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prof. dr. sc. Anđelka Plenković-Moraj

Title: Full Professor

Consultations:

according to appointment

Public phone number:
+385(0)1 4877 707
Internal phone number:
233
Official web page URL:
Department :
Division of Botany
Graduation year:
1981
mr.sc. graduation year:
1984
PhD graduation year:
1993
Employed in this institution since:
1980

Teaching duties

university undergraduate

university graduate

university integrated undergraduate and graduate

Biography

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

  • PhD, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Rooseveltov trg 6, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia,  April 22, 1993
  • Master of Science, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Rooseveltov trg 6, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia,  December  21, 1984
  • BSc in Biology, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Rooseveltov trg 6, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia,  March 24, 1981
  • BSc in Teaching Biology, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Rooseveltov trg 6, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia,  March 19, 1981

WORK EXPERIENCE:

at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Rooseveltov trg 6, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

  • Full Professor tenure April, 2015 
  • Full Professor April 14, 2009
  • Associate Professor June 9, 2002
  • Assistant Professor October 18, 1997
  • Research and teaching Assistant SIZa IV Apprentice February 1, 1987 -

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Scientific and research activities includes biocenological-ecological research, trophic relationships and saprobic features of freshwater algae in the phytoplankton and periphyton communities of lotic and lenitic biotopes with special reference to: a) the role of algae in the process of tufa formations/calcite incrustations, and b) assessment of the ecological status of the inland water bodies according to EU WFD. With many professional activities up today as author or a co-author published: 70 scientific articles, chapters in 8 professional books, 9 expert papers and 122 scientific and professional contributions in environmental studies and expertise. Delivered 45 invited talks and lectures (28 were international) and with 84 scientific communications participated at international and national conferences.

Project leader/manager: Up today leads 27 projects (among which 19 are international) and actively participated in 56 as researcher.

Teaching and expert activities includes more than 30 years of work with students in numerous courses (Protists, Algae and Mycota, Freshwater Plankton, Applied Algology, Microbiology of Ecosystems, Role of Algae in the Freshwater Ecosystems) and extracurricular activities (Field Teaching from Biodiversity of Protists & Invertebrates, Laboratory Practice), academic training in the ecology of freshwater algae, with students at undergraduate, graduate postgraduate level study programme with high ratings of student surveys. Mentor of 22 Diploma thesis, 4 Master thesis and 11 Dissertations at University of Zagreb.

Membership in scientific and professional societies: For a longtime a member of numerous scientific and professional societies in which usually performing one of the closest office in Steering Committee (Croatian Biological Society 1885; Croatian Ecological Society, IAD, British Phycological Society, the Croatian People's technique, movement "Youth Science", National Commission for Biology, "Science of Youth", the European Association International Competition YEER, vice president of the National Committee UNESCO MAB programme). Reviewed more 150 papers at national or international scientific level.

Other professional activities: a numbers of administrative organizational activities at the level of: (i) Department of Biology, Faculty of Science (Head Department of Biology, 2004/06, deputy Head Department of Biology, 2000/02, Student Leader, 1996-2003, Head of committees for capital equipment, 2000, 2006/06/03, 2005/06; (ii) Faculty of Science (Vice Dean for Investment and Development (2006 -2012), and (iii) University of Zagreb (a member of the University Working Group for the Development of the Physical and Functional Development Strategy of the UNIZG until 2025, a member of the University Commission for Physical and Investment Planning, 2006/12, member of the Council of Natural Sciences of the University of Zagreb, 2005/09, a member of the University Working Group for the Establishment of the Northern Campus, 2006/14). Her active participation in the popularization of science is manifested through a series of activities she has been doing up to date: (1) secretary of the State Commission on Biology "Science Youth" (1979 - 2005), (2) president of the State Commission of Biology Competition (2011, 2013, 2014), (3) vice-president of the National Committee of the Croatian Commission for the UNESCO MAB Program (2002-2007), (4) Senior Researcher of Croatian Youth Researchers at European Competitions (1993-2001), etc. For Achievements in the popularization of science was awarded the golden plaque on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the Croatian Ecological Society in 2004.

