Project Acronym: ENTRAP
Project website: https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/838375
MSCA Call: MSCA-IF-CAR
Researcher: David Blažević
Host organisation: Tampere University
David Blažević obtained his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering, University of Rijeka, Croatia in 2014. (‘Analysis of mechanical aspects in the design of vibration energy harvesters’). He is currently researching energy harvesting for precision agriculture applications as a MSCA-IF at Tampere University. Prior to this, he worked at a Croatian organic goat farm as a goat herder. In his research he performed theoretical and experimental investigations of vibration energy harvesters which resulted with numerous research papers and projects.
Environmental DNA detection, is a recently developed non- invasive method used for detecting aquatic invasive and native species, simply by collecting water sample. We have optimised the eDNA detection methods to assess spatial and seasonal distribution of aquatic native and invasive species, identifying target organism or entire community presence with relative abundance estimates, focusing on hotspots of marine and freshwater invasive species, useful for early warning systems, including distribution assessment of fish species in fragmented rivers.