University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture

doc. dr. sc. Ivana Pajač Živković

Personal information

Assistant Professor (2016)
Department of Agricultural Zoology
Hall 3, ground floor
phone: +385 01 239 3948
e-mail: ipajac ( at )


Undergraduate study programme (BSc)

  • Systems for the control of harmful  organisms
  • Plant  protection in orchards and vineyards

Graduate study programme (MSc)

  • Principles of integrated plant protection
  • Acarology

Research interests

  • Entomology
  • Integrated protection of perennial plantations
  • Taxonomic identification of true bugs
  • Molecular identification of species
  • Genetics of codling moth (Cydia pomonella L.)

Current projects

2010 – 2012, Biological control application against  key pests of apple and grape vine in Medjimurje, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development, Council for Agricultural Research (VIP), Božena Barić, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb

2007 – 2013, Integrated measures of protection of  technological apple pest, Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of The Republic of Croatia, Božena Barić, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb

Academic qualifications

2012 - Ph.D.

Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb
Biology, ecology and genetics of codling moth (Cydia pomonella L.) populations in north-west Croatia

2007 - B.Sc.

Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb
Inventarisation of autochthonous vascular flora in the Jazbina orchard area

Employment and work experience

2009 - now

Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb

Training and research experience

november, 2009. - Methodological courses in biology and medicine - Molecular phylogeny, Institute ''Ruđer Bošković'', Zagreb, Croatia, A. Ambriović Ristov

october, 2009. - IOBC wprs, WG ''Pesticides and beneficial organisms'', Dubrovnik

april, 2008. - Methodological courses in biology and medicine – DNA and RNA, A. Ambriović Ristov, Institute Ruđer Bošković, Zagreb, Croatia

Other professional activities

2013, IOBC (International Organisation for Biological and Integrated Control of Noxious Animals and Plants), West Palaearctic Regional Section (WPRS), Member

2009, Official journal of Croatian Entomological Society ENTOMOLOGIA CROATICA , Technical editor

2008, Croatian Entomological Society, Member

2008, Croatian Plant Protection Society, Member

Scientific publications

A1 scientific publications

Pajač I.; Barić B.; Mikac, M. K.; 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. M.; 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

Barić B.; Pajač I.; Franin K. (2009) Russeting on apple fruits caused by pest control. Cereal Research Communications Vol. 37, Suppl.s: 651-654

Barić B.; Karoglan Kontić J.; Pajač I. (2008) Influence of the green cover as ecological infrastructure on the vineyard insect complex. Cereal Research Communications Vol. 36, Suppl.s: 35-38

A2 scientific publications

Pajač Živković I.; Barić B. (2012)  New records of Pimpla turionellae (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) in Croatia. Entomologia Croatica 16 (1-4): 37-40.

Pajač I.; Barić B. (2012) The behaviour of codling moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in the Croatian apple orchards. Subgroups ''Pome fruit arthropods'' and ''Stone fruits''. IOBC/wprs Bulletin 74: 79-82

Pajač I.; Barić B. (2012) The olive fruit fly [(Bactrocera oleae) Gmelin]. Glasilo biljne zaštite (4): 304-307

Pajač I.; Barić B. (2011) Random collection of true bugs (Heteroptera) by Csalomone VARb3 funnel traps at the Jazbina science education station in Zagreb. Entomologia Croatica. 15 (1-4): 123-129.

Pajač I.; Barić B.; Pejić I. (2011) Codling Moth, Cydia pomonella (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) - Major Pest in Apple Production: an Overview of its Biology, Resistance, Genetic Structure and Control Strategies. Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus (ACS) 76 (2): 87-92

Barić B.; Pajač I. (2011) Harmful sting bugs on cabbage and their control. Glasilo biljne zaštite (3): 214-217

Pajač I.; Barić B. (2010) Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura, 1931) - potential pest of stone fruits in Croatia. Pomologia Croatica 16 (1-2): 43-49

Pajač I.; Barić B.; Božičević M.; Piljek D.; Pintar S. (2010) Cetoniinae beetles from Zagreb. Entomologia Croatica 14 (3-4): 33-44

Pajač I.; Barić B.; Milošević B. (2010) Catalogue of plant bugs (Heteroptera: Miridae) from Croatia. Entomologia Croatica 14 (1-2): 23-76

Barić B.; Pajač I.; Bertić D. (2010) Harmful and beneficial entomofauna in Croatian orchards and vineyards. Pesticides and Beneficial Organisms. IOBC/wprs Bulletin 55: 113-115

Pajač I.; Barić B. (2009) New records of Miridae species (Heteroptera) in the Franjo Košćec collection. Entomologia Croatica 13 (2): 21-31

Croatian Scientific Bibliography (CROSBI)