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


Click here for my Google Scholar page

 


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:

  • Unity Through Knowledge Fund Grant (co-PI) – 2017 - 2019 (€ 40,000) Click here for the project description
  • Future Ocean Cluster Grant (co-PI) - 2016 - 2017 (€ 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:
 

2017 – Christian Albrechts University Kiel, Germany, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

  • title awarded: PD Dr. habil. Biologische Meereskunde
  • title of habilitation: The stage based invasion process
  • trial lecture: Succession in marine habitats

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 in Marine Ecology II (graduate level) Lecturer, Christian-Albrechts University in Kiel, Germany
  • Current Topics in 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:

   Click here for publications


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. The newcomers in your lake – how did they do it? Public Presentation for the Position of Professor of Aquatic Ecology and Canada Research Chair II at University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. May 16th, 2018. (Invited Speaker)
  • Briski, E. The newcomers in your lake – how did they do it? Public Presentation for the Position of Professor of Aquatic Evolutionary Ecology at University of Innsbruck, Austria. April 18th, 2018. (Invited Speaker)
  • Briski, E. Stage based invasion process. Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries Split, Split, Croatia. February 27th, 2018. (Invited Speaker)
  • Briski, E. I have come from afar – how did I do it? Public Presentations for the Position of Professor of Limnology at University of Vienna, Austria. December 18th, 2017. (Invited Speaker)
  • Briski, E. Is salinity an obstacle for biological invasions? 3rd International Congress on Biological Invasions. Hangzhou, China. November 19-23, 2017. (Keynote Speaker)
  • Briski, E. Why is it important where I come from? Public Presentations for the CRC Tier I or II Aquatic Environmental Biology Professor Position at of University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Oshawa, Canada. September 22nd, 2017. (Invited Speaker)
  • 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, Kiel, Germany. July 8th, 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 13th, 2008. (Invited Speaker)

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