Presentations and posters

Opening session

Chair: Bolesław Domański (Jagiellonian University, Poland)


Marek Michalik (Jagiellonian University, Poland)
Veronika Hopfgartner (UNEP Interim Secretariat of the Carpathian Convention)
Astrid Björnsen Gurung (MRI, Switzerland/Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria)
Jacek Kozak (Jagiellonian University, Poland)


1st Plenary session 

Chair: Andrzej Bytnerowicz (USDA Forest Service, USA)


The Carpathians - centre of Europe (diversity of landscapes - product of Inherited morphotectonic history and Quaternary environmental changes)

Leszek Starkel (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)


2nd Plenary session

Chairs: Stanisław Małek ( University of Agriculture in Kraków, Poland), Maciej Skorupski (Poznań Agricultural University, Poland


Cele i zasady prowadzenia gospodarki leśnej przez jednostki PGL LP w rejonie Karpat

Marian Pigan (Director General of the „State Forests” National Holding, Poland)


Thematic session: Chemical Environment

Chairs: Andrzej Bytnerowicz (USDA Forest Service, USA), Lubos Halada (Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia), Stanisław Małek ( University of Agriculture in Kraków, Poland), William J. Manning (University of Massachusetts, USA), Robert C. Musselman (USDA Forest Service, USA)


Ambient ozone air pollution in the Carpathian Mountains as compared to selected mountain ranges in Europe and North America

Bytnerowicz A., Musselman R. C.

Long-term monitoring of atmospheric deposition into the forest ecosystems of the Tatra Mts.

Fleischer P., Škvarenina J., Kunca V., Bičárová S.

Effects on experimentally increased nitrogen deposition on alpine grasslands in Western Tatra Mts. (Slovakia) 

Halada L., Bowman W.D., Halabuk A., David S., Hreško J., Mojses M., Kohút F.

Ambient ozone phytotoxic potential for Czech mountain forests 

Hůnová I., Coňková M.

Trends in sulphur and nitrogen deposition in mountain forests in the Czech Republic

Hůnová I., Maznová J., Kurfurst P.

Nutrient fluxes in planted Norway spruce stands of different age in Southern Poland

Małek S.

Tropospheric Ozone in the Carpathian Mountain Region: Incidence vs Effects on Native Vegetation 

Manning W.J.

Natural factors affecting the chemical composition of water in the catchment of Wołosatka Stream (High Bieszczady Mts.) 

Siwek J., Rzonca B., Jaśkowiec B., Laszczak E., Plenzler J., Płaczkowska E.

Environmental and land use determinants of steam water chemistry during flood events in small Carpathian foothill catchments in Poland

Siwek J.P., Żelazny M., Chełmicki W.

Hydrochemical stream water types in the Tatra mountains (Poland, Slovakia) 

Żelazny M., Astel A, Pavlarcik S, Małek S., Kasina M, Siwek J, Wolanin A, Guzik M.

Thematic session: Climate Change: Implications for Nature and Society

Chairs: Anita Bokwa (Jagiellonian University, Poland), Lola Kotova (Max-Planck Institute, Germany), 
Zbigniew Ustrnul (Jagiellonian University, Poland)


Climate changes in the vertical zones of the Western Polish Carpathians in the last 50 years

Bokwa A., Ustrnul Z.

Spatial and temporal climate trends in Slovakian part of the Carpathians 

Melo M., Lapin M., Kapolková H., Pecho J.

Variability of air temperature in the high Tatra Mountains 

Pribullová A., Chmelík M., Bičárová S., Pecho J.

Implications of climate change in the development of winter tourism activities within the ski area of the Bucegi Mountains

Voiculescu M., Popescu F.


Thematic session: Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity

Chairs: Per Angelstam (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden), Lubos Halada (Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia), Katalin Mazsa (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary), Lenka Stará (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic)


Biodiversity of Carpathian grasslands under impact of socio-economic changes

Halada L., David S., Ružičková H.

Population genetic variation of two native pine species from the Carpathians suggests long term conservation ability and reflects the strong survival potential of the species

Hohn M.

European bison habitat and metapopulation viability in the Carpathian Mountains

Kuemmerle T., Perzanowski K., Radeloff V.C.

Conservation and research in semi-natural forests: strict forest – reserves in Hungary 

Mázsa K., Horváth F., Bölöni J., Balázs B.

