Tanja Pipan, PhD


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She has broad research interests in subterranean biology, especially biodiversity, biogeography, and ecosystem function. She has active research projects on subterranean biodiversity, diversity and biogeography of epikarst invertebrates, ecology of shallow subterranean habitats, their fauna and evolutionary importance, and organic carbon flux in karst.

2003: Grant for the most significant young researcher at ZRC SAZU for scientific work.
2004: The SIBIOS (Société Internationale de Biospéologie) prize for the best presentation during the XVIIth International Symposium of Biospeleology at Raipur, India.
2004: Grant awarded for the most promising young scientist at the Trans-KARST 2004 International Transdisciplinary Conference on Development and Conservation of Karst Regions at Ha Noi, Vietnam.
2004: Elected head and coordinator of Slovenia LTER (Long-Term Ecological Research) network.
2005: Grant from the Slovenian Science Foundation for the advanced scientific study in the USA.
2005-2006: Grant from the Word Federation of Scientists (WFS), National Scholarship Programme.
2005: Grant from UNESCO IGCP Project 513 „Global Study of Karst Aquifers and Water Resources” for an interesting and innovative project presented at the Cvijic karst 2005 Conference in Belgrade and Kotor.
2007: Karst Waters Institute „Distinguished Service Award” for service on the Time in Karst symposium, Postojna, Slovenia.
2015: Nominated by UNG and ZRC SAZU for the Miroslav Zei Award for Outstanding Achievements at NIB (National Institute of Biology) in 2015.
2016: The recipient of the ZRC SAZU Gold Award for top scientific research results.
2017: Selected by a panel of experts on the list of 50 Ona Plus žensk/women.
2018: Selected by the expert commission at the first reception of scientists at the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor (11. 1. 2018).
2021: Scientific assistance in preparing Matej Vranič's film Divja Slovenija – Wild Slovenia: https://vimeo.com/530613869.

