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CLIMASTEPPE – Riešenia pre klimaticky vhodné poľnohospodárstvo v suchých stepných oblastiach Ruska
Solutions for climate-smart land use in the dry steppes of Russia
Program: ERANET
Project leader: Mgr. Lieskovský Juraj PhD.
Annotation: The Russian dry steppes is a region where the negative impacts of climate change are heavily projected. Also, it is a region where adoption of climate-smart agriculture may allow reducing the negative impacts of climate change, cut the Greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions and result in defragmentation of steppes. After 1991 economy restructuring resulted in massive agricultural land abandonment and the restoration of steppes. Recent plans about recultivation of steppes underscore the importance to evaluate the trade-offs between agricultural expansion and ecosystem services. The ultimate goal of the project is to assess the ability of the Russian dry steppes to mitigate negative projections of climate change by adopting climate-smart agriculture.
Duration: 1.4.2018 – 31.3.2021
Sen2ForMaM – Mapovanie a monitoring poškodenia lesných porastov s podporou satelitných produktov Sentinel 2
Sentinel 2 based support of forest disturbance mapping and monitoring
Program: European Space Agency (ESA)
Project leader: Mgr. Halabuk Andrej PhD.
Annotation: Existing forest geospatial decision support system will be improved byfunctionality for monitoring of forest status and disturbances with use of timely Sentinel2satellite images and derived products. Specific technological objectives are:1. Development of analytical tools for assessment of forest status and disturbance usingSentinel2 products2. Development data collection and visualization services for web and mobile platforms offorestry GIS system3. Operationalization of Sentinel2 based forest disturbance mapping for regional forestrysectorThe products and services will be implemented, thoroughly tested and verified in Orava forestadministration district according to requirements of already identified customer.The end goal and final customer benefits will be: early identification of changes in forest health and forest disturbances prevention of larger forest disturbance and damages by timely forest managementmeasures minimizing of the management costs and optimization of field work for monitoring
Duration: 1.1.2019 – 31.12.2020
ENI-SEIS II – Podpora pre implementáciu regionálneho a národného plánu ENI-SEIS II East 2019 v podpore podávania správ pre sieť Emerald
Support for the implementation of the ENI-SEIS II East 2019 Regional and National Work Plan in assisting reporting to Emerald Network
Program: Other
Project leader: RNDr. Halada Ľuboš CSc.
Annotation: The ENI-SEIS East project aims at helping partner countries gradually develop and extend their biodiversity data e.g. on habitats, species and internationally designated areas in line with the SEIS principles in terms of institutional cooperation, content and infrastructure. The overall objective of the proposed activities and deliverables is to strengthen capacities of national authorities to further improve and share the data on internationally designated areas with quality assurance/quality control standards comparable with European Environmental Agency (EEA) and the World database on protected areas (WDPA). Developing the relational database helps partner countries to meet also international reporting obligations and requirements, for instance, to the Bern Convention, the Convention of Biological Diversity and its Aichi targets, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) etc. Given that, the specific objectives of the project are:• strengthening of the national authorities’ capacity in collecting biodiversity data and information for the reporting on the conservation status of species and habitats of European importance to the Bern Convention in 2019• supporting the designation cycle of new proposed areas to the Emerald network by providing sufficiency assessments to enable the countries to meet the Aichi strategic goal C target 11 and SDG-15To achieve these objectives, one reporting workshop and two biogeographical seminars will be organised. The reporting workshop will offer the possibility for the national experts to share their experiences and challenges at the regional level, both in content reporting and in using the reporting tool. The biogeographical seminars will be focused to scientific assessment of the sufficiency of the proposed and candidate Emerald sites to protect a) birds in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, and 2) habitats and non-bird species in Belarus, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. The project should also ensure the helpdesk – the assistance to the country teams related to the reporting on species and habitats conservation status, making use of the Resolution 8 reporting tool.
Duration: 1.4.2019 – 31.12.2019
eLTER – Európska infraštruktúra pre dlhodobý ekosystémový a socioekologický výskum – eLTER
European Long-Term Ecosystem and Socio-Ecological Research Infrastructure — eLTER
Program: Horizon 2020
Project leader: RNDr. Halada Ľuboš CSc.
Annotation: 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 webpage: http://www.lter-europe.net/projects/eLTER
Duration: 1.6.2015 – 31.5.2019
ETC BD – Európske tematické centrum pre biologickú diverzitu
European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity
Program: Bilateral – other
Project leader: RNDr. Halada Ľuboš CSc.
Annotation: The European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (ETC/BD) is established to support the work of EEA in the field of biodiversity for the period 2014-18 and the implementation of the EU Action Plan on Biodiversity and related global strategies. Key priority areas included in the work plans established between the EEA and the European Commission include:• Support implementation of existing EU legislation relating to nature (Habitats and Birds Directives), including links to other key EU legislation concerning the sea and water, rationalization of the data collection, reporting and sharing of experience and knowledge;• Support for assessment and reporting in connection with the global- and the EU biodiversity strategies, while promoting the implementation of data and information aspects, in particular the mapping and assessment of the health of ecosystems and their services in Europe;• Work on specific tasks relating to the EU\’s biodiversity strategy in sectors that are not covered by other ETCs. These include agriculture and forestry. The cooperation with the JRC, DG AGRI, and other pan-European and global partners in these issues is needed.
Project webpage: http://bd.eionet.europa.eu/
Duration: 1.1.2014 – 31.12.2018
Landscape Europe
Landscape Europe
Program: Multilateral – other
Project leader: Mgr. Bezák Peter PhD.
Annotation: LANDSCAPE EUROPE is an interdisciplinary network of national research institutes with expertise in landscape assessment, planning and management at the interface of policy implementation, education and state-of-the-art science in support of sustainable landscapes
Project webpage: http://www.landscape-europe.net
Duration: 1.1.2011 – 31.12.2018
NEEMO – Monitorovanie LIFE projektov, komunikácia o LIFE programe a o iných aktivitách spojených s LIFE programom – NEEMO EEIG
Monitoring of LIFE projects (action grants and operating grants), communication about the LIFE programme and other linked activities- NEEMO EEIG
Program: Multilateral – other
Project leader: Ing. Oszlányi Július CSc.
Annotation: The project 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 Environment and Climate Action. These projects support the development of Natura 2000 network through concrete conservation actions or deal with various environmental issues. They usually last from three to five years. NEEMO EEIG consortium comprises 9 companies and institutes spread across the Europe, enabling the consortium to make the best use of its resources, and to provide expertise combined with local knowledge and the necessary language skills. Monitoring experts regularly check the implementation of projects in the field or beneficiary premises and submit evaluation reports to the European Commission, DG Environment.
Duration: 1.1.2015 – 31.12.2018
ENI_SEIS – Podpora pre implementáciu regionálneho a národného plánu ENI-SEIS II East 2017-2018 v podpore podávania správ pre sieť Emerald
Support for the implementation of the ENI-SEIS II East 2017-2018 Regional and National Work Plan in assisting reporting to Emerald Network
Program: Other
Project leader: RNDr. Halada Ľuboš CSc.
Annotation: The project is aimed to provide scientific and technical support to the six countries of Eastern Europe (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) to strengthen their environmental monitoring and information management on the basis of the SEIS principles. As far as biodiversity is concerned, this implies support for the implementation of the Emerald Network under the Berne Convention. The project includes following activities:- Regional workshops on reporting requirements. Two workshops are expected with focus to reporting requirements based on international standards and developing of distributional maps for species and habitats; – Biogeographical seminars on sufficiency assessment of proposed and candidate Emerald sites. Two seminars are foreseen: 1) Seminar to assess sufficiency of the proposed and candidate sites to protect species (except birds) and habitats in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia; 2) Seminar to assess sufficiency of the proposed and candidate Emerald sites to protect bird species in Belarus, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine;- Helpdesk support to the ENI East countries in using the Standard Data Form Tool for reporting the data to the EEA CDR;- Stremalining between Bern Convention (Emerald) and the EU Nature Directives in reporting- Harmonisation of methodologies for production of regionally comparable indicator on protected areas – implementing the indicator on protected areas.
Project webpage: https://www.coe.int/en/web/bern-convention/emerald-network-reference-portal
Duration: 1.7.2017 – 30.11.2018
INSPIRATION – Integrované priestorové plánovanie, využitie územia, manažment krajiny – INSPIRATION
INtegrated Spatial PlannIng, land use and soil management Research AcTION – INSPIRATION
Program: Horizon 2020
Project leader: Doc. RNDr. Izakovičová Zita PhD.
Annotation: The project is aimed at the evaluation of current state of research in the topic land management and definition of the needs for the next period. The main sub-objectives of the project are:Identify social challenges related to land, especially land use, the management of land and soil protection, land use and utilisation of landscape resources,Evaluate approaches to integrated land management, to evaluate the current strengths and weaknesses, define proposals to improve the situation,Identify the need for research in the area land use and land management,Identifies the main groups of "stakeholders" and create a network of all groups "stakeholders" in the field,Ensure the transfer of knowledge in practice and contribute to improving policy EU and research in this area.
Project webpage: www.inspiration.de
Duration: 1.3.2015 – 28.2.2018
NBP – Podpora pre biogeografický proces Natura 2000
Support for the Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process
Program: Multilateral – other
Project leader: RNDr. Halada Ľuboš CSc.
Annotation: In this project, the consortium led by European Centre for Nature Conservation will continue supporting the Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process. The support provided in this context will cover the continuation of the Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process and its expansion with two Kick-off Seminars for the Continental, Pannonian, Steppic & Black Sea Region, which takes place in Luxembourg in spring 2015, and the Macaronesian Region planned for autumn 2015. It will also cover the organization of Review Natura 2000 Seminars for the Boreal and Atlantic regions in 2016 and for other regions in 2017.Last but not least, as a part of the \’Natura 2000 Biogeographical Networking Programme\’, the new contract will support the establishment and implementation of a number of networking events, in close cooperation with the Commission, Member States, conservation institutes, NGOs and stakeholder organizations. These events will be designed to take forward specific common priorities identified by Process participants. The aim will be to develop collaboration and cooperative actions on the management of Natura 2000. In particular, focus will be given to developing new insights and practical know-how about management approaches required to improve the condition and status of Natura 2000 habitats and species.
Project webpage: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/nature/natura2000/platform/index_en.htm
Duration: 1.1.2015 – 31.12.2017
Advance eLTER – Posunutie výskumných infraštruktúr Európskeho dlhodobého ekosystémového výskumu, kritickej zóny a socio-ekologického výskumu smerom k ESFRI
Advancing the European Long-Term Ecosystem, critical zone and socio-ecological Research Infrastructure towards ESFRI
Program: Horizon 2020
Project leader: RNDr. Halada Ľuboš CSc.
Annotation: Advance_eLTER marks a crucial step in building the distributed European ResearchInfrastructure of Long-Term Ecosystem Research sites and socio-ecological research platforms(eLTER RI) to provide highest quality data and services complementary to the European andglobal environmental RIs. The project will conduct important conceptual work andpreparatory steps towards enabling European-scale investigation of the “Critical Zone”, majorecosystems and socio-ecological systems, targeted at supporting knowledge-based decisionmaking at various levels concerning ecosystem services and biodiversity. Advance_eLTER will closely cooperate with all LTER related processes and projects and willresult in a 2017 eLTER ESFRI proposal.
Project webpage: http://www.lter-europe.net/elter-esfri/advance-elter
Duration: 1.1.2017 – 31.12.2017
OpenNESS – Funkčnosť prírodných kapitálov a ekologických služieb: od konceptu k reálnej aplikácii (OpenNESS)
Operationalisation of Natural Capital and EcoSystem Services: From Concepts to Real-world Applications (OpenNESS)
Program: FP7
Project leader: Doc. RNDr. Izakovičová Zita PhD.
Annotation: The project is aimed at the evaluation of current state of research in the topic land management and definition of the needs for the next period. The main sub-objectives of the project are: 1) Identify social challenges related to land, especially land use, the management of land and soil protection, land use and utilisation of landscape resources, 2) Evaluate approaches to integrated land management, to evaluate the current strengths and weaknesses, define proposals to improve the situation, 3) Identify the need for research in the area land use and land management, 4) Identify the main groups of "stakeholders" and create a network of all groups "stakeholders" in the field, 5) Ensure the transfer of knowledge in practice and contribute to improving policy EU and research in this area.
Duration: 1.12.2012 – 31.5.2017
Syntéza štúdií vplyvu inštitucionálnych zmien a zmien krajinnej pokrývky a využitia krajiny na uhlík, biodiverzitu a poľnohospodárstvo po rozpade Sovietskeho Zväzu
Synthesis of Studies on Institutional Change and LCLUC Effects on Carbon, Biodiversity, and Agriculture After the Collapse of the Soviet Union
Program: Multilateral – other
Project leader: RNDr. Halada Ľuboš CSc.
Annotation: Major institutional changes occurred throughout Eastern Europe and European Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, and the expansion of the EU in 2004 and \’07, resulting resulted in substantial land cover and land use change. NASA-funded case studies led by members of our proposal team have highlighted the magnitude of these land changes. However, these case studies have not been synthesized, and we lack comprehensive datasets of land change, analysis of its economic and institutional drivers, and assessments of its environmental effects. Our first goal is to utilize recent advances in remote sensing science to a) map wall-to-wall decadal land change from Landsat data across Eastern Europe and European Russia, and b) conduct in-depth analyses of higher temporal resolution land change for dense time stacks of selected footprints. Our prior case studies highlighted that land changes were highly heterogeneous in space suggesting that economies and institutions were important drivers of land change. However, how economic, policy, and institutional changes – and their legacies – affected land change is not clear. Our second goal is to understand the economic, policy and institutional drivers of land change across Eastern Europe and European Russia. Similarly, case studies by our team and others provide strong evidence for substantial effects of land change on agriculture, forestry, carbon pools and fluxes, and biodiversity. The additional remote sensing analyses outlined above would allow us to take the research on these effects to a new level, and make comprehensive assessments across Eastern Europe. Our third goal is to assess the effects of land change on agriculture, forestry, carbon, and biodiversity across Eastern Europe and European Russia. The main outcome will be a synthesis of prior research on land change in Eastern Europe. Our prior research puts us in a unique position to provide three important outcomes: a) consistent maps of land change across Eastern Europe; b) analyses of the policy, economic and institutional drivers of the land changes that occurred; and c) assessments of land change effects on agriculture, forestry, carbon, and biodiversity. Land use is the principal driver of global environmental change. Twenty years after the Soviet Union, and ten years after the start of NEESPI and of numerous research projects in the region, we now have a unique opportunity to synthesize findings and extract more general patterns. We propose to conduct such a synthesis and make a major contribution to our understanding of human-natural systems, and land use science.
Duration: 1.1.2013 – 31.12.2016
SENSFOR – Zvýšenie kapacity reziliencie citlivých horských lesných ekosystémov pri environmentálnych zmenách (SENSFOR)
Enhancing the resilience capacity of SENSitive mountain FORest ecosystems under environmental change (SENSFOR)
Program: COST
Project leader: Mgr. Kollár Jozef PhD.
