Monday – May 9, 2022

Mirbach Palace, Františkánske námestie square 11, Bratislava

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Welcome Drink, Early Registration

Tuesday – May 10, 2022

Business & Congress Hotel Saffron****, Conference Venue, Radlinského 27, Bratislava

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Registration

9:00 AM – 9:20 AM: Opening Ceremony

9:20 AM – 10:00 AM: Keynote Speaker – Anna Kuzemko, Ukraine: Vegetation and habitat survey in Ukraine.

1st Session: Filling the gaps in vegetation classification

Chairman: Andraž Čarni

10:00 AM – 10:20 AM: Mohamed Z. Hatim: Description of desert vegetation communities of the Saharo-Arabian region

10:20 AM – 10:40 AM: Teemu Tahvanainen: Project to reanalyze and refine rich fen vegetation classification in Finland

10:40 AM – 11:00 AM: Dragan Koljanin: Formal classification of riparian forest and scrub communities in Western Balkans

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM: COFFEE BREAK

2nd Session: Filling the gaps in vegetation classification

Chairman: Joop Schaminée

11:30 AM – 11:50 AM: Kiril Vassilev: Vegetation diversity of Bulgaria – recent knowledge and future perspectives

11:50 AM – 12:10 PM: Corrado Marcenò: The European Vegetation Photographs (EVP)

12:10 AM – 12:30 PM: Gianmaria Bonari: Towards a syntaxonomic revision of Pinus nigraforest vegetation

12:30 PM – 12:50 PM: Pavel Novák: Transcaucasian Vegetation Database – current state and basic analyses

12:50 PM – 1:10 PM: Alessandro Bricca et al.: Role of structure and management in shaping the biodiversity facets

1:10 PM – 2:20 PM: LUNCH

2:20 PM – 3:20 PM: 1st POSTER SESSION

3rd Session: Filling the gaps in vegetation classification

Chairman: Mária Šibíková

3:20 PM – 3:40 PM: Karol Ujházy: Syntaxonomical survey of silver fir forests in Slovakia

4th Session: Remote sensing for vegetation and habitat monitoring

3:40 PM – 4:00 PM: Fabio Attorre: An expert system for forest habitats classification and mapping

4:00 PM – 4:20 PM: Sirvent Laure: How field knowledge can improve remote-sensing vegetation mapping? Feedback on three Natura 2000 sites in southern France

4:20 PM – 4:50 PM: COFFEE BREAK

5th Session: Plant invasions in the context of climate change

Chairman: Zdeňka Lososová

4:50 PM – 5:10 PM: Josep Padullés Cubino: Examining the association between alien species and community species richness across habitat types

5:10 PM – 5:30 PM: Veronika Kalusová: Levels of invasion in European dwarf shrub and scrub vegetation

5:30 PM – 5:50 PM: Irena Axmanová: Geographical patterns of neophyte invasions in European vegetation

Wednesday– May 11, 2022

9:00 AM – 9:40 AM: Keynote Speaker – Milan Chytrý, Czech Republic: Synthesizing information on European vegetation: where are we now?

6th Session: Vegetation research for habitat conservation and restoration

Chairman: Monika Janišová

9:40 AM – 10:00 AM: Maxime Burst: PRéSur: a French national monitoring network and indicators for a better assessment of the conservation status of agro-pastoral habitats of community interest

10:00 AM – 10:20 AM: Magdalena Szymura: Vegetation research helps in sustainable grassland management in the face of global changes

10:20 AM – 10:40 AM: Carsten Hobohm: Coastal habitats in danger

10:40 AM – 11:10 AM: COFFEE BREAK

7th Session: Vegetation research for habitat conservation and restoration

Chairman: Karol Ujházy

11:10 AM – 11:30 AM: Sandra Lubińska-Mielińska: Artificial flooding as a conservation and restoration method of inland salt marsh habitats

11:30 AM – 11:50 PM: Olivier Argagnon: Conservation of natural habitats within the framework of RESEDA-Flore, a network of biodiversity stakeholders in the French Mediterranean

