University of Belgrade

Institute for
Multidisciplinary Research

Nina Nikolić

Dr Nina Nikolić

Research Fellow (Research Assistant Professor)

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (ES)

Phone: +381-11/3058-956


Curriculum vitae



2013: Ph.D. (magna cum laude) in Agricultural Sciences (Plant Ecology), University of Hohenheim, Germany.


2002: M.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences, Food Security and Natural Resource Management in the Tropics and Subtropics, University of Hohenheim, Germany.


1998: Graduate engineer degree (B.Sc. with honours) in Agriculture, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade.


Work experience


2014-present: Research Fellow, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade.


2005-2014: Research Assistant, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade.


2003-2005: Research Associate, Institute for Plant Production and Agroecology in the Tropics and Subtropics, University of Hohenheim, Germany.


1999-2000: Research Assistant, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade.




• Research scholarship of the Eiselen Foundation (Germany) for research work in Vietnam (2002).

• Student scholarships, Richard Winter Foundation and DAAD-Hohenheim University (2001-2002).

• IAESTE internship grant, Sementes Agroceres (Monsanto), Brazil (1996).




• Hans Ruthenberg award of the Eiselen Foundation (Germany) for the M.Sc. thesis (2003).

• DAAD (Germany) award for the best foreign student at the University of Hohenheim (2001).


Research Interests


• Vegetation ecology and its application in natural resource management.

• Ecophysiological adaptations of plants to marginal land.

• Ecological restoration.


Representative publications

Peer-reviewed international journals


Nikolic N., Kostic L., Nikolic M. (2018). To dam, or not do dam? Abolishment of further flooding impedes the natural revegetation processes after long-term fluvial deposition of copper tailings. Land Degradation and Development, doi: 10.1002/ldr2921 (Soil Science 1/34, IF = 9.787, M21a) – ID=1441


Kostic L., Nikolic N., Bosnic D., Samardzic J., Nikolic M. (2017). Silicon increases phosphorus (P) uptake by wheat under low P acid soil conditions. Plant and Soil, doi 10.1007s11104-017-3364-0 (Agronomy 11/83, IF=3.052, M21) – ID=1431


Nikolic M., Nikolic N., Kostic L., Pavlovic J., Bosnic P., Stevic N., Savic J., Hristov N. (2016): The assessment of soil availability and wheat grain status of zinc and iron in Serbia: Implications for human nutrition. Science of the Total Environment 553: 141-148. Environmental Sciences 18/223, IF=4.009 – ID=1160


Kostic L., Nikolic N., Samardzic J., Milisavljevic M., Maksimovic V., Cakmak D., Manojlovic D., Nikolic M. (2015) Liming of anthropogenically acidified soil promotes phosphorus acquisition in the rhizosphere of wheat. Biology and Fertility of Soils 51: 289-298. IF 3.396 – ID=1024


Nikolic N., Böcker R., Nikolic M. (2015) Long-term passive restoration following fluvial deposition of sulphidic copper tailings: nature filters out the solutions. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, DOI: 10.1007/s11356-015-5205-0. IF 2.828 – ID=1102


Nikolic N., Böcker R., Kostic-Kravljanac L., Nikolic M. (2014) Assembly processes under severe abiotic filtering: adaptation mechanisms of weed vegetation to the gradient of soil constraints. PLoS ONE 9: e114290. IF 3.534 – ID=1023


Nikolic N., Nikolic M. (2012) Gradient analysis reveals a copper paradox on floodplain soils under long-term pollution by mining waste. Science of the Total Environment 425: 146-154. Environmental Sciences 31/210, 3.258 – ID=616


Nikolic N., Kostic Lj., Djordjevic A., Nikolic M. (2011) Phosphorus deficiency is the major limiting factor for wheat on alluvium polluted by the copper mine pyrite tailings: a black box approach. Plant and Soil 339: 485-498. Agronomy 8/80, Plant Sciences 45/190 Soil Science 2/33 2.733 – ID=426


Nikolic N., Schultze-Kraft R., Nikolic M., Böcker R., Holz I. (2008) Land degradation on barren hills: a case study in Northeast Vietnam. Environmental Management 42: 19-36 – ID=613


Nikolic M., Nikolic N., Liang Y., Kirkby E.A., Römheld V. (2007) Germanium-68 as an adequate tracer for silicon transport in plants. Characterization of silicon uptake in different crop species. Plant Physiology 143: 495-503. Plant Sciences 7/152, 6.367 – ID=611


Current projects

Project ID
Project Title
Financial Source
My Status
OI173028 Mineral Stress and Plant Adaptations to Marginal Agricultural Soils Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia Member