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Jožef Stefan
Postgraduate School

Jamova 39
SI-1000 Ljubljana

Phone: +386 1 477 31 00
Fax: +386 1 477 31 10


Course Description

Seminar II


Ecotechnologies, third-level study programme


prof. dr. Milena Horvat


The goal of this reading seminar course is to give an overview of the major directions of research in the field of Ecotechnologies using both academic texts and current research scientific literature, with a strong preference for the latter.


Students are expected to gain a general understanding of the research activities in Ecotechnology research area. They will get skills to evaluative published works in scientific literature, to write professional and scientific papers and to make a public presentation of their review seminar work.

Course literature:

Professional and scientific literature.

Significant publications and references:

HORVAT, Milena, COVELLI, Stefano, FAGANELI, Jadran, LOGAR, Martina, FAJON, Vesna, RAJAR, Rudolf, ŠIRCA, Andrej, ŽAGAR, Dušan. Mercury in contaminated coastal environments; a case study : the Gulf of Trieste. Sci. total environ.. [Print ed.], 1999, vol. 237/238, str.43-56.

HINES, M. E., HORVAT, Milena, FAGANELI, Jadran. Mercury biogeochemistry in the Idrija river, Slovenia from above the mine into the Gulf Trieste. Environ. res. (N.Y. N.Y.), 2000, vol. 83, sec. A, str. 129-139.

HORVAT, Milena, JERAN, Zvonka, ŠPIRIĆ, Zdravko, JAĆIMOVIĆ, Radojko, MIKLAVČIČ, Vesna. Mercury and other elements in lichens near the INA Naftaplin gas treatment plant, Molve, Croatia. J. environ. monit. (Print), 2000, vol. 2, str. 139-144.

HORVAT, Milena, JEREB, Vesna, FAJON, Vesna, LOGAR, Martina, KOTNIK, Jože, FAGANELI, Jadran, HINES, M. E., BONZONGO, J.-C. Mercury distribution in water, sediment and soil in the Idrijca and Soča river systems. Geochem., explor. environ. anal., 2002, vol. 2, str. 287-296.

HORVAT, Milena, KOTNIK, Jože, LOGAR, Martina, FAJON, Vesna, ZVONARIĆ, Tomislav, PIRRONE, Nicola. Speciation of mercury in surface and deep-sea waters in the Mediterranean sea. Atmos. environ. (1994). [Print ed.], 2003, vol. 37, suppl. 1, str. S93-S108.

HORVAT, Milena, KONTIĆ, Branko, KOTNIK, Jože, OGRINC, Nives, JEREB, Vesna, LOGAR, Martina,
Tatjana. Remediation of mercury polluted sites due to mining activities. Crit. rev. anal. chem., 2003, vol. 33, str. 291-296.

HORVAT, Milena, GIBIČAR, Darija. Speciation of mercury : Environment, food, clinical, and occupational health. V: CORNELIS, Rita (ur.). Handbook of elemental speciation II : species in the environment, food, medicine & occupational health. New York; Chichester: Wiley, 2005, 2005, str. 281-304.



Students obligations:

The student presents the Seminar II on his research work in the current academic year in front of a committee. The student and his supervisor shall jointly set the date and time of the seminar. At least one week before the presentation, the student shall communicate the date, time, room and title of the seminar to After presenting the Seminar II the student must submit to the IPS Secretariat the filled out and signed minutes of the Seminar II, Seminar II exam application as well as the printed presentation of the Seminar II.