Stefanija Šestanović, PhD

Title
PhD
Phone number
Department
Laboratory of microbiology

About

EMPLOYMENT

Research associate

 

AREA OF SCIENTIFIC INTEREST

My research is in the field of marine microbial ecology. My research is focused on studying the ecology of prokaryotic and eukaryotic plankton (community structure and function) in different natural and experimental conditions and on different spatial and temporal scales. Recently, my attention is devoted to the impact of global climate warming on the microbial food web.

Education

2004.
PhD in Biology
Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia
2000.
MSc in Oceanography
Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia
1995.
BA in Professor of Biology and Chemistry
Faculty of Science and Mathematics, University of Split

Publications

Publikacije
Gujinović L,Maravić A,Kalinić H,Dželalija M,Šestanović S,Zanchi D,Šamanić I
Metagenomic analysis of pioneer biofilmforming marine bacteria with emphasis on Vibrio gigantis adhesion dynamics
Published
2022
DOI
ISBN
10.1016/j.colsurfb.2022.112619
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Publikacije
Zorica B Isajlović I Vrgoč N Čikeš Keč V Medvešek D Vuletin V Radonić I Cvitanić R Lepen Pleić I Šestanović M
Reproductive traits of the European hake Merluccius merluccius L in the Adriatic Sea
Published
2021
DOI
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Publikacije
Šantić D Piwos K Matić F Vrdoljak Tomaš A Arapov J Lawrence Dean J Šolić M Kobli ek M Kušpilić G Šestanović S
Artificial neural network analysis of microbial diversity in the central and southern Adriatic Sea
Published
2021
DOI
ISBN
10.1038/s41598-021-90863-7
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Publikacije
Fecskeová LK Piwos K Šantić D Šestanović S Tomaš AV Hanusová M Šolić M Koblí ek M
Lineage specific growth curves document large differences in response of individual groups of marine bacteria to the top down and bottom up controls
Published
2021
DOI
ISBN
10.1128/mSystems.00934-21
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Publikacije
Solic M Solic Mladen 1Santic D Santic Danijela 1Sestanovic S Sestanovic Stefanija 1Bojanic N Bojanic Natalia 1Jo ic S Jo ic Slaven 1Ordulj M Ordulj Marin 2Tomas AV Tomas Ana Vrdoljak 1Kuspilic G Kuspilic Gro dan 1
Changes in the Trophic Pathways within the Microbial Food Web in the Global Warming Scenario An Experimental Study in the Adriatic Sea
Published
2020
DOI
ISBN
10.3390/microorganisms8040510
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Publikacije
Solic M Solic Mladen 1Santic D Santic Danijela 1Sestanovic S Sestanovic Stefanija 1Bojanic N Bojanic Natalia 1Grbec B Grbec Branka 1Jo ic S Jo ic Slaven 1Vrdoljak A Vrdoljak Ana 1Ordulj M Ordulj Marin 2Matic F Matic Frano 1Kuspilic G Kuspilic Gro dan 1Gladan ZN Gladan Zivana Nincevic 1
Impact of water column stability dynamics on the succession of plankton food web types in the offshore area of the Adriatic Sea
Published
2020
DOI
ISBN
10.1016/j.seares.2020.101860
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Paklar GB Paklar Gordana Beg 1Vilibic I Vilibic Ivica 1Grbec B Grbec Branka 1Matic F Matic Frano 1Mihanovic H Mihanovic Hrvoje 1D oic T D oic Tomislav 1Santic D Santic Danijela 1Sestanovic S Sestanovic Stefanija 1Solic M Solic Mladen 1Ivatek Sahdan S Ivatek Sahdan Stjepan 2Kuspilic G Kuspilic Gro dan 1
Record breaking salinities in the middle Adriatic during summer and concurrent changes in the microbial food web
Published
2020
DOI
ISBN
10.1016/j.pocean.2020.102345
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Publikacije
Santic Danijela Kovacevic Vedrana Bensi Manuel Giani Michele Tomas Ana Vrdoljak Ordulj Marin Santinelli Chiara Sestanovic Stefanija Solic Mladen Grbec Branka
Picoplankton Distribution and Activity in the Deep Waters of the Southern Adriatic Sea
Published
2019
DOI
ISBN
10.3390/w11081655
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Publikacije
Solic Mladen Santic Danijela Sestanovic Stefanija Bojanic Natalia Jo ic Slaven Vrdoljak Ana Ordulj Marin Kuspilic Gro dan
Temperature and phosphorus interacts in controlling the picoplankton carbon flux in the Adriatic Sea an experimental versus field study
Published
2019
DOI
ISBN
10.1111/1462-2920.14634
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Publikacije
Zivkovic Igor Fajon Vesna Kotnik Jo e Shlyapnikov Yaroslav Va ner Kristina Obu Begu Ermira Sestanovic Stefanija Santic Danijela Vrdoljak Ana Jo ic Slaven Solic Mladen Lusic Jelena Ve a Jere Kuspilic Gro dan Ordulj Marin Matic Frano Grbec Branka Bojanic Natalia Gladan Zivana Nincevic Horvat Milena
Relations between mercury fractions and microbial community components in seawater under the presence and absence of probable phosphorus limitation conditions
Published
2019
DOI
ISBN
10.1016/j.jes.2018.03.012
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Author’s books

