Elizabeta Briski - Invasion Ecology Group


Professional address:

GEOMAR

Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel/

Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel

Experimental Ecology/Experimentelle Ökologie

Düsternbrooker Weg 20, D-24105 Kiel, Germany


Phone: +49 431 600 1589


email: ebriski(at)geomar.de


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Research experience:

  • 2014 – current - Research Group Leader, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Kiel, Germany.
  • 2011 – 2014 - NSERC Postdoctoral Visiting Fellow, Great Lakes Laboratory for Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Burlington, Ontario, Canada.
  • 2011 – 2011 - Postdoctoral Fellow, Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
  • 2006 – 2011 - Research Assistant, Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
  • 2005 – 2006 - Student Research Assistant - Laboratory of Aquaculture and Artemia Reference Center, University of Ghent, Belgium.
  • 2004 - Student Research Assistant, Zootechnisch Centrum, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.
  • 1999 – 2000 - Student Research Assistant - Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb, Croatia.
  • 1996 – 1997 - Student Research Assistant - Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb, Croatia.


Fellowships, grants and awards:

  • Future Ocean Cluster Grant (co-PI) - 2016 (€ 75,000)
  • Future Ocean Marine Science Travel Grant - 2015 (€1,500)
  • Alexander von Humboldt Sofja Kovalevskaja Award, Germany (PI) - 2014 - 2019 (€ 1,641,000)
  • Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellowship, Germany - approved in July 2013 - declined due to Sofja Kovalevskaja Award (€ 82,800)
  • NSERC Postdoctoral Visiting Fellowship to Governmental Institutions, Canada - 2011 - 2014 (€ 97,868)
  • Lum Clark Research Excellence Award, University of Windsor, Canada - 2010 (€ 670)
  • Tuition Scholarship, University of Windsor, Canada - 2009 - 2010 (€ 4,000)
  • International Graduate Student Scholarship, University of Windsor, Canada - 2006 - 2009 (€ 12,000)
  • University of Ghent Postgraduate Scholarship, University of Gent, Belgium - 2005 - 2006 (€ 10,200)
  • University’s Rector's Award for the best project, University of Zagreb, Croatia - 1996 (€ 150)



Education:

2006 - 2011 - University of Windsor, Canada, Environmental Science Program, Faculty of Graduate Studies

  • title awarded: Ph.D. in Environmental Science
  • title of dissertation: Invasion risk associated with invertebrates and their dormant stages in ships entering Canadian ports

2004 - 2006 - University of Ghent, Belgium, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering

  • title awarded: Master of Science in Aquaculture
  • title of thesis: Laboratory production of early hatching cysts of Artemia sp. by selection

2000 - 2001 – University of Rijeka, Croatia, Faculty of Philosophy Pula, Pedagogical and psychological education

1992 - 2000 – University of Zagreb, Croatia, Faculty of Agriculture

  • title awarded: Engineer of Agricultural Sciences - specialized in animal production
  • title of thesis: Application of binominal distribution in animal science


Teaching experience:

Courses taught

  • Invasion Ecology (graduate level) Lecturer, Christian-Albrechts University in Kiel, Germany
  • Current Topics Marine Ecology II (graduate level) Lecturer, Christian-Albrechts University in Kiel, Germany
  • Current Topics Marine Ecology I (graduate level) Lecturer, Christian-Albrechts University in Kiel, Germany
  • Genetics (undergraduate level) Teaching Assistant, University of Windsor, Canada
  • Statistics (graduate level) Teaching Assistant, University of Windsor, Canada
  • Biological Diversity (undergraduate level) Teaching Assistant, University of Windsor, Canada

Invited lectures

  • Non-indigenous species - Advanced Course in Biological Oceanography - GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany. June 28th, 2017.

  • Introduction to invasion ecology - Advanced Course in Biological Oceanography - GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany. June 30th, 2016.
  • Non-indigenous species - Current Topics I - GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany. April 21st, 2016
  • Basic principles of invasion biology - BONUS BIO-C3/BAMBI/INSPIRE 2015 Summer School. Glücksburg, Germany. July 5-11, 2015.
  • Vectors of species introductions - BONUS BIO-C3/BAMBI/INSPIRE 2015 Summer School. Glücksburg, Germany. July 5-11, 2015.
  • Non-indigenous species and transport vectors - Advanced Course in Biological Oceanography - GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Kiel, Germany. July 7th, 2015.
  • Propagule pressure - a null model for biological invasions - Current Topics II - GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany. November 26th, 2014.


Publications:

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Memberships:

  • American Society of Limnology and Oceanography
  • Cluster of Excellence "Future Ocean"


Service to profession:



  • Associate Editor – Marine Biology

  • Guest Editor – Marine Biology – Topical Collection: Invasive Species

  • Reviewer for Journals (Ecology Letters, Diversity & Distributions, Environmental Science & Technology, Biological Invasions, PlosONE, Limnology & Oceanography: MethodsHydrobiologia, Aquatic InvasionsAquaculture ResearchLimnology)


  • Grant Reviewer:  - VLIR UOS - Vlaamse Interuniversitaire Raad University Development Cooperation, Belgium

                                  - The Cluster of Excellence “Future Ocean”, Germany


Invited presentations:

  • Briski, E. I have come from afar – how did I do it? Public Presentations for the Position of the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB)  Director and Full Professor at Freie Universität Berlin in Freshwater Science. Berlin, Germany. March 20-21, 2017. (Invited Speaker)


  • Briski, E. Newcomers – how do we do it? Sofja Kovalevskaja Award Ceremony and Workshop 2016. Berlin, Germany. November 14 – 16, 2016. (Invited Speaker)

  • Briski, E. Non-indigenous species. Network Meeting of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation 2015. Bremen, Germany. April 15 - 17, 2015. - (Keynote Speaker at the Opening Ceremony)

  • Briski, E. I have come from afar - how did I do it? Sofja Kovalevskaja Award Ceremony and Workshop 2014. Berlin, Germany. November 10 - 12, 2014. (Invited Speaker)

  • Briski, E. Invasion ecology - transport and establishment of non-indigenous species. Internal Seminar - GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany. July 8, 2014. (Invited Speaker)

  • Briski, E., Cristescu, M.E., Bailey, S.A. and H.J. MacIsaac. Identification of ballast sediment invertebrate species using resting eggs and mitochondrial markers. 13th International Congress on Invertebrate Reproduction and Development. Detroit, Michigan, USA. July 14-19, 2013. (Invited Speaker)

  • Briski, E. and H.J. MacIsaac. The invaders in your river. Chartwell Classic Retirement Home, Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada. May 13, 2008. (Invited Speaker)

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