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Paleontology and Sedimentary Geology

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
1.06.02  Natural sciences and mathematics  Geology  Palaeontology and biostratigraphy 

Code Science Field
P005  Natural sciences and mathematics  Geology, physical geography 

Code Science Field
1.05  Natural Sciences  Earth and related Environmental sciences 
Evaluation (rules)
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Researchers (11)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  30482  PhD Miloš Bartol  Geology  Researcher  2013  88 
2.  39186  PhD Tim Cifer  Geology  Junior researcher  2016 - 2017  21 
3.  17351  Kata Cvetko-Barić    Technical associate  2013 - 2017 
4.  11325  PhD Irena Debeljak  Natural sciences and mathematics  Researcher  2013 - 2017  106 
5.  05794  PhD Špela Goričan  Geology  Head  2013 - 2017  280 
6.  08392  PhD Aleksander Horvat  Geology  Researcher  2013 - 2017  195 
7.  13607  PhD Adrijan Košir  Geology  Technical associate  2017  246 
8.  32279  PhD Duje Kukoč  Geology  Junior researcher  2013  32 
9.  36049  PhD Andrea Martin Perez  Geology  Researcher  2013 - 2017  100 
10.  08229  PhD Vasja Mikuž  Geology  Researcher  2013 - 2017  353 
11.  01384  PhD Nina Zupančič  Geology  Researcher  2013 - 2017  324 
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  63,162 
The program, carried out at the Ivan Rakovec Institute of Paleontology ZRC SAZU, covers paleontology, sedimentology and stratigraphy of the Mesozoic and Cenozoic. The main research areas are in Slovenia, but other regions of the Mediterranean are also included.   In the next years, our research will be focused on the following subjects: 1. Stratigraphy and sedimentology of Mesozoic deep-water basins and carbonate platforms; depositional environments and paleogeography of Tethyan continental margins in NW Slovenia, Montenegro and Oman. 2. Sedimentary processes and environments of the Cretaceous-Paleogene synorogenic carbonate platform and foreland basin in NW Dinarides 3. Sedimentology, biostratigraphy, and paleoecology of Oligocene and Miocene sedimentary basins in the Central Paratethys. 4. Taxonomy, biochronology and evolution of selected fossil groups (diatoms, silicoflagellates, calcareous nannoplankton, radiolarians, mollusks and echinoids). 5. Cave bear from Slovenian sites - paleobiology and population dynamics. 6. Cooperation in other scientific disciplines (environmental sciences, archaeology, agronomy).
Significance for science
The proposed research program will bring new insights into biology, ecology and evolution of the studied fossil groups as well as into sedimentary processes in corresponding paleoenvironments. New paleontologic and stratigraphic data will be obtained in the regions which have previously not been systematically investigated. The results will enable broader regional correlations and will thus substantially contribute to further development of palinspastic models for the Mediterranean realm. Though primarily aimed at contributing to basic geological research, wider implications of the program are also envisaged for other disciplines, e.g., environmental sciences, agronomy and archaeology.
Significance for the country
An important goal of the research program is to advance the activities related to the Slovenian natural heritage. The results provide a background for the evaluation of geological sites in terms of protection and their potential use in natural history education. Among the activities, directly linked to the natural heritage management, the program group takes part in the projects of geological monitoring of the motorway construction, funded by DARS (Motorway Company in the Republic of Slovenia). Our provenance studies of archeological raw materials contribute to the research of Slovenian cultural heritage. Four researchers of the program group are faculty members at the University of Ljubljana.
Most important scientific results Annual report 2013, 2014, 2015, final report
Most important socioeconomically and culturally relevant results Annual report 2013, 2014, 2015, final report
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