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Research interests

B.Sc. in Geography, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2009
Ph.D. in Geography, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2014

Research fields
geomorphology, karstology, speleology, palaeoenvironmental research, palaeohydrology, geodiversity, glaciology, natural hazards

Other activities
- President of the Geomorphological Society of Slovenia,
- Member of the Caving club Železničar

Selected presentations and lectures
- Cave sediments as a paleoflood proxy. Oral presentation at the 5th International Paleoflood Conference, Rapid City, South Dakota, United States of America, 20. 9. 2016
- Karstology, Speleology, and Caving in Slovenia. Oral presentation for the Western Australian Speleological Group, Perth, Avstralija, 3. 2. 2015
- Recent behaviour of Slovenian glaciers. Poster presentation at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 2. 5. 2014 (co-authors M. Gabrovec and J. Ortar).
- The impact of present climate fluctuations on the Triglav Glacier, Slovenian Julian Alps. Lecture at the International Scientific Seminar: Global change impact on high mountains in Central and Southeastern Europe, Sofija, Bulgaria, 1. 7. 2014 (co-authors M. Zorn and M. Gabrovec).
- Nonliving nature of the Triglav Lakes valley. Leading of the excursion at the Scientific Assembly dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the first protection of the Triglav Lakes valley, Triglav Lakes valley, 6. 9. 2014 (co-leaders A. Šmuc and M. Zorn).
- Speleological excursion to the Dinaric Karst of Slovenia. Leading the pre-congress field trips at the 16th International Congress of Speleology, Brno, Czech Republic, Dinaric Karst of Slovenia, 14. – 20. 7. 2013 (co-leaders P. Gostinčar, A. Mihevc in J. Tičar)
- Palaeofloods on Karst Poljes, Slovenia. Invited lecture at the Department of Agricultural Sciences, Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, 15. 2. 2012
- Geomorfološke značilnosti Dinarskega krasa na primeru Rakovega Škocjana = Rakov Škocjan as an example of Dinaric Karst geomorphology. Leading an excursion for the Department of Geography, University of Bergen, Rakov Škocjan, Slovenia, 31. 5. 2012 (co-leader B. Erhartič)
- Pocket valleys on the Nullarbor escarpment. Poster presentation at the 20. International karstological school Classical Karst: Karst forms and processes, Postojna, Slovenia, 18.–23. 6. 2012 (co-author M. Lipar)
- Holocene palaeofloods on the Planina Karst Polje, Classical Dinaric Karst, Slovenia. – Oral presentation at the 18. INQUA Congress, Bern, Switzerland, 19.–28. 7. 2011

Selected publications

- Ferk, M. 2016: Paleopoplave v porečju kraške Ljubljanice. Geografija Slovenije 33.
- Ferk, M., Gabrovec, M., Komac, B., Zorn, M., Stepišnik, U. 2017: Pleistocene glaciation in Mediterranean Slovenia. Special publication of the Geological Society of London 433.
- Lipar, M., Ferk, M. 2015: Karst pocket valleys and their implications on Pliocene-Quaternary hydrology and climate : examples from the Nullarbor Plain, southern Australia. Earth-Science Reviews 150.
- Stepišnik, U., Ferk, M., Gostinčar, P., Černuta, L. 2012: Holocene high floods on the Planina Polje, Classical Dinaric Karst, Slovenia. Acta carsologica 41-1.
- Ferk, M., Lipar, M. 2012: Eogenetic caves in Pleistocene carbonate in Slovenia. Acta geographica Slovenica 52-1.
- Ferk, M., Stepišnik, U. 2011: Geomorphological Characteristics of Rakov Škocjan. Georitem 17.
- Lipar, M., Ferk, M., 2011: Eogenetic caves in conglomerate: an example from Udin Boršt, Slovenia. International Journal of Speleology 40-1.
- Stepišnik, U., Ferk, M., Kodelja, B., Medenjak, G., Mihevc, A., Natek, K., Žebre, M. 2009: Glaciokarst of western Orjen, Montenegro. Cave and karst science 36-1.
- Stepišnik, U., Ferk, M., Gostinčar, P., Černuta, L., Peternelj, K., Štembergar, T., Ilič, U. 2007: Alluvial fans on contact karst: an example from Matarsko Podolje, Slovenia. Acta carsologica 36-2.

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Selected projects

AgriGo4Cities (INTERREG • 1 January 201730 June 2019)

New shape and drives for the tourism sector: supporting decision, integrating plans and ensuring sustainability (INTERREG • 1 November 201628 February 2018)

CapHaz-Net (framework program • 1 June 200931 May 2012)

Recognitions & awards

ZRC SAZU Silver Award for a top-level PhD in humanities, 2016 • The Prešeren Award for students, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, 2010 • Speleological Asociation of Slovenia Award and Bronze Decoration for special achiwements in speleology, 2011 • Received a scholarship of the Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts for research work at the Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, 2012.