University of Belgrade

Institute for
Multidisciplinary Research

Ivan Jarić

Dr Ivan Jarić

Senior Research Fellow (Research Associate Professor)

Department of biology and inland waters protection (ES)



Curriculum vitae

Personal webpage:



2010: Ph.D. in Environmental Management, University of Belgrade. Thesis title: Histopathological changes and heavy metal accumulation in sterlet (Acipenser ruthenus L.) populations from the Danube River.


2009: M.Sc., Master Programme in Management of Biological Diversity (2007-2009), Swedish Biodiversity Centre, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and Uppsala University, Sweden. Thesis title: Population viability analysis of the Danube sturgeon populations.


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


Work Experience


2015(Nov-Dec): Guest Investigator, Laboratory of Ecology, Systematics and Evolution, CNRS, University of Paris-Sud, Paris, France


2014(Sep): Guest Investigator, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, USA


2014(Nov)-present: Postdoc Fellow, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin, Germany


2013-present: Research Associate Professor, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade.


2011-2013: Research Fellow (Research Assistant Professor), Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade.



January 2011 – January 2012: Postdoctoral Fellow, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin, Germany.


2007-2010: Research Assistant, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade.


2003-2007: Research Trainee, Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies, University of Belgrade.


Scholarships and Awards


• Danubius Young Scientist Award, Austrian Federal Ministry for Science, Research and Economy, and the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (2015)


• Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Georg Forster Research Fellowship (HERMES) (2014-2016)


• IGB Fellowship in Freshwater Science, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin, Germany (2011-2012).


• M.Sc. scholarship, Swedish Biodiversity Centre (CBM), Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) (2007-2009).


Research Interests


• Conservation biology.

• Ichthyology.

• Invasive species.

• Population ecology.

• Population modeling.

• Population viability analysis (PVA).

• Conservation and management of sturgeon species.

• Heavy metals in the environment and their accumulation.


Other Professional Activities


• Project coordinator within the project “Development of the National Metaregister for environmental information”, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Mission to Serbia (2012).


• National expert within the project “National Action Plan for the implementation of the Aarhus Convention”, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Mission to Serbia (November 2010 – January 2011).


• Consultant for biodiversity, geodiversity and landscape diversity within the project “Development of the National Strategy for the Sustainable Utilization of Natural Resources and Goods”, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Spatial Planning, Republic of Serbia (June – October, 2010).


• Ad hoc reviewer for the journals: Conservation Biology, Biological Conservation, Global Change Biology, Journal of Theoretical Biology, Ecological Modelling, Endangered Species Research, PLOS ONE, PeerJ, Science and Engineering Ethics, Environmental Biology of Fishes, Fisheries Research, Journal of Applied Ichthyology, Environmental Management, Ecological Engineering, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Science of the Total Environment, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Fish Physiology and Biochemistry, Analytical Letters, Tissue and Cell, Archives of Biological Sciences, Biologia, Slovenian Veterinary Research, Advances in Environmental Research, Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences, African Journal of Biotechnology.


• Membership: Society for Conservation Biology (SCB), World Sturgeon Conservation Society (WSCS), European Association of Fish Pathologists (EAFP), Carpathian EcoRegion Initiative (CERI), Serbian Biological Society.


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


Jarić I., Knežević-Jarić J., Cvijanović G., Lenhardt M. (2011) Implementing population viability analysis into fisheries management (Chapter 3). In: Fishery Management, J. S. Intilli (Ed.), pp. 43-60. Nova Science Publishers Inc., New York. ISBN: 978-1-61209-682-7 – ID=804


Jarić I., Knežević-Jarić J., Cvijanović G., Lenhardt M. (2011) Population viability analysis of the European sturgeon (Acipenser sturio L.) from the Gironde Estuary system (Chapter 46). In: Biology and conservation of the European sturgeon Acipenser sturio L. 1758, P. Williot, E. Rochard, N. Desse-Berset, F. Kirschbaum and J. Gessner (Eds.), pp. 603-619. Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN: 978-3-642-20610-8 – ID=805


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


Jarić I., Lennox R. J., Kalinkat G., Cvijanović G., Radinger J. (2019). Susceptibility of European freshwater fish to climate change: Species profiling based on life-history and environmental characteristics. Global Change Biology, 25(2):448-458. – ID=1587


Kalinkat, G., Cabral, J. S., Darwall, W., Ficetola, G. F., Fisher, J. L., Giling, D., Gosselin, M. P., Grossart, H. P., Jähnig, S. C., Jeschke, J. M., Knopf, K., Larsen, S., Onandia, G., Paetzig, M., Saul, W. C., Singer, G., Sperfeld, E. and Jarić, I. (2016). Flagship umbrella species needed for the conservation of overlooked aquatic biodiversity. Conservation Biology doi:10.1111/cobi.12813 (in press) Impact Factor: 4.267
– ID=1232


