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eLTER PPP - eLTER Preparatory Phase Project

eLTER Preparatory Phase Project

Duration: 1. 2. 2020 - 31. 1. 2025
Program: Horizont 2020
Project leader: RNDr. Halada Ľuboš CSc.
Annotation:eLTER RI is a pan-European Research Infrastructure planned to be operational in 2027. It has been built on the basis of existing national investments over several decades in the context of dedicated networks and ecosystem, critical zone and socio-ecological research projects. 162 Research Performing Organisations support the eLTER RI Science Case through a signed MoU, and 19 countries (including Slovakia) have formally provided political support to establishment of eLTER RI. The eLTER RI intends to create scientifically sound information required in response to grand societal challenges, while working as a distributed RI in the most cost-efficient way. It will continuously enhance its services and in-situ facilities to meet the needs of stakeholders as to emerging research challenges. Thereby, it will bring Europe to a globally leading role in ecosystem sciences. eLTER PPP will establish the vision and mission, strategic collaboration schemes and impact analysis of the RI; plan, consolidate with shareholders and start to implement the governance structures, coordinate a smooth transition from preparation into operations by establishing a legal entity, and by clearly identifying risks and risk reduction measures; prepare the cost benefit analysis, full Cost Book of the RI, and the financial plans for the mid-term and long-term perspective, and consolidate them with the shareholders; conclude the requirements of the RI to be met by the Central Services, identify the host for the Head Office, and the scope and decision making processes for hosting other central service components; finalise the technical specifications of eLTER RI concerning National Research Infrastructure design, eLTER Standard Observations and site categories, and establish a site labelling process; and develop and set up communication, dissemination and marketing structures or seamless continuation in eLTER RI, and engaging the eLTER scientific user community and other user groups beyond the project life time.
Project web page:https://www.lter-europe.net/projects/PPP

eLTER PLUS - European long-term ecosystem, critical zone and socio-ecological systems research infrastructure PLUS

European long-term ecosystem, critical zone and socio-ecological systems research infrastructure PLUS

Duration: 1. 2. 2020 - 31. 1. 2025
Program: Horizont 2020
Project leader: RNDr. Halada Ľuboš CSc.
Annotation:Progress in understanding, managing and securing current and future ecosystem functions and services is challenged by fragmented and dispersed ecosystem research, operated using narrow disciplinary perspectives that prevent a holistic understanding of complex eco- and socio-ecological systems. The emerging European Long-Term Ecosystem, critical zone and socio-ecological systems Research Infrastructure (eLTER RI) was evaluated by the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) as having high potential for closing this gap in the European RI landscape. The primary objective of eLTER PLUS is to open and expand the research capacities and impact of eLTER by engaging current and new users and developing the operations of cross- and transdisciplinary research, exemplified in eLTER Site and Platform design and the RI’s Standard Observation framework. eLTER PLUS will execute a performance test of the emerging RI and assess and strengthen its operations in real time. It will further advance community building and provisioning of services as pursued by the H2020-funded eLTER INFRAIA Starting Community project and related projects. Its focus is on making intensive use of 35 selected sites and platforms in terrestrial, freshwater and coastal ecosystems, combined with observational data from an additional 50 sites, for studying ecosystem and socio-ecological responses to globally-relevant environmental challenges in terms of ecosystem integrity and ecosystem services. Its Whole-Systems approach will derive meaningful scientific and policy-relevant information via co-designed, transdisciplinary research in collaboration with diverse stakeholders at local, regional and EU-scales. Concerted actions also focus on collaboration with peer RIs to maximize synergies, increase efficiencies and catalyze holistic understanding of ecosystem function, and on development of virtual laboratories where in-situ site data are linked with other data sources, e.g. Copernicus.
Project web page:https://www.lter-europe.net/projects/PLUS

SatZones - Satellite-based delineation of yield productivity zones for Slovak crop fields

