University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology
During my student days, I have gotten into entomology as a part of my student practice and discovered that it is a field of biology I want to study for the rest of my life. I am especially interested in taxonomy and evolution, and I have recently become interested in the popularisation of science. I am currently working on crickets and grasshoppers with a special interest in pygmy grasshoppers—a very diverse and interesting group of animals usually not larger than two centimeters. My favorite activity during fieldwork is photographing animals, which I later use for scientific purposes if they are of animals I am studying or upload them to iNaturalist if they are interesting species. I was lucky in a way that I already have good mentors supporting my work and teaching me and that I am part of a team of students who conduct fieldwork together. Thanks to this, I already have some experience in science even though I have yet to get my Master's degree. I have a few scientific papers published and have experience in planning, organizing, and conducting field research. Areas I have so far explored during fieldwork are Peninsular Malaysia and Adriatic islands which I am currently researching. My hopes for the future are that I will get to explore more of my country, especially Adriatic islands, and a number of tropical countries.