Vecna pot 2, 1000 Ljubljana
Phone: +386-1-200 7800
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prof. dr. Hojka Kraigher

Name: prof. dr. Hojka Kraigher
Telephone: +386 1 200 78 20
Department: Department of Forest Physiology and Genetics
Functions: Head of Department of Forest Physiology and Genetics, Head of the Research Programme Forest Biology, Ecology and Technology
Job description:

Prof. dr. Hojka Kraigher, BSc Biol. (1983), BSc For.Eng. (1985), MSc Biol. (1991), PhD Agric.Sci.(1994).
Married to Acad.Prof.Dr. Robert Zorec, two sons.
Assoc. Prof. of Botany at University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty (BF); lecturing courses entitled: Forest Mycorrhiza  (undergraduate); Physiology of forest trees and interactions in forest soils (PhD); two courses at Higher schools: Conservation Biology and Ecology; Introductory Ecology.
Senior Scientist at the Slovenian Forestry Institute (SFI), Head of Department for Forest Physiology and Genetics, Head of the Research Programme Forest Biology, Ecology and Technology.
•      Physiology and ecology of forest trees and their symbionts;
•      The role of belowground diversity and turnover of fine roots and mycorrhizal mycelia in mycorrhizosphere processes and carbon dynamics;
•      Mycobioindication of stress in forest soils;
•      Conservation of forest genetic resources and certification of forest reproductive material.
1987 University of London, Wye College, UK (3M),
1988 University of Liverpool, Botany Department, UK (3M),
1988 University of Cambridge, Department of Plant Sciences, UK (7M),
1991 & 1993 LMU Munich, Inst. for Systematic Botany, D (4 x 0,5 M),
1991-1994 University of Cambridge, Department of Plant Sciences, UK (4x3M),
1996 Palacky University, Olomouc, CR (0,5 M),
2002 Real Jardin Botanico, Madrid, Spain (0,5 M),
2012 Forestry Department, University of Helsinki, Finland (1 M),
2013 ZALF Leibniz Zentrum, Müncheberg, Germany (0,5 M).
SUPERVISION: 5x PhD, 3x co-mentor at PhDs, 1 MSc, 1x co-mentor at MSc, several BSc.
2003-2006: National coordinator for the field of Forestry, wood science and paper
2011-2014: Chair of the  Scientific Board for Biotechnical Sciences
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food (MAFF):
1996 – 2000: Committee on the Slovenian Plant Gene bank;
1998 – 2003: Committee for the preparation of the Act on Forest reproductive material, regulations and norms (FRM, 1998-2001 chairperson).
Ministry of environment and spatial planning (MEP):
1996 – 2000:  Committee for the preparation of the national strategy for conservation of biodiversity -  coordinator of the WG for forest genetic resources, member of the WGs on fungi & mycorrhiza, and of the WG on forest soils.
Ministry of agriculture and the environment (MAE):
2013: Committee for harmonization with new EU regulations on plant reproductive material, plant health and the requirements for official control bodies and laboratories
OSCE: 2003 (FRM, Serbia).
TAIEX: 2010 (FRM, Croatia), 2011 (FRM, Macedonia),
FP EU: 2006-2012: evaluation of different EU FP projects; in 2010-2011: Impact assessment of projects from the field of forestry within the KBBE schemes in FP5, 6, 7.
2013 onwards: Member of the LEGS COMMITTEE.
2012: Advisor to the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SAZU)
TEMPUS 1995, COST E6 1999, EUFORGEN 2000, 2007, COST FP 0803 2010 Belowground Complexity.
TEMPUS_M_JEP04667 (1992-1995 – project manager);  
EUFORGEN (national coordinator 1997 - 2014),  
COST actions – national coordinator: E6, 631, E38, FP0803, FP0903, FP1305;  
EU projects:
BIOD'IBERIA Project A9(2002);
QLRK1-CT99-1349 NAT-MAN 5 OP EU (2000-2003), leading project partner SFI (50% = 107.000 €);  
EVK2-2001-00343 CASIROZ 5OPEU (2002 – 2006), leading project partner SFI (50% = 160.000 €);
EUFGIS 009 AGRI GEN RES 870/2004(2007-2010), leading project partner SFI (50% = 86.000 €);
PF7 CAPACITIES PROGRAMME: Coordinator of the project EUFORINNO: European Forest Research and Innovation  (RegPot No. 315982; 2.910.724,93 €, 01.10.2012 – 31.03.2016);
LIFE+ EU Environmental Funds: Coordinator of the project LIFEGENMON: LIFE for FOREST GENETIC MONITORING SYSTEM  (LIFE13 ENV/SI/000148; 5.484.162 €; 2.734.952 € from EU; in total 2.048.538 € for SFI; 6 partners from Slovenia, Greece and Germany; 01.07.2014 – 30.06.2020)
Bilateral projects:
1991 – 1994 ALIS LINK, Cambridge UK;
1998 – 1999 PROTEUS, INRA, Fr;
2001 – 2004 Molecular ecology of ectomycorrhizae, Real Jardin Botanico Spain;
2005 – 2006 FRANGUSAVA, Serbia;
2006 – 2007 FRANGUSAVA, Croatia;  
2008 – 2009 Diversity of types of ectomycorrhiza on poplars (Populus sp.), Serbia;  
2008 – 2009 Ectomycorrhiza and fine root growth of woody species form the upper forest border,  Bosnia and Herzegovina;
2012 – 2013 Fine root and mycorrhizal mycelia turnover role in carbon dynamics under climate change, Finland; BI-FI/12-13-011
LEADERSHIP OF NATIONAL PROGRAMMES, PROJECTS AND TASKS (among which a permanent task within the Civil Forest Service of in average 90.000 € annualy): see
theCOBISS / SICRIS  list of publications (2009 – 2014) at  .
L4-2265 (01.05.2009 – 30.04.2012) Climate change and influences of anthropogenic disturbances on primary production in forest soils
L4-4318 (01.07.2011 – 30.06.2014) Carbon dynamics in forest soils and the mycorrhizosphere
V4-1140 (1.10.2011 - 30.9.2014) Designation of measures to ensure genetic-based forest protection

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