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

Consequences of human impacts to natural and semi-natural ecosystems on blown sands in Slovakia

Slovak Academy of Sciences, Institute of Landscape Ecology,
Stefanikova 3, P.O.Box 254, 81499 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Ferdinand KUBICEK, Ing., DrSc.
+421 2 52494834

Research subject for a potential FP6 project

Scientific project will be focused to determination and quantification of human activity negative influences on significant natural ecosystems on blown sands in Slovakia as even evaluation of ecological carrying capacity and significance of these areas with utilization of landscape ecology, production ecology, animal ecology, zoology, pedology, geobotany and forest typology methods.
The main scientific goals are:
1. Determination of human activity negative influence (tourism, emmissions, agriculture, forestry) to natural structure and functions of blown sands ecosystems.
2. Landscape-ecological analyses and syntheses of studied territories of blown sands (the Borska nizina lowland, Podunajska nizina lowland and Vychodoslovenska nizina lowland) with focusing to vulnerability of studied ecosystems and evaluation of landscape ecological carrying capacity.
3. Quantification of human activity influence to soils and evaluation of its anthropization.
4. Evaluation of selected animal groups and their relation to environment of blown sands in Slovakia.

Recent international cooperation of the research team

Museum of Natural History and Archeology, University of Trondheim, Trondheim, Norway
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden
Universitat fur Bodenkultur, Wien, Austria

Proposerīs relevant publications related to the research subject

Somsak, L., Kubicek, F., 1994: Phytocoenological and production evaluation of the original and secondary pine forests of the Zahorska nizina lowland. I. Alliance Pino-Quercetum. Ekologia (Bratislava), 13, 4, p. 335-348.
Kubicek, F., Somsak, L., 2000: Aboveground herb and moss layer biomass in the pine forests of the Borska nizina lowland. Ekologia (Bratislava), 19, p. 258-262.
Kalivodova, E. et al., 2001: Blown sands of the region Zahorie (in Slovak). Polygrafia SAV, Bratislava, 21 pp.
Kubicek, F. et al., 2001: Nature of bordered region Zahorie. Polygrafia SAV, Bratislava, 68 pp.