Projects

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Diverzita lúčnych a pasienkových biotopov Slovenska po dvoch dekádach v Európskej únii
Diversity of grassland habitats in Slovakia after two decades in the EU
Program: VEGA
Zodpovedný riešiteľ: Mgr. Vantarová Katarína, PhD.
Annotation: The landuse changes dynamicaly in time and these changes reflect in the vegetation composition and structure. The changes in the agricultural landscape are significantly influenced by the agricultural subsidies received in Slovakia since 2004 when the country joined the European Union. The aim of the project is to asses the changes in the floristic composition and functional traits of the grassland habitats of European and national importance using the resampling of phytosociological relevés. Based on the results we will asses the effectiveness and impact of agricultural subsidies on recent state of the studied habitats. At the same time, we will continue testing the influence of various management techniques in the permanent plots on composition of grassland vegetation. The results of our research may be used by the State Conservancy Agency and will serve as a basis for optimisation of management measures for maintaining the favourable condition of grassland habitats of European and national importance.
Duration: 1.1.2021 – 31.12.2024