Forest and Landscape Restoration
of Post-mining Sites

International Conference 3rd - 6th of June 2021



Conference date


Conference should serve as an opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences about post-mining landscapes development with special emphasis on forest restoration.

Major issues discussed in the conference will be:

  • tree selection and tree growth in post-mining sites 

  • soil restoration

  • recovery of biodiversity and the role of spontaneous processes in post-mining sites development

  • ecology and biochemistry of post-mining landscape

  • recovery of water bodies and other features in post-mining landscape

  • interface between mining, mine closure process and restoration

  • monitoring of restored ecosystems


Detailed programme will be specified

First day
Second day
Third day
Presentation Sessions I-III
Presentation Session IV
Poster Session
Conclusions of the conference and discussion about perspective for the development of future collaboration
Excursion to post-mining sites in Sokolov mining district showing different restoration approaches and to experimental floodplain Falcon Catchment
Week after conference

  • special lectures focusing on planning, realization and monitoring of restoration

  • theoretical principles of ecosystem restoration and their application to post-mining sites

  • post-mining ecosystem restoration (what we want to achieve, from safe and sane to the functional ecosystem and societal consensus) in the framework of the closure of a mine

  • the formation of post-mining landscape in context of mining technology and effect of mining on individual components of the ecosystem

  • the development of individual components of ecosystem, namely soil and vegetation, in the context of developing major types of terrestrial ecosystem, forest similar to natural habitats and agroecosystem

  • the restoration of lakes, watercourses and other aquatic habitats

  • presented principles will be demonstrated during field trip excursion

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Summer school is supported by TRACER Smart strategies for the transition in coal intensive regions  Project No: 836819

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 836819. The sole responsibility for the content of this report lies with the authors. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Union. Neither the INEA nor the European Commission are responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.

key dates

  • January 1st 2021: start of registration and abstract submission

  • May 15th 2021: final registration and abstract submission deadline

  • May 2021: final program announced

  • June 2021: Conference

  • June 2021: Summerschool


Conference : 3rd - 6th of June 2021

Summerschool: 8th  - 12th of June 2021

Due to the global pandemic situation, we are forced to organize the entire conference (including the summerschool) online. We believe that the conference will still be very useful, interesting and will help global education about the post-mining sites situation

  • Due to the ONLINE conference, everything is completely free of charge

scientific & organizing committee

Scientific committee

Jan Frouz
Werner Gerwin
Marcin Pietrzykowski

Organizing committee

Agáta Kotábová
Jana Krejčová
Petr Heděnec
Lucie Buchbauerová


  • Summer school
    po 08. 6.
    Institute for Environmental Studies
    08. 6. 2020 8:00 – 12. 6. 2020 12:00
    Institute for Environmental Studies, Benátská 2, 128 00 Nové Město, Česko
    Deadline of registration is 30.4.2020. Expected fee is 50 € (due to local accommodation and food services, final fee will be collected on the site.
  • Forest and Landscape Restoration of Post-mining Sites
    st 03. 6.
    Institute for Environmental Studies
    03. 6. 2020 9:00
    Institute for Environmental Studies, Benátská 2, 128 00 Praha - Nové Město, Česko
    Registration and abstract submission is one step process. Deadline of registration is 30.4.2020. Participation fee is 50 ‎€ (final fee will be collected on the site)
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Institute for Environmental Studies

Faculty of Science

Charles University

Benátská 2

12801 Praha 2


Email: agata.kotabova@czp.cuni.cz


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