As PhD student at SLU I am working in the area of freshwater ecology. My research focuses on the factors that regulate the transfer and uptake of aquatic subsidies into terrestrial food webs using streams as study systems. I want to disentangle how land use and riparian buffer strips affect biodiversity, functioning and ecosystem services (ES) of these unique habitats.
CROSSLINK - Understanding cross-habitat linkages between blue and green infrastructure to optimize management of biodiversity, ecosystem services and multiple human uses
NEXUS - How does altered connectivity between streams and riparian ecosystems impact the biodiversity, ecosystem functioning and valued ecosystem services of riparian buffer strips
POSTGRADUATE SPECIALIST STUDY - Environmental protection and nature conservation (2012 - 2015), Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia. Thesis: Ecological quality assessment of Lonja River upper basin based on macrozoobenthos analysis (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Mladen Kerovec)
GRADUATE STUDY - Biology, program of Ecology (2004 – 2010 ), University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Croatia. Thesis: Plankton communities in the Jankovac stream artificial lakes (Papuk) (Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Maria Špoljar)
Burdon, F.J.; Ramberg, E.; Sargac, J.; Forio, M.A.E.; de Saeyer, N.; Mutinova, P.T.; Moe, T.F.; Pavelescu, M.O.; Dinu, V.; Cazacu, C.; Witing, F.; Kupilas, B.; Grandin, U.; Volk, M.; Rîşnoveanu, G.; Goethals, P.; Friberg, N.; Johnson, R.K.; McKie, B.G. Assessing the Benefits of Forested Riparian Zones: A Qualitative Index of Riparian Integrity Is Positively Associated with Ecological Status in European Streams. Water 2020, 12, 1178. https://doi.org/10.3390/w12041178
Ramberg, E.; Burdon, F.J.; Sargac, J.; Kupilas, B.; Rîşnoveanu, G.; Lau, D.C.P.; Johnson, R.K.; McKie, B.G. The Structure of Riparian Vegetation in Agricultural Landscapes Influences Spider Communities and Aquatic-Terrestrial Linkages. Water 2020, 12, 2855. https://doi.org/10.3390/w12102855
Špoljar, M.; Dražina, T.; Šargač, J.; Kralj Borojević, K.; Žutinić, P. Submerged macrophytes as a habitat for zooplankton development in two reservoirs of a flow-through system (Papuk Nature Park, Croatia) .Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim. 2012, 48 (2) 161-175. https://doi.org/10.1051/limn/2012005