dipl. ing. Ivana Marić - Research Assistant


ivana.maric@pesting.org.rs ivamar24@gmail.com


2008 – BSc in Biotechnology, physiology and genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca (Finger Lakes), New York

2009 – Dual Master’s Degree in Biotechnology, Mechanisms of Living Organisms, Institute Pasteur Paris, France; Biotechnical Faculty, University of  Ljubljana, Slovenia

2012 – BScAgri – Plant and Food Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade

2012 – Enrolled a PhD programme at University of Belgrade, Faculty of Biology, Department for Animal Anatomy, Morphology and Systematics, Module: Entomology/Acarology

Research ranks

2014 – Research Assistant

2017 – Research Assistant (reelected)


2009-2011 FAO, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (Quality and Origin Program vol. 1-4, Hunger-free Central America – Mexico and FAO, Integrated Production and Pest Management Programme in Africa)

2012-2014 Institute Pasteur, Assistant Engineer (3D cell structure project)

2015 - Institute of Pesticides and Environmental Protection, Laboratory of Applied Entomology


Research field

Entomological Society of Serbia
Plant Protection Society of Serbia
European Association of Acarologists (EURAAC)

International Organization for Biological and Integrated Control (IOBC)

Selected articles

Marić I, Marčić D, Petanović R, Auger P (2018)       Biodiversity of spider mites (Acari:Tetranychidae) in Serbia: a review, newrecords and key to all known species. Acarologia, 58(1): 3-14.

Musa A, Međo I, Marić I, Marčić D (2017) Acaridal and Sublethal effects of a Chenopodium based biopesticide on the two-spotted spider mite (Acari: Tetranychidae). Experimental and Applied Acarology, 71:211-226.

Vidović B, Cvrković T, Marić I,  Chetverikov P, Cristofaro M, Rector B, Petanović R (2015)   A New Metaculus species (Acari: Eriophyoidea) on Diplotaxis tenuifolia (Brassicaceae) from Serbia: a combined description using morphology and DNA barcode data. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 108(5): 922–931 (2015).

Vidović B, Jojić V, Marić I, Marinković S, Hansen R, Petanović R (2014) Geometric morphometric study of geographic and host-related variability in Aceria spp. (Acari: Eriophyoidea) inhabiting Cirsium spp. (Asteraceae). Experimental and Applied Acarology, 64: 321-335.

Stojnić B, Mladenović K, Marić I, Marčić D (2014) Species complexes of predatory mites and spider mites (Acari: Phytoseiidae, Tetranychidae) on cultivated and wild apple trees in Serbia. International Journal of Acarology, 40: 485-492.

Vidović B, Marinković S, Marić I, Petanović R (2014) Apple blister mite, Eriophyes mali (Nal.) new pest in Serbia. Pesticides and Phytomedicine, 29: 123-130.

Marić I, Međo I, Marčić D, Auger P, Migeon A, Navajas M, Petanović R (2016) Biodiversity of spider mites (Acari: Tetranychidae) in Serbia. 8th Symposium of the European Association of Acarologists, Valencia, Spain, Book of Abstracts, 36-37. 

Musa A, Međo I, Marić I, Marčić D (2016) Acaricidal and sublethal effects of a Chenopodium-based botanical pesticide on the two-spotted spider mite (Acari: Tetranychidae). 8th Symposium of the European Association of Acarologists, Valencia, Spain, Book of Abstracts, 95.