- Department of Ecosystem Biology, Centre of Polar Ecology, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice, Czech Republic
- Bioinformatics dedicated to microbial studies, Microbe-microbe and microbe-host interactions, Microbial biogeochemistry, Microbial biogeography, Microbial biotechnology, Microbial ecology and environmental microbiology, Microbial extremophiles, Microbiomes
Areas of expertise
My main research interest is the structural and functional characterization of soil bacterial, archaeal, and fungal communities in different biotopes influenced by biotic and abiotic environmental factors. To achieve these goals, I use genetics-based approaches (e.g., sequencing, qPCR of taxonomic and functional marker genes) and combine them with measurements of soil processes (e.g., enzyme activities, respiration, methanogenesis, denitrification). I am currently interested in carbon and nitrogen cycling in Arctic permafrost soils in relation to soil microbial communities and greenhouse gas emissions.