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

Land use pattern: evaluation of changes in the historical structure of agricultural landscape for biodiversity

Slovak Academy of Sciences, Institute of Landscape Ecology,
Štefánikova3, P. O. Box 254, 814 99 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
+421 2 52494544

Research subject for a potential FP6 project

The present landscape structure (PLS) as a determining base of landscape-ecological proposals gives a frame conception of the quality of biotic element and economical utilization of the area. The present element of PLS appeared by the cooperation of anthropic and natural factors on primary landscape structure. Besides of common mapping units (forests, meadows, pastures, large-block arable land, built-up areas) special units connected with historical forms of utilization (extensively managed meadows and pastures, terraced and blocked narrow-belt fields, mosaic elements composed from narrow belts of arable land, perennial grass stands and non-forest tree vegetation) exist in the landscape to. Just mosaic elements of PLS are very important forms of utilization that can become the source of revitalization of natural potential and biodiversity for the surrounding intensively utilized regions. Their existence in the landscape is necessary also from the aspect of perception.
In the proposal of ecologically optimum utilization of the area is necessary to conserve the ecological-scenery values of the area not only by the help of protected localities but also by extensively utilized agricultural forms and mosaic elements as well as non-traditional moods of landscape use.

Recent international cooperation of the research team

Saxon Academy of Sciences, Dresden, Germany
University of Agricultural Sciences Vienna, Institute for Landscape Architecture and Landscape Management, Vienna, Austria

Proposer´s relevant publications related to the research subject

Ružičková, H., Hrnčiarová, T., 1991: Strategy of the ecological organization and utilization of the Pieniny National Park. In: Proceeding of the 9th International Symposium on Problems of Landscape Ecological Research, ÚKE SAV, Bratislava-Nitra, p. 173-187.
Hrnčiarová T., 1996: Evaluation of the ecological carrying capacity of the landscape. Ekológia (Bratislava) 15, 4, p. 441-447.
Hrnčiarová T., Ružička, M., 1997: Classification of the ecological stability of the territory. Ekológia (Bratislava), 16, 1, p. 81-98.
Hrnčiarová, T., 1999: Conservation of positive natural-cultural relations in the landscape by environmental limits. Acta Universitatis Carolinae, Environmentalica 13, p. 63-68.
Hrnčiarová, T., Izakovičová, Z., Moyzeová, M., Rózová, Z., 2000: Ecological evaluation of the agricultural landscape: Case study of the cadastral territory of Voderady. Ekológia (Bratislava) 19, Suppl. 2, p. 276-284.