Ivona Burić

Ivona Burić
Association Hyla

mag. oecol. et prot. nat.

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Introduction
I do research on the distribution of amphibians and reptiles in Croatia and collecting data about butterflies, dragonflies, and beetles. Also I am a PhD student interested in the ecology of lizards, to be precise ecology of Mosor Rock lizard and their relationship with other species of lizards that are on the same rocky habitats.
Additional affiliations
March 2012 - present
Association Hyla ex Croatian Herpetological Society - Hyla
Position
  • Expert associate - resercher
Description
  • http://www.hhdhyla.hr/
Education
September 2009 - February 2012
Faculty of Science - Department of Biology, University of Zagreb
Field of study
September 2005 - August 2009
Faculty of Science - Department of Biology, University of Zagreb
Field of study
  • Biology

Publications

Publications (29)
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The pond slider Trachemy scripta was one of the most commonly exported turtles until the last decade and often released into the wild outside its native range. It was introduced to Europe, Africa, South America and Asia and included on the EU list of 100 World's Worst Invasive Alien Species and the List of invasive alien species of Union concern. T...
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The Mosor rock lizard is endemic Natura 2000 species with fragmented distribution in Dinaric Mountains of Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Montenegro. Knowledge about its occurrence in Croatia is based almost exclusively on unconfirmed historical data. In order to assess its current distribution, during 2017 we visited historical localities for th...
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Mosor is a small mountain massif situated in central Dalmatia, above the cities of Split and Omiš. It was never a target of any systematic butterfly surveys, with its fauna remaining almost completely unknown. During our surveys from 2011 to 2020, we recorded 96 butterfly species at 60 localities. With the literature record of Polyommatus ripartii,...
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We have developed a new platform named "Biologer" intended for recording species observations in the field (but also from literature resources and collections). The platform is created as user-friendly, open source, multilingual software that is compatible with Darwin Core standard and accompanied by a simple Android application. It is made from th...
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On several islands in the Croatian archipelago of Lastovo, it has been observed that introduced mammal species might have an impact on native species populations. One of the invasive species found on the islands is the Black rat. Rats are predators, and evidence from other parts of the world are conflicting, some research indicates that rat predati...
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Occurrences of the Little Tiger Blue, Tarucus balkanicus (Freyer, 1844) in Croatia and Bosnia & Herzegovina represent the northern and western distribution limits of this species in its entire range. During our surveys the species was observed at 27 locations in Croatia and two new locations in Bosnia & Herzegovina. The most interesting records are...
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Mt Kozjak is an elongated mountain ridge situated in central Dalmatia, just above the Riviera of Kaštela near Split. It was well surveyed a century ago by Hermann Stauder who recorded 38 butterfly species. Among these, Papilio alexanor was the most prominent discovery. During our surveys from 2007 to 2018, we recorded 82 butterfly species at 19 loc...
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Vlažna staništa pružaju mnoge usluge ekosustava, npr. služe kao prirodne retencije poplavnih voda, a mogu biti i područja za rekreaciju šire javnosti. Predstavljaju i životno važna staništa za brojne životinjske vrste, stoga su mnoga vlažna staništa pod nekim stupnjem zaštite. Unatoč tomu, fauna mnogih vlažnih staništa i dalje je većinom nepoznata,...
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Wetlands in the Mediterranean area represent one of the most endangered habitats, which have in the last century faced significant losses in numbers and in surface coverage. In order to assess the current status of the wetlands on the Adriatic islands, Association Hyla, along with partners, started to work on two projects, "KARST - the Dinaric Arc...
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Over the last several decades, many technological advances in information technologies and database management have made it easier for biologists to collect, handle and analyse large quantities of data. In parallel, advances in networking and the advent of ever powerful smartphones and tablets have made it possible to access that data via the inter...
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Marking individuals is often needed in field and behaviour studies that required repeated identification of individual animals. With the development of technology, older methods like scale or toe clipping, branding, painting, tagging, banding are slowly being replaced by technology facilitated identifications. In last decade non-intrusive and inexp...
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In the period between May and September 2017, we studied the butterfly fauna of the northwestern part of the Žumberak-Samoborsko Gorje Nature Park. Overall, we recorded 89 species of butterflies on 25 investigated dry grasslands. The lowest number of species found on the site was 17 and the highest 45 species. Some of the rarest species in the Croa...
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A study of the butterfly fauna of the Croatian island of Korčula is presented. Fieldwork was carried out from 2011 to 2017, during several visits in different vegetation seasons, from the end of April until November. Altogether, 53 species were recorded during the survey, including 21 new records for the island. Along with literature records, 60 bu...
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The discovery of the previously unknown entomological collection of the academician Vanda Kochansky-Devidé is presented. The specimens were collected in the beginning of the 20 th century across Croatia and Slovenia, when she was only 10-14 years of age. The collection contains 341 specimens belonging to 174 species. 191 specimens belong to butterf...
