Jozef Dušička

Jozef Dušička
Comenius University Bratislava · Faculty of Natural Sciences

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In 2019, we recorded a total of 37,237 pollen grains in the air of Bratislava using the Burkard volumetric pollen trap, which is in line with the long-term average from 2002 to 2018. The dominant taxa were Betula (18.99 %), Urticaceae (14.02 %), Populus (13.26 %), Pinaceae (8.28 %), Quercus (7.87 %), Cupressaceae (7.83 %), Alnus (5.81 %) and Ambros...
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Over the period 2002–2019, air temperature and precipitation significantly increased regionally for Bratislava, which could lead to phenological changes in some plant species. This study aimed to analyse the changes in the intensity, timing, and duration of pollen seasons of three allergological important plant taxa (Alnus, Poaceae, Artemisia) in t...
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During the growing season of 2018, we analyzed the species spectrum and the quantity of pollen in the air of Bratislava using Hirst-type pollen sampler. In total, we recorded 32,051 pollen grains belonging to 30 taxa of vascular plants. Pollen grains of the taxa Urticaceae (13.7 %), Fraxinus (10.3 %), Alnus (8.8 %), Quercus (8.4 %), Betula (8 %), C...
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The 4th botanical excursion within the series „Let‘s go to the field″ took place in the Malé Karpaty Mts. in the wine-growing town of Svätý Jur and its surroundings. The field trip leads through the deciduous mixed forests and habitats of the cultural landscape, such as vineyards, ruins of the Biely Kameň Castle, anthropogenic and ruderal sites. On...
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Over the period 2002-2019, air temperature and precipitation significantly increased regionally for Bratislava, which could lead to phenological changes in some plant species. This study aimed to analyse the changes in the intensity, timing, and duration of pollen seasons of three allergological important plant taxa (Alnus, Poaceae, Artemisia) in t...
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From March to October 2017, we collected pollen grains of seed plants in the atmosphere of Bratislava using the Hirst-type pollen trap for their identification and quantification. During the reporting period, we registered 36,101 pollen grains, which belonged to 30 plant taxa. The taxa contributing to the highest concentration of pollen grains were...
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This is the third of a series of papers intended to introduce the botanical excursions for students that are organised by the Department of Botany, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava. In this paper, we present our knowledge and experiences gained within the course Botany field practice for students of the second semester...
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A thunderstorm is a risk factor for severe respiratory allergy or asthma attacks in patients suffering from pollen/spore allergy. This study aimed to investigate the changes in the spectrum and quantity of pollen and fungal spores in the air of Bratislava during summer storms as well as the impact of selected environmental parameters on these chang...
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Poaceae pollen and Phl p 5 allergen concentrations to determine whether airborne pollen concentrations alone are sufficient to reflect the actual allergenic potential of the air. The relationships between the mentioned pollen and allergen concentrations and associated environmental variables were also examined. The airborne particles were collected...
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Betula pollen is one of the most important aeroallergens during the spring months in the central European countries. In 2018, pollen monitoring was conducted in six urban areas (Bratislava, Banská Bystrica, Košice, Nitra, Trnava, and Žilina) in Slovakia. Investigations were carried out using a volumetric Hirst-type pollen trap (Burkard). Betula pol...
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The aim of this study is to provide an analysis of the impact of ecogenotoxicity on native flora abortivity in various urban areas. In which, there was an analysis of 5 groupings of locations with a differing environmental load intensity within the city of Bratislava (Slovakia) over a 2-year period. Our results show varying data depending on the pr...
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Aquatic biotopes with stagnant water are not typical for sloping terrain. Under the Rakytovec hill in the Malé Karpaty Mts. we found two ponds with interesting wetland vegetation of vascular plants and bryophytes. Ponds are situated in the forest dominated by Alnus glu-tinosa, Carpinus betulus, Fagus sylvatica and Quercus robur. Water level periodi...
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Over the period 2002–2014, air temperature significantly increased regionally for Bratislava. However, no significant shifts have been observed in other meteorological parameters examined. The aim of this study was to analyse the effect of significant temperature trends on timing, duration and intensity of Alternaria, Epicoccum and Stemphylium spor...
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In the atmosphere of Bratislava, the spectrum and quantity of pollen grains and fungal spores were analysed during the vegetation period of the year 2015 using a Burkard volumetric pollen trap. During the study period, the annual total of 27 747 pollen grains, belonging to 28 higher plant taxa and 108 029 spores belonging to six fungal taxa were re...
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Introduction and objective. The association between airborne pollen counts or duration of pollen season and allergy symptoms is not always distinguished. The purpose of this study was to examine the correlation between pollen exposure (annual total pollen quantity and main pollen season length) of selected allergenic plants in the atmosphere of Bra...
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Introduction and objective: The invasive alien species Ambrosia artemisiifolia cause environmental, agronomical and medical problems in many regions of the world, including Slovakia. The purpose of this study was to survey the spread and distribution of this species in Slovakia and to analyse its airborne pollen pattern. Materials and methods: T...
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In this study, we have evaluated 2-hourly variations of Betula, Carpinus, Populus, Fraxinus, Cupressaceae–Taxaceae and Pinus pollen concentrations in 24-h periods as well as the impact of weather variables on the diurnal patterns of the mentioned taxa. The study was conducted in Bratislava over a period of nine successive years (2002–2010). Based o...
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The focus of our study is the comparison of aeropalynological research of two independent pollen stations localized in different parts of the city area of Bratislava. The sampling sites are placed 5.3 km apart, respectively in the northwestern (Department of Botany of the Comenius University – D.B.) and northeastern (Public Health Office – U.V.Z.)...
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aspects in the detection of the quality of air in Bratislava. Ekológia (Bratislava), Vol. 32, No. 1, p. 39—53, 2013. This work is focused on mapping the aeropalynologic situation in the Bratislavan atmosphere. Volumetric pollen and pollen abortivity analyses were used for this purpose. The research com-prised comparison of two pollen stations in th...
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This work is focused on mapping the aeropalynologic situation in the Bratislavan atmosphere. Volumetric pollen and pollen abortivity analyses were used for this purpose. The research comprised comparison of two pollen stations in this city between 2007 and 2011. Twice the number of pollen grains was measured at the U.V.Z. station compared to the D....
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Pollen grains in the atmosphere of Bratislava were quantitatively and qualitatively analysed during an 8-year period (2002–2009) using a Burkard volumetric pollen trap. The mean annual total pollen grain count recorded during this period was 36,608, belonging to 34 higher plant taxa (22 trees and/or shrubs and 12 herbaceous species). The maximum an...

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Identify genuine trends in airborne pollen concentrations over time across Europe and investigate the mechanistic effects causing them