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Asst. Prof. Maja Andrič
Dr. Maja Andrič, palynologist, is a researcher at Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU), Institute of Archaeology.
She studies changes of the Lateglacial and Holocene environment, and human impact on the vegetation in the archaeological past. Her main research interests include an analysis of fossil pollen grains in wet sediments. In the last 17 years she (as researcher or project leader) worked on 13 multidisciplinary (palaeo/ecological and archaeological) national and international research projects. Dr. Andrič teaches at the Department of Archaeology (Faculty of Arts) since 2002.
2001 (PhD thesis): University of Oxford, School of Geography and the Environment, DPhil
1997 (master thesis): University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, Department of Archaeology M.A.
1994 (undergraduate thesis): University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, Department of Archaeology, B. A. (archaeology)
2002 - : ZRC SAZU, Institute of Archaeology
2002–2005: Slovenian Forestry Institute (part-time) and
1997–2000: University of Ljubljana, Department of Archaeology
1994–1997: Free-lance archaeologist, part-time employment at University of Ljubljana, Department of Archaeology
SELECTED research projects
· 2019–2022: 5000 years of grazing and mining activities in the Julian Alps (Slovenia): climate-human interactions as reflected in lake sediments, man-modified landscape and archaeological findings, Slovenian Research Agency, J7-1817 (M. Andrič)
· 2014–2017: Vegetation and hydrology of Ljubljansko barje in the past, present and future – a consequence of succession, human impact or climatic fluctuations? Slovenian Research Agency, J7-6857 (M. Andrič)
· 2011–2014: Prehistoric pile-dwelling settlements on the Ljubljansko barje, Slovenia: chronology, culture and palaeoenvironment, Slovenian Research Agency, L6-4157 (A. Velušček)
· 2002–2005: PINE (Predicting Impacts on Natural Ecotones), 5th EU framework programme, EVK2-CT-2002-00136 (S. Hicks)
· 2002–2004: The Development of Slovenian Cultural Landscape in Bela krajina and Ljubljansko barje, postdoctoral research project, Slovenian Ministry for Education, Science and Sports (M. Andrič)
EDITORIAL BOARD: Documenta Praehistorica
ORGANISATION OF CONFERENCES
Dolgoročne spremembe okolja/Long-term environmental changes (2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019)
Award of Slovenian Archaeological Society 2017 for the book: Andrič M., Tolar T., Toškan B. 2016. Okoljska arheologija in paleoekologija: palinologija, arheobotanika in arheozoologija, Založba ZRC, Ljubljana.