Projects

Ongoing projects


International projects

2018 – 2022   Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning of High-Arctic biological soil crusts
Gent University (BE) and University of South Bohemia (CZ)
Gent University - Special Research Fund 

2018 – 2020   The Terrestrial Ecology Flagship in Ny-Ålesund: reinforcement and further development - activities for 2018-2019
Norwegian Polar Institute (NO),  Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (NL), Ghent University (BE), University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway (NO), National Institute of Polar Research (JP) National Research Council of Italy (IT), University of South Bohemia (CZ) and Adam Mickiewicz University (PL)
Svalbard Science Forum - ES610235

2017 – 2021   Microalgal communities in the cryosphere, controls and connectivity from glaciers to sea ice, Billefjorden
University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway (NO), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NO), Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SE) and University of South Bohemia (CZ)
Arctic SIZE  (RiS ID 10889)

2017 – 2018   UV intercomparison and integration in a High Arctic environment
Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NO), National Research Council of Italy - Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (IT), Institute of Geophysics PAS (PL) and University of South Bohemia (CZ)
Svalbard Science Forum - ES586317 (RiS ID 10871)

2016 – 2019   INTERACT - International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic
EU HORIZON 2020 PROGRAMME, INFRAIA-01-2016-2017 - Integrating Activities for Advanced Communities - 730938

2017-2018   Migration routes of the Arctic tern from the northernmost breeding areas in Svalbard
University of South Bohemia (CZ), Palacky University in Olomouc (CZ) and Swiss Ornithological Institute (CH)
GAJU - 04-151/2016/P, Nadační fond Univerzity Palackého (RiS ID 10805

2016 – 2021   MICROBIAN – Microbiome diversity and function in the Sør Rondane Mountains, East Antarctica
Gent Univesity (BE), Liège University (BE), Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (BE),  Botanical Garden, Meise (BE), Australian Antarctic Division  (AU) and University of South Bohemia (CZ)
Belgian Research Action through Interdisciplinary Networks - BR/165/A1

2015-2027   Nutrient Network Petunia site
University of South Bohemia (CZ) and Estonian University of Life Sciences (EE)
(RiS ID 10812)

2015-2016   Polar ecology course - Biosciences
University of South Bohemia (CZ) and The University Centre of Svalbard (UNIS, NO)
EEA grants & Norway grants NF-CZ07-ICP-1-0532014 (RiS ID 10338

2015-2016   Polar ecology course - Geosciences
University of South Bohemia (CZ), Masaryk University (CZ) and The University Centre of Svalbard (UNIS, NO)
EEA grants & Norway grants NF-CZ07-ICP-1-0532014 (RiS ID 10339

2008-2011   Nitrogen cycling in aquatic ecosystems in the high Arctic: Contribution of microbial communities in periglacial lakes and cryoconite holes
University of South Bohemia (CZ), The University Centre of Svalbard (UNIS, NO), University of Bristol (GB) and University of Innsbruck (AT)
(RIS-ID 3391)

National projects

2018-2019   Expedice Neuron: Na sever a na jih za mizejícím ledem
University of South Bohemia (CZ)
Neuron 

2017–2019   Spojení funkčních vlastností tří úrovní organismů jako indikátory ekosystémových funkcí v Arktidě
University of South Bohemia (CZ) and Institute of Soil Biology BC CAS (CZ)
Czech Science Foundation - 17-20839S (RiS ID 10793)

2017 – 2019   ECOPOLARIS
Masaryk University (CZ) and University of South Bohemia (CZ)
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports - CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_013/0001708

2017-2019   Vliv půdní fauny na sekvestraci uhlíku v extrémním prostředí
Institute od Soil Biology BC CAS (CZ) and University of South Bohemia (CZ)
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports - INTEREXCELLENCE - LTC17019

2017-2018   Mrazová tolerance rozsivek jako klíč k přežití v polárních oblastech: terénní a laboratorní studie
Charles University (CZ), extrernal co-operation with University of South Bohemia (CZ)
Grant Agency of the Charles University - 20217 (RiS ID 10853)

2016 – 2019   CzechPolarII – Czech Polar Research Infrastructure
Masaryk University (CZ) and University of South Bohemia (CZ)
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports– LM2015078 (RiS ID 10566)

2015-2018   The role of micro invertebrate grazers (rotifers and tardigrades) on the ecology of cryoconite holes
University of South Bohemia (CZ)
(RiS ID 10856)

2014-2015   Transfer of nutrients and toxines to the glacial ecosystem by sea-birds: a pilot study
University of South Bohemia (CZ)
(RiS ID 6787)

2012-2015   Establishing of working team and conditions for education in the field of polar ecology and life in extreme environments
University of South Bohemia (CZ)
OP VK - CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0190 (RiS ID 6024)

2010-2015   CzechPolar - Czech polar stations: Construction and logistic expenses
University of South Bohemia (CZ), Institute of Botany CAS (CZ) and Masaryk University (CZ)
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports - LM2010009 (RiS ID 5069)

2007-2010   Biological and climate diversity of the central part of the Svalbard Arctic archipelago
University of South Bohemia (CZ), Institute of Botany CAS (CZ) and Masaryk University (CZ)
Czech Science Foundation 05/94/0156 and 204/93/1177, Grant Fountation of CAS -  A 600 5002 (RiS ID 2525)

Other projects investigated at CARS

2017-2018   Sledge dogs in the Arctic as a potential source of parasitic infections of humans and wildlife
University of South Bohemia (CZ)
(RIS-ID 10813)

2017   Parasitic fauna of East European voles (Microtus levis) in Svalbard
University of South Bohemia (CZ)
(RiS ID 10852)

2017   Heavy metal analysis of soil around Pyramiden
University of South Bohemia (CZ) and Johannes Kepler University Linz (AT)
RiS ID 10849 - https://www.researchinsvalbard.no/project/8595

2017   Hyperborean microbiome on the coastline of a highly vacillating ecosystem
University of South Bohemia (CZ)
(RiS ID 10851)

2017   Parasitic trematodes in coastal water animals
University of South Bohemia (CZ)
(RiS ID 10840)

2017   Ecology of phytobenthos in tide area
University of South Bohemia (CZ)
(RiS ID 10843)

2017   Flies, bugs and other insects of Svalbard
University of South Bohemia (CZ)
(RiS ID 10850

2016   Impact of human activities on nesting Arctic terns (Sterna paradisaea)
University of South Bohemia (CZ), Charles University (CZ) and Palacky University in Olomouc (CZ)
(RiS ID 10394)

2015   Long-term survival of two different colonies of Arctic tern Sterna paradisaea
University of South Bohemia (CZ), Charles University (CZ) and Palacky University in Olomouc (CZ)
(RiS ID 10363

2014-2015   Cyanobacterial succession in glacier forefields
University of South Bohemia (CZ), University of Liège (BE) and The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS, NO)
(RiS ID 6669)

2014   Incubation behavior of the arctic tern Sterna paradisaea in extreme conditions of northern tundra
University of South Bohemia (CZ), Charles University (CZ) and Palacky University in Olomouc (CZ)
(RiS ID 10034)