Dr. Rosalina Stancheva Christova publishes under the name R. Stancheva
Graduate and undergraduate students who were mentored by Dr. Christova are underlined.
(*) indicate shared first authorship

Cantonati, M., Armanini, D. G., Demartini, D., Papatheodoulou, A., Bilous, O. T., Angeli, N., Stancheva, R., Dörflinger, G., Manoylov, K. M. 2024. Has climate change over the last ten years caused a banalisation of diatom communities in Cypriot streams? Science of the Total Environment, 174495; LINK

Stancheva, R., Brown, S. M., Boyer, G. L., Wei, B., Goel, R., Henry, S., Kristan, N., Read, B. 2024. Effect of salinity stress and nitrogen depletion on growth, morphology and toxin production of cyanobacterium Microcoleus anatoxicus Stancheva & Conklin. Hydrobiologia LINK

Mora, D., *Stancheva, R., Abarca, N., Bouchez, A., Cantoral-Uriza, E., Carmona-Jiménez, J., Chonova, T., Kusber, W-H., Rimet, F., Skibbe, O., Wetzel, C. E., Zimmermann, J., R., Jahn, R. 2024. Adding more taxa to the Cocconeis placentula (Bacillariophyta) group: two new species from streams in biodiversity hotspots. Nova Hedwigia LINK

Stancheva, R., Sethuraman, A., Khadivar, H., Archambeau, J., Caughran, E., Chang, A., Hunter, B., Ihenyen, C., Onwukwe, M., Palacios, D., La Prairie, C., Read, N., Tsang, J., Vega, B., Velasquez, C., Zhang, X., Becket, E., Read, B. 2024. Characterizing the microbial metagenome of calcareous stromatolite formations in the San Felipe Creek in Anza Borrego Desert. Microbiology Resource Announcements LINK

Schvarcz, C. R., Stancheva, R., Turk-Kubo, K. A., Zehr, J. P., Edwards, K. F., Steward G. F., Archibald, J. M., Oatley, G., Sinclair, E., Santos, C., Paulini, M., Aunin, E., Niu, H., McKenna, V., O’Brien, R. 2024. The genome sequences of the marine diatom Epithemia pelagica strain UHM3201 (Schvarcz, Stancheva & Steward, 2022) and its nitrogen-fixing, endosymbiotic cyanobacterium. Welcome Open Research 9:232 LINK


Abarka, N., Stancheva, R., Skibbe, O., Schimani, K., Kusber, W-H., Zimmermann, J., Jahn, R. 2023. Gomphadelpha (Bacillariophyceae) – a new genus name for taxa formerly subsumed within the name Gomphoneis herculeanum-complex. Nova Hedwigia Beiheft. LINK

LeRoy, C. J., Claeson, S. M., Garthwaite, I. J., Thompson, M. A., Thompson, L. J., Kamakawiwo’ole, B. K., Froedin-Morgensen, A. M., McConathy, V., Ramstack Hobbs, J. M., Stancheva, R., Albano, C. M., Finn, D. C. 2023. Canopy development influences early successional stream ecosystem function but not biotic assemblages. Aquatic Sciences: 85:77. LINK

Before 2023
Selected publications are included here. For full list of publications visit:
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Sethuraman, A., Stancheva, R., Castro, D., Sanders, C., Vega, B., Henry, S., Zhang, A., Moron- Solano, A., Kasler, A., M., Vengerova, G., Hausknecht-Buss, H., Johansen, H., Massaro, I., Mekuria, I., Caceres, L., Lastor, S., Zhang, X. Read, B. 2022. Genome of a novel Sediminibacterium discovered in association with two freshwater stream cyanobacteria from Southern California. Genes, Genomes, Genetics (G3) 12(7): jkac123. LINK

Schvarcz, C. R., Wilson, S. T., Caffin, M., Stancheva, R., Li, Q., Turk-Kubo, K. A., White, A. E., Karl, D. M., Zehr, J. P., Steward G. F. 2022. Overlooked and widespread pennate diatom-diazotroph symbioses in the sea. Nature Communications 13: article number 799. LINK

Stancheva, R. 2022. Cocconeis fetscheriana sp. nov. (Bacillariophyta) from streams in California (USA) with reference to the cingulum variability within the placentuloid species complex. Diatom Research, 37:2, 127-144. LINK

Mora, D., Stancheva, R., Jahn, R. 2022. Cocconeis czarneckii sp. nov. (Bacillariophyta): a new diatom species from Lake Okoboji (Iowa, USA), based on the strain UTEX FD23. Phycologia 61: 60-74. LINK

Claeson, S. M., LeRoy, C. J., Finn, D. C., Stancheva, R. H., Wolf, E. R. 2021. Variation in riparian and stream assemblages across the primary succession landscape of Mount St. Helens, U.S.A. Freshwater Biology 66: 1002-1017. LINK

Vis, M. L., Tiwari, S., Evans, J. R., Stancheva, R., Sheath, R. G., Kennedy, B., Lee, J., Eloranta, P. 2020. Revealing hidden diversity in the Sheathia arcuata complex (Batrachospermales, Rhodophyta) including four new species. Algae 35: 213-224. LINK

