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Sedimentology, mineralogy and petrology

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Code Science Field Subfield
1.06.00  Natural sciences and mathematics  Geology   

Code Science Field
P420  Natural sciences and mathematics  Petrology, mineralogy, geochemistry 
P460  Natural sciences and mathematics  Sedimentology 
P450  Natural sciences and mathematics  Stratigraphy 
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Researchers (9)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  16309  PhD Miloš Bavec  Natural sciences and mathematics  Researcher  2002 - 2003  419 
2.  08686  Bernarda Bole  Natural sciences and mathematics  Researcher  2001 - 2002  41 
3.  04133  PhD Polona Kralj  Natural sciences and mathematics  Researcher  2001 - 2003  165 
4.  06541  PhD Miha Mišič  Natural sciences and mathematics  Researcher  2001 - 2003  155 
5.  01404  PhD Bojan Ogorelec  Natural sciences and mathematics  Head  2001 - 2003  369 
6.  20266  Andrej Stopar    Researcher  2001 - 2003 
7.  17226  Mladen Štumergar    Researcher  2001 - 2003  10 
8.  11338  PhD Mirka Trajanova  Natural sciences and mathematics  Researcher  2001 - 2003  291 
9.  17227  Stane Zakrajšek    Researcher  2001 - 2003 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0215  Geological Survey of Slovenia  Ljubljana  5051410000  10,729 
Sedimentology, mineralogy and petrology are natural sciences that are indispensable for understanding the Earth's structure in the broadest sense. The objects of study are composition and distribution of rocks in Earth's crust, processes of their origin and alterations of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks as well as diagenetic changes in unconsolidated sediments. Special accent of the research programme is placed on sedimentary rocks that are exposed on two thirds of Slovenia's territory. Their ages range from Paleozoic to Quaternary and their composition is of high diversity. The programme is to a large part continuation of earlier systematic studies of rock lithology and is interdisciplinary connected with other geologic programmes (geologic mapping, mineral resources, paleontology, geochemistry, environment). The research in the following middle term period of this programme is centred to – Mesozoic carbonate rocks of Slovenia (microfacies and paleoecology of their deposition and diagenesis), - Tertiary effusives and pyroclastics in NE Slovenia (Goričko, Smrekovec, Kozjansko), - Metamorphic basement north of the Periadriatic lineament (around Ravne and Strojna), - Mineralogy of fine grained flysch-like rocks of South Slovenia and clay minerals in Paleozoic and Mesozoic carbonate formations, and – Study of recent marine deposits of Trieste Gulf and limnic deposits of Bled lake. Meaning of research programme for science in broader (world) sense: The extremely complicated geologic structure of Slovenian territory as represented by diversity of its rock compositions, age ranges and geotectonic structures is the result of the country's position at crossing of three large geotectonic units – Alps, Dinarides and Pannonian basin. This peculiar geographic and geotectonic position defines its specific geologic features that offer in a number of instances the keys for solving geologic problems of wider Middle European importance. Therefore a part of proposed research is to be conducted in coordination with foreign researchers in the frame of a number of international cooperations. Meaning of research programme for Slovenia: The research objectives of the programme are of basic importance for geologic sciences, and are needed for understanding natural characteristics of the Slovenian territory. With respect to development plans of Slovenia they coincide with items - progress of science and - universitary education. Their applicability is considerable also in the following areas: - elaboration of geologic maps and various thematic maps (natural resources, hydrogeology, geochemistry...), - exploration of mineral and energy resources, - knowledge of deep structure (deep drilling, geothermy, tectonics), - environmental issues and land use planning (recent sediments), and - Geologic Information Systems.
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