Krešimir Kavčić, mag. ing. agr.

Division for Animal Sciences
Department of Fisheries, Apiculture, Wildlife management and special Zoology
Office location: Building J, end of the hall
Phone: +385 1 239 3977
Email: kkavcic ( at )
Languages: English; Croatian
Consultations: Monday from 08:00 to 16:00

Academic qualifications

  • 2015 - 2017: Master's degree of ecology and environmental protection - (mag. oecol. et prot. nat.)
    University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science
    Ms study: Ecology and environmental protection, inland waters
    Morphological comparison of population of genus Rutilus (Cyprinidae, Actinopterygii) in Croatia
  • 2014 - 2016: Master's degree of fisheries and game management (mag. ing. agr.)
    University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
    Ms study: Fisheries and Game Management

Employment and work experience

  • 2017 - : University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agrculture


Research interests

  • Wildlife management
  • Wildlife biology and ecology
  • Behavioural ecology
  • Game management
  • Telemetry research



Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Uloga lova i lovnog gospodarenja u širenju novonastalih populacija divljih papkara na Mediteranu Croatian science foundation 2020/01/15 - 2024/01/07 coordinator
European network of wildlife professionals - The Consortium ENETWILD European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) 2018/01/01 - 2023/12/31 partner
Grazing for wildfire prevention, ecosystem, service provision, nature conservation and landscape management LIFE+ 2019/04/01 - 2021/12/31 partner


  • • Kavčić K., Brivio F., Grignolio S., Ugarković D., Stankić I., Safner T., Apollonio M., Šprem N. (2018). Is chamois hybridization in the northern Dinaric Mountains an important factor for horn development? Wildlife Biology. 1: 1-8.
  • • Kavčić K., Safner T., Rezić A., Ugarković D., Konjević D., Oršanić M., Šprem N. (2019) Can antler stage represent an activity driver in axis deer Axis axis? Wildlife Biology. 1: 1-7.
  • • Kavčić K., Corlatti L., Safner T., Gligora I., Šprem N. (2019) Density-dependent decline of early horn growth in European mouflon. Mammalian Biology. 99: 37-41.
  • • Kavčić, K, Corlatti, L, Safner, T, Budak, N, Šprem, N. (2020). Contrasting patterns of sexually selected traits in Mediterranean and continental populations of European mouflon. Ecology and Evolution, 10: 2085– 2092.
  • • Kavčić, K., Gančević, P., Šprem, N. (2020). Morphological analysis of the aoudad: the introduced population is well adapted to the Mediterranean habitat, Journal of Central European Agriculture 21:431-437.
  • • Kavčić, K., Corlatti, L., Rodriguez, O., B. Kavčić, and N. Šprem. 2020. From the mountains to the sea! Unusual swimming behavior in chamois Rupicapra spp. Ethology Ecology & Evolution 32:402-408.

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