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Research interests
B. Sc. in Sociology of culture and Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2000
M. Sc. in Conservation of Natural Heritage, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2008
Ph. D. in Geography, Faculty of Humanities, University of Primorska, Slovenia, 2015
Research fields
landscape studies, land use, ecosystem services, sustainable development, common-pool resources, commons, collective actions, community-based management, resilience, heritage
Other activities
- Member of editorial board of scientific journal Acta geographica Slovenica (2020‒)
- Member of Editorial Board of Book Series Geography of Slovenia and Georitem 


Selected publications


- Kozina, J., Šmid Hribar, M., Poljak Istenič, S., Tiran, J., Halilović, N. 2019. Družbeni učinki urbanega kmetijstva. Ljubljana: Založba ZRC.
- Šmid Hribar, M. 2016: Varovanje in trajnostni razvoj kulturne pokrajine na primeru Ljubljanskega barja. Georitem 27. Ljubljana.


- Rodela R., Tucker C.M., Šmid Hribar M., Sigura M., Bogataj N., Urbanc M., Gunya A. 2019: Intersections of ecosystem services and common-pool resources literature: An interdisciplinary encounter. Environmental Science and Policy 94, 72–81.
- Ribeiro, D., Šmid Hribar, M. 2019: Assessment of land-use changes and their impacts on ecosystem services in two Slovenian rural landscapes. Acta Geographica Slovenica 59-2.
- Gabrovec, M., Kumer, P., Ribeiro, D., Šmid Hribar, M. 2020: Land use in Slovenia. In: Perko D., Ciglič R., Zorn M. (eds) The Geography of Slovenia. World Regional Geography Book Series. Springer, Cham
- Urbanc, M., Šmid Hribar, M., Kumer, P. 2020: Culture in Slovenia. In: Perko D., Ciglič R., Zorn M. (eds) The Geography of Slovenia. World Regional Geography Book Series. Springer, Cham
- Šmid Hribar, M., Kozina, J., Bole, D., Urbanc, M. 2018: Public goods, common-pool resources, and the commons: The influence of historical legacy on modern perceptions in Slovenia as a transitional society. Urbani izziv, 29(1):96-109.
- Burkhard, B., Maes, J., Potschin-Young, M., Santos-Martín, F., Geneletti, D., Stoev, P., Kopperoinen, L., Šmid Hribar, M., et al. 2018: Mapping and assessing ecosystem services in the EU-Lessons learned from the ESMERALDA approach of integration. One Ecosystem 3: e29153, doi: 10.3897/oneeco.3.e291
- Šmid Hribar, M., Bole, D., Urbanc, M. 2015: Public And Common Goods in the Cultural Landscape. Geografski vestnik 87-2.
- Šmid Hribar, M., Geršič, M., Pipan, P., Repolusk, P., Tiran, J., Topole, M., Ciglič, R. 2017: Cultivated terraces in Slovenian landscapes. Acta geographica Slovenica, 57-2, 83–97. 
- Bole., D, Šmid Hribar, M, Pipan, P. 2017: Participatory research in community development: A case study of creating cultural tourism products. Acta Universitatis Carolinae. Geographica 52(2):1-12.
- Šmid Hribar, M., Bole, D., Pipan, P. 2015. Sustainable heritage management: Social, economic and other potentials of culture in local development. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 188, 103 – 110.
- Šmid Hribar, M., Ledinek Lozej, Š. 2013: The role of identifying and managing cultural values in rural development. Acta Geografica Slovenica 53–2.
- Šmid Hribar, M., Lisec, A. 2011:  Protecting trees through an inventory and typology : heritage trees in the Karavanke Mountains, Slovenia. Acta Geografica Slovenica 51-1, 169–188.
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Selected projects

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

ECOVINEGOALS - ECOlogical VINEyards GOvernance and Activities for Landscape‘s Strategies (INTERREG • 1 March 202031 August 2022)

LABELSCAPE - Integration of sustainability labels into Mediterranean tourism policies (INTERREG • 1 November 201930 June 2021)

Upgrade of the methodology for designation of nationally important landscape identity areas (target research project • 1 April 201831 March 2020)

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Recognitions & awards

Diploma of Excellence for the Black Sea - Danubian Social & Economic Innovator, Under the aegis of the European Commission - DG MARE on the occasion of the European Maritime Day in Romania, 2019 • 2nd price of the Danube Transnational Programme Video Competition, 2019 • Special mention of the jury Europa Nostra Awards in category Education, Training and Awareness-Raising for action plan »Cultural heritage and the development of the Črni Vrh rural community«, 2015 • First place award for "The Interpretation polygon as a tool for understanding the cultural landscape", CLIC national contest for landscapes, category C – General public, 2014 • International award of European project 2Bparks for the integrated interpretation of the Iška river in Ljubljansko barje, the category "Places of Sense", 2013 • LIDA 2006: first prize for research poster "End-users and their impact on digital repositories"