Plant diversity analysis and synthesis centre (PLADIAS)

Name: Plant diversity analysis and synthesis centre (PLADIAS)
Researchers: Bartušková Alena (member in research team)
Brůna Josef (member in research team)
Čuda Jan (member in research team)
Hejda Martin (member in research team)
Herben Tomáš (member in research team)
Hroudová Zdenka (member in research team)
Chrtek Jindřich (member in research team)
Kaplan Zdeněk (member in research team)
Kirschner Jan (member in research team)
Klimešová Jitka (member in research team)
Krahulec František (member in research team)
Moravcová Lenka (member in research team)
Pergl Jan (member in research team)
Perglová Irena (member in research team)
Petřík Petr (member in research team)
Prančl Jan (member in research team)
Pyšek Petr (co-researcher)
Rumlerová (roz. Marková) Zuzana (member in research team)
Sádlo Jiří (member in research team)
Schnablová Renáta (member in research team)
Suda Jan (member in research team)
Štajerová Kateřina (member in research team)
Štěpánek Jan (member in research team)
Štěpánková Jitka (member in research team)
Šumberová Kateřina (member in research team)
Vítková Michaela (member in research team)
Wild Jan (member in research team)
Project Type: B - national grants (GA ČR, GA AVČR)
Realization from: 2014
Realization to: 2018
Summary: Central Europe belongs to areas with the best available botanical data globally, which makes it an ideal model region to study evolution of temperate plant diversity and community assembly. However, this potential is often unexplored and many facets of temperate plant diversity are thus poorly understood due to limited integration of existing data. PLADIAS Centre of Excellence is a globally unique project, which will, for the first time, use ecoinformatics approaches to integrate all available data on flora and vegetation for a national territory in a single database, update them and link them with newly collected data. The resulting database will be interfaced with international databases, and made available to a broader scientific community and the public in an online portal. For the PLADIAS team this will open novel ways of addressing fundamental questions of plant community ecology and macroecology, namely trade-offs in life histories of large species sets, region-wide community assembly from available species pools and determinants of plant invasions.

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