doc. Ing. Radoslava Kanianska, CSc.


  • Work place:Department of environmental management
  • Function:Head of Department
  • Job order:Associate Professor

Where to find meOffice: 110
Phone: +421 48 446 5810

Tajovského 55
974 01 Banská Bystrica
Slovenská republika


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Monday09:00 - 11:00
Tuesday09:00 - 11:00
Thursday09:00 - 11:00

Professional characteristics


1986 – 1991

     Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Faculty of Agronomy, Branch Phytotechnic, Nitra, Slovakia

October 1992 – September 1993

     UNESCO – Institute for Water Education Delft, The Netherlands Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Environmental Sanitation

1996 – 1998

     Soil Science and Conservation Research Institute Bratislava, Slovakia (Ph.D.)



Professional experiences

2011 - present

     Assistant Professor:  Department of environmental Management, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Matej Bel University Banská Bystrica  

2001 – 2011

     Specialist for soil and agriculture, Head of Department for Assessment of Environment (2005 – 2007), Head of Department of Environmental Education (2001 – 2003): Slovak Environmental  

     Agency, Banská Bystrica, Centre of Environmentalistics, Centre of Environmental Education and Promotion

1991 – 2001

     Research worker: Soil Science and Conservation Research Institute

1985 – 1986

     Technician worker: Meadows and Pastures Research Institute Banská Bystrica



Study stays

September 2013

     University of Eastern Finland, Faculty of Science and Forestry, Department of Environmental Science

November 1999

     Bayreuth University, Germany, Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences



  • Fundametals in environmental law

  • Pedology and soil protection

  • Principles of field research

  • Project proposals

  • Renewable energy sources

  • Green growth


Research work

Soil in interaction with environmental compartments, land use, ecosystem services, material flow and environmental accounting, biomass as renewable energy source, agriculture and other economic sectors and its influence on environment, environmental indicators, environmental policy and legislation.



Membership of professional bodies

  • Slovak National Reference Centre (Primary Contact Point) for Agriculture / Forestry, Soil in EIONET of European Environment Agency (Since 2003)

  • Member of the Executive Board of the Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage and Global Change Environment (Since 2010)

  • Member of the Societas Pedologica Slovaca (1991 – 2001, since 2010)

  • Slovak National Reference Centre for State of Environment reporting, Policy Instruments and Policy Evaluation of the SR in EIONET of European Environment Agency (2005 - 2010)

  • Member of the OECD Joint Working Party on Agriculture and the Environment (2008 - 2010)

  • Member of the Streamlining European 2010 Biodiversity Indicators Expert Group (2006)

  • Member of the Carpathians Environment Outlook Steering Group (2005 - 2007)


Projects / research tasks  

  • Analysis, modelling and evaluation of agro-ecosystem services – Slovak Research and Development Agency, 2013 – 2017, Member of the team

  • Coordination action in support of the implementation of a Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage and Global Change: a new challenge for Europe, Seven Framework Programme, 2011 – 2014, Member of the Executive Board

  • Material flow analyse in management of natural sources focusing on energy utilisation of agricultural biomass – Slovak Research and Development Agency, 2008 – 2010, Member of the team

  • Global Monitoring for Environment and Security Network of Users (GNU) - Sixth Framework Programme, 2007 – 2010, Member of the SEA internal team

  • Carpathians Environment Outlook (KEO) - United Nations Environment Programme, 2005 – 2007, Member of the Steering Committee

  • Expansion of the online dictionary of the European environment Agency - European Environment Agency, 2004, Coordinator

  • Indicator assessment of the impact of economic sectors on the environment - Ministry of Environment of the SR, 2004 – 2010, Coordinator

  • Sustainable development indicator assessment - Ministry of Environment of the SR, 2004 – 2010, Team member

  • Environmental Impact Assessment of industrial parks in Banska Bystrica - Environmental Impact Assessment of industrial parks in Banská Bystrica, 2003, Team member

  • Creating a functional network of  education centres of SEA - Field Studies Council, 2003 – 2004, Team member

  • School and community-based monitoring and biodiversity protection - Darwin Initiative, 2001 – 2003, Team member

  • Soil monitoring system in Slovakia - Ministry of Agriculture of the SR, 1993 – 2001, Team member

  • Pedo-ecological-units evaluation - Ministry of Agriculture of the SR, 1991 – 1992, Team member


Selected papers and publications (in English)

Kanianska, R. – Kizeková, M. – Nováček, M. – Zeman, M. 2014. Land-use and land-cover changes in rural areas during different political systems: A case study of Slovakia from 1782 to 2006. Land Use Policy, Elsevier, 36 (2014), pp. 554-566, ISSN 0264-8377.