Honours and awards

  • Student Award of Faculty of Science University of Zagreb, "Hill" for the best teacher in 2009
  • Gold plaque on the occasion of 35th anniversary of the Croatian Ecological Society, 2004 for outstanding contribution to the work Society
  • Recognition for participation in the II Yugoslavian meeting of young researchers, 1981
  • Recognition of the National Croatian techniques as the professional head of the Youth Camp III "N. Tesla," Gospić, 1981
  • First prize – Rector award at the University of Zagreb, 1978
  • The award for winning the II place in the Republican contest in the framework of the "Science of Youth", 1972

OTHER SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: capacity and ease of expression and writing skills, pedagogical quality in working with students, creativity, confidence, high self-motivation and work on continuous improvement, adaptability to a multicultural environment, team work (teaching and research), communicability, adaptability to multicultural environment, team work (scientific and teaching). Skillful in communicating with people, sensible for a work with socially vulnerable groups as well as rapid adaptability to new situations.

 

 

Published papers recorded in the Croatian Scientific Bibliography Database (CROSBI)

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List of select projects

  1. 2017.-2019. Cooperation Research on Monitoring Technologies Based on the Ecosystem Services for World Natural Heritage Sites Voditelji projekta: prof. dr. Anđelka Plenković-Moraj (HR) i prof. dr. Sun Geng (CHINA)
  2. 2016.-2017. Cooperation Research on Monitoring Technologies Based on the Ecosystem Services for World Natural Heritage Tourism Sites. Chinese Academy of Science, President's International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI)
  3. 2016. Applied Use of Cyanobacteria and Green Algae from Jiuzhaigou Valley as Indicators of Water Quality and Ecological Status: Sampling, Analysis and Ecological Remarks. Voditelji projekta: prof. dr. Anđelka Plenković-Moraj (HR) i prof. dr. Sun Geng (CHINA)
  4. 2015.-2016. Razvoj studija ekologije, računarstva i matematike uz primjenu Hrvatskoga kvalifikacijskog okvira – EkoRaMa. ESF EU fund - HR.3.1.15-0017
  5. 2015.-2016. Alge kremenjašice - deskriptor ekološkog stanja Plitvičkih jezera RH. ESF EU fund - HR.3.2.01-0342 (voditelj/mentor)
  6. 2015. Diatoms - ecological status indicators of Jiuzhaigou Valley, Chinese Academy of Science, President's International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI)
  7. 2014. Development of e-college: Algae-do we know them well? University of Zagreb, The University computer Centre (SRCE)
  8. 2011.-2013. Application of phytobenthos in water quality assessment in karstic waters of Croatia and China; project managers: prof. dr. Ning Wu (CHINA) & prof. dr. Anđelka Plenković-Moraj (HR) http://public.mzos.hr/Default.aspx?sec=2044
  9. 2012.-2014. Biological methods assessment of ecological status in lakes of Dinarid ecoregion. Leader for phytoplankton and phytobenthos – head prof. dr. A. Plenković-Moraj. Coordinator prof. dr. Zlatko Mihaljević.
  10. 2011.-2012. The role of periphyton communities and moss of the tufa formation in NP Krka, (National park Krka), 02-298/1-2011JN, No. 251-58-201-11-280;
  11. 2010.-2012.Trans-Tisa Hydroecological Scientific Cooperation Network - EU Strategy for the Danube Region. University of Debrecen, Hungary. EU foundation. Dr. Alex Sándor Nagy (HU) & participant prof. dr. Anđelka Plenković-Moraj (HR)
  12. 2009.- 2011. Application of benthic diatoms in water quality assessment according to the EU-WFD in karstic creeks of Croatia and Hungary (Hungarian-Croatian bilateral project); project managers: prof. dr. Éva Ács (HU) & prof. dr. A. Plenković-Moraj (HR) http://public.mzos.hr/Default. aspx?sec =2046
  13. 2009.-2011. Biodiversity and Ecology of Phytoplankton communities in Lake Jiuzhaigou Valley (CHINA) and National Park Plitvice Lakes (CROATIA); project managers: prof. dr. Ning Wu (CHINA) & prof. dr. Anđelka Plenković-Moraj (HR) http://public.mzos.hr/Default.aspx?sec=2044
  14. 2008.-2011. Testing of biological methods to assess ecological status in representative basins of Pannonian and Dinaric ecoregion. Coordinator prof. dr. Zlatko Mihaljevic. For phytoplankton and phytobentos Head: prof. dr. Anđelka Plenković- Moraj
  15. 2008.-2010. Periphytic communities on travertine barrier and their role in tuffa formation NP Krka (project manager dr A. Plenković-Moraj)
  16. 2007.-2011. Freshwater algal assemblages in Croatian karst - response to environmental forcing, (project manager prof. dr. A. Plenković-Moraj, MSES 1190000000-1229)
  17. 2007.-2009. European quality standards in limnology education - QUALI. Project ID JEP- 41121-2006. Grand holder prof. dr. Judit Pádisak (HU); project managers: prof. dr. Anđelka Plenković-Moraj (HR) http://quali-limn.org; http://medjunarodna.unizg.hr
  18. 2007.-2009. Biodiversity and Ecology of Phytoplankton communities in Lake Ohrid (Macedonia) and Plitvice Lakes (Croatia); (A679007; konto 3211), project managers: dr. Dafna Gušeska (MAC) & prof. dr. Anđelka Plenković-Moraj (HR) http://public.mzos.hr/Default.aspx?sec=2048
  19. 2007.-2009. Comparative studies on Dinophyta species of Hungarian and Croatian running and standing waters” (Hungarian-Croatian project (A679007; conto 3811). project managers: dr. István Grigorszky HU) & prof. dr. Anđelka Plenković-Moraj (HR) http:// public. mzos.hr /Default. aspx?sec =2046
  20. 2007.-2008. Toxic cyanobacteria in drinking water sources - problem and sanitation. (SEE-ERA.NET Ref. Nr. 60-1000031-9945, project managers: prof. dr. Judit Pádisak (HU); dr. Nora Kovach (HU); prof. dr. Anđelka Plenković-Moraj (HR)
  21. 2006.-2008. Ecological study of inland surface water in Croatia, Croatian waters, head and coordinator prof. dr. I. Habdija. For phytobenthos, macrophytes and phytoplankton leader prof. dr. Anđelka Plenković-Moraj
  22. 2005.-2007. Comparative studies on centric diatom (Bacillariophyceae, Centrales) and dinoflagellate species of Hungarian and Croatian large rivers, their reservoirs and lakes (Hungarian-Croatian project/ A 6790078, project managers: prof. dr. Anđelka Plenković-Moraj (HR) & prof. dr. Kiss T. Keve (HU)
  23. 2003.-2005. Algal Biodiversity in Border area of Croatia and Slovenia (A 6790078), project managers: dr. Danijel Vrhovšek (SLO) & prof. dr. Anđelka Plenković-Moraj (HR)
  24. 2002.-2006. Structure of tuffa forming algae communities in karstic waters in Croatia (MSES 0119146)
  25. 2001.-2003. Croatian and Slovenian Freshwater Algae - biodiversity, rare and endangered species, extreme biotopes (049.48, project managers: dr. Danijel Vrhovšek (SLO) & prof. dr. sc. Anđelka Plenković-Moraj (HR)
  26. 2000.-2002. Freshwater algae of Croatia and Slovenia, (project managers dr. Danijel Vrhovšek (SLO) & prof. dr. Anđelka Plenković-Moraj (HR)