Identifikácia výnosových zón na poľnohospodárskych pozemkoch s využitím satelitných údajov

Duration: 15. 2. 2022 - 31. 7. 2023
Program: European Space Agency (ESA)
Project leader: Mgr. Kenderessy Pavol Ph.D.
Annotation:The delineation of "quasi homogenous" management zones is the basis of the precision agriculture (PA) practices, addressing the within-field variability of crop status and crop yield. Many ground-based methods exist for the delineation of management zones, though, due to the complexity and costs, they are not commonly applied in Slovak agricultural sector. On the other hand, cost-effective satellite-based approaches for identifying so-called yield productivity zones have been recently introduced. Yield productivity zones represent highly productive, respectively less productive zones within field parcels. In particular, the time-series approaches using satellite-based vegetation indices with relevant spatial and temporal resolutions (e.g. Sentinel2 or Landsat products) may identify stable recurring crop status patterns, resulting in identifying yield productivity zones. Though many services exist based on a user request basis, a "broad-scale full coverage" delivery of yield productivity zones in an automated manner is still rare. We aim to develop such a system to enhance satellite-based (later referred as EO based) agricultural services for "literally" 61 000 field parcels, a substantial number of Slovak farmers, and finally for the all ”digital farming” industry. The main technical objective of the project is development of the automated processor for creation of yield productivity zones at broader scale. Furthermore, EO-based service for farmers based on this processor will be designed. The end goal of the proposal is enhancement of the EO-based services for agriculture and precision farming.

Linking science, policy and people for sustainable Carpathians

Linking science, policy and people for sustainable Carpathians

Duration: 1. 3. 2020 - 31. 7. 2022
Program: International Visegrad Found (IVF)
Project leader: RNDr. Halada Ľuboš CSc.

Mobilisation of Emerald Network databases in the Western Balkans in preparation of biogeographical seminars

Mobilizácia databáz siete Emerald na Západnom Balkáne ako príprava na biogegrafické semináre

Duration: 22. 12. 2021 - 30. 6. 2022
Program: Iné
Project leader: RNDr. Halada Ľuboš CSc.
Annotation:The six Western Balkan countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia have ratified the Bern Convention and consequently have to select Emerald sites and to forward complete Standard Data Form for every protected area. Setting-up the Emerald Network at national level is considered as one of the main tools for the Contracting Parties to comply with their obligations under the Bern Convention. The overall project objectives of the project are to support and to facilitate the mobilization of SDF databases followed by submission to the Bern Convention via the Reportnet’s Central Data Repository by Western Balkan countries. In hands-on workshops for each Western Balkan Country, representatives of national or regional nature conservation administration as well as scientific are working together, supported by the project team, to mobilize and update the Emerald database. The project should improve also taxonomic consistency and consistency in interpretation of habitat types in reporting between the Resolution N° 6 (1998) of the Bern Convention and the annexes of the Nature Directives (Habitats Directive and Birds Directive.

NEEMO EEIG 2019 - NEEMO EIG 2019 - Inter-institutional single framework contract for the provision of support for the monitoring of LIFE projects, communication about the LIFE programme and other related activities

NEEMO EIG 2019 - Multi-inštitucionálny rámcový kontrakt na poskytovanie podpory pre monitorovanie LIFE projektov, komunikáciu o LIFE programe a iné súvisiace aktivity

Duration: 1. 1. 2019 - 31. 12. 2022
Program: Multilaterálne - iné
Project leader: Mgr. Bezák Peter PhD.
Annotation:The NEEMO contract is focused mainly on monitoring of quality and professional and financial correctness of implementation of the EU co-funded projects of the LIFE programme in strands Nature, Environment and Climate Action. These projects support the enhancement of Natura 2000 network through concrete conservation actions, deal with various environmental issues or climate change adaptation and mitigation. Monitoring experts regularly check the implementation of projects in the field or beneficiaries’ premises, evaluate submitted project reports and provide any other required support related to the LIFE programme to the European Commission (DG Environment and EASME).
Project web page:https://neemo.eu/

