Assist. Prof. Monika Zovko, PhD

Assist. Prof. Monika Zovko, PhD

Assistant Professor
Division for Agroecology
Department of Soil Amelioration
Office location: 5th Pavilion, 2nd floor, Room number 033
Phone: +385 1 239 3749
Email: mzovko ( at ) agr.hr
Languages: croatian, english
Consultations: monday from 9am to 11am

Academic qualifications

  • 2007 - 2015: PhD
    University of Zagreb Faculty of agriculture
  • 1999 - 2005: dipl.ing.agr
    University of Zagreb Faculty of agriculture

Employment and work experience

  • 2016 - : University of Zagreb Faculty of agriculture
    Assistant professor
  • 2015 - 2016: University of Zagreb Faculty of agriculture
    Postdoctoral
  • 2008 - 2015: University of Zagreb Faculty of agriculture
    Assistant

Teaching

Research interests

  • Water quality monitroing and water protection within agri-environment
  • assessment and monitoring of soil degradation
  • Technological developments in respect of irrigation
  • Quality control in analytical laboratory

Training and research experience

  • 2017/08/22 - 2017/08/28: University of natural resources and life sciences, Vienna (scientific)
    Introduction to the method for continuous tracking of physiological consequences caused by draught, based on high-frequency ultrasonic (i.e. acoustic) senzors
  • 2015/11/18 - 2015/11/20: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary (expert)
    EUROPEAN FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE WATER SECTOR
  • 2013/03/16 - 2013/03/22: CRA-SCA Dry land and cropping systems reserch unit - Bari (scientific)
    Application of multivariate geostatistics in soil salinity risk assessment
  • 2012/06/27 - 2012/07/26: Univesrity of Molise, Italy (scientific)
    Application of Vis-NIR-SWIR spectroscopy for soil salinity assessment
  • 2011/09/19 - 2011/09/24: University of natural resources and life sciences, Vienna (mixed)
    Erasmus Programme
  • 2011/07/10 - 2011/07/15: University of Ferrara, Department of Earth Sciences (expert)
    Transnational integrated management of water resources in agriculture for the EU WATER emergency control
  • 2011/06/20 - 2011/06/25: EURAC - Europena Academy Bozen (scientific)
    Applied bayesian Statistics School on Hierachical Modling for environmental processes

Projects

scientific

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Napredna i prediktivna poljoprivreda za otpornost klimatskim promjenama EU programi 2020/05/22 - 2023/05/22 partner
Napredni sustav motrenja agroekosustava u riziku od zaslanjivanja i onečišćenja EU programi 2020/01/01 - 2023/01/01 coordinator
Napredni senzorski sustavi za precizno navodnjavanje u krškom krajobrazu Croatian science foundation 2017/03/01 - 2021/02/28 partner

expert

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Uzgoj lisnatog povrća sustavom plutajućih kontejnera Suradnja s tijelima uprave 2006/12/15 - 2008/11/30 coordinator

teaching

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
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
Optimizacija rasporeda navodnjavanja određivanjem pedovarijabli Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2017/01/01 - 2017/12/31 coordinator
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

Publications

  • Zovko, M., Žibrat, U., Knapič, M., Bubalo, M., Romić, M., Romić, D. (2017) Hyperspectral imagery as a supporting tool in precision irrigation of karst landscapes // Advances in Animal Biosciences: Precision Agriculture (ECPA) 2017 / Cledwyn, Thomas (ur.). Midlothian, Velika Britanija: Cambridge University Press, 578-582.
  • Zovko, M. (2015)ASSESSMENT OF SALINITY RISK AND METAL MOBILITY IN COSTAL RIVERPLAIN AGRICULTURAL SOILS, doctoral thesis, University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
  • Meriño-Gergichevich, C., Ondrasek, G., Zovko, M., Šamec, D., Alberdi, M., & Reyes-Díaz, M. (2015) Comparative study of methodologies to determine the antioxidant capacity of Al-toxified blueberry amended with calcium sulfate. Journal of soil science and plant nutrition, 15(4), 965-978. Epub October 18, 2015.https://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-95162015005000067
  • Zovko, M., Romić, D., Romić, M., Ondrašek, G. (2013) Soil and Water Management for Sustained Agriculture in Alluvial Plains and Flood Plains Exposed to Salinity: A Case of Neretva River Valley // Ecophysiology and Responses of Plants under Salt Stress / Ahmad, Parvaiz ; Azoos, M.M. ; Prasad, M.N.V. (ur.).
    New York: Springer, 473-494

Bibliography (CROSBI): https://www.bib.irb.hr/pregled/znanstvenici/295353?w_mentor=1

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

Other professional activities

  • 2007 - : The Croatian Society of Soil Ccience
    Member
  • 2016 - : International Society of Precision Agriculture

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