Annotation: Treeline ecosystems are important indicators of environmental change, because they are heavily impacted by environmental drivers, in particular changed climate and land use, resulting in land abandonment and reforestation of formerly treeless areas. With a focus on treeline ecosystems, this Action aims at integrating scientific methods and results related to the biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of natural resources under climate and land use change. The Action will investigate the drivers and extent of contemporary and future environmental changes in European mountain forests, developing methods for estimating their resilience and define consequences for society. This knowledge provides the scientific basis necessarily to develop and adjust management strategies together with local and regional stakeholders as well as policy recommendations for national and European policy makers. Applying the DPSIR (Drivers, Pressures, State, Impact, Response) framework, the joint actions of the SENSFOR network will contribute to the development of strategies for preserving ecosystem services and biodiversity conservation in sensitive mountain areas in Europe.
Project webpage: http://www.sensfor-cost.eu/
Duration: 1.1.2013 – 21.11.2016
200 rokov zmien využívania krajiny a krajinnej pokrývky a ich hnacie sily v Karpatskej kotline
200 years of land use and land cover changes and their driving forces in the Carpathian Basin
Program: Multilateral – other
Project leader: Mgr. Lieskovský Juraj PhD.
Annotation: The project will utilize historical topographic maps and modern satellite imagery to characterize land use patterns in the Carpathian region, to document agricultural land use change and to understand the major drivers for this change during the last 200 years. Historical materials will include maps dating back to 1840s, starting with the First Military Mapping of the Astro-Hungarian Empire, followed by maps of the Second Military Mapping, maps of period between two World Wars, collectivization and socialism – up to 70s. Satellite data (Landsat) will be utilized (starting 1979) will be used for socialist period, final socialist years, post-socialist period and EU expansion. All maps will be analyzed for the change in (1) agricultural extent, with focus on cropland, grasslands and abandoned land (2) agricultural intensity with focus on crop variability and reforestation of abandoned croplands (3) agricultural fragmentation with focus on field size. The study will also address agricultural land use transitions caused due to shifts in institutional, socio-economic and societal conditions.
Duration: 1.1.2012 – 31.12.2015
ASTRALE DELTA – ASTRALE GEIE – Asistencia a technická podpora pri riešení úloh programu LIFE + a LIFE III (ASTRALE DELTA)
ASTRALE GEIE – Technical and Administrative assistance related to Implementation of Projects under the Life+ and LIFE III (ASTRALE DELTA)
Program: Other
Project leader: Ing. Oszlányi Július CSc.
Duration: 1.7.2014 – 15.11.2015
FC2014 – Forum Carpaticum 2014
Forum Carpaticum 2014
Program: International Visegrad Found (IVF)
Project leader: RNDr. Halada Ľuboš CSc.
Annotation: The project focuses on the organization of the 3rd International Conference “ Forum Carpaticum” (FC) in 2014 which promotes international research cooperation in the Carpathian region. FC is a platform for the exchange of experience and information between subjects in fields of science, policy and practice that active contribute to the sustainable development of the Carpathians. The activities of FC include the development of research aimed at enhancing the specific needs of the region, strengthening capacities and promoting research in the Carpathians and strengthening the links between science and practice.
Duration: 1.1.2014 – 31.1.2015
FORECASTING SYST – Vývoj adaptívneho predpovedného systému ochrany rastlín v spolupráci prihraničných vinárskych oblastí v záujme zvyšovania ich konkurencieschopnosti (FORECASTING SYST)
Development of the adaptive plant protection forecasting system within a collaboration of border viticultural areas for purpose to increase their competitiveness (FORECASTING SYST)
Program: Bilateral – other
Project leader: Doc. RNDr. Izakovičová Zita PhD.
Annotation: The main aim of the project is the development and testing the model of an effective health care of the vine. The model will be based on elaboration of the data from the microclimatical stations which will be installed in the individual types of the wine-production areas. In this year the typisation of the wine production areas in the boarder region to Hungary done. This will be the basis for chosing the testing areas.
Project webpage: n/a
Duration: 15.1.2013 – 14.1.2015
Back to future – Skúmanie historických hnacích síl zmien využitia krajiny, environmentálnej histórie a ich vplyvov na biodiverzitu a služby ekosystémov v Európe (Back to future)
Exploring historical drivers of land use and environmental history and their impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services in Europe (Back to future)
Program: Multilateral – other
Project leader: RNDr. Halada Ľuboš CSc.
Annotation: The project aims in use of the knowledge of past conditions and assessment of changes for better understanding of the present environmental conditions. This historical perspective is helpful when predicting how the environment at a location may change in the future, given certain scenarios. Rather than addressing a single specific research question, the project is designed as and an umbrella project under which a set of sub-projects is running. Although these run separately, they share some features in common. They utilise historical sources of information dating back at least 20 years and compare these with present day information, in order to better understand such things as past environmental conditions, past human utilisation of land, rates of change in certain parameters, how the past explains present environmental observations. They involve one or more partners of the ALTER-Net network, bring together young and old generations of researchers, ‘natural’ and ‘social’ scientists and generate an output – either published paper or new datasets, accessible photographic resources and educational resources. Each sub-project team should produce a report describing the study and the results, and explaining how the results could be applied to (a) further studies of the site and (b) similar sites / habitats / landscapes.
Duration: 1.10.2013 – 31.12.2014
NBP – Nový biogeografický proces (NBP)
New Biogeographical Process (NBP)
Program: Multilateral – other
Project leader: RNDr. Halada Ľuboš CSc.
Annotation: The overall objective of the project is to provide technical and scientific support to the European Commission in relation to the implementation of the new Natura 2000 seminars process, including the logistic preparation of the Natura 2000 seminars and the preparatory workshops. This includes the preparation of invitations, agendas, working documents, reports and guidance documents. The technical and scientific support will aim at achieving the following objectives:1. Preparatory workshops, Natura 2000 seminars, ad hoc expert meetings and preparatorymeetings between the main actors of the process are well prepared and organised.2. Appropriate technical and scientific information on the conservation status of species andhabitat types covered by the seminars, the major threats acting on these species and habitats,existing management instruments and measures for addressing threats and achievingfavourable conservation status, including best practice is compiled and made available inadvance of the workshops and seminars. 3. The appropriateness of existing conservation objectives and measures for species and habitattypes covered by the seminars is being assessed.4. Appropriate recommendations are prepared on the adaptation of conservation objectives andmeasures to changing conditions; including climate change, where necessary.5. High quality working documents are prepared and made available in advance of the workshopsand seminars.6. High quality seminar reports and guidance documents, interpretation notes or reviews onparticular issues are prepared and made available.7. A permanent internet-based communication platform of the Natura 2000 Seminars isestablished, promoted and maintained.8. Ad hoc expert meetings are organised on particular issues if necessary.
Project webpage: http://www.ecnc.org/projects/green-infrastructure/new-biogeographic-process/
Duration: 14.12.2011 – 13.12.2014
ASTRALE GAMMA – Asistencia a technická podpora pri riešení úloh programu LIFE + a LIFE III (ASTRALE GAMMA)
ASTRALE GEIE – Technical and Administrative assistance related to Implementation of Projects under the Life+ and LIFE III (ASTRALE GAMMA)
Program: Other
Project leader: Ing. Oszlányi Július CSc.
Duration: 1.1.2014 – 30.6.2014
Astrale Alpha
Astrale Alpha
Program: Other
Project leader: Ing. Oszlányi Július CSc.
Duration: 1.1.2013 – 31.12.2013
ETC/BD -13 – Európske tématické centrum pre biologickú diverzitu – ETC/BD -13
European Topic Centre for Biological Diversity – ETC/BD – 13
Program: Multilateral – other
Project leader: Ing. Oszlányi Július CSc.
Duration: 1.1.2013 – 31.12.2013
Astrale E – Asistencia a technická podpora pri riešení úloh programu LIFE – ASTRALE E
Assitance and technical support for the tasks related to actions under the LIFE programme
Program: Multilateral – other
Project leader: Ing. Oszlányi Július CSc.
Annotation: The project is focused on quality checking of EC funded projects of LiFE + and LIFE III. This projects are concrete scientific-technical actions in the problematic circles of environment protection and nature protection. Scienists of ILE regulary check the quality of the work directly in the field, as well as in laboratiories and in the administrative. The report submitted to the European Comimission , comment the fullfilment of duties of the beneficiaries, if the activity is an accordance with the approwed contract and if the beneficiary respect the scientific argumments in the application of the project.
Duration: 1.7.2012 – 31.12.2012
ETC/BD 12 – Európske tématické centrum pre biologickú diverzitu-ETC/BD 12
European Topic Centre fo Biological Diversity- ETC/BD 12
Program: Multilateral – other
Project leader: Ing. Oszlányi Július CSc.
Annotation: The aim of the project is the following (2009-2013): Assessment of number and distribution of the chosen plant species, compilation of the Red List(book for europeaa plant and animal species, compilation of list of important species, compilation of list of important habitats).
Duration: 1.1.2012 – 31.12.2012
FC2012 – Forum Carpaticum 2012
Forum Carpaticum 2012
Program: Multilateral – other
Project leader: RNDr. Halada Ľuboš CSc.
Annotation: The project supported organisation of the international conference Forum Carpaticum 2012 (FC2012) with the main theme “From Data to Knowledge, from Knowledge to Action” (Stará Lesná, 30.5.-2.6.2012). The FC2012 organised Institute of Landscape Ecology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences and the network Science for the Carpathians Initiative (S4C). The S4C aims to integrate different fields of expertise to generate theoretical and practical knowledge for the Carpathian mountain region. The objectives of the Forum Carpaticum conference are: To link research and practice related to coupled human and natural systems in mountain regions; to scientifically support actions leading towards sustainability in the Carpathian region; to increase the visibility of the Carpathian region in the global change research agendas. The Forum Carpaticum 2012 reviewed current research in the Carpathian region, presented examples of knowledge generation and its successful application to practice and policy, and fostered networking and international cooperation within and beyond Carpathian countries.
Project webpage: www.forumcarpaticum.org
Duration: 1.1.2012 – 31.7.2012
Astrale D – Astrale D
Program: Multilateral – other
Project leader: Ing. Oszlányi Július CSc.
Annotation: The project is focused on quality checking of EC funded projects of LiFE + and LIFE III. This projects are concrete scientific-technical actions in the problematic circles of environment protection and nature protection. Scienists of ILE regulary check the quality of the work directly in the field, as well as in laboratiories and in the administrative. The report submitted to the European Comimission , comment the fullfilment of duties of the beneficiaries, if the activity is an accordance with the approwed contract and if the beneficiary respect the scientific argumments in the application of the project.
Duration: 1.7.2011 – 30.6.2012
EBONE – Európska sieť pre štúdium biodiverzity: návrh plánu pre integrovaný observačný systém v priestore a čase
European Biodiversity Observation Network: Design of a Plane for an Integrated Biodiversity Observing System in Space and Time
Program: FP7
Project leader: RNDr. Halada Ľuboš CSc.
Annotation: The EBONE project is designed to develop a fully integrated system based on key biodiversity indicators, implemented within an institutional framework operating at the European level. EBONE will make the links between databases, which have currently remained isolated in order to increase their overall effectiveness. A link will be made between the methods, data and observation sites available in different countries and regions. A link will also be made with various ongoing projects and available databases, as well as observation and monitoring systems. This will lead to a cost effective procedure for biodiversity monitoring by applying the most efficient indicators into a balanced sampling programme. One of the important steps is to carry out tests on the data from LTER sites in relation to analysis of nation-wide habitat monitoring programmes. EBONE is a partnership of sixteen universities and research institutes in Europe, Israel and South Africa.
Project webpage: www.ebone.wur.nl
Duration: 1.2.2008 – 31.1.2012
ETC/BD 11 – ETC-BD 2011
Program: Multilateral – other
Project leader: Ing. Oszlányi Július CSc.
Annotation: The aim of the project is the following (2009-2013):Assessment of number and distribution of the chosen plant species, compilation of the Red List(book for europeaa plant and animal species, compilation of list of important species, compilation of list of important habitats).
Duration: 1.1.2011 – 31.12.2011
Zvyšovanie ekologického povedomia mladých pedagógov založeného na princípoch Biosférických rezervácií
Program: Inter-institute agreement
Project leader: Ing. Oszlányi Július CSc.
Annotation: UNESCO Biosphere Reserves are areas with the all typical features for sustainable development, i.e. for the wise management of all natural resources, for their utilisation and use in accordance with ecological stability. Pedagogues active in pedagogical process are those who can influence young generation substantially by means of persuading them about the inevitability and ways of such a management. Whithin this project, the pedagogues have been trained directly in the filed of the Eastern Carpathians UNESCO Biophere Reserves for such a pedagogical work. Participants form UE, BY, RO, PL, CZ, SK, 23-26 October, 2011, Stakčin/SK.
Duration: 1.1.2011 – 30.11.2011
Astrale C – Administratívna a technická podpora pri úlohách súvisiacich s implementáciou projektov v rámci programov LIFE III a LIFE+
Astrale C – Technical and administrative assistance for tasks related to implementation of projects under the LIFE+ and under the LIFE III programme
Program: Multilateral – other
Project leader: Ing. Oszlányi Július CSc.
Annotation: The contract is focused on monitoring of quality and professional correctness of the EU co-funded projects of the LIFE programme in categories NAT, ENV and TCY. These projects support the development of Natura 2000 network through concrete conservation actions or deal with various environmental issues. The contracted personnel regularly checks whether the administration and field actions of the projects follow the approved project proposals and the rules of sound professional and financial management. Experts of the Institute of Landscape Ecology SAS monitor the LIFE NAT projects (nature conservation category) in Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Hungary and Romania.
Duration: 1.7.2010 – 30.6.2011
Výskum a zachovanie biodiverzity v historických štruktúrach poľnohospodárskej krajiny Slovenska
Research and maintaining of biodiversity in historical structures of agricultural landscape of Slovakia
Program: Bilateral – other
Project leader: RNDr. Dobrovodská Marta PhD.
Annotation: The historical structures of agricultural landscape (HSAL) represent mosaics of small-scale arable fields and permanent agricultural cultivations which were not affected by the process of agricultural collectivization. They have irreplaceable ecological, cultural and historical value. They are a result of a long term, mutual relationship between man and the landscape. As main sources of local biodiversity, they are linked mainly to balks, margins of cross fields tracks, original meadows and pastures and after collectivization abandoned grass-grown former arable fields. These areas are now becoming rare and thus highly valuable in the European space. Since these areas are not at present a subject of special protection, there’s a high risk that in the near future, due to abandonment and subsequent forest succession and urban pressure, their decline or even irreversible loss is probable. Our project aims to resolve this problem by carrying out a thorough inventory and typologization of HSAL on the territory of whole Slovakia, coupled with detailed interdisciplinary research (research of vegetation, animals, ecological conditions and human society) in 3 representative pilot areas (Svätý Jur town, Liptovská Teplička village Hriňová town) and implementation of an proposed Strategy for protection and management of HSAL in these territories as well.
