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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
the Environmental, Political and Societal Aspects for
Carpathian Sustainability

Due to the minimal interest in the in-person form, the conference will be organized only online. The final deadline for registration and fee payment is 17th June.

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.

Conference Venue

The conference will be held from 21st June to 25th June 2021 as an online event.

Conference goals

  • Advance Carpathian research on climate, water, ecological processes, nature conservation, sustainable use of natural resources, human-environment interactions, education for sustainable development
  • Actively encourage researchers and stakeholders to exchange ideas, knowledge and research results, fostering dialogue between researchers, policy makers, and practitioners
  • Promote new inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary collaborations, establishing links between S4C, local and regional authorities, and  stakeholders involved in environmental management

Conference themes (including, but not restricted to)

  • Assessment of climate change vulnerabilities within forest and agricultural sectors, as well as associated adaptation opportunities
  • Concepts of the Biological & Circular-Economy and relationships with sustainable use of natural resources in the Carpathians
  • Effects of biodiversity loss on provisioning of ecosystem services in the Carpathians
  • Rural-urban relationships, including connectivity of green infrastructure and surrounding landscapes
  • Conservation science and practical policy measures to promote sustainability
  • Carpathian waters – from knowledge to management and sustainable use
  • Advances in earth observations for sustainable development
  • Traditional land management, rural development, smart & sustainable planning, social innovation, and sustainable tourism
  • Historical human-environment interactions, including environmental crime, such as illegal logging
  • Spatial justice (the rural urban divide, rural urban interlinkages, the delivery of services of general interests),  and governance (that includes any legal act or normative rules as well as other formal or informal instruments or tools to manage or steer transition processes)
  • Present and future education for the sustainable Carpathians

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.
Please send your abstracts to Radek Plch (

