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Popular Science: Subglacial silicon as another player in global nutrient cycling

As recently published in Nature, methane released from subglacial meltwater is a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere. However, it is not only subglacial methane which is responsible for changes in greenhouse gas concentrations. The international team of scientists, in collaboration with three polar ecologists from the Department of Ecology, found that there is another important nutrient influencing atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations, fortunately by the utilization of carbon dioxide. The name of this player is Silicon.

Published Dec 09, 2019

Popular Science: How does vegetation influence water chemistry?

In the past, forest soils were intensively acidified. Since the 1990s, there has been a gradual decline in acid depositions. What was the change of element concentrations and fluxes and what is the current state in relation to different types of vegetation? A group of scientists, together with Michal Růžek from the Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology, compared the changes in an open area, the deciduous and coniferous forests of the Ore Mountains.

Published Dec 02, 2019

Movie Night for International Students – Angel of the Lord 2 (Anděl Páně 2)

Start date Dec 12, 2019 - Dec 25, 2019

You can learn a lot about Czech culture from watching the masterpieces of Czech cinematography. Come and join us for Czech movie nights and enjoy significant Czech movies with English subtitles! For the winter semester we have chosen the following film: ANDĚL PÁNĚ 2 (ANGEL OF THE LORD 2)

Published Nov 25, 2019

Guided Tour - Mystery of Old Prague, Myths, Legends and Fairy Tales

Start date Dec 09, 2019

Tour from the Powder Tower to the Astronomical Clock. Join us on the streets of Old Prague in search for the mythical Philosopher‘s journey or the so-called Kings road. House signs, paintings and sculptures on the houses and buildings of Old Prague hide a secret, they tell a story, the same story like the old myths, legends and fairy tales.

Published Nov 25, 2019

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