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Research interests

Research Activity

In 1995, he finished his studies, but did not receive his doctoral degree until 1996 with his thesis The Bedding-Plane Impact on the Development of Karst Caves (An Example of Velika Dolina, Cave Škocjanske Jame). His main field of work involves the stratigraphic, lithopetrologic and microtectonic research of karst terrains, as well as the subjects of selective corrosion and erosion of carbonates, and the speleogenesis of karst caves as a part of an underground karst aquifer. He is a successful leader and member of international research programmes, within which he works with karst experts from Croatia, the USA, Cuba, Spain, Japan, Russia, Poland, Switzerland, Iran, Germany, Italy, the Slovak Republic, the Czech Republic, the People's Republic of China, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, France, Australia, Vietnam, etc. Since 1995, he has been researching Chinese Karst. He participates in and manages planning and construction projects on karst, which includes the issue of protecting the features of this area: he has been participating in the planning and karstological supervision of motorway and railway construction for over 20 years.

Other Activities

Director of Doctoral Study Programme Karstology, Graduate School, University of Nova Gorica.

Head of UNESCO Chair on Karst Education.

Collaborator of the Slovenian National Commission for UNESCO, Slovenian National Committee of the International Geoscience and Geoparks Programme (UNESCO IGGP).

A co-founder and member of the Executive Committee and Scientific Advisory Committee of the Yunnan University International Joint Research Centre for Karstology and Yunnan International Karst Environmental Laboratory at the Yunnan Institute for Geography, Yunnan University (Kunming, Yunnan, China).

Active contributor to the inclusion of the Stone Forest (Shilin), an exceptional karst landscape in the south of China, on UNESCO’s World Natural Heritage List (South China Karst).

The first Slovenian to co-lead one of the global UNESCO IGCP projects (the UNESCO IGCP project No. 598 entitled Environmental Change and Sustainability in Karst Systems). 

Editor of the fundamental Slovenian karstological work bearing the title Karst in Slovenia in Space and Time.

Co-founder of the first undergraduate karstology study program in Slovenia and co-founder of the only doctoral study of karstology at the international level.

Lecturer at higher education institutions:

  • University of Nova Gorica, Graduate School, Nova Gorica;
  • University of Primorska, Faculty of Humanities, Koper;
  • University of Nova Gorica, School of Environmental Sciences, Nova Gorica;
  • ERUDIO Business School, ERUDIO School of Sustainable Tourism, Ljubljana.

 

Leader of applied research projects: he has taken part in over 80 applied research projects, acting as project leader in over half of them.

Membership in editorial boards and associations:

  • Acta carsologica, thematic, Postojna, Slovenia;
  • Karst Development, Szombathely, Hungary;
  • Geologia Croatica, Zagreb, Croatia;
  • among other things, member of the International Geographical Union - Karst Commission, member of the International Union of Speleologists - Commission on Karst, Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis, member of the Karstological Academy, and member of the Athens Institute for Education and Research, Greece.

 

Selected publications

Recent Scientific Articles

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, (Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, ISSN 0372-8854, ISSN 0044-2798, Supplementband, N. F., vol. 60, suppl. issue 2). [S. l.]: Borntraeger Science Publishers, 2016, str. 293-318. 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. [COBISS.SI-ID 40073261]

MIHEVC, Andrej (avtor, fotograf), GABROVŠEK, Franci, KNEZ, Martin, KOZEL, Peter, MULEC, Janez, OTONIČAR, Bojan, PETRIČ, Metka, PIPAN, Tanja, PRELOVŠEK, Mitja, SLABE, Tadej, ŠEBELA, Stanka, ZUPAN HAJNA, Nadja (avtor, fotograf). Karst in Slovenia. Boletín geológico y minero, ISSN 0366-0176, Jan.-Mar. 2016, vol. 127, iss. 1, str. 79-97, ilustr. http://www.igme.es/boletin/2016/127_1/BG_127-1_Art-6.pdf. [COBISS.SI-ID 39886637]

