Brno Ph.D. Talent

Klára Klinkovská

Changes in non-forest vegetation of the Czech Republic

Lector: prof. RNDr. Milan Chytrý, Ph.D.

Institution: Masaryk University, Faculty of Science

Field: Ecological and Evolutionary Biology - Botany


About the project

In recent decades, global changes and increasing anthropogenic pressures have seriously impacted ecosystem structure and functioning. As primary producers, plants represent one of the most important components of natural habitats. The main goal of my PhD project is to synthesize the main trends in the changes in plant communities in the Czech Republic over the recent decades and identify their underlying factors. These findings will contribute to effective nature conservation.


Why science?

I like to learn new things and botany is my favourite field of study because, besides working at the computer, I can spend a lot of time in nature and work in beautiful places, that I normally wouldn't get to. Assessing the long-term trends in vegetation allows me to work on something that really makes sense.


What do I like most about Brno

Since high school, I consider Brno a perfect place for study as well as cultural experiences. Recently, I am most pleased with the new Brno "metro", which leads to the campus.