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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 34 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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  • Ilustrative photo.

    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

  • 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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