Joint conference of BES and SFE in Lille

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Hi there,
sorry for the "catchy" headline. Recently I had the feeling, that putting effort into this page does not make much sense. That it doesn't serve the purpose of information exchange among botany PhD students of different Czech universities. So I need your help. Could you write me an e-mail to my address please ( ) with only your institution and the information you are looking for at this page? THANKS a lot.

I would be grateful for any other remarks of course. And if you have information to share, I can easily create an account for you (Czech PhD students in botany only).

omlouvám se za ten bulvární nadpis. Tohle je jenom takový malý test, jestli to tu někdo čte a jestli to vážně ještě slouží k výměně informací mezi doktorandy botaniky na různých universitách. Pokud tuhle stránku chcete dál držet, napište mi jen krátce odkud jste a jaké informace tu hledáte. Samozřejmě poznámky a povzbuzení jsou vítány. Díky. Pište na

Pokud máte pocit, že byste sem chtěli přispívat a jste doktorandi botaniky z ČR, rád vám zřídím účet.

2 PhD positions on roots in Halle (short notice - 5 days!)

Two Doctoral Student Positions (Halle/Saale)

Deadline: 20.04.2014

The Institute of Biology / Geobotany and Botanical Garden of Martin Luther University (MLU) Halle Wittenberg and the Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry (IPB) Halle offer two PhD Student Positions in Biodiversity Research and Physiological Ecology within the multidisciplinary Priority Program SPP 1374 “Biodiversity Exploratories” granted by the German Research Foundation (

More in attached DOCX.

Nabídka letního kurzu pro studenty UK

Nabídka (tentokrát výjimečně pouze pro studenty UK) letního kurzu na přelomu července a srpna ve Frankfurtu. Je to skvělá příležitost, jelikož kurzovné by bylo uhrazeno, platila by se pouze cesta.

Zájemci nechť se ozvou Tomáši Herbenovi nebo Adamu Petruskovi.

Více v přiloženém letáku.

XIII. seminář z ekologie mokřadů a hydrobotaniky

XIII. seminář z ekologie mokřadů a hydrobotaniky v Třeboni se koná ve studovně Botanického ústavu AV ČR v Třeboni, Dukelská 135 ve čtvrtek 20. února 2013 od 9.00 h do cca 17:00 h a v pátek 21. února 2014 od 9:00 h do cca 16:00 h.

Informace viz příloha.

PhD position in ecological plant epigenetics (Tübingen)

PhD position in ecological plant epigenetics

The PhD student will study epigenetic diversity of grassland plants and test for its relationships
with land use and other environmental factors, as well as with plant genetic and phenotypic
diversity. Epigenetic diversity is a level of biodiversity about which we so far know very little. The
PhD student will thus contribute to pioneering work in a novel field of research.
The PhD project will be part of the Biodiversity Exploratories (www.biodiversity-exploratories) and

PhD and Postdoc at Aix-Marseille Universite

PhD position on mapping ecosystem service tradeoffs

The Mediterranean Institute for Biodiversity and Ecology (IMBE, Aix-Marseille University,
Aix-en-Provence, France), in its Research Group "Macroecology and Biogeography of Global Change
(MacroBio)" has a 36-months PhD position open for applications. The position is funded by the European
Commission through the FP7 Research Project OPERAs and affiliated to the French National Scientific
Research Centre (CNRS).

The topic is the broad-scale spatial mapping and quantification of ecosystem service trade-offs

PhD in plant ecology in Tübingen (and Namibia)

We seek for a Doctoral Researcher in Plant Ecology

Applicants for the Ph.D. position must hold an M.Sc. or equivalent degree in biology,
ecology or environmental sciences with a sound knowledge in one or more of the
following areas: plant ecology, functional ecology, community ecology, dryland
ecology, global change ecology and similar. Ideally, the applicants have experience
in designing and conducting ecological experiments in the field and greenhouse and
a sound knowledge of statistics.

PhD in Prague (Evolutionary and ecological significance of apomictic reproduction in vascular plants)

PhD position on Evolutionary and ecological significance of apomictic reproduction in vascular plants available at the Department of Botany, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic

Project description
Asexually reproducing organisms (i.e. agamosperms producing seeds without meiosis) are considered to be
less adaptive than their sexually reproducing counterparts as they are constrained by reduced genetic
variation. Nevertheless, it has been observed that many clonal agamospermic species are able to occupy
larger ranges than their sexual relatives, a pattern which is called ‘geographical parthenogenesis’. Various
hypotheses (e.g. superior colonization capacity through uniparental reproduction, metapopulation
hypothesis, more efficient niche exploitation) have been proposed to explain such patterns but with a limited
evidence for any of them mostly due to a few empirical studies. The aim of the PhD project is to test these
hypotheses using straightforward combination of observational (seed set and ecological preferences
assessment along the latitudinal transect in Europe), experimental (plasticity and inbreeding depression
experiment), cytological (flow cytometry seed screening), embryological (in collaboration with the University
in Göttingen, Germany), molecular (epigenetic methylation) and modeling approaches (spatial distributional
models combining with phylogeographical data, in close collaboration with the University of Lausanne,
Switzerland). Diploid sexual and autotriploid asexual Hieracium alpinum (Asteraceae) will be used as a
model system.


Dear friends and colleagues

I am delighted to announce the second international conference on Spatial Ecology & Conservation (SEC2) that will take place at Birmingham University (UK) 17-20 June 2014. Please see the conference website ( ). The committee is now calling for abstracts for oral presentations and posters covering the six core conference themes:

Advances in mapping and analysing terrestrial and marine systems
Understanding species’ distributions
Training and professional development

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