University of Belgrade

Institute for
Multidisciplinary Research

Ljiljana Kostić Kravljanac

Dr Ljiljana Kostić Kravljanac

Research Fellow (Research Assistant Professor)

Department of Plant -Soil and Nano Systems (PN)

Phone: +381-11/3058-956


Curriculum vitae



2015: Ph.D. in Environmental Management, University of Belgrade. Thesis title: “Modulation of the processes in wheat rhizosphere in response to the amendments of soils degraded by mining waste”.


2005:  M.Sc. in Ecology and Environmental Protection, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade.


Work Experience


2015-present: Research Fellow, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade (Group of Plant Nutrition). Adviser: Miroslav Nikolic.


2011-2015: Research Assistant, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade (Group of Plant Nutrition). Adviser: Miroslav Nikolic.


2005-2011: Research Trainee and Research Assistant, Institute for Soil Science, Belgrade.


Research Interests


• Phosphorus dynamics in the rhizosphere and physiological adaptations of grain roots to low P availability.

• The role of silicon nutrition of plants grown in adverese soil conditions.


Representative publications

Peer-reviewed international journals


Stefanovic D., Nikolic N., Kostic L., Todic S., Nikolic M. (2021) Early leaf removal increases berry and wine phenolics in Cabernet Sauvignon grown in Eastern Serbia. Agronomy 11: 238. doi: 10.3390/agronomy11020238 (Agronomy 18/91, IF = 2.603, M21) – ID=1631


Nikolic D.B., Nesic S.B., Kostic L., Nikolic M., Samardzic J. (2019). Silicon alleviates iron deficiency in barley by enhancing expression of Strategy II genes and metal redistribution. Frontiers in Plant Science 10: 416. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2019.0041 (Plant Sciences 24/223, IF = 3.677, M21) – ID=1499


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


Pavlovic J., Samardzic J., Kostic L., Laursen K.H., Natic M., Timotijevic G., Schjoerring J.K., Nikolic M. (2016). Silicon enhances leaf remobilization of iron in cucumber under limited iron conditions. Annals of Botany 118, 271-280. (IF 3.982) – ID=1203


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., 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., 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


Mrvić V., Kostić-Kravljanac Lj., Čakmak D., Sikirić B., Brebanović B., Perović V., Nikoloski M. (2011) Pedogeochemical mapping and background limit of trace elements in soils of Branicevo Province (Serbia). Journal of Geochemical Exploration 109: 18-25 – ID=425


Saljnikov E., Cakmak D., Kostic Lj., Maksimovic S. (2009) Labile fractions of soil organic carbon in mollisols from different climatic regions. Agrochimica 53(6): 376-385 – ID=424


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