1. Who we are:

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Patricija Mozetič, biology graduate

Dr. Janja Francé, biology graduate

Timotej Turk Dermastia, mladi raziskovalec

Milijan Šiško, biology graduate, technical associate




2. What we do:

- Study of the role of phytoplankton in the pelagic carbon cycle: defining the ecological characteristics of phytoplankton using biomass, abundance, and taxonomic and size structure

- primary production measurements

- research of phytoplankton physiology: photosynthetic (P-E) parameters, photoacclimation processes, physiological response in relation to physical properties of water column (e.g. stability)

- application of P-E parameters in productivity models

- study of the ecology of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs), identification of toxic phytoplankton species

- analysis of time series, detection of regime shifts, impacts of climate change and effects of eutrophication through application of different statistical approaches

- implementation of European legislation in the field of water protection on national level: development of methodologies for the assessment of ecological and environmental status of the sea using phytoplankton

- expert solutions/judgments for the implementation of national monitoring programmes on the basis of EU directives

- performing national monitoring programmes

- Quality Assurance: participation in intercalibration exercises for determination of chlorophyll a in seawater, validation of the fluorometric method for determination of chlorophyll a

3. Collaborations, projects

a) On-going projects:

- Sensing toxicants in Marine waters makes Sense using biosensors (SMS, EU FP7, 2013-2015)

- Marine debris removal and preventing further litter entry (MarineClean, EU CIP Eco-Innovation, 2011-2014)

- BALast water MAnagement System for Adriatic Sea protection (BALMAS, IPA Adriatic Cross-border Cooperation Programme, 2013-2016)

b) Formal (projects' partners) and informal (publications) cooperation with domestic and foreign institutions:

- Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Split, Croatia

- Center for Marine Research of the Ruđer Bošković Institute (CIM), Rovinj, Croatia

- Ruđer Bošković Institute, Division for Marine and Environmental Research, Zagreb, Croatia

- OGS National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics, Division of Oceanography, Sgonico (TS), Italy

- University of Trieste, Department of Life Sciences, Italy

- ARPA FVG Friuli Venezia Giulia, Palmanova (UD), Italy

- CNR - ISMAR, Venice, Italy

- Stazione zoologica Anton Dohrn of Naples, Italy

- Institute »Jožef Stefan«, Department of Environmental Sciences, Ljubljana

- Institute for Water of the Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana

- Slovenian Environment Agency, Ljubljana

- Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Food Safety, Veterinary Sector and Plant Protection, Ljubljana

- Veterinary Faculty, University of Ljubljana

4. Recent works (tu bi dala povezavo na osebno stran vsake raziskovalke, kjer že itak naštevamo bibliografijo; dodala bi pomembnejša poročila)

5. Other: (tudi to se ponavlja; nekaj je že na osebni strani raziskovalca)

- FAO/IOC/UNEP Training Workshop on the Statistical Treatment and Interpretation of Marine Community Data, Split, Croatia, 1990; Patricija Mozetič

- IOC-Danida Training Course on the Taxonomy and Biology of Harmful Marine Microalgae, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 1996; Patricija Mozetič

- Advanced Phytoplankton Course, Taxonomy and Systematics, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Naples, Italy, 1998; Patricija Mozetič

- UNEP-MAP First course of training for technical operators on Coastal Water Eutrophication Monitoring Programme (MED-POL. Phase III), Cesenatico, Italija, 2003; Janja Francé

- IOC-Training Course on the Biology of Harmful Marine Microalgae«, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 2010; Janja Francé

- Certificate of Proficiency in Identification of Harmful Marine Microalgae; Janja Francé

- National expert in the intercalibration group MedGIG (implementation of the Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC), 1st phase 2005 2007; Patricija Mozetič

- National expert in the intercalibration group MedGIG (implementation of the Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC), 2nd phase 2008 2011, 3rd phase 2013- ; Janja Francé






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Description of new genus Mawia

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Lecture by prof Arben Merkoçi

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Remote sensing of surface currents and waves

By clicking on this link you will be able to check the tool we developed that facilitates the visualization of surface currents and...



Saving the Mediterranean Shag

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