Director of Institute of Forest Ecology
RNDr. Ditmarová Ľubica, PhD.
Slovak Academy of Sciences
Institute of Forest Ecology
Head of Ecophysiology research group
Ľudovíta Štúra 1774/2
960 01 Zvolen
Phone: +421 45 5332 158
- 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
- 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)
- 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
- 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:
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.
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.
i-Forest, 9 (6), pp. 960-969, 2016, ISSN: 1971-7458.
Variation in Ecophysiological Traits and Drought Tolerance of Beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) Seedlings from Different Populations Journal Article
Front. Plant Sci., 7 (886), 2016.
European Journal of Forest Research, 134 (6), pp. 1075–1085, 2015.
Ecohydrology, 8 (3), pp. 378–386, 2015.
Photosynthetica, 53 (2), pp. 187–194, 2015.
Biologia, 68 (6), pp. 1118–1122, 2013.
Plant Soil and Environment, 59 (10), pp. 446-451, 2013.
European Journal of Forest Research, 131 (6), pp. 1737–1746, 2012.
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.
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.
Physiological limits – a possible cause of spruce decline Journal Article
Beskydy, 3 (1), pp. 55-64, 2010, ISSN: 1803-2451.
Physiological responses of Norway spruce (Picea abies) seedlings to drought stress Journal Article
Tree Physiol, 30 (2), pp. 205-213, 2010.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.