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International projects

PINESTRENGTH - Pine pitch canker - strategies for management of Gibberella circinata in greenhouses and forests
„Pine pitch canker“- stratégie pre manažment Gibberella circinata v skleníkoch a lesoch
Program: COST
Project leader: Mgr. Adamčíková Katarína PhD.
Annotation:Gibberella circinata is a highly virulent pathogen damaging pines, causing damping-off in nurseries and pitch canker in forests. The main aim is to establish a European-focused network to increase knowledge of the biology, ecology and pathways of spread of G. circinata, to examine the potential for the development of effective and environmentally-friendly prevention and mitigation strategies and to deliver these outcomes to stakeholders and policy makers.
Duration: 8.5.2015 - 7.5.2019

Behavioural ecology of species Lanius minor
Behaviorálna ekológia druhu Lanius minor
Program: Medziústavná dohoda
Project leader: RNDr. Krištín Anton DrSc.
Annotation:no description
Duration: 1.1.2006 -

A global network of nurseries as early warning system against alien tree pests (Global Warning)
Celosvetová sieť pestovateľských škôlok ako systém včasného varovania pred nepôvodnými škodcami drevín (globálny varovný systém)
Program: COST
Project leader: Ing. Barta Marek PhD.
Annotation:The international trade in live plants is a major pathway for the introduction of invasive tree pests and pathogens, resulting in environmental and economic damage. Many recently introduced pests and diseases were not known to be harmful, or unknown to science, and were not regulated before they invaded, indicating that the current system to identify harmful species does not provide sufficient protection from invasions by alien pests and pathogens. A novel way of identifying potentially harmful organisms for regulation is by monitoring European trees planted in regions that export plants to Europe. The Action will 1) establish a global network of scientists and regulators in countries where sentinel nurseries could be established from seed or where there are botanical gardens or arboreta with exotic trees, 2) develop common protocols for the monitoring and identification of pests and 3) explore ways to regulate the establishment of such nurseries and the use of data collected through them. This Action will also bring together detailed information about the international trade in trees and the environmental value of native trees in Europe. The Action will produce written, electronic and workshop outputs, as well as at least five short-term scientific missions per year.
Project web page:https://www.ibles.pl/en/web/cost/globalwarning
Duration: 21.6.2015 - 1.12.2018

CLIMO - Climate Smart Forestry in Mountain Regions
Climate Smart lesníctvo v horských regiónoch
Program: COST
Project leader: RNDr. Ditmarová Ľubica PhD.
Annotation:Climate Smart Forestry aims at sustainable management of forest while adapting and building resilience to climate change (CC), and maintain wellbeing of the mountain community. Three main pillars of CLIMO project are: (i) improve livelihood of mountain inhabitants by sustainably increasing forest ecosystem services (ES); (ii)enhance the adaptation and resilience to CC of mountain forests; (iii) optimise the CC mitigation potential of mountain forests, focusing on the most efficient and cost-effective mitigation options and capitalising on adaptation-mitigation synergies. SEA leads WG4: DEVELOPMENT OF INNOVATIVE SCHEMES OF PAYMENT FOR Ecosystem SERVICES (PES) with the objective to develop incentive based system to support Climate-Smart Forestry concept as a possible tool for development of forestry under the impact of Global Change (GC).
Project web page:http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/ca/CA15226
Duration: 17.10.2016 - 16.10.2020

