SEA Research Group

Department of Strategic Environmental Analysis

Head of the Department: prof. Mgr. Tatiana Kluvánková, PhD.

RESERCH FOCUS – AREAS OF RESEARCH

Department of Strategic Environmental Analysis (SEA), was established in 2012 under the Institute of Forest Ecology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS). SEA has a Laboratory of Experimental Social Sciences (VEEL), established in 2007 as a product of co-operation with Professor Elinor Ostrom, the Nobel Prize winner in economics, and with the Centre for Behaviour, Institutions, and the Environment at Arizona State University. In 2019 it formed SlovakGlobe – a joint work space of SAS and the Slovak University of Technology, it concerns interdisciplinary research on management of global change mainly in following areas:

  • strategic decision-making and statistical modelling in climate change and biodiversity protection;
  • behavioural change in relation to sustainability;
  • transformation and carbon neutral societies;
  • social innovations as part of regional development in both marginalized and urban areas;
  • transdisciplinary stakeholder participation with the aim to transfer social challenges from practice into research, according to the original methodology developed by SEA department.

KEYWORDS

  • Transdisciplinarity
  • Social innovation
  • Strategic decision-making
  • Management of global change

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

  • SlovakGlobe benefits from international projects and joint working teams, resulting in co-authoring publications in Science, MIT press, Ecological Economics.
  • A young, dynamic team of five members with average age of 36, the SEA team includes a professor, an associate, an independent scientist, a postgraduate scholar and a PhD student.
  • SEA regularly organizes international activities. Our members participate in teaching at two universities in Bratislava, and supervise Master and PhD students.
  • We aim to develop incentive tools and experimental approaches to promote biodiversity protection and climate change mitigation, as well as promote social innovation in the regional development of both marginalized and urban areas. SEA can fulfil this objective thanks to rich international project collaboration and the laboratory of experimental social sciences (VEEL), led by SlovakGlobe. VEEL is the first laboratory of its kind in Slovakia. We also collaboration with CzechGlobe Academy of Sciences Czech Republic.
  • We use our original methodology for transdisciplinary stakeholder participation in order to transfer social challenges from practice into research. Currently, this methodology is being

PROJECTS

INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS
2011 – 2014 Ecological Function and Biodiversity in European Soils ((EU FP7 EcoFInders)
2012 – 2016 Forest Land Ownership Changes in Europe: Significance for Management and Policy (Cost Action FP1201 FACESMAP)
2013 – 2016 Tourism, Wellbeing and Ecosystem Services (Cost Action IS1204 TObeWELL)
2013 – 2016 Enhancing the resilience capacity of SENSitive mountain in FORest ecosystems under environmental change (Cost Action ES1203 SENSFOR)
2014 – 2018 Innovations in Climate Governance: Sources, Patterns and Effects (INNOGOV Cost Action IS 1309)
2014 – 2018 Network for Sustainable Ultrascale Computing (Cost Action ICT 1309 NESUS)
2015 – 2018 Integrated Spatial Planning, Land Use and Soil Management Research Action (H2020 INSPIRATION)
2016 – 2020 Social Innovation in Marginalized Rural Areas (H2020 SIMRA)
2016 – 2020 Climate Smart Forestry in Mountain Regions (Cost Action CA15226 CLIMO)
2016 – 2020 Payments for Ecosystem Services – Forests for Water (Cost Action CA15206 PESFOR – W)
since 2020 SMART WATER management for sustainable society CONCERT JAPAN.
Connecting and Coordination European Research and Technology

NATIONAL PROJECTS
2011 – 2014 Socio-ecological factors of strategic planning and landscape management in the conditions of democracy and market economy (VEGA no.2/0016/11)
2014 – 2017 Adaptation strategies to natural and social disturbances in the forest landscape (VEGA no. 2/0038/14)
2017 – 2020 Ecosystem services to support landscape protection in conditions of climate change (VEGA no. 2/0013/17)
2021 – 2024 Management of global change in vulnerable areas. (VEGA no. 2/0170/21)

Under the SlovakGlobe, SEA is dedicated to develop and test tools for mitigating and adapting to global change:

  • we developed a methodology for monitoring the perception of climate change, based on the relationship between the concept of ecosystem services and the theory of common pool resources management.
  • we created our own experiment design (behavioural experiment) to monitor the factors leading to behavioural change and long-term sustainability of forest management systems.
  • we regularly test the conditions for long-term sustainability of forest management by behavioural experiments in selected forest areas and marginalized rural regions in the EU.
  • we authored a typology of the dissemination of social innovations in marginalized rural areas (Preliminary Perspective).

