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Geoenvironment and Geomaterials

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
1.06.00  Natural sciences and mathematics  Geology   

Code Science Field
P005  Natural sciences and mathematics  Geology, physical geography 

Code Science Field
1.05  Natural Sciences  Earth and related Environmental sciences 
biomonitoring, global change, potentially toxic elements, active tectonics, mass movement processes, drinking water, peloids, mineral resources, recycled materials, geoarchaeology, regional geology, petrology, geochemistry, tectonics, stratigraphy, hydrogeology, engineering geology, mineralogy
Evaluation (rules)
source: COBISS
Data for the last 5 years (citations for the last 10 years) on June 17, 2024; A3 for period 2018-2022
Data for ARIS tenders ( 04.04.2019 – Programme tender , archive )
Database Linked records Citations Pure citations Average pure citations
WoS  456  4,978  4,124  9.04 
Scopus  494  5,906  4,930  9.98 
Researchers (36)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  06073  PhD Milan Bizjak  Materials science and technology  Researcher  2020 - 2023  465 
2.  15249  PhD Barbara Čenčur Curk  Geology  Researcher  2018 - 2024  513 
3.  53536  Galena Debevec Jordanova  Geology  Junior researcher  2019 - 2023  24 
4.  21372  PhD Matej Dolenec  Geology  Head  2018 - 2024  476 
5.  06264  PhD Tadej Dolenec  Geology  Retired researcher  2018 - 2024  483 
6.  51329  David Gerčar  Geology  Junior researcher  2018 - 2022  31 
7.  11229  PhD Uroš Herlec  Geology  Researcher  2018 - 2023  354 
8.  20407  Ema Hrovatin    Technical associate  2018 - 2024 
9.  18607  PhD Simona Jarc  Geology  Researcher  2018 - 2024  75 
10.  24489  PhD Blaž Karpe  Materials science and technology  Researcher  2020 - 2024  219 
11.  19624  Vesna Krapež    Technical associate  2020 - 2023 
12.  38148  PhD Blaž Leskovar  Materials science and technology  Researcher  2020 - 2024  75 
13.  16115  PhD Boštjan Markoli  Materials science and technology  Researcher  2020 - 2024  353 
14.  51116  Primož Miklavc    Technical associate  2018 - 2024  16 
15.  21523  PhD Iztok Naglič  Materials science and technology  Researcher  2020 - 2024  179 
16.  24381  PhD Aleš Nagode  Materials science and technology  Researcher  2020 - 2024  406 
17.  38136  PhD Ana Novak  Geology  Researcher  2018 - 2021  111 
18.  51975  PhD Andrej Novak  Geology  Junior researcher  2018 - 2022  60 
19.  23971  PhD Tomislav Popit  Geology  Researcher  2018 - 2024  205 
20.  26552  PhD Nastja Rogan Šmuc  Geology  Researcher  2018 - 2024  176 
21.  23426  PhD Boštjan Rožič  Geology  Researcher  2018 - 2024  378 
22.  56826  Lucija Slapnik  Geology  Junior researcher  2022 - 2024  30 
23.  38499  Samo Smolej    Technical associate  2020 - 2021 
24.  55758  Tim Sotelšek  Geology  Junior researcher  2021 - 2024  15 
25.  20249  PhD Andrej Šmuc  Geology  Researcher  2018 - 2024  409 
26.  39235  PhD Aleš Šoster  Geology  Researcher  2018 - 2024  80 
27.  56824  Kaja Šušmelj  Geology  Junior researcher  2022 - 2024  26 
28.  55539  Ajda Tršar    Technical associate  2021 - 2024  10 
29.  17146  Miran Udovč    Technical associate  2018 - 2024  108 
30.  24253  PhD Timotej Verbovšek  Geology  Researcher  2018 - 2024  376 
31.  15900  PhD Marko Vrabec  Geology  Researcher  2018 - 2024  324 
32.  22449  PhD Mirijam Vrabec  Geology  Researcher  2018 - 2024  177 
33.  54832  Adam Zaky  Manufacturing technologies and systems  Junior researcher  2020 - 2024  27 
34.  51976  PhD Matija Zorc  Materials science and technology  Junior researcher  2020 - 2023  43 
35.  53809  PhD Jure Žalohar  Geology  Researcher  2019 - 2024  123 
36.  29632  PhD Petra Žvab Rožič  Geology  Researcher  2018 - 2024  383 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  1555  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engeneering  Ljubljana  1627074  19,865 
Proposed research includes top expertise in geology comprising crystallography, mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry and isotope geochemistry, sedimentology, stratigraphy, paleoecology, hydrogeology, tectonics and structural geology, ore deposit genetic studies and economic geology, arranged into complementary thematic research areas of Geoenvironment, Geomaterials and Basic research, which are further divided into the following work packages: Biomonitoring, Past and recent global change, Potentially toxic elements (PTE), Active tectonics, Mass movement processes, Groundwater and drinking water, Peloids, Mineral resources, Recycled materials, Geoarchaeology, Regional geology, Petrology.
Significance for science
