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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., Popgeorgiev, G., 2021. Animal remains of the medieval settlement (9th—10th century A. D.) near Nedan village (Veliko Tarnovo Region, CN Bulgaria). — ZooNotes, 170: 1—4. [PDF]

Boev, Z., Bozukov, V., 2021. Satovcha (Blagoevgrad Distict, SW Bulgaria), a new Middle Miocene avian locality. — Comptes rendus de l’Académie bulgare des Sciences, 74 (3): 406—411. [PDF]

Боев, З., 2021. Кафявата мечка — хищник с интересна история в България. — Природа — БАН, 1: 106—112. [PDF]

Boev, Z., Stallibrass, S., 2020. Avian remains from the Thracian trade settlement Pistiros (5—2 c. BC) near Vetren, Pazardzhik Province, SC Bulgaria). — Bulletin of the Natural History Museum — Plovdiv, 5: 43—47. [PDF]

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] doi:10.48027/hnb.41.03001

Boev, Z., 2020. Late Pleistocene Crocuta crocuta spelaea in Bulgaria: distribution and history of research (Carnivora: Hyaenidae). — Lynx (Prague), 51: 19—29. [PDF]

Boev, Z., 2020. Past distribution of Ursus arctos in Bulgaria: fossil and subfossil records (Carnivora: Ursidae). — Lynx (Prague), 51: 5—18. [PDF]

Boev, Z., 2020. A new Middle Miocene Starling (Sturnidae Rafinesque, 1815) from Kardam (NE Bulgaria). — Bulletin of the Natural History Museum — Plovdiv, 5: 33—41. [PDF]

Boev, Z., 2020. A Little Dabbling Duck (Anatini Vigors, 1825 — Anseriformes Wagler, 1831) from the Late Miocene of Kremikovtsi (Bulgaria). — Bulletin of the Natural History Museum — Plovdiv, 5: 25—31. [PDF]


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