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Research Professor DSc Zlatozar Boev, ornithologist, head of Vertebrates Department. Photo: (c) S. Abadjiev
Research Professor DSc Zlatozar Boev, ornithologist, head of Vertebrates Department. Photo: (c) S. Abadjiev

Zlatozar Boev

(Professor DSc)
phone: (+359 87) 7089048; e-mail:

Born: 20 October 1955, Sofia.
Education: Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski (1980).
Speciality: zoology.

Research interests


Palaeornithology; archaeornithology; evolution of birds and palaeoavifaunas; bone and external morphology of birds; disappearance and extinction of avian taxa; history of zoology, ornithology, palaeontology and natural science collections.


Current projects


Late Pleistocene birds from Thanh Hoa Province (Northern Vietnam)
Conservation measures for the Lesser Spotted Eagle and its habitats in Bulgaria. LIFE18 NAT/BG/001051. Program Life — EC (2019—2024)
Action plan for conservation of Egyptian vulture Neophron percnopterus in Bulgaria. Bulgarian society for the protection of birds (2009—2018)
Thracians — Genesis and Ethnic Development, Cultural Identities, Civilization Interactions and Heritage of Antiquity — Study of animal osteological materials (wild and domestic) from Neolithic to Late Middle Ages in order to search for continuity
History of the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Most recent publications


Boev, Z., Milošević, S., 2020. Late Pleistocene avifauna of the Pešturina Cave (Nišava District, SE Serbia) and its implications for Late Pleistocene refugia on the Central Balkans. — Bulletin of the Natural History Museum — Plovdiv, 4: 1—14. [PDF]

Boev, Z., Gradev, G., Klisurova, H., Klisurov, I., Petrov, R., 2020. First record of the northern bald ibis Geronticus eremita (Linnaeus, 1758) in Bulgaria. — Historia naturalis bulgarica, 41: 23—26. [PDF]

Boev, Z., 2020. New Data on the Fauna of the Late Antiquity Northern Fortification Walls of Serdica (3rd—6th century A.D.) from Building Excavations on Exarch Joseph Street (Sofia, Bulgaria). — Bulletin of the Natural History Museum — Plovdiv, 5: 15—23. [PDF]

Boev, Z., 2020. First European Neogene record of true pheasants from Gorna Sushitsa (SW Bulgaria). — Historia naturalis bulgarica, 41: 33—39. [PDF]

Boev, Z., 2020. Bird images in the mosaics of Late Antique basilicas in the town of Sandanski (Blagoevgrad Region, SW Bulgaria). — Historia naturalis bulgarica, 41: 13—21. [PDF]

Боев, З., 2020. Тъжната съдба на средиземноморския тюлен в България. — Природа — БАН, 2: 106—112. [PDF]

Боев, З., 2020. Късно плейстоценската хроника на птиците от Ръжишката пещера. — Природа — БАН, 1: 80—88. [PDF]

Boev, Z., Tsoukala, E., 2019. Late Pleistocene and Earliest Holocene avifauna from the Loutra Almopias Cave (Macedonia, Greece). — Historia naturalis bulgarica, 40: 1—31. [PDF]

Boev, Z., Todorov, O., 2019. The avian collection of the former Saint Augustine College of the Regional Natural History Museum in Plovdiv. — Historia naturalis bulgarica, 35: 1—11. [PDF]

Boev, Z., 2019. Fossil record of the Irish Elk (Megaloceros giganteus (Blumenbach, 1799)) (Artiodactyla: Cervidae) in Bulgaria. — Bulletin of the Natural History Museum — Plovdiv, 4: 27—31. [PDF]


More complete list of publications — section e-Natura | Staff publications