Nenad Jasprica, PhD

Zvanje: Senior Research Scientist, Professor of Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb
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1994. PhD in Biology-Botany, Faculty of Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia
1987. MSc in Biology-Oceanology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia
1983. BSc in Biology-Botany, Faculty of Sciences, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Research Interests:
Conservation Biology, Vegetation Ecology, Phytosociology, Ecology of the Mediterranean Ecosystems, Phytoplankton Taxonomy and Ecology, Diatoms.

Research Projects (selected):
Long-term Programme for Pollution Monitoring and Research in the Mediterranean Sea (MED POL - Phase II),
Mediterranean Regional Aquaculture Project (1987-1988),
Structural and Trophic Relations in the Adriatic Sea,
Vascular Flora and Vegetation of the Pelješac Peninsula, Croatia,
Revitalization of the Pelješac Peninsula Forests After Fire, Croatia,
Flora of Kaštela Bay, Middle Adriatic Coast, Croatia,
Red Book of the Croatian Vascular Flora,
Croatian endemics (2000-2002),
Phytoplankton in the Zrmanja estuary,
Development and New Management of the Hutovo Blato Wetland (LIFETCY99/BIH/035).
Karst Ecosystem Conservation Project (KEC),
Important Plant Areas, Croatia, 2006-2008 (IPAs Croatia),
Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity in the Dalmatian Coast through Greening Coastal Development, Terrestrial Biodiversity Flora Mapping and Flora Guide, 2007-2008 (COAST),
The structure of plankton populations in the trophic gradient in the southern Adriatic Sea (2008 -),
Several projects on the flora and vegetation in the Neretva River delta,
Sustainable Management of Beaches in Croatia (2009),
Endemic vascular flora of Croatia (2011).
AdMedPlan "Protection Influence of thermohaline circulation variations in the Eastern Mediterranean on the plankton community of the South Adriatic: ecological and genetical approach" (HRZZ, 2015-2019).
Eurofleets 2: ESAW "Evolution and spreading of the Southern Adriatic Waters (2015-2017). 

Publications (selected):
Jasprica, N., Caric, M., 1997. A comparison of phytoplankton biomass estimators and their environmental correlates in the Mali Ston Bay (Southern Adriatic). Marine Ecology - Pubblicazioni della Stazione Zoologica di Napoli 18, 35-50. 

Jasprica, N., Kovacic, S., 1997. Vascular flora of the central part of Pelješac Peninsula. Natura Croatica 6, 381-407. 

Jasprica, N., Caric, M, Bolotin, J., Rudenjak-Lukenda, M., 1997. The Mediterranean mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis Lmk.) growth rate response to phytoplankton and microzooplankton densities in the Mali Ston Bay (Southern Adriatic). Periodicum biologorum 99, 255-264. 

Trinajstic, I., Jasprica, N., 1998. Vegetation of the class Ammophiletea Br.-Bl. et R. Tx. 1943 in the southern part of the Croatian Littoral (Dalmatia). Natura Croatica 7, 79-83. 

Kovacic, S., Jasprica, N., Lasic, T., 2000. Contribution to the vascular flora of Pelješac peninsula (Southern Adriatic, Croatia). Acta Botanica Croatica 59, 411-420. 

Plenkovic-Moraj, A., Jasprica, N., 2000. Microphytobenthos communities in the freshwater ecosystems of the Trsteno Arboretum (Southern Adriatic). Acta Botanica Croatica 59, 351-360. 

Kovacic, S., Jasprica, N., Rušcic, M., 2001. Floristic characteristics of Phoenician juniper macchia (ass. Pistacio lentisci-Juniperetum phoeniceae Trinajstic 1987) in Central and Southern Dalmatia (Croatia). Natura Croatica 10, 73-81. 

Jasprica, N., Caric, M., 2002. Vegetation of the natural park of Hutovo Blato (Neretva river delta, Bosnia and Herzegovina). Biologia, Bratislava 57, 505-516. 

Jasprica, N., Caric, M., Batistic, 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) 43, 281-294. 

Jasprica, N., Hafner, D., Batistic, M., Kapetanovic, T., 2005. Phytoplankton in three freshwater lakes in the Neretva River delta (Eastern Adriatic, NE Mediterranean). Nova Hedwigia 81, 37-54. 

