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doc. dr. sc. Mirela Sertić Perić

Title: Assistant Professor

Public phone number:
+385(0)1 4877 705
Internal phone number:
104
Department :
Division of Zoology
Graduation year:
2005
PhD graduation year:
2011
Employed in this institution since:
2006

Teaching duties

university graduate

university integrated undergraduate and graduate

Biography

Education

August 2017 – September 2017

  • ETH Zürich, The Department of Management, Technology, and Economics
  • Certificate obtained: CAS PGA (Certificate of Advanced Studies in Public Governance and Administration)
  • CAS-thesis title: Envisioning new strategies for improving research funding prospects at Croatian Universities”
  • Cumulative numerical grade: 4.75

2006 – 2011    

  • Doctoral studies at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology (module: Ecology, Environmental and Conservation Biology)
  • Degree obtained: December 19th, 2011; Dr.sc. (Biology, Ecology)
  • PhD-thesis title:The Influence of Hydromorphological Factors on Macroinvertebrate Drift in Microhabitats of Waterfall Sites at Plitvice Lakes” (in Croatian)
  • Cumulative numerical grade: 4.86

1999 – 2005  

  • Undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology (pre-Bologna higher education system)
  • Dual major: Biology and Chemistry
  • Degree obtained: June 9th, 2005; biologiae et chemiae professor (equivalent to Masters degree)
  • Diploma-thesis title:Assessment of Genotoxicity in Freshwater Environment Using the Comet and Micronucleus Assays on Carp Erythrocytes”
  • Cumulative numerical grade: 4.42

1995 – 1999

Language Grammar School (XVI. Grammar School, Zagreb, Croatia) (high school average grade: excellent)

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

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Professional memberships

Faculty activities:

  • since 2017 – student counsellor (for students of integrated undergraduate/graduate study of biology and chemistry)
  • 2017 – Co-chair of the Organizing committee of the SEFS11 (11th Symposium for European Freshwater Science)
  • 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18  –  Member of the National Commission at the Croatian National Biology Competition for primary and secondary school student
  • 2015/16 – expert consultant in the field of biology within the Croatian curricular reform
  • 2012 – 2014 - Member of the Faculty Board of Department of Biology (Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia), representing PhD students and post-docs
  • 2016/17 – Organizing team member of the 2nd Croatian Symposium on Freshwater Biology (SOBS)
  • 2013 - Organizing team member of the Mini-congress for PhD students and post-docs of the Department of Biology (Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia)
  • 2009, 2016 - Organizing team member of the annual science popularization event (Biology Night) at the Department of Biology (University of Zagreb, Croatia)
  • 2007, 2008 - Organizing team member of the University fair, Zagreb, Croatia 

Memberships

Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO)

The Croatian Entomology Society

Croatian Association of Freshwater Ecologists (CAFE) – vice-president (since 2018)

European Federation for Freshwater Sciences (EFFS) – Croatian representative

European Science Education Research Association (ESERA)

Editorial Activities

Reviewer for the journals Environments, Freshwater Science, Inland Waters, Freshwater Biology

Project evaluator for the Czech Science Foundation

Editorial Board of the journal Educatio Biologiae – Croatian journal of biological education

Editorial Board of the journal Bioznalac – Croatian journal of student research in biology

List of select projects

Collaborator/Main investigator on the scientific research projects:

  1. 2016 : Science and Management of Intermittent Rivers and Ephemeral Streams (SMIRES) (funded by: EU COST Action) – collaborator and Croatian Management Committee Substitute
  2. 2017 – : Removal of the invasive ‘tree of heaven’ (Ailanthus altissima) and its influence on tufa deposition on natural substrates and dynamics of periphyton and macrozoobenthos (funded by National Park Krka) - collaborator
  3. 2015 : AQUAMAPMET – „Accumulation, Subcellular Mapping and Effects of Trace Metals in Aquatic Organisms (funded by HRZZ- Croatian Science Foundation) – collaborator
  4. 2017: “Linking biodiversity and ecosystem function via food web analysis within an alpine fluvial network” (SNSF-funded "International Short Visit" project – duration 2 months) – collaborator
  5. 2015 - 2016: „Urban stream ecology in Zagreb, Croatia: a pilot project“ (funded by Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts) – main investigator
  6. 2013-2014: “Alpine food webs in a changing climate” (funded by EAWAG and Swiss Government Scholarship for Foreign Students) – scholarship holder
  7. 2009-2011: „Functional organization of plankton community in the Lakes Kozjak and Prošće as an indicator of ecological state of the Plitvice lakes hydrosystem“ (investor: Plitvice Lakes National Park) - collaborator
  8. 2008-2009:Diversity and biological activity of glacial streams in Switzerland during the winter period” (funded by Swiss Government Scholarship for Foreign Students) – main investigator/scholarship holder
  9. 2007-2013: “Implementation of functional organization of aquatic assemblages in environment valorization” (funded by Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia, MZOS 119-0000000-1205) – collaborator
  10. 2006-2008: ”Environmental monitoring and assessment program for surface waters in Croatia according to the EU Water Framework Directive” (investor: Hrvatske vode - legal entity for water management in Croatia; in collaboration with Elektroprojekt d.d., Zagreb) – collaborator
  11. 2002-2006: “Role of current velocity in functional structuring of tufa-forming coenoses” (funded by Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia, MZOS 0119127) – collaborator

Collaborator on the curriculum development project:

  1. 2015-2016: EkoRaMa – „Development of ecology, computer science and mathematics studies based on the Croatian Qualifications Framework” (HR.3.1.15-0017, funded by European Social Fund) – collaborator

Past employments

January, 2017 –

Assistant Professor at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Division of Zoology

September, 2014 – January, 2017

Postdoctoral researcher and senior teaching assistant at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Division of Zoology (since April 2015 – Research Associate in the field of biology)

September, 2013 – September, 2014

Visiting scientist (post-doc) at EAWAG (Dübendorf, CH)

  • funded by Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship for Foreign Scholars and Artists for Academic Year 2013-14

January, 2012 – September, 2013

Postdoctoral researcher and senior teaching assistant at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Division of Zoology

June, 2009 – January, 2012

Junior researcher and junior teaching assistant at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Division of Zoology

July, 2008 – June, 2009

Visiting junior scientist (PhD) at EAWAG (Dübendorf, CH)

  • funded by Swiss Government Scholarship for Foreign Students for Academic Year 2008-09

May, 2006 – July, 2008

Junior researcher and teaching assistant at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Division of Zoology

September, 2005 – May, 2006

External teaching assistant at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Division of Zoology

 

Grants and Scholarships

  • August/September 2017 – full-tuition waiver scholarship for participation in ETH’s CAS in Public Governance and Administration (ETH Zurich, D-MTEC, Swiss School of Public Governance and Centre for Continuing Education)
  • July, 2017 – Swiss National Science Foundation - “International Short Visit" (2 months) – for the project “Linking biodiversity and ecosystem function via food web analysis within an alpine fluvial network”
  • September, 2015 – Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts Foundation – funding for the project Urban stream ecology in Zagreb, Croatia: a pilot project“
  • February, 2014 - EAWAG’s Discretionary Funding – for the project “Alpine food webs in a changing climate”
  • September, 2013–September, 2014 - 2013/2014 Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship for Foreign Scholars and Artists (awarded by FCS, Swiss Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students)
  • July, 2008–June, 2009 - 2008/2009 Swiss Government Scholarship for Foreign Students (awarded by FCS, Swiss Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students)