Proposal for Assorting Sessions

     Vulnerabilities of natural resources

     Archives, data and modelling for the sustainable use of natural resources

     Societal aspects for Carpathian sustainability – Human-environment interactions

     Developing better policies


Formatting of contributions into sessions  
Session TitleAuthorsPresentation form
1.  Vulnerabilities of natural resources
Carpathian waters: From knowledge to managementWyżga B., Zawiejska J., Małek S.
Twentieth-century development of floodplain forests in Polish Carpathian valleys: the by-product of transformation of river channels?Hajdukiewicz H., Wyzga B.O- oral presentation
Morphological changes of the Hornád River stream and its management- retrospective viewLabaš P., Kidová A.O- oral presentation
The downstream fining trends of two neighbouring rivers; the difference in significance of the disruption factorsHolušová A. , Galia T.O- oral presentation
Scientific monitoring of immediate and long-term effects of river restoration projects in the Polish CarpathiansWyzga B., Amirowicz A., Bednarka A., Byllak A., Hajdukiewicz H., Kędzior R., Kukuła K., Liro M., Mikuś P., Oglęcki P., Radecki-Pawlik A., Zawiejska J.O- oral presentation
Endosymbionts of threatened thick shelled river mussel Unio crassus Philipsson, 1788 in CarpathiansZając K., Zajac T.O- oral presentation
Role of vegetation cover in water and soil retention modeling in the Dřevnice River basin, Czech RepublicJakubínský J., Pechanec V., Prokopová M., Cudlín, P.O- oral presentation
Patterns of beaver (re)colonization of the Orava-NowyTarg Basin, Polish Carpathians Zawiejska J., Chmielowska D.O- oral presentation
Large wood and the city: the case study of the Ostravice river, CzechiaPoledniková Z., Galia T.O- oral presentation
Long-term monitoring of the recruitment and dynamics of large wood in Kamienica Stream, Polish CarpathiansMikuś P., Wyżga B.O- oral presentation
Exploring and quantifying the impact of climate change on Carpathian riversKędra M.O- oral presentation
Morphological-hydraulic river response to management measures in Natura 2000 (the Belá River case study, Slovakia) Kidová A., Radecki- Pawlik A., Rusnák M., Pleinski K.O- oral presentation
Managed mountain streams as boosters of downstream sediment transport Galia T. , Škarpich V., Ruman S.O- oral presentation
Where do fine sediments come from? A study of natural and anthropogenic processes, connectivity and flood efficiency in a southwestern Carpathian basin Moroșanu G.A., Zaharia L., loana- Toroimac G., Jurchescu M.O- oral presentation
Climate data over the Carpathian Region - challenges for environmental applicationsMicu D. M. , Bîrsan M-V., Cheval S., Dumitrescu A., Manea A., Niţă A., Amihăesei V.O- oral presentation
The effects of road crossings on stream macroinvertebrate diversityGál B., Weiperth A., Farkas J., Schmera D.P- poster presentation
Stable isotope variability in precipitation and underground drip water along an orographic transect (South Carpathians, Romania)Tîrlă L., Dragusin V., Ersek V., Mirea I., Cruceru N.
P- poster presentation
Water resources in small flysch catchments in the Bieszczady Mountains Mostowik K. P- poster presentation
Water Reservoirs in the Paríž Stream catchmentBorovská J., Mojses M., Rusnák T.P- poster presentation
Tree and forest growth across Carpathians - from past to futurePokorný R.
What is possible future of the European beech in the Carpathians?Pokorný R.O- oral presentation
Response of beech and fir along the Carpathian gradientČater M.O- oral presentation
Patterns and drivers of tree longevity across primary mountain forests of EuropePavlin J. O- oral presentation
Transition from even aged spruce to uneven-aged close-to-nature mixed forest stands - a challenge for economical optimisation and planning Roessiger J., Kulla L., Murgaš V., Sedliak M., Kovalčík M.O- oral presentation
European beech as a main edificator of the vegetation tiers in the Carpathians Mts. – in what time horizon will the changes be noticeable?
Holuša O., Holušová K.
O- oral presentation
Factors of Norway spruce (/Picea abies/) survival during severe bark beetle (/Ips typographus/) outbreak in Central Europe: non-linear tree resistance responsesKorolyova Nataliya, Arne Buechling, Renata Ďuračiová, Rastislav JakušP- poster presentation
Forest ecosystem and resource vulnerabilities to climate charge in the Carpathian Mountain RegionKeeton W., McCallum S., Kuras K., Musco E., Egerer H.O- oral presentation
