Ditmarová Ľubica

Ditmarová Ľubica

PE Research Group

RNDr. Ľubica Ditmarová, PhD.

Slovak Academy of Sciences
Institute of Forest Ecology
Plant Ecophysiology & Stress Physiology Research Group
Ľudovíta Štúra 1774/2
960 01 Zvolen
Phone: +421 45 5241 107
Email: ditmarova@ife.sk


Specialization:

  • Main field
    • ecophysiological research of forest ecosystems
  • Other fields
    • physiological processes, abiotic stress, drought stress, plant stress, environmental plant physiology, adaptive potential of forest trees populations, climate changes
  • Current research interest
    • analyses of stress impacts on forest ecosystems connected with global climate changes
    • physiological responses of forest trees to abiotic stress factors, especially drought
    • identification of environmental vulnerability and adaptive potential of forest trees populations under changing climate

Education:

  • Ph.D study in Dpt. of Phytology (1996-2001), Technical University, Faculty of Forestry, Zvolen, Slovakia (specialization: Forest phytology, Ecophysiology)
  • Comenius University, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia MS (RNDr) degree in Protection of Natural Environment (1981-1986)

Academic employment:

  • Institute of Forest Ecology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Zvolen, Slovakia (November 1988 – present)
    • Director of the Institute of Forest Ecology (since 2016)
    • Deputy director of the Institute of Forest Ecology (2011-2016)
    • Head of Ecophysiology research group (since 2010)
    • Senior Scientist (2009 – present)
  • Technical University, Faculty of Forestry, Dpt. of Natural Environment, Zvolen, Slovakia
    • Assistant lecturer (1987-1988)
  • Research Institute of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition
    • Researcher

Projects:

  • VEGA 2/4159/04 – Physiological processes, production and health state of mountain forest ecosystems on the model area of Biosphere Reserve Poľana
  • VEGA 2/0032/08 – Response of spruce trees (Picea abies L Karst) to drought stress, studied on the background of selected physiological variables
  • VEGA 2/006/11 – Eco-physiological response of selected provenances of woody plants to drought
  • VEGA 2/0034/14 – Stress state identification in forest woody plants by a comprehensive eco-physiological approach
  • APVV-0436-10 – Effect of water deficit to physiological and growth processes of selected beech and spruce provenances
  • APVV-0135-12 – Adaptive genetic potential of forest tree populations in the context of climate change” (on behalf project partner – Institute of Forest Ecology)
  • APVV-0480-12 – Nutrient-energy cycles as disturbance indicators of terrestrial ecosystems” (on behalf project partner – Institute of Forest Ecology)
  • APVV-16-0526 – Identification of environmental vulnerability and adaptive potential of spruce populations under changing climate

Cooperation with international projects:

  • 5.FP EU – MERCI HPRI-2001-00186
  • 6.FP EU – CARBOMONT EVK 2 – CT 2001 – 00125
  • COST action FP 1106 STReeSS (2012-2016)
  • COST action CA15226 CLIMO (2016-2020)


List of my publications:

2020

Physiological vitality of Norway spruce (Picea abies L.) stands along an altitudinal gradient in Tatra National Park

Jamnická, Gabriela; Konôpková, Alena; Fleischer, Peter; Kurjak, Daniel; Petrík, Peter; Petek, Anja; Húdoková, Hana; Fleischer, Peter; Homolová, Zuzana; Ježík, Marek; Ditmarová, Ľubica

Physiological vitality of Norway spruce (Picea abies L.) stands along an altitudinal gradient in Tatra National Park Journal Article

Central European Forestry Journal, 66 (4), pp. 227-242, 2020, ISBN: 2454-034X.

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Photosynthetic performance of silver fir (Abies alba) of different origins under suboptimal growing conditions

Konôpková, Alena; Pšidová, Eva; Kurjak, Daniel; Stojnić, Srđan; Petrík, Peter; Jr, Peter Fleischer; Kučerová, Jana; Ježík, Marek; Petek, Anja; Gömöry, Dušan; Kmeť, Jaroslav; Longauer, Roman; Ditmarová, Ľubica

Photosynthetic performance of silver fir (Abies alba) of different origins under suboptimal growing conditions Journal Article

Functional Plant Biology, 47 (11), pp. 1007-1018, 2020, ISSN: 1445-4408.

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Origin rather than mild drought stress influenced chlorophyll a fluorescence in contrasting silver fir (Abies alba Mill.) provenances

Konôpková, Alena; Húdoková, Hana; Ježík, Marek; Kurjak, Daniel; Jamnická, Gabriela; Ditmarová, Ľubica; Gömöry, Dušan; Longauer, R; Tognetti, Roberto; Pšidová, Eva

Origin rather than mild drought stress influenced chlorophyll a fluorescence in contrasting silver fir (Abies alba Mill.) provenances Journal Article

Photosynthetica : international journal for photosynthesis research, 58 , pp. 549-559, 2020, ISSN: 0300-3604.