eLTER - European Long-Term Ecosystem and socio-ecological Research Infrastructure
Európska infraštruktúra pre dlhodobý ekosystémový a socioekologický výskum
Program: Horizont 2020
Project leader: Ing. Barna Milan PhD.
Annotation:A collective effort is needed to create the environmental research infrastructure for answering pressing questions in a world of rapid social, economic and environmental change. The overall aim of the eLTER project is to advance the European network of Long-Term Ecosystem Research sites and socio-ecological research platforms to provide highest quality services for multiple use of a distributed research infrastructure. eLTER´s major objectives and methods are to: (1) identify user needs for the research infrastructure in relation to major societal challenges through consultations with scientific, policy and business stakeholders and horizon scanning; (2) streamline the design of a cost-efficient pan-European network, able to address multiple ecosystem research issues, in collaboration with related global and European research infrastructures, e.g. LifeWatch; (3) develop the organisational framework for data integration and enable virtual access to the LTER data by enabling data publishing through distributed Data Nodes and by providing access to data on key research challenges through a Data Integration Platform; (4) foster the societal relevance, usability and multiple use of information, data and services through new partnerships with the providers of remotely sensed data, analytical services and scenario testing models, and via the adoption of new measurement technologies. The LTER-Europe network and the European Critical Zone community will collaborate to achieve these goals. 162 sites in 22 countries will provide data on long-term trends in environmental change, some reaching back 100 years. Test cases using these data will address a range of environmental and social issues to push innovation in network level services and steer conceptual developments. The envisaged “LTER Infrastructure” will enable European-scale investigation of major ecosystems and socio-ecological systems, and support knowledge-based decision making at multiple levels.
Project web page:http://www.lter-europe.net/projects/eLTER
Duration: 1.6.2015 - 1.6.2019

INOGOV - Innovations in Climate Governance: Sources, Patterns and Effects.
Inovácie v rozhodovaní o klíme.
Program: COST
Project leader: prof., Mgr. Kluvánková Tatiana PhD.
Annotation:Set against scientific predictions, the current governance responses to climate change are widely perceived to be inadequate. There is a growing perception that climate governance is becoming more polycentric, but far less agreement on how it will be coordinated and where the necessary leadership will originate. This is deeply problematic, because in theory innovative and cost effective policies should prevent losses arising from climate change and better capture any benefits. To address this gap, this Action will help build the capacity for innovating in climate governance by: identifying effective ways of stimulating and diffusing policy and governance innovations; building a stronger evaluation capacity to assess such innovations; and spreading usable knowledge in innovative ways such as via open access course materials. To do all this, it will create a new network of scholars and practitioners that have operated in a fragmented way thus far, specifically those that have focused on the sources of policy innovation, those that know about their diffusion (patterns), and those who are able to evaluate their ultimate effects. A COST Action is the perfect vehicle todefragment knowledge of these topics by extracting greater value from and better integrating across previous research investments.
Project web page:http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/isch/IS1309
Duration: 5.6.2014 - 4.6.2018

INSPIRATION - Integrated Spatial Planning, land use and soil management Research Action
Integrované priestorové plánovanie, využitie územia a manažment pôdy
Program: Horizont 2020
Project leader: prof., Mgr. Kluvánková Tatiana PhD.
Annotation:INSPIRATION project: Research challenges for integrated spatial planning, land use and soil management is a new type of transdisciplinary project of Horizon 2020. This project is creating scientific knowledge through participation of actors from the social practice. The goal is to prepare EU strategic agenda for the land and soil management as well as to respond expectations of current social challenges. Partners of joint workplace CE SPECTRA – Institute of Landscape Ecology SAS and Institute for Transdisciplinary Studies at Faculty of Education at Catholic University in Ruzomberok have participated in this project.
Project web page:www.cetip.sk
Duration: 1.4.2015 - 28.2.2018

Molecular and physiological properties of honeybee royal jelly proteins
Molekulárne a fyziologické vlastnosti proteínov včelej materskej kašičky
Program: Bilaterálne - iné
Project leader: RNDr. Bíliková Katarína PhD.
Duration: 1.4.2014 - 31.3.2018

Ornithologische Schriftenschau
Ornitologické bibliografie
Program: Medziústavná dohoda
Project leader: RNDr. Krištín Anton DrSc.
Annotation:no description
Duration: 1.1.2003 -

