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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FoodTraNet inspirational story

Euresearch is coordinating the NCP project MSCA-NET and within the frame of this project, they also wish to promote inspirational MSCA stories. Our FoodTraNet project has been selected and published as an inspirational story, and now it will be posted on their social media channels (LinkedIn, X, and Facebook).

10 Years of MCAA: Past, Present, and Future

Cathrine Terro from the Department of Environmental Sciences attended the recent Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA) Annual Conference. This conference celebrated MCAA’s 10th anniversary held from March 14th to 16th, 2024, hosted in Milan.

Slovenian Chemical Society investigates environmental education programmes in Slovenia

Dr. Janja Vidmar and Prof. Dr. Ester Heath, both members of the Slovenian Chemical Society, Section for the Environment, recently published a paper in Acta Chimica Slovenica on the status of environmental education programmes in Slovenia.

Beyond the Stack: Emission and Dispersion of Mercury Species in Anhovo

The research work performed by Sreekanth Vijayakumaran Nair, Jože Kotnik, Jan Gačnik, Igor Živković, and Milena Horvat from JSI, was featured on Envirotech-online news for our focus on continuous emission monitoring (CEM).

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. 

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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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