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Elena Jovanovska

Elena Jovanovska, Ph.D. student
Department of Animal Ecology & Systematics
Justus Liebig University
Heinrich-Buff-Ring 26-32 IFZ
D-35392 Giessen
Phone: +49 (0) 641 99-35733
Fax: +49 (0) 641 99-35709


Fields of interest/focus of work

  • Taxonomy and diversity of diatoms in ancient lakes
  • Phylogeny and evolution of selected diatom genera in Lake Ohrid
  • Paleolimnology of Lake Ohrid


Scientific career

  • 2004-2010: B.Sc. in Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University "St Cyril and   Methodius" in Skopje, Macedonia
  • 2008: Ecology and Systematics of diatoms. Iowa Lakeside Laboratory, Iowa USA
  • 2013-2014: MSc. in Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University "St Cyril and Methodius" in Skopje, Macedonia
  • 2013-2014: Visiting researcher at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR), University of Colorado, Boulder
  • since 2014: Ph.D. student at the Department of Animal Ecology and Systematics, Justus Liebig University Giessen


Publications
Peer-reviewed articles

  • Stelbrink, B.; Jovanovska, E.; Levkov, Z.; Ognjanova-Rumenova, N., Wilke, T. & Albrecht, C. (2018): Diatoms do radiate: evidence for a freshwater species flock. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 13, 1969-1975.
  • Cvetkoska, A.; Pavlov, A.; Jovanovska, E.; Tofilovska, S.; Blanco, S.; Ector, L.; Wagner-Cremer, F. & Levkov, Z. (2018): Spatial patterns of diatom diversity and community structure in ancient Lake Ohrid. Hydrobiologia.
  • Wagner, B.; Wilke, T.; Francke, A.; Albrecht, C.; Baumgarten, H.; Bertini, A.; Combourieu-Nebout, N.; Cvetkoska, A.; D’Addabbo, M.; Donders, T.H.; Föller, K.; Giaccio, B.; Grazhdani, A.; Hauffe, T.; Holtvoeth, J.; Joannin, S.; Jovanovska, E.; Just, J.; Kouli, K.; Koutsodendris, A.; Krastel, S.; Lacey, J. H.; Leicher, N.; Leng, M. J.; Levkov, Z.; Lindhorst, K.; Masi, A.; Mercuri, A.M.; Nomade, S.; Nowaczyk, N.; Panagiotopoulos, K.; Peyron, O.; Reed, J.M.; Regattieri, E.; Sadori, L.; Sagnotti, L.; Stelbrink, B.; Sulpizio, R.; Tofilovska, S.; Torri, P.; Vogel, H.; Wagner, T.; Wagner-Cremer, F.; Wolff, G.A.; Wonik, T.; Zanchetta, G. & Zhang, X.S. (2017): The environmental and evolutionary history of Lake Ohrid (FYROM/Albania): interim results from the SCOPSCO deep drilling project. Biogeosciences, 14, 2033-2054.
  • Tofilovska, S.; Cvetkoska, A.; Jovanovska, E.; Ognjanova-Rumenova, O. & Levkov, Z. (2016): Two new fossil Cyclotella (Kützing) Brébisson species from Lake Ohrid, Macedonia/Albania. Fottea, 16, 201-216.
  • Pavlov, A.; Jovanovska, E.; Wetzel, E.C.; Ector, L. & Levkov, Z. (2016): Freshwater Mastogloia (Bacillariophyceae) taxa from Macedonia, with a description of the epizoic M. sterijovskii sp. nov. Diatom Research, 31, 85-112.
  • Jovanovska, E.; Cvetkoska, A.; Tofilovska, S.; Ognjanova-Rumenova, O. & Levkov, Z. (2016): Description of a new fossil diatom genus, Cribrionella gen. nov. (Bacillariophyta) from Quaternary sediments of Lake Ohrid. Phytotaxa, 252, 31-42.
  • Cvetkoska, A.; Jovanovska, E.; Francke, A.; Tofilovska, S.; Vogel, H.; Levkov, Z.; Donders, T.; Wagner, B. & Wagner-Cremer, F. (2016): Ecosystem regimes and responses in a coupled ancient lake system from MIS 5b to present: The diatom record of lakes Ohrid and Prespa. Biogeosciences, 13, 3147-3162.
  • Jovanovska, E.; Cvetkoska, A.; Hauffe, T.; Levkov, Z.; Wagner, B.; Sulpizio, R.; Francke, A.; Albrecht, C. & Wilke, T. (2016): Differential resilience of ancient sister lakes Ohrid and Prespa to environmental disturbances during the Late Pleistocene. Biogeosciences, 13, 1149-1161.
  • Jovanovska, E.; Levkov, Z. & Edlund, B.M. (2015): The genus Diploneis (Ehrenberg) Cleve from Lake Hövsgöl, Mongolia. Phytotaxa, 217, 201-248.
  • Ognjanova-Rumenova, N.; Jovanovska, E.; Cvetkoska, A. & Levkov, Z. (2015): Two new Tertiarius (Bacillariophyta) species from Mariovo Neogene Basin, Macedonia. Fottea, 15, 51-62.
  • Jovanovska, E.; Buczkó, K.; Nakov, T. & Levkov Z. (2014): Diploneis transylvanica (Bacillariophyceae), a new diatom species from the Neogene fossil deposit in Romania. Nova Hedwigia, 98, 1-15.
  • Jovanovska, E.; Buczkó, K.; Ognjanova-Rumenova, N.G; Nakov, T. & Levkov Z. (2013): Identity and typification of Diploneis ostracodarum, Diploneis budayana and Diploneis praeclara (Bacillariophyta). Phytotaxa, 137, 15-26.
  • Jovanovska, E.; Nakov, T. & Levkov Z. (2013): Observations of the genus Diploneis (Ehrenberg) Cleve from Lake Ohrid, Macedonia. Diatom Research 28, 237-162.

