Nataša Ravbar, PhD

Senior Research Associate, Associate Professor



+386 5 700 19 31

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natasa.ravbar@zrc-sazu.si


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Education:

  • 1995–2001 (Undergraduate study at the Department of Geography and Department of African and Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana);
  • 2001–2007 (Postgraduate study at the University of Nova Gorica, Graduate School of Karstology).

 

Education abroad:

  • 1997/1998 (under the aegis of the University of Ljubljana): Xinzhu, Tajvan;
  • 1998/1999 (undergraduate training): Shaanxi Teacher's University, Xian and at the University of Yunnan, Kunming, People’s Republic of China;
  • May 2004 (international scientific training): Centre of hydrogeology, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland;
  • Since 2004: Bilateral cooperation with People’s Republic of China (Yunnan Institute of Geography, Kunming, International Research Center on Karst, Guilin, Institute of Urban Environment, Xiamen), Serbia (Department of Hydrogeology, Faculty of Mining and Geology, University of Belgrade) and Germany (Hydrological Modeling and Water Resources, University of Freiburg).
  • April - May 2010 (international scientific training): Centre of hydrogeology, University of Malaga, Spain;
  • August – September 2019: Department of Hydrogeology, Faculty of Mining and Geology, University of Belgrade, Serbia

 

Fields of scientific research and pedagogical activity:

  • karstology;
  • speleology;
  • karst hydrology;
  • environment protection;
  • water resources and water supply;
  • water vulnerability and risk to contamination assessment;
  • natural hazards - floods;
  • geographical information systems.

 

Membership:

  • International Geographical Union (IGU) – Karst Commission;
  • International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) - Karst Commission;
  • Geomophological Society of Slovenia;
  • Association of Slovenian Geographers - Commission For Scientific Work.

 

Editorship and membership of editorial boards:

  • Co-editor and member of the Editorial Board of the Acta Carsologica;
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Urban Challenge, Acta Geobalcanica, Grundwasser, Acta Geoscientica Sinica and Research in Tourism and Karst Areas.

 

Pedagogical activity:

  • Karstology graduate study programme, University of Nova Gorica and ZRC SAZU;

  • School of Rural Management, Novo mesto.

World Federation of Scientists and the Slovene Scientific Foundation (2008)
Dr. France Munda Fund (1998)

Selected bibliography:

1.01 Izvirni znanstveni članek

VILHAR, Urša, KERMAVNAR, Janez, KOZAMERNIK, Erika, PETRIČ, Metka, RAVBAR, Nataša. The effects of large-scale forest disturbances on hydrology : an overview with special emphasis on karst aquifer systems. Earth-science reviews. [Print ed.]. 2022, vol. 235, str. 1-21, ilustr., graf. prikazi, zvd. ISSN 0012-8252. https://reader.elsevier.com/reader/sd/pii/S0012825222003270?token=5CD855C74413B35C1B9FE7F3412497393B55692B90D916F414B154C8A5B6AA8A536DA3FD2C9A8EA729A26849BFA8ECA1&originRegion=eu-west-1&originCreation=20221123180244, DOI: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2022.104243.

WUNSCH, Andreas, LIESCH, Tanja, CINKUS, Guillaume, RAVBAR, Nataša, CHEN, Zhao, MAZZILLI, Naomi, JOURDE, Hervé, GOLDSCHEIDER, Nico. Karst spring discharge modeling based on deep learning using spatially distributed input data. Hydrology and earth system sciences. 2022, vol. 26, issue 9, str. 2405-2430, ilustr., zvd. ISSN 1027-5606. https://hess.copernicus.org/preprints/hess-2021-403/hess-2021-403.pdf, DOI: 10.5194/hess-2021-403.