Duration: 10.9.2009 – 30.4.2011
POINT – Vplyv indikátorov na environmentálnu politiku
Policy Influence of Indicators
Program: FP7
Project leader: Doc. RNDr. Izakovičová Zita PhD.
Duration: 1.4.2008 – 30.3.2011
LIFEWATCH – LIFEWATCH
LIFEWATCH
Program: FP7
Project leader: Ing. Oszlányi Július CSc.
Annotation: The aim of the project is to inventarize and evaluate the EU (inc. SK) of sea- terresterial-and freshwater-research stations or institutions which work in the problem of biodiversity. Used methods have been evaluated in the context with long-term research. Assessed and evaluated the database and data which have been started in the institutions. Evaluation of their quality, accessibility and conditions under which are available. Search for data on biodiversity available in the museums and libreries. First steps towards creation of the Service Centre, which should be in charge of data marketing, rights of owners, training and services for the general public.
Project webpage:
Duration: 1.2.2008 – 31.1.2011
ETC/BD 2010 – ETC/BD 2010 – Európske tématické centrum pre biodiverzitu
ETC/BD 2010 – European Tematic Centre for Biodiversity
Program: Multilateral – other
Project leader: Ing. Oszlányi Július CSc.
Annotation: The European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (ETC BD) is an expert organisation of the European Environmental Agency (EEA) and its work is based on the EEA work plan. The activities of ETC BD were in 2009 focused to 3 main themes (Support to the Biodiversity Directives, Biodiversity-related assessments, ETC/BD Management) that were detailed to individual tasks. ILE SAS co-operated in individual tasks with other partners in the ETC BD consortium that consists of 9 organisations.
Duration: 1.1.2010 – 31.12.2010
SCERES – Scenáre vývoja reprezentatívnych ekosystémov krajiny Slovenska v kontexte globálnych zmien
Development scenarios of representative landscape ecosystems in the Slovak republic considering global changes
Program: Bilateral – other
Project leader: Doc. RNDr. Izakovičová Zita PhD.
Annotation: The project is aimed at the elaboration of the new approach to nature protection, biodiversity and landscape stability. It proposes to vault over the component approach to nature protection based purely on the protection of life forms and its substitution by complex landscape-ecological approach based on the protection of nature and life by conservation and ensurance of sustainable use of all representative landscape systems of Slovakia in the context of global changes. The target of the subproject is to elaborate the methodological procedure for creation and evaluation of representative landscape ecosystems in order to elaborate the effective strategy of biodiversity protection and proposal of the management of sustainable use of representative landscape ecosystems (landscape types) of Slovakia (RLES) that will ensure the regular care of landscape in view of the present global changes in the landscape. A part of the subproject and an aim is to include „main actors“ into the process of protection and management of RLES, to increase their awareness with respect to the values of representative landscape types, their tasks and changes. The realization of the subproject is the concrete contribution to the implementation of the European Landscape Convention (European Council, 2000, no. 176).
Project webpage: www.ukesav.sk
Duration: 1.10.2008 – 30.10.2010
IPEL – Vytvorenie jednotného monitoringu na báze priestorového informačného systému v povodí Ipľa
Developed of IT-based unified environment monitoring system in the catchmen are of Ipoly
Program: Bilateral – other
Project leader: Ing. Oszlányi Július CSc.
Annotation: Hungary-Slovakia cross-border co-operation programe 2007-2013, Action 2.1.1 Joint actions to encourage the protection of the natural environment (Waste, waste management and renewable energy), especially the projects oriented towards watersheds of border rivers. The project main objective: It´s environment and nature conservation interests to ensure the geospatial database and decision support system, which is consistent with the authorities of both countries to ensure the harmonization of the official decisions. Analysis: Collection of the river basin and the environmental characteristics of the basic structure Interpretation: The basic characteristics of goal-oriented re-evaluation of river basin environment Proposition: Prognosis of the Ipoly Valley natural values and sustainable landscape use.
Duration: 1.10.2009 – 30.9.2010
ASTRALE B – Administratívna a technická podpora pri úlohách súvisiacich s implementáciou projektov v rámci programov LIFE III a LIFE+
ASTRALE B – Technical and administrative assistance for tasks related to implementation of projects under the LIFE+ and under the LIFE III programme
Program: Multilateral – other
Project leader: Ing. Oszlányi Július CSc.
Annotation: The contract is focused on monitoring of quality and professional correctness of the EU co-funded projects of the LIFE programme in categories NAT, ENV and TCY. These projects support the development of Natura 2000 network through concrete conservation actions or deal with various environmental issues. The contracted personnel regularly checks whether the administration and field actions of the projects follow the approved project proposals and the rules of sound professional and financial management. Experts of the Institute of Landscape Ecology SAS monitor the LIFE NAT projects (nature conservation category) in Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Hungary and Romania.
Project webpage: www.astrale.org
Duration: 1.7.2009 – 30.6.2010
Atlas krajiny Českej republiky
Landscape Atlas of the Czech Republic
Program: Bilateral – other
Project leader: Prof. RNDr. Hrnčiarová Tatiana CSc.
Project webpage:
Duration: 1.12.2004 – 30.6.2010
BIOSTRAT – Biostrat – Príprava a tvorba stratégie EÚ o ochrane biodiverzity
Biostrat – Developing the EU Biodiversity Strategy
Program: FP6
Project leader: Ing. Oszlányi Július CSc.
Annotation: In the frame of the project, the scientists from ILE SAS took part in the e-conferences on FP7 calls (those to be in near future). In the EU presidency countries (Brdo, Slovenia and Paris/France) they have participated in the conferences where they have presented the work, problems and perspectives of the Slovak platform for biodiversity and the way of communication with the sicentific community , basic information on Landscape biodiversity and Biodiversity and biofuel, evaluated and described in a non-published study.
Duration: 1.1.2006 – 3.4.2010
EuroMAB 2009 – EuroMAB konferencia 2009, Pracujeme spolu – učíme sa spolu
EuroMAB Conference 2009, Doing together- learning together
Program: UNESCO
Project leader: Mgr. Kubáčková Andrea
Annotation: The aim of the project is preparing of the International conference which will be held in Stara Lesna, 26 -31 October 2009 with the participation of representatives MAB from Europe and North America
Duration: 2.9.2008 – 30.1.2010
ETC BD – 09 – Európske tématické centrum pre biologickú diverzitu – 09
European Topic Centre for Biological Diversity-09
Program: Bilateral – other
Project leader: Ing. Oszlányi Július CSc.
Annotation: The European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (ETC BD) is an expert organisation of the European Environmental Agency (EEA) and its work is based on the EEA work plan. The activities of ETC BD were in 2009 focused to 3 main themes (Support to the Biodiversity Directives, Biodiversity-related assessments, ETC/BD Management) that were detailed to individual tasks. ILE SAS co-operated in individual tasks with other partners in the ETC BD consortium that consists of 9 organisations.
Duration: 1.1.2009 – 31.12.2009
Natura 2000 Děčín
Natura 2000 Děčín
Program: Bilateral – other
Project leader: Mgr. Kalivoda Henrik PhD.
Annotation: Evaluation of the NATURA 2000 site CZ0424111 Labské údolí according to Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC).
Project webpage:
Duration: 30.3.2008 – 31.12.2009
EUCALAND – Európska kultúra vyjadrená v poľnohospodárskych krajinách
European culture expressed in agricultural landscapes
Program: Multilateral – other
Project leader: RNDr. Dobrovodská Marta PhD.
Annotation: The project aims to describe and classify European agricultural landscapes as a part of our cultural heritage, including the values and meanings they have for the people of Europe today.The final goal is to reach general recommendations on alternative ways to deal with our future agricultural landscapes, more culturally and sustainable oriented, addressed not only to scientists and planners, but also to policy makers an especially to the people of Europe. One of the objectives of the project is to establish a network of the European agricultural landscapes. The project activities correspond to 7 thematic work packages: WP1 – Landscape descriptions, WP2 – Landscape history, WP3 – Landscape classification, WP4 – Landscape assessment and policy,WP5 – Landscape planning WP6 – Dissemination and findings, WP7 – Project management and network coordination.
Project webpage: www.eucalandproject.eu
Duration: 15.11.2007 – 14.11.2009
NATURA PARTNER – NATURA PARTNER
NATURA PARTNER
Program: Bilateral – other
Project leader: Ing. Oszlányi Július CSc.
Annotation: On the basis of national reports, which analyzed preparatory actions for designation and management of Natura 2000 sites from all EU Member States, the summary report was done by project coordinator. The summary report was sent to DG Environment, and has been discussed with them and they have informal approved them. The summary report should help European Commission to establish a new communication tool in order to promote the pro-active involvement of socio-economic stakeholders in the management of Natura 2000 sites.
Duration: 1.9.2008 – 31.7.2009
ASTRALE 10 – Asistencia a technická podpora pri riešení úloh programu LIFE
ASTRALE 10 – Assistance and technical support for the tasks related to actions under the LIFE Programme
Program: Bilateral – other
Project leader: Ing. Oszlányi Július CSc.
Annotation: The contract was focused on monitoring of quality and professional correctness of the EU co-funded projects of the LIFE programme in categories NAT, ENV and TCY. These projects support the development of Natura 2000 network through concrete conservation actions or deal with various environmental issues. The contracted personnel regularly checked whether the administration and field actions of the projects follow the approved project proposals and the rules of sound professional and financial management. Experts of the Institute of Landscape Ecology SAS monitored the LIFE NAT projects (nature conservation category) in Czech Republic and Romania.
Project webpage: www.astrale.org
Duration: 1.10.2008 – 30.6.2009
ASTRALE A – ASTRALE A – Administratívna a technická podpora pri úlohách súvisiacich s implementáciou projektov v rámci programov LIFE III a LIFE+
ASTRALE A – Technical and administrative assistance for tasks related to implementation of projects under the LIFE+ and under the LIFE III programme
Program: Bilateral – other
Project leader: Ing. Oszlányi Július CSc.
Annotation: The contract was focused on monitoring of quality and professional correctness of the EU co-funded projects of the LIFE programme in categories NAT, ENV and TCY. These projects support the development of Natura 2000 network through concrete conservation actions or deal with various environmental issues. The contracted personnel regularly checked whether the administration and field actions of the projects follow the approved project proposals and the rules of sound professional and financial management. Experts of the Institute of Landscape Ecology SAS monitored the LIFE NAT projects (nature conservation category) in Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Hungary and Romania.
Project webpage: www.astrale.org
Duration: 1.1.2009 – 30.6.2009
Natura lot2 – Natura 2000 Preparatory Actions – Lot 2
Natura 2000 Prípravné akcie – Lot2
Program: Bilateral – other
Project leader: Ing. Oszlányi Július CSc.
Annotation: The project is aimed at the assessment of preparatory action of thedesignation of Natura 2000 network – Special Areas of Conservation (SACs),including information on legislative procedure as well as the othermanagement instruments that are being put into these sites. In the contextof the preparatory action for Natura 2000, the Commission has decided toestablish a new communication tool in order to promote the pro-activeinvolvement of socio-economic stakeholders in the management of Natura 2000sites and to develop a new scheme for the award of the title "Natura2000Partner" to actors who have a special merit in the management of or thecommunication on Natura 2000. The best practices in integrated sitemanagement in the different Member States will be available as well.
Project webpage:
Duration: 1.9.2008 – 30.6.2009
SENSOR – Hodnotenie trvalo udržateľných vplyvov: Nástroje pre environmentálne, sociálne a ekonomické vplyvy multifunkčného využitia krajiny v Európskych regiónoch
Sustainability Impact Assessment: Tools for Environmetal,Social and Economic Effects of Multifunctional Land Use in European Regions
Program: FP6
Project leader: Ing. Oszlányi Július CSc.
Annotation: Institute of landscape ecology SAS has participated on 3 modules, M 3.2., M 6.1. and M 6.2. Within the module M 3.2., ILE SAS participated on definition of criteria for selection of key sustainability indicators, their importance and relevance for assessing the sustainability on regional level and definition of links between key indicators and land-use functions. These indicators were then assessed using sustainability thresholds/limits approach. This approach was based on definition of qualitative/quantitative threshold values for selected environmental indicators. Within the module 6.1., activities included elaboration of sustainability assessment plan for SIAT (Sustainability Impact Assessment Tool) testing region of High Tatras. The results were summed up into a data form containing definition of main sustainability problems, stakeholders and data resources. The M 6.2. activities included collection, standardisation and harmonisation of various social, economical and environmental statistical data for the High Tatras testing region. Data were collected according to M6 Data management framework and uploaded to common georeferenced database system.
Project webpage: www.sensor-ip.org
Duration: 1.12.2004 – 31.5.2009
ALTER-Net – Výskumná sieť pre dlhodobý výskum biodiverzity, ekosystému a vedomia
A Long-Term Biodiversity, Ecosystem and Awarness Research Network
Program: FP6
Project leader: Ing. Oszlányi Július CSc.
Annotation: Institute of Landscape Ecology Slovak Academy of Sciences participated in collaboration with other 23 partners from 16 European countries on the work of all 14 workpackages. In the year 2008, staff of ILE SAS has been worked on broad spectrum of tasks of the project ALTER-Net and attended actively all important workshops. Work was focused on 4th and 5th Reporting Period of the project. The most important results and outcomes: establishing of the Slovak LTER Committee, implementation of Slovak LTER sites, preparation of publication „LTER European book“, completing of InfoBase database, reinvestigation of task “Multi-site experiment”, preparation of database 2008 and analysis of data; preparation of Slovak LTSER platform.
Project webpage: www.alter-net.info
Duration: 1.4.2004 – 31.3.2009
Fruits and Veget – Producentské organizácie sektoru ovocia a zeleniny v Európe
Producers Organisation Fruits and Vegetable Sector in Europe
Program: Bilateral – other
Project leader: Ing. Oszlányi Július CSc.
Annotation: The project has been focused on the landscape ecological evaluation of different types of a large-scale fruits and vegetables production in SK and CZ. Estimated the intensity of inventions of managers in the production process and their consequences in the environmental indicators, such as air pollution, pollution of soil and underground water.
Project webpage:
Duration: 1.12.2007 – 28.2.2009
ETC BD 08 – Európske tématické centrum pre biodiverzitu – 08
European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity – 08
Program: Multilateral – other
Project leader: Ing. Oszlányi Július CSc.
Annotation: The assessment of national reports on favourable conservation status of habitats and species represented the most important task in 2008. The EU member countries submitted these reports on the basis of Article 17 of the Habitat Directive, we prepared assessments for individual biogeographical regions. The final report was delivered to the DG Environment. We participated in the EEA task „EURECA – European Ecosystem Assessment“, the main output was the background document on ecosystem assessment of high mountains, presented in the EEA workshop in Copenhagen. In the framework of the Natura 2000 network assessment was prepared the manuscript of paper on habitats of the European importance, requiring agricultural management for their existence.
