University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture

Assist. Prof. Maja Čačija, PhD

Assist. Prof. Maja Čačija, PhD

Department for Agricultural Zoology
Office location: 3rd Pavillion, ground floor, room 12
phone: +385 1 239 3621
e-mail: mcacija ( at ) agr.hr
Languages: croatian, english
Consultations: Tuesday from 9 am till 10 am

Academic qualifications

  • - 2015: PhD
    University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
    Title: Distribution and dominance of species of the genus Agriotes in arable land in the continental Croatia
  • - 2008: MSc
    University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science
    Title: Mutations in phosphomannomutase 2 gene that cause congenital disorder of glycosylation type Ia

Employment and work experience

  • 2017 - : University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
    Assistant Professor
  • 2015 - 2017: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
    Postdoctoral researcher
  • 2009 - 2015: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
    Assistant

Teaching

Research interests

  • Wireworm fauna and population dynamics
  • Molecular methods in entomology
  • Biological pest control
  • Soil fauna
  • Insect rearing

Training and research experience

  • 10. 11. 2017. - 17. 11. 2017.: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture (teaching)
    Workshops: Raising the Quality of Higher Education Performance
  • 08. 04. 2016. - 29. 04. 2016.: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture (teaching)
    Workshops: Raising the Quality of Higher Education Performance
  • 10. 03. 2016. - 10. 03. 2016.: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture (teaching)
    First Mentoring Workshop on Postgraduate Doctoral Program of "Agricultural Sciences" at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
  • 22. 02. 2016. - 26. 02. 2016.: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture (scientific)
    Ground Beetle (Carabidae) Identification Workshop
  • 07. 09. 2015. - 12. 09. 2015.: University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Beč, Austrija (teaching)
    Didactic Course and E-learning for Teachers (LifeADA)
  • 25. 06. 2013. - 28. 06. 2013.: Agricultural University – Plovdiv, Plovdiv, Bugarska (teaching)
    Workshop: Training activity Exchange of Experience in Plant Medicine (TEMPUS)
  • 03. 07. 2012. - 04. 07. 2012.: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture (teaching)
    Workshop: Teacher Training Activity in Environmental fate and plant interaction of plant production products (TEMPUS)
  • 23. 01. 2012. - 28. 01. 2012.: Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, Agricultural University of Tirane, Tirana, Albanija (teaching)
    Workshop: Teacher Teacher Training activity in Biological control of plant diseases (TEMPUS)
  • 12. 12. 2011. - 14. 12. 2011.: Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb (scientific)
    Methodological courses in Biology and Medicine: Molecular Phylogeny
  • 19. 06. 2011. - 23. 06. 2011.: University of Innsbruck, Institute of Ecology, Innsbruck, Austrija (scientific)
    Workshop: Identification of Wireworms: Morphological and Molecular Approaches
  • 25. 07. 2010. - 04. 08. 2010.: Szent István University, Gödöllő, Mađarska (scientific)
    Summer Course: Molecular Biology in the field of Aquaculture (CEEPUS)
  • 23. 05. 2010. - 27. 05. 2010.: Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb (scientific)
    Methodological courses in Biology and Medicine: DNA and RNA
  • 01. 12. 2009. - 01. 12. 2009.: University Computing Centre (SRCE), Zagreb (teaching)
    Workshop: Advanced work in Merlin
  • 06. 10. 2009. - 21. 10. 2009.: Institute of Ecology, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austrija (scientific)
    Course: Molecular approaches to study trophic interactions

Projects

scientific

Title Funding Status
Monitoring rezistentnosti štetnika: nove metode detekcije i učinkovite strategije upravljanja rezistentnošću Croatian science foundation in progress
Biološka raznolikost u poljoprivrednoj proizvodnji Sveučilište u Zagrebu in progress
Monitoring rezistentnosti štetnih organizama na sredstva za zaštitu bilja u Republici Hrvatskoj (2018-2020.) Ministarstvo poljoprivrede in progress
Unaprjeđenje ljudskog kapitala profesionalnim razvojem kroz istraživački program u fitomedicini Europski socijalni fond in progress
Unaprjeđenja u tehnologiji uzgoja šećerne repe sukladno načelima integrirane zaštite od štetnika Croatian science foundation finished
Enhancement of Collaboration between Science, Industry and Farmers: Technology Transfer for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Sugar Beet as the Way to Improve Farmer's Income and Reduce Pesticide Use IPA finished
Nepesticidne mjere zaštite bilja Sveučilište u Zagrebu finished
Biološka raznolikost u poljoprivrednoj proizvodnji Sveučilište u Zagrebu finished
Sustav procjene rizika-temelj integrirane zaštite kukuruza od štetnika Other finished
Utvrđivanje prostorne distribucije gospodarski važnih štetnika primjenom GIS-a MZOS finished

expert

Title Funding Status
Povećanje konkurentnosti i osiguranje proizvodnje šećerne repe uvođenjem alternativnih i nepesticidnih metoda suzbijanja štetnika VIP - Vijeće za istraživanja u poljoprivredi in progress

Publications

Bibliography (CROSBI): https://www.bib.irb.hr/pregled/znanstvenici/318525?w_mentor=1

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.hr/citations?user=2NFtseIAAAAJ&hl=en

Other professional activities

  • 2017: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
    Co-leader of the student "Entomological Group" at Faculty of Agriculture
  • 2011: Croatian Genetic Society (HGD)
    member
  • 2011: Croatian Entomological Society (HED)
    member
  • 2010: International Organization for Biological Control (IOBC)
    member
  • 2009: Croatian Plant Protection Society (HDBZ)
    member