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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Human Biomonitoring on Ugriznimo znanost TV Show

Watch Ugriznimo znanost TV Show entitled Chemicals from the Environment in Our Bodies – Human Biomonitoring, today, January 4, 2024, at 5:15 PM on TV SLO1!

Citizen Science on Ugriznimo znanost TV Show

“Ugriznimo znanost”, a TV show from the Slovenian National Broadcaster that strives to explain science in a popular, relaxed, and witty way, hosted our colleagues dr. David Kocman and dr. Rok Novak, who presented the work done at the O2 department on the topic of Citizen Science. 

ARIS meeting on Position of Citizen Science

At the ARIS session titled "The Position of Citizen Science and Its Placement within the Framework of Funding Scientific Research Activities," Dr. David Kocman elucidated his perspective on citizen science and the evolution of work on citizen science projects over the years.

Determination of 90Sr and 226Ra for the first time in an IAEA proficiency test (ICP-QQQ-MS)

This is the first time that an ICP-QQQ-MS (Agilent 8900 triple quadrupole mass spectrometer) method met the accuracy and precision criteria for a proficiency test in the quantification of 90Sr and 226Ra at an environmental level. 

Mercury fluxes from hydrothermal venting at mid-ocean ridges constrained by measurements

As part of the EU MSCA ITN GMOS-Train project, coordinated by Prof. Milena Horvat from the Department of Environmental Sciences, an interesting study has been published, available in Nature Geosciences.

Dr Žiga Tkalec Excellent in Science 2023

Scientific Research Council for the Natural Sciences selected our achievement entitled "Non-targeted analysis identified 74 biomarkers of exposure in the urine of Slovenian children" by Dr Žiga Tkalec and the colleagues from the Department of Environmental Sciences as Excellent in Science 2023. 

Our researchers published an article in a journal with IF-16.9

Dr. Raghuraj Singh Chouhan and Dr. Marko Štrok from the Department of Environmental Sciences of the “Josef Stefan Institute” in collaboration with Dr. Ivan Jerman from the National Institute of Chemistry and colleagues from abroad published an article entitled Recent advancements in the development of Two-Dimensional nanostructured-based anode materials for stable power density in microbial fuel cells which was published in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews.

ESPR achieved Q1 status with IF 5.8

Environmental Science and Pollution Research (ESPR) journal, with EiC Prof. Philippe Garriegue from the University of Bordeaux, France, and where Prof. Dr. Ester Heath served as an editor since 2009, has achieved Q1 status with an Impact Factor of 5.8. 

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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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