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Popular Science: Immigrants - Where are they heading in the USA and Australia and how will it be in the future?

Nowadays Europe, the old continent, is talking about a huge wave of immigrants and their distribution to the individual countries. The authors analysed the data from two traditional immigrant countries, the USA and Australia. Josef Novotný and Jiří Hasman from the Department of Social Geography and Regional Development, the Faculty of Science, tested a method for the prediction of the development of the distribution of migrants and the population structure of the regions.

Published Jul 19, 2016

Worldwide important meeting of plant biologists is ongoing in Prague

A remarkable meeting of plant biologists „Plant Biology Europe EPSO / FESPB Congress 2016“ with European and worldwide importance is taking place in Prague during 26-29 June, 2016. More than 900 scientists from 58 countries of the whole world participate in this event. The aim of the PBE Congress is development of discussion on current challenges of plant biology of the 21st century.

Published Jun 29, 2016

Popular Science: Will we lose the views in the Giant Mountains and Jeseníky Mountains?

The highest mountains in the Czech Republic have a lot of views of the Czech basin as well as to the Polish lowlands. This is thanks to the timberline which we can find on the highest places in the Czech Republic. Will the timberline remain in the future? Václav Treml and Tomáš Chuman from the Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology, the Faculty of Science, Charles University are interested in the dynamics of forests and the treeline in the Giant Mountains and Jeseníky Mountains.

Published Jul 19, 2016

Popular Science: Erratic boulders – witnesses of the past

Scientists from our Faculty are also working at the edge of the ice continent. Thanks to the facilities of Masaryk University’s Mendel Antarctic station on James Ross Island, Zbyněk Engel, a member of the Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology, can work there together with colleagues from the Czech Geology Survey and the University of Marseille. They dated the remains of glacier activity to clarify knowledge about the development of glaciation.

Published May 27, 2016

Popular Science: What to do with toxic wood? Let’s compost it!

Toxic waste is being produced with ease in vast quantities, but it is considerably more difficult to get rid of it gracefully afterwards. Stefano Covino and his colleagues from the Institute of Environmental Studies at the Charles University and the Institute of Microbiology at the Academy of Sciences focused on a 240-days detailed survey of the composting process, which can decompose creosote-treated wood.

Published May 18, 2016

Lecture screening in Great Zoological Hall: A Personal History of Structural Virology

Start date Mar 03, 2016

The first series of Mendel Lectures was in 2003, when it was devoted to the 50th anniversary of the discovery of DNA. Since then, Brno has been visited by 50 scientists, including Nobel Prize winners. Our faculty students can visit sceening of the lectures in the Great Zoological Hall at Vinicna 7. We begin on Thursday 3rd of March with one of the founders of structural biology Michael Rossmann.

Published Feb 28, 2016

Charles University Faculty of Science Gala Ball

Start date Mar 04, 2016 - Mar 05, 2016

You are cordially invited to attend the Gala Ball of the Charles University Faculty of Science, which will be held on Friday, March 4th, 2016 at 8 pm at the Prague Congress Centre. Tickets can be purchased at the Department of External Relations, Albertov 6, office no. 130.

Published Feb 08, 2016

Czech scientists solved the enigma of coexistence of people with Rh+ and Rh- blood groups

Before the advent of modern medicine, about 10 000 Rh positive children born to Rh negative mothers were dying for hemolytic anemia in the US each year. Without the superiority of the heterozygotes – the carriers of both variants of Rhesus gene, the less abundant allele should be quickly eliminated from any population. Jaroslav Flegr probably solved 80 years old enigma of coexistence of carriers of two variants of Rhesus gene in the same population.

Published Jan 31, 2016

8th International Student and Early Career Conference NEW WAVE in Prague

Start date May 19, 2016 - May 20, 2016

Traditionally, the NEW WAVE Conference draws graduate and post-graduate students, as well as young professionals from the fields of Physical and Social Geography, Cartography, Demography, Sociology, Urban planning and related disciplines to share and discuss their research in a friendly and open-minded atmosphere with a multidisciplinary audience. DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS: 15th March, 2016

Published Jan 20, 2016

Popular Science: Transformations of mining areas

The landscape in northwest Bohemia has been heavily modified by man. We can see rapid development, mainly in the strip mining of brown coal. Scientists from the University of Life Sciences together with Dušan Romportl, a member of the Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology, the Faculty of Science, Charles University, analysed changes in the forest cover using a Geographic information system (GIS).

Published Jul 19, 2016

Popular Science: Man and nature are connected vessels

All of us are aware that humankind tries to preserve cultural heritage. However, how can geomorphologists contribute? Every significant site and building is established in a specific environment. Natural processes at the site are very important for us and are worth watching. This is a reason why the LACUNHEN scientific network was founded. The Faculty of Science is member of it, specifically Vít Vilímek from the Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology.

Published Jul 19, 2016

Popular Science: Who decides on the economy? The role of the state and multinational organizations in the automotive industry in Slovakia

Slovakia has been experiencing economic growth in recent years. One of the causes is the rapid development of the automotive industry. It is not easy to say if this path is without problems. In his article Professor Petr Pavlínek from the Department of Social Geography and Regional Development and also from the University of Nebraska analysed developments in the automotive industry in Slovakia with regard to the role of the state and its industry policy in this process.

Published Jul 19, 2016

Central European Conference of Historical Geographers, August 31 to September 2, 2016

Start date Aug 31, 2016 - Sep 02, 2016

The Historical Geography Research Centre, the Institute of History, Czech Academy of Sciences, the Faculty of Science of Charles University in Prague, the Section for Historical Geography and Environmental History of the Czech Geographical Society, and the Local Organizing Committee have the honor of inviting you to join the Central European Conference of Historical Geographers, which will be held in Prague, Czechia from August 31 to September 2, 2016.

Published Jul 14, 2016

Popular Science: The Jatunraju Glacier – lying and waiting?

Geomorphologists Adam Emmer and Vít Vilímek from the Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology have long been interested in the mountainous Cordillera Blanca area in Peru. Together with their colleagues from the Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics and Peruvian scientists they studied recent and past changes to the Jatunraju Glacier and if these changes can affect the stability of Perón Lake, which is dammed by lateral moraines.

Published Jul 12, 2016

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