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Integrating nature and society towards sustainability - current status of global change research in the Carpathian Mountains [Katarzyna Ostapowicz]

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Integrating nature and society towards sustainability - current status of global change research in the Carpathian Mountains. Presented by Katarzyna Ostapowicz at the "Perth II: Global Change and the …

Integrating nature and society towards sustainability - current status of global change research in the Carpathian Mountains. Presented by Katarzyna Ostapowicz at the "Perth II: Global Change and the World's Mountains" conference in Perth, Scotland in September 2010.

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  • 1. INTEGRATING NATURE AND SOCIETYTOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY– CURRENT STATUS OF GLOBAL CHANGE RESEARCHIN THE CARPATHIAN MOUNTAINSKatarzyna Ostapowicz, Jagiellonian University, PolandAstrid Björnsen Gurung, MRI, Switzerland, IGF, Austrian Academy of SciencesAndrzej Bytnerowicz, USDA Forest Service, USAPavel Cudlin, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech RepublicMarine Elbakidze, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Swedish University ofAgricultural Sciences, UkraineĽuboš Halada, Slovak Academy of Sciences, SlovakiaManuela Hirschmugl, Joanneum Research, AustriaPatrick Hostert, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, GermanyJacek Kozak, Jagiellonian University, PolandIvan Kruhlov, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, UkraineElena Matei, University of Bucharest, RomaniaKatalin Mázsa, Institute of Ecology and Botany of HAS, HungaryMaria Nijnik, Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, UK and UkraineBohdan Prots, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, UkraineMarc Zebisch, European Academy Bolzano (EURAC), Italy Global Change and the Worlds Mountains, Perth, Perth, Scotland, 26-30 September 2010
  • 2. Aims• to introduce the goals of the scientific network: Science for the Carpathians (S4C)• to present the results of the 1st FORUM CARPATICUM (open meeting of the S4C)• to point out the main topics in the Carpathian research• to describe future directions of the S4C activities Global Change and the Worlds Mountains, Perth, Perth, Scotland, 26-30 September 2010
  • 3. The Carpathians Mountains POLAND UKRAINE CZECH R. SLOVAKIA AUSTRIA • countries: AT, CZ, HU, PL, HUNGARY RO, SK, SR, UA ROMANIA 300 – 2600 m a.s.l. • various human activities – agriculture – forestry – mining – tourism Global Change and the Worlds Mountains, Perth, Perth, Scotland, 26-30 September 2010
  • 4. Science for the Carpathians (S4C): aims• facilitating• coordinating• enhancing collaborative research in the Carpathian mountain region Kraków 2010 Kraków 2008 Global Change and the Worlds Mountains, Perth, Perth, Scotland, 26-30 September 2010
  • 5. Science for the Carpathians (S4C): History/Meetings 2001/2004/2006 Forum Alpinum ENGELBERG April 2007 KRAKÓW BOLZANO May 2008 October 2007Bucharest Innsbruck06.2008 04.2008 Montenegro 10.2009 Forum Carpaticum BRATISLAVA KRAKÓW June 2009 March 2010 KRAKÓW … September 2010 Global Change and the Worlds Mountains, Perth, Perth, Scotland, 26-30 September 2010
  • 6. Science for the Carpathians (S4C): milestone meetings• Kraków 2008: Strategy development and networking workshop – Working groups: • (1) Forest and Land use, (2) Climate change and biodiversity, (3) Tourism, (4) Ecosystem services, (5) Water – Products: • S4C workshop report (Ostapowicz, Sitko (eds.) 2009) • Syntesis paper in MRD (Björnsen Gurung et al. 2009) • Webpage (http://mri.scnatweb.ch/networks/mri-europe/carpathians/) • Newsletter (first 07/09/2008, Yurii Bihun) • Who is who list (since 2007, more than 300 participants, Elena Matei > new: Miora Clius ) • Experts database Global Change and the Worlds Mountains, Perth, Perth, Scotland, 26-30 September 2010
  • 7. Science for the Carpathians (S4C): milestone meetings• Bratislava 2009: S4C Planning meeting – Interim SSC S4C (2009-2010): 14 members – Memorandum• Kraków 2010: the 1st FORUM CARPATICUM ... Global Change and the Worlds Mountains, Perth, Perth, Scotland, 26-30 September 2010
