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Prof. Dr. Ranka Junge

Prof. Dr. Ranka Junge

Prof. Dr. Ranka Junge

ZHAW School of Life Sciences and Facility Management
Institute of Natural Resource Sciences
Grüentalstrasse 14
8820 Wädenswil

+41 (0) 58 934 59 22

Personal profile

Management role

Head, Centre Ecological Engineering

Position at the ZHAW


Professional development teaching

CAS Süsswasserfische Europas – Ökologie & Management

Expertise and research interests

- Aquaponic (Aquaculture and Hydroponic)
- Macrophyte based wastewater treatment (constructed wetlands)
- Wastewater-fed Aquaculture
- Urban agriculture
- Zero-Emission-Buildings (ZEB)
- Languages: German, Slovenian, English, Italian, Serbo-croatian, French

Educational background

Dr. rer.nat. (limnology, environmental microbiology) (1990, University Konstanz, Germany)
Diploma (biology, plant physiology) (1979, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Professional milestones

since 2007 Professor ZFH, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Waedenswil
2000 – 2007 Dozent, University of Applied Sciences Waedenswil (HSW/ZFH)
1997 - 2000 Senior Scientist, University of applied sciences Waedenswil
1996 – 1999 Research Assistant, University Basel, Natur-, Landschaft-, und Umweltschutz
1993 – 1996 Postdoctoral researcher, University Basel, Zool. Institute

Membership of networks



Articles in scientific journal, peer-reviewed
Book parts, peer-reviewed
Conference contributions, peer-reviewed
Other publications
Oral conference contributions and abstracts
Publications before appointment at the ZHAW

Junge-Berberović, R. (1996) Effect of thermal environment on life-histories of free-living Drosophila melanogaster and D. subobscura. Oecologia 108:262-272.
Geller, W., R. Berberović, U. Gaedke, H. Müller, H.-R. Pauli, M.M. Tilzer, and T. Weisse (1991) Relations among the components of autotrophic and heterotrophic plankton during the seasonal cycle 1987 in Lake Constance. Verh. Int. Ver. Limnol. 24:
Berberović-Junge, R. (1991) Starvation resistance of two coexisting Daphnia species under temperature conditions simulating vertical migration behaviour. Verh. Int. Ver. Limnol. 24: 2794.
Berberović, R. (1990) Elemental composition of two coexisting Daphnia species during the seasonal course of population development in Lake Constance. Oecologia 84: 340-350. DOI: 10.1007/BF00329757
Berberović, R., K. Bikar, and W. Geller (1990) Seasonal variability of the embryonic development time of three planktonic crustaceans: Dependence on temperature, adult size, and egg weight. Hydrobiologia 203: 127-136. DOI: 10.1007/BF00005681.
Berberovic R., and Pinto-Coelho, R. (1989) Dry first, measure later: A new procedure to preserve and to measure zooplankton for ecophysiological studies. Journal of Plankton Research 11: 1109-1116. DOI: 10.1093/plankt/11.5.1109.