The list below details all publications which the Blue World Institute led or contributed to by year of publication. Note that each publication might have different copyright associated with its use; please ensure to check the respective publication for citation and use rights.

Peer reviewed publications

Batel A., Basta J. & Mackelworth P. (2014) Valuing visitor willingness to pay for marine conservation. The case of the proposed Cres-Lošinj marine protected area, Croatia. Ocean & Coastal Management 95, 72-80. [link]

Bearzi G., Fortuna C.M. & Reeves R.R. (2008) Ecology and conservation of common bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus in the Mediterranean Sea. Mammal Review 39, 92-123. [link]

Bearzi G., Holcer D. & Notarbartolo di Sciara G. (2004) The role of historical dolphin takes and habitat degradation in shaping the present status of northern Adriatic cetaceans. Aquatic Conservation-Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 14, 363-79. [link]

Bearzi G., Pierantonio N., Affronte M., Holcer D., Maio N. & Notarbartolo Di Sciara G. (2011) Overview of sperm whale Physeter macrocephalus mortality events in the Adriatic Sea, 1555–2009. Mammal Review 41, 276-93. [link]

Becker E.A., Pavlović A., Nemet S. & Mackelworth C.P. (2013) Legal issues concerning the Cres-Lošinj marine habitat and protected area legislation in Croatia. Environs Environmental Law And Policy Journal UC Davis 37, 1-25. [link]

Bräger Z., Moritz T., Tsikliras A., Gonzalvo J., Radulović M. & Staszny Á. (2016) Scale morphometry allows discrimination of European sardine Sardina pilchardus and round sardinella Sardinella aurita and among their local populations. Journal of Fish Biology 88, 1273-81. [link]

Carić H. & Mackelworth P. (2014) Cruise tourism environmental impacts–The perspective from the Adriatic Sea. Ocean & Coastal Management 102, 350-63. [link]

Fortuna C., Canese S., Giusti M., Lauriano G., Mackelworth P. & Greco S. (2004) Review of Italian whale-watching: status, problems and prospective. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management. [link]

Fortuna C.M., Kell L., Holcer D., Canese S., Filidei E., Mackelworth P. & Donovan G. (2014) Summer distribution and abundance of the giant devil ray (Mobula mobular) in the Adriatic Sea: Baseline data for an iterative management framework. Scientia Marina 78, 227-37. [link]

Gaspari S., Holcer D., Mackelworth P., Fortuna C., Frantzis A., Genov T., Vighi M., Natali C., Rako N., Banchi E., Chelazzi G. & Ciofi C. (2013) Population genetic structure of common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Adriatic Sea and contiguous regions: implications for international conservation. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 25, 212–22. [link]

Gaspari S., Scheinin A., Holcer D., Fortuna C., Natali C., Genov T., Frantzis A., Chelazzi G. & Moura A. (2015) Drivers of population structure of the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Evolutionary Biology 42, 177–90. [link]

Genov T., Wiemann A. & Fortuna C.M. (2009) Towards identification of the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) population structure in the north-eastern Adriatic sea: preliminary results. Varstvo narave 22, 73-80. [link]

Gospić N.R. & Picciulin M. (2016) Changes in whistle structure of resident bottlenose dolphins in relation to underwater noise and boat traffic. Marine Pollution Bulletin 105, 193-8. [link]

Herceg Romanić S., Holcer D., Lazar B., Klinčić D., Mackelworth P. & Fortuna C.M. (2014) Organochlorine contaminants in tissues of common bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus from the northeastern part of the Adriatic Sea. Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology 38, 469-79. [link]

Holcer D., Lazar B., Mackelworth P. & Fortuna C.M. (2013) Rare or just unknown? The occurrence of the giant devil ray (Mobula mobular) in the Adriatic Sea. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 29, 139-44. [link]

Holcer D., Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Fortuna C.M., Lazar B. & Onofri V. (2007) Occurrence of Cuvier’s beaked whales in the southern Adriatic Sea: evidence of an important Mediterranean habitat. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 87, 359-62. [link]

