Ferus Peter

Ferus Peter

SWPI Research Group

Ing. Peter Ferus, PhD.

Slovak Academy of Sciences
Institute of Forest Ecology
Safe Woody Plant Introduction Research Group
Vieska nad Žitavou 178
951 52 Slepčany
Phone: 
Email: peter.ferus@savba.sk


Research focus

  • tree reproduction biology and ecological plasticity aspects triggering invasive behaviour
  • invasive tree bioregulation based on allelopathy
  • different aspects of tree drought tolerance enhancement

Education

  • 2000-2005 – PhD. study in Physiology of Crops and Trees at the Department of Plant Physiology, Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources, Slovak Agricultural University in Nitra [Thesis: Radiation and water use efficiency enhancement for photosynthesis and biomass production in fluctuating environmental conditions]
  • 1995-2000 – Dipl. Ing. study in Plant Production Management at the Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources, Slovak Agricultural University in Nitra

Research stays

  • 2002, 2009-2011 – University of Pisa, Italy
  • 2007 – Shandong Agricultural University, Taian, China
  • 2008  –INRA Nancy, France
  • 2011-2012 – University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Iasi, Romania
  • 2014 – Taiwan Forestry Institute, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2015 – Institute of Botany AS CR, Průhonice, Czech Republic
  • 2015-2017 – Institute of Geography RA, Bucharest, Romania
  • 2016 – Instituto Multidisciplinario de Biología Vegetal (UNC-CONICET), Córdoba, Argentina

Teaching experiences

  • 2006-2009 – Plant Physiology and Plant Eco-physiology at the Department of Plant Physiology, Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources, Slovak Agricultural University in Nitra
  • 2009-2011 – Botany at the Department of Botany, Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources, Slovak Agricultural University in Nitra
  • 2011-present Plant Biotechnologies in Mlyňany Arboretum IFE SAS for University of Constantine the Philosopher students

Scientific-organisational activities:

  • 2013-present Member of Editorial Board of the scientific journal Folia Oecologica
  • 2014-present Member of Scientific Board of the IFE SAS
  • 2014-present Head of the Department of Dendrobiology, Mlyňany Arboretum IFE SAS
  • 2014-present Deputy head of the Mlyňany Arboretum IFE SAS

Recent projects (principal researcher):

  • 2017-2019 – SAS-NASU Changes in the number and activity of soil microorganisms during black locust invasion
  • 2014-2017 – VEGA 2/0183/14 Environmental risks of rhododendron cultivation in Mlyňany Arboretum SAS
  • 2014-2016 – COST TD 1209 European information system for alien species
  • 2014-2015 – SAS-CONICET What does change when plants become invasive? Differences in reproduction biology and stress tolerance between Slovak and Argentinian honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos L.) populations
  • 2009-2011 – SK-IT-0018-08 Environmental stresses: antioxidative mechanisms for food production and quality improvement
  • 2008-2009 – SK-FR-0024-07 Thermo-stability of photosynthesis in forest tree species from heat stress prone regions
  • 2009-2011  – VEGA 2/0807/09 Tree photosynthesis stability under changing temperature environment
  • 2008 – SAU project Modulation of antioxidant defense and susceptibility of plant photosynthetic reactions under environmental stress

List of my publications:

2018

Watermelon leaf antioxidant defence under sea-like water irrigation differs with growth vigour

Ferus, P; Sgherri, C

Watermelon leaf antioxidant defence under sea-like water irrigation differs with growth vigour Journal Article

Agrochimica, 62 (1), pp. 47-54, 2018.

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2017

Hooker’s or warty barberry? Physiological background analysis for choosing the right one into ornamental plantations endangered by drought.

Ferus, P; Bošiaková, D; Konôpková, J; Hoťka, P; Keet, J H

Hooker’s or warty barberry? Physiological background analysis for choosing the right one into ornamental plantations endangered by drought. Journal Article

Acta Universitatis Agriculturae et Silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis, 65 (2), pp. 411-418, 2017.

