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.