University of Belgrade

Institute for
Multidisciplinary Research

Gorčin Cvijanović

Dr Gorčin Cvijanović

Research Fellow (Research Assistant Professor)

Department of biology and inland waters protection (ES)

Phone: +381-11/2078-477


Curriculum vitae



2009: M.Sc., University of Belgrade. Thesis title: “Taxonomic and ecological characteristic of black bullhead (Ameiurus melas Rafinesque, 1820) in the Tisza River basin and possibility of its economic exploitation”.


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


Work Experience


2007-present: Research Assistant, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade.


2003-2007: Research Trainee, Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies, University of Belgrade.


Research Interests


• Conservation biology.

• Ichthyology.

• Sturgeon species biology and conservation.

• Alien species ecology.

• Geometric morphometry.

• Fish genetics.


Courses Taught


2009: Winter seminars, Petnica Science Center, Valjevo, Serbia.


Other Professional Activities


2009: IRF Judge.


2008: Attended a course “Program of education of young researchers in the application of molecular methods in a research process”, Department of plant pests, Institute for plant protection and environment, Zemun, Serbia.


2002: PADI Divemaster certification.


Representative publications

International book chapters


Jarić I., Knežević-Jarić J., Cvijanović G., Lenhardt M. (2011) Implementing population viability analysis into fisheries management (Chapter 3). In: Fishery Management, J. S. Intilli (Ed.), pp. 43-60. Nova Science Publishers Inc., New York. ISBN: 978-1-61209-682-7 – ID=804


Jarić I., Knežević-Jarić J., Cvijanović G., Lenhardt M. (2011) Population viability analysis of the European sturgeon (Acipenser sturio L.) from the Gironde Estuary system (Chapter 46). In: Biology and conservation of the European sturgeon Acipenser sturio L. 1758, P. Williot, E. Rochard, N. Desse-Berset, F. Kirschbaum and J. Gessner (Eds.), pp. 603-619. Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN: 978-3-642-20610-8 – ID=805


Lenhardt, M., Jarić, I., Cvijanović, G. and Smederevac-Lalić, M. (2008). The key threats to sturgeons and measures for their protection in the Lower Danube Region. In: V. Lagutov (ed.), Rescue of sturgeon species in the Ural River Basin. Springer Science, 87-96. – ID=1005

Peer-reviewed international journals


M. Nikčević, S. Skorić, G. Cvijanović, B. Mićković, A. Hegediš (2016). First record of smoltified rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum, 1792) in the main riverbed of the Serbian part of the Danube River. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 32, 1235-1236. (M23) IF=1.018 – ID=1309


Jarić I., Smederevac-Lalić M., Jovičić K., Jaćimović M., Cvijanović G., Lenhardt M., Kalauzi A. (2016) Indicators of unsustainable fishery in the Middle Danube. Ecology of Freshwater Fish, 25(1), 86-98. doi: 10.1111/eff.12193 (2014 Fisheries 17/52, IF=1.701, M22) – ID=1176


Lenhardt, M., Jarić, I., Kolarević, S., Vuković-Gačić, B., Knežević-Vukčević, J., Smederevac-Lalić, M., Cvijanović, G. and Gačić, Z. (2016). Impact of human activities on the status of the Danube River in Serbia: microbiological and ichthyofaunistic studies. Acta Oecologica Carpatica 9, 151-176. – ID=1239


Jarić, I., Jaćimović, M., Cvijanović, G., Knežević- Jarić, J. and Lenhardt, M. (2015). Demographic flexibility influences colonization success: profiling invasive fish species in the Danube River by the use of population models. Biological Invasions 17, 219-229. Impact Factor: 2.716 Biodiversity Conservation 8/42 – ID=1088


Lenhardt M., Smederevac-Lalić M., Djikanović V., Cvijanović G., Vuković-Gačić B., Gačić Z., Jarić I. (2014) Biomonitoring and genetic analysis of sturgeons in Serbia – a contribution to their conservation. Acta Zoologica Bulgarica Suppl. 7: 69-73. – ID=931


Jarić I., Cvijanović G., Knežević-Jarić J., Lenhardt M. (2012) Trends in fisheries science from 2000 to 2009: A bibliometric study. Reviews in Fisheries Science 20(2): 70-79. Fisheries 4/50, 2.417 – ID=884


Cvijanović G., Cvijanović M., Jarić I., Lenhardt M. (2012) Use of shape analysis in the investigation of disputable meristic characters for Ameiurus melas (Rafinesque, 1820) and Ameiurus nebulosus (Lesueur, 1819). Journal of Applied Ichthyology 28: 617-622 – ID=157


Jarić I., Cvijanović G., Hegediš A., Lenhardt M. (2012) Assessing the range of newly established invasive species in rivers using probalistic methods. Hydrobiologia 680(1): 171-178 – ID=212


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


Jarić I., Cvijanović G. (2012) The Tens Rule in invasion biology – measure of a true impact or of our lack of knowledge and understanding? Environmental Management 50: 979-981 – ID=226


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


Jarić I., Lenhardt M., Pallon J., Elfman M., Kalauzi A., Suciu R., Cvijanovic G., Ebenhard T. (2011) Insight into Danube sturgeon life history: trace element assessment in pectoral fin rays. Environmental Biology of Fishes 90(2): 171-181 – ID=154


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


Poleksic V., Lenhardt M., Jaric I., Djordjevic D., Gacic Z., Cvijanovic G., Raskovic B. (2009) Liver, gills and skin histopathology and heavy metal content of the Danube Sterlet (Acipenser ruthenus Linnaeus, 1758). Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 29(3): 515-521. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 29(3): 515-521. Environmental Sciences 34/193, 3.026 – ID=152


Jarić I., Lenhardt M., Cvijanović G., Ebenhard T. (2009) Population viability analysis and potential of its application to Danube sturgeons. Archives of Biological Sciences, Belgrade 61(1): 123-128 – ID=151


Jaric I., Lenhardt M., Cvijanovic G., Ebenhardt T. (2009) Acipenser sturio and Acipenser nudiventris in the Danube – extant or extinct? Journal of Applied Ichthyology 25: 137-141 – ID=150


Lenhardt M., Jarić I., Cakić P., Cvijanović G., Gačić Z., Kolarević J. (2009) Seasonal changes in condition, hepatosomatic index and parasitism in sterlet (Acipenser ruthenus L.). Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences 33(3): 209-214 – ID=186


Hegediš A., Lenhardt M., Mićković B., Cvijanović G., Jarić I., Gačić Z. (2007) Amur sleeper (Perccottus glenii Dubowski, 1877) spreading in the Danube River Basin. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 23(6): 705-706 – ID=149


Lenhardt М., Cvijanović G., Jarić I., Smederevac M. (2007) Getting acquainted with Sturgeons in Serbia. Aquaculture Europe 32(2) June 2007 – ID=686


Lenhardt M., Jaric I., Kalauzi A., Cvijanovic G. (2006) Assessment of extinction risk and reasons for decline in sturgeon. Biodiversity and Conservation 15: 1967-1976 – ID=148


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


Lenhardt М., Hegediš А., Cvejić S., Cvijanović G., Smederevac М. (2006) Diversity and Status of Fish Stock in Special Reserve of Nature “Gornje Podunavlje”. Ecologica 13(12): 21-25 – ID=685


Cvijanović G., Lenhardt M., Hegediš A. (2005) The first record of black bullhead Ameiurus melas (Pisces, Ictaluridae) in Serbian waters. Archives of Biological Sciences, Belgrade 57(4): 21P-22P – ID=147

Scientific meetings


Lenhardt M., Suciu R., Finn O., Hont S., Paraschiv M., Iani M., Smederevac-Lalić M., Skorić S., Cvijanović G., Mićković B., Nikčević M. (2016). Restoration of fish migration on the Danube focusing on the main migration barrier – the Iron Gates hydropower dams between Romania and Serbia. FITFISH Annual Conference, 22 April 2016, Belgrade, Serbia, p 48. – ID=1291


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


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


Lenhardt M., Jarić I., Cvijanović G., Smederevac-Lalić M., Gačić Z., Mićković B., Nikčević M. (2010) Sterlet (Acipenser ruthenus L.) as an object of research, fishery and aquaculture in Serbia. In: Book of Abstracts, 38th IAD Conference “Large River Basins – Danube meets Elbe. Challenges – Strategies – Solutions”, June 22–25, 2010, Dresden, Germany, p. 61 – ID=863


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


Smederevac-Lalić M., Lenhardt M., Hegediš A., Cvijanović G., Jarić I., Gačić Z., Cvejić S. (2008) Socio-economic character and importance of fisheries on Danube between Serbia and Croatia. In: Proceedings of the EIFAC Symposium on Interactions Between Social, Economic and Ecological Objectives of Inland Commercial, Recreational Fisheries and Aquaculture, May 21-24, 2008, Antalya, Turkey, pp. 35-36 – ID=858


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


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


Lenhardt М., Jarić I., Cvijanović G., Smederevac M. (2007) The key threats to sturgeons and measures for their protection in the Lower Danube Region. In: Book of abstracts, The First Ural River Basin Workshop, “Rescue of Sturgeon Species by means of Transboundary Integrated Water Management in the Ural River Basin”, June 13 – 16, 2007, Orenburg, Russia, p. 8 – ID=854


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


Cvijanović G., Smederevac М. (2005) Management of freshwater fishery on bordering rivers – pilot study with holistic regional approach. In: Proceedings, II international confererence “Fishery”, February 10 – 12, 2005, Belgrade, Serbia, pp. 167-168 – ID=852


Current projects

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OI173045 Fishes as water quality indicators in open waters of Serbia 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