Department of Biology

The subject of scientific research within the field of biological sciences at the Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics focuses mostly on the issues of biodiversity and damaged ecosystems remediation. Research is being carried out on the diversity of flowering plants in northern Kosovo and Metohija, including the Rogozna, Kopaonik and Mokra Gora mountains, and the Šar Mountains in southern Kosovo and Metohija, as part of the Šar-Pind area of the Dinaric Mountains.

The diversity of this group of plants has not been sufficiently investigated in Rogozna, Mokra Gora and the part of Kopaonik in the territory of Kosovo and Metohia. There is also particular focus on endemic and endemo-relict species of the Šar Mountains. Extensive research is conducting in the area of the northeastern foothillsof the Šar Mountains.

Amphibians and reptilesare a frequent subject of research; being limited to their habitats and with limited ability to migrate, they are particularly sensitive to environmental changes. This is the fact for amphibians and reptiles of the Balkan Peninsula, which is a complex refugial center with a large number of taxa and high endemism that resulted in high rates of allopatric and parapatric species and a large number of hybrid zones. Aside from the aforementioned, integrative research is planned within the projects, both in the laboratory and innatural populations, for groups that have the model organisms characteristics.

Within the domain of evolutionary biology, the research is mainly aimed towards:

  1. the analysis of change in the size and shape of complex morphological units during ontogeny and the groups’evolutionary history;
  2. research into the evolution of life histories;
  3. studies of the phylogeographic structure of different evolutionary lines, species and complexes of species;
  4. analysis of the influence of ecogeographical factors on the distribution of taxa, phylogeographic lines and hybrid zones.

Within the field of conservation biology, the aim of the research is determinizing evolutionarily and conservationally significant units, population ecology studying that leads to conservation strategies data important for the indigenous natural populations and species....

Participation in the Realization of Teaching

No Course Code Course Name Sem. Type Course Status Number and Type of Classes Other classes ECTS
L PC OFT
FIRST YEAR
1. 11121 Chemistry 1 AGE Compulsory 2 2 5
2. 11122 Physics 1 TM Compulsory 2 2 5
3. 11123 Plant anatomy 1 SV Compulsory 2 2 5
4. 11124 Cellular biology 1 SV Compulsory 2 2 5
5. 11125 Morphology and systematics invertebrates 1 1 SV Compulsory 2 2 5
1. 11155 English language 1 AGE Elective 1 1 5
2. 11156 Russian language 1 AGE Elective 1 1 5
7. 11231 Morphology and systematics invertebrates II 2 SV Compulsory 3 3 8
