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About the Laboratory

Laboratory of Archaeobotany and Palaeoecology (LAPE) is specialized research body of the university founded in September 2002 at the Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia as part of the Department of Botany.

Research activity of laboratory members is targeted at the area of bioarchaeology and palaeoecology, namely archaeobotany, archaeozoology, but also other specializations dealing with interaction between humans and environment in history. Bachelor, magister and doctor theses namely in botany, zoology and environmental archaeology are developed within the laboratory. In the case of environmental archaeology, laboratory closely collaborates with the Institute of Archaeology, Faculty of Philosophy. LAPE comprises research in the Czech Republic as well as abroad. LAPE also offers services for other research bodies. Besides consultancy concerning natural sciences in archaeology LAPE provides analytical work in several areas of bioarchaeology. LAPE co-edits the international journal Interdisciplinaria Archaeologica, Natural Sciences in Archaeology (IANSA).

Deputy head of LAPE

Mgr. Alexandra Bernardová

2003-2006

Bachelor study at Faculty of Science; bachelor thesis: Ecological characteristics of nonindigenous congeners varying in their invasive success: InvasiveGalinsoga parvifloraaG. ciliatavs.Ageratum houstonianum(Asteraceae) – supervisor RNDr. Stanislav Mihulka, Ph.D.

2007-2009

Master study at Faculty of Science; Master thesis: Palaeoecological study of mire in the centre of an old-settlement area. – supervisor RNDr. Jan Novák, Ph.D.

since 2006

Employee as an archaeobotanist in Laboratory of Archaeobotany and Palaeoecology in ČeskéBudějovice

since 2008

Project manager of Laboratory of Archaeobotany and Palaeoecology in České Budějovice

since 2009

Postgradual study of palaeoecology at Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, PhD.thesis: Holocene changes of ecosystems

Research interests:

Analysis of macro-fossils, vegetation history and ecology, history and development of arctic ecosystem, ecology and distribution of invasive species, analysis of fossil molusks.

Field activities:

  • 2005 – Excavation of Medieval features inPrague – Radlice
  • 2006, 2008 – Excavation and coordination of environmental research of Slavic settlement in Roztoky near Prague
  • 2007/2008 – Coordination of environmental research during excavation in Ústí nad Labem (projekt Forum, projekt 004)
  • 2008/2009 – Coordination of environmental research during excavation in Jiřská street at Prague castle
  • 2009 - 2013 – Field campaign in Svalbard

Publications:

  • Bernardová A. et Košnar J (2012): What do Holocene Sediments in Petuniabukta, Svalbard reveal? Polish Polar Research 33/4: 329–346.
  • Klimešová J., Prach K., Bernardová A. (2012): Using available information to assess the potential effects of climate change on vegetation in the High Arctic - North Billjefjorden, central Spitsbergen (Svalbard). Ambio: 41:5 435-445
  • Sádlo J., Pokorný P., Bernardová A. Holocene history of Cladium mariscus L. in the Czech Republic. Implications to species population dynamics and palaeoecology. Acta Palaeobotanica. 2010 50(1): 65-76.

Conferences:

The Arctic Science Summit Week 2013, Krakow, Polsko

  • Bernardová A., Myšková E., Ditrich O: What is hidden in reindeer’s droppings? A botanical and parasitological study – oceněno cenou pro mladé vědce za „outstanding poster presentation“
  • Strunecký O., Bernardová A: Hypothetical viability of phototrophs from glaciers and permafrost

Conference of the International Work Group for Palaeoethnobotany (IWGP 2013), Soluň, Řecko

  • Bernardova A., Houfkova P., Novák J., Chvojka O. and Nováková K.: Of alder and man

Symposium of the International Association for Vegetation Science (IAVS 2013), Tartu, Estonsko

  • Bernardová A, Novák J., Treml V., Petr L. Alpine treeline and the impact of humans since
  • Subatlantic in High Sudets.
  • Houfková P., Novák J., Bernardová A.: Fire history and vegetation dynamics recorded in sediment of the Komorany lake.

International Palaeolimnology Symposium, Glasgow, Velká Británie, srpen 2012

  • Bernardová A. et Košnar J.: What do Holocene Sediments in Petuniabukta, Svalbard reveal? (poster)
  • Bernardova, A., Jankovska, V., Besta, T., Novak, J.: Paleoecological study of the littoral profile from the former lake, Lake Komořany, Czech Republic. (poster)
  • Besta, T., Novak, J., Jankovska, V., Lisa, L., Houfkova, P., Bernardova, A.: Multi-proxy resarch of the exploited former lake, Lake Komorany, Czech Republic. (poster)
  • Houfkova, P., Besta, T., Bernardova, A., Jankovska, V., Valentova, D., Lisa, L., Novak, J.: Multi-proxy paleoecological study of the profile PK-1-C from the former Komorany Lake, Czech Republic. (poster)

