Assist. Prof. Ivana Pajač Živković, PhD

Assist. Prof. Ivana Pajač Živković, PhD

Assistant Professor
Division for Phytomedicine
Department of Agricultural Zoology
Office location: 3rd Pavilion, ground floor, room number 13
Phone: +385 1 239 3948
Email: ipajac ( at ) agr.hr
Languages: croatian, english
Consultations: monday from 10 am to 11 am

Academic qualifications

  • 2009 - 2012: Doctor of Science
    Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb
    Biology, ecology and genetics of codling moth (Cydia pomonella L.) populations in north-west Croatia
  • 2001 - 2007: Master engineer of phytomedicine
    Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb
    Inventarisation of autochthonous vascular flora in the Jazbina orchard area

Employment and work experience

  • 2016 - : Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb
    Assistant Professor
  • 2015 - 2016: Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb
    Senior Expert Associate
  • 2009 - 2015: Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb
    Expert Associate

Teaching

Research interests

  • Agricultural entomology
  • Integrated fruit and grape protection
  • Taxonomic identification of true bugs and vinegar flies
  • Molecular identification of pests
  • Genetics of codling moth (Cydia pomonella L.)
  • Invasive arthropods

Training and research experience

  • 2015/09/14 - 2015/09/16: University of Ljubljana, Biotehnical Faculty, Ljubljana, Slovenia (teaching)
    International LifeADA course "Teacher training" - "Communication and ways/methods of knowledge transfer"
  • 2009/11/16 - 2009/11/18: Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia (scientific)
    Methodological courses in biology and medicine - "Molecular phylogeny"
  • 2008/04/07 - 2008/04/11: Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia (scientific)
    Methodological courses in biology and medicine – "DNA and RNA"

Projects

scientific

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Napredna i prediktivna poljoprivreda za otpornost klimatskim promjenama EU programi 2020/05/22 - 2023/05/22 partner
Monitoring rezistentnosti štetnika: nove metode detekcije i učinkovite strategije upravljanja rezistentnošću Croatian science foundation 2017/03/01 - 2021/02/28 coordinator
Simultaneously research of cultivation possibilities for strawberry in China and Croatia MZO 2018/02/01 - 2020/02/01 coordinator
Innovative Real-time Monitoring and Pest control for Insects LIFE+ 2014/06/01 - 2018/12/31 partner
Low pesticide IPM in sustainable and safe fruit production LIFE+ 2014/06/16 - 2017/12/06 coordinator
Integrirane mjere zaštite od tehnoloških štetnika jabuke MZOS 2007/01/01 - 2013/12/31 coordinator

expert

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Primjena bisex atraktanata u praćenju i suzbijanju jabukova savijača u Međimurju VIP - Vijeće za istraživanja u poljoprivredi 2015/11/05 - 2017/11/05 coordinator

university support

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Biološka raznolikost u poljoprivrednoj proizvodnji Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2017/01/01 - 2017/12/31 coordinator
Biološka raznolikost u poljoprivrednoj proizvodnji Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2016/01/01 - 2016/12/31 partner
Biološka raznolikost u poljoprivrednoj proizvodnji Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2015/01/01 - 2015/12/31 coordinator
Nepesticidne mjere zaštite bilja Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2013/10/01 - 2014/06/30 coordinator

Publications

  • Pajač Živković, I., Jurić, S., Vinceković, M., Galešić, M., Marijan, M., Vlahovićek-Kahlina, K., Mikac, K. & Lemic, D. (2020) Polyphenol-Based Microencapsulated Extracts as Novel Green Insecticides for Sustainable Management of Polyphagous Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Halyomorpha halys Stål, 1855). Sustainability, 12 (23), 10079, 16 doi:10.3390/su122310079.
  • Lemić, D., Benitez, H., Bjeliš, M., Ordenes-Claveria, R., Ninčević, P., Mikac, K. & Pajač Živković, I. (2020) Agroecological effect and sexual shape dimorphism in medfly Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae) an example in Croatian populations. Zoologischer anzeiger, 288, 118-124 doi:10.1016/j.jcz.2020.08.005.
  • Pajač Živković, I., Benitez, H., Barić, B., Drmić, Z., Kadoić Balaško, M., Lemic, D., Dominguez Davila, J., Mikac, K. & Bažok, R. (2019) Codling Moth Wing Morphology Changes Due to Insecticide Resistance. Insects, 10 (310), 1-13 doi:10.3390/insects10100310.
  • Pajač Živković, I., Duralija, B., Barić, B., Seljak, G., Lemic, D. & Mešić, A. (2019) The development of drosophilid species (Diptera, Drosophilidae) in different strawberry cultivars. European journal of horticultural science, 84 (1), 48-52 doi:10.17660/eJHS.2019/84.1.7.
  • Pajač Živković, I., Kos, T., Lemić, D., Cvitković, J., Jemrić, T., Fruk, M. & Barić, B. (2018) Exclusion nets influence on the abundance of ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in apple orchards. Applied Ecology and Environmental Research, 16 (3), 3517-3528 doi:10.15666/aeer/1603_35173528.
  • Pajač Živković, I., Lemić, D., Mešić, A., Barić, B., Órdenes, R. & Benítez, A. (2018) Effect of fruit host on wing morphology in Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae): A first view using geometric morphometrics. Entomological research, 48 (4), 262-268 doi:10.1111/1748-5967.12278.

Bibliography (CROSBI): https://www.bib.irb.hr/pregled/znanstvenici/335741

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

Other professional activities

  • 2021 - : Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus (ACS) / Editorial Board Member
  • 2013 - : IOBC (International Organisation for Biological and Integrated Control of Noxious Animals and Plants), West Palaearctic Regional Section (WPRS) / Member
  • 2011 - : Entomologia Croatica, Official journal of Croatian Entomological Society / Editorial Board Member
  • 2010 - 2014: Croatian Entomological Society / Secretary
  • 2009 - 2016: Entomologia Croatica, Official journal of Croatian Entomological Society / Tehnical Editor
  • 2008 - : Croatian Entomological Society / Member
  • 2008 - : Croatian Plant Protection Society / Member

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