Jovanović J., Galić J. & Mackelworth P. (2010) Odraz gašenja otočnih pogona za preradu ribe na depopulaciju hrvatskih otoka. NAŠE MORE, Znanstveno-stručničasopis za more i pomorstvo 57, 153-63. [link]

Katsanevakis S., Levin N., Coll M., Giakoumi S., Shkedi D., Mackelworth P., Levy R., Velegrakis A., Koutsoubas D. & Carić H. (2015) Marine conservation challenges in an era of economic crisis and geopolitical instability: the case of the Mediterranean Sea. Marine Policy 51, 31-9. [link]

Katsanevakis S., Mackelworth P., Coll M., Fraschetti S., Mačić V., Giakoumi S., Jones P., Levin N., Albano P. & Badalamenti F. (2017) Advancing marine conservation in European and contiguous seas with the MarCons Action. Research Ideas and Outcomes 3, e11884. [link]

Lauriano G., Fortuna C., Moltedo G., Mackelworth P. & Notarbartolo di Sciara G. (2003a) Presence and distribution of cetaceans in the adjacent area of Asinara National Park (N-W Sardinia). Biologia marina mediterranea 10, 848-52.

Lauriano G., Fortuna C., Moltedo G. & Notarbartolo di Sciara G. (2004) Interactions between common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) and the artisanal fishery in Asinara Island National Park (Sardinia): assessment of catch damage and economic loss. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 6, 165-73.

Lauriano G., Mackelworth P., Fortuna C., Moltedo G. & Notarbartolo di Sciara G. (2003b) Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) density and abundance in the Asinara National Park, Sardinia. Biologia marina mediterranea 10, 717-20.

Lazar B., Holcer D., Mackelworth P., Klinčić D. & Herceg Romanić S. (2012) Organochlorine contaminant levels in tissues of a short-beaked common dolphin, Delphinus delphis, from northern Adriatic Sea. Natura Croatica 21, 391-401. [link]

Lazar B., Lipej L., Holcer D., Onofri V., Žiža V., Tutman P., Marčelja E. & Tvrtković N. (2008) New data on the occurrence of leatherback turtles Dermochelys coriacea in the Eastern Adriatic Sea. Vie Et Milieu-Life and Environment 58, 237-41. [link]

Lazar B., Maslov L., Romanić S.H., Gračan R., Krauthacker B., Holcer D. & Tvrtković N. (2011) Accumulation of organochlorine contaminants in loggerhead sea turtles, Caretta caretta, from the eastern Adriatic Sea. Chemosphere 82, 121-9. [link]

Lazar B., Žuljević A. & Holcer D. (2010) Diet composition of a green turtle, Chelonia mydas, from the Adriatic Sea. Natura Croatica 19, 263-71. [link]

Mackelworth P. (2012) Peace parks and transboundary initiatives: implications for marine conservation and spatial planning. Conservation Letters 5, 90-8. [link]

Mackelworth P. & Carić H. (2010) Gatekeepers of island communities: exploring the pillars of sustainable development. Environment, Development and Sustainability 12, 463-80. [link]

Mackelworth P., Holcer D. & Fortuna C. (2013a) Unbalanced governance: the Cres-Lošinj Special Marine Reserve, a missed conservation opportunity. Marine Policy 41, 126-33. [link]

Mackelworth P., Holcer D., Jovanović J. & Fortuna C. (2011) Marine Conservation and Accession: The Futurefor the Croatian Adriatic. Environmental Management 47, 644–55. [link]

Mackelworth P., Holcer D. & Lazar B. (2013b) Using conservation as a tool to resolve conflict: Establishing the Piran–Savudrija international Marine Peace Park. Marine Policy 39, 112-9. [link]

Mackelworth P. & Jovanović J. (2011) Zaštićena područja–temelj za očuvanje prirode ili podloga za održivi razvoj? Primjer zaštićenog područja mora u creskološinjskom arhipelagu. Hrvatski geografski glasnik 73, 229-44. [link]

Maltese S., Marsili L., Bartolini M., Coppola D., Casini S., De Stephanis R., Fortuna C., Canese S., Lauriano G., Holcer D., Urban J. & Fossi M.C. (2010) Ecotoxicological status of Tursiops truncatus in the Mediterranean Sea and in the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez-Mexico) using skin biopsy as diagnostic tool. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology – Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology 157, S26-S.

