She was born on February the 27th 1955 in Zemun. She finished primary and high school, in Obrenovac. She graduated from the Forestry Department of the Faculty of Forestry of the University of Belgrade in 1979. Her Master thesis was defended in 1987, and then she finished her PhD thesis in 1992 at the Faculty of Forestry, too.
In 1993, she was elected assistant professor at the Faculty of Forestry of the University of Belgrade, then associate professor in 1998, and finally full professor in 2003. She takes part at all teaching levels within the Chair of Seed Science, Nursery Production and Afforestation.
She did specialist work in Taskent in 1988 related to the research of production and anatomical structure of Morus alba and Morus nigra. In 1989, she also did specialist work in the Royal Botanic Garden in London in order to accumulate new working methods related to wood anatomy.
She was a mentor for many bachelor, master and PhD theses that were defended at the Faculty of Forestry of the University of Belgrade. She was also a member of numerous commissions for master and doctoral thesis, not only at the Faculty of Forestry, but also at some other faculties of Belgrade University. Since 2010, PhD Dragica Vilotic has become a member of the working group that prepares the Draft teaching plan for education at high school level for all profiles related to Forestry and Wood Processing. This was the demand of the Ministry of Education. She was engaged in a reviewing process in numerous journals with impact factor. Professor Vilotic is a co-author of “Botany” for pupils of first and second class of forestry and wood processing schools, then she was also a co-author of “Biology” that enables preparation of classification test at the Faculty of Forestry. She is the author of the university book entitled “Comparative wood anatomy” and the author of the monography “Ginkgo”, and also a co-author of monographies: “Excursion flora of Serbian forests”, “Picea omorika in National Park Tara”, “Honey-medical plants”, “Special patterns of woody species in the Tara National Park”, Evodia surrounded by plant association”, “Forests, woody species and trunks of huge dimensions in National Park Djerdap”. Individually or with others, Dr. Vilotic published 157 scientific papers. These papers were published in SCI international journals, in leading domestic journals, in monographs, etc. She participated in the realization of many scientific projects, and in 11 of them, she was the leader. Apart from leading these projects, she has also taken part in the evaluation of technological projects. There have been many citations form her papers in doctoral dissertations, master thesis, original scientific papers, monographs and university books.
At the Faculty of Forestry of the University of Belgrade she has had many important positions: the chairman of the chair of Seed Science, Nursery Production and Afforestation; Head of doctoral studies for Forestry Department; President of the Forestry Faculty Council; President of the Forestry Department.
- Forest Botany and Wood Anatomy
- Wood Anatomy
- Taxonomy of Medical Plants
- Industrial Production of Medical Plants
- Plantation Production of Medical, Aromatic and Spice Plants
- Comparative Wood Anatomy