Model-based potential natural vegetation projections accounting for climate change to assist decisions for forestry and grazing practicesSomodi I., Bede-Fazekas Á., Molnár Z.O- oral presentation
Saving the timber but not the forest: Post-disturbance management is ineffective in preventing further Norway spruce forest decline in SlovakiaPotterf M., Svitok M., Jarčuška B., Mezei P., Jakuš R , Baláž P., Blaženec M.O- oral presentation
Soil biological activity changes as a result of windthrow in the Javorová Valley (the High Tatra Range) Wasak-Sęk K., Błońska E., Chmolowska D., Klimek B., Hreško J. , Stolarczyk M.O- oral presentation
Effect of management interventions after windstorm on ectomycorrhizal fungal communityVeselá P., Vašutová M., Edwards-Jonášová M., Holub F., Fleischer P., Cudlín P.O- oral presentation
Postdisturbance development  of vegetation in the High TatrasHomolová Z.O- oral presentation
Cost-benefit analysis of spruce monocultures conversion: evidence from the Ukrainian CarpathiansPelyukh O., Zahvoyska L.P- poster presentation
Study of the temporal and spatial variability primary production and carbon allocation in Carpathian forestsNezval O.
A new approach of phenological observations: using digital repeat photography to estimation of phenophases of European beech forest in the White Carpatian Nezval O.O- oral presentation
Carbon modelling of primary forests: an example from the CarpathiansKeith H., Mikolas M., Svoboda M., Kun Z. O- oral presentation
Primary forest biomass dynamics across scales driven by natural disturbancesRalhan D., Svoboda M., Keith H., Mikoláš M., Janda P.O- oral presentation
BEECH POWER: World Heritage BEECH Forests: emPOWERing and catalyzing an ecosystem-based Sustainable DevelopmentWaldherr M., Öllös H.O- oral presentation
Natural dynamics of temperate mountain beech-dominated primary forests in the Western CarpathiansFrankovič M., Janda P. Čada V., Kozák D., Trotsiuk V., Mikoláš M., Pettit J., Nagel T. A., Buechling A., Dušátko M., Kameniar O., Lábusová J., Vostárek O., Gloor R., Svoboda M.O- oral presentation
Large carnivores in the Carpathians: Challenges for effective conservation and managementKutal M.,Duľa M.
Large carnivores in the Carpathians: Challenges for effective conservation and managementKutal M., Duľa M.O- oral presentation
Brown bear predation on sheep and cows in the Carpathian landscapesPop I.M., Dyck M., Iojă C., Popescu V.D.O- oral presentation
The project LIFEstockProtect. Livestock protection from farmers for farmers Stauder J., Favilli F.O- oral presentation
Attitudes toward large carnivores in Serbia Lavadinović V., Djordjević M., Popović Z., Beuković D., Cokoski K.O- oral presentation
2. Archives, data and modelling for the sustainable use of natural resources
Perpectives thouqh palaeosience for a sustainable future of the Carpathian environmentsFlorescu G.
Natural archives from the Eastern Carpathians: paleoclimatic insights for climate future projectionsBădăluță C., Perșoiu A., Bădăluță G.O- oral presentation
Climate change and human impact on the vegetation of the Carpathian foreland (Ukraine) over the last 5,000 years based on pollen studies at archaeological sitesGerasimenko N., Yurchenko T., Rohozin Y. O- oral presentation
Equilibrium line altitude (ELA) in the highest mountain massifs of the Eastern Carpathians (Romania, Ukraine) as a proxy for the Last Glacial Maximum palaeoclimate.Kłapyta P., Zasadni J., Mîndrescu M.O- oral presentation
Signs of glacial activity in the mid-height mountains of Ukrainian CarpathiansRidush B., Popiuk Y., Ridush O.O- oral presentation
Advances in earth observations for sustainable development in mountainous regionsOstapowicz K.
Remote sensing for monitoring the fulfilment of vegetation functionsVyvlečka, P. Pechanec V.O- oral presentation
Land use intensity trajectories on forest-rural-urban areas obtained from dense Landsat time series
Ostapowicz K. Butsic V.
O- oral presentation
Forest aboveground biomass mapping from satellite optical and radar dataNavratilová B., Brovkina O., Loayza-Fernandez R.R., Albert J., Cienciala E.O- oral presentation
LiDAR as a tool for detection of historical anthropogenic landforms: examples from Slovakia Lieskovský J., Lieskovský T., Hladíková K., Štefunková D., Hurajtová N. O- oral presentation
Applications of historical data in geography, land use, ecology and conservationKaim D., Ostafin K., Munteanu C.