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Drought and frost tolerance in rhododendron collection of the Mlyňany Arboretum (Slovakia): a screening for future climate

Ferus, P; Hoťka, P; Konôpková, J

Drought and frost tolerance in rhododendron collection of the Mlyňany Arboretum (Slovakia): a screening for future climate Journal Article

Folia Oecologica, 44 (2), pp. 87-95, 2017, ISBN: 1336-5266.

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Effective rhododendron propagation through stem cuttings

Ferus, P; Konôpková, J; Bošiaková, D; Hoťka, P

Effective rhododendron propagation through stem cuttings Journal Article

Journal of Applied Horticulture, 19 (3), pp. 226-229, 2017, ISBN: 1336-5266.

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2015

Reciprocal contamination by invasive plants: analysis of trade exchange between Slovakia and Romania

Ferus, P; Sirbu, C; Eliáš, Jun P; Konôpková, J; Ďurišová, Ľ; Samuil, C; Oprea, A

Reciprocal contamination by invasive plants: analysis of trade exchange between Slovakia and Romania Journal Article

Biologia, 70 (7), pp. 893–904, 2015.

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Symphyotrichum ciliatum in Romania: trends of spread and invaded plant communities.

Sirbu, C; Ferus, P; Eliáš, Jun P; Samuil, C; Oprea, A

Symphyotrichum ciliatum in Romania: trends of spread and invaded plant communities. Journal Article

Open Life Sciences, 10 (1), pp. 159–176, 2015.

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2013

Diversity in honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos L.) seed traits across Danube basin

Ferus, P; Barta, M; Konôpková, J; Turčeková, S; Maňka, P; Bibeň, T

Diversity in honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos L.) seed traits across Danube basin Journal Article

Folia Oecologica, 40 (2), pp. 163-169, 2013, ISSN: 1336-5266.

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Is there any relation between quantitative traits interesting for ornamental breeding and genome size in dog roses (Rosa sect. Caninae)?

Ferus, P; Pachl, Š; Ľ.Ďurišová, ; Bartošová-Krajčovičová, D; Rovná, K

Is there any relation between quantitative traits interesting for ornamental breeding and genome size in dog roses (Rosa sect. Caninae)? Journal Article

Folia Oecologica, 40 (1), pp. 11-21, 2013, ISSN: 1336-5266.

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2011

Water dynamics and productivity in dehydrated watermelon plants as modified by red polyethylene mulch

Ferus, P; Kóňa, Ferusová S J

Water dynamics and productivity in dehydrated watermelon plants as modified by red polyethylene mulch Journal Article

Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry, 35 (4), pp. 391-402, 2011.

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2010

Radiation use efficiency in spring barley under drought: A crosstalk between survival strategy and canopy structure

Ferus, P

Radiation use efficiency in spring barley under drought: A crosstalk between survival strategy and canopy structure Journal Article

Journal of Central European Agriculture, 11 (1), pp. 83-92, 2010.

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Water saving ability of artificial cover mulches is most important for watermelon shoot growth under drought

Ferus, P; Ferusová, S; Kóňa, J

Water saving ability of artificial cover mulches is most important for watermelon shoot growth under drought Journal Article

Contemporary Agriculture / Savremena Poljoprivreda, 2 (3), pp. 11-19, 2010.

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2008

Photosystem II thermostability of apple tree leaves: effect of rootstock, crown shape and leaf topology

Ferus, P; Brestič, M; Olšovská, K; Kubová, A

Photosystem II thermostability of apple tree leaves: effect of rootstock, crown shape and leaf topology Journal Article

Scientific Works, 27 (2), pp. 215-234, 2008.

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2006

Does free putrescine regulate osmoprotective proline accumulation in dehydrated spring barley leaves?

Ferus, P; Brestič, M; Olšovská, K; Hudec, J

Does free putrescine regulate osmoprotective proline accumulation in dehydrated spring barley leaves? Journal Article

Acta Fytotechnica et Zootechnica, 9 (1), pp. 21-24, 2006.

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