The methodology for the integrated assessment and mapping of the appropriateness for assigning protected status for the sites in the Ukrainian Carpathians 

Mkrtchian A.

Population viability assessment of narrow endemic Dianthus callizonus from Piatra Craiului Massif (the Romanian Carpathians) 

Onete M.

Macrofungal refugees in the East Carpathians, Transylvania, Romania: oligotrophic peat-bogs 

Pál-Fám F.

Carpathian catchments as laboratories for knowledge production to support implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive 

Törnblom J., Angelstam P.

Tree-species influence to the herb layer of fir-beech forests

Ujházy K., Križová E., Glončák P., Benčaťová B., Nič J.


Thematic session: Ecosystem Services and Human Well-being

Chairs:Pavel Cudlin (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic), Marine Elbakidze (Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukriane / Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden), Maria Nijnik (Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, United Kingdom)


Valuation of ecosystem services and biodiversity in mountain areas 

Cudlin P., Seják J., Elbakidze M.

Cultural landscapes, ecosystem services, and the local economy in Maramures Mountains Natural Park, Romania 

Ceronia M, Bucurb C.

Analysing the economics of carbon uptake and assessing policy options for forestry in the Ukraine’s Carpathians to mitigate climate change 

Nijnik M.

Stakeholder attitude towards sustainable forest management principles and implementation on the Ukrainian Carpathians 

Soloviy I., Dushna M.

Stakeholders’ perceptions of forest ecosystem services: Ukrainian Carpathians case study 

Zahvoyska L., Bas T.


Thematic session: Forests, their Management and Resources

Chairs: Ovidiu Badea (Forest Research and Management Institute, Romania), Andrzej Bytnerowicz (USDA Forest Service, USA), Ferenc Horvath (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary), Stanisław Niemtur (Forest Research Institute, Poland), Maciej Skorupski (Poznań Agricultural University, Poland), Jarosław Socha(University of Agriculture in Kraków, Poland)


Changes in the threat of spruce stand disintegration in the Beskid Śląski and Żywiecki Mts in the years 2007-2009 

Barszcz J.,  Małek S., Majsterkiewicz K.              

Norway spruce decline in the Silesian and Żywiec Beskids in relation to forest site conditions 

Jachym M., Niemtur S.         

Modelling aboveground forest biomass in the Western Carpathians 

Main-Knorn M., Moisen G., Healey S., Hostert P.

Computer tomography in wood-decay assessment of Silver fir (Abies alba Mill.) stands in Polish part of Carpathians 

Niemtur S., Chomicz E., Kapsa M., Pierzchała M. 

Tilia cordata Mill., Acer pseudoplatanus L. and Pinus sylvestris L. as valuable admixtures in the Carpathian forests 

Pach M., Jaworski A., Skrzyszewski J.  

Management of Norway spruce stands in Western Carpathians 

Slodičák M., Novák J.            

Various pathways of secondary succession after large-scale destruction of spruce monocultures in the Western Beskidy Mountains 

Szwagrzyk J., Lesiński J.

Patterns of tree species composition and their relation with climate and past forest management in Haragistya-Lófej forest reserve (Aggtelek Karst, Hungary) 

Tanács E., Bárány-Kevei I.    

Integration of LiDAR and GIS for Digital Forest Map revision and descriptive data base update - case study on Tatra National Park 

Wężyk P., Szostak M., Tompalski P.


Thematic session: Integrated Land Resource Management and Regional Development Policy

Chairs: Olaf Bastian (Leibniz Institute for Ecological and Regional Development, Germany), Ivan Kruhlov (Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine), Bohdan Prots (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine)


Management and development of gaps in the Ecological network of European border regions 

Bianchin S., Neubert M.

Integrated Land Resource Management and Regional Development Policy 

Bezák P., Halada L.

Landscape governance and product dynamics in the Ukrainian Carpathian Mountains 1772-2010: lessons for sustainable landscape planning and management

Angelstam P., Elbakidze M.

Sustainable Forest Management Alternatives for The Carpathian Mountain Region, With a Focus on Ukraine

Keeton W.S., Anglestam P., Baumflek M., Bihun Y., Chernyavskyy M., Crow S.M., Deyneka A., Elbakidze M., Farley J., Kovalyshyn V., Mahura B., Myklush S., Nunery J.R., Soloviy I., Zahvoyska L.

