PhD course “Go Belowground 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.

Focus of the course was on practical assessment of those traits and participants had a chance to apply methods during miniprojects. Ten students from eight countries around the world attended the course (Brazil, Italy, France, Bulgaria, Spain, South Africa, Germany and Czech Republic).