Assoc. Prof. Nadja Zupan Hajna, Ph. D.

Associate Professor at master degree study programme (2nd cycle) Earth and Environmental Sciences at Postgraduate School ZRC SAZU.



nadja.zupan-hajna@zrc-sazu.si

Associate Professor at master degree study programme (2nd cycle) Earth and Environmental Sciences at Postgraduate School ZRC SAZU, where she is a course principal of the mandatory course Karst geomorphology.

 

Education:

  • University degree in geology (the University of Ljubljana, NTF Department of Geology, 1987);
  • Master’s degree in geological sciences (the University of Ljubljana, NTF Department of Geology, 1990);
  • Doctorate of Geological Sciences (the University of Ljubljana, NTF Department of Geology, 2002).

 

Short biography:

She was born in 1962 on Jesenice. After graduating from high school in 1981, she subscribed to the Department of Geology, NTF, University of Ljubljana. She finished her studies in 1987. She received her master’s degree from the same faculty in 1990 and her doctorate in geological sciences in 2002. In 1991 she received a Slovenian grant of Republiški sekretariat za raziskovalno dejavnost in tehnologijo (contract no. A64392618/90) for training at the McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. Since 1987 she has been employed at the Karst Research Institute of the Scientific Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts. In the years 2004 to 2010 she was habilitated and additionally employed at the University of Primorska, FHŠ at the Department of Geography, and from 2010 to 2011 at UNG, Faculty of Postgraduate Studies, Department of Karstology. At FHŠ she lectured at the Undergraduate Program Geography of Contact Spaces, Karst Module (subjects: Fundamentals of Karstology (2006-2010) and Karst Geomorphology (2006-2010) and Geomorphology of Karst Surfaces and Caves (2010-2014). At UNG, Faculty of Postgraduate Studies of Karstology studies as an external lecturer in several basic and elective subjects. She was a member of the Scientific Council of IZRK ZRC SAZU from 2008 to 2012, and a member of the Scientific Council of ZRC SAZU from 2012 to 2016. She is a member of the Slovenian Geological Society (President from 2006 to 2010),  a member of the Geomorphological Society of Slovenia (President 2002-2007), and a member of SINQUA. She is a member of the International Speleological Union-UIS Bureau (2009-2017 Adjunct Secretary, and Treasurer since 2017) and a representative of the International Speleological Union-UIS at the International Council for Science (ICS) since 2017. She has been a member of the INQUA SACCOM and SEQ Group since 2018, and a member of the IUCN / WCPA Caves and Karst Group since 2018. She is a member of the editorial board of Acta Carsologica (since 2014 sectoral editor), and editor of various monographs and proceedings.

 

She is mainly engaged in the research and dating of cave sediments, geomorphology, and geology of karst, as well as the interpretation and promotion of karst and its science. She participates in karst and cave research around the world and lectures at conferences as an invited lecturer (e.g. Australia (MarieCurie IRSES project, 2010-2013), China (several bilateral projects, 1995-1996), Czech Republic (several bilateral projects, from 1997 onwards), Croatia (Interreg projects KUP and ŽIVO), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Indonesia, Brazil, Canada). Her bibliography comprises over 370 units.





Selected bibliography:

  • ZUPAN HAJNA, Nadja (avtor, fotograf). Karst, caves and people. 1st ed. Ljubljana: ZRC SAZU, Založba ZRC, 2021. 171 str.
  • ZUPAN HAJNA, Nadja, MIHEVC, Andrej, PRUNER, Petr, BOSÁK, Pavel. Palaeomagnetism and magnetostratigraphy of Karst sediments in Slovenia. Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU, 2008. 266 str., ilustr. Carsologica, 8.
  • ZUPAN HAJNA, Nadja. Incomplete solution: weathering of cave walls and the production, transport and deposition of carbonate fines. Postojna: Inštitut za raziskovanje krasa ZRC SAZU: = Karst Research Institute at ZRC SAZU; Ljubljana: Založba ZRC: = ZRC Publishing, 2003. 167 str.,
  • ZUPAN HAJNA, Nadja. Dinaric karst – geography and geology. V: WHITE, William Blaine (ur.), CULVER, David C. (ur.), PIPAN, Tanja (ur.). Encyclopedia of caves. 3rd ed. London [etc.]: Academic Press, an imprint of Elsevier, cop. 2019. Str. 353-362.
  • ZUPAN HAJNA, Nadja. Siga v kraških jamah. V: JERŠEK, Miha (ur.). Mineralna bogastva Slovenije. Ljubljana: Prirodoslovni muzej Slovenije: = Slovenian Museum of Natural History, 2006. Str. 192-203, ilustr. Scopolia, Supplementum, 3.
  • ZUPAN HAJNA, Nadja. Karst in Slovenia. V: OROŽEN ADAMIČ, Milan (ur.). Slovenia: a geographical overview. Ljubljana: Association of the Geographical Societies of Slovenia: Založba ZRC, 2004. Str. 39-44.
  • ZUPAN HAJNA, Nadja, BOSÁK, Pavel, PRUNER, Petr, MIHEVC, Andrej, HERCMAN, Helena, HORÁČEK, Ivan. Karst sediments in Slovenia : Plio-Quaternary multi-proxy records. Quaternary international. [Print ed.]. 30 April 2020, vol. 546, str. 4-19.
  • ZUPAN HAJNA, Nadja, OTONIČAR, Bojan, PRUNER, Petr, CULIBERG, Metka, HLAVÁČ, Jaroslav, MANDIĆ, Oleg, SKÁLA, Roman, BOSÁK, Pavel. Late Pleistocene lacustrine sediments and their relation to red soils in the Northeastern margin of the Dinaric Karst = Pozno pleistocenski jezerski sedimenti in njihova povezava z rdečimi tlemi na severovzhodnem robu Dinarskega krasa. Acta carsologica. [Tiskana izd.]. 2019, letn. 48, št. 2, str. 153-171.
  • ZUPAN HAJNA, Nadja, MIHEVC, Andrej, PRUNER, Petr, BOSÁK, Pavel. Palaeomagnetic research on karst sediments in Slovenia. International journal of speleology. 2010, letn. 39, št. 2, str. 47-60.
  • ZUPAN HAJNA, Nadja. Barka depression, a denuded shaft in the area of Snežnik Mountain, Southwest Slovenia. Journal of caves and karst studies : a publication of the National Speleological Society. 2007, vol. 69, no. 2, str. 266-274.

MODULE GENERAL ELECTIVE COURSES

Assistant Professor at master degree study programme (2nd Cycle) Earth and Environmental Sciences and doctoral degree study programme (3rd cycle) Environmental and Regional Studies at Postgraduate School ZRC SAZU. Nataša Viršek Ravbar, Ph. D.

Principal of the Ecohydrological processes and pressures in karst, which is part of the module Basics of Karstology in the Master's program, and Selected studies of karstology at the Doctoral program. Senior Research Fellow at the Karst Research Institute ZRC SAZU. Assistant Professor in the field of Karstology.


+386 5 700 19 31
natasa.ravbar@zrc-sazu.si

Assistant Professor at master degree study programme (2nd level) Earth and Environmental Sciences where she is a course principal of the general elective course Ecohydrological processes and pressures in Karst and at doctoral degree study programme (3rd level) Environmental and Regional Studies at Postgraduate School ZRC SAZU where he is a course principal at common elective course Selected studies in karstology.

 

Education:

  • Sc. in Geography and Sinology (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, 2001);
  • D. in Karstology (University of Nova Gorica, Graduate School of Karstology, 2007).

 

Research work and interests:

Nataša Ravbar is mainly interested in the modes of water flow, hydrological temporal variability and the study of surface- and groundwater interactions in karst. She deals with the protection of karst and karst water sources and the assessment of the vulnerability and risk of water to contamination. She has considerable international experience in developing strategies for the protection of karst water sources. She has participated in and led a number of international and national projects. In a previous research project, she developed a general approach to assessing the vulnerability and risk of karst waters to contamination. The method has been deployed several times in karst areas at home and abroad. She publishes the results of her work in many domestic and foreign books and journals, which are included in SCI. She shares her knowledge as a university lecturer and thesis supervisor.



