Vedran Šegota

Vedran Šegota
University of Zagreb · Department of Biology

BSc

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A comprehensive field survey of 527 sites on 293 watercourses across Croatia revealed 76 sites (14.42%) in which bryophytes were the dominant part of the macrophyte vegetation. Using classification and ordination analyses, we obtained five community types segregated across the gradients of several climatic, physiographic and water chemistry paramet...
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An extensive macrophyte field survey of running and standing waters was conducted from 2016 to 2021 at 786 sampling sites across Croatia as a part of the implementation of the Water Framework Directive. This survey is the first to present a comprehensive floristic catalogue of the freshwater bryoflora, along with an analysis of the distribution and...
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Background The bryophytes are a plant group that is smaller than and not as well known as the vascular plants. They are less used and are almost completely neglected in ethnobotanical studies. Traditional nativity scenes depicting the birth of Christ are commonly decorated with both vascular plants and bryophytes. The aim of this study was to docum...
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The flora of the island of Zlarin was studied in 2019 and mapped using the Central European grid (MTB fields), the area studied consisting of nine MTB 1/64 fields. Altogether 576 vascular plant taxa (532 species and 44 subspecies) were identified, out of which there were 126 newly recorded, 450 previously recorded and confirmed, while 153 taxa from...
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Rimac, A., Alegro, A., Šegota, V., Koletić, N. & Papp, B. 2021. Bryum klinggraeffii and Philonotis marchica – new to the bryoflora of Croatia. – Herzogia 34: 255 –266. Two new records for the still quite underexplored Croatian bryophyte flora are presented. The ephemeral colonist Bryum klinggraeffii was recorded in pioneer dwarf-cyperaceous vegetat...
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Alegro, A., Šegota, V. & Rimac, A. 2021. A catalogue of the hornworts and liverworts of Croatia. – Herzogia 34: 227–254. The amount of information on the hornwort and liverwort flora of Croatia has increased in the last decade due to new field records and detailed literature reviews. Based on these data, an updated list of the hornwort and liverwor...
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Do sada su u Glasniku Hrvatskog botaničkog društva objavljena četiri priloga koja popis flore Hrvatske i bazu podataka Flora Croatica (https://hirc.botanic.hr/fcd/) dopunjuju s novoopisanim i novootkrivenim biljnim svojtama te se provode nomenklaturne preinake već postojećih svojti. Kako bi se taj niz i dalje nastavio, ovaj prilog je peti u nizu te...
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Do sada su u Glasniku Hrvatskog botaničkog društva objavljena četiri priloga koja popis flore Hrvatske i bazu podataka Flora Croatica ( https://hirc.botanic.hr/fcd/ ) dopunjuju s novoopisanim i novootkrivenim biljnim svojtama te se provode nomenklaturne preinake već postojećih svojti. Kako bi se taj niz i dalje nastavio, ovaj prilog je peti u nizu...
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Procjena botaničkog sastava pašnjaka na različitim područjima s posebnim osvrtom na udjele terpena, koji osim učinka na terpenski profil arome mesa preživača mogu imati i potencijalni imunomodulacijski učinak, od bitnog je interesa suvremenog ovčarstva u R. Hrvatskoj. U istraživanjima u okviru ovog rada, pokazano je da ljekovite svojte bogate terpe...
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Invasive alien species Ludwigia peploides, Reynoutria sachalinensis and Nicotiana glauca, currently registered in Croatia with small number of records, were found during fieldwork undertaken mostly through the national monitoring of waters from 2018 to 2020. Ludwigia peploides was previously recorded only once in the River Ilova, the existing data...
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A new site for stonewort Chara kokeilii A.Braun was recorded in a Mediterranean shallow lake Prološko Blato Retention, Croatia, SE Europe. The species was associated with the vegetation alliance Potamogetonion graminei Westhoff & Den Held. This record has been compared with four other sites (Albania, Bulgaria, Greece and Montenegro) from which the...
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First record of terrestrial green alga Trentepohlia aurea for Croatia has been documented in 1890 in the area of the Krka River, remaining the only record of this globally widespread species until now. During the studies within the course of different projects dealing with aquatic vegetation, the species was finally documented in Plitvice Lakes, Go...
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As many as 963 herbarium sheets featuring 76 aquatic plant taxa from the ZA collection were digitised and published online through the Virtual Herbarium. Aquatic plants have been collected over a period of 176 years, with three peaks (second decade of the 20th century, in the 1940s and 1950s, and in the current decade). Most of the specimens were c...
