Mirjana Najdek Dragić

Mirjana Najdek Dragić


senior scientist
+385 52 804 727


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Center for Marine Research
G. Paliage 5
52210 Rovinj


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1981 - BCh, Faculty of Technology (Organic chemistry), University of Zagreb

1985 - Msci. in oceanology ("GLC determination of methylmercury in bivalves (Mytilus galloprovincialisLmk. andOstrea edulisLinn.) from Limski Kanal"), Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Zagreb

1991 - PhD in natural sciences (chemistry) ("The origin of sedimentary organic matter in the northern Adriatic by biomarkers"), Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Zagreb.


Structure and physiology of microbial community in northern Adriatic frontal zones, MSES 098-0982705-2929

Molecular and physiological bacterial diversity of the trophic gradients in the Adriatic Sea, CRO-MNE bilateral collaboration project


  1. Ahel M., Najdek M. Biomarker compounds in oceanology, Doctoral study in Oceanology, Faculty of natural sciences and mathematics, University of Zagreb
  2. Najdek M., Ivančić I., Blažina M. Foundamentals of analytical chemistry and instrumental analysis, Undergraduate study of Marine sciences, 2nd year, University of Pula
  3. Najdek M., Fuks D., Ivančić I. Organic matter cycle and eutrophication, Undergraduate study of Marine sciences, 3rd year, University of Pula

Featured Publications

Najdek, M.: Factors influencing fatty acid and hydrocarbon composition of sedimenting particles in the northeastern Adriatic Sea. Mar. Chem. 41, 299-310 (1993).

Najdek, M., Puškarić S., Bochdansky A.: Contribution of zooplankton lipids to the flux of organic matter in the Northern Adriatic Sea. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 111, 241-249 (1994).           

Najdek, M., Degobbis D., Mioković D., Ivančić, I.: Fatty acid and phytoplankton compositions of different types of mucilaginous aggregates in the northern Adriatic. J. Plankton Res. 24 (5), 429-441 (2002).

Najdek, M., Blažina, M., Đakovac, T., Kraus, R.: The role of the diatomCylindrotheca closteriumin a mucilage event in the northern Adriatic Sea: coupling with high salinity water intrusions. J. Plankton Res. 27 (9), 851-862 (2005).

Blažina, M., Najdek, M., Fuks, D., Ruso, A., Štifanić, M., Pavlinić, D.: Characterization and differentiation of oligotrophic waters by culturable particle-attached and free-living bacterial community. Ecol. Ind. 9, 1265-1270 (2009).

Najdek, M., Blažina, M., Fuks, D., Ivančić, I., Šilović T.: Intrusion of high-salinity water causes accumulation of

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