Within the EPSILON programme for the support of applied research and experimental development of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, Risks identification and possibility of support of landscape natural functions in landscape protected areas influenced by climate change project was received.Members of Czech-Rivers research group, namely associate professor RNDR. Jan Hradecký, Ph.D., assistant professors RNDr. Václav Škarpich, Ph.D., RNDr. Tomáš Galia, Ph.D. and Mgr. Stanislav Ruman, from Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology are lead partners of project. Other project partners (i) EKOTOXA s.r.o. and (ii) T. G. Masaryk Water Research Institute, public research institution are involved in this project.
The main objective of the project is to identify risks arising from the predicted climate change impacts on the landscape and its features in the model area PLA Beskydy. On the basis of the sensitivity and vulnerability of the landscape identifying the main problems and subsequently designing variants of suitable adaptation measures and appropriate management models in order to support the main features of the landscape and thus create conditions for the existence of valuable habitats and species in the changed climate conditions. The project outcomes will be generalized and provide professional support for public administration authorities for decision making and conceptual activities in ensuring the effective conservation of PLA, taking into account climate change.