Marko Sabovljevic

University of Belgrade, Serbia


Marko Sabovljevic was born on 05 April 1974 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. He acquired a B.S. degree in biology in 2000 from the University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia, and then went on to receive an M.S. degree in 2003 from the same university. Sabovljevic completed a Ph.D. degree in biology in 2006 at the University of Bonn. Following his Postdoc, he joined the Faculty of Biology academic stuff at the University of Belgrade in 2008 as Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant Ecology and Phytogeography. He gives various courses, including Molecular Ecology, Biogeography, Plant Ecology, Biodiversity Conservation or Bryophyte Biology. His research interests are plant sciences and narrows to bryophyte biology, that is, any problem targeting bryophytes from the molecule to ecosystem level. Thus, his studies include both field and laboratory work, fundamental and biotechnological problems and bryophyte conservation. He has published over 130 scientific papers, with focus on bryophytes, which, even though they are the second largest group of terrestrial plants, are not receiving as much attention as vascular plants. He was a fellow by national (Serbia, Italy, Germany) and international funds, and visiting scholar in many European institutes and universities. He is Founder and Leader of the Bryological Association of Southeast Europe and a Part-Time Member of many scientific societies and working groups. He is reviewer in 21 scientific journals and associate editor in four. He has participated in over 35 scientific meetings world-wide and has organized a few. Sabovljevic can be reached at

Biography Updated on 5 December 2013

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