University of Belgrade

Institute for
Multidisciplinary Research

Željka Višnjić-Jeftić
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Dr Željka Višnjić-Jeftić

Senior Research Fellow (Research Associate Professor)

Department of biology and inland waters protection (ES)

Phone: +381-11/2078-477

E-mail: zvisnjic@imsi.rs

Curriculum vitae

Education

 

2012: Ph.D., Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade. Ph.D. thesis: “Ecological and toxicological study of the Pontic shad (Alosa immaculata Bennett, 1835) in the Danube River in Serbia”.

 

2002: B.Sc. in Ecology and Environmental Protection, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade.

 

Work Experience

 

2018-present: Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade.

 

2013-2018: Research Fellow, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade.

 

2008-2013: Research Assistant, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade.

 

2005-2008: Research Trainee, Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies, University of Belgrade.

 

Scholarships and Awards

 

2003-2005: Scholarship of the Ministry of Science, Republic of Serbia.

 

Research Interests

 

• Ichthyology.

• Invasive species.

• Migratory species.

• Heavy metals in the environment.

• Accumulation of heavy metals and trace elements in fish tissues.

 

Representative publications


International book chapters

1.

Lenhardt M., Višnjić-Jeftić Ž., Navodaru I, Jarić I., Vassilev M., Gačić Z., Nikčević M. (2012) Fish Stock Management Cooperation in the Lower Danube Region: A Case Study of Sturgeons and Pontic Shad. In: Environmental Security in Watersheds: The Sea of Azov, NATO Science for Peace and Security Series, Series C: Environmental Security, V. Lagutov (Ed.), pp 127-140. Springer Science + Business Media B.V., Dordrecht, The Netherlands. ISBN 978-94-007-2462-4 – ID=823

Peer-reviewed international journals

1.

Sunjog K., Kolarević S., Kračun-Kolarević M., Višnjić-Jeftić Ž., Gačić Z., Lenhardt M., Vuković-Gačić B. (2019). Seasonal variation in metal concentration in various tissues of the European chub (Squalius cephalus L.). Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 26: 9232–9243. – ID=1543

2.

Subotić S., Višnjić-Jeftić Ž., Đikanović V., Spasić S., Krpo-Ćetković J., Lenhardt M. (2019). Metal Accumulation in Muscle and Liver of the Common Nase (Chondrostoma nasus) and Vimba Bream (Vimbavimba) from the Danube River, Serbia: Bioindicative Aspects. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 103(2): 261–266. – ID=1588

3.

Smederevac-Lalić M., Kalauzi A., Regner S., Navodaru I., Višnjić-Jeftić Ž., Gačić Z., Lenhardt M. (2018). Analysis and forecast of Pontic shad (Alosa immaculata) catch in the Danube River. Iranian Journal of Fisheries Sciences, 17(3):443-457 – ID=1553

4.

Lenhardt M., Đikanović V., Hegediš A., Višnjić-Jeftić Ž., Skorić S., Smederevac-Lalić M. (2018). Qualitative and Quantitative Changes in the Ichtyofauna of the Danubian Reservoirs After the Construction of the Iron Gates Hydropower Plant Dams (Proceedings Paper). Ecological and economic significance of fauna of Serbia, 171: 143-172. – ID=1554

5.

Kostić J., Kolarević S., Kračun-Kolarević M., Aborgiba M., Gačić Z., Paunović M., Višnjić-Jeftić Z., Rašković B., Poleksić V., Lenhardt M., Vuković-Gačić B. (2017). The impact of multiple stressors on the biomarkers response in gills and liver of freshwater breams during different seasons. Science of the Total Environment 601: 1670-1681. – ID=1558

6.

Lenhardt M., Navodaru I., Vassilev M., Kalauzi A., Regner S., Višnjić-Jeftić Ž.,Tošić K., Smederevac-Lalić M. (2016). Model of the Pontic Shad Alosa immaculata (Bennet, 1835) and Anchovy Engraulis encrasicolus (Linnaeus, 1785) Catch in the Danube River and Black Sea for the Period 1920-2008. Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, 68(4), 557-561. (2014 Zoology 134/154, IF=0.532, M23) – ID=1288

7.

