Ředitel Geologického ústavu AV ČR, v. v. i. vyhlašuje výběrové řízení na obsazení míst vědeckých pracovníků.
Václav Cílek and Vojen Ložek are co-authors of two freely accessible publications:
Entering the landscape: on the nature and memory of central Bohemia (in Czech)
Central Bohemia : nature, man, landscape (in Czech)
Field excursion with students of the Evolution Secondary Grammar School in Prague took place on November 2, 2015. Its purpose was to investigate important geologic sections and fossil collection sites at Řeporyje (under the guidance of Radek Mikuláš).
The second year of the contest Photogenic Science marked the success of staff of the Institute of Geology of the CAS again. The first prize was awarded to Pavel Lisý for his rock art photo titled “I keep on burning”. Besides, photographs taken by Leona Chadimová and Lukáš Krmíček were selected for publication in a calendar to be used for the presentation of Czech science to partners of the Czech Academy of Sciences.
For more information see photogalery.
Field work of members of the International Subcommission on Devonian Stratigraphy in Uzbekistan for redefinition of the global stratotype (GSSP) of the basal Emsian boundary
In August 2015, Ladislav Slavík and Aneta Hušková took part in fieldwork under the auspices of the International Subcommission on Devonian Stratigraphy in Tien-Shan Mountains in Uzbekistan. The main task of the small international team of specialists was resampling of the geological section in Zinzilban Gorge for obtaining new data for future redefinition of the international stratotype (GSSP) of the basal Emsian boundary. We have taken around 150 kg samples for biostratigraphy, which will be shipped and then processed in three laboratories (University of Valencia, RAS Novosibirsk and Institute of Geology).
Two scientists of the Institute, Jiří Bek and Jana Frojdová, participated in international excavations of Permian tropical forests at the Wuda site, Inner Mongolia, China. The tropical forest was buried by volcanic ash and all plants are preserved in their original growth positions. The team excavated a large area of over one square kilometre, which yielded rich material of Permian plants, finds as large as several metres, and even whole fossil plants.
Biogeochemist Jan Borovička participated in the description of a new macrofungal species named Cortinarius prodigiosus. This beautifully colored species occurs on xerothermic stands on Ca-rich soils and has been reported, among others, from several sites in the Bohemian Karst. The paper was published in the Mycological Progress journal.
For complete information see here.