This year, the traditional PhD conference of the department of Ecosystem Biology was held in 27th and 28th of January in Vodňany. Six PhD students' presentations were awarded: Jirka Tůma and Paula Layouna (1. position), Veronika Kreidlová a Míša Bryndová (2. position), Sophie Mennicken a Vojta Kolář (3. position). Congratulation!