Main visiting appointments:

  • Academic year 1997/98: Undergraduate training in Xinzhu, Taiwan;
  • Academic year 1998/99: Undergraduate training at the Shaanxi Teacher’s University, Xian, and at the University of Yunnan, Kunming, People’s Republic of China;
  • May 2004: International scientific training at the Centre for Hydrogeology, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland;
  • April 2010: International scientific training at the Centre for Hydrogeology, University of Malaga, Spain;
  • August 2019: Faculty of Mining and Geology, Department of Hydrogeology, University of Belgrade, Serbia.

Other:

  • Awarded by the World Federation of Scientists and the Slovene Scientific Foundation;
  • Member of the Scientific Committee for the organisation of the international annual congress International Karstological School “Classical Karst”;
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the International Scientific Conference Geobalcanica, Skopje; of the International Congress of the IAH, Roma; of the International Symposium Karst 2018 – Expect the unexpected, Trebinje; convener of the sessions at the EGU General Assembly (Vienna);
  • Peer reviews for the following journals (alphabetical order): Acta Carsologica, Applied Geochemistry, Earth-Science Reviews, Engineering Geology, Environmental Earth Sciences, Geodinamica Acta, Ground Water, Hydrogeology Journal, Hydrological Processes, Journal of Cave and Karst Sciences, Journal of Environmental Management, Journal of Hydrology, Science of the Total Environment and others;
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the international journal Research in Tourism and Karst Areas; Urban Challenge; Acta Geobalcanica; Acta Geoscientica Sinica; Grundwasser;
  • 2008–2016: Vice-President of the Karst Commission of the International Geographical Union;
  • 2009–2013: Assistant Director and coordinator of the UNESCO’s Chair of Karstology, Uiversity of Nova Gorica;
  • 2012–present: Co-editor of the Acta Carsologica international journal (included in the SCI).

Selected publications:

  • PETRIČ, Metka, RAVBAR, Nataša, GOSTINČAR, Petra, KRSNIK, Petra, GACIN, Marina. GIS database of groundwater flow characteristics in carbonate aquifers: tracer test inventory from Slovenian karst. Applied geography, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0143622820301582?via%3Dihub, doi: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2020.102191
  • RAVBAR, Nataša, MAYAUD, Cyril, BLATNIK, Matej, PETRIČ, Metka. Determination of inundation areas within karst poljes and intermittent lakes for the purposes of ephemeral flood mapping. Hydrogeology journal, doi: 10.1007/s10040-020-02268-x.
  • OLARINOYE, Tunde, GLEESON, Tom, MARX, Vera, SEEGER, Stefan, ADINEHVAND, Rouhollah, ALLOCCA, Vincenzo, ANDREO, Bartolomé, APAÉSTEGUI, James, APOLIT, Christophe, ARFIB, Bruno, BLATNIK, Matej, RAVBAR, Nataša, et al. Global karst springs hydrograph dataset for research and management of the world’s fastest-flowing groundwater. Scientific data, https://www.nature.com/articles/s41597-019-0346-5, doi: 10.1038/s41597-019-0346-5.
  • KOVAČIČ, Gregor, PETRIČ, Metka, RAVBAR, Nataša. Evaluation and Qualification of the Effects of Climate and Vegetation Cover Change on Karst Water Sources: Case Studies of Two Springs in South-Western Slovenia. Water, https://doi.org/10.3390/w12113087, doi: 10.3390/w12113087.
  • MAYAUD, Cyril, GABROVŠEK, Franci, BLATNIK, Matej, KOGOVŠEK, Blaž, PETRIČ, Metka, RAVBAR, Nataša. Understanding flooding in poljes : a modelling perspective. Journal of Hydrology, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2019.04.092.
  • PETRIČ, Metka, KOGOVŠEK, Janja, RAVBAR, Nataša. Effects of the vadose zone on groundwater flow and solute transport characteristics in mountainous karst aquifers: the case of the Javorniki-Snežnik massif (SW Slovenia). Acta carsologica, https://ojs.zrc-sazu.si/carsologica/article/view/5144/6593, doi: 10.3986/ac.v47i1.5144.
  • VIŽINTIN, Goran, RAVBAR, Nataša, JANEŽ, Jože, KOREN, Eva, JANEŽ, Naško, ZINI, Luca, TREU, Francesco, PETRIČ, Metka. Integration of models of various types of aquifers for water quality management in the transboundary area of the Soča/Isonzo river basin (Slovenia/Italy). Science of the total environment, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.11.017, doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.11.017.
  • TURPAUD, Philippe, ZINI, Luca, RAVBAR, Nataša, CUCCHI, Franco, PETRIČ, Metka, URBANC, Janko. Development of a protocol for the karst water source protection zoning: application to the Classical Karst Region (NE Italy and SW Slovenia). Water resources management, doi: 10.1007/s11269-017-1882-4.
  • KOIT, Oliver, RAVBAR, Nataša, MARANDI, Andres, TERASMAA, Jaanus. Threshold-controlled three-stage hydraulic behaviour of a mantled shallow carbonate aquifer (Tuhala karst area, North Estonia). Acta carsologica, https://ojs.zrc-sazu.si/carsologica/article/view/4951/6252, doi: 10.3986/ac.v46i2-3.4951.
  • RAVBAR, Nataša, ŠEBELA, Stanka. The effectiveness of protection policies and legislative framework with special regard to karst landscapes: insights from Slovenia. Environmental science & policy, doi: 10.1016/j.envsci.2015.02.013.
  • TURK, Janez, MALARD, Arnauld, JEANNIN, Pierre-Yves, PETRIČ, Metka, GABROVŠEK, Franci, RAVBAR, Nataša, VOUILLAMOZ, Jonathan, SLABE, Tadej, SORDET, Valentin. Hydrogeological characterization of groundwater storage and drainage in an alpine karst aquifer (the Kanin massif, Julian Alps). Hydrological processes, doi: 10.1002/hyp.10313.
  • RAVBAR, Nataša, BARBERÁ, Juan Antonio, PETRIČ, Metka, KOGOVŠEK, Janja, ANDREO NAVARRO, Bartolomé. The study of hydrodynamic behaviour of a complex karst system under low-flow conditions using natural and artificial tracers (the catchment of the Unica River, SW Slovenia). Environmental earth sciences, http://www.springerlink.com/content/1866-6280/65/8/, doi: 10.1007/s12665-012-1523-4.
  • RAVBAR, Nataša, ENGELHARDT, Irina, GOLDSCHEIDER, Nico. Anomalous behaviour of specific electrical conductivity at a karst spring induced by variable catchment boundaries: the case of the Podstenjšek spring, Slovenia. Hydrological processes, doi: 10.1002/hyp.7966.
  • KOVAČIČ, Gregor, RAVBAR, Nataša. Extreme hydrological events in karsts areas of Slovenia, the case of the Unica River basin. Geodinamica Acta, 2010, 23, 1/3, str. 89-100.
  • VÍAS, Jesus, ANDREO NAVARRO, Bartolomé, RAVBAR, Nataša, HÖTZL, Heinz. Mapping the vulnerability of groundwater to the contamination of four carbonate aquifers in Europe. Journal of environmental management, 2010, 91, 7, 1500-1510.
  • RAVBAR, Nataša, GOLDSCHEIDER, Nico. Comparative application of four methods of groundwater vulnerability mapping in a Slovene karst catchment. Hydrogeology journal, 2009, 17, 3, 725-733.
  • ANDREO NAVARRO, Bartolomé, RAVBAR, Nataša, VIAS, J. M. Source vulnerability mapping in carbonate (karst) aquifers by extension of the COP method: application to pilot sites. Hydrogeology journal, 2009, 17, 3, 749-758.
  • RAVBAR, Nataša, GOLDSCHEIDER, Nico. Proposed methodology of vulnerability and contamination risk mapping for the protection of karst aquifers in Slovenia, 2007, 36, 3, 397-411.

MODULE GENERAL ELECTIVE COURSES

Prof. Tadej Slabe, Ph. D.

Professor at master degree study programme (2nd cycle) Earth and Environmental Sciences at Postgraduate School ZRC SAZU.


