About employee

Katarina Pavlek, mag. geogr.

Title: Expert associate
Location: 228
Public phone number:01/4895 453
E-mail: E-mail
Department: Division of Physical Geography , Department of Geography
Graduation year:2019
Employed in this institution since:2020


Katarina Pavlek was born in Zagreb on 27 January 1995. She completed the Classical Gymnasium secondary school in parallel with the Blagoja Bersa Music school. In 2013, she enrolled in the undergraduate study of geography, research specialisation at the Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, and attained the title of baccalaureate in 2016 with the topic Issues of sustainable water resources in the European Mediterranean under the mentorship of Professor Nenad Buzjak. That same year, she won the Rector’s award of the University of Zagreb for her team research work Analysis of the changes in land cover in northern Croatia from 1981 to 2011. She spent a semester at the University of Lancaster (UK) as part of the Erasmus+ programme in the 2017/18 academic year.

In 2019, she completed the graduate study of geography, research specialisation in the module Physical geography with geoecology with the graduate thesis Recent morphological changes to the bed of the Cetina River under the mentorship of Professor Sanja Faivre.

Since 2020, she has been employed as an associate at the Division of Physical Geography on a project to systematically examine the hydromorphological elements of river quality. Also in 2020, she enrolled in the Doctoral study of geography and will examine the geomorphological changes of riverbeds in Croatia, under the mentorship of Professor Ivan Čanjevac.

To date, she has published scientific papers on the topic of the occurrence of fires in open spaces, changes in land cover and geomorphology of riverbeds. Her primary research interests are fluvial geomorphology, water management, environmental change, GIS and remote research.

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