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Geology and Geotechnology

January 1, 1999 - December 31, 2003
Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
1.06.00  Natural sciences and mathematics  Geology   
2.16.00  Engineering sciences and technologies  Mining and geotechnology   

Code Science Field
P005  Natural sciences and mathematics  Geology, physical geography 
P420  Natural sciences and mathematics  Petrology, mineralogy, geochemistry 
P006  Natural sciences and mathematics  Palaeontology 
P305  Natural sciences and mathematics  Environmental chemistry 
P510  Natural sciences and mathematics  Physical geography, geomorphology, pedology, cartography, climatology 
T340  Technological sciences  Mining 
Evaluation (rules)
source: COBISS
Researchers (22)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  03242  PhD Uroš Bajželj  Mining and geotechnology  Researcher  2001 - 2002 
2.  03907  MSc Marko Cigale  Geology  Researcher  2001 - 2003 
3.  17145  Marjan Grm    Researcher  2001 - 2003 
4.  08392  PhD Aleksander Horvat  Geology  Researcher  2001 - 2003 
5.  18607  PhD Simona Jarc  Geology  Researcher  2001 - 2003 
6.  14399  PhD Jože Kortnik  Mining and geotechnology  Researcher  2001 - 2003 
7.  20224  MSc Nataša Kukar  Geology  Researcher  2002 - 2003 
8.  08229  PhD Vasja Mikuž  Geology  Researcher  2001 - 2003 
9.  07177  PhD Breda Mirtič  Geology  Researcher  2001 - 2003 
10.  21199  PhD Katarina Oblak Brown  Geology  Researcher  2002 - 2003 
11.  01306  PhD Rajko Pavlovec  Geology  Researcher  2001 - 2003 
12.  02206  PhD Jernej Pavšič  Geology  Researcher  2001 - 2003 
13.  08230  PhD Jožef Pezdič  Geology  Researcher  2001 - 2003 
14.  00734  PhD Simon Pirc  Geology  Researcher  2001 - 2003 
15.  00762  PhD Vida Pohar  Geology  Researcher  2001 - 2003 
16.  14365  PhD Boris Salobir  Mining and geotechnology  Researcher  2001 - 2002 
17.  06383  PhD Franc Šušteršič  Geology  Researcher  2001 - 2003 
18.  00737  PhD Ranko Todorović  Mining and geotechnology  Researcher  2001 - 2003 
19.  17146  Miran Udovč    Researcher  2001 - 2003 
20.  15900  PhD Marko Vrabec  Geology  Head  2001 - 2003 
21.  11755  PhD Željko Vukelič  Mining and geotechnology  Researcher  2001 - 2003 
22.  01384  PhD Nina Zupančič  Geology  Researcher  2001 - 2003 
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 
The programme is aimed at systematical solving of open questions of Earth Sciences in Slovenia. It consists of studies that contribute to reconstruction of Earth's history, to understanding of its present condition, also in the light of impact of Man's activities, and to geologically relevant planning of sustainable development. These aims are achieved through studies of various aspects of rocks: their formation, development and destruction, and of their decomposition products, their structures and fossil content, physical and chemical properties. Considered by investigations are depositional environments of rocks, genesis of minerals (reactions under hydrothermal conditions and in oxic environments), chemical and isotopic composition (geochemical distributions and transport processes via aqueous phase), the vestiges of life (nannoplankton, diatoms, nummulites, nonvertebrate and mammal macrofauna), paleoecology of Cretaceous, Tertiary and Quaternary ages, dynamics of karstic surfaces and relationships of karst surface phenomena to underground ones, structural relationships (detailed structural-lithologic mapping and microtectonic measurements, dynamics of neotectonic processes and development of geomechanic field through computer modeling and analysis), mineralogic processes of material synthesis and behaviour of solid, liquid and gaseous phases, inorganic and organic, in conditions of the Earth's surface (processes of geogenic and anthropogenic migration of matter in the geologic environment). In the frame of this programme, also the Dictionary of Slovenian geologic terminology is being elaborated. The research in the technologic part of Earth Sciences is centred at problems of environment-friendly execution of underground objects for sparing the surface and reduction of harmful influences on the environment. For this are necessary studies of geologic conditions, mechanic properties and movements and failures of the rocks that are also the principal construction materials, development of waste disposal technologies and reuse of waste in construction and mining. This research is associated with sustainable underground and open-pit mining of industrial minerals, non-metals, energy resources and construction materials. The studies are being conducted in close contact with research teams at other institutions in Slovenia and abroad. The programme is being conducted by university professors who teach these disciplines at the only Earth Science school at the university level in Slovenia. The results of mentioned research in Slovenia as the classic karst country, with its peculiar geologic structure, mineral wealth, long mining history and established scholarship promise to be of interest also for the Earth Sciences in general.
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