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doc. Ing. Peter Urban, PhD.

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  • Work place:Department of biology and ecology
  • Function:University Teacher
  • Job order:Associate Professor

Where to find meOffice: 101
Phone: +421 48 446 7101



Email: Peter.Urban@umb.sk

Consulting hours

Monday13:30 - 16:00
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Wednesday-
Thursday-
Friday-

Professional characteristics

Motto

 Live and let live

 

Lectures and seminars

Ecological biomonitoring (Bc)

Applied biomonitoring (Bc)

Methods of research work (Bc, Mgr)

Biological principles of nature protection (Mgr)

Ecology of terrestrial environment - ecology forest ecosystems (Mgr)

Legislation on nature protection (Mgr)

Management of protected animal species (Mgr)

Conservation biology (PhD)

Methodology and ethics of scientific work (PhD)

 

Professional career

2007 – till now: Faculty of Natural Sciences, Matthias Belius University Banská Bystrica, associate professor

2000 – 2007 State Nature Conservancy of the Slovak Republik, Banská Bystrica, researcher-zoologist, head of department, director of Centre of Nature and Lanscape Protection, Deputy for the professional and methodological management

1996 – 2000 Slovak Environmental Agency – Centre of Nature and Lanscape Protection, Banská Bystrica, researcher-zoologist, head of department

1993 – 1996 Slovak Environmental Agency – Headquaters, Banská Bystrica, researcher-zoologist

1992 - 1993 Centre of State Nature Protection Banská Bystrica, Poľana PLA-BR Administration Zvolen, researcher-zoologist

1986 – 1992 Headquaters of State Nature Protection Liptovský Mikuláš, Poľana PLA Administration Zvolen, researcher-biologist

1985 – 1985 Čierny Balog Forest enterprise, entrance practice

 

Acquirements

Assoc. prof. in Landscape use and protection (2011) Faculty of Natural Sciences Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Thesis: Ecological and environmental factors of the spatial extension of otter in Slovakia.

Ph.D. in Ecology (2000) Institute of Forest Ecology (Slovak Academy of Sciences) in Zvolen; Thesis: About the ecology of otter (Lutra lutra) in Slovakia.

Ing. (1985) Faculty of Forestry, Technical University in Zvolen; Thesis: Evaluation of chamonis intoduction to Low Tatras.

 

Research interests

Ecology and protection of selected animal groups and species (crayfish, otter, amphibians, great carnivores...)

dynamic ecology

history of nature conservation

 

Current research projects

project KEGA 036UMB-4/2018  Current and system ecology: structure, dynamics and complexity of communities and ecosystems

SAIA project 2017-10-20-002 Searching for shy canid species – wolf and golden jackal survey in potential co-existence areas of Austria and Slovakia

 

Completed research projects

project VEGA 1/0411/14 Tourist visitation as a factor influencing diversity of organism in protected area – worker

project OPV-2012-1.2/05-SORO

project VEGA 1/0303/12 Genetic differentiation of fragmented populations of capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus) and black grouse (Tetrao tetrix) in western Carpathians (2012-2014) – second investigator

project KEGA 001UMB-4/2012 Set of three university textbooks (Management of protected areas, Management of protected animal species and Management of protected plant species) – second investigator

project VEGA Habitat requirements of Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra L.) on Slovak streams (2008 – 2010), project leader

project VEGA 1/0762/09 Ecological integrity of the country and evaluation of its changes in the cultural landscape in relation to biodiversity conservation and sustainable development in the global climate change (2009-2011) – worker

project VEGA 1/4051/07: Primary quarrying relicts in relation to the cultural landscape of Zvolen Basin (2007-2009) – worker

project APVV: Genetic diversity and differentiation of populations of selected species of hunting and  protected animals (2006-2008) – worker

project LIFE: Protection of habitat diversity in the Slovak Paradise National Park (2005-2007) – member of the project steering committee

 