Micheli F., Levin N., Giakoumi S., Katsanevakis S., Abdulla A., Coll M., Fraschetti S., Kark S., Koutsoubas D. & Mackelworth P. (2013) Setting priorities for regional conservation planning in the Mediterranean Sea. PLoS ONE 8, e59038. [link]

Nimak-Wood M., Pleslić G., Rako N., Mackelworth P., Holcer D. & Fortuna C.M. (2011) Presence of a solitary striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba) in Mali Lošinj harbour, northern Adriatic sea, Croatia. Vie et Milieu 61, 87-93. [link]

Pleslić G., Rako N., Mackelworth C.P., Wiemann A., Holcer D. & Fortuna C.M. (2015) The abundance of common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the former marine protected area of the Cres-Lošinj archipelago, Croatia. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 25, 125-37.[link]

Pribanić S., Mioković D. & Kovačić D. (2000) Preliminary growth rate and body lengths of the bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821) from the Adriatic Sea. Natura Croatica 9, 179-88. [link]

Rako N., Fortuna C.M., Holcer D., Mackelworth P., Nimak-Wood M., Pleslić G., Sebastianutto L., Vilibić I., Wiemann A. & Picciulin M. (2013a) Leisure boating noise as a trigger for the displacement of the bottlenose dolphins of the Cres–Lošinj archipelago (northern Adriatic Sea, Croatia). Marine Pollution Bulletin 68, 77-84. [link]

Rako N., Holcer D. & Fortuna C.M. (2009) Long-term inshore observation of a solitary striped dolphin, Stenella coeruleoalba, in the Vinodol Channel, northern Adriatic Sea (Croatia). Natura Croatica 18, 427-36. [link]

Rako N., Picciulin M., Vilibić I. & Fortuna C.M. (2013b) Spatial and temporal variability of sea ambient noise as an anthropogenic pressure index: the case of the Cres-Lošinj archipelago, Croatia. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 93, 27-36. [link]

Rako N., Vilibić I. & Mihanović H. (2013c) Mapping underwater sound noise and assessing its sources by using a self-organizing maps method. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 133, 1368-76.[link]

Šantić M., Rađa B., Paladin A. & Pleslić G. (2010) The influence of some abiotic parameters on growth inclination in ascidian Halocynthia papillosa (Linnaeus, 1767) from the Northern Adriatic Sea (Croatia). Archives of Biological Sciences 62, 1007-11. [link]

Wiemann A., Andersen L.W., Berggren P., Siebert U., Benke H., Teilmann J., Lockyer C., Pawliczka I., Skóra K. & Roos A. (2010) Mitochondrial Control Region and microsatellite analyses on harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) unravel population differentiation in the Baltic Sea and adjacent waters. Conservation Genetics 11, 195-211. [link]

Books and book chapters

Antolović J., Flajšman E., Frković A., Grgurev M., Grubešić M., Hamidović D., Holcer D., Pavlinić I., Vuković M. & Tvrtković N. (2006) Crvena knjiga sisavaca Hrvatske (Red book of Mammals of Croatia). Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, State Institute for Nature Protection, Zagreb.

Bearzi G. & Fortuna C.M. (2006) Common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). Mediterranean subpopulation. In: The status and distribution of cetaceans in the Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea(eds. by Reeves RR & Notarbartolo di Sciara G), p. 137. IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation, Malaga, Spain.

Đurović M., Holcer D., Joksimović A., Mandić M., Fortuna C., Ikica Z. & Vuković V. (2016) Cetaceans in the Boka Kotorska Bay. In: The Boka Kotorska Bay Environment (eds. by Joksimović A & et al.), pp. 1-27. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin, Heidelberg. [link]

Holcer D. (2006a) Dobri dupin (Bottlenose dolphin), Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821). In: Crvena knjiga sisavaca Hrvatske (Red book of mammals of Croatia) (ed. by Tvrtković N), pp. 52-3. Ministarstvo kulture, Državni zavod za zaštitu prirode, Zagreb.