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The project „Conservation of the island wetlands of the Mediterranean basin” (MedIsWet) represents a replication of the Greek island wetland inventory project on all islands of the Mediterranean Basin. An important project outcome at the national level will be the first systematic standardized island wetland inventory in Croatia which is going to b...
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The territory of Croatia is inhabited by two species of freshwater turtles: the Balkan Terrapin (Mauremys rivulata) and the European Pond Turtle (Emys orbicularis). Unlike the European Pond Turtle, which is widespread throughout the whole country, the Balkan Terrapin is present only in the far south which also represents the southwestern edge of th...
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The species Cacyreus marshalli was introduced into Europe from South Africa in 1978. In Croatia its presence was noted for the first time in 2009 in Mali Lošinj. Previous research has recorded this species at around 20 localities. The...
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Over the four year period (2007–2010), the authors conducted a field study aimed at drawing up an inventory of batrachofauna and herpetofauna of the Zrmanja river catchment area. Eight species of amphibians and twenty one species of reptiles were detected; through the available literature overview two more reptilian and one amphibian species were a...
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this paper, we present data about the herpetofauna of the Kornati islands, with special refer-ence to Kornat and @ut, collected during several field trips in 2009. Together with the personal comments from our colleagues and literature data, 1 amphibian and 11 reptile species were re-corded on the islands. There is a possibility that Emys orbiculari...
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A total of 104 butterfly species were recorded in the wider surroundings of the river Zrmanja in Croatia between April and September of 2010. The region is exceptionally rich as this number represents 55% of all species recorded in Croatia. Euro-Siberian and Mediterranean species are prevailing. The known area of occur-rence has been expanded for s...
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During herpetological field research on July 15, 2011, in Southeastern Bosnia and Herzegovina, on Zelengora mountain authors caught one male erythronotus coloration morph of Lacerta agilis (Fig. 1). This specimen was found in low grass on open mountain grassland, at 1550 m above sea level (X 5798823, Y 4805378). Zelengora mountain now represents th...
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Accepted: december 15 th 2010 The Dalmatian coast and islands were mainly investigated by entomologists during the 19 th and 20 th centuries, but only few species were recorded for the beetle fauna of Kornati Islands, observed after a few sporadic and short-term studies. In 2009, members of the student organization "BIUS" carried out a faunistic su...
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During the survey of butterfly fauna of Dalmatian mountains in the last years, Proterebia afra dalmata (Godart, 1824) was found on several new sites, including the first records of this subspecies at higher altitudes (Poøtak, Svilaja, Promina, Kameønica and Dinara Mts.). In this paper we present a much more com-plete picture of the distribution of...
Conference Paper
Because of the Croatia geographical position on the border of continental and alpine biogeographical regions with Mediterranean region, it is also the southern distribution border of Vipera berus Linnaeus 1758 in West and Central Europe. Two separate populations of Vipera berus L. can be distinguished in Croatia: one population is accredited to Vip...
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We aimed to compare success in assessing frog diversity using trained volunteers, with the data from specimens conserved in Croatian Natural History Museum, and the data gathered for BSc thesis. Total of 20 transects, 5km and 10 sampling stops each, were examined audio-visually by 17 volunteers from March 2006 to September 2007. Each transect was e...
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In this work we present critical review of herpetofauna distribution and species richness in Croatia. During 2008./2009. Croatian Herpetological Database was created by the Croatian Herpetological Society and State Institute for Nature Protection. A total of more than 18000 observations were collected, from witch a smaller part correspond to alread...

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LIFE for Mauremys is an ambitious 4-year project aiming to improve the unfavourable conservation status of iconic freshwater turtle species, the Balkan Terrapin (Mauremys rivulata), in Croatia. Project is designed to address all of the known drivers of M. rivulata decline across five Natura 2000 sites in Dubrovnik-Neretva County of Croatia (including all of the known Croatian populations), and at the same time conduct an assisted breeding programme to provide much needed population reinforcement.
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The goal of this project is to survey and present the Lepidoptera diversity of Croatia. This will be done by the literature overview, new field surveys and the publication of the results. Further steps include the creation of national Red lists and Red books.
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Our long-term goal is the evaluation and protection of wetlands in the entire Croatia. With this project we started its realization by reserching wetland habitats on the Adriatic islands and by raising awareness about their vulnerability and importance to the local community and the general public. Project activities: *mapping of wetlands using topographic maps and orthophoto imagery *a comparison of their current condition with historical data using on-site reserch *inventory of flora, herpetofauna, butterflies, moths, dragonflies, beetles and freshwater fish *evaluation and prioritization of wetland conservation *creating the first extensive database of wetlands of the Adriatic islands *connecting local associations, schools and residents into volunteer network