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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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.

First Congress Ambassadors of Slovenia awarded!

Prof. dr. Nives Ogrinc was awarded honorary title of the Congress Ambassador of Slovenia!

New ISO-FOOD projects

Two new EU projects in the field of food research started this year: FNS-Cloud and METROFOOD-PP

Selected elements and fatty acid composition in human milk as indicators of seafood dietary habits

The present study aimed to test whether the levels of selected elements and FAs and δ13CFA in human milk could represent a more reliable marker of seafood dietary habits and sources of food consumed as assessed from the questionnaire data.

Mapping international drug use through wastewater-based epidemiology

Wastewater-based epidemiology is a rapidly developing scientific discipline with the potential for monitoring close to real-time, population-level trends in illicit drug use. By sampling a known source of wastewater, such as a sewage influent to a wastewater treatment plant, scientists can estimate the quantity of drugs used in a community from the measured levels of illicit drugs and their metabolites excreted in urine.

Results of HBM of measurements of pesticides in Slovenia published in Environmental International

The prestigious journal Environment International published the first results of human biomonitoring (HBM) of measurements of commonly used pesticides belonging to the group Organophosphorus (OP) compounds and pyrethroids (PYR) in the Slovenian population.

New Young Researchers

O2 welcomes Klara Nagode and Rok Novak, our new young researchers!

New paper - Natural Microbial Communities Can Be Manipulated by Artificially Constructed Biofilms

Dr. Tomaž Rijavec and doc. dr. Aleš Lapanje of the Department of Environmental Sciences (O2) have developed a special concept of surface treatment for the inhibition of biologically mediated corrosion.

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

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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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