Mirna Batistić, PhD

Zvanje: Associate Research Scientist
e-mail: mirna.batistic@unidu.hr



Education:
1999. PhD, Faculty of Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia
1994. MSc, Faculty of Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia
1989. BSc, Faculty of Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia


Research Interests: 
Taxonomy and Ecology of Marine Zooplankton


Projects:

Projects worked on as a leader 

2008 - 2013 (MZOS-Croatia): "Plankton Population Structure in the Trophic Gradient in the South Adriatic". 
2015 - 2019 (HRZZ-Croatian Science Foundation, IP-2014-09-2945): "Influence of thermohaline circulation variations in the Eastern Mediterranean on the plankton community of the South Adriatic: ecological and genetical approach (AdMedPlan)". 

Projects worked on as co-worker 
2015 - 2018 - MORUS: Unmanned system for maritime security and environmental monitoring. Funded by: The NATO Science for Peace and Security Programs. 
2015 - 2017 Eurofleets 2: ESAW "Evolution and spreading of the Southern Adriatic Waters". EU funds. 
2007 Euro-oceans integration project - "Impact of global changes on the dynamic of carnivorous gelatinous plankton in the Mediterranean pelagic ecosystems". EU funds. 
2007 "Marine lakes as natural laboratory of evolution", EU funds. 
2002-2006 "Structural and trophic relations in the Adriatic Sea pelagic ecosystem" (MZOS-Croatia). 
1997-2002 "Structural changes between zooplankton groups" (MZOS-Croatia). 
1991-1997 "Distribution of plankton, trophic and regenerative relations" (MZOS-Croatia).


List of publications (Current Contents):

Ljubimir Stijepo Jasprica Nenad, Marijeta Čalić, Hrustić Enis, Dupčić Radić Iris, Car Ana, Batistić Mirna (2017). Interannual (2009-2013) variability winter-spring phytoplankton in the open South Adriatic Sea: Effect of deep convection and later advection (2017). Continental Shelf Research , 143, 311-321. 

Batistić, Mirna, Garić Rade (2016). The case of Bougainvillia triestina Hartlaub 1911 (Hydrozoa, Cnidaria), a 100-year-long struggle for recognition. Marine Ecology: an evolutionary perspective, 37 (1), 145-154. 

Garić, Rade, Batistić Mirna (2016). Description of Brooksia lacromae sp.nov. (Tunicata, Thaliacea) from the Adriatic Sea. European Journal of Taxonomy, 196, 1-13. 

Ciglenečki, Irena; Janeković, Ivica; Marguą, Marija; Bura-Nakić, Elvira; Carić, Marina; Ljubeąić, Zrinka; Batistić, Mirna; Hrustić, Enis; Dupčić, Iris; Garić, Rade (2015). Impacts of extreme weather events on highly eutrophic marine ecosystem (Rogoznica Lake, Adriatic coast). Continental shelf research. 108; 144-155. 

Batistić, Mirna; Garić, Rade; Molinero, Juan Carlos (2014). Interannual variations of zooplankton in the Adriatic Sea mirror shifts in circulation regimes in the Ionian Sea. Climate Research, 61 (3), 231-240. doi: 10.3354/cr01248. 

Najdek, Mirjana; Paliaga, Paolo; ©ilović, Tina; Batistić, Mirna; Garić, Rade; Supić, Nastjenjka; Ivančić, Ingrid; Ljubimir, Stijepo; Korlević, Marino; Jasprica, Nenad; Hrustić, Enis; Dupčić Radić, Iris; Blaľina, Maria; Orlić, Sandi (2014). Picoplankton community structure before, during and after convection event in the offshore waters of the southern Adriatic Sea. Biogeosciences. 11, 2645-2659. 

Batistić, Mirna; Lučić, Davor; Carić, Marina; Garić, Rade; Licandro, Priscilla; Jasprica, Nenad (2013). Did the alien calycophoran Muggiaea atlantica outcompete its native congeneric M. kochi in the marine lakes of Mljet Island (Croatia)?. Marine Ecology. 34, S1; 3-13. 

Batistić, Mirna; Jasprica, Nenad; Carić, Marina; Čalić, Marijeta; Kovačević, Vedrana; Garić, Rade; Njire, Jakica; Mikuą, Josip; Bobanović- Ćolić, Svjetlana (2012). Biological evidence of a winter convection event in the South Adriatic: A phytoplankton maximum in the aphotic zone. Continental shelf research. 44 (1); 57-71. 

Carić, Marina; Jasprica, Nenad; Krąinić, Frano; Vilibić, Ivica; Batistić, Mirna (2012). Hydrography, nutrients, and plankton along the longitudinal section of the ombla Estuary (south- eastern Adriatic). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 92 (6), 1227-1242. 

Garić R., Batistić M (2011). Fritillaria ragusina sp. nov., a new species of Appendicularia (Tunicata) from the Adriatic Sea. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 91(2), 555-559. 