SENSECO - Optical synergies for spatiotemporal sensing of scalable ecophysiological traits

Optické synergie pre priestorovo-časové snímanie škálovateľných ekofyziologických znakov

Duration: 4. 5. 2018 - 23. 10. 2022
Program: COST
Project leader: Mgr. Halabuk Andrej PhD.
Annotation:Timely information about the landscape and vegetation significantly determine the quality of decision making in agriculture and forestry sector. Furthermore, spatio-temporal modelling of response and adaptability of agro-ecosystems to climate change and weather extremes supported by remote sensing is high on the agenda because of its significant social impact at national, European and international level. An integrated approach involving various scientific disciplines is crucial for this kind of research. Based on the newly built laboratories (laboratory of field measurements, laboratory of UAV and Earth Observation) Institute of Landscape Ecology (ILE SAS) is focused on the development of innovative remote sensing algorithms and spatio-temporal modelling of status of agro-ecosystems and vegetation at different scales (from plot level through the farm level, region level to the entire territory of Slovakia). Its development has been especially pronounced after the availability of new optical satellite data with better spectral and temporal resolution (Landsat 8, MODIS, Proba-V, Sentinel 2 and Sentinel3) that allow timely nationwide indicators of the condition of vegetation and land surface. ILE SAS has a great tradition of applied remote sensing in relation to assessment of vegetation response to climate change. ILE SAS has the ambition of enhancing research on this topic, based on historical research in applied remote sensing and GIS in vegetation ecology, ecosystem research and spatio-temporal modelling of vegetation. Within the proposed COST action ILE SAS will be mainly focused in development of standardized operating procedures and quality assurance methodologies based on short term missions within WG1 and inter-comparison exercises in WG2 both at field sites and in referenced laboratories in order to close the both scaling gap (WG1) and temporal gap (WG2).
Project web page:www.senseco.eu

MICROCLIM - A micro-scale perspective on alpine floras under climate change. Linking observations and models to improve our understanding of the future of European high mountain plants

Pohľad z mikroúrovne na alpínsku flóru v podmienkach zmeny klímy. Prepojenie pozorovaní a modelov na zlepšenie nášho chápania budúcnosti európskych vysokohorských rastlín

Duration: 1. 5. 2022 - 30. 11. 2022
Program: Horizont 2020
Project leader: RNDr. Kanka Róbert PhD.
Annotation:The project aims to conduct a resurvey of these summits to expand the time period covered to 20 years. The resurvey will follow exactly the same design and protocol as the preceding surveys and shall be realized within one field season in 2022, to keep the regular interval of every 7th year observed so far. Work will be conducted by experienced botanists in the regional teams already involved in the original surveys and subsequent resurveys, as far this is possible.

PROCLIAS - Process-based models for climate impact attribution across sectors

Procesné modely pre atribúciu klimatických vplyvov naprieč odvetviami

Duration: 27. 10. 2020 - 26. 10. 2024
Program: COST
Project leader: Dr.nat.techn. Ing. Merganičová Katarína PhD.
Annotation:Many complex process-based models are available in Europe to project future climate impacts. Yet, the current climate impact research community is fragmented, modeling mostly individual systems. The integration of climate impacts across different natural and societal sectors is only slowly emerging. Likewise, attribution of impacts to climate and other factors is still a strongly under-researched field given that climate change is already strongly manifesting itself, an increasing number of court cases dealing with climate impacts is being negotiated and policy debates on loss and damage are intensifying. This lack of coordination amongst impact modelers and insufficient awareness about impact attribution methods hampers important scientific and political progress and more coordination and networking is urgently needed. Therefore, PROCLIAS aims to develop common protocols, harmonized datasets and a joint understanding of how to conduct cross-sectoral, multi-model climate impact studies at regional and global scales allowing for attribution of impacts of recent climatic changes and robust projections of future climate impacts. The Action will do so by focusing on key interactions of climate impacts across sectors, their accumulated effect, especially of extreme events, the attribution of impacts to climate change and the quantification of uncertainties. PROCLIAS will make use of all COST networking tools to train young researchers to conduct and analyse multi-model simulations in a cross-sectoral way, to support a common platform for collecting impact model simulations and methods for analyzing them and to disseminate the data, code and results to scientists as well as, in a more synthesized form, to stakeholders.
Project web page:https://www.cost.eu/actions/CA19139/#tabs|Name:Description

