Maja Podgornik, PhD
- Agronomy / Environmental protection
- Agricultural production technologies focusing on the olive production and Mediterranean plants;
- Plant protection;
- Irrigation management;
- Climate change
Biography:Maja Podgornik graduated at the Biotechnical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana, where she also received her PhD with doctoral dissertation “Comparison of nutrient leaching from selected golf course”. In 2008 she also successfully completed the Pedagogical and Andragogical Education at the Faculty of Education of the University of Ljubljana.
She gained the first work experience at the Grammar school Koper and in Olive Center - Institute of agriculture and forestry Nova Gorica. In the framework of national and international projects, she has worked at the Institute for Oliveculture, Science and research Centre of Koper since 2005. Maja Podgornik is a member of the Scientific Council and the head of the Institute for Oliveculture. Since 2018 is also Head and national coordinator of the public service in the olive production. Between 2008 and 2016 she was also involved in the undergraduate study programs Mediterranean Agriculture and Biodiversity and in the postgraduate study program Sustainable Development Management at the University of Primorska.
Maja Podgornik presented her research achievements at numerous scientific meetings and congresses. Until now, she has published over 90 bibliographic units, of which 8 are the original scientific articles.