Asst. Prof. Lana Filipović, PhD

Assistant Professor
Division for Agroecology
Department of Soil Amelioration
Office location: 5. pavilion, 2. floor, room number 038
Phone: +385 1 239 3748
Email: lfilipovic ( at )
Languages: croatian, english
Consultations: Monday from 11 - 12 am

Academic qualifications

  • 2011 - 2016: PhD
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture, Postgraduate doctoral studies of Agricultural Sciences, Modification of copper and cadmium bioavailability to faba bean plant (Vicia faba L.) as affected by soil organic matter and salinity
  • 2008 - 2010: MSc
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture, Graduate study in Agroecology with major in Agroecology and Microbial Biotechnology in Agriculture, Biodiversity of indigenous Sinorhizobium meliloti strains
  • 2005 - 2008: BSc
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture, Undergraduate study in Agroecology with major in Agroecology, The application of molecular methods in identification of nodule bacteria

Employment and work experience

  • 2020 - : University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Assistant Professor
  • 2016 - 2020: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Postdoctoral Researcher
  • 2011 - 2016: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Young Researcher


Teaching outside the AGR

  • Biogeochemistry
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Science

Research interests

  • Trace metals bioavailability in soil
  • Trace metals contamination in a soil-plant system
  • Soil salinity and plant salt stress
  • Soil biological properties and organic matter content
  • Rhizosphere processes and root-microbial interactions
  • Soil, water and plant tissue laboratory analyses

Training and research experience

  • 2019/08/19 - 2019/09/04: CSIRO and James Cook University Agriculture & Food, Townsville, Australia (mixed)
    Academic mobility / giving lecture (with prof. dr. Keith Bristow)
  • 2018/10/20 - 2018/11/04: University of California, Riverside (scientific)
    Visit to Department of Environmental Sciences (prof. Jirka Simunek)
  • 2018/06/25 - 2018/09/28: Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) (scientific)
    Analysis of soil water extracted by suction cups from weighing lysimeters
  • 2017/11/05 - 2017/11/11: ZALF, Müncheberg, Germany (scientific)
    Modeling approach for CARBOZALF-D experimental data (H. Gerke)
  • 2017/09/17 - 2017/10/05: Penn State University, SAD (teaching)
    Teaching (J. Watson)
  • 2017/07/23 - 2017/07/29: INRA, Grignon, France (scientific)
    Numerical simulations using QualiAgro experimental data (P. Cambier, P. Benoit i S. Houot)
  • 2017/03/27 - 2017/04/01: BOKU, Vienna, Austria (scientific)
    Field experiment research on Rosalia site (Wienna, Austria) and Šibenik (HR)
  • 2016/12/17 - 2016/12/24: CNRS/ University of Orleans, France (scientific)
    Modeling copper and cadmium mobility in an Albeluvisol amended with urban waste composts (Y. Coquet)
  • 2016/12/10 - 2016/12/17: ZALF, Müncheberg, Germany (scientific)
    Numerical simulations and element chemical speciation using field experimental data (H. Gerke)
  • 2016/10/19 - 2016/10/23: BOKU, Vienna, Austria (scientific)
    Rosalia workshop
  • 2016/06/19 - 2016/06/26: ZALF, Müncheberg, Germany (scientific)
    Lysimeter stations and data collection for numerical modeling (H. Gerke)
  • 2016/05/28 - 2016/06/05: INRA, CNRS/ISTO, University of Orleans, France (scientific)
    Numerical simulations and element chemical speciation using QualiAgro experimental data
  • 2015/10/03 - 2015/10/10: INRA, CNRS/ISTO, University of Orleans, France (scientific)
    Preferential flow in agricultural soils as affected by tillage and trafficking (numerical modeling application)
  • 2012/06/18 - 2012/06/23: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture (scientific)
    International Summer School "Climate change and natural resource management"
  • 2011/11/16 - 2011/11/25: ILVO, Gent, Belgium (scientific)
    Monitoring the reduction of soil carbon and nutrient losses in Croatia: quality assessment/ quality control of soil sampling procedures and soil analysis



Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Podpovršinski preferencijalni transportni procesi u poljoprivrednim padinskim tlima Croatian science foundation 2020/03/01 - 2025/02/28 coordinator
Napredni sustav motrenja agroekosustava u riziku od zaslanjivanja i onečišćenja EU programi 2020/01/01 - 2023/01/01 coordinator
Environmental and hydrological implications of innovative sprayable biodegradable polymer membrane UKF i HRZZ 2019/05/22 - 2019/09/22 coordinator
Zaslanjivanje tla - dijagnostika, procesi i utjecaj na biljku MZOS 2007/01/01 - 2013/12/31 coordinator

university support

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
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


  • Filipović, L., Romić, M., Romić, D., Filipović, V., Ondrašek, G. (2018): Organic matter and salinity modify cadmium soil (phyto)availability. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 147; 824-831.
  • Filipović V., Cambier P., Filipović L., Coquet Y., Pot V., Bodineau G., Jaulin A., Mercier V., Houot S., Benoit P. (2016): Modeling Copper and Cadmium Mobility in an Albeluvisol Amended with Urban Waste Composts. Vadose Zone Journal, 15 (12): 1-15.
  • Filipović V., Romić D., Romić M., Borošić J., Filipović L., Mallmann F.J.K., Robinson D.A. (2016): Plastic mulch and nitrogen fertigation in growing vegetables modify soil temperature, water and nitrate dynamics: Experimental results and a modeling study. Agricultural Water Management, 176: 100-110.
  • Matijević L., Romić D., Romić M. (2014): Soil organic matter and salinity affect copper bioavailability in root zone and uptake by Vicia faba L. plants. Environmental Geochemistry and Health, 36 (5): 883-896.
  • Matijević L., Romić D., Romić M., Maurović N., Kondres N. (2014): Faba Bean (Vicia faba L.) Salt Stress Response under Different Soil Organic Matter Content. Agriculturae Conspectus Scintificus, 79 (1): 13-18.
  • Matijević L., Romić D., Maurović N., Romić M. (2012): Saline irrigation water affects element uptake by bean plant (Vicia faba L.). European Chemical Bulletin, 1 (12): 498-502.

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Other professional activities

  • 2015 - : Soil Science Society of Croatia
    Member of Soil Science Society of Croatia
  • 2019 - : Soil Science Society of America
    Member of Soil Science Society of America

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