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Research interests

Fields of research:

  • karst hydrogeology.



  • IAH Commission on Hydrogeology of Karst;
  • Association of Tracer Hydrology;
  • Slovenian Geological Society.


Advanced scientific study abroad:

  • Grant »Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst« at the Department of Applied Geology, University Karlsruhe in Germany (1 October - 31 December 1996);
  • Research work in Brazil, Croatia, China, Iran, Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey, Great Britain, and United Arab Emirates.


Pedagogical activity:

  • Karstology study programme, Graduate School, University of Nova Gorica (subjects: Karst hydrogeology; Research methods and techniques in karst hydrogeology; Tracing of karst waters), and first degree programme at the School of Environmental Sciences, University of Nova Gorica (subject: Hydrology);
  • Faculty of Humanities Koper, University of Primorska  (subject: Karst hydrology and ecology).
Selected publications

Selected bibliography:


  • KOGOVŠEK, Janja, PETRIČ, Metka, 2014. Solute transport processes in a karst vadose zone characterized by long-term tracer tests (the cave system of Postojnska Jama, Slovenia). Journal of Hydrology, vol. 519, part A, str. 1205-1213. doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.08.047.
  • PETRIČ, Metka, 2010. Characterization, exploitation, and protection of the Malenščica karst spring, Slovenia: case study. In: Krešić, N., Stevanović, Z. (eds.). Groundwater hydrology of springs: engineering, theory, management, and sustainability. Burlington, MA: Butterworth-Heinemann, p. 428-441.
  • JEMCOV, Igor, PETRIČ, Metka, 2009. Measured precipitation vs. effective infiltration and their influence on the assessment of karst systems based on results of the time series analysis. Journal of Hydrology, 3-4, vol. 379, p. 304-314., doi: doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2009.10.016.
  • TURK, Janez, MALARD, Arnauld, JEANNIN, Pierre-Yves, PETRIČ, Metka, GABROVŠEK, Franci, RAVBAR, Nataša, VOUILLAMOZ, Jonathan, SLABE, Tadej, SORDET, Valentin, 2015. Hydrogeological characterization of groundwater storage and drainage in an alpine karst aquifer (the Kanin massif, Julian Alps). Hydrological processes, vol. 29, issue 8, str. 1986-1998. doi: 10.1002/hyp.10313.
  • DOCTOR, Daniel H., ALEXANDER, E. C., PETRIČ, Metka, KOGOVŠEK, Janja, URBANC, Janko, LOJEN, Sonja, STICHLER, Wilibald, 2006. Quantification of Karst aquifer discharge components during storm events through end-member mixing analysis using natural chemistry and stable isotopesas tracers. Hydrogeology journal, vol. 14, p. 1171-1191. doi 10.1007/s10040-006-0031-6
  • PETRIČ, Metka, KOGOVŠEK, Janja, 2016. Identifying the characteristics of groundwater flow in the Classical Karst area (Slovenia/Italy) by means of tracer tests. Environmental earth sciences, vol. 75, issue ,doi: 10.1007/s12665-016-6255-4.
  • KOGOVŠEK, Janja, PETRIČ, Metka, 2013. Increase of vulnerability of karst aquifers due to leakage from landfills. Environmental earth sciences, vol. 70, is. 2, doi: 10.1007/s12665-012-2180-3.
  • KNEZ, Martin, KOGOVŠEK, Janja, LIU Hong, MULEC, Janez, PETRIČ, Metka, RAVBAR, Nataša, SLABE, Tadej, 2012. Karstological study of the new Kunming airport building area (Yunnan, China). Environmental Earth Sciences, Online First. doi 10.1007/s12665-011-1506-x
  • ZUPAN HAJNA, Nadja, RAVBAR, Nataša, RUBINIĆ, Josip, PETRIČ, Metka (eds.), 2015. Life and water on karst: monitoring of transboundary water resources of Northern Istria. Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, 151 p.
  • KNEZ, Martin, PETRIČ, Metka, SLABE, Tadej (Eds.), 2011. Krasoslovje v razvojnih izzivih na krasu, 1, Voda = Karstology and development challenges on karst, 1, Water. Založba ZRC, 167 p.
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Curriculum Vitae

Education: PhD in Geology

Title: Research Advisor


karstology • hydrogeology • dye tracing