Conference FJT100

Peter Urban
Katedra biológie a ekológie, Fakulta prírodných vied UMB, Tajovského 40, 974 01 Banská Bystrica; email: Peter.Urban@umb.sk, urbanlutra@gmail.com


The conference  with an international participation called “FJT100” was held 11. – 12. December, 2015 in Zvolen, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of František Jozef Turček, the first Slovak ecologist. Organisers of this conference were the TechnicalUniversity in Zvolen, the Institute of Forest Ecology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Zvolen, Poľana Protected Landscape Area Administration in Zvolen, the Department of Biology and Ecology from the Faculty of Natural Sciences of Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica and the Slovak Ornithological Society / BirdLife Slovakia. The conference brought together 160 participants from Slovakia and CzechRepublic and presented 38 papers and more than 20 posters. During the introductory section of the conference, participants could listen to nine presentations on the life of František Jozef Turček, his work and its importance. Further speeches and presentations were divided into four main sections. During a simple ceremony, as part of the event, a memorial plaque to František Jozef Turček was unveiled in the entrance hall of the SAS Institute of Forest Ecology, from Zbigniew Nišponský.

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