Stone mounds and walls as a current manifestation of past human-environmental interactions in vine regions of Little Carpathian mountains (case study of Modra, Slovakia)
Hanušin J., Štefunková D. , Rusnák M.
O- oral presentation
High resolution 19th century buildings, railway and road network database for the Galicia and Austrian Silesia, Habsburg Empire
Kaim D., Szwagrzyk M., Taczanowski J., Dobosz M., Troll M., Ostafin K.
O- oral presentation
A century of population dynamics in the Romanian Carpathians (1910– 2020). Factors, spatial patterns and regional disparities
Muntele I., Istrate M., Athes H.
O- oral presentation
Changes in selected land cover forms in Galicia in the 20th century and the diversification of socio-economic development in Poland and Ukraine. The study based on cartographic and statistical materials - preliminary results.
Quirini-Popławski Ł., Dorocki S., Jucha W., Kroczak R., Struś P., Andreichuk Y.
O- oral presentation
Historical remote sensing for ecology and conservation in the Carpathians Ecoregion
Nita M.D., Oeser J., Prishepov, A.V., Radeloff V.C., Seidl R., Senf C.
O- oral presentation
The great landed property in Galicia in the middle of 19th century: its legacy and influence on contemporary forest areasMiklar A., Ostafin K., Kozak J.P- poster presentation
Countertrending local knowledge erosion: persistence of traditional cattle healing practices in the Bukovinian CarpathiansMattalia G., Stryamets N., Pieroni A., Volpato G., Sõukand R.P- poster presentation
Long-Term Development Trend of the Historical Cultural landscape of the UNESCO Monument: Vlkolínec (Slovakia)Boltižiar M. , Petrovič F. , Rakytová I. , Tomčíková I. , Pauditšová E. P- poster presentation
Recent and future changes of agricultural areas of CarpathiansHalada L., Mederly P.
Recent changes and processes of Carpathian agricultural areas with particular focus to SlovakiaHalada Ľ., Lieskovský J., Mederly P., Petrovič F., Mojses M.O- oral presentation
Changes in Slovak rural landscape, in the context of globalizationIzakovičová Z., Špulerová J.O- oral presentation
The mid-term sustainability evaluation of predicted scenarios in agricultural landscape of the Poloniny NP
Bezák P. , Bezáková M.
O- oral presentation
Chestnut groves as a habitats for threatened and rare plant species – case study of Nagymaros
Zeller Z., Pástor M.
O- oral presentation
Measures to support wild bees and their pollination service
Šlachta M., Cudlín O., Včeláková R., Votavová A., Cudlín P.
O- oral presentation
The connection between environmental predictors and regeneration capacity of sandy habitats in HungaryCsákvári E. , Horváth F. , Molnár Z., Halassy M.P- poster presentation
Changes in the use of agricultural land and soil quality properties in the conditions of the submountain countryside land in the Slovak part of the Carpathians
Petluš P., Petlušová V., Petrovič F., Ševčík M., Moravčík M.
P- poster presentation
Modeling of the biodiversity and ecosystem fuctions/services for nature protection and sustainable use of natural resources in the CarpathiansPechanec V., Cudlín P.
Risk assessment of biodiversity loss in the Beskydy Protected Landscape AreaPechanec V., Cudlín O., Štěrbová L. , Cudlín P. O- oral presentation
Scaling effect on the aboveground carbon stock assessmentPurkyt J., Pechanec V., Plch R., Cudlín O., Štěrbová L., Cudlín P.O- oral presentation
Estimated impacts of climate change to selected ecosystem services of forests under different management – a case study from the West CarpathiansMurgaš V., Kulla L., Barka I., Sedliak M., Sarvašová Z.O- oral presentation
Mapping and assessment of recreation as a cultural ecosystem serviceCsákvári E. , Dósa H., Mártonné Máthé K., Michalkó G. , Zölei A. O- oral presentation
Climate regulating ecosystem services of old-growth forests: case study from Ukrainian CarpathiansSmaliychuk A. , Smaliychuk Н. , Kruhlov I. O- oral presentation
Ecosystem services provided by wild plants as a basis for sustainable livelihoodNowak-Olejnik A. P- poster presentation
Modeling present and prospective distribution of Phyteuma genus in Carpathian region with machine learning techniques using open climatic and soil dataMkrtchian A.P- poster presentation
3. Societal aspects for Carpathian sustainability – Human-environment interactions
Social economic, and environmental impacts of illegal legging in the forests of the Carpahtian Ecological regionBihun Y., Karabchuk D.
