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Abstracts and presentations


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Plenary sessions

Conference opening and introduction to the FORECOM project
Jacek Kozak, Institute of Geography and Spatial Management [IGSM], Jagiellonian University, Poland; Urs Gimmi, Swiss Federal Research Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL

Changing land uses in Europe’s mountain areas: Driving forces, trends, and the need for integrated approaches
Martin Price, Centre for Mountain Studies, Perth College, University of the Highlands and Islands, UK

Long-term land use and land cover change in Central and Eastern Europe
Volker Radeloff, University of Wisconsin, USA

Land use and land cover change research in the Carpathians
Tobias Kuemmerle, Humboldt University, Germany

Land cover change of the Lake Fertő / Neusiedler in special consideration of the development of the reed-belt
Géza Király, Gábor Brolly, Éva Konkoly-Gyuró, István Márkus, University of West Hungary, Hungary

Integrated modeling of large scale forest patterns and connectivity of protected areas and relevance in the context of ecosystem services and climate change
Christine Estreguil, G. Caudullo, D. De Rigo, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra, Italy

Wildlands and woodlands: a vision for the New England landscape based on investigations of long-term land-use change
William Keeton, University of Vermont; David R. Foster, Harvard University, USA; et al.


Topic 1. Land use and land cover change reconstruction based on historical maps (opportunities and challenges, automatic feature extraction, creating homogenous time series from heterogeneous sources)

Land-cover/land-use change reconstruction based on historical maps
Monika Wulf, Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research, Germany

Dufour Map of Switzerland: forest cover identification
Monika Dobosz, IGSM, Jagiellonian University, Poland

Automatic extraction of forests from historical maps based on unsupervised classification
Pierre Alexis Herrault, University of Toulouse, France

Detection of forest regions on scanned maps based on color segmentation and morphological image processing
Marcin Iwanowski, Arkadiusz Cacko, Dominik Kaim, Krzysztof Ostafin, Katarzyna Ostapowicz, Jacek Kozak, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Landscape historical reasearch based on historical maps in West-Hungarian transboundary areas
Éva Konkoly-Gyuró, Géza Király, Pál Balázs, Ágnes Tirászi, University of West Hungary Faculty of Forestry, Sopron, Hungary

Reconstruction of historical land use and land cover changes in northern Brandenburg, Germany
Kristin Meier, Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research, Germany

Workshop 1 - Summary

Topic 2. New remote sensing approaches to identify forest cover change and forest succession processes on former agricultural land (focus on LIDAR)

Identification of forest cover change based on LiDAR data
Markus Hollaus, Wien Technical University, Austria

Forest monitoring with remote sensing. Research activities at WSL, Switzerland
Christian Ginzler, Swiss Federal Research Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL

Monitoring of forest cover changes based on LiDAR and stereo matching of CIR aerial images approach
Piotr Wężyk, University of Agriculture in Kraków, Poland

GIS for forest monitoring in Sudety and Western Beskidy Mts.
Radomir Bałazy, Krzysztof Stereńczak, Forest Research Institute, Poland

A reconstruction of the Afro-alpine Erica Arborea L. treeline in the Northern Ethiopian highlands since the 1930s
Miro Jacob, Amaury Frankl, Hans Beeckman, Etafa Guyassa, Kiros Meles, Marijn Hendrickx,Alain de Wulf, Jan Nyssen, Ghent University, Belgium

Forest succession mapping in the Alps and the Carpathians – first results
Natalia Kolecka, Achilleas Psomas, Monika Dobosz, Christian Ginzler, Martin Keller,Katarzyna Ostapowicz, Jagiellonian University, Poland; WSL, Switzerland

Workshop 2 - Summary

Topic 3. Drivers of land use and land cover change and developing land use change scenarios

Workshop 3 - Introduction

Megatrends in the global land system: Analyses based on the socio-ecological metabolism approach
Karlheinz Erb, Alpen-Adria University, Vienna, Austria

From observation to implication developing land-use change scenario models
Eric Koomen, Free University of Amsterdam, The Nederlands

The abandonment of traditional agricultural Landscape structures in Slovakia – a multi scale analysis of the extent and driving forces
Juraj Lieskovsky, Peter Bezák, Jana Špulerová, Marta Dobrovodská, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia

Forest cover in the Czech Republic: long-term changes and driving forces
Přemysl Štych, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic

Land use changes in the Kłodzko region in the post-war period
Agnieszka Latocha, University of Wrocław, Poland

Different patterns of forest cover changes led by different drivers at regional level. A case study in Sudety Mts.
Tomasz Szymura, Andrzej Dunajski, Wrocław University, Poland

Sensitive cultural landscape zones of rural areas
Józef Hernik, University of Agriculture in Kraków, Poland

Workshop 3 - Summary

Topic 4. Land use and land cover change and climate effects on ecosystem services (biodiversity, carbon sequestration)

Workshop 4 - Introduction

Land use and land cover change (and climate) effects on ecosystem services
Lubos Halada, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia

Twentieth-century expansion of riparian forests in the valleys of Polish Carpathian rivers
Hanna Hajdukiewicz, Bartłomiej Wyżga, Joanna Zawiejska, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Natural and human impacts on land use and soil properties on the Eastern Himalaya piedmont over last 150 years
Paweł Prokop, Subir Sarkar, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Landscape influences on recent timberline shifts in the Carpathian Mountains: Abiotic influences modulate effects of land-use change
Oleksandra Shandra, National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv, Ukraine

Workshop 4 - Summary

Project supported by a grant from Switzerland through the Swiss Contribution to the enlarged European Union.
Value of co-financing: 681 420, 22 CHF.

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