ĆUK, Marina, PETRIČ, Metka, JEMCOV, Igor, MULEC, Janez, MAZEJ, Zdenka, MAYAUD, Cyril, BLATNIK, Matej, KOGOVŠEK, Blaž, RAVBAR, Nataša. Multivariate statistical analysis of hydrochemical and microbiological natural tracers as a tool for understanding karst hydrodynamics (the Unica springs, SW Slovenia). Water resources research. November 2022, vol. 58, issue 11, e2021wr031831, str. 1-20, ilustr., graf. prikazi, zvd. ISSN 0043-1397. https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1029/2021WR031831, DOI: 10.1029/2021WR031831.

RAVBAR, Nataša, PETRIČ, Metka, BLATNIK, Matej, ŠVARA, Astrid. A multi-methodological approach to create improved indicators for the adequate karst water source protection. Ecological indicators : integrating monitoring, assessment and management. July 2021, vol. 126, 14 str., ilustr. ISSN 1470-160X. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1470160X21003587, DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2021.107693.

RAVBAR, Nataša, MAYAUD, Cyril, BLATNIK, Matej, PETRIČ, Metka. Determination of inundation areas within karst poljes and intermittent lakes for the purposes of ephemeral flood mapping. Hydrogeology journal. Feb. 2021, 29, str. 213–228, ilustr. ISSN 1431-2174. DOI: 10.1007/s10040-020-02268-x.

PETRIČ, Metka, RAVBAR, Nataša, GOSTINČAR, Petra, KRSNIK, Petra, GACIN, Marina. GIS database of groundwater flow characteristics in carbonate aquifers : tracer test inventory from Slovenian karst. Applied geography. [Print ed.]. May 2020, vol. 118, 8 str., ilustr. ISSN 0143-6228. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0143622820301582?via%3Dihub, DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2020.102191.

OLARINOYE, Tunde, GLEESON, Tom, MARX, Vera, SEEGER, Stefan, ADINEHVAND, Rouhollah, ALLOCCA, Vincenzo, ANDREO, Bartolomé, APAÉSTEGUI, James, APOLIT, Christophe, ARFIB, Bruno, BLATNIK, Matej, RAVBAR, Nataša, et al. Global karst springs hydrograph dataset for research and management of the world's fastest-flowing groundwater. Scientific data. 20 Feb. 2020, 7, article no. 59, ilustr. ISSN 2052-4463. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41597-019-0346-5, DOI: 10.1038/s41597-019-0346-5.

KOVAČIČ, Gregor, PETRIČ, Metka, RAVBAR, Nataša. Evaluation and quantification of the effects of climate and vegetation cover change on karst water sources : case studies of two springs in South-Western Slovenia. Water. 2020, letn. 12, št. 3087, str. 1-20, ilustr. ISSN 2073-4441. https://doi.org/10.3390/w12113087, DOI: 10.3390/w12113087.

MAYAUD, Cyril, GABROVŠEK, Franci, BLATNIK, Matej, KOGOVŠEK, Blaž, PETRIČ, Metka, RAVBAR, Nataša. Understanding flooding in poljes : a modelling perspective. Journal of Hydrology. [Print ed.]. Aug. 2019, vol. 575, str. 874-889, ilustr. ISSN 0022-1694. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2019.04.092.

PETRIČ, Metka, KOGOVŠEK, Janja, RAVBAR, Nataša. Effects of the vadose zone on groundwater flow and solute transport characteristics in mountainous karst aquifers : the case of the Javorniki-Snežnik massif (SW Slovenia) = Vplivi nezasičene cone na značilnosti toka podzemne vode in prenosa topnih snovi v gorskih kraških vodonosnikih : primer Javorniško - Snežniškega masiva (JZ Slovenija). Acta carsologica. [Tiskana izd.]. 2018, letn. 47, št. 1, str. 35-51, ilustr. ISSN 0583-6050. https://ojs.zrc-sazu.si/carsologica/article/view/5144/6593, DOI: 10.3986/ac.v47i1.5144.

