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Alien PLAnt SpEcies - from harmful to useful with citizens' led activities

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
1.08.00  Natural sciences and mathematics  Control and care of the environment   
1.03.02  Natural sciences and mathematics  Biology  Botany 
4.01.01  Biotechnical sciences  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Forest - forestry 
4.01.02  Biotechnical sciences  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Wood technology 
4.01.03  Biotechnical sciences  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Paper technology 
Keywords
Alien plants, invasive plants, urban environment, circular economy, zero waste, products, wood, paper
Researchers (88)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  34918  PhD Jure Ahtik  Communications technology  Researcher  2017 - 2020  233 
2.  29488  PhD Alen Albreht  Chemistry  Researcher  2017 - 2020  126 
3.  17078  PhD Sabina Anžlovar  Biology  Researcher  2017 - 2020  67 
4.  21778  PhD Martina Bačič  Biology  Researcher  2017 - 2020  599 
5.  50987  Teja Bizjak Govedič    Researcher  2017 - 2020  21 
6.  35332  PhD Barbara Blaznik  Communications technology  Researcher  2017 - 2020  86 
7.  35543  PhD Tanja Bohinc  Biotechnical sciences  Researcher  2017 - 2020  231 
8.  04566  PhD Bojana Boh Podgornik  Chemistry  Researcher  2017 - 2020  832 
9.  38705  Bojan Borin  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  2017 - 2020  13 
10.  11411  PhD Sabina Bračko  Communications technology  Researcher  2017 - 2020  253 
11.  11958  PhD Robert Brus  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  2017 - 2020  740 
12.  02937  PhD Katarina Čufar  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  2017 - 2020  962 
13.  15456  PhD Jasna Dolenc Koce  Biology  Researcher  2017 - 2020  217 
14.  33682  Ema Fabjan    Researcher  2017 - 2020  21 
15.  15683  PhD Gorazd Fajdiga  Mechanical design  Researcher  2017 - 2020  264 
16.  11766  PhD Petra Eva Forte Tavčer  Textile and leather  Researcher  2017 - 2020  391 
17.  34841  Maja Frelih  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  2017 - 2020  16 
18.  28562  PhD Vesna Glavnik  Plant production  Researcher  2017 - 2020  173 
19.  05732  PhD Željko Gorišek  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  2017 - 2020  451 
20.  27963  PhD Marija Gorjanc  Textile and leather  Researcher  2017 - 2020  280 
21.  10340  PhD Dominika Gornik Bučar  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  2017 - 2020  239 
22.  23494  PhD Bojan Gospodarič  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  2017 - 2020  69 
23.  08610  PhD Diana Gregor Svetec  Communications technology  Researcher  2017 - 2020  700 
24.  12315  PhD Ester Heath  Control and care of the environment  Researcher  2017 - 2020  595 
25.  51672  PhD Monika Horvat  Chemistry  Researcher  2017 - 2020  40 
26.  14680  PhD Jernej Iskra  Chemistry  Researcher  2017 - 2020  396 
27.  24295  PhD Matej Jošt  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  2017 - 2020  95 
28.  33600  PhD Urška Kanjir  Geodesy  Researcher  2017 - 2020  89 
29.  25652  PhD Tea Kapun  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  2017 - 2020  119 
30.  29227  PhD Mirko Kariž  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  2017 - 2020  167 
31.  18317  Marko Kenda    Researcher  2017 - 2020 
32.  17362  Tomaž Kenda    Researcher  2017 - 2020 
33.  19706  PhD Mateja Kert  Textile and leather  Researcher  2017 - 2020  161 
34.  20385  PhD Manja Kitek Kuzman  Architecture and Design  Researcher  2017 - 2020  501 
35.  13754  PhD Maja Klančnik  Textile and leather  Researcher  2017 - 2020  126 
36.  25640  PhD Žiga Kokalj  Geography  Researcher  2017 - 2020  377 
37.  27733  PhD Tina Kosjek  Control and care of the environment  Researcher  2017 - 2020  358 
38.  33449  PhD Klara Kostajnšek  Textile and leather  Researcher  2017 - 2020  79 
39.  36423  PhD Eva Kranjc  Pharmacy  Researcher  2017 - 2020  30 
40.  24445  PhD Mitja Križman  Chemistry  Researcher  2017 - 2020  148 
41.  16198  PhD Jože Kropivšek  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  2017 - 2020  290 
42.  29636  Luka Krže    Researcher  2017 - 2020  205 
43.  21408  PhD Aleš Lapanje  Microbiology and immunology  Researcher  2017 - 2020  351 
44.  39385  PhD Gregor Lavrič  Chemical engineering  Researcher  2017 - 2020  64 
45.  28497  PhD Žiga Laznik  Plant production  Researcher  2017 - 2020  279 
46.  33865  PhD Lev Matoh  Chemistry  Researcher  2017 - 2020  50 
47.  15410  PhD Sergej Medved  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  2017 - 2020  368 
48.  24676  PhD Maks Merela  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  2017 - 2020  560 
49.  22063  PhD Miran Merhar  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  2017 - 2020  96 
50.  09817  MSc Mateja Mešl  Economics  Researcher  2017 - 2020  68 
51.  22912  PhD Klemen Možina  Communications technology  Researcher  2017 - 2020  201 
52.  20447  PhD Klementina Možina  Communications technology  Researcher  2017 - 2020  450 
53.  13400  PhD Leon Oblak  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  2017 - 2020  453 
54.  11223  PhD Primož Oven  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  2017 - 2020  560 
55.  20386  PhD Matjaž Pavlič  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  2017 - 2020  491 
56.  00395  PhD Marko Petrič  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  2017 - 2020  878 
57.  39886  Matej Pivar  Communications technology  Researcher  2017 - 2020  70 
