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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.