prof. Ing. Josef Elster, CSc.

head of CPE, phycology, microbiology

Phone: +420 724 384 001, +420 387 776 302 

Prof. Josef Elster, (*1958) graduated from the Agricultural University in České Budějovice. In Centre for Polar Ecology at the Faculty of Science of the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice and at the Botanical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Třeboň, he deals with ecology and ecophysiology of cyanobacteria and algae of polar regions. He has participated in many scientific expeditions to various parts of the Arctic and Antarctic. He participated in the project of founding the scientific base of Masaryk University in Antarctica and was commissioned to found a Czech arctic scientific base in Svalbard, called "Josef Svoboda Station".