Due to the coronavirus situation, the conference organizers decided to postpone the 6th Forum Carpaticum conference to 2021.
As a result of negotiations with Mendel University, two dates can be considered: 1-5 February 2021 or 21-25 June 2021.
After asking the S4C SSC for its opinion, vast majority supported the June date. However, another important aspect that needs to be considered is coordinating the final date of the conference with the expected date of COP6, as one of the main aims of the conference is to present the results and messages of the Forum Carpaticum to the policy and decision makers. Therefore the organizers will keep in contact with the Secretariat and the Hungarian presidency of the Carpathian Convention and try to synchronize the date of Forum Carpaticum with the COP6 action. We will inform you about the decision of the final date of the Forum Carpaticum later, but as soon as possible.
The Global Change Research Institute of the Czech Academy of Science and the Mendel University in Brno in cooperation with
the Science for Carpathians and the Institute of Landscape Ecology of SAS, the Centre for Ecological Research in Budapest, the University of Vermont, the Pedagogical University of Krakow, the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, the University of Bucharest, and the Ukrainian National Forestry University cordially invite your participation in:
An international scientific conference
6th FORUM CARPATICUM – Linking
the Environmental, Political and Societal Aspects for
The Forum Carpaticum is an open meeting of the Science for the Carpathians (S4C) initiative. S4C – Science for the Carpathians – connects scientists in Central Europe, defines research priorities for the region, provides applicable findings for the politics of the region and enhances international collaboration with partners from outside the Carpathians.
The conference will be held from 22nd June to 26th June, 2020, in the Conference centre of Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic.
- Push the forefront of Carpathian research on climate, ecological processes, nature conservation, sustainable use of natural resources, human-environment interactions, education for sustainable development
- Provide researchers and stakeholders with a space for exchanging ideas and research results, fostering dialogue between research, policy and practice to make the Carpathians more sustainable
- Promote new inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary collaborations, establish links between S4C, local and regional authorities and various stakeholders involved in environmental management
Conference topics (including, but not restricted to)
- Assessment of climate change vulnerabilities of forest and agricultural sectors and their dependency from adaptation opportunities and climate change mitigation
- How can the concepts of Bio & Circular-Economy contribute to the sustainable use of natural resources in the Carpathians?
- Can biodiversity loss effect the sufficient provision of ecosystem services in the Carpathians?
- Rural urban relationships, connectivity of urban greenness with the peripheral zones
- Conservation science and practical policy measures to promote the sustainable transformation process of the Carpathians
- Carpathian waters
- Advances in earth observations for sustainable development
- Traditional land management, rural development, smart & sustainable planing , social innovation, sustainable tourism development
- Historical human-environment interactions in the Carpathians, damages from environmental crime and their contemporary effects
- Spatial justice, services of general interest and governance
- Education for the sustainable Carpathians – the milestone for the present and future of the Carpathians
Call for Sessions and Workshops
Participants are invited to submit proposals for sessions or workshops in line with the conference goals and topics, containing the title, short description and the title of introduction lecture. Session and workshops will last for two hours and the sessions will include up to six oral presentations. Select sessions or their parts can be devoted to alternative forms of presentation, such as flash talks. It is recommended to devote sufficient time to the discussion. The session leaders are also obliged to review abstracts, select presentations, and prepare short report from session.
For session proposal we need:
- Session title
- Session description
- The title of the presentation of the convener (proposer)
For workshop proposals we need:
- Workshop title
- Workshop description (workshop format)
- Minimum and maximum number of supposed participants
Call for abstracts (for oral presentations and posters)
Participants are invited to submit abstracts of papers and posters related to the themes of the Conference. The abstract must be written in English. To submit an abstract please follow this procedure and make use of the template on the conference website: DOCUMENTS.
Proposal for Assorting Sessions
Vulnerabilities of natural resources
- Wyżga B., Zawiejska J., Małek S.: Carpathian waters: From knowledge to management
- Sekeryapan C.: Alpine lake sediments: Sentinels of mountains to track anthropogenic effect and climate change
- Pokorný R.: Tree and forest growth across Carpathians – from past to future
- Keeton W.: Forest ecosystem and resource vulnerabilities to climate change in the Carpathian Mountain Region
- Nezval O.: Study of the temporal and spatial variability primary production and carbon allocation in Carpathian forests
- Kutal M., Duľa M.: Large carnivores in the Carpathians: challenges for effective conservation and management
Archives, data and modelling for the sustainable use of natural resources
- Florescu G.: Perspectives through palaeoscience for a sustainable future of the Carpathian environments
- Ostapowicz K.: Advances in Earth Observations for sustainable development in mountainous regions
- Kaim D., Ostafin K., Munteanu C.: Applications of historical data in geography, land use, ecology and conservation
- Pechanec V., Cudlín P.: Modelling of the biodiversity and ecosystem functions/services for nature protection and sustainable use of natural resources in the Carpathians
Societal aspects for Carpathian sustainability – Human-environment interactions
- Bihun Y., Karabchuk D.: Social, economic, and environmental impacts of illegal logging in the forests of the Carpathian Ecological Region
- Stryamets N., Elbakidze M., Rohmann I., Sõukand R.: Forest and people: Ethnobotany for sustainable livelihoods in the mountain regions
- Matei E., Mika M.: Global changes and local responses: Resilience, adaptations, innovations for the sustainable development of Carpathians tourist destinations
- Mitrofanenko T., Zawiejska J., Dlouhá J., Matei E.: Best practices of education for sustainable development in the Carpathians and other mountainous regions
Developing better policies
- Nijnik M., Perlik M., Kopiy S.: The power of social innovation in mountain areas to steer a sustainable governance of nature
- Hoffmann C.: Rural urban relationships to enable equivalent living conditions in the Carpathians
- Mitrofanenko T., Zawiejska J., Dlouhá J.: Towards a stronger role of universities in regional development – methods, case studies, best practices
- Kubal-Czerwińska M., Krzesiwo K.: Getting it done right: Mediation for sustainable use and reuse of the Carpathians resources
- The potential of Cold War Spy Satellite data to inform long-term landscape and species conservation. Organizers: Munteanu C., Kaim D., Nita M.D. (remotely)
- Biodiversity and connectivity of rural-urban forests: Planning and sustainable land management at the peripheral edges. Organizer: Diaz-Maroto I.J.