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2019

Norway Spruce (Picea abies L.) Provenances Use Different Physiological Strategies to Cope with Water Deficit

Jamnická, Gabriela; Jr., Peter Fleischer; Konôpková, Alena; Pšidová, Eva; Kučerová, Jana; Kurjak, Daniel; Živčák, Marek; Ditmarová, Ľubica

Norway Spruce (Picea abies L.) Provenances Use Different Physiological Strategies to Cope with Water Deficit Journal Article

Forests, 10 (8), 2019, ISSN: 1999-4907.

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2018

Variation in the performance and thermostability of photosystem II in European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) provenances is influenced more by acclimation than by adaptation

Kurjak, Daniel; Konôpková, Alena; Kmeť, Jaroslav; Macková, Miroslava; Frýdl, Josef; Živčák, Marek; Palmroth, Sari; Ditmarová, Ľubica; Gömöry, Dušan

Variation in the performance and thermostability of photosystem II in European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) provenances is influenced more by acclimation than by adaptation Journal Article

European Journal of Forest Research, 138 (1), pp. 79-92, 2018, ISSN: 1612-4669.

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Altitude of origin influences the responses of PSII photochemistry to heat waves in European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.)

Pšidová, E; Živčák, M; adn Orlović, Stojnić S S; Gömöry, D; Kučerová, J; Ditmarová, Ľ; Střelcová, K; Brestič, M; Kalaji, H M

Altitude of origin influences the responses of PSII photochemistry to heat waves in European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) Journal Article

Environmental and Experimental Botany, 152 , pp. 97-106, 2018, ISSN: 00988472.

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Adaptive variation in physiological traits of beech provenances in Central Europe

Kučerová, Jana; Konôpková, Alena; Pšidová, Eva; Kurjak, Daniel; Jamnická, Gabriela; Slugenová, Kristína; Gömöry, Dušan; Ditmarová, Ľubica

Adaptive variation in physiological traits of beech provenances in Central Europe Journal Article

iForest-Biogeosciences and Forestry, 11 (1), pp. 24-31, 2018.

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Differences in photochemistry and response to heat stress between silver fir (Abies alba Mill.) provenances

Konôpková, Alena; Kurjak, Daniel; Kmeť, Jaroslav; Klumpp, Raphael; Longauer, Roman; Ditmarová, Ľubica; Gömöry, Dušan

Differences in photochemistry and response to heat stress between silver fir (Abies alba Mill.) provenances Journal Article

Trees-Structure and Function, 32 (1), pp. 73-76, 2018, ISSN: 0931-1890.

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2017

Nucleotide polymorphisms associated with climate, phenology and physiological traits in European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.)

Krajmerová, D; Hrivnák, M; Ditmarová, Ľ; Jamnická, G; Kmeť, J; Kurjak, D; Gömöry, D

Nucleotide polymorphisms associated with climate, phenology and physiological traits in European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) Journal Article

New Forests, 48 (3), pp. 463-477, 2017.

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2016

Desiccation and Mortality Dynamics in Seedlings of Different European Beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) Populations under Extreme Drought Conditions

Bolte, A; Czajkowski, T; Cocozza, C; Tognetti, R; De_Miguel, M; Pšídová, E; Ditmarová, Ľ; Dinca, L; Dlezon, S; Cochard, H; Ræbild, A; De_Luis, M; Cvjetkovic, B; Heiri, C; Müller, J

Desiccation and Mortality Dynamics in Seedlings of Different European Beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) Populations under Extreme Drought Conditions Journal Article

Front. Plant Sci., 7 (751), 2016.

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Variation in Ecophysiological Traits and Drought Tolerance of Beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) Seedlings from Different Populations

Cocozza, C; De_Miguel, M; Pšidová, E; Ditmarová, Ľ; Marino, S; Maiuro, L; Alvino, A; Czajkowski, T; Bolte, A; Tognetti, R

Variation in Ecophysiological Traits and Drought Tolerance of Beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) Seedlings from Different Populations Journal Article

Front. Plant Sci., 7 (886), 2016.

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The response of intra-annual stem circumference increase of young European beech provenances to 2012-2014 weather variability

Ježík, M; Blaženec, M; Kučera, J; Střelcová, K; Ditmarová, Ľ

The response of intra-annual stem circumference increase of young European beech provenances to 2012-2014 weather variability Journal Article

i-Forest, 9 (6), pp. 960-969, 2016, ISSN: 1971-7458.