REGATA - Atmoheric Deposition of Heavy Metals in Industrial Areas of Slovakia Studied by the Moss Biomonitoring Technique Employing Nuclear and Related Analytical Techniques and GIS Technology

Štúdium atmosférickej depozície ťažkých kovov v priemyselných regiónoch Slovenska pomocou biomonitorovacích techník, metód jadrovej fyziky a technológií GIS

Duration: 1. 11. 2020 - 31. 12. 2022
Program: Bilaterálne - iné
Project leader: RNDr. Borovská Jana PhD.
Annotation:The project is focused on research of chemical pollution of ground layer of the Slovak atmosphere with an emphasis on heavy metal pollution as part of the European mapping of heavy metals through selected groups of bryophytes within the ICP Vegetation program. The ILE SAS together with NFC in Zvolen ensures the collection and sorting of mosses from monitoring sites. The Radioanalytical Department of LNF JINR Dubna carries out an analysis of mosses in terms of the presence of selected heavy metals. The Department of Nuclear Physics and Biophysics FMFI UK Bratislava measures the radioactivity of moss samples from selected localities in order to map the annual dose of the population of the Slovak Republic from the inhalation of isotopes 137Cs and 210Pb. The results of the analyses will be published in the final report of the ICP Vegetation "Mosses as biomonitors of air pollution 2020-22 survey on heavy metals, nitrogen and POPs in Europe".

DREAM SK-AT - Danube River Research and Management in Slovakia and Austria

Výskum a manažment rieky Dunaj na Slovensku a v Rakúsku

Duration: 1. 1. 2016 - 31. 12. 2022
Program: European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
Project leader: Mgr. Kenderessy Pavol Ph.D.
Annotation:The aims are to establish joint research facilities, to enhance knowledge transfer and to develop innovative monitoring and modelling tools in the SK-AT border region. By enhancing knowledge transfer and capacity building between research bodies and universities, the project will lead to an improved cooperation and exchange of expertise between research and innovation actors using newly constructed and upgraded research infrastructures (RI). New monitoring stations as well as innovative monitoring techniques (e.g. operative boat) and modelling tools concerning hydrodynamics, sediment transport, morphodynamics, ecological parameters and remote sensing technologies in river and wetland science will lead to high quality and comparable data derived at the Danube River in the project reaches (cross border region and adjacent reaches). A guidance document of monitoring and modelling tools will be published and available for the target groups. In SK (VÚVH) the hydraulic engineering laboratory (discharge 1,5 m³/s) will be modernized and upgraded according to the state of the art together with laboratory of geoinformatics and advanced river remote sensing (ILE SAS). In AT a hydraulic engineering laboratory will be constructed with 10 m³/s free flowing discharge. By using these RIs, the scientific basis for improving the Danube river management between Vienna and Bratislava will be developed, being available for target groups working in navigation, flood risk management, ecology, hydropower and drinking water supply. Furthermore, a close exchange of undergraduate and doctoral students and teachers between BOKU, VUVH and ILE SAS will be initiated and the research facilities will be jointly used for common teaching and research activities, also beyond the lifetime of the project.

National Projects

Diversity of grassland habitats in Slovakia after two decades in the EU

Diverzita lúčnych a pasienkových biotopov Slovenska po dvoch dekádach v Európskej únii

Duration: 1. 1. 2021 - 31. 12. 2024
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Ing. Špulerová Jana PhD.
Annotation:The landuse changes dynamicaly in time and these changes reflect in the vegetation composition and structure. The changes in the agricultural landscape are significantly influenced by the agricultural subsidies received in Slovakia since 2004 when the country joined the European Union. The aim of the project is to asses the changes in the floristic composition and functional traits of the grassland habitats of European and national importance using the resampling of phytosociological relevés. Based on the results we will asses the effectiveness and impact of agricultural subsidies on recent state of the studied habitats. At the same time, we will continue testing the influence of various management techniques in the permanent plots on composition of grassland vegetation. The results of our research may be used by the State Conservancy Agency and will serve as a basis for optimisation of management measures for maintaining the favourable condition of grassland habitats of European and national importance.

Long-term changes of atmospheric pollution and their impact to ecosystems

Dlhodobé zmeny znečistenia ovzdušia a ich dopad na ekosystémy

Duration: 1. 1. 2021 - 31. 12. 2024
Program: VEGA
Project leader: RNDr. Halada Ľuboš CSc.
Annotation:The project will assess long-term changes in air pollution and their impacts on selected ecosystems. The first project theme is study of changes in atmospheric deposition using bryophytes as pollutant accumulators. We will continue in former several decades lasting research using the ICP Vegetation methodology. We will develop pollution maps for Slovakia and assess impacts on humans and ecosystems. At the Báb LTER site, we will continue the study of pollutants accumulation in bryophytes, tree leaves and soil of forest ecosystem. The second theme is an experimental study of impacts of elevated temperature and nitrogen and phosphorus deposition on the ecosystem of alpine grasslands in the LTER sites Jalovecká dolina (since 2002; phosphorus and 3 nitrogen concentrations; since 2009 also ecosystem regeneration) and Kráľova hoľa (since 2009; temperature rise, nitrogen deposition and their combination). We will repeat all previous measurements, assess changes and impacts on the ecosystem structure and functioning.

Ecological Analyses of Landscape Acculturation in Slovakia since Early Prehistory until Today

Ekologické analýzy akulturácie krajiny Slovenska od mladšieho praveku dodnes

Duration: 1. 1. 2019 - 31. 12. 2022
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Piscová Veronika PhD.
Annotation:Human impact on landscape of Slovakia is manifested more markedly since the Neolithic period (New Stone Age). Acculturation processes such as mutual adoption and merging different cultures and process of social and cultural changes accompany people throughout their history and reflect on the environment (Škvarna, 2007). The human impact on the landscape may appear at first positive, but it may have a negative influence on the nature itself and finally on people as well (Erten, Van Deb Berg, Weissing 2007). For this reason, it is important to analyze the impact of landscape changes on people and also on natural ecosystems. The aim of this project is to reconstruct the landscape in several periods of historical and archaeological past and to evaluate the consequences of human activity in the model areas. An important role will be played by the confrontation of the evolution of settlement and vegetation changes in the territories in the same chronological sections.

Ecological relationships in the system host-parasitoid

Ekologické vzťahy v systéme hostiteľ-parazitoid

Duration: 1. 1. 2020 - 31. 12. 2023
Program: VEGA
Project leader: RNDr. Gajdoš Peter CSc.
Annotation:Study of the relationships between organisms is a basic prerequisite for understanding of evolution. Host-parasitoid interactions are an attractive area of research for evolutionary biologists. Only a small proportion of known parasitoid groups are associated with a dangerous host type. The exceptions are wasps from Polysphincta group (Hymenoptera). The project will evaluate ecological and behavioural data in both organism. The research will be studied under the conditions of forest ecotones, where the impact of ecological factors (altitude gradient, habitat type and woody species, exposure) on arachnid communities and their parasitoids will be evaluated. The impact of management (conventional vs organic farming) on arachnid communities and their parasitoids in orchards and viticultural landscape will be investigated. The host spectrum and parasitoid manipulation will be tested experimentally. New knowledge about their biology and ecology is expected to allow a better understanding of the evolution of interactions between these highly interconnected organisms.

