Marin Cvitanovic

Dr Marin Cvitanovic

  • Lecturer (Academic) in Human Geography
  • Christchurch House C218a, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

I am a geographer with an interest in socio-environmental systems, land use and land cover change and cultural geography. I am particularly interested in how different social, cultural and demographic factors influence land use and land cover change and I typically use remote sensing, statistical modelling and qualitative and quantitative household surveys to tackle such questions. My work is rooted in geography, but my interests extend to environmental history, biology, cultural studies, social psychology and political science.

Favourites

  • Cvitanović, M., Lučev, I., Fürst-Bjeliš, B., Borčić, L.S., Horvat, S. and Valožić, L., 2017. Analyzing post-socialist grassland conversion in a traditional agricultural landscape – Case study Croatia. Journal of Rural Studies, 51, 53-63.
  • Slavuj Borčić, L., Cvitanović, M. and Lukić, A., 2016. Cultivating alternative spaces – Zagreb's community gardens in transition: From socialist to post-socialist perspective. Geoforum, 77, 51-60.
  • Cvitanovic, M., Blackburn, G.A. and Jepsen, M.R., 2016. Characteristics and drivers of forest cover change in the post-socialist era in Croatia: evidence from a mixed-methods approach. REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE, 16 (6), 1751-1763.

Journal Articles

  • Faivre, S., Galović, L., Sümegi, P., Cvitanović, M., Náfrádi, K. and Horvatinčić, N., 2018. Palaeoenvironmental reconstruction of the Milna valley on the island of Vis (Central Adriatic) during the late Holocene. Quaternary International.
  • Cvitanović, M., Lučev, I., Fürst-Bjeliš, B., Borčić, L.S., Horvat, S. and Valožić, L., 2017. Analyzing post-socialist grassland conversion in a traditional agricultural landscape – Case study Croatia. Journal of Rural Studies, 51, 53-63.
  • Pavlek, K., Bišćević, F., Furčić, P., Grđan, A., Gugić, V., Malešić, N., Moharić, P., Vragović, V., Fuerst-Bjeliš, B. and Cvitanović, M., 2017. Spatial patterns and drivers of fire occurrence in a Mediterranean environment: a case study of southern Croatia. Geografisk Tidsskrift - Danish Journal of Geography, 117 (1), 22-35.
  • Slavuj Borčić, L., Cvitanović, M. and Lukić, A., 2016. Cultivating alternative spaces – Zagreb's community gardens in transition: From socialist to post-socialist perspective. Geoforum, 77, 51-60.
  • Cvitanovic, M., Blackburn, G.A. and Jepsen, M.R., 2016. Characteristics and drivers of forest cover change in the post-socialist era in Croatia: evidence from a mixed-methods approach. REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE, 16 (6), 1751-1763.
  • Cvitanović, M., 2014. Land-use and land-cover changes in the Krapina-Zagorje county from 1991 to 2011. Hrvatski Geografski Glasnik, 76 (1), 41-60.
  • Lončar, J. and Cvitanović, M., 2013. Post-socialism and Environment: Change of cultural landscape in the Drava Valley and Osijek in the Last 50 Years. Sociologija i Prostor, 50 (3), 327-343.
  • Valožić, L. and Cvitanović, M., 2011. Mapping the forest change: Using landsat imagery in forest transition analysis within the Medvednica protected area. Hrvatski Geografski Glasnik, 73 (1), 245-255.

Chapters

  • Cvitanovic, M. and Fuerst-Bjeliš, B., 2017. Marginalization Between Border and Metropolis: Drivers of Socio-Spatial Change in Post-socialist Croatia. In: Pelc, S. and Koderman, M., eds. Nature, Tourism and Ethnicity as Drivers of (De)Marginalization. Springer International Publishing, 313-327.

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Sustainable development in practice (MSc Green Economy)

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Human Geography
  • Geographic research skills

Conference Presentations

  • Natures in between: Environments in areas of contact among states, economic systems, cultures and religions, Human-Environmental Interactions in Economic Transition – Case Study Croatia, 28 Jun 2017, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Natures in between: Environments in areas of contact among states, economic systems, cultures and religions, 2 ka paleoenvironmental reconstruction of the Milna valley on the Vis Island (Central Adriatic), 28 Jun 2017, Zagreb, Croatia

Qualifications

  • PhD in Human Geography (University of Zagreb, Croatia, 2014)

Memberships

  • Higher Education Academy, Fellow (2017-),
  • Royal Geographical Society, Fellow (2018-),
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