  • 8. Forum Carpaticum: Aims• to support scientifically actions leading towards sustainability in the Carpathian region• to increase the visibility of the Carpathian region in the global change research agendas• to link research and practice in the field of coupled human-environmental systems in mountain regions• the Forum Carpaticum is an open meeting of the S4C network Global Change and the Worlds Mountains, Perth, Perth, Scotland, 26-30 September 2010
  • 9. The 1st Forum Carpaticum (15-18.09.2010):participants 1 US: 8 4 1 10 79 17 12 25 4 10 4 18 Global Change and the Worlds Mountains, Perth, Perth, Scotland, 26-30 September 2010
  • 10. Forum Carpaticum: 12 thematic sessions(S4C Working Groups)• Chemical environment [14]• Climate Change: Implications for nature and society [8]• Conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity [17]• Ecosystem services and human well-being [7]• Forests, their management and resources [27]• Integrated land resource management and regional development policy [14]• Land use and land cover change [10]• Natural Hazards and Risks [12]• Tourism (Re-) Development and sustainability [10]• Traditional knowledge [5]• Urban and rural development – opportunities and challenges [7]• Water resources and management, fluvial processes and interactions with biotic processes [12] Global Change and the Worlds Mountains, Perth, Perth, Scotland, 26-30 September 2010
  • 11. Forum Carpaticum• http://www.wordle.net/create Global Change and the Worlds Mountains, Perth, Perth, Scotland, 26-30 September 2010
  • 12. GLOCHAMORE strategy areasand Forum Carpaticum thematic sessions• Climate• Land Use Change• Cryosphere• Water Systems• Ecosystem Function and Services• Biodiversity• Hazards• Health …• Mountain Economies• Society and Global Change Global Change and the Worlds Mountains, Perth, Perth, Scotland, 26-30 September 2010
  • 13. Forum Carpaticum• Products: – conference webpage: www.forumcarpaticum.org – abstracts book (Ostapowicz & Kozak 2010) – post-conference book (Kozak, Ostapowicz et al. (eds.), 2011, Springer)• Scientific Steering Committee Meeting (16.09.2010): – SSC S4C (2010-2012) – revised memorandum – strategic planning for 2011/12 and beyond Global Change and the Worlds Mountains, Perth, Perth, Scotland, 26-30 September 2010
  • 14. Forum Carpaticum: conclussions• pan-Carpathian and/or meta-studies: – integrated, multi- and/or trans- disciplinary studies to: • assess past changes in the region and its drivers (land use, biodiversity, climate …) • construct scenarios for different future climate, socio-economic and land use changes • connect scientific, practical and traditional knowledge about ecological, social, economic and policy systems • apply a system approach including different issues relevant to the sustainable development of the Carpathians • bridge the gap between scientists, stakeholders, and decision-makers• identification and harmonization of data Global Change and the Worlds Mountains, Perth, Perth, Scotland, 26-30 September 2010
  • 15. Science for the Carpathians: emerging themes for research (2010-2012)Source: IGBP Report 53 / IHDP Report 19, Global Land Project Global Change and the Worlds Mountains, Perth, Perth, Scotland, 26-30 September 2010
  • 16. Science for the Carpathians: emerging themes for research (2010-2012) Tourism Climate changes HazardsLand use change Forestry Society Water Economy systems Biodiversity Chemical environmentSource: IGBP Report 53 / IHDP Report 19, Global Land Project Global Change and the Worlds Mountains, Perth, Perth, Scotland, 26-30 September 2010
  • 17. Science for the Carpathians: future directions (2010-2012)• identification of emerging themes for research – further discussion in the working groups (12)• development of colaboration – projects (in focal scientific areas for the future S4C projects) – working group meetings• meetings – SSC S4C meeting: May 2011 – 2nd Forum Carpaticum: 30th May – 2nd June 2012, SLOVAKIA Global Change and the Worlds Mountains, Perth, Perth, Scotland, 26-30 September 2010
  • 18. Science for the Carpathians• Join us more information you can find at: http://mri.scnatweb.ch/networks/mri-europe/carpathians/ Global Change and the Worlds Mountains, Perth, Perth, Scotland, 26-30 September 2010
  • 19. THANK YOU ! Global Change and the Worlds Mountains, Perth, Perth, Scotland, 26-30 September 2010