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Independent experts nominated by country party

Kašanin-Grubin Milica

First name
Last name
Nominating Country
Date of Nomination
Discipline of Expertise
Soil science
Thematic Areas
Environmental degradation
Land cover change
Land degradation
Land-climate system
Land-use change
Soil degradation
Sustainable development
UN languages spoken


Geographical Focus
Job function
Assistant Research Professor
Institute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy
Telephone number
+381 / 11 3337 724
Work experience
As a geoscientist I have more than 20 years of experience in researching the impact of geological composition on land degradation processes induced by natural and anthropogenic influences. The main focus of my research is influence of mineralogical and geochemical composition of bedrock on land degradation processes, particularly weathering processes. I have conduced both field and laboratory experiments on interaction between regolith of different environments (bare land, prairies, forests) and erosion processes. As a University professor I have taught courses: Environmental geology, Natural resources, Land degradation, Introduction to Environmental Management. During 2010-2011 I was a Mineral Resources Consultant for Ministry of Environment and Planning of Serbia for “National strategy of the sustainable use of natural resources”.
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
PhD, Physical Geography, University of Toronto, 2006;
M.Sc. Sedimentology, University of Belgrade,
1996; B.Sc. Geology, University of Belgrade, 1993
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. Yan, L., He, R., Kašanin-Grubin, M., Luo. G., Peng, H., Qiu, J. 2017. The Dynamic Change of Vegetation Cover and Associated Driving Forces in Nanxiong Basin, China. Sustainability, 9, 443; doi:10.3390/su9030443.
2. Kasanin-Grubin, M. 2013. Clay mineralogy as a crucial factor in badland hillslope processes. Catena, 106, 54-67.
3. Ristic, R., Kasanin-Grubin, M., Radic, B., Nikic, Z. and Vasiljevic, N. 2012. Land Degradation at the Stara Planina Ski Resort. Environmental Management, 49 (3), 580–592.
4. Kasanin-Grubin, M., Bryan, R. 2007. Lithological properties and weathering response on badland hillslopes. Catena, 70, 68-78.
5. Kuhn, N.J., Yair, A. and Kasanin-Grubin, M. 2004. Spatial distribution of surface properties, runoff generation and landscape development in the Zin Valley Badlands, Northern Negev, Israel. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 29, 11, 1417-1430.
Other activities
1. Participating in two COST projects: 2016-2020 CA15226 “Climate-Smart Forestry in Mountain Regions”; 2014-2018 ES1306 “Connecting European Connectivity Research”
2. Organized a round table entitled “Exploitation and sustainable use of mineral resources in Serbia” with more than 20 representatives from academia, government and businesses (2003).
3. 2009-2010 Senior Environmental Consultant, ”Infrastructure Projects Facility in Western Balkans: Vranje Wastewater Collection and Treatment Project” WYG International Limited, Beograd.
4. 1997-2000 Professional Consulting Geologist, Rio Tinto (Reno, Nevada, USA and Belgrade, Yugoslavia); co-organization and implementation of program of exploration of sedimentary basins in Serbia, Macedonia and Bosnia & Herzegovina.
5. Member of Serbian Geological Society and European Geoscience Union
1. Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC); 2001/2002; 2000/2001
2. Scholarship of Ministry of Science and Technology of Republic of Serbia; 1998/1999; 1997/1998; 1996/1997
3. ESRI Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology, 2002/2003
Organisation nature
University of Belgrade
Organisation street address
Njegoševa 12
Organisation city
Organisation country