Research & other laboratory activities
The Laboratories of the Geological Institutes participate in the education process and are co-investigators for numerous scientific projects.
Currently, LGI participates in the teaching of several subjects: Environmental Geology, Analytical Practice in Geosciences, Application of Instrumental Analysis in Geology, Environmental Change Dating and Analytical Methods in Geochemistry.
LGI provides support for the scientific and educational activities of the CU FS Geological Section. LGI services are mainly used (but not exclusively) by the geologists of the Faculty of Science, i.e. researchers, students at all levels, and cooperating workplaces at Charles University and other universities. Furthermore, LGI cooperates with state authorities and experts in various fields of medicine, chemistry, archaeology, mathematic and biology.
Collaboration on scientific projects
2018–2020 Mobility of raw materials and life cycles of artefacts: archaeometry of metals and glass of the La Tène period; GACR 18-20096S (co-investigator L. Strnad; investigator A. Danielisova AS CR)
2011–2014 Climate archives in the sedimentary record of the Upper Palaeozoic basins of the Bohemian Massif as a proxy for the reconstruction of climate change; GACR P210 / 11/1431 (co-investigator L. Strnad; investigator S. Oplustil CU FS)
2007–2010 Growth rhythms as an indicator of the Earth’s rotation and climate change in the geological past; GAAV IAA 300130702 (co-investigator L. Strnad; investigator A. Galle AS CR)
Since 2008, LGI has been involved in the G-probe program, an international effort to test reference materials in geology. The entire program falls under the IAG (International Association of Geoanalysts) and Reference Materials project of the U.S. Geological Survey.
Important publications (in cooperation with other departments and institutions):
Danielisova A., Pajdla P., Bursak D., Strnad L., Trubac J., Kmosek J. (2021) Claiming the land or protecting the goods? The Duchcov hoard in Bohemia as a proxy for 'Celtic migrations' in Europe in the 4th century BCE. Journal of Archaeological Science, 127, DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2020.105314
Chepurov A.A., Faryad S.W., Agashev A. M., Strnad L., Jedlicka R., Turkin AI., Mihaljevic M., Lin V.V. (2019) Experimental crystallization of a subcalcic Cr-rich pyrope in the presence of REE-bearing carbonatite. Chemical Geology, 509, 103-114
Prochazka V., Zacharias J., Strnad L. (2018) Model ages of fracture fillings and mineralogical and geochemical evidence for water-rock interaction in fractures in granite: The Melechov Massif, Czech Republic. Applied Geochemistry, 95, 124-138
Strnad L., Šebek O., Fayadová M., Vrba J. (2016) Determination of Gold in e-Waste Dust Samples and Geological Matrices by ICP-MS after Extraction by an HClO4-HBr-HI-Aqua Regia Mixture. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, 40, 257-266
Ďurišová J., Ackerman L., Strnad L., Chrastný V., Borovička J. (2015) Lead Isotopic Composition in Biogenic Certified Reference Materials Determined by Different ICP-based Mass Spectrometric Techniques. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, 39, 209-220
Ackerman L.X., Pitcher L., Strnad L., Puchtel I.S., Jelínek E., Walker R.J., Rohovec J. (2013) Highly siderophile element geochemistry of peridotites and pyroxenites from Horní Bory, Bohemian Massif: implications for HSE behaviour in subduction-related upper mantle. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 100, 158 -175
Strnad L., Goliáš V., Mihaljevič M., Pudilová M. (2012) The Variscan Kašperské Hory orogenic gold deposit, Bohemian Massif, Czech Republic. Ore Geology Reviews, 48, 428-441
Strnad L., Ettler V., Mihaljevič M., Hladil J., Chrastný V. (2009) Determination of trace elements in calcite using solution and laser ablation ICP-MS: calibration to SRM NIST glass and USGS MACS carbonate and application to real landfill calcites. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, 33, 347-355