Institute of Botany, The Czech Academy of Sciences-

Consortium name  
Czech Consortium
Institution (Original name) 
Botanický ústav AV ČR
MAIN ADDRESS
Street 
Zámek 1
Postal code 
252 43
City 
Průhonice
POSTAL ADDRESS
Country 
Czech Republic
CETAF MEMBERSHIP
Member since 
4 May 2016
Category 
Full member
CETAF Official representative
Name, position, phone, e-mail, research field 

Zdenek Kaplan, kaplan@ibot.cas.cz

Member of the Executive Committee? 
No
CETAF DEPUTY
Director / legal representative of the institution (title, name, phone, e-mail, research field) 

RNDr. Miroslav Vosátka, CSc, Phone: (+42) 27 10 15 233, Mail: miroslav.vosatka@ibot.cas.cz, mycorrhizal symbioses

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PERSONNEL
Scientific staff 
Permanent (P)Non – Permanent (NP)
a) TOTAL scientific staff7
b) Scientific staff linked to Collections1
c) Post-docs / PhD students1
d) Others (Associates, etc.)00
TOTAL (a+b+c+d)81
Other staff (administration etc.) 
Permanent (P)Non – Permanent (NP)
e) Exhibitions
f) Collection Managers / technicians2
g) Others
TOTAL (e+f+g) 2
Total permanent staff 
10
Total non-permanent staff 
1
Grand total (permanent + non-permanent Staff) 
11
Male (%) 
55
Female (%) 
45
R&D facilities
How many laboratories are in use in your institution? 
2
List of laboratories 

1. DNA laboratory 2. flow cytometric laboratory

Exhibitions
Number of permanent exhibitions 
0
Number of recent exhibitions 
0
Number of current exhibitions 
0
RESEARCH FIELDS
Scientific publications
Quarterly journals/series 
EARTH SCIENCES (Geology, Mineralogy, Palaeontology,…) 
TypologyPrimary typesIndividual specimens/objects% registered cards% recorded cards in database
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
...
LIFE SCIENCES (Zoology, Biology, Botany, Mycology,…) 
TypologyPrimary typesIndividual specimens/objects% registered cards % recorded cards in database
2.1Botany468380
2.2Mycology100
Total specimens (all collections) 
468,480
Outstanding collection features 

Herbarium: 450,000 specimens; cyanobacteria and algae: 657 strains; Gene pool collection: 7,014; Arboretum: 2,100; Aquatic and wetland plants: ca. 450 specimens Mycorrhizal fungi: >100 specimens Pollen: >1,000 specimens Seed and Fruit: 4,500 specimens Wood: 2,659 specimens

Does your institution have an Index Seminum? 
Size and importance of living collections 

Průhonice Botanic Garden: 2808 of irises (the second largest iris collection worldwide), 1367 of roses, 549 of peonies, 517 of daylilies, 305 of rhododendrons and 172 of fruit trees. The Collection of aquatic and wetland plants: ca 450 plant species The Culture Collection of Autotrophic Organisms (CCALA) contains 204 strains of cyanobacteria, 445 strains of algae and 39 isolates of ferns, liverworts and mosses.

Genetic Repositories
Does your institution have a DNA bank? 
No
Does your institution have a seed bank? 
No
COLLECTION’S RELATED INFORMATION
Number of outgoing loans (parcels / specimens) per year 
14
Number of accessions (specimens) per year 
6500 specimens
Number of scientific visitors per year 
16
MAIN AREAS OF TAXONOMIC EXPERTISE 
Global expertise in taxonomy of Juncaceae, Potamogetonaceae and Taraxacum
Flora of the Czech Republic and Central Europe
Global expertise in selected groups of microscopic fungi and lichens
COMMUNICATION MATERIAL
Main activities of communication and outreach 
  • Journal “Botanika”
  • Field excursions
  • Exhibitions
  • Science treks
  • Open days
  • Participation in various science festivals
  • Blog
  • TV appearances
  • Radio appearances
  • Talks for the general public
  • Newspaper articles
  • Exhibitions Books
  • Online resources http://www.ibot.cas.cz/en/public-relations/
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Contact person at your institution for communications / press / external relations (name, position, phone, e-mail) 

Zdeněk Kaplan, Ph.D., Phone: (+420) 27 10 15 253, Mail: kaplan@ibot.cas.cz

Visitors
Last year:  
150 000
Trends (past and future) 

120–150,000 (including visitors of the Průhonice Park)

Institution news
Career opportunities
Workshops / Events
Others
Other means of communication  
If your institution is involved with non-university-based teaching or education programmes, please describe them & the partners 

Summer School of Field Botany (organized by the Czech Botanical Society).

If your institution is involved with universities in teaching or education programmes, please name and describe them 

Several courses and supervised students at the Charles University and three other Czech universities.

If your institution is involved in online courses, please describe them and the partners 

No

Contact person at your institution for education / teaching / training (name, position, phone, e-mail) 

No “Education / Training Departments”

THREE MAIN TOPICS OF CURRENT INTEREST FOR YOUR INSTITUTION 

Taxonomic and biosystematic research

Phylogenetics

Reproductive systems in plants

THREE MAIN TOPICS OF FUTURE INTEREST FOR YOUR INSTITUTION 

Taxonomic and biosystematic research

Phylogenetics

Reproductive systems in plants

Last update 
12.11.16