Laboratory for marine and atmospheric biogeochemistry

Laboratory for marine and atmospheric biogeochemistry

The mission and vision of Laboratory for marine and atmospheric biogeochemistry includes fundamental and applied interdisciplinary research in the marine and atmospheric sciences and the education of young scientists.

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The main focus of the LMAB is the research of organic matter, which is of great importance for biogeochemical carbon cycle and consequently on the climate change.

Given that in the last two centuries the global carbon cycle is seriously violated by intensive human activities, thus merriting extensive research, and objectives of LMAB are to investigate:

(i) reactions of phytoplankton, as the key factor in the trophic chain, to environmental stress (temperature, availability of nutrients, pollutants),

(ii) cellular and extracellular organic matter (lipids, polysaccharides, proteins, marine gels), which is important for determining the origin and dynamics of the organic matter; define their organization and structure at the molecular scale as well as mechanical properties,

(iii) surface properties of the cells on the nano and micrometer scale that are difficult to reach by other techniques and are crucial for understanding of interfacial process dynamics: biotic and abiotic,

(iv) the availability of organic matter for metals and nanoparticles,

(v) size distribution, properties and photochemical processing of atmospheric aerosol organic matter with the special emphasis on its nitro-aromatic constituents and interactions with the micro constituents,

(vi) sources, trans(formation) and exchange processes of organic matter at the natural sea water-atmosphere boundary region through specific organic tracers such as nitro-aromatics, and their distribution within the water column.

Abra Penezić
PhD

research assistent
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1679

Blaženka Gašparović
PhD

senior researcher
Head of Laboratory for marine and atmospheric biogeochemistry
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1348

Jelena Godrijan
PhD

Postdoctoral researcher
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Nadica Ivošević DeNardis
Ph.D.

Senior Research Associate
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1328 1585

Sanja Frka Milosavljević
PhD

Research Associate
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Slađana Strmečki Kos
PhD

Senior research assistant
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1431 1847
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Tea Mišić Radić
Ph.D.

research associate
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1328 1810

Algal cell biophysical properties as markers for environmental stress in aquatic systems

Glavni istraživač / voditelj: Nadica Ivošević DeNardis

Major challenges face the aquatic systems due to different human activities, which may cause substantial damage to the economy of the region (fisheries, tourism). Our common regional challenge is focused on analyzing pressure in aquatic environment and requires transnational action as recognized in EU Biodiversity Strategy 2020.

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Estimating the role of marine biogenic organosulfur compunds in the formation and properties of atmospheric organic aerosols

Croatia-Slovenia cooperation in science and technology, 2016-2017, PI S. Frka Milosavljević

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AFM service analysis

AFM service analysis

  • visualization and characterization of surfaces and surface processes on the nanoscale using atomic force microscopy (AFM) 
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