Laboratory for plankton and bivalve toxicity

LAB MANAGER

Gordana Beg Paklar

ASSISTANT LAB WORKER

Gordana Beg Paklar

About the lab

We perform interdisciplinary research on the structure and dynamics of phyto- and zoo-planktonic communities and their role in the functioning of the marine ecosystem. These investigations are supported by the long-term data sets that include the composition and abundance of phyto- and zooplankton, as well as primary production data and chlorophyll a concentration, thus representing the special asset of this Laboratory and of the Institute

Our research is focused on:

  • determination of spatial and temporal dynamics of phyto- and zoo-plankton in the transitional, coastal and open waters of the Adriatic Sea
  • identification of changes in the plankton communities under the influence of anthropogenic activities and climate changes
  • evaluating the importance and role of phyto- and zooplankton communities in the marine food web
  • taxonomic investigations of phyto- and zooplankton, with an emphasis on the occurrences of non-indigenous species in the Adriatic
  • phytoplankton ecology in nutrient-enriched systems (fish farms)
  • the occurrences of toxic phytoplankton species in shellfish farms

Our laboratory develops and implements analytical methods both on tandem Liquid Chromatography- Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS / MS) and Ultra High Performance Liquid Chromatography (UHPLC) for the purpose of:

  • Investigations of marine biotoxins: Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning (ASP), Lipophilic Toxins (LT), Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) and their metabolites
  • Identification of biotoxin profiles in shellfish and other vectors of biotoxin transfer in the food web and assessment of shellfish toxicity
  • Monitoring of the cyclic imines occurrence (gymnodimines and spirolides)
  • Determination of tetrodotoxin in fish and bivalve tissues
  • Development of sufficiently sensitive chemical instrumental methods: design and application of UHPLC-DAD, UHPLC-FLD and LC-MS/MS
  • Research of the mechanisms of circulation of bisphenol A (BPA) in sediments and shellfish of the Adriatic Sea
  • Determination of pigments in fish tissues
  • Research on the effectiveness of selected anthelmintics on the larvae of Anisakis sp.
  • Quantification of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) accumulated in marine organisms and sediment

Based on the appropriate, validated and standardized methods and international proficiency testing in the field of toxic phytoplankton and marine biotoxins, since 2008 we have been accredited according to the requirements of HRN EN ISO / IEC 17025/2017. Laboratory of Plankton and Shellfish Toxicity is National Marine Biotoxins Reference Laboratory (NRL) since 2011.

Staff

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Natalia
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Olja
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Publications