Project webpage: http://biodiversity.eionet.europa.eu/activities
Duration: 1.1.2008 – 31.12.2008
GLORIA – Globálna observačno-výskumná iniciatíva v alpínskom prostredí – GLORIA-projekt 2008
The Global Observation Research Initiative in Alpine Environments – GLORIA-Project 2008
Program: Bilateral – other
Project leader: RNDr. Barančok Peter CSc.
Annotation: GLORIA, the "Global Observation Research Initiative in Alpine Environments", is an initiative towards an international research network to assess climate change impacts on mountain environments. A standardised sampling design, such as GLORIA\’s Multi-Summit approach described here, is required so that data from different mountain regions can be compared. The aim of the project “GLORIA Field campaign 2008” was to provide detailed and complex research on the established GLORIA summits and to compare the obtained data with the baseline data from the years 2000 and 2001, so to detect a possible change. The research was realised on the base of “GLORIA Field manual – Multi-summit approach” and “Guidelines for the GLORIA-Europe resurvey 2008 – Amendment to the GLORIA Field Manual, 4th version” Additionally, two new methodical approaches were realised. The first, “California method” is used for more detailed quantitative analysis and description of species composition on summit area sections. The second, “Atmospheric deposition of nitrogen oxides” was used for measuring of atmospheric nitrogen deposition during the recording period. The nitrogen dioxide passive diffusion tubes were used for this purpose.
Project webpage: www.gloria.ac.at
Duration: 1.6.2008 – 31.12.2008
ASTRALE 9 – Asistencia a technická podpora pri riešení úloh programu LIFE
ASTRALE 9 – Assistance and technical support for tasks related to actions under the LIFE Programme
Program: Bilateral – other
Project leader: Ing. Oszlányi Július CSc.
Annotation: The contract was focused on monitoring of quality and professional correctness of the EU co-funded projects of the LIFE programme in categories NAT, ENV and TCY. These projects support the development of Natura 2000 network through concrete conservation actions or deal with various environmental issues. The contracted personnel regularly checked whether the administration and field actions of the projects follow the approved project proposals and the rules of sound professional and financial management. Experts of the Institute of Landscape Ecology SAS monitored the LIFE NAT projects (nature conservation category) in Czech Republic, Slovenia and Romania.
Project webpage: www.astrale.org
Duration: 1.1.2008 – 30.9.2008
Natura 4lots – Natura 2000 – prípravné akcie
Natura 2000 – preparatory actions (4 lots)
Program: Multilateral – other
Project leader: Ing. Oszlányi Július CSc.
Annotation: The project is aiming in development of database on suitable management practices for habitats of the European importance in the framework of the Natura 2000 network building. The project, performed by the Institute of Landscape Ecology SAS, is focused to grassland ecosystems in Slovakia, Hungary and Czech Republic. Its main part is collection and selection of relevant published and unpublished documents with required information, their processing to the database form of references and abstracts and making them accessible for users. It is expected that especially managers of Natura 2000 sites and nature conservation organisations will be users of the database.
Project webpage:
Duration: 1.2.2007 – 30.4.2008
RURAL-ETINET – Ekonomický a technologický inteligenčný projekt na podporu vidieckych oblastí v 6. Rámcovom programe
Economic and Technological Intelligence Project to Facilitate SME-s in Rural areas to participate in the Sixth Framework Programme
Program: FP6
Project leader: Ing. Oszlányi Július CSc.
Annotation: no description
Project webpage: www.rural-sme.net
Duration: 1.12.2003 – 31.12.2006
Európska sieť dlhodobého výskumu lesných ekosystémov a krajiny COST-ENFORS
European Network for Long-term Forest Ecosystem and Landscape Research COST-ENFORS
Program: Multilateral – other
Project leader: Ing. Oszlányi Július CSc.
Annotation: no description
Project webpage: http://www.wsl.ch/projects/enfors
Duration: 1.9.2003 – 31.12.2006
SOBIO – Mobilizovanie potenciálu európskeho spoločenského výskumu na podporu manažmentu biodiverzity a ekosystému
Mobilising the European Social Research Potential in Support of Bioidversity and Ecosystem Management
Program: FP6
Project leader: Ing. Oszlányi Július CSc.
Annotation: no description
Project webpage: www.edinburgh.ceh.ac.uk/biota/SoBio_page.htm
Duration: 1.1.2004 – 31.7.2006
Astrale Beta
Astrale Beta
Program: Other
Project leader: Ing. Oszlányi Július CSc.
Duration: 0.0.0000 – 0.0.0000

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Ex-ante hodnotenie a SEA pre Strategický plán SPP 2021-2027
Program: Other projects
Project leader: RNDr. Miklósová Viktória PhD.
Duration: 1.6.2019 – 30.6.2021
Zmeny pôdnych vlastností a sekundárna sukcesia po zalesnení bývalých poľnohospodárskych pôd
Changes in soil properties and secondary succession following afforestation of former agricultural land
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Kollár Jozef PhD.
Annotation: The project is focused on the ecology and soils of secondary forests established after land use changes in the various Slovak region differed by natural conditions and land use type. Studied areas will include especially Malé Karpaty Mts (afforested former vineyards and pastures, non-carbonate bedrock) and Považský Inovec Mts. (afforested pastures, carbonate bedrock). The project has an interdisciplinary character. Vegetation part will be focused on the detailed phytocoenological and floristic characteristics of the studied forests, which will serve as a database for other actívities, such as state, progress and direction of secondary succession, ecological and socio-economic evaluation of particular vegetation etc. Soil research will include basic and some special soil properties, which will serve to evaluate the impact of historical and current land use on the soil.
Duration: 1.1.2018 – 31.1.2021
Hodnotenie transformácie prírodnej a sociálnokultúrnej diverzity kultúrnej krajiny Slovenska (na príklade vybraných území)
Evaluation of the transformation of natural and socio-cultural diversity of the cultural landscape in Slovakia (on example of selected areas)
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Ing. Štefunková Dagmar PhD.
Annotation: The cultural landscape is a testimony to the contemporary way of life and, at the same time, to the materialization of long-term impact of our ancestors in landscape, in the form of the historical cultural landscape. In addition to the material dimension, the historical cultural landscape also has an intangible socio-cultural dimension, which creates the historical context of its origin and development, as well as the way of perceiving its values ​​and functioning by its contemporaries. The analysis of terminological inconsistencies and the evaluation of the implementation of the issue of the historical cultural landscape into the legal order of the Slovak Republic will be the first of the objectives. The methodology of identification of the historical cultural landscape in the typologically different model territories of Slovakia will follow. The main aim will be the elaboration of a methodology for assessing the natural and socio-cultural diversity of the historical cultural landscape, its comparison with the contemporary cultural landscape, determining the degree of its transformation and sketching the possibilities of its protection.
Duration: 1.1.2018 – 31.12.2020
Návrh algoritmov pre jednotlivé časti dokumentov MÚSES
Proposals of the algorythm for the individual parts of the the documents of LTSES (Local Territorial System of Ecological Stability)
Program: Other projects
Project leader: Dr.h.c. Prof. RNDr. Miklós László DrSc.
Duration: 1.6.2020 – 31.12.2020
RÚSES – Regionálny územný systém ekologickej stability okresov Bratislava, Trnava, Malacky, Pezinok, Gelnica
Regional Territorial Systems of Ecological Stability – districts of Bratislava, Trnava, Malacky, Pezinok, Gelnica
Program: Other projects
Project leader: Doc. RNDr. Izakovičová Zita PhD.
Annotation: Regional Territorial Systems of Ecological Stability – ÚKE SAV in cooperation with the UK in Bratislava, UKF in Nitra, TU in Zvolen and with the company ESPRIT participates in the elaboration of regional territorial systems of ecological stability. ÚKE SAS participates in the elaboration of 5 regional territorial systems of ecological stability – the districts of Malacky, Pezinok, Trnava, Gelnica and Bratislava. This year, we focused on the processing of the current landscape structure, which will be the basis for the spatial specification of habitats, and subsequently the elements of the TSES framework, as well as the identification of stress factors.
Duration: 1.1.2018 – 31.12.2020
Spracovanie miestneho územného systému ekologickej stability (MÚSES) Dolný Lopašov
Elaboration of territorial system of ecological stability of Dolný Lopašov
Program: Other projects
Project leader: Ing. Špulerová Jana PhD.
Annotation: The territorial system of ecological stability (MUSES) was elaborated for the case study area of Dolný Lopašov. During the processing, a new methodological approach was applied (Miklós et al., 2020) using algorithms for automated processing of MÚSES projects at the municipal level. The output of the project is a final report of MÚSES for Dolný Lopašov.
Duration: 1.2.2020 – 30.11.2020
Hodnotenie zmien krajiny a ich dopadov na životné prostredie
Assessment of landscape changes and their environmental impacts
Program: Štrukturálne fondy EÚ Výskum a inovácie
Project leader: Mgr. Kalivoda Henrik PhD.
Project webpage: https://www.uke.sav.sk/veda-a-vyskum/projekty/strukturalne-fondy/
Duration: 31.12.2019 – 31.3.2020
Metodika na automatizované generovanie dokumentov Miestneho územného systému ekologickej stability (MÚSES)
Methodology for automated generation of documents of the Local Territorial System of Ecological Stability (LTSES)
Program: Other projects
Project leader: Dr.h.c. Prof. RNDr. Miklós László DrSc.
Annotation: Creation of a methodology for automated creation of LTSES documents. The methodology for systematizing the cardinal steps of generating LTSES documents will include:• Analyzes of landscape structures in relation to LTSES • Integration of analytical data into synthetic spatial units• Purposeful interpretation of synthetic spatial units• Functional characteristics of spatial units for designs of spatial structure and content of LTSES elements.
Duration: 7.1.2020 – 15.2.2020
ECOMODELTUR – Hodnotenie kultúrnych ekosystémových služieb krajiny na báze krajinnoekologických výskumov pre ekologické modely rozvoja cestovného ruchu
The evaluation of cultural ecosystem services countries on a basis of landscape research for the ecological model of tourism development
Program: VEGA
Project leader: RNDr. Krnáčová Zdena PhD.
Annotation: Scientific objective of the project is the creation and application of new quantitative methods for assessing ecosystem services of cultural landscapes. Starting from the evaluation of landscape ecological significance (LES) elements LAND COVER by biodiversity, ecosystems aesthetic value (EAV), cultural-historical significance of cultural heritage (CHAS). The basis is the mapping of the actual state and characteristics of the elements of the current landscape cover (LAND COVER) of the urban environment of Bratislava, which we processed under the legend CORINE Land Cover Technical Quide – Addendum 2000 (Bossard, Feranec, Oťahl, 2000) on 3rd, 4th, and 5th hierarchical level. The representation of the landscape cover classes is processed in vector form, resulting from the synthesis of the thematic and relevant layers contained in the ZB GIS, supplemented by a licensed current installation derived from orthophotomaps from aeronautical imaging. 2015 (EUROSENSE, s.r.o.2015). These were complemented by a terrain research in 2014-2017, 2018. This year we processed 8 cadastres within the model territory of Bratislava. The aim is the proposal of diversified ecological forms and species of tourism (ECOTUR), which take into account the ecosystems benefits and the social value of the original habitats and cultural-historical objects. Part of the ECOTUR models will be the elaboration of measures and regulatives with possibility implementation in strategy documents.
Duration: 1.1.2017 – 31.12.2019
Nezávislé hodnotenie Programu rozvoja vidieka SR pre obdobie 2014-2020
Independent evaluation of the Rural Development Programme for the period 2014-2020
Program: Other projects
Project leader: Ing. Špulerová Jana PhD.
Annotation: Processing of documents for evaluation report of the Rural Development Programme for 2014-2020, including answering the evaluation questions which provides an independent assessment of the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness and achievements, impact and success and failure factors.
Duration: 18.12.2015 – 31.12.2019
Zmeny poľnohospodárskej krajiny Slovenska vplyvom politík Európskej Únie
Changes in Slovak Landscape Driven by European Union Agricultural Policy
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Lieskovský Juraj PhD.
Annotation: The project is focused on identification and evaluation of changes in agricultural landscape (AL), which were after 2004 affected by the EU legislation in fields of agriculture, water protection and nature conservation. It is based on analysis of the EU policies as drivers of changes in AL. It will study types and intensity of use of AL on regional and local levels. The project combines methods of remote sensing (RS) and field research. RS will be used for timely obtaining information on AL. Also will be developed and tested innovative approaches and methods with use of new satellite sensors. In local scale will be studied impact of changes in use in AL on biodiversity. For biodiversity study were selected indication groups of vegetation, invertebrates (spiders, dragonflies) and vertebrates (amphibians, birds). Studied will be sites from which exist data from previous research, wetlands and newly evolved biotopes in AL. The final phase will be synthesis of current state and changes in AL and biodiversity.
Duration: 1.1.2016 – 31.12.2019
Rýchlostná cesta R1 – Primerané posúdenie vplyvov na územia Natura 2000
Speed Route R1 – Appropriate Impact Assessment on the territories of the Natura 2000
Program: Other projects
Project leader: RNDr. Barančok Peter CSc.
Annotation: The project is divided into three separate sections – sections of the speed route R1: 1. Slovenská Ľupča – Korytnica, border of the region, 2. Korytnica, border of the region – Ružomberok, south and 3. Ružomberok, south – Crossroad D1. The aim of the project is implementation of detailed research of flora, fauna and habitats in the affected area and to prepare documentation for an appropriate assessment of the impacts of the proposed activity on the territories of the Natura 2000 in terms of the Methodology for evaluation of the significance of the effects of plans and projects on the territories of the Natura 2000 in the Slovak Republic.
Duration: 1.1.2017 – 30.6.2019
Kanály – Nové možnosti využitia odvodňovacích kanálových sústav s ohľadom na ochranu a využívanie krajiny
New possibilities of use of drainage canal systems with taking into account the protection and use of a landscape
Program: SRDA
Project leader: Mgr. Kalivoda Henrik PhD.
Annotation: Drainage canal system, as artificial multifunctional anthropogenic elements in a landscape have other specificfunctions which were not paid attention yet. The reason of construction of those canal systems was theintensification of agricultural production and discharge of inland waters. Their construction characters areanalogical to a stream. These characters must be re-evaluated from the point of their functional use under realconditions of an area.Due to the change of agricultural policy, further construction and maintenance practically does not exist and thelifetime of connected technical segments is getting to the end. Secondary drainage canals are graduallyovergrown, wood vegetation develops and canals stop fulfilling their main function. Similar situation appears incase of main canals, moreover, their use is bound to capacity of pumping stations. Primary and secondarydrainage canals are important connective landscape elements and serve also as a refugium, or biocentre forseveral kinds of organisms. There appear significant successive processes in the canal network. Based on reevaluationof present state of drainage canals there will be elaborated a proposal of measures of their primaryfunctions and proposal of their multifunctional use. New possibilities of use of drainage canals are important fromthe point of view of protection and use of the landscape, namely the development and stability of biodiversity.
