Jelena Godrijan

Jelena Godrijan


Research Associate
+385 1 456 1148


Krilo 4/9A

Ruđer Bošković Institute
Bijenička cesta 54, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

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2015 - Interdisciplinary Doctoral study in Oceanology, Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia. Dissertation Thesis: Importance, biodiversity and dynamics of coccolithophorids in the coastal area of the north-eastern Adriatic Sea

2005 - Ecology, Division of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia. Diploma Thesis: Nanophytoplankton of the Rogoznica lake

Specific research interests

phytoplankon, coccolithophores, diatoms, dinoflagellates, ecology, taxonomy, physiology


2017 - Short Term Scientific Mission “Wastewater treatment and biogas production: a comparison of green algae and diatoms” as a part of EU funded COST Action ES1408 European network for algal-bioproducts (EUALGAE)

2014 - Bar-coding marine diatoms: towards high throughput/resolution monitoring of marine phytoplankton. SYNTHESYS Project Grant No. DE-TAF-4090 - SYNTHESYS Synthesis of systematic resources (European Community Research Infrastructure Action under the FP7 "Capacities" Program)

2010 - Coccolithophorids in the Northern Adriatic Sea. SYNTHESYS Project Grant No.GB-TAF-132 - SYNTHESYS Synthesis of systematic resources (European Community Research Infrastructure Action under the FP7 "Capacities" Program)

Awards and Achievements

2015 - Bursary from the Agouron Institute, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and SOEST for attending the C-more Summer Course: “Microbial Oceanography: Genomes to Biomes” Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

2012 - French Embassy/RBI short term fellowship

2009 - Student Bursary from The British Phycological Society, for attending the workshop: “Taxonomy of Recent Dinophyceae”, Sylt, Germany

Featured Publications

Ivančić I., Pfannkuchen M., Godrijan J., Djakovac T., Marić Pfannkuchen D., Korlević M., Gašparović B., Najdek M. 2016. Alkaline phosphatase activity related to phosphorus stress of microphytoplankton in different trophic conditions. Progress in Oceanography, 146:175-186.

Hagino, K., Young, J.R., Bown, P.R.,Godrijan, J., Kulhanek, D.K., Kogame, K., Horiguchi, T. 2015. Re-discovery of a "living fossil" coccolithophore from the coastal waters of Japan and Croatia. Marine Micropaleontology, 116:28-37.

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

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.

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