PESFOR-W - Payments for Ecosystem Services (Forests for Water)
Platby za ekosystémové služby
Program: COST
Project leader: prof., Mgr. Kluvánková Tatiana PhD.
Annotation:The EU Water Framework Directive aims to ensure restoration of Europe’s water bodies to “good ecological status” by 2027. Many Member States will struggle to meet this target, with around half of EU river catchments currently reporting below standard water quality. Diffuse pollution from agriculture represents a major pressure, affecting over 90% of river basins. Accumulating evidence shows that recent improvements to agricultural practices are benefiting water quality but in many cases will be insufficient to achieve WFD objectives. There is growing support for land use change to help bridge the gap, with a particular focus on targeted tree planting to intercept and reduce the delivery of diffuse pollutants to water. This form of integrated catchment management offers multiple benefits to society but a significant cost to landowners and managers. New economic instruments, in combination with spatial targeting, need to be developed to ensure cost-effective solutions including tree planting for water benefits - are realised. Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) are flexible, incentive-based mechanisms that could play an important role in promoting land use change to deliver water quality targets. The PESFOR-W COST Action will consolidate learning from existing woodlands for water PES schemes in Europe and help standardize approaches to evaluating the environmental effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of woodland measures. It will also create a European network through which PES schemes can be facilitated, extended and improved, for example by incorporating other ecosystem services linking with aims of the wider forests-carbon policy nexus.
Project web page:http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/ca/CA15206
Duration: 18.10.2016 - 17.10.2020

SIMRA - Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas
Spoločenské inovácie v marginalizovaných vidieckych oblastiach
Program: Horizont 2020
Project leader: prof., Mgr. Kluvánková Tatiana PhD.
Annotation:SIMRA’s overarching objective is to fill the significant knowledge gap in understanding and enhancing social innovations in marginalised rural areas in particular in forestry, agriculture and rural development. Department of SEA at IFE SAS as the leader of work package 2 is particularly responsible for setting the basic concepts and theories on social innovation and identification of economic, social, environment and governance variables explaining evidence of social innovations. SEA IFE SAS leads also transdisciplinary strategy for actively engaging stakeholders operating at international, national and local levels.
Project web page:www.simra-h2020.eu
Duration: 1.4.2016 - 1.4.2020

Structure, health status and regeneration capability of dendrocoenoses destructed by wind invasion in Rila - Rodopi massif, Vitosha Mt and Low and High Tatras Mts
Štruktúra, zdravotný stav a možnosti regenerácie dendrocenóz postihnutých veterovými kalamitami v masíve Rila - Rodopi, na Vitoši a v Nízkych a Vysokých Tatrách
Program: Medziakademická dohoda (MAD)
Project leader: RNDr. Mihál Ivan CSc.
Annotation:Main emphasis of project will be paid to structure, health and regeneration capability of forests disturbed by windthrow disaster in selected areas in Bulgaria and Slovakia. Besides, the development process and revitalisation of damages forests throughout time with regard to the effects of climate, environmental pollution, parasitic fungi, insect pests and management practices employed in the past and at present will be observed and documented. In the project we aim to clarify the significance of particular environmental and anthropogenic factors(stressors)in South-eastern and Central Europe, to analyse possible consequences, resulting from the effects of these factors, for the further sustainable management of forest ecosystems damaged by windthrow disaster.
Duration: 1.1.2015 - 31.12.2017

- - Influence of abiotic and biotic stresses on properties of plants
Vplyv abiotických a biotických stresorov na vlastnosti rastlín
Program: Bilaterálne - iné
Project leader: Ing. Kuklová Margita CSc.
Duration: 11.11.2016 - 11.11.2021

