Assoc. Prof. Monika Zovko, PhD

Assoc. Prof. Monika Zovko, PhD

Associate 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 )
Languages: croatian, english
Consultations: monday from 9am to 11am

Academic qualifications

  • 2007 - 2015: PhD
    University of Zagreb Faculty of agriculture
  • 1999 - 2005:
    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
  • 2008 - 2015: University of Zagreb Faculty of agriculture


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)
  • 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



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
Primjena pepela iz biomase radi unaprjeđenja poljoprivredne proizvodnje i plodnosti tala National 2019/11/30 - 2020/11/30 coordinator


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


  • 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.
  • 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):

Google Scholar:

Other professional activities

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

Please sign in to your account

This site uses cookies and other tracking technologies to assist with navigation and your ability to provide feedback, analyse your use of our products and services, assist with our promotional and marketing efforts, and provide content from third parties. Cookie Policy.