Editorial: Smart Geography: 100 Years Bulgarian Geographical Society

  • Stoyan NedkovEmail author
  • Boian Koulov
  • Mariyana Nikolova
  • Nadezhda Ilieva
  • Georgi Zhelezov
  • Kliment Naydenov
Part of the Key Challenges in Geography book series (KCHGE)


Geography of the twenty-first century is expected to contribute to the development of human capital and the knowledge society, to offer place-specific solutions for sustainable regional development and use of the planet’s natural and human capital. With this idea, we prepared this book which presents selected contributions from the International Conference “Smart Geography: 100 years Bulgarian Geographical Society”. They are focused on various themes related to smart spatial solution in different geographical disciplines as well as interdisciplinary studies with pronounced spatial aspect. The book illustrates the great variety of themes the contemporary geography is dealing with. Most of them have real potential to contribute by smart spatial solution to the human well-being. The examples presented in the book cover case studies from Bulgaria and many other countries worldwide.


Physical geography Human geography Landscape ecology Ecosystem services Smart spatial solutions 


  1. Burdarov G, Tsvetkov K (2019) Policies and measures for Roma integration—the European experience. (in this book)Google Scholar
  2. Dobrev N, Nikolov V, Ivanov P (2019) First results from the instrumental 3D monitoring of microdisplacements along West Pirin Fault, SW Bulgaria. (in this book)Google Scholar
  3. Doncheva S, Gocheva K (2019) Climate change and ecosystem services in Bulgaria, or what we lose. (in this book)Google Scholar
  4. Fitoka E, Hatziiordanou L (2019) Mapping and assessment of wetland ecosystems beyond boundaries. A pilot demonstration in the transboundary Nestos/Mesta river. (in this book)Google Scholar
  5. Gonencgil B (2019) Evaluate Turkey’s climate classification by clustering analysis method. (in this book)Google Scholar
  6. Grigorov B, Assenov A (2019) Tree cover and biomass carbon on agricultural land in Mala Planina. (in this book)Google Scholar
  7. Kotze N, Schoeman R, Carow S, Schmitz P (2019) Orania—24 years after Apartheid: the political reanimation of a small rural town in South Africa. (in this book)Google Scholar
  8. Ilieva N, Asenov K, Kazakov B, Lubenov T (2019) Dynamics of the internal structure and habitation conditions of the ghettoized urban structure of Harman Mahala quarter—Plovdiv, Bulgaria (through combined application of remote sensing and field research methods. (in this book)Google Scholar
  9. Lim KY, De YM, Hilmy AH (2019) The use of microclimatic data in authentic learning: a two-site case study between Hanoi and Singapore. (in this book)Google Scholar
  10. Mateeva Z (2019) Climate change: effects on human health &options for adaptation. (in this issue)Google Scholar
  11. Mitrica B, Mocanu I, Grigorescu I, Şerban P, Damian N, Dumitraşcu M (2019) Social development and regional disparities in Romania. Urban versus rural social disadvantaged areas. (in this book)Google Scholar
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  13. Nikolova N (2019) Multiannual monitoring of heavy metals in the bottom sediment s of the Blagoevgrad Bistritsa river basin. (in this book)Google Scholar
  14. Peshich A, Joksimovic D (2019) Extreme flood events in Kolubara River (Serbia). (in this book)Google Scholar
  15. Pickles J (2019) Global Europe, economic integration, and regional uneven development. (in this book)Google Scholar
  16. Prodanova H (2019) Empirical study of the geoecological state of selected landscapes in Central Northern Bulgaria. (in this book)Google Scholar
  17. Radeva K, Seymenov K (2019) Assessment of physico-chemical properties and water quality of the Lom River (NW Bulgaria). (in this book)Google Scholar
  18. Ravnachka A, Kazakov A, Asenov K (2019) School segregation of the Roma ethnic group: a case study of Harman mahala, Plovdiv. (in this book)Google Scholar
  19. Rizou O, Klonari A (2019) Secondary teachers’ views on using web 2.0 tools in teaching geo-spatial statistics. (in this book)Google Scholar
  20. Seymenov K (2019) Climate elasticity of annual streamflow in Northwest Bulgaria. (in this book)Google Scholar
  21. Simeonova V, Milkova K (2019) “Shrinking cities” in Bulgaria. An attempt for defining the models of “urban shrinkage”. (in this book)Google Scholar
  22. Simeonov D, Simeonoa D, Kancheva P (2019) Socio-geographic assessment of the quality of life in North Central Bulgaria. (in this book)Google Scholar
  23. Tamburadzhiev I, Cholakova Z (2019) Structure and peculiarities of the karst landscapes in Besaparski hills. (in this book)Google Scholar
  24. Vatandaslar C, Yavuz M, Leuchner M (2019) Erosion control service of forest ecosystems: a case study from Northeastern Turkey. (in this book)Google Scholar
  25. Yaneva R, Munos JC (2019) Integrated assessment and modeling of the spatially explicit perceptions of social demands for ecosystem services. (in this book)Google Scholar
  26. Zhelezov G (2019) Reconstruction models of the landscapes in Aydemirska wetland system. (in this book)Google Scholar
  27. Zhiyanski M (2019) Mountain forest ecosystems in Bulgaria under environmental change—carbon storage potential and vulnerability zones (in this book)Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stoyan Nedkov
    • 1
    Email author
  • Boian Koulov
    • 1
  • Mariyana Nikolova
    • 1
  • Nadezhda Ilieva
    • 1
  • Georgi Zhelezov
    • 1
  • Kliment Naydenov
    • 2
  1. 1.National Institute of Geophysics, Geodesy and Geography – Bulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria
  2. 2.Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”SofiaBulgaria

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