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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; (+359 2) 9885115 (ext. 620, 640); 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)

Most recent publications


Боев, З., 2017. Носорози в страна на рози. — Списание Осем, 7: 82—89. [PDF]

Боев, З., 2017. Прилетци в Европа. — Списание Осем, 6: 68—75. [PDF]

Боев, З., 2017. Ергилорнисите — жеравовият вариант на щраусите. — Природа, БАН, 2: 64—68. [PDF]

Боев, З., 2017. Неканени гости, понякога и нежелани. — Списание Осем, 4: 54—64. [PDF]

Боев, З., 2017. Птиците и водната среда — днес и в миналото. — Природа, БАН, 1: 26—32. [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]

Boev, Z., 2017. Avian finds from the Early Neolithic settlement near Kapitan-Dimitrievo village (Pazardzhik Region). — ZooNotes, 112: 1—3. [PDF]

Boev, Z., 2017. Late Neolithic and Late Antiquity avian finds of Chavdarova Cheshma (Simeonovgrad, Haskovo Region). — ZooNotes, 111: 1—3. [PDF]

Boev, Z., 2017. Fossil record of Tapirs (Tapirus Brünnich, 1772) (Tapiridae Gray, 1821 — Peryssodactyla Owen, 1848) in Bulgaria. — ZooNotes, 108: 1—3. [PDF]


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