. 2006. Seismotectonic danger for monuments of tourist attractive Black Sea coast (Bulgaria). - Ecologica, Belgrad, Serbia, 11, XIII, p.123-130.

Matova, M. 2006. Dangerous geological situation for mai cultural monuments in Western Bulgaria. - Ecologica, Belgrad, Serbia, 11, XIII, p. 131-138.

Matova, M., Aliaj, Sh. 2006. Geological hazard for several monuments in Albania and Bulgaria. - Geosciences 2006, Proceedings, Sofia, Bulgaria, p. 280-283.

Matova, M. 2006. Seismic influence over distribution of water in several spa resorts in Bulgaria. - Ecologica, Belgrad, Serbia, 11, XIII, p. 9-18.

Matova, M. 2006. Seismotectonic danger for monuments of tourist attractive Black Sea coast (Bulgaria). - Ecologica, Belgrad, Serbia, 11, XIII, p.123-130.

Matova, M. 2006. Dangerous geological situation for main cultural monuments in Western Bulgaria - - Ecologica, Belgrad, Serbia, 11, XIII, p. 131-138.

Matova, M. 2006. About Seismotectonic Activity of Bulgaria. - Geodynamics of the Balkan Peninsula. Reports on Geodesy. Warsaw University of Technology, p. 149-158.

Matova, M., Aliaj, Sh. 2006. Geological hazard for several monuments in Albania and Bulgaria. - Geosciences 2006, Proceedings, Sofia, Bulgaria, p. 280-283.

Matova, M. 2006. Geological and Seismotectonic conditions in Bulgaria. - In: European Reference Frame in Bulgaria. Sofia, Prof. M. Drinov Academic Publishing House, p.33-42 (in Bulgarian with English summary).

Matova, M. 2007. Seismotectonic influence over several Bulgarian mineral springs. - Proceedings of the International Project "SeismÓ-hydrogeological vulnerability of the geoenvironment and society in Balkan region", 2, Sofia, p. 99-108.

Matova, M. 2007. Seismic-hydrogeological phenomena in a sector of Stryama River (Southern Bulgaria). - Proceedings of the International Project "SeismÓ-hydrogeological vulnerability of the geoenvironment and society in Balkan region", 2, Sofia, p. 109-118.

Keywords of publications:

Seismotectonics, remote sensing structural analysis, environmental geology, environmental seismotectonics, seismic hazard, seismic-hydrogeological research, seismic zoning, seismic geoenvironment of historic monuments, geologic danger for cultural heritage.

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