+386 5 700 1900
tadej.slabe@zrc-sazu.si

Course principal:

 

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Geography and Sociology (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, 1983);
  • PhD in Geography (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, 1992).



Karst research and development of karstology:

He has been employed at the ZRC SAZU Karst Research Institute since 1986, and has been the head of the institute since 1995. Since 1999, he has been in charge of the central karstology programme “Karst Research”. He is creatively involved in the content and organisational development of domestic and international karstology.

 

He has summarised his findings on the formation and development of cave rock features and on the importance of cave rocky relief as traces of the development of caves in the books Cave Rocky Relief (1995) and Jamske skalne oblike [Cave Rock Features] (2014). He has expanded his research to include the karst surface. He is the co-author of the following books: Classical Karst (1997), Evolution of Karst (2002), and Sinkholes and Subsidence: Karst and Cavernous Rocks in Engineering and Construction (2005). He is the co-initiator, co-editor and co-author of the books Kraški pojavi, odkriti med gradnjo slovenskih avtocest [Karst Features Discovered during Motorway Construction in Slovenia] (2007), Karst Rock Features, Karren Sculpturing (2009), South China Karst I (1998) and South China Karst II (2011), Krasoslovje v razvojnih izzivih na krasu [Karstology and Development Challenges on Karst] (2012), The Beka-Ocizla Cave System (2015), Cave Exploration in Slovenia (2016) and Karstology in the Classical Karst (2020). He has also studied the karst of China, Australia, Iran, Japan, Vietnam, Brazil, United Arab Emirates and Siberia. As a professor he teaches at the Karstology postgraduate study programme at the University of Nova Gorica, lecturing on karstology, the karst surface and caves; he also teaches at the Faculty of Humanities Koper of the University of Primorska, and at the School of Sustainable Tourism. He participates in the development of karstology study programmes. He is the initiator and co-founder of the first and only karstology study programme. He helps with coordinating the work at the UNESCO Chair on Karst Education. He takes part in planning interventions in karst and in its protection. He is collaborating with karstologists from all over the world; he is the signatory of international cooperation agreements with several research institutes and universities, and is preparing the International Karstological School “Classical Karst” with colleagues. He is one of the initiators and heads of the International Center for Karst Research of Yunnan University and the Yunnan International Karst Environmental Laboratory in Kunming. He is a member of the editorial board of the Slovenian journal Acta Carsologica, of the Hungarian karstology journal Karst Development and of the Brazilian journal Tourism and Karst Areas. He is a member of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Karst Geology under the auspices of UNESCO in Guilin, China.

 

For his research work in China and for connecting karstologists, he has received the Chinese Friendship with Yunnan Award; for his contribution to international karstology, he has received an award from the Karst Waters Institute (USA), an association of American karstologists.


Selected bibliography:

ČLANKI / PAPERS

  • KNEZ, Martin, SLABE, Tadej, TRAJANOVA, Mirka, AKIMOVA, Tatjana, KALMYKOV, Igor. The karren peeling off on marbles in Altai (Altai Republic, Russian Federation). Acta carsologica. 2020, 49, 1, 11-38. DOI: 10.3986/ac.v49i1.7197.
  • KNEZ, Martin, RUGGIERI, Rosario, SLABE, Tadej. Karren above Custonaci (Sicily, Italy). Acta carsologica, 2019, 48, 1, 43-58. DOI: 10.3986/ac.v48i1.7029.
  • KNEZ, Martin, SLABE, Tadej, URUSHIBARA-YOSHINO, Kazuko. Lithology, rock relief and karstification of Minamidaito Island (Japan). Acta carsologica, 2017, 46, 1, 47-62. DOI: 10.3986/ac.v46i1.2022.
  • AUDRA, Philippe, BOSÁK, Pavel, GÁZQUEZ, Fernando, CAILHOL, Didier, SKÁLA, Roman, LISÁ, Lenka, JONÁŠOVÁ, Šárka, FRUMKIN, Amos, KNEZ, Martin, SLABE, Tadej, ZUPAN HAJNA, Nadja, AL FARRAJ AL KETBI, Asma. Bat urea-derived minerals in arid environment: first identification of allantoin, C4H6N4O3, in Kahf Kharrat Najem Cave, United Arab Emirates. International journal of speleology, 2017, 46, 1, 81-92. DOI: 10.5038/1827-806X.46.1.2001.
  • GABROVŠEK, Franci, KNEZ, Martin, KOGOVŠEK, Janja, MIHEVC, Andrej, OTONIČAR, Bojan, MULEC, Janez, PERNE, Matija, PETRIČ, Metka, PIPAN, Tanja, PRELOVŠEK, Mitja, SLABE, Tadej, ŠEBELA, Stanka, RAVBAR, Nataša, ZUPAN HAJNA, Nadja. Development challenges in karst regions : sustainable land use planning in the karst of Slovenia. Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, ISSN 0372-8854, Supplementband, 60, 2, 2016, 293-318. DOI: 1127/zfg_suppl/2016/00309.
  • MIHEVC, Andrej, GABROVŠEK, Franci, KNEZ, Martin, KOZEL, Peter, MULEC, Janez, OTONIČAR, Bojan, PETRIČ, Metka, PIPAN, Tanja, PRELOVŠEK, Mitja, SLABE, Tadej, ŠEBELA, Stanka, ZUPAN HAJNA, Nadja. Karst in Slovenia. Boletín geológico y minero, 2016, 127, 1, 79-97.
  • http://www.igme.es/boletin/2016/127_1/BG_127-1_Art-6.pdf.
  • GUTIÉRREZ DOMECH, Roberto, KNEZ, Martin, SLABE, Tadej. Felo Pérez Mogote (Viñales, Pinar del Río, Cuba) : typical shaping of rock surface below dense tropical vegetation. Acta carsologica, 2015, 44, 1, 47-57. DOI: 3986/ac.v44i1.680.
  • AL FARRAJ AL KETBI, Asma, SLABE, Tadej, KNEZ, Martin, GABROVŠEK, Franci, MULEC, Janez, PETRIČ, Metka, ZUPAN HAJNA, Nadja. Karst in Ras Al-Khaimah, northern United Arab Emirates. Acta carsologica, 2014, 43, 1, 23-41. DOI: 3986/ac.v43i1.579.
  • KNEZ, Martin, KOGOVŠEK, Janja, LIU, Hong, MULEC, Janez, PETRIČ, Metka, RAVBAR, Nataša, SLABE, Tadej. Karstological study of the new Kunming airport building area (Yunnan, China). Environmental earth sciences, 2012, 67, 1, 273-283. DOI: 1007/s12665-011-1506-x.
  • KNEZ, Martin, LIU, Hong, SLABE, Tadej. Major stone forest, litomorphogenesis and development of typical shilin (Yunnan, China). Acta carsologica, 2012, 41, 2/3, 205-218. http://ojs.zrc-sazu.si/carsologica/article/view/558.
  • DEBEVEC, Bogdan, KNEZ, Martin, KRANJC, Andrej, PAHOR, Marko, PRELOVŠEK, Mitja, SEMEJA, Aleš, SLABE, Tadej. Preliminary study for the adaptation of the “Heaven’s Cave” for tourist purposes (Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam). Acta carsologica, 2012, 41, 1, 115-127. http://ojs.zrc-sazu.si/carsologica/article/view/52.
  • KNEZ, Martin, SLABE, Tadej, PANISSET TRAVASSOS, Luiz Eduardo. Karren on laminar calcarenitic rock of Lagoa Santa (Minas Gerais, Brazil). Acta carsologica, 2011, 40, 2, 357-367. http://carsologica.zrc-sazu.si/downloads/402/Knez-et-al.pdf.
  • KNEZ, Martin, SLABE, Tadej. Karren of Mushroom Mountain (Junzi Shan) in the Eastern Yunnan Ridge, Yunnan, China : karstological and tourist attraction. Acta geologica sinica, 2010, 84, 2, 424-431. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1755-6724.2010.00203.x/full.

