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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., 2018. Fossil and subfossil record of vertebrate animals (Vertebrata J.-B. Lamarck, 1801) along the Western Black Sea Coast (Bulgaria). — In: Peev, D. et al. (eds). Proceedings of the First European Symposium 'Research, Conservation and Management of Biodiversity of European Seashores' (RCMBES). Acta zoologica bulgarica, Suppl. 11: 105—110. [PDF]

Boev, N., Boev, Z., 2018. Aurochs (Bos primigenius Bojanos, 1827) (Artiodactyla — Mammalia) in the nature and culture of Bulgaria. — ZooNotes. Supplement 5. ISSN 1313-9916. Plovdiv University Press “Paisii Hilendarski”. Plovdiv, 1—120. www.zoonotes.bio.uni-plovdiv.bg. [PDF]

Boev, Z., 2017. The National Museum of Natural History of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences: Second birth (1972—1974). — Journal of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 6: 77—79. [PDF]

Boev, Z., 2017. On the breeding of some mouse-like rodents (Muroidea Illiger, 1811) from Ograzhden Mountain (Southwestern Bulgaria). — In: Ivanov, I. (Ed.). A collection of papers of the National Scientific Conference dedicated to the 55th anniversary of the establishment of the Teacher’s Institute in Smolyan and the 20th anniversary of its transformation into a branch of the Plovdiv University “Paisii Hilendarski”. Education and science for personal and social development. Book 2. Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Informatics. Technical sciences. Biology and Chemistry. Medicine. Smolyan, 27—28 October 2017. Plovdiv University “Paisii Hilendarski”, Branch — Smolyan. 45—54. [PDF]

Boev, Z., 2017. New data on the subfossil fauna from “Forum Serdica” (Sofia City, Bulgaria; 3rd—19th century AD). — Historia naturalis bulgarica, 24: 179—186. [PDF]

Boev, Z., 2017. Fossil and subfossil record of Reptiles (Reptilia Laurenti, 1768) in Bulgaria. — Historia naturalis bulgarica, 24: 165—178. [PDF]

Boev, Z., 2017. Bone remains of the Late Antiquity — Early Medieval deposits of the National Academy of Art (Sofia, Bulgaria). — Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Plovdiv, 2: 9—11. [PDF]

Boev, Z., 2017. Fossil and Subfossil Record of Species of the Genus Lynx Kerr, 1792 (Mammalia: Felidae) in Bulgaria. — Acta zoologica bulgarica, 69 (3): 303—306. [PDF]

Boev, Z., 2017. Fossil records of Rhinoceroses (Rhinocerotoidea Gray, 1821), Chalicotheres (Chalicotherioidea Gill, 1872) and Brontotheres (Brontotherioidea (Marsh, 1873) (Peryssodactyla Owen, 1848 — Mammalia Linnaeus, 1758) in Bulgaria. — Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Plovdiv, 2: 1—7. [PDF]

Boev, Z., 2017. Fossil and Subfossil Record of Vertebrate Animals (Vertebrata J.-B. Lamarck, 1801) along the Western Black Sea Coast (Bulgaria). — In: Georgieva, E., Peev, D. (eds). First European Symposium: Research, Conservation and Management of Biodiversity in the European Seashores. RCMBES 2017. Primorsko, Bulgaria, 8—12 May 2017. Book of Abstracts. Avangard Prima, 2017. ISBN 978-619-160-793-8., p. 30. [PDF]


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