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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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’

Important News for our Department

The Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning of the Republic of Slovenia has authorised the Jožef Stefan Institute for a further 6 years to carry out operational monitoring, namely to assess the total ambient air load in the area of evaluation of the mercury parameter.

Johanna A. Robinson in daily Delo

In an interesting interview, our former colleague Johanna said what she is doing now and many interesting things about herself and life in Slovenia.

ELME at the Firefighting Olympiad

On Friday, 22 July 2022, the Ecological Laboratory with a Mobile Unit (ELME) presented itself at the Firefighting Olympiad, which took place in Celje from 17 to 24 July 2022. 

Laboratory for colloid biology in the FEMS Conference - best poster award

Dr. Aleš Lapanje, Dr. Tomaž Rijavec, Maja Zugan, and Dmitrii Deev as members of the Laboratory for colloid biology, participated in the FEMS Conference on Microbiology, which took place from 30th June to 2nd July 2022 in Belgrade, Serbia. 

Kras Wildfires

On 16. 7. 2022 severe forest wildfires started in the Kras area on the border between Slovenia and Italy. As it is the place of Soča frontline during the first world war there are still a lot of explosives from that time. Within ELME (Ecological Laboratory with Mobile Unit, Civil Protection of RS) dr. Jože Kotnik performed air quality measurements, including mercury, in areas where fires were most intensive.

Research activity

Our activities

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

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Our publications and media

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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