1. Šolić, Mladen; Krstulović, Nada; Šestanović, Stefanija; Šantić, Danijela; Bojanić, Natalia; Ordulj, Marin; Jozić, Slaven. Microbial Community Ecology of the Adriatic Sea., Saarbrucken, Germany: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2016 (monografija)

 

Chapters in books

1. Šantić, Danijela; Kovačević, Vedrana; Bensi, Manuel; Giani, Michele; Vrdoljak Tomaš, Ana; Šestanović, Stefanija; Ordulj, Marin; Santinelli, Chiara; Šolić, Mladen; Grbec, Branka. Picoplankton distribution and activity in the deep waters of the southern Adriatic Sea. Ocean Exchange and Circulation. Gačić, Miroslav; Bensi, Manuel (ur.). Basel, Switzerland: MDPI, 2020. str. 153-173

2. Šolić, Mladen; Krstulović, Nada; Šantić, Danijela; Šestanović, Stefanija. Kaštela Bay and Stončica. ICES Phytoplankton amd Microbial Plankton Status Report 2009-2010. O’Brien, T.D. ; Li, W.K.W. ; Moran, X.A.G. (ur.). Copenhagen: Intarnational Council for the Exploration of the Sea, 2012. str. 150-152

 

Scientific papers in journals

1. Gujinović, Luka, Ana Maravić, Hrvoje Kalinić, Mia Dželalija, Stefanija Šestanović, Dražen Zanchi, and Ivica Šamanić. Metagenomic analysis of pioneer biofilm-forming marine bacteria with emphasis on Vibrio gigantis adhesion dynamics. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces (2022): 112619.

2. Šolić, Mladen; Šantić, Danijela; Šestanović, Stefanija; Kušpilić, Grozdan; Matić, Frano; Vrdoljak Tomaš, Ana; Jozić, Slaven; Bojanić, Natalia; Ninčević Gladan, Živana. Changing Ecological Conditions in the Marine Environment Generate Different Microbial Food Web Structures in a Repeatable Manner. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8 (2022), 1-16 doi:10.3389/fmars.2021.811155

3. Fecskeová, Lívia K.; Piwosz, Kasia; Šantić, Danijela; Šestanović, Stefanija; Vrdoljak Tomaš, Ana; Hanusová, Martina; Šolić, Mladen; Koblížek, Michal. Lineage-specific growth curves document large differences in response of individual groups of marine bacteria to the top-down and bottom-up controls. mSystems, 6 (2021), 5; e00934-21, 17 doi:10.1128/mSystems.00934-21

4. Šantić, Danijela; Piwosz, Kasia; Matić, Frano; Vrdoljak Tomaš, Ana; Arapov, Jasna; Dean, Jason Lawrence; Šolić, Mladen; Koblížek, Michal; Kušpilić, Grozdan; Šestanović, Stefanija. Artificial neural network analysis of microbial diversity in the Central and Southern Adriatic Sea. Scientific reports, 11 (2021), 1-15 doi:10.1038/s41598-021-90863-7

