The SAS proposals for participation in FP6 projects
are listed in blocks according to the FP6 priority theme structure

FP6 priority
1.1.6   Sustainable Development, Global Change and Ecosystems
Title of the proposal

Landscape changes: recognizing and assessment of the regional differences in Europe

Slovak Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geography
Stefanikova 49, 814 73 Bratislava
Jan FERANEC, Associate Professor
+421 2 52492751

Research subject for a potential FP6 project

The solution of the proposed subject is based on the assumption that landscape changes are derivable from the comparison of its different developmental stages. Such approach requires data characterizing the investigated developmental stages of the landscape. The results reached by investigation of landscape changes in the Institute of Geography of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava, above all those obtained at the supraregional scales, confirmed the suitability of the use of the CORINE land cover (CLC) database in solution of the proposed problem, the aim of which is identifying, analysis, and assessment of landscape changes. The solution requires the CLC90 and the newly created CLC2000 databases, and the reconstruction of the natural landscape, which will characterize its state free from human regulation. Results of such study will contribute to understanding of the changes, development, and dynamics of the selected parts of Europe, which have been subject to different social and economic development.

Recent international cooperation of the research team

European Environment Agency, Copenhagen, Denmark
Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy

Proposerīs relevant publications related to the research subject

Feranec, J., et al. (2000). Inventory of major landscape changes in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovak Republic 1970s-1990s. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 2, 129-139.
Otahel, J., et al. (2000). The natural (reconstructed) and present landscape structures of Slovakia assessed by the CORINE land cover database. Geographia Slovaca, 16. Bratislava (Institute of Geography SAS).
Feranec, J., et al. (2001). Landscape change detection, analysis and assessment in the Phare countries – the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovak Republic, In Himiyama, Y. et al., eds. Land use/cover changes in selected regions in the world, 1. Asahikawa (Hokkaido University of Education and IGU-LUCC), pp. 53-60.