Landscape Phenology Modelling and Decision Support in Serbia

  • Branislava LalicEmail author
  • Milena Marcic
  • Ana Firanj Sremac
  • Josef Eitzinger
  • Ivan Koci
  • Tara Petric
  • Mirjana Ljubojevic
  • Bosko Jezerkic
Part of the Innovations in Landscape Research book series (ILR)


An operationally efficient DSS should be designed to operate on different time and spatial scales and to meet the needs of producers and policymakers. Introduction of novel scientific techniques and weather forecast in plant and harmful organism phenology modelling is an important prerequisite for clear and publishable recommendations. The presented examples of monthly and seasonal forecast application in phenology dynamics and its use in PIS as a DSS rely on strong scientific background—models calibrated and validated using biological observations and meteorological measurements. It serves as a reminder of how important it is to stick to the basics: observe events, measure relevant variables and then apply all available tools and techniques to produce high-quality information.


Phenology modelling Decision support system Weather forecast Harmful organism Agrometeorological modelling 



The authors would like to acknowledge the support received from the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Serbia within the framework of integrated and interdisciplinary research for 2011–2017 for the work on the “Studying climate change and its influence on the environment: impacts, adaptation and mitigation” project (43007). All activities of PIS were financed by the Provincial Secretariat for Agriculture, Water Management and Forestry trough the “Project of establishing Forecasting and Reporting Service for Plant Protection of AP Vojvodina”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Branislava Lalic
    • 1
    Email author
  • Milena Marcic
    • 2
  • Ana Firanj Sremac
    • 1
  • Josef Eitzinger
    • 3
  • Ivan Koci
    • 2
  • Tara Petric
    • 4
  • Mirjana Ljubojevic
    • 1
  • Bosko Jezerkic
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of AgricultureUniversity of Novi SadNovi SadSerbia
  2. 2.Forecasting and Reporting Service for Plant Protection of AP Vojvodina (PIS)Novi SadSerbia
  3. 3.Institute of Meteorology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences ViennaViennaAustria
  4. 4.Faculty of AgricultureUniversity of Novi SadNovi SadSerbia

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