7 October 2021

The Blue Cat Team member Pavel Daněk defended his PhD thesis Tree-soil interactions in natural temperate forests in space and time at Department of Botany and Zoology, Faculty of Sciences, Masaryk University Pavel succesfully finished his doctoral studies this day. Congratulations!

6 September 2021

We are developing repeated detailed measurements in Praděd National Nature Reserve at permanent reasearch plots Eustaška (4.5 ha, 4th census), Bílá Opava (3.0 ha, 3rd census). All trees with 10mm of diameter in breast height have been registered.

1 June 2021

Check a recent Blue Cats' contribution (DOI: 10.1093/nsr/nwaa244) to National Science Review Oxford Academic (Oxford University Press) on how the predictions of tree survival and growth can be substantially improved once we take into account higher-order interactions among trees.

8 March 2021

Having had successful PhD thesis defense Popis porostní struktury přirozeného lesa pomocí pozemního a bezpilotního laserového skenování - kvantifikace korun ve 3D prostoru, Martin Krůček finished his doctoral studies in the field of Applied Geoinformatics at Mendel University in Brno. Congratulations!

27 May 2020

The BlueCat Research Team has founded their official Instagram. From now on, you can follow more news on research in old-growth forests in pictorial form also there.

25 May 2020

The 4th dendrometry re-census (1973, 1994, 2006, 2020) at floodplain alluvial hardwood forest sites Ranšpurk (22,3 ha) and Cahnov-Soutok (15,0 ha) in Czechia was accomplished through March-May.

6 March 2020

ForestGEO NEWS BLOG at Spotlight Series brought interview with Kamil Král focused on 3D approach in Zofin Forest Dynamics Plot structure and dynamics research.

3 February 2020

We achieve the article How cyclical and predictable are Central European temperate forest dynamics in terms of development phases? (Read the article) has been frequently tracked and cited (Learn More). 

31 January 2020

The article of 3D Forest (Trochta et al. 2017) has been ranked among the PLOS ONE 10% top-cited contributions published in 2017. Thank you for your interest! 

26 July 2019

The 4th tree census was realized at Boubin natural forest (46ha) through May-June. Initial survey at Hadecka planinka research plot (10ha) followed on July. All live and dead stems with diameter of 10cm+ were (re-)measured.