Faculty & Staff
Areas of Expertise
Coastal ecosystems conservation and management
PhD, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, Marine Science
MS, University of Zagreb (Croatia), Natural and Mathematical Sciences, Ecology and Limnology
BS, University of Zagreb (Croatia), Natural and Mathematical Sciences, Biology
Anamarija Frankić is the director of the Green Harbors Project and an adjunct professor at the University of Split, Croatia. She also serves as an environmental advisor to the Government of Croatia, Ministry of Culture.
Her interdisciplinary work is grounded in biology, ecology, limnology and marine science. She has focused on applying science in coastal ecosystems conservation and management nationally and internationally. Professor Frankic helped initiate and develop major conservation projects in Croatia and the Adriatic region funded through the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the World Bank, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), and the European Union. Because her work coincides with that of the Center for Governance and Sustainability, Frankic is a member of the center's core team.
The vision, mission and goals of her work are based on the integration of teaching, service and scholarship in the practice of place-based coastal ecosystem stewardship. In 2009, she initiated the Green Harbors Project (GHP) with the vision that any urban harbor can become green and sustainable if managed within environmental limits, while recognizing strength in ecological and human diversity, and supporting local and place-specific economic production within a regional and global context. She developed and teaches "Introduction to Biomimicry "and recently became a biomimicry fellow.
While at UMass Boston she launched the “Adopt a Student for a Green Job” program that provides employment for most of her undergraduate and graduate students during their educational process.
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