11:50 AM – 12:10 PM: Peliyagodage Chathura Dineth Perera: Potential of accidentally collected seed material for city grasslands restoration: A case study from Sudety foothills, Central Europe

12:10 PM – 12:30 PM: Martina Marei Viti: Species diversity indices and community completeness index as indicators of short-term success of semi-natural grassland restoration

12:30 PM – 12:50 PM: Field excursion introduction, operating instructions

12:50 PM – 2:00 PM: LUNCH

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: 2nd POSTER SESSION

8th Session: Methods in vegetation classification and survey

Chairman: Wolfgang Willner

3:00 PM – 3:20 PM: Jorge Capelo: Approaching the typology of West Mediterranean semi-deciduous oak woodlands by semi-supervised classification

3:20 PM – 3:40 PM: Zoltán Botta-Dukát: Comparing model-based and distance-based ordinations

3:40 PM – 4:00 PM: Lubomír Tichý: Ellenberg-type indicator values for species of European vascular flora: an algorithmic approach

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM: COFFEE BREAK

9th Session: Methods in vegetation classification and survey

Chairman: Zoltán Botta-Dukát

4:30 PM – 4:50 PM: Sophie Vermeersch: The field application of INBOVEG: a powerful tool to improve data collecting

4:50 PM – 5:10 PM: Wolfgang Willner: Beyond the floristic horizon: a formation level classification of European phytosociological classes

5:10 PM – 6:00 PM: Working Group of Phytosociological nomenclature (GPN) Business meeting

Thursday – May 12, 2022

9:00 AM – 9:40 AM: Keynote Speaker – Monika Janišová, Slovakia: Grassland with tradition – connecting plant diversity and land-use data in the Carpathian Mountains

10th Session: Plant diversity and its drivers

Chairman: Carsten Hobohm

9:40 AM – 10:00 AM: Giandiego Campetella: The importance of beta diversity to characterize beech forest successional stages: from coppice to primeval forests

10:00 AM – 10:20 AM: Tomasz Szymura: Vegetation databases augment species distribution atlases in biodiversity patterns mapping

10:20 AM – 10:40 AM: Grzegorz Swacha: Aboveground biomass production by individual plant species in semi-natural hay grasslands in the Sudetes Mountains (Central Europe)

10:40 AM – 11:10 AM: COFFEE BREAK

11th Session: Plant diversity and its drivers

Chairman: Jan Roleček

11:10 AM – 11:30 AM: Filip Küzmič: Management type and biogeography shape neophyte richness in European annual weed and ruderal vegetation

11:30 AM – 11:50 PM: Kryštof Chytrý: Factors driving the distribution and beta diversity of the Central European forest-steppe

11:50 AM – 12:10 PM: Martin Musil: Phytogeographical division of the Czech Republic: statistical analysis of a large plant-distribution database

12:10 PM – 12:30 PM: Zdeňka Lososová: Seed dispersal database for the European flora

12th Session: Forest vegetation and forestry

Chairman: Javier Loidi

12:30 PM – 12:50 PM: Javier Loidi: The temperate deciduous forests of western Eurasia: plant diversity, biogeographic relationships and climatic drivers

12:50 PM – 2:00 PM: LUNCH

12th Session: Forest vegetation and forestry, cont.

Chairman: Javier Loidi

2:00 PM – 2:20 PM: František Máliš: Multi-taxa diversity response to experimental treatments aiming to restore biodiversity of temperate oak forests

2:20 PM – 2:40 PM: Ewa Stefańska-Krzaczek: Forest floor bryophytes in Central European forest habitats

2:40 PM – 3:00 PM: Anna Mežaka: Importance of forest characteritics in rare epiphytic bryophyte and lichen occurrence within boreo-nemoral landscape

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM: EVS Business Meeting

13th Session: Patterns and processes in a riparian zone

3:30 PM – 3:50 PM: Karine Faure: The vegetation of small French Mediterranean rivers, witnesses of the functioning of the turquoise network

3:50 PM – 4:20 PM: COFFEE BREAK

14th Session: Spatio-temporal vegetation changes

Chairman: Michal Hájek

4:20 PM – 4:40 PM: Tiina Kolari: Transitional plant communities of boreal mire complexes under climate change

