Preliminary program

There will be oral presentations (15 min) and instead of posters – oral “speed” presentations (7 min) – we are not planning poster presentations.

04th June 2017 Registration desk open in the hotel Marymont
05th June 2017 Opening ceremony, oral sessions and workshop on statistics in ground beetle research
06th June 2017 All day long excursion to the Tatra Mountains National Park*
07th June 2017 Oral Sessions and oral “speed” sessions, closing ceremony

* - depending on forecast, the excursion to the Tatra NP can be shifted to June 7. In this case the oral sessions planned for June 7 will be shifted to June 6.


Conference programme [DOC] [PDF]

Monday - 5th June

12.00 Welcome address



Session 1

Chairman: Agnieszka Kosewska


12.20 – 12.45

Axel Schwerk, Izabela Dymitryszyn

Carabid beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) distribution in a rural landscape based on habitat diversity and habitat characteristics


12.45 – 13.10

Agnieszka Kosewska

Carabid beetles in natural and artificial regeneration of pine forest


13.10 – 13.35

Mariusz Nietupski

Assemblages of Carabidae in spruce forests in north-eastern Poland


13.35 - 14.00

Axel Schwerk, Izabela Dymitryszyn

Mowing intensity influences degree of changes in carabid beetle assemblages on abandoned farmland





Session 2

Chairman: Axel Schwerk


15.30 – 15.55

Krzysztof Gargasz, Agnieszka Piersiak, Tomasz Skalski

Restoration fire - new possibilities or a fantastic idea


15.55 – 16.20

Stanisław Huruk, Alicja Huruk, Arvids Barsevskis, Grzegorz Wróbel, Barbara Janisz

Ground beetles (Coleoptera, Carabidae) of Holy Cross Mountains


16.20 – 16.45

Agnieszka Piersiak, Krzysztof Gargasz, Tomasz Skalski

Use of nestedness analysis to identify effects of prescribed burning on beetle (Coleoptera) communities in the boreal pine forests


Coffee break




17.00 – 19.00

Tomasz Skalski

Field study planning. Spatial autororrelations



Conference dinner 19.00



Thursday – 6th June (Wednesday – 7th June depending on the weather)


Breakfast 8.00 – 9.30


Session 3

Chairman: Jarek Skłodowski


9.30 – 9.55

Renata Kędzior, Artur Szwalec, Paweł Mundała, Tomasz Skalski

Ground beetle assemblages on recultivated and spontaneously regenerated postindustrial areas


9.55 – 10.20

Matti Koivula, Pia Hakola

Ground beetle responses to retention forestry using 11-years follow up data


10.20 – 10.45

Paweł Sienkiewicz, Ignacy Korczyński

Diversity of Carabids communities of older age classes of fresh coniferous stands on Polish Lowlands


10.45 – 10.55

Maja Derendarz, Zuzanna Krepsztul, Paweł Sienkiewicz, Radomir Jaskuła, Marek Miłkowski

Distribution of Cicindela arenaria viennensis in Poland – present state of knowledge


10.55 – 11.05

Zuzanna Krepsztul, Maja Derendarz, Radomir Jaskuła

Is tiger beetle phenology connected with altitudinal distribution? The examples from the Balkans and Maghreb



Coffee break


Session 4

Chairman: Tomasz Skalski


11.30 – 11.55

Lucija Šerić Jelaska

Prey detection in carabid beetles by molecular gut content analyses


11.55 – 12.20

Artur Rutkiewicz, Adam Byk

Carabidae of dead and hollow trees


12.20 – 12.45

Tomasz Skalski

Altitudinal gradient of insect diversity driven by climatic oscillations. A case study of ground beetles in the Carpathians


12.45 – 13.10

Jarosław Skłodowski

Three phases of recovery of carabid assemblages in a windthrown pine forest – results from the first 10 years of observation





Session 5

Chairman: Paweł Sienkiewicz


14.00 – 14.20

Grzegorz Tarwacki

Effect of application of "Rotstop" in the partially reconstructed Scots pine monocultures endangered by Heterobasidion annosum root rot on the Carabidae communities


14.20 – 14.40

Željka Jambrošić Vladić, Lucija Šerić Jelaska, Aljoša Pirnat

Variations in shape and size of two sister species Carabus croaticus and C. caelatus (Coleoptera, Carabidae) across their distribution in Dinaric mountains chain using geometric morphometry


14.40 – 15.00

Jarosław Skłodowski

SCP/MIB model of carabid communities (Coleoptera: Carabidae)


15.00 – 15.10

Irina Zenkova, Boris Filippov

The local fauna of ground beetles (Coleoptera, Carabidae) of the Khibiny Mountain Massif, Kola Peninsula


15.10 – 15.20

Irina Zenkova

Carabus nitens Linnaeus, 1758 in the Red Data Book of the Murmansk region (North-West of Russia)


15.20 -16.00 Closing discussion



16.15 Excursion to the Smreczynski Pound in the Koscieliska Valley



20.00 Conference dinner


Wednesday – 7th June (Thursday – 6th June -depending on the weather)



Breakfast 7.00 – 8.00


8.30 Excursion to the Carpathians’ biological diversity hot spot Czerwone Wierchy (2000 m a.s.l.)