I am a PhD student at the University of Copenhagen. My research interest focuses on biological oceanography and phytoplankton physiology. Work I’ve done spanned many aspects of phytoplankton research: physiology, ecophysiology and biochemistry of microalge including stress response to phosphorus limitation, thermal stress and biotechnological potential. Currently I am investigating the impact of multiple environmental stressors (global warming, eutrophication, pollution and ocean acidification) on harmful algal blooms. The main focus is on the relation between mixotrophy and toxin production in toxic microalgae and their effect on the marine food web, aquaculture, fisheries and public health. Furthermore, I am applying my scientific knowledge for the development of public policy tools for water management. In my free time I contribute to scientific communication and science popularization.
I am research associate at Institute for social sciences Ivo Pilar. My area of interest is social ecology, a branch of sociology that investigates interaction between society and nature. This means that I do research (both theoretical and empirical) on various aspects of human activity and its impact on environment, for example, motivation for engaging in green economy, attitudes and behaviour related to climate change and environment protection, different modes of sustainable development, efficiency of climate policy… I am author of books „Who Cares About Climate“ and „The Drop That Spilled Over the Glass – Climate Change: World and Croatia“.
Dubravka Vitali Čepo
I am an associate professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb. I am the leader of several courses, at the graduate and postgraduate studies, thematically related to nutritional biochemistry, nutrition therapy and food-drug interactions. Also, as an associate in the course “Environmental Health” I teach about interconnections between changes in the environment, nutrition and health. The area of my scientific research is primarily focused on the development of sustainable processes for the extraction of bioactive compounds from secondary raw materials (such as food industry waste) and “green” formulation of nutraceuticals. I am one of the signatories of the Appeal for Climate Action.