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Ljubljana, Slovenia

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Korze A.V.,Oddelek Za Geografijo
Geografski Obzornik | Year: 2015

Soil is a geographical component of the landscape. It contains inorganic (dead) and organic (alive) compounds. Despite the fact that soil contains more than 80 % of weathered remnants of rocks and sediments, it is classified as a live component of the landscape. Soil is extremely important for many creatures that live in or above it. The effect of the living part of the soil with inorganic part allows soil fertility, which is crucial for Earth food rotation system. In the article, there is a focus on the display of the soil organisms, their role at the formation of the humus and the role of man at protecting the soil.

Repe B.,Oddelek Za Geografijo
Geografski Obzornik | Year: 2015

In Slovenia, geography and pedology cannot find a common language about the use of proper terminology for 'soil'. Each science has its own reasons for the use of word 'prst' (soil) and 'tla' (ground) and has also its own very solid counter reasons. This separation can be accounted for the lack of care for terminological details at the very beginning of the soil research. In addition, some other inconsistencies have also not been resolved. Although the collaboration between both sciences is recently growing, the current state indicates that a reasonable compromise is not very likely to happen.

Slabe A.,Institute za trajnostni razvoj | Lampic B.,Oddelek za geografijo | Juvancic L.,Oddelek za zootehniko
Dela | Year: 2011

The paper is presenting the assessment of organic production potentials for sustainable local food supply. Using the results of extensive field research among organic farmers, we analyzed the existing organic production for the market by the type of products and marketing channels. We defined the main strengths and weaknesses critical to the development of the Slovenian market for organic food, and highlighted spatial differences. We estimate that, especially in the organic production, there is a large untapped potential for sustainable local food supply in Slovenia.

African climate has been continuously changing throughout its geological history. Therefore, the article preliminary presents some important climate changes during the last 20,000 years, especially in the 20th century. The discussion focuses mainly on the impacts of predicted/expected climate changes in the coming decades, influencing food security, water availability, human health, biodiversity and other natural resources in Africa. Taking into account current socio-economic and demographic characteristics and trends, climate change is expected to exacerbate key development problems of the continent.

The paper is analyzing the geopolitical dinamics of african nations. The majority of "black continent" survived one of forms of nation/state crisis in last decades, from short local rebellions to long civil wars and inter-state conflicts. Those circumstances have strong impacts to social relations, economic development and international position of african states/nations. There are many people in those crisis-and post-crisis areas living below the poverty level because of that.

The paper is analyzing the question of Roma as a special population group in Slovenia, particularly by its spatial aspects. The roma-settlements developed into rural and urban slums. During the modernization processes those settlements are changing their structure intentionally and ocassionally. This make new challenges to spatial planners. The transformation of roma-settlements is primarily a professional geographer's challenge.

From the time before uninterrupted meteorological measurements began, only the climate in the hinterlands of Trieste Gulf is better known in comparison with other Slovenian regions. Weather chronicles from that time do not render possible to make up complete reconstructions of the climate, yet they provide us with an insight into the climatic events. Particularly the 17th and the 18th centuries stand out as to the frequency of weather disasters.

Planinc Dr. T.R.,Oddelek za geografijo | Ilc M.,Oddelek za geografijo
Dela | Year: 2010

This paper looks at local sustainable food supplies from the aspect of education and youth awareness. Through analysis of the present circumstances, the authors offer suggestions of how to implement the chosen theme into a geography lesson within primary and secondary schools. They are convinced the implementation of a chosen theme into a compulsory educational programme proves its importance in everyday life, in the development of an individual and for society as a whole, thereby offering us an assurance that the main ideas will reach the majority of the population.

Slovenia does not rank among the important agricultural countries. But recently, we hear more and more about self-supply and self-sufficiency, particularly in relation to allthe negative trends from climate changes, fossil fuel prices rising and urban sprawl. All, including geographers, have often problems with soil identification in the field. In this article we will show a simple method of soil type determination according to Slovene soil classification, highlight issues which and where are those natural soils, the most important for food production and local self-sufficiency, and require the highest level of protection, where are restrictions on other natural soil types and how can indicator plants help in soil characteristics determination.

To overcome the crisis, both on global and regional levels, does not mean to continue the traditional developmental practice but to implement a sustainable development concept. In Slovenia, it should be implemented in the country as a whole and in all its individual regions in order to pursue the welfare of the citizens of the present and future generations and also to balance economic, social and environmental development. Slovenia has all the essential developmental-protective geographical potentials (environmental resources) that are necessary for its transition to sustainable development, sustainable reinvigoration of economy and a safe degree of food and energy levels for its self-supply. © 2015, University of Ljubljana. All rights reserved.

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