GUTIÉRREZ DOMECH, Roberto, KNEZ, Martin, SLABE, Tadej. Felo Pérez Mogote (Viñales, Pinar del Río, Cuba) : typical shaping of rock surface below dense tropical vegetation = Mogota Felo Pérez (Viñales, Pinar del Río, Kuba) : tipično oblikovanje kamnitega površja pod gostim tropskim rastjem. Acta carsologica, ISSN 0583-6050, 2015, letn. 44, št. 1, str. 47-57, ilustr. http://ojs.zrc-sazu.si/carsologica/article/view/680/2028, doi: 10.3986/ac.v44i1.680. [COBISS.SI-ID 38635821]

AL FARRAJ AL KETBI, Asma, SLABE, Tadej, KNEZ, Martin, GABROVŠEK, Franci, MULEC, Janez, PETRIČ, Metka, ZUPAN HAJNA, Nadja. Karst in Ras Al-Khaimah, northern United Arab Emirates = Kras v Ras Al-Khaimahu, severni del Združenih Arabskih Emiratov. Acta carsologica, ISSN 0583-6050, 2014, letn. 43, št. 1, str. 23-41, ilustr. http://ojs.zrc-sazu.si/carsologica/article/view/579/702, doi: 10.3986/ac.v43i1.579. [COBISS.SI-ID 37575469]

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, ISSN 1866-6280, 2012, vol. 67, iss. 1, str. 273-283, ilustr. http://www.springerlink.com/content/4642p108l3xv8351/, doi: 10.1007/s12665-011-1506-x. [COBISS.SI-ID 34280749]

KNEZ, Martin (avtor, fotograf), LIU, Hong, SLABE, Tadej (avtor, fotograf). Major stone forest, litomorphogenesis and development of typical shilin (Yunnan, China) = Osrednji kamniti gozd; kamnina, skalni relief in razvoj značilnega šilina (Junan, Kitajska) : photo M. Knez, T. Slabe. Acta carsologica, ISSN 0583-6050, 2012, letn. 41, št. 2/3, str. 205-218, ilustr. http://ojs.zrc-sazu.si/carsologica/article/view/558, [COBISS.SI-ID 35117101]

DEBEVEC, Bogdan, KNEZ, Martin, KRANJC, Andrej, PAHOR, Marko, PRELOVŠEK, Mitja, SEMEJA, Aleš, SLABE, Tadej. Preliminary study for the adaptation of the "Heaven's Cave" for tourist purposes (Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam) = Predhodna študija za turistično ureditev Nebeške jame (Narodni park Phong Nha-Ke Bang, Vietnam). Acta carsologica, ISSN 0583-6050, 2012, letn. 41, št. 1, str. 115-127, ilustr. http://ojs.zrc-sazu.si/carsologica/article/view/52, [COBISS.SI-ID 34581805]

KNEZ, Martin, SLABE, Tadej, PANISSET TRAVASSOS, Luiz Eduardo. Karren on laminar calcarenitic rock of Lagoa Santa (Minas Gerais, Brazil) = Škraplje na laminarnem kalkarenitu Lagoe Sante (Minas Gerais, Brazilija). Acta carsologica, ISSN 0583-6050, 2011, letn. 40, št. 2, str. 357-367, ilustr. http://carsologica.zrc-sazu.si/downloads/402/Knez-et-al.pdf. [COBISS.SI-ID 33244973]

KNEZ, Martin, SLABE, Tadej. Karren of Mushroom Mountain (Junzi Shan) in the Eastern Yunnan Ridge, Yunnan, China : karstological and tourist attraction. Acta geologica sinica, ISSN 1000-9515, 2010, vol. 84, issue 2, str. 424-431, ilustr. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1755-6724.2010.00203.x/full, [COBISS.SI-ID 31325741]

