Department of Environmental Sciences

The Department of Environmental Sciences encompasses a broad range of research activities, diverse and varied as the environment itself.

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MOOC Essential Radiochemistry for Society

Together with MEET-CINCH project partners we have developed MOOC Essential Radiochemistry for Society. If you are interested please enrol here.

Radiological monitoring of the Krško Nuclear Power Plant in 2019

The Department of Environmental Sciences importantly contributes towards assessments of the radiological impact of the Krško NPP by provision of state-of-the-art accredited analytical services for the determination of tritium, C-14 and Sr-90 in different sample matrices from the environment and Krško NPP effluents.

Žiga Tkalec received the Best poster award at the Exposome Symposium 2020

Mount Sinai Institute for Exposomic Research awarded Žiga Tkalec the Best poster award.

Dietary habits of Slovenian inland and coastal primiparous on fatty acid composition of milk samples

Fatty acid (FA) composition of mature human milk samples from an inland and a coastal area in Slovenia were investigated.

Physical distancing

In a time when we are locked inside our homes we need social contacts more than ever. We have to keep in touch with our family, friends and coworkers.

16th RECETOX Summer School and SMURBS Training School 2020

15 - 19 June 2020, Online venue (MS Teams)

ITN Early Stage Researcher

PhD position available in environmental Hg redox chemistry at IJS, Slovenia.

New MSCA fellow Norbert Kavasi will join our department in 2021

We are happy to announce that the two-year project STROMASS, where Norbert will work on the rapid determination of Sr-90 using laser ablation ICP-QQQ-MS, has been approved for funding on the call for Marie Sklodowska-Curie Widening Fellowships.


Janja Vidmar receives the Jožef Stefan Golden Emblem Prize

Jožef Stefan Golden Emblem Prize is awarded every year for outstanding PhD dissertations in the fields of natural sciences, medicine and biotechnology. This year, three prizes were given to dr. Janja Vidmar, dr. Matjaž Gomilšek and dr. Gregor Posnjak. All the winners come from the Jožef Stefan Institute.

HBM 2018-2022 exceeded our expectations

We are pleased that the voluntary participation in our study, which analyzes concentrations of harmful chemicals in the bodies of children and adolescents, is above expectations.

Exposure of passive samplers and epiphytic lichens for mercury sampling in air within MercOx project

During last days co-workers on MercOx project exposed passive samplers and epiphytic lichens for detection of mercury in air at several locations around project experimental site Cement Plant Anhovo and mercury mine area in Idrija.

River knows what you were doing last Thursday

News article in "Delo - Znanost" by Ester Heath

Zois awards - the highest national awards for outstanding achievements of Slovenian scientists

Prof. Dr. Nives Ogrinc received the Zois Award for Excellence in the Use of Stable Isotopes in Interdisciplinary Research.

Research activity

Our activities

The Department of Environmental Sciences encompasses a broad range of research activities, diverse and varied as the environment itself.

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Our publications and media

They are multidisciplinary, from different natural sciences to social sciences, in particular chemical, physical, geological and biological, which define our environment, society and human activities.

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With our research we would like to clarify the relationship between natural processes and human activities, and the influence of these activities on human health and the environment

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