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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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.

First multi-isotope characterization of water in the water supply system of Ljubljana

Stable water isotopes can help improve the understanding of freshwater resources. They can be used to better evaluate and map pathways of the domestic water supply system, even its interaction with different water bodies.

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.

Taja Verovšek won the prize for best lecture of YR

At the ISSS 2022, 26th International Symposium on Separation Sciences, Taja Verovšek won the prize for the best lecture among young researchers

A new method of producing oxidized mercury species in the gas phase

Researchers Jan Gačnik and dr. Igor Živković together with colleagues from the Department of Environmental Sciences and the Department of Gaseous Electronics of the "Jožef Stefan" Institute and a colleague from Argentina under the leadership of prof. dr. Milena Horvat developed a new method of producing oxidized mercury (Hg) species in the gas phase. 

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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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Projects

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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