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2015

Differentiation in phenological and physiological traits in European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.).

Gömöry, D; Ditmarová, Ľ; Hrivnák, M; Jamnická, G; Kmeť, J; Krajmerová, D; Kurjak, D

Differentiation in phenological and physiological traits in European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.). Journal Article

European Journal of Forest Research, 134 (6), pp. 1075–1085, 2015.

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Assessing seasonal drought stress response in Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst.) by monitoring stem circumference and sap flow

Ježík, M; Blaženec, M; Letts, M G; Ditmarová, Ľ; Sitková, Z; Střelcová, K

Assessing seasonal drought stress response in Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst.) by monitoring stem circumference and sap flow Journal Article

Ecohydrology, 8 (3), pp. 378–386, 2015.

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Photosynthetic response of beech seedlings of different origin to water deficit

Pšidová, E; Ditmarová, Ľ; Jamnická, G; Kurjak, D; Majerová, J; Czajkowski, T; Bolte, A

Photosynthetic response of beech seedlings of different origin to water deficit Journal Article

Photosynthetica, 53 (2), pp. 187–194, 2015.

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2013

Differences in transpiration of Norway spruce drought stressed trees and trees well supplied with water

Střelcová, K; Kurjak, D; Leštianska, A; Kovalčíková, D; Ditmarová, Ľ; Škvarenina, J; Ahmed, Y A R

Differences in transpiration of Norway spruce drought stressed trees and trees well supplied with water Journal Article

Biologia, 68 (6), pp. 1118–1122, 2013.

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The soil hydrogel improved photosynthetic performance of beech seedlings treated under drought

Jamnická, G; Ditmarová, Ľ; Kurjak, D; Kmeť, J; Pšidová, E; Macková, M; Gömöry, D; Střelcová, K

The soil hydrogel improved photosynthetic performance of beech seedlings treated under drought Journal Article

Plant Soil and Environment, 59 (10), pp. 446-451, 2013.

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Assessment of the impact of drought stress on particular biochemical and physiological characteristics of beech saplings leaves from different provenances

Pšidová, E; Ditmarová, Ľ; Jamnická, G; Váľka, J; Gömöry, D

Assessment of the impact of drought stress on particular biochemical and physiological characteristics of beech saplings leaves from different provenances Journal Article

Folia Oecologica, 40 (1), pp. 97-106, 2013, ISSN: 1336-5266.

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2012

Physiological response of irrigated and non-irrigated Norway spruce trees as a consequence of drought in field conditions

Kurjak, D; Střelcová, K; Ditmarová, Ľ; Priwitzer, T; Kmeť, J; Homolák, M; Pichler, V

Physiological response of irrigated and non-irrigated Norway spruce trees as a consequence of drought in field conditions Journal Article

European Journal of Forest Research, 131 (6), pp. 1737–1746, 2012.

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Measurement of European beech transpiration rate under drought stress

Kovalčíková, D; Střeclová, K; Ditmarová, Ľ

Measurement of European beech transpiration rate under drought stress Journal Article

Folia Oecologica, 39 (1), pp. 36-44, 2012, ISSN: 1336-5266.

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A preliminary study on physiological changes of Central European beech provenances in response to progressive drought stress

Pšidová, E; Jamnická, G; Ditmarová, Ľ

A preliminary study on physiological changes of Central European beech provenances in response to progressive drought stress Journal Article

Folia Oecologica, 39 (1), pp. 63-70, 2012, ISSN: 1336-5266.

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2011

The impact of the 2003-2008 weather variability on intra-annual stem diameter changes of beech trees at a submontane site in central Slovakia

Ježík, M; Blaženec, M; Střelcová, K; Ditmarová, Ľ

The impact of the 2003-2008 weather variability on intra-annual stem diameter changes of beech trees at a submontane site in central Slovakia Journal Article

Dendrochronologia, 29 , pp. 227-235, 2011.

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Drought and aluminium as stress factors in Norway spruce (Picea abies [L.]Karst) seedlings

Slugeňová, K; Ditmarová, Ľ; Kurjak, D; Váľka, J

Drought and aluminium as stress factors in Norway spruce (Picea abies [L.]Karst) seedlings Journal Article

Journal of Forest Science, 57 (12), pp. 547-554, 2011.

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2010

Physiological responses of Norway spruce (Picea abies) seedlings to drought stress

Ditmarová, Ľ; Kurjak, D; Palmroth, S; Kmeť, J; Střelcová, K

Physiological responses of Norway spruce (Picea abies) seedlings to drought stress Journal Article

Tree Physiol, 30 (2), pp. 205-213, 2010.