 

KNJIGE, NASTALE Z NJEGOVO IDEJNO ZASNOVO, ZNANSTVENIM PRISPEVKOM IN UREDNIŠKIM DELOM / BOOKS, INITIATOR, AUTHOR AND EDITOR:

  • BLATNIK, Matej, CULVER, David C., GABROVŠEK, Franci, KNEZ, Martin, KOGOVŠEK, Blaž, KOGOVŠEK, Janja, LIU, Hong, MAYAUD, Cyril, MIHEVC, Andrej, MULEC, Janez, ALJANČIČ, Magdalena, OTONIČAR, Bojan, PETRIČ, Metka, PIPAN, Tanja, PRELOVŠEK, Mitja, RAVBAR, Nataša, SHAW, Trevor R., SLABE, Tadej, ŠEBELA, Stanka, ZUPAN HAJNA, Nadja, KNEZ, Martin, OTONIČAR, Bojan, PETRIČ, Metka, PIPAN, Tanja, SLABE, Tadej. Karstology in the Classical Karst, (Advances in karst science). Cham: Springer, 2020. XII, 222. DOI: 1007/978-3-030-26827-5.
  • KNEZ, Martin, SLABE, Tadej, GABROVŠEK, Franci, KOGOVŠEK, Janja, KRANJC, Andrej, MIHEVC, Andrej, MULEC, Janez, OTONIČAR, Bojan, PERNE, Matija, PETRIČ, Metka, PIPAN, Tanja, PRELOVŠEK, Mitja, RAVBAR, Nataša, ŠEBELA, Stanka, ZUPAN HAJNA, Nadja, BOSÁK, Pavel, PRUNER, Petr, LIU, Hong, KNEZ, Martin, SLABE, Tadej. Cave exploration in Slovenia : discovering over 350 new caves during motorway construction on classical karst, (Cave and karst systems of the world). Cham: Springer, 2016. XIII, 324. DOI: 1007/978-3-319-21203-6.
  • GABROVŠEK, Franci, KNEZ, Martin, KOGOVŠEK, Janja, MIHEVC, Andrej, MULEC, Janez, OTONIČAR, Bojan, PERNE, Matija, PETRIČ, Metka, PIPAN, Tanja, PRELOVŠEK, Mitja, SLABE, Tadej, ŠEBELA, Stanka, TURK, Janez, ZUPAN HAJNA, Nadja. The Beka-Ocizla cave system : karstological railway planning in Slovenia, (Cave and karst systems of the world). Cham: Springer, 2015. X, 102. DOI: 1007/978-3-319-04456-9.
  • CULVER, David C., DEBEVEC, Bogdan, KNEZ, Martin, KOVAČIČ, Gregor, KRANJC, Andrej, MULEC, Janez, PIPAN, Tanja, PRELOVŠEK, Mitja, RAVBAR, Nataša, SEMEJA, Aleš, SLABE, Tadej, ŠEBELA, Stanka, ZUPAN HAJNA, Nadja, KNEZ, Martin, PETRIČ, Metka, SLABE, Tadej. Karstology and development challenges on karst. 2, Construction, tourism, ecology, protection, (Carsologica, 14). Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, 2012. 199. http://zalozba.zrc-sazu.si/p/926.
  • KNEZ, Martin, PETRIČ, Metka, SLABE, Tadej. Karstology and development challenges on karst. 1, Water, (Carsologica, 13). Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, 2011. 167. http://zalozba.zrc-sazu.si/p/309.
  • KNEZ, Martin, SLABE, Tadej. Shilin – the formation of stone forests in various rock. In: KNEZ, Martin, LIU, Hong, SLABE, Tadej. South China karst II, (Carsologica, 12). Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, 2011, 35-48. http://zalozba.zrc-sazu.si/p/718.
  • KNEZ, Martin, SLABE, Tadej. Lithological characteristics, shape and rock relief of the Lunan stone forest. In: GINÉS, Ángel, KNEZ, Martin et al. Karst rock features: karren sculpturing, (Carsologica, 9). Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, 2009, 439-452. http://zalozba.zrc-sazu.si/p/278.
  • KNEZ, Martin, SLABE, Tadej. Krasoslovna spremljava gradnje, raziskave ter načrtovanja avtocest prek slovenskega krasa. In: KNEZ, Martin, SLABE, Tadej. Kraški pojavi, razkriti med gradnjo slovenskih avtocest, (Carsologica, 7). Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, 2007, 9-22. http://zalozba.zrc-sazu.si/p/310.
  • SLABE, Tadej. Rock relief of pillars in the Lunan stone forests. V: et al. South China karst I. Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, 1998. Str. 51-67, ilustr. Zbirka ZRC, 19. ISBN 961-6182-68-4.
  • SLABE, Tadej. Cave rocky relief and its speleogenetical significance. Ljubljana: Znanstvenoraziskovalni center SAZU, 1995. 128 str., ilustr. Zbirka ZRC, 10. ISBN 961-6182-03-X.

 

POGLAVJA V KNJIGAH / BOOK CHAPTERS:

  • KNEZ, Martin, HONG, L., SLABE, Tadej. Stripped karen on Snake Mountain above Kunming (Yunnan, China). V: ANDREO NAVARRO, Bartolomé (ur.). Hydrogeological and environmental investigations in Karst systems, (Environmental Earth Sciences, vol. 1). Heidelberg: Springer, 2015, 589-597.
  • KNEZ, Martin, SLABE, Tadej. Stone forests and their rock relief. V: SHRODER, John F. (ur.). Treatise on geomorphology. 1st ed. San Diego: Academic Press: Elsevier, 2013, 6, 139-156, ilustr. DOI: 1016/978-0-12-374739-6.00124-X.
  • KNEZ, Martin, SLABE, Tadej. Caves and sinkholes in motorway construction, Slovenia : case study 3. V: WALTHAM, Tony, BELL, Fred, CULSHAW, Martin. Sinkholes and subsidence: karst and cavernous rocks in engineering and construction, (Springer-Praxis books in geophysical sciences). Berlin: Springer: Praxis, 2005, 283-288.
  • KNEZ, Martin, SLABE, Tadej. Highways on karst. V: GUNN, John (ur.). Encyclopedia of caves and karst science. New York; London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2004, 419-420.
  • KNEZ, Martin, SLABE, Tadej. Lithologic and morphological properties and rock relief of the Lunan stone forest. V: GABROVŠEK, Franci (ur.). Evolution of karst: from prekarst to cessation. Postojna: Inštitut za raziskovanje krasa ZRC SAZU; Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, 2002, 259-266.

MODULE GENERAL ELECTIVE COURSES

Assoc. Prof. Stanka Šebela, Ph. D.

Associate Professor at master degree study programme (2nd cycle) Earth and Environmental Sciences at Postgraduate School ZRC SAZU.


+386 5 7001 949
sebela@zrc-sazu.si

Course principal:

 

 

Education:

  • Sc. Geology (University of Ljubljana, 1988);
  • Sc. Geology (University of Ljubljana, 1991);
  • D. Geology (University of Ljubljana, 1995).

 

Fieldwork and research interests:

Since 1988 she is employed at Karst Research Institute ZRC SAZU in Postojna. Her main research interests are structural geology and karst, active tectonic structures, tectonic micro-displacements in karst caves, cave micro-climate, sustainable use of caves for tourism. She participated in numerous national and international research projects. She is menthor for doctoral students.