Conference contributions

  • Jovanovska E., Florian R.C. & Spaulding A.S. (2014): Diatom-bound nitrogen isotopic signature in lake sediments (Grand Teton NP). Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting (PSA, ASLO, SFS, SWS), Portland USA. May 18-23, 2014.
  • Pavlov A., Jovanovska E., Wetzel C.E., Ector L. & Levkov Z. (2014): Freshwater Mastogloia Thwaites ex Smith taxa from Macedonia. 8th Central European Diatom Meeting, Zagreb, Croatia. April 10-13, 2014.
  • Levkov Z., Cvetkoska A., Pavlov A., Jovanovska E. & Mitic-Kopanja D. (2013): Past, present and future ecological status of lakes Ohrid and Prespa. Meeting of the Delegations of MANU and the Academy of Sciences of Albania. Ohrid, Macedonia, October 2013.
  • Jovanovska E., Levkov Z. & Nakov T. (2012): Presence of three relict species from the genus Diploneis (Ehrenberg) Cleve from Lake Ohrid (Macedonia). 4th Congress of Ecologists of the Republic of Macedonia with International participation. Ohrid, Macedonia. October 12-15, 2012.
  • Tofilovska S., Pavlov A., Cvetkoska A., Mitić-Kopanja D. Jovanovska E. & Levkov Z. (2012): Diversity, distribution and ecology of diatoms from wet walls and caves. International symposium of biology students. Ohrid, Macedonia. October 14th, 2012.
  • Zupanovska Lj., Jovanovska E., Mitić-Kopanja D. & Levkov Z. (2012):  Diversity and biogeography of taxa in the genus Stauroneis Ehrenberg (Bacillariophyta) in glacial lakes in R. Macedonia. International symposium of biology students, Ohrid, Macedonia. October 14th, 2012.
  • Tutic E., Pavlov A., Cvetkoska A., Jovanovska E., Mitić-Kopanja D. & Levkov Z. (2012): Diversity, ecology and distribution of the genus Caloneis Cleve in lakes Ohrid and Prespa. International symposium of biology students. Ohrid, Macedonia. October 14th, 2012.
  • Jovanovska E., Edlund B. M. & Levkov Z. (2012): A comparison of the genus Diploneis Cleve between Lake Ohrid (Macedonia) and Lake Hövsgöl (Mongolia). Speciation in Ancient Lakes 6 (SIAL 6). Bogor, Indonesia.  August 26-30, 2012. // 6th Central European Diatom Meeting. Innsbruck, Austria. March 22- 25, 2012.
  • Mitić-Kopanja D., Pavlov A., Cvetkoska A., Jovanovska E., Metzeltin D. & Levkov Z. (2012): Observations of triundulate-shaped Lutiola species. 6th Central European Diatom Meeting. Innsbruck, Austria. March 22-25, 2012.
  • Levkov Z., Pavlov A., Cvetkoska A. & Jovanovska E. (2010): Taxonomy and ultrastructure of selected Luticola species. 4th Central European Diatom Meeting, Reichenau, Germany. March 2010.
  • Kunza L. A., Pool J. R., Andrejic J., Castro S. I., Inthongkaew S., Jovanovska E., Kohler T. J., Main S. P., Manier J. T., Nakov T., Purkey M. K., & Spaulding S. A. (2009): Neidium Pfitzer from the Reimer Diatom Herbarium. The North American Diatom symposium, Iowa, USA. September 2009.
  • Jovanovska E., Nakov T., & Levkov Z. (2009): Assessing the monophyly and relatedness of the diatom genus Rhoicosphenia (Bacillariophiceae) using morphological characters. Phycological Society of American meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii. July 2009.
  • Pavlov A., Levkov Z., Jovanovska E., Nakov T., &  Krstić S. (2008):  Diversity and distribution of Eunotia Ehrenberg in Macedonia mountain regions. International Diatom Symposium, Dubrovnik, Croatia. August-September 2008.
  • Jovanovska E., Pavlov A., Nakov T., Levkov Z. & Krstić S. (2008):  Some species of genus Diploneis (Ehrenberg) Cleve in ancient Lake Ohrid, Macedonia. International Diatom Symposium, Dubrovnik, Croatia. August-September 2008.
  • Pavlov A., Jovanovska E., Nakov T., Levkov Z., & Krstić S. (2007): Diatom assemblages from Baba mountain as indicators of possible acidification. Third Congress of Ecologists with International Participation, Struga, Macedonia. September 2007.
  • Pavlov A., Jovanovska E., Nakov T., Krstić S., & Levkov Z. (2007): A new freshwater diatom from Mountain Baba, Macedonia.  Third Congress of Ecologists with International Participation, Struga, Macedonia. September 2007.


Awards & grants

  • 2008: Merit scholarship, Friends of Iowa Lakeside Laboratory, Iowa, USA
  • 2009: John C. Kingston Fellowship, Friends of Iowa Lakeside Laboratory, Iowa, USA
  • 2012: Student grant, Speciation in Ancient Lakes 6 (SIAL 6), Bogor, Indonesia
  • 2013-2014: Fulbright Fellowship - Visiting Student Researcher, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR), University of Colorado, Boulder
  • 2014: Hoshaw Travel award, Portland, USA


Teaching experience

  • 2009: Teaching assistant - Ecology and Systematics of Diatoms. Field course for students at the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and University of Northern Iowa, USA