December 23, 2019
In this special issue of Folia Geobotanica, a series of papers about seed responses to environmental drivers across different vegetation types in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia is presented. The thirteen papers are good examples of the many questions that plant ecologists may ask to improve their understanding of the seed germination niche. Go to Contents.
Jan Kolář of the Institute of Botany was awarded the Award of the Czech Academy of Sciences for young researchers
October 18, 2019
Jan Kolář of the Institute of Botany was awarded the Award of the Czech Academy of Sciences for outstanding results of scientific work, achieved with the financial support of the CAS before reaching the age of 35. Jan Kolář is an archaeologist, his work focuses on connections and interactions between human societies and the environment in prehistory.
September 30, 2019
From 15th to 21st September we organized third course for young scientists „Go belowground!“ introducing traits of belowground storage, regenerative and clonal growth organs of plants, methods for their measurements and their role in plant ecology. During the course participants have an opportunity to apply newly acquired knowledge in their own measurements and interpret them in context of plant communities. The course lead by researchers from Department of Functional Ecology in southern Bohemia close to town of Nové Hrady hosted 12 participants from United States, Norway, Sweden and Czech Republic. The course was supported by the Czech Academy of Sciences.
September 17, 2019
On Thursday 19 September, 11 a.m., the seminar European orchids in the age of extinction – LIFEorchids: a project for their conservation will take place at the meeting room of the Institute of Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Průhonice Chotobuz. Everyone is welcome. More
June 4, 2019
New EASAC report “The imperative of climate action to protect human health in Europe” highlights an alarming range of health risks due to climate change and the benefits of rapid phase out of fossil fuels. Blahoslav Maršálek from the Institute of Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences contributed to the report and says: “We can no longer destroy nature because it has a direct impact on human health – the nervous system, the immune system, reproduction and so on.” Press release
March 25, 2019
Platform for the Landscape coordinated by the Institute of Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences invites you to the conference Agroforestry – an Environmental and Production Alternative in Agriculture that will take place on April 18 2019 in the building of the Czech Academy of Sciences. It is organized by the Czech Association for Agroforestry under the auspices of the Ministry of the Environment, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Commission for the Environment of the Czech Academy of Sciences entitled. The main objective of the conference is to present existing best practices, research results and policy in countries where agroforestry systems are already in place and subject of research. To register, use the form by 10 April 2019 at the latest.
February 12, 2019
On Thursday 21 February 2019 at 10 a.m. Dr. Harmony J. Dalgeish will give a talk on Herbivory and functional traits affect the demography of Asclepias syriaca in the Knight’s hall of the Průhonice Castle.
February 7, 2019
The Department of Functional Ecology, Institute of Botany, Czech Academy of Sciences organizes a PhD course of functional ecology „Go belowground!“ from 15 to 21 September 2019. The course will be focused on theoretical background and practical assessment of plant functional traits which can be found on belowground plant organs in temperate herbs. The application period is open until the end of April. Find out more.
February 6, 2019
Workshop will be held at the Institute of Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Průhonice, Czech Republic, during 27 February to 1 March 2019 as a part of COST Action CA16219 HARMONIOUS – Harmonization of UAS techniques for agricultural and natural ecosystems monitoring. On Wednesday 27 February, workshop with COST Action Lectures and invited speakers will be open to public. Find out more.
February 5, 2019
New issue of Folia Geobotanica (4/2018) has been published. For contents
November 12, 2018
Special issue of Folia Geobotanica (3/2018) on the ecology and evolution of the Carpathian flora has been published. For contents
October 24, 2018
Destructive typhoons are moving poleward. This is the main finding of the study, which documents that the destructive impact of typhoons is moving to new areas on the long-term scale. The study was published by an international team of researchers, led by Jan Altman from the Institute of Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences, in the prestigious journal PNAS published by National Academy of Sciences of the USA.
October 8, 2018
Publishing house Academia released book “ Temperate herbs: an architectural analysis“ by Jitka Klimešová who is focusing her research at the Institute of Botany on functional morphology of plants. Rhizomes, tubers, bulbs and roots of herbaceous plants are overlooked not only due to their position in the soil but also because they are wrongly considered unimportant. This book focuses on these belowground organs as they are responsible for key ecological functions of temperate herbs, like overwintering, clonal multiplication and resprouting after disturbance.
September 27, 2018
In the week of Sept 16-22 2018, scientists from the Department of Functional Ecology of the Institute of Botany in Třeboň (Jitka Klimešová, Jana Martínková, Arinawa Filartiga and Ondřej Mudrák) organised international PhD course of belowground functional ecology “Go Belowground!“. The main goal of the course was to introduce functional importance of overlooked traits on belowground organs like clonal multiplication, bud bank size, and plant longevity.
September 13, 2018
A new book by authors from the Institute of Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences and their colleagues providing new insights into the anatomy of high-mountain plants has been published by Springer.
June 26, 2018
April 4, 2018
Environmental controls of raised-bog vegetation in the Baltic boreo-nemoral zone or Diversity and occurrence of herbaceous communities in West African savannas in relation to climate, land use and habitat are among papers published in the new issue of Folia Geobotanica. For contents
March 15, 2018
A database of Czech flora and vegetation prepared by Masaryk University, the Institute of Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences and University of South Bohemia has been launched at www.pladias.cz. What can you search for?
March 6, 2018
At the BES Annual Meeting, Ken Thompson, Editor for Functional Ecology, caught up with Jitka Klimešová from the Institute of Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences and discussed her work on a recent Functional Ecology paper, Herben et al’s Effects of disturbance frequency and severity on plant traits: An assessment across a temperate flora.
February 15, 2018
A field guide to the flora of the semiarid region in the Transhimalaya of Northwest India by authors from the Institute of Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences has been published by Academia. It can be widely used also in mountainous areas of West Tibet, Kashmir or Nepal.
January 14, 2020
A Ph.D. position (40 %) is available in the Centre for Algology at the Institute of Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences (https://www.butbn.cas.cz/algo-en) and Centre for Polar Ecology, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia or Department of Ecology, Faculty of Science, Charles University.
Project: Polyphasic assessment of diversity of phototrophic microorganisms from cold environments and their bioprospection potential – India-Czech Scientific and Technological Cooperation Programme (INTER-ACTION 2019LTAIN).
January 10, 2020
Postdoc position with the Department of Invasion Ecology, Institute of Botany, Czech Academy of Sciences is available for up to 4 years (2020–2023), to perform research on macroecology of plant invasions, and the role of habitats in shaping regional and global invasion patterns, within the EXPRO project SynHab, funded by the Czech Science Foundation and coordinated by Petr Pyšek. More informations here
Ph.D. position in project: Tropical-alpine plant radiations: the role of allopatry, hybridization and niche differentiation
January 7, 2020
A Ph.D. position is available in the research group of Dr. Roswitha Schmickl
(https://lab-allience.natur.cuni.cz/plantevocytogen/people-research) at the Institute
of Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences and Department of Botany, Charles
University. More information here