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Dagmar Stefunkova

Dagmar Stefunkova
Institute of Landscape Ecology, Slovak Academy of Sciences · Department of landscape-ecological syntheses

PhD.

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This paper focuses on designing an approach to monitor the effects of the Rural Development Program (RDP) on High Nature Value Farmland type 2 – farmland dominated by traditional mosaics of cultivated land and small-scale features (HNV2) – and its application to farmland in Slovakia. Based on the identification of HNV2 on the national level and sel...
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Stone mounds and walls are defined as the man-made accumulations of the unnecessary skeletal material accumulated over centuries as by-products of vineyards cultivation usually at the borders of plots. Their distribution, position, shapes and volume are analyzed; the basic types are defined and causes of their disappearance and transformation are i...
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The chapter provides the analysis and assessment of three cultural ES: C1, Recreation and Tourism: Physical Use of Nature and Landscape; C2, Landscape Aesthetics: Aesthetic Values; and C3, Natural and Cultural Heritage: Intellectual and Scientific Values. All ES are described in the unified structure: definition and brief characteristics, methods u...
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This article provides an overview and results of the pilot national ecosystem services assessment in Slovakia. It follows the MAES process and past ecosystem services (ES) research in Slovakia and is based on original research methodology using spatial and statistical data. The initial step of national ES assessment resulted in the selection of sig...
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Hay-making structures are part of the agricultural landscape of meadows and pastures. Hay meadows are still used and found all over Europe, but their distribution patterns as well as their characteristics and regional features depend on geographical area, climate, culture, and intensity of agriculture. Intensively used hay meadows are the most domi...
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The transformation of vineyard landscapes is evaluated in this article by assessing the changes in land cover and landscape diversity in selected study areas in two time periods – from 1867 to 1949, and from then to 2016. The study areas are characterised by a long history of viticulture and with important occurrences of old and new agrarian relief...
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In the past, historical rural Europe possessed a broad range of biological and cultural values due to landscape diversity and the use of low-impact agricultural practices. It's typical feature was the presence of varied semi-natural habitats. The massive socioeconomic changes of the 20th caused significant loss of these habitats. The term tradition...
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Global popularization of the ecosystem services (ES) concept, which focuses on ecosystems research, their functions and assessment of ecosystems benefits for society/people, has begun with the large-scale project Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (2001 - 2005), also the study The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (2010) and a large number of o...
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Faced with the disappearance and ongoing abandonment of traditional agricultural landscapes (TAL) in Europe, our primary aim is to provide scientific evidence of the importance of TAL in terms of biodiversity, cultural and social values, and to stimulate action for their preservation in the Slovakian context. Surveys at both the national and local...
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This study investigates the distribution of terraced landscapes in Slovakia and analyzes their structural characteristics and land use. We found that traditional farming and terrace building as a part of agricultural intensification resulted in two types of terraced landscapes: historical terraced landscapes and new terraced landscapes. The two typ...
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In this paper we focus on the development of land-use changes in two villages – Tekovské Nemce and Hronský Beňadik. These villages have old vineyards and a fruit growing tradition and are situated in the Middle-Hron river region (Slovakia). We evaluated and compared changes of secondary landscape structure (SLS) in two time periods (1949–1986 and 1...
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Wooded grasslands have always played an important role in rural life with changing issues: They are of high importance for questions of biodiversity, soil, and water resources and in preserving agricultural heritage, but their maintenance is labor intensive. Abandoned wooded grasslands undergo succession, and food production alone does not support...
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Traditional agricultural landscape (TAL ) is represented by the original agricultural landscape, which developed during centuries as a result of settlement, deforestation and colonization, and has not lost the shape of a cultural-historical countryside. The primary land cover of the Slovak republic was mostly forest. The lowlands of Slovakia were s...
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Traditional agricultural landscape (TAL) is represented by the original agricultural landscape, which developed during centuries as a result of settlement, deforestation and colonization, and has not lost the shape of a cultural-historical countryside. The primary land cover of the Slovak republic was mostly forest. The lowlands of Slovakia were se...