Original scientific articles

  • MAMMOLA, Stefano, MEIERHOFER, Melissa B., BORGES, Paulo A. V., COLADO, Raquel, CULVER, David C., DEHARVENG, Louis, DELIĆ, Teo, DI LORENZO, Tiziana, DRAŽINA, Tvrtko, FERREIRA, Rodrigo L., FIŠER, Cene, PIPAN, Tanja, ZAGMAJSTER, Maja, ZAKŠEK, Valerija, et al. Towards evidence-based conservation of subterranean ecosystems. Biological reviews. 2022, vol. 97, issue 4, str. 1476-1510, ilustr., graf. prikazi. ISSN 1464-7931. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/brv.12851, DOI: 10.1111/brv.12851.
  • LOPES FERREIRA, Rodrigo, BERNARD, Enrico, CRUZ JÚNIOR, Francisco William da, PILÓ, Luis Beethoven, CALUX, Allan S., SOUZA SILVA, Marconi, BARLOW, Jos, POMPEU, Paulo S., CARDOSO, Pedro, MAMMOLA, Stefano, PIPAN, Tanja, ZUPAN HAJNA, Nadja, FIŠER, Cene, TRONTELJ, Peter, ZAGMAJSTER, Maja, DELIĆ, Teo, FORD, Derek C., et al. Brazilian cave heritage under siege. Science. 17. Mar. 2022, vol. 375, no. 6586, 1238-1239 str., fotogr. ISSN 1095-9203. https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.abo1973, DOI: 10.1126/science.abo1973.
  • MEJIA-ORTIZ, Luis M., CHRISTMAN, Mary, PIPAN, Tanja, CULVER, David C. What's the relative humidity in tropical caves?. PloS one. Sept. 22, 2021, vol. 16, iss. 9, 18 str., ilustr. ISSN 1932-6203. https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0250396, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0250396.
  • WYNNE, J Judson, HOWARTH, Francis G., MAMMOLA, Stefano, LOPES FERREIRA, Rodrigo, CARDOSO, Pedro, DI LORENZO, Tiziana, GALASSI, Diana Maria Paola, MEDELLIN, Rodrigo A., MILLER, Bruce W., SÁNCHEZ-FERNÁNDEZ, David, FIŠER, Cene, FIŠER, Žiga, PIPAN, Tanja, ZAGMAJSTER, Maja, et al. A conservation roadmap for the subterranean biome. Conservation letters. Sep.-Oct. 2021, vol. 14, issue 5, 6 str., ilustr. ISSN 1755-263X. https://conbio.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/conl.12834, DOI: 10.1111/conl.12834.
  • MAMMOLA, Stefano, AMORIM, Isabel R., BICHUETTE, Maria Elina, BORGES, Paulo A. V., CHEEPTHAM, Naowarat, COOPER, Steven J. B., CULVER, David C., DEHARVENG, Louis, EME, David, LOPES FERREIRA, Rodrigo, FIŠER, Cene, FIŠER, Žiga, JUGOVIC, Jure, PIPAN, Tanja, ZAGMAJSTER, Maja, et al. Fundamental research questions in subterranean biology. Biological reviews. Dec. 2020, vol. 95, issue 6, str. 1855-1872, ilustr. ISSN 1464-7931. DOI: 10.1111/brv.12642.
  • DUMNICKA, Elzbieta, PIPAN, Tanja, CULVER, David C. Habitats and diversity of subterranean macroscopic freshwater invertebrates : main gaps and future trends. Water. 2020, vol. 12, iss. 8, 15 str., ilustr. ISSN 2073-4441. https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/12/8/2170, DOI: 10.3390/w12082170.
  • PIPAN, Tanja, CHRISTMAN, Mary, CULVER, David C. Abiotic community constraints in extreme environments : epikarst copepods as a model system. Diversity. 2020, vol. 12, iss. 7, 16 str. ISSN 1424-2818. https://www.mdpi.com/1424-2818/12/7/269, DOI: 10.3390/d12070269.
  • PILOTTO, Francesca, KÜHN, Ingolf, ADRIAN, Rita, ALBER, Renate, ALIGNIER, Audrey, ANDREWS, Christopher, BÄCK, Jaana, BARBARO, Luc, BEAUMONT, Deborah, BEENAERTS, Natalie, PIPAN, Tanja, et al. Meta-analysis of multidecadal biodiversity trends in Europe. Nature communications. 2020, 11, 11 str., ilustr. ISSN 2041-1723. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-17171-y#auth-2, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-17171-y.
  • MEJIA-ORTIZ, Luis M., CHRISTMAN, Mary, PIPAN, Tanja, CULVER, David C. What's the temperature in tropical caves?. PloS one. Dec. 31, 2020, vol. 15, iss. 12, str. 1-21. ISSN 1932-6203. https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0237051, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0237051.
  • MAMMOLA, Stefano, PIANO, Elena, CARDOSO, Pedro, VERNON, Philippe, DOMÍNGUEZ-VILLAR, David, CULVER, David C., PIPAN, Tanja, ISAIA, Marco. Climate change going deep : the effects of global climatic alterations on cave ecosystems. The anthropocene review. 2019, vol. 6, issue 2, stre. 98-116. ISSN 2053-020X. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/2053019619851594, DOI: 10.1177/2053019619851594.
  • PIPAN, Tanja, PETRIČ, Metka, ŠEBELA, Stanka, CULVER, David C. Analyzing climate change and surface-subsurface interactions using the Postojna Planina Cave System (Slovenia) as a model system. Regional environmental change. Feb. 2019, vol. 19, iss. 2, str. 379-389, ilustr. ISSN 1436-3798. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10113-018-1349-z, DOI: 10.1007/s10113-018-1349-z.
  • MUSCHE, Martin, ADAMESCU, Mihai, ANGELSTAM, Per, BACHER, Sven, BÄCK, Jaana, BUSS, Heather L., DUFFY, Christopher, FLAIM, Giovanna, GAILLARDET, Jerome, GIANNAKIS, George V., PIPAN, Tanja, et al. Research questions to facilitate the future development of European long-term ecosystem research infrastructures : a horizon scanning exercise. Journal of environmental management. 15 November 2019, vol. 250, str. 1-17, ilustr. ISSN 0301-4797. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301479719311971?via%3Dihub, DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.109479.
  • MEJIA-ORTIZ, Luis M., PIPAN, Tanja, CULVER, David C., SPROUSE, Peter. The blurred line between photic and aphotic environments : a large Mexican cave with almost no dark zone. International journal of speleology. Jan. 2018, vol. 47, iss. 1, str. 69-80, ilustr. ISSN 0392-6672. DOI: 10.5038/1827-806X.47.1.2155.
  • PIPAN, Tanja, CULVER, David C., PAPI, Federica, KOZEL, Peter. Partitioning diversity in subterranean invertebrates : the epikarst fauna of Slovenia. PloS one. May 2, 2018, vol. 13, iss. 5, str. 1-19, ilustr. ISSN 1932-6203. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0195991, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0195991.
  • FIŠER, Cene, PIPAN, Tanja, CULVER, David C. The vertical extent of groundwater metazoans : an ecological and evolutionary perspective. Bioscience. 2014, vol. 64, issue 11, str. 971-979, ilustr. ISSN 0006-3568. DOI: 10.1093/biosci/biu148.
  • PIPAN, Tanja, CULVER, David C. Convergence and divergence in the subterranean realm : a reassessment. Biological journal of the Linnean Society. [Print ed.]. sep. 2012, vol. 107, iss. 1, str. 1-14, ilustr. ISSN 0024-4066. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1095-8312.2012.01964.x/full, DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2012.01964.x.

