Professor Stoykova has completed prolific scientific and research activities, including authoring and co-authoring more than 105 scientific papers in Bulgarian and international journals and reviews.
Professor Stoykova’s main contributions are in the field of palaeontology, specifically nannofossil biostratigraphy including geological events in marine microplankton.
Professor Stoykova also brings a wealth of practical experience to Shale Gas Europe having worked as a micropaleontologist (calcareous nannofossil expert) onboard a drilling rig between 1993-1996 in the Black Sea shelf, off the shore of Bulgaria. Through this role she worked for Texaco, British Gas, Enterprise Oil and OMW. Professor Stoykova was also a well-site micropaleontologist on a Southern Cross semi-submersible drilling rig in 2007 in the Black Sea.