Branislav Cvjetkovic

Branislav Cvjetkovic
University of Banja Luka · Faculty of Forestry, Department for forest genetics and planted forests

PhD

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September 2018 - present
University of Banja Luka
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Education
October 2009 - October 2011
University of Belgrade
Field of study
  • Forest genetics, forest seed science, nursery and planted forests
October 2003 - June 2008
University of Banja Luka
Field of study
  • Forest genetics, forest seed science, nursery and planted forests

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Publications (44)
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Studying how genetic diversity is transmitted between generations is critical for assessing the survival prospects of fragmented forest tree populations. This is especially urgent in the case of rare, endangered species that are at high risk of extinction and/or exceptionally susceptible to climate change, and are thus to be prioritised for conserv...
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Citation: Alizoti, P.; Bastien, J.-C.; Chakraborty, D.; Klisz, M.M.; Kroon, J.; Neophytou, C.; Schueler, S.; van Loo, M.; Westergren, M.; Konnert, M.; et al. Non-Native Forest Tree Species in Europe: The Question of Seed Origin in Afforestation. Forests 2022, 13, 273.
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Analiziranje kvaliteta sjemena i njegovog klijanja ima veliku važnost u proučavanju varijabiliteta pitomog kestena. Ovim analizama se u najranijem uzrastu biljaka može utvrditi obim potencijalne genetičke varijabilnosti vrste. U radu su prikazani rezultati ispitivanja kvaliteta sjemena, direktnim (tehnička klijavost) i indirektnim metodom (ispitiva...
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Black walnut (Juglans nigra L.) is a light-demanding, competition-intolerant, and tall forest tree species, introduced in Europe from North America at the beginning of the seventeenth century. It has an important economic role in Europe for producing wood and fruits, in agroforestry systems, as an ornamental tree for parks and avenues, for rehabili...
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Black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia L.), a species native to the eastern North America, was introduced to Europe probably in 1601 and currently extends over 2.3 × 106 ha. It has become naturalized in all sub-Mediterranean and temperate regions rivaling Populus spp. as the second most planted broadleaved tree species worldwide after Eucalyptus spp. T...
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Europe has a history rich in examples of successful and problematic introductions of trees with a native origin outside of Europe (non-native trees, NNT). Many international legal frameworks such as treaties and conventions and also the European Union have responded to the global concern about potential negative impacts of NNT that may become invas...
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Black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia L.), a species native to the eastern North America, was introducedto Europe probably in 1601 and currently extends over2.3 × 10 6 ha. It has become naturalized in all sub-Mediterranean and temperate regions rivaling Populus spp. as the second most planted broadleaved tree species worldwide afterEucalyptus spp. Thi...
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Key message High levels of genetic diversity, pronounced genetic structure and limitations to gene flow in Serbian spruce, a rare and endangered tree species from the refugial Balkan region, point towards a “one population-one unit” strategy for assembling a network of Genetic Conservation Units (GCUs) for its dynamic conservation. On the other han...
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Ex situ conservation is the preservation of components of biological diversity outside their natural habitats. Such ex situ work is an increasingly important component of conservation and restoration efforts. Its primary objective is to support conservation by ensuring the survival of threatened species and the maintenance of associated genetic div...
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Bosnia and Herzegovina is a consignee of numerous acts relating to protection and sustainable use of biodiversity. The international adopted legislative has been followed by the state laws and rulebooks. The protection of nature is regulated at an entity level in Bosnia and Herzegovina (the Republic of Srpska, the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovi...
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The total area under protection on the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina is around 2% with tendency to increase. The conservation of forest ecosystems “in situ” in Bosnia and Herzegovina is comprises: natural reserves, national parks, groups of trees or individual trees and seed stands. There are 2 Strict Nature Reserves, 4 National Parks, 16 Nat...
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Bosnia and Herzegovina is divided into three areas with different climatic conditions: the northern flat is characterized by continental climate, the central part characterized by moderate climate and alpine climate and the southern part characterized by Mediterranean. According to climate change models, it is expected that the average annual tempe...
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According to the data obtained after the Second National Forest Inventory in Bosnia and Herzegovina (2006–2009) was carried out, the total area of forests and forest land in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is 3,231,500 ha or 63.08%, whilst the area covered by forest takes up 2,904,600 ha, or 56.7% of the total Bosnia and Herzegovina land area The land...
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Climate change is expected to increase the frequency and intensity of droughts and heatwaves in Europe, leading to effects on forest growth and major forest dieback events due to hydraulic failure caused by xylem embolism. Inter-specific variability in embolism resistance has been studied in detail, but little is known about intra-specific variabil...
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Cilj rada je analiza perioda cvjetanja vrsta roda lipa (Tilia sp.)u toku jedne vegetacione sezone, na području grada Banja Luke. Vrsteobuhvaćene ovim istraživanjem su: krupnolisna, sitnolisna i srebrnolisnalipa. Terensko istraživanje je sprovedeno na tri lokaliteta: u parku MladenStojanović, Univerzitetskom gradu i na Starčevici. Utvrđene su klimat...
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Bosnia and Herzegovina belongs to one of the 36 “hot spots” of biodiversity in the world. Although the total country area is small, due to the specific geographical position where the Mediterranean, Alpine and Central European climate are present, the influence of specific climate conditions reflects on diversity of environmental conditions (the di...
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Norway spruce is one of the most important economic species is Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is the species at the edge of its natural range; nevertheless it attains significant growth and yield results. The species is often used for afforestation purposes. In the previous period, 4 progeny tests of Norway spruce were established in Bosnia and Herzego...
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The paper presents the results of the analysis of genetic variability of eight populations of silver fir (Abies alba Mill.) in Serbia obtained using SSR markers. The genomic DNA was isolated from tissue of needles of all eight populations. Due to the costly and lengthy process a small number of the SSR markers for Abies alba have been developed, so...
