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The project leader Vlasta Ćosović is a full professor with tenure at the Faculty of Science (Department of Geology). She will coordinate the work of the BREEMECO project, lead the brainstorming activities, providing research ideas and work as ordinary principal investigators do in such projects. She will be particularly engaged in coordination and establishing networks between different institutions and research groups engaged in the project. In addition, she will supervise one PhD student.

Nenad Tomašić is a full professor employed at the Department of Geology, Faculty of Science. Nenad is one of the best crystal-chemist in Croatia. He will study clay minerals from hemipelagic/pelagic deposits in order to interpret the impact of climate changes on weathering of land, also, be involved in fieldwork.

Dunja Aljinović, a full professor at Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering is one of the leading experts in sedimentary petrology, facies and depositional environments analysis and one of few researchers in Croatian dealing with the paleoclimates. She will be include in fieldwork and facies interpretation of clastics and carbonate deposits. Dunja will also be a co-mentor of PhD student engaged in the BREEMECO.

Damir Bucković is a full professor employed at the Department of Geology, Faculty of Science. Damir is an experienced researcher in the field of carbonate sedimentology of the External Dinarides, and along with fieldwork, he will be engaged in carbonate facies interpretation as well as taking care about project webpage.

Dražen Kurtanjek, a senior lecturer at the Department of Geology, Faculty of Science was engaged in numerous scientific and commercial projects as sedimentologist. Therefore, he will work on analysis and interretation of carbonates and participate in fieldwork.

Ines Galović, a senior research associate at the Croatian Geological Survey is experienced nannologist, earning her skills partly abroad. She will analyze deposits with calcareous nannofossils with emphasis on systematic, age attribution and pleoeooceanographic interpretation.

Marija Horvat is a research associate at the Croatian Geological Survey doing research in field of mineralogy, petrography and geochemistry of igneous and pyroclastic rocks. She will work on interpretation of geochemical proprieties of hemipelagic/pelagic deposits, be included in fieldwork.

Igor Felja, a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, studies recent and sub-recent sediments (composition, origin, impact of sea-level changes) in the Adriatic Sea. He will participate to the fieldwork and be in charge for interpolating the effects the past climates had on biota to the recent Northern Adriatic conditions.

Katarina Caput Mihalić, an expert consultant, at Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, is doing a lot of work in field of nannoalage (national and international projects), therefore she will work on the paleooceanographic interpretation based on these organisms.

Valeria Luciani, an associate professor at University of Ferrara, is one of the leading expert in the EECO and MECO based on the studies on planktonic foraminifera. She will be involved in interpretations of deposits that were deposited during these intervals.

Johannes Pignatti, an associate professor at the University La Sapienza (Rome). He will  be engage for stratigraphic-paleoecologic interpretation of deposits using his great knowledge about the Eocene (stratigraphic relation, taxonomy of benthic foraminifera, paleoecology).

Stjepan Ćorić, a research associate at the Austrian Geological Survey is doing a lot of work in biostratigraphy and paleoecology of calcareous nannofossils. He will devote his time to the project to investigate nannofossil communities from hemipelagic/pelagic deposits, to interpret the changes in paleoecological conditions within the water column.

Antonino Briguglio, an associate professor at University of Genoa is well known expert in field of larger benthic foraminifera (their stratigraphic application, paleoecology and functional morphology). He will interpret shallow-marine conditions based on changes of morphologies of foraminiferal tests.

Đurđica Pezelj, an associate professor at the Department of Geology, Faculty of Science. Đurđica is an experiences researcher in the world of smaller benthic foraminifera (taxonomy, stratigraphy, paleoecology and paleogeography). She will be include in the fieldwork, and paleoecological interpretations of sea-bottom conditions based on fossil content.

Young researcher (PhD. student) will be hired following the call of Croatian Scientific Foundation and will devote 100% of her/his time to the project, she/he will be engaged primary in fieldwork and analysis and interpretation of carbonate facies.

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