Past employments

Full Professor  tenure April, 2015

Full Professor   June 9, 2009- University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Rooseveltov trg 6, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

  • Vice Dean Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb (October 1, 2006- October 1, 2010)
  • Head of Department of Biology (October 1, 2004 - October 1, 2006)
  • Member of Department of Biology Board (October 1, 2002-October 1, 2004)
  • Work with students in teaching and extracurricular activities at ungraduated, graduate and post graduate study at
  • Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Research and Scientific work – Ecology and taxonomy of freshwater algae,
  • Management of Department of Biology

Associate Professor October 18, 2002 -University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Rooseveltov trg 6, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

  • Vice Dean Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb (October 1, 2006- October 1, 2008)
  • Head of Department of Biology (October 1, 2004 - October 1, 2006)
  • Member of Department of Biology Board (October 1, 2002-October 1, 2004
  • Work with students in teaching and extracurricular activities at graduate and graduate study at Department of Biology,
  • Faculty of Science, Research and Scientific work – Ecology and taxonomy of freshwater algae,
  • Management of  Department of Biology

Assistant Professor October 18, 2002 - University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Rooseveltov trg 6, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

  • Assistant head of Department of Biology (October 1, 2000 to October 1, 2002)
  • Coordinator of Faculty of Science for Field work (1996-2001)
  • Work with students in teaching and extracurricular activities at ungraduated, graduate and post graduate study at
  • Department of Biology, Faculty of Science
  • Research and Scientific work – Ecology and taxonomy of freshwater algae
  • Management of Department of Biology

Research and teaching Assistant/SIZa IV Apprentice February 1, 1987 . University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Rooseveltov trg 6, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia, 

  • Student leading mentor (1996.-2001.)
  • Recording secretary of Professional Council of Department of Biology (1990.-1995.)
  • Work with students in teaching and extracurricular activities at ungraduated, graduate and post graduate study at
  • Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Research and Scientific work – Ecology and taxonomy of freshwater algae