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Dosad su u Glasniku Hrvatskog botaničkog društva objavljena tri priloga koja popis flore Hrvatske i bazu podataka Flora Croatica (http://hirc.botanic.hr/fcd) dopunjuju s novoopisanim i novootkrivenim biljnim svojtama te se provode nomenklaturne preinake već postojećih svojti. Kako bi se taj niz i dalje nastavio, ovaj prilog je četvrti u nizu te je...
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Popis flore mahovina Hrvatske dopunjen je s 27 novih svojti (tri rožnjače, tri jetrenjarke i 21 prava mahovina) pronađenih u posljednjih pet godina. Vrste su unesene u novi modul Mahovine u bazi podataka Flora Croatica (https://hirc.botanica.hr/fcd/beta/Mahovine) u kojem je dosad dostupno ukupno 26674 nalaza mahovina iz 150 literaturnih referenci t...
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Herbarium collections are the most reliable source of historical data available with respect to alien plants. A review of the ZA and ZAHO herbarium collections revealed the presence of as many as 1,152 specimens of invasive alien plant species (IAS), belonging to 70 plant taxa. The extent of sampling in-vasive taxa was not constant over time; a hig...
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In Croatia, Cypripedium calceolus L. is an orchid species that is endangered and strictly protected. Most of the findings in Croatia have been made in Mt. Velebit and the Lika region: however, most of the recorded findings are very old, and have not been confirmed in recent times. This paper presents a detailed analysis of all published records of...
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Vascular flora of the 2.5 km long circular Okićnica educational trail in Žumberak-Samoborsko gor-je Nature Park contains 287 species and subspecies, with Fabaceae, Asteraceae and Rosaceae the most abundant families. The domination of Eurasiatic and Central European floral elements reflects the phyto-geographical position of the area; however, the p...
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Polysiphonia subtilissima is originally a marine macroalga with a wide tolerance for salinity and therefore present on nearly all the coastlines of the planet. However, the transition of P. subtilissima toward freshwater ecosystems has been noticed worldwide, with numerous authors recording oligohaline and intertidal populations of notable size, al...
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Cystopteris dickieana, a rare circum-Holarctic species, is recorded for the first time for the NW part of the Balkan area. Mature spores rugose characterize this fern within the C. fragilis species complex.
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Eight new localities of the rare, strictly protected macrophyte Vallisneria spiralis have been recorded during a comprehensive survey of water bodies in Croatia. One record is located in the Mediterranean Region, in Butoniga Reservoir, while the remaining records are from the Continental Region, the majority of them situated along the Kupa River. V...
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Sustav uzgoja i hranidbe janjadi, odnosno botanički sastav pašnjaka na kojima se janjad uzgaja ima značajan učinak na aromu i sastav janjećeg mesa („efekt teritorija“). Pri tomu znatan doprinos na formiranju arome janjetine imaju terpeni koji se izravno iz biljaka ugrađuju u životinjska tkiva preživača ili nastaju kao rezultat razgradnje klorofila...
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As a result of the first research on macrofungi on peat moss habitats in Montenegro, three species new to the Montenegrin mycobiota are presented and described: Entoloma conferendum, Hygrocybe coccineocrenata, and Hypholoma ericaeum. The descriptions are accompanied by photographs of the basidiomata on site and some microscopic characters. Addition...
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Abstract—As a result of the first research on macrofungi on peat moss habitats in Montenegro, three species new to the Montenegrin mycobiota are presented and described: Entoloma conferendum, Hygrocybe coccineocrenata, and Hypholoma ericaeum. The descriptions are accompanied by photographs of the basidiomata on site and some microscopic characters....
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Amaranthus tuberculatus, commonly known as the rough-fruited water-hemp, is a dioecious annual weed species originating from North America. It has been introduced into Europe and Asia, where it is mostly considered a naturalized or casual alien occupying riparian areas, agricultural fields and disturbed habitats, especially in commercial port areas...
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This paper summarises all available data on the flora of freshwater rhodophytes in Croatia, comprising 18 species from 13 genera—Audouinella, Bangia, Batrachospermum, Chroodactylon, Compsopogon, Hildenbrandia, Lemanea, Paralemanea, Pneophyllum, Polysiphonia, Porphyridium, Sirodotia and Thorea. Presented data are mostly a result of a comprehensive s...
