Finalist of the category: Outstanding individual contributor to Slovak science

Marián Brestič

Impact of climate extremes on agricultural crops

His research focuses on impacts of climate extremes on agricultural plants. The effects of climate change are one of the greatest challenges of our civilisation nowadays. He is convinced that more attention will be paid to agricultural and environmental research in the near future. Society needs to show more respect for the landscape, land, clean water and air. In spite of the new advances in technology, healthy food and human health will become the true values. Science needs to deal with the causes, not the consequences and perceive itself as a tool for making dreams come true as well as the opportunity to participate in changes in knowledge.