Prof. Boris Duralija, PhD

Prof. Boris Duralija, PhD

Division for Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
Department of Pomology
Office location: 1st Pavilion, 3rd floor, room 033
Phone: +385 1 239 3726
Email: bduralija ( at )
Languages: croatian, english
Consultations: tuesday, from 12 am to 2 pm

Employment and work experience

  • 2018 - : University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
    Full Professor


Research interests

  • Pomology
  • Wild Fruits
  • Berry Fruits
  • Biodiversity
  • Fruit Quality
  • Sustainability

Training and research experience

  • 2007/02/02 - 2007/02/08: United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Ventura, USA (scientific)
  • 2002/08/01 - 2002/09/15: Pomology Institute, Changli, China (mixed)
  • 2000/11/30 - 2000/12/03: Universita degli Studi di Perugia - Facolta' di Agraria, (expert)



Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Simultaneously research of cultivation possibilities for strawberry in China and Croatia MZO 2018/02/01 - 2020/02/01 coordinator
Bioraznolikost populacija samoniklog voća u Hrvatskoj MZOS 2007/01/01 - 2013/12/31 coordinator


Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Selekcija i kemotipizacija prirodnih populacija planike s područja Istre i Dalmacije Suradnja s gospodarstvom 2017/10/30 - 2019/10/30 coordinator


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
Primjena WinFOLIA TM sustava u morfološkoj karakterizaciji listova voćnih i ukrasnih vrsta Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2017/01/01 - 2017/12/31 coordinator
Primjena WinSEEDLE™ sustava u morfološkoj karakterizaciji sjemenki voćnih vrsta Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2016/01/01 - 2016/12/31 coordinator
Morfološka i digitalna karakterizacija sjemenki voćnih vrsta Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2015/01/01 - 2015/12/31 coordinator


  • Dujmović Purgar, D.; Duralija, B.; Vokurka, A.; Todorić, M.; Židovec, V. (2017) The Genus Fragaria in Croatia. Erwerbs-Obstbau, Vol. 59, No. 3, 227-233.
  • Šamec, D.; Maretić, M.; Lugarić, I.; Mešić, A.; Salopek-Sondi, B.; Duralija, B. (2016): Assessment of the differences in the physical, chemical and phytochemical properties of four strawberry cultivars using principal component analysis. Food Chemistry 194:828-834.
  • Bogunovic, I.; Duralija, B.; Gadze, J.; Kisic, I. (2015): Biostimulant usage for preserving strawberries to climate damages. Horticultural Science, Vol. 42, No. 3; 132-140.
  • Vokurka, A.; Prša, K.; Pejić, I.; Duralija, B.; Jurković, Z.; Dugalić, K.; Brajan, M. (2014): An overview of Croatian autochthonous varieties of sweet cherry. Acta Horticulturae, 1020: 401-406.
  • Kaliterna, J.; Milicevic, T.; Bencic, D.; Duralija, B. (2013): First report of Neofusicoccum parvum associated with grapevine trunk diseases in Croatia. Plant Disease, Vol. 97, No. 12, 1656.
  • Purgar, DD; Duralija, B.; Voća, S.; Vokurka, A.; Ercisli, S. (2012): A comparison of fruit chemical characteristics of two wild grown Rubus species from different locations of Croatia. Molecules, Vol. 17, No. 9, 10390-10398.

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