CAMo Interaction - Using three-way interactions between plants, microbes and arthropods to enhance crop protection and production
Využitie trojstranných interakcií medzi rastlinou, mikroorganizmami a článkonožcami na zvýšenie produktivity a ochrany plodín
Program: COST
Project leader: Ing. Michalko Jaroslav PhD.
Annotation:Crop plants interact with both arthropods and microorganisms, including pests that reduce yields (in Europe up to 20% annually) and mutualists that promote yield. Direct and indirect interactions between microorganisms and arthropods on crops can strongly modify their impacts on yield. For instance, herbivores and pathogens can facilitate each other, causing additional yield loss. On the other hand, beneficial microorganisms can induce defenses that protect plants against herbivores. There is thus potential to enhance crop production and reduce pesticide use if we can better predict and manage Crop-Arthropod-Microorganism (CAMo) interactions to our advantage. Currently, knowledge of CAMo interactions is limited due to historical separation of the involved research fields. This COST Action will therefore combine existing expertise on CAMo interactions in Europe, from basic and strategic research to agri-R&D companies, and form an interdisciplinary platform and incubator for research on mechanisms, impacts and utilization of CAMo interactions on crop yield. The COST Action will also strengthen the careers of both female and young researchers, connect the newest research in the field with its applied use, and develop new monitoring and management support systems and CAMo-based applications.
Project web page:http://www.cost-fa1405.eu/
Duration: 10.3.2015 - 9.3.2019


National projects

Adaptation strategies to natural and social disturbancies in the forest landscape
Adaptačné stratégie na prírodné a spoločenské disturbancie prebiehajúce v lesnej krajine
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Gežík Veronika PhD.
Duration: 1.1.2014 - 31.12.2017

Biology, spread and identification of harmful agent Dothistroma septosporum (Mycosphaerella pini), D. pini and other harmful agents of assimilatory organs of pines
Biológia, rozšírenie a diagnostika škodlivého činiteľa Dothistroma septosporum (Mycosphaerella pini), D. pini a iných škodlivých činiteľov asimilačných orgánov borovíc
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Ing. Ondrušková Emília PhD.
Annotation:The project is focused on significant disease characteristics, which caused pine waste or dieback. We will determine range and importance of Dothistroma sp. occurrence in SR by annually monitoring of disease development. The collection of isolates will be established after refining the methods of pathogen isolation to in vitro conditions. Isolates will be than a subject of morphology investigation. Molecular –based detection of D. septosporum and D. pini is necessary to identify species. The results of mating type determination will give data about assumed possibilities of sexual or clonal reproduction of the pathogen. Project will enlarge knowledge about pathogens biology and pathogenity. The host’s spectrum of Dothistroma Needle Blight (DNB) in Slovakia will be observed as well. Digital map of pathogen occurence in Slovakia will be created.
Duration: 1.1.2014 - 31.12.2017

Bioactive substances in selected species of Magnolia genus
Biologicky aktívne látky vo vybraných druhoch okrasných drevín rodu Magnolia
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Ing. Konôpková Jana PhD.
Annotation:Biologically active substances of plants appear as perspective and suitable for today's molecular-based approach to the medicines development as they cause less adverse side effects. The results of research in recent years, especially abroad, have shown that particular species of Magnoliaceae family (mainly two species: Magnolia officinalis and Magnolia obovata) possess besides significant aesthetic properties also pharmacologically and ecologically important substances, especially magnolol, honokiol and obovatol that have significant therapeutic effects. The project will focus on screening the content of these substances in selected Magnolia species growing in collections of Mlyňany Arboretum. On the basis of the content of phenolic compounds observed in the donor plants of magnolias, we will select the most appropriate genotypes that will be used for in vitro propagation in order to get a sufficient amount and quality of plant material and to produce of biologically active substances.
Duration: 1.1.2016 - 31.12.2019

Spatio-temporal changes of chemical and production properties of soils and phytocoenoses in segments of managed forest ecosystems
Časopriestorové zmeny chemických a produkčných vlastností pôd a fytocenóz v segmentoch obhospodarovaných lesných ekosystémov
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Ing. Kuklová Margita CSc.
Duration: 1.1.2017 - 31.12.2020

