University of Belgrade - Institute for Multidisciplinary Research

Gorčin Cvijanović

PhD in Biology sciences

Research Associate

Address: Bulevar despota Stefana 142, 11060 Belgrade

Telephone: (+381) 11 2078 477


PCR technique, genetic analyses (MicroChecer, Clustalx, MEGA, Structure, Arlequin, DnaSP, NeEstimator), geometric morphometrics (MorphoJ software, IMP suit), working on ARIS EXPLORER 1800 Imaging sonar.

  • Biography
  • Projects
  • Selected publications

1.Work experience:

  • 2016 – present: Research Fellow, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade
  • 2007 – 2016: Research Assistant, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade
  • 2003 – 2007: Research Trainee, Center for Multidisciplinary Studies, University of Belgrade


  • 2016 – Ph.D. degree, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade
  • 2009 – M.Sc., University of Belgrade
  • 2002 – B.Sc., Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade

3.Other professional activities

Courses taught:

  • 2009 – Winter seminars, Petnica Science Center, Valjevo, Serbia.

Editorial and Reviewer’s activity (journals, books, projects):

  • Reviewer (Journal of Applied Ichthyology, Croatian Journal of Fisheries, Acta Zoologica Hungarica, Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria, Turkish Journal of Fiheries and Aquaculture Sciences)


  • 2019 – present, member of DSTF – Danube Sturgeon Task Force



  • Fish behavior preparatory study at Iron Gate Hydropower dams and reservoirs, European Investment Bank, 2015 – 2016.
  • Networking Lake Observatories in Europe (NATLAKE), frequent measurements of the water quality parameters of certain lakes and deployed sensor technology to allow high-resolution monitoring of lake and reservoirs from in-situ platforms, COST Action ES1201, EU, 2012-2016.
  • Investigation of status and valorization of fishery resources in the Danube and Sava on the territory of Belgrade – basis for the development of monitoring programs – Secretariat for Environmental Protection, 2012 – 2013.
  • Harmonization of methods for monitoring the qualitative and quantitative composition of fish populations in large rivers (680-00-140/2012-09/02), Ministry of education, science and technological development of Republic of Serbia and Slovakian Academy of Science, 2012 – 2013.
  • Fish as bioindicators of the state of open waters in Serbia, Pr. No. 173045, Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Serbia, 2011 – 2019.
  • Studies on diversity, protection, and sustainable use of the fish fauna as key components in developing the strategy for the integral management of water resources in Serbia, Project 143045, Ministry of Science and Technological Development of Republic Serbia, 2006 – 2010.
  • Sustainable use of sterlet and development of sterlet aquaculture in Serbia and Hungary (05SER03/03/007/1237/7), IPA, the European agency for reconstruction, 2007 – 2008.
  • Standardization and harmonization of techniques for sturgeon fish population studies development and artificial reproduction, Ministry of science and environmental protection of Republic of Serbia, 2006 – 2008.
  • Freshwater fisheries on bordering rivers – pilot study with a holistic regional approach, government of Kingdom of Norway, 2003 – 2006.
  1. Jarić, I., Bronzi, P., Cvijanović, G., Lenhardt, M., Smederevac-lalić, M., Gessner, J. (2018). Paddlefish (Polyodon spathula) in Europe: An aquaculture species and a potential invader. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 35(1), 267-274. Doi: 10.1111/jai.13672
  2. Jarić, I., Lennox, R.J., Kalinkat, G., Cvijanović, G., Radinger, J. (2018). Susceptibility of European freshwater fish to climate change: Species profiling based on life-history and environmental characteristics. Global Chang Biology 25(2), 448-458. Doi: 10.1111/gcb.14518
  3. Cvijanović, G., Adnađević, T., Jarić, I., Lenhardt, M., Marić, S. (2017). Genetic analysis of sterlet (Acipenser ruthenus) populations in the Middle and Lower Danube sections. North-Western Journal of Zoology 13(1), 34-43.
  4. Cvijanović, G., Adnađević, T., Lenhardt, M., Marić, S. (2015). New data on sterlet (Acipenser ruthenus) genetic diversity in the Middle and Lower Danube sections, based on mitochondrial DNA analyses. GENETIKA 47(3), 1051-1062. Doi: 10.2298/GENSR1503051C
  5. Jarić, I., Jaćimović, M., Cvijanović, G., Knežević-Jarić, J., 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. Doi: 10.1007/s10530-014-0721-2
  6. Skorić, S., Cvijanović, G., Kohlmann, K., Hegediš, A., Jarić, I., Lenhardt, M. (2013). First record of a hybrid striped bass (Morone saxatilis x Moronechrysops) in the Danube River. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 29, 668-670. Doi: 10.1111/jai.12152
  7. 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). Slovenian Veterinary Research 49(4), 177-184.
  8. 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. Doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0426.2012.02009.x
  9. Jarić. I., Cvijanović, G. (2012). The Tens Rule in Invasion Biology: Measure of a True Impact or Our Lack of Knowledge and Understanding? Environmental Management 50, 979-981. Doi: 10.1007/s00267-012-9951-1
  10. Jarić, I., Cvijanović, G., Hegediš, A., Lenhardt, M. (2012). Assessing the range of newly established invasive species in rivers using probabilistic methods. Hydrobiologia 680, 171-178. Doi: 10.1007/s10750-011-0914-y