The Adriatic decadal and interannual oscillations: observations, modelling and consequences (ADIOS)

Project budget

540,609.00 HRK

Project type

Installation Research Project

Funding body

Croatian Science Foundation (HrZZ)

Project duration

January 2021- January 2026

lead investigator

Alena Siphron

PROJECT WEBSITE

Main objective

Analyse species composition of potenitally toxic diatom genus Pseudo-nitzschia in the Central and Southern Adriatic Sea, and to determine environmetal conditions that affect their distribution and toxicity.

Summary

Species of the diatom genus Pseudo-nitzschia are common in the phytoplankton community of the Adriatic Sea, occurring throughout the year, and occasionally dominate the phytoplankton assemblage. Some of the Pseudo-nitzschia species have the ability to synthesise domoic acid (DA), a neurotoxin that can be transferred up the food chain to higher trophic levels and humans, causing Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning. Among the approximately 60 species described within this genus, about half are known to produce DA or DA isomers. The toxicity of the species varies between strains and/or in dependence on various environmental factors.

The main objectives of the project are to apply an integrative approach of morphological analysis by electron microscopy and molecular analysis to: (i) compare the composition of Pseudo-nitzschia species in various coastal shellfish breeding areas; (ii) determine their ecological preferences; (iii) analyse species growth rate and DA production; and (iv) investigate the effects of different cultivation conditions on Pseudo-nitzschia species toxicity

The results of this project will improve our knowledge of the composition and ecology of Pseudo-nitzschia species in the Central and Southern Adriatic Sea. It will contribute to a better understanding of species toxicity and the environmental conditions that may cause or influence it.

Projektni partneri

nositelj projekta

Geodetski fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu
Kačićeva 26, 10000 Zagreb
www.geof.unizg.hr

Projektni partner

Institut za oceanografiju i ribarstvo
Šetalište I. Meštrovića 63, 21000 Split
www.izor.hr

Project team

Gordana Beg Paklar
Laboratory of Plankton and Shellfish Toxicity
Gordana Beg Paklar
Laboratory of Plankton and Shellfish Toxicity
GBP
Gordana Beg Paklar
Laboratory of Plankton and Shellfish Toxicity
Gordana Beg Paklar
Laboratory of Plankton and Shellfish Toxicity
GBP
Gordana Beg Paklar
Laboratory of Plankton and Shellfish Toxicity

Activities

Fieldwork
srp 18, 2022
IN NEWS – GLYCYMERIS BIMACULATA MORTALITET 5
Fifth bi-monthly fieldwork collection of mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis succesfully completed.…
Fieldwork
srp 18, 2022
IN NEWS – GLYCYMERIS BIMACULATA MORTALITET 4
Fifth bi-monthly fieldwork collection of mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis succesfully completed.…
Dissemination
srp 18, 2022
IN NEWS – GLYCYMERIS BIMACULATA MORTALITET 3
Fifth bi-monthly fieldwork collection of mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis succesfully completed.…
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Dželalija M,Kvesić M,Novak A,Fredotović Ž,Kalinić H,Šamanić I,Ordulj M,Jozić S,Goić Barišić I,Tonkić M,Maravić A
Microbiome profiling and characterization of virulent and vancomycinresistant Enterococcus faecium from treated and untreated wastewater beach water and clinical sources
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2023
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ISBN
10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.159720
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Lušić J,Cvitković I,Despalatović M,Žunec A,Žuljević A
Mediterranean fanworm Sabella spallanzanii Gmelin as a potential biomonitor of trace metal pollution in the marine environment
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2022
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10.1016/j.chemosphere.2021.132123
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Bojanić Varezić D,Tutman P,Dragičević B,Matić Skoko S,Dulčić J
Slender snipe eel Nemichthys scolopaceus Richardson Pisces Nemichthydae a new member of the Adriatic Sea ichthyofauna
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2022
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El Rahman Hassoun A,Ujević I,Jemaa S,Roje-Busatto R,Mahgouz C,Fakhiri M,Nazlić N
Concentrations of Tetrodotoxin TTX and Its Analogue Anhydro TTX in Different Tissues of the SilverCheeked Pufferfish Lagocephalus sceleratus Gmelin Caught in the South Eastern Mediterranean Sea Lebanon
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2022
DOI
ISBN
10.3390/toxins14020123
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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
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2022
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ISBN
10.3389/fmars.2022.992042
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Vilibić I,Dunić N,Peharda M
Nearsurface ocean temperature variations across temporal scales in the coastal eastern Adriatic
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2022
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ISBN
10.1016/j.csr.2022.104786
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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
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2022
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ISBN
10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.151043
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Šolić M,Šantić D,Šestanović S,Kušpilić G,Matić F,Vrdoljak Tomaš A,Jozić S,Bojanić N,Ninčević Gladan Ž
Changing Ecological Conditions in the Marine Environment Generate Different Microbial Food Web Structures in a Repeatable Manner
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2022
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10.3389/fmars.2021.811155
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Bura-Nakić E,Knežević L,Mandić J
Chromatographic and spectrophometric studies of vanadate V reduction by mercaptopropionic acid
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2022
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ISBN
10.1016/j.jinorgbio.2022.111747
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Tutman P,Dragičević B,Dulčić J,Glamuzina L,Bukvić V,Vekić J
Neobični nalazi morskih organizama u rijeci Neretvi Hrvatska i Bosna i Hercegovina
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2022
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