Đuro Huber

Đuro Huber

Đuro Huber

Djuro Huber was born in Zagreb, Croatia, in 1950. After graduation in veterinary medicine in 1975, he specialized in ecology (master’s degree) and in wildlife parasitology (PhD in 1979). He worked for 45 years at the Biology Department of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb, where was primarily teaching Zoology and Ecology. In 1979/80 he was on a Fulbright grant in Wild Animal Disease Center in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. Since 1981 he is conducting a brown bear study in Croatia, which in 1996 expanded to the “Study of large carnivores in Croatia” (includes bear, wolf and lynx). The main method or research is radio-telemetry, but many morphological, physiological, nutritional and genetic aspects are included. Other projects he led included: National Geographic Society, International Bear Association, Euronatur, Bernd Thies Foundation, U.S. – Croatian science technology program, ALIS, Alertis, LIFE Wolf, LIFE COEX, GEF KEC, DinaRis, HUNT, LIFE DINALP BEAR, POLONEZ BearHealth. So far Djuro Huber has published 184 scientific papers, 112 professional papers, and 182 abstracts of conference presentations. Professional and NGO activities include: Croatian Ecological Society, Croatian Biological Society, IUCN Species Survival Commission Bear Specialist Group (co-chair BSG for Europe), IUCN SSC Wolf Specialist Group, International Bear Association (Council member and past Vice-president), Large Carnivore Initiative for Europe (Core Group member), Wildlife Disease Association. Djuro Huber is currently the professor emeritus at the Department of Biology at the Veterinary Faculty in Zagreb.

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