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Landscape of Slovakia represents various unique landscape units which are formed in significant historical period determined development social factors. The forming of secondary landscape structure mostly participated the phases of Germaine and Wallachian colonization, mining development and trade, and mountain forms of agriculture expansion. At th...
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The main objective of this article is the assessment of the dynamics of landscape diversity (LD) changes in the prevailingly viticultural landscape around Svätý Jur town. Landscape diversity (LD) values have been assessed for 66.16 ha of prevailingly viticultural landscape in a part of the Svätý Jur cadastre for the years 1896, 1949 and 2011. The s...
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Traditional agricultural landscapes (TAL) represent ecosystems that consist of a mosaic of small-scale arable fields and permanent agricultural cultivations such as grasslands, vineyards and high-trunk orchards. Diversity of TAL was studied on two levels: as the ecosystem diversity based on the type and intensity of land use of these biocultural la...
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Traditional agricultural landscapes (TAL) in Slovakia represent mosaics of small-scale arable fields and permanent agricultural cultivations, originated by continuous succession over centuries. The objective was to elaborate strategy for protection and management of TAL in Liptovská Teplička cadastre, representing mountain type of TAL of arable lan...
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Land Use Policy j o u r n a l h o m e p a g e : w w w . e l s e v i e r . c o m / l o c a t e / l a n d u s e p o l a b s t r a c t The abandonment of farmland has become a widespread phenomenon in post-socialist countries that have seen revolutionary changes in their economic systems. The phenomenon is notable in vineyard areas, where abandonment...
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Traditional agricultural landscape structures (TAL) create a mosaic of small-scale arable fields and permanent agricultural cultivations related to the specific regional agrarian culture. Continuity of traditional agricultural utilization was not interrupted in these areas, even during agricultural collectivization. Currently, not only intensive fa...
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The participation of local people is becoming a fundamental step in research of landscape, especially in areas with valuable historical structures of agricultural landscape. In the paper the focus was put to present results from 3 meetings with local people in three types of historical agricultural landscape in Slovakia including vinicultural, arab...
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The present cultural landscape is a result of development which has been carried out for several thousand years. The land -use changes, driving forces, threats and trends relating to agricultural landscape mosaics in Slovakia were studied using examples of model areas with preserved landscape mosaics: the villages Zuberec -Habovka, Liptovská Teplič...
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The integral part of the cultural heritage in Europe are agricultural historical landscape structures. In Slovakia they represent well preserved historical landscape structures. They are the results of the interaction between natural conditions, geographical position, cultural-historical and economic development. Their recent existence is caused by...
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The paper presents the methodology for calculation of the potential of viewer places and potential of seen areas in the landscape that is the part of the methodology of landscape visual quality assessment. The basis of evalution within geographical information systems (GIS) was the modelling of visibility by digital model of relief (DMR) and select...
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The main goal is to present of the methodological procedure of the formation of the territorial system of ecological stability on the local level for land adjustment and its application on the model territory - town Svätý Jur. TSES represents the whole-scale structure of mutually linked ecosystems, their parts and elements; the secures the sustaina...
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The analysis of the landscape visual quality was realised on the research territory of the cadastre of the Sv. Jur village in 1997. The basis of the presented method is combined evaluation of landscape aesthetic potential and its visual perception conditions. The basis of landscape visual quality evaluation from the point of view of its implementat...
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This contribution deals with landscape-ecological evaluation and proposals for the optimal utilisation of Slavin. For deciding the process the authors selected, limits and limitations resulting from cultural-historical and social topography and landscape-perceptional values of territory. -from Authors
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On 165 ha of the pheasantry, 80 bird species were determined, 67 being nesting species. Insectivorous species were dominant (53.75%). Characteristic species are: Parus major, P. caeruleus, Erithacus rubecula, Sylvia atricapilla, Phylloscopus collybita, Passer montanus, Carduelis chloris, C. carduelis, Fringilla coelebs and Emberiza citrinella -from...

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Our activities within the project focuse on land cover and landscape diversity changes in selected study areas. Subject of interest is the contact area of traditional and modern viticultural landscape with a long history of anthropogenic relief transformation for the purpose of wine growing. We analyse also the cultural, economic and social drivers of the landscape transformation from 19th century until now. By a method of detailed assesment of the landscape changes we can more accurately determine the consequences for the landscape ecosystems and communities living in viticultural landscape in Slovakia.