Prof. Mirjana Herak Ćustić, PhD

Prof. Mirjana Herak Ćustić, PhD

Full Professor
Division for Agroecology
Department of Plant Nutrition
Office location: 6th Pavilion, 1st flor, room number 112
Phone: +385 1 234 3955
Email: mcustic ( at ) agr.hr
Languages: Croatian, English
Consultations: Wednesday from 10am to 12pm

Academic qualifications

  • 1991 - 1996: PhD
    Title: Effect of nitrogen fertilization on the amino acid composition of the head chicory
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
  • 1984 - 1989: MSc, Biotechnical area, Plant nutrition field
    Title: Nitrates accumulation in salads depending on the intensity of nitrogen nutrition
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
  • 1976 - 1980: BSc, fruit-vine growing-enology-gardening field
    Title: Technological procedures in the production of black wines on the example of Metliška crnina
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture

Employment and work experience

  • 2014 - : University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Full Professor
  • 2009 - 2014: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Professor
  • 2003 - 2009: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Asociate Professor
  • 1998 - 2003: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Assistant Professor
  • 1991 - 1998: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Senior Assistant
  • 1981 - 1991: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Assistant

Teaching

Teaching outside the AGR

  • Guidelines for plant nutrition in horticulture
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture and University of Split

Research interests

  • Application of plant nutrition in horticulture and landscape architecture
  • Effect of plant nutrition on nutritional value of foods

Projects

scientific

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Genetska osnova količne bioaktivnih hranivih tvari hrvatskih populacija graha Croatian science foundation 2014/06/16 - 2017/06/15 coordinator
Smjernice za kontroliranu ishranu vinove loze i proizvodnju vina MZOS 2007/01/01 - 2013/12/31 coordinator
Brokula kao funkcionalna hrana MZO 2007/01/01 - 2009/12/31 coordinator

expert

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Učinak terroira i biogeih elemenata na kvaliteteu i konkurentnost Malvazije Istarske VIP - Vijeće za istraživanja u poljoprivredi 2012/11/13 - 2015/06/30 coordinator
Organski malčevi u održivoj proizvodnji salate VIP - Vijeće za istraživanja u poljoprivredi 2004/09/13 - 2006/11/30 coordinator

teaching

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Unapređenje stručne prakse na preddiplomskim i diplomskim studijima Agronomskog fakulteta Europski socijalni fond 2020/03/09 - 2023/03/09 coordinator

university support

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Podizanje nutritivne vrijednosti povrća primjenom fosfornih gnojiva Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2018/01/01 - 2018/12/31 coordinator
Inovativne tehnologije povećanja iskorištenja dušika u proizvodnji ječma Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2017/01/01 - 2017/12/31 coordinator
Inovativne tehnologije povećanja iskorištenja dušika u proizvodnji ječma Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2016/01/01 - 2016/12/31 coordinator
Proizvodnja muškatne tikve veće nutritivne vrijednosti Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2015/01/01 - 2015/12/31 coordinator

Publications

Other professional activities

  • 1999 - 2004: Coordinator of postgraduate Master's study program 'Plant Nutrition-Agroecology'
  • 2000 - 2004: Head of Department of Plant Nutrition of the Faculty of Agriculture
  • 2001 - 2005: Member of Board for science of the Faculty of Agriculture
  • 2001 - : Member of Faculty Council of the Faculty of Agriculture
  • 2002 - 2002: Editor of the book 'All our ARC projects'
  • 2002 - 2002: Acknowledgment of the Faculty of Agriculture for the promotion of scientific and research work of his scientists
  • 2003 - 2005: Member of Committee for the implementation of the study program according to Bologna Process of the Faculty of Agriculture
  • 2004 - 2004: Editor of the book 'All our ARC projects 2'
  • 2005 - 2005: Member of the Review Team appointed by the National Council for Science, Higher Education and Technological Development of the Republic of Croatia
  • 2006 - 2008: Coordinator of interuniversity study program 'Mediteraean Agriculture' in Split
  • 2006 - 2008: Member of Board for teaching and appointment of teachers of the Faculty of Agriculture
  • 2012 - : Member of Board for doctoral studies and doctorates of the Faculty of Agriculture
  • 2013 - 2013: Medal for extraordinary contribution in scientific research, teaching and professional activities of the Faculty of Agriculture
  • 2016 - 2016: Plaquete for outstanding achievements and contribution to the improvement and development of the Brtonigla Municipality in the field of science, agriculture and the economy awarded by Brtonigla Munici
  • 2017 - 2017: Award 'Dr. Ante Medin' for scientific contribution in olive growing and oiling of the Association of food technologists, biotechnologists and nutritionists of Zadar County

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