Holcer D. (2006b) Kratkokljuni obični dupin (Short-beaked common dolphin), Delphinus delphis Linnaeus, 1758. In: Crvena knjiga sisavaca Hrvatske (Red book of mammals of Croatia) (ed. by Tvrtković N), pp. 71-2. Ministarstvo kulture, Državni zavod za zaštitu prirode, Zagreb.

Holcer D., Fortuna C.M. & Mackelworth P.C. (2015) Adriatic sea: important areas for conservation of cetaceans, sea turtles and giant devil rays. UNEP-MAP-RAC/SPA, Tunis.

Jakl Z., Bitunjac I., Plepel I. & Pleslić G. (2008) Priručnik za inventarizaciju morskih vrsta Jadrana (Handbook for inventarisation of Adriatic marine species). Udruga za prirodu, okoliš i održivi razvoj Sunce, Split.

Kirkman H. & Mackelworth P. (2016) Defining approaches for the management of large marine systems. In: Marine transboundary conservation and protected areas (ed. by Mackelworth PC), pp. 35-50. Routledge, London and New York.

Mackelworth P. (2016a) Marine transboundary conservation and protected areas. Routledge, London and New York. [link]

Mackelworth P. & Holcer D. (2011) The Cres-Lošinj Special Marine Reserve – governance analysis. In: Governing Marine Protected Areas: getting the balance right – Volume 2 (eds. by Jones PJS, Qiu W & De Santo EM), pp. 206- 22. Technical Report to Marine & Coastal Ecosystems Branch, UNEP, Nairobi. [link]

Mackelworth P.C. (2016b) Conclusions. In: Marine transboundary conservation and protected areas (ed. by Mackelworth PC), pp. 286 – 300. Routledge, London and New York. [link]

Mackelworth P.C. (2016c) Introduction. In: Marine transboundary conservation and protected areas (ed. by Mackelworth PC), pp. 1-14. Routledge, London and New York. [link]

Mackelworth P.C., Jančič M., Lazar B. & Holcer D. (2016) The prospect of a transboundary marine protected area to help resolve the Piran Bay border dispute in the Northern Adriatic. In: Marine transboundary conservation and protected areas (ed. by Mackelworth PC), pp. 111-31. Routledge, London and New York. [link]

Picciulin M., Sebastianutto L., Fortuna C.M., Mackelworth P., Holcer D. & Gospić N.R. (2016) Are the 1/3 Octave 63 and 125 band noise levels predictive of vessel? The case of Cres–Lošinj Archipelago (Northern Adriatic Sea, Croatia). In: The effects of noise on aquatic life II (eds. by Popper A & Hawkins A), pp. 821-8. Springer. [link]

Prvan M., Berković B., Jakl Z., Žuljević A., Bitunjac I., Plepel I., Dragičević B., Pleslić G. & Holcer D. (2016) Priručnik za zaštitu mora i prepoznavanje živog svijeta Jadrana (Handbook for Marine protection and identification of Adriatic Marine Species). Udruga za prirodu, okoliš i održivi razvoj Sunce, Split.

Rako N., Picciulin M., Mackelworth C.P., Holcer D. & Fortuna C.M. (2012) Long-term monitoring of anthropogenic noise and its relationship to bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) distribution in the Cres–Lošinj archipelago, northern Adriatic, Croatia. In: The effects of noise on aquatic life (eds. by Popper AN & Hawkins A), pp. 323-5. Springer, Dordrecht. [link]

Tvrtković N., Flajšman E., Frković A., Grgurev M., Grubešić M., Hamidović D., Holcer D. & Pavlinić I. (2004) Sisavci (Mammals). In: Crveni popis ugroženih biljaka i životinja Hrvatske (Red List of threatened plants and animals of Croatia) (ed. by Tvrtković N), pp. 47-50. State Institute for Nature Conservation, Zagreb.

Scientific workshops and meetings

Bearzi G. & Fortuna C. (2006) Common bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus (Mediterranean subpopulation). In: IUCN and ACCOBAMS Red List assessment of cetaceans in the ACCOBAMS area, Monaco.

