Institute of Biology, Ecology and Nature Conservation

Institute of Biology is a separate unit of researchers from Department of Biology, FNM Maribor. Members are involved in basic as well as applicative research in the field of biology, ecology and nature conservation. Apart from basic research we focus on research in the field of plant and animal taxonomy (Opilliones, Neuroptera, mammals, birds etc...). We study insect and human histology, physiology of plants and insects, insect ethology, biotechnology, didactics of biology, ecology, etc. We do a lot of research in the field of ecology of plants and animals and study interactions between them. Researchers also focus on speleobiological research, research of terrestric habitats and landscape ecology.

Applicative part of our research covers methods of practical teaching (didactics of biology), transfers of knowledge to pupils of primary and secondary schools, conservation biology, reconstruction of degraded environments, inventarisation of local fauna and flora in the terms of conservation, habitat type mapping, etc.

The institute educates young staff and is a group member of ARRS (Javna Agencija za raziskovalno dejavnost republike Slovenije). Members of the institute take part at basic ARRS projects and are also involved in European projects.



Research Organisation University of Maribor, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Institute Institute of Biology, Ecology and Nature Conservation (research group no. 2547-004)
Head of Institute Assoc. Prof. Dr. Janja Trček

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