General Information 





Doctor of Biotechnical Sciences (Agriculture and Forestry)
Ecological Engineering for Soil & Water Resources Protection

Current position:

Professor, Biotechnical faculty, Department of Geography,
University of Montenegro



+382 67 201 222







1, Novaka Miloseva

Post. Code

81 000







Recent experience

Director of IFAD Project Coordination Unit in Montenegro / Rural Clustering & Transportation Project; focusing especially on the Economic and Rural Development, Rural Policy Analysis, feasibility and specific Montenegrin contextual factors of relevance (2016-2018).

Professor at the Biotechnical faculty and the Department of Geography at the University of Montenegro, (2018, permanent member of the Faculty; 2015-2017, Visiting professor), earlier at the Biotechnical faculty (Faculty of Agriculture) of the University of Montenegro (2010-2014; 1995-2001).

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Started professional career as Engineer of Agriculture at the Secretariat for Economic Development of the Berane Municipal Administration. Worked as Senior Researcher of the Institute of Agriculture of the University of Montenegro from 1995 till 2001. In the period June 2001 – September 2010 worked for the Economic development sector at the European Agency for Reconstruction and the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro as Senior Task Manager / Task Manager for Agriculture and Rural Developement, being responsible for the direct management of more than 100 EU funded project from the area of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment for Montenegro and some projects for Serbia (State Union EU funded portfolio). In the period September 2010 - September 2013 worked at the Biotechnical faculty (BTF) of the University of Montenegro being engaged on the BTF international and national projects. In the period September 2013 - July 2014 worked again for the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro as Temporary Task Manager for the Environment and Energy sectors; August-September 2014, as external expert of the EU Delegation for Climate change, Waste management and Energy projects. Worked for the Institute of Forestry of Montenegro in the period 2014-2015 as a Leading researcher. Chairman (President) of the Governing Board of the Institute.

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Graduated at the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Belgrade, At the same Academic Institution completed Master and Doctoral studies and promoted in academic rank of a Research Associate (naucni saradnik), afterwards at the University of Montenegro as assistant professor (docent).

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Researcher with 400 scientific research results, being the author or co-author of scientific papers published in various peer reviewed scientific journals such as "Land Degradation & Development", "SpringerPlus", "Austrian Journal of Forest Science", "Archives of Biological Sciences", "Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca", "The Journal of Environmental Protection and Ecology (JEPE)", "Malaysian Journal of Soil Science", "Allgemeine Forst Zeitschrift (AFZ) der Wald", "Humid Substances in Ecosystems", "Journal of Forestry Faculty of the Kastamonu University", "Acta Agriculturae Serbica", "Acta biologica Iugoslavica", "Archive of Agricultural Sciences", "Natura Montenegrina", "Medical essays", "Agriculture and Forestry", "Forestry" etc.

Attended various International (long-medium-short term) training courses in Austria (BOKU), Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Iran, Italy, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and the United States (Cornell University).

Member of the International Union of Soil Sciences – IUSS (; Watershed Management Society of IranSerbian Soil Science Society (Srpsko drustvo za proucavanje zemljista), The Macedonian National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (MAKCID), Geographical Society of Montenegro (Crnogorsko geografsko drustvo), Elected Honorary Member of the Horticulture and Forestry Society from Transylvania, Balkan Environmental Association (B.EN.A.), World Association for Soil and Water Conservation ( and European Geosciences Union – EGU (

Editor in Chief of the journal "Agriculture and Forestry(ISSN 0554-5579 printed, ISSN 1800-9492 Online) for the Volumes 51 - 59 (period 2005-2013). During the early career engaged as Technical Editor (1996-1999) and later General Secretary of the Journal (1999-2001). The Managing Editor of the "Agrofor International Journal" (ISSN 2490-3434 – Printed; ISSN 2490-3442 - Online).

One of the Scientific Editors of the "Eurasian Journal of Soil Science" (ISSN : 2147 - 4249) and Member of the Scientific Committee of the "Spanish Journal of Rural Development - SJRD" (Print ISSN: 2171-1216, Online ISSN: 2172-2277). Member of the journal editorial board of the "Malaysian Journal of Soil Science(ISSN: 1394-7990) and the "Perm Agrarian Journal" (ISSN 2307 - 2873) of the Perm State Agricultural Academy, as well as of the the journal "Ecologica Montenegrina" (ISSN: 2336-9744); The Bulletin of University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca. Horticulture (Print ISSN 1843-5254; Electronic ISSN 1843-5394); the journal  "Tokovi", a magazine for scientific, literary and social issues;  "Educa(ISSN: 2303-7342), the Magazine for Education, Science and Culture.

Reviewer of the following peer reviewed journals: "Science of the Total Environment" (ISSN  ISSN: 0048-9697); "International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health" (ISSN 1660-4601); "Ecological Indicators" (ISSN: 1470-160X - Print, 1872-7034 - Electronic); "Hydrological Sciences Journal-Journal des Sciences Hydrologiques" (ISSN: 0262-6667); "Environmental Engineering and Management Journal" (ISSN: 1582-9596), "Journal of Environmental Management" (ISSN: 0301-4797), "Environments — Open Access Environmental Conservation and Technology Journal" (ISSN: 2076-3298) "Water" (ISSN 2073-4441)  "Global and Planetary Change" (ISSN: 0921-8181) "Journal of Water and Land Development" (ISSN 1429-7426; e-ISSN 2083-4535); "Land Degradation & Development" (Online ISSN: 1099-145X); "International Journal of Sediment Research", (ISSN: 1001-6279); "CATENA" (0341-8162); "Journal of African Earth Sciences" (ISSN: 1464-343X); "ECOPERSIA" (ISSN: 2322-2700); "Malaysian Journal of Soil Science" (ISSN: 1394-7990); "Natural Hazards" (ISSN: 0921-030X, print version; ISSN: 1573-0840, electronic version); "Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca" (Print ISSN 0255-965X; Electronic ISSN 1842-4309); "Agriculture and Forestry" (ISSN 0554-5579 printed, ISSN 1800-9492 Online), "Forest Review" (ISSN: 0585-9069, E-ISSN 1857-9507). Studijski recenzent: LE STUDIUM Loire Valley Institute for Advanced Studies.