Publikacije
Peharda M Schöne B R Black B A Corr ge T
Advances of sclerochronology research in the last decade
Published
2021
DOI
ISBN
10.1016/j.palaeo.2021.110371
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Publikacije
FERRERI R GENOVESE S BARRA M BIAGIOTTI I BOURDEIX J De FELICE A GAŠPAREVIĆ D HATTAB T IGLESIAS M JURETIĆ T LEONORI I MALAVOLTI S RAYKOV V SARAUX C TIČINA V VENTERO A BASILONE G
Variability in si e at maturity of the European anchovy Engraulis encrasicolus in the Mediterranean Sea
Published
2021
DOI
ISBN
10.12681/mms.25995
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Publikacije
BARRA M BONANNO A HATTAB T SARAUX C IGLESIAS5 M LEONORI I TIČINA V BASILONE G DE FELICE A FERRERI R MACHIAS A VENTERO A COSTANTINI I JURETIĆ T PYROUNAKI M M BOURDEIX J GAŠPAREVIĆ D KAPELONIS Z CANDUCI G GIANNOULAKI M
Effects of sampling intensity and biomass levels on the precision of acoustic surveys in the Mediterranean Sea
Published
2021
DOI
ISBN
10.12681/mms.26100
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Publikacije
BONANNO A BARRA M DE FELICE A GIANNOULAKI M IGLESIAS M LEONORI I VENTERO A ARONICA S BIAGIOTTI I TIČINA V CANDUCI G GENOVESE S
Acoustic correction factor estimate for compensating vertical diel migration of small pelagics
Published
2021
DOI
ISBN
10.12681/mms.25120
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BUDIŠA A PALIAGA P JURETIĆ T LUČIĆ D SUPIĆ N PASARIĆ Z DJAKOVAC T MLADINIĆ M DADIĆ V TIČINA V
Distribution diet and relationships of the invasive ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi with anchovies and ooplankton in the northeastern Adriatic Sea
Published
2021
DOI
ISBN
10.12681/mms.23305
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Publikacije
DE FELICE A IGLESIAS M SARAUX C BONANNO A TIČINA V LEONORI I VENTERO A HATTAB T BARRA M GAŠPAREVIĆ D BIAGIOTTI I BOURDEIX J GENOVESE S JURETIĆ T ARONICA S MALAVOLTI S
Environmental drivers influencing the abundance of round sardinella Sardinella aurita and European sprat Sprattus sprattus in different areas of the Mediterranean Sea
Published
2021
DOI
ISBN
10.12681/mms.25933
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Publikacije
HATTAB T GUCU A VENTERO A De FELICE A MACHIAS A SARAUX C GAŠPAREVIĆ D BASILONE G COSTANTINI I LEONORI I BOURDEIX J IGLESIAS M BARRA M GIANNOULAKI M FERRERI R El AYOUBI S GAŠPAREVIĆ D MALAVOLTI S GENOVESE S SOMARAKIS S JURETIĆ T TIČINA V CERTAIN G
Temperature strongly correlates with regional patterns of body si e variation in Mediterranean small pelagic fish species
Published
2021
DOI
ISBN
10.12681/mms.26525
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Publikacije
Angelini S Armelloni EN Costantini I De Felice A Isajlovic I Leonori I Manfredi C Masnadi F Scarcella G Ticina V Santojanni A
Understanding the Dynamics of Ancillary Pelagic Species in the Adriatic Sea
Published
2021
DOI
ISBN
10.3389/fmars.2021.728948
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Publikacije
Zorica B E geta Balić D Vidjak O Vuletin V Šestanovic M Isajlović I Čikeš Keč V Vrgoč N Harrod C
Diet Composition and Isotopic Analysis of Nine Important Fisheries Resources in the Eastern Adriatic Sea Mediterranean
Published
2021
DOI
ISBN
10.3389/fmars.2021.609432
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Publikacije
Uvanović H Schöne B R Markulin K Janeković I Peharda M
Venerid bivalve Venus verrucosa as a high resolution archive of seawater temperature in the Mediterranean Sea
Published
2021
DOI
ISBN
10.1016/j.palaeo.2020.110057
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Projects

Measurements

Atmosferska mjerenja
Obavljaju se mjerenja temperature zraka, vjetra, tlaka zraka, vlažnosti i drugih meteoroloških parametara na obalnim postajama
Mjerenja površinskih struja
Obavljaju se mjerenja temperature zraka, vjetra, tlaka zraka, vlažnosti i drugih meteoroloških parametara na obalnim postajama
Oceanografska mjerenja
Obavljaju se mjerenja temperature zraka, vjetra, tlaka zraka, vlažnosti i drugih meteoroloških parametara na obalnim postajama
Virtualni labaratorij
Obavljaju se mjerenja temperature zraka, vjetra, tlaka zraka, vlažnosti i drugih meteoroloških parametara na obalnim postajama

Gear

Computer programs

Broj Kaveza (HR)

Program služi za izračun broja (kružnih) kaveza potrebnih za uzgoj zadane godišnje količine proizvodnje ribe. Pored veličine kaveza, zadaje se duljina uzgojnog ciklusa (do dvije ili tri godine), način korištenja kaveza.

SettlingVel (HR)

Program za izračunavanje brzine taloženja čestica. Pored sfernog oblika čestice može se birati još devet geometrijskih tijela koja su unutar odgovarajućeg Reynoldsovog broja. Dimenzije čestica mogu se generirati slučajnim brojevima iz zadanih razdioba (Uniform, Normal, Log-Normal, Exponential, Weibull, Empirical). Generirani podaci mogu se prikazati grafički i spremiti kao text file.

VriIzmKav (HR)

Program služi za izračun broja (kružnih) kaveza potrebnih za uzgoj zadane godišnje količine proizvodnje ribe. Pored veličine kaveza, zadaje se duljina uzgojnog ciklusa (do dvije ili tri godine), način korištenja kaveza.