Dinaric karst

This course is part of the programme
Karstology (Third Cycle)

Objectives and competences

Dinaric karst is one of large karst areas of the world. It is also site of classical karst research sites, important for history of karst sciences. Students learn basic geologic, geographic and climatic characteristics of Dinaric karst and with that meet also with history of the land use and history of karst research.

Prerequisites

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Content

• History of karst research on Dinaric karst
• Geology, morphology and hydrology of Dinaric karst
• Important caves
• Land use of Dinaric karst

Intended learning outcomes

Knowledge of a large and complex karst area that is also a reference study site. Student is able of independent study of literature and sources.

Readings

• Bonacci, O., 1987: Karst Hydrology.- Springer-Verlag, 184 pp, Berlin, Heidelberg.
• Gams, I., 1973: Slovenska kraška terminologija, 1973, Ljubljana.
• Gams, I., 2004: Kras v Sloveniji v prostoru in času.- Založba ZRC 515 str., Ljubljana.
• Gunn, J., (editor) 2004: Encyclopedia of Caves and Karst Science.- Fitzroy Dearborn, 902 p., New York, London.
• Herak, Milan & Stringfield, V.T., 1972: Karst. Important Karst Regions of the Northern Hemisphere.- XIV + 1-551, Amsterdam etc.
• Jakucs, L., 1977: Morphogenetics of karst region, Budapest.
• Kranjc, Andrej/Ed., 1997: Slovene Classical Karst 1-254, Ljubljana (159906)
• Mihevc, A. 2001: Speleogeneza Divaškega krasa. Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU, Ljubljana.
• Milanović, P.T., 1979: Hidrogeologija karsta.- HE Trebišnjica, 302 pp, Trebinje
• Nicod J., 2003: Les karsts dinariques : paysages et problemes : Slovénie, Croatie, Bosnie-Herzégovine, Monténégro = Slovenija, Hrvaška, Bosna-Hercegovina,Črna gora / Jean Nicod. – Ljubljana : Slovenska akademija znanosti in umetnosti; Nîmes : Association Française de Karstologie, 183 str.
• Roglič, J., 1957: Zaravni u vapnencima. Geografski glasnik 19, 103-134, Zagreb.
• Selected articles from relevant Slovene and foreign professional journals.

Assessment

The oral exam is designed to assess the student acquired knowledge from the classes and ability to understand, articulate and expressing their knowledge. Conditions for examination are the presence at the field work, a short essay (5-10 pages), by which the student works on a certain topic related to his seminar and dissertation.

Lecturer's references

Associate Professor of Karstology

Bibliography:

https://bib.cobiss.net/bibliographies/si/webBiblio/bib201_20211120_230216_a1661283.html

ZUPAN HAJNA, Nadja (avtor, fotograf). Karst, caves and people. 1st ed. Ljubljana: ZRC SAZU, Založba ZRC, 2021. 171 str., ilustr., zvd. ISBN 978-961-05-0491-7. [COBISS.SI-ID 37313539]

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ZUPAN HAJNA, Nadja, BOSÁK, Pavel, PRUNER, Petr, MIHEVC, Andrej, HERCMAN, Helena, HORÁČEK, Ivan. Karst sediments in Slovenia : Plio-Quaternary multi-proxy records. Quaternary international. [Print ed.]. 30 April 2020, vol. 546, str. 4-19, ilustr. ISSN 1040-6182. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1040618219308419, DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2019.11.010. [COBISS.SI-ID 24203267]

ZUPAN HAJNA, Nadja. Dinaric karst - geography and geology. V: WHITE, William Blaine (ur.), CULVER, David C. (ur.), PIPAN, Tanja (ur.). Encyclopedia of caves. 3rd ed. London [etc.]: Academic Press, an imprint of Elsevier, cop. 2019. Str. 353-362, ilustr. ISBN 978-0-12-814124-3. [COBISS.SI-ID 44672813]

KNEZ, Martin, SLABE, Tadej, GABROVŠEK, Franci, KOGOVŠEK, Janja, KRANJC, Andrej, MIHEVC, Andrej, MULEC, Janez, OTONIČAR, Bojan, PERNE, Matija, PETRIČ, Metka, PIPAN, Tanja, PRELOVŠEK, Mitja, RAVBAR, Nataša, ŠEBELA, Stanka, ZUPAN HAJNA, Nadja, BOSÁK, Pavel, PRUNER, Petr, LIU, Hong, KNEZ, Martin (urednik), SLABE, Tadej (urednik). Cave exploration in Slovenia : discovering over 350 new caves during motorway construction on classical karst. Cham [etc.]: Springer, cop. 2016. XIII, 324 str., ilustr. Cave and karst systems of the world. ISBN 978-3-319-21202-9. ISSN 2364-4591. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-21203-6. [COBISS.SI-ID 38828077]