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Regional Geography of Slovenia

January 1, 1999 - December 31, 2003
Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
6.12.00  Humanities  Geography   

Code Science Field
P510  Natural sciences and mathematics  Physical geography, geomorphology, pedology, cartography, climatology 
S230  Social sciences  Social geography 
S240  Social sciences  Town and country planning 
S250  Social sciences  Demography 
T250  Technological sciences  Landscape design 
T260  Technological sciences  Physical planning 
Evaluation (rules)
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Researchers (18)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  20004  PhD Tatiana Bajuk Senčar  Ethnology  Researcher  2002 - 2003  170 
2.  17544  Meta Ferjan    Researcher  2001 - 2003  17 
3.  12676  PhD Jerneja Fridl  Geography  Researcher  2001 - 2003  711 
4.  08467  PhD Matej Gabrovec  Geography  Researcher  2001 - 2003  595 
5.  19465  Nanika Holz  Linguistics  Researcher  2001 - 2002  24 
6.  13179  PhD Mauro Hrvatin  Humanities  Researcher  2001 - 2003  360 
7.  21464  PhD Blaž Komac  Geography  Researcher  2001 - 2003  620 
8.  16316  PhD Mihael Kosi  Historiography  Researcher  2002 - 2003  235 
9.  02557  PhD Milan Orožen Adamič  Geography  Researcher  2001 - 2003  813 
10.  14000  MSc Miha Pavšek  Geography  Researcher  2001 - 2003  1,392 
11.  08294  PhD Drago Perko  Geography  Head  2001 - 2003  1,034 
12.  18624  MSc Borut Peršolja  Geography  Researcher  2001 - 2002  402 
13.  19134  PhD Franci Petek  Geography  Researcher  2001 - 2003  132 
14.  17546  Minka Rupert    Researcher  2001 - 2003  22 
15.  19751  MSc Helena Smole  Linguistics  Researcher  2001 - 2002  32 
16.  08101  PhD Maja Topole  Geography  Researcher  2001 - 2003  512 
17.  17073  PhD Mimi Urbanc  Geography  Researcher  2001 - 2003  442 
18.  22245  PhD Matija Zorn  Geography  Researcher  2002 - 2003  1,199 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0618  Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts  Ljubljana  5105498000  61,148 
The research program Regionalna geografija Slovenije (Regional Geography of Slovenia), which covers the field of regional geography, the central branch of geography and a fundamental national science for any country, primarily comprises: - analytical and synthetic regional-geographical studies of Slovenia and its regional units at various levels, - comparative regional-geographical studies of Slovenia as a constituent part of the world, - the development of regional-geographical theory, methodology and terminology including geographical names, - the establishment and development of the Geographical Information System and the digital thematic cartography connected with it, - the enlargement of the Institute’s geographical and cartographical collections, and - the preparation of essential geography texts on Slovenia and its regions. Methodologically, geographical regionalization and typification present the greatest scientific challenge, since Slovenia is renowned for its exceptional regional diversity. On its territory, the geographical features and influences of the Alps, the Pannonian plain, the Dinaric Alps, and the Mediterranean are intertwined, as well as German, Hungarian, Slavic, and Romance cultural influences. Here, the Geographical Information System is most useful, making possible the systematic and objective division of Slovenia by linking numerous items of information and data about regional factors. As regards terminology and geographical names, the most problematic are names that are not names of settlements, particularly in Slovene-populated areas outside Slovenia itself. From the point of view of content, an appropriate balance between the systemic and problem approaches typifies the study of regional units. However, knowledge of Slovenia’s regions is relatively small since regional-geographical studies are rare due to the pronounced specialization of the majority of geographers and their even more rare publication. A significant part of the research program is therefore devoted to the preparation of scientific monographs on individual regions, which is especially important now that Slovenia with its independence, its new social system, and its involvement in world events is intervening more rapidly in space, that is, in regions. Since all interventions should be scientifically based, the research of Slovenia’s regions must be an on-going process. The results of the research program are published primarily in two of the Institute’s publications: the scientific journal Geografski zbornik/Acta Geographica published since 1952 and the scientific book series Geografija Slovenije in which two books have been published annually since 1999. The research program thus provides an on-going, systematic, and uniform regional-geographical investigation of Slovenia; the development of theory, methodology, terminology, the Geographical Information System, and digital thematic cartography; as well as the publication of scientific monographs on the regions, which is consistent with the aims of the establishment and the long-term research programs of the Anton Melik Geographical Institute, founded in 1948 by the Slovene Academy of Science and Art at the initiative of Anton Melik, Academy member and Slovenia’s greatest geographer, after whom the Academy named the Institute in 1976.
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