Diversity of Biotic Communities and Populations:
|Long-term Research Plan MSM 0021622416 (2005-2011)
Funded by Ministry Of Education, Youth and Sports of Czech Republic
Research Plan Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. RNDr. Milan Chytrý, Ph.D.
The subject of the research plan is study of biodiversity on the level of populations and communities on various temporal and spatial scales. It focuses on interactions with the environment, mutual interactions between organisms, historical and evolutionary interpretation of existing patterns, identification of biotic indicators of ecological processes, and the development of formalized typologies of communities and habitats in terrestrial, semiterrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Research deals with model groups of organisms, defined based on taxonomy or ecology, accross the phylogenetic system, including environmental bacteria, vascular plants, invertebrates including parasitic ones, and vertebrates. Besides traditional methodologies established in each field, general methods of molecular genetics, bioinformatics, geoinformatics, applied statistics, and analytical chemistry are utilised in the research, all provided for by integrated laboratories.
Research Groups and People
Taxonomy and Ecology of Microorganisms
Biosystematics of Vascular Plants
Bureš, Petr, Assoc. Prof. RNDr. Ph.D.
Chytrý, Milan, Assoc. Prof. RNDr. Ph.D. (www)
Ecology of Mires
Ecology and Biosystematics of Invertebrates
Vaňhara, Jaromír, Prof. RNDr. CSc.
Ecology and Evolution of Fish Parasites
Gelnar, Milan, Assoc. Prof. RNDr. CSc.
Ecology of Aquatic Invertebrates - Hydrobiology
Helešic, Jan, Assoc. Prof. RNDr. Ph.D.
Ecology of Small Mammals
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