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Geochemical and structural processes

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
1.06.00  Natural sciences and mathematics  Geology   
2.07.00  Engineering sciences and technologies  Computer science and informatics   

Code Science Field
P005  Natural sciences and mathematics  Geology, physical geography 
P175  Natural sciences and mathematics  Informatics, systems theory 
geology, petrology, mineralogy, tectonic, geochemistry, stable isotopes, geomicrobiology, biomineralization, mineralization of organic matter, global changes, sedimentary basins, environmental studies, aquatic ecosystems, mass transport, geochemical modelling, geogenic and anthropogenic pollutants, food web, natural and artificial materials
Evaluation (rules)
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Researchers (18)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  11447  PhD Meta Dobnikar  Geology  Researcher  2004 - 2008  173 
2.  21372  PhD Matej Dolenec  Geology  Researcher  2004 - 2008  476 
3.  06264  PhD Tadej Dolenec  Geology  Head  2004 - 2008  483 
4.  20407  Ema Hrovatin    Technical associate  2004 - 2008 
5.  24255  PhD Vanja Kastelic  Geology  Junior researcher  2005 - 2008  39 
6.  10186  PhD Heda Kočevar  Geology  Researcher  2004  101 
7.  07177  PhD Breda Mirtič  Geology  Researcher  2004 - 2008  440 
8.  21199  PhD Katarina Oblak Brown  Geology  Researcher  2007 - 2008  57 
9.  02206  PhD Jernej Pavšič  Geology  Researcher  2004 - 2008  413 
10.  08230  PhD Jožef Pezdič  Geology  Researcher  2004 - 2008  336 
11.  26552  PhD Nastja Rogan Šmuc  Geology  Junior researcher  2007 - 2008  176 
12.  23426  PhD Boštjan Rožič  Geology  Researcher  2004 - 2008  378 
13.  20249  PhD Andrej Šmuc  Geology  Researcher  2007 - 2008  409 
14.  17146  Miran Udovč    Technical associate  2004 - 2008  108 
15.  24253  PhD Timotej Verbovšek  Geology  Junior researcher  2005 - 2008  376 
16.  15287  PhD Barbara Vokal  Chemistry  Researcher  2004  80 
17.  15900  PhD Marko Vrabec  Geology  Researcher  2004 - 2008  324 
18.  29632  PhD Petra Žvab Rožič  Geology  Junior researcher  2008  383 
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  19,865 
The proposed investigations in the research program Geochemical and structural processes are of complex and advanced character. They are concerned with geological, petrological, mineralogical, sedimentological, palaeoecological, palaeoclimatological as well as with geochemical and isotopic studies related to: • the origin of sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks as well as of ore genesis and the crystallization of rock forming and ore minerals • geochemical and biogeochemical processes in different environments (fractionation of stable isotopes (O, C, H, N and S in recent marine and fresh water environments) as well as in post sedimentary processes and of those of the supergene zone • the investigation of biotic and a-biotic events in Earth history associated with short-term and long-term global perturbations of geochemical and isotopic records as well as with biotic crisis and mass extinctions • basic research of biomineralization and calcification processes in marine benthic organisms and influence of environmental factors on mineral components of these benthos • tectonic evolution of Slovenian and neighboring regions and studies of active tectonic deformation and related stress field with an emphasis on determine earthquake potential and risk in Slovenia • the sources and fluxes of dissolved inorganic carbon at the sediment/water interface in a shallow coastal area • the origin of sedimentary organic matter in the Adriatic, the influence of sedimentary biogeochemistry on the formation of hypoxic in coastal water and the food web structure of the ecosystem in the Adriatic Sea • geogenic and anthropogenic impact (heavy metals and other pollutants) on soil, water, sediments and biota • stable isotope structure of aquatic ecosystems • the behavior of building materials in simulated systems regarding the possibility of their use as secondary building materials, as substitute for material minerals aggregates • the genesis, transport and accumulations of gases in the tectonic active fractured zones and structures. The main topic is study of diagenetic processes in the Tertiary sedimentary basins, research in the organic matter (coals) • geomicrobiology (interactions between microbes and minerals) and environmental mineralogy
Significance for science
Geochemical and structural processes represent the essential part of evolution of geological environment. They are important section of many cycles controlling changes that directly influent on mankind. For that reason geochemical and structural investigations are widely represented in all parts of science. We are fully aquainted in basic fields of geochemistry as well as in structure of natural materials to the extent by which we can appropriately contribute to international progress, as can be seen from our references and citations in internationaly aknowledged journals. Combining geochemical and structural processes that are in mutual relationships in geoenvironment is the main goal of our research. This will enable complementarity to worldwide trends. Combining of geological and structural knowledge will provide answers to many important questions that remained opened because single science (geochemistry or structural geology) was not sufficient to find proper answers.
Significance for the country
Advanced understanding of geochemical and structural processes is an essential base for better expertise of Slovenia region and the main goal of our research group. It provides the fundamental data needed for protection and preservation of natural geoheritage and cultural heritage. Providing basic geological data necessary for permanent social and economic evolution of Slovenia in different fields: mining, civil engineering, seismic hazard, avalanches, architectural stones and artificial materials, is our second research aim. Gaining all neccessary knowledge about sensitivity of geoenvironment for stressful events (antropogenic pollution, natural hazard) on the basis of geochemical and structural data is our third and at the same time the most important goal. Previous investigations serve as good basis for successful continuation of environmental research.
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