4:40 PM – 5:00 PM: Anna Mastrogianni: Understanding patterns of secondary succession after land abandonment through the CSR approach

5:00 PM – 5:20 PM: László Erdős: Forest-grassland coexistence in Eurasian forest-steppes

5:20 PM – 5:30 PM: Closing Ceremony

7:00 PM – 4:00 AM: Social Dinner (Hotel Saffron)     

Friday – May 13, 2022

Field Excursions

8 AM – 7 PM


Riparian plant communities along the Danube River (boat trip included)

(led by Mária Šibíková and Ivan Jarolímek)


Steppes and thermophilous forests of the south-western part of the Little Carpathians at the confluence of the Morava and Danube Rivers

(led by Katarína Vantarová, Iveta Škodová and Iva Hodálová)


Dry calcareous grasslands of the Tematínske vrchy: conservation and restoration

(led by Monika Janišová and Daniela Dúbravková)


Sand kingdom of the Záhorie lowland

(led by Milan Valachovič and Pavol Mereďa) 


Filling the gaps in vegetation classification

1. Mirjana Ćuk et al.: Novel habitats in Serbia – diversity, classification and services

2. Petra Hájková et al.: Towards the vegetation synthesis of Montio-Cardaminetea

3. Dariia Shyriaieva: Classification, ecological differentiation, and conservation value of Pontic sandy grasslands in Southern Bug River basin (South-Western Ukraine)

4. Anni Jašková: Acknowledging boreal rich-fen forests in the EUNIS habitat classification

5. Svitlana Iemelianova et al.: Ruderal vegetation of Ukraine: a review of syntaxonomy and biogeographical peculiarities

6. Vladimir Stupar et al.: Delimitation of Aremonio-Fagion and Fagion sylvaticae in transitional zone between NW Balkan Peninsula and Pannonian Plain

7. Katarína Hegedüšová et al.: Meadows and pastures of the Parâng Mts, Southern Carpathians, Romania

8. Domas Uogintas et al.: Classification of the transition communities of semi-dry and mesic grasslands at the interface of Eastern European and Western European phytogeographical provinces

9. Klára Klinkovská and Ján Roleček: Tall-herb vegetation of the south Moravian forest-steppe

10. Denys A. Davydov: Vegetation of the Ukrainian Left Bank Forest-Steppe: classification and nomenclature

11. Anna Kuzemko et al.: Preliminary results of the syntaxonomic revision of the class Molinio-Arrhenatheretea in the European context

Remote sensing for vegetation and habitat monitoring

12. Lucia Čahojová et al.: Exploring Natura 2000 Habitats by Satellite Image Segmentation: a case study from Čierny Balog (Central Slovakia)

13. Kirill Korznikov: The first vegetation map of Kunashir (the Kurils Islands): An ecotone between boreal and temperate forests

14. Ildikó Turcsányi-Járdi et al.: Compared GHC based habitat mapping with satellite data in Ipoly-Valley

Plant invasions in the context of climate change

15. Michaela Vítková et al.: Is vulnerable vegetation of cold environments threatened by plant invasions as a result of global changes?

16. Natálie Čeplová et al.: Overview of European alien plant checklists

Vegetation research for habitat conservation and restoration

17. Eszter Saláta-Falusi et al.: Macrophyte monitoring of the reconstruction sites of the Lake Kolon, Hungary

18. Polina Dayneko and Ivan Moysiyenko: Nature heritage of anthropogenic origin: conservation value of ancient settlements for steppe vegetation – case study from Lower Dnipro, Southern Ukraine

19. Nina Fahs et al.: Observation of a longtime unobserved positive establishment of European Habitat Type 6510-grasslands in North-Western Germany

20. Safiya Praleskouskaya et al.: A plan to conserve the last Sphagnum-dominated communities in the karst dolines of Castelluccio Plains (Central Apennines)

21. Karolína Slachová and Michal Hájek: The effect of former ploughing on grassland species composition in the Hutě Nature Reserve (White Carpathians)

22. Madara Krūzmane et al.: Wild plant species introduction in urban lawns: first results of the Latvian Fund for Nature campaign “Sow your own square meter”