Jarić, I., Gessner, J. and Solow A.R. (2016). Inferring functional extinction based on sighting records. Biological Conservation 199, 84-87. Impact Factor: 3.985
– ID=1231


Djikanović, V., Skorić, S., Jarić, I. and Lenhardt (2016). Age-specific metal and accumulation patterns in different tissues of nase (Chodrostoma nasus) from the Medjuvršje Reservoir. Science of the Total Environment 566-567, 185-190. – ID=1237


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


Jarić, I., Courchamp, F., Gessner, J. and Roberts, D.L. (2016). Potentially Threatened – a Data Deficient flag for conservation management. Biodiversity and Conservation 25, 1995-2000. – ID=1233


Jarić, I. (2016). High time for a common plagiarism detection system. Scientometrics 106, 457-459. – ID=1234


Jarić, I., Courchamp, F., Gessner, J. and Roberts, D.L. (2016). Data mining in conservation research using Latin and vernacular species names. PeerJ 4, e2202. doi:10.7717/peerj.2202 – ID=1235


Roberts, D.L. and Jarić, I. (2016). Inferring extinction in North American and Hawaiian birds in the presence of sighting uncertainty. PeerJ 4, e2426. doi:10.7717/peerj.2426 – ID=1236


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


Lenhardt M., Jarić I., Kolarević S., Vuković-Gačić B., Knežević-Vukčević J., Smederevac-Lalić M., Cvijanović G., 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


Jarić, I. (2015). Complexity and insidiousness of cryptic function loss mechanisms. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 30 (7), 371-372. – ID=1092


Jarić, I., Knežević- Jarić, J. and Gessner, J. (2015). Global effort allocation in marine mammal research indicates geographical, taxonomic and extinction risk related biases. Mammal Review 45, 54-62.
Impact Factor: 3.919, Zoology 3/153 – ID=1087


Jovičić, K., Nikolić, D.M., Višnjić-Jeftić, Ž., Đikanović, V., Skorić, S., Stefanović, S.M., Lenhardt, M., Hegediš, A., Krpo-Ćetković, J. and Jarić, I. (2015). Mapping differential elemental accumulation in fish tissues: assessment of metal and trace element concentrations in wels catfish (Silurus glanis) from the Danube River by ICP-MS. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 22, 3820-3827. – ID=1085


Jarić, I., Jaćimović, M., Cvijanović, G., Knežević- Jarić, J. and Lenhardt, M. (2015). Demographic flexibility influences colonization success: profiling invasive fish species in the Danube River by the use of population models. Biological Invasions 17, 219-229. Impact Factor: 2.716 Biodiversity Conservation 8/42 – ID=1088


Lenhardt, M., Poleksić, V., Vuković-Gačić, B., Rašković B., Sunjog, K., Kolarević, S., Jarić, I., Gačić, Z. (2015). Integrated use of different fish related parameters to assess the status of water bodies. Slov. Vet. Res. 52(1), 5-13. (IF=0.216) – ID=1066


Jovičić, K., Lenhardt, M. and Jarić, I. (2015). Importance of standardized reporting of elemental concentrations in fish tissues. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment 21, 2170-2173. – ID=1093


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


Jarić I. (2014) The use of sighting records to infer species extinctions: comment. Ecology 95(1): 238-239. – ID=932


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


Jarić I, Roberts D.L. (2014). Accounting for observation reliability when inferring extinction based on sighting records. Biodiversity and Conservation, Biodiversity Conservation 23 (11), 2801-2815. – ID=904


Jarić I., Knežević-Jarić J., and Lenhardt, M. (2014). Relative age of references as a tool to identify emerging research fields with an application to the field of ecology and environmental sciences. Scientometrics 100, 519-529. Information Science & Library Science 7/85, Computer Science, Interdisciplinary Applications 20/100. 2.133 – ID=906


Gessner, J., Zahn, S., Jaric, I. and Wolter, C. (2014). Estimating the potential for habitat restoration and connectivity effects on European sturgeon (Acipenser sturio L. 1758) population rehabilitation in a lowland river – the Havel, Germany. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 30, 1473-1482. – ID=1086


Jarić, I., Gessner, J., Acolas, M.L., Lambert, P., and Rochard, E. (2014). Modelling attempts utilized in sturgeon research: a review on the state-of-the art. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 30, 1379-1386. – ID=998


Gessner J., Jarić I. (2014). A life-stage population model of the European sturgeon (Acipenser sturio L., 1758) in the Elbe River. Part II: assessment of the historic population decline. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 30, 267-271. – ID=999


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


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


Gessner J., JarićI., Rochard E., Pourkazemi M. (2013) Sturgeon and paddlefish research focuses on low risk species and largely disregards endangered species. Endangered Species Research 22(2): 95-97. – ID=928


Jarić I., Gessner J. (2013) A life-stage population model of the European sturgeon (Acipenser sturio) in the Elbe River. Part I: general model outline and potential applications. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 29: 483-493. – ID=929


