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Institute of Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Digitalisation and AI

Institute of Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences

General description


The Institute of Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IBOT) is one of the main centres of botanical research in the Czech Republic. The Institute carries out fundamental research on species, populations, and communities of plants. It focuses on science and research in all fields of botany, ranging from classical taxonomy, biosystematics and plant evolution, to selected groups of fungi, ecology, ecophysiology, phytogeography and vegetation mapping and dendrochronology, wood anatomy, and karyological and population genetic studies. IBOT is a holder of the European HR Excellence in Research Award.

Key Research Facilities, Infrastructure and Equipment

  • Complete software for vector and raster data processing and analyses (ArcGIS with selected extensions; PCI Geomatica 2012 with Orthoengine module;eCognition Developer 9.2, ENVI, Agisoft Photoscan)
  • Equipment for position measurements (GNSS Trimble PathFinder Pro XRS, Geoexplorer 2008 XH both with sub-meter accuracy and Geoexplorer GeoXH 6000 with decimeter accuracy; and field mapping tool FieldMap)
  • Spectral Evolution Full Range Portable Spectroradiometer for remote sensing purposes.


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Contact us to know more about our location and work environment. Please use the main contact for questions related to administrative matters. Please contact the supervisors/group leaders of respective research groups regarding feasibility of your research proposal with regard to the research group activities.

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Research groups

The following research groups of this Hosting organisation are involved in the first call of MERIT. The candidates can freely formulate their own research topic aligned with activities and research focus of these research groups.

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2 calls
30 fellowships
30 months