Ph.D. Elda Vitanovic
Elda.Vitanovic@krs.hr
Tel:
+385.21.43.44.62
Fax:
+385.21.31.65.84

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Head of Department of Applied Science

Department of Applied Sciences

Work experience:

2014 – present: Head of Department of Applied Science – Institute for Adriatic Crops and Karst Reclamation, Split, Croatia

2015 – 2016: Fulbright Scholarship – Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, USA http://www.cies.org/grantee/elda-vitanovic

2015 – 2016 : Fulbright Scholarship – Department of Food Science and Technology, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, USA http://fulbright.ucdavis.edu/non-us-scholars/alumni/2015-16_Visiting/vitanovic-elda.html

2013 – 2016: Assistant Professor at Faculty of Mediterranean agriculture, University in Split, Croatia

2012 – present: Research Associate, Institute for Adriatic Crops and Karst Reclamation, Split, Croatia

2011 – 2015: Assistant Professor at Faculty of Agriculture and Food Science, University in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

2010 – 2012: Senior Research Assistant, Institute for Adriatic Crops and Karst Reclamation, Split, Croatia

2000 – 2010: Young Research Assistant, Institute for Adriatic Crops and Karst Reclamation, Split, Croatia

 

Education:

2015 – 2016: Fulbright Scholarship – Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, USA http://fulbright.ucdavis.edu/non-us-scholars/alumni/2015-16_Visiting/vitanovic-elda.html

2015 – 2016: Fulbright Scholarship – Department of Food Science and Technology, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, USA http://fulbright.ucdavis.edu/non-us-scholars/alumni/2015-16_Visiting/vitanovic-elda.html

2013 – Assistant Professor – Phytomedicine; Faculty of Mediterranean agriculture, University in Split, Croatia

2011 – Assistant Professor – Phytomedicine; Faculty of Agriculture and Food Science, University in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

2010 – Ph.D. – Phytomedicine; Faculty of Agriculture, University of Osijek, Croatia

2006 – M.Sc. Biotechnical sciences; Faculty of Agriculture University of Zagreb, Croatia

2000 – B.Sc. Agriculture; Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb, Croatia

 

Scientific Training:

2015 – 2016: Fulbright Scholarship – Understanding the Multi-Trophic Association of Olive Fruit, Yeast and Olive Fruit fly (Bactrocera oleae Gmel.) With Possible Implications for Pest Management; Department of Entomology and Nematology & Department of Food Science and Technology,  University of California Davis, Davis, CA, USA http://www.cies.org/grantee/elda-vitanovic

2013: Postdoctoral Training  Pest management in olive orchard; Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, USA http://ucanr.edu/sites/zalomlab/Visiting_Scholars/

2008: Scientific Training Course to select tasters for sensory analyses of olive oil; IOC & IAC, Croatia & Spain

2007: Scientific Training – Monovarietal olive oil characterization, antioxidant activity, sensorial analyses; IOC & IAC, Croatia & Spain

2006: Scientific Training Introductory course on the organoleptic assessment of virgin olive oil; IOC & IAC, Croatia & Spain

2004: Scientific Training  Analyses, Design and Management of Organic Farming Systems; IAC, Wageningen, Netherlands

2003: Scientific Training – International course on olive oil quality improvement; IOC & IAC, Croatia& Spain

2003: Scientific Training  Water Management and Irrigation of Olive Orchards; Universidad International de Andalucia, Baeza, Spain

 

Scientific rank: Research Associate/ Assistant Professor of Biotechnical Sciences

Scientific and Professional Interests: Plant Protection, IPM, Olive Pest and Diseases, Arthropods in olive orchards

Languages: English

 

Memberships: 

2016: Member – International Entomology Leadership Summit: Improving the Human Condition trough Insect Science (ESA), Orlando, FL, USA https://entomologychallenges.org/entomology-leadership-summit-agenda/

2016: Co-Convener – XXV International Congress of Entomology – ICE 2016: Entomology without borders, Section: Agricultural and Forest Entomology, Orlando, FL, USA http://ice2016orlando.org/scientific-program/sections-conveners/

2016: Member – Scientific Committee, XXV International Congress of Entomology – ICE 2016: Entomology without borders, Orlando, FL, USA

2016: Member– Fulbright Association, Washington D.C., USA http://fulbright.org/

2015 – 2016: Member – UC Davis judges for International Research Project Competition; Luis Vañó Prize Award, UC Davis, Davis, CA, USA https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/uc-davis-olive-center-shares-expertise-spain

2015 – Present: Member – Entomological Society of America, Plant-Insect Ecosystems (ESA) http://www.entsoc.org/

2015 – Present: Member – International Society of Horticultural Science (ISHS) http://www.ishs.org/

2015: Member – Professional panel of sensory analysis of virgin olive oils of the Institute for Adriatic Crops and Karst Reclamation

2014: Member – Organization/Scientific Committee, IX International Symposium of Fruit, Split, Croatia

2013 – 2016: Member – Organization/Secretary, 8th International Olive Symposium, Split, Croatia; http://ios2016.krs.hr/c-org.html

2012 – Present: Member – Board of Directors, Croatian Society of Plant Protectionhttp://hdbz.hr/o-nama/

2012 – Present: Member – Scientific Council of Institute for Adriatic Crops and Karst Reclamation, Split, Croatia; http://www.krs.hr/

2009: Member – Organization/SecretaryOrganizacijski odbor, Panel on assessing the effectiveness of fungicides and insecticides (EPPO)

2006 – Present: Member – Professional panel group for sensorial analyses of virgin olive oil of Croatia

2002 – Present: Member – Croatian Entomological Society http://entomolosko-drustvo.hr/

2001 – 2012:  Member – Croatian Society of Plant Protection http://hdbz.hr/o-nama/

2001 – 2003:  Member – Organization/Secretary, International course on olive oil quality improvement, Split, Croatia