KNEZ, Martin, SLABE, Tadej, ŠEBELA, Stanka, GABROVŠEK, Franci. The largest karst caves discovered in a tunnel during motorway construction in Slovenia's Classical Karst (Kras). Environmental geology, ISSN 0943-0105. [Tiskana izd.], 2008, letn. 54, št. 4, str. 711-718, ilustr., doi: 10.1007/s00254-007-0840-5. [COBISS.SI-ID 27997485]

KNEZ, Martin, SLABE, Tadej. Shilin : the formation of stone forests in various rock types (Lunan, Yunnan, China). Acta geologica sinica, ISSN 1000-9515, 2007, vol. 81, no. 1, str. 148-157, ilustr. http://www.geojournals.cn/dzxben/ ch/reader/view_abstract.aspx?file_no=20070119, [COBISS.SI-ID 26516269]

 

Book Chapters

KNEZ, Martin, HONG, L., SLABE, Tadej. Stripped karen on Snake Mountain above Kunming (Yunnan, China). V: ANDREO NAVARRO, Bartolomé (ur.). Hydrogeological and environmental investigations in Karst systems, (Environmental Earth Sciences, ISSN 1866-6280, vol. 1). Heidelberg [etc.]: Springer, cop. 2015, str. 589-597, ilustr. [COBISS.SI-ID 37757229]

KNEZ, Martin. Geološke značilnosti župnije Dobrova. V: DOLINAR, Janez (ur.). Marija v leščevju : Dobrova pri Ljubljani. Ljubljana: Salve, 2015, str. 39-60, ilustr. [COBISS.SI-ID 39326253]

KNEZ, Martin, PRELOVŠEK, Mitja. The geological setting of Križna jama. V: PACHER, Martina (ur.), POHAR, Vida (ur.), RABEDER, Gernot (ur.). Križna jama : palaeontology, zoology and geology of Križna jama in Slovenia, (Mitteilungen der Kommission für Quartärforschung der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Bd. 21, = vol. 21). Wien: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, cop. 2014, str. 15-20, ilustr. [COBISS.SI-ID 37576237]

KNEZ, Martin, SLABE, Tadej. Stone forests and their rock relief. V: SHRODER, John F. (ur.). Treatise on geomorphology. 1st ed. San Diego: Academic Press: Elsevier, 2013, vol. 6, str. 139-156, ilustr. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-374739-6.00124-X, doi: 10.1016/978-0-12-374739-6.00124-X. [COBISS.SI-ID 35476781]

KNEZ, Martin, KRANJC, Andrej. Kras = Karst. V: PLENIČAR, Mario (ur.), OGORELEC, Bojan (ur.), NOVAK, Matevž (ur.). Geologija Slovenije = The geology of Slovenia. Ljubljana: Geološki zavod Slovenije, 2009, str. 563-574, ilustr. [COBISS.SI-ID 32258093]

KNEZ, Martin. Geologic characteristics of the Kras plateau. V: URUSHIBARA-YOSHINO, Kazuko (ur.). Changing social conditions and their impacts on the geoecology : transhumance regions of Romania and Slovenia : Grant-in Aid for Scientific Research (B), 2003-2005. Tokyo: Department of Geography, Hosei University, 2006, str. 133-147, ilustr. [COBISS.SI-ID 25404461]

KNEZ, Martin. Geološke razmere v katastrskih občinah Divača, Volčji Grad in Račice kot eden temeljev za način izrabe prostora = Geological conditions in the cadastral municipalities of Divača, Volčji Grad and Račice as one of the essential elements determining land use. V: MIHEVC, Andrej (ur.). Kras : voda in življenje v kamniti pokrajini = water and life in a rocky landscape, (Projekt Aquadapt). Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU, 2005, str. 29-36, ilustr., zvd. [COBISS.SI-ID 24609069]