Jasprica, Nenad; Carić, Marina; Krąinić, Frano; Kapetanović, Tatjana; Batistić, Mirna; Njire, Jakica (2012). Planktonic diatoms and their environment in the lower Neretva River estuary (Eastern Adriatic Sea, NE Mediterranean). Nova Hedwigia. 95, S141, 405-429. 

Carić, Marina; Jasprica, Nenad; Čalić, Marijeta; Batistić, Mirna (2011). Phytoplankton response to high salinity and nutrient limitation in the eastern Adriatic marine lakes. Scientia marina. 75 (3), 493-505 

Lučić D., Benović A., Morović M., Batistić M., Onofri I (2009). Diel vertical migration of medusae in the open Southern Adriatic Sea over a short time period (July 2003). Marine Ecology - An Evolutionary Perspective 30 (1), 16-32. 

Batistić, M., Jasprica, N., Carić, M., Lučić, D. (2007). Annual cycle of the gelatinous invertebrate zooplankton of the eastern South Adriatic coast (NE Mediterranean). Journal of Plankton Research, 29, 671-686. 

Batistić, M., Tutman, P., Bojanić, D., Skaramuca, B., Kozul, V., Glavić, N., Bartulović, V. (2005). Diet and diel feeding activity of juvenile pompano (Trachinotus ovatus, L. 1758) (Carangidae, Teleostei) from the Southern Adriatic, Croatia. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 85, 1533-1534. 

Brautović, Igor; Bojanić, Natalia; Batistić, Mirna; Carić, Marina. Annual variability of planktonic ostracods (Crustacea) in the South Adriatic Sea (2006). Marine ecology. 27 (2), 124-132. 

Benović, A., Lučić, D., Onofri, V., Batistić, M., Njire, J. (2005) Bathymetric distribution of medusae in the open waters of the middle and south Adriatic Sea during spring 2002. Journal of Plankton Research 27, 79-89. 

Lučić, D., Benović, A., Batistić, M., Njire, J., Onofri, V. (2005): Calycophorae (Siphonophora) in the open waters of the central and south Adriatic Sea during spring 2002. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 85, 495-501. 

Jasprica, N., Hafner, D., Batistić, M., Kapetanović, T. (2005): A study of phytoplankton in three freshwater lakes in the Neretva River delta (Eastern Adriatic, NE Mediterranean). Nova Hedwigia, 81 (1-2), 37-54. 

Batistić, M., Krąinić, F., Jasprica, N., Carić, M., Viličić, D., Lučić, D. (2004). Gelatinous invertebrate zooplankton of the South Adriatic: Species composition and vertical distribution. Journal of Plankton Research 26, 459-474. 

Bartulović, V., Lučić, D., Conides, A., Glamuzina, B., Dulčić, J., Hafner, D., Batistić, M. (2004). Food of sand smelt, Atherina boyeri Risso, 1810 (Pisces: Atherinidae) in the estuary of the Mala Neretva River (middle-eastern Adriatic, Croatia). Scientia Marina , 68 (4), 597-603. 

Batistić, M. (2003): Abundance, Biomass, C- and N- Content of Flaccisagitta enflata and Mesosagitta minima (Chaetognatha). P.S.Z.N.: Marine Ecology 24, 1-13. 

Batistić, M., Mikuą, J., Njire J. (2003). Chaetognaths in the South Adriatic: vertical distribution and feeding. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 83, 1301-1306. 

Jasprica, N., Carić, M., Batistić, M. (2003). The marshland vegetation (Phragmito-Magnocaricetea, Isöeto-Nanojuncetea) and hydrology in the Hutovo Blato Natural park (Neretva River delta, Bosnia and Herzegovina). PHYTON (Horn, Austria) 43, 281-294. 

All published papers (32) see at: www.bib.irb.hr


Societal Membership:

European Coastal Association for Science and Technology, Marseilles (France). 
Comission Internationale pour l'Exploration Scientifique de la mer Méditerranée (Monaco). 
Marine Biological Association (UK), 1993-1999. 
Hydrozoan Zoologists Society 
Member of the sub-commission (of Trilateral commission for the Adriatic Sea) for assessment methodology approximation and development of indicators for the Adriatic marine environment. 
Research Council Member for Scientific research of the Adriatic Sea from Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Fellowships: 

1991 Research grant in Marine Ecology, Karl Franzens Universität Graz, Austria 


Teaching:

From 2006: Teaching at Interdisciplinary doctoral study in Oceanology, University of Zagreb, two courses: "Marine zooplankton" and "Plankton as indicator of the environmental changes".


Thesis advisors:

Josip Mikuš: ”Population structure of calanoid copepods in the South Adriatic” (Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, July 2011).
Rade Garić: "Phylogeny and ecology of the Appendicularian in the South Adriatic” (Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, June 2013).