- Knowledge exchange workshop on integration of ecological corridors into spatial planning within the European National Parks and their networks. Organizer: Nagy G.
- Implication of Sustainable Development Goals for future of forest landscapes in the Carpathian Region. Organizer: Elbakidze M.
- Integrating Education for Sustainable Development into the activities of the Carpathian Convention – planning the next steps and recommendations to the COP6. Organizer: Mitrofanenko T.
- Towards a stronger role of universities in shaping sustainable development of the Carpathian region – developing a joint research paper. Organizer: Mitrofanenko T.
- Becoming better science writers and science communicators for the Carpathians. Organizer: Munteanu C.
Please send the abstract by email to Radek Plch (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Instructions for Presenters
The maximal number of presentations per registered participant is 1 oral + 1 poster. We expect that for oral presentations the allotted time will be 15 minutes maximum + 5 minutes for discussion. In case of flash talks, speakers will have 3 minutes in total.
Please prepare your presentation in .ppt, .pptx (Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003-2017 format) or .pdf file in advance of the conference. Please note that using your own notebook is not recommended.
A flash talk is a short presentation lasting only three minutes, including two slides in which speakers present a scientific concept or idea in a manner understandable across a range of disciplines, while also encouraging the audience to visit the poster session.
Posters should be prepared for standard STANDING (PORTRAIT) A0 size (84 x 119 cm – 1 sqm).
Abstract Proceedings will be provided to the participants on the conference website. The Organizing Committee will try to find the appropriate publishing opportunities for all oral presentations and posters in special issues of scientific journals (e.g. MDPI journals as the Sustainability with link https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability).
Official language of the conference will be English.
|9th January 2020||Registration, session proposals and abstract submission opens|
|9th February 2020||extend to 23rd February 2020||Session proposals deadline|
|7th March 2020||extend to 29th March 2020||Abstract submission deadline|
|5th April 2020||extend to 19th April 2020||Notification of abstract acceptance and announcement about oral and poster presentations|
|30th April 2020||extend to 3rd May 2020||Early bird registration fee deadline|
|30th May 2020||Standard registration fee deadline|
|19th June 2020||Latest Registration deadline and higher registration fee deadline|
The online registration form and all current information on registration fees and payment are provided on the conference website: REGISTRATION
Near the conference venue in Brno there are many accommodation options. Therefore, conference participants are asked to reserve accommodations for themselves.
The list of some recommended hotels:
Hotel COSMOPOLITAN BOBYCENTRUM: www.hotelcosmopolitan.cz
Hotel AVANTI: www.hotelavanti.cz
Hotel CONTINENTAL: www.continentalbrno.cz
Hotel EVROPA: www.hotel-europa-brno.cz
Hotel PASSAGE: www.hotelpassage.eu
SONO Hotel: www.hotel-brno-sono.cz
Field trip 1 – Northern part of the Protected Landscape Area Bílé Karpaty (with the intention of near natural management of forests)
Field trip 2 – Southern part of the Protected Landscape Area Bílé Karpaty (with the intention of protection and management of near natural meadows)
Pavel Cudlin, Global Change Research Institute CAS CR
Astrid Björnsen Gurung, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest
Yurij Bihun, University of Vermont
Lubos Halada, Institute of Landscape Ecology SAS
Christian Hoffmann, Eurac Research
Dominik Kaim, Jagiellonian University
William Keeton, University of Vermont
Ivan Kruhlov, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv
Elena Matei, Bucharest University
Katalin Mázsa, Centre for Ecological Research
Marcel Mindrescu, Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava
Tamara Mitrofanenko, Secretariat of the CC/BOKU
Catalina Monteanu, Humboldt University of Berlin
Maria Nijnik, The James Hutton Institute
Péter Ódor, Centre for Ecological Research
Katarzyna Ostapowicz, Jagiellonian University
Márta Vetier, Central European University
Joanna Zawiejska, Pedagogical University of Cracow
Local Organising Committee
Pavel Cudlin, Global Change Research Institute CAS CR; email@example.com; mobil: 420 604 272 215
Radek Plch, Global Change Research Institute CAS CR; firstname.lastname@example.org
Hana Šprtová, Global Change Research Institute CAS CR; email@example.com
Miroslava Šprtová, Global Change Research Institute CAS CR
Tomáš Žid, Mendel University in Brno
The conference is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.