KNEZ, Martin, ŠEBELA, Stanka, GABROVŠEK, Franci. Geološke osnove ter jame, Geološke razmere na področju Udin boršta, Tektonski položaj Udin boršta, Jame v Udin borštu. V: KRANJC, Andrej (ur.). Kraške kulturne pokrajine : edinstveni odnos med človekom in kraškim svetom = Karstic cultural landscapes = architecture of a unique relationship people - territory, Udin boršt. Montebelluna: Museo di Storia Naturale e Archeologia, 2005, str. 9-24, ilustr., zvd. [COBISS.SI-ID 24570413]

KNEZ, Martin, SLABE, Tadej. Caves and sinkholes in motorway construction, Slovenia : case study 3. V: WALTHAM, Tony, BELL, Fred, CULSHAW, Martin. Sinkholes and subsidence : karst and cavernous rocks in engineering and construction, (Springer-Praxis books in geophysical sciences). Berlin [etc.]: Springer: Praxis, cop. 2005, str. 283-288, ilustr. [COBISS.SI-ID 23421741]

KNEZ, Martin, SLABE, Tadej. Highways on karst. V: GUNN, John (ur.). Encyclopedia of caves and karst science. New York; London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2004, str. 419-420, ilustr. [COBISS.SI-ID 21899565]

KNEZ, Martin, SLABE, Tadej. Lithologic and morphological properties and rock relief of the Lunan stone forest. V: GABROVŠEK, Franci (ur.). Evolution of karst: from prekarst to cessation, (Carsologica, [1]). Postojna: Inštitut za raziskovanje krasa ZRC SAZU; Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, 2002, str. 259-266, ilustr. [COBISS.SI-ID 19979821]

KNEZ, Martin. Kamnine na krasu, Terciar. V: LIKAR, Vojislav (ur.), et al. Kras : pokrajina, življenje, ljudje. Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU, 1999, str. 25-41, ilustr. http://zalozba.zrc-sazu.si/p/304, [COBISS.SI-ID 13580333]

KNEZ, Martin. Karst cave development from the bedding-plane point of view (Skocjanske Jame Caves, Slovenia). V: DOAXIAN, Yuan (ur.). Proceedings of the 30th International geological congress, Beijing, China, 4-14 august 1996. Vol. 24, Environmental geology. Utrecht: VSP, 1997, str. 86-105. [COBISS.SI-ID 5833773]

KNEZ, Martin. The Tertiary. V: KRANJC, Andrej (ur.), KRANJC, Andrej. Kras : Slovene classical karst. Ljubljana: Znanstvenoraziskovalni center SAZU, Založba ZRC: Inštitut za raziskovanje krasa ZRC SAZU, 1997, str. 34-41, ilustr. http://zalozba.zrc-sazu.si/p/305, [COBISS.SI-ID 5697325]

                   

Books Based on His Ideas, Scientific Chapters and Editorial Work

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, (Cave and karst systems of the world). Cham: Springer, cop. 2016. XIII, 324 str., ilustr. ISBN 978-3-319-21203-6. ISBN 978-3-319-21202-9. http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319212029, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-21203-6. [COBISS.SI-ID 39082541]

GABROVŠEK, Franci, KNEZ, Martin (avtor, urednik), KOGOVŠEK, Janja, MIHEVC, Andrej, MULEC, Janez, OTONIČAR, Bojan, PERNE, Matija, PETRIČ, Metka (avtor, urednik), PIPAN, Tanja, PRELOVŠEK, Mitja, SLABE, Tadej (avtor, urednik), ŠEBELA, Stanka (avtor, urednik), TURK, Janez, ZUPAN HAJNA, Nadja. The Beka-Ocizla cave system : karstological railway planning in Slovenia, (Cave and karst systems of the world). Cham [etc.]: Springer, cop. 2015. X, 102 str., ilustr., zvd. ISBN 978-3-319-04455-2. ISBN 978-3-319-04456-9, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-04456-9. [COBISS.SI-ID 56041570]

