Scientific internship at the Bern University of Applied Sciences

On 19.11-18.12.2016, IUNG-PIB employees: Assist. Prof. Beata Feledyn-Szewczyk and Ph.D. Adam K. Berbeć, were on a scientific internship at Bern University of Applied Sciences (School of Agricultural and Forest Sciences) in Zollikofen, Switzerland. The aim of the internship was to analyze and develop the results of the farm sustainability assessment in the Lublin Voivodeship using the RISE model (Response-Inducing Sustainability Evaluations) carried out as part of the KIK/25 project. On 05.12. 2016, scientists from IUNG-PIB conducted a seminar for employees and students of the Bern University of Applied Sciences, during which presented preliminary results of project as well as IUNG-PIB achievements in research on the impact of agriculture on environment (including biodiversity) and the role of the Institute in supporting decisions for administration and environmental management institutions in rural areas. The following lectures were given at the seminar:

  • ·         Characteristic of agriculture in Poland. The assessment of varieties of agricultural natural habitats on agricultural lands (Assist. Prof. Beata Feledyn-Szewczyk);
  • ·         Biodiversity and sustainability of farms in eastern Poland (Ph.D. Adam K. Berbeć).

The participants of the seminar were particularly interested in the results of the KIK/25 project concerning the impact of various agricultural practices and agri-environmental program packages on the diversity of plants, insects, spiders, birds and landscape. They also had the opportunity to get acquainted with the educational brochures and the information leaflet developed within the project.

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