My professional path began at the Biotechnical Faculty in Ljubljana, where I gained my basic knowledge in agriculture, and continued in Chile, with a Master in Plant Sciences (Republic of Chile), at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences - University of Austral de Chile in Valdivia.
I am a passionate advocate of responsible work with and for the soil. I am developing my research and professional work in the fields of sustainable land use, agricultural ecology and plant nutrition. I believe that practical research is crucial for developing new, more effective sustainable agriculture practice.
Soil, soils as a natural ecosystem, soil properties, sustainable land use and sustainable farming practices.
Lesjak, J.; Calderini, D.F. 2017. Increased night temperature negatively affects grain yield, biomass and grain number in chilean quinoa. Front. Plant Sci.,8, 352. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2017.00352
Geitner C., Freppaz M., Lesjak J., Schaber E., Stanchi S., D’Amico M., Vrščaj B. (ed.). 2019. Soil Ecosystem Services in the Alps: An introduction for decision-makers. Agricultural Institute of Slovenia, Ljubljana. https://alpinesoils.eu/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/2019-1025_SoilEcosystemServicesInTheAlps-WEB.pdf