Massimo Devescovi


+385 52 804 733


+385 52 813 496
senior research associate


Center for Marine Research
G. Paliaga 5
52210 Rovinj


1973    Secondary School, Rovinj

1980    Degree in biotechnological engineering, Faculty of Technology,UniversityofZagreb. BSc thesis: “Klorirani ugljikovodici u morskim organizmima iz okoline Rovinja (Chlorinated hydrocarbons in marine organisms of the Rovinj region)”; supervisor: Prof. Pavao Mildner.

1985    MSc in oceanology,UniversityofZagreb. MSc thesis: “Kinetika biološke razgradnje linearnog alkilbenzen sulfonata u morskoj vodi (Kinetic of biological degradation of linear alkylbenzene sulphonate in seawater)”; supervisor: Dr. Dubravka Hršak

1996    PhD in biology, Faculty of Natural and Mathematic Sciences,UniversityofZagreb. PhD thesis: “Regulacija bakra u bočatog rakaCarcinus aestuariiNardo (Copper regulation in the brackish water crab Carcinus aestuarii Nardo)”; supervisor: Dr. Čedomil Lucu

Research Areas

Interdisciplinary Natural Sciences, Natural Sciences, Marine Science


University of Pula (Croatia):

(1) Statistical methods in oceanology

(2) Biostatistical analysis and experimental design.

Featured Publications

1. Devescovi, M., Lucu, Č., 1995. Seasonal changes of copper level in the shore crabCarcinus mediterraneusCsrn. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 120: 169-174.

2. Devescovi, M., Lucu, Č., 1996. Copper levels during osmotic stress in the shore crabCarcinus aestuarii. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 115C: 195-200.

3. Lucu, Č., Devescovi, M., 1999. Osmoregulation and branchial Na+, K+-ATPase in the lobsterHomarus gammarus acclimated to diluted seawater. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 234: 291-304.

4. Lucu, Č., Devescovi, M., Skaramuca, B., Kožul, V., 2000. Gill Na+, K+-ATPase in the spiny lobsterPalinurus elephas and other marine osmoconformers. Adaptiveness of enzymes from osmoconformity to hyperregulation.  J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 246: 163-178.

5. Devescovi, M., Ozretić, B., Iveša, L., 2005. Impact of the date mussel harvesting on the rocky bottom structural complexity along the Istrian coast (Northern Adriatic, Croatia). J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 325: 134-145.

6. Iveša, L., Jaklin, A., Devescovi, M., 2006. Vegetation patterns and spontaneous regression ofCaulerpa taxifolia(Vahl) C. Agardh in Malinska (Northern Adriatic, Croatia). Aquat. Bot. 85: 324-330.

7. Devescovi, M., Iveša, L., 2007. Short term impact of planktonic mucilage aggregates on macrobenthos along the Istrian rocky coast (Northern Adriatic, Croatia). Mar. Poll. Bull. 54: 887-893.

8. Devescovi, M., Iveša, L., 2008. Colonization patterns of the data musselLithophaga lithophaga(L., 1758) on limestone breakwater boulders of a marina. Period. Biol. 110: 14-23.

9. Iveša, L.,Lyons, D.M., Devescovi, M., 2009. Assessment of the ecological status of the north- eastern Adiatic coastal waters (Istria,Croatia) using macroalgal assemblages for the European Union Water Framework Directive. Aquatic Conserv: Mar. Freshw. Ecosyst. 19: 14-23.

10. Devescovi, M., 2009. Biometric differences between date musselsLithophaga lithophagacolonizing artificial and natural structures. Acta Adriat. 50: 129-138.