Geography of Slovenia

Geography of Slovenia

Study Cycle: 1

Lectures: 90

Seminars: 0

Tutorials: 15

ECTS credit: 8

Lecturer(s): prof. dr. Ogrin Darko, prof. dr. Potočnik Slavič Irma

- the position and consequences of position of Slovenia in the middle geographical latitudes and in the junction of major European natural units,
- particularities of tectonic and rock structure and earthquake threatens,
- relief of Slovenia and recent surface transformation processes,
- soils and their degradation and threatens,
- weather and climate heterogeneousity and changeability,
- water resources of Slovenia and their importance,
- biodiversity and biomes,
- geographical positioning of Slovenia on the crossroads of European Geographical Macro regions,
- demographic processes of Slovenia,
- formation of Slovenian cultural landscapes (comparison of key factors in agrarian, industrial, and post-industrial period),
- characteristics of agriculture and forestry development,
- economic structure of Slovenia,
- urbanized landscapes,
- development pressures in flat, hilly and mountainous landscapes of Slovenia, in core and peripheral landscapes,
- development opportunities and restrictions of protected areas,
- issues of contemporary Slovenia (environmental issues, energy, health, etc.),
- development of border areas,
- Slovenes in diaspora.