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INRA UMR ISPA - Interactions Sol Plante Atmosphère




INRA Centre de Bordeaux Aquitaine


71 avenue E. Bourlaux
CS 20032 33882 Villenave d'Ornon cedex
05 57 12 25 22




I have graduated from the University of Zagreb with a Magistar Fizike-Geofizike degree specializing in Meteorology in October 2012. Since my graduation I have mostly gravitated towards programming and modelling of various geophysical and biogeochemical processes like: mesoscale meteorology (University of Zagreb, Croatia), the water-energy cycle of lakes(CNRM, Toulouse, France) and the phosphorus cycle in crops (INRA, Bordeaux, France). I have also dabbled in experimental/field work concerning the nitrogen cycle in livestock (ILRI, Nairobi, Kenya)

link to the CV below :

Recherches et compétences

- Plant-nutrient models (DGVM)
- Deterministic modelling, optimization and programming


Projets en cours 

My current work focuses on the inclusion of the phosphorus (P) cycle in agro-ecosystem models, with the goal of understanding our current global practices and suggesting pathways for future sustainable use. To investigate this issue, I utilize and develop so called ‘process’ models which describe the basic mechanisms of crop P cycling (soil sorption, root diffusion, plant nutrient allocation, etc.) in the plant-soil continuum.


Kvakić, M., Pellerin, S., Ciais, P., Achat, D. L., Augusto, L., Denoroy, P., ... Ringeval, B. (2018, January). antifying the limitation to world cereal production due to soil phosphorus status. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. doi:10.1002/2017gb005754

Kehler-Poljak, G., Prtenjak, M. T., Kvakić, M., Šariri, K., & Večenaj, Ž. (2017, July). Interaction of sea breeze and deep convection over the northeastern adriatic coast: an analysis of sensitivity experiments using a high-resolution mesoscale model. Pure and Applied Geophysics. doi:10.1007/s00024-017-1607-x

Goll, D. S., Vuichard, N., Maignan, F., Jornet-Puig, A., Sardans, J., Violee, A., ... Ciais, P. (2017, April). A representation of the phosphorus cycle for ORCHIDEE (revision3985). Geoscientific Model Development Discussions, 1–39. doi:10.5194/gmd-2017-62

Brandt, P., Kvakić, M., Buerbach-Bahl, K., & Rufino, M. C. (2017, February). How to target climate-smart agriculture? concept and application of the consensus-driven decision support framework “targetCSA”. Agricultural Systems, 151, 234–245. doi:10.1016/j.agsy.2015.12.011

Prtenjak, M. T., Horvat, I., Tomažić, I., Kvakić, M., Viher, M., & Grisogono, B. (2015, September). Impact of mesoscale meteorological processes on anomalous radar propagation conditions over the northern adriatic area. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 120(17), 8759–8782. doi:10.1002/2014jd022626

Klaić, Z. B. & Kvakić, M. (2014, May). Modeling the impacts of a man-made lake on the meteorological conditions of the surrounding areas. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 53(5), 1121–1142. doi:10.1175/jamc-d-13-0163.1

Poljak, G., Prtenjak, M. T., Kvakić, M., Mahović, N. S., & Babić, K. (2014, April). Wind paerns associated withthe development of daytime thunderstorms over istria. Annales Geophysicae, 32(4), 401–420. doi:10.5194/angeo-32-401-2014