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Research interests

Research fields
landscape studies, landscape ecology, land use, ecosystem services, sustainable development, common-pool resources, commons, collective actions, landscape aesthetics, natural and cultural heritage, protected areas

Other activities
- Member of the Ecosystem Services Partnership - ESP and national representative of  Slovene National network
- Member of the Group for Ecosystem services in Slovenia - SOES
- Member of the International Association for the Study of the Commons - IASC
- Member of the Partnership for safeguarding and popularization of dry stone wall in Karst
- Member of the editorial board of Digital Encyclopedia of Slovenian natural and cultural heritage - DEDI

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

Selected lectures
- Slovenian cultural/satoyama landscapes at the intersection between public good, common-pool resources and ecosystem services. Vabljeno predavanje v okviru študijskega obiska na Inštitutu za napredni študij trajnostnosti na Univerzi Združenih narodov, Tokio, Japonska, 10. 4. (soavtorica M. Urbanc).
- Governance of goods in the Slovenian Alps – an insight into dynamic of relations between actors and goodsSan Sebastian. Predavanje na mednarodni konferenci Productive mountains, Val Comelico, 22. 6. (soavtorici N. Bogataj in Š. Ledinek Lozej).
- Diverse trade offs and conflicts among ecosystem services in slovenian landscapes. Predavanje na mednarodni konferenci ESP EUROPE2018 regional conference, San Sebastian, 17. 10.

Selected publications
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Selected projects

MEDFEST (INTERREG • 1 November 201631 October 2019)

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

AgriGo4Cities - Urban agriculture for changing cities: governance models for better institutional capacities and social inclusion (INTERREG • 1 January 201730 June 2019)

Cultural landscapes caught between public good, private interests and politics (fundamental research project • 1 October 201430 September 2017)

Esmeralda (applied research project • 1 February 201531 July 2018)

Siting of farm buildings in the landscape context and solving spatial conflicts (target research project • 1 October 201631 March 2018)

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Recognitions & awards

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" • 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