SVIBOR - Project code: 1-08-158


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Project code: 1-08-158


Main researcher: ZAVODNIK, DUŠAN (54533)

Type of research: basic
Duration from: 01/01/91. to 12/31/94.

Papers on project (total): 49
Papers on project quoted in Current Contents: 4
Institution name: Institut "Ruđer Bošković", Zagreb (98)
Department/Institute: Center for Marine Research Rovinj
Address: G. Paliaga 5
City: 52210 - Rovinj, Hrvatska
Phone: 385 (0) 052 811 544, 811 567
Fax: 385 (0) 052 813 496

Summary: Adriatic fauna and flora remained scarcely known till now, although the data on diversities and distributional patterns of taxa are considered to be a basis for many fundamental and applied studies. With an aim to fill the gap, taxonomic research was undertaken to establish diversities at study sites, prepare inventories of peculiar east Adriatic areas, and complement and revise study collections at institutions collaborating in frames of the present project. In 1991-1993, roughly 250.000 plant and animal specimens were identified to a species level. 34 taxa were not recorded in the Adriatic Sea previously. Inventories of the Makarska area, the Rijeka Bay, the Puntarska draga, the Pag Island and the Kornati Archipelago were fulfilled, and some others are in preparation. Historical aspect of Adriatic taxonomy also was considered. Results in part were communicated at scientific meetings, about 20 papers appeared, and some manuscripts on the matter are in editorial processing. Study collections were enriched by about thousand new exiccata, dry and liquid-preserved specimens, and microscopic slides.

Keywords: fauna, flora, taxonomy, biogeography, Adriatic Sea

Research goals: Present knowledge of Adriatic flora and fauna is rather scarce. Only about 50 % of taxa probably present in the Adriatic Sea were noted, and many of them were not stored in institute and museum collections. No inventories ever were accomplished with concernto areas subjected to pollution and to protected areas, such as marine national parks. Only few high animal and plant groups werelisted and/or catalogized, but no edition of the "fauna and flora" type ever has appeared, and the last monography on Adriatic taxa was issued 30 years ago. In addition shortly most of Adriatic taxonomists, botanists and zoologists, will beretired. The scope of this project is to conquer the catastrophic state described above and, by promotion of Adriatic taxonomy and biogeography, to create a basis for further fundamental and applied studies in basic oceanography, ecology, fisheries, and protection of the Adriatic Sea. This scope should be met by research in relevant coastal and offshore areas, publishing the data and reviews in scientific, professional and popular issues, complementing and studies on botanical and zoological collections, and by training of young persons in taxonomic research.


  1. Name of project: MAP-84-028 Monitoring of the jellyfish Pelagia noctiluca along the west Istrian riviera (northern Adriatic)(MEDPOL-Phase 2)
    Name of institution: FAO, UN Environmental Programme
    City: Athens, Grčka

  2. Name of project: YUG/93-H Phytoplankton bloom consequences on benthic organisms
    Name of institution: FAO, UN Environmental Progamme
    City: Athens, Grčka

  3. Name of project: 1-07-221 Dinamika bentoskog ekosistema sjevernog Jadrana
    Name of institution: Institut "Ruđer Bošković", Centar za istraživanje mora Rovinj
    City: 52210 - Rovinj, Hrvatska

  4. Name of project: 1-08-095 Odgovor ekosistema Jadrana na prirodne i antropogene utjecaje
    Name of institution: Institut za oceanografiju i ribarstvo
    City: 21000 - Split, Croatia

  5. Name of project: 1-08-174 Gospodarenje obnovljivim bogatstvima Jadranskog mora
    Name of institution: Institut za oceanografiju i ribarstvo
    City: 21000 - Split, Croatia

  6. Name of project: Prethodna studija utjecaja na okolinu marine "Osejava"
    Name of institution: Adriatic Club Yugoslavia
    City: 51410 - Opatija, Croatia


  1. Name of institution: Prirodoslovni muzej Rijeka
    Type of institution: Institution whose primary activities ar
    Type of cooperation: Joint publishing of scientific papers
    City: 51000 - Rijeka, Croatia

  2. Name of institution: Institut za oceanografiju i ribarstvo
    Type of institution: State institute
    Type of cooperation: Joint project
    City: 21000 - Split, Croatia

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