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The object of this study were three coppice beech stands located in the forest management area "Donjevrbasko” close to Banja Luka in the Republic of Srpska, north-western part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. These coppice stands grow in different conditions. According to available eco-vegetation maps, first beech coppice stand develops in favorable site...
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European beech (Fagus sylvatica L., hereafter also beech), one of the major native tree species in Europe, is known to be drought sensitive. Thus, the identification of critical thresholds of drought impact intensity and duration are of high interest for assessing the adaptive potential of European beech to climate change in its native range. In a...
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The paper presents the results of an analysis of morphometric characteristics of Norway spruce seedlings in the progeny tests in Bosnia and Herzegovina, localities: Drinić and Srebrenica. Progeny tests were established by using seedlings originating from six natural populations from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Seedling height, root collar and whorl dis...
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Fifteen provenances of European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) were evaluated for stability and adaptability by height growth at four test sites in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1), Croatia (1) and Serbia (2). Provenance trials were established in spring 2007 by planting 2- and 3-yearold seedlings and arranged in a randomized complete block design. The data...
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This paper presents the results of survival in progeny tests in the Republic of Srpska (Bosnia and Herze-govina). Four progeny tests of Norway spruce on sites: Drinić, Derventa, Nevesine and Srebrenica were established on the territory of the Republic of Srpska in 2009. These progeny tests consist of six populations: Han Pijesak 1 and 2, Foča, Poto...
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Fifteen provenances of European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) were evaluated for stability and adaptability by height growth at four test sites in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1), Croatia (1) and Serbia (2). Provenance trials were established in spring 2007 by planting 2-and 3-year-old seedlings and arranged in a randomized complete block design. The data...
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One of the five provenance tests of Scots Pine in Bosnia and Herzegovina was conducted in Sokolac area (Republic of Srpska – B&H) on 1,16 ha during 1989. The test includes 13 provenances (populations) originating from Bosnia and Herzegovina; 11 of them come from natural stands and 2 of them come from seed orchards (Doboj and Sarajevo). The test was...
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This paper presents research of height growth variability of European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) provenances in four common garden experiments established in Bosnia and Herzegovina (locality Kakanj), Croatia (locality Medvednica) and Serbia (localities Fruska Gora and Debeli Lug). Provenance trials were established during the spring 2007 by plantin...
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This paper presents the results of the study of morphological variability of beech (Fagus silvatica L.) in provenance test in Bosnia & Herzegovina originating from almost the entire natural range of beech. The provenance test consist of 22 provenances, it was established in spring 2007 in 41st compartment, Forest management unit “Donja Trstionica –...
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The paper presents the results of investigation of variability of net photosynthesis (A), transpiration (E), stomatal conductance (gs) and water use efficiency (WUE) in one year old seedlings of wild cherry (Prunus avium L.), as-sessed in a nursery trial. Study involved 5 families of half-sib progenies which originate from the Northern part of Serb...
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In this paper are presented results of the analysis of inter-line variability of morphometric characters of Bald cypress juvenile seedlings at the level of 20 half-sib lines. Obtained results contribute to better understanding of relationship of analyzed characters, as well as the influence of analyzed characters to the differentiation of half-sib...
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2013): Variability in germination and germination dynamics of differently treated seeds of Serbian spruce (Picea omorika Pančić/Purkynĕ) .Genetika, Vol 45, No. 1, 109-119. Genetic-physiological approach was used in the study of the quality of Serbian spruce seed (Picea omorika /Pančić/Purkynĕ), collected in the populations on the left bank of the r...
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Beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) is one of the most important forest trees in Bosnia and Herzegovina in both economic and environmental terms. The total area of forest in which beech is present is approx. 1,652,400 ha. There is a proportionate need to plant new forests and produce genetically high quality seed and saplings.Biochemical analysis of the gen...
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Apstrakt: Clasical breeding programs through ex situ conservation refer to the establishing of the following: seed orchards, clone archives, progeny tests, generative tests of full or half-sib lines and others. By transfering the major genofond populations of particular species to the new habitat conditions we provide: their conservation, testing a...
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Mataruga M., V. Isajev, V. Danicic and B. Cvjetkovic (2011): The dynamics of germination and morphometrics properties of Austrian pine (Pinus nigra Arnold) saplings in terms of early indicators of tolerance toward the drought - Genetika, Vol 43, No. 1,75 -90. Genetic markers, from morphological to molecular, in function with early indicators of tol...
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UDK 630*232:582.632 .2(497.6 Banja Luka) 582.632.2:502.3(497.6 Banja Luka) Shodno klimatskim promjenama koje se dešavaju, već sada sa vidljivim posljedicama, neophodne su ljudske intervencije u cilju poboljšanja adaptacije vrsta sa isprekidanim (disjunktnim) arealima. U izmijenjenim ekološkim uslovima na udaru su najosjetljiviji šumski ekosistemi,...

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I have 360 samples of Norway spruce in progeny test: 10 samples per each of 36 half sib lines. And I got results of genetic markers. I would like to run test, to determine are all those 10 seedlings originating form the same mother tree. To be sure that the planting scheme is ok. How to do it with COLONY?

Projects

Projects (2)
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-selection of plus trees within natural populations (13) of Serbian spruce, -assessment of genetic variability of plus tree, -300-400 samples to be genetically characterized in lab,
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Collecting material form natural populations of Serbian spruce, relict and endemic species which occurs only in the mid course of river Drina and genetic analysis of the populations are the activities on this project. The aim is to determine genetic diversity and to propose the optimal strategy for ex-situ conservation.