Name of project:Identification of surviving individuals of forest tree species in calamity areas, their rescue and research of their resistance
Year:2022 - 2024
Coordinator: Ing. Pavlína Máchová, Ph.D.
Researcher: Ing. Pavlína Máchová, Ph.D., Ing. Helena Cvrčková, Ph.D., Ing. Martin Fulín, Ph.D., Ing. Miloš Knížek, Ph.D., RNDr. Adam Véle. Ph.D. et Ph.D., RNDr. Mgr. Petr Soudek, Ph.D., Doc. Ing. Kateřina Berchová, Ph.D.
Co-researcher foreign:Ústav experimentální botaniky AV ČR, v. v. i., Česká zemědělská univerzita v Praze (Fakulta životního prostředí)

Description of project

In the forest, a dramatic increase in damage caused by bark beetles and subsequently by fungal pathogens is expected in the coming years. Surviving vital individuals are registered in certain forest stands (pine, fir, beech) affected by calamitous damage. The project will search for these individuals and propose procedures for their conservation and effective reproduction, and will perform molecular analyzes to determine genetic characteristics. Biochemical analyzes (eg. ABA, terpenes, polyphenols, carotenoids) will be performed on selected and comparative individuals in order to determine the mechanism of resistance to biotic and abiotic factors. Other biochemical and physiological properties of trees will be monitored as indicators of stress, as well as ecological conditions of habitats.