Main visiting appointments during international projects:

  • Fulbright grant (1998) at USGS-US Geological Survey (Reston, Virginia, USA) and DRI (Desert Research Institute, Nevada USA);
  • Postdoctoral grant of Slovene Science Fundation (1996-1997) at USGS-US Geological Survey (Reston, Virginia, USA) and at DRI (Desert Research Institute, Nevada USA);
  • European Sciences Foundation, Groundwater Pollution – GPoll exchange grant, Université Montpellier II (France), Institute des Sciences de la Terre, de l’Eau et de l’Espace, Laboratoire de Géophysique, Téctonique et Sédimentologie (UMR 5573) (2000);
  • NATO Italia No. 65 NATO Outreach fellowship – No. 5 fellowship for Geology-Mineralogy (2001) Rome, Italy
  • Carrier of the bilateral project with USA “Meritve aktivnih tektonskih mikro premikov: premerjava razmer v slovenskih kraških jamah s kraškimi področji v južni Nevadi ZDA” (2015-2016, BI-US/15-16-054);
  • Leader of the project “Climatic monitoring in show caves: comparison of conditions from Slovene karst caves with karst areas of Southern Nevada USA” (permission number GRBA-2015-SCI-0015). Project was realized in 2015-2016 in Lehman Caves (Great Basin National Park, USA);
  • Carrier of the bilateral project with USA »Jamska meteorologija kot pomembno orodje razumevanja naravnih in antropogenih vplivov na jame« (2018 -2021, ARRS Bl-US/18-20-049)

Other:

  • member of Jamarska zveza Slovenije (since 1989);
  • member of Speleološkega društva Anthron (since 1989);
  • member of Slovensko združenje za geodezijo in geofiziko SZGG (since 1995);
  • member of International Union of geodesy and geophysics IUGG;
  • member of Fulbright Alumni Association in Slovenia (since 1998);
  • member of UIS (Unione International de Speleologie) and KHS comission;
  • president of Znanstveni svet IZRK ZRC SAZU (2009-2012);
  • member of Slovenia at BNSR (Board of National Representatives) for project EPOS IP (H2020);
  • member of ZRC SAZU at IPC (Implementation Phase Council) for project EPOS IP (H2020);
  • member of ZRC SAZU for project EPOS SP (H2020).

Selected publications:

  • AMBROSINO, F., THINOVÁ, L., BRIESTENSKÝ, Miloš, ŠEBELA, Stanka, SABBARESE, C. Detecting time series anomalies using hybrid methods applied to Radon signals recorded in caves for possible correlation with earthquakes. Acta geodaetica et geophysica, 2020, vol. 55, iss. 3, str. 405-420, doi: 1007/s40328-020-00298-1. [COBISS.SI-ID 26584323]
  • ŠEBELA, Stanka, BAKER, Gretchen M., LUKE, Barbara. Cave temperature and management implications in Lehman Caves, Great Basin National Park, USA : Stanka Šebela, Gretchen Baker, Barbara Luke. Geoheritage, 2019, vol. 11, no. 3, str. 1163-1175, https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12371-019-00367-0, doi: 1007/s12371-019-00367-0. [COBISS.SI-ID 44575533]
  • PIPAN, Tanja, PETRIČ, Metka, ŠEBELA, Stanka, CULVER, David C. Analyzing climate change and surface-subsurface interactions using the Postojna Planina Cave System (Slovenia) as a model system. Regional environmental change, 2019, vol. 19, iss. 2, str. 379-389, https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10113-018-1349-z, doi: 1007/s10113-018-1349-z. [COBISS.SI-ID 42929197]
  • PRELOVŠEK, Mitja, ŠEBELA, Stanka, TURK, Janez. Carbon dioxide in Postojna Cave (Slovenia) : spatial distribution, seasonal dynamics and evaluation of plausible sources and sinks. Environmental earth sciences, 2018, vol. 77, iss. 7, str. 1-15, doi: 1007/s12665-018-7459-6. [COBISS.SI-ID 42840877]
  • ŠEBELA, Stanka, TURK, Janez. Črna Jama as a cold air trap cave within Postojna Cave, Slovenia. Theoretical and applied climatology, 2018, vol. 134, iss. 3/4, str. 741-751, https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00704-017-2304-5, doi: 1007/s00704-017-2304-5. [COBISS.SI-ID 42090285]
  • JARC, Simona, MILER, Miloš, ŠEBELA, Stanka, ZUPANČIČ, Nina. Sources of sulphate minerals in limestone cave-a possible evidence of anthropogenic activity : a case study in Črna Jama Cave (Slovenia). Environmental science and pollution research international, 2017, vol. 24, iss. 34, str. 26865-26873, doi: 1007/s11356-017-0486-0. [COBISS.SI-ID 1368670]
  • ŠEBELA, Stanka, ZUPANČIČ, Nina, MILER, Miloš, GRČMAN, Helena, JARC, Simona. Evidence of Holocene surface and near-surface palaeofires in karst caves and soils. Palaeogeography, palaeoclimatology, palaeoecology, 2017, vol. 485, str. 224-235, doi: 1016/j.palaeo.2017.06.015. [COBISS.SI-ID 1345886]
  • ZUPANČIČ, Nina, MILER, Miloš, ŠEBELA, Stanka, JARC, Simona. Application of Scanning Electron Microscopy/Energy-Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy for characterization of detrital minerals in karst cave speleothems. Microscopy and microanalysis, 2016, vol. 22, iss. 1, str. 87-98, doi: 1017/S1431927615015688. [COBISS.SI-ID 1253982]
  • ŠEBELA, Stanka, TURK, Janez, PIPAN, Tanja. Cave micro-climate and tourism : towards 200 years (1819-2015) at Postojnska jama (Slovenia). Cave and karst science : the transactions of the British Cave Research Association, 2015, vol. 42, no. 2, str. 78-85, http://bcra.org.uk/pub/candks/index.html?j. [COBISS.SI-ID 38764589]
  • MULEC, Janez, OARGA-MULEC, Andreea, SCHILLER, Edmund, PERŞOIU, Aurel, HOLKO, Ladislav, ŠEBELA, Stanka. Assessment of the physical environment of epigean invertebrates in a unique habitat : the case of a karst sulfidic spring, Slovenia. Ecohydrology, 2015, vol. 8, iss. 7, str. 1326-1334, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/eco.1585/abstract, doi: 1002/eco.1585. [COBISS.SI-ID 37903917]
  • RAVBAR, Nataša, ŠEBELA, Stanka. The effectiveness of protection policies and legislative framework with special regard to karst landscapes : insights from Slovenia. Environmental science & policy, 2015, vol. 51, str. 106-116, doi: 1016/j.envsci.2015.02.013. [COBISS.SI-ID 2658243]
  • ŠEBELA, Stanka, MILER, Miloš, JARC, Simona, TORKAR, Sonja, ZUPANČIČ, Nina. Characterization of black deposits in karst caves, examples from Slovenia. Facies, 2015, vol. 61, iss. 2, str. 1-13, http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10347-015-0430-z, doi: 1007/s10347-015-0430-z. [COBISS.SI-ID 38197037]
  • BRIESTENSKÝ, Miloš, ROWBERRY, Matt D., STEMBERK, Josef, STEFANOV, Petar, VOZÁR, Jozef, ŠEBELA, Stanka, PETRO, Ĺubomír, BELLA, Pavel, GAÁL, Ĺudovít, ORMUKOV, Cholponbek. Evidence of a plate-wide tectonic pressure pulse provided by extensometric monitoring in the Balkan Mountains (Bulgaria). Geologica Carpathica : international geological journal, 2015, vol. 66, no. 5, str. 427-438, doi: 1515/geoca-2015-0035. [COBISS.SI-ID 38996269]
  • ŠEBELA, Stanka, LIU, Hong. Structural geological characteristics of karst caves and major stone forest, Yunnan, China = Strukturno geološke značilnosti kraških jam in glavnega kamnitega gozda, Yunnan, Kitajska. Acta carsologica, 2014, letn. 43, št. 1, str. 115-127, http://ojs.zrc-sazu.si/carsologica/article/view/572/710, doi: 3986/ac.v43i1.572. [COBISS.SI-ID 37530925]
  • GREGORIČ, Asta, VAUPOTIČ, Janja, ŠEBELA, Stanka. The role of cave ventilation in governing cave air temperature and radon levels (Postojna Cave, Slovenia). International journal of climatology, 2014, vol. 34, iss. 5, str. 1488-1500, doi: 1002/joc.3778. [COBISS.SI-ID 2795259]
  • ŠEBELA, Stanka, TURK, Janez. Sustainable use of the Predjama Cave (Slovenia) and possible scenarios related to anticipated major increases in tourist numbers. Tourism management perspectives, 2014, 10, str. 37-45, doi: 1016/j.tmp.2014.01.002. [COBISS.SI-ID 36637997]
  • ŠEBELA, Stanka, TURK, Janez. Natural and anthropogenic influences on the year-round temperature dynamics of air and water in Postojna show cave, Slovenia. Tourism management, vol. 40, feb. 2014, str. 233-243, ilustr. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0261517713001301, doi: 1016/j.tourman.2013.06.011. [COBISS.SI-ID 35783725]
  • ŠEBELA, Stanka, TURK, Janez. Local characteristics of Postojna Cave climate, air temperature, and pressure monitoring. Theoretical and applied climatology, 2011, vol. 105, no. 3/4, str. 371-386, doi: 1007/s00704-011-0397-9. [COBISS.SI-ID 32213037]

MODULE GENERAL ELECTIVE COURSES

Assoc. Prof. Metka Petrič, Ph. D.