WorldForestID: Addressing the need for standardized wood reference collections to support authentication analysis technologies; a way forward for checking the origin and identity of traded timber
Gasson P., Lancaster C., Young R., Redston S., Miles-Bunch I., Rees G., Guillery P., Lebow B., Parker-Forne M.
O- oral presentation
NGO capacity building in Ukraine to fight illegal timber harvesting
Karabchuk D., Bihun Y.
O- oral presentation
Near real-time monitoring of forest stands to combat illegal timber harvesting in Ukrainian Carpathians
Chaskovskyy O., Karabchuk D.
O- oral presentation
Tools for risk mitigation in sustainable forest management of Ukraine
Kravets P., Pavlishchuk O., Khan Y., Kravets P.
O- oral presentation
Wildlife crime in Eastern Europe – case study of Serbia
Lavadinović V., Islas C.
O- oral presentation
Cross sectoral issues - the Carpathians valued as a living placeHoffman C.
Conservation and valorisation of the Carpathians landscape from the environment legislation point of view. Case studyVerga M., Andra-Toparceanu A., Marin A.O- oral presentation
Integration and reconciliation of biodiversity protection with local socio-economic development in Carpathian protected areasBisconti S., De Bortoli I., Favilli F., Corradini P.O- oral presentation
Enhancement of green infrastructure in Polish Carpathians for ecological benefits and sustainable local developmentMikołajczyk P.O- oral presentation
Sustainability measured by annual statistical reports – Đerdap National Park (Serbia)Pantić M., Milijić S.O- oral presentation
Gifts of the forest - contemporary use of wild mushrooms: Cases from the Carpathians in Romania and UkraineStryamets N., Mattalia G., Pieroni A., Sõukand R.O- oral presentation
Green infrastructure as an active tool of support to spatial stability and biodiversity of landscapeMoyzeová M., Kočický D., Šíblová Z.P- poster presentation
Online environment as tool to push forward the recherche: an example for landscape disservicesStupariu I., Ionescu A. Tudor R., Clius M.P- poster presentation
Negative effects of road traffic on vertebrate species – A literature review from HungaryBorza S., Godó L., Valkó Deák B.P- poster presentation
Global changes and local responses: resilience, adaptations,innovations for the sustainable development of Carpathians tourist destinationsMatei E., Mika M.
Tourism, ecology, and the roles of musicking in the Polish Tatras Mountains
Cooley T.
O- oral presentation
Exploring tourism in Tatra National Park and Low Tatras National Park by using social big dataRusňák T. , Gašparovičová P., Lieskovský J. O- oral presentation
Skiing area development and sustainability issues in Romanian CarpathiansMihai B.A., Teodor M., Săvulescu I., Dumitrescu A., Vîrghileanu M., Dobre R., Ilie L.O- oral presentation
Exploring visitors’ spatial behaviour as a basis for protected areas management – a case study from the Tatra MountainsHibner J., Taczanowska K.O- oral presentation
Cooperation for the digital promotion of destinations in the Polish Carpathians: DMOs’ perspective on the use of ICT Pawłowska-Legwand A.O- oral presentation
Lessons learned for resilience of tourism industry in the Romanian Carpathians during Sars-Cov-2 Pandemic
Matei E.
P- poster presentation
Sentiment analysis as feedback for improving sustainable management in Northern Subcarpathians of Oltenia DestinationTrutescu, M.N., Nicolaie, D., Matei, E.P- poster presentation
Best practices of education for sustainable development in the Carpathians and other mountainous regionsMitrofanenko T., Varga A. , Zawiejska J.
Bringing primary school pupils closer to environmental education. Proposal for a field itinerary in Romanian Carpathian MountainsDrăgan T., Moroșanu G.A.O- oral presentation
Recommendations for Stronger Integration of Education for Sustainable Development into the Carpathian Convention: results of a participatory processMitrofanenko T., Varga A., Zawiejska J.O- oral presentation
BioLearn – project about how to use biomimicry in education for sustainabilityNeumayer É., Dobiasova M., Medalova K.O- oral presentation
Respect Nature in the CarpathiansShchoka I., Rossberg M., Öllös H.O- oral presentation
Scientists and humanists working together to propose new (and old) approaches to ecology in the CarpathiansCooley T. J., Trebunia-Staszel S., Trzeszczyńska P., Sochacki Ł.
