University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture

Prof. Mirjana Herak Ćustić, PhD

Prof. Mirjana Herak Ćustić, PhD

Office location: 6th Pavilion, 1st flor, room number 112
phone: +385 1 234 3955
e-mail: mcustic ( at ) agr.hr
Languages: Croatian, English
Consultations: Wednesday from 10am to 12pm

Academic qualifications

  • 1991 - 1996: PhD
    Title: Effect of nitrogen fertilization on the amino acid composition of the head chicory
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
  • 1984 - 1989: MSc, Biotechnical area, Plant nutrition field
    Title: Nitrates accumulation in salads depending on the intensity of nitrogen nutrition
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
  • 1976 - 1980: BSc, fruit-vine growing-enology-gardening field
    Title: Technological procedures in the production of black wines on the example of Metliška crnina
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture

Employment and work experience

  • 2014 - : University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Full Professor
  • 2009 - 2014: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Professor
  • 2003 - 2009: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Asociate Professor
  • 1998 - 2003: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Assistant Professor
  • 1991 - 1998: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Senior Assistant
  • 1981 - 1991: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Assistant

Teaching

Teaching outside the AGR

  • Guidelines for plant nutrition in horticulture
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture and University of Split

Research interests

  • Application of plant nutrition in horticulture and landscape architecture
  • Effect of plant nutrition on nutritional value of foods

Projects

scientific

Title Funding Status
Genetska osnova količne bioaktivnih hranivih tvari hrvatskih populacija graha Croatian science foundation in progress
Inovativne tehnologije povećanja iskorištenja dušika u proizvodnji ječma Sveučilište u Zagrebu in progress
Brokula kao funkcionalna hrana MZO finished
Inovativne tehnologije povećanja iskorištenja dušika u proizvodnji ječma Sveučilište u Zagrebu finished
Proizvodnja muškatne tikve veće nutritivne vrijednosti Sveučilište u Zagrebu finished
Smjernice za kontroliranu ishranu vinove loze i proizvodnju vina MZOS finished

expert

Title Funding Status
Organski malčevi u održivoj proizvodnji salate VIP - Vijeće za istraživanja u poljoprivredi finished
Učinak terroira i biogeih elemenata na kvaliteteu i konkurentnost Malvazije Istarske VIP - Vijeće za istraživanja u poljoprivredi finished

Publications

Bibliography (CROSBI): https://bib.irb.hr/lista-radova?autor=111003

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.hr/citations?user=I3i-xOYAAAAJ&hl=hr

Other professional activities

  • 2017 - 2017: Award 'Dr. Ante Medin' for scientific contribution in olive growing and oiling of the Association of food technologists, biotechnologists and nutritionists of Zadar County
  • 2016 - 2016: Plaquete for outstanding achievements and contribution to the improvement and development of the Brtonigla Municipality in the field of science, agriculture and the economy awarded by Brtonigla Munici
  • 2013 - 2013: Medal for extraordinary contribution in scientific research, teaching and professional activities of the Faculty of Agriculture
  • 2012: Member of Board for doctoral studies and doctorates of the Faculty of Agriculture
  • 2006 - 2008: Coordinator of interuniversity study program 'Mediteraean Agriculture' in Split
  • 2006 - 2008: Member of Board for teaching and appointment of teachers of the Faculty of Agriculture
  • 2005 - 2005: Member of the Review Team appointed by the National Council for Science, Higher Education and Technological Development of the Republic of Croatia
  • 2004 - 2004: Editor of the book 'All our ARC projects 2'
  • 2003 - 2005: Member of Committee for the implementation of the study program according to Bologna Process of the Faculty of Agriculture
  • 2002 - 2002: Editor of the book 'All our ARC projects'
  • 2002 - 2002: Acknowledgment of the Faculty of Agriculture for the promotion of scientific and research work of his scientists
  • 2001 - 2005: Member of Board for science of the Faculty of Agriculture
  • 2001: Member of Faculty Council of the Faculty of Agriculture
  • 2000 - 2004: Head of Department of Plant Nutrition of the Faculty of Agriculture
  • 1999 - 2004: Coordinator of postgraduate Master's study program 'Plant Nutrition-Agroecology'