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LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR RESEARCH PROJECTS

This website provides an overview of the scientific areas and research teams at the Faculty of Forestry. Under each area, you will find a brief description of the research focus, composition, competencies and current activities of the teams, in addition to their main research outputs in the form of selected publications.


Ongoing research themes include:
– building complex adaptive forests and forest landscapes based on the study of the natural forests of the Carpathians
– tackling uncertainties and risks of adaptive forest management under global change
– integrated spatial and temporal decision-making systems coupled with models and virtual reality
– ecological limits of vulnerable tree species on continental and global scales (temperate and boreal)
– theoretical and applied knowledge in forestry operations: felling, hauling and manufacturing technologies, forestry mechanization, ergonomics and work safety, complex biomass utilization
– research into the structures and processes in temperate primeval forests, development, verification and optimization of silvicultural models with various functions reflecting changing climate patterns
– woody cell wall compositional and nanomechanical determination for tree breeding/biotechnology/bioenergy/tree disease evaluation


The ongoing research is integrated through a clear focus on adaptive management of forest ecosystems, with approaches and tools that facilitate decision-making at forest and landscape levels.

The Faculty is a recognized center of excellence for “adaptive forest ecosystems” and for decision support tools in forestry. In recent years, the Faculty has been a reliable partner in several EU funded projects, such as ALTERFOR (Alternative models for future forest management www.alterfor-project.eu) and INTEGRAL (Future-oriented Integrated Management of European Forest Landscapes www.integral-project.eu).

Plant, soil microorganisms and carbon sequestration in forest ecosystems

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erika Gömöryová,
Department of Natural Environment

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Climate change and natural hazards

Prof. Dr. Jaroslav Škvarenina,
Department of Natural Environment

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Soil-water-plant atmosphere studies

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Katarína Střelcová,
Department of Natural Environment

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Biology of xylem cells in woody plants

Assoc. Prof. Jaroslav Ďurkovič,
Department of Phytology

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Forest Ecosystem Analysis and Modelling

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Marek Fabrika, Department of Forest Management and Geodesy

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Natural forest dynamics in the temperate zone of Europe

Prof. Dr. Milan Saniga, Department of Silviculture

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Risks and vulnerability of forest management under uncertainty & forest insurance policies

Prof. Dr. Ján Holécy, Department of Economics and Management of Forestry

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Forest harvesting, transport and logistics

Department of Forest Harvesting, Logistics and Ameliorations

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Forest disturbance ecology

Prof. Dr. Jaroslav Kmeť,
Department of Forest Protection and Game Management

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Forest vertebrates ecology

prof. Dr. Rudolf Kropil,
Department of Forest Protection and Game Management

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Innovations in forestry and the bioeconomy

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jaroslav Šálka, Department of Economics and Management of Forestry

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