8. 11232 Biology of algae, fungi and lichen 2 SV Compulsory 3 3 8
9. 11243 Plant morphology 2 VA Compulsory 3 3 7
1. 11254 English language 2 AGE Elective 1 1 7
2. 11255 Russian language 2 AGE Elective 1 1 7
Number of classes per academic year 21 19 2 60
Number of classes per academic year =42
SECOND YEAR
1. 11331 Microbiology 3 VA Compulsory 2 2 7
2. 11332 Biochemistry 3 SV Compulsory 3 3 7
3. 11333 Comparative anatomy of Chordates 3 SV Compulsory 2 2 6
4. 11313 Computers application in Biology 3 AGE Compulsory 2 2 5
1. 11374 Applied Entomology VA Elective 2 1 5
2. 11375 Applied Microbiology VA Elective 2 1 5
6. 11433 Fieldteaching 1 4 SV Compulsory 2 2 4
7. 11424 Systematics and phylogeny of Chordates 4 SV Compulsory 2 2 7
8. 11435 Systematics and phylogeny of flowering plants 4 SV Compulsory 3 0 2 7
9. 11426 Embriology with histology 4 TM Compulsory 2 2 6
1. 11441 Plants with medical properties VA Elective 2 2 6
2. 11442 Laboratory course in cytology and histology SV Elective 2 2 6
Number of classes per academic year 22 14 6 60
Number of classes per academic year =42
THIRD YEAR
1. 11531 General physiology with biophysics 5 SV Compulsory 3 2 6
2. 11524 Genetics 5 VA Compulsory 3 2 6
3. 11542 The basis of molecular biology 5 VA Compulsory 2 2 6
4. 11525 Pedagogy and psychology 5 TM Compulsory 2 2 7
1. 11583 Neurophysiology VA Elective 2 2 5
2. 11584 Biological resources and sustainable growth TM Elective 2 2 5
6. 11631 Plant physiology 6 SV Compulsory 3 2 7
7. 11642 Phytoecology and phytogeography 6 SV Compulsory 2 2 6
8. 11615 Zooecology and zoogeography 6 AGE Compulsory 2 2 6
9. 11633 Fieldteaching 2 6 SV Compulsory 2 2 5
1. 11683 Haematology VA Elective 2 1 6
2. 11684 Historical development of biological thought TM Elective 2 1 6
Number of classes per academic year 23 15 6 60
Number of classes per academic year =42
FOURTH YEAR
1. 11741 Comparative physiology 7 VA Compulsory 3 3 6
2. 11742 Fundamentals of ecotoxicology 7 VA Compulsory 2 2 5
3. 11743 Environmental protection 7 AGE Compulsory 3 2 6
4. 11721 Methodology of teaching biology 1 7 TM Compulsory 2 2 6
1. 11724 Research paper writing methodology TM Elective 2 1 7
2. 11734 Plants Secondary metabolites VA Elective VA 2 1 7
6. 11822 Theory of organic evolution 8 TM Compulsory 3 0 5
7. 11823 Methodology of teaching biology 2 8 TM Compulsory 2 4 9
8. 11835 Endangered plant species of Serbia 8 SV Compulsory 1 4 4
9. 11836 The basis of conservational biology 8 SV Compulsory 2 5
1. 11883 Urban ecology VA Elective 2 2 7
2. 11884 Bioindicators and monitoring system VA Elective 2 2 7
Number of classes per academic year 22 18 2 60
Number of classes per academic year =42
Number of classes per academic year Total No =88 Total No =66 Total No =14 60
Total number of classes =168
Total ECTS credits 240

