Milan Chytrý

Professor of Botany, Masaryk University



Department of Botany and Zoology
Masaryk University
Kotlářská 2, CZ-611 37 Brno, Czech Republic
Tel.: (+420) 549 494 595
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Professional interests

My field is vegetation science, i.e., the study of diversity and ecology of plant communities. Specifically, I am interested in:
- patterns of plant species diversity across large scales
- survey and classification of European vegetation
- methods of vegetation data analysis
- ecosystems of Siberia and their relationships to European palaeoecosystems
- plant invasions

Vegetation Science Group at Masaryk University

I am the head of the Vegetation Science Group at the Department of Botany and Zoology, Masaryk University. Our group is involved in various national and international projects of vegetation research. In teaching, we emphasise practical skills in field vegetation sampling and application of up-to-date methods of data analysis.

European Vegetation Survey

I am a Secretary of the Working Group European Vegetation Survey (EVS) of the International Association for Vegetation Science (IAVS). This group unites leading European experts in vegetation survey, diversity of terrestrial habitat types and phytosociology. Our aims are to support vegetation survey activities in Europe and beyond and to develop a consistent overview of European vegetation.

Applied Vegetation Science and Journal of Vegetation Science

I am a Chief Editor of Applied Vegetation Science and Journal of Vegetation Science, official journals of the International Association for Vegetation Science (IAVS). With an international team of editors, we are developing these journals as leading international publication platforms for outstanding research in plant community ecology, including its application in nature conservation and ecological restoration.

Czech Botanical Society

I am a Vice-President of the Czech Botanical Society, a national scientific society that has united, since its establishment in 1912, professional and amateur Czech botanists. Throughout its history, this Society significantly contributed to the high level of Czech botany in the national and international context. I am also working for the leading Society’s journal Preslia.


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