University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture

Assist. Prof. Monika Zovko, PhD

Assist. Prof. Monika Zovko, PhD

Department of soil amelioration
Office location: 5th Pavilion, 2nd floor, Room number 033
phone: +385 1 239 3749
e-mail: mzovko ( at )
Languages: croatian, english
Consultations: monday from 9am to 11am

Academic qualifications

  • 2007 - 2015: PhD
    University of Zagreb Faculty of agriculture
  • 1999 - 2005:
    University of Zagreb Faculty of agriculture

Employment and work experience

  • 2016 - : University of Zagreb Faculty of agriculture
    Assistant professor
  • 2015 - 2016: University of Zagreb Faculty of agriculture
  • 2008 - 2015: University of Zagreb Faculty of agriculture


Research interests

  • Water quality monitroing and water protection within agri-environment
  • assessment and monitoring of soil degradation
  • Technological developments in respect of irrigation
  • Quality control in analytical laboratory

Training and research experience

  • 22. 08. 2017. - 28. 08. 2017.: University of natural resources and life sciences, Vienna (scientific)
    Introduction to the method for continuous tracking of physiological consequences caused by draught, based on high-frequency ultrasonic (i.e. acoustic) senzors
  • 18. 11. 2015. - 20. 11. 2015.: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary (expert)
  • 16. 03. 2013. - 22. 03. 2013.: CRA-SCA Dry land and cropping systems reserch unit - Bari (scientific)
    Application of multivariate geostatistics in soil salinity risk assessment
  • 27. 06. 2012. - 26. 07. 2012.: Univesrity of Molise, Italy (scientific)
    Application of Vis-NIR-SWIR spectroscopy for soil salinity assessment
  • 19. 09. 2011. - 24. 09. 2011.: University of natural resources and life sciences, Vienna (mixed)
    Erasmus Programme
  • 10. 07. 2011. - 15. 07. 2011.: University of Ferrara, Department of Earth Sciences (expert)
    Transnational integrated management of water resources in agriculture for the EU WATER emergency control
  • 20. 06. 2011. - 25. 06. 2011.: EURAC - Europena Academy Bozen (scientific)
    Applied bayesian Statistics School on Hierachical Modling for environmental processes



Title Funding Status
Napredni senzorski sustavi za precizno navodnjavanje u krškom krajobrazu Croatian science foundation in progress
Optimizacija rasporeda navodnjavanja određivanjem pedovarijabli Sveučilište u Zagrebu in progress
Utjecaj malčiranja i navodnjavanja kapanjem na tok vode i dinamiku nitrata u krškim uvjetima: primjena numeričkog modeliranja Sveučilište u Zagrebu finished


Title Funding Status
Uzgoj lisnatog povrća sustavom plutajućih kontejnera Suradnja s tijelima uprave finished


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


  • Zovko, M., Žibrat, U., Knapič, M., Bubalo, M., Romić, M., Romić, D. (2017) Hyperspectral imagery as a supporting tool in precision irrigation of karst landscapes // Advances in Animal Biosciences: Precision Agriculture (ECPA) 2017 / Cledwyn, Thomas (ur.). Midlothian, Velika Britanija: Cambridge University Press, 578-582.
  • Zovko, M. (2015)ASSESSMENT OF SALINITY RISK AND METAL MOBILITY IN COSTAL RIVERPLAIN AGRICULTURAL SOILS, doctoral thesis, University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
  • Meriño-Gergichevich, C., Ondrasek, G., Zovko, M., Šamec, D., Alberdi, M., & Reyes-Díaz, M. (2015) Comparative study of methodologies to determine the antioxidant capacity of Al-toxified blueberry amended with calcium sulfate. Journal of soil science and plant nutrition, 15(4), 965-978. Epub October 18, 2015.
  • Zovko, M., Romić, D., Romić, M., Ondrašek, G. (2013) Soil and Water Management for Sustained Agriculture in Alluvial Plains and Flood Plains Exposed to Salinity: A Case of Neretva River Valley // Ecophysiology and Responses of Plants under Salt Stress / Ahmad, Parvaiz ; Azoos, M.M. ; Prasad, M.N.V. (ur.).
    New York: Springer, 473-494

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Other professional activities

  • 2016: International Society of Precision Agriculture
  • 2007: The Croatian Society of Soil Ccience