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Ex-ante hodnotenie a SEA pre Strategický plán SPP 2021-2027

Duration: 1. 6. 2019 - 31. 12. 2022
Program: Vedecko-technické projekty
Project leader: RNDr. Miklósová Viktória PhD.

Demetra - Assessment of recent changes and trends in agricultural landscape of Slovakia (Demetra)

Hodnotenie novodobých zmien a vývojových trendov poľnohospodárskej krajiny Slovenska (Demetra)

Duration: 1. 8. 2018 - 30. 6. 2022
Program: APVV
Project leader: RNDr. Halada Ľuboš CSc.
Annotation:The project responds to insufficiently known consequences of the current rapid and extensive changes of agricultural landscape (AL). The aim is to evaluate the extent and distribution of the recent changes in the AL use in Slovakia after r. 1990, their trends and impacts on main functions and depending ecosystem services. The project is based on the DPSIR concept that evaluates environmental context of human activities in the form of a causal chain, following the causes, conditions and consequences. The main original features of the project is a comprehensive approach with the analysis and evaluation of natural and socio-economic factors, with emphasis of internationally established indicators use, analysis of trends and formulation of possible future scenarios, interconnection of multiple spatial levels, the combination of analytical procedures with empirical knowledge and stakeholder involvement. The project is planned for 48 months (07/2018-06/2022). It will develop special methods, procedures and indicators to be applied at national level and in local case studies in all major types of AL. In addition to scientific contribution, the project will also propose measures, tools and procedures for decision-making and planning of the sustainable use of AL.

Implementation of Agenda 2030 through biosphere reserves

Implementácia Agendy 2030 prostredníctvom biosférických rezervácií

Duration: 1. 7. 2021 - 30. 6. 2025
Program: APVV
Project leader: Mgr. Piscová Veronika PhD.
Annotation:The aim of the project is to create a proposal for a sustainable institutional, financial and legislative model of biosphere reserves in the Slovak Republic and the fundamental framework of their strategic development based on analysis of territorial potential in the context of meeting the objectives of Agenda 2030, resilience theory, foreign experience and examples of good practice. The model will reflect the outputs of the analysis of all components of the potential of four Slovak biosphere reserves in the context of the resilience theory and goals of Agenda 2030. It will develop to the individual business model of each biosphere reserve. It will also include the methodology of creating development documents for biosphere reserves (development strategy, action plan and marketing communication strategy) all four biosphere reserves, taking into account the latest trends in spatial development, promoting the resilience of the areas studied and preserving their exceptional value on a global scale. The project will also include activities aimed at raising awareness among professionals and the general public about the issue, popularizing the project results and exchanging knowledge, ideas and experience with actors from the public, private and non-profit sectors in the form of workshops, conferences, public debates, lectures, conference papers and high quality research outputs.

ECOTOUR - Integration of supply of selected ecosystem services for societal demand in terms of developing sustainable forms of tourism

Integrácia poskytovania vybraných služieb ekosystémov pre spoločenský dopyt z hľadiska rozvoja udržateľných foriem cestovného ruchu

Duration: 1. 1. 2021 - 12. 12. 2023
Program: VEGA
Project leader: RNDr. Krnáčová Zdena PhD.
Annotation:The scientific aim of the project is the development and creation of new methods of evaluation of cultural, selected regulating and supporting services of ecosystems using quantification techniques, such as landscape supplies for demand in terms of development of sustainable forms of tourism. From a methodological point of view, we will use several methods, like the Spreadsheet-Type method (Burkhard et al., 2009, 2014, Mederly et al., 2019, Nuegarten et al., 2018, Maes, 2012b, 2013) as a basis and assess the degree of hemerobia and landscape-ecology importance of landscape cover according to authors Krnáčová, Barančok, Pavličková (2018), where we evaluate the biophysical characteristics of elements. This methodology allows to design a suitable and sensitive type of tourism. The project also includes a comparison of the historical use of the landscape with the current condition and the determination of the degree of changes in landscape diversity and biodiversity (Maes et al., 2015).

