Assoc. Prof. Marko Petek, PhD

Assoc. Prof. Marko Petek, PhD

Associate Professor
Division for Agroecology
Department of Plant Nutrition
Office location: 6th Pavilion, 1st floor, room number 111
Phone: +385 1 239 4085
Email: mpetek ( at ) agr.hr
Languages: Croatian, English
Consultations: Wednesday 10 am-12 pm

Academic qualifications

  • 2003 - 2009: PhD
    Title: Red beet (Beta vulgaris var. conditiva Alef.) mineral composition according to organic and mineral fertilization
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
  • 1996 - 2003: MSc
    Title: Content of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium in chicory (Cichorium intybus L. var. foliosum) according to different fertilizations
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture

Employment and work experience

  • 2015 - 2015: Ministry of Agriculture
    Senior Advisor for food labeling
  • 2015 - : University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Assistant Professor
  • 2014 - 2015: Ministry of Agriculture
    Senior Advisor for governing the market in fruit and vegetables
  • 2009 - 2013: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Senior Assistant
  • 2003 - 2009: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Assistant

Teaching

Research interests

  • Plant nutrition in horticulture
  • Mineral composition of fruits and vegetables
  • Organic, mineral and foliar fertilization
  • Macro and microelements

Training and research experience

  • 2013/09/01 - 2013/09/08: Technological Educational Institute of Crete (Heraklion, Greece) (scientific)
    ERASMUS scholarship
  • 2013/06/24 - 2013/07/05: International Agricultural Research and Training Centre (IARTC); 4th International Course on Sustainable Management of Soil and Water Resources (Izmir, Turkey) (scientific)
  • 2012/10/01 - 2013/03/31: University of Western Australia (Perth, Australia) (scientific)
    Croatian Science Foundation scholarship
  • 2012/08/26 - 2012/09/01: Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Science (Alnarp, Sweden) (scientific)
    ERASMUS scholarship
  • 2011/09/12 - 2011/09/16: Aleksandras Stuglinskis University (Kaunas, Lithuania) (scientific)
    ERASMUS scholarship
  • 2010/03/01 - 2010/03/31: Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Food Skopje (Skopje, Macedonia) (scientific)
    CEEPUS scholarship
  • 2006/11/06 - 2006/12/06: Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Department of Horticulture (Wroclaw, Polland) (scientific)
    CEEPUS scholarship

Projects

scientific

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Nutritivna i funkcionalna vrijednost koprive (Urtica dioica L.) primjenom suvremenih hidroponskih tehnika uzgoja Croatian science foundation 2020/01/15 - 2024/01/14 coordinator
Potencijal rizosfernog mikrobioma u prilagodbi poljoprivrede klimatskim promjenama EU programi 2020/05/04 - 2023/05/04 partner
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

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

Publications

Other professional activities

  • 2015 - 2015: EU funded project: Support to Maximise the Socio-economic Development Effects of Sveto Brdo Mountain Tourism Resort for Lika - Senj County
    Short Term Expert in Horticulture
  • 2015 - 2015: Committee for Complaints in the Paying Agency for Agriculture regarding the implementation of temporary extraordinary measures for aid to fruit and vegetable producers
    Deputy member
  • 2015 - 2015: Committee for Development of National Strategy for Sustainable Operational Programs in the Fruit and Vegetable Sector for the period 2015-2020 (at the Ministry of Agriculture)
    Member
  • 2015 - 2015: Committee for Development of the National Strategy for the Implementation of the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme for the period from 1 August 2015 to 31 July 2016 (at the Ministry of Agriculture)
    Member
  • 2016 - 2017: Project: Strengthening the capacity of the Ministry of Environ. Protect. and Nature for adapt.to climate change and preparation of the Draft Climate Change Adaptation Strategy
    Specialist for Agriculture
  • 2017 - 2021: Academic Editor in the International Journal of Plant & Soil Science

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