Aktuality

Seminar European orchids in the age of extinction

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

Climate action urgently required to protect human health in Europe

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

Agroforestry – an Environmental and Production Alternative in Agriculture

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.

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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

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.

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