Landscape-ecological aspects of green and blue infrastructure in creation of an optimal spatial basis for ecologically stable areas in urban landscape.

Krajinnoekologické aspekty zelenej a modrej infraštruktúry pri tvorbe optimálneho priestorového základu ekologicky stabilných plôch v urbanizovanej krajine

Duration: 1. 1. 2021 - 31. 12. 2024
Program: VEGA
Project leader: RNDr. Moyzeová Milena PhD.
Annotation:Topical theme of the current research both in our country and in the world is the issue of green (G) and blue (B) infrastructures. Their task is to support and conserve landscape biodiversity and diversity, polyfunctional land use, protection of landscape elements and conservation of important landscape elements. The aim of the project is to prepare the assessment methodology of G and B infrastructures in a settled environment by interdisciplinary scientific research; to produce a specialized methodical tool applicable to planning practices on local level. Apart from the assessment of green and blue infrastructure the partial aim will be the assessment of grey infrastructure associated with the development of settlements and communications as part of comprehensive assessment for resulting proposals. Protection of natural and semi-natural and man-made ecosystems is compulsory for conservation of bio production, environmental and socio-economic functions and general life forms and conditions in urban landscape.

URANOS - Scientific support of climate change adaptation in agriculture and mitigation of soil degradation.

Údajová a vedomostná podpora pre systémy rozhodovania a strategického plánovania v oblasti adaptácie poľnohospodárskej krajiny na klimatické zmeny a minimalizáciu degradácie poľnohospodárskych pôd

Duration: 3. 4. 2020 - 30. 6. 2023
Program: Štrukturálne fondy EÚ Výskum a vývoj
Project leader: Mgr. Halabuk Andrej PhD.

Evolution of soil properties and vegetation on the former agricultural land

Vývoj pôdnych vlastností a vegetácie na bývalej poľnohospodárskej pôde

Duration: 1. 1. 2021 - 31. 12. 2024
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Kollár Jozef PhD.
Annotation:The project is focused on the evolution of soil properties and vegetation in the abandoned agricultural land

Research of specific landscape elements of bio-cultural landscape in Slovaki

Výzkum špecifických prvkov biokultúrnej krajiny na Slovensku

Duration: 1. 1. 2022 - 31. 12. 2025
Program: VEGA
Project leader: RNDr. Dobrovodská Marta PhD.

Changes in landscape diversity and biodiversity in mountain and alpine areas of the Western Carpathians

Zmeny krajinnej diverzity a biodiverzity v horských a vysokohorských oblastiach Západných Karpát Changes in landscape diversity and biodiversity in mountain and alpine areas of the Western Carpathians

Duration: 1. 1. 2022 - 31. 12. 2025
Program: VEGA
Project leader: RNDr. Barančok Peter CSc.
Annotation:The Western Carpathians cover a significant part of Slovakia. The country is characterised by mountain and alpine areas with their typical landscape structure with various representation of forest and non-forest habitats. Natural and anthropogenic conditioned factors play a significant role in formation of the landscape character. The processes in the natural environment constantly influence landscape diversity and biodiversity, and nowadays, anthropogenic impacts are more and more significant. The project focuses on the assessment of landscape and biodiversity changes in selected areas affected by the effects of natural and anthropogenous stress factors in different time periods. Attention will be paid to the differentiation of landscape diversity and biodiversity changes that were caused by the natural development of the landscape, global factors impact, and the influence of man in the country. Anthropogenic impact will be assessed from the point of view of man`s historical activity in the country, the way and intensity of the land use, to the present-day impact affecting the overall status of the natural environment.

Projects total: 24