Asst. Prof. Marina Bubalo Kovačić, PhD

Asst. Prof. Marina Bubalo Kovačić, PhD

Assistant Professor
Division for Agroecology
Department of Soil Amelioration
Office location: 5th Pavilion, 2nd floor, room number 025
Phone: +385 1 239 3750
Email: mbubalo ( at )
Languages: croatian, english, german, spanish
Consultations: monday from 10am to 12am

Academic qualifications

  • 2011 - 2016: Ph.D. Civil engineering, Hydraulics
    Model for nitrate concentrations prediction in groundwater under agricultural impact
  • 2008 - 2010: M.Sc. civil engineering
    Sedimentastion tank efficiency analysis by varying supply channel geoetry
  • 2005 - 2008: B.Sc. civil engineering

Employment and work experience

  • 2016 - : University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    postdoctoral researcher
  • 2011 - 2016: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture


Research interests

  • water use and protection
  • water quality
  • soil and groundwater pollution
  • different aspects of water use in agricultural production

Training and research experience

  • 2015/03/25 - 2015/03/27: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture (expert)
    participation in the Campbell Scientific workshop on sensor application for climate and environment research and other applications
  • 2013/11/17 - 2013/12/18: Catalan Institute for Water Research (mixed)
    participation in scientific-expert project on groundwater pollution in Baix Emoprada (Spain)
  • 2013/03/17 - 2013/03/22: Umwelt Geräte Technik (mixed)
    participation in the international scientific-practical workshop `Lysimeter-Sapflow Workshop`
  • 2011/11/16 - 2011/11/30: Instituut voor Landbouw- en Visserijonderzoek (ILVO) (expert)
    training within the joint international project CROCAN on the topic of soil sampling control and laboratory analysis



Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Napredni sustav motrenja agroekosustava u riziku od zaslanjivanja i onečišćenja EU programi 2020/01/01 - 2023/01/01 coordinator
Primjena pepela iz biomase radi unaprjeđenja poljoprivredne proizvodnje i plodnosti tala National 2019/11/30 - 2020/11/30 coordinator
Zaslanjivanje tla - dijagnostika, procesi i utjecaj na biljku MZOS 2007/01/01 - 2013/12/31 coordinator


Title Funding Duration AFZ role
GEOinformation educational resources for CLImate Change Management Erasmus+ 2022/01/15 - 2024/11/15 partner
International University Cooperation on Land Protection In European-Asiatic Countries Erasmus+ 2015/11/02 - 2018/11/02 partner

university support

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Utjecaj malčiranja i navodnjavanja kapanjem na tok vode i dinamiku nitrata u krškim uvjetima: primjena numeričkog modeliranja Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2015/01/01 - 2015/12/31 coordinator


  • Filipović, V., Petošić, D., Nakić, Z., Mustać, I., Ružičić, S., Zovko, M., Bubalo, M. (2012): Identifying spatial and temporal variation of nitrate concentration in shallow groundwater aquifer. // Journal of food agriculture & environment. 10 (2012) , 3/4; 1001-1004
  • Šimunić, I., Cvetković, D., Senta Marić, A., Tomić, F., Jurišić, A., Bubalo, M., Filipović V., Zovko, M. (2012):he impact of pipe spacing on drain outflow, nitrate flush and rapeseed yield. // Croatian Waters. 20, 82; 189-200
  • Bubalo, M., Romić, D., Kuspilić, N., Filipović, V. (2013): Application of field lysimeters in groundwater pollution assessment // 3rd International Conference Waters in Sensitive & Protected areas / Nakić, Zoran ; Rubinić, Josip (Eds.). Zagreb : Croatian Water Pollution Control Society, 34-38
  • Bubalo, M., Romić, D., Kuspilić, N., Zovko, M. (2014): Annual drainage volumes and nitrate-nitrogen leaching under silage maize in wet and dry year. // Contemporary Agriculture. 63 , 3; 232-238
  • Bubalo, M.; Romić, D.; Zovko, M.; Kuspilić, N. (2014): Agricultural Impact on Groundwater Vulnerability to Nitrate in Northern Croatia. // Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus. 79 (2014) ; 23-29
  • Bubalo, M. (2016): Model for nitrate concentrations prediction in groundwater under agricultural impact , Ph.D. thesis, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Zagreb

Bibliography (CROSBI):

Other professional activities

  • 2015 - : Croatian Soil Society
  • 2015 - : Croatian Water Pollution Control Society
  • 2017 - : 10th Eastern European Young Water Professionals Conference
    member of Local Organising Committee

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