17-19 June 2015
UP FAMNIT, Koper, Slovenia
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Is it possible to achieve restoration of traditional landscapes with their landscape and biodiversity through enabling new opportunities for employment of people living in these areas and sustainable development of these areas? We are working on the project Land sharing to achieve this goal. Aim of project is reintroduction of old farming practices which build traditional cultural landscapes. We ... More
Presented by Mr. Iztok ERJAVEC
Artificial water reservoirs, such as ponds, are typical for the dry limestone plateau of SW Slovenia. These waterbodies are largely situated near villages and differ in size, structure, location and purpose. Over generations ponds developed into semi-natural wetlands that form a network of stepping stone habitats for many species and represent the only aquatic habitat suitable for amphibian breedi ... More
Presented by Dr. Jure JUGOVIC
Reptile conservation is gaining more and more attention in the last decade among conservation biologists, but actions aimed to habitat management for these vertebrates are still scanty. This is probably due to a scarce appeal of reptiles for common people that often consider them as dangerous or disgusting. Some species, indeed, do not show particular ecological needs and often live near humans an ... More
Presented by Dr. Stefano SCALI
Invasive alien species represent a major threat to global biodiversity. The European Parliament and the Council are preparing a regulation on the prevention and management of the introduction and spread of invasive alien species. Different approaches for the monitoring of invasive species exist currently. The aim of our study is to demonstrate the possibility of applying biometric technic (iris ... More
Presented by Peter MARIČIĆ
The monitoring of common farmland birds in Slovenia has been going on in the period from year 2008 and every year since (7 years). Altogether 109 sqares were censused by counting pairs of indicator bird species on 2 kilometer transects. The transects have two belts which enables the calculation of breeding density. The monitoring scheme produces the "Slovene index of farmland birds - SIPKK" which ... More
Presented by Dr. Primož KMECL
Interactions between cetaceans and fisheries are a widespread occurrence worldwide, with bycatch in fishing gear one of the main threats to these animals globally. We report on a prolonged partial entanglement of a bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) calf in a fishing net, documented during a long-term study on bottlenose dolphin population ecology in the northern Adriatic Sea. The calf was fi ... More
Presented by Mrs. Ana HACE
Domestic cat (Felis silvestris catus) numbers are rising and the range of the species has expanded as a result of human activities. This does not only mean more “cute and furry” animals, but also more free-ranging and feral cats around. Equipped with all that predator needs, they are very efficient hunters of native wildlife (birds, bats, amphibians, reptiles, small mammals, invertebrates). Th ... More
Presented by Žan KURALT, Neža GREGORIČ, Urška RATAJC, Tadeja BALANČ, Nuša HRGA
Seven species of marine birds have been protected in Slovenia within Natura 2000 network. In the beginning (2004) mostly coastal terrestrial habitats of breeding colonies and roosting areas of seabirds were included and only a small part of coastal sea representing seabirds’ foraging habitat. Representativeness of marine environment in Natura 2000 network has been significantly improved in 2013 ... More
Presented by Dr. Urška KOCE
Regionally, it have not been carried out specific research on the state of Tremarctos ornatus and their habitat in the NNP Tama located in northeastern Colombia, we evaluated the occupation, habitat availability and threats of T. ornatus in order to undertake strategies suitable for preservation. To assess the availability and occupation, 24 quadrants were traced each one of 9 Km2 and 3 linear tr ... More
Presented by Mr. Carlos CÁCERES
The exploration of marine Actinobacteria has as major challenge to answer basic questions of microbial ecology that, in turn, will provide useful information to exploit Actinobacteria metabolisms in biotechnological processes. The ecological functions performed by Actinobacteria in marine sediments are still unclear and belongs to the most burning basic questions. The comparison of Actinobacteria ... More
Presented by Prof. Bojan HAMER
The changing climate scenario for the eastern Bering Sea predicts less ice cover, earlier ice retreat, and a 3 oC increase in sea surface temperature in the next 100 years. One of the primary concerns under this scenario is the predicted substantial decrease in primary productivity on the Bering Sea shelf, which would affect the entire food web. The Bering Sea is an extremely productive ecosystem ... More
Presented by Scott HEPPEL
Daphne blagayana is a is a small decumbent bush from the family Thymelaeaceae. Due to its rarity it is protected by national legislation in almost all countries within its range. The present distribution of D. blagayana is fragmented and comprises the Balkan Peninsula and the southern Romanian Carpathians. However, the mechanism leading to such fragmented distribution range is not well understood. ... More
Presented by Živa FIŠER PEČNIKAR
Type: Oral presentation
The Adriatic grayling (Thymallus thymallus aeliani) with species range in the Northern Adriatic basin is the most diverged among phylogenetic lineages of European grayling (Thymallus thymallus) and according to molecular studies has been evolving separately from other European linages for more than 4 million years. Unaware of evolutionary distinctiveness, Soča river was continuously stocked from ... More
Presented by Mr. Jernej BRAVNIČAR
Over the last decade we have witnessed increasingly frequent occurrences of gelatinous zooplankton masses, where the benthic polyp phase plays a key role in ensuring the long-term viability and success of jellyfish populations. Ecological tolerance of polyps and adaptation to environmental changes and anthropogenic factors are affecting the distribution of moon jellyfish (Aurelia aurita s.l.). Mon ... More
