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  • Destruction of the largest complex of primary forest in EU: the Fagaras Mts

    Fagaras mountains are unique - according to our knowledge, they host the largest areas of primary forests in entire EU (around 10,000 hectares). To compare - it is the same area as all the primary forests found in the entire Slovak Republic. In addition, other large areas are covered by valuable…

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  • Scientific exchange and visit at the University of Vermont

    In May 2018, three members of the Department of Forest Ecology from the Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences of the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague – Martin Mikoláš, Jakub Málek, and Petr Kjučukov – visited the states of Vermont and New York in the United States. They were hosted…

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  • IV. annual dendrochronological conference

    Department of Forest Ecology Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences Czech University of Life Sciences Prague is organizing Dendroforum 2018: IV. annual dendrochronological conference. The conference is in the form of an informal meeting. Accepted papers will be presented orally. In case of interest,…

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  • Primary forest in Great Fatra, Slovakia.

    Where are Europe’s last primary forests?

    Agriculture and forestry have transformed much of Europe – but truly wild places still exist! Researchers from the Geography Department of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin led the creation of the first map of Europe’s last wild forests, including more than 1.4 million hectares in 32 European…

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  • Measuring of DBH (diameter in breast height).

    New research plots in primary forests of Slovakia

    During one week in June 2018 we established seven new research plots for a biodiversity survey in a beech dominated primary forest reserve Kundracka (Great Fatra Mountains). Again, it was physically demanding,  but a fulfilling experience. Here are a few pictures with a description from our…

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    Changing climate affects forests around the world and influences their management

    A study recently published in Nature Climate Change by an international team of experts, including members of our department, concluded that ongoing climate change would substantially increase the frequency of large-scale disturbances. Over 1,600 scientific publications were analysed as part of…

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General information

  • Palm Oil Watch International: Would you like palm oil?

    We are preparing…

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  • FERN report: EU forests in danger

    Last week the NGO Fern published an important report relating the danger EU forests are facing. It tells the stories from eleven EU countries and REMOTE Primary Forests contributed to the project by describing the situation with Slovakian forests. "Trees cover 182 million hectares of the EU.…

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  • Disappearing World of the Capercaillie

    Over the last decade, a dramatic decline of the Western Capercaillie population in Slovakia has been recorded. Year after year... This magnificent wood grouse has become extinct in many localities and is now near the point of national extinction. Yet this alarming situation points at another even…

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  • The upper Boia Mica valley; Save Paradise Forests, Initiative group in Boia Mica (prof. Dr. Knapp the first right in the top row, Martin MIkoláš the second left in the top row), March 2017.

    Protection proposal for Boia Mica Valley - Romania's wilderness area

    Dr. Martin Mikoláš, a REMOTE team member, participated in the creation of a scientific document describing the high ecological value of the Boia Mica Valley in the Romanian Fagaras Mountains. This magnificent mountain range is home to some of the largest areas of unmanaged primary mountain…

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