Population ecology
  • dynamics of plant populations, role of individual life cycle transitions
  • dispersal of plants in the landscape, metapopulation dynamics, response of plant species to changing landscape patterns
  • population biology of invasive plant species, and their biocontrol through the understanding of their life cycle transitions
  • contact: Zuzana Münzbergová (zuzmun (at)
pestrenky Interactions of plants and other organisms
  • plants and their pollinators (namely generalist such as hoverflies)
  • impact of fungal pathogens and mykorrhizal symbionts on plants
  • plants and large herbivores - pasture and other influences
  • ant-hills as biotopes of plants, ants as driving force of vegetation change
  • contact: Zdeněk Janovský (zdenekjanovsky (at)
Conservation biology
  • management of nature reserves through mowing and grazing, effect on diversity
  • target conservation of rare species: use of their population biology and genetics in their conservation, identification of vulnerable elements of their life cycle
  • contact: Zuzana Münzbergová (zuzmun (at)
tocov-mapa History a dynamics of vegetation and landscape
  • forest vegetation and its dynamics, effect of forest management today and in the past
  • legacies of past management and past landscape structures in the present-day vegetation, use of historical maps, old aerial photos and old phytosociological releves
  • vegetation succession in the modern landscape over past century
  • contact: Jaroslav Vojta (jarvojta (at)
Experimental and evolutionary ecology
  • plant behavior and phenotypic plasticity: how plants respond to their neighbours, pathogens and changing environment
  • mutual responses between plants in competitive conditions
  • vegetative/clonal growth as behavioural response of plants, its role in environmental response
  • contact: Martin Weiser (weiser2 (at)
espeletia Tropical ecology
  • ecology of paramos in South America, source of its diversity, evolution and phylogenetics of selected paramo plant groups
  • physiological ecology of tropical alpine plants, responses to temperature extremes.
  • contact: Petr Sklenář (petr (at)
Quaternary palaeoecology
  • long-term dynamics of vegetation and quantitative reconstruction of the vegetation cover in the past, past climate change effects, role of fire and other disturbance types
  • pollen analysis, charcoal and macroremain analysis
  • contact: Petr Kuneš (petr.kunes (at)
managed by Tomáš Koubek
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