Flow deposition of acidifying components and ozone in the selected submountain and mountain areas of Slovakia
Depozičné toky acidifikačných zložiek lesných pôd a ozónu vo vybraných podhorských a horských oblastiach Slovenska
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Dr. Ing. Janík Rastislav
Annotation:Research will be focused on temporal and spatial trends of the main components of acidification in forest soils. The response of herbal synusia to changed eco-edaphic conditions will be investigated in selected forest sites in the central Slovakia (Kremnické vrchy Mts and Štiavnické vrchy Mts.). Also monitoring of ground-level ozone concentrations as a secondary pollutant will be done in the mountainous conditions in the High Tatra Mts.
Duration: 1.1.2014 - 31.12.2017

Dipofungi - -
Distribučný potenciál rôznych trofických skupín húb v Európe
Program: APVV
Project leader: Mgr. Adamčíková Katarína PhD.
Duration: 1.7.2016 - 30.6.2020

NHF2019 - Impact of natural hazards on forest ecosystems in Slovakia under conditions of future climate
Dopad prírodných rizík na lesné ekosystémy Slovenska v meniacich sa klimatickických podmienkach
Program: APVV
Project leader: Ing. Jakuš Rastislav PhD.
Duration: 1.7.2016 - 30.6.2019

Species diversity and biological characteristics of parasitic fungi associated with damage and withering of woody plants
Druhová diverzita a biologické vlastnosti parazitických húb podieľajúcich sa na poškodení a usychaní drevín
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Pastirčáková Katarína PhD.
Annotation:Parasitic microscopic fungi belong to important disease originators, which not only decrease the aesthetic and decorative value of woody plants, but also often cause withering of branches or possibly whole plantations. The seasonal climatic changes evidently affect activation of invasive and quarantine fungal species, which appear in new areas and on new hosts and with their annually repeated infections, have negative impact on growth of woody plants and in grave cases result in gradual dieback. The main aims of the project proposal are (i) to determine the species spectrum of parasitic fungi which take part in dieback and breaking of branches and in damage of assimilative organs of selected woody plants genera (Betula, Castanea, Fraxinus, Pinus, Platanus), (ii) to specify the important groups of pathogens in interaction to the hosts and (iii) using molecular methods to identify the morphologically similar and genetically related fungal species.
Duration: 1.1.2014 - 31.12.2017

The dynamics of health status, mycoflora and selected dendrometrical and ecophysiological characteristics of beech ecosystems
Dynamika zdravotného stavu, mykoflóry a vybraných dendrometrických a ekofyziologických charakteristík bukových ekosystémov
Program: VEGA
Project leader: RNDr. Mihál Ivan CSc.
Annotation:The project is oriented to obtain the complex observations about the mutual influence of health status of beech ecosystems and several biotic factors, that have positive or negative influence on the health status. As the important biotic factors will be examinated: mycofloristical, mycocoenological and phytopathological conditions of beech, degree of bark necrotic disease on beech stems and branchwood, role of arboreal spiders (Araneae) as the predators of insect pests living on the beech, dynamics of selected dendrometrical characteristics in dependence on the health status, dynamics of input of nutrients through rainfall into the beech ecosystems and their participation on physiological and mineral nutrition of beech as well as the dynamics of leaf area and production of beech assimilatory apparatus. The research of mutual positive or negative influences between beech health status and selected biotic characteristics can to get complex and original observations about the ecological relation of beech biota.
Duration: 1.1.2014 - 31.12.2017

