Helena Bakić Begić, PhD

Expert advisor
Division for Agroecology
Department of Soil Amelioration
Office location: 5th Pavillon, 2nd floor, room number 035
Phone: +385 1 239 3747
Email: hbakic ( at ) agr.hr
Languages: croatian, english
Consultations: -

Academic qualifications

  • 2008 - 2014: Ph.D.
    University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
    Thesis title: Organic carbon stabilization and metal retention by organo-mineral complexation in the soils of the karst fields („polje“)
  • 2002 - 2008: M.Sc.
    University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science
    Thesis title: Structural Characteristics of the Adriatic Offshore Southwest of Istrian Peninsula
    The thesis is a structural interpretation of the grid of reflectional seismic profiles of the Adriatic offshore southwest of Istrian Peninsula from the archives of INA Oil Industries Inc., Zagreb.

Employment and work experience

  • 2017 - : University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
    Expert advisor
  • 2015 - 2017: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
    Senior expert associate
  • 2013 - 2015: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
    Expert associate
  • 2007 - 2013: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
    Young researcher

Research interests

  • Pollution of soil and groundwater, Geographic information system (GIS), Geostatistics

Training and research experience

  • 2012/06/18 - 2012/06/23: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture, Zagreb, Croatia (scientific)
    International Summer School "Climate Change and Natural Resource Management"
  • 2010/07/18 - 2010/08/01: University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, Ljubljana, Slovenia (scientific)
    International Summer School "Environmental and Resource Management"
  • 2010/05/03 - 2010/05/14: University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia (scientific)
    Workshop "Communication in Science – Writing and Speaking about your Research"
  • 2009/05/04 - 2009/05/09: The Mediterranean Institute for Life Sciences MedILS, Split, Croatia (expert)
    International Summer School GEOSTAT 2009 Summer School "Spatio-temporal data analysis with R + SAGA + Google Earth"
  • 2009/01/12 - 2009/01/16: Algebra Training Center, Zagreb, Croatia (expert)
    MS Access - Relational Databases
  • 2008/04/21 - 2008/04/25: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture, Zagreb, Croatia (scientific)
    International Short Course on Introduction to Spatial Data Processing (Isatis)
  • 2008/03/16 - 2008/03/21: GISDATA d.o.o., Zagreb, Croatia (expert)
    Introduction to ArcGIS



Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Role of soil properties and environmental conditions in elemental and isotopic composition of the olive: basis for oil geographic traceability UKF i HRZZ 2015/12/15 - 2017/12/14 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


  • 1. Felja, I., Romic, M., Romic, D., Bakic, H., Pikelj, K., Juracic, M. (2016) Application of empirical model to predict background metal concentration in mixed carbonate-alumosilicate sediment (Adriatic Sea, Croatia). Marine Pollution Bulletin 106, 1-2, 190-199.
    2. Romic, M., Bragato, G., Zovko, M., Romic, D., Mosetti, D., Galovic, L., Bakic, H. (2014) The characteristics of cultivated soils developed from coastal paleosand (Korcula Island, Croatia). Catena 113, 281-291.
    3. Romic, D., Romic, M., Zovko, M., Bakic, H., Ondrasek, G. (2012) Trace metals in the coastal soils developed from estuarine floodplain sediments in the Croatian Mediterranean region. Environmental geochemistry and health 34, 4, 399-416.
    4. Romic, M., Zovko, M., Romic, D., Bakic, H. (2012) Improvement of vineyard management of Vitis vinifera L. cv. Grk in the Lumbarda vineyard region (Croatia). Communications in soil science and plant analysis 43, 1-2, 209-218.
    5. Sollitto, D., Romic, M., Castrignano, A., Romic, D., Bakic, H. (2010) Assessing heavy metal contamination in soils of the Zagreb region (Northwest Croatia) using multivariate geostatistics. Catena 80, 3, 182-194.
    6. 1. Bazon, I., Bakic, H., Romic, M. (2013) Soil Geochemistry as a Component of Terroir of the Wine growing Station Jazbina, Zagreb. Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus 78, 2, 95-106.

Bibliography (CROSBI): http://bib.irb.hr/lista-radova?autor=302663

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