Data of birth: 1. October, 1938
Position: Academician, Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts
External member of the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Phone number: 00382-69-536-557
Post mail: Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts, Riste Stijovica 5, 20000 Podgorica, Montenegro
1961: Prirodno-matematički fakultet, dept. of biology, Skopje, FR Macedonia
1964: PhD in biology, Prirodno-matematički fakultet Beograd, Serbia
1988: Member of the Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts, Montenegro
1994: Academicien, Montenegin Academy of Sciences and Arts, Montenegro
2014: Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Salzburg, Austria
1963-1966: Researcher assistant in Institute of Sea biology in Kotor, Crna Gora
1966-1972: Assistant Professor in the Biological Institute in Podgorica, Crna Gora, head of the benthos investigation Unit
1972-1976: Senior Researcher in the Biological Institute in Podgorica
1976-1980: Researcher and Scientific Advisor in dept. of Hydrobiology, Institute for Biological and Meddical research of Montenegro, Podgorica
1980-1982: General Director of Institute for Biological and Medical research in Montenegro
1983-1990: Researcher and Scientific Advisor in dept. of Hydrobiology, Institute for Biological and Medical research of Montenegro, head of the benthos research Unit
1991-2004: Full Professor at the University of Podgorica, Montenegro [Zoology of Invertebrata; Ecology and Zoogeography]
1996-1997, and 2002-2004 head of the Dept. of Biology, University of Podgorica
1997- Secretary of the Natural Science Departmant, Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts.
2004-2014: retired, but continuing at the same University teach a lesson to the Masters and PhD students
2009-2010: teaching on the University Donja Gorica” Podgorica [Philosophy of Zoology; Biodiversity and its protection].
--Research of the zoobenthos of the Mediterranean Sea
--Research of the zoobenthos of the freshwaters (rivers, lakes, springs, subterranean waters)
--Research of the cave fauna, including Amphipoda.
--Taxonomy, ecology and zoogeography of the freshwater epigean and subterranean Amphipoda (Crustacea) over the World.
--Taxonomy, ecology and zoogeography of the marine Amphipoda (Crustacea) over the World.
--Problems of the protection of the biodiversity and sustainable development
-- Relations between zoology and philosophy in the light of the use of taxonomical categories
--Research the taxonomy and distribution of ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in Balkan
--293 published scientific publications in various international and domestic scientific journals (see list); Several papers not mentioned here, are still in press.
--Author of the Monography: Crustacea Amphipoda di acqua dolce. - Fauna d`Italia, vol. XXXI: 1-337, Edizione Calderini Bologna, Italia, 1993.
-- Coauthor of the Monography: The families and genera of marine Gammaridean Amphipoda (Except Marine Gammaroids). Part 1 and 2. - Records of the Australian Museum, Supplement 13 (parts 1 and 2): 1-866.
--Coordinator and Coauthor of the Monography: Ruffo, S. [ed.]. The Amphipoda of the Mediterranean. In 4 volumens [1982-1993]:
--Coordinator and Coeditor of the Monography: The biota and Limnology of Skadar Lake, 468 pages, 135 figs, 107 pls, Titograd 1980.
--Professor Emeritus University of Podgorica (2005)
--Foreign Academicien of the Academy of Sciendes and Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina (2009)
--Academicien of the Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts (1988, 1994)
--On 15th International Congress of Amphipoda in Poland (2013) received the plaque “in appreciation of his life-long work proving that Amphipoda are his way of life”.
SCIENTIFIC AND EDITORIAL ROLE
--1993-1995: Member of the scientific Board of the National Parks of Montenegro
-- Director of the Dept. of Biology on the Faculty of Sciences, University of Montenegro.
--Member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Sources (IUCN), Geneve (for Amphipoda)
--Member of the Editorian Board of the scientific journal “Natura Montenegrina”, Museum of Natural Sciences in Podgorica, Montenegro
-- Member of the Editorial Board of the scientific journal “Acta Biologica Iugoslavica, Yugoslav Society for Biologial Sciences, Beograd, Serbia
-- Member of the Editorial Board of the scientific journal “ Acta Adriatica”, Split, Croatia
-- Member of the Editorial Board of the scientific journal “ Thalassia Jugoslavica”, Zagreb, Croatia
--Member of the Editorial Board of the scientific journal :Poljoprivreda I šumarstvo”, Podgorica, Montenegro.
At the present time:
----Editor for Amphipoda of the scientific journal ZOOTAXA.
---- Editor for Biodiverzitet Edition of the Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts, Podgorica
----Subject editor for the Biodiversity Data Journal (BDJ) (Biodiversity Data Journal}),
----Member of the Editorial Board of the scientific journal Agriculture and Forestry, Podgorica, Montenegro.
----Member of the Editorial Board of the scientific journal “Biologia Serbica”, Novi Sad, Serbia
----Member of the Editorial Board of the scientific journal “Glasnik Zemaljskog Muzeja Bosne I Hercegovine”, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina;
----Member of the Editorial Board of the scientific journal “Acta Entomologica Serbica”, Beograd.
----Member of the Editorial Board of the scientific journal “Journal of Science”, University of Kragujevac, Serbia.
----Member of the Editorial Board of the scientific journal “Journal Contributions Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Skopje, Macedonia
-----Coordinator of the International research program “Limnological investigations of Skadar Lake”” (1970-1976) between Yugoslav and American institutions.[see Monography sub No. 125]
----Coordinator (Barnard, J.L. and G. Karaman) on the American- Yugoslavian project “Comparatyive investigations of Amphipoda in fresh and sea waters (1980-1982) (see Monography sub No. 212).
----Collaboration with numerous scientists from Italy (Ruffo, S., Pesce, Stock), Holland (Pinkster, Stock), USA (Barnard, Beeton), Austria (Danielopol), Hungary (Forro), Canada (Bousfield), Poland (Jazdzewski,, Skalski), Finnland (Salemaa), France (Ginet), Slovenia (Sket), Croatia (Lattinger, Ozimec, etc.), Bosnia & Herzegovina (Mulaomerovic, etc.), etc..
PARTICIPATION ON THE CONGRESSES
Author participated in over 130 international Congresses with presentations (not given here).
In recognition to his scientific work, numerous authors dedicated and nominated new taxa (genera and species) to his name.