Born in Derventa, BiH; August 1963. Received Master’s and Doctoral degrees at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb. In July 2013, awarded the title of full professor by the University of Zagreb. Published scientific and professional papers with 265 scientists from Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Montenegro, the Czech Republic, Finland, Croatia, Japan, China, Hungary, Macedonia, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Spain, USA and Great Britain. As an author or co-author of 15 books, is the author or co-author of 19 chapters in scientific and professional books. Participated in the preparation of 225 scientific papers. At the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, is the head of the Soil Section of the Scientific Council for Nature Protection.