Jelena StankovićInstitute for Biological Research "Siniša Stanković" · Department for Hydroecology and Water Protection
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Ph.D. in Biology - Field of research is microplastic pollution in freshwater ecosystems (including laboratory toxicity testing and active and passive monitoring in the environment) and adverse effect of MPS on aquatic biota.
The aim of our study was to detect the actual distribution of oligochaete species and to identify their ecological differentiation with respect to environmental factors: altitude, temperature, oxygen concentration, conductivity, total organic carbon, and waterbody type. Although widespread, differentiation of oligochaete communities in four waterbo...
The exposure of environmentally relevant concentrations of magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles can lead to deformation of important physical structures of aquatic midges, which can be detected by novel geometric morphometric approach.
The ubiquitous presence of microplastics (MP) in aquatic ecosystems can affect organisms and communities in multiple ways. While MP research on aquatic organisms has primarily focused on marine ecosystems and laboratory experiments, the community-level effects of MP in freshwaters, especially in lakes, are poorly understood. To examine the impact o...
The study was conducted on the Danube River, within the project Joint Danube Survey 3 (JDS3). The main aim was to estimate the quantity of microplastics in aquatic ecosystems through passive biological monitoring. Three freshwater species were used for microplastic (MP) isolation from different taxonomic groups of organisms: Mollusca, Oligochaeta,...
Benthic communities contain some of the most threatened organisms in aquatic habitats due to different anthropogenic pressures. The high abundance of microplastics (MPs) in sediments will continue to increase in the future, further increasing the probability of interactions between macroinvertebrates and MPs. In the present study, a benthic communi...
As the production of metal-based nanomaterials increases, it is inevitable that nano-scale products and byproducts will enter the aquatic environment. In terms of global production, the most abundant nano-oxides are TiO2, CeO2 and Fe3O4 nanoparticles. Chironomus riparius is commonly used for ecotoxicological assessment and defining its histopatholo...
The conference paper presents the effects of microplastic mixture on community structure of freshwater benthic macroinvertebrates in-situ. Research was conducted in microcosm setup, under natural conditions and lasted for 100 days.
The effect of microplastics (MP) exposure on the chironomid species Chironomus riparius Meigen, 1804 was investigated using the OECD sediment and water toxicity test. Chironomid larvae were exposed to an environmentally relevant low microplastics concentration (LC), a high microplastics concentration (HC) and a control (C). The LC was 0.007 g m-2 o...
The potential of two chironomid species: Chironmus riparius and C. tentans in bioindication with the focus on relevant endpoints in assessing nanoparticle ecotoxicity in fresh waters.
Microplastics (MPs) are ubiquitous pollutants found in marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems, and MP pollution is a major environmental concern globally. Despite this, the impact of MPs on freshwater ecosystems is largely under-looked, with most research concentrating on marine systems and organisms. Owing to their small and wide range of...
This conference paper presents our research on CeO2 nanoparticle toxicity to freshwater midge C. tentans and points out relevant endpoints that are sensitive detectors of nano-CeO2 presence in the sediments.
The conference paper presents the effects of different types of microplastic polymers on Chironomus riparius, regarding the life traits and morphological changes in the mandibles and mentums of 4th instar larvae and morphological changes in the wings of adults.
This research was conducted in order to determine influence of mixture of microplastic particles (MP) on non-biting midges Chironomus spp. in laboratory and mesocosm setup.
Different modifications of standard substrate for the OECD test No. 218 (5 different substrates) were tested in order to investigate the influence of substrate components on mentum deformities of C. tentans larvae. Mentum deformities could be good indicators of toxin presence in the environment, so the substrate in standardized tests should cause a...
- Chironomus tentans was exposed to food grade E171 TiO2 nanoparticles - Mouthpart deformities of chironomids were analyzed with geometric morphometry - Dietary exposure to TiO2 caused losing the first inner tooth in the mandibles - Mortality and emergence ratio were affected with higher concentrations (>1000 mg/kg)
Natural Monument “Slapovi Sopotnice” represents an interesting landscape to investigate from hydrobiological aspect. Cascading structure of the shallow water body with mostly rocky bottom majorly determines conditions for organisms living in it. Field activities were conducted in spring 2017, during which five localities were assessed along the wa...