Using traditional ecological knowledge, science, and music to imagine new relationships with mountain ecosystemsCooley T.O- oral presentation
Unfolding the Potential of Cultural Heritage: a Case Study from Val Venosta (South Tyrol, Italy)Schmidt R., Agosti E.O- oral presentation
 In the woods – In the wild. An artistic research project of speculative ecology in TranscarpathiaAlam B., Benn R., Deifel V., Kräftner B., Rebhandl M.O- oral presentation
 Between space and view: Inhabiting a landscape in the Bieszczady MountainsTrzeszczyńska P.O- oral presentation
“Is it sill our land?” Between traditional and modern ways of using the land. Example of the Tatra mountain region called PodhaleTrebunia-Staszel S.O- oral presentation
4. Innovative policies and governance
The power of social innovation in mountain ares to steer a sustainable governance of natureNijnik M., Perlik M., Melnykovych M., Kopiy S.
How to turn stakeholder evaluation of multi-functional forestry into innovative forest governance practices to enhance sustainability transformation in the Carpathian Mountains?Nijnik M., Kluvankova T., Nijnik A., Melnykovych M., Zahvoyska L., Brnkalakova S., Kopiy S., Kopiy L., Fizyk I., Sarkki S.O- oral presentation
Citizen Science in the Carpathians – adopting Living Lab approachAdam M., Györgyi B., Miklós B., Ochwat-Marcinkiewicz M. , Okániková Z., Trojan J., Lehejček J.
O- oral presentation
Impacts of social innovation on spatiality in mountain–lowland relationships: Trajectories of two Swiss regional initiatives in the context of new policy regimesPerlik M.O- oral presentation
Can social innovation offer transformative opportunities to forestry in Ukraine?Nijnik M., Nijnik A., Kluvankova T., Melnykovych M., Kopiy S., Barlagne C., Kopiy L., Miller D., Soloviy I., Fizyk I., Sarkki S.O- oral presentation
The power of social innovations to tackle challenges in forestry: Switzerland and Ukraine in the focusMelnykovych M., Wilkes-Allemann J., Nijnik, M. O- oral presentation
Social innovation and Biodiversity Conservation through Participatory Management of protected areas in Eastern Slovakia: Reconciling nature conservation with local development
Meessen H., Svajda J., Kohler T.
P- poster presentation
Green for Care - Stakeholder AnalysisFlorea S., Cucuiat S., Tomsa V.P- poster presentation
Getting it done right : Mediation for sustainable use and reuse of the Carpathians resourcesKubal Czerwinska M., Krzesiwo K.
How does Forest Stewardship Certification address the legality issues in the context of European national frameworks?Buliga B., Nichiforel L.O- oral presentation
Use of renewable energy resources and management of waste recycling projects in the Romanian plain. Case study: Giurgiu county, RomaniaDucman A., Teodorescu C., Stoica A.E., Costache R., Butoi A.F.O- oral presentation
Policies for integration of ecosystem services into local bioenergy strategies: challenges and opportunities for the Ukrainian Carpathians Soloviy I., Björnsen Gurung A., Maksymiv L., Zahvoyska L., Chelepis T., Dubnevych P.O- oral presentation
The route of riverine macroplastic: a transdisciplinary perspectiveLiro M., van Emmerik T., Wyżga B., Liro J., Mikuś P., Hajdukiewicz H.O- oral presentation

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) A/0 size (84 x 119 cm – 1 sqm).

In case the conference had to be held in online or hybrid modes, due to COVID-19 pandemic, all technical facilities will be available.

Publication options

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

Official language of the conference will be English.

Time Frame

2nd April 2021Abstract submission deadline
19th April 2021Notification of abstract acceptance and announcement about oral and poster presentations
14th May 2021*Early bird registration fee deadline
30th May 2021*Standard registration fee deadline
14th June 2021*Latest registration fee deadline

* In the case of continuous uncertainty with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic, adjustments will be made and communicated, accordingly


The online registration form and all current information on registration fees and payment are provided on the conference website: REGISTRATION

Scientific Committee

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;; mobil: 420 604 272 215
Radek Plch, Global Change Research Institute CAS CR;
Hana Šprtová, Global Change Research Institute CAS CR;
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.