Dr. Harmony J. Dalgeish will give a talk in Průhonice

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.

PhD course “Go belowground! 2019”

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.

Workshop Progress in the use of UAS Techniques for Environmental Monitoring

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.

New issue of Folia Geobotanica has been published

February 5, 2019

New issue of Folia Geobotanica (4/2018) has been published. For contents

PostDoc position in functional island biogeography – Institute of Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Department of Functional Ecology, Třeboň, Czech Republic

December 19, 2018

The Institute of Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences announces 2 PostDocs positions (1 full-time, 1 part-time) for 3 years, starting early 2019(more)

New issue of Folia Geobotanica on the Carpathian flora has been published

November 12, 2018

Special issue of Folia Geobotanica (3/2018) on the ecology and evolution of the Carpathian flora has been published. For contents

Destructive tropical cyclones move north

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.

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New book “Temperate herbs: an architectural analysis“

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.

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PhD course “Go Belowground 2018!”

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.

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Anatomy, Age and Ecology of High Mountain Plants in Ladakh, the Western Himalaya

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.

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A new issue of Folia Geobotanica has been published – 2/2018

June 26, 2018

A new issue of Folia Geobotanica has been published. For contents

A new issue of Folia Geobotanica has been published – 1/2018

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

A database of critically revised data on Czech flora and vegetation has been launched

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?

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Ken Thompson and Jitka Klimešová on disturbance frequency, severity and effects on plant traits

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.

A field guide to the flora of Ladakh by botanists from the Institute of Botany has been published

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.

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Special issue of Folia Geobotanica on the ecology of clonal plants has been published

January 22, 2018

In the collection of papers in this special issue on the ecology of clonal plants, several papers that explore new ideas that could inspire further research into the role of clonality in plant ecological strategies have been included. See the contents.

František Krahulec from IB was awarded the Gregor Johann Mendel Honorary Medal for Merit in the Biological Sciences

January 19, 2018

On Thursday, 18 January 2018 the president of the Czech Academy of Sciences Eva Zažímalová presented honorary medals to three distinguished scientists. The Gregor Johann Mendel Honorary Medal for Merit in the Biological Sciences was presented to prof. František Krahulec from Institute of Botany.

Carnivorous Plants: Physiology, ecology, and evolution

January 15, 2018

A  modern synthesis edited by Aaron Ellison, Harvard University, and Lubomír Adamec, Institute of Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences, has been published by Oxford University Press. With contributions from the world’s leading researchers in the field it summarizes the latest research into the physiology, ecology, systematics and evolution of carnivorous plants and provides an agenda for future research. Find out more.

Borneo’s forests are a vulnerable tropical carbon sink

December 19, 2017

Radim Hédl from the Institute of Botany participated in a study elucidating mechanisms of functioning of tropical rainforests in Borneo, acting as atmospheric carbon dioxide sink. The study was published in Nature Communications.

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Flora and Vegetation of the Czech Republic – the first comprehensive summary published by Springer

November 27, 2017

The first comprehensive summary on flora and vegetation of the Czech Republic, edited by botanists from Faculty of Science of the Masaryk University and Institute of Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences has been published by Springer.