58.  52773  Jože Planinšič    Researcher  2017 - 2020  19 
59.  50529  Denis Plavčak  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  2017 - 2020  36 
60.  12041  PhD Ida Poljanšek  Chemical engineering  Researcher  2017 - 2020  345 
61.  17266  Mateja Puklavec    Researcher  2017 - 2020  22 
62.  32235  PhD Nace Pušnik  Communications technology  Researcher  2017 - 2020  196 
63.  27542  PhD Tomaž Rijavec  Microbiology and immunology  Researcher  2017 - 2020  244 
64.  25866  Jaka Rupnik    Researcher  2017 - 2020 
65.  08393  PhD Barbara Simončič  Textile and leather  Researcher  2017 - 2020  495 
66.  52223  Marija Skodlar  Economics  Researcher  2017 - 2020 
67.  32524  Jana Stanič    Researcher  2017 - 2020  13 
68.  36678  Andreja Starc    Researcher  2017 - 2020 
69.  17722  PhD Marica Starešinič  Communications technology  Researcher  2017 - 2020  259 
70.  18149  PhD Aleš Straže  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  2017 - 2020  346 
71.  21410  PhD Simona Strgulc Krajšek  Biology  Researcher  2017 - 2020  313 
72.  13057  MSc Bogdan Šega  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  2017 - 2020  204 
73.  16382  PhD Milan Šernek  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  2017 - 2020  568 
74.  35585  Andrej Šinkovec  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  2017 - 2020  26 
75.  50450  Jasmina Štajdohar  Geography  Researcher  2017 - 2020 
76.  31705  Barbara Šumiga  Materials science and technology  Researcher  2017 - 2020  34 
77.  33176  PhD Nejc Thaler  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  2017 - 2020  129 
78.  25457  PhD Brigita Tomšič  Textile and leather  Researcher  2017 - 2020  249 
79.  17763  PhD Stanislav Trdan  Biotechnical sciences  Researcher  2017 - 2020  1,084 
80.  30758  PhD Viljem Vek  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  2017 - 2020  143 
81.  28018  Drago Vidic    Researcher  2017 - 2020 
82.  11395  PhD Irena Vovk  Chemistry  Researcher  2017 - 2020  561 
83.  24254  PhD Urška Vrabič Brodnjak  Communications technology  Researcher  2017 - 2020  341 
84.  51953  Jure Zekič  Civil engineering  Researcher  2017 - 2020  10 
85.  06345  PhD Janja Zule  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  2017 - 2020  276 
86.  20457  Andreja Žagar    Researcher  2017 - 2020  62 
87.  03950  PhD Dušan Žigon  Chemistry  Researcher  2017 - 2020  168 
88.  37804  PhD Jure Žigon  Biotechnical sciences  Researcher  2017 - 2020  192 
Organisations (8)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0103  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology  Ljubljana  1626990  23,328 
2.  0104  National Institute of Chemistry  Ljubljana  5051592000  21,489 
3.  0106  Jožef Stefan Institute  Ljubljana  5051606000  89,989 
4.  0219  Pulp and Paper Institute  Ljubljana  5051681  1,624 
5.  0481  University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty  Ljubljana  1626914  66,549 
6.  0618  Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts  Ljubljana  5105498000  62,490 
7.  1555  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engeneering  Ljubljana  1627074  19,757 
8.  3039  Centre of Excellence for Space Sciences and Technologies  Ljubljana  3665313  688 
Abstract
Invasive Alien Plant Species (IAPS) are one of the biggest challenges in European ecosystems. They displace local vegetation, destroy agricultural land and cause damage to European economy in billions of euros every year. Many of them are daily removed and mainly burned. Applause project addresses unsolved questions regarding invasive alien species in terms of the zero waste approach and circular economy. Nowadays people are composting or incinerating these plants. By recognizing the potential of IAPS, Applause aims to introduce sustainable production processes for transforming the biomass of collected plants into useful products made of wood and paper. First of all we want to make it easier for the citizens to recognize and identify invasive non-native plant species and then remove and process them into useful products. One of the biggest challenges is to develop successful and trustworthy circular economy model, finding new use for all parts of collected IAPS and upcycling the residual materials. The project addresses the widest possible circle of stakeholders: kindergartens, schools, pupils, students, households, property owners, companies, tourists, professional organizations… During research a list of appropriate IAPS for paper, wood and food products, dyes and home-made formulations against plant harmful organisms will pre prepared. For innovative high added value products it is necessary to know raw material (wood) properties. For this purpose 17 different woody plant species will be examined (anatomy, physical-mechanical properties, basic chemical composition, machinability, gluing properties, durability, resistance and impregnability). Analyze results will enable developing a greener way of pre-treating the pulp for paper production – processing with enzymes. We are also going to find a solution for wood waste which now serves as an energy-generating product but can also be processed into other useful products. The business model will also be transferable to the international environment, enabling new green jobs, new skills and the inclusion of hard-to-employ people and people with disabilities. By introducing handicraft workshops in the center of re-use, we preserve traditional crafts, cultural heritage and knowledge.
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