As a vice-president of the Eastern Alpine and Dinaric Society for Vegetation Ecology, A. Čarni initiated international collaboration in joint organization of the 35th meeting of the Society in Ohrid in July 2013. He was active as a member of the organizing committee, section leader, field trip guide and lecturer. The meeting brought together researchers who presented results, exchanged opinions, had many fruitful discussions and planned common research projects. During the field trips, some localities were demonstrated that had been elaborated by a Slovenian research team in past.
B.01 Organiser of a scientific meetingCOBISS.SI-ID: 267877376
Given the limited success of past and current conservation efforts, an alternative approach is to preserve tissues and genomes of targeted organisms in cryobanks to make them accessible for future generations. Our pilot preservation project aimed to obtain, expertly identify, and permanently preserve a quarter of the known spider species diversity shared between Slovenia and Switzerland, estimated at 275 species. We reported on the faunistic part of this project, which resulted in 324 species (227 in Slovenia, 143 in Switzerland) for which identification was reasonably established. This material is now preserved in cryobanks, and is available for genomic studies.
F.09 Development of a new technological process or technologyCOBISS.SI-ID: 36019501
At the 19th International Congress of Arachnology in Kenting National Park, Taiwan, June 23-28, 2013, M. Kuntner held a plenary lecture titled "A model spider lineage : reconstructing its past and predicting its future".
B.04 Guest lectureCOBISS.SI-ID: 35921709
The purpose of the New Biogeographical Process in the Alpine Biogeographical region is to help Member States to manage Natura 2000 as a coherent ecological network, whilst exchanging experience and best practice, addressing objectives and priorities and enhancing cooperation and synergies. The process should contribute to the achievement of Favourable Conservation Status (FCS) for those habitats and species of community interest (listed in Annexes of the Habitats Directive) that have been identified as having priority within the given biogeographical region, with a special focus on the contribution of the Natura 2000 network.
F.27 Contribution to preserving/protecting natural and cultural heritageCOBISS.SI-ID: 36544301
This richly illustrated publication discusses the following forest groups: i) willow forests with poplar and orogenous willow forests, ii) lowland black alder forests, iii) pedunculate oak forests, pedunculate oak-common hornbeam forests and European white elm forests, iv) montane riparian and orogenous deciduous forests, and v) riparian Scots pine forests in Slovenia.
F.30 Professional assessment of the situationCOBISS.SI-ID: 270705664