Suggested topics of Master Theses. Come with your own idea!

Large part of your study (almost half the credits) is formed by work on a research project, results of which will be reported in a Master Thesis and possibly published in a renowned scientific journal.

You can do your thesis project with any principal investigator at Faculty of Science or Biology Centre CAS (even when not listed on this page). Below are thesis themes proposed by some of the possible advisors. You can contact the supervisor to ask for more details or other possibilities. We also encourage you to come with your own idea!

  • Predator vs. parasitoids - no enemy-free space for caterpillars?
  • Multitrophic interactions between spiders, birds and plants
  • Stress responses of insect to presence of birds and the impact of insect's stress on lower trophic levels
    supervisor: Kateřina Sam
  • Aquatic life in post-industrial environments
  • Urban environments and the heat island effect in aquatic invertebrates
  • Impact of microplastic pollution on individual life histories and trophic interactions in aquatic invertebrates
    supervisor: David Boukal
  • Trophic specialization of herbivore insects in forest food webs
  • Succession trends in plant-herbivore food webs
    supervisor: Vojtěch Novotný
  • Restoration of urban areas (e.g. biodiversity of flower strips)
  • Successional changes of vegetation in disturbed sites (post-mining sites, grasslands, post-military areas etc)
  • Effect of large herbivores on vegetation development
    supervisors: Karel Prach, Klára Řehounková, Ondřej Mudrák
  • What role play the non-mycorrhizal plant species in the structure and maintenance of the community of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi?
  • Change of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities in model grassland plant species during their ontogeny
    supervisor: Marie Šmilauerová
  • Meadow hemiparasites as ecosystem engineers
  • Ecological benefits and economic sustainability of organic farming.
    supervisors: Jan Lepš, Petr Blažek
  • Coexistence of grassland plant species depending on their functional and phylogenetic dissimilarity
  • Floral traits in community assembly
    supervisors: Francesco de Bello, Lars Götzenberger
  • How does species loss affect the extinction risk of the remaining species?
  • Do multitrophic communities respond similarly to shifts in mean temperature and variability of temperatures?
  • How can we use species’ traits as proxies to predict trophic interaction strength?
    supervisor: Jan Hrček