Laboratory of Applied Zoology

Head of Laboratory of Applied Zoology

Marina Vukša, PhD

Members:

Goran Jokić, PhD

Tanja Blažić, PhD
Suzana Đedović, B.Ag. in zootechnology

Research field

  • Characteristics of rodent pests important in agriculture and forestry
  • Methods of forecasting infestation and distribution of rodent pests for prevention purposes
  • Methods of control of rodent pests and their cost-effectiveness
  • Organization of rodent control systems
  • Biological, ecological and genetic characteristics of small rodents as indicators of environmental pollution
  • Research of the biology and ecology of slug and snail species and biological efficacy and modes of activity of molluscicides
  • Research of the activity of essential oils as attractants, repellents or preservatives in rodent baits
  • Research of the susceptibility of house mice from different locations to bromadiolone
  • Research of bromadiolone susceptibility in offspring of low-susceptible animals
  • Research of difenacoum susceptibility in bromadiolone-resistant animals
  • Research of brodifacoum susceptibility in bromadiolone-resistant animals
  • Determination of mutations in the Vkorc1 gene in bromadiolone-resistant animals

Projects

III-46008: Development of integrated systems of pest management in plant production with a focus on overcoming the resistance problem and improving food quality and safety (Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development)

Services

  • Testing of rodenticide efficacy for registration purposes in agriculture (fields, orchards, stands, greenhouses, etc.) in the Republic of Serbia and Republic of Srpska
  • Testing of rodenticide efficacy for registration purposes in public health protection in the Republic of Serbia and Republic of Srpska
  • Testing of molluscicide efficacy for registration purposes in agriculture (fields, stands, greenhouses) in the Republic of Serbia and Republic of Srpska
  • Testing of avicide efficacy for registration purposes in agriculture (fields, orchards, stands) in the Republic of Serbia and Republic of Srpska
  • Supervision of rodent control in farms and storage facilities for foodstuffs and various stored products, and supervision of control activities during systematic rodent control operations in urban environments

 

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