Duration: 1.7.2015 – 28.6.2019
Ekologická optimalizácia využívania zosuvných území vo vybraných častiach flyšového pásma, so zreteľom na ich tradičné obhospodarovanie
Ecological optimization of the utilization of landslide areas in selected parts of the flysch zone in regard to the traditional farming
Program: VEGA
Project leader: RNDr. Barančoková Mária PhD.
Annotation: The occurrence of landslides in the flysch zone of the Western Carpathians has conditioned the utilization of landscape from the beginning of the settlement. Places that have not been affected by the construction processeswere used according to the needs of the agricultural population. Each intervention had an impact on thedevelopment of coenosis thereby creating specific habitats with high variability. This was so not only because ofnatural specificities of individual localities, but also due to diversity of management habits and skills in dispersed settlements (called "kopanice"). Slope deformations represent geofactor, which significantly affects the quality of the environment.The project aims to develop a methodology of assessment of landslide areas in flysch environment and their use in traditional farming, the application of this methodology in selected areas and suggestions for ecological optimization of utilization.
Duration: 1.1.2015 – 31.12.2018
Zelená infraštruktúra Slovenska
Green Infrastructure of Slovakia
Program: VEGA
Project leader: RNDr. Moyzeová Milena PhD.
Annotation: The concept of green infrastructure, the same as the territorial systems of ecological stability, is aimed at the progressive transition from the black-and-white division of the country to the protected and unprotected parts, to an all-area differentiated system preserving ecologically convenient landscape structure with different ways of use. Hence, the aim of the proposed Green Infrastructure and mitigation of the negative effects of its barriers is conservation and support to biodiversity and diversity of Slovakia’s landscape and provision for their beneficial effects on the surrounding ecologically less stable parts of the country, support to variants of multifunctional land use with the aim to protect individual components of the environment, conservation of important landscape
Duration: 1.1.2015 – 31.12.2018
Analýza časovo-priestorovej dynamiky vybraných štruktúr kultúrnej krajiny Slovenska, ich ochrana a udržateľné využívanie
Analysis of temporal-spatial dynamics of the selected cultural landscape structures in Slovakia, their protection and sustainable use
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Ing. Štefunková Dagmar PhD.
Annotation: Content and interpretation of the cultural landscape concept are ambiguous. This fact has negative impact on practical landscape management and protection, territorial planning, legal order and public dministration. An overview of the state-of-the-art of cultural landscape studies in literature, specification of theoretical and themethodological basis for the needs of the project is the first objective. The following step is the assessment of the processes, which cause changes in structures of cultural landscape on various hierarchic levels: local,microregional and regional. Studies of structure of cultural landscape and its changes (natural, socio-economic, cultural and historical characteristics) specific methodological procedures are applied on each level. Then the trends of changes are assessed, framework principles and rules of protection and sustainable management of cultural landscape taking into account the concept of sustainability are established.
Duration: 1.1.2015 – 31.12.2017
Diverzita poľnohospodárskej krajiny a jej ekosystémové služby
Diversity of agricultural landscape and its ecosystem services
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Ing. Špulerová Jana PhD.
Annotation: The project was focused on the evaluation of diversity of agricultural landscape and its ecosystem services in different types of representative landscapes of Slovakia. Attention was paid to extensively cultivated farmland and traditional agricultural landscapes, which are characterized by higher diversity of landscape pattern and by the presence of semi natural habitats that significantly contribute to the provision of ecological functions in thelandscape and provide multifunctional ecosystem services to society. The most important results of the project are contained in two publication: the article of Lieskovsky et al. (2015) devoted to changes in landscape diversity and abandonment, and a monograph dedicated to the traditional agricultural landscape (TAL) (Špulerová et al., 2017). The monograph present diversity of TAL in Slovakia as a type of agricultural landscape with high landscape diversity. The second part of the monograph points to the importance of the ecosystem services assessment and benefits of these diversified landscape structures that provide to society. Result shows, that TAL provide more ecosystem services by their diversified patterns. The study of Lieskovský et al. is highly cited (22 WOS citation) and was aimed to analyse the driving forces behind the accelerated abandonment of traditional agricultural landscapes. The study showed that abandonment occurs most intensively on steep slopes and on less fertile soils. The distance from settlements and the financial profit are the other drivers of abandonment.References:LIESKOVSKÝ, Juraj – BEZÁK, Peter – ŠPULEROVÁ, Jana – LIESKOVSKÝ, Tibor – KOLEDA, Peter – DOBROVODSKÁ, Marta – BÜRGI, Matthias – GIMMI, Urs. The abandonment of traditional agricultural landscape in Slovakia – analysis of extent and driving forces. In Journal of Rural Studies, 2015, vol. 37, p. 75-84. ŠPULEROVÁ, Jana – ŠTEFUNKOVÁ, Dagmar – DOBROVODSKÁ, Marta – IZAKOVIČOVÁ, Zita – KENDERESSY, Pavol – VLACHOVIČOVÁ, Miriam – LIESKOVSKÝ, Juraj – PISCOVÁ, Veronika – PETROVIČ, František – KANKA, Róbert – BAČA, Andrej – BARANČOKOVÁ, Mária – BEZÁK, Peter – BEZÁKOVÁ, Magdaléna – BOLTIŽIAR, Martin – MOJSES, Matej – DUBCOVÁ, Magdaléna – GAJDOŠ, Peter – GERHÁTOVÁ, Katarína – IZSÓFF, Martin – KALIVODA, Henrik – MIKLÓSOVÁ, Viktória – DRÁBOVÁ, Monika – ŠATALOVÁ, Barbora – KRIŠTÍN, Anton – DANKANINOVÁ, Lenka – KALIVODOVÁ, Eva – MAJZLAN, Oto – MIHÁL, Ivan – STAŠIOV, Slavomír – ŠOLOMEKOVÁ, Tatiana – AMBROS, Michal – BALÁŽ, Ivan – HALABUK, Andrej. Historické štruktúry poľnohospodárskej krajiny Slovenska : monografia získala ocenenie Zlatý Kosák od ministerky pôdohospodárstva a rozvoja vidieka p. Gabriely Matečnej na Agrokomplexe 2017 v Nitre [Historical structures of agricultural landscape of Slovakia. Bratislava: Veda, 2017. 144 s.
Duration: 1.1.2014 – 31.12.2017
Dlhodobé zmeny vybraných parametrov pôd a ich ekosystémových služieb v závislosti od rôznych foriem využitia krajiny.
Long-term changes of selected soil properties and their ecosystem services depending on the different forms and intensity of agricultural land cultivation.
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Kenderessy Pavol Ph.D.
Annotation: The project aims to assess the changes of selected soil properties depending on the different forms and intensity of agricultural land cultivation. The research will take place in localities with the character of traditional agricultural landscapes (the assumption of extensive farming) and for comparison in places with the same conditions but with a different, conventionally farmed land (intensive management after the collectivization). Changes in soil properties will be evaluated based on comparison of results of filed survey and analysis of historical data from the database of the Complex Soil Survey (VÚPOP). The results will be interpreted in relation to selected soil functions. These functions will be defined in terms of their abilities to provide selected ecosystem services based on CICES classification (The Common International Classification of Ecosystem Services).
Duration: 1.1.2015 – 31.12.2017
Lesná vegetácia a zmena pôdnych vlastností na bývalej poľnohospodárskej pôde
Forest vegetation and changes in soil properties on the former agricultural land
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Kollár Jozef PhD.
Annotation: The project is focused on the forest stands, which have formed as a result of land use changes in the chosen regions of Slovakia differed by natural conditions and way of former land use: in the Small Carpathians (after viniculture recession), in the Považský Inovec Mts. (by afforestation of pastures) and the region of Kysuce (by abandonment of arable land). Research has an interdisciplinary character. In phytocoenological-floristic part there will be given a detailed phytocoenological and floristic characteristics of the observed forests, which will serve as a data base for further work. An attention will be paid to the ecological and socio-economic evaluation of particular forest vegetation and the process of succession, which determine essentially state and future of individual stands. Soil part will be devoted to basic and some special soil characteristics, which will serve to evaluate impact of historical land use on the soil. Microbiological part is oriented to the characteristics of soil micromycetes.
Duration: 1.1.2015 – 31.12.2017
Priestorové a časové trendy akumulácie ťažkých kovov a dusíka v machoch na Slovensku za 25 rokov
Spatial and Time Trends of Accumulation of Heavy Metals and Nitrogen in Mosses in Slovakia in 25 years
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Ing. Maňkovská Blanka DrSc.
Annotation: Objective of the proposed project is to continue in a survey of heavy metals and nitrogen loads in Slovakia using mosses as biomonitors and to keep on surveys that were realised within the International Cooperative Programme on Effects of Air Pollution on Natural Vegetation and Crops (ICP Vegetation) and VEGA (2010-2012) projects. The main objective of the project is to realize comparative analyses and to evaluate changes in loads in Slovakia after 25 years. Partial objectives are following: to evaluate actual spread of traced elements in mosses in Slovakia, time and spatial changes 1990-2015, correlation of contents of elements and factorial analyses, influence of factors of landscape (altitude), evaluation from point of hot spots, their cause and epidemiology importance of detection in Slovakia, long-term trends, comparing with neighbouring countries and construction of elements maps and time horizons. The project should bring new knowledge in all scientific disciplines represented in single thematic areas.
Duration: 1.1.2014 – 31.12.2017
EcoServ CL – Hodnotenie funkcií a služieb ekosystémov kultúrnej krajiny
Evaluation of ecosystem functions and services of the cultural landscape
Program: SRDA
Project leader: RNDr. Kanka Róbert PhD.
Annotation: The main objective of the project is a comprehensive assessment of ecosystem services on the base of selected REPGES units and its detailed research and testing of appropriate ondicators in selected model areas for various types of cultural landscapes based on the current methodology (Haines-Young, R., Potschin, M. 2012).Sub-objectives are:1. Compile a comprehensive overview of ecosystem services in selected representative ecosystems / cultural landscape types of Slovakia and define the potential capacity of the existing ecosystem services2. Identify the most relevant services in selected representative ecosystems of the cultural landscape of Slovakia in terms of their usefulness for evaluation purposes and to test the importance of these services to the local community3. Design and test indicators of ecosystem services in selected representative geoecosystems / cultural landscape types of Slovakia4. To design an effective system for evaluating ecosystem services that explicitly highlights the value and visibility of natural resources and the need for sustainable useThe project will deal with the current problems, which were summarized in a pan-European mapping and evaluation of ecosystem services (Maes et al., 2011)
Duration: 1.10.2013 – 30.9.2017
Aktuálne využívanie vysokohorskej krajiny, jeho dôsledky na zmenu prostredia a hodnotenie únosnosti vybraných národných parkov Slovenska
Current utilization of high mountain landscape, its impacts on change of environment and assessment of carrying capacity of selected national parks of Slovakia
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Piscová Veronika PhD.
Annotation: High mountain landscape create favourable conditions for conservation of specific ecosystems with substantialinsular effect, glacial relicts, endemic species, threatened and protected taxa of flora and fauna. Ecosystems arecharacterized by the high ecological, socio-cultural and economic value. Excessive loading of landscape by manas well as a lack of scientific knowledge documenting consequences of this loading contributes to degradation ofthe high mountain landscape, ecosystems, to reduction of native populations to species loss, respectively torooting of synanthropic species and communities. The main aim of project is to evaluate consequences andeffects of actual utilization of the high mountain landscape by man on selected sites and to assess carryingcapacity of selected area for given activities. Results of experimental research, mapping of landscape changes,various interpretations and proposals can reflect to monitoring of real state of nature in National parks, itsprotection and legislation.
Duration: 1.1.2013 – 31.12.2016
EKOMODEL – Ekologický model rozvoja cestovného ruchu na základe hodnotenia lokalizačných a realizačných predpokladov krajiny s využitím nástrojov GIS a kvantifikačných metód.
The ecological model of tourism development based on assessment of localization and realization assumptions of landscape with use of GIS tolls and quantitation methods
Program: VEGA
Project leader: RNDr. Krnáčová Zdena PhD.
Annotation: Tourism development is determined by many factors. Localizational assumptions of natural and anthropogenic sphere, i.e. cultural-historical assumptions, are the most significant factors which are an object of this project. Realization factors, which include tourism infrastructure, represent indispensable development factors. Together, they compose spatial functional-chorological landscape units which are usually related to microregion or region. Functional-chorological approach to assessment of tourism assumptions enables more apposite arrangement of territorial model of tourism. Thus, it creates complex view on system of relations between tourism and landscape, and is methodical base for creation of ecological models of tourism development. Ecological approach consists inselection and application of procedures aimed at assessment of assumptions for development but also in proposal of suitable forms and activities of tourism for selected naturally, culturally and historically valuablelandscape segments.
Duration: 1.1.2014 – 31.12.2016
Ex post – Ex-post hodnotenie Programu rozvoja vidieka SR pre obdobie 2007-2013
Ex post evaluation of Rural Development Program for the period 2007-2013
Program: Other projects
Project leader: Ing. Špulerová Jana PhD.
Annotation: Elaboration of evaluation report for "Ex-post evaluation of the Rural Development Programme for 2007-2013", including answering the evaluation questions which provides an independent assessment of the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness and achievements, impact and success and failure factors.
Duration: 18.12.2015 – 31.12.2016
Hodnotenie stavu a dynamiky biotopov s využitím modelovania a diaľkového prieskumu Zeme
Assessment of status and dynamics of habitats using combination of modelling and remote sensing
Program: VEGA
Project leader: RNDr. Halada Ľuboš CSc.
Annotation: The main objective of the project is to develop consistent approaches and methods for assessment of status and dynamics of habitats using combination of gradient analysis of ecological data and remote sensing. Proposed methods will be thoroughly tested through case studies at different scales in order to demonstrate their possibilities in habitat mapping, detection of changes, identification of trends and assessment of the response of habitats to land use change and climate anomalies.
Duration: 1.1.2013 – 31.12.2016
Synekologické špecifiká v diverzite a dynamike entomofauny borovicových porastov (Pinus sylvestris) na Borskej nížine.
Synecological specifics in diversity and dynamics of pine plantations (Pinus sylvestris) entomofauna on the Borská nížina lowland.
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Kalivoda Henrik PhD.
Annotation: The study of the structure, dynamics, biodiversity, spatial distribution, and selected groups of insects (Lepidoptera, Coleoptera, Hymenoptera, Symphyta – Thysanoptera) on the basis of larval and imago stages in terms of the pine forest (Pinus sylvestris) on aeolian sands of Záhorie and the vicinity. Monitoring the population dynamics of philophagous pine pests. The influence of the structure of pine forest on the ecology and bionomy of butterflies (Lepidoptera). The study of trophic interactions between thrips and mycelium and also spores of fungi on the trunks of pine trees.
Duration: 1.1.2013 – 31.12.2016
pôda a krajina – Analýza vlastností pôdy a vývoja krajiny v nepravidelne zaplavovaných územiach
Analyses of soil properties and landscape development for non-regularly overflowed areas
Program: SRDA
Project leader: Prof. PaedDr. PhDr. RNDr. Boltižiar Martin PhD.