Beqiraj S., Fraschetti S., Gacic M., Joksimovic A., Mascle J., Notarbartolo di Sciara G. & Odorico R. (2011) Scientific ration ale for the proposed CIESM South Adriatic Sea Marine Peace Park. In: CIESM Workshop Monographs (ed. by Briand F), p. 128. CIESM, Monaco.

Cañadas A., Fortuna C., Birkun A. & Donovan G. (2006a) Plans for surveying the Mediterranean and Black Seas (the ACCOBAMS region). In: 58th meeting of the IWC Scientific Committee, St Kitts and Nevis.

Cañadas A., Fortuna C. & Donovan G. (2004) Where are they and how many? Moving towards a major ACCOBAMS cetacean survey. In: ACCOBAMS Second Meeting of the Parties, p. 8, Palma de Mallorca.

Cañadas A., Fortuna C., Donovan G. & Birkun A. (2006b) Advances on the programme on surveying the ACCOBAMS area. In: 4th Meeting of the ACCOBAMS Scientific Committee, p. 24, Montecarlo, Monaco.

Cañadas A., Fortuna C. & Hammond P. (2006c) Habitat use modelling as a tool for selecting MPAs in the ACCOBAMS Area. In: 4th Meeting of the ACCOBAMS Scientific Committee, p. 56, Montecarlo, Monaco.

Cañadas A., Fortuna C. & Hammond P. (2006d) Modelling techniques to investigate the impact of changes in habitat on cetacean distribution and abundance. In: 58th meeting of the IWC Scientific Committee, St Kitts and Nevis.

Fortuna C. (2005a) Database on research activities: publicizing and updating the web-based database and procedure to extract the information in a yearly report. In: 3rd Meeting of the ACCOBAMS Scientific Committee, p. 5, Cairo, Egipt.

Fortuna C. (2005b) Whale watching: report on ongoing activities on whale watching database. In: 3rd Meeting of the ACCOBAMS Scientific Committee, p. 15, Cairo, Egipt.

Fortuna C. (2006a) Draft Bottlenose dolphin Conservation Action Plan for Croatia. In: 4th Meeting of the ACCOBAMS Scientific Committee, Montecarlo, Monaco.

Fortuna C. (2006b) Update on the status of whale-watching activities in the Agreement area. In: 4th Meeting of the ACCOBAMS Scientific Committee, p. 24, Montecarlo, Monaco.

Fortuna C. & Mackelworth P.C. (2001) The north-eastern Adriatic bottlenose dolphin population segment. In: Scoping meeting on Habitat Degradation. ICRAM, Rome, Italy.

Fortuna C. & Northridge S. (2005) Pingers – A technological update on the issue, with a view of developing common strategies on the competition issue: a pragmatic approach. In: 3rd Meeting of the ACCOBAMS Scientific Committee, p. 15, Cairo, Egipt.

Fortuna C.M., Holcer D., Filidei Jr E., Donovan G.P. & Tunesi L. (2011) The first cetacean aerial survey in the Adriatic sea: summer 2010. In: 7th Meeting of the ACCOBAMS Scientific committee, p. 16.

Fortuna C.M., Mackelworth C.P. & Holcer D. (2014) Toward the identification of EBSAs in the Adriatic sea: hotspots of megafauna. In: Mediterranean Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs), p. 5. Convention on Biological Diversity, Málaga, Spain.

Fossi C., Holcer D., Maltese S., Fortuna C.M., Wiemann A., Canese S., De Stephanis R., Mackelworth P. & Marsili L. (2009) Preliminary results of organochlorines levels and biomarker responses in skin biopsies of the common bottlenose dolphins from the Adriatic sea (Mediterranean sea). In: 61. Meeting of the IWC Scientific committee, p. 9. International Whaling Commission.

Holcer D. (2003) Report on the activities and of the ACCOBAMS Scientific committee Working group on competitive interactions between dolphins and fisheries (SC WG3) in the ACCOBAMS Agreement area. In: 2nd Meeting of the ACCOBAMS Scientific Committee, pp. 63-4. Permanent Secretariat of the Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans of the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Contiguous Atlantic Area, Istanbul, Turkey.