Jasprica, N., Hafner, 2005. Taxonomic composition and seasonality of diatoms in three Dinaric karstic lakes in Croatia. Limnologica 35, 304-319. 

Jasprica, N., Kovacic, S., Rušcic, M., 2006. Flora and vegetation of Sveti Andrija island, southern Croatia. Natura Croatica 15, 27-42. 

Jasprica, N., Rušcic, M., Kovacic, S., 2007. The Chrysopogono grylli-Nerietum oleandri association in Croatia as compared to other Rubo ulmifolii-Nerion oleandri communities (Tamaricetalia, Nerio-Tamaricetea). Plant Biosystems 141, 40-50. 

Vilicic, D., Orlic, M., Jasprica, N., 2008. The deep chlorophyll maximum in the coastal north eastern Adriatic Sea, July, 2007. Acta Botanica Croatica 67, 33-43. 

Caric, M., Jasprica, N., Calic, M., Batistic, M., 2011. Phytoplankton response to high salinity and nutrient limitation in the eastern Adriatic marine lakes. Scientia Marina 75, 493-505. 

Jasprica, N., Caric, M., Kršinic, F., Kapetanovic, T., Batistic, M., Njire, J., 2012. Planktonic diatoms and their environment in the lower Neretva River estuary (Eastern Adriatic Sea, NE Mediterranean). Nova Hedwigia, Beiheft 141, 405-430. 

Batistic, M., Jasprica, N., Caric, M., Calic, M., Kovacevic, V., Garic, R., Njire, J., Mikuš, J., Bobanovic-Colic, S., 2012. Biological evidence of a winter convection event in the South Adriatic: A phytoplankton maximum in the aphotic zone. Continental Shelf Research 44, 57-71. Jasprica, N., Kovacic, S., 2013. Erigeron karvinskianus DC. and Linario-Erigeronetum mucronati Segal 1969, new plant and association in Croatia. Natura Croatica 22, 205-209. 

Hafner, D., Jasprica, N., 2013. The composition of epiphytic diatoms (Bacillariophyta) on Charophyceae in the Dinaric karstic ecosystems. Natura Croatica 22, 199-204. 

Jasprica, N., Rušcic, M., 2013. Flora i vegetacija otocica Supetra (Cavtat, južna Hrvatska). Hrvatska misao (Sarajevo) 46, 111-134. 

Hafner, D., Jasprica, N., Caric, M., 2013. Epiphytic diatoms on the Nymphaea alba L. leaves in -the Sub-Mediterranean wetland (South Bosnia and Herzegovina). Natura Croatica 22, 319-331. 

Dupcic Radic, I., Caric, M., Najdek, M., Jasprica, N., Bolotin, J., Peharda, M., Bratoš Cetinic, A., 2014. Biochemical and fatty acid composition of Arca noae (Bivalvia: Arcidae) from the Mali Ston Bay, Adriatic Sea. Mediterranean Marine Science 15, 520-531. 

Jericevic, M., Jericevic, N. & Jasprica, N., 2014. Floristic novelties from the island of Korcula and peninsula of Pelješac (South Croatia). Natura Croatica 23(2), 241-253. 

Lasic, A., Jasprica, N., Morovic, M., Kapetanovic, T., Caric, M., Glavic, N., Dreškovic, N., Mitic, B., 2014. Ecological characteristics of plant species and associations along two Dinaric karstic rivers (Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Balkans). Biologia 69(1), 40-52. 

Najdek, M., Paliaga, P., Šilovic, T., Batistic, M., Garic, R., Supic, N., Ivancic, I., Ljubimir, S., Korlevic, M., Jasprica, N., Hrustic, E., Dupcic Radic, I., Blažina, M., Orlic, S., 2014. Picoplankton community structure before, during and after convection event in the offshore waters of the southern Adriatic Sea. Biogeosciences 11, 2645-2659. 

Nikolic, T., Milovic, M., Bogdanovic, S., Jasprica, N., 2015. Endemi u hrvatskoj flori. Alfa d.d., Zagreb, 492 pp. 

Jasprica, N., Milovic, M. & Romic, M., 2015. Phytosociology and ecology of Cressa cretica L. (Convolvulaceae) on the eastern Adriatic coast. Hacquetia 14(2), 265-276. 

