University of Belgrade

Institute for
Multidisciplinary Research

Marija Smederevac-Lalić
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Dr Marija Smederevac-Lalić

Research Fellow (Research Assistant Professor)

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (ES)

Phone: +381-11/2078-477

E-mail: marijasmederevac@imsi.rs

Curriculum vitae

Education

 

2013: Ph.D. University of Belgrade, Serbia. Ph.D. thesis title: “Socio-economic and biological characteristics of commercial fishery on the Danube river”.

 

2007: M.Sc. in Environmental management, Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies, University of Belgrade, Serbia. Thesis title: “Socio-Economic Character and Importance of Fisheries on Part of the Danube River Gornje Podunavlje in the Serbia”.

 

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

 

Work Experience

 

2014-present: Research Fellow (Research Assistant Professor),  Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade.

 

2007-2014: Research Assistant,  Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade.

 

2006-2007: Research Trainee, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies, University of Belgrade.

 

2004-2006: Directorate for Environmental Protection, Ministry of Science and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Serbia (2004: Department for international cooperation, 2004: Department for sustainable use of natural resources, 2005: Department for natural protection of nature and biodiversity).

 

2003-2006:  “Focal point” for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in the State Union Serbia and Montenegro.

 

2003: Department for international cooperation, Ministry for the Protection of Natural Resources and Environment of the Republic of Serbia.

 

2002: Project Coordinator at “ECOLIBRI-BIONET” – Independent Agency for Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development, Belgrade.

 

Research Interests

 

• Ichthyology.

• Hydrobiology.

• Ecology.

• Sustainable utilization of natural resources.

• Invasive fish species.

• Socio-economical aspects of natural resources utilization.

 

Other Professional Activities

 

• 2013:  Invited lecture, International Conference “Fishing and angling regulations in the Carpathian Basin”, Hungary, November 2013.

 

• 2013:  Lecture on the Science fair, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade.

 

• 2012: Member of project team for the development of the Ecoregister, National Metaregister for Environmental Information, conducted by the Ministry of Energy, Development and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Serbia and the Environmental Protection Agency of the Republic of Serbia, with the support of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).

 

• 2012: Member of the Association of Italian and Serbian Scientists and Scholars (AIS3).

 

• 2012: Ad hoc reviewer for Croatian Journal of Fisheries.

 

• 2011-2012: Participations in seminars NATURA 2000, areas in Serbia.

 

• January 2011: Oral presentation, One day meeting “Commercial fishery in Serbia”, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade.

 

• 2011: Workshop on Common Fisheries Policy, AGR44486, European Commission Technical Assistance and Information Exchange (TAIEX) instrument, DG Enlargement, organized in cooperation with Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management in Serbia, May 24, 2011, Best Western Hotel Šumadija, Belgrade.

 

• 2011: Member of the Organizing Committee of the V international conference “Aquaculture and Fisheries”, Institute of Animal Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade. Oral presentation at the conference.

 

• 2006: “Implementation of CBD Programme of Work on Protected Areas in Dinaric Arc countries”, IUCN, WWF.

 

• 2006: Organization and presentation on the international workshop “Implementation of CITES Convention”, Kotor, Montenegro.

 

• May 2005: Organization and presentation on the seminar “CITES Implementation” in Belgrade, Serbia.

 

• December 2005: Organization and presentation on the seminar “Implementation of CITES Convention” in Belgrade, Serbia.

 

• 2005: “Public participation and awareness, decision making process in Biosafety”, UNEP, GEF, Ministry of agriculture, forestry and water management, Republic of Serbia.

 

• 2004: Workshop ETC for biodiversity, European Environmental Agency (EEA) and Office for European Integration for the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro.

 

• 2003: Organization of the first National meeting of the project “Environmental Education in the Formal Schools of SEE – Needs, Achievements, Partnerships, Perspectives”.

 

• 2003: Seminar “Education for Survival”, program accredited by the Ministry of education and sport, organized by NGO “School for Survival”, certificate issued.

 

• 2003: Participation in preparation of the book “Enciklopedija o zaštiti životne sredine”, publisher “ECOLIBRI-BIONET”.

 

• 2002: “Information and Technology Transfer on Renewable Energy Sources for Sustainable Development”, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade, and Central European University (CEU), Budapest, Hungary, certificate issued.

 

• Activities in the NGO since 1994: member of Biological Society “Josif Pančić” (BID), Young Researchers of Serbia (MIS), Young Researchers of Belgrade (MIB). Since 1997 was a member of NGO EH 21, Student Union of Serbia (SUS), Student Union of Biological Faculty of the University of Belgrade (SUBF), Danube Environmental Forum (DEFYU).

 

• One of the founders and members of the Ecological society “Endemit”.

 

• 2002: Assistant for ecology and environment, summer childrenʼs research camp “Tepca 2002”, Durmitor, Montenegro.

 

• 2002: Leader of group for ichthyology, summer ecology research camp “Djerdap 2002”, Coordinator for cooperation and public affairs of Ecological Society “Endemit”.

 

• 2002: Organizer and coordinator, BIB 2002 (Born in Born), international conference of environmental students “Sustainable development, environment in the process of transition from scientific and political, economic aspects”, Belgrade.

 

• 2002: Assistant for ecology and environment, winter childrenʼs research camp Ražana 2002, in organization of Young researchers of Valjevo, Serbia.

 

• 2001: Leader of group for ichthyology, summer ecology research camp “Djerdap 2001”, Coordinator for cooperation and public affairs of Ecological Society “Endemit”.

 

• 2001: Assistant for ecology and environment, winter childrenʼs research camp Ražana 2001, in organization of Young researchers of Valjevo, Serbia.

 

• 1998:  Coordinator for international cooperation in BID “Josif Pančić”, project international research camp “Beljanica”.

 

Representative publications


International book chapters

1.

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

1.

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

2.

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

3.

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

4.

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

5.

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

6.

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

7.

Mićković B., Nikčević M., Djikanović V., Smederevac-Lalić M., Gačić Z., Hegediš A. (2013). Thermal and Dissolved Oxygen Properties and Fish Assemblages of the Zlatar Reservoir. Water Research and Management 1(3): 19-24. – ID=925

8.

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

9.

Smederevac-Lalić M., Pešić R., Cvejić S., Simonović P. (2012) Socio-economic features of commercial fishery in the bordering upper Danube River area of Serbia. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 184(5): 2633-2646 – ID=687

10.

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

11.

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

12.

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

13.

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

14.

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

15.

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

16.

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

17.

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.

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

2.

Smederevac-Lalić, M., Kalauzi, A., Regner, S., Lenhardt, M., Hegediš, A., Jaćimović, M., Mićković, B. (2014). Climatic cycles – fish catch relationship in Danube (Serbia). 2nd International Conference on the Status and Future of The World’s Large Rivers. 21-25 July 2014. Manaus, Brazil, Book of Abstracts – ID=1080

3.

Smederevac-Lalić M., Kalauzi A., Lenhardt M., Regner S. (2012) The functional connection between hydrological characteristics and total fish catch on the Danube in Serbia. In: Book of Abstracts, International Conference on Ecology and Conservation of Freshwater Fish (ECFF 2012), May 28  – June 2, 2012, V. N. Cerveira, Portugal, p. 140 – ID=868

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.

Lenhardt M., Hegediš A., Gačić Z., Mićković B., Nikčević M., Smederevac-Lalić M., Pucar M. (2011) Impact of alien fish species and other antropogenic activities on native ichthyofauna of Serbian part of the Danube River. In: Book of Abstracts, III Aquatic Biodiversity International Conference, October 4-7, 2011, “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, Romania, p. 28 – ID=834

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., 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

8.

Lenhardt M., Hegediš A., Gačić Z., Mićković B., Nikčević M., Smederevac-Lalić M., Pucar M. (2011) Impact of alien fish species and other antropogenic activities on native ichthyofauna of Serbian part of the Danube River. In: Book of Abstracts, III Aquatic Biodiversity International Conference, October 4-7, 2011, “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, Romania, p. 28 – ID=834

9.

Hegediš A., Mićković B., Nikčević M., Lenhardt M., Pucar M., Smederevac-Lalić M. (2011) Historical aspects of the development of fish communities in the “Perućac” reservoir. In: Proceedings, V International Conference “Aquaculture & Fishery”, June 1-3, 2011, Faculty of Agriculture, Belgrade, pp. 205-209 – ID=832

10.

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

11.

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

12.

Hegediš A., Lenhardt M., Nikčević M., Mićković B., Smederevac-Lalić M. (2009) Model framework of complex human pressure on ichthyofaunistic composition on the Serbian part of the Drina River. In: Proceedings of the International symposium on Improving the ecological status of fish communities in inland waters and EFI+ Workshop, March 31 – April 2, 2009, The University of Hull, UK – ID=859

13.

Lenhardt M., Gyore K., Ronyai A., Smederevac-Lalić M., Gačić Z. (2009) Status of sterlet (Acipenser ruthenus L.) in Serbia and Hungary. In: Proceedings, IV International Conference “Fishery”, May 27-29, 2009, Belgrade, Serbia, pp. 60-65 – ID=860

14.

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

15.

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

16.

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

17.

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

18.

Lenhardt M., Gyore K., Hegediš A., Mićković B., Gačić Z., Smederevac-Lalić M., Cvijanović G. (2008) Sustainable use of sterlet and development of sterlet aquaculture in Serbia and Hungary. 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, p. 10 – ID=857

19.

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

20.

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

21.

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

22.

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

Project ID
Project Title
Financial Source
My Status
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