Stancheva, R., Kristan, N., Kristan, W., Sheath, R. G. 2020. Diatom genus Planothidium from streams and rivers in California (USA): diversity, distribution and autecology. Phytotaxa 470: 1-30. LINK

Paul, M.J., Jessup, B., Brown, L.R., Carter, J.L., Cantonati, M., Charles, D.F., Gerritsen, J., Herbst, D.B., Stancheva, R., Howard, J., Isham, B., Lowe, R., Mazor, R., Mendez, P.K., Ode, P., O’Dowd, A.,Olson, J., Pan, Y., Rehn, A. C., Spaulding, S., Sutula, M., Theroux, S. 2020. Characterizing benthic macroinvertebrate and algal Biological Condition Gradient models for California wadeable streams, USA. Ecological Indicators 117, 106618. LINK

Conklin, K. Y., Stancheva, R., Otten, T., Fadness, R., Boyer, G., Read, B., Zhang, X., Sheath, R. G. 2020. Molecular and morphological characterization of a novel dihydroanatoxin-a producing Microcoleus species (cyanobacteria) from the Russian River, California, USA. Harmful algae 93: 101767. LINK

Stancheva, R. 2019. Planothidium sheathii, sp. nov., a new monoraphid diatom from rivers in California, USA. Phytotaxa 393: 131-140. LINK

Stancheva, R., Spaulding, S. A. 2019. Transfer of Navicula cascadensis Sovereign to the genus Geissleria (Cymbellaceae, Bacillariophyta). Notulae Algarum 103: 1-3. LINK

Stancheva, R., Škaloud, P., Pusztai, M., Loflen, C. L., Sheath, R. G. 2019. First record of the rare freshwater alga Tetrasporopsis fuscescens (Chrysomerophyceae, Ochrophyta) in North America. Fottea 19: 163–174. LINK

Stancheva, R., Lowe, R. 2019. Diatom symbioses with other photoautotrophs. In: Diatoms: Fundamentals and Applications. Gordon, R. & Seckbach, J. (Eds.), Wiley-Scrivener Publishing, pp. 225-244. LINK

Stancheva, R. 2018. Cocconeis cascadensis, a new monoraphid diatom from mountain streams in northern California, USA. Diatom Research 33: 471-483. LINK

Anderson, B., Voorhees, J., Phillips, B., Fadness, R., Stancheva, R., Nichols, J., Orr, D., Wood, S. A. 2018. Extracts from benthic anatoxin-producing Phormidium are toxic to three macroinvertebrate taxa at environmentally relevant concentrations. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 37: 2851-2859. LINK

Hall, J. D., Stancheva, R., McCourt, R. M., Sheath, R. G. 2018. Ochlochaete incrustans sp. nov. a new species of freshwater ulvophycean from California, U.S.A. Phycologia 57: 465-476. LINK

Stancheva, R., Sheath, R., Kociolek, J. P. 2016. New freshwater gomphonemoid diatoms from streams in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, California, USA. Phytotaxa 289: 118–134. LINK

Fetscher, A. E., Howard, M. D. A., Stancheva, R., Kudela, R. M., Stein, E. D., Sutula, M. A., Busse, L. B., Sheath, R. G. 2015. Wadeable streams as widespread sources of benthic cyanotoxins in California, USA. Harmful Algae 49: 105-116. LINK

Stancheva, R., Herburger, K., Sheath, R.G., Holzinger, A. 2015. Conjugation morphology of Zygogonium ericetorum (Zygnematophyceae, Charophyta) from a high alpine habitat. Journal of Phycology 52: 131-134. LINK

Stancheva, R., Hall, J.D., Herburger, K., Lewis, L.A., McCourt, R.M., Sheath, R.G., Holzinger, A. 2014. Phylogenetic position of Zygogonium ericetorum (Zygnematophyceae, Charophyta) from a high alpine habitat and ultrastructural characterization of unusual aplanospores. Journal of Phycology 50: 790-803. LINK

Fetscher, A. E., Stancheva, R., Kociolek, J. P, Sheath, R. G., Stein, E. D., Mazor, R. D., Ode, P. R., Busse, L. B. 2014. Development and comparison of stream indices of biotic integrity using diatoms vs. non-diatom algae vs. a combination. Journal of Applied Phycology 26: 433-450. LINK

Stancheva, R., Hall, J. D., McCourt, R. M., Sheath, R. G. 2013. Identity and phylogenetic placement of Spirogyra species (Zygnematophyceae, Charophyta) from California streams and elsewhere. Journal of Phycology 49: 588–607. LINK

Stancheva, R., Sheath, R. G., Read, B. A., McArthur, K. D., Schroepfer, C., Kociolek, J. P., Fetscher, A. E. 2013. Nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria (free-living and diatom endosymbionts): their use in southern California stream bioassessment. Hydrobiologia 720: 111–127. LINK

