Prof. Mario Sraka, PhD

Prof. Mario Sraka, PhD

Division for Agroecology
Department of Soil Science
Office location: 6nd pavilion, 1. floor, room number 120
Phone: +385 1 239 3886
Email: msraka ( at )
Languages: croatian, english
Consultations: tuesday from 12-13

Academic qualifications

  • 1996 - 2003: Ph.D.
    University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
    "Lysimetric testing of the model of calculating soil water balance"
  • 1991 - 1996: M.Sc.
    University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
    "Lysimetric measurement and methods of calculating soil water balance"
  • 1986 - 1991: B.Sc.
    University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
    "Effect of the vinification method on the chemical composition and organoleptic properties of wine from Carignan grapes"

Employment and work experience

  • 1991 - : University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
    1991-1992 Expert associate
    1992-1997 Young Assistant
    1997-2003 Assistant
    2003-2006 Senior Assistant
    2006-2009 Senior Teacher
    2009-2016 Assistant Professor
    2016-now Associate Professor


Teaching outside the AGR

  • Fundamentals of soil science
    Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb
  • Fundamentals of soil science
    Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering, University of Zagreb

Research interests

  • Soil physics
  • Hydropedology
  • Soil and water protection



  • 1. Bogunović, I.; Pereira, P.; Kisić, I.; Sajko, K.; Sraka, M. (2018) Tillage management impacts on soil compaction, erosion and crop yield in Stagnosols (Croatia). Catena (Cremlingen), 160, 376-384. doi:10.1016/j.catena.2017.10.009
  • 2. Sraka, M.; Fejer, D.; Prološčić, J. (2016) The influence of physical properties of soils in the Drava River Basin on water retention. Book of Proceedings 51st Croatian and 11th International Symposium of Agriculture. 31-35.
  • 3. Šimunić, I.; Mesić, M.; Sraka, M.; Likso, T.; Čoga, L. (2011) Influence of drainage on nitrate leaching and maize yield. Cereal research communications, 39, 2; 273-282. doi:10.1556/CRC.39.2011.2.11
  • 4. Sraka, M.; Vidaček, Ž.; Šmit, Z.; Bensa, A.; Vrhovec, D. (2007) Herbicides in the soil and waters of river Drava catchment area. Cereal Research Communications, 35, 2 Part 2; 1089-1092. doi:10.1556/CRC.35.2007.2.231
  • 5. Bogunović, M.; Husnjak, S.; Vidaček, Ž.; Racz, Z.; Bensa, A.; Sraka, M. (2003) Situation in Pedological Information and the Need for Soil Protection in Croatia. Agronomy journal, 65, 1-2; 39-56.
  • 6. Bogunović, M.; Vidaček, Ž.; Husnjak, S.; Sraka, M. (1998) Inventory of Soils in Croatia. Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus, 63, 3; 105-112.

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Other professional activities

  • 1992 - : Croatian Society of Soil Science, member
  • 2010 - : International Union of Soil Sciences, member

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