From 1987 to 1992, I studied biology at the Faculty of Science in Zagreb and acquired the qualification of graduate engineer of biology,
specializing in ecology. I defended my doctoral thesis in 2000. Now, I am employed at the Faculty of Geotechnical Engineering in Varaždin
(2010-present). In 2017 I was elected to the academic title of associate professor. The topics of my scientific interest are: non-forest vegetation,
vegetation ecology, vascular plants, invasive alien plant species, nature protection and phytoremediation. As author and co-author I have
published about 40 scientific papers.