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

Human impact to original peat spruce ecosystems of the high-mountain positions 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

The main goals of the planned scientific project will be focused to several significant tasks:

1. Determination of the negative influence of human activities (tourism, emmissions, forest management) to the productivity of the herb and tree layer of original peat spruce ecosystems in the Tatra National Park.
2. Synthesis of present phytocoenological-ecological knowledge from Tatraīs peat ecosystems from the point of view their feature for observation of above-mentioned anthropogenic and anthropic activities.
3. Quantification of human impact to the peat spruce ecosystems soils and evaluation of human activity influence on their areas in our high-mountain positions.

Recent international cooperation of the research team

Museum of Natural History and Archaeology, University of Trondheim, Trondheim Norway
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden
University of Turku, Turku, Finland, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland

Proposerīs relevant publications related to the research subject

Aune, E. I., Kubicek, F., Moen, A., Quien, D., 1996: Biomass studies in semi-natural ecosystems influenced by scything at the Solendet Nature reserve, Central Norway. III. Tal herb birch forest. Ekologia (Bratislava), 15, 3, p. 307-320.
Aune, E. I., Kubicek, F., Moen, A., Quien, D., 1996: Above-ground and below-ground of boreal outlaying hay-lands at the Solendet Nature Reserve. Norwegian Journ. Agricult.Sci., 10, p. 125-151.
Kubicek, F., Bedrna, Z., Simonovic, V., 1997: Production-ecological and soil characteristic of the bogmoss communities at the State Nature Reserve Cikovska and Pavlova, the Tatra National Park. Ekologia (Bratislava), 16, p. 371-383.
Kubicek, F., Simonovic, V., Vicenikova, A., Macor, S., 1997: Productivity of the herb an moss layer in forest ecosystems at the State Nature Reserve Bor (Podspady), the Tatra National Park (in Slovak). Studie o TANAP-e 2/35, p. 143-160.