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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VIDIS SUMMER SCHOOL 2022 (July 5th-8th, Borkovac, Serbia)

The Summer School is organized as part of the H2020 VIDIS project, and it will showcase the most recent research and development activities related to air quality and atmospheric aerosols. VIDIS summer school aims to present innovative methods and tools in air quality and atmospheric aerosols monitoring, modelling and management. The summer school will provide participants with both theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience in relation to low-cost PM sensors, and other sensing technologies for air quality management and control.

WATSON Newsletter #1

The EU COST Action WATSON connects people who use stable water isotopes to better understand water flux partitioning in the Critical Zone.

2021 Mentor Award Ceremony: Among the nominees also Dr Aleš Lapanje

Congratulations to all nominees! The award ceremony, which will be traditionally co-organized together with the Public Agency for Research of the Republic of Slovenia (ARRS), will take place on 19 May 2022 from 18:00 to 19:00 in the Hall of prof. dr. Janez Hribar at the Biotechnical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana.

Open Day event of the Jožef Stefan Institute, 26 March 2022

The Department of Environmental Sciences participated in this year's Open Day event of the Jožef Stefan Institute which took place live on Saturday, 26.3.2022.

Water - Special Issue on Use of Water Stable Isotopes in Hydrological Processes II

This Special Issue addresses advances in methods, applications, and hydrological process interpretations using stable and radioactive water isotopes in the whole water cycle.

Score 2021 latest results on drug use in 6 Slovenian cities based on wastewater epidemiology

The European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) today published the results of the international survey on the use of illicit drugs SCORE 2021, in which Slovenia was included for the fifth time, thanks to the researchers from the Department of Environmental Science of the Jožef Stefan Institute, led by prof. dr. Ester Heath.

Help researchers and students from Ukraine

#ScienceForUkraine are worldwide volunteers that collect & disseminate info about support opportunities for students & researchers from Ukraine.

The Antarctic and Arctic Research Council at the Slovenian Academy of Sciences

The Council was established on February 22, 2022, and our head of the department, Prof Dr Milena Horvat, was elected one of the honorary members of the Council.

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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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