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75 years of the Karst Research Institute ZRC SAZU

New book of the Karst Research Institute ZRC SAZU
Published on: May 19, 2023

On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the foundation of the Institute, the associates of the Karst Research Institute ZRC SAZU have published a book entitled 75 let Inštituta za raziskovanje krasa ZRC SAZU / 75 years of the Karst Research Institute ZRC SAZU. The Institute lives from its employees, therefore in this book all those are listed by name who have contributed to the success story of the Institute during the last 75 years. Because of its associates, the Karst Research Institute is today recognised in Slovenia and abroad as the leading research and study centre for karst. The path travelled so far contained many small and large achievements, but only the most important ones are mentioned in this publication.

Karstology, speleology and speleobiology have a right to a home in Slovenia because of the pioneering research that has been done in this territory. The Institute located on the Classic Karst in Postojna is one of the most important international research and study centers for karstology, as it combines the study of the karst surface, caves, waters, and biotic features in an interdisciplinary way. The understanding of karst is the starting point for sustainable planning of life on karst and its protection, which also led to the establishment of the UNESCO Chair on Karst Education. The Institute organizes the annual International Karstological School, publishes the scientific journal Acta Carsologica, conducts numerous field surveys, manages the Slovenian Cave Registry in cooperation with the Speleological Association of Slovenia, and regularly updates the karstological library. Research results are collected and curated within the framework of European infrastructure research networks.

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