Croatia - Veljco Vorkapic

Mail: V. Vorkapic
Phone:  ++ 385 91 1897 415 
Address: Brune Busica 26; 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
Co-responsible for the National Page of Croatia
 
EDUCATION 
2004 - 2005   Oxford University, Environmental Change Institute,   Oxford, UK
MSc Environmental Change and Management
 
1997 - 2003   University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science,     Zagreb, Croatia
    Biology Department ? Ecology
    (National classification ? Graduated Engineer of Biology)
 
1993 - 1997   Secondary School "V Gymnasium"     Zagreb, Croatia
    High School of Natural Science and Mathematics
 
WORK EXPERIENCE
 
2005 - 2006  EKONERG Ltd., Zagreb, Croatia
Worked in the Department of Environmental Protection on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) studies.
    Major projects  :  
§  EIA for the Cargo Bulk Terminal for the Port of Ploče (Croatia)
§  EIA for the Windfarm of  Kr? Pađane, ?ibensko-Kninska County  (Croatia)
§  EIA for the Recovery of the “Bukovina” Landfill, City of Čazma (Croatia)
§  EIA for the Recovery of the “Bedekovčina Landfill, Krapnsko-Zagorska County (Croatia)
 
2004    Porto Albona Ltd., Zagreb, Croatia
Company for import of car-wash plants and equipment 
 
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
 
2005    MSc dissertation: Gravel Excavation and Regulation of Drava River, Croatia
 
2002 - 2003   Diploma thesis: Demosponges (Demospongiae) in Marine Cave Katedrala (Premuda Island)
 
2000 - 2002   Biology Student Association - "BIUS"
    Undergraduate research:
Flora and fauna survey of ponds in Istra peninsula, Croatia
Fauna survey of ponds on island Mljet, Croatia
Estimation of the population density and migration of Noble crayfish, Astacus astacus in Paklenica National Park
 
2000    International Biological Camp “Cerkno 2000”, Slovenia
    Participated in the research conducted by groups for amphibians and reptiles
 
1999 - 2000   University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Biology Department
    Teaching assistant, course “Invertebrates”
   
PUBLICATIONS
 
2005   Galić N., V. Vorkapić, M. Faller (2005): Fauna Survey of Ponds on Island Mljet. In: Nikolić, V. and P. Sr?en (eds.) Collected Papers of the Biology Student Association - "BIUS" Research in the National Park of “Mljet”. Zagreb, Biology Student Association - "BIUS" & National Park of “Mljet”. 
2003    Bakran-Petricioli, T., I. Bogdanović, P. ?vorc, S. Dujmović, V. Vorkapić (2003): Sponges in Four Marine Caves on the Southwest Side of the Island Premuda, near the Island Dugi otok and near the Island Garmenjak Veli. In: Besendorfer, V. and N. Kopjar (eds.) Proceedings from 8th Croatian Biological Congress with International Participation, Zagreb, Croatian Biological Society 1885, 332-334.
 
 
SCHOLARSHIPS
 
2004 - 2005   OSI/FCO Chevening Scholarship Scheme at Oxford University
2001 - 2002   City of Zagreb Scholarship
2000 - 2001   State Scholarship
 
ADDITIONAL SKILLS
 
Languages:  English (excellent), German (basic)
IT Skills :   Microsoft Office ? Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Internet; Adobe Photoshop
Other:   Driving licence, mountaineering course, speleological course