Science and Art


Exhibition of Agnes Meyer-Brandis: ‘Tree ID’

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!

Kick-off meeting FishEUTrust


FishEUTrust: European integration of new technologies and socio-economic solutions for increasing consumer trust and engagement in seafood products

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.

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. 

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.

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.

New paper in Water published


SLONIP - the Slovenian Network of Isotopes in Precipitation, a research platform comprising isotope data and respective data visualization and analyzing tools is presented.

Measurements of mercury in atmosphere in surroundings of active volcano Stromboli, Panarea, Italy


Volcanoes with accompanying phenomena are main natural source of Hg in the atmosphere that contribute several hundred tonnes of Hg on yearly basis. Within the collaboration with Istituto Nazionale Geofisica e Vulcanologia from Palermo (INGV), Italy, and CNRS, Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography from Marseille (MIO), France, in the last week of May, Asst. Prof. Dr. Jože Kotnik performed measurements of Hg in atmosphere on several locations around active volcano Stromboli over marine surface as well on nearby island Panarea.