Chapters in scientific monographs

  • PIPAN, Tanja, PETRIČ, Metka, GABERŠČIK, Alenka, CULVER, David C. Wetlands in karst. V: MEHNER, Thomas (ur.), TOCKNER, Klement (ur.). Encyclopedia of inland waters. 2nd ed. Amsterdam; Oxford; Cambridge: Elsevier, 2022. Str. 128-140, ilustr., zvd. ISBN 978-0-12-819166-8, ISBN 978-0-12-822041-2. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-819166-8.00044-X, DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-819166-8.00044-X.
  • PIPAN, Tanja, CULVER, David C. Epikarst : an important aquatic and terrestrial habitat. V: MEHNER, Thomas (ur.), TOCKNER, Klement (ur.). Encyclopedia of inland waters. 2nd ed. Amsterdam; Oxford; Cambridge: Elsevier, 2022. Str. 437-448, ilustr. ISBN 978-0-12-819166-8, ISBN 978-0-12-822041-2. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128191668000761, DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-819166-8.00076-1.
  • 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.
  • CULVER, David C., PIPAN, Tanja. Ecological and evolutionary classifications of subterranean organisms. 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. 376-379. ISBN 978-0-12-814124-3.
  • PIPAN, Tanja, CULVER, David C. Shallow subterranean habitats. 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. 896-908, ilustr. ISBN 978-0-12-814124-3.
  • PIPAN, Tanja, CULVER, David C. Wetlands in cave and karst regions. 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. 1156-1164, ilustr. ISBN 978-0-12-814124-3.
  • CULVER, David C., PIPAN, Tanja. Subterranean ecosystems. V: LEVIN, Simon Asher (ur.). Encyclopedia of biodiversity. 2nd ed. San Diego [etc.]: Academic Press, 2013. Vol. 7, str. 49-62, ilustr. ISBN 978-0-123-84719-5.

Scientific monographs

  • CULVER, David C., PIPAN, Tanja. The biology of caves and other subterranean habitats. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019. XX, 301 str., ilustr. Biology of habitats. ISBN 978-0-19-882076-5, ISBN 978-0-19-882077-2.
  • CULVER, David C., PIPAN, Tanja. Shallow subterranean habitats : ecology, evolution, and conservation. 1st ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. XXII, 258 str., ilustr., zvd., graf. prikazi. ISBN 978-0-19-964617-3.
  • CULVER, David C., PIPAN, Tanja. The biology of caves and other subterranean habitats. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. XVI, 254 str., ilustr. Biology of habitats. ISBN 978-0-19-921992-6, ISBN 978-0-19-921993-3. 
  • FONG, Daniel W., CULVER, David C., HOBBS, Horton H., PIPAN, Tanja. The invertebrate cave fauna of West Virginia. 2nd ed. Barrackville: West Virginia Speleological Survey, 2007. 163 str., ilustr. Bulletin, 16. ISBN 978-0-9620636-3-3. 
  • PIPAN, Tanja. Epikarst - a promising habitat : copepod fauna, its diversity and ecology : a case study from Slovenia (Europe). Postojna: Inštitut za raziskovanje krasa ZRC SAZU: = Karst Research Institute at ZRC SAZU; Ljubljana: Založba ZRC: = ZRC Publishing, 2005. 101 str., ilustr., tabele. Carsologica, 5. ISBN 961-6500-90-2, ISBN 978-961-05-0289-0. https://omp.zrc-sazu.si/zalozba/catalog/view/611/2576/207-2, DOI: 10.3986/9789610502890.

Education: Ph.D. in Biology

Scientific title: Research Advisor

Academic title: Professor of Karstology

Keywords
biology
speleobiology
ecology
subterranean fauna
environmental monitoring
karstology

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