Education: Sofia University Kliment Ochridski, Faculty of agronomy, 1949
Degrees: Doctor 1968 USSR Moskow University; 1979 Research professor Soil research institute Poushkarov
Key research topics: Soil organic matter, Soil classification and cartography, evaluation of soil productivity potential, Soil ecology.
5 months – Soil institute Docuchaev, Moscow, Russa
2 months – Moscow universiti Lomonosov
6 months – University of Illinois USA
Teaching Experience: 1980-1983 Honorary lecturer
Msc and phD students: 5 Msc students; 5 phD students
1974-1976 – Head of Dеpartment “Soil genesis and classification” ISS Poushkarov
1977-1979 – Manager of project FAO NO 0503-05-01 „Agricultural Lands as a source of pollutants of the Mediterranean” and project FAO/UNEP “Development of an International Programme on Biological
Nitrogen Fixation” to the HQ of FAO – Rome
1980-1983 – Head of Department “Soil genesis and classification” Institute Poushcarov
1980-1983 – Leader of international project FP 1106-81-03 (PP-2212) “Impact of land use on mountainous ecosystems” (Preliminary faze).
1986-1987 – Leader of project “Establishment of monitoring of forest ecosystems in Bulgaria” Forest institute BAS.
Membership of Scientific Councils:
1980-1983 – Institute “N. Poushkarov”
1983-1987 – Forest institute, BAS
1987-1992 – Research Center of Ecology to the Comity of environment
Membership of Professional Societies: National Society of Soil Science, Bulgarian Humic Substances Society – Honorary member, International Union of Soil Science (IUSS), International Humic Substances Society (IHSS).
Communication Languages: English-good; Russian-good, French-slight
Krastanov S. Filcheva E. Rousseva s. Raichev T, Dimitrov I. Pachev I. 2003. Tendencies and Perspectives of the Research on Humic Substances, J. of “Ecology and Future, v II № 3-4, 11-17.
Krastanov S.1977 Characteristic of organic matter of the main soil types of North Bulgaria. In „Organic matter of virgin and arable soils”. Academy of Science, Soviet Union, Nauka.
Krastanov S. Ciric M. Hamza M. 1977. Agricultural lands as a source of pollutants of the Meriterranean FAO document № 0503-76-01 Ed. Hauck W. p 67. Rome.
Krastanov S. at al, 1975. Surface Water-Logiging Soils in Bulgaria, (book) p 160 Bulgarian Academy of Science.
Krastanov S.1972. Soil Organic Matter and Soil Fertility. (book) Agrarian Academy p 98.
Stevenson F. Krastanov S. Ardakani M. 1973. Formation constants of Cu2+ komplexes with humic and fulvic acids. J. of“Geoderma”, 9, 129-141 Amsterdam.
Krastanov S. I. Vodenicharov, D. Bratanova, N. Ninov. 1973. Composition and nature of humus of the mail soil types and subtypes in Bulgaria. Soil Science and Agro chemistry, VIII № 5 (Bul).
Krastanov S., Iv. Atanasov,1968, Application the BET method in the study the soil organic matter J. of “Comptes Rendus de l`academie de Sciences Agricoles en Bulgarie № 3. Sofia.
Krastanov S. at al, Soil map of Bulgaria-1:400 000, 1968. Bulgarian Academy of Science (BAS).
Krastanov S., Sun Ka Yun, M. Petrova, 1965. Research on humification processes using radioactive organic material. J. of Plant science, vol. II, № 9 (Bul.)