Latzel Vít
+420217015715 vit.latzel@ibot.cas.cz

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 on 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 from 2010 to 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

Employment

2005-2008 Institute of Botany, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic – PhD student
2008-2013 Institute of Botany, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic – postdoctoral position
2010-2013 Institute of Plant Sciences, University of Bern, Switzerland – postdoctoral position
Since 2013 Institute of Botany, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic – researcher

Publications

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ORCID ID: 0000-0003-0025-5049

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Projects

2017-2019: Memory and after-life of clonal plants. Principal investigator, grant GAČR 17-11281S
2014-2016: Stress induced memory in clonal plants. Principal investigator, grant 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 – Junior Research Grant by GAČR: P505-10-P173