Slovak Academy of Sciences - Institute of Botany

Original name(s)
    Institution Address

    Dúbravská cesta 9
    845 23 Bratislava

    Main areas of taