University of Belgrade

Institute for
Multidisciplinary Research

Miroslav Nikčević

Dr Miroslav Nikčević

Senior Research Fellow (Research Associate Professor)

Department of biology and inland waters protection (ES)

Phone: +381-11/2078-475


Curriculum vitae



2000: Ph.D., Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade.


1996: M.Sc., Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade.


1984: B.Sc. in Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Belgrade.


Work Experience


2011-present: Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade.


2007-2011: Research Fellow, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade.


2004-2007: Director of the Directorate for Environmental Protection, Government of the Republic of Serbia, Belgrade.


2001-2004: Federal Secretariat of Labour, Health and Social Care, Belgrade.


1988-2001: Center for Multidisciplinary Studies, University of Belgrade.


Representative publications

International book chapters


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


Nikčević M., Hegediš A., Mićković B., Živadinović D., Andjus R.K. (2000) Thermal acclimation capacity of the burbot Lota lota L. In: Burbot: Biology, Ecology, and Management, V. L. Paragamian and D. W. Willis (Eds.), pp. 71-77. Fisheries Management Section of the American Fisheries Society, Spokane, Washington. ISBN: 1885692129 – ID=808

Peer-reviewed international journals


Nikcevic M., Mickovic B., Gacic Z., Zivadinovic D. (2017). Thermal sensitivity of white muscle lactate dehydrogenase isolated from a lake trout,(Salmo trutta), inhabiting lake Plav, Montenegro. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 1-15. (M22) – ID=1370


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


Gačić, Z., Milošević, M., Mićković, B., Nikčević, M., Damjanović, I. (2015). Effects of acute cooling on fish electroretinogram: A comparative study. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A 184 (2015) 150–155. (IF=2.371) – ID=1063


Gačić, Z., Bajić, A., Milošević, M., Nikčević, M., Mićković, B., Hegediš, A., Gačić, L., Damjanović, I. (2014). Spectral sensitivity of the electroretinogram b-wave in dark-adapted Prussian carp (Carassius gibelio Bloch, 1782) Fish Physiology and Biochemistry, 40:1899–1906 – ID=1191


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


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


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


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


Mićković B., Nikčević M., Hegediš A., Regner S.,  Gačić, Z., Krpo-Ćetković J. (2010) Mullet Fry (Mugilidae) In Coastal Waters Of Montenegro, Their Spatial Distribution And Migration Phenology. Archives of Biological Sciences, Belgrade 62(1): 107-114 – ID=191


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


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


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


Marinković S., Skorić S., Popović Z., Nikčević M. (2008) Research on long-term colonization of Goosander (Mergus merganser LINNEAUS, 1758) with reference to habitat availability. Archives of Biological Sciences, Belgrade 60(3): 501-506 – ID=678


Gacic Z., Damjanovic I., Bajic A., Milosevic M., Mickovic B., Nikcevic M., Andjus P. (2007) The d-wave in fish and the state of light adaptation. General Physiology and Biophysics 26(4): 260-267 – ID=181


Gačić Z., Damjanović I, Mićković B., Hegediš A., Nikčević M. (2007) Spectral sensitivity of the dogfish shark (Scyliorhinus canicula). Fish Physiology and Biochemistry 33(1): 21-27 – ID=182


Gačić Z., Bajić A., Milošević M., Nikčević M., Mićković B., Damjanović I. (2007) Spectral sensitivity of the perch (Perca fluviatilis) from the Danube. Archives of Biological Sciences, Belgrade 59(4): 335-340 – ID=183


Hegediš A., Kalauzi A., Mićković B., Nikčević M., Andjus R.K. (2005) Modeling of the migration of the European glass eel. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1048: 85-91. Multidisciplinary Sciences 5/48 1.971 – ID=209


Nikčević M., Mićković B., Hegediš A., Anđus R.K. (1998) Feeding habits of huchen Hucho hucho (Salmonidae) fry in the River Trešnjica, Yugoslavia. Italian Journal of Zoology 65: 231-233 – ID=519

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


Grozdić, T. D., Hegediš, A., Pucar, M., Nikčević, M., Mićković, B. (2014). The quality of water in the Sava Lake in 2012 – 2013. International Scientific Conference on Sustainable Economy and Environment, 23-25 April, 2014, Belgrade, Serbia, Book of Abstracts, 140-142. – ID=1081


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


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


Mićković B., Nikčević M., Hegediš A., Lenhardt M., Pucar M., Skorić S. (2011) Preliminary results on successful stocking of pikeperch (Sander lucioperca L.) in the Zlatar resevoir. In: Proceedings, V International Conference “Aquaculture & Fishery”, June 1-3, 2011, Faculty of Agriculture, Belgrade, pp. 469-473 – ID=833


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


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


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


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