The Carpathians: Integrating Nature and Society Towards Sustainability

  • Jacek Kozak
  • Katarzyna Ostapowicz
  • Andrzej Bytnerowicz
  • Bartłomiej Wyżga

Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Also part of the Environmental Science book sub series (ENVSCIENCE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Jacek Kozak, Katarzyna Ostapowicz, Andrzej Bytnerowicz, Bartłomiej Wyżga
    Pages 1-11
  3. Abiotic Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Adrian Grozavu, Sergiu Pleşcan, Cristian Valeriu Patriche, Mihai Ciprian Mărgărint, Bogdan Roşca
      Pages 31-44
    3. János Attila Tóth, Péter Tamás Nagy, Zsolt Krakomperger, Zsuzsa Veres, Zsolt Kotroczó, Sándorné Kincses et al.
      Pages 77-88
    4. Anita Bokwa, Agnieszka Wypych, Zbigniew Ustrnul
      Pages 89-109
    5. Anna Pribullová, Miroslav Chmelík, Jozef Pecho
      Pages 111-130
    6. Marián Melo, Milan Lapin, Hana Kapolková, Jozef Pecho, Anna Kružicová
      Pages 131-150
    7. Janusz Siwek, Bartłomiej Rzonca, Barbara Jaśkowiec, Joanna Plenzler, Eliza Płaczkowska
      Pages 151-159
    8. Nicu-Constantin Tudose, Mihai-Daniel Niţă, Ion Clinciu
      Pages 179-181
  4. Forests

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Katarína Střelcová, Dagmar Magová, Peter Fleischer, Erika Gömöryová
      Pages 191-208
    3. Emil Marinescu, Ioan Eustaţiu Marinescu, Alina Vlăduţ, Sidonia Marinescu
      Pages 225-238
    4. Karol Ujházy, Eva Križová, Peter Glončák, Blažena Benčaťová, Juraj Nič
      Pages 239-255
    5. Katalin Mázsa, Borbála Balázs, János Bölöni, Ferenc Horváth
      Pages 257-269
    6. Ladislav Kulla, Michal Bošel’a, Karol Burgan
      Pages 271-283
    7. Marian Slodičák, Jiří Novák, David Dušek
      Pages 301-308
    8. William S. Keeton, Per K. Angelstam, Yurij Bihun, Mykola Chernyavskyy, Sarah M. Crow, Anatoliy Deyneka et al.
      Pages 331-352
  5. Human Dimension

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 369-369
    2. Per Angelstam, Marine Elbakidze, Robert Axelsson, Peter Čupa, L’uboš Halada, Zsolt Molnar et al.
      Pages 393-424
  6. Methods

About this book


The Carpathians are a distinct mountain chain in the core of Central and Eastern Europe holding valuable biological resources and a rich cultural heritage. The last twenty years have witnessed an increasing awareness of the Carpathians’ value for European society and strengthened research cooperation in the region, especially after the enlargement of the European Union in 2004 and 2007.

This book presents a wide range of problems related to sustainable development in the Carpathian region that were discussed during the 1st Forum Carpaticum held in 2010 in Kraków, Poland. The four sections of the book deal with various issues related to the abiotic environment, forests and biodiversity, human activities, and research methods allowing a better understanding of the past, present and future of the Carpathians.

Editors and affiliations

  • Jacek Kozak
    • 1
  • Katarzyna Ostapowicz
    • 2
  • Andrzej Bytnerowicz
    • 3
  • Bartłomiej Wyżga
    • 4
  1. 1.Inst. Geography & Spatial ManagementJagiellonian University Inst. Geography & Spatial ManagementKrakowPoland
  2. 2.Inst. Geography & Spatial ManagementJagiellonian University Inst. Geography & Spatial ManagementKrakowPoland
  3. 3.Forest Fire LaboratoryPacific Southwest Research StationRiversideUSA
  4. 4.Polish Academy of SciencesInstitute of Nature ConservationKrakowPoland

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