Serbia: Current Issues and Challenges in the Areas of Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment


Series: European Political, Economic, and Security Issues
BISAC: POL058000

This book presents a comprehensive overview of the current, most critical challenges and issues facing Serbia, on its road towards integration in the European Union. The chapters in the book are written by highly renowned authorities in their respective research fields including prominent scholars, academics, and researchers.

Thorough analysis of the challenges and issues currently facing the Serbian society and state encompass the fields of:
• Mineral resources of Serbia including societal, economic, and environmental aspects;
• Biofuels status and prospects in Serbia;
• Sustainable agriculture and rural development of Serbia;
• Development of innovative agriculture production technologies for linseed, glycine, grain, and spring field crops, among others;
• Environmental concerns in Serbia including pollution sources, types of pollutants, as well as the current status, trends, prospects, and methods of pollution control;
• Environmental pollution with persistent organic pollutants;
• Contamination of urban soils in Serbia and their pollution status;
• Environmental pollution by heavy metals and radionuclides in certain localities in Serbia.

The book provides a representative account of the most important, current challenges and issues of Serbia in the considered areas. It can serve as an authoritative source of information on the covered topics for the general public, as well as for specialists in different fields, interested in having a deeper insight into these topics.
(Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Mineral Resources of Serbia: Environmental, Societal and Economic Challenges
(Vladimir Simić, Rade Jelenković and Dragana Životić, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Mining and Geology, Belgrade, Serbia)

Chapter 2. Biofuels in Serbia: Current Status and Prospects
(Nataša Đurišić-Mladenović and Ferenc Kiss, University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technology Novi Sad, Serbia)

Chapter 3. Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development of the Republic of Serbia
(Zoran Simonović, Branko Mihailović and Vesna Popović, Institute of Agricultural Economics, Belgrade, Serbia)

Chapter 4. The Possible Use of Allelopathic Relationships in Plant Growing
(Ljubica Šarčević-Todosijević, Vera M. Popović, Ljubiša Živanović and Slobodan Popović, High Medical – Sanitary School of Professional Studies “Visan”, Belgrade, Serbia, and others)

Chapter 5. Linseed (Linum usitatissimum L.) Production Trends in the World and in Serbia
(Vera M. Popović, Ana Marjanović Jeromela, Zoran Jovović, Vladimir Filipović, Vladan Ugrenović, Ljubiša Kolarić and Ljubica Šarčević-Todosijević, Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops, Novi Sad, Serbia, and others)

Chapter 6. Grain Production and Quality Components of Winter Triticale in Semi-Arid Conditions
(Vera Rajičić Đekić and Vera M. Popović, Small Grains Research Centre, Kragujevac, Serbia, and others)

Chapter 7. Prospects of Glycine Max Production in the World and in the Republic of Serbia
(Vera M. Popović, Vojislav Mihailović, Savo Vučković, Jela Ikanović, Vera Rajičić, Dragan Terzić and Divna Simić, Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops, Novi Sad, Serbia, and others)

Chapter 8. Climate Change and Its Impact on the Growth of the Primary Spring Field Crops in Serbia
(Milena Jančić Tovjanin and Borivoj Pejić, University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Agriculture, Serbia)

Chapter 9. Environmental Concerns in Serbia: Focusing on Air-Pollution and Its Effects on Human Health
(Svetlana Stanišić, Andreja Stojić and Marijana Prodanović, Singidunum University, Belgrade, Serbia, and others)

Chapter 10. Emerging Pollutants in Serbia: Environmental, Social and Economic Facts, Issues and Challenges
(Jelena Milić and Tatjana Šolević Knudsen, Center of Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade, Serbia)

Chapter 11. Environmental Pollution with Persistent Organic Pollutants in Serbia: Sources, Trends, Current Issues and Future Prospects
(Tatjana Šolević Knudsen, Jelena Milić and Gordana Dević, Center of Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade, Serbia, and others)

Chapter 12. Contamination of Urban Soils in Serbia with Heavy Metals and Their Pollution Status
(Gordana Dević, Center of Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade, Serbia)

Chapter 13. Heavy Metal Pollution in the Region of Bor (Serbia) Resulting from the Long-Term Copper Mining and Metallurgical Activities: The Evidence Recorded in Plant Organs and Implications for Biomonitoring and Phytoremediation as Two Prospective Environmentally-Friendly Methods of Pollution Control
(Slađana Č. Alagić, Maja M. Nujkić, Snežana B. Tošić, Snežana M. Milić and Mile D. Dimitrijević, 1Technical Faculty in Bor, University of Belgrade, Bor, Serbia, and others)

Chapter 14. Determination of 226Ra, 232Th, 40K, 238U, 235U and 137Cs in Agricultural Land in the Villages in the Surroundings of the City of Vranje, Serbia
(Jelena Marković and Svetlana Stevović, Environmental Protection, College of Applied Professional, Vranje, Serbia, and others)


Keywords: mineral resources, biofuels, sustainable agriculture and rural development, innovative agriculture production technologies, environment, pollution control.

Audience: Government and companies

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