Wehr, J. D., Stancheva, R., Truhn, K., Sheath, R. G. 2013. Discovery of the rare freshwater brown alga Pleurocladia lacustris (Ectocarpales, Phaeophyceae) in California streams. Western North American Naturalist 73: 148-157. LINK

Stancheva, R., Fetscher, A. E., Sheath, R. G. 2012. A novel quantification method for stream-inhabiting, non-diatom benthic algae, and its application in bioassessment. Hydrobiologia 684: 225-239. LINK

Stancheva, R., Ivanov, P. 2011. Cymbella orientalis var. delicatula var. nov. (Bacillariophyta), a new epilithic stream diatom from Bulgaria. Nova Hedwigia 93: 453-464. LINK

Gillett, N. D., Pan., Y., Manoylov, K. M., Stancheva, R., Weilhoefer, C. L. 2011. The potential indicator value of rare taxa richness in diatom-based stream bioassessment. Journal of Phycology 47: 471-482. LINK

Vis, M. L., Feng, J., Chiasson, W. B., Xie, S-L., Stancheva, R., Entwisle, T. J., Chou, J-Y., Wang, W-L. 2010. Investigation of the molecular and morphological variability in Batrachospermum arcuatum (Batrachospermales, Rhodophyta) from geographically distant locations. Phycologia 49: 545-553. LINK

Stancheva, R., Deheyn, D. 2010. Leudugeria thermalis sp. nov. (Bacillariophyta): a new centric diatom from shallow hydrothermal venting systems in Saba, Netherlands Antilles. European Journal of Phycology 45: 39-49. LINK

Stancheva, R., Manoylov, K, Gillett, N. 2009. Morphological variations of the Caloneis schumanniana complex among different environmental conditions in Northwest American Rivers. Hydrobiologia 635: 157-170. LINK

Stancheva, R., Temniskova, D. 2006. Observations on Decussata hexagona (Torka) Lange-Bertalot (Bacillariophyta) from Holocene sediments in Bulgaria. Nova Hedwigia 82: 237-247. LINK

Kamenarska, Z., Ivanova, A., Stancheva, R., Stoyneva, M., Stefanov, K., Dimitrova-Konaklieva, S., Popov, S. 2006. Volatile compounds from some Black Sea red algae and their chemotaxonomic application. Botanica Marina 49: 47-56. LINK

Kamenarska, Z., Ivanova, A., Stancheva, R., Stefanov, K., Dimitrova-Konaklieva, S., Popov, S. 2006. Polar constituents of some Black Sea red and brown algae and their application into chemotaxonomy and chemoevolution. Algological Studies 119: 139-154. LINK

Kamenarska, Z., Stefanov, K., Stancheva, R., Dimitrova-Konaklieva, S., Popov, S. 2006. Comparative investigation on sterols from some Black Sea red algae. Natural Product Research 20: 113-118. LINK

Stancheva, R., Temniskova, D. 2004. Paleoecology of Holocene diatoms from sphagnum peat bogs in the Central Sredna Gora Mountains (Bulgaria). Geologica Carpathica 55: 65-76. LINK

Book Reviews

Stancheva, R., Sheath, R. G. 2012.The Diatoms: Application for the Environmental and Earth Sciences. Journal of Phycology 48: 261-262.

Stancheva, R., Sheath, R. G. 2009. Common Freshwater Algae of the United States. An Illustrated Key to the Genera (Excluding the Diatoms). Journal of Phycology 45: 532-533.

Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP

Stancheva, R., Sheath, R. G. 2019. Standard Operating Procedures for Internal and External Quality Control of Laboratory Processing, Identification and Enumeration of Stream Algae in California. California State Water Resources Control Board Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) Bioassessment SOP.

Stancheva, R., Busse, L., Kociolek, J. P., Sheath, R. G. 2015. Standard Operating Procedures for Laboratory Processing and Identification of Stream Algae. California State Water Resources Control Board Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) Bioassessment SOP 0003. LINK

Electronic Publications of Diatom Species

Stancheva, R. 2022. Cocconeis coreana. In Diatoms of North America LINK

Stancheva, R. 2021. Cocconeis czarneckii. In Diatoms of North America LINK

Stancheva, R. 2020. Planothidium sheathii. In Diatoms of North America LINK

Ciugulea, I., Stancheva, R. 2020. Halamphora subtilis. In Diatoms of North America LINK

Stancheva, R. 2020. Cocconeis cascadensis. In Diatoms of North America LINK

Stancheva, R. 2018. Fallacia californica. In Diatoms of North America LINK

Stancheva, R. 2018. Fallacia tenera. In Diatoms of North America LINK

Stancheva, R. 2018. Nitzschia soratensis. In Diatoms of North America LINK

Stancheva, R. 2017. Gomphoneis oreophila. In Diatoms of North America LINK

Bishop, I. & Stancheva, R. 2017. Navicula genovefae. In Diatoms of North America LINK

Stancheva, R. 2016. Gomphonema californicum. In Diatoms of North America LINK

Stancheva, R., Fuller, C., Sheath, R. G. 2016. Soft-bodied Stream Algae of California LINK

Phycologia Cover
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Journal of Phycology Cover
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