Matija Zorn


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Matija Zorn received a bachelor’s degree in geography and history at the University of Ljubljana’s Faculty of Arts (Slovenia) in 2001 , and he received his doctorate in geography from the same institution in 2007. He has worked at the Anton Melik Geographical Institute of the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (Ljubljana, Slovenia) since 2001 and he also holds the faculty rank of an associate professor in geography at the University of Primorska’s Faculty of Humanities (Koper, Slovenia). He primarily deals with physical geography, geography of natural disasters, geographic information systems, historical geography, and environmental history. Since 2011, he has been the editor-in-chief of the journal Geografski vestnik (Geographical Bulletin) and the chief editor for physical geography for the journal Acta geographica Slovenica / Geografski zbornik. He also coedits book series Naravne nesreče (Natural Disasters) and GIS v Sloveniji (GIS in Slovenia) and serves as a member of the editorial boards of several Slovenian and international journals. He was the institute’s assistant director from 2007 to 2018 and has served as director of the institute since 2018. He has also headed the institute’s Physical Geography Department since 2008.


Hudson, P. F., Zorn, M. 2019: The role of historic human impacts on modern environmental processes and management: Introduction to special issue. Land Degradation & Development 29-10.
Carey, A. E., Zorn, M., Tičar, J., Lipar, M., Komac, B., Welch, S. A., Smith, D. F., Lyons, W. B. 2019: Glaciochemistry of cave ice: Paradana and Snežna Caves, Slovenia. Geosciences 9-2.
Peña-Angulo, D., … Zorn, M. 2019: Spatial variability of the relationships of runoffand sediment yield with weather types throughout the Mediterranean basin. Journal of Hydrology 571.
Breg Valjavec, M., Zorn, M., Čarni, A. 2018: Human‐induced land degradation and biodiversity of Classical Karst landscape: On the example of enclosed karst depressions (dolines). Land Degradation & Development.
Breg Valjavec, M., Zorn, M., Čarni, A. 2018: Bioindication of human-induced soil degradation in enclosed karst depressions (dolines) using Ellenberg indicator values (Classical Karst, Slovenia). Science of the Total Environment 640/641.
Van  Hall, R. L., Cammeraat, L. H., Keesstra, S. D., Zorn, M. 2017: Impact of secondary vegetation succession on soil quality in a humid Mediterranean landscape. Catena 149-3.
Ferk, M., Gabrovec, M., Komac, B., Zorn, M., Stepišnik, U. 2017: Pleistocene glaciation in Mediterranean Slovenia. Quaternary glaciation in the Mediterranean mountains, Special publication of the Geological Society London 433.
Tošić, I., Zorn, M., Ortar, J., … 2016: Annual and seasonal variability of precipitation and temperatures in Slovenia from 1961 to 2011. Atmospheric Research 168.
Del Gobbo, C., Colucci, R. R., Forte, E., Triglav Čekada, M., Zorn, M. 2016: The Triglav glacier (South-Eastern Alps, Slovenia): volume estimation, internal characterization and 2000-2013 temporal evolution by means of ground penetrating radar measurements. Pure and Applied Geophysics 173-8.
Zorn, M. 2012: Geomorphic activity in flysch badlands of the Istria peninsula (SW Slovenia). Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie N. F., Suppl. 56-3.
Kuhlicke, C., …, Zorn, M., … 2011: Perspectives on social capacity building for natural hazards: outlining an emerging field of research and practice in Europe. Environmental Science & Policy 14- 7.
Zorn, M., Komac, B. 2009: The importance of landsliding in a flysch geomorphic system: The example of the Goriška brda Hills (W Slovenia). Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie N. F., Suppl. 56-3.