Associate Professor at master degree study programme (2nd cycle) Earth and Environmental Sciences at Postgraduate School ZRC SAZU.


+386 5 700 19 04
metka.petric@zrc-sazu.si

Course principal:

  • Earth and Environmental Sciences (master study 2nd cycle):

 

Education:

  • Sc. in Geology (Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology, University of Ljubljana, 1992);
  • Sc. in Geology (Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology, University of Ljubljana, 1995);
  • D. in Geology (Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, University of Ljubljana, 2000).

 

Research interests:

  • karst hydrogeology;
  • recharge of karst aquifers;
  • tracing with natural and artificial tracers;
  • pollution risks and protection of karst water resources.



Project leading:

  • applied research project L2-1152 Use of tracing with environmental and artificial tracers in planning of the protection of karst waters;
  • international projects SMART-KARST: International Karstological School Sustainable management of natural resources on karst (Marie Curie Actions, 6th Framework Programme EU) and Karst and water supply: The role of karst aquifers for economy (Slovenian-Swiss cooperation programme to reduce economic and social disparities within the enlarged EU);
  • partner project team in international projects STALAGMITE: Sustainable management of groundwater in karstic environments (4th Framework Programme EU), Groundwater management of coastal karstic aquifers (Action COST 621) GEP: Joint Geo-Information System (GIS) for Emergency Protection of Drinking Water Resources (Slovenia-Italy Cross-Border Cooperation Programme) and ŠKOCJAN-RISNJAK: Common system for the evaluation of the sustainability of water resources management in the Natural Parks Škocjanske Jame and Risnjak (Slovenia-Croatia Cross-Border Cooperation Programme);
  • bilateral research projects with UK, Turkey and Serbia.

 

Educational activity:

  • three successfully completed and one ongoing Ph. D. supervisions;
  • supervision of two M. Sc. theses (2nd cycle programmes), four B. Sc. diplomas (old study programmes) and two B. Sc. diplomas (1st cycle programmes);
  • lecturer at University of Nova Gorica and University of Primorska.

 

Other:

  • member of the IAH Commission on Hydrogeology of Karst;
  • section Editor (karst hydrogeology) of Acta Carsologica;
  • member of the Slovenian National Committee of the IHP UNESCO Programme;
  • member of the expert group of the UNESCO Global Geopark Idrija;
  • member of organizing committees of several international scientific conferences;
  • DAAD Grant (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) for an internship at the University of Karlsruhe in Germany.

Selected bibliography:

  • Kogovšek, J., Petrič, M., 2014. Solute transport processes in a karst vadose zone characterized by long-term tracer tests (the cave system of Postojnska Jama, Slovenia). Journal of Hydrology, 519A: 1205-1213, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.08.047.
  • Petrič, M., Kogovšek, J., 2016. Identifying the characteristics of groundwater flow in the Classical Karst area (Slovenia/Italy) by means of tracer tests. Environmental earth sciences, 75/22: 1-13, doi: 10.1007/s12665-016-6255-4.
  • Petrič, M., 2019. The use of artificial tracer tests in the process of management of karst water resources in Slovenia. In: Younos, T. (ed), et al. Karst water environment: advances in research, management and policy, (The handbook of environmental chemistry. Cham: Springer. P. 133-156, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-77368-1_5.
  • Petrič, M., 2010. Characterization, exploitation, and protection of the Malenščica karst spring, Slovenia: case study. In: Krešić, N., Stevanović, Z. (eds). Groundwater hydrology of springs: engineering, theory, management, and sustainability. Burlington, MA: Butterworth-Heinemann, p. 428-441.
  • Rusjan, S., Sapač, K., Petrič, M., Lojen, S., Bezak, N., 2019. Identifying the hydrological behavior of a complex karst system using stable isotopes. Journal of Hydrology, 577: 1-11, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2019.123956.
  • Petrič, M., Kogovšek, J., Ravbar, N., 2018. Effects of the vadose zone on groundwater flow and solute transport characteristics in mountainous karst aquifers: the case of the Javorniki-Snežnik massif (SW Slovenia). Acta carsologica, 47/1: 35-51, doi: 10.3986/ac.v47i1.5144.
  • Vižintin, G., Ravbar, N., Janež, J., Koren, E., Janež, N., Zini, L., Treu, F., Petrič, M., 2018. Integration of models of various types of aquifers for water quality management in the transboundary area of the Soča/Isonzo river basin (Slovenia/Italy). Science of the total environment, 619/620: 1214-1225, doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.11.017.
  • Petrič, M., 2017. Flow dynamics in a karst aquifer studied by means of natural and artificial tracers: a case study of the Malenščica and Unica karst springs. Geologija, 60/2: 211-221, doi: 10.5474/geologija.2017.015.

MODULE GENERAL ELECTIVE COURSES

Assoc. Prof. Martin Knez, Ph. D.

Associate Professor at master study (2nd cycle) Earth and Environmental Sciences at Postgraduate School ZRC SAZU.


+386 5 700 1900
martin.knez@zrc-sazu.si

Course principal:

 

Biography:

Since 1989, he has been employed at the ZRC SAZU Karst Research Institute. His main field of work involves the stratigraphic, lithopetrologic and microtectonic research of karst terrains, as well as the subjects of selective corrosion and erosion of carbonates and speleogenesis of karst caves as a part of an underground karst aquifer. He studied the karst of Europe, China, Russian Siberia, Brazil, Australia, Iran, Japan, Vietnam, United Arab Emirates.

 

As a professor he teaches at the Graduate School (Doctoral study program Karstology) and at the School of Environmental Sciences, both at the University of Nova Gorica, he teaches at the Faculty of Humanities Koper of the University of Primorska, and at the School of Sustainable Tourism in Ljubljana.

 

He was the first Slovene to co-lead one of the global UNESCO IGCP projects, the UNESCO IGCP project No. 598, co-leads also the following, UNESCO IGCP project No. 661.

 

He is Director of the Doctoral study program Karstology, which is unique in the world, and the only program where students are awarded the title Doctor of Science in Karstology. The program is implemented at the University of Nova Gorica, in close cooperation with the Karst Research Institute.

 

He is Head of the UNESCO Chair on Karst Education.

 

From 1995, he has been researching the Chinese Karst. He actively contributed to the 2008 inclusion of the Stone Forest (Shilin), an exceptional karst landscape in the south of China, on UNESCO’s World Natural Heritage List. Currently recording around 5 million visitors per year, the Stone Forest is now successfully marketed under the South China Karst brand name. He is co-founder, member of executive and scientific advisory board of International Center for Karst Research of Yunnan University and the Yunnan International Karst Environmental Laboratory (Kunming, Yunnan, China).

 

He dedicated several years to work as editor on the fundamental Slovenian karstological work by Ivan Gams bearing the title Karst in Slovenia in Space and Time, which was first published in 2003 and reprinted in 2004.

 

He participates in and leads planning and construction projects on karst, which includes the issue of protecting the features of this area. Between other, he has been participating in the planning and karstological supervision of motorway and railway construction from 1990. He has led several projects of planning a modernized railway route between Divača, Koper andTrieste.




Other:

  • Member of the Karstological Academy;
  • Member of the International Geographical Union’s (IGU) Karst Commission;
  • Member of the International Union of Speleology’s (UIS) Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis Commission;
  • Member of the Slovenian National Commission for UNESCO IGCP;
  • Member of the scientific editorial board of journals Geologica Croatica and Karst Development;
  • Co-founder and a member of the Executive Committee and Scientific Advisory Committee of the Yunnan University International Joint Research Center for Karstology and Yunnan International Karst Environmental Laboratory at the Yunnan Institute for Geography, Yunnan University (Kunming, Yunnan, China);
  • Member of the group which received China’s national award the Yunnan Friendship Award, the American award for Outstanding Contribution to Karst Science, award of Geographical Society of United Arab Emirates.

