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 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.
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.
December 19, 2017
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.
November 20, 2017
The Highly Cited Researchers list represents some of the world’s most influential scientific minds. These researchers rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in Web of Science. This year, ca 3300 researchers are listed, only 4 of them are from the Czech Republic of which three are from Institute of Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences: prof. Vojtěch Jarošík (†2013), prof. Petr Pyšek and Ing. Jan Pergl. Their research focuses mainly on invasion ecology.
November 15, 2017
The exhibition Stories of the Biological Collections of the CAS is held from 14th November 2017 till 11th February 2018 in the Průhonice Castle. It presents some of the biological collections of the institutes of the Czech Academy of Sciences and shows, using specific examples, their practical value for research and development and also in daily life. Open daily 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Filip Kolář from Institute of Botany was awarded the Award of the Czech Academy of Sciences for young researchers
October 5, 2017
Filip Kolář from Institute of Botany was awarded the Award of the CAS for young scientific employees for outstanding results of scientific work, achieved with the financial support of the CAS before reaching the age of 35. His work focuses on evolutionary response of plants to quaternary climatic oscilaltions. Click here to see a list of his publications.
October 4, 2017
In the last week of September, ecologists from Institute of Botany in Trebon organized, with financial support from the Czech Academy of Sciences, an international PhD course focused on practical assessment of functional traits on belowground plant organs. The name of the course “Go belowground” is highlighting the fact that the main focus of the course are wrongly overlooked belowground plant organs, roots and rhizomes.
September 15, 2017
Longitudinal changes in species composition of forests and grasslands across the North Asian forest steppe zone and The role of abiotic and biotic factors in functional structure and processes of alpine subshrub communities 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.
July 20, 2017
At its 9th Biennial Conference in Zagreb, the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) elected a new Board with Péter Szabó as President. Péter Szabó is an historical ecologist and environmental historian. He works at the Department of Vegetation Ecology of the Institute of Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences. His research focuses on the history of Central European woodlands and landscapes from the beginning of the Holocene until the present.
June 13, 2017
An international team of researchers, led by Durham University, UK, including two researchers from the Institute of Botany of the CAS, provides the first global analysis of the hotspots of alien species invasion across plants and animals. This study has been published in the prestigious journal Nature Ecology and Evolution. The scientists studied existing data looking at eight groups including amphibians, ants, birds, freshwater fish, mammals, reptiles, spiders and vascular plants across 186 island and 423 mainland regions. Hotspots of established alien species were found mainly in island and coastal mainland regions, the research concluded.
May 17, 2017
Exhibition Annual rings has been opened in Visitor Centre of the Průhonice Park. It will be open until 9 July 2017.
Radim Hédl from the IB with colleagues from Germany and Norway edited a special feature of Applied Vegetation Science on vegetation resurveys
March 17, 2017
The special feature of Applied Vegetation Science published on March 16 focuses on understanding long-term dynamics of plant communities using resurveys of historical vegetation plots. This increasingly popular tool enables the vegetation scientists to build on knowledge gathered by past generations of botanists including those of the IB where the vegetation science has always been one of the main research domains.
March 13, 2017
Jan Suda, an excellent botanist who worked at the Institute of Botany of the CAS and at the Faculty of Science of the Charles University in Prague, died on Thursday 9 March.
March 10, 2017
Ecological Society of America (ESA) announced 2017 award recipients – Petr Pyšek from the IB will be awarded Robert H. Whittaker Distinguished Ecologist Award. The Whittaker Award recognizes an ecologist with an earned doctorate and an outstanding record of contributions in ecology who is not a U.S. citizen and who resides outside the United States. The awards ceremony will take place during the Society’s Annual Meeting in Portland, Ore, on Monday, August 7.
February 20, 2017
Three scientists from the Institute of Botany in Průhonice (Václav Mahelka, Karol Krak, Judith Fehrer) have, in cooperation with colleages from the Institute of Experimental Botany in Olomouc and the Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research in Gatersleben, Germany, published results of a project funded by the Czech Science Foundation in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA), one of the most influential general scientific journals worldwide.