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Three researchers from the Institute of Botany appear on a list of the most cited scientists worldwide

September 12, 2016

This year, Professor Petr Pyšek has appeared on the Highly Cited Researchers list for the third year running, while Prof. Vojtěch Jarošík has been named for the second time, and Ing. Jan Pergl, PhD, has made his first appearance. All three researchers hail from the department of Invasion Ecology. Apart from these three representatives of the Institute of Botany, only two other Czech scientists have been included in Highly Cited Researchers 2016 List (http://highlycited.com), published by ISI Thomson Reuters. The current list names around 3000 researchers. The inclusion of Professor Jarošík indicates that his work remains highly acclaimed in the global scientific community in spite of his untimely death three years ago.

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An interview with Péter Szabó from IB has been published in the EC magazine research*eu

August 24, 2016

“I would advise against grand conservation schemes”, says Péter Szabó, principal investigator of the ERC project LONGWOOD from IB, in an interview published in research*eu – the official European Commission magazine on results from EU-funded research projects (Issue 54 – July 2016). The magazine is downloadable here.



A new issue of Folia Geobotanica has been published – 1/2016

August 18, 2016

Changes in the functional trait composition and diversity of meadow communities induced by Rhinanthus minor L. by O. Mudrák et al. or Do Landscape Structure and Socio-Economic Variables Explain the Solidago Invasion? by M. Szymura et al. are just two examples of papers published in the new issue of Folia Geobotanica, the journal of the Institute of Botany of the CAS. More here.

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Plant Biology Europe EPSO / FESPB Congress 2016 was held in June in Prague with a support of the Institute of Botany of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

August 9, 2016

During 26-29 June, 2016, one of the most importnat meetings in plant biology this year „Plant Biology Europe EPSO / FESPB Congress 2016“ was held in Prague. More than 900 scientists from 58 countries of the whole world participated in this event. The aim of the PBE Congress was contribution to discussion on current challenges of plant biology of the 21st century including the role of plants for world food security and in mitigation of climate change. The Institute of Botany of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (IBOT) contributed remarkably to a success of the PBE Congress – the PBE Congress President was Prof. Jana Albrechtová from the Faculty of Science of the Charles University in Prague and IBOT and Assoc. Prof. Miroslav Vosátka, the Director of IBOT, contributed to the Congress organization. (more here)


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Programme of the music festival A-fest in Park September 3

July 27, 2016

The programme of the music festival A-fest in Park which will take place on Saturday September 3 in the Průhonice Park and Castle has been published.


Pavel Pipek from IB has been awarded The Best Student Poster Award at ECBB

July 25, 2016

Pavel Pipek from IB has been awarded The Best Student Poster Award at the 8th European conference on Behavioural Biology, 12.-18. 7. 2016, Vienna (http://ecbb2016-vienna.com), for his poster presentation YELLOWHAMMERS.NET – invasive songbird shows a higher dialect diversity in invaded than in native source range. Congratulations.

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Second part of the Průhonice Park, so called “Obora”, is open again

June 24, 2016

We would like to inform you all about reopened II. part of the Průhonice Park, so called „Obora“, from June 24, 2016.


Two scientists from the IB among the ISI Highly Cited Researchers

March 23, 2016

ISI Highly Cited Researchers (http://highlycited.com) list 2015, published by ISI Thomson Reuters, lists 3 125 researchers. Only 4 of them are from the Czech republic and two are from Institute of Botany, The Czech Academy of Sciences: prof. Vojtěch Jarošík and prof. Petr Pyšek.


The Editor’s Award for 2015

March 23, 2016

The award of the editors of Journal of Applied Vegetation Science for 2015 goes to Tomáš Černý for the paper “Classification of Korean forests: patterns along geographic and environmental gradients” to which scientists from the IB contributed significantly.


Popbio 2016 conference in Třeboň

March 23, 2016

29th Conference of the Plant Population Biology Section of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland will take place on 5-7 May 2016 in Třeboň, Czech Republic. More here.


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