Ecology and a reproductive strategies of relative and syntopic animal species
Ekológia a reprodukčné stratégie príbuzných a syntopicky žijúcich druhov živočíchov
Program: VEGA
Project leader: RNDr. Krištín Anton DrSc.
Annotation:Unraveling of relationships in related and congeneric, frequently cryptic species, living in the same environment is important for understanding of evolutionary adaptations, leading to coexistence, or to divergency. Principles of coexistence, competitions, reproductive patterns and strategies will be studied in pairs of such species. Selected parameters will be analyzed in the sites and territories of common occurrence as well as in allotopic living populations. Brachypterous bush-crickets of the genus Pholidoptera, long-winged bush-crickets of the genus Phaneroptera and native and invasive species of the genus Meconema will be studied poikilotherm animals in field and laboratory conditions. Migratory birds of genera Lanius and Sylvia, as well as resident tit species (Paridae) will represent homoiothermous animals in the project.
Duration: 1.1.2016 - 31.12.2019

Endophytic microorganisms in trees and their potential role in stress tolerance enhancement
Endofytické mikroorganizmy a ich potenciálna úloha pri zvyšovaní tolerancie drevín voči stresu
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Ing. Barta Marek PhD.
Annotation:The project is aimed at obtaining original findings on how endophytic microorganisms coexisting asymptomatically in tissues of trees can influence host‘s response to biotic and abiotic stress factors. The project focuses on 2 specific groups of endophytes, entomopathogenic fungi of Beauveria genus and non-nodulating microorganisms participating in fixation of atmospheric N by trees of Caesalpiniaceae family. Knowledge on the existence of entomopathogenic fungi as endophytes in trees, their species spectrum, localization and persistence in tissues are insufficient. Their role and function remain unexplored. Fungi of Beauveria genus are typical facultative insect parasites, and it is assumed that as endophytes they may have a function of bodyguards. In the project we aim to fill knowledge gaps in this area.The ability of certain plants to fix atmospheric N has ecological and economic impact. On the example non-nodulating tree, Gleditsia triacanthos, we plan to determine the microflora responsible for fixing N.
Duration: 1.1.2015 - 31.12.2018

DendroEnergPoten - Energy potential of primary production of the above-ground dendromass of forest stands
Energetický potenciál primárnej produkcie nadzemnej dendromasy lesných porastov
Program: APVV
Project leader: Ing. Kuklová Margita CSc.
Duration: 1.7.2017 - 30.6.2021

STABRHOD - Environmental risks of rhododendron cultivation in Mlyňany Arboretum SAS
Environmentálne riziká kultivácie zbierok rododendronov v Arboréte Mlyňany SAV
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Ing. Ferus Peter PhD.
Annotation:Rhododendrons (Ericaceae) are characteristic for Mlyňany Arboretum SAS. The rhododendron collection is the greatest attraction for Arboretum’s visitors, hence is the greatest contribution to institution’s budget. The collections are, however, threatened by weather extremes (especially by drought and frost) and biotic factors (pests and diseases). Therefore, it is going to be necessary to revitalize existing genotypic structure of rhododendron exposures. For this reason, in this project we will focus to test of susceptibility of various rhododendron species and hybrid cultivars to dehydration and frost stress. We also plan surveys on incidence of pests and diseases, leading to lab tests of rhododendron resistance against the most dangerous ones. Due to Propagation of rhododendrons is complex, therefore we intend to develop effective methods. This project will provide a survey on invasive lace bug species of Stephanitis genus in Slovakia that significantly threaten rhododendrons in surrounding countries.
Duration: 1.1.2014 - 31.12.2017

Evolutionary ecology of nuptial gift-giving invertebrates: effects of distributional area, environment, phenotype and genetics
Evolučná ekológia bezstavovcov využívajúcich kopulačné dary: vplyv areálu, prostredia, fenotypu a genetiky
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Ing. Jarčuška Benjamín PhD.
Duration: 1.1.2015 - 31.12.2018

Phenological manifestations of plants and selected components of biogeochemical cycle in a forest ecosystem in changing environmental conditions.
Fenologické prejavy rastlín a vybrané zložky biogeochemického cyklu lesného ekosystému v meniacich sa podmienkach prostredia
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Schieber Branislav PhD.
Duration: 1.1.2017 - 31.12.2020

