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Research interests

Education
B. Sc. in Geography, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, 2005
Ph. D. in Karstology, Graduate school, University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia

Research fields

  • physical geography, geomorphology, karst, dolines, soils, sediments, vegetation 
  • land degradation, human impacts, protection of karst, bioindication
  • geoinformatics, GIS, remote sensing, Lidar, digital terrain model, electrical resistivity tomography
  • geodiversity, geoheritage, geotourism
     

Other activities

 

Presentations:

  • Bioindication of human-induced land degradation in potential karstic microrefugia. Plenary lecture: IGU thematic conference, Koper 2019. 
  • Karst depressions : geoheritage hotspots on karst surface. Karst hydrogeology - research trends and applications. 27th International Karstological School "Classical Karst", Postojna 2019.
  • Recognising karst geodiversity using LIDAR data : case study of doline. Naučni skup 125 godina od publikovanja monografije Das Karstphänomen Jovana Cvijića. Beograd 2018.
  • Interpretation model of karst geoheritage in Dinaric Karst. Geotrends. Wrocław 2017.
  • Changing river courses and national borders. Geobalcancia Conference, Skopje 2017.
  • Modeling of habitat types in karst landscape with high resolution satellite imagery and digital terrain model. 36th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, Berlin 2015.
  • Applicability of historical aerial photographs in landscape change studies on Isonzo Front. (Re)discovering the Great War : multidisciplinary research of modern conflicts : Ljubljana - Kobarid 2015.
  • Detection of filled dolines by 3D surface modelling. Karst forms and processes, 20th International Karstological School "Classical Karst", Postojna 2012.
Selected publications

    Publications:

    Breg Valjavec M., Ciglič R., Oštir K., Ribeiro D. (2018). Modelling habitats in karst landscape by integrating remote sensing and topography data. Open geosciences 10(1) 137-156

     

    All publications (COBISS) >>
    Selected projects

    Geography of Slovenia - national research programme (research programme • 1 January 201531 December 2021)

    Preservation and valorisation of the natural and cultural heritage and development of sustainable tourism in the cross-boarder carst landscape (INTERREG • 1 September 201729 February 2020)

    Remote sensing of landfills (postdoctoral research project • 1 October 201330 June 2015)

    Other projects >>

    Recognitions & awards

    Melik Award for young scientist (Slovenian Association of Geographers, 2015) • Award "Excellent trainee" (International Research Centre on Karst under the Auspices of UNESCO, Guilin, China, November 2018)