Annotation: In relation to global climate change, there have been floods, wchih not only changed the character of the country, but the pronciple effected to soil use. The occurence flooding and permanent, althoutht no-regular waterlogged soil, causes changes in physical, chemical and biological properties of soil and affect the supply of water in the soilprofile. It changes the character of the land and agro-ecosystems of the territory. Project solution resulted from necessary of study and analysis of soil properties and landscape structure and agro-ecosystems structure after re-overflowed polder beša area. The project connects on primary analyses area, soilproperties and quantification agro-ecosystem and landscape structure from 2007-2009. project solution is pointed to examination of changes of soil properties, soilwater storage, grass systems and changes of landscape structure after area overflowing in year 2010. Obtained data from terrain measurements and laboratory analyses of soil samples will be compared with results from year 2009. Result of study will be analysis of soil and landscape changes. Possible scenarios of development will be simulated in mathematical models and leads to the proposal for land use management. The final analysis of the obtain results can be model for similar areas in Slovakia.
Duration: 1.7.2012 – 31.12.2015
Archetypy Sloven – Atlas archetypov poľnohospodárskej krajiny SR
Atlas of the Archetypes of the agricultural landscape of Slovakia
Program: SRDA
Project leader: Doc. RNDr. Izakovičová Zita PhD.
Annotation: Project is aimed on terrilorial analysis of landseape archetypes in Slovakia and creating their database as catalog. Landscapearchetypes represent historical and long forming landscape structures which are result of historical changes, socio-economicconditions and natural environmental factors. They are specific composition of elements in landscape mosaic determined byhuman activities in tlie context of landscape potential of types. The each archetype will be identified and analyzed bytechnology of remote sensmg and G1S from lowland to alpine landscape. The results of project will involve theoretical -methodical part and applied as well within landscape ecological research and planning. The projecťs intention is to ereate thepublication oriented on identification and classification of archetypes which will be completed by maps and photographscatalog oflandscape archetypes in Slovakia.
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Duration: 1.7.2012 – 31.12.2015
Vybudovanie „Centra pre aplikovaný diaľkový prieskum Zeme
Construction of "Center for Applied Remote Sensing of the Earth"
Program: EU Structural Funds Research & Development
Project leader: Ing. Mojses Matej PhD.
Annotation: Main research activities Research activity 1: Development of the predictive crop yield estimation model based DPZ (RS – remote sensing).Research activity 2: Development of novel RS algorithms for early detection of vegetation stress and status at different scales.Research topic 3: Applied remote sensing for the hydrological modelling and water quality assessment.Research topic 4: Spatial distribution modelling of radioactive substances in the environment.Research Activity 5: Long-term changes in the structure and production of alpine and forest ecosystems under the influence of climate change and air pollution
Duration: 1.11.2015 – 31.12.2015
Intenzifikácia a modernizácia ÚČOV Vrakuňa – Ornitologický prieskum na stavbe ÚČOV Vrakuňa
Intensification and modernization of WWTP Vrakuňa – ornithological survey of the WWTP Vrakuňa
Program: Other projects
Project leader: Mgr. Kalivoda Henrik PhD.
Annotation: The aim of the project is to demonstrate the impact and implications of ongoing renovations of the WWTP Vrakuňa to the birds communities and their potential conflicts with the operation of the airport of M. R. Štefánik airport in Bratislava.
Duration: 12.5.2014 – 30.11.2015
Obnova a budovanie technickej infraštruktúry výskumu a vývoja Ústavu krajinnej ekológie Slovenskej akadémie vied
Renovation and construction of technical infrastructure for research and development of the Institute of Landscape Ecology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences
Program: EU Structural Funds Research & Development
Project leader: Ing. Mojses Matej PhD.
Annotation: The project aims to modernize and complete technical infrastructure of the Institute of Landscape Ecology – the branch in Nitra for research in the landscape ecology, landscape planning, landscape management and the long-term ecological research of ecosystems. The project has two major themes: 1) building and upgrading of local infrastructure supporting research and development in information technologies based on GIS technology to support research activities in the field of landscape ecology, through the server and mobile GIS application equipment and a comprehensive information system for the purpose of environmental planning and landscape management, 2) building and upgrade of the infrastructure for ecosystem research. Objectives of the project:1) Development of a system, consisting of technical infrastructure, standard and specialized software and spatial database, enabling a new quality of the landscape research for needs of the landscape planning and land management2) Addition of the equipment of institute in such way that will support and expand the possibilities of the ecosystem research focusing on the ecosystems of mountain meadows and forest ecosystems, including the impact of global change.
Duration: 1.11.2012 – 31.5.2015
Správa o hodnotení strategického dokumentu: Program rozvoja vidieka SR na programovacie obdobie 2014 – 2020
Strategic environmental assessment of document: The Rural Development the programming period 2014 – 2020
Program: Other projects
Project leader: Doc. RNDr. Izakovičová Zita PhD.
Duration: 1.1.2014 – 31.1.2015
Fytoindikácia pôdnych vlastností lesných ekosystémov Západných Karpát a modelovanie indikačných hodnôt rastlín
Phytoindication of soil properties of Western Carpathian forest ecosystems and modelling of plant indication values
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Kollár Jozef PhD.
Annotation: The project is focused on the soil property phytoindication for the West Carpathian forests and revision of existing systems of indication. On the base of modeling of likelihood functions of plant occurrence along chosen soil gradients, system of indicators will be elaborated for given species (i.e. their ecological optimums and amplitudes). There will be studied main components of soil-ecological gradient – soil reaction/nutrients and soil moisture. Such system will be based on analyzing of huge amount of original vegetation and soil data. Attention will be paid also to related methodic particularities (stratified and regular sampling, modeling on short and long gradient etc.). Analyzing of methodic particularities will enable to express uncertainties in the system of indication values. Results will allow designing calibrated and verified system of estimation of the soil parameter changes on the base of vegetation composition changes offering wide possibilities for monitoring, historical evaluation etc.
Duration: 1.1.2012 – 31.12.2014
Hodnotenie kvality životného prostredia vidieckych sídiel
Evaluation of environmental quality of rural settlements
Program: VEGA
Project leader: RNDr. Moyzeová Milena PhD.
Duration: 1.1.2012 – 31.12.2014
Socio-ekologický výskum zmien krajiny a biodiverzity v horskom území NP Poloniny v kontexte globálnych zmien
Socio-ecological research of landscape and biodiversity change in mountain area of the NP Poloniny in context of global changes
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Bezák Peter PhD.
Duration: 1.1.2011 – 31.12.2014
Štúdium kontaminácie baníckej krajiny toxickými prvkami na vybraných Cu-ložiskách a možnosti jej remediácie
Contamination of mining country by toxic elements at selected Cu- deposits and possibilities of its remediation.
Program: SRDA
Project leader: Ing. Maňkovská Blanka DrSc.
Annotation: Results of mineralogical, pedological, hydrogeological and geochemical investigation will enable to prepare an objective scientific information on the spatial distribution of heavy metals, about the kinetics and direction of their migration in the area. The results from 3 studied localities will be compared the situation in Ľubietová, Špania Dolina and Staré Hory. The proposal for the optimal solutions of balanced sanitation (remediation) of investigated mining territory will be based on knowledge of technogenous sediments of the dump- fields, soil, water and plants of contamined territory and this will be presented as a result of the research. The recommended remediation will be realized with respect to the typical features of mining country so that it will consider the environment of the mining-historical and economic aspects.Key words:Heavy metals, mining industry, contamination, remediation
Duration: 1.5.2011 – 31.10.2014
Štúdia komplexného vplyvu prípravy a realizovania sút\’aží v rámci ZOH Krakov 2022 v stredisku Jasná – Nízke Tatry na životné prostredie v dotknutom území
A comprehensive study of the impact of the preparation and realisation of competitions in the WINTER OLYMPICS 2022 in Krakow Jasná Centre – Nízke Tatry Mts. on the environment in the affected territory
Program: Other projects
Project leader: Mgr. Kalivoda Henrik PhD.
Annotation: The aim of the project was the development of a comprehensive study of the impact of the preparation and realisation of competitions in the framework of the WINTER OLYMPICS 2022 in Krakow Jasná Centre – Nízke Tatry Mts. on environment in the territory.
Duration: 28.3.2014 – 15.6.2014
Výskum, vývoj a aplikácia pokročilých metód geoinformatiky, diaľkového prieskumu Zeme (DPZ) a metód paralelného počítačového modelovania s využitím pokročilých hardvérových a softvérových nástrojov
Research, development and application of advanced methods of geoinformatics, remote sensing and methods of parallel computation based on advanced hardware and software instruments, which enable parallel processing. Application of advanced sophisticated m
Program: EU Structural Funds Research & Development
Project leader: Mgr. Halabuk Andrej PhD.
Annotation: Strategic aims of the Project:· support of research and development in the small and medium-sized enterprises (SME)· support of advanced applied research with outputs competitive in international level· support of cooperation between enterprises (SMEs) and academy and university research· development of innovative (high-tech ABmerit) small enterprise (=fulfilled global priority axes of Operational Programme Research and Development)· upraising of prestige of the research due to excellent financial and social appreciation of excellently performed work, increasing of the interest of talented young workers in research and development (=fulfilled global priority axes of Operational Programme Research and Development) Specific aims of the Project: · establishing of new higher level of innovative ability of the SME (ABmerit) in the field of high-tech, namely in the field of development and application of advanced methods of geoinformatics (remote sensing) and methods of parallel computational modeling.
Duration: 1.6.2010 – 30.5.2014
Metodika hodnotenia vybraných suchozemských ekosystémov závislých od útvarov podzemných vôd
Methodology for assessment of Groundwater Dependent Terrestrial Ecosystems
Program: Other projects
Project leader: Ing. Špulerová Jana PhD.
Annotation: The aim of the project was to develop a methodology for the evaluation of selected Groundwater Dependent Terrestrial Ecosystems (GWDTE). The methodology reflects the requirements of the Water Framework Directive as defined in Annex II, in particular:● determine the groundwater bodies, which bind GWDTE● inventory of significant associates GWDTE with which the groundwater body is dynamically linked.● assessment of significant damage GWDTE in the context of poor chemical and quantitative status of associate bodies of groundwater.
Duration: 21.1.2014 – 31.3.2014
Určenie spoločenskej hodnoty ohrozených karpatských biotopov Slovenska
Assessment of social value of the Slovak Carpathian habitats
Program: Other projects
Project leader: RNDr. Kanka Róbert PhD.
Duration: 1.9.2013 – 31.3.2014
Ex-ante hodnotenia Programu rozvoja vidieka SR na obdobie 2014-2020
Ex-ante assessment of the Rural Development Programme for the years 2014-2020
Program: Other projects
Project leader: Doc. RNDr. Izakovičová Zita PhD.
Duration: 5.8.2013 – 31.12.2013
Ekosystémy – Suchozemské ekosystémy závislé od útvarov podzemných vôd
Groundwater Dependent Terrestrial Ecosystems
Program: Other projects
Project leader: Ing. Špulerová Jana PhD.
Annotation: The study "Updating the list of sites of Groundwater Dependent Terrestrial Ecosystems in accordance with the requirements of the Water Framework Directive (WFD)" was elaborated within the project.
Duration: 1.10.2012 – 31.12.2013
Významnosť a úžitky ekosystémov v historických štruktúrach poľnohospodárskej krajiny
Significance and ecosystem services of historical structures of agricultural landscapes
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Ing. Špulerová Jana PhD.
Annotation: Significance of natural, semi-natural and cultural ecosystems in agricultural landscape for biodiversity protection is multiplex. The unique islands of species-rich plant and animal communities are represented by historicalstructures of agricultural landscape (HSAL), that play an important role in water retention and the prevention of soil erosion – both important with respect to climatic changes. Many ecosystem services and function are provided by these ecosystems, which bring benefits for society. They have irreplaceable ecological, cultural andhistorical value.Due to deficient ecosystem valuation as well as scarce scientific data documenting significance and services of these habitats in agrarian landscape, decline or even irreversible loss of biodiversity linked to such specificbiotopes will be the result. The project is aimed to bring new quantitative and qualitative scientific knowledge, which can be applied in decision processes or for implementation of international convention
Duration: 1.1.2011 – 31.12.2013
Žiadosť o poskytnutie podpory na vydávanie časopisu Životné prostredie
Aid application for the issue of the journal Životné prostredie
Program: Other projects
Project leader: Prof. RNDr. Hrnčiarová Tatiana CSc.
Annotation: Support the issue of the journal Životné prostredie from the Environmental Fund
Duration: 1.1.2013 – 31.12.2013
ESPRIT – RÚSES Turčianske Teplice, Spišská Nová Ves a Žiar nad Hronom
Territorial system of ecological stability of the regions: Turčianské Teplice, Spišská Nová Ves a Žiar nad Hronom
Program: Other projects
Project leader: Doc. RNDr. Izakovičová Zita PhD.
Annotation: The basic aim of the project was the elaboration of the selected landscape-ecological properties of the regions for the creation territorial system of ecological stabilty, namely: analysis and evaluation of the biotic conditions, analysis and evaluation land use, analysis and territorial synthesis of stress factors, the analysis and territorial synthesis of positive socio-economic phenomena, proposal of the skelet of the territorial system of ecological stability and a proposals of eco-stabilizing measures
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Duration: 1.7.2012 – 30.3.2013
Fungovanie nížinného lesného ekosystému pod tlakom globálnych environmentálnych zmien
Functioning of lowland forest ecosystem under pressure of global environmental changes – the Báb Research Site
Program: VEGA
Project leader: RNDr. Gajdoš Peter CSc.
Annotation: Recent assumptions of potential consequences of climate change and other environmental changes stimulated numerous research activities studying its impact on ecosystems. From this point of view, a renewed interest in detailed knowledge of ecosystem functioning in new environmental conditions arose. Detailed spatio-temporalanalyses of selected forest ecosystem components may significantly contribute to understanding of the forest ecosystem dynamics and shaping of its structure and to evaluation of its response to potential shifts in climate and in other environmental pressures. Forest management represents one of the basic factors that conditions the actual status and the development of a forest ecosystem therefore it must be taken into account within the long-term ecosystem research. In the proposed project we aim to contribute to the knowledge on spatio-temporal dynamics of selected components of the forest ecosystem in the conditions of the Báb forest, taking into accountthe actual forest management.
Duration: 1.1.2010 – 31.12.2012
Priestorové a časové trendy akumulácie ťažkých kovov v machoch na Slovensku za 25 rokov
Spatial and temporal trends in the 25-year accumulation of heavy metals in mosses in Slovakia
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Ing. Maňkovská Blanka DrSc.
