Causes of decline and a system of effective restoration of priority habitat types of subalpine grasslands (SUTR)

Project identification code: SS03010065

Funding: Technology Agency of the Czech Republic

Principal investigator: Radim Hédl
Co-investigators: Agrovýzkum Rapotín (M. Mrázková), The Silva Tarouca Research Institute for Landscape and Ornamental Gardening (J. Houška)

Time-frame: 01/2021–12/2023

Project description:

Main aim of this project is an effective restoration and management of priority habits of subalpine grasslands. These important European habitats are currently dying out on a large scale in the Hrubý Jeseník Mts., and the nature conservation authority is urgently looking for an effective solution. Based on a comprehensive research of possible causes, combining an observational and experimental approach, a methodology with measures for short-term restoration will be developed. Using newly obtained data, the long-term use of the subalpine treeless area of the Hrubý Jeseník Mts. will be evaluated and management strategy will be formulated.

Participants from the Institute of Botany:
Přemysl Bobek
Lýdie Dudová
Markéta Chudomelová
Radim Hédl
Péter Szabó