Selected publications:

PAPERS

  • KNEZ, Martin, SLABE, Tadej, TRAJANOVA, Mirka, AKIMOVA, Tatjana, KALMYKOV, Igor. The karren peeling off on marbles in Altai (Altai Republic, Russian Federation). Acta carsologica. 2020, 49, 1, 11-38. DOI: 10.3986/ac.v49i1.7197.
  • PETRIČ, Metka (author, photographer), RAVBAR, Nataša, ZINI, Luca, CALLIGARIS, Chiara, CORAZZI, Riccardo, ŽITKO, Zdenka, RESTAINO, Marco, KNEZ, Martin. Determining the directions and characteristics of underground water flow in karst for the purpose of traffic routes construction: the case of the new Divača-Koper railway line (SW Slovenia). Acta carsologica. 2020, 49, 1, 63-80. DOI: 10.3986/ac.v49i1.8582.
  • KNEZ, Martin, RUGGIERI, Rosario, SLABE, Tadej. Karren above Custonaci (Sicily, Italy). Acta carsologica, 2019, 48, 1, 43-58. DOI: 10.3986/ac.v48i1.7029.
  • ŠEGINA, Ela, BENAC, Čedomir, RUBINIĆ, Josip, KNEZ, Martin. Morphometric analyses of dolines : the problem of delineation and calculation of basic parameters. Acta carsologica, 2018, 47, 1, 23-33. DOI: 10.3986/ac.v47i1.4941.
  • ČERU, Teja, ŠEGINA, Ela, KNEZ, Martin, BENAC, Čedomir, GOSAR, Andrej. Detecting and characterising unroofed caves by ground penetrating radar. Geomorphology, 2018, 303, 524-539. DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2017.11.004.
  • KNEZ, Martin, SLABE, Tadej, URUSHIBARA-YOSHINO, Kazuko. Lithology, rock relief and karstification of Minamidaito Island (Japan). Acta carsologica, 2017, 46, 1, 47-62. DOI: 10.3986/ac.v46i1.2022.
  • AUDRA, Philippe, BOSÁK, Pavel, GÁZQUEZ, Fernando, CAILHOL, Didier, SKÁLA, Roman, LISÁ, Lenka, JONÁŠOVÁ, Šárka, FRUMKIN, Amos, KNEZ, Martin, SLABE, Tadej, ZUPAN HAJNA, Nadja, AL FARRAJ AL KETBI, Asma. Bat urea-derived minerals in arid environment: first identification of allantoin, C4H6N4O3, in Kahf Kharrat Najem Cave, United Arab Emirates. International journal of speleology, 2017, 46, 1, 81-92. DOI: 10.5038/1827-806X.46.1.2001.
  • GABROVŠEK, Franci, KNEZ, Martin, KOGOVŠEK, Janja, MIHEVC, Andrej, OTONIČAR, Bojan, MULEC, Janez, PERNE, Matija, PETRIČ, Metka, PIPAN, Tanja, PRELOVŠEK, Mitja, SLABE, Tadej, ŠEBELA, Stanka, RAVBAR, Nataša, ZUPAN HAJNA, Nadja. Development challenges in karst regions : sustainable land use planning in the karst of Slovenia. Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, ISSN 0372-8854, Supplementband, 60, 2, 2016, 293-318. DOI: 10.1127/zfg_suppl/2016/00309.
  • MIHEVC, Andrej, GABROVŠEK, Franci, KNEZ, Martin, KOZEL, Peter, MULEC, Janez, OTONIČAR, Bojan, PETRIČ, Metka, PIPAN, Tanja, PRELOVŠEK, Mitja, SLABE, Tadej, ŠEBELA, Stanka, ZUPAN HAJNA, Nadja. Karst in Slovenia. Boletín geológico y minero, 2016, 127, 1, 79-97. http://www.igme.es/boletin/2016/127_1/BG_127-1_Art-6.pdf.
  • GUTIÉRREZ DOMECH, Roberto, KNEZ, Martin, SLABE, Tadej. Felo Pérez Mogote (Viñales, Pinar del Río, Cuba) : typical shaping of rock surface below dense tropical vegetation. Acta carsologica, 2015, 44, 1, 47-57. DOI: 10.3986/ac.v44i1.680.
  • AL FARRAJ AL KETBI, Asma, SLABE, Tadej, KNEZ, Martin, GABROVŠEK, Franci, MULEC, Janez, PETRIČ, Metka, ZUPAN HAJNA, Nadja. Karst in Ras Al-Khaimah, northern United Arab Emirates. Acta carsologica, 2014, 43, 1, 23-41. DOI: 10.3986/ac.v43i1.579.
  • KNEZ, Martin, KOGOVŠEK, Janja, LIU, Hong, MULEC, Janez, PETRIČ, Metka, RAVBAR, Nataša, SLABE, Tadej. Karstological study of the new Kunming airport building area (Yunnan, China). Environmental earth sciences, 2012, 67, 1, 273-283. DOI: 10.1007/s12665-011-1506-x.
  • KNEZ, Martin, LIU, Hong, SLABE, Tadej. Major stone forest, litomorphogenesis and development of typical shilin (Yunnan, China). Acta carsologica, 2012, 41, 2/3, 205-218. http://ojs.zrc-sazu.si/carsologica/article/view/558.
  • DEBEVEC, Bogdan, KNEZ, Martin, KRANJC, Andrej, PAHOR, Marko, PRELOVŠEK, Mitja, SEMEJA, Aleš, SLABE, Tadej. Preliminary study for the adaptation of the “Heaven’s Cave” for tourist purposes (Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam). Acta carsologica, 2012, 41, 1, 115-127. http://ojs.zrc-sazu.si/carsologica/article/view/52.
  • KNEZ, Martin, SLABE, Tadej, PANISSET TRAVASSOS, Luiz Eduardo. Karren on laminar calcarenitic rock of Lagoa Santa (Minas Gerais, Brazil). Acta carsologica, 2011, 40, 2, 357-367. http://carsologica.zrc-sazu.si/downloads/402/Knez-et-al.pdf.
  • KNEZ, Martin, SLABE, Tadej. Karren of Mushroom Mountain (Junzi Shan) in the Eastern Yunnan Ridge, Yunnan, China : karstological and tourist attraction. Acta geologica sinica, 2010, 84, 2, 424-431. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1755-6724.2010.00203.x/full.

 