Kanianska, R. 2012. Potential and risks of Slovak agriculture in second generation biofuels crops production. Transactions of Kremenchuk Mykhailo Ostrohradskyi National University, Ministry of Education, Science, Youth and Sports of Ukraine and Kremenchuk  Mykhailo Ostrohradskyi National University, Issue 4/2012 (75), p. 109-112. ISSN 1995-0519, 2072-8263

Kanianska, R. – Guštafíková, T. - Kizeková, M. – Kovanda, J. 2011. Use of material flow accounting for assessment of energy savings: a case of biomass in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Energy Policy, Oxford: Elsevier, 39 (2011), pp. 2824-2832. ISSN 0301-4215.

Kanianska, R. – Guštafíková, T. 2010. Material flow and life cycle analysis of agricultural biomass in Slovakia. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering 2010, Cairo, Egypt, pp. 238- 241, ISBN 978-1-4244-8747-9.

Kanianska, R. 2010. Agriculture and its Impact on the Environment in the Slovak republic 2009. Indicator report. Slovak Environmental Agency Banská Bystrica, 52 p. [on-line] [cit. 2011-12-21]

Kanianska, R. - Kizeková, M. - Makovníková, J. 2009. Components of Used and Unused Agricultural Biomass in Slovakia with Emphases on Biomass from Permanent Grasslands Situated on Less-productive Soils. Book of Proceedings 5th Environmental Accounting – Sustainable Development Indicators Conference / EMAN Environmental Management Accounting Network, Prague 2009, pp. 1 – 13.

Mališ, j. - Makovníková, J. - Pálka, B. - Kanianska, R. 2009.Potential of degradated farm-land utilisation in cadaster Pitelová for energetic purposes. In Proceedings No. 31, Soil Science and Conservation Research Institute Bratislava, pp. 102 – 107, ISBN 978-80-89128-59-4.

Balteanu, D – Busuioc, A. – Huba, M. – Pomázi, I. – Sandulescu, M. – Witkowski, Z. , Contributing authors: Abruda, J.,... Kanianska, R...(et al.). 2007. Carpathians Environment Outlook 2007. UNEP – Division for Early Warning and Assessment, 2007, 236 p. ISBN 978-92-807-2870-5.

Burdusel, E. - Kanianska, R. - Maryskevych, O. 2006. Policy consultation on sustainable agriculutre and rural development in the Carpathians. Policy assessments for Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development in Mountain regions (SARD-M). National reports in Romania, Slovakia and Ukraine. UNEP-Vienna ISSC, Vienna, 2006, 95 p.

Kobza, J., Kanianska, R., Makovníková, J., Matúšková, L., Došeková, A., Styk, J. 2004. Soil pollution in Slovakia. In: Proc. of Inter. Workshop on rehabilitation and management of polluted soils, FAO Roma and Research Institute for Soil Science and Agrochemistry Bucharest, Romania. Published by Estfalia, Bucharest, Romania. 2004, p. 233-254. ISBN 80-7157-735-9.

Hansen, H.C.B. - Kobza, J. - Schmidt, R. - Szakál, P. - Borggaard, O.K. -  Holm, P.E. - Kanianska, R. - Bognarova, S. - Makovníkova, J. - Matuskova, L. - Micuda, R. – styk, j. 2003. Environmental Soil Chemistry, Matej Bel University, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia, 191 p., ISBN 80-88784-24-7.

Kanianska, R. - Makovníková, J. 2000. Small scale heterogenity of chosen soil parameters indicated soil acidification.  In Proceedings No.  23, Soil Science and Conservation Research Institute Bratislava, 2000, pp. 105-110.

Kanianska, R. 2000. Buffer systems of Slovak soils - natural barriers to acidification. Ecology, 19/4, 2000, pp. 387-392. ISSN 1335-342X.

Kanianska, R. - Dlapa, P. 2000. Buffer activity at Cambisol and Podzol induced by acid stress. Plant Production, 46/III., 2000, pp. 133-137.

Kobza, J. - Styk, J. - Barančíková, G. - Kanianska, R. - Houšková, B. 1999. Environmental aspects of texturally differentiated soils form their development tendency point of view. International Conference: Soil conservation in large - scale land use, May 1999,  Bratislava, 1999, pp. 353-360.

Kanianska, R. 1999. Silicate and cation exchange buffer activity in four soil representatives. In Proceedings No. 22, Soil Science and Conservation Research Institute Bratislava, 1999.

Kobza, J. - Kanianska, R. - Makovníková, J. - Matúšková, L. - Došeková, A.- Styk, J. 1999. Polluted soils in Slovakia. Manual script. International Workshop on management of polluted soils, Braila, Romania, 1999, 17 p.  

Kanianska, R. 1998. Carbonate - buffer mechanism on calcaro-gleyic phaeozem. In Proceedings No.  21, Soil Science and Conservation Research Institute Bratislava, 1998, pp. 183-188.

Makovníková, J. - Kanianska, R. 1996. Active aluminium and its present state in Slovak soils. Plant production. 42/7, 1996, pp. 289-292.

Makovníková, J. - Kanianska, R. 1996. Soil reaction changes and content of active aluminium induced by acid rain simulation. Plant production, 42/4, 1996, pp. 155-159.


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