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, (Carsologica, 14). Ljubljana: Založba ZRC: = ZRC Publishing, 2012. 199 str., ilustr. http://zalozba.zrc-sazu.si/p/926, ISBN 978-961-254-340-2. [COBISS.SI-ID 259195648]

KNEZ, Martin (urednik), PETRIČ, Metka (urednik), SLABE, Tadej (urednik). Krasoslovje v razvojnih izzivih na krasu. 1, Voda = Karstology and development challenges on karst. 1, Water, (Carsologica, 13). Ljubljana: Založba ZRC: = ZRC Publishing, 2011. 167 str., ilustr. http://zalozba.zrc-sazu.si/p/309, ISBN 978-961-254-334-1. [COBISS.SI-ID 258948608]

KNEZ, Martin, SLABE, Tadej. Shilin - the formation of stone forests in various rock. V: KNEZ, Martin (ur.), LIU, Hong (ur.), SLABE, Tadej (ur.). South China karst II, (Carsologica, 12). Ljubljana: Založba ZRC: = ZRC publishing, 2011, str. 35-48, ilustr. http://zalozba.zrc-sazu.si/p/718, [COBISS.SI-ID 32448813]

KNEZ, Martin, SLABE, Tadej. Lithological characteristics, shape and rock relief of the Lunan stone forest. V: GINÉS, Ángel (ur.), et al. Karst rock features : karren sculpturing, (Carsologica, 9). Ljubljana: Založba ZRC: = ZRC Publishing, 2009, str. 439-452, ilustr. http://zalozba.zrc-sazu.si/p/278, [COBISS.SI-ID 30962477]

KNEZ, Martin, SLABE, Tadej. Krasoslovna spremljava gradnje, raziskave ter načrtovanja avtocest prek slovenskega krasa. V: KNEZ, Martin (ur.), SLABE, Tadej (ur.). Kraški pojavi, razkriti med gradnjo slovenskih avtocest, (Carsologica, 7). Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU, 2007, str. 9-22, ilustr., zvd. http://zalozba.zrc-sazu.si/p/310, [COBISS.SI-ID 27570477]

GAMS, Ivan (avtor), KNEZ, Martin (urednik). Kras v Sloveniji v prostoru in času. 2. pregledana izd. Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU, 2004. 515 str., ilustr. http://zalozba.zrc-sazu.si/p/307, ISBN 961-6500-46-5. [COBISS.SI-ID 214527488]

GAMS, Ivan (avtor), KNEZ, Martin (urednik). Kras v Sloveniji v prostoru in času. Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU, 2003. 516 str., ilustr., zvd. http://zalozba.zrc-sazu.si/p/V07, ISBN 961-6358-91-X. [COBISS.SI-ID 124733440]

KNEZ, Martin. Lithologic properties of the three Lunan stone forest (Shilin, Naigu and Lao Hei Gin). V: CHEN, Xiaoping, et al. South China karst I, (Zbirka ZRC, 19). Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, 1998, str. 30-43, ilustr. http://zalozba.zrc-sazu.si/p/717, [COBISS.SI-ID 9778221]

KNEZ, Martin. Vpliv lezik na razvoj kraških jam : (primer Velike doline, Škocjanske jame), (Zbirka ZRC, 14). Ljubljana: Znanstvenoraziskovalni center SAZU, 1996. 186 str., ilustr. http://zalozba.zrc-sazu.si/p/839, ISBN 961-6182-12-9. [COBISS.SI-ID 60293888]

 

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Keywords

karst geology • selective corrosion and erosion of carbonates • research of karst surface and caves • development challenges on karst 

Recognitions & awards

The Prešeren Award for students, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering (in 1989; for separate research work) • Yunnan Friendship Award - People's Republic of China’s national award (in 2003; member of the group) • The American award for Outstanding Contribution to Karst Science (in 2007; member of the group) • The award of the Geographical Society of United Arab Emirates (in 2016; member of the group)