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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Dr. Janja Snoj Tratnik receives funding for her START-2024-17 project proposal

Researcher Dr. Janja Snoj Tratnik has been awarded RSF funding for her START project titled Refined Estimation of Environmental Exposure in Vulnerable Population Groups and Its Biological and Health Impact.

RadoNorm Citizen Science Incubator Honored by Ars Electronica

We are thrilled to announce that the RadoNorm Citizen Science Incubator has been awarded one of the 27 Honorary Mentions by Ars Electronica as part of the European Union Prize for Citizen Science. This recognition is a testament to our Environmental Informatics group efforts and dedication to advancing citizen science.

JOB OFFER: PhD position in atmospheric mercury speciation and/or modeling (4years,1FTE)

We seek a motivated and enthusiastic candidate for a PhD position in atmospheric mercury speciation and/or modeling. The successful candidate will join a research team dedicated to advancing our understanding of mercury cycling in the atmosphere.

ESFRI Landscape Analysis 2024

The ESFRI Landscape Analysis 2024 has been released, offering a comprehensive overview of the European Research Infrastructure ecosystem, featuring significant advancements in AI, quantum computing, and digitalization. We are proud to note that Prof. Milena Horvat, Head of the Department, was one of the external experts who contributed to this groundbreaking document.

Invitation to the International Online Symposium Pesticide Reduction Event

The international online symposium titled "Pesticide Reduction Event: Supporting the Transition Towards Pesticide Reduction Across Europe" will take place on Friday, June 28th, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM and will highlight the role of Green Deal research projects in reducing the use of chemical plant protection products and mitigating associated risks.

Exciting Postdoctoral Opportunities at Meteorological Synthesizing Centre – East (MSC-E)

The Meteorological Synthesizing Centre – East (MSC-E), a prominent research hub within the Jožef Stefan Institute's Department of Environmental Sciences, is currently seeking applications for two postdoctoral research positions. These positions are based in Ljubljana, Slovenia, at the forefront of innovative environmental research under the UNECE Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution.


Eirini won the prize for Best Science Slam at SETAC Europe 35th Annual Meeting

At the 35th Annual Meeting of SETAC (Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry) Europe in Seville, Spain, Eirini Andreasidou won 1st place in the SETAC Science Slam Competition, with the presentation entitled "Tomatoes of the Shire: A Fellowship's Quest through the Soil-Plant Continuum". Eirini received the most votes among the four contestants with an impressive 81%, in a competition attended by almost 700 people in the main auditorium.



Participation at the Food for Thought Festival

The Food for Thought Festival, a series of interdisciplinary events, was organized by the Jožef Stefan Institute in collaboration with the University of Ljubljana and the National Institute of Chemistry between April 23rd and April 25th, 2024. The festival's menu had a sustainable theme, bringing together researchers, UL alumni, and students around a common table to discuss current societal issues and the challenges of creating sustainable food systems.

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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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