University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture

Prof. Jerko Gunjača, PhD

Prof. Jerko Gunjača, PhD

Department of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biometrics
Office location: 6th Pavillion, 3rd floor, room munber 310
phone: +385 1 239 3938
e-mail: jgunjaca ( at ) agr.hr
Languages: croatian, english

Academic qualifications

  • 1999 - 2001: PhD
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    "Genotype by Environment Interaction in Unbalanced Data Sets"
  • 1994 - 1998: MSc
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    "Yield Stability Estimation from Unbalanced Data Sets"
  • 1986 - 1992: BSc
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    "Interests and Motivation of Farmers in Cooperation"

Employment and work experience

  • 1994 - : University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    2013 - sada Professor
    2008 - 2013 Associate Professor
    2005 - 2008 Assistant Professor
  • 1993 - 1994: Agricultural cooperative "Primošten Burni"

Teaching

Research interests

  • Quantitative Genetics
  • Genotype by Environment Interaction
  • Analysis of Molecular Data
  • Genetic Similarity and Genetic Diversity
  • Association Mapping

Training and research experience

  • 01. 09. 2008. - 30. 01. 2009.: Cornell University (scientific)
    Fulbright scolarship
  • 12. 09. 2005. - 23. 09. 2005.: CIHEAM - IAMZ (scientific)
    course "Design and Analysis of Multi-environment Trials: Conventional and QTL-based Methods"
  • 08. 03. 2004. - 01. 05. 2004.: Wageningen University and Research Center (teaching)
    TEMPUS IMG
  • 23. 09. 1996. - 13. 12. 1996.: The University of Birmingham, School of Biological Sciences (scientific)
    course "Applied Genetics"

Projects

scientific

Title Funding Status
Genetska osnova količne bioaktivnih hranivih tvari hrvatskih populacija graha Croatian science foundation in progress
Revitalizacija, selekcija i mikropropagacija poljoprivrednih kultura za održivi i ekološki uzgoj Sveučilište u Zagrebu in progress
ZNANSTVENI CENTAR IZVRSNOSTI ZA BIORAZNOLIKOST I MOLEKULARNO OPLEMENJIVANJE BILJA (CroP-BioDiv) Europski fond za regionalni razvoj in progress
Epigenetička vs. genetička raznolikost prirodnih biljnih populacija: Studija slučaja hrvatskih endemičnih kadulja Croatian science foundation finished
Procjena genetske adaptabilnosti hrvatskog sortimenta kukuruza i soje u funkciji oplemenjivanja prema tolerantnosti na sušu Croatian science foundation finished
Evaluacija genotipova pšenice tolerantnih na sušu, molekularna karakterizacija virusa smokve i mikropropagacija aromatičnih vrsta Sveučilište u Zagrebu finished
Mikropropagacija kapara te poboljšanje genetske osnove pšenice i duhana Sveučilište u Zagrebu finished
Procjena prirodne i inducirane varijabilnosti kod poljoprivrednih i aromatičnih vrsta Sveučilište u Zagrebu finished
Razvoj genetske varijabilnosti pšenice na abiotski stres, epigenska varijabilnost među populacijama crvene djeteline i samaklonovima pšenice i mikropropagacija ukrasnih vrsta Sveučilište u Zagrebu finished
Bioraznolikost ljekovitog i aromatičnog bilja MZOS finished
Povećanje učinkovitosti istraživanja primjenom naprednih biometrijskih modela MZOS finished

expert

Title Funding Status
Nacionalni program očuvanja i održive uporabe biljnih genetskih izvora za hranu i poljoprivredu u Republici Hrvatskoj (2017-2020) Suradnja s tijelima uprave in progress
Revitalizacija lokalnih sorti heljde za uzgoj na obiteljskim poljoprivrednim gospodarstvima sjeverozapadne Hrvatske VIP - Vijeće za istraživanja u poljoprivredi in progress

Publications

  • Zorić, M., Gunjača, J. & Šimić, D. (2017) Genotypic and environmental variability of yield from seven different crops in Croatian official variety trials and comparison with on-farm trends. Journal of Agricultural Science 155: 804-811, doi: 10.1017/S0021859616000903.
  • Kos, T., Bažok, R., Gunjača, J. & Barčić, J.I. (2014) Western corn rootworm adult captures as a tool for the larval damage prediction in continuous maize. Journal of Applied Entomology 138: 173-182, doi: 10.1111/jen.12010
  • Šarčević, H., Gunjača, J., Budimir, A., Boić, M., Bolarić, S., Bukan, M., Lewis, R.S. & Kozumplik V. (2013) Long-term genetic improvement and genetic diversity of Croatian flue-cured tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.) cultivars. Crop Science 53: 112-120, doi: 10.2135/cropsci2012.03.0173
  • Drezner, G., Gunjača, J., Novoselović, D. & Horvat, D. (2010) Interpretation of GEI effect analysis for some agronomic and quality traits in ten winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) cultivars. Cereal Research Communications 38: 259-265, doi: 10.1556/CRC.38.2010.2.12
  • Gunjača, J., Buhiniček, I., Jukić, M., Šarčević, H., Vragolović, A., Kozić, Z., Jambrović, A. & Pejić, I. (2008) Discriminating Maize Inbred Lines Using Molecular and DUS Data. Euphytica 161: 165-172, doi: 10.1007/s10681-007-9518-z
  • Novoselović D., Barić M., Drezner G., Gunjača J. & Lalić A. (2004) Quantitative inheritance of some wheat plant traits. Genetics and Molecular Biology 27: 92-98, doi: 10.1590/S1415-47572004000100015

Bibliography (CROSBI): https://www.bib.irb.hr/pregled/znanstvenici/207735

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.hr/citations?hl=hr&pli=1&user=2X124YEAAAAJ

Other professional activities

  • 2006: Plant Variety Testing Committee
    president