5. Šolić, Mladen; Šantić, Danijela; Šestanović, Stefanija; Bojanić, Natalia; Jozić, Slaven; Ordulj, Marin; Vrdoljak Tomaš, Ana; Kušpilić, Grozdan. Changes in the trophic pathways within the microbial food web in the global warming scenario: an experimental study in the Adriatic Sea. Microorganisms, 8 (2020). 4; 510, 22. doi:10.3390/microorganisms8040510

6. Šolić, Mladen; Šantić, Danijela; Šestanović, Stefanija; Bojanić, Natalia; Grbec, Branka; Jozić, Slaven; Vrdoljak, Ana; Ordulj, Marin; Matić, Frano; Kušpilić, Grozdan; Ninčević Gladan, Živana. Impact of water column stability dynamics on the succession of plankton food web types in the offshore area of the Adriatic Sea. Journal of sea research, 158 (2020), 101860, 11. doi:10.1016/j.seares.2020.101860

7. Beg Paklar, Gordana; Vilibić, Ivica; Grbec, Branka; Matić, Frano; Mihanović, Hrvoje; Džoić, Tomislav; Šantić, Danijela; Šestanović, Stefanija; Šolić, Mladen; Ivatek-Šahdan, Stjepan; Kušpilić, Grozdan. Record-breaking salinities in the middle Adriatic during summer 2017 and concurrent changes in the microbial food web. Progress in oceanography, 185 (2020), 102345, 17. doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2020.102345

8. Živković, Igor; Fajon, Vesna; Kotnik, Jože; Shlyapnikov, Yaroslav; Obu Vazner, Kristina; Begu, Ermira; Šestanović, Stefanija; Šantić, Danijela; Vrdoljak, Ana; Jozić, Slaven et al. Relations between mercury fractions and microbial community components in seawater under the presence and absence of probable phosphorus limitation conditions. Journal of Environmental Sciences, 75 (2019), 145-162. doi:10.1016/j.jes.2018.03.012

9. Mladen Šolić, Danijela Šantić, Stefanija Šestanović, Natalia Bojanić, Slaven Jozić, Ana Vrdoljak, Marin Ordulj, Grozdan Kušpilić. Temperature and phosphorus interacts in controlling the picoplankton carbon flux in the Adriatic Sea: an experimental vs. field study. Environmental microbiology, 27 (2019), 17; 2469-2484. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.14634

10. Vrdoljak Tomaš, Ana; Šantić, Danijela; Šolić, Mladen; Ordulj, Marin; Jozić, Slaven; Šestanović, Stefanija; Matić, Frano; Kušpilić, Grozdan; Gladan, Živana Ninčević. Dynamics of Aerobic Anoxygenic Phototrophs along the trophic gradient in the central Adriatic Sea. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 164 (2019), 112-121. doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2019.06.001

11. Danijela Šantić, Vedrana Kovačević, Manuel Bensi, Michele Giani, Ana Vrdoljak Tomaš, Marin Ordulj, Chiara Santinelli, Stefanija Šestanović, Mladen Šolić, Branka Grbec. Picoplankton Distribution and Activity in the Deep Waters of the Southern Adriatic Sea. Water, 11 (2019), 8; 1655, 21. doi:10.3390/w11081655

12. Šolić, Mladen; Grbec, Branka; Matić, Frano; Šantić, Danijela; Šestanović, Stefanija; Ninčević Gladan, Živana; Bojanić, Natalia; Ordulj, Marin; Jozić, Slaven; Vrdoljak, Ana. Spatio-temporal reproducibility of the microbial food web structure associated with the change in temperature: Long-term observations in the Adriatic Sea. Progress in oceanography, 161 (2018), 87-101. doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2018.02.003

