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Details of Dr. Drasko Holcer   


Gender male
Job title President, Senior researcher
Institut Plavi Svijet/Blue World Institute ( BWI)
Kastel 24 Veli Losinj 51551
Institut Plavi Svijet/Blue World Institute Kastel 24
Veli Losinj
Regions Sea of Marmara
Tel 385 51 604666
Fax 385 51 604668
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Website http://www.blue-world.org
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Degree PhD
Job type Research
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology
Research Activities Conservation biology, population ecology and conservation of Cetaceans (distribution, abundance, habitat use, genetics, toxicology, reproductive biology, kinship, strandings, migrations). Conservation and management of Cetaceans, sea turtles and large marine vertebrates in the Adriatic Sea.
Research Region Adriatic, Mediterranean
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr. Drasko HOLCER)

Bearzi G., Pierantonio N., Affronte M., Holcer D., Maio N., Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 2011 Overview of sperm whale Physeter macrocephalus mortality events in the Adriatic Sea, 1555?2009. Mammal Review, 41 Mackelworth, P., Holcer, D., Jovanović, J., Fortuna, C. 2011. Marine Conservation and Accession: The Future for the Croatian Adriatic. Environmental Management, 47(4): 644-655 Lazar, B., Maslov, L., Herceg Romanić, S., Gračan, R., Krauthacker, B., Holcer, D., and Tvrtković, N. 2011. Organochlorine contaminants in loggerhead sea turtles, Caretta caretta, from eastern Adriatic Sea. Chemosphere, 82(1):121-129 Mackelworth, P. & Holcer, D. (2011). The Cres-Lo?inj Special Marine Reserve (CLSMR) Governance Analysis, in Jones, P., De Santo, E. and Qiu, W. (eds). Governance Manual, UNEP. Holcer, D., Nimak Wood, M., Fortuna, C., Mackelworth, P., Rako, N., Dobrić, V., Cukrov, M. (2010) Abundance and distribution of bottlenose dolphins in the area of Vis archipelago and recomendations for conservation and sustainable use of identified specialy important areas. Blue World Institute. 61 p. Maltese, S., Marsili, L., Bartolini, M., Coppola, D., Casini, S., De Stephanis, R., Fortuna, C., Canese, S., Lauriano, G., Holcer, D., Urban, J. & Fossi, M. C. (2010). Ecotoxicological status of Tursiops truncatus in the Mediterranean Sea and in the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez-Mexico) using skin biopsy as diagnostic tool. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology 157, S26 Lazar, B., ?uljević, A., Holcer, D. 2010. Diet composition of a green turtle, Chelonia mydas, from the Adriatic Sea. Natura Croatica 19: 263-271. Fossi, C., Holcer, D., Maltese, S., Fortuna, C. M., Wiemann, A., Canese, S., De Stephanis, R., Mackelworth, P. & Marsili, L. (2009) Preliminary results of organochlorines levels and biomarker responses in skin biopsies of the common bottlenose dolphins from the Adriatic sea (Mediterranean sea). In: 61. Meeting of the IWC Scientific committee. pp. 9. International Whaling Commission. Rako, N., Holcer, D. & Fortuna, C. M. (2009) Long-term inshore observation of a solitary striped dolphin, Stenella coeruleoalba, in the Vinodol Channel, Northern Adriatic Sea (Croatia). Natura Croatica, 18 (2), 427-436. Lazar, B., Lipej, L., Holcer, D., Onofri, V., ?i?a, V., Tutman, P., Marčelja, E. & Tvrtković, N. (2008) Occurrence of the leatherback turtles Dermochelys coriacea in the eastern Adriatic Sea. Vie Et Milieu Serie a-Biologie Marine 58: 237-241. Mackelworth, P., Holcer, D., Fortuna, C. & Jones, P. (2008) Multiple use marine protected areas as complex commons. Ocean and Coastal Management. in review. Pavlinić, I., Tvrtković, N. & Holcer, D. (2008) Morphological identification of the Soprano pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pygmaeus Leach, 1825) in Croatia. Italian Journal of Zoology 19: 47-53.

Group(s): GLODIR
Created: 1997-02-14 Last Updated: 2015-07-02 by Drasko HOLCER