In Slovakia, various research programmes and projects are being implemented
on both the national and local levels. The Slovak Academy of Sciences
and universities play key roles in biodiversity research. Sectoral research institutions carry out specific problem- oriented applied research.
However, no comprehensive biodiversity programme covers the diverse issues relevant to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.
|develop a long-term comprehensive national biodiversity research program;|
|improve existing methods for biodiversity research;|
|introduce new techniques for biodiversity assessment;|
|strengthen ecosystem and microbiological research;|
|strengthen population biology research in all its aspects;|
|extend biodiversity research to include climate change considerations;|
|develop regulatory measures for manipulative experiments on biodiversity components, animals in particular;|
|strengthen research on risk assessment for releases of genetically modified organisms;|
|supporl participation in international biodiversity relevant research programmes;|