February 10, 2020

From 5th to 7th February 2020 we hosted the fourth working meeting of the Carpathian Research Network.

The Carpathian Research Network (CRN), where the Institute of Botany (through our Group) is one of co-founders and partners, is a scientific initiative aimed at establishing a comprehensive and long-lasting collaborative framework for studying the Carpathian biota with a focus on vascular plants, their biogeography and evolution in the Carpathian Region, and sharing related scientific data in a standardized setting. You can find our note on formal start of this initiative here.

The meeting was mainly focused on the currently ongoing project ‘Conserving the endemic flora of the Carpathian Region’, financially supported by a small grant from the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew. Colleagues representing all the partner institutions were present, including Romania (Cluj-Napoca, Babeș-Bolyai University and Institute of Biological Research), Slovakia (Bratislava, Institute of Botany, Slovak Academy of Sciences and Banská Bystrica Low Tatras National Park Administration), Czechia (Prague, Charles University), Ukraine (Lviv, Ivan Franko National University), Hungary (Eger, Bükk National Park Directorate), France (Grenoble Alpes University) as well as our collaborators from Kew in Great Britain.

More information on the Carpathian Research Network and the currently ongoing project on the Carpathian endemics can be found on the recently established CRN web page.