Presented by Ms. Sara HOČEVAR
Distribution of Rana arvalis in Slovenia is well known (Poboljšaj s sod. 2008, Stanković & Cipot 2014). Since it is a charismatic species in Slovenia, there are known many observations by enthusiast and only in few occasions data are result of systematic research. As a result population conservation status and population size and trends are in majority unknown. The only systematic survey targete ... More
Presented by Mrs. Maja CIPOT
There are several international conventions, directives and agreements that help protect and conserve marine biodiversity. We analysed the current state of marine biodiversity in Slovenian marine protected areas (MPAs) and the implementation status of international conventions and European policy, with the emphasis on the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Barcelona Convention, the EU H ... More
Presented by Ms. Tina CENTRIH
Theoretical and practical proposals for the conservation of habitat and species have long been of interest in conservation biology. A number of results are currently available in the biology, ecology and life-history traits of many vertebrates, however very little has been done to provide a robust and long-lasting tool in the management of long living organisms, especially for reptiles. In this st ... More
Presented by Dr. Marco A.L. ZUFFI
Crested newts are a group of closely related salamandrids within the Triturus cristatus superspecies. Their differential ecological demands result in different morphotypes: ranging from stocky, mostly terrestrial animals, to slender and predominantly aquatic. Species can thus be identified in situ based on limb size relative to the body length (“Wolterstorff index” or WI). More reliable identi ... More
Presented by Martina LUŽNIK
“Everyone is obliged in accordance with the law to protect natural heritage” is stated in Slovene constitution. Therefore, an important way of achieving nature conservation is establishing appropriate and effective spatial planning, which includes nature conservation policy at several stages. In this presentation, we have focused on the final administrative stage before project or spatial act ... More
Presented by Ms. Andreja ŠKVARČ
The IUCN World Parks Congress (WPC) is a major form for advancing global protected area policy and practice. The 6th Congress was held in November 2014 in Sydney, Australia. With its theme 'Parks, People, Planet: Inspiring Solutions', the Congress discussed ways to find better and fairer ways to conserve natural and cultural diversity, involving governments, businesses and citizens in establishing ... More
Presented by Dr. Andrej SOVINC
Populations of False ringlet, Coenonympha oedippus is one of most endangered species in European butterfly fauna and continue to decline severely. False ringlet is a habitat specialist and it requires rich fens, wet meadows (with purple moor grass and sedges), grassy forest clearings, light beech forests, overgrown dry grasslands, forest steppe and steppe. In Slovenia, False Ringlet has disjunct d ... More
Presented by Mrs. Sara ZUPAN
Marine environment is facing declining ecosystem health and productivity. The ocean is the World’s largest ecosystem and plays a central role in supporting all life on Earth as well as provides a wide range of services and resources that directly support human health, societies and economies (Global Ocean Commission, 2014). In 2014, European Commission stated that marine based economy is hel ... More
Presented by Dr. Maja BERDEN ZRIMEC
European pilchard (Sardina pilchardus, Walb., 1972) is a typical small pelagic fish and together with European anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus, L., 1758) represents an essential link between trophic levels in marine pelagic environment. It is one of the most important commercial species of the Mediterranean and the Adriatic Sea (Santojanni et al., 2003, 2005; Somarakis et al., 2004). Only rece ... More
Presented by Ms. Eva HORVAT, Dr. Polona PENGAL
The question what a species is and which (if any) of the available species concepts is applicable to all of biodiversity (the “species problem”) is arguably one of the most contentious issues in biology. This problem, however, is far from being of purely academic interest. While the theoretical ramifications of the species problem are immense and crucial to many biological disciplines, the tax ... More
Presented by Dr. Frank E. ZACHOS
We have studied the breeding density and habitat selection of the Eurasian Scops Owl (Otus scops) along the Adriatic coast at two study sites, in Slovenian Istria and Konavle, Croatia. In the breeding season 2012 we searched for the Eurasian Scops Owl singing males in Konavle (Croatia) and in the breeding season 2013 in Slovenian Istria. The playback method was used in both areas. In both areas co ... More
Presented by Mrs. Tjaša ZAGORŠEK
It has been some years that the arrival of Mnemiopsis leidyi to the Caspian Sea and feeding on the zooplankton and fish eggs and larvae of fish have caused substantial decrease in number of Caspian Sea Sprat. So far, a lot of studies are offered to deal with the problem of increasing Mnemiopsis leidyi, and finally the best way to eliminate it has been bringing another ctenophora called Beroe ovata ... More
Presented by Mr. Majid HONARI LECCE GOURABI, Ms. Motahareh MOHSENPOUR
The riverscape in its natural state is composed of a variety of habitats due to geomorphological features, ranging from wetted river bed sediments, to occasionally flooded gravel bars and islands. Especially in floodplain areas, the riverscape heterogeneity substantially increases. This contribution reviews the importance of those habitats for river ecosystem functionality and emphasise the major ... More
Presented by Dr. Nataša MORI
Legal and illegal dumpsites pollute nature and natural resources, and directly or indirectly affect the health of humans and animals. Both commensal and wild rodents are also attracted by organic waste. Increased density of different rodent species leads to direct contact and transmission of pathogens between them. Toxoplasmosis is the most widespread infections among warm-blooded animals, inclu ... More
Presented by Dr. Vladimir IVOVIC