Geochemical and structural processes represent the essential part of evolution of geological environment. They are important section of many cycles controlling changes that directly influent on mankind. For that reason geochemical and structural investigations are widely represented in all parts of science. We are fully acquainted in basic fields of geochemistry as well as in structure of natural materials to the extent by which we can appropriately contribute to international progress. Combining geochemical and structural processes that are in mutual relationships in geoenvironment is the main goal of our research. This will enable complementarity to worldwide trends. The study of coupled biogeochemical cycles of carbon and nitrogen in the sediments, at the water/sediment interface, and in the surrounding marine environments will promote better understanding of the ongoing interactions between physical/chemical properties and primary bioproduction fluctuations. The proposed program was also aimed at providing a contribution to a database on the distribution of major minor and trace element as well as heavy metal contamination of the waters, sediments, agricultural soils and edible plants in the Tertiary Basin. The importance for the development of science is to understand the mechanisms governing the mobility and bioavailability of heavy metals in agricultural soil. The analysis of sedimentary sequences and rocks connected to the important geological time-boundaries in Slovenia provide an important contribution to the knowledge about geochemical and biogenical events in the Earth history. The later are an important subject that was exposed to the extensive studies in geological science recently. Characterization of mortars, renders, pavements and paint layers indicates the extension of certain knowledge and migration paths of inhabitants of the time when materials and knowledge migrated with them. This data enable us to reconstruct historical development of the Europe. Tectonics of the Dinarides and along the entire eastern rim of the Adriatic collision zone is still poorly understood. We aim to provide new data and answers to the outstanding problems (active kinematics, structural styles of active deformation, structural, temporal and paleostress evolution, etc.) From the geodynamic point of view, the presence of ultrahigh-pressure metamorphic rocks in Pohorje Mountains serves as important indicator for subduction of continental lithosphaere into the enormous depths in the early period of Alpine orogen formation. The expected results will make an important change in the present knowledge about tectonic and paleogeographic evolution of the Alps. Karstic and fractured aquifers represent one of the most explored fields of research, especially in hydrogeology. The concept of fractal flow dimension in these aquifers is new and inadequately studied; therefore any research of this parameter represents a contribution to science.
Significance for the country
Advanced understanding of geochemical and structural processes is an essential base for better expertise of Slovenia region and the main goal of our research group. It provides the fundamental data needed for protection and preservation of natural geo-heritage and cultural heritage. Providing basic geological data necessary for permanent social and economic evolution of Slovenia in different fields (mining, civil engineering, seismic hazard, avalanches, architectural stones and artificial materials), is our second research aim. Gaining all necessary knowledge about sensitivity of geoenvironment for stressful events (anthropogenic pollution, natural hazard) on the basis of geochemical and structural data is our third and at the same time the most important goal. Previous investigations serve as good basis for successful continuation of environmental research. The proposed program includes important elements for strategic evolution of Slovenia. Good understanding and knowledge about geological structure of Slovenia will serve as essential base for social and economical evolution, mostly in parts that include road constructions, civil engineering, landslides engineering, exploitation of natural materials, discovering and use of architectural (building) stones, evaluation and improvement of living environment. For providing the best possible utilization of basic research and knowledge, cooperation in broad social and economic field was established. With including external collaborators from different scientific fields (road building, civil engineering, ecology, nature protection) in our research group the direct interdisciplinary joint research and cooperation was successfully enabled. The expected results will contribute to the knowledge of geological evolution of Slovenia and provide the missing data for wider European region. With proper age determinations, and extensive studying of orogeny, mineralogy, mineral deposits, rock types and soils the basic geological part of natural heritage will be expanded and updated. The value of the use of natural stone must be present to its user, so one can choose the right kind of stone on the right place. As natural stone for building purposes represent geographical significance of cultural region in Slovenia, there is a need to know about its behavior and durability in the environment in which it is built in. Quantifying the rates of active tectonic deformation will significantly improve the existing knowledge about earthquake hazard in the territory of Slovenia. Flysch sequences covers most part of the Slovenian coastal region and their investigation has a profound effect on the, not only basic science but also on the engineering geology and most importantly on the water supply. Karstic and fractured carbonate aquifers also represent a major future source of uncontaminated drinking water. Therefore these studies are of great economic importance, from the viewpoint of rational planning of water well locations.
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