BOOKS: INITIATOR, AUTHOR AND EDITOR

  • BLATNIK, Matej, CULVER, David C., GABROVŠEK, Franci, KNEZ, Martin, KOGOVŠEK, Blaž, KOGOVŠEK, Janja, LIU, Hong, MAYAUD, Cyril, MIHEVC, Andrej, MULEC, Janez, ALJANČIČ, Magdalena, OTONIČAR, Bojan, PETRIČ, Metka, PIPAN, Tanja, PRELOVŠEK, Mitja, RAVBAR, Nataša, SHAW, Trevor R., SLABE, Tadej, ŠEBELA, Stanka, ZUPAN HAJNA, Nadja, KNEZ, Martin, OTONIČAR, Bojan, PETRIČ, Metka, PIPAN, Tanja, SLABE, Tadej. Karstology in the Classical Karst, (Advances in karst science). Cham: Springer, 2020. XII, 222. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-26827-5.
  • KNEZ, Martin, SLABE, Tadej, GABROVŠEK, Franci, KOGOVŠEK, Janja, KRANJC, Andrej, MIHEVC, Andrej, MULEC, Janez, OTONIČAR, Bojan, PERNE, Matija, PETRIČ, Metka, PIPAN, Tanja, PRELOVŠEK, Mitja, RAVBAR, Nataša, ŠEBELA, Stanka, ZUPAN HAJNA, Nadja, BOSÁK, Pavel, PRUNER, Petr, LIU, Hong, KNEZ, Martin, SLABE, Tadej. Cave exploration in Slovenia : discovering over 350 new caves during motorway construction on classical karst, (Cave and karst systems of the world). Cham: Springer, 2016. XIII, 324. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-21203-6.
  • GABROVŠEK, Franci, KNEZ, Martin, KOGOVŠEK, Janja, MIHEVC, Andrej, MULEC, Janez, OTONIČAR, Bojan, PERNE, Matija, PETRIČ, Metka, PIPAN, Tanja, PRELOVŠEK, Mitja, SLABE, Tadej, ŠEBELA, Stanka, TURK, Janez, ZUPAN HAJNA, Nadja. The Beka-Ocizla cave system : karstological railway planning in Slovenia, (Cave and karst systems of the world). Cham: Springer, 2015. X, 102. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-04456-9.
  • CULVER, David C., DEBEVEC, Bogdan, KNEZ, Martin, KOVAČIČ, Gregor, KRANJC, Andrej, MULEC, Janez, PIPAN, Tanja, PRELOVŠEK, Mitja, RAVBAR, Nataša, SEMEJA, Aleš, SLABE, Tadej, ŠEBELA, Stanka, ZUPAN HAJNA, Nadja, KNEZ, Martin, PETRIČ, Metka, SLABE, Tadej. Karstology and development challenges on karst. 2, Construction, tourism, ecology, protection, (Carsologica, 14). Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, 2012. 199. http://zalozba.zrc-sazu.si/p/926.
  • KNEZ, Martin, PETRIČ, Metka, SLABE, Tadej. Karstology and development challenges on karst. 1, Water, (Carsologica, 13). Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, 2011. 167. http://zalozba.zrc-sazu.si/p/309.
  • KNEZ, Martin, SLABE, Tadej. Shilin – the formation of stone forests in various rock. In: KNEZ, Martin, LIU, Hong, SLABE, Tadej. South China karst II, (Carsologica, 12). Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, 2011, 35-48. http://zalozba.zrc-sazu.si/p/718.
  • KNEZ, Martin, SLABE, Tadej. Lithological characteristics, shape and rock relief of the Lunan stone forest. In: GINÉS, Ángel, KNEZ, Martin et al. Karst rock features: karren sculpturing, (Carsologica, 9). Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, 2009, 439-452. http://zalozba.zrc-sazu.si/p/278.
  • KNEZ, Martin, SLABE, Tadej. Krasoslovna spremljava gradnje, raziskave ter načrtovanja avtocest prek slovenskega krasa. In: KNEZ, Martin, SLABE, Tadej. Kraški pojavi, razkriti med gradnjo slovenskih avtocest, (Carsologica, 7). Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, 2007, 9-22. http://zalozba.zrc-sazu.si/p/310.
  • GAMS, Ivan, KNEZ, Martin (ed.). Kras v Sloveniji v prostoru in času. 2. pregledana izd. Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, 2004. 515. http://zalozba.zrc-sazu.si/p/307.
  • GAMS, Ivan, KNEZ, Martin (ed.). Kras v Sloveniji v prostoru in času. Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, 2003. 516. http://zalozba.zrc-sazu.si/p/V07 .
  • KNEZ, Martin. Lithologic properties of the three Lunan stone forest (Shilin, Naigu and Lao Hei Gin). In: CHEN, Xiaoping, KNEZ, Martin et al. South China karst I, (Zbirka ZRC, 19). Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, 1998, 30-43. http://zalozba.zrc-sazu.si/p/717.
  • KNEZ, Martin. The Bedding-Plane Impact on the Development of Karst Caves (An Example of Velika Dolina, Cave Škocjanske Jame), (Zbirka ZRC, 14). Ljubljana: Znanstvenoraziskovalni center SAZU, 1996, 186. http://zalozba.zrc-sazu.si/p/839.

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

  • KNEZ, Martin, HONG, L., SLABE, Tadej. Stripped karen on Snake Mountain above Kunming (Yunnan, China). In: ANDREO NAVARRO, Bartolomé (ed.). Hydrogeological and environmental investigations in Karst systems, (Environmental Earth Sciences, vol. 1). Heidelberg: Springer, 2015, 589-597.
  • KNEZ, Martin. Geološke značilnosti župnije Dobrova. In: DOLINAR, Janez (ed.). Marija v leščevju : Dobrova pri Ljubljani. Ljubljana: Salve, 2015, 39-60.
  • KNEZ, Martin, PRELOVŠEK, Mitja. The geological setting of Križna jama. In: PACHER, Martina (ed.), POHAR, Vida (ed.), RABEDER, Gernot (ed.). Križna jama : palaeontology, zoology and geology of Križna jama in Slovenia, (Mitteilungen der Kommission für Quartärforschung der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Bd. 21). Wien: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2014, 15-20.
  • KNEZ, Martin, SLABE, Tadej. Stone forests and their rock relief. In: SHRODER, John F. (ed.). Treatise on geomorphology. 1st ed. San Diego: Academic Press: Elsevier, 2013, 6, 139-156, ilustr. DOI: 10.1016/978-0-12-374739-6.00124-X.
  • KNEZ, Martin, KRANJC, Andrej. Karst. In: PLENIČAR, Mario (ed.), OGORELEC, Bojan (ed.), NOVAK, Matevž (ed.). The geology of Slovenia. Ljubljana: Geološki zavod Slovenije, 2009, 563-574.
  • KNEZ, Martin. Geologic characteristics of the Kras plateau. In: URUSHIBARA-YOSHINO, Kazuko (ed.). Changing social conditions and their impacts on the geoecology: transhumance regions of Romania and Slovenia : Grant-in Aid for Scientific Research (B), 2003-2005. Tokyo: Department of Geography, Hosei University, 2006, 133-147.
  • KNEZ, Martin. Geological conditions in the cadastral municipalities of Divača, Volčji Grad and Račice as one of the essential elements determining land use. In: MIHEVC, Andrej (ed.). Kras: water and life in a rocky landscape, (Project Aquadapt). Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU, 2005, 29-36.
  • KNEZ, Martin, ŠEBELA, Stanka, GABROVŠEK, Franci. Geološke osnove ter jame, Geološke razmere na področju Udin boršta, Tektonski položaj Udin boršta, Jame v Udin borštu. In: KRANJC, Andrej (ed.). Karstic cultural landscapes: architecture of a unique relationship people – territory, Udin boršt. Montebelluna: Museo di Storia Naturale e Archeologia, 2005, 9-24.
  • KNEZ, Martin, SLABE, Tadej. Caves and sinkholes in motorway construction, Slovenia : case study 3. In: WALTHAM, Tony, BELL, Fred, CULSHAW, Martin. Sinkholes and subsidence: karst and cavernous rocks in engineering and construction, (Springer-Praxis books in geophysical sciences). Berlin: Springer: Praxis, 2005, 283-288.
  • KNEZ, Martin, SLABE, Tadej. Highways on karst. In: GUNN, John (ed.). Encyclopedia of caves and karst science. New York; London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2004, 419-420.
  • KNEZ, Martin, SLABE, Tadej. Lithologic and morphological properties and rock relief of the Lunan stone forest. In: GABROVŠEK, Franci (ed.). Evolution of karst: from prekarst to cessation, (Carsologica, [1]). Postojna: Inštitut za raziskovanje krasa ZRC SAZU; Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, 2002, 259-266.
  • KNEZ, Martin. Kamnine na krasu, Terciar. In: LIKAR, Vojislav (ed.), et al. Kras : pokrajina, življenje, ljudje. Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU, 1999, 25-41.
  • KNEZ, Martin. Karst cave development from the bedding-plane point of view (Skocjanske Jame Caves, Slovenia). In: DOAXIAN, Yuan (ed.). Proceedings of the 30th International geological congress, Beijing, China, 24, Environmental geology. Utrecht: VSP, 1997, 86-105.
  • KNEZ, Martin. The Tertiary. In: KRANJC, Andrej (ed.). Kras : Slovene Classical Karst. Ljubljana: Znanstvenoraziskovalni center SAZU, Založba ZRC: Inštitut za raziskovanje krasa ZRC SAZU, 1997, 34-41.

MODULE GENERAL ELECTIVE COURSES