Jasprica, N., Milovic, M., Pandža, M., 2015: Picrido hieracioidis-Cirsietum candelabri Jasprica et al. 2015 - a ruderal association new to Croatia. Glasnik Hrvatskog botanickog društva 3(2), 4-14. 

Jasprica, N., Dolina, K., Milovic, M., 2015. Plant taxa and communities on three islets in south Croatia, NE Mediterranean. Natura Croatica 24(2), 191-213. 

Jasprica, N., Škvorc, Ž., Milovic, M., 2016. A phytosociological analysis of the Quercus coccifera L. stands in south Albania (NE Mediterranean). Hacquetia 15(1), 49-65. 

Jasprica, N., 2016. Tamaricion dalmaticae, a new alliance from the eastern Adriatic. Hacquetia 15(1), 27-29. 

Jasprica, N., Milovic, M., Kovacic, S., Stamenkovic, V., 2016. Phytocoenotic diversity of the NE-Adriatic island of Olib. Plant Sociology 53(1), 53-78. 

Jasprica, N., Milovic, M., 2016. The vegetation of the islet of Badija (south Croatia), with some notes on its flora. Natura Croatica 25(1), 1-24. 

Milovic, M., Kovacic, S., Jasprica, N., Stamenkovic, V., 2016. Contribution to the study of Adriatic island flora: Vascular plant species diversity in the Croatian Island of Olib. Natura Croatica 25(1), 25-54. 

Jasprica, N., Milovic, M. & Pandža, M., 2016. The formalised definition of the Picrido hieracioidis-Cirsietum candelabri association. Natura Croatica 25(2), 331–332. 

Jasprica, N., Bogdanovic, S., Dolina, K., Rušcic, M., Pandža, M., Kovacic, S., 2016. Syntaxonomy of Arundo stands along the eastern Adriatic coast. Plant Biosystems 150(5), 887-903. 

Lasic, A., Jasprica, N., 2016. Vegetation diversity of the two Dinaric karstic rivers in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Biologia 71(7), 777-792. 

Jasprica, N., Žkvorc, Ž., Dolina, K., Rušcic, M., Kovacic, S., Franjic, J., 2016. Composition and ecology of the Quercus coccifera L. communities along the eastern Adriatic coast (NE Mediterranean). Plant Biosystems 150 (6), 1140-1155. 

Ljubimir, S., Jasprica, N., Calic, M., Hrustic, E., Dupcic Radic, I., Car, A., Batistic, M., 2017. Interannual (2009-2013) variability of winter-spring phytoplankton in South Adriatic Sea: effects of deep convection and lateral advection. Continental Shelf Research 143, 311–321. 

Terzi, M., Jasprica, N., Cakovic, D., 2017. Xerothermic chasmophytic vegetation of the central Mediterranean Basin: a nomenclatural revision. Phytocoenologia 47(3), in press. 

Societal membership:
Croatian Botanical Society ( – Society Vice- President in the period from 2006 to 2010
Croatian Biological Society (
Croatian Ecological Society
Croatian Society of Biometry
Comission Internationale pour l'Exploration Scientifique de la mer Méditerranée (
Eastern Alpine and Dinaric Society for Vegetation Ecology (
International Society for Diatom Research (UK) (
Herbological Society of Bosnia and Hercegovina.
Council member of the Federation of European Phycological Societies (2010.-) (
The International Association for Vegetation Science (IAVS; 
European Vegetation Survey (EVS) - IAVS Working Group (

Full Professor, Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia.

Doctoral advisors:
Hafner, D., 2003. Phytoplankton in the Neretva River delta.
Ealia, M., 2010. The influence of environmental factors on the phytoplankton succession in the Mali Ston Bay.
Lasia, A., 2011. Ecological characteristics of plant communities in the karstic rivers Trebižat and Lištica (Bosnia and Herzegovina).
Car, A., 2014. Taxonomic composition of epiphytic diatoms (Bacillariophyta) from areas affected by invasive macroalgae Caulerpa taxiolia (Vahl) C. Agardh and Caulerpa racemosa (Forsskal) J. Agardh (Adriatic Sea, Croatia).