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Research interests

Education
- Doctor of Philosophy, Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering, La Trobe University, 2015
- School Teacher of Geography and History, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, 2010

Research fields

Karstology, speleology, geomorphology, physical geography, geology, geochemistry, palaeoclimatology, sedimentology, geochronology

Selected presentations and lectures

  • EGU (European Geosciences Union General Assembly): 2020 (Vienna) - Recently exposed subglacial carbonate deposits at the retreating Triglav Glacier, Slovenia. (main author: Lipar, M.; co-authors: Martín-Pérez, A.; Tičar, J.; Pavšek, M.; Gabrovec, M.; Hrvatin, M.; Komac, B.; Zorn, M.; Zhao, J.; Drysdale, R.N.; Ferk, M.)
  • INQUA (International Union for Quaternary Research Congress): 2019 (Dublin) - The preliminary results of the Holocene stalagmite paleoenvironmental record from   Postojna Cave, Slovenia. (main author: Lipar, M; co-authors: Drysdale, RN; Zhao, J.)
  • ANZGG (Australian & New Zealand Geomorphology Group Conference): 2019 (Inverloch) - Deep caves on the Nullarbor Plain, Australia. (main author: Lipar, M; co-authors: Ferk, M.; Lojen, S.; Barham, M.)
  • IKS (International Karstological School Conference): 2019 (Postojna) - Water-rock interaction in Postojna Cave: can we use stable oxygen isotopes as palaeothermometer? (main author: Lipar, M; co-authors: Dolenc Batagelj, K.; Drysdale, R.; Zhao, J.)
  • IKS (International Karstological School Conference): 2018 (Postojna) - Gypsum deposits in deep caves of the Nullarbor Plain, Australia. (main author: Lipar, M; co-authors: Ferk, M.; Lojen, S.; Barham, M.)
  • GSA (Geological Society of America Annual Meeting): 2018 (Seattle) - Chemostratigraphy of karst ice, Paradana Cave, Slovenia. (main author: Carey, A.; co-authors: Zorn, M.; Tičar, J.; Lipar, M.; Welch, S.; Lyons, W. B.)
  • KR (Climate Change, the Karst Record): 2014 (Melbourne) - Aeolianite, calcrete, and pinnacle karst in southwestern Australia, as indicators of middle to late Pleistocene palaeoclimates. (main author: Lipar, M; co-author: Webb, J.)
  • IGC (International Geological Congress): 2012 (Brisbane) - The formation of the pinnacles in Nambung National Park, Western Australia. (main author: Lipar, M; co-author: Webb, J.)
  • DSO (Long Term Environmental Change Conference): 2019 (Ljubljana) - Subglacial carbonate deposits: their implication on palaeoenvironment from the Last Glacial Maximum. (main author: Lipar, M.; co-authors: Ferk, M.; Martín-Pérez, A.; Tičar, J.; Pavšek, M.; Gabrovec, M.; Hrvatin, M.; Komac, B.; Zorn, M.; Zhao, J.; Drysdale, R.N.)
  • VUEESC (Victorian Universities Earth and Environmental Sciences Conference): 2013 (Melbourne) - The formation of solution pipes on Cape Bridgewater, western Victoria. (main author: Lipar, M; co-author: Webb, J.)
Selected publications
Selected projects

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

Geomorphological peculiarities of AEOLianite KARST and their palaeoclimatic significance (fundamental research project • 1 September 202031 August 2022)

Geomorphological characteristics on eogenetic carbonate rocks in Slovenia and United States of America (bilateral project • 1 October 201930 September 2021)

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Recognitions & awards

Slovene Research Initiative Exchange award with Ohio State University (2020) • La Trobe University Postgraduate Writing-up Award (Web of Science) (2014) • Best presentation award at 25th Victorian universities Earth and Environmental Sciences Conference (2012) • La Trobe University Full Fee Research Scholarship (2011-2015) • La Trobe University Postgraduate Research Scholarship (2011-2015) • Department of Geography Award (University of Ljubljana) for special achievements during geography study (for diploma Geomorphological features, developed on Tamala Limestone in surroundings of Cervantes and Jurien Bay, Western Australia) (2009) • Department of Geography Award (University of Ljubljana) for special achievements during geography study (for a seminar Land use change, based on the distance of town centres in Slovenia according to Von Thünen model – using Esri ArcGis) (2007)