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Ognjen Zurovec

Research Officer

Research Interests

My research interests cover nitrogen in soil and its losses, impact of intensive farming on nutrient losses to water, greenhouse gas emissions, climate change adaptation and mitigation, sustainable land management, soil survey and evaluation, interdisciplinary research, spatial analysis.

My current research focus is to quantify nutrient losses from leaching under different farming types and link the results to ground- and surface water quality at the catchment scale.

Current Projects

I am currently working as a soil scientist in the Agricultural Catchments Programme under the supervision of Bridget Lynch

The main objective of the Agricultural Catchments Programme is to generate the knowledge and evaluate the efficacy of the Nitrates Action Programme (NAP) measures and the derogation in terms of water quality and farm practices.


  • 2018   -   PhD in Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University                  of Life Sciences (NMBU), Norway
  • 2012   -   Master of Agricultural Sciences, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and                        Herzegovina
  • 2008   -  Graduate Engineer of Agriculture, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and                    Herzegovina

Dr. Zurovec has published several peer reviewed scientific papers.  His full publication list can be found on his Google Scholar and Research Gate accounts:

Ognjen’s Google Scholar

Ognjen’s ResearchGate profile

Žurovec, O., Wall, D., Brennan, F., Krol, D., Forrestal, P. and Richards, K., 2021. Increasing soil pH reduces fertiliser derived N2O emissions in intensively managed temperate grassland. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 311, p.107319.

Sitaula B.K., Žurovec O., Luitel B.C., Parker A., Lal R. (2020) Need for Personal Transformations in a Changing Climate: Reflections on Environmental Change and Climate-Smart Agriculture in Africa. In: Singh B., Safalaoh A., Amuri N., Eik L., Sitaula B., Lal R. (eds) Climate Impacts on Agricultural and Natural Resource Sustainability in Africa. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-37537-9_21