University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture

Assist. Prof. Ivana Pajač Živković, PhD

Assist. Prof. Ivana Pajač Živković, PhD

Department of Agricultural Zoology
Office location: 3rd Pavilion, ground floor, room number 13
phone: +385 1 239 3948
e-mail: ipajac ( at ) agr.hr
Languages: croatian, english
Consultations: monday from 10 am to 11 am

Academic qualifications

  • 2009 - 2012: Doctor of Science
    Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb
    Biology, ecology and genetics of codling moth (Cydia pomonella L.) populations in north-west Croatia
  • 2001 - 2007: Master engineer of phytomedicine
    Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb
    Inventarisation of autochthonous vascular flora in the Jazbina orchard area

Employment and work experience

  • 2009 - : Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb
    2009 - 2015 Expert associate
    2015 - 2016 Senior expert associate
    2016 - now Assistant professor

Teaching

Research interests

  • Entomology
  • Integrated fruit and grape protection
  • Taxonomic identification of true bugs and vinegar flies
  • Molecular identification of pests
  • Genetics of codling moth (Cydia pomonella L.)
  • Invasive arthropods

Training and research experience

  • 14. 09. 2015. - 16. 09. 2015.: University of Ljubljana, Biotehnical Faculty, Ljubljana, Slovenia (teaching)
    International LifeADA course "Teacher training" - "Communication and ways/methods of knowledge transfer"
  • 16. 11. 2009. - 18. 11. 2009.: Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia (scientific)
    Methodological courses in biology and medicine - "Molecular phylogeny"
  • 07. 04. 2008. - 11. 04. 2008.: Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia (scientific)
    Methodological courses in biology and medicine – "DNA and RNA"

Projects

scientific

Title Funding Status
Monitoring rezistentnosti štetnika: nove metode detekcije i učinkovite strategije upravljanja rezistentnošću Croatian science foundation in progress
Innovative Real-time Monitoring and Pest control for Insects LIFE+ in progress
Biološka raznolikost u poljoprivrednoj proizvodnji Sveučilište u Zagrebu in progress
Simultaneously research of cultivation possibilities for strawberry in China and Croatia MZO in progress
Low pesticide IPM in sustainable and safe fruit production LIFE+ finished
Biološka raznolikost u poljoprivrednoj proizvodnji Sveučilište u Zagrebu finished
Nepesticidne mjere zaštite bilja Sveučilište u Zagrebu finished
Biološka raznolikost u poljoprivrednoj proizvodnji Sveučilište u Zagrebu finished
Integrirane mjere zaštite od tehnoloških štetnika jabuke MZOS finished

expert

Title Funding Status
Primjena bisex atraktanata u praćenju i suzbijanju jabukova savijača u Međimurju VIP - Vijeće za istraživanja u poljoprivredi finished

Publications

  • Pajač Živković, I., Barić, B., Šubić, M., Seljak, G. & Mešić, A. (2017) First record of alien species Chymomyza amoena [Diptera, Drosophilidae] in Croatia. Sumarski List, 9-10, 489-492.
  • Pajač Živković, I., Jemrić, T., Fruk, M., Buhin, J. & Barić, B. (2016) Influence of different netting structures on codling moth and apple fruit damages in northwest Croatia. ACS. Agriculturae conspectus scintificus, 81 (2), 99-102.
  • Matošević, D. & Pajač Živković, I. (2013) Alien phytophagous insect and mite species on woody plants in Croatia. Sumarski List, 3-4, 191-205.
  • Pajač, I., Božena, B., Mikac, M. & Pejić, I. (2012) New insights into the biology and ecology of Cydia pomonella from apple orchards in Croatia. Bulletin of Insectology, 65 (2), 185-193.
  • Pajač, I., Barić, B., Šimon, S., Mikac, K. & Pejić, I. (2011) An initial examination of the population genetic structure of Cydia pomonella (Lepidoptera : Tortricidae) in Croatian apple orchards. Journal of food agriculture & environment, 9 (3/4), 459-464.
  • Pajač, I., Pejić, I. & Barić, B. (2011) Codling Moth, Cydia pomonella (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) - Major Pest in Apple Production: an Overview of its Biology, Resistance, Genetic Structure and Control Strategies. ACS. Agriculturae conspectus scintificus, 76 (2), 87-92.

Bibliography (CROSBI): https://www.bib.irb.hr/pregled/znanstvenici/335741

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

Other professional activities

  • 2013: IOBC (International Organisation for Biological and Integrated Control of Noxious Animals and Plants), West Palaearctic Regional Section (WPRS) / Member
  • 2011: Entomologia Croatica, Official journal of Croatian Entomological Society / Editorial Board Member
  • 2010 - 2014: Croatian Entomological Society / Secretary
  • 2009 - 2016: Entomologia Croatica, Official journal of Croatian Entomological Society / Tehnical Editor
  • 2008: Croatian Entomological Society / Member
  • 2008: Croatian Plant Protection Society / Member