The SAS proposals for participation in FP6 projects
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FP6 priority
1.1.6   Sustainable Development, Global Change and Ecosystems
Title of the proposal

Agro-Environmental Program of the Development of Rural Landscape

Institute of Landscape Ecology, Slovak Academy of Sciences
Stefanikova 3, P. O. BOX. 254, 814 99 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Dr. Zita Izakovicova
+421 2 52494849

Research subject for a potential FP6 project

The goal of the project:
The main goal of the project is to elaborate the model agro-environmental program for the development of rural landscape on the model territory. Project is aimed at the revitalization of rural landscape on the basis of principles of sustainable development.
The most important tasks of the project are:
  • Specification of current environmental and socio-economic problems
  • Identification of the weak spots and strength spots
  • Proposal of the strategy of sustainable development of the rural landscape
  • Analyses and syntheses of the natural, socio-economic, cultural and human resources of the territory,
  • Analyses and syntheses of the human impact on the landscape and of the environmental problems,
  • Definition and localization of the nodes of conflict of interests in the landscape,
  • Proposals for the solutions of the problems of the nodes of conflict of interests,
  • The definition of the ecological prerequisites (suitability) and limits of the landscape for main human activities:
    - ecological limits for settlement development
    - possibilities and attractions of the region for ecotourism, agrotourism and other recreational development
    - natural sources and conditions for agricultural, forestry and water management
    - sources, limits and ecological prerequisites for industrial development
    - ecological prerequisites and limits for communication and transport
    - complex ecological conditions of the regions for sustainable development,
  • Elaboration of the optimal organization, interconnection, utilization of the landscape.

  • Recent international cooperation of the research team

    Institute of Geography, PAN Warsawa, PolandUniversitat fur Bodenkultur, Wien Austraia,Distelverein Deutch WagramWageningen University, The Netherlands Ghent University, BelgiumCentre for Agricultural Landscape and Land Use Research, Muencheberg University of Agriculture Brno, Czech Republic

    Proposer´s relevant publications related to the research subject

    Izakovicova, Miklos, Drdos, 1997: Landscape-ecological conditions of sustainable development. Veda Bratislava, 183 pp.Miklos, Izakovicova, 1997. Landscape as geosystem. Veda Bratislava. 152 pp. Izakovicova, Z., Moyzeova, M., 1998: Methodological procedures in landscape load evaluation. Ekologia (Bratislava), 17, Supp. 1, p. 90 - 99.Izakovicova Z., Pauditsova, E., 1999: Environmental problems resulting from the conflicts of interests. Ekologia (Bratislava), 18, 367-380.Izakovicova Z., 1999: Ecologization of the spatial organization of landscape – an instrument of the sustainable land use. EcoSys - Beitrage zur Okosystemforschung, Suppl. Bd. 28, 263-268. Izakovicova et. al. 2001: Landscape-ecological management of the rural landscape – Parna basin. Local Agenda 21. Krajina 21, UKE SAV. Bratislava, 185 pp.