ANIMALS - Functionally important animals in the dynamics of forest ecosystems in new environmental conditions
Funkčne významné živočíchy v dynamike lesných ekosystémov v nových environmentálnych podmienkach
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Ing. Zach Peter CSc.
Annotation:The project is focusing on occurrence and spatial distribution of important phytophagous insects (pests) and predators (birds) in oak, beech and spruce forests in new environmental conditions as well as on the spread of invasive species in forest ecosystems.
Duration: 1.1.2015 - 31.12.2018

Stress state identification in forest woody plants by a comprehensive eco-physiological approach
Identifikácia stresového stavu lesných drevín prostredníctvom komplexného ekofyziologického prístupu
Program: VEGA
Project leader: RNDr. Ditmarová Ľubica PhD.
Annotation:The project is aimed at identification of stress factors and primary stress mechanisms (mainly at physiological and growth level) in model woody plant species. The main conceptual innovation of the proposed project is a comprehensive eco-physiological approach used in identification of stress condition in forest woody plants caused by drought, heat, excessive solar radiation and successive biotic damage. The hitherto used approach based mainly on monitoring the health contrition, growth-yield characteristics and environmental parameters cannot embody the whole complex of changes taking place in woody plants in stress conditions. The approach proposed in this project will comprise more details about response to stress of various intensity, by original joining of „traditional methods“ (monitoring of environmental variables, health condition, growth-production characteristics) and physiological or metabolic changes occurring at various structural levels and developmental phases in woody plants.
Duration: 1.1.2014 - 31.12.2017

ALIEN - Information and warning system for invasive organisms in forest and urban environments
Informačný a varovný systém pre invázne organizmy v lesnom a urbánnom prostredí
Program: APVV
Project leader: Ing. Zach Peter CSc.
Annotation:The project is being focused on establishment of the information and warning system for invasive organisms in forest and urban environments to satisfy the needs of forestry practices, nature conservation and private subjects.
Duration: 1.7.2015 - 30.6.2018

ExtraBark - Complex utilization of bark extractives
Komplexné využitie extraktívnych zlúčenín kôry
Program: APVV
Project leader: Ing. Váľka Jozef CSc.
Duration: 1.7.2015 - 30.6.2019

Microbiocenosis modulation of intestinal and immune response of honeybees using probiotic lactobacilli in a new dosage form
Modulácia črevnej mikrobiocenózy a imunitnej odpovede včiel medonosných pomocou probiotických laktobacilov v novej aplikačnej forme
Program: VEGA
Project leader: RNDr. Bíliková Katarína PhD.
Duration: 1.4.2016 - 31.12.2018

ENTOFUNGI - New methods in an integrated forest protection incorporating the use of entomopathogenic fungi
Nové metódy v integrovanej ochrane lesa zahŕňajúce využitie entomopatogénnych húb
Program: APVV
Project leader: RNDr. Kulfan Ján CSc.
Duration: 1.7.2016 - 30.6.2019

CHESENDI - Study of the effect of environmental variables on the incidence and spread of chestnut blight in European chestnut (Castane sativa) in Slovakia and possibilities to control this disease
Štúdium vplyvu faktorov prostredia na výskyt a rozšírenie rakoviny kôry gaštana jedlého (Castanea sativa) na Slovensku a možností ochrany proti tejto chorobe
Program: VEGA
Project leader: RNDr. Bolvanský Milan CSc.
Duration: 1.1.2015 - 31.12.2018

SEMIO - The study of spruce - bark beetles interactions - new possibilities of semiochemicals use
Výskum možností ovplyvnenia systému smrek – podkôrny hmyz s použitím semiochemikálií
Program: APVV
Project leader: Ing. Jakuš Rastislav PhD.
Duration: 1.7.2016 - 30.9.2019

Projects total: 37