RECENT PUBLICATIONS (2020-21):

Nijnik, M.; Kluvánková, T.; Melnykovych, M.; Nijnik, A.; Kopiy, S.; Brnkal’áková, S.; Sarkki, S.; Kopiy, L.; Fizyk, I.; Barlagne, C.; et al. (2021). An Institutional Analysis and Reconfiguration Framework for Sustainability Research on Post-Transition Forestry—A Focus on Ukraine. Sustainability 2021, 13, 4360. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13084360

Primmer E., Orsi F., Varumo, L.,Krause T., Geneletti D., Brogaard S., Aukes E., Ciolli M., Kister J., Hernández-Morcillo, Kluvankova T., Loft L., M., Meyer C., Maier C., Schleyer C., Spacek M., Mann C. Mapping Europe’s institutional landscape for forest ecosystem service provision, innovations and governance
 In Ecosystem Services 47 (2021), p. 11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2020.101225

BOWDITCH, E. -SANTOPUOLI, G. -BINDER, F. -DEL RIO, M. -LA PORTA,N. -KLUVÁNKOVÁ,T. –LESINSKI,J. -MOTTA, R. -PACH, M. -PANZACCHI, P. -PRETZSCH, H. -TEMPERLI,CH. -TONON, G. -SMITH,M. -VELIKOVA, V. -WEATHERALL,A. -TOGNETTI, R. What is climate-smart forestry? A definition from a multinational collaborative process focused on mountain regions of Europe. In Ecosystem Services, 2020, vol. 43, art. no. 101113. (2019: 6.330 – IF, Q1 – JCR, 2.672 – SJR, Q1 – SJR, karentované – CCC). (2020 – Current Contents). ISSN 2212-0416. Dostupné na: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2020.101113

Maria Nijnik, Tatiana Kluvankova, Albert Nijnik, Serhiy Kopiy, Mariana Melnykovych Simo Sarkki Carla Barlagne, Stanislava Brnkalakova, Leonid Kopiy Ihor Fizyk and David Miller (2020): Is There a Scope for Social Innovation in Ukrainian Forestry? Sustainability 2020, 12, 9674; Impact Factor: 2.576 (2019), Q1doi:10.3390/su12229674

Primmer E., Orsi F., Varumo, L.,KrauseT.,Geneletti D., Brogaard S., Aukes E.,Ciolli M., Kister J.,Hernández-Morcillo, Kluvankova T.,Loft L.,M., Meyer C.,MaierC., SchleyerC., Spacek M., Mann C. Mapping Europe’s institutional landscape for forest ecosystem service provision, innovations and governance In Ecosystem Services47 (2021), (2019: 6.330 – IF, Q1 – JCR, 2.672 – SJR, Q1 – SJR, karentované – CCC). (2020 – Current Contents). p. 11 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2020.101225

Kluvankova, T.;Nijnik, M.; Spacek, M.; Sarkki, S.; Lukesch, R.; Perlik, M.; Melnykovych, M.; Valero, D.; Brnkalakova, S. Social innovation for sustainability transformation and its diverging development paths in marginalised rural areas. Sociol. Rural. (2021) . Impact Factor: 2.54 (2019) Q1 , doi: 10.1111/soru.12337 2021

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[SK] Oddelenie strategických environmentálnych analýz

Vedúci oddelenia: prof. Mgr. Tatiana Kluvánková, PhD.

Vedecké aktivity

Oddelenie Strategických environmentálnych analýz (SEA), ktoré vzniklo delimitáciou z Prognostického ústavu SAV v roku 2012 ako detašované pracovisko na Ústave ekológie lesa SAV, sa sústreďuje na interdisciplinárny výskum v oblasti spoločenskej dimenzie globálnej environmentálnej zmeny. Osobitne v oblastiach:

  • strategické rozhodovanie a  modelovanie v ochrane klímy a biodiverzity;
  • motivačné nástroje a experimentálne prístupy
  • na podporu ochrany biodiverzity a zmeny klímy (platby za ekosystémové služby);
  • spoločenské inovácie v regionálnom rozvoji
  • v marginalizovaných a urbánnych oblastiach;
  • transdiciplinárna participácia aktérov s cieľom prenosu spoločenských výziev z praxe
  • do výskumu podľa vlastnej pôvodnej metodiky SEA.
  • Oddelenie je jedným zo zakladateľov  SLOVAKGLOBe– spoločného pracoviska Slovenskej technickej univerzity, Ústavu ekológie lesa SAV, ktoré sídli na rektoráte STU. SLOVAKGLOBe je medzinárodným výskumným a plánovacím pracoviskom v oblasti managementu globálnej zmeny a prechodu  na nízkouhlíkovú ekonomiku.

Ciele výskumu

  • Skúmať  motivačné nástroje na podporu ochrany biodiverzity a zmeny klímy i spoločenských inovácií v regionálnom rozvoji marginalizovaných a urbánnych oblastí. Tento cieľ oddelenie SEA napĺňa vďaka bohatej medzinárodnej projektovej spolupráci a laboratóriu experimentálnych spoločenských vied (VEEL), ktorým disponuje v rámci SLOVAKGlOBe.
  • Aplikovať originálnu metodiku pre transdiciplinárnu participáciu aktérov s cieľom prenosu spoločenských výziev z praxe do výskumu. V súčasnosti túto metodiku oddelenie SEA rozvíja najmä v rámci výskumu medzinárodného projektu SIMRA H2020, v ktorom je vedúcim partnerom pracovnej skupiny 2 i projektov Cost CLIMO, PESFOR –W a projektu VEGA.
  • Aktívne spolupracovať s univerzitami aktívnym podieľaným sa na pedagogickej činnosti.

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