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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


Action plan for conservation of Egyptian vulture Neophron percnopterus in Bulgaria. Bulgarian society for the protection of birds (2009—2018)
Urgent measures to secure survival of the Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus) in Bulgaria and Greece. LIFE10/NAT/BG/000152, Programme LIFE+ of the European Commission (2013—2014)
Zooarchaeological study of the ‘Forum Serdica’ based on the remains of vertebrates from the center of Sofia (4—19 BC) (2015—2018)
The Aurochs (Bos primigenius Bojanos, 1827) (Artiodactyla, Mammalia) in the Nature and Culture of Bulgaria
‘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
Late Pleistocene avifauna of the Pešturina Cave (Nišava District, SE Serbia)
History of the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Most recent publications


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]

Boev, Z., 2019. Late Pleistocene avifauna of Nanin Kamak Cave (CN Bulgaria). — Bulletin of the Natural History Museum — Plovdiv, 4: 21—25. [PDF]

Boev, Z., 2019. Animal remains of the medieval settlement near Brankovtsi village (Vidin Region, NW Bulgaria). — ZooNotes, 148: 1—4. [PDF]

Boev, Z., 2019. Late Antiquity animal remains of the military settlement near Barkach village (Pleven Region, CN Bulgaria). — ZooNotes, 145: 1—3. [PDF]

Boev, Z., 2019. A White Stork (Ciconia ciconia (Linnaeus, 1758)) nest — an unique case of multiple nesting commensalism of five species from Dragoman (W Bulgaria). — ZooNotes, 144: 1—4. [PDF]

Boev, Z., 2019. Late Antiquity (3-5 century A.D.) Fauna from Building Excavations on Exarch Joseph Street (Sofia City, Bulgaria). — Bulletin of the Natural History Museum — Plovdiv, 4: 1—8. [PDF]

Boev, Z., 2019. Past distribution of Monachus monachus in Bulgaria — subfossil and historical records (Carnivora: Phocidae). — Lynx, n. s. (Praha), 49: 163—176. [PDF]

Boev, Z., 2019. The Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto Frivaldszky, 1838) — a subrecent invasive species of the avifauna of Bulgaria (subfossil records). — ZooNotes, 141: 1—3. [PDF]


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