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

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

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

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....

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

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

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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Carnivorous Plants: Physiology, ecology, and evolution

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...

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Borneo’s forests are a vulnerable tropical carbon sink

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

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.

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Three researchers from the Institute of Botany appear on Highly Cited Researchers List 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...

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Stories of the Biological Collections of the CAS in the Průhonice Castle

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...

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Filip Kolář from Institute of Botany was awarded the Award of the Czech Academy of Sciences for young researchers

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...

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Go belowground!

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...

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A new issue of Folia Geobotanica has been published – 2/2017

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...

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Péter Szabó from IB elected new President of the European Society for Environmental History

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...

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Global hotspots of established alien plants and animals revealed

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...

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Exhibition Annual rings in Visitor Centre of the Průhonice Park

Exhibition Annual rings has been opened in Visitor Centre of the Průhonice Park. It will be open until 9 July 2017.

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Radim Hédl from the IB with colleagues from Germany and Norway edited a special feature of Applied Vegetation Science on vegetation resurveys

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...

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Jan Suda (1974-2017)

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.

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