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Zoological and speleobiological (biospeleological) investigations.

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
1.03.00  Natural sciences and mathematics  Biology   
1.05.00  Natural sciences and mathematics  Biochemistry and molecular biology   

Code Science Field
B320  Biomedical sciences  Systematic zoology, taxonomy, zoogeopraphy 
B340  Biomedical sciences  Animal anatomy, animal morphology 
B380  Biomedical sciences  Animal ethology and psychology 
B210  Biomedical sciences  Histology, cytochemistry, histochemistry, tissue culture 
B360  Biomedical sciences  Animal physiology 
B260  Biomedical sciences  Hydrobiology, marine biology, aquatic ecology, limnology 
Evaluation (rules)
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Researchers (16)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  11957  PhD Lilijana Bizjak Mali  Biology  Researcher  2002 - 2003  217 
2.  04336  PhD Boris Bulog  Biology  Researcher  2002 - 2003  211 
3.  18914  PhD Katarina Dobrovoljc  Pharmacy  Researcher  2002 - 2003  19 
4.  11155  PhD Damjana Drobne  Biology  Researcher  2002 - 2003  863 
5.  18913  PhD Cene Fišer  Biology  Researcher  2002 - 2003  274 
6.  22469  PhD Špela Gorički  Biology  Researcher  2003  44 
7.  21408  PhD Aleš Lapanje  Microbiology and immunology  Researcher  2002 - 2003  354 
8.  17426  Luka Malenšek    Researcher  2002 - 2003 
9.  20072  PhD Petra-Maja Prelovšek  Biology  Researcher  2002 - 2003  19 
10.  13605  PhD Simona Prevorčnik  Biology  Researcher  2002 - 2003  103 
11.  00206  PhD Boris Sket  Biology  Head  2002 - 2003  586 
12.  07737  PhD Jasna Štrus  Biology  Researcher  2002 - 2003  443 
13.  14835  PhD Peter Trontelj  Biology  Researcher  2002 - 2003  424 
14.  16261  PhD Rudi Verovnik  Biology  Researcher  2002 - 2003  393 
15.  23478  PhD Maja Zagmajster  Biology  Researcher  2003  343 
16.  16381  PhD Nada Žnidaršič  Biology  Researcher  2002 - 2003  239 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0481  University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty  Ljubljana  1626914  66,295 
Investigations on animal wildlife in Slovenia as part of the European and global fauna; the main focus is on Slovenian fauna and species but, to broaden the view, we include also species from outside Slovenia within the framework of international collaboration. Our research is faunistic, organismal and structural, and includes conservational, ecological and ecotoxicological issues. 1 Phylogenetics and taxonomy of crustaceans, hirudineans, and amphibians; 1.1 Collecting and morphological analysis using ''classical'' and cladistic approaches; 1.2 Phylogeny reconstruction based on DNA sequences, timing of phylogenetic events; 2 Faunistic, biogeographic, and phylogeographic investigations based on phylogenetic and taxonomic data; 2.1 Fauna of Slovenia and adjoining regions (biodiversity mapping, assessment of conservation status); 2.2 Biogeographic patterns of karst areas (worldwide), parallels between biogeography and paleogeography, origin of cave species and faunas; 3 Biology and structure of crustaceans, mainly terrestrial isopods (Isopoda: Oniscidea); their application as indicators of soil contamination; 3.1 Investigations on the ultrastructure of their digestive tract and body wall, as well as on feeding and molting; 3.2 Investigations on the microflora of the digestive tract and its role in uptake of metals; 3.3 Investigations on the effects of essential and other metals on the organism, laboratory testing of toxic effects of metals in invertebrates at the cellular, organismal, and populational level; 3.4 Establishment for environmental standards for metals in soil ecosystems; 4. Biology of the cave salamander Proteus anguinus; 4.1 Investigations of racial differentiation by morphological and molecular analysis; 4.2 Investigations on feeding behavior and liver structure and metabolism with regard to the economical use of scarce food recourses; 4.3 Behavioral investigations of adaptations to the life in underground waters: communication between individuals, prey detection (mechanical, electrical, and magnetic perception), investigations of circadian and annual rhythms. 4.4 Functional-morphology and physiology of some organic systems, their reduction or adaptive progressive development: sensory cells in the pineal organ and retina, the rhythmics of melatonin synthesis; 5 Ecotoxicology and ecology of underground waters; 5.1 Study of distribution patterns of animals in underground waters unaffected by pollution and assessment of the effects of pollution; 5.2 Analysis of metals and other microelements in the habitat of Proteus and in its tissues; investigations of pathways of uptake, dispersal, and metabolism using radioactive isotopes and X-ray microanalysis.
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