English | Български
Where am I? > Home > Research & collections > Staff

Prof. Dr Zdravko Hubenov, scientific secretary of the National Museum of Natural History, Sofia. Photo: (c) Z. Hubenov
Prof. Dr Zdravko Hubenov, scientific secretary of the National Museum of Natural History, Sofia. Photo: (c) Z. Hubenov

Zdravko Hubenov

(Professor Dr)
phone: (+359 87) 7089039; (+359 2) 9885115 (ext. 616); e-mail:

Born: 3 January 1954, Sofia.
Education: Sofia University ‘St. Kliment Ohridski’, Faculty of Biology (1976)
Speciality: zoology

Research interests


Zoology, entomology, malacology, faunistics, taxonomy, zoogeography, assessment and protection of invertebrates, faunistic diversity, protected areas, protected species, invasive species, assessment of areas with conservation importance, conservation problems of the fauna, storage of the scientific zoological collections.

Current projects


Red Data Book of Bulgaria (Freshwater Molluscs) (2005—2007)
Assessment of the invasive animal species for Bulgaria and control measures for restriction of their impact on the natural ecosystems and native species (2005—2007)
Risk assessment of the invasion of Dreissena polymorpha mussel in North-West Bulgaria (2006—2007)
Optimisation of the Natura 2000 ecological network in Bulgaria (Fauna, Invertebrates) (2007—2009)
Investigation, assessment and protection of the invertebrates’ faunistic diversity (2008—2010)
Assessment and management of Dreissena spp. invasion in the Bulgarian Water Basins (2009—2011)
Influence of the entomopathogenic fungus Entomophaga maimaiga Humber, Shimauzu & Soper on the Lymantria dispar (Linnaeus) population and diversity of the entomofauna in the oak forests in Bulgaria (2009—2011)

Member of editorial boards


Fauna Bulgarica; Catalogus faunae bulgaricae

PhD students


Ivaylo Todorov, Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Lecture courses


Sofia University ‘St. Kliment Ohridski’ — Entomology; Evolution and phylogeny of the insects; Morphology, anatomy and systematics of the insects
New Bulgarian University — Zoology of the invertebrate animals, Zoology of the vertebrate animals
Plovdiv University ‘Paisii Hilendarski’ — Faunistic diversity of Bulgaria

Most recent publications


Michev, T., Bedev, K., Dimchev, I., Dimitrov, D., Hubenov, Z., Kenderov, L., Michev, B., Mihov, S., Naumov, B., Pandourski, I., Popov, V., Profirov, L., Stoyneva-Gërtner, M., 2018. General assessment of the biodiversity of the Bulgarian Black Sea coastal wetland Atanasovsko Ezero. — Acta zoologica bulgarica, Suppl. 11: 23—26. [PDF]

Hubenov, Z., 2018. The Dipterans (Insecta: Diptera) of the Vitosha Mountain. — Historia naturalis bulgarica, 26: 1—66. [PDF]

Trichkova, T., Kutsarov, Y., Todorov, M., Puky, M., Hubenov, Z., 2017. The Chinese mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis H. Milne Edwards, 1853 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Varunidae), a new invasive alien species to the Bulgarian fauna. — Acta zoologica bulgarica, Suppl. 9: 149—154. [PDF]

Hubenov, Z., 2017. Vertical distribution and comparative zoogeographical characteristic of dipteran fauna (Insecta: Diptera) according to the vegetation belts of the Pirin and Rila Mountains. — Historia naturalis bulgarica, 24: 61—119. [PDF]

Хубенов, З., Тричкова, Т., Тодоров, М., Куцаров, Й., 2017. Eriocheir sinensis H. Milne Edwards, 1853. Китайски мъхнат крив рак. — В: Тричкова, Т., Владимиров, В., Томов, Р., Тодоров, М. (ред.). Атлас на инвазивните чужди видове от значение за Европейския съюз, ИБЕИ-БАН, ESENIAS, София, 70—73. [PDF]

Тричкова, Т., Тодоров, М., Хубенов, З., 2017. Procambarus fallax f. virginalis. Американски мраморен рак. — В: Тричкова, Т., Владимиров, В., Томов, Р., Тодоров, М. (ред.). Атлас на инвазивните чужди видове от значение за Европейския съюз, ИБЕИ-БАН, ESENIAS, София, 90—93. [PDF]

Тричкова, Т., Тодоров, М., Хубенов, З., 2017. Procambarus clarkii (Girard, 1852). Червен (Луизиански) блатен рак. — В: Тричкова, Т., Владимиров, В., Томов, Р., Тодоров, М. (ред.). Атлас на инвазивните чужди видове от значение за Европейския съюз, ИБЕИ-БАН, ESENIAS, София, 86—89. [PDF]

Тодоров, М., Тричкова, Т., Хубенов, З., 2017. Pacifastacus leniusculus (Dana, 1852). Сигнален (Калифорнийски) рак. — В: Тричкова, Т., Владимиров, В., Томов, Р., Тодоров, М. (ред.). Атлас на инвазивните чужди видове от значение за Европейския съюз, ИБЕИ-БАН, ESENIAS, София, 82—85. [PDF]

Тодоров, М., Тричкова, Т., Хубенов, З., 2017. Orconectes virilis (Hagen, 1870). Северен рак. — В: Тричкова, Т., Владимиров, В., Томов, Р., Тодоров, М. (ред.). Атлас на инвазивните чужди видове от значение за Европейския съюз, ИБЕИ-БАН, ESENIAS, София, 78—81. [PDF]

Тодоров, М., Тричкова, Т., Хубенов, З., 2017. Orconectes limosus (Rafinesque, 1817). Американски шипобузест рак. — В: Тричкова, Т., Владимиров, В., Томов, Р., Тодоров, М. (ред.). Атлас на инвазивните чужди видове от значение за Европейския съюз, ИБЕИ-БАН, ESENIAS, София, 74—77. [PDF]


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