VIŽINTIN, Goran, RAVBAR, Nataša, JANEŽ, Jože, KOREN, Eva, JANEŽ, Naško, ZINI, Luca, TREU, Francesco, PETRIČ, Metka. Integration of models of various types of aquifers for water quality management in the transboundary area of the Soča/Isonzo river basin (Slovenia/Italy). Science of the total environment. 1. Apr. 2018, vol. 619/620, str. 1214-1225. ISSN 0048-9697. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.11.017, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.11.017.

TURPAUD, Philippe, ZINI, Luca, RAVBAR, Nataša, CUCCHI, Franco, PETRIČ, Metka, URBANC, Janko. Development of a protocol for the karst water source protection zoning: application to the Classical Karst Region (NE Italy and SW Slovenia). Water resources management. 16 str., online first. ISSN 0920-4741. DOI: 10.1007/s11269-017-1882-4.

KOIT, Oliver, RAVBAR, Nataša, MARANDI, Andres, TERASMAA, Jaanus. Threshold-controlled three-stage hydraulic behaviour of a mantled shallow carbonate aquifer (Tuhala karst area, North Estonia) = Določanje mejnih vrednosti tristopenjskega hidravličnega obnašanja pokritega plitvega karbonatnega vodonosnika (Tuhalski kras, severna Estonija). Acta carsologica. [Tiskana izd.]. 2017, letn. 46, št. 2/3, str. 265-282, ilustr. ISSN 0583-6050. https://ojs.zrc-sazu.si/carsologica/article/view/4951/6252, DOI: 10.3986/ac.v46i2-3.4951.

RAVBAR, Nataša, KOVAČIČ, Gregor. Vulnerability and protection aspects of some Dinaric karst aquifers : a synthesis. Environmental earth sciences. 2015, vol. 74, iss. 1, str. 129-141. ISSN 1866-6280. DOI: 10.1007/s12665-014-3945-7.

RAVBAR, Nataša, ŠEBELA, Stanka. The effectiveness of protection policies and legislative framework with special regard to karst landscapes : insights from Slovenia. Environmental science & policy. 2015, vol. 51, str. 106-116, ilustr. ISSN 1462-9011. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2015.02.013.

TURK, Janez, MALARD, Arnauld, JEANNIN, Pierre-Yves, PETRIČ, Metka, GABROVŠEK, Franci, RAVBAR, Nataša, VOUILLAMOZ, Jonathan, SLABE, Tadej, SORDET, Valentin. Hydrogeological characterization of groundwater storage and drainage in an alpine karst aquifer (the Kanin massif, Julian Alps). Hydrological processes. apr. 2015, vol. 29, issue 8, str. 1986-1998, ilustr. ISSN 0885-6087. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.10313.

RAVBAR, Nataša, KOŠUTNIK, Jure. Variations of karst underground air temperature induced by various factors (Cave of Županova jama, Central Slovenia). Theoretical and applied climatology. [Tiskana izd.]. 2014, vol. 116, issue 1-2, str. 327-341, graf. prikazi. ISSN 0177-798X. DOI: 10.1007/s00704-013-0955-4.

TURK, Janez, MALARD, Arnauld, JEANNIN, Pierre-Yves, VOUILLAMOZ, Jonathan, MASINI, Jean, PETRIČ, Metka, GABROVŠEK, Franci, RAVBAR, Nataša, SLABE, Tadej. Interpretation of hydrogeological functioning of a high karst plateau using the KARSYS approach : the case of Trnovsko-Banjška planota (Slovenia) = Interpretacija delovanja vodonosnika visokega krasa z uporabo modela KARSYS : primer Trnovsko-Banjške planote (Slovenija). Acta carsologica. [Tiskana izd.]. 2013, letn. 42, št. 1, str. 61-74, ilustr. ISSN 0583-6050. http://ojs.zrc-sazu.si/carsologica/article/view/640/584.

RAVBAR, Nataša. Variability of groundwater flow and transport processes in karst under different hydrologic conditions = Spremenljivost pretakanja voda in prenosa snovi v krasu ob različnih hidroloških pogojih. Acta carsologica. [Tiskana izd.]. 2013, letn. 42, št. 2/3, str. 327-338, ilustr. ISSN 0583-6050. DOI: 10.3986/ac.v42i2.644.