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Physiological limits – a possible cause of spruce decline

Kmeť, J; Ditmarová, Ľ; Priwitzer, T; Kurjak, D; Baláž, P; Blaženec, M

Physiological limits – a possible cause of spruce decline Journal Article

Beskydy, 3 (1), pp. 55-64, 2010, ISSN: 1803-2451.

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2009

Canopy transpiration of mountain mixed forest as a function of environmetal conditions in boundary layer

Střelcová, K; Kučera, J; Fleischer, P; Giorgi, S; Gömöryová, E; Škvarenina, J; Ditmarová, Ľ

Canopy transpiration of mountain mixed forest as a function of environmetal conditions in boundary layer Journal Article

Biologia, 64 (3), pp. 507-511, 2009, ISSN: 1335-6372.

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Physiological aspects of yellowing of spruce advanced regeneration in area of the Kysucke Beskydy Mts.

Kmeť, J; Ditmarová, Ľ; Priwitzer, T; Kurjak, D

Physiological aspects of yellowing of spruce advanced regeneration in area of the Kysucke Beskydy Mts. Journal Article

Beskydy, 2 (1), pp. 29-38, 2009, ISSN: 1803-2451.

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2008

Drought as stress factor and its role in spruce (Picea abies /L./ Karst) dieback

Kmeť, J; Ditmarová, Ľ; Kurjak, D

Drought as stress factor and its role in spruce (Picea abies /L./ Karst) dieback Journal Article

Beskydy, 1 (3), pp. 39-46, 2008, ISSN: 1803-2451.

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2007

Mineral nutrition in relation to the Norway spruce forest decline in the region Horný Spiš (Northern Slovakia)

Ditmarová, Ľ; Kmeť, J; Ježík, M; Váľka, J

Mineral nutrition in relation to the Norway spruce forest decline in the region Horný Spiš (Northern Slovakia) Journal Article

Journal of Forest Science, 53 (3), pp. 93-100, 2007.

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2006

Effects of drought on selected physiological parameters of young beech trees under stress conditions

Ditmarová, Ľ; Kmeť, J; Střelcová, K; Gömöry, D

Effects of drought on selected physiological parameters of young beech trees under stress conditions Journal Article

Ekológia, 25 (1), pp. 1-12, 2006, ISSN: 1335-342X.

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2004

Effects of temperature on selected physiological parameters of young beech trees under stress conditions

Ditmarová, Ľ; Kmeť, J; Střelcová, K; Gömöry, D

Effects of temperature on selected physiological parameters of young beech trees under stress conditions Journal Article

Ekologia, 23 (2), pp. 152-161, 2004, ISSN: 1335-342X.

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2003

Ecophysiological aspects of beech growth (Fagus sylvatica L.) in different stress conditions

Kmeť, J; Ditmarová, Ľ

Ecophysiological aspects of beech growth (Fagus sylvatica L.) in different stress conditions Journal Article

Silva Balcanica, 3 (1), pp. 91-102, 2003, ISSN: 1311-8706.

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2002

Physiological and biochemical aspects of stress impact on beech saplings growing under varying site conditions

Ditmarová, Ľ; Kmeť, J

Physiological and biochemical aspects of stress impact on beech saplings growing under varying site conditions Journal Article

Biologia, 57 (4), pp. 533-540, 2002, ISSN: 1335-6372.

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Health state of beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) trees in terms of latent damage caused by immission load

Ditmarová, Ľ; Kmeť, J

Health state of beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) trees in terms of latent damage caused by immission load Journal Article

Ekologia, 21 (2), pp. 42-52, 2002, ISSN: 1335-342X.

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2001

Bioindication of  beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) photosynthetic apparatus function conditions under stress circumstances

Kmeť, J; Ditmarová, Ľ

Bioindication of beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) photosynthetic apparatus function conditions under stress circumstances Journal Article

Ekologia, 20 (2), pp. 200-209, 2001, ISSN: 1335-342X.

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Physiological aspects of European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) health condition in Slovakia

Kmeť, J; Ditmarová, Ľ

Physiological aspects of European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) health condition in Slovakia Journal Article

Journal of Forest Science, 47 (9), pp. 377-386, 2001, ISSN: 1212-4834 2001.

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Nucleotide polymorphisms associated with climate and physiological traits in silver fir (Abies alba Mill.) provenances

Konôpková, Alena; Krajmerová, Diana; Kurjak, Daniel; Kmeť, Jaroslav; Pšidová, Eva; Kučerová, Jana; Hrivnák, Matúš; Longauer, Roman; Ditmarová, Ľubica; Gömöry, Dušan

Nucleotide polymorphisms associated with climate and physiological traits in silver fir (Abies alba Mill.) provenances Journal Article

Flora : morphology, distribution, functional ecology of plants, 250 , pp. 37-43, 0000, ISSN: 0367-2530.

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