Annotation: The aim of the proposed project is to continue in detection of pollution by heavy metals, arsenic, sulphur and nitrogen in the territory of Slovakia using mosses and the follow up in the ICP Vegetation research (1990-2005). The principal objective is to carry out the compative analyses and to assess changes in the amount of pollution in Slovakia after 25 years. Partial aims include: assessment of the present distribution of the monitored elements in mosses in Slovakia; temporal and spatial changes for the years 1990-2010; correlation of element contents and factor analysis; effects of landscape factors (sea level altitude); the hot spot effect evaluation, causes and epidemiological gravity for Slovakia, long-term trends, comparison with neighbouring countries and preparation of element maps and those of temporal horizons. The project should bring new pieces of knowledge in all sciences represented in individual themes.
Duration: 1.1.2010 – 31.12.2012
Stanovenie účelových vlastností krajiny ako podklad pre krajinnoekologický výskum
Identification of purposive landscape features as the basis of landscape ecological research
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Prof. RNDr. Hrnčiarová Tatiana CSc.
Annotation: The aim of the project is to elaborate the existing and new methodological procedures of selected appropriate/functional landscape features on the basis of interpretation of abiotic, biotic and socio-economic indices. Purposeful landscape features give information about he conditions and mood of land use, possible reactions of the landscape on external impulses or sensitivity of the landscape on the changes caused by human activities etc. Some areas react to environmental changes more sensitively while primary landscape features gain different character. A component of the project is the verification of interpretational procedure of creation of purposeful landscape features in selected model areas in agricultural, urbanized and forest/recreational landscape or in the whole area of Slovakia. Appropriate features can express the measure of functioning of natural processes in the landscape, degree of landscape changes etc. The process of landscape-ecological interpretation is a significant criterion in the decision-making processes applied in the proposal of ecological landscape use.
Duration: 1.1.2010 – 31.12.2012
Vplyv experimentálne zvýšenej teploty a zvýšenej depozície dusíka na zraniteľné ekosystémy alpínskych lúk
Effect of experimental warming and nitrogen deposition on sensitive alpine meadow ecosystem
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Halabuk Andrej PhD.
Annotation: In the proposed project, we focus on the effect of warming and nitrogen (N) deposition on carbon (C)sequestration, vegetation and N leaching in the model ecosystem of alpine meadows that are very sensitive tomentioned global change. Warming can exert a complex effect on microbial activity, nutrient availability and netecosystem production (NEP). Increased N deposition can further contribute to a complex interaction amongecosystem processes leading to many discrepancies in ecosystem responses and uncertain contribution to Csequestration. We would like to enrich the knowledge of warming and N deposition effects on key components ofNEP including net primary production, litter decomposition rates, soil respiration, N mineralization, N availability,plant N uptake as well as individual plant species response and impact on vegetation structure. The studiedeffects will be simulated using open top chambers and N fertilization in the field conditions.
Duration: 1.1.2009 – 31.12.2012
Fytocenologická a ekologická charakteristika prirodzených a človekom ovplyvnených lesných a nelesných biotopov vo vybraných územiach vysokých pohorí Západných Karpát
Phytocoenological and ecological characteristic of natural and man-affected forest and non-forest biotopes at the chosen parts of Western Carpathians high mountains
Program: VEGA
Project leader: RNDr. Barančok Peter CSc.
Annotation: The project is focused on phytocoenological and ecological evaluation of natural forest and non-forest plant coenoses of montane, subalpine and alpine vegetation at the chosen sites of the Vysoké Tatry Mts., Západné Tatry Mts., Belianske Tatry Mts., Nízke Tatry Mts. and Veľká Fatra Mts. and man impact evaluation on those ecosystems in the areas touched by human activities linked to recreation, sport and tourism development. Nowadays, need for such a study is highlighted by the fact, that above mentioned areas are involved in the NATURA 2000 network and there are occurred species of European and national significance.
Duration: 1.1.2009 – 31.12.2011
Krajinno-ekologický potenciál pre rozvoj vidieka na Slovensku so zameraním na cestovný ruch.
Landscape-ecological potential for development countryside in the Slovakia with regard to tourist traffic.
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Ing. Štefunková Dagmar PhD.
Annotation: In sense of the European strategy of sustainable development (2001) the development of rural areas means theinterconnection of the principles of economic growth, environmental protection and social inclusion. According tothe Charter of European Regional Planning (1983) rural regions have mainly agricultural and ecostabilizingfunction. The support of the development directs to the development of productive functions with a balancedproportion of non-productive (landscape forming) functions. The aim of this project is to elaborate newtheoretical-methodological procedures of the integrated development of rural areas with the concentration onecotourism in selected representative model areas of Slovakia. So the new methodological procedures ofintegrated development of rural areas will be the basis of creation of simplified ecological models ofdevelopment that will be possible to implement to the development planning documents of the Slovak Republic.
Duration: 1.1.2009 – 31.12.2011
KraBio – Centrum excelentnosti pre ochranu a využívanie krajiny a biodiverzitu
Center of excellence for protection and use of lanscape and for biodiversity
Program: EU Structural Funds Research & Development
Project leader: Mgr. Kalivoda Henrik PhD.
Project webpage: http://www.uke.sav.sk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=84&lang=sk
Duration: 1.5.2009 – 30.11.2011
Spaľovňa priemyselných odpadov CHEMOLAK a.s. Smolenice – návrh monitoringu pôd a bioty
The incinerator of industrial wastes CHEMOLAK SpA Smolenice – Proposal of monitoring soil and biota
Program: Other projects
Project leader: RNDr. Barančok Peter CSc.
Duration: 1.12.2010 – 30.4.2011
RÚSES okresu Banská Štiavnica
Regional territorial system of ecological stability of Banská Štiavnica district
Program: Other projects
Project leader: Doc. RNDr. Izakovičová Zita PhD.
Duration: 22.2.2011 – 25.3.2011
Biodiverzita a ekológia vybraných skupín hmyzu na biotopoch s prítomnosťou borovice (Pinus L.) s dôrazom na dubový a kosodrevinový vegetačný stupeň .
Biodiversity and ecology of selected insects in pine (Pinus L.) habitats with a special emphasis on oak and subalpine vegetation zone.
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Kalivoda Henrik PhD.
Annotation: Study on biodiversity, structure, dynamics and spatial distribution of selected insects (phytophagous and saprophagous species, predators) in Pinus sylvestris stand habitats on blown sands in Záhorská nížina lowland. Analysis on population dynamics of phyllophagous pests on Pinus sylvestris. Searching for role and function of Pinus sylvestris habitats in Záhorská nížina lowland for diurnal butterflies. Forming database of butterflies developing on Pinus mugo and Pinus cembra and study on their biology. Evaluation of arboricolous Thysanoptera diversity on Pinus species, particularly Oxythrips tatricus inhabiting pines in subalpine vegetation zone.
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Duration: 1.1.2008 – 31.12.2010
Ekologická charakteristika lesnych ekosystemov nizin a pohori zapadneho Slovenska
Ecological characteristic of the western Slovakia lowland and mountains forest ecosystems
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Kollár Jozef PhD.
Annotation: The project is focused on ecological evaluation, determination and quantification of human impact on the forest ecosystems of the selected western Slovakia regions. It comprises especially Považský Inovec Mts., Myjavská and Chvojnická uplands, Malé Karpaty Mts., Borská nížina Lowland, southern part of the Biele Karpaty Mts. and partly some other geomorphological western Slovakia units. A major aim lie in ecological carrying capacity evaluation and related analytical data gathering based on methods of various scientific branches (production ecology, landscape ecology, geobotany, forestry typology, soil sciences, microbiology, phytopatology, mycology and some others).
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Duration: 1.1.2008 – 31.12.2010
Hodnotenie funkčnosti a kvality biokoridorov v kontaktnej zóne Malých Karpát a Trnavskej pahorkatiny
Evaluation of functionality and quality of biokorridors between Malé Karpaty Mts. and Trnavská pahorkatina hills
Program: VEGA
Project leader: RNDr. Kalivodová Eva CSc.
Duration: 1.1.2008 – 31.12.2010
Model reprezentatívnych geoekosystémov na regionálnej úrovni
Model of the representative geoecosystems on the regional level
Program: SRDA
Project leader: Doc. RNDr. Izakovičová Zita PhD.
Annotation: The basic goal ot he project is elaboration of the methodical procedure for evaluation of the representative geoecosystem of Slovakia on the regional level for elaboration of effective strategy of the nature protection, biodiversity protection and landscape stability.
Project webpage: www.ukesav.sk
Duration: 1.6.2008 – 31.12.2010
Revitalizácia krajiny v nových socio-ekonomických podmienkach
Revitalisation of the landscape in the new socio-economic conditions
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Doc. RNDr. Izakovičová Zita PhD.
Annotation: The basic goal of the project is to elaborate the methodology of the landscape revitalisation based on the representative geoecosystems of the Slovak republic.
Project webpage: www.ukesav.sk
Duration: 1.1.2008 – 31.12.2010
Štruktúra, funkcia a dynamika fragmentov prírodných ekosystémov v poľnohospodárskej krajine Podunajskej nížina ako refúgií bioty
Structure, function and dynamics of natural ecosystem fragments in the agricultural landscape
Program: VEGA
Project leader: RNDr. Kalivodová Eva CSc.
Duration: 1.1.2008 – 31.12.2010
– – Zhodnotenie prínosu agro-environmentálnych programov k ochrane a udržaniu diverzity polnohospodárskej krajiny
Assessment of the agro-environment programs contribution to conservation and maintenance of rural landscape
Program: VEGA
Project leader: RNDr. Halada Ľuboš CSc.
Annotation: The assessment of the (AEP) influence on biodiversity, selected natural resources and character of the agricultural landscape represents the main focus of the project. The consequences of AE measures will be interpreted and quantified for respective species and habitats. In the case studies, the field research, preparation and realisation of the first phase of AEP monitoring represent the crucial issues. The sociological research will beperformed both in level of country and case studies The map of ecologically important agricultural regions of Slovakia will be prepared.The methodology for monitoring of AEP impact will be developed and tested; the methodology will be further developed into monitoring program of AEP for Slovakia. The project should result in proposal of measures and changes of the AEP and the Rural Development Programme and in development of the prognosis of futurebiodiversity of the study areas as well as prognosis for selected species and habitats in Slovakia.
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Duration: 1.1.2008 – 31.12.2010
ETC BD – 09 – Európske tématické centrum pre biologickú diverzitu – 09
European Topic Centre for Biological Diversity-09
Program: SRDA
Project leader: Ing. Oszlányi Július CSc.
Annotation: The assessment of national reports on favourable conservation status of habitats and species represented the most important task in 2008. The EU member countries submitted these reports on the basis of Article 17 of the Habitat Directive, we prepared assessments for individual biogeographical regions. The final report was delivered to the DG Environment. We participated in the EEA task „EURECA – European Ecosystem Assessment“, the main output was the background document on ecosystem assessment of high mountains, presented in the EEA workshop in Copenhagen. In the framework of the Natura 2000 network assessment was prepared the manuscript of paper on habitats of the European importance, requiring agricultural management for their existence.
Duration: 1.1.2008 – 31.12.2009
Festival krajiny
Festival of the Landscape
Program: SRDA
Project leader: Doc. RNDr. Izakovičová Zita PhD.
Annotation: The goal of the project is to elucidate the sustainable developement as the conception of development on the treshold of the 3rd millenium and to improve the environmental awareness of the public and increase of the participation of the public in the nature protection.
Project webpage: www.ukesav.sk
Duration: 1.10.2006 – 31.12.2009
Zmeny krajiny Biosférickej rezervácie Tatry za posledných 200 rokov v kontexte vývoja spoločensko-ekonomických a prírodných podmienok
Landscape changes of the Biosphere Reserve Tatra in recent 200 years in relation to changing natural and socio-economical conditions
Program: SRDA
Project leader: Ing. Oszlányi Július CSc.
Annotation: The project deals with problems on changes in landscape utilisation in the area of the Biosphere reserve Tatra within the last 200 years. On the purpose of change evaluations a set of historical maps and aerial photographs from 1769, 1822, 1900, 956, 1988, 2002 and 2006 will be used. Digital thematic maps of land cover/use changes and spatial-statistical information on types of changes will be derived. Main social-economical and environmental drives of these changes will be defined. Special respect will be put on the occurence of windstorm disasters and their effect on land utilisation within the study area. Changes in large-scale were evaluated in two model areas (Belianske Tatry Mts., Spálenisko pod Slavkovským štítom) in time horizon 1949-2003 by use of methodological tool of large-scale multi-temporal analyses based on obtaining information about landscape object changes by application of aerial orthophotographs. Dynamic of changes in landscape pattern will be analysed using landscape-ecological indices. Prognoses and models potential development based on different scenarios will be developed by means of geostatistical methods. A separate part of the research is an analysis of influence of natural phenomena on landscape structure changes in high-mountain conditions of Tatra Mts. Among them are those of short but strong morpho-dynamic disturbances, e.g.: snow avalanches and debris flows. In this project, we also interpret results of an observation considering the relationship between vegetation of land mantlerocks and intensity of morphodynamic processes from permanent plot in the territory of Belianske Tatry Mts. In 2009 the results have been published in scientific journals, education books and 2 monographs.
Duration: 1.10.2006 – 31.12.2009
BEŠA – Kvantifikácia mimoprodukčných funkcií pôdy a krajiny v suchom poldri Beša
Quantification of selected no-production functions of soil in polder Beša
Program: SRDA
Project leader: Prof. PaedDr. PhDr. RNDr. Boltižiar Martin PhD.
Annotation: In accordance with substantive, methodological and time focus of the project, terrain research was carried out in 2009. The research was focusing on mapping the historic and present state of landscape use, i.e. its structure including identifications of vegetation formations and floristic composition e.g. with using of interpretation historical military maps and aerial photos Next part of the work includes arrangements and purchase, and scanning present as well as historical aerial photographs and maps which were be used for the analysis and assessments of landscape use changes in period 1770-2008. Thematic map of the land use development was identified by interpretation historical maps from 1770, 1827, aerial ortophotographs from 1949, 1988, 2003 in the geographic information systems (GIS) background. The most important result is large-scale maps of study area with detailed analysis of its landscape elements in period 1770-2008 and their trends in the context of socio-historical conditions. The results have been published as 1 scientific studies and 1 education book with methodology and presentation via large-scale thematic maps of landscape structure and its detailed statistical and spatial analysis.
Duration: 1.4.2007 – 30.12.2009
Dôsledky ťažby Nováckeho uhoľného ložiska na krajinnú štruktúru, sociálno-ekonomický rozvoj obce Koš a biodiverzitu
Brown coal mining in Novaky coal field and influence on landscape structure, socio-economic development of Koš village and biodiversity of Koš wetlands
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Doc. PaedDr. David Stanislav PhD.