RAVBAR, Nataša, KOVAČIČ, Gregor, MARÍN, Ana Isabel. Abandoned water resources as potential sources of drinking water - the Korentan karst spring near Postojna = Opuščeni vodni viri kot potencialni viri vodooskrbe - kraški izvir Korentan pri Postojni. Acta geographica Slovenica. [Tiskana izd.]. 2013, 53, št. 2, str. 295-316, ilustr. ISSN 1581-6613. http://giam.zrc-sazu.si/sites/default/files/ags53203.pdf, DOI: 10.3986/AGS53203.

KOVAČIČ, Gregor, RAVBAR, Nataša. Analysis of human induced changes in a karst landscape : the filling of dolines in the Kras plateau, Slovenia. Science of the total environment. 2013, vol. 447, 1 march, str. 143-151. ISSN 0048-9697. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.01.002.

RAVBAR, Nataša, BARBERÁ, Juan Antonio, PETRIČ, Metka, KOGOVŠEK, Janja, ANDREO NAVARRO, Bartolomé. The study of hydrodynamic behaviour of a complex karst system under low-flow conditions using natural and artificial tracers (the catchment of the Unica River, SW Slovenia). Environmental earth sciences. 2012, vol. 65, no. 8, str. 2259-2272, ilustr. ISSN 1866-6280. http://www.springerlink.com/content/1866-6280/65/8/, DOI: 10.1007/s12665-012-1523-4.

KNEZ, Martin, KOGOVŠEK, Janja, LIU, Hong, MULEC, Janez, PETRIČ, Metka, RAVBAR, Nataša, SLABE, Tadej. Karstological study of the new Kunming airport building area (Yunnan, China). Environmental earth sciences. 2012, vol. 67, iss. 1, str. 273-283, ilustr. ISSN 1866-6280. http://www.springerlink.com/content/4642p108l3xv8351/, DOI: 10.1007/s12665-011-1506-x.

RAVBAR, Nataša, ENGELHARDT, Irina, GOLDSCHEIDER, Nico. Anomalous behaviour of specific electrical conductivity at a karst spring induced by variable catchment boundaries : the case of the Podstenjšek spring, Slovenia. Hydrological processes. 2011, letn.25, št. 13, str. 2130-2140, ilustr. ISSN 0885-6087. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.7966.

GABROVŠEK, Franci, KOGOVŠEK, Janja, KOVAČIČ, Gregor, PETRIČ, Metka, RAVBAR, Nataša, TURK, Janez. Recent results of tracer tests in the catchment of the Unica River (SW Slovenia) = Novejši rezultati sledilnih poskusov v zaledju reke Unice (JZ Slovenija). Acta carsologica. [Tiskana izd.]. 2010, letn. 39, št. 1, str. 27-37.

RAVBAR, Nataša, KOVAČIČ, Gregor. Characterisation of karst areas using multiple geo-science techniques, a case study from SW Slovenia = Opredelitev značilnosti kraških območij s pomočjo različnih raziskovalnih metod, primer iz JZ Slovenije. Acta carsologica. [Tiskana izd.]. 2010, letn. 39, št. 1, str. 51-60.

KOVAČIČ, Gregor, RAVBAR, Nataša. Extreme hydrological events in karsts areas of Slovenia, the case of the Unica River basin. Geodinamica Acta. [Print ed.]. 2010, letn. 23, št. 1/3, str. 89-100.

VÍAS, Jesus, ANDREO NAVARRO, Bartolomé, RAVBAR, Nataša, HÖTZL, Heinz. Mapping the vulnerability of groundwater to the contamination of four carbonate aquifers in Europe. Journal of environmental management. 2010, vol. 91, issue 7, str. 1500-1510.

RAVBAR, Nataša, GOLDSCHEIDER, Nico. Comparative application of four methods of groundwater vulnerability mapping in a Slovene karst catchment. Hydrogeology journal. 2009, vol. 17, no. 3, str. 725-733.