Holcer D. (2016a) Central/South Adriatic coastal bottlenose dolphins (T. truncatus) Important Marine Mammal Area (IMMA). In: 1st IMMA workshop. Blue World Institute, Chania, Greece.

Holcer D. (2016b) North Adriatic coastal bottlenose dolphins (T. truncatus) Important Marine Mammal Area (IMMA). In: 1st IMMA workshop. Blue World Institute, Chania, Greece.

Holcer D. & Fortuna C. (2016a) North Adriatic bottlenose dolphins (T. truncatus) Important Marine Mammal Area (IMMA). In: 1st IMMA workshop. Blue World Institute, Chania, Greece.

Holcer D. & Fortuna C. (2016b) South Adriatic pelagic Important Marine Mammal Area (IMMA). In: 1st IMMA workshop. Blue World Institute, Chania, Greece.

Holcer D. & Fortuna C.M. (2000) Cetaceans in the Croatian part of Adriatic Sea. In: Co-ordination/training Workshop on the monitoring of Cetacean stranding in Mediterranean. UNEP/MAP – RAC/SPA, France.

Holcer D., Fortuna C.M. & Mackelworth P.C. (2014) Current state of knowledge of Cetacean species in the Adriatic Sea. In: 65th meeting of the IWC Scientific Committee, p. 19. IWC, Bled, Slovenia.

Lauriano G., Panigada S., Fortuna C.M., Holcer D., Filidei Jr E., Pierantonio N. & Donovan G.P. (2011) Monitoring density and abundance of cetaceans in the seas around Italy through aerial surveys: a summary contribution to conservation and the future ACCOBAMS survey. In: 63. Meeting of the IWC Scientific committee, p. 5.

Mackelworth P. (2011) The Marine Peace Park Paradigm: coast to coast international marine parks in the Mediterranean. In: CIESM Workshop Monographs (ed. by Briand F), pp. 27-32. CIESM, Monaco.

Mackelworth P., Holcer D., Fortuna C. & Jones P. (2008) Multiple use marine protected areas as complex commons. In: Governing Shared Resources: Connecting Local Experience to Global Challenges, the Twelfth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Commons, Cheltenham, England.

Northridge S., Fortuna C. & Read A. (2006) Guidelines for technical measures to minimise cetacean-fishery conflicts in the Mediterranean and Black Seas. In: ACCOBAMS Second Meeting of the Parties, pp. 9-12, Palma de Mallorca.

Northridge S. & Fortuna M. (2008) Draft Protocol For data collection on bycatch and depredation In the ACCOBAMS Region. In: International Workshop on Bycatch within the ACCOBAMS Area. FAO, Rome, Italy. Citeseer.

Parson E.C.M. & Fortuna C.M. (2005) A brief note on definitions of whalewatching activities. In: 57th meeting of the IWC Scientific Committee, p. 5, Ulsan, South Korea.

Conference abstracts and proceedings

Bearzi G., Politi E., Fortuna C.M., Mel L. & Notarbartolo di Sciara G. (2000) An overview of cetacean sighting data from the northern Adriatic Sea: 1987-1999. In: European Research on Cetaceans, pp. 356-61.

Fortuna C., Holcer D., Mackelworth P., Filidei jr E., Donovan G., Tunesi L. & Lazar B. (2015) Summer distribution and abundance of sea turtles in the Adriatic Sea: Results from the first aerial survey in the region. In: 35th International Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation (eds. by Kaska Y, Sonmez B, Turkecan O & Sezgin C), p. 130. International Sea Turtle Society, Mugla, Turkey.

Fortuna C.M. & Hammon P. (2002) Distribution and habitat use of bottlenose dolphins of Kvarnerić, Croatia: identification of critical habitats. In: European Research on Cetaceans.

Fortuna C.M., Holcer D., Mackelworth C.P., Wiemann A. & Hammon P. (2003) Identification of critical factors affecting the distribution and habitat use of bottlenose dolphins in Kvarnerić, Croatia. In: 8th Croatian Biological Congress, Zagreb.

