University of Belgrade

Institute for
Multidisciplinary Research

Željka Višnjić-Jeftić
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Dr Željka Višnjić-Jeftić

Research Fellow (Research Assistant Professor)

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (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

 

2013-present: 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.

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

2.

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

3.

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

4.

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

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.

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

8.

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

9.

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

10.

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

11.

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

12.

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

13.

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

14.

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

15.

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

16.

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

17.

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

18.

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

19.

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

20.

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

21.

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

22.

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

23.

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

24.

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.

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

3.

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

4.

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

5.

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

6.

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

7.

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

8.

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

9.

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

10.

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
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