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Impact of natural hazards on forest ecosystems in Slovakia under conditions of future climate

Supervisor: prof. Ing. Ján Szolgay, PhD.

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Project description:The project is focused on natural hazards and their impacts on the most important forest ecosystems under climate change. The most present research on climate change process and their scenarios up to the end of this century assume an increase of climate conditions extremity. This will be manifested by higher frequency of torrential rains, flash floods, landslides, drought, forest and wild fires, wind and snow calamities as well as pest and pathogens outbreaks. The priority of the proposed project is to investigate on forest water balance, assessment of the water shortage and drought risk in the forest landscape. The project also deals with growth process changes of ecosystems in conditions of the climate change as well as the tree species reaction on the increasing frequency of natural hazards. The project evaluates climate change impact risk on forest management profitability, as well as potential changes in ecosystem and socio-economic services. The project proposes management, forestry and organizational adaptation measures aimed on decreasing resp. elimination of abiotic and biotic natural hazards in climate change condition of the 21st century.
Kind of project:APVV - Všeobecná výzva ()
Department:Department of Land and Water Resources Management (FCE)
Project identification:APVV-15-0425
Project status:In process of execution
Project start date :01. 07. 2016
Project close date:30. 06. 2019
Number of workers in the project:2
Number of official workers in the project:0