European Cooperation in the Field of Scientific and Technical Research (COST)


COST Action FP1403 - Non-native tree species for european forests - experiences, risks and opportunities
The management of tree species non-native to European geographical regions has a long tradition within forestry management practice. Their introduction to Europe (initially focussed on growing tree species) dates back to the 18th century when enormous demands were being made on natural resources to sustain the on-going industrialization of Europe. Today issues of biomass production and C sequestration as well as the question of whether these species could increase the adaptive capacity of forests to long-term climate change patterns have fuelled a growing interest in non-native tree species in Europe. In order to determine their fullest potential (and associated management options, but also assess associated risks and challenges) the need for a communication platform allowing for discussion with stakeholder groups from within anf beyond European borders, is argued.
National delegate: RNDr. Andrej Kormuťák, DrSc. (2014-2018)

COST Action FA 1208 - Pathogen-informed strategies for sustainable broad-spectrum crop resistance

National delegate: Ing. Jana Libantová, CSc. (2013-2017)

COST Action FP1204 - Green infrastructure approach: linking environmental with social aspects in studying and managing urban forests
National delegate: Mgr. Martin Hajduch, DrSc. (2013-2017)

COST Action STREAM - Strigolactones: biological roles and applications
National delegate: RNDr. Radoslava Matúšová, PhD. (2013-2017)

COST Action FA1306 - The quest for tolerant varieties - phenotyping at plant and cellular level
National delegate: RNDr. Terézia Salaj, DrSc. (2014-2016)

COST Action FA1006 - Plant metabolic engineering for high value products
National delegate: Ing. Jana Moravčíková, PhD. (2011-2015)

COST Action FP 0701
- Micropropagation of conifer trees - an alternative method of plant production
National delegate:
RNDr. Terézia Salaj, CSc. (2011-2012)

COST Action FP 0905
- Biosafety of forest transgenic trees: improving the scientific basis for safe tree development and implementation of EU policy directives

National delegate: RNDr. Terézia Salaj, CSc. (2010-2014)

COST Action FA0605 -
Signalling control of stress tolerance and production of stress protective compounds in plants

National delegate: Mgr. Ildikó Matušíková, PhD. (2007-2011)

COST Action 871 -
Cryopreservation of embryogenic cultures of selected conifer species
National delegate: RNDr. Terézia Salaj, CSc. (2007-2010)

COST Action 863 -
Euroberry research: from genomics to sustainable production, quality and health
National delegate: RNDr. Gabriela Libiaková, CSc. (2005-2010)