University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture

Helena Bakić Begić, PhD

Department of Soil Amelioration
Office location: 5th Pavillon, 2nd floor, room number 035
phone: +385 1 239 3747
e-mail: hbakic ( at )
Languages: croatian, english
Consultations: -

Academic qualifications

  • 2008 - 2014: Ph.D.
    University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
    Thesis title: Organic carbon stabilization and metal retention by organo-mineral complexation in the soils of the karst fields („polje“)
  • 2002 - 2008: M.Sc.
    University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science
    Thesis title: Structural Characteristics of the Adriatic Offshore Southwest of Istrian Peninsula
    The thesis is a structural interpretation of the grid of reflectional seismic profiles of the Adriatic offshore southwest of Istrian Peninsula from the archives of INA Oil Industries Inc., Zagreb.

Employment and work experience

  • 2017 - : University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
    Expert advisor
  • 2015 - 2017: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
    Senior expert associate
  • 2013 - 2015: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
    Expert associate
  • 2007 - 2013: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
    Young researcher

Research interests

  • Pollution of soil and groundwater, Geographic information system (GIS), Geostatistics

Training and research experience

  • 18. 06. 2012. - 23. 06. 2012.: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture, Zagreb, Croatia (scientific)
    International Summer School "Climate Change and Natural Resource Management"
  • 18. 07. 2010. - 01. 08. 2010.: University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, Ljubljana, Slovenia (scientific)
    International Summer School "Environmental and Resource Management"
  • 03. 05. 2010. - 14. 05. 2010.: University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia (scientific)
    Workshop "Communication in Science – Writing and Speaking about your Research"
  • 04. 05. 2009. - 09. 05. 2009.: The Mediterranean Institute for Life Sciences MedILS, Split, Croatia (expert)
    International Summer School GEOSTAT 2009 Summer School "Spatio-temporal data analysis with R + SAGA + Google Earth"
  • 12. 01. 2009. - 16. 01. 2009.: Algebra Training Center, Zagreb, Croatia (expert)
    MS Access - Relational Databases
  • 21. 04. 2008. - 25. 04. 2008.: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture, Zagreb, Croatia (scientific)
    International Short Course on Introduction to Spatial Data Processing (Isatis)
  • 16. 03. 2008. - 21. 03. 2008.: GISDATA d.o.o., Zagreb, Croatia (expert)
    Introduction to ArcGIS



Title Funding Status
Optimizacija rasporeda navodnjavanja određivanjem pedovarijabli Sveučilište u Zagrebu in progress
Role of soil properties and environmental conditions in elemental and isotopic composition of the olive: basis for oil geographic traceability UKF i HRZZ finished
Utjecaj malčiranja i navodnjavanja kapanjem na tok vode i dinamiku nitrata u krškim uvjetima: primjena numeričkog modeliranja Sveučilište u Zagrebu finished


  • 1. Felja, I., Romic, M., Romic, D., Bakic, H., Pikelj, K., Juracic, M. (2016) Application of empirical model to predict background metal concentration in mixed carbonate-alumosilicate sediment (Adriatic Sea, Croatia). Marine Pollution Bulletin 106, 1-2, 190-199.
    2. Romic, M., Bragato, G., Zovko, M., Romic, D., Mosetti, D., Galovic, L., Bakic, H. (2014) The characteristics of cultivated soils developed from coastal paleosand (Korcula Island, Croatia). Catena 113, 281-291.
    3. Romic, D., Romic, M., Zovko, M., Bakic, H., Ondrasek, G. (2012) Trace metals in the coastal soils developed from estuarine floodplain sediments in the Croatian Mediterranean region. Environmental geochemistry and health 34, 4, 399-416.
    4. Romic, M., Zovko, M., Romic, D., Bakic, H. (2012) Improvement of vineyard management of Vitis vinifera L. cv. Grk in the Lumbarda vineyard region (Croatia). Communications in soil science and plant analysis 43, 1-2, 209-218.
    5. Sollitto, D., Romic, M., Castrignano, A., Romic, D., Bakic, H. (2010) Assessing heavy metal contamination in soils of the Zagreb region (Northwest Croatia) using multivariate geostatistics. Catena 80, 3, 182-194.
    6. 1. Bazon, I., Bakic, H., Romic, M. (2013) Soil Geochemistry as a Component of Terroir of the Wine growing Station Jazbina, Zagreb. Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus 78, 2, 95-106.

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