Skorić S., Cvijanović G., Kohlmann K., Hegediš A., Jarić I., Lenhardt M. (2013) First record of a hybrid striped bass (Morone saxatilis x Morone chrysops) in the Danube River. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 29, 668-670. – ID=227


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


Rašković, B., Jarić, I., Koko, V., Spasić, M., Dulić, Z., Marković, Z. and Poleksić, V. (2013). Histopathological indicators: a useful fish health monitoring tool in common carp (Cyprinus carpio Linnaeus, 1758) culture. Central European Journal of Biology 8 (10), 975-985. – ID=1006


Jarić I., Cvijanović G., Knežević-Jarić J., Lenhardt M. (2012) Trends in fisheries science from 2000 to 2009: A bibliometric study. Reviews in Fisheries Science 20(2): 70-79. Fisheries 4/50, 2.417 – ID=884


Jarić I., and Gessner, J. (2012). Analysis of publications on sturgeon research between 1996 and 2010. Scientometrics 90 (2), 715-735. Information Science & Library Science 7/85, Computer Science, Interdisciplinary Applications 20/100. 2.133 – ID=908


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


Cvijanović G., Cvijanović M., Jarić I., Lenhardt M. (2012) Use of shape analysis in the investigation of disputable meristic characters for Ameiurus melas (Rafinesque, 1820) and Ameiurus nebulosus (Lesueur, 1819). Journal of Applied Ichthyology 28: 617-622 – ID=157


Jarić I., Gačić Z. (2012) Relationship between the longevity and the age at maturity in long-lived fish: Rikhter/Efanov’s and Hoenig’s methods. Fisheries Research 129-130: 61-63 – ID=197


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


Jarić I., Cvijanović G. (2012) The Tens Rule in invasion biology – measure of a true impact or of our lack of knowledge and understanding? Environmental Management 50: 979-981 – ID=226


Jarić I., Cvijanović G., Hegediš A., Lenhardt M. (2012) Assessing the range of newly established invasive species in rivers using probalistic methods. Hydrobiologia 680(1): 171-178 – ID=212


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


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


Jarić I. (2011) The use of h-index for the assessment of journals’ performance will lead to shifts in editorial policies. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 62(12): 2546. Computer Science, Information Systems 21/135, Information Science & Library Science 10/83, 2.081 – ID=221


Jarić I., Lenhardt M., Pallon J., Elfman M., Kalauzi A., Suciu R., Cvijanovic G., Ebenhard T. (2011) Insight into Danube sturgeon life history: trace element assessment in pectoral fin rays. Environmental Biology of Fishes 90(2): 171-181 – ID=154


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


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


Jarić I., Ebenhard T., Lenhardt M. (2010) Population Viability Analysis of the Danube sturgeon populations in a VORTEX simulation model. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 20(2): 219-237. Fisheries 2/46, Marine & Freshwater Biology 5/93, 3.609 – ID=217


Poleksic V., Lenhardt M., Jaric I., Djordjevic D., Gacic Z., Cvijanovic G., Raskovic B. (2009) Liver, gills and skin histopathology and heavy metal content of the Danube Sterlet (Acipenser ruthenus Linnaeus, 1758). Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 29(3): 515-521. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 29(3): 515-521. Environmental Sciences 34/193, 3.026 – ID=152


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


Jarić I., Ebenhard T. (2010) A method for inferring extinction based on sighting records that change in frequency over time. Wildlife Biology 16(3): 267-275 – ID=218


Jarić I., Lenhardt M., Cvijanović G., Ebenhard T. (2009) Population viability analysis and potential of its application to Danube sturgeons. Archives of Biological Sciences, Belgrade 61(1): 123-128 – ID=151


Jaric I., Lenhardt M., Cvijanovic G., Ebenhardt T. (2009) Acipenser sturio and Acipenser nudiventris in the Danube – extant or extinct? Journal of Applied Ichthyology 25: 137-141 – ID=150


Lenhardt M., Jarić I., Cakić P., Cvijanović G., Gačić Z., Kolarević J. (2009) Seasonal changes in condition, hepatosomatic index and parasitism in sterlet (Acipenser ruthenus L.). Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences 33(3): 209-214 – ID=186


Hegediš A., Lenhardt M., Mićković B., Cvijanović G., Jarić I., Gačić Z. (2007) Amur sleeper (Perccottus glenii Dubowski, 1877) spreading in the Danube River Basin. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 23(6): 705-706 – ID=149


Lenhardt M., Jaric I., Kalauzi A., Cvijanovic G. (2006) Assessment of extinction risk and reasons for decline in sturgeon. Biodiversity and Conservation 15: 1967-1976 – ID=148


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

Scientific meetings


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


Current projects

Project ID
Project Title
Financial Source
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OI173045 Fishes as water quality indicators in open waters of Serbia 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