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Travnjaci Nacionalnog parka Sjeverni Velebit većinom nisu primarni tip vegetacije, nego su nastali kao posljedica ljudskog djelovanja krčenjem i paljenjem šuma, ispašom i košnjom. Taj je proces započeo prije više tisućljeća te je kontinuirano održavao ravnotežu između šuma i travnjaka, a rezultirao je većom bioraznolikošću no što bi bila u nedirnut...
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Procjena botaničkog sastava pašnjaka na različitim područjima s posebnim osvrtom na udjele terpena, koji osim učinka na terpenski profil arome mesa preživača mogu imati i potencijalni imunomodulacijski učinak, od bitnog je interesa suvremenog ovčarstva u R. Hrvatskoj. U istraživanjima u okviru ovog rada, pokazano je da ljekovite svojte bogate terpe...
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A floristic study of Jelenovac Forest Park, located in Zagreb city centre, was conducted during the vegetation season of 2019. In total, 255 vascular plant taxa were recorded, divided into 75 plant families, of which Compositae (12.55%), Rosaceae (7.06%) and Poaceae (6.67%) are the most represented. The spectrum of life-forms indicates the dominanc...
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Ephemeral bryophytes are short-lived species that can germinate and finish their whole life cycle within a brief period when favourable conditions occur. A significant number of these specialist species are associated with moist and fine-textured substrata of the margins of lakes, reservoirs and rivers, also known as drawdown zones. Our study of th...
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Hornworts are globally the least diverse bryophyte group with respect to species number, with only eight species known from Europe. As for Croatia, only two species are listed in the available literature, with most recent record being more than 85 years old. Our study carried out in Central Croatia identified three new species for the hornwort flor...
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The 204-page book describes a total of 92 plant taxa in five languages (Croatian, English, German, Italian and French), accompanied by numerous photographs. The book is a practical pocket format, with each taxa indicating its brief description, photographs, flowering time and height.
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Summarised checklist of 18 Rhodophyte species in 13 genera (Audouinella, Bangia, Batrachospermum, Chroodactylon, Compsopogon, Hildenbrandia, Lemanea, Paralemanea, Pneophyllum, Polysiphonia, Porphyridium, Sirodotia and Thorea) collected in freshwaters of Croatia is presented.
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This paper reports for the first time the occurrence of Thorea hispida (Thore) Desvaux gametophyte stage as epizoic growth on aquatic gastropods, and also reports a new locality of T. hispida in Croatia and SE Europe. This is the second record for Croatia but first in which a population together with its microdiagnostic features is fully described....
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egota, V., Hršak, V., Kovačić, S. (2019): Rare and threatened Damasonium polyspermum Coss. (Alismataceae) discovered in Krka National park. Glas. Hrv. bot. druš. 7(1): 27-32. Abstract Damasonium polyspermum The species Damasonium polyspermum, exceptionally rare in Croatia, has been found within Krka National park. This is the fourth known site of t...
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Within the course of a recent, extensive bryophyte survey across the whole country, eight moss taxa have been recorded for the first time in Croatia: Conardia compacta (Drumm. ex Müll. Hal.) H. Rob., Cynodontium tenellum (Schimp.) Limpr., Dichodontium flavescens (Dicks.) Lindb., Fissidens fontanus (Bach. Pyl.) Steud., Orthotrichum philibertii Ventu...
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Groenlandia densa is globally a widely distributed species; it has been recorded in the majority of the countries of the Western Balkans. However, the knowledge on its extant distribution in this particular area is limited and even controversial. In order to address this issue by tracking changes in species distribution over time and elucidating it...
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Knotweeds were introduced into Europe in the 19 th century and soon after became aggressive invaders. While R. japonica and R. sachalinensis arrived from Asia, their hybrid Reynoutria × bohemica is believed to originate from the introduced range. Revised material shows that R. × bohemica has occurred in Europe since at least 1872, but was frequentl...
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Alegro, A., Šegota, V., Vuković, N. & Papp, B. 2018. Myurella sibirica in Croatia, new record for southeastern Europe. – Herzogia 31: 782–790.
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This paper reports the occurrence of the freshwater brown alga Heribaudiella fluviatilis (Areschoug) Svedelius in four new localities in southeastern Europe, as well as the first records for Croatia. Additionally, we report here a new type of substrate for H. fluviatilis, on stones in karstic rivers characterized by tufa formations. Despite a gener...