Realising trans-boundary ecological connectivity in the Ukrainian Carpathians 

Deodatus F., Protsenko L., Bashta A., Kruglov I., Korzhyk V., Tatuh S., Bilokon M., Shkitak M., Movchan I., Catanoiu S., Deju R., Perzanowski K., Davids L., Bakker P.

Historical landscape elements – part of our cultural heritage 

Bastian O., Walz U.

The east Carpathian biosphere reserve revisited: challenges and opportunities in transboundary cooperation in the coming decade 

Bihun Y., Keeton W.S., Ceroni M.

Implementing sustainable forest management from policy to actual landscapes and back again: the Ukrainian Carpathians as a case study 

Elbakidze M., Angelstam P.

Biodiversity research of historical structure of agricultural landscape 

Špulerová J., Dobrovodská M., Štefuková D., Dávid S., Gajdoš P., Kollár J., Kanka R., Krajči J.


Thematic session: Land Use and Land Cover Change

Chairs: Patrick Hostert (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany), Katarzyna Ostapowicz (Jagiellonian University, Poland),Marc Zebisch (European Academy Bolzano [EURAC], Italy)


A fine-scale land-cover map for the Ukrainian Carpathians based on satellite images 

Chaskovskyy O., Kuemmerle T., Hostert P., Knorn J., Kruglov I.

Assessment of recent land cover changes in the Carpathian mountains with MODIS data 

Jaśkowiec B.

Effectiveness of protected areas in Romania – land use changes inside and outside the protected areas in Northern Romania 

Knorn J. , Hostert P., Radeloff V.C., Kuemmerle T.

Western Ukraine: effects on carbon fluxes and future carbon storage potential

Kuemmerle T., Olofsson P., Chaskovskyy O., Baumann M., Ostapowicz K., Woodcock C.E., Houghton R.A., Hostert P., Keeton W.S., Radeloff V.C.

Land cover change in the Polish Carpathians over the last decades 

Ostapowicz K., Hostert P., Kozak J.


Thematic session: Natural Hazards and Risks

Chairs: Iuliana Armas (University of Bucharest, Romania), Dan Balteanu (Geography Institute of Romanian Academy, Romania), Juraj Hreško (University of Constantinus Philosopher, Slovakia), Adam Kotarba (Polish Academy of Science, Poland), Zofia Rączkowska (Polish Academy of Science, Poland)


Landslide and flood susceptibility in the Bend Carpathians and Subcarpathians 

Chendes V., Balteanu D., Sima M.

Landslides risk assessment: GIS application to a complex mountainous environment 

Grozavu A., Plescan S., Patriche C., Margarint C., Rosca B.

Recent transformations of relief in the Polish Carpathians 

Łajczak A., Margielewski W., Rączkowska Z., Święchowicz J.


Thematic session: Tourism (Re-)development and Sustainability

Chairs: Elena Matei (University of Bucharest, Romania), Mirosław Mika (Jagiellonian University, Poland), Robert Pawlusiński, (Jagiellonian University, Poland)


A proposal for the establisment of The Munţii Perşani Geoparc. A reason for promotion of educational tourism 

Dinu M., Cioaca A.

Causes of environmental and socio-cultural dysfunctions generated by mass tourism in areas of outstanding natural beauty 

Dłużewska A.,  Huijbens E.

The transnational hiking trail via carpatica - A concept for the sustainable development of the Carpathians 

Jaudas J.

Second homes and amenity migration as the factors of the urbanisation of the mountain areas in the Western Carpathians 

Mika M., Haverlant J.

Problems of tourism development in the protected areas of the Polish Carpathians 

Zawilińska B.


Thematic session: Traditional Knowledge

Chairs: Alain Bouras (French Ministry of Culture, France), Zsolt Molnar ( Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary)


The role of traditional village systems for sustainable management of forest landscapes in Ukraine’s Carpathian Mountains 

Elbakidze M., Angelstam P.

Perception of vegetation and landscape by Csángó people (Eastern Carpathians) – a new information source for nature conservation 

Molnár Z., Babai D.

The Place and the Past. The Carpathian Mountains in the Discourse of Space and Memory of the Lemkos in Poland and Ukraine 

Trzeszczyńska P.


