Prof. Stjepan Husnjak, PhD

Prof. Stjepan Husnjak, PhD

Full Professor
Division for Agroecology
Department of Soil Science
Office location: 6th pavilion, 1st floor, room 121
Phone: +385 1 239 3934
Email: shusnjak ( at ) agr.hr
Languages: croatian, english
Consultations: Monday 10-12

Academic qualifications

  • 1996 - 2000: Ph. D.
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture, Doctoral thesis: "Estimate of soil erosion risk by mapping method in Croatia"
  • 1989 - 1993: M. Sc.
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture, Master's thesis:"Stationary researches of soil moisture regime and pedomechanical properties of hydromeliorated soil in middle Posavina"
  • 1978 - 1985: B. Sc.
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture, Graduate thesis: "Technology of maize production on the area of PIK Virovitica"

Employment and work experience

  • 2015 - 2017: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Professor with tenure
  • 2010 - 2015: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Full professor
  • 2006 - 2010: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Associate professor
  • 2002 - 2006: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Assistant professor
  • 2000 - 2002: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Senior assistant
  • 1996 - 2000: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Assistant
  • 1986 - 1996: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Professional associate

Teaching

Teaching outside the AGR

  • Pedogeography
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Science

Research interests

  • Soil science
  • Soil classification
  • GIS in Soil science
  • Soil genesis and development
  • Evaluation of soil for different purposes
  • Degradation and soil protection

Training and research experience

  • 2015/11/29 - 2015/12/05: University of Sevilla (mixed)
    The scientific and professional training in Spain
  • 2012/05/20 - 2012/06/01: University of Georgia, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences (mixed)
    The scientific and professional training in USA
  • 2009/05/03 - 2009/05/08: Univeristy of Ljubljana Biotechnical Faculty (mixed)
    The scientific and teaching training in Slovenia
  • 2005/05/08 - 2005/05/20: University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences (mixed)
    The scientific, teaching and professional training in Austria
  • 2002/02/03 - 2002/02/28: International Institute for Aerospace Survey and Earth Science (ITC) (scientific)
    The scientific training in Netherlands
  • 1999/06/06 - 1999/06/18: Haifa School for Managers, Israel (scientific)
    The scientific training in Israel
  • 1997/06/08 - 1997/06/14: UNDP-United Nations Environment Programme Regional Activity Centre for the Priority Actions Programme (PAP/RAC) of the Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP) (scientific)
    The scientific training

Projects

scientific

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Napredni sustav motrenja agroekosustava u riziku od zaslanjivanja i onečišćenja EU programi 2020/01/01 - 2023/01/01 coordinator
Korelacija tla Hrvatske sa Svjetskom referentnom osnovom za tlo MZOS 2007/01/01 - 2013/12/31 coordinator

expert

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Izrada idejnog projekta sustava navodnjavanja Slobodnica - Agronomski dio Suradnja s tijelima uprave 2015/09/30 - 2016/12/15 coordinator
Izrada idejnog projekta sustava navodnjavanja Donje polje-Jadrtovac - agronomski dio Suradnja s gospodarstvom 2014/12/12 - 2015/12/31 coordinator
Studija određivanja područja pod utjecajem prirodnih i specifičnih ograničenja u poljoprivredi s kalkulacijama Suradnja s gospodarstvom 2012/09/27 - 2013/07/31 coordinator

university support

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Procjena mogućnosti izrade pedotransfer funkcija za glinasta hidromorfna tla u Republici Hrvatskoj Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2016/01/01 - 2016/12/31 coordinator
Inovativne tehnologije povećanja iskorištenja dušika u proizvodnji ječma Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2015/01/01 - 2015/12/31 coordinator

Publications

  • Husnjak, S., Mesarić, M., Mesić, M. (2014): Determination of Soil Temperature Regimes in Croatia. Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus, vol. 79, no. 3; 139-143
  • Husnjak, S., Romić, M., Poljak, M., Pernar, N. (2011): Recommendations for Soil Management in Croatia. Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus, Vol. 76, No. 1; 1
  • Husnjak, S., Rubinić, V., Vrbek, B., Špoljar, A. (2009):
    World Reference Base for Soil (WRB) with examples of use in Croatia. Agronomski glasnik 5-6; 347-366
  • Husnjak, S., Košćak Miočić-Stošić, V., Zuber, M. (2008):
    The role of soil characteristics in landscape planning of agricultural development within the protected areas of the Nature Park Nature Park. Agronomski glasnik (4): 335-354
  • Husnjak S., Bogunović M. (2002): The risk of soil erosion on agricultural land in Croatian agroregions.
    Agronomski glasnik 5-6: 267-280
  • Husnjak S., Filipović D., Kosutić S. 2002. Influence of different tillage systems on soil physical properties and crop yield. Rostlinna Vyroba, 48 (6):249-254.

Bibliography (CROSBI): https://bib.irb.hr/lista-radova?autor=43893&lang=EN

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.hr/citations?user=ZC0dXocAAAAJ&hl=hr

Other professional activities

  • 2002 - 2017: Cartography and Geoinformation
    Member of Editorial Board
  • 2001 - 2011: Croatian Cartographic Society
    One of the vice-presidents and founders of the society
  • 2012 - 2017: ACS - Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus
    Member of Editorial Board
  • 2006 - 2010: Croatian Society of Soil Science
    President
  • 2001 - 2006: Croatian Society of Soil Science
    Secretary
  • 2005 - 2017: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Head of graduate studiey Agroecology - Agroecology
  • 2003 - 2018: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Head of Department of Soil Science in the period 2003.-2011. and 2015.-2018.

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