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ESEH Summer School: The Undesirable: How Parasites, Diseases, and Pests Shape Our Environments

Start date Aug 28, 2016 - Aug 31, 2016

The centerpiece of the summer school’s program will be the presentations of the participants’ projects and subsequent discussion. We will also have a number of other exciting events, including a keynote by the eminent historian of science Soňa Štrbáňová, a field trip, and a writing workshop led by Patrick Kupper, an environmental historian and the winner of the 2013 Turku Book Award.

Published Aug 17, 2016

Faculty News: 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: 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

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: 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

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

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