Workshops and Side Events

Monday, September 15


Pre-Conference Workshop: How to write scientific papers?

Conference room, Franko University Hotel, Yaroslava Stetska Str. 3, Lviv


Target group: PhD students and young post-docs (up to 5 years after PhD)

Number of participants: 15

      Scientific papers provide a method for researchers to communicate with other scientists about the results of their research. A standard format is used for these articles, in which the author presents the research in a logical, orderly manner.

      This workshop teaches young scientists to become more effective writers, using practical examples. Topics include: principles of good writing, the format of a scientific manuscript, and issues in publication and peer review.

     Workshop structure:

          Part 1 (1 h): Introduction, and principles of effective writing and organization

          Part 2 (1 h): The format of a scientific manuscript

          Part 3 (1 h): From submission to final acceptance - the publication process and conclusions.


Tuesday, September 16


Workshop 1. WWF: Ecological Connectivity


Assembly Hall, Franko University

(English/Ukrainian simultaneous interpreting)

Conducted by: Bohdan Prots (WWF and State Museum of Nature History, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine); Andriy-Taras Bashta (Institute of Ecology of the Carpathians, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine)

     Large mammals populations are threatened by habitats lose and their fragmentation. 45% of all the European brown bear population occurs in Romania and Ukraine. There are two centres of the brown bear occurrence on the territory of Ukrainian Carpathians in general: western (near the Polish border) and eastern (near the Romanian border).

     Ecological connectivity was the main topic of the range of projects realised in Ukraine and neighbouring countries. Overall objective one of them, realised by initiative of WWF were preserve biodiversity in Maramures (historical Romanian-Ukrainian region of the Carpathians) as a critical stepping stone for the connectivity of the Carpathian Mountains by reducing the risks of habitat fragmentation, restoring ecological corridors for bears as an umbrella species and by securing responsible use of natural resources.



Alexander Kagalo (Institute of Ecology of the Carpathians, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine)

Regional ecological network of Lviv Province as an example of approaches, model, and problems of development


Workshop 2. CARPIVIA/Carpathian Convention: Vulnerability to Climate Change and Ecosystem-Based Adaptation Options for the Carpathian Region


Room 2, House of Scientists

Conducted by: Saskia Werners (Wageningen University and Research Centre, the Netherlands)

     This workshop focuses on the vulnerability to climate change of the main ecosystems and ecosystem based production systems in the Carpathian region. Participants are invited to debate observed and projected impacts of climate change in the Carpathian region and the potential of ecosystem-based adaptation measures. The workshop is hosted by the Carpathian Convention, together with three EU-funded projects -- CARPIVIA, CarpathCC and CARPATCLIM. These projects jointly assessed the vulnerability of the Carpathian region to climate change and evaluated potential adaptation measures. The results of these projects have recently become available and will be presented and discussed with the audience in this workshop. In addition we will look ahead and identify knowledge gaps to be addressed in support of adaptation planning.


Wednesday, September 17


Workshop 3. WWF: Old-Growth Forests


Room 1, House of Scientists

Conducted by: Bohdan Prots (WWF and State Museum of Nature History, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine); Roman Volosyanchuk (WWF); Dmytro Karabchuk (WWF and Ukrainian National Forestry University)

     Several projects are currently running on old growth and primeval forests in the Carpathians supported by IKEA, DEG etc. It has developed a strong initiative on recognition of Beech Forests Natural Heritage Sites around Europe (over 20 countries) -- not only in Slovakia, Germany and Ukraine.


Tuesday, September 16 - Wednesday, September 17


Side Event. Scientific Network for the Caucasus Mountain Region (SNC-mt): Meeting of the Steering Group

During two days

Room 3, House of Scientists

     The idea of the meeting is to build and further develop the network on the inspiration of the Science for the Carpathians and Forum Carpaticum.