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Egeria densa is a South American aquatic plant species considered highly invasive outside of its original range, especially in temperate and warm climates and artificially heated waters in colder regions. We report the first occurrence and the spread of E. densa in Southeast Europe, along with physicochemical and phytosociological characteristics o...
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A regionally extinct taxon, Ammophila arenaria (L.) Link subsp. arundinacea H. Lindb., has been rediscovered in the Croatian flora after 78 years. Previously it was known only from two coastal sand dune sites in Northern Dalmatia. The habitat t the locality of Crnika near Lopar on the northern Adriatic island of Rab is destroyed and A. arenaria sub...
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The monitoring of macrophytes in Croatian freshwaters, conducted during the period 2009-2017, resulted with the large amount of new data of the occurrence, composition and abundance of water vegetation. It also provided a systematic insight into the poorly studied groups, among which freshwater macroalgae can be highlighted. In addition, for the fi...
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The aim of the study was to confirm the hybridogenous status of several populations of putative Serapias × todaroi along the eastern Adriatic coast, and identify the most useful morphological traits for recognizing the hybrid in the wild. We have performed a karyological study, and compared the morphology of the hybrids with the assumed parental sp...
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A small population of the circumholoarctic species Glaux maritima L. (Primulaceae) was discovered in the Mediterranean part of Croatia, on the bank of the River Zrmanja. This is the first record of G . maritima in SE Europe, and the third record in the Mediterranean, apart from in Spain and the Asian part of Turkey. It was found on the open riverba...
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Campylopus introflexus (Hedw.) Brid. is the most widespread invasive moss species in Europe. Originating from the Southern Hemisphere, it is nowadays causing serious changes in coastal sand habitats of Western Europe and invading various anthropogenic habitats in Central Europe. In South-Eastern Europe, the species was initially found in Croatia in...
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The flora of the minute islet of Mrduja (1.3 ha), located between the Middle Adriatic islands of Brač and Šolta, was studied in 2017, resulting in the recording of 63 taxa of vascular plants and six bryophytes. The predominance of the Poaceae (13%) and Fabaceae (8%), terophytes (30%) and Mediterranean floral elements (73%) clearly demonstrates the...
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Background and Purpose: The paper presents the forest vegetation of periodically flooded and wet forests of hardwood tree species along the Mirna River (Istria, Croatia). The main objective was to study the older and less influential stands, and to compare them among themselves and with related syntaxa of the Mediterranean and continental area. Mat...
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Sternbergia colchiciflora is a rare species in Croatia, estimated as data deficient (DD), and therefore every new finding represents a valuable contribution to the knowledge of its distribution, with implications for its conservation status in the future. In this paper we describe newly found localities, and provide observations on its current dist...
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Two new sites with benthic freshwater alga Hydrurus foetidus (Villars) Trevisan have been discovered in Dinaric Ecoregion of Croatia. The sites are located in two karst watercourses: Kupa River and Slušnica River. Both sites are non-shadowed aquatic habitats, with developed vegetation characteristic for clear, running waters. The alga was found dur...
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Peat bogs are highly endangered ecosystems worldwide. In the Western Balkans, they represent fragmented habitat patches, where insect diversity and implications for the habitat loss are poorly known. Carabid beetles and ants, widely used environmental indicators, were sampled by pitfall trapping in the largest and oldest Croatian peat bog and at it...
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Peat bogs, naturally acidic environments, are extreme habitats for many soil macroorganisms. Soil acidity and reduced calcium availability strongly affect soil invertebrates, which require calcium to build exoskeletons. Calcium availability is assumed to limit survival of terrestrial isopods in this nutrient-poor environment. Previous studies, thou...
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The vascular flora of the recreation parkforest Dotrščina, situated on the south-eastern slopes of the Medvednica Mt, was studied in 2016. In total 202 taxa were recorded, with the Rosaceae, Poaceae and Fabaceae being the most numerous families. Hemicryptophytes (47.4%), phanerophytes (20.9%) and geophytes (17.3%) prevail. The flora is dominated by...
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Corrigiola litoralis is the only member of the genus in the Croatian flora. Most available dataare more than 50 years old, and include only four localities in Croatia, exclusively in the islands of the Mediterranean region. During a floristic survey of the island of Molat (Northern Dalmatia) we recorded a small population in Zapuntelsko polje, in a...