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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

Analysis of revitalization process in beech ecosystems over the immission load
Analýza revitalizačného procesu v bukových ekosystémoch po imisnom zaťažení
Program: Medziakademická dohoda (MAD)
Project leader: Ing. Barna Milan PhD.
Annotation:The issue of revitalization beech ecosystems in imission-affected regions is still actual, not only in the Central Europe but a large part of the distribution area of beech. Negative effects of environment to growth conditions and thus to stand damage it depend on a number of tree disposition characteristics as well as from synecological relations in the forest according to which the beech ecosystems are led by. From these reasons it is very important to clarify revitalization processes in forest ecosystems after removed the source of pollution was. And this will be the main objective of our project. Discovering and characterization of revitalization process in respective forest elements is a pioneer work. Results coming from this work would represent a basic concept for prediction of forest development in man-affected environment. Since forests are the most complex terrestrial ecosystems, the uniqueness of this project lies in combination of ecological, physiological, botanical and mycological research with application of recent methodology in the Carpatian / Hercynian area.
Duration: 1.1.2018 - 31.12.2020

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

CLIMO - Climate Smart Forestry in Mountain Regions
Climate Smart lesníctvo v horských regiónoch
Program: COST
Project leader: prof., Mgr. Kluvánková Tatiana PhD.
Annotation:Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) integrates the three-dimensions of sustainable development (economic, social and environmental), and aims at sustainably increasing agricultural productivity and incomes, adapting and building resilience to climate change (CC), and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. CLIMO wants to translate the CSA concept for a Climate-Smart Forestry (CSF). Three main pillars will be considered: improve livelihood of mountain inhabitants by sustainably increasing forest ecosystem services (ES); enhance the adaptation and resilience to CC of mountain forests; optimise the CC mitigation potential of mountain forests, focusing on the most efficient and cost-effective mitigation options and capitalising on adaptation-mitigation synergies. The main objective is to define CSF in the European context, which will require the identification of key silvicultural characteristics and the harmonisation of CSF in mountain areas to create a common knowledge at European level. The “smartness” of the European forests will be defined according to the sustainability of forest management and mitigation potential. The ““smartness”” will be defined on the basis of measurable criteria and a checklist of parameters of “smartness” for mountain forests will be proposed. Experimental forest sites with available data to quantify the “smartness” of mountain forests will be identified to build a European Smart Forest Network (ESFONET). A feasibility study for the development of a cyber-technology able to quickly transfer data from monitoring sites to stakeholders will be developed. Innovative schemes of payment for ES (PES) will be developed to shift the objective of mountain forest management from the production of timber to the production of ES.
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

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 - 31.3.2020

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

CONVERGES - Knowledge conversion for enhancing management of European riparian ecosystems and services
Transfer poznatkov pre zlepšenie manažmentu Európskych riečnych ekosystémov a ich služieb
Program: COST
Project leader: Ing. Slezák Michal PhD.
Duration: 9.11.2017 - 8.11.2021

- - 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

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

Dipofungi - Distribution potential of different fungal trophic groups in Europe
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 - 30.6.2020

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

Ecosystem services to support landscape protection in conditions of climate change
Ekosystémové služby na podporu ochrany krajiny v podmienkach globálnej zmeny
Program: VEGA
Project leader: prof., Mgr. Kluvánková Tatiana PhD.
Duration: 1.1.2017 - 31.12.2020

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

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.
Annotation:Effects of endogenous and exogenous factors and their interactions on survival of invertebrates (Orthoptera, Araneae) with limited dispersal ability is main objective of the project. Males increase their chance for exclusive paternity by transfer of nuptial gift during copulation, while polyandry in females increases chance for offspring with higher fitness. Mate choice, copulation frequency, production and fitness of offspring are these traits which will characterise reproductive behaviour here. Importance of selected factors (environment, phenotype, genetics) will be evaluated under controlled lab conditions. Reproductive characteristics and dispersal of studied species with respect to their latitudinal and altitudinal distribution and habitat will be analysed also in the field. Thus the main focus of the project is the study of evolutionary mechanisms for survival of an organism which undergoes global climate and environmental change.
Duration: 1.1.2015 - 31.12.2018

Evolutionary ecology of umbrella and flagship species of vertebrates in Slovakia
Evolučná ekológia dáždnikových a vlajkových druhov stavovcov na Slovensku
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Kaňuch Peter PhD.
Annotation:The project deals with evolutionary mechanisms which are involved in the successful reproduction, variability of phenotype, fitness and survival of populations of endangered species in environment under global changes. In conservation practice, some endangered species are known as umbrella or flagship species, the protection of which indirectly contributes to the protection of other species in the environment, as well as it increases public awareness in nature conservation. By understanding the ecology of these species, conservation may become more efficient for human society. The project has the ambition to bring novel biological knowledge for nature conservation in Slovakia. Ecologically distinct representatives of the umbrella and flagship vertebrate species of Slovakia (Western capercaillie, Lynx, Greater noctule bat, European pond turtle) which are known to have negative population trends or demographic and population-genetic information is very limited were selected for this project.
Duration: 1.1.2017 - 31.12.2020

