Two master theses from our department receive the Dean's Award

We congratulate our master students Petra Kokořová and Pavel Soukup on the Dean's Award for Academic Achievement! The awards honouring oustanding theses were announced at today's graduation ceremony of the Faculty of Science. Petra Kokořová studied moss mite communities (Acari: Oribatida) in natural and managed spruce stands in the Šumava mountains, while Pavel Soukup carried out a field experiment to examine the effect of habitat complexity and predation risk on invertebrate... more


Two of our French interns succesfully defend their master reports

Congratulations to our French interns Christel and Cory to a successful defense of their Master 1 theses! 

Christel Bouchetard-Aubus (Université François-Rabelais Tours) worked on prey selectivity of Chaoborus larvae looking at the role of temperature, prey ratios and body size under the supervision of Michal Šorf. Cory Garot-Adrian (Université de Montpellier) worked on the effects of predation risk and dinsity dependence on foraging behaviour of Chaoborus larvae under the... more


Jan Hony Květ receives the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Society of Wetland Scientists

Dr. Jan "Hony" Květ, a long-term staff member at our department, has been awarded the Lifetime achievement award of the Society of Wetland Scientists in recognition of his special distinction through contributions to wetland science and management, specific to research, education or policy. For the first time in the nearly 20-year history, the winner of this award comes from outside the USA. The award ceremony and lecture took place during the Annual meeting of the... more


New student and Erasmus internships in aquatic ecology for 2015

We offer up to four Master internship positions focusing on population ecology and phenotypic plasticity of aquatic insects in the group of Dr. David Boukal at the Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, Ceske Budejovice (Czech Republic). The students will work under the supervision of David Boukal, Michal Sorf (Czech postdoc), Julien Mocq (French postdoc) and Arnaud Sentis (French postdoc). We offer detailed hands-on training during the entire lifetime of your project; our previous... more


Hungarian expert on aquatic insects visiting our Department

Aquatic insect expert Zoltán Csabai from the University of Pécs is visiting the lab of David Boukal for four weeks in November and December. His visit is aimed to establish a new collaboration on the ecology and conservation of aquatic insects including the development of ideas for possible joint projects and student exchange in the future. Zoltán is also our first guest in the newly inhabited spaces to which we moved at the beginning of the winter 2014/15 semester!

Photo: Z. Csabai (clean)... more


Czech TV broadcasts a report on our research in newly created sandpit pools

Czech TV broadcasts a report on our experimental pools in the Cep II sandpit near the town of Suchdol nad Lužnicí. Since 2013, the group of David Boukal has been following the community assembly of aquatic invertebrates in these pools in collaboration with the Biology Centre AS CR. 

The report (in Czech) is here, starting at 16:18.


Dagmara Sirová wins the L'Oréal For Women in Science award

Our postdoc Dáša Sirová has just won one of only three L'Oréal For Women in Science awards in the Czech Republic announced for 2014.

We are happy to congratulate Dáša and wish her all the best in her continuing research on bladderworts (Utricularia) and their interactions with microorganisms!

The Department of Ecosystems Biology team