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Determination of natural landscape types of Slovenia using geographic information system

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 

Code Science Field
6.05  Humanities  Other humanities 
geography, geographical regionalization, geographical typification, landscape type, surface, rocks, vegetation, regional development, Slovenia, digital elevation model, geographic information system
Evaluation (rules)
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Researchers (15)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  24301  PhD David Bole  Humanities  Researcher  2010 - 2011  297 
2.  27510  PhD Mateja Breg Valjavec  Humanities  Junior researcher  2010 - 2012  188 
3.  30791  PhD Rok Ciglič  Humanities  Junior researcher  2010 - 2013  403 
4.  08467  PhD Matej Gabrovec  Humanities  Researcher  2010 - 2013  595 
5.  13179  PhD Mauro Hrvatin  Humanities  Researcher  2010 - 2013  360 
6.  07553  PhD Drago Kladnik  Humanities  Researcher  2010 - 2013  1,160 
7.  21464  PhD Blaž Komac  Humanities  Researcher  2010 - 2013  619 
8.  32206  PhD Jani Kozina  Humanities  Junior researcher  2010 - 2013  228 
9.  35070  Jaka Ortar  Humanities  Junior researcher  2013  102 
10.  14000  MSc Miha Pavšek  Humanities  Researcher  2010 - 2013  1,392 
11.  08294  PhD Drago Perko  Humanities  Head  2010 - 2013  1,034 
12.  00343  Peter Repolusk  Humanities  Researcher  2010 - 2013  215 
13.  08101  PhD Maja Topole  Humanities  Researcher  2010 - 2013  512 
14.  17073  PhD Mimi Urbanc  Humanities  Researcher  2010 - 2013  442 
15.  22245  PhD Matija Zorn  Humanities  Researcher  2010 - 2013  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  61,076 
On the basis of digital data on relief, rock, and vegetation, the most significant elements of the internal structure of Slovene landscapes and at the same time of their external appearance, the geographic information system and verification in the field will be employed to elaborate a natural landscape typification of Slovenia. The most important natural landscape types in Slovenia will be defined, analyzed, and evaluated as relatively homogenous natural spatial units that similarly influence the social elements of the landscape and respond in a similar way to spatial development by society and require similar protection. Thematic maps of the natural landscape typification of Slovenia will be elaborated as a resource for research in the framework of numerous scientific branches, in the regionalization of Slovenia, in spatial planning, in the protection of Slovenia’s natural heritage, in regional planning, and in the preservation of the diversity of Slovenia’s landscapes.
Significance for science
The project has: - improved and expanded the methodology of natural landscape typification of Slovenia, - improveed knowledge of the laws of reciprocal influence among natural elements of the landscape, - stimulated scientific discussion on geographical regionalization, typification, and other divisions of Slovenia, particularly about the methodology, terminology, and concrete results in this field, - improved knowledge of the landscape diversity of Slovenia as one of its greatest natural assets, - increased the importance of geography as an applied discipline, - strengthened physical an regional geography, as well as landscape ecology, - introduced new methodological solutions and models into geography, - examined innovative use of geographic information systems, - increased the effectiveness and applicability of geographic information systems, - evaluated and supervised the quality of relief, litoligical and vegetation data in Slovenia, - strengthened the importance of fieldwork as a key element in testing the results of quantitative analyses, - contributed to better presentation of geographical characteristics of Slovenia in foreign countries, - provided applicable results such as thematic maps that become a scientific resource for new research in this field. The results of the project are important for geography and its related sciences in the pure and applied fields as well as for agriculture, regional planning, the preservation of the countryside and settling, planning proper land use, landscape ecology, and the preservation of Slovenia’s natural and cultural heritage.
Significance for the country
The findings of the project are applicable in a number of fields in Slovenia, including: - in the formation of national measures for more suitable management in individual natural landscape types, - in harmonizing further economic and other development relative to environment limitations and economic needs in individual natural landscape types, - in various interventions by the competent institutions into environment, - in developing national and municipal measures for planning further spatial development, - in drawing up standard and detailed municipal spatial plans, - in the protection of Slovenia’s natural heritage, - in preparing geographical and other school textbooks for different level of education, - in changing the value perception of people regarding the natural landscape diversity of Slovenia as a national asset. Other scientific branches are able to make good use of the results of the project in their own research work, as state and private institutions and administrative authorities on the national and local level as a reference for their appropriate planning of the most varied developments and various organizations in their promotion of Slovenia as a country with great natural landscape diversity. The results are based on the geographic information system, which enable their constant upgrading and expansion. The findings of the project are and will be published in a form accessible to the widest circle of users.
Most important scientific results Annual report 2010, 2011, 2012, final report, complete report on dLib.si
Most important socioeconomically and culturally relevant results Annual report 2010, 2011, 2012, final report, complete report on dLib.si
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