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Soil-water-plant atmosphere studies

Hoh River Forest Creek - Olympic National Park, Washington U.S.A. Deep Rainforest. Nature Photo Collection.

The research focuses mainly on i/ processes of water release from ecosystems via transpiration and evaporation, and their quantification with respect to climate arridisation, and on the importance of water in CO2 sequestration and release from different ecosystems and soil during the processes of photosynthesis and respiration as a part of energy flows in the soil-plant-atmosphere system, ii/ identification of most important stress factors affecting the uptake, management and release of water from ecosystems in the lansdscape with regard to climate change, iii/ implementation of collected experimental data in process-based growth models with the aim to verify the models.


SELECTED PAPERS

STŘELCOVÁ, K., KURJAK, D., LEŠTIANSKA, A., KOVALČÍKOVÁ, D., DITMAROVÁ, Ľ., ŠKVARENINA, J., AHMED, Y. A. R., 2013: Differences in transpiration of Norway spruce drought stressed trees and trees well supplied with water. Biologia. Section Botany. – ISSN 0006-3088. – Vol. 68, no. 6: 1118-1122.


DITMAROVÁ, Ľ., KURJAK, D., PALMROTH, S., KMEŤ, J., STŘELCOVÁ, K., 2010: Physiological responses of Norway spruce (Picea abies) seedlings to drought stress. Tree Physiology 30/2: 205-213.


CENTRITTO, M., TOGNETI, R., LEITGEB, E., STŘELCOVÁ, K., COHEN, S., 2011: Above ground processes – anticipating climate change influences. In: Bredemeier M, Cohen S, Godbold D, Lode E, Pichler V, Schleppi P (eds.): Forest Management and Water Cycle, Ecological studies 212: 31–64.


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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Katarína Střelcová,
Department of Natural Environment

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