Volume 6, No. 2 (2016)



Original papers



Features of the structural organization and biomorphology of dominant plant species of Holarctic seas’ coasts along the tidal gradient

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Liudmila Alexandrovna Sergienko,  Tamara Yr'evna D'yachkova, Vera Ivanovna Androsova


Petrozavodsk State University, Ecological-biological Faculty, Department of Botany and Plant Physiology, Lenin av. 33, Petrozavodsk 185910, Russia


First results from an experiment excluding three sizes classes of herbivores from tundra vegetation in southern Yamal, Russia

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Capucine Baubin1, Dorothée Ehrich1, Virve Ravolainen2, Svetlana Sokovina (Abdulmanova)3, Svetlana Ektova3†, Natalya Sokolova4,5, Rolf A. Ims1, Aleksandr Sokolov4,5

1Department of Arctic and Marine Biology, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway

2Norsk Polar Institute, Tromsø, Norway

3Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology, Ural division of Russian Academy of Sciences, Ekaterinburg, Russia

4Arctic Research Station of the Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology, Ural Division Russian Academy of Sciences, Labytnangi, Russia

5Arctic Research Center of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District, Salekhard, Russia


Antimicrobial activity of microfungi from maritime Antarctic soil

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Mohammed A. Abneuf1, Abiramy Krishnan1, Marcelo Gonzalez Aravena2, Ka-Lai Pang3, Peter Convey1,4, Nuradilla Mohamad-Fauzi5, Mohammed Rizman-Idid5, Siti Aisyah Alias1,5

1National Antarctic Research Center, Institute of Graduate Studies, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2Instituto Antarctico Chileno, Plaza Muñoz Gamero 1055, Punta Arenas Chile

3Institute of Marine Biology and Center of Excellence for the Oceans, National Taiwan Ocean University, 2 Pei-Ning Road, Keelung 20224, Taiwan (R. O. C.)

4British Antarctic Survey, Natural Environment Research Council, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0ET, United Kingdom

5Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Measurement of snow cover depth using 100 × 100 meters sampling plot and Structure from Motion method in Adventdalen, Svalbard

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Radim Stuchlík1, Jan Russnák1, Tomáš Plojhar2, Zdeněk Stachoň1

1Department of Geography, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Kotlářská 2, 611 37  Brno, Czech Republic

2Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Albertov 6, 128 00 Prague, Czech Republic


Structural and functional adaptations of epilithic lichens of Umbilicaria genus in the White Sea coastal conditions

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Anzhella V. Sonina, Anna A.Tsunskaya

Petrozavodsk State University, Ecological-biological Faculty, Department of Botany and Plant Physiology, Lenina 33, Petrozavodsk 185910, Russia


Effects of heavy metals ions on primary photosynthetic processes in Antarctic filamentous alga Zygnema sp. (Short Communication)

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Higinio Pablo Varela Hernandez

Complutense University of Madrid, José Antonio Novais 12 Ciudad Universitaria, 28040 - Madrid, Spain


Lichen secondary metabolites in Umbilicaria antarctica evaluated by acetone rinsing (Short Communication)

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Lora Martic

University of Sarajevo, Obala Kulina Bana br 7/II, 71 000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina


Intralandscape differentiation of the local flora in the central part of the Gydansky Peninsula (West Siberian Arctic)

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Olga V. Khitun

Komarov Botanical Institute Russian, Academy of Science, Prof. Popov street 2, 197376 St.-Petersburg, Russia


Vertical electrical sounding of soils and permafrost of marine terraces of Gronfjord (Svalbard archipelago)

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Ivan Alekseev, Evgeny Abakumov


Saint Petersburg State University, Department of Applied Ecology, Saint Petersburg, Russia


Changes in spectral reflectance of selected Antarctic and South American lichens caused by an artificially-induced absence of secondary compounds

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Miloš Barták1, Josef Hájek1, Ana Carolina Amarillo2, Jana Hazdrová1, Hebe Carreras2 


1Department of Experimental Biology, Laboratory of Photosynthetic Processes, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, University Campus – Bohunice, Kamenice 5, 625 00 Brno, Czech Republic

2National University of Cordoba, Cordoba, Argentina



State of Art and Prospectives of Polar and Alpine Research

November 23rd 2016, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University Brno


Editorial Note (pages 231-232)
ASSW 2017 - INFORMATION (page 240)


Vaucheria – a xanthophycean alga from Svalbard intertidal zone


Jana Kvíderová1, Josef Elster1,2


1Centre for Polar Ecology, Faculty of Sciences, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice, Czech Republic

2Institute of Botany CAS, Třeboň, Czech Republic


Diversity and molecular identification of cyanobacteria and algae of selected polar ecosystems


Lenka Raabová1, Ľubomír Kováčik2, Josef Elster3,4 , Otakar Strunecký5


1Department of Biology, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Nám. J. Herdu 2, 917 01 Trnava, Slovakia

2Department of Botany, Comenius University in Bratislava, Révová 39, 811 02 Bratislava, Slovakia,

3Centre for Polar Ecology, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, Na Zlaté stoce 3, 370 05 České Budějovice, Czech Republic,

4Phycology Centrum, Institute of Botany, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, 379 82 Třeboň, Czech Republic

5University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters, South Bohemian Research Center of Aquaculture and Biodiversity of Hydrocenoses, Institute of Aquaculture and Protection of Waters, Husova tř. 458/102, 370 05 České Budějovice, Czech Republic


Phylogenetic position of Antarctic piscicolid leeches


Nikol Kmentová1, Eliška Šrámová1, Šárka Mašová1, Veronika Nezhybová1,2, Maarten P. M.Vanhove1,3


1Department of Botany and Zoology, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University

2Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

3Capacities for Biodiversity and Sustainable Development, Operational Directorate Natural Environment, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Vautierstraat 29,     B-1000 Brussels, Belgium


Biomonitoring of heavy metals using Usnea antarctica lichens (extended abstract)


Ondřej Zvěřina1,2, Pavel Coufalík2,3, Miloš Barták4, Josef Komárek2


1Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Kamenice 5, 625 00 Brno, Czech Republic

2Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Kotlářská 2, 61137 Brno, Czech Republic

3Institute of Analytical Chemistry, The Czech Academy of Sciences, v.v.i., Veveří 97, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic

4Department of Plant Physiology and Anatomy, Institute of Experimental Biology, Masaryk University, Kamenice 5, 625 00 Brno, Czech Republic