13. Šolić, Mladen; Šantić, Danijela; Šestanović, Stefanija; Bojanić, Natalia; Ordulj, Marin; Jozić, Slaven; Vrdoljak, Ana. The effect of temperature increase on microbial carbon fluxes in the Adriatic Sea: an experimental approach. FEMS microbiology, ecology, 94 (2018), 10; 1-14. doi:10.1093/femsec/fiy169

14. Šolić, Mladen; Krstulović, Nada; Šantić, Danijela; Šestanović, Stefanija; Kušpilić, Grozdan; Bojanić, Natalia; Ordulj, Marin; Jozić, Slaven; Vrdoljak, Ana. Impact of the 3 degrees C temperature rise on bacterial growth and carbon transfer towards higher trophic levels: Empirical models for the Adriatic Sea. // Journal of marine systems, 173 (2017), 81-89. doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2017.01.001

15. Šantić, Danijela; Šestanović, Stefanija; Vrdoljak, Ana; Šolić, Mladen; Koblížek, Michal; Kušpilić, Grozdan; Ninčević Gladan, Živana. Distribution of aerobic anoxygenic phototrophs in the Eastern Adriatic Sea. Marine environmental research, 130 (2017), 134-141. doi:10.1016/j.marenvres.2017.07.012

16. Šestanović, Stefanija; Peković, Jelena; Matijević, Slavica; Ninčević Gladan, Živana. Effects of fish farming on microbial planktonic communities in the middle Adriatic sea. Aquaculture Research, 47 (2016), 4; 1040-1054. doi:10.1111/are.12560

17. Šolić, Mladen; Krstulović, Nada; Šantić, Danijela; Šestanović, Stefanija; Ordulj, Marin; Bojanić, Natalia; Kušpilić, Grozdan. Structure of microbial communities in phosphorus-limited estuaries along the eastern Adriatic coast. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 95 (2015), 8; 1565-1578. doi:10.1017/S0025315415000442

18. Šantić, Danijela; Šestanović, Stefanija; Šolić, Mladen; Krstulović, Nada; Kušpilić, Grozdan; Ordulj, Marin; Ninčević Gladan, Živana. Dynamics of the picoplankton community from coastal waters to the open sea in the Central Adriatic. Mediterranean Marine Science, 15 (2014), 1; 179-188.

19. Skejić, Sanda; Bojanić, Natalia; Matijević, Slavica; Vidjak, Olja; Grbec, Branka; Ninčević Gladan, Živana; Šestanović, Stefanija; Šantić, Danijela. Analysis of the phytoplankton community in the vicinity of domestic sewage outflow during stratified conditions. Mediterranean marine science, 15 (2014), 3; 574-586. doi:10.12681/mms.866

20. Krstulović, Nada; Šolić, Mladen; Šantić, Danijela; Maršić-Lučić, Jasna; Ordulj, Marin; Šestanović, Stefanija. Microbial community structure in two anchialine caves on Mljet Island (Adriatic Sea). Acta Adriatica, 54 (2013), 2; 183-198

21. Bojanić, Natalia; Vidjak, Olja; Šolić, Mladen; Krstulović, Nada; Brautović, Igor; Matijević, Slavica; Kušpilić, Grozdan; Šestanović, Stefanija; Ninčević Gladan, Živana; Marasović, Ivona. Community structure and seasonal dynamics of tintinnid ciliates in Kaštela Bay (middle Adriatic Sea). Journal of plankton research, 34 (2012), 6; 510-530. doi:10.1093/plankt/fbs019

22. Skejić, Sanda; Marasović, Ivona; Vidjak, Olja; Kušpilić, Grozdan; Ninčević Gladan, Živana; Šestanović, Stefanija; Bojanić, Natalia. Effects of cage fish farming on phytoplankton community structure, biomass and primary production in an aquaculture area in the middle Adriatic Sea. Aquaculture research, 42 (2011), 9; 1393-1405. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2109.2010.02733.x

23. Krstulović, N; Šolić, M; Šegvić, D; Šestanović, S; Kušpilić, G. Monitoring of environmental impact of the sub marine outfal Stobrec. Hrvatske vode, 19 (2011); 127-132.

24. Šolić, Mladen; Krstulović, Nada; Kušpilić, Grozdan; Ninčević Gladan, Živana; Bojanić, Natalia; Šestanović, Stefanija; Šantić, Danijela; Ordulj, Marin. Changes in microbial food web structure in response to changed environmental trophic status: A case study of the Vranjic Basin (Adriatic Sea). Marine environmental research, 70 (2010), 2; 239-249. doi:10.1016/j.marenvres.2010.05.007

25. Šolić, Mladen; Krstulović, Nada; Vilibić, Ivica; Bojanić, Natalia; Kušpilić, Grozdan; Šestanović, Stefanija; Šantić, Danijela; Ordulj, Marin. Variability in the bottom-up and top-down controls of bacteria on trophic and temporal scales in the middle Adriatic Sea. Aquatic microbial ecology, 58 (2009), 1; 15-29. doi:10.3354/ame01342

26. Šestanović, Stefanija; Šolić, Mladen; Krstulović, Nada. The influence of organic matter and phytoplankton pigments on the distribution of bacteria in sediments of Kaštela Bay (Adriatic Sea). Scientia Marina, 73 (2009), 1; 83-94. doi:10.3989/scimar.2009.73n1083

27. Šolić, Mladen; Krstulović, Nada; Vilibić, Ivica; Kušpilić, Grozdan; Šestanović, Stefanija; Šantić, Danijela; Ordulj, Marin. The role of water mass dynamics in controlling bacterial abundance and production in the middle Adriatic Sea. Marine Environmental Research, 65 (2008), 5; 388-404. doi:10.1016/j.marenvres.2008.01.004

28. Peharda, Melita; Richardson, Chris A.; Mladineo, Ivona; Šestanović, Stefanija; Popović, Zvjezdana; Bolotin, Jakša; Vrgoč, Nedo. Age, growth and population structure of Modiolus barbatus from the Adriatic. Marine biology, 151 (2007), 2; 629-638. doi:10.1007/s00227-006-0501-3

29. Bojanić, Natalia; Šolić, Mladen; Krstulović, Nada; Šestanović, Stefanija; Ninčević Gladan, Živana; Marasović, Ivona; Brautović, Igor. The role of ciliates within microbial food web in the eutrophicated part of Kaštela Bay (middle Adriatic Sea). Scientia Marina, 70 (2006), 3; 431-442.

30. Ninčević Gladan Živana; Marasović, Ivona; Kušpilić, Grozdan; Krstulović, Nada; Šolić, Mladen; Šestanović, Stefanija. Abundance and composition of picoplankton in the mid Adriatic Sea. Acta Adriatica, 47 (2006), 2; 127-140.

31.Bojanić, Natalia; Šolić, Mladen; Krstulović, Nada; Šestanović, Stefanija; Marasović, Ivona; Ninčević, Živana. Temporal variability in abundance and biomass of ciliates and copepods in the eutrophicated part of Kaštela Bay (Middle Adriatic Sea). Helgoland marine research, 59 (2005), 2; 107-120.

32. Šestanović, Stefanija; Šolić, Mladen; Krstulović, Nada; Šegvić, Danijela; Ciglenečki, Irena. Vertical structure of microbial community in eutrophic meromictic saline lake. Fresenius environmental bulletin, 14 (2005), 8; 668-675.

33. Šestanović, Stefanija; Šolić, Mladen; Krstulović, Nada; Bogner, Danijela. Volume, abundance and biomass of sediment bacteria in the eastern mid Adriatic Sea. Acta Adriatica, 46 (2005), 2; 177-191

34. Šestanović, Stefanija; Šolić, Mladen; Krstulović, Nada; Ninčević, Živana. Seasonal and vertical distribution of planktonic bacteria and heterotrophic nanoflagellates in the middle Adriatic Sea. Helgoland marine research, 58 (2004), 83-92.

35. Šolić, Mladen; Krstulović, Nada; Šestanović, Stefanija. The roles of predation, substrate suply and temperature in controlling bacterial abundance: interaction between spatial and seasonal scale. Acta Adriatica, 42 (2001), 1; 35-48.