Jelena Godrijan

Jelena Godrijan

dipl. ing.

+385 52 804 763



Ruđer Bošković Institute
Bijenička cesta 54
10000 Zagreb


22.03.2007 - Interdisciplinary Doctoral study in Oceanology, Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia.

14.07.2000 - 20.12.2005 Ecology, Division of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia. Diploma Thesis: Nanophytoplankton of the Rogoznica lake

Specific research interests

ecology, phytoplankton, taxonomy


2010 - Coccolithophorids in the Northern Adriatic Sea (SYNTHESYS Project GB-TAF-132); European Community Research Infrastructure Action under the FP7 "Capacities" Program

Awards and Achievements

2012 - French Embassy/RBI short term fellowship

2009 - Student Bursary from The British Phycological Society, for attending Workshop: Taxonomy of Recent Dinophyceae, Sylt , Germany

Featured Publications

Godrijan, J., Marić, D., Tomažić, I., Precali, R., Pfannkuchen, M. 2013. Seasonal phytoplankton dynamics in the coastal waters of the north-eastern Adriatic Sea. Journal of sea research. 77:32-44

Godrijan, J., Marić, D., Imešek, M., Janeković, I., Schweikert, M., Pfannkuchen, M. 2012. Diversity, occurrence, and habitats of the diatom genus Bacteriastrum (Bacillariophyta) in the northern Adriatic Sea, with the description of B. jadranum sp. nov. Botanica marina. 55(4):415-426

Ivančić, I., Godrijan, J., Pfannkuchen, M., Marić, D., Gašparović, B., Djakovac, T., Najdek, M. 2012. Survival mechanisms of phytoplankton in conditions of stratification induced deprivation of orthophosphate: Northern Adriatic case study. Limnology and oceanography. 57(6):1721-1731

Pfannkuchen, M., Godrijan, J., Marić Pfannkuchen, D., Iveša, Lj., Kružić, P., Ciminiello, P., Dell’Aversano, C., Dello Iacovo, E., Fattorusso, E., Forino, M., Tartaglione, L., Godrijan, M. 2012. Toxin-producing Ostreopsis cf. ovata are likely to bloom undetected along coastal areas. Environmental Science and Technology. 46:5574-5582.

Membership in professional associations / societies

2010 – Phycological Society of America,
2009 – The International Nannoplankton Association,
2007 – British Phycological Society,
2007 – Croatian Biological Society,