Barna Milan

Barna Milan

Zvolen

Barna Milan, Mgr., PhD.

Slovak Academy of Sciences
Institute of Forest Ecology
Forest Ecosystems Dynamics Research Group
Ľudovíta Štúra 1774/2
960 01 Zvolen
Phone: +421 45 5241 111, kl.303
Email: barna@ife.sk


Specialization: production ecology of forest ecosystems with focusing on quantifications of trees biomass, fundamentals of tree growth and increment and its modelling, quantification of changes in forest ecosystems using production-ecological parameters (annual increments, twigs growth dynamics, leaf specific weight, and other) and natural regeneration of forest stands.
Current research interest – touches a problematic of understanding the revitalization processes in forest ecosystems and their prediction by signs and state of individual components of examined ecosystem. The aim is to examine in what measure, after removing or decreasing the production of emissions, is forest ecosystem capable of self-revitalization process. In a complex of ecological interaction in forest ecosystem we will focus on basic components – from the climate through the throughfall, decomposition, natural regeneration ability and health status of the mature trees.


Education:

  • PhD. in Ecology, Institute of Forest Ecology, SAS (1995–1999)
  • Ing. (MSc.) in Forest engineering, Faculty of Forestry, Technical University in Zvolen (1988-1993)

Academic employment:

  • Senior scientist, Institute of Forest Ecology, SAS, Zvolen (since 2005)
  • Scientist, Institute of Forest Ecology, SAS, Zvolen (1999–2005)
  • PhD student, Institute of Forest Ecology, SAS, Zvolen (1994–1999)

Projects:

  • Position: principal investigator:
    • Development of beech stands after shelterwood cutting – optimisation of the regeneration method. Project number 2/4158/24; Funded by Scientific Grant Agency SAS and Ministry of Education SR; Duration: 1/2004-12/2006
    • Influence of ecological conditions on natural regeneration in beech ecosystems. Project number 2/7185/27; Funded by Scientific Grant Agency SAS and Ministry of Education SR; Duration: 1/2007-12/2009
    • Endophytic microorganisms in trees and their potential role in stress tolerance enhancement. Project number 2/0055/10; Funded by Scientific Grant Agency SAS and
      Ministry of Education SR; Duration: 1/2010-12/2013
  • Position: deputy principal investigator:
    • The dynamics of health status, mycoflora and selected dendrometrical and ecophysiological characteristics of beech ecosystems. Project number 2/0039/14; Funded
      by Scientific Grant Agency SAS and Ministry of Education SR; Duration: 1/2014-12/2017
  • Position: member of the research group – 13 projects (APVV, VEGA, Operačný program Veda a Výskum) Cooperation with international projects:
    • Forest ecosystems response to global changes and environmental pollution in South-eastern and Central Europe: consequences for sustainable forest management. Project number B1; Grant scheme: MAD (International agreement between Slovak Academy of Sciences and Bulgarian Academy of Sciences; Duration: 4/2003-3/2006
    • Structure, health status and regeneration capability of dendrocoenoses destructed by wind invasion in Rila-Rodopi massif, Vitosha Mt and Low and High Tatras Mts. Project number B1; Grant scheme: MAD (International agreement between Slovak Academy of Sciences and Bulgarian Academy of Sciences; Duration: 1/2015-12/2017

Scientific – organizational activity:

  • member of the methodological and technical advice for the second cycle (2015-2016) of the National Forest Inventory and Monitoring of the Slovak Republic
  • member of the editorial board of the international scientific journal Folia oecologica (indexed eg. In AGRIS, CAB Abstracts, Scopus and other Elsevier Bibliographic Databases) since 2004
  • member of the editorial board of the international scientific journal Central European Forestry Journal (indexed eg. in Scopus and other Elsevier Bibliographic Databases) since 2014
  • member of the Scientific board of the IFE SAS (since 2009)
  • member of the National Committee of UNESCO intergovernmental program Man and the Biosphere (UNESCO’s Man and the BIOSPHERE PROGRAMME – MAB) (2012-2016)
  • Editot-in- Chief of Folia oecologica (International scientific journal) since 2017

