About

My research focuses mainly on the different aspects of biology and ecology of marine bivalves that include: age and growth, reproduction, feeding physiology and possibilities of introducing new bivalve species in aquaculture. Recently, I started extending my research to the marine trophic ecology and demersal fisheries, mostly beam trawl fisheries. I also dedicate lot of time for science popularization with aim to increase ocean literacy among kids and youngsters.

Professional experience

2018 - now
Research Associate
Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Split
2013 - 2018
Postdoc
Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Split
2009 - 2013
Doctoral student
Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Split

Education

2009 - 2013
PhD
Applied Marine Science, University of Split
2001 - 2006
MSc
Marine Biology and Ecology - Center of Marine Studies, University of Split

Publications

Publikacije
Peharda M, Uvanović H, Castrillejo M, Ezgeta-Balić D, Vrgoč N
Re Examining age and growth increments of the clam Venus verrucosa
Published
2023
DOI
ISBN
10.1016/j.fishres.2023.106812
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Publikacije
Ezgeta-Balić D, Peharda M, Schone BR, Uvanović H, Vrgoč N, Markulin K, Radonić I, Denamiel C, Kovač Ž
Different life strategies of the three commercially exploited scallop species living under the same environmental conditions
Published
2022
DOI
ISBN
10.3389/fmars.2022.992042
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Publikacije
Lin Y, Vidjak O, Ezgeta-Balić D, Bojanić Varezić D, Šegvić-Bubić T, Stagličić N, Zhan A, Briski E
Plankton diversity in Anthropocene Shipping vs aquaculture along the eastern Adriatic coast assessed through DNA metabarcoding
Published
2022
DOI
ISBN
10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.151043
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Publikacije
Zorica B, Ezgeta-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
Ezgeta-Balić D, Vrgoč N, Isajlović I, Medvešek D, Vujević A, Despalatović M, Cvitković I
Comparison of beam trawl catch by catch and discard in fishing and non fishing areas a case study from the northern Adriatic Sea Mediterranean Marine Science
Published
2021
DOI
ISBN
10.12681/mms.24973
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Projects

Project COCOA
Project BivACME

Other

Personal web page:

http://jadran.izor.hr/~ezgeta/

Projects web pages:

https://futuresea.eu/

http://jadran.izor.hr/~ezgeta/cocoa/