Institute of Landscape Ecology, Slovak Academy of Sciences
Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra
Slovak Ecological Society by the Slovak Academy of Sciences
27 – 29 May, 2015
Symposium was attended by 128 participants from 21 countries of Europe, America and Asia (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, India, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, the Russian Federation, Serbia, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, the U.S.A., Ukraine and the United Kingdom).
Topics / Sections / Workshop
1. Theoretical issues of landscape ecology: current concepts and trends
Invited lecture: “Current concepts and trends in establishing Landscape Observatories at national
and continental scales” by Prof. Felix Kienast – President IALE International (Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Birmensdorf, Switzerland)
2. Methods in landscape research
Invited lecture: "Post-industrial landscape: its identification, typology and value"
by Assoc. Prof. Jaromír Kolejka (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic)
3. Landscape and ecosystem services: concepts and applications
- "Ecosystem and landscape services - development and challenges of disputed concepts" by Dr. Olaf Bastian (State Capital of Dresden, Environmental Authority, Germany);
- (Dr. Joachim Maes cancelled his presentation due to a major obligation received)
4. Landscape governance and management
Invited lecture: Ms. Pavlína Mišíková (Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic) cancelled
her presentation „Landscape and Policy. Time for Change“ due to unexpected circumstances
5. Environmental awareness and education in landscape ecology
Invited lecture: “Landscape conversations. Getting involved with local people and their landscapes“
by Prof. Hannes Palang (Estonian Institute of Humanities, Tallinn University, Estonia)
Workshop: Ecosystem Services in Changing Landscapes: How to assess tradeoffs and land use options?
Chairs: Dr. Sandra S. Luque (IRSTEA - National Research Institute of Science and
Technology for Environment and Agriculture, France/
University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK)
Dr. Peter Bezák (Institute of Landscape Ecology, Slovak Academy of Sciences,
Abstracts and Proceedings
Language of the Symposium and proceedings is English.
Publication of abstracts and full papers will be possible only for an author with valid registration. The Scientific Board reserves the right to accept the contributions for oral or poster presentation and publication within the due deadline. Participants will be offered a possibility to publish full texts of papers and posters presented at the Symposium in a peer-reviewed book of proceedings. Its first volume will contain selected contributions and will be applied for indexing in the Web of Science (Thomson-Reuters).
Book of abstracts for download:
Book of proceedings for download:
Prof. Emer. Milan Ružička (honorary member) - Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra,
Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences - Slovakia
Dr. Zita Izakovičová - Institute of Landscape Ecology, SAS - Slovakia
Prof. Juraj Hreško - Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Department of Ecology
and Environmental Sciences - Slovakia
Dr. Olaf Bastian - State Capital of Dresden, Environmental Authority - Germany
Dr. Slávka Gałaś - Academy Górniczo-Hutnicza im. Stanisława Staszica, Department Analiz
Środowiskowych, Kartografii i Geologii Gospodarczej, Kraków - Poland
Prof. Felix Kienast - Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Birmensdorf - Switzerland
Assoc. Prof. Jaromír Kolejka - Masaryk University, Faculty of Education, Department of
Geography, Brno - Czech Republic
Prof. Dénes Lóczy - University of Pecs, Institute of Geography - Hungary
Dr. Sandra Luque - National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment
and Agriculture - France
Assoc. Prof. Bas Pedroli - Wageningen University, Land Use Planning Group, Wageningen
- the Netherlands
Prof. Wolfgang Sulzer - Karl Franzens University Graz, Institute for Geography and Regional
Sciences - Austria
Organising Committee and contacts
ILE SAS: Dr. Andrej Bača (Committee Chair), Dr. Jana Borovská (Deputy Chair), Assoc. Prof.
Martin Boltižiar, Dr. Ľuboš Halada, Dr. Peter Bezák, Dr. Peter Gajdoš
CPU: Dr. Regina Mišovičová (Deputy Chair), Prof. Juraj Hreško, Prof. František Petrovič, Dr. Filip
Institute of Landscape Ecology, Slovak Academy of Sciences - branch Nitra
Akademická 2, POB 22
949 10, Nitra
The Symposium will take place at the Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
Address: Trieda A. Hlinku 1, 949 74, Nitra, Slovak Republic (N 48.308239, E 18.091289)
(approx. 90 km from Bratislava).