Centunculus minimus

Our department gained project TAČR Epsilon for 2019-2022. The aims of this project are:

the creation of information base for a compilation of ex situ conservation methodologies for local populations of endangered plant species – two general methodologies and two of plant conservation of specific communities: 1) general methodology of ex situ conservation (strategic and legal framework, possibilities of conservation, evidence) 2) general methodology for clonal plants (preservation of clonal plants as a genetic source; a selection of plants to the clone archive), 3) methodology for annual hygrophytes of mineral’s poor substrates (claims of 11 species in nature, detailed requirements for cultivation), and 4) methodology for annual hygrophytes of mineral’s rich substrates (claims 7 species in nature; detailed requirements for cultivation).

Team

  • Jana Navrátilová – principal researcher, head of the project, she is responsible especially for methodology for annual hygrophytes of mineral’s poor substrates (claims of 11 species in nature, detailed requirements for cultivation) and methodology for annual hygrophytes of mineral’s rich substrates (claims 7 species in nature; detailed requirements for cultivation).
  • Pavel Sekerka – coordinator of team at Průhonice botanical garden, he is responsible for general methodology of ex situ conservation (strategic and legal framework, possibilities of conservation, evidence) and general methodology for clonal plants (preservation of clonal plants as a genetic source; a selection of plants to the clone archive)
  • Zuzana Caspers – she cooperates on methodology of ex situ conservation and general methodology for clonal plants
  • Markéta Macháčková – she cooperates on general methodology for clonal plants
  • Petra Peroutková – she cooperates on methodology of ex situ conservation and general methodology for clonal plants

Institutions of supervision

  • Ministry of the Environment
  • Union of Botanical Gardens of the Czech Republic
  • Regional Authority of the Southmoravian Region
  • Protected Landscape Area Administration Třeboňsko

News

22nd January 2019: Presentation of the TAČR Epsilon project at general meeting of Union of Botanical Gardens 2019