National Contact Point (NCP) in 2015 for Horizon 2020 / Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and row materials. Participating at the following COST actions: ES1306 Earth System Science and Environmental Management - Connecting European connectivity research (MC Member); TN1401 Targeted Networks - Capacity building in forest policy and governance in Western Balkan region, CAPABAL (MC Member); ES1106 Earth System Science and Environmental Management - Assessment of EUROpean AGRIculture WATer use and trade under climate change, EURO-AGRIWAT (MC Substitute).

Participated as a Scientific Committee Member of the following International conferences:

- 2nd International Congress Urban Environment Health, Cappadocia, 16-20 April 2018;
- The 6th Edition of the international congress subtitled "Water, Waste and Environment" in December  2017  in Béni Mellal, Morocco;
- International conference “40 years of horticulture education in Cluj-Napoca, 1977-2017”, Faculty  of  Horticulture  at  the  University  of  Agricultural  Sciences  and  Veterinary, Medicine  Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2017;
- The 8th International Scientific Conference RURAL DEVELOPMENT 2017: Bioeconomy challenges, 23-24th November, 2017, Aleksandras Stulginskis University, Lithuania;
- The Third World Conference of World Association of Soil and Water Conservation: New challenges and strategies of soil and water conservation in the changing world sustainable management of soil and water resources. August 2016, Belgrade, Serbia;
- The 7th, 6th, 5th, 4th International Scientific Agriculture Symposium "Agrosym", Jahorina, Bosnia and Herzegovina for the years 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013;
- International Eco-Conference® and Eco-Conference on Safe Food, Novi Sad, Serbia, September 2016, 2015, 2014...
- The 7th International Scientific Conference RURAL DEVELOPMENT 2015: Towards the Transfer of Knowledge, Innovations and Social Progress 19-20th November, 2015, Aleksandras Stulginskis University, Lithuania;
- The 9th Congress of the Soil Science Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina, November 2015, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina;
- Forestry: Bridge to the Future, 90 Years of Higher Forestry Education in Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria;
- The 2nd International Symposium for Agriculture and Food - ISAF 2015, October 2015, Ohrid, Macedonia;
- The International Conference on Soil, May 2015, Tirana, Albania;
- The International Scientific conference: Challenges in modern agricultural production, December 2014, Skopje, Macedonia;
- The First International Symposium on Agricultural Engineering, October 2013, Belgrade, Serbia;
- International symposium for agriculture and food organized by the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Food, Skopje, University "SS. Cyril and Methodius", December 2012, Skopje.
- The Role of Research in Sustainable Development of Agriculture and Rural Areas, May 2012, Podgorica, Montenegro.
- Convener of the Special session: Modeling of Soil Erosion of the 5th EUROSOIL International Congress, Istanbul, Turkey, 2016.
- As of 2016, participating in the organization of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly as a Committee Member of the Division on Soil System Sciences (SSS), Subdivision: Soil, Environment and Ecosystem Interactions.

Key note Speaker / Preliminary Speaker:
- 2017, Preliminary Speaker, Congress "Water, Waste and Environment" 12-14 December 2017, Béni Mellal, Morocco (Key note Speaker);
- 2017, Extra program: Cours sur les bassins versants, Par Velibor Spalevic, Congress "Water, Waste and Environment" 12-14 December 2017, Béni Mellal, Morocco;
- 2017, Sustainable Ecological-Economic modelling at the Watershed scale in the Balkan Watersheds. The 8th International Agriculture Symposium "AgroSym 2017", Jahorina, 5-8 October 2017, Bosnia and Herzegovina (Key note speaker);
- 2017, 16th International Symposium” Prospects for the 3rd Millennium Agriculture”, Rumunija (Key note speaker);
- 2017, "40 Years of Horticulture Education" special event Faculty of horticulture Cluj Napoca, 26-27 septembar 2017 (Key note speaker);
- 2017, Velibor Spalevic (Preliminary Lecture), Goran Barovic, Dusko Vujacic, Augusto César Ferreira Guiçardi, Ronaldo Luiz Mincato, Paolo Billi, Paul Sestras, Goran Skataric: The Assessment of the Soil Erosion and Runoff in the Sekularska River Catchment, Northeast Montenegro. 14th International Congress of Soil Science Society of Serbia: “Solutions and Projections for Sustainable Soil Management”, Soil Science Society of Serbia and Faculty of Agriculture Novi Sad, 25-28th September 2017, Novi Sad, Serbia.
- 2013, Velibor Spalevic (Key note speaker), Jan Nyssen, Milic Curovic, Tom Lenaerts, Annelies Kerckhof, Klaas Annys, Jeroen Van den Branden, Amaury Frankl: Тhe impact of land use on soil erosion in the river basin Boljanska Rijeka in Мontenegro. 4th International Symposium “Agrosym 2013”, 3-6 October, 2013, Jahorina, Bosnia.


Velibor SPALEVIC: link to the References (Bibliography)



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IntErO software (2011)

Surface and distance measuring (1999)

River basins (1999)




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