This volume analyzes the relief of the Triglav Lakes Valley and evaluates the landforms in terms of nature protection. The central part of the study consists of two parts: a relief analysis and landform evaluation. Due to the fragmentation of relief forms, their different sizes and greater nature protection importance of areas with high density and diversity of forms, the relief is assessed according to 17 unified geomorphological units. The assessment employed the Swiss method, which comprises central (scientific) assessment criteria (rareness, representativeness, integrity and paleogeographical value) and is supplemented by additional criteria (ecological, aesthetic, cultural and economic value). The result of the relief analysis and the evaluation of geomorphological units is the cartographic, tabular, pictorial, and descriptive presentation of geomorphosites in the Triglav Lakes Valley. In addition, proposals are presented for conferring the status of natural value and protection.
Studies on the knowledge society and regional innovation systems and their contribution to economic growth are already well established in research literature. This book ('Geographical Perspectives on the Knowledge Society in Slovenia') is based on a geographical analysis of connections between technological knowledge, competitiveness factors, and economic effects. It proceeds from the hypothesis that economic effectiveness in a region originates from the quality of human capital, in which innovations are the precondition for social progress, competitiveness, and developmental success. This article analyzes the spatial expansion of the knowledge society based on socioeconomic and development indicators in Slovenia. The key finding is that these areas are unevenly distributed. The high share of centers of national importance and neighboring suburban municipalities in emerging urban regions stands out in particular. Areas with a high percentage of creative professions are more innovative and their economic and social development is more successful.
This paper focuses on caves in Pleistocene carbonate conglomerates in Slovenia and for the first time defines them as eogenetic. The conglomerates show no deep burial that would resemble the mezogenetic stage of diagenesis and are still in the phase of early diagenesis (i.e. eogenetic stage). Based on speleological analysis the eogenetic caves were grouped into four types; (1) linear stream caves, (2) shelter caves, (3) breakdown caves, and (4) vadose shafts. All four types of caves, described in this paper, can appear individually, however, complex cave systems are often a combination of passages of different types.
The book describes geomorphic evolution of Slovenia as the locus classicus of karst phenomena and karst geomorphology is the most intensively practised branch. According to their general morphology, hydrology and evolution, Alpine karst, isolated karst and Dinaric karst are distinguished. New measurement techniques revealed changes in the intensity of corrosion, for example, a reduction in intensity in many caves at the Pleistocene/Holocene boundary. The study of unroofed caves provided information on the dynamics of karst systems. Fluvial geomorphic processes are also intensive. Landslide hazard is the greatest in the alpine region, where surfaces susceptible to landslides cover one fifth of the area. In spite of intensive postglacial erosion, some traces of Pleistocene glacial and periglacial processes are still found in the Slovenian Alps and Dinaric Mountains.
In the book Locality, memory, reconstruction, which deals with economic transformation of monostructural areas the article Idrija : a local player on the global market was published. It presents the economic development of Idrija, whose economy has successfully transformed from mining to elektro industry.