University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture

Marina Bubalo Kovačić, PhD

Department of Soil Amelioration
Office location: 5th Pavilion, 2nd floor, room number 025
phone: +385 1 239 3753
e-mail: mbubalo ( at ) agr.hr
Languages: croatian, english, german, spanish
Consultations: monday from 10am to 12am

Academic qualifications

  • 2011 - 2016: Ph.D. Civil engineering, Hydraulics
    Model for nitrate concentrations prediction in groundwater under agricultural impact
  • 2008 - 2010: M.Sc. civil engineering
    Sedimentastion tank efficiency analysis by varying supply channel geoetry
  • 2005 - 2008: B.Sc. civil engineering

Employment and work experience

  • 2016 - : University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    postdoctoral researcher
  • 2011 - 2016: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    assistant

Teaching

Research interests

  • water use and protection
  • water quality
  • soil and groundwater pollution
  • different aspects of water use in agricultural production

Training and research experience

  • 25. 03. 2015. - 27. 03. 2015.: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture (expert)
    participation in the Campbell Scientific workshop on sensor application for climate and environment research and other applications
  • 17. 11. 2013. - 18. 12. 2013.: Catalan Institute for Water Research (mixed)
    participation in scientific-expert project on groundwater pollution in Baix Emoprada (Spain)
  • 17. 03. 2013. - 22. 03. 2013.: Umwelt Geräte Technik (mixed)
    participation in the international scientific-practical workshop `Lysimeter-Sapflow Workshop`
  • 16. 11. 2011. - 30. 11. 2011.: Instituut voor Landbouw- en Visserijonderzoek (ILVO) (expert)
    training within the joint international project CROCAN on the topic of soil sampling control and laboratory analysis

Projects

scientific

Title Funding Status
Utjecaj malčiranja i navodnjavanja kapanjem na tok vode i dinamiku nitrata u krškim uvjetima: primjena numeričkog modeliranja Sveučilište u Zagrebu finished
Zaslanjivanje tla - dijagnostika, procesi i utjecaj na biljku MZOS finished

teaching

Title Funding Status
International University Cooperation on Land Protection In European-Asiatic Countries Erasmus+ in progress

Publications

  • Filipović, V., Petošić, D., Nakić, Z., Mustać, I., Ružičić, S., Zovko, M., Bubalo, M. (2012): Identifying spatial and temporal variation of nitrate concentration in shallow groundwater aquifer. // Journal of food agriculture & environment. 10 (2012) , 3/4; 1001-1004
  • Šimunić, I., Cvetković, D., Senta Marić, A., Tomić, F., Jurišić, A., Bubalo, M., Filipović V., Zovko, M. (2012):he impact of pipe spacing on drain outflow, nitrate flush and rapeseed yield. // Croatian Waters. 20, 82; 189-200
  • Bubalo, M., Romić, D., Kuspilić, N., Filipović, V. (2013): Application of field lysimeters in groundwater pollution assessment // 3rd International Conference Waters in Sensitive & Protected areas / Nakić, Zoran ; Rubinić, Josip (Eds.). Zagreb : Croatian Water Pollution Control Society, 34-38
  • Bubalo, M., Romić, D., Kuspilić, N., Zovko, M. (2014): Annual drainage volumes and nitrate-nitrogen leaching under silage maize in wet and dry year. // Contemporary Agriculture. 63 , 3; 232-238
  • Bubalo, M.; Romić, D.; Zovko, M.; Kuspilić, N. (2014): Agricultural Impact on Groundwater Vulnerability to Nitrate in Northern Croatia. // Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus. 79 (2014) ; 23-29
  • Bubalo, M. (2016): Model for nitrate concentrations prediction in groundwater under agricultural impact , Ph.D. thesis, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Zagreb

Bibliography (CROSBI): https://www.bib.irb.hr/pregled/znanstvenici/329033?w_mentor=1

Other professional activities

  • 2017: 10th Eastern European Young Water Professionals Conference
    member of Local Organising Committee
  • 2015: Croatian Soil Society
    member
  • 2015: Croatian Water Pollution Control Society
    member