List of publications:

2018

Early stage litter decomposition across biomes

Djukic, Ika; Kepfer-Rojas, Sebastian; Schmidt, Inger Kappel; Larsen, Klaus Steenberg; Beier, Claus; Berg, Björn; Verheyen, Kris; TeaComposition, ; Barna, Milan; et al, Ivan Mihál

Early stage litter decomposition across biomes Journal Article

Science of the Total Environment, 628-629 (1), pp. 1369-1394, 2018, ISSN: 0378-1127.

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2016

Variance decomposition of prediction of stem biomass increment for European beech: Contribution of selected sources of uncertainty.

Horemans, J A; Bosela, M; Dobor, L; Barna, M; Bahyl, J; Deckmyn, G; Fabrika, M; Sedmak, R; Ceulemans, R

Variance decomposition of prediction of stem biomass increment for European beech: Contribution of selected sources of uncertainty. Journal Article

Forest Ecology and Management, 361 , pp. 46–55, 2016, ISSN: 0378-1127.

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2015

Tree species diversity change in natural regeneration of a beech forest under different management

Barna, M; Bošeľa, M

Tree species diversity change in natural regeneration of a beech forest under different management Journal Article

Forest Ecology and Management, 342 , pp. 93–102, 2015.

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2014

Evaluating similarity of radial increment around tree stem circumference of European beech and Norway spruce form Central Europe

Bošeľa, M; Sedmák, R; Marušák, R; Sedmáková, D; Petráš, R; Barna, M

Evaluating similarity of radial increment around tree stem circumference of European beech and Norway spruce form Central Europe Journal Article

Geochronometria, 41 (2), pp. 136-146, 2014.

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2011

Prirodzená obnova buka [Natural regeneration of beech]

Barna, M; Jarčuška, B

Prirodzená obnova buka [Natural regeneration of beech] Book Chapter

Barna, M; Kulfan, J; Bublinec, E (Ed.): Buk a bukové ekosystémy Slovenska, Chapter 11, pp. 227-248, Veda, Bratislava, 2011.

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 Influence of light availability on height growth of naturally regenerated beech with different growth histories

Jarčuška, B; Barna, M

Influence of light availability on height growth of naturally regenerated beech with different growth histories Journal Article

Austrian Journal of Forest Science, 128 , pp. 53-65, 2011.

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Plasticity in above-ground biomass allocation in Fagus sylvatica L. saplings in response to light availability

Jarčuška, B; Barna, M

Plasticity in above-ground biomass allocation in Fagus sylvatica L. saplings in response to light availability Journal Article

Annals of Forest Research, 54 , pp. 151-160, 2011.

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Taxonómia, fylogenéza a rozšírenie buka v Európe a na Slovensku

Gömöry, D; Kukla, J; Schieber, B

Taxonómia, fylogenéza a rozšírenie buka v Európe a na Slovensku Book Chapter

Barna, M; Kulfan, J; Bublinec, E (Ed.): Buk a bukové ekosystémy Slovenska, pp. 19-36, Veda, vyd. SAV, Bratislava, 2011, ISBN: 978-80-224-1192-9.

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Klasifikácia bukových geobiocenóz

Kukla, J

Klasifikácia bukových geobiocenóz Book Chapter

Barna, M; Kulfan, J; Bublinec, E (Ed.): Buk a bukové ekosystémy Slovenska, pp. 145-184, Veda, vyd. SAV, Bratislava, 2011, ISBN: 978-80-224-1192-9.

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Buk ako edifikátor lesných geobiocenóz

Kukla, J

Buk ako edifikátor lesných geobiocenóz Journal Article

pp. 123-144, 2011, ISBN: 978-80-224-1192-9.

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