The 8th European Conference on Ecological Restoration, České Budějovice, září 2012

  • Pasivní účast, aktivní výpomoc s organizací

Polar Ecology Conference, České Budějovice, říjen 2012

  • Společně s J. Elsterem a J. Kavanem organizační výbor, technické zajištění, editace abstraktů, příprava programu
  • Těšitel, J, Bernardová A., Janková Drdová E., Lučanová M., Těšitelová T., Klimešová J.: Brave pioneers: growth and flowering of plants colonizing glacier forelands in Petuniabukta, Svalbard (prezentace, J. Těšitel)

Environmental Archaeology of Urban Sites, Gdaňsk, Polsko, září 2011

  • Bernardová A, Novak J, Houfková P, Meduna P: Civitas Mělník – archaeological and archaeobotanical research of medieval settlement. (poster)

15th Conference of the International Work Group for Palaeoethnobotany in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, 2010

  • Bernardová A, Kalábek M: Macroremain analysis of the High Medieval sediments from the former Minorite monastery in Olomouc, Czech Republic.
  • Bernardová A, Novak J, Houfková P, Meduna P: The reconstruction of the Early Medieval vegetation in the Mělník vineyard region, Czech Republic.

International Polar Year Oslo Science Conference, Oslo, Noway 2010:

  • Strunecký O., Bernardová A. “Palaeoecological challenge - reconstruction of environmental changes in Arctic via palaeocological and molecular methods”

Polar Climate and Environmental Change in the Last Millennium, Torun, Poland 2010

  • Bernardová, A. , Lutynska, M., Košnar, J.: Multi-proxy study of a periodical lake in central Svalbard – Petuniabukta

12th International Palynological Congress IPC-XII 2008 & 8th International Organisation of Palaeobotany Conference IOPC-VIII 2008

  • Novák, J., Nováková, K., Petr, L., Bernardová, A.:Early Iron Age forest communities in north part of the Oderská brána (NE Czech Republic) in Terra Nostra 2008/2, IPC-XII / IOPC-VIII Bonn, Germany 2008 Abstract Volume

Annual Conference of the Association for Environmental Archaeology (AEA), Poznan 2007

  • Novák, J., Nováková, K., Petr, L., Bernardová, A.:Early Iron Age forest communities in north part of the Oderská brána (NE Czech Republic) in: Makohonienko, M., Makowiecki, D. et Czerniawska, J. (eds.) Annual Conferences of the Association for Environmental Archaeology (AEA). September 12-15, 2007, Poznan, Poland

14th Symposium of the International Work Group for Palaeoethnobotany, Kraków 2007

  • Bernardová, A. , Komárková, V., Prostředník, J.: Find of peeled grains of barley from late Bronze age in Turnov (North Bohemia). in: A. Bienek(ed.) 14th Symposium of the International Work Group for Palaeoethnobotany. 17-23 June 2007, Krakow, Poland.

Grant cooperation:

  • 2010-2015: "CzechPolar - Czech polar stations: Construction and logistic expenses" (grant of Czech Ministry of Education)
  • 2012-2014: "Establishing of working team and conditions for education in the field of polar ecology and life in extreme environments", reg. no. CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0190. (grant of Czech Ministry of Education)
  • 2013-2015:„PAPAVER - Centre for human and plant studies in Europe and Northern Africa in the postglacial period“
  • 2013-2016: „Holocene environmental dynamics in the Hornomoravský úval region: Key processes inducing the formation of recent landscape mosaic“ (GACR)
  • 2013-2018: „Prior to the Neolithic: Contextual Analysis of Environmental Dynamics During Early Postglacial Transformation of Central Europe“ (GACR)
  • 2010: Palaeoecological challenge - reconstruction of environmental changes in Arctic via palaeocological and molecular methods. Fond pro podporu výzkumu (registrační číslo projektu: B/CZ0046/3/0043)
  • 2009-2012: A multi-proxy palaeoecological investigation of the unique sediments from the former Komořanské jezero Lake, Most Basin, Czech Republic (GAČR)
  • 2008-2012: Vegetation continuity and landscape dynamics. Present state and historical causes ofdiversity hotspot in a region with vacillating colonisation.(Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

Foreign stay:

  • 2013: Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland
  • 2010: Ecological & Environmental Change Research Group, University of Bergen, Norway

Where to find us?

Laboratory of Archaeobotany and Palaeoecology

  • Department of Botany
  • Faculty of Sciences,
  • University of South Bohemia
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  • Na Zlaté stoce 3
  • 370 05 České Budějovice

 

Contact

+420 38 903 6306
+420 38 903 6308

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