Jelena Milovanovic

Jelena Milovanovic
Singidunum University · Environment and Sustainable Development

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Introduction
Jelena Milovanović is a Full professor at the Singidunum University Belgrade, Study Program Environment and Sustainable Development. She has been involved in forest genetic resources conservation and climate change challenges research since 2005 and she has made significant scientific and expert achievements in this field. More about her references and projects can be seen here https://eng.singidunum.ac.rs/profile/jmilovanovic

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Publications (92)
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2022). Genetic structure of sessil oak (Quercus petraea (matt.) liebl) from the area of outstanding natural beauty "Avala".-Genetika, Vol 54, No.2, 841-856. The paper presents the results of the genetic diversity analysis of Sessile oak populations from the area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) "Avala" which were obtained using SSR markers. Gen...
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In this study, we used leaf geometric morphometrics to quantify the differences among Quercus cerris L. and Quercus frainetto Ten. and their populations in the Šumadija region in Serbia. We sampled 2200 leaves from eight populations and on each leaf recorded 13 landmarks. To analyze how leaf morphology varies across species and populations, we used...
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Riparian zones are the paragon of transitional ecosystems, providing critical habitat and ecosystem services that are especially threatened by global change. Following consultation with experts, 10 key challenges were identified to be addressed for riparian vegetation science and management improvement: (1) Create a distinct scientific community by...
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Riparian zones are the paragon of transitional ecosystems, providing critical habitat and ecosystem services that are especially threatened by global change. Following consultation with experts, 10 key challenges were identified to be addressed for riparian vegetation science and management improvement: (1) Create a distinct scientific community by...
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1. Riparian vegetation supports high biodiversity providing many services and is, therefore, an important landscape element. Riparian ecosystems are subject to numerous pressures leading to population decline and genetic erosion of riparian plants. This may have cascading effects at various ecosystem levels, including decreasing ecosystem services,...
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This paper presents the process of drafting the country report on the state of forest genetic resources of the Republic of Serbia. The report was drawn up for the needs of the Second Assessment on the State of the World’s Forest Genetic Resources of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN FAO).The paper presents an overview...
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Leaf morphology is at a certain level defined by the ways in which plants adapt to different habitats, especially in large trees. In this study, morphological variations in leaf size and shape of the Hungarian oak (Quercus frainetto Ten.) growing on different soil types (lithic leptosol, vertisol, cambisol) were investigated in the central part of...
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Geometric morphometrics is often used method to distinguish species, varieties and populations of plants on the basis of shape information. However, it is mostly used in fundamental biological research, especially in taxonomic studies, while in other areas it has not been fully exploited. Here, we investigated the potential use of geometric morphom...
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Riparian vegetation is a key component of the landscape as it supports high biodiversity and provides numerous ecosystem services. On the other hand, riparian ecosystems suffer from numerous anthropogenic pressures. Successful protection and restoration of riparian ecosystems require substantial knowledge of their functioning at all levels of biodi...
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The Kolubara river pollutes the coastal land in the river basin and makes it unsuitable for agricultural activities in that area. Also, contaminated land poses a risk to the environment. Different methods can be used for soil decontamination. These methods include biological treatment/bioremediation, chemical oxidation, soil stabilization, physical...
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Conservation of forest genetic resources in protected areas,such as national parks, presents the important aspect of in situ conservation in Serbia. There are five national parks in Serbia that represent an important way of in situ conservation of forest genetic resources: National Park „Fruška gora”, National Park „Djerdap”, National Park „Tara”,...
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The aim of the research is to identify and analyze the potential for cross-border and regional cooperation between Serbia, Bulgaria and North Macedonia in border municipalities. The investigated municipalities in Serbia are Dimitrovgrad, Crna Trava, Bosilegrad and Trgovište; in Bulgaria: Dragoman, Tran, Treklyano and Kyustendil; and in North Macedo...
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Given the importance of urban park forests and protected natural areas in the urban environment, the implementation of the concept of genetic conservation is one of the main ways to save and improve this category of natural resources. Forests such as Košutnjak can be considered a refuge for flora and fauna and by establishing conservation programs...
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The improvement of life quality in rural areas is an overall goal of all development strategies in the Western Balkans countries. Rural tourism represents the quality option for diversification of income and employment opportunities in Tropolje region (Canton 10 in Bosnia and Herzegovina). Therefore, the goal of this study is to identify strategic...
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Ekološki problemi u nas nisu nestali, već se kumuliraju i istrajavaju. Percepcija ekoloških problema o ključnim medijima životne sredine (zagađenja vazduha, vode, hrane, smanjenje površine obradivog zemljišta i šuma, devastacija prirodnih resursa, generisanje i gomilanje otpada, klimatske promene) pokazuje zabrinjavajući trend. Rezultati su dobijen...
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Ишчезавање врста налази се у основи процеса еволуције. Врсте нестају природним путем услед наглих промена климатских фактора и услова станишта. Популације врсте нису у стању да се прилагоде новонасталим условима средине у одговарајућим временским оквирима и долази до изумирања. Са еволутивног аспекта криза и нестанак једне врсте је истовремено прил...
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IUCN World Conservation Congress Newsletter Blog: https://www.iucncongress2020.org/newsroom/all-news/forest-landscape-restoration-changing-climate-western-balkan-perspective
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https://www.notulaebotanicae.ro/index.php/nbha/index The aim of the research was determination the efficiency of application 50 t ha-1 digestate from the process of anaerobic digestion on the productivity of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L.) on moderately degraded (calcic gleysol) and fertile (chernozem) agricultural land, in southern Banat, Republic o...
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The improvement of life quality in rural areas is an overall goal of all development strategies in the Western Balkans countries. Rural tourism represents the quality option for diversification of income and employment opportunities in Tropolje region (Canton 10 in Bosnia and Herzegovina). Therefore, the goal of this study is to identify strategic...
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The main purpose of this research is to assess the outdoor thermal comfort (OTC) of Belgrade, in order to investigate how distinct bioclimatic conditions influence on the human organism during the summer in urban environments. Universal Thermal Climate Index, which represents the heat stress of the human organism caused by meteorological conditions...
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Available data regarding environmental sciences represents an extremely complex set of inputs since that field of science became one of the most dynamic areas of scientific research. Data science has a huge impact on environmental analysis, offering an abundant scope of new techniques that are used to understand even the most seldom environmental p...
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The results obtained through evaluation of the Gradac River Gorge by applying the M-GAM model are presented in this study. The main goal of the research was to observe current state and explore possibilities for geotourism development in this area. By virtue of numerous indicators and sub-indicators, which are categorized either in group of Main or...
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The process of plant breeding and conservation of gene pool among other things depends on the knowledge of the level of genetic differentiation. The aim of research in this paper was to determine the genetic differentiation of silver fir (Abies alba Mill.) populations of regular type and atypical genotypes with pyramidal crown that can be found on...
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The Republic of Serbia is ranked among the countries with high endemism and a very high floristic diversity. Forest genetic resources (FGR) take a significant place in the total biodiversity of Serbia, including about 250 indigenous tree species. This paper was aimed to give a review of the state of biodiversity and forest genetic resources in Serb...
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The word “livelihood” can be used in many ways. The following definition captures the broad notion of livelihoods understood here: “A livelihood comprises the capabilities, assets (including both material and social resources) and activities required for a means of living. A livelihood is sustainable when it can cope with and recover from stresses...
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Pastoralism could be defined as a production system, or a type of land use; furthermore, it can get ethnic or cultural attributes, and yet neither of these definitions represents its nature in a satisfactory way, since they do not include all aspects of importance. For instance, pastoral, as an adjective, means peaceful, idyllic, rural, or rustic,...
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Riparian vegetation is a major element of the landscape, structuring and modulating ecological functions yet widespread river degradation across Europe is compromising role as a key ecosystem services provider. CONVERGES COST Action intends to identify research and management needs, including how riparian vegetation has been managed, and to transla...
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Serbia’s current adaptive capacity to climate change is fairly modest. However, with the beginning of the process of Serbia’s accession to the European Union, the capacities for strategic consideration of climate change issues began to strengthen. Activities are focused primarily on the processes necessary to reduce the causes of climate change (mi...
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The aim of this chapter is an overall review and analysis of the most important national regulative frameworks related to conservation and sustainable utilization of forest genetic resources in Serbia. A number of legally-binding and non-binding documents (strategies, laws and programs), which have an effect on the conservation and sustainable util...
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Despite the large number of scientific papers dealing with conservation of forest genetic resources, research about the attitudes and evaluation of representatives of key stakeholders in the forestry and nature protection sectors, towards this issue, have not been sufficiently represented so far in Serbia. The aim of this paper was to study the att...
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Ratknić et al.: Analysis of the profitability of the restitution of fire-affected beech forests in Serbia-1999-APPLIED ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH 15(4):1999-2010. Abstract. The number of forest fires in Serbia caused by climate change has been continuously growing in recent decades, thus making the rehabilitation of the burned area increasi...
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Forests have a key role in climate change. One of the most important forest carbon stocks is forest soil. Globally it is estimated that forest soil carbon stock may vary from equal to twice that of forest vegetation. Because of that it is important to have estimates of soil carbon and soil biodiversity which plays a key role in soil carbon sequestr...
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Kako proizvodnja biogoriva postaje sve interesantnija, ricinus kao važna sirovina za proizvodnju tehničkog ulja u poslednje vreme, dobija sve veći značaj. Manifestacija globalnih klimatskih promena postaje sve očiglednija, zbog čega se javlja potreba za globalnim akcijama na njihovom suzbijanju. Jedna od značajnih mogućnosti smanjenja emisije gasov...
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THE USE OF NATURAL VEGETATION RESOURCES OF `ŠARGAN-MOKRA GORA` NATURE PARK WITHIN THE SANITARY-HYGIENIC AND HEALTH FOREST FUNCTIONS Abstract: The paper presents the natural values, floristic and vegetation characteristics, sanitary-hygienic effects and health benefits of the forests in `Šargan-Mokra Gora` Nature Park. This protected area is located...
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Miscanthus x giganteus (Greef et Deu) is an agro-energy crop of the second generation cultivated in purpose to obtain annually renewable bio-fuel produced from aboveground biomass. Cultivation is preferring on marginal lands to avoid occupation of arable lands. Influence of fertilization and soil type Gleysol, Planosol and Technosol (open pit coal...
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This book is produced to contribute to rural economies sustainable development in a wider territorial context, no matter if that context is national or supranational, regardless ethnical, cultural or political frames. Sharing natural and other resources, rural communities in cross-border areas strive for the same goals and, despite borders, are oft...
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Agro-energy crop, Miscanthus × giganteus should be produced on marginal land in order to avoid land suitable for food production. Production of electricity in thermal power plants occupies large land areas by depositing tailings from surface mines, and depositing ash and slag. During the first year of Miscanthus × giganteus growing in containers, t...
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This monograph was written by the team of authors from the Slovak University of Agriculture and the Singidunum University in Belgrade, which cooperated on Bilateral Slovak-Serbian project SK-SRB-2013-0031 “Revitalization of small agricultural farms through energy crops cultivation and biomass production” and on technological development project “Ec...
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Implementation of the concept of sustainable exploitation of medicinal plant resources facilitates the development of tourism offering and the related activities that would enhance the development of rural areas in this region. When managed in a sustainable manner, tourism can bring many advantages to protected areas, tourism industry and a local c...
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Growing renewable energy plants on agricultural land and its further energy usage presents a significant importance for implementing long-term strategy of Slovakia in the area of acquisition and use of renewable energy sources (RES). Renewable energy plants together fullfil the objectives of Europe 2020 strategy and they contribute to diversificati...
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The use of biomass as a potential energy source has both advantages and disadvantages. Biomass is a potential source of fuel energy that provides economic and environmental benefits such as less expensive and less energy intensive production, carbon sequestration and soil preservation. However, the main concern associated with biofuels is that land...
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In accordance with priorities of sustainable development in Serbia, production and use of biomass is crucial for provision of annually renewable national sources of energy and for environmental quality conservation. Rural development has typically focused on improving agricultural production and promoting market orientation, however, as the example...
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Genetically-modified (GM) trees represent a new frontier in biotechnology, though many environmental concerns associated to the commercial use of GM trees and their products have been recently raised. In general, GM trees involve no safety issues related to human health, therefore public attitudes toward their commercial use should depend on enviro...
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Производња селекционисаног и репродуктивног материјала познатог порекла намеће потребу дефинисања региона провенијенција наших најзначајнијих врста шумског дрвећа. Региони провенијенције се дефинишу као једна или више области са сличним еколошким карактеристикама, у којимa састојине врстe, подврстe или варијетета имају сличне фенотипске или генотип...
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http://www.springer.com/life+sciences/ecology/book/978-3-319-09380-2?otherVersion=978-3-319-09380-2 This book provides complete, comprehensive and broad subject based reviews complete in it-self, useful for students, teachers, researchers and all others interested in the biodiversity conservation. The field of biotechnology has been kept broad to...
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Current estimates of carbon sequestration in forest ecosystems indicate that the sequestered amount by 2050 could be between one and two billion tons of carbon per year. Estimates of the potential dynamics of the carbon cycle within the existing forest ecosystems and reforestation projects in the future are needed for the successful implementation...
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The paper presents a special evaluation of environmental, social and economic functions of forests by applying Vyskot's methodologies of objectification, systematization and evaluation of forest functions. To the method utilisation, area of Mountain Kosmaj is chosen, where the processes of urbanization have caused the greatest change in use of natu...
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The paper describes the conservation status of white poplar (Populus alba L.) and black poplar (Populus nigra L.) in the territory of Great War Island. The activities of in situ and ex situ gene pool conservation have been defined in order to preserve and expand the populations of the above species, as carriers of complex wetland forest ecosystems....
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Forest genetic resources, which represent genetic diversity contained in the thousands of forest tree species, take a significant place in total biodiversity of Serbia. The forest ecosystems of Serbia include about 250 indigenous tree species which, according to geographical-floral elements, belong to the Middle-European, Pontic and Mediterranean e...
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This international monograph is produced to serve as a guide for dissemination of best practices and experiences gained through activities of several international and national projects implemented by researchers and educators from the Faculty of Applied Ecology Futura Singidunum University in Belgrade together with colleagues from different Europe...
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Expanding supplies of home grown biomass and facilitation of the development and competitiveness of a supply chain in an sustainable manner, presents a core of government’s strategy, for energy development in Republic of Serbia. Growing agroenergy corps may be one of the solutions according to analysis that were carried out. One of these corps that...
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The taxonomic status of beech from the Balkan Peninsula is not yet clearly defined. There is no agreement among different authors about the morphological characteristics discriminating between the Balkan and European and/or Eastern beech. For most characteristics, the mean values are different but the ranges of variation overlap considerably. Prove...
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The European White Elm (Ulmus effusa Willd.) is a species that belongs to the group of noble broadleaves, characterized by exceptional features and wood quality. In the forests of Serbia, the European White Elm belongs to the category of