Title: Full Professor
Every Friday 13 - 15h. Marulićev trg 9A/ II
university integrated undergraduate and graduate
Zlatko Liber graduated in 1990, defended his master thesis in 1996 and doctoral thesis in 2000 at the Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University Zagreb. Since 1992 he has been employed at the Division of Botany, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb. He was elected to the academic title of assistant professor in 2003 and associate professor in 2009.
Scientific occupations of Zlatko Liber are phylogeny, taxonomy, population, landscape and conservation genetics of vascular plants with special emphasis on the application of molecular biology and computer methods as well as development of new molecular markers. So far he has published 39 scientific papers indexed in the Web of Science, of which 20 have been published in scientific journals with more than average impact factors in their fields. He has participated in national and international scientific conferences with 72 presentations. He has been the leader of two scientific projects and collaborator in nine scientific and six professional projects. So far he has undertaken several short-term research visits to University of Ljubljana and University of Vienna.
For especially successful scientific results in cooperation with the scientists from the Faculty of Agriculture he received in 2014 a certificate of merit by the Faculty. He was the founder of the Laboratory of genetic diversity, phylogeny and molecular systematics of plants. From 2006 to 2014 he was the section editor for systematic botany and flora of the scientific journal Acta Botanica Croatica. He is a member of the Croatian Botanical Society (HBoD), Croatian Biological Society (HBD) and American Botanical Society (BSA).
Zlatko Liber is lecturer of several courses at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral studies of biology at the Faculty of Science. Under his supervision nine doctoral theses, a master thesis and 11 graduate theses have been defended and three student researches have been rewarded by the Rector of the University of Zagreb. From 2004 to 2006 he was Assistant Head of Department of Biology for teaching and students issues, and from 2003 to 2013 Head Counsellor for students of biology and chemistry.
Ježić M., Krstin Lj., Poljak I., Liber Z., Idžojtić M., Jelić M., Meštrović J., Zebec M., Ćurković-Perica M. 2014. Castanea sativa: genotype-dependent recovery from chestnut blight. Tree Genetics & Genomes 10(1): 101-110.
Grdiša M., Liber Z., Radosavljević I., Carović-Stanko K., Kolak I., Satovic Z. 2014. Genetic diversity and structure of Dalmatian pyrethrum (Tanacetum cinerariifolium Trevir. /Sch./ Bip., Asteraceae) within the Balkan refugium. Plos One 9 (8): e105265.
Rešetnik I., Satovic Z., Schneeweiss G.M., Liber Z. 2013. Phylogenetic relationships in Brassicaceae tribe Alysseae infered from nuclear ribosomal and chloroplast DNA sequence data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69(3): 772-786.
Lakušić D., Liber Z., Nikolić T., Surina B., Kovačić S., Bogdanović S., Stefanović S. 2013. Molecular phylogeny of the Campanula pyramidalis species complex (Campanulaceae) inferred from chloroplast and nuclear non-coding sequences and its taxonomic implications. Taxon. 62(3): 505-524.
Park J., Kovačić S., Eddie W. M. M., Liber Z., Schneeweiss G. M. 2006. Phylogeny and biogeography of isophyllous species of Campanula (Campanulaceae) in Mediterranean area. Systematic Botany 31 (4); 862-880.
Section editor for systematic botany and flora of the scientific journal Acta Botanica Croatica (2006-2014). Member of Croatian Botanical Society (HBoD), Croatian Biological Society (HBD) and American Botanical Society (BSA).
DNA diversity of black pine populations in Croatia (119131) – sientific projects for young scientists. Ministry of Science, Education and Sport of the Republic of Croatia (1998-2001)
Phylogeny and genetic diversity of endemic plants in Dinaric and Adriatic karst (119-1191193-1232) - Scientific Program. Ministry of Science, Education and Sport, Republic of Croatia (2007- 2014)
Investigation of the Flora of the Republic of Croatia (1-08-277 i 119119) – Scientific Programme. Ministry of Science, Education and Sport of the Republic of Croatia, Leader: Zinka Pavletić (1993 – 1995 i 1996 - 2001).
Taxonomy, Phylogeny and Chorology of endemic plants - Research Model for Croatian Flora Scientific Programme. Ministry of Science, Education and Sport of the Republic of Croatia, Leader: Toni Nikolić (2002-2006).
Genetic diversity of medicinal and aromatic plants (178063) – Scientific Programme. Ministry of Science, Education and Sport of the Republic of Croatia, Leader: Zlatko Šatović (2002 - 2006).
Genetic structure of natural populations of medicinal plants - Croatian-Slovenian bilateral programme of the cooperation in the science and technology; Leaders: Ivan Kolak and Vladimir Meglič (2002 – 2003)
Biodiversity of medicinal and aromatic plants (178-1191193-0212) - Scientific Programme. Ministry of Science, Education and Sport of the Republic of Croatia, Leader: Zlatko Šatović (2007 - 2014).
Epigenetic vs. genetic diversity in natural populations: A case study of Croatian endemic Salvia species (Croatian Science Foundation, project no. 09.01/246, leader prof. dr. Zlatko Šatović (2012 - 2015) http://hirc.botanic.hr/EpiSalvia/En/index.htm.
Diversity and interactions of chestnut, chestnut blight fungus and biocontrol agent – virus: implications on chestnut recovery (Croatian Scientific Fondation, leader: prof. dr. Mirna Ćurković Perica (2014 - 2017).