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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


Petrova, A., Hubenov, Z., 2016. Trapaceae, Trapa natans L. (Report 128). — In: Vladimirov, V., Tan, Kit. New floristic records in the Balkans. — Phytologia Balcanica, 22 (3): 445—446. [PDF]

Hubenov, Z., 2016. The Dipterans (Insecta: Diptera) of the Rila Mountains. — Historia naturalis bulgarica, 23: 37—99. [PDF]

Хубенов, З., 2016. Безгръбначни животни. — В: Проект на план за управление на Национален парк 'Пирин' 2014—2023 г. Раздел 1.15. Фауна, София, 'Пролес инженеринг ООД' и НП 'Пирин', 133—135. [PDF]

Хубенов, З., 2016. Безгръбначни животни. — В: Проект на план за управление на Национален парк 'Пирин' 2014—2023 г. Сборник Биологична характеристика (Раздел 1.15. Фауна), София, 'Пролес инженеринг ООД' и НП 'Пирин', 377—401, 469—537, 669—688. [PDF]

Делчев, Х., Тодоров, М., Хубенов, З., 2016. Безгръбначни животни. — В: Проект на план за управление на Национален парк 'Рила' 2015—2024 г. Раздел 1.15. Фауна, София, ДЗЗД 'Рила консултанти' и НП 'Рила', 122—124. [PDF]

Делчев, Х., Тодоров, М., Хубенов, З., 2016. Безгръбначни животни. — В: Проект на план за управление на Национален парк 'Рила' 2015—2024 г. Сборник Биологична характеристика (Раздел III 'Фауна'), София, ДЗЗД 'Рила консултанти' и НП 'Рила', 491—523, 661—721. [PDF]

Todorov, M., Grozeva, S., Hubenov, Z., Kenderov, L., Trichkova, T., 2016. Taxonomic status and distribution of medicinal leeches of the genus Hirudo L. (Hirudinea) in Bulgaria. — Acta zoologica bulgarica, 68 (2): 171—182. [PDF]

Хубенов, З., 2015. Безгръбначни животни. — В: Проект за актуализиране на план за управление на поддържан резерват 'Атанасовско езеро'. Раздел 1.14. Фауна, Регионална инспекция по околната среда и водите (Бургас), 190—201. [PDF]

Hubenov, Z., Kenderov, L., Pandourski, I., 2015. Invertebrate Animals (Metazoa: Invertebrata) of the Atanasovsko Lake, Bulgaria — Historia naturalis bulgarica, 22: 45—71. [PDF]

Hubenov, Z., 2015. Comparative Zoogeographical Review of the Tachinid Fauna (Diptera: Tachinidae) of the Belasitsa and Slavyanka Mountains. — Acta zoologica bulgarica, 67 (3): 351—364. [PDF]


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