Fortuna C.M., Holcer D., Mackelworth P. & Hammond P.S. (2005a) Modelling the habitat use of bottlenose dolphins in Kvarneric (Croatia): implications for a proposed MPA. ECS Workshop “How can Science best inform Managers: the role of field studies in the conservation management of European bottlenose dolphin populations”. In: 19th Conference of the European Cetacean Society, La Rochelle, France.

Fortuna C.M., Mackelworth C.P., Holcer D. & Hammond P. (2005b) Linking the distribution of bottlenose dolphins in Kvarneric (Croatia) to anthropogenic factors: implications for the proposed MPA. In: 16th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, San Diego, USA.

Fortuna C.M., Mackelworth P.C., Wiemann A. & Hammond P.S. (2006a) Survival estimates of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Kvarnerić (Croatia). In: 20th Annual Conference of the European Cetacean Society, p. 36, Gdynia, Poland.

Fortuna C.M., Marsili L. & Lauriano G. (2002) The effects of oil spills on Cetaceans. In: Oil Pollution and Conservation of Biodiversity (ed. by Walmsley JG), pp. 49-54. NP Asinara, IFAW, MedMarAvis, Porto Torres (Sardinia).

Fortuna C.M., Wiemann A., Mackelworth P., Holcer D., Rako N., Lazar B. & Hammond P.S. (2006b) The north-eastern Adriatic bottlenose dolphin population : current conservation status and future research needs. In: Cetaceans, sea turtles and sharks of the Adriatic Sea, Cattolica, Italy.

Fortuna C.M., Wilson B., Wiemann A., Riva L., Gaspari S., Matešić M., Oehen S. & Pribanić S. (2000) How many dolphins are we studying and is our study area big enough? In: European Research on Cetaceans 14 (eds. by Evans PGH, Pitt-Aiken R & Rogen E), pp. 370-3, Cork, Ireland.

Genov T. & Fortuna C.M. (2005) Towards the definition of the northern Adriatic bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) home range. In: 19th annual conference of the European Cetacean Society and associated workshops, La Rochelle, France.

Genov T. & Wiemann A. (2005) A comparative study of bottlenose dolphin cross-border movements in the north east Adriatic Sea. In: 16th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, pp. 12-6, San Diego, CA, USA.

Holcer D., Fortuna C.M., Filidei E., Mackelworth P. & Tunesi L. (2010) Distribution and abundance of megafauna in the Adriatic Sea: relevance for identification of important marine areas. In: 3rd International Workshop on Biodiversity in the Adriatic: Towards a representative network of MPAs in the Adriatic, Piran, Slovenia.

Holcer D., Fortuna C.M. & Mackelworth C.P. (2014) Out of sight, out of mind – have we neglected the importance of Adriatic pelagic habitat and species? In: Towards 2020. Adriatic Sea, Ionian Sea and the “Aichi targets”, Silvi (Te), Italy.

Holcer D., Mackelworth P. & Fortuna C.M. (2002) Present state of understanding of the Cetacean fauna of the Croatian Adriatic sea. In: European Research on Cetaceans, Liege, Belgium.

Holcer D., Nimak M., Pleslić G., Jovanović J. & Fortuna C.M. (2009) Survey of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the area of Lastovo island, Adriatic sea. In: 10th Croatian Biological Congress (eds. by Besendorfer V, Kopjar N, Vidaković-Cifrek Ž, Tkalec M, Bauer N & Lukša Ž), pp. 300-1. Croatian Biological Society, Osijek.

Holcer D., Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Fortuna C.M., Onofri V., Lazar B. & Tvrtković N. (2003) The occurrence of Cuvier͛s beaked whale (Ziphius cavirostris) in Croatian Adriatic waters. In: 8th Croatian Biological Congress (eds. by Besendorfer V & Kopjar N), pp. 255-6. Croatian Biological Society, Zagreb, Croatia.

Holcer D., Wiemann A., Mackelworth P. & Fortuna C.M. (2008) Preliminary results on the distribution and abundance of Cetaceans in the Croatian southern Adriatic sea. In: 22nd conference of the European Cetacean Society. European Cetacean Society, Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands.

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