Velibor Spalevic

Velibor Spalevic
University of Montenegro | UCG · Biotechnical Faculty

Ecological Engineering for Soil & Water Resources Protection
Agriculture, Geography, Soil erosion modelling, Soil Geography, Biogeography, Agricultural Machinery

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Additional affiliations
January 2018 - January 2023
University of Montenegro
Position
  • Professor
September 2015 - December 2017
University of Montenegro
Position
  • Professor
September 2014 - December 2015
Institute of Forestry of Montenegro
Position
  • Leading researcher
Education
July 2007 - July 2011
University of Belgrade
Field of study
  • Biotechnical Sciences
June 1996 - April 1999
University of Belgrade
Field of study
  • Biotechnical Sciences

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Publications (415)
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To study the magnitude of land degradation, desertification or resilience in Montenegro throughout the 20th and early-21st centuries, we rephoto-graphed the landscapes recorded on 48 historical photographs dating back to between 1890 and 1985, and analysed in a semi-quantitative way the land use and cover changes that had occurred using an expert r...
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Soil erosion is a severe environmental problem worldwide as it washes away the fertile topsoil and reduces agricultural production. Nepal, being a hilly country, has significant erosion disputes as well. It is important to cognise the soil erosion processes occurring in a river basin to manage the erosion severity and plan for better soil conservat...
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Soil erosion is a serious ecological problem in Mediterranean areas. The IntErO model based on the erosion potential method (EPM) and the modified universal soil loss equation (MUSLE) have been used to assess soil erosion in several basins. This study aimed to assess and evaluate the effectiveness of these methods for evaluating sediment production...
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Land use change in all river basins leads to changes in hydrologic response, soil erosion, and sediment dynamics characteristics. Those changes are often viewed as the main cause of accelerated erosion rates. We studied the impact of land use changes on soil erosion processes in one of the watersheds in Montenegro: the Miocki Potok, using this wate...
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The knowledge about river sediment yield in Italy is rather scarce and mainly based on small reservoir sedimentation data. This study used the suspended sediment yield field data measured by the national and regional hydrological services. The data of nine rivers and 11 selected flow gauges were used to investigate the control of basic parameters s...
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Soil erosion causes permanent soil and nutrient loss and environmental problems. In general, the first stage in erosion is splash erosion caused by the impact of the raindrops with the soil surface. In this step, the soil aggregates are broken down and crushed and the finer separated particles are prepared for transfer easier by runoff and for this...
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In order to achieve the best performance of a thermal system, two major analyses must be carried out on the system: energy and entropy generation. The best scenario is a mechanism in which the system has minimum entropy generation and the highest Nu number. In this regard, we investigated entropy generation and Nu number of fluid flow through tubes...
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Water resources management is one of the most important issues nowadays. The necessity of sustainable management of water resources, as well as finding a solution to the water shortage crisis, is a question of our survival on our planet. One of the most important ways to solve this problem is to use water purification systems for wastewater resourc...
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Today, declining soil fertility is the main biophysical constraint to improve crop yield and poses a potential threat to food security. This study aims to explore the elements that could influence the adoption of integrated soil fertility management (ISFM) practices as well as their impact on maize yield. This study is based on a pseudopanel collec...
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In twenty-first century buildings, green roof systems are envisioned as great solution for improving Environmental sustainability in urban ecosystems and it helps to mitigate various health hazards for humans due to climatic pollution. This study determines the feasibility of using five domestic organic wastes, including sawdust, wood bark, biochar...
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The article aims at presenting the results of the analysis of changes in the public discourse reporting about floods by media and their attitude towards natural disasters. The authors used the methods of critical and semantic-pragmatic and statistical quantitative and qualitative analysis, as well as the analysis of lexical cohesion and the use of...
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Some beneficial nanoparticles such as silicon and titanium are encouraging in foliarfeedingdue to their large surface area and biocompatible properties. In current experiment, seedling of rapeseed varieties(‘Hydromel’, ‘Nathalie’, ‘Alonso’) was sprayed with titanium dioxide and silicon dioxide nanoparticles (Ti and Si-NPs) and then responses of som...
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Understanding the processes of displacement and redistribution of soil particles caused by different erosion types is considered an efficient sediment management tool in various scales from the field plot to the watershed. The rainfed agriculture practices on high gradient slopes are one of the main sources of accelerated soil erosion due to the di...
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Slope failures and landslides cause economic damage and deaths worldwide. These losses can be minimized by integrating different methodologies, instruments, and data monitoring to predict future landslides. In the constantly growing metropolitan area of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, changes in land cover, land use, and build-up areas are an issue. The unpr...
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The genus Malus belongs to the rose family (Rosaceae) which includes over 100 genera and 3000 species distributed worldwide, most commonly in temperate regions. Species of agronomic importance include almond, apple, apricot, cherry, peach, pear, plum, quince, raspberry, sour cherry, sweet cherry, and strawberry. Other non-edible species with orname...
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Restructuring of the economic system with specific attention to agriculture and tourism is a precondition of the economic development of the Municipality of Zabljak in the Mountainous region of Montenegro. The tourism industry, in general, is subject to big changes. The number of tourists who are travelling to rural areas is steadily growing and th...
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In ancient times, VI century BC, in the area of today's Budva (Montenegro), which is among the first mentioned by Sophocles (Etymologicum magnum: Butue), lived the Illyrian people named Enheljci (Egheléai [Ἐγχελέαι]). Following ancient written sources, the Enhelei appear in a wide area from Thebes all the way to the Drim and Neretva rivers. The geo...
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Balkan Peninsula has favourable climatic conditions for crop production. However, the distribution of rainfall is often a limiting factor for high yields and stabilized crop production. The sum of rainfall varies from one year to another, but also during the growing season. Droughts could be for short or long periods. Rainfall quantity and distribu...
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A three-year experiment was conducted in a plastic house to determine the soil moisture content and pepper yield components as affected by irrigation and fertigation techniques. Four experimental treatments were applied in this study. Three of the treatments were drip irrigated and fertigated (DI1, DI2, DI3), while the fourth treatment was furrow i...
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The aim of this study was to investigate the distribution soils type sources in the area of the Crn Drim and Radika River Basin, Republic of North Macedonia. The investigated area is located in the southwestern part of Macedonia and covers the basin of the Crn Drim and Radika River. The Crn Drim River Basin covers an area of 3.350 km2 and the total...
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Green roofs are becoming increasingly popular in urban construction due to their wide array of benefits for creating a sustainable ecosystem. Many stakeholders invest in green roofs in the 21st century to enhance the environmental quality and mitigate urban ecological pollution. The substrate layer is the most important and critical component of gr...
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In order to provide a recommendation on the quality of groundwater in the region of Berrechid, Morocco, we analysed the concentration of conductivity as one of the main measures to identify the salinity of the water. We applied artificial intelligence models for predicting the conductivity of water while analysing several physical parameters as inp...
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If the scarcity of water resources and their limitation is a characteristic of the climate of Morocco, this phenomenon seems to know a distinct accentuation during the last decades. But, on the other hand, the scarcity of this resource and the drought are the main constraints of agricultural production; the situation then is more alarming. Although...
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The paper presents results of the analysis of the presence of heavy metals with an assessment of its potential for the further development of fruit growing in North Montenegro, and in this specific case at the territory of the River Basin Ljubovidja, which is the hilly-mountainous area of the Balkan Peninsula. Sampling and further analysis showed t...
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This paper is a result of many years of field and laboratory research of the soils in Pcinja river basin, North Macedonia, spread out on 237.640,71 ha ranging from 191 to 1664 m above the sea level in order to gain a better understanding of the productive capacities of the soils and measures for their improvement. The catchment area of Pčinja River...
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THE ECOLOGICAL MOVEMENT OF THE CITY OF NOVI SAD AN IMPORTANT DECISION OF ITS PROGRAMME COUNCIL Since 1995, the Ecological Movement of the City of Novi Sad organizes "Eco�Conference® on Environmental Protection of Urban and Suburban Areas", with international participation. Seven biennial conferences have been held so far (in 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001...
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This paper is a result of many years of field and laboratory research of the soils in Pcinja river basin, North Macedonia, spread out on 237.640,71 ha ranging from 191 to 1664 m above the sea level in order to gain a better understanding of the productive capacities of the soils and measures for their improvement. The catchment area of Pčinja River...
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As stated in Britannica, the soil is the biologically active and porous medium that has developed in the uppermost layer of Earth’s crust. It serves as the reservoir of water and nutrients and a medium for the filtration and breakdown of injurious wastes. It also helps in the cycling of carbon and other elements through the global ecosystem. Soil p...
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Organic farming preserves and upgrades the biodiversity of the soil and biodiversity of the entire ecosystem by protecting the environment, plants, and human health. This study analyses organic plant production worldwide and in Montenegro (2000-2020) and discusses the prospects and challenges in developing organic plant production. Geographically,...
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Sugar beet (Beta vulgaris L.) is a member of the family Chenopodiaceae. It is a crop area of temperate climate and second of world importance sugar crop, after sugar cane (Saccharum officinarum L.). It is mainly produced in Europe and to a lesser extent in Asia and North America. Sugar beet quality is a complex trait conditioned by genetic divergen...
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This study aims to assess the transversal relationship of urban river to the metropolitan areas along the watercourse. A GIS-based novel method was developed for extracting the information of Land use land cover (LULC) in both sides along the river. The QGIS software and Urban Atlas LULC (2012) geospatial data were used. The analysis was made withi...
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The Dinaric Mountains are a region considered as a hotspot for late-successional montane mixed Abies alba-Fagus sylvatica-Picea abies old-growth forests. This is likely due to historical deforestation levels being presumably lower than in other European regions. This paper provides new insights into the long-term vegetation dynamics and possible le...
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In recent decades, the frequency and severity of wildfires have increased, especially in the Mediterranean Basin. Aside from their direct effects, accelerated soil erosion is observed in fire-affected areas due to the destruction of vegetation. The 2021 Greece megafires were one of the country's major ecological disasters, destroying over 125,000 h...
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Water erosion has radically affected the productive capacity of soils, especially in regions with a tropical climate, causing environmental and social damage, such as reduced agricultural productivity and siltation of water bodies. The objective of this research was to estimate soil losses using the IntErO model - Erosion Potential Method in the Ri...
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Dam siltation has become a serious problem in arid and semi-arid countries under climate variability, where soil erosion and siltation represent a major challenge that faces the industry of dams. In Morocco, the policy of dam construction is one of the main keys to sustainable development, but unlikely, that the dam siltation caused by soil erosion...
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INTRODUCTION and OBJECTIVES: Soil erosion is a movement and transport of the topsoil by different agents causing its deterioration in the long term and is a global environmental problem influenced by both natural and anthropogenic factors. Modelling of this process may provide a quantitative and consistent approach to estimating soil erosion (inten...
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Since the mid-16th century, the Tietê River has been an important route for the territorial occupation and exploitation of natural resources in the interior of São Paulo and Brazil. Currently, the Tietê River is well known for environmental problems related to water pollution and contamination. However, little attention has been focused on water er...
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Land-use changes extensively impacting soil erosion processes. The WIntErO model was used to evaluate the effect of land-use changes on soil erosion intensity in the Mountainous Watersheds of North Montenegro, by comparing the impact of different land uses with similar Geography, Elevations, Geology, Soils, Water Permeability and Meteorological cha...
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Black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) is recognised as a forest species of interest due to its multiple uses. The management of forest genetic resources and their efficient conservation suffer from variations in traits and start with seed germination. The aim of the current study was to investigate the germination of seeds obtained from plus trees se...
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Forest fires have increased a lot in Brazil in recent years, causing air pollution, increased soil erosion processes with production of sediments, emission of greenhouse gases and overloading public health services, with severe environmental and socioeconomic losses. Therefore, the development of new analysis and mapping technologies for areas affe...
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Soil erosion by water is one of the major threats not only to soils but also to ecosystem services, crop production, drinking water and carbon stocks in Europe, but also within the Balkan Countries. The Mediterranean region, where Montenegro belongs, is particularly prone to erosion. This is because it is subject to long dry periods followed by hea...
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Brazil is a country that has a vast territory and contains many natural landscapes features and immense variety of rocks, shapes and structures of great aesthetic and scientific value. Geosites are areas that have numerous geological potentials, where these characteristics are notable from a scientific, didactic or touristic point of view. In this...
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Forest canopy gaps are an important indicator of ecosystem dynamics. Gap sizes can vary because of several agents, and the spatial distribution is related to abiotic factors. The interest in the study of this forest attribute is old, but the difficulties to detect these areas in situ and with the use of satellite imagery hinder this research approa...
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Deltaic systems possess singular morphology and represent a portion of the Brazilian large fluvial systems, with complex dynamics and mouths located at the Atlantic Ocean. Landscapes generated are occupied by diverse human activities over the coast and depend on a certain degree of dynamic equilibrium to its maintenance. The mouth of Jequitinhonha...
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The physical-geographical features of the mountainous area of Montenegro cause difficulties in farmers’ life and work. The organization of the agricultural production faces a number ofproblems that limit the overall development of rural areas. Some agricultural crops, such as raspberry, have found optimal growth conditions and produce appropriate y...
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Citation: Skataric, G.; Spalevic, V.; Popovic, S.; Perosevic, N.; Novicevic, R. The Vernacular and Rural Houses of Agrarian Areas in the Zeta Region, Montenegro. Agriculture 2021, 11, 717.
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Non-point source pollution is a major factor in excessive nutrient pollution that can result in the eutrophication. Land use/land cover (LULC) change, as a result of urbanization and agricultural intensification (e.g., increase in the consumption of fertilizers), can intensify this pollution. An informed LULC planning needs to consider the negative...
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We bring a practical and comprehensive GIS-based framework to utilize freely available remotely sensed datasets to assess wildfire ignition probability and spreading capacities of vegetated landscapes. The study area consists of the country-level scale of the Romanian territory, characterized by a diversity of vegetated landscapes threatened by cli...
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The research has been conducted to analyze the effects of land-use change of the impact of fruit growing development on the intensity of soil erosion and runoff in the Study area of Krusevo, Bijelo Polje, Montenegro by using the Intensity of Erosion and Outflow – IntErO model of Spalevic. The required spatial maps, land use, soil, and geology were...
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Due to increasing environmental problems, environmental management is becoming a challenge and a necessity in the modern world today. Negative consequences of human behavior are increasingly being observed. These reasons have led to environmental changes and consumer awareness of the impact they may have on environmental conservation. Green marketi...
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Water erosion is a major cause of soil degradation worldwide. This natural phenomenon has been continually accelerated by anthropogenic activities, with constants increase of soil losses. The main objective of this study was to apply the Modified Universal Soil Loss Equation (MUSLE) model to estimate soil loss in rainy events during one year period...
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153 Tavares, A.S.; Uagoda, R.E.S.; Spalevic, V.; Mincato, R.L. (2021): Analysis of the erosion potential and sediment yield using the IntErO model in an experimental watershed dominated by karst in Brazil. Agriculture and Forestry, 67 (2): 153-162. SUMMARY Soil losses from water erosion jeopardize agricultural sustainability and food security for c...
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WHAT IS SMART WATERSHED MANAGEMENT? SUMMARY Smart management (SM) in different aspects of our planet earth is an emerging tool for today's world. Since the watershed is a basic unit for all agricultural, environmental, and socioeconomic researches and developments, so SM practicing at the watershed scale is critical. In this sense, SM in a watershe...
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The objective of the paper is to present the method of production, quantity, and quality of obtained planting material per unit area of continental fruit within the period of three years (2018-2020), and, in particular, the nursery of raspberry variety "Glen Ample" in Polimlje, Bijelo Polje municipality, northern Montenegro. The paper shows the ini...
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Particulate matter air pollution is one of the most dangerous pollutants nowadays and an indirect cause of numerous diseases. A number of these consequences could possibly be avoided if the right information about air pollution were available at a large number of locations, especially in urban areas. Unfortunately, this is not the case today. In th...
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This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of liming (CaCO3 1000 kg ha −1) and application of organic fertilizers (rotted farmyard manure 40 t ha −1) and six different combination of mineral fertilizers: NPK 15:15:15 800 kg ha −1 + KAN (calcium ammonium nitrate) 240 kg ha −1 ; NPK 15:15:15 400 kg ha −1 + MCB (water-soluble mineral fertilizer N...
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Montenegro is one of the 22 countries of the Mediterranean, but on the continent (inland) most of its territory is a hilly-mountainous area, whose rivers flow into two seas: the Adriatic and the Black Sea. Due to its physical-geographical characteristics, it faces the problem of the impossibility of developing intensive agricultural production. On...
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Prof. dr Radovan Pejanovic University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Agriculture FROM AGRICULTURAL OVERPOPULATION TO DEAGRARIZATION (Historical roots of our agrarian problems) Summary Using the historical method, the author analyzes two important agrarian phenomena: agrarian overpopulation and deagrarization. The first phenomenon is related to an under...