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The Rivers of Montenegro

  • Vladimir Pešić
  • Momir Paunović
  • Andrey G. Kostianoy
  • Reviews the recent advances and challenges concerning the rivers of Montenegro

  • Critically discusses the impact of anthropogenic activities

  • Will appeal to environmental managers, scientists and policymakers alike


Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 93)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Vladimir Pešić, Momir Paunović, Andrey G. Kostianoy
    Pages 1-12
  3. Goran Sekulić, Milan M. Radulović
    Pages 13-42
  4. Andrey G. Kostianoy, Evgeniia A. Kostianaia, Vladimir Pešić
    Pages 69-81
  5. Vesna Vukašinović-Pešić, Nada Blagojević, Ana Savić, Nevenka Tomić, Vladimir Pešić
    Pages 83-109
  6. Margareta Kračun-Kolarević, Stoimir Kolarević, Jovana Jovanović, Jelena Đorđević, Marija Ilić, Karolina Sunjog et al.
    Pages 111-133
  7. Stoimir Kolarević, Margareta Kračun-Kolarević, Jovana Jovanović, Marija Ilić, Momir Paunović, Jovana Kostić-Vuković et al.
    Pages 135-155
  8. Vladimir Pešić, Michał Grabowski, Sead Hadžiablahović, Drago Marić, Momir Paunović
    Pages 157-200
  9. Branko Kraradžić, Zlatko Bulić, Snežana Jarić, Miroslava Mitrović, Pavle Pavlović
    Pages 201-229
  10. Vladimir Pešić, Ana Pavićević, Ana Savić, Sead Hadžiablahović
    Pages 231-252
  11. Andrey G. Kostianoy, Dmitry M. Soloviev, Vladimir Pešić
    Pages 253-263
  12. Maja Raković, Momir Paunović, Jelena Tomović, Nataša Popović, Béla Csányi, Milica Jovanović et al.
    Pages 265-285
  13. Vladimir Pešić, Momir Paunović, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Vesna Vukašinović-Pešić
    Pages 287-301

About this book


This book reviews the current state of knowledge on, recent advances in, and future prospects of Montenegrin river basins in the context of anthropogenic activities. Edited by three respected experts in the field, the book begins with an introduction to the specific hydrogeological conditions in Montenegro and critical reflections on the impact of hydropower projects. It then reviews the vulnerability of river ecosystems, exploring potential genotoxic effects and water quality, and explaining typology and monitoring of these aspects, and particularly highlighting mollusk assemblages and monitoring of intermittent rivers. The closing chapters focus on the impact of river flooding and discuss controversial projects aiming to find an approach mutually acceptable to all stakeholders. Given its scope, the book is an indispensable resource for scientists in academia and the water industry, as well as for decision-makers in the field investigating the interactions between land and water, limnology and biota, and natural and cultural resources.


Hydrogeology Anthropogenic disturbance River ecosystem Water pollution Water management Hydropolitics River monitoring Zeta River River flooding

Editors and affiliations

  • Vladimir Pešić
    • 1
  • Momir Paunović
    • 2
  • Andrey G. Kostianoy
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of MontenegroPodgoricaMontenegro
  2. 2.Institute for Biological Research “Siniša Stanković” – National Institute of the Republic of SerbiaUniversity of BelgradeBelgradeSerbia
  3. 3.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology Russian Academy of SciencesS.Yu. Witte Moscow UniversityMoscowRussia

About the editors

Prof. Vladimir Pešić and Dr. Momir Paunović are renowned ecologists with expertise in biodiversity research and ecology of freshwater habitats. 

Prof Andrey Kostianoy is Editor-in-Chief of HEC series in Springer and renowned expert in the fields of climate changes and remote sensing.

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