Notable publications

  • URBAN P. 2019: Manažment chránených druhov živočíchov. Vybrané problémy. Belianum, Banská Bystrica, 212 pp. ISBN 978-80-557-1543-8
  • GUIMARÃES N., BUČKO J. & URBAN P. 2019: The rise of a carnivore, the evolution of the presence of the golden jackal in Slovakia. Folia Zoologica 68(2): 66 – 71.
  • URBAN P.,SABO P. & PLESNÍK J. 2018. Non-equilibrium thermodynamics and development cycles of temperate natural forest ecosystems. Folia Oecologica 45(2): 61– 71.
  • URBAN P. & RAJSKÝ D. 2018: Bibliography on Canis aureus in Slovakia (Carnivora: Canidae). Lynx, n. s. (Praha) 49: 295 – 307. 
  • BITUŠÍK P., KOCIANOVÁ-ADAMCOVÁ M., BRABEC J., MALINA R., TESÁK J. & URBAN P. 2017. The effects of landscape structure and road topography on mortality o mammals: A case study of two different road types in Central Slovakia. Lynx, n. s. (Praha) 48: 39–51.
  • ČABANOVÁ V.,  GUIMARAES N., HURNÍKOVÁ Z., CHOVANCOVÁ G., URBAN P.  & MITERPÁKOVÁ M. 2017. Endoparasites of the grey wolf (Canis lupus) in protected areas of Slovakia. Annals of  Parasitology 63 (4): 283–289. doi: 10.17420/ap6304.114
  • REPKA P., BARABASZ-KRASNY B., MOŽDŽEŃ K., URBAN P. & ŠVAJDA J. 2017: Environmental awareness of students living near selected national parks in countries of Visegrád group. Nature Conservation Research. Заповедная наука 2017. 2(Suppl. 2): 56 – 65.
  • URBAN P.  & MALINA R. 2017. Reštitúcia kamzíka vrchovského tatranského (Rupicapra rupicapra tatrica) do Nízkych Tatier. / Reintroduction of Tatra Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra tatrica) in the  Low Tatras Mts. (Central Slovakia). Quaestiones rerum naturalium 4(1): 51–134. 
  • URBAN P. 2016. História ochrany prírody na Poľane (stredné Slovensko) - 2. časť (od roku 1990 po súčasnosť) / History of Nature protection in Poľana Mts. (central Slovakia) – Part 2. ((from 1990 until present). Quaestiones rerum naturalium 3(1): 42–123. 
  • URBAN P. 2015. História ochrany prírody na Poľane (stredné Slovensko) - 1. časť (od najstarších čias do vyhlásenia biosférickej rezervácie) / History of Nature protection in Poľana Mts. (central Slovakia) – Part 1. (from Ancient times to the designation of biosphere reserve). Quaestiones rerum naturalium 2(2): 8–89. 
  • URBAN P. 2013. Re-Colonisation of the Eurasian Otter (Lutra lutra) in the Hron River Catchment (Slovakia) –  a Preliminary Report from a Survey, or Who Reintroduced the Otter in the Hron River and Why? IUCN Otter Specialist Group Bulletin 30 (2): 78–102.
  • URBAN P., BALÁZS, CS., LANTOS, I., GÁSPÁR, S., JOÓ, M. & HARMOS, K. 2011. Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) in the central part of the Slovak-Hungarian border area. IUCN Otter Specialist Group Bulletin 28(2): 99–112.
  • URBAN P., TOPERCER J., KADLEČÍK J. & KADLEČÍKOVÁ Z. 2010. Distribution, biology, risks and conservation of the Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra L.) in Slovakia. FPV UMB, Banská Bystrica, 132 pp., ISBN 978-80-557-0030-4, elektronická verzia 978-80-557-0031-1 
  • URBAN P. 2010. The Eurasian otter in Slovakia – a preliminary report from a survey.  IUCN Otter Specialist Group Bulletin 27(3): 148–158.
  • UHRIN M., BENDA P., OBUCH J. & URBAN P. 2010. Changes in abundance of hibernating bats in central Slovakia (1992–2009). Biologia 65(2): 349–361.

 

 

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