ANDREO NAVARRO, Bartolomé, RAVBAR, Nataša, VIAS, J. M. Source vulnerability mapping in carbonate (karst) aquifers by extension of the COP method : application to pilot sites. Hydrogeology journal. 2009, vol. 17, no. 3, str. 749-758.

RAVBAR, Nataša, GOLDSCHEIDER, Nico. Proposed methodology of vulnerability and contamination risk mapping for the protection of karst aquifers in Slovenia = Predlog metodologije kartiranja ranljivosti in tveganja za onesnaženje voda zavarovanje kraških vodonosnikov v Sloveniji. Acta carsologica. [Tiskana izd.]. 2007, 36, 3, str. 397-411.

1.16 Samostojni znanstveni sestavek ali poglavje v monografski publikaciji

RAVBAR, Nataša, PIPAN, Tanja. Karst groundwater dependent ecosystems – typology, vulnerability and protection. V: MEHNER, Thomas (ur.), TOCKNER, Klement (ur.). Encyclopedia of inland waters. 2nd ed. Amsterdam; Oxford; Cambridge: Elsevier, 2022. Str. 460-473, ilustr. ISBN 978-0-12-819166-8, ISBN 978-0-12-822041-2. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128191668001821, DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-819166-8.00182-1.

RAVBAR, Nataša, KOVAČIČ, Gregor, PETRIČ, Metka, KOGOVŠEK, Janja, BRUN, Clarissa, KOŽELJ, Alenka. Climatological trends and anticipated karst spring quantity and quality : case study of the Slovene Istria. V: PARISE, Mario (ur.), et al. Advances in karst research : theory, fieldwork and applications. London: Geological Society, 2018. Str. 295-305, ilustr. Special publication - Geological Society of London, no. 466. ISBN 978-1-78620-359-5. ISSN 0305-8719. DOI: 10.1144/SP466.19.

KOVAČIČ, Gregor, RAVBAR, Nataša. Characterization of selected karst springs in Slovenia by means of a time series analysis. V: STEVANOVIĆ, Zoran (ur.). Karst without boundaries. Leiden: CRC, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016. Str. 131-154, ilustr. Selected papers on hydrogeology, 23. ISBN 978-1-138-02968-2.

GABROVŠEK, Franci, KNEZ, Martin, KOGOVŠEK, Janja, MIHEVC, Andrej, OTONIČAR, Bojan, MULEC, Janez, PERNE, Matija, PETRIČ, Metka, PIPAN, Tanja, PRELOVŠEK, Mitja, SLABE, Tadej, ŠEBELA, Stanka, RAVBAR, Nataša, ZUPAN HAJNA, Nadja. Development challenges in karst regions : sustainable land use planning in the karst of Slovenia. V: TROFIMOVA, Elena (ur.), SALOMON, Jean-Nöel (ur.). Preserving karst environments and karst caves : karst dynamics, environments, usage and restauration : towards an international karst preservation system. Stuttgart: Gebrüder Borntraeger, 2016. Str. 293-318. Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, Supplementband, N. F., vol. 60, suppl. issue 2. ISSN 0372-8854, ISSN 0044-2798. https://www.schweizerbart.de/papers/zfg_suppl/detail/60/86496/Development_challenges_in_karst_regions_sustainable_land_use_planning_in_the_karst_of_Slovenia, DOI: 10.1127/zfg_suppl/2016/00309.

RAVBAR, Nataša. Advanced strategies in managing and sustaining karst water quality. V: STEVANOVIĆ, Zoran (ur.). Karst aquifers : characterization and engineering. Cham [etc.]: Springer, cop. 2015. Str. 614-624, ilustr. Professional practice in earth sciences. ISBN 978-3-319-12849-8, ISBN 978-3-319-12850-4. ISSN 2364-0073. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-12850-4.

