Marko Lj. Nikolić

Marko Lj. Nikolić
University of Niš | NIS · Department of Biology and Ecology

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Introduction
Marko Nikolić currently is a Research Assistant at the Department of Biology and Ecology , University of Niš, where he is conducting his PhD research in the fields of conservation and population biology. His main focus is tackling the fundamental connections between human tradition, Slavic mythology and animal welfare. Over the last years he has received three grants for nature conservation projects from the Rufford Foundation... see more at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markonikolic3005/

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Publications (26)
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Folk beliefs, religion and mythology, created through various cultural influences in Serbia, shaped today's attitudes toward wildlife. In this study we evaluated different levels of ecological awareness and superstition extent related to Hermann's tortoise (Testudo hermanni) through a systematized face-to-face questionnaire. The study was conducted...
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Systematic research of the ornithofauna of the Natural Monument "Lalinačka slatina" salt marsh has not been conducted so far, and data on some species of salt marsh birds are given only in the conservation study of this area. The first systematic surveys of ornithofauna were conducted in the period 2020-2021 with an emphasis on the nesting period o...
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This book presents 67 species of dragonflies that have been recorded on the territory of Serbia. We wish to introduce this insect group to the young biologists and nature enthusiasts and to provide simple guide for their distinction in nature. For each species there is a short description, providing characters that distinguish them from the similar...
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Macro- and microhabitat preference of Testudo hermanni boettgeri, the eastern subspecies of Hermann’s tortoise, was investigated utilizing modified methodology for the western subspecies which emphasized the importance of habitat heterogeneity preservation. The study objective was to explore the habitat preferences of the eastern subspecies of T. h...
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Local resource users can affect the implementation of conservation measures positively or negatively therefore being a powerful conservation factor. Present local folk beliefs, religion and mythology contribute vastly to the formation of attitudes and opinions of the locals towards nature and wildlife.For the purpose of this research, the methodolo...
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The Hermann's tortoise (Testudo hermanni) is among the conservation priorities in the European Union. Consequently, it is included in Annexes II and IV of the EU Habitats Directive, Annex II of the Bern Convention, and Annex II of the CITES Convention. Hermann’s tortoise conservation programs compile insight on the threats affecting population viab...
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Vilardell-Bartino i saradnici ustanovili su da jedinke zapadne podvrste šumske kornjače (T. h. hermanni) biraju različita staništa po sezonama što ukazuje na značaj očuvanja heterogenosti staništa u tom delu areala vrste. Provera postojanja preferencije staništa kod istočne podvrste šumske kornjače (T. h. boettgeri) urađena je primenom iste metodol...
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This publication was produced within the project: “Fighting Negative Impacts of Tradition on Biodiversity by Education” financed by the Rufford Small Grants Foundation.
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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...
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This publication was produced within the project "The Influence of Local Folklore and Cultural Heritage on the Conflict between Man and Hermann’s Tortoises (Testudo hermanni) in Serbia”, financed by theRufford foundation.
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Publikacija je nastala u okviru projekta "Divlji Viki Parkovi",, finansiranog od strane Vikimedije Srbije.
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Report of the first observation of scavenging behaviour in the population of Testudo hermanni boettgeri that has been monitored for six years in the village Kunovica near the city of Niš in Serbia. On 31 May 2015 at 10:18 a.m., the adult tortoise was observed while eating a dead European green lizard (Lacerta viridis).
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List of amphibians in Serbia includes 21 species: 8 species of tailed amphibians (order Urodela) and 13 species of tailless amphibians (order Anura). Research undertaken during year 2015 on the territory of all five municipalities of Niš, the capital of Southeastern Serbia, confirmed presence of 3 species of Urodela (Salamandra salamandra, Lissotri...
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12th Symposium on the Flora of Southeastern Serbia and Neighboring Regions, Kopaonik Mt., 2016
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The Critically endangered species, Stachys milanii Petrović, prefers the sparse vegetation types such as herbaceous vegetation of transitionary zone between the cultivated areas and the meadow phytocenoses, abandoned cultivated plots, ruderal and semi-halophytic habitats. S. milanii shows tendency to occur together with Hordeum vulgare, Trifolium e...
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This paper provides information on herbarium specimens of the genus Hypericum represented in several herbaria from Serbia. The reviewed collections include: Herbarium of Natural History Museum in Belgrade (BEO), Herbarium of the Institute of Botany and Botanical Garden " Jevremovac " , University of Belgrade (BEOU), and Herbarium of the Faculty of...
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Objectives: This work compare acception among biology students and students of social science toward genetic modification. The aim of research was to determine differences among acception and their correlation with acquired knowledge. Materials and methods: Cross-sectional study carried out with university students. The instrument for data collect...
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Objectives: The aim of this study is to prove that acceptance of students on Faculty of Science and mathematics, especially biology and chemistry students, are supported by their knowledge of biotechnology. Materials and methods:The survey is conducted by interviewing 10% of students in each department of Faculty of Science and Mathematics, by usi...
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Endangered plant species are extremely vulnerable to environmental events and human impacts that may lead to their extinction. Estimation of spatial distribution and abundance, together with factors affecting their survival, is extremely important for such species. A small salt marsh area in vicinity of Niš (SE Serbia) is a single proven habitat of...

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This project’s aim is to determine and mitigate the negative impact of traditional beliefs and cultural heritage on endangered wild animal species in Serbia. It will combine the data about the selected species occurrence and their presence in the traditional beliefs of local citizens. Second part of the project aims to evaluate intensity of local folklore and cultural heritage impact on the population status of Hermann’s tortoise. Finally, this project aims at educating the pupils about studied species groups, their threat status, the need to protect wild populations and the legislation related to the biodiversity protection.
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The project aim is to determine the impact of traditional beliefs and cultural heritage on endangered wild animal species. It will combine the data about the occurrence of the selected species and species groups (known from Slovenian mythology) in traditional beliefs still present in the communities of local inhabitants and their use in traditional medicine, diet and magic rituals. The second part of the project aims at educating local inhabitants about studied species and species groups, their threat status, the need to protect wild populations and the legislation related to the biodiversity protection.