Emina Šunje was born the 09.09.1987 in Sarajevo. Emina's work includes genetic and ecology studies of amphibians and reptiles (in broad sense: morphology, taxonomy, ethology and environmental studies for conservation purpose). She finishes undergraduate and graduate (master's) degree in Biology by the ends of 2011, at the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the University of Sarajevo researching molecular markers as estimators of diversity of the black slamander from Mt. Prenj . She begins her career at the International University of Sarajevo (IUS) as a teaching assistant in several courses in field of molecular biology (2010- 2013). In 2013 she starts her work at BHHU: ATRA through which she conducted several research projects such as : Investigating olm distribution in Bosnia and Herzegovina , and research and protection of black salamander populations of the Dinarides , which is also the topic of her doctoral dissertation. Since May 2015, she is an employee at the Department of Ecology at the Faculty of Science of the University of Sarajevo. She enrolled in a PhD program at the same Faculty in January 2015. Her doctoral thesis is carried out with international and regional cooperation together with HHD Hyla (Croatia) and the University of Antwerp (Belgium) as a Join EU-SEE Erasmus Mundus grantee. During her short career she is leader of six projects (6) concerning investigation and protection of biodiversity in BiH, and granter of three scholarships (3). She published six papers (6) and two (2) educational brochure on the topic of biodiversity BiH. She attended various conferences and symposiums with oral presentations (6) and posters (3). e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Adnan Zimić was born on 10 November 1989 in Sarajevo (B&H). As a student (in 2012), he begins to study amphibians and reptiles, and becomes leader of Herpetological section of the Association of Biology students from Sarajevo (DSB), where he gets involved in the following projects: Organisation of The International Biological camp "Tajan 2013", „Conservation of Endangered Prenj Black Salamander (Salamandra atra prenjensis) in B&H“ (2013/2014) and „The Paradox of Metamorphosis in European Common Spadefoot Toad (Pelobates fuscus) (2014/2015)“. Currently, he is leader of the project "Assessing the distribution and conservation status of Pannonian crested newt, Triturus dobrogicus macrosoma, in B&H". Adnan graduated (Bsc degree) in 2014 at the Department of Biology (Faculty of Sciences) in Sarajevo on his work: Herpetofauna (Chordata: Vertebrata: Amphibia, Reptilia) of natural monument „Vrelo Bosna". He is author and co-author of 10 scientific papers, four (4) conference reports and one (1) book in the field of herpetology. His greatest interests are ecology and ethology (behavior) of animal species. Currently he is enrolled in the second cycle of his studies (Master degree), where he works on: Ecological characteristics of Common Spadefoot (Pelobates fuscus) metapopulations in The Bosnian Posavina.
Berina Vrhovac was born in Sarajevo on 09.01.1996. She begins her undergraduate Biology studies in 2014 at the Faculty of Sciences in Sarajevo. In April 2015, she joins ATRA where she had the chance to participate in her first field work activities. Inspiration from this experience, combined with her love for animals and nature, motivated her to actively involve as an apprentice in ATRA where she is now dealing with administrative and technical work. The work within ATRA became her primary motivation for furthering her studies. In early 2015, she starts leading the Association of biology students (DSB) in Sarajevo. She is actively engaged in other activities concerning promotion, public education and protection of biodiversity in BiH. In the third semester of her undergraduate studies, as a very ambitious student, she publishes her first correspondence paper.
Amila Šunje - Rizvan was born in Sarajevo the 09.09.1987. She finishes her undergraduate studies at the Veterinary Faculty in Sarajevo by the end of 2010, were she is currently completing postgraduate studies. She has been keeping up her passion for animals and mountains by assisting field work of BHHU ATRA and helping in organization of biological camps for DBS (Association of Biology Students) in 2011 and 2012. She is currently employed as a teacher assistant at the Department of Surgery and Ophthalmology of the Veterinary Faculty in Sarajevo. She is actively involved in the promotion of ATRA and its field work activities, designing and introducing various forms of cooperation between veterinary profession and herpetofauna.
Ana Ćurić, bachelor of Biology and herpetologist, was born on 19th March, 1991 in Banja Luka, BiH. She graduated at Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Banja Luka in 2015, with thesis “Morphological and ecological characteristic of European common spadefoot toad Pelobates fuscus (Anura, Pelobatidae) from middle Posavina region”. Presently, she is student of second year of master studies of experimental biology at Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Zagreb, module zoology. Ana if focused on the work and further gathering of experiences within herpetofauna, mycology and recently marine biology. Ana is a member of Herpetological Association in Bosnia and Herzegovina ATRA, Sarajevo and Croatian Herpetological Society HYLA, Zagreb. In 2014 she became a team leader of the first scientific project for European common spadefoot toad research in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In a very short period of activity, she attended three scientific congress with posters (2) and oral presentations (2), six reginal projects, four biological camps, many researches, seminars and lectures. During 2014 Ana has successfully written two projects considering research of European common spadefoot toad which is her current main interest in herpetology. In last two years she successfully organized educational photography exhibition “Amphibians of Bosnia and Herzegovina” in Banja Luka and First Balkan Congress for the British Rufford Small Grants foundation called “Nature knows no boundaries”. Besides, Ana is an active scuba diver and member of Scuba Club “BUK” in Banja Luka. Also, she is a member of Kenel Club Banja Luka, as organization committee and competent authority. e-mail: email@example.com