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

ENVIROSPRUCE - Identification of environmental vulnerability and adaptive potential of Norway spruce (Picea abies Karst. L.) populations under changing climate
Identifikácia environmentálnej zraniteľnosti a adaptívneho potenciálu populácií smreka (Picea abies Karst. L.) v podmienkach meniacej sa klímy.
Program: APVV
Project leader: RNDr. Ditmarová Ľubica PhD.
Annotation:In terms of ongoing climate change are mountain spruce ecosystem considered extremely vulnerable. The adaptive potential of the genetic resources of forest trees acts as a key factor in the survival and continuity of the mountain ecosystems in relation to those changes. In the given context, the project is directed at bioindication of invisible changes, observed at the level of physiological and growth processes, which will help clarify the degree of environmental vulnerability of the spruce populations from different geographical origin, in direct response to extreme changing climate. At the same time there will be solved fundamental questions in evolutionary biology spruce, especially the issue of its adaptation to changing environmental conditions.
Duration: 1.7.2017 - 30.6.2021

Identification, genetic variability a pathogenicity of economically important needle cast species on pines
Identifikácia, genetická variabilita a patogenita hospodársky významných druhov sypaviek borovíc
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Adamčíková Katarína PhD.
Duration: 1.1.2018 - 31.12.2021

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

BIOFOODS - Complex utilization of plant biomass in biofoods with added value
Komplexné využitie rastlinnej biomasy v biopotravinách s pridanou hodnotou
Program: APVV
Project leader: Ing. Váľka Jozef CSc.
Duration: 1.7.2017 - 30.7.2021

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

Ash dieback: the causal agents and disease control strategy
Odumieranie jaseňov: pôvodcovia a stratégia ochrany
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Ing. Kádasi-Horáková Miriam PhD.
Duration: 1.1.2018 - 31.12.2021

Self-revitalizing processes in variously injured forest ecosystems
Samorevitalizačné procesy v rôzne atakovaných lesných ekosystémoch
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Ing. Barna Milan PhD.
Annotation:The proposed project focuses on not well known problem of the revitalization processes in forest ecosystems and their prediction by signs and state of individual components of examined ecosystem. This issue in immision-affected regions is currently very up-to-date objective. Negative effect of environment on growth conditions and thus to canopy damage depends on a number of tree disposition characteristics as well as synecological relations governing forest ecosystems. From these reasons it is very important to clarify revitalization processes in forest ecosystems after removement of the source of pollution. Clarification and characterization of revitalization process signs in respective forest components could represent a basic concept for prediction of forest development in man-affected environment. The research will concentrate on improved growth conditions in the area of former emission load, as influenced by on-going climate change.
Duration: 1.1.2018 - 31.12.2021

Swarming behaviour as a mechanism of information transfer in bats
Swarmové správanie ako mechanizmus transferu informácií medzi netopiermi
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Naďo Ladislav PhD.
Annotation:Various algorithms of artificial intelligence are inspired by biological mechanisms, information about processes in living organisms or interactions among them (e.g. behavioural algorithms of bees, ants). Main aim of this project is to decipher the mechanism which bat groups uses to perform frequent roost-switching without group disintegration. We believe that a key component in this unique decision-making process is “swarming”, performed by bats in close proximity of roosts (tree cavities) throughout the night and accompanied by specific ultrasonic signals. Only anecdotal evidence exists about this specific phenomena. In our previous studies we described and proposed basic steps of this behavioural algorithm. Its detailed understanding would be widely applicable for other fields of biological research as well as for specific engineering applications (e.g. for coordination of UAV movements).
Duration: 1.1.2017 - 31.12.2020

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

Cross-scale interactions between bark beetles and spruce
Viac úrovňové interakcie medzi podkôrnym hmyzom a smrekom
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Ing. Jakuš Rastislav PhD.
Duration: 1.1.2017 - 31.12.2020

ALTERNA - Research of alternative methods of conifer seedlings protection against insect pests
Výskum alternatívnych metód ochrany ihličnatých sadeníc pred hmyzími škodcami
Program: APVV
Project leader: Ing. Barta Marek PhD.
Duration: 1.7.2017 - 30.6.2020

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 - 30.6.2020

Importance of local habitats and microhabitats for spacial distribution of forest and arboricolous arthropods
Význam lokálnych habitatov a mikrohabitatov pre priestorovú distribúciu lesných a arborikolných článkonožcov
Program: VEGA
Project leader: RNDr. Kulfan Ján CSc.
Duration: 1.1.2017 - 31.12.2020

Projects total: 40