Session IV

Ecosystem resilience to mitigate climate change effects

On Monday, May 26 four scientific papers were presented:

Using Phospholipid Fatty Acids Method, Madam Ika Djukik (Boku - Vienna) investigated short- to medium-term changes in microbial communities across three different montane ecosystems in response to two years of experimental field warming simulated by high-to-low elevation soil translocation.

According to the IPCC SRES A2 CO2 scenario and climate change projections on a regional level, Dejan Stojanovic (Institute for Lowland Forestry and Environment Novi Sad), states that temperature in some parts of Serbia will rise by about four degrees Celsius before the end of the 21st century. Nineteen different management scenarios and three climate periods used, allowed detailed analysis of complex interactions among management operations, climate conditions and implications to three key ecosystem services. Results showed that forest management together with stakeholder preferences will play a much bigger role in providing of better support for ecosystem service in comparison to climate conditions.

Alexander Bauer (Boku - Vienna) focused on potential analysis of biogenic residues as renewable energy sources for the municipalities. The main results obtained using a novel calculation scheme of the potentials developed by authors, show an unused biomass from grassland of 1,186 DM/year, which corresponds to an unused pasture area of 517 ha. Including other biogenic wastes, the total methane potential is around 542,800 Nm3/year (1.8 GWh electricity or heat), which can be used for current and local heating networks.

Mirjana Stevanov (Institute for Lowland Forestry and Environment, Novi Sad) has highlighted the role of urban forests in the environmental preservation. In regards to Serbia, two different, but interrelated aspects are examined: the legal and institutional aspect and the attitudes of the citizens. Results show, among other things, that interviewees perceive the amount of greenery in Novi Sad as being gradually reduced and that management companies should share the responsibility of green areas with citizens.

On Tuesday, May 27 another two scientific papers were presented:

Ivana Blagojevic (University of Novi Sad) spoke about the deficit of green spaces as an environmental issue in urban areas. In the author's opinion, Novi Sad meets the criteria of city’s greenery but the green areas do not meet the needs of the people, because they are not appropriately distributed.

Marina Katanic and colleagues studied the mycorrhizal fungal community of poplars growing under extreme environmental conditions. From their point of view, mycorrhizal fungal community could be used as an appropriate indicator of environmental change.

From session 4 two papers were not presented: The effect of the season in chemical composition of buffalo milk and Conservation tasks in Romania Buffalo Breed.

Thank you for the opportunity to attend the conference.

Prof. Dr. Daniel Bucur (University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Iasi)
Prof. Dr. Peter Kumble (Czech University of Life Sciences)



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