23. Momchil Nazarov et al.: Contribution to the knowledge of chasmophytic vegetation in the Forebalkan, Central part of Northern Bulgaria

24. Nadiia Skobel et al.: Factors influencing for the steppe flora and recommendation for subsequent protecting and conservation in old cemeteries of Kherson province (Southern Ukraine)

Methods in vegetation classification and survey

25. Jana Bürger and Filip Küzmič: Methods of vegetation survey in segetal weeds: accuracy of methodological details differs according to survey aims

26. Zuzana Dítě et al.: Inventory of halophytes in central Europe

27. Dario La Montagna et al.: Systematic grid square approach for vegetation and habitat analysis on a relict lowland forest near Rome

28. Károly Penksza et al.: Possibilities of speciation following anthropogenous environmental changes in the central sandy area of the Carpathian Basin through the example of Festuca taxa

29. Attila Fűrész et al.: Biomass content studies of sandy grasslands following the Danube from the Pannonian region to the Romanian plain

Plant diversity and its drivers

30. Simona Klačanová and Jozef Šibík: Artificial snowing of ski slopes: disaster or gentle caress?

31. Ivan Moysiyenko: Degree of synanthropization of flora of different types of landscapes of the Northern Prychornomoria (Ukraine)

32. Andrea Lobpreisová et al.: Variability of plant traits in urbanized area of Brno

33. Denys Vynokurov et al.: Establishing the Ukrainian Database of Plant Traits

34. Małgorzata Raduła et al.: Macroecological drivers of vascular plant species composition in semi-natural grasslands: a regional study from Lower Silesia (Poland)

35. Michal Slezák et al.: Diversity patterns of alien vascular plants in railway stations of Slovakia

36. Jiří Doležal et al.: Determinants of invasion by single versus multiple plant species in temperate lowland forests

Forest vegetation and forestry

37. Vladimír Šagát: Evaluation of abiotic controls on forest damage after the Elisabeth windstorm in central Low Tatras, Slovakia, using logistic regression

38. Tijana Šikuljak et al.: Ecological diversity and overview of pedunculate oak (Quercus robur) floodplain forests in Vojvodina (Serbia)

39. Linda Csölleová et al.: Impact of experimental interventions inspired by historical management and environmental changes on thermophilization of temperate oak forest understory

40. Milan Valachovič et al.: Plant communities of Slovakia. 6. Forest and shrub vegetation

41. Aigars Indriksons et al.: Structure and species composition of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) stands in Tervete Nature Park in Latvia

Patterns and processes in a riparian zone

42. Beloslava Genova et al.: The effect of Poplar plantations on undergrowth diversity and neophyte distribution

Spatio-temporal vegetation changes

43. Dariusz Kamiński et al.: Spatio-temporal dynamics of meadow vegetation as an effect of precipitation deficit (Lake Gopło, central Poland)

44. Marek Kotrík et al.: Half a century of changes in oak-hornbeam forest communities on volcanic bedrock of the Western Carpathians

45. Michaela Michalková et al.: The Size Matters. Comparison of spatial characteristics and herb synusia in differently sized forest fragments

47. Norbert Helm et al.: Drivers of meta population dynamics of the high mountain flora in the central Alps

48. Marta Lis et al.: Changes in structure and dynamics of inland halophytic plant metacommunities

49. Dragana Čavlović et al.: Wetland vegetation composition change- 10 years revisited

50. Anastasia Davydova: The Dzharylhatsky National Nature Park: syntaxonomy and mapping

51. Liudmyla Lysohor and Olga Krasova: Communities by Botriochloa ischaemum (L.) Keng, in natural and industrial landscapes of the Inhulets river basin (Steppe zone of Ukraine)

52. Urban Šilc et al.: Long-term impact on weed vegetation changes (1994-2019) in two altitudinal zones

53. Andraž Čarni et al.: Change of plant traits along slopes in enclosed karstic depressions (dolines) on Karstic Plateau (SW Slovenia)

54. Linda Mikulenková: Succession after removal of Pinus mugo above the tree line in Jeseníky Mountains