Annotation: Nováky coal field mining is realised by Hornonitrianske bane Prievidza a. s., with mining prognosis up to 2020. Mining consequences are demonstrated by undermined area dropping, therefore it was included to Hornonitrianska endangered area. Majority of Koš village inhabitants was evicted. A new landscape phenomena are flooded depressions (the largest with the area 6 – 8 ha) with macrophytic vegetation – so-called Koš wetlands. Depressions are important for the surrounding agricultural landscape biodiversity. This is confirmed by preliminary results of vegetation, dragonfly and ornitofauna research. There will be landcape ecological and socio-economical aspects of Koš cadastre solved in suggested project. Importance of flooded depressions as a creating biodiversity centres in agricultural landscape will be evaluated by abiotic components field work (geology, soil, relief changes, hydrologic conditions and above-ground water quality) and by chosen biotic components (vegetation, dragonflies, amphibians, birds, small ground mammals). Historical and present landscape structure analysis and socio-economical potential analysis will be used for limits defining and for optimal use of Koš cadastre proposition.
Duration: 1.1.2007 – 1.12.2009
Hodnotenie zmien diverzity krajiny
Evaluation of landscape diversity changes
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Prof. RNDr. Hrnčiarová Tatiana CSc.
Duration: 1.1.2007 – 1.12.2009
Zmena biodiverzity a štruktúry lesného ekosystému za 30 rokov: výskumná plocha Báb
Changes in the biodiversity asnd the structure of the forest ecosystem after 30 years: The research site of BAB
Program: VEGA
Project leader: RNDr. Gajdoš Peter CSc.
Annotation: The restoration of the ecosystem research in research site Báb represents the theme of the proposed project, aiming in resumption of research that was performed in this site in the framework of Interantional Biological Programme (IBP, 1967-1974) and Man and Biosphere Programme (MaB). Identification and evaluation of biodiversity, structure and ecological processes changes after more than 30 years is the main objective of the project. To the partial target belong: revitalisation of the research site and ecosystem research; re-establishment of research teams; detection of changes in selected parameters during more than 30 years; preparation of partial syntheses; and development of concept of complex long-term ecological research in this ILTER site. The research will be based on the functional ecology with accent to structure-functional and quantitatiev-ecological approach. Following fields will be studied primary production; animals and the secondary production; distribution of elements and substances in the ecosystem; soil complex and microbes; structure and dynamics of plant populations; landscape structure. The project should bring a new knowledge in all scientific disciplines included in the thematic fields.
Duration: 1.1.2007 – 1.12.2009
AGROHAB – Ochrana a manažment nelesných biotopov v poľnohospodárskej krajine
Conservation and management of non-forest habitats in the agrarian landscape
Program: SRDA
Project leader: Prof. RNDr. Hrnčiarová Tatiana CSc.
Annotation: Declining of landscape diversity and biological diversity is a significant issue of cultural landscapes. In present time, the big attention is being paid to biodiversity conservation on international, regional and local level. The project is aimed toward qualitative improvement of knowledge about non-forest habitats in intensively or extensively utilized agricultural landscape, especially following the factors, which affects biodiversity changes and follow the management of the landscape due management plans or agro-environmental scheme. Mapping of invasive species will be one of the parts of field research, because they are widely recognized as a major threat to biodiversity and ecosystem function on a wide variety of scales. Research will be realized in pilot area of mountain and sub mountain landscape of Biela Orava catchments area and compare with other region of Slovakia. Creating methodology approaches, attention will be paid to developing criterion for assessment of vegetation and habitats in the landscape ecological planning, which prepares the bases for optimum organization and creates the unavoidable database on landscape for different spatial planning procedures.
Duration: 1.10.2006 – 30.11.2009
EUCALAND – Európska kultúra vyjadrená v poľnohospodárskych krajinách
European culture expressed in agricultural landscapes
Program: Podpora MVTS z prostriedkov SAV
Project leader: RNDr. Dobrovodská Marta PhD.
Duration: 15.11.2007 – 14.11.2009
BIOSTRAT – Príprava a tvorba stratégie EÚ o ochrane biodiverzity
Developing the EU Biodiversity Strategy
Program: SRDA
Project leader: Ing. Oszlányi Július CSc.
Annotation: In the frame of the project, the scientists from ILE SAS took part in the e-conferences on FP7 calls (those to be in near future). In the EU presidency countries (Brdo, Slovenia and Paris/France) they have participated in the conferences where they have presented the work, problems and perspectives of the Slovak platform for biodiversity and the way of communication with the sicentific community , basic information on Landscape biodiversity and Biodiversity and biofuel, evaluated and described in a non-published study.
Duration: 1.1.2006 – 31.10.2009
NATURA PARTNER – NATURA PARTNER
NATURA PARTNER
Program: SRDA
Project leader: Ing. Oszlányi Július CSc.
Annotation: On the basis of national reports, which analyzed preparatory actions for designation and management of Natura 2000 sites from all EU Member States, the summary report was done by project coordinator. The summary report was sent to DG Environment, and has been discussed with them and they have informal approved them. The summary report should help European Commission to establish a new communication tool in order to promote the pro-active involvement of socio-economic stakeholders in the management of Natura 2000 sites.
Duration: 1.9.2008 – 31.7.2009
ASTRALE A – Administratívna a technická podpora pri úlohách súvisiacich s implementáciou projektov v rámci programov LIFE III a LIFE+
ASTRALE A – Technical and administrative assistance for tasks related to implementation of projects under the LIFE+ and under the LIFE III programme
Program: SRDA
Project leader: Ing. Oszlányi Július CSc.
Annotation: The contract was focused on monitoring of quality and professional correctness of the EU co-funded projects of the LIFE programme in categories NAT, ENV and TCY. These projects support the development of Natura 2000 network through concrete conservation actions or deal with various environmental issues. The contracted personnel regularly checked whether the administration and field actions of the projects follow the approved project proposals and the rules of sound professional and financial management. Experts of the Institute of Landscape Ecology SAS monitored the LIFE NAT projects (nature conservation category) in Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Hungary and Romania
Project webpage: www.astrale.org
Duration: 1.1.2009 – 30.6.2009
Regionálna rozvojová štúdia mesta Bratislava
Regional development study of Bratislava city
Program: Other projects
Project leader: RNDr. Barančok Peter CSc.
Duration: 15.1.2009 – 30.6.2009
SENSOR – Hodnotenie trvalo udržateľných vplyvov: Nástroje pre environmentálne, sociálne a ekonomické vplyvy multifunkčného využitia krajiny v Európskych regiónoch
Sustainability Impact Assessment: Tools for Environmetal,Social and Economic Effects of Multifunctional Land Use in European Regions
Program: SRDA
Project leader: Ing. Oszlányi Július CSc.
Annotation: Institute of landscape ecology SAS has participated on 3 modules, M 3.2., M 6.1. and M 6.2. Within the module M 3.2., ILE SAS participated on definition of criteria for selection of key sustainability indicators, their importance and relevance for assessing the sustainability on regional level and definition of links between key indicators and land-use functions. These indicators were then assessed using sustainability thresholds/limits approach. This approach was based on definition of qualitative/quantitative threshold values for selected environmental indicators. Within the module 6.1., activities included elaboration of sustainability assessment plan for SIAT (Sustainability Impact Assessment Tool) testing region of High Tatras. The results were summed up into a data form containing definition of main sustainability problems, stakeholders and data resources. The M 6.2. activities included collection, standardisation and harmonisation of various social, economical and environmental statistical data for the High Tatras testing region. Data were collected according to M6 Data management framework and uploaded to common georeferenced database system.
Project webpage: www.sensor-ip.org
Duration: 1.12.2004 – 31.5.2009
ALTER-Net – Výskumná sieť pre dlhodobý výskum biodiverzity, ekosystému a vedomia
A Long-Term Biodiversity, Ecosystem and Awarness Research Network
Program: SRDA
Project leader: Ing. Oszlányi Július CSc.
Annotation: Institute of Landscape Ecology Slovak Academy of Sciences participated in collaboration with other 23 partners from 16 European countries on the work of all 14 workpackages. In the year 2008, staff of ILE SAS has been worked on broad spectrum of tasks of the project ALTER-Net and attended actively all important workshops. Work was focused on 4th and 5th Reporting Period of the project. The most important results and outcomes: establishing of the Slovak LTER Committee, implementation of Slovak LTER sites, preparation of publication „LTER European book“, completing of InfoBase database, reinvestigation of task “Multi-site experiment”, preparation of database 2008 and analysis of data; preparation of Slovak LTSER platform.
Project webpage: www.alter-net.info
Duration: 1.4.2004 – 31.3.2009
Fruits and Veget – Producentské organizácie sektoru ovocia a zeleniny v Európe
Producers Organisation Fruits and Vegetable Sector in Europe
Program: Podpora MVTS z prostriedkov SAV
Project leader: Ing. Oszlányi Július CSc.
Annotation: The project has been focused on the landscape ecological evaluation of different types of a large-scale fruits and vegetables production in SK and CZ. Estimated the intensity of inventions of managers in the production process and their consequences in the environmental indicators, such as air pollution, pollution of soil and underground water.
Duration: 1.12.2007 – 28.2.2009
Dlhodobý ekologický výskum v dunajských lužných lesoch ovplyvnených zmenou hladiny podzemnej vody – 2.etapa
Long-term ecological research in danube floodplain forests influenced by underground water level changes – part 2
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Ing. Oszlányi Július CSc.
Annotation: The unique occassion, which occured in the study area after the changes in hydropedological conditions after the Gabčíkovo power plant has been put into operation enabled the establishment of long term ecological research at 6 chosen research sites. These sites are included into the world-wide network of ILTER sites. The priority activity is the measurement and evaluation of production-ecological paramerters in the possibly long-time series, evaluation of changes and trends and thus provide scientific arguments and scientific informations on influence of Man-caused changes on forest ecosystems. After the periond 1987-1996, when numerous measurements at the sites have been performed with the aim to evaluate the state-of-art before and after the hydropower plant has been put into operation. In 2003 – 2005, thanks to VEGA grant project 2/3078/24 the measurements have been renewed and another time series of data could be added to the data from previous years. To obtain the uninterrupted time series, the research and measurements must continue to enable to evaluate the changes in production-ecological situtation in the studied forest ecosystems and to establish and comment the tendencies and trends of their development after 15 years. In the world- network of long-term study plots the results from the Danube innundation sites will be of unique value and they will give scientifically based answer to the questions following from the construction of the waterworks in longer period.
Duration: 1.1.2006 – 31.12.2008
Fytocenologická a ekologická charakteristika lesov hornej hranice vo vysokých pohoriach Západných Karpát – limbovo – smrekové lesy
Phytocoenological and ecological characteristic of the timberline forest of the Western Carpathians high mountains – ceder pine – spruce forests
Program: VEGA
Project leader: RNDr. Barančok Peter CSc.
Duration: 1.1.2006 – 31.12.2008
Prírodné podmienky dotknutého územia Vysokých Tatier – ÚPN mesta Vysoké Tatry
Natural conditions of select part territory of the Vysoké Tatry Mts. – ÚPN of the Vysoké Tatry city
Program: Other projects
Project leader: RNDr. Barančok Peter CSc.
Duration: 5.3.2007 – 31.12.2008
POINT – Vplyv indikátorov na environmentálnu politiku
Policy influence indicators
Program: Podpora MVTS z prostriedkov SAV
Project leader: Doc. RNDr. Izakovičová Zita PhD.
Duration: 1.4.2008 – 30.12.2008
Mapovanie nelesných biotopov na území Nízkych Tatier
Nonforest biotopes maping of territory of the Nízke Tatry Mts.
Program: Other projects
Project leader: RNDr. Barančok Peter CSc.
Duration: 16.4.2007 – 31.10.2008
Podprojekt na prípravu projektu
Subproject for project development
Program: Mechanizmus EHP
Project leader: RNDr. Dobrovodská Marta PhD.
Annotation: Subproject purpose was development of individual project within priority sector "Academic research" named "Research and maintaining of biodiversity in historical structures of agricultural landscape of Slovakia". The main goal of subproject was elaboration of Application for individual project, elaboration of Feasibility study and contracting partnership with research institution in Norway, eventually in other contries in EU.
Duration: 29.1.2008 – 31.5.2008
Miestny územný systém ekologickej stability k.ú. Šalov pre potreby pozemkových úprav
Local territorial system of ecological stability of the Šalov cadastre for land arrangement project
Program: Other projects
Project leader: RNDr. Moyzeová Milena PhD.
Duration: 1.3.2007 – 22.5.2008
Stanovenie spoločenskej hodnoty biotopov národného a európskeho významu – VD Sereď – Hlohovec
Value Assessment of habitats of National and European importance – Water dam Sereď – Hlohovec
Program: Other projects
Project leader: Ing. Špulerová Jana PhD.
Annotation: Project was aimed at the preliminary mapping of habitats of national or European importance in the area, which will be targeted by intended building of water dam Sered – Hlohovec. The project output is the report, assessing the impact of proposed activity, expressed by Value of damaged or destroyed habitats of European or national importance.
Duration: 1.10.2007 – 30.1.2008
Miestny územný systém ekologickej stability k.ú. Klasov pre potreby pozemkových úprav
Local territorial system of ecological stability of the Klasov cadastre for land arrangement project
Program: Other projects
Project leader: RNDr. Moyzeová Milena PhD.
Duration: 1.3.2007 – 10.1.2008
Integrovaný manažment krajiny
Integrated Landscape Management
Program: SRDA
Project leader: Doc. RNDr. Izakovičová Zita PhD.
Duration: 1.10.2002 – 31.12.2007
Inventarizácia suchozemských ekosystémov závislých od útvarov podzemných vôd v hornom povodí Hrona.
Inventory of terrestrial ecosystems dependent on underground water bodies in the upper Hron valley
Program: Other projects
Project leader: Ing. Oszlányi Július CSc.
Duration: 1.1.2005 – 31.12.2007
Tvorba environmentálnych limitov pre udržateľný rozvoj územia (na príklade modelových území)
Creation of environmental limits for sustainable regional development (on the example of the model areas)
Program: SRDA
Project leader: Prof. RNDr. Hrnčiarová Tatiana CSc.
Duration: 1.10.2002 – 31.12.2007
Biodiverzita a ekológia vybraných skupín hmyzu travinnobylinnej.vegetácie a krovinových spoločenstiev Záhorskej nížiny..
Biodiversity and ecology of selected groups of insects in grasslands and shrublands of Záhorská nížina lowland.
Program: SRDA
Project leader: Mgr. Kalivoda Henrik PhD.
Duration: 1.1.2005 – 1.12.2007
Ekologické hodnotenie lesných ekosystémov vo vybraných regiónoch západného Slovenska
Ecological evaluation of forest ecosystems on the selected regions of the west Slovakia
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Ing. Kubíček Ferdinand DrSc.
Duration: 1.1.2005 – 1.12.2007
Hodnotenie poľnohospodárskej krajiny v tranzitívnej ekonomike
Evaluation of rural agricultural landscape in the transitive economics
Program: SRDA
Project leader: Doc. RNDr. Izakovičová Zita PhD.
Duration: 1.1.2005 – 1.12.2007
Vidiecka poľnohospodárska krajina a jej biodiverzita v meniacich sa socio-ekonomických podmienkach
The rural agricultural landscape and its biodiversity in transforming socio-economic environment
Program: VEGA
Project leader: RNDr. Halada Ľuboš CSc.
Duration: 1.1.2005 – 1.12.2007