Dr. Nikolić studied Faculty of Forestry at the Belgrade University, Serbia and graduated as MS in 1989. She then joined the research group of Prof. P.D.Marin at the Institute of Botanic and Botanical Garden “Jevremovac”, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade, Belgrade. She received her PhD degree in 2008 at the same institution. Working on the Institute of Forestry from 1990 to nowdays, she obtained the position of a Prinicipal Research Fellow. She has published more than 40 research articles in SCI journals.