2.01 Znanstvena monografija

BLATNIK, Matej, CULVER, David C., GABROVŠEK, Franci, KNEZ, Martin, KOGOVŠEK, Blaž, KOGOVŠEK, Janja, LIU, Hong, MAYAUD, Cyril, MIHEVC, Andrej, MULEC, Janez, ALJANČIČ, Magdalena, OTONIČAR, Bojan, PETRIČ, Metka, PIPAN, Tanja, PRELOVŠEK, Mitja, RAVBAR, Nataša, SHAW, Trevor R., SLABE, Tadej, ŠEBELA, Stanka, ZUPAN HAJNA, Nadja, KNEZ, Martin (urednik), OTONIČAR, Bojan (urednik), PETRIČ, Metka (urednik), PIPAN, Tanja (urednik), SLABE, Tadej (urednik). Karstology in the classical karst. Cham: Springer, cop. 2020. XII, 222 str., ilustr., zvd., graf. prikazi. Advances in karst science. ISBN 978-3-030-26826-8. ISSN 2511-2066. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-26827-5.

BIONDIĆ, Ranko, BRUN, Clarissa, CRNKO, Tamara, DIKOVIĆ, Sonja, KOGOVŠEK, Janja, KOŽELJ, Alenka, MALEČKAR, Franc, MIHEVC, Andrej, OTONIČAR, Bojan, PETRIČ, Metka (avtor, urednik), PIPAN, Tanja, PRETNAR, Gorazd, RADIŠIĆ, Maja, RAVBAR, Nataša (avtor, urednik), RUBINIĆ, Josip (avtor, urednik), RUŽIĆ, Igor, ZUPAN HAJNA, Nadja (avtor, urednik). Life and water on Karst : monitoring of transboundary water resources of Northern Istria. 1st ed. Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, 2017. VII, 151 str., ilustr., graf. prikazi, zvd. ISBN 978-961-254-819-3, ISBN 978-961-05-0001-8.

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.

CULVER, David C., DEBEVEC, Bogdan, KNEZ, Martin, KOVAČIČ, Gregor, KRANJC, Andrej, MULEC, Janez, PIPAN, Tanja, PRELOVŠEK, Mitja, RAVBAR, Nataša, SEMEJA, Aleš, SLABE, Tadej, ŠEBELA, Stanka, ZUPAN HAJNA, Nadja, KNEZ, Martin (urednik), PETRIČ, Metka (urednik), SLABE, Tadej (urednik). Krasoslovje v razvojnih izzivih na krasu. 2, Gradnja, turizem, ekologija, varovanje = Karstology and development challenges on karst. 2, Construction, tourism, ecology, protection. Ljubljana: Založba ZRC: = ZRC Publishing, 2012. 199 str., ilustr. Carsologica, 14. ISBN 978-961-254-340-2, ISBN 978-961-05-0333-0. ISSN 1854-2964. DOI: 10.3986/9789610503330.

RAVBAR, Nataša. The protection of karst waters : a comprehensive Slovene approach to vulnerability and contamination risk mapping = Varovanje kraških voda : obširen slovenski pristop h kartiranju ranljivosti in tveganja za onesnaženje. Postojna: Inštitut za raziskovanje krasa ZRC SAZU: = Karst Research Institute at ZRC SAZU; Ljubljana: Založba ZRC: = ZRC, 2007. 254 str., ilustr. Carsologica, 6. ISBN 978-961-254-010-4.

FABRICA Centre of Excellence (aplikativni • 01. august 2011 - 01. august 2011)
Joint Geo-Information System (GIS) for Emergency Protection of Drinking Water Resources (interreg • 02. november 2011 - 30. october 2014)
Common system for the evaluation of the sustainability of water resources management in the Natural Parks Škocjanske Jame and Risnjak (interreg • 01. january 2014 - 17. june 2015)
Integral system of flood sustainable spatial planning (temeljni_raziskovalni • 01. january 2016 - 31. december 2018)
Keywords
karst floods
karst water sources
vulnerability mapping
karst hydrology
karst