Jovičić, K., Janković, S., Višnjić-Jeftić, Z., Skorić, S., Djikanović, V., Lenhardt, M., Hegediš, A., Krpo-Ćetković, J. and Jarić, I. (2016). Mapping differential elemental accumulation in fish tissues: importance of fish tissue sampling standardization. Archives of Biological Sciences 68(2), 303-309. – ID=1238

8.

K Sunjog, Kolarević S., Kračun-Kolarević M., Višnjić-Jeftić Ž., Skorić S., Gačić Z., Lenhardt M., Vasić N., Vuković-Gačić B. (2016) Assessment of status of three water bodies in Serbia based on tissue metal and metalloid concentration (ICP-OES) and genotoxicity (comet assay). Environmental Pollution 213, 600-607. (M21) – ID=1366

9.

Subotić S., Višnjić-Jeftić Z., Spasić S., Hegediš A.,Krpo-Ćetković J., Lenhardt M. (2015) Concentrations of 18 elements in muscle, liver, gills, and gonads of sichel (Pelecuscultratus), ruffe (Gymnocephaluscernua), and European perch (Percafluviatilis) in the Danube River near Belgrade (Serbia). Water Air and Soil Pollution 226(9):287 (Environmental Sciences 124/225; IF = 1.551, M23)
– ID=1389

10.

Jaćimović, M., Krpo-Ćetković, J., Lenhardt, M., Višnjić-Jeftić, Ž., Jarić, I., Gačić, Z., Hegediš, A. (2015). Elemental concentrations in different tissues od European perch and black bullhead from Sava lake (Serbia). Slovenian Veterinary Research 52(2), 57-65. – ID=1165

11.

Rašković B., Poleksić V., Višnjić-Jeftić Ž., Skorić S., Gačić Z., Djikanović V., Jarić I. , and Lenhardt M. (2014). Use of histopathology and elemental accumulation in different organs of two benthophagous fish species as indicators of river pollution. Environmental Toxicology 30 (10), 1153-1161. Environmental Sciences 53/210, Water Resources 8/80. 2.708 – ID=907

12.

Jovičić K., Lenhardt M., Višnjić-Jeftić Ž., Đikanović V., Skorić S., Smederevac-Lalić M., Jaćimović M., Gačić Z., Jarić I., Hegediš A. (2014) Assessment of fish stocks and elemental pollution in the Danube, Sava and Kolubara rivers on the territory of the city of Belgrade, Serbia. Acta Zoologica Bulgarica Suppl. 7: 179-184. – ID=930

13.

Djikanović V., Skorić S., Lenhardt M., Smederevac-Lalić M., Višnjić-Jeftić Z., Spasić S., Mićković B. (2014) Review of sterlet (Acipenser ruthenus L.1758) (Actinopterygii: Acipenseridae) feeding habits in the River Danube, 1694–852 river km. Journal of Natural History, DOI:10.1080/00222933.2013.877991. – ID=982

14.

Višnjić-Jeftić Ž, Gačić Z., Skorić S., Smederevac-Lalić M., Djikanović V., Mićković B. (2014). Population structure of Burbot (Lota lota L.) in the Danube. Water Research and Management, 4 (2), 1-4. – ID=983

15.

Djikanovic V, Skoric S, Lenhardt M, Smederevac-Lalic M, Visnjic-Jeftic Z, Spasic S, Mickovic B (2014) Review of starlet (Acipenser ruthnus L.1758) feeding habits in the Danube River, 1.694-852 river km. Journal of Natural History Vol. xx , No. x, pp. DOI:10.1080/00222933.2013.877991 – ID=1028

16.

Lenhardt, M., Jarić, I., Višnjić-Jeftić, Ž., Skorić, S., Gačić, Z., Pucar, M. and Hegediš, A. (2012). Concentrations of 17 elements in muscle, gills, liver and gonads of five economically important fish species from the Danube River. Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems 407 (2), 1-10. – ID=228

17.

Sunjog K., Gačić Z., Kolarević S., Višnjić-Jeftić Ž., Jarić I., Knežević-Vukčević J., Vuković-Gačić B., and Lenhardt M. (2012). Heavy metal accumulation and the genotoxicity in barbel (Barbus barbus) as indicators of the Danube River pollution. The Scientific World Journal 2012, Article ID 351074, 1-6. Multidisciplinary Sciences 13/56. 1.730 – ID=909

18.

Sunjog K., Gačić Z., Kolarević S., Višnjić-Jeftić Ž., Jarić I., Knežević-Vukčević J., Vuković-Gačić B., Lenhardt M. (2012) Heavy metal accumulation and the genotoxicity in barbel (Barbus barbus) as indicators of the Danube River pollution. The Scientific World Journal 2012, Article ID 351074, 6 pages – ID=196

19.

Lenhardt M., Jarić I., Cvijanović G., Kolarević J., Gačić Z., Smederevac-Lalić M., Višnjić-Jeftić Ž. (2012) Comparison of morphological characters between wild and cultured sterlet (Acipenser ruthenus L.). Slovenian Veterinary Research 49(4): 177-184 – ID=223

20.

Skoric S., Visnjić-Jeftic Z., Jaric I., Djikanovic V., Mickovic B., Nikcevic M., Lenhardt M. (2012) Accumulation of 20 elements in great cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) and its main prey, carp (Cyprinus carpio) and Prussian carp (Carassius gibelio). Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 80: 244-251 – ID=683

21.

Višnjić-Jeftić Ž., Lenhardt M., Vukov T., Gačić Z., Skorić S., Smederevac-Lalić M., Nikčević M. (2012) The geometric morphometrics and condition of Pontic shad (Alosa immaculata) migrants to the Danube River. Journal of Natural History 47(15-16): 1121-1128 – ID=688

22.

Jarić I., Višnjić-Jeftić Ž., Cvijanović G., Gačić Z., Jovanović Lj., Skorić S., Lenhardt M. (2011) Determination of differential heavy metal and trace element accumulation in liver, gills, intestine and muscle of sterlet (Acipenser ruthenus) from the Danube River in Serbia by ICP-OES. Microchemical Journal 98(1): 77-81. Chemistry, Analytical 17/73, 3.048 – ID=153

23.

Smederevac-Lalić M., Jarić I., Višnjić-Jeftić Ž., Skorić S., Cvijanović G., Gačić Z., Lenhardt M. (2011) Management approaches and aquaculture of sturgeons in the Lower Danube region countries. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 27 (Issue Supplement s3): 94-100 – ID=194

24.

Smederevac-Lalić M., Višnjić-Jeftić Ž., Pucar M., Mićković B., Skorić S., Nikčević M., Hegediš A. (2011) Fishing circumstances on the Danube in Serbia. Water Research and Management 1(4): 45-49 – ID=213

25.

Lenhardt M., Gačić Z., Vuković-Gačić B., Poleksić V., Višnjić-Jeftić Ž., Kolarević S., Jarić I. (2011) Ecological status of Serbian rivers based on an ichthyological assessment. Studia Universitatis “Vasile Goldiş”, Seria Ştiinţele Vieţii 21(4): 855-860 – ID=219

26.

Skorić S., Mićković B., Regner S., Višnjić Jeftić Ž., Hegediš A. (2010) The use of hopper barges as facilities for aquaculture: The growth characteristics of Carp (Cyprinus carpio) depending on stocking density. Journal of Agricultural Science 55(2): 147-155. Agriculture, Multidisciplinary 8/55 1.418 – ID=681

27.

Visnjic-Jeftic Z., Jaric I., Jovanovic Lj., Skoric S., Smederevac-Lalic M., Nikcevic M., Lenhardt M. (2010) Heavy metal and trace element accumulation in muscle, liver and gills of the Pontic shad (Alosa immaculata Bennet 1835) from the Danube River (Serbia). Microchemical Journal 95(2): 341-344 – ID=216

28.

Regner S., Mićković M., Skorić S., Višnjić Jeftić Ž., Hegediš A. (2010) The possibility of using river hopper barges as aquaculture facilities. Acta Agriculturae Serbica 15(30): 107-115 – ID=680

29.

Milosevic M., Visnjic-Jeftic Z., Damjanovic I., Nikcevic M., Andjus P., Gacic Z. (2009) Temporal analysis of electroretinographic responses in fishes with rod-dominated and mixed rod-cone retina. General Physiology and Biophysics 28(3): 276-282 – ID=185

30.

Višnjić-Jeftić Ž., Lenhardt M., Navodaru I., Hegediš A., Gačić Z., Nikčević M. (2009) Reproducibility of age determination by scale and vertebra in Pontic shad (Alosa pontica Eichwald, 1838), from the Danube. Archives of Biological Sciences, Belgrade 61(2): 337-342 – ID=188

31.

Lenhardt M., Hegediš A., Mićković B., Višnjić Jeftić Ž., Smederevac M., Jarić I., Cvijanović G., Gačić Z. (2006) First record of the North American paddlefish (Polyodon spathula Walbaum, 1792) in the Serbian part of the Danube River. Archives of Biological Sciences, Belgrade 58(3): 27P-28P – ID=214

32.

Smederevac М., Višnjić Ž., Hegediš А. (2001) New data of distribution of the Gobies (gen. Neogobius; fam. Gobidae) in Yugoslav course of the Danube river. Ichtiologia 33(1): 77-80 – ID=684

Scientific meetings

1.

Hegediš A., Simonović P., Smederevac-Lalić M., Skorić S., Višnjić-Jeftić Ž., Jaćimović M., Jovičić K., Lenhardt M., Mićković B., Nikčević M., Gačić Z., Nikolić V., Tošić A., Škraba Jurlina D., Kanjuh T., Regner S. (2018). Different aspects of sustainable use of fish resources in Serbia for the period 2006-2017. 8th international conference “Water & Fish” – Conference Proceedings, 51-56. – ID=1555

2.

Mirjana Lenhardt, Vesna Đikanović, Aleksandar Hegediš, Željka Višnjić-Jeftić, Stefan Skorić, Marija Smederevac-Lalić (2016). Kvalitativno-kvantitativne promene ihtiofaune u protočnim dunavskim akumulacijama posle izgradnje brana đerdapskih hidrolelektrana. Naučni skup: Ekološki i ekonomski značaj faune Srbije, Srpska akademija nauka i umetnosti, Akademijski odbor za proučavanje faune Srbije, 17. Novembar 2016 – ID=1294

3.

Lenhardt, M., Jarić, I., Skorić, S., Smederevac-Lalić, M., Cvijanović, G., Djikanović, V., Višnjić-Jeftić, Z., Hegediš, A., Mićković, B., Nikčević, M., Jovičić, K., Jaćimović, M., Gačić, Z. (2014). Different possibilities for tracking sturgeon migration and habitat mapping in the Danube river. International Congress on the Biology of Fish, 3-7 August, 2014, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK, Book of Abstracts, 142-143. – ID=1079

4.

Višnjić-Jeftić Ž., Smederevac-Lalić M., Pucar M., Skorić S., Đikanović V., Hegediš A. (2012) An overview of the pollution with heavy metals and trace elements in sterlet (Acipenser ruthenus), black sea shad (Alosa immaculata) and barbel (Barbus barbus) from the Danube in Serbia. In: Proceedings, The 41th Annual Conference of the Serbian Water Pollution Control Society “Water 2012”, June 5-7, 2012, Divčibare, Serbia, pp. 63-68 – ID=836

5.

Smederevac-Lalić M., Regner S., Hegediš A., Kalauzi A., Višnjić-Jeftić Ž., Skorić S., Lenhardt M. (2011) Socio-economic and biological aspects of the Danube commercial fisheries in Serbia. In: Abstracts book, International Conference on the Status and Future of the World’s Large Rivers, April 11-14, 2011, Vienna, Austria, p. 395 – ID=865

6.

Višnjić-Jeftić Ž., Stamenković D., Krpo-Ćetković J., Hegediš A., Smederevac-Lalić M., Nikčević M., Lenhardt M. (2011) Geographic range dynamics of the genus Neogobius in the Danube in Serbia. In: Abstracts book, International Conference on the Status and Future of the World’s Large Rivers, April 11-14, 2011, Vienna, Austria, p. 254 – ID=864

7.

Smederevac-Lalić M., Regner S., Hegediš A., Kalauzi A., Višnjić-Jeftić Ž., Pucar M., Cvijanović G., Lenhardt M. (2011) Commercial fisheries on Danube in Serbia. In: Proceedings, V International Conference “Aquaculture & Fishery”, June 1-3, 2011, Faculty of Agriculture, Belgrade, pp. 189-194 – ID=831

8.

Smederevac-Lalić M., Jarić I., Višnjić-Jeftić Ž., Skorić S., Cvijanović G., Gačić Z., Lenhardt M. (2009) Status of sturgeon populations in Lower Danube Region and possibilities for their better investigation and protection. In: Book of Abstracts, International Workshop on the Restoration of Fish Populations, September 1-5, 2009, Düsseldorf, Germany, p. 70 – ID=862

9.

Lenhardt M., Navodaru I., Vassilev M., Višnjić-Jeftić Ž., Skorić S., Smederevac-Lalić M. (2009) Status of Pontic shad (Alosa immaculata Bennett 1835) in Lower Danube Region. In: Book of Abstracts, International Workshop on the Restoration of Fish Populations, September 1-5, 2009, Düsseldorf, Germany, p. 36 – ID=861

10.

Lenhardt M., Gyore K., Smederevac-Lalić M., Hegediš A., Mićković B., Gačić Z., Jarić I., Cvijanović G., Višnjić-Jeftić Ž. (2008) Activity plan for the conservation of sterlet (Acipenser ruthenus L.) in Serbia and Hungary. In: Proceedings of the International Workshop on Sturgeon Conservation and Breeding, XXXII Scientific Conference on Fisheries and Aquaculture, May 15-16, 2008, Szarvas, Hungary, p. 50 – ID=856

11.

Lenhardt M., Poleksić V., Cvijanović G., Jarić I., Višnjić-Jeftić Ž., Smederevac-Lalić M., Hegediš A., Gačić Z., Mićković B. (2008) Histopathological analyses of sterlet (Acipenser ruthenus L.) vital organs as indicators of population condition. In: Proceedings of the International Workshop on Sturgeon Conservation and Breeding, XXXII Scientific Conference on Fisheries and Aquaculture, May 15-16, 2008, Szarvas, Hungary, p. 48 – ID=855

12.

Smederevac М., Višnjić Jeftić Ž., Cvijanović G., Lenhardt M., Mićković B., Hegediš А. (2006) Pregled gazdovanja ribolovnim resurima u Dunavu, Savi i Tisi na području Srbije u  periodu od 1995 – 2005. U:  Zborniku radova “Gospodarenje ribljim resursima u ribolovnim područjima Drava – Dunav i Sava”, IV nacionalno znanstveno stručno savetovanje sa međunarodnim sudjelovanjem, Ribarski dani ”Оsijek 2006”, 8-9. juni 2006, Osijek, Hrvatska, str.14-23 – ID=853

 

Current projects

Project ID
Project Title
Financial Source
My Status
COST Action CA18102 The European Aquatic Animal Tracking Network COST (Evropska saradnja u nauci i tehnologiji) Member
MEASURES Managing and restoring aquatic ecological corridors for migratory fish species in the Danube River Basin – MEASURES Danube Transnational Programme Member
COST Action FA1304 FITFISH – Swimming of fish and implication for migration and aquaculture COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Member
24690 – 1 Black bullhead (Ameiurus melas) in Ponjavica Nature Park: biological characteristics, effects on native ichthyofauna, mass removal and experimental rearing Rufford Foundation Member
JNOP 01/ 2018 Pribavljanje podataka i druge usluge u cilju nastavka uspostavljanja ekološke mreže u Republici Srbiji Member
JNOP 02/ 2018 Pribavljanje podataka i druge usluge u cilju uspostavljanja ekološke mreže Evropske unije Natura 2000 kao dela ekološke mreže Republike Srbije Member
JNOP 03/ 2018 Pribavljanje podataka i druge usluge u cilju nastavka izrade crvenih lista pojedinačnih grupa organizama flore, faune i gljiva u Republici Srbiji Member
Operativni monitoring površinskih i podzemnih voda Republike Srbije, Partija 1 – Operativni monitoring površinskih voda (2018-2019) Member
Operativni monitoring površinskih i podzemnih voda Republike Srbije – Partija 1 – Operativni monitoring površinskih voda (2017 – 2018) Ministarstvo zaštite životne sredine Republike Srbije Member
OI173045 Fishes as water quality indicators in open waters of Serbia Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia Member
TR37009 Monitoring and Modeling of Rivers and Reservoirs (MORE) – Physical, Chemical, Biological and Morphodynamic Parameters Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia Member
COST Action ES1201 Network Lake Observations in Europe (NETLAKE) COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Participant