Thematic session: Urban and Rural Development – Opportunities and Challenges

Chairs: Robert Guzik (Jagiellonian University, Poland)


Sustainable Carpathian landscapes from policy to practice, and back again: landscapes as laboratories for knowledge production and learning in the Carpathian Mountains 

Angelstam P., Elbakidze M., Axelsson R., Törnblom J.

Large Enterprises Vs. Development of Rural Mountainous Areas: Case of Carpathian Communes 

Dej M., Micek G.

Spatial accessibility and urban-rural public transportation linkages in the Western Carpathians 

Guzik R.

Using FUA to manage economic growth 

Turcanasu G., Roman A.N., Rusu A.

Evolution of Cities in the Polish Carpathians Over Turn of 20th and 21st Centuries 

Więcław-Michniewska J., Górka Z.


Thematic session: Water Resources and Management, Fluvial Processes and Interactions with Biotic Processes

Chairs: Joanna Pociask-Karteczka (Jagiellonian University, Poland), Artur Radecki-Pawlik (University of Agriculture in Kraków, Poland), Bartłomiej Wyżga (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)


Studying relations between spring water chemistry and vegetation cover for improved management of spring neighbourhood in Silesian Beskid Mountains 

Małek S., Krakowian K., Opałacz J.

Changes in fish fauna caused by the river fragmentation by transversal hydrotechnical structures: case study of the San River, Eastern Carpathians 

Mikolajczyk T., Szczerbik P, Duc M., Falowska B., Klaczak A., Nowak M., Ozga K., Socha M., Konieczny P.

Spatial and temporal characteristics of some karstic lakes and their environment in Aggtelek and Slovak karst

Samu A., Bárány-Kevei I.

Hydrological research and modelling in two mesoscale catchments in the Western Carpathians 

Sitková Z., Horvát O., Košková R., Němečková S., Hlásny T.

Hydrographic maps as sources of information about the Polish Carpathians 

Siwek J., Chełmicki W., Baścik M.

Organization of riparian ground beetle communities on regulated channel banks of Porębianka Stream 

Skalski T., Kędzior R., Radecki-Pawlik A., Plesiński K.

Results of monitoring torrent-control hydrotechnical structures in the Cârcinov River watershed 

Tudose N-C., Niţă M.D., Clinciu I.

Hydromorphological conditions in a mountain river subjected to variable human impact and their reflection in the abundance and diversity of fish fauna 

Wyżga B., Amirowicz A., Radecki-Pawlik A., Zawiejska J.


Selected posters

Spatial distribution of the precipitation in Skalnata valley, the High Tatras, Slovakia 

Bicarova, S., Pribullova, A., Macutek J.

Air temperature and precipitation extremes long-term variability in the Polish Western Carpathians 

Wypych A., Ustrnul Z.

Biodiversity And Climate Change, A Risk Analysis (BACCARA). Carpathian Case - goals and assumptions 

Ambroży S., Grodzki W.

Assessment of natural regeneration and vegetation on the Tatra National Park

Homolová Z.

Regionalization of forests in Slovakia according to natural potential 

Kulla L., Bošeľa M., Burgan K. - the best poster of the 1st Forum Carpaticum

A possible Causes of Spruce Decline in Slovak Carpatian Regions – Ecophysiological Overview

Priwitzer T., KmeťJ., Ditmarová L., Kurjak D.,      

The role of tree uprooting in Cambisol development in the Outer Western Carpathians 

Šamonil P., Šebková B., Tejnecký V., Borůvka L., Janík D., Šebek O.      

Climate and timberline dynamics in the Carpathian Mountains during the XX century 

Shandra O. 

Biomass for bio-energy: some regional results of the CEUBIOM project 

Hirschmugl M., Lauer M., Kolodyazhnyy O., Šikýrová A., Gyuris P., Dabrowska-Zielinska K.

Geomorphologic effect of the July 2008 flood on upper Topľa River 

Frandofer M.

Impact of tourist’s emotional states on their satisfaction regarding water-based tourist attractions in mountainous landscapes 

Navratil J., Picha K.

Identifying channel incision and its hydraulic importance: examples from Polish Carpathian rivers 

Wyżga B., Zawiejska J., Radecki-Pawlik A.

Mountain.TRIP - mountain sustainability: transforming research into practice 

Braun F., Drexler C.