Бр Шифра предмета Назив предмета С Статус предмета Number and Type of Classes Остали часови ЕСПБ
П В ДОН СИР
ПРВА ГОДИНА
1. 12121 Специјална екотоксикологија 1 ОБ 3 0 2 5
2. 12182 Мутагени и тератогени ефекти 1 ИЗ 3 0 2 6
3. 12183 Диверзитет фауне кичмењака 1 ИЗ 3 0 2
4. 12114 Хумана генетика 1 ОБ 3 0 2 6
5. 12135 Биологија загађених вода и копна 1 ОБ 3 0 2 5
6. 12241 Методологија израде научноистраживачког рада 1 ОБ 2 0 0 8

Total number of classes

Total No 14 Total No 0 Total No 8 30
7. 12252 Загађивање и заштита акватичних екосистема 2 ИЗ 2 0 2 6
8. 12253 Механизми еколошких адаптација 2 ИЗ 2 0 2
9. 12244 Биоремедијација 2 ОБ 3 0 2 5
10. 12245 Гени и развиће животиња 2 ОБ 2 0 2 4
11 12246 Студијски истраживачки рад 2 ОБ 8 8
12. 12235 Мастер рад 2 ОБ 7

Total number of classes

Total No 7 Total No 0 Total No 6 30
Total number of classes = 43

Total ECTS credits

60

Р.Б. Шифра предмета Назив предмета С Статус предмета Number and Type of Classes ЕСПБ
П СИР
ПРВА ГОДИНА
1 13110 МЕТОДОЛОГИЈА НАУЧНОИСТРАЖИВАЧКОГ РАДА 1 ОБ 4 6
2 13111 БИОСТАТИСТИКА 1 ОБ 4 6
3 13122 СТУДИЈСКИ ИСТРАЖИВАЧКИ РАД 1 1 ОБ 5 10
4 13173 ОДАБРАНА ПОГЛАВЉА ИЗ МИКРОБИОЛОГИЈЕ 1 ИЗ 6 15
5 13174 СПЕЦИЈАЛНИ КУРС ИЗ БОТАНИКЕ 1 ИЗ 6
6 13175 БИОЛОШКЕ СИМБИОЗЕ 1 ИЗ 6
7 13241 СТУДИЈСКИ ИСТРАЖИВАЧКИ РАД 2 2 ОБ 13 13
8 13272 ЗРАЧЕЊА У ПРИРОДИ И ЊИХОВИ БИОЛОШКИ ЕФЕКТИ 2 ИЗ 6 15
9 13273 БИОДИВЕРЗИТЕТ, ЗНАЧАЈ И ЗАШТИТА ЖИВИХ СИСТЕМА 2 ИЗ 6
10 13274A ХЕМИЈА СЕКУНДАРНИХ МЕТАБОЛИТА 2 ИЗ 6
11 13274B ЕКОЛОГИЈА ПЕДОФАУНЕ 2 ИЗ 6
Number of classes per academic year =20 Предавања и 18 СИР-а.
ДРУГА ГОДИНА
1 13331 СТУДИЈСКИ ИСТРАЖИВАЧКИ РАД 3 3 ОБ - 13 15
2 13382 ЕНДЕМСКЕ БИЉНЕ ВРСТЕ СРБИЈЕ 3 ИЗ 5 15
3 13383A ПРИНЦИПИ МИКРОСКОПСКИХ МЕТОДА 3 ИЗ 5
4 13383B ПРИМЕНА БИОИНДИКАТОРА У ЗАШТИТИ ЕКОЛОШКИХ ЗАЈЕДНИЦА 3 ИЗ 5
5 13384 СТРЕС И ХОРМОНАЛНА РЕГУЛАЦИЈА РАСТЕЊА И РАЗВИЋА БИЉАКА 3 ИЗ 5
6 13385 ГЕНЕТИЧКО ИНЖЕЊЕРСТВО И БИОТЕХНОЛОГИЈА 3 ИЗ 5
7 13482 ФИЗИОЛОШКИ И БИОХЕМИЈСКИ ЕФЕКТИ ЗАГАЂЕЊА 4 ИЗ 6 15
8 13483 ТАКСОНОМИЈА ВИШИХ БИЉАКА 4 ИЗ 6
9 13484 ПРИМЕНА ИНФОРМАЦИОНИХ ТЕХНОЛОГИЈА У ЗАШТИТИ ЖИВОТНЕ СРЕДИНЕ 4 ИЗ 6
10 13481 СТУДИЈСКИ ИСТРАЖИВАЧКИ РАД 4 4 ОБ 20 20
Number of classes per academic year =11 Предавања и 33 СИР-а.
ТРЕЋА ГОДИНА
1 13531 ДОКТОРСКА ДИСЕРТАЦИЈА – СТУДИЈСКО ИСТРАЖИВАЊЕ 1 5 ОБ 20 10
2 13631 ДОКТОРСКА ДИСЕРТАЦИЈА – СТУДИЈСКО ИСТРАЖИВАЊЕ 2 6 ОБ 20 10
3 13622 ИЗРАДА И ОДБРАНА ДОКТОРСКЕ ДИСЕРТАЦИЈЕ 6 ОБ 30
Number of classes per academic year =0+40(СИР) 180 ЕСПБ
Total number of classes= 31 Предавања и 91 СИР-а.

Faculty members in the Department of Biology

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Full Professor

Nebojša V. Živić
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Associate Professor

Tatjana R. Jakšić
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Associate Professor

Predrag S. Vasić
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Associate Professor

Nenad Đ. Labus
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Associate Professor

Slaviša M. Milošević
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Associate Professor

Slavko S. Branković
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Assistant Professor

Ljiljana S. Sretić
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Assistant Professor

Olivera M. Papović
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Teaching Assistant with PhD

Nikola N. Đukić
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Teaching Assistant

Miloš R. Stanojević
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Teaching Assistant

Milica M. Popić
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Teaching Assistant

Maja V. Pavlović
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