Vítek Latzel

 

Throughout my academic career I have been attracted by the ecology of plants, in particular how plants react to environmental changes through phenotypic plasticity or evolutionary change. My research has been aimed at plant functional traits, plants clonality, transgenerational effects and on ecological epigenetics. I am currently fascinated by the role of epigenetic memory in governing of clonal plant behaviour and by the role of epigenetic variation in plant evolution and ecosystem functioning. From the international collaboration perspective I cooperated with Josef Stuefer and Sara Coco Gómez at Radboud University in Nijmegen in Netherlands in 2005 and with Oliver Bossdorf and Markus Fischer at the University of Bern, Switzerland (2010 – 2013).

 

Education

2004–2008: PhD. training in botany at the Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice. Thesis: Tolerance and resistance of plants to disturbance.

1999–2004: MSc. study at the Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice.

 

Positions

Since 2013: Institute of Botany, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic – researcher.

2010-2013: Institute of Plant Sciences, University of Bern, Switzerland – postdoctoral position.

2008-2013: Institute of Botany, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic – postdoctoral position.

2005-2008: Institute of Botany, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic – PhD student.

 

Publications

https://scholar.google.cz/citations?user=d2EvPIMAAAAJ&hl=en
Projects              

2017-2019: Memory and after-life of clonal plants. Principal investigator. Grant by GAČR 17-11281S.

2014-2016: Stress induced memory in clonal plants. Principal investigator. Grant by GAČR 14-06802S.

2010-2012: Mom knows best: maternal effects in Plantago lanceolata and its potential role in ecological differentiation of natural populations. Principal investigator. Grant by GAČR: P505-10-P173.