Borna Fuerst-Bjeliš is a senior scientist and full time professor at the University of Zagreb, Croatia. She was awarded by the Federico Grisogono award for the scientific achievement and outstanding contribution to the development of geography in Croatia. Her field of expertise is environmental history and landscape change, spatially focused mainly on Mediterranean karst area, including the development of methodologies of research (historical cartography), borderland areas, spatial perceptions, and spatial (regional) identities. She is the coauthor of the book Historical Geography of Croatia (University of Split, Croatia) and the editor of the Croatian editions of What is Environmental History by D. Hughes (Disput) and The Global Environmental History by I. G. Simmons (Disput). She is the member of a number of international and national scientific organizations. Currently, she is the vice-president of the European Society for Environmental History and a member of the Steering Committee of the Specialty Commission of the International Geographical Union on Marginalization, Globalization, and Regional and Local Responses.