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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O2 researchers' work recognized by Sensors Journal

The paper on Individual-Level Exposure Assessment to Airborne Particulate Matter during Periods of Atmospheric Thermal Inversion by Rok Novak, Tjaša Kanduč, and David Kocman was featured on the main page of the Sensors journal, recognizing the importance of the paper in the field.

O2 participated in IAEA-470A Fish Flesh Homogenate

Department of Environmental Sciences of the JSI has successfully participated in the Certification of trace elements and methylmercury mass fractions in Fish Flesh Homogenate IAEA-407A. 

Žan Rekar is the Promoter of Science of 2023

Young researcher Žan Rekar won the Mikro+Polo 2023 Promoter of Science award. 

IJS at ScienceJam Hackathon

On October 13 and 14, the Novo mesto Development Center organized a ScienceJam Hackathon for Slovenian high school students, where the participants solved one of two scientific and entrepreneurial challenges given by the JSI and Krka, d.d.

Melting glaciers

JSI participated in the analyzes of the Triglav glacier and the glacier under Skuta.

Congratulations to Polona Klemenčič and Jan Gačnik!

We are happy to announce that on 24/10/2022 Polona Klemenčič successfully defended her master's thesis with the title Exposure to Cadmium in Slovenian population, and a day later Jan Gačnik successfully defended his doctoral dissertation entitled Metrology of mercury measurements in air.

Partnerstvo za oceno tveganja kemikalij (PARC)

PARC je evropski projekt, ki ga sofinancira Evropska unija (EU) v okviru zdravstvenega programa Obzorje Evropa 2021 (Horizon Europe 2021). Projekt združuje 200 partnerskih organizacij iz 28 evropskih držav ter številne strokovnjake iz celega sveta. Proračun projekta je 400 milijonov EUR.

Kick-off meeting FishEUTrust

FishEUTrust: European integration of new technologies and socio-economic solutions for increasing consumer trust and engagement in seafood products

Lidija Strojnik won the price for the poster

At the RAFA 2022, 10th International Symposium on RECENT ADVANCES IN FOOD ANALYSIS, Lidija Strojnik won the prize for the poster entitled: Tracing the geographical origin of fruits and vegetables; the Slovenian model.

Congratulations Lidija!

Science and Art

Exhibition of Agnes Meyer-Brandis: ‘Tree ID’

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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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