(UNESCO / Japan Young Researchers' fellowships programme)

Cvetkoska Aleksandra

Beneficiary country: 
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Aleksandra Cvetkoska Republic of Serbia Born on 29 June 1983 in Srbija, Pozarevac, Republic of Serbia
Country of study: 
Last degree obtained: 

Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Skopje, R. Macedonia: PhD in Biological Sciences, the Institute of Biology, 2014.

Scholarly work and publications: 

Cvetkoska, A., Jovanovska, E., Francke, A., Tofilovska, S., Vogel, H., Levkov, Z., Donders, T. H., Wagner, B., and 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, pp. 3147-3162, doi:10.5194/bg-13-3147-2016.

Cvetkoska, A., Levkov, Z., Reed, J.M., Wagner, B., Panagiotopoulos, K., Leng, M.J. and Lacey, J.H. (2015). Quaternary climate change and Heinrich events in the southern Balkans - Lake Prespa diatom palaeolimnology from the last interglacial to present. Journal of Paleolimnology, 53 (2), pp. 215-231. doi: 10.1007/s10933-014-9821-3.

Cvetkoska, A., Levkov, Z., Reed, J.M., and Wagner, B. (2014). Late Glacial to Holocene climate change and human impact in the Mediterranean - the last ca. 17ka diatom record of Lake Prespa (Macedonia/Albania/Greece). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 406, pp. 22-32. doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2014.04.010.

Cvetkoska, A., Hamilton, P.B., Ognjanova-Rumenova, N., and Levkov, Z., (2014). Observations of the genus Cyclotella (Kützing) Brébisson in ancient lakes Ohrid and Prespa and a description of two new species C. paraocellata sp. nov. and C. prespanensis sp. nov. Nova Hedwigia Beihefte, 98 (3-4), pp. 313-340. doi: 10.1127/0029-5035/2014/0154.

Cvetkoska, A., Reed, J. M., and Levkov, Z. (2012). Diatoms as indicators of environmental change in ancient Lake Ohrid during the last glacialinterglacial cycle (ca. 140 ka). Diatom Monographs Vol. 15. (Edited by: Andrzej Witkowski), Koeltz Scientific Books, Koenigstein, Germany, pp. 224. ISBN 978-3-87429-428-7.

What the fellow says:

"The UNESCO/Japan Research Fellowship supported my research and enabled me to visit the Canadian Museum of Nature. The experience gained from working there was invaluable, for I expanded my knowledge and gained new ideas that will be put into practice in my future work."