Laboratory for Benthos

About the lab

Our team is conducting research on benthic marine macroalgae (red, brown, and green algae), marine flowering plants, and various groups of marine invertebrates. We base our research on extensive fieldwork and laboratory analysis. The topics of disquisition are diverse, from fundamental biological and ecological research to applied research like monitoring marine environments. We have a special interest in alien species recorded in the Adriatic Sea. In our research, we often include all of the sea enthusiasts who help us in tracing the phenomenon and the spread of alien species. For this reason, our lab is actively involved in public presentations of actual topics in marine environments.

Our lab has been awarded with multiple international awards for public presentations of science, the development of web pages, and several documentary movies.

Our thematically organized, field-taken photographic database contains more than 123.0000 mostly high-quality underwater photographs, and over 40.000 photos captured using a light microscope.

More than 5.000 herbarium sheets collected from the 1930s are digitalized and saved in our herbarium database.

Staff

Ante Žuljević
Head of the Laboratory- Senior Scientific Adviser
MD
Marija Despalatović
Scientific Adviser
IC
Ivan Cvitković
Senior Research Associate
PLJ
Petra Lučić Jelić
Senior Expert Associate in the Science System
JN
Jelena Nejašmić
Expert Associate in the Science System

Publications

Publikacije
Tran L A T Bafort Q Steen F Gome Garreta A D Hondt S Miller S A Vranken S Žuljević A Smith J E De Clerck O
Dictyota cyanoloma Dictyotales Phaeophyceae a Newly Introduced Brown Algal Species in California
Published
2021
DOI
ISBN
10.1111/jpy.13100
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Pestorić B Lučić D Bojanić N Vodopivec M Kogovšek T Violić I Paliaga P Malej A
Scyphomedusae and Ctenophora of the Eastern Adriatic Historical Overview and New Data
Published
2021
DOI
ISBN
10.3390/d13050186
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Publikacije
Zangaro F Marini G Specchia V De Luca M Visintin F Žuljević A
Building a transnational biodiversity geo database of the protected areas in the Adriatic Ionian Macro Region approaches and results from the IMPRECO Project
Published
2021
DOI
ISBN
10.3897/BDJ.9.e67169
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Publikacije
E geta 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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Publikacije
Despalatovic M Despalatovic Marija 1Cvitkovic I Cvitkovic Ivan 1Auljevic A Zuljevic Ante 1Aunec A Zunec Ante 1Bogner D Bogner Danijela 1Nejasmic J Nejasmic Jelena 1Isajlovic I Isajlovic Igor 1
Incidence of commensalism between the pearlfishCarapus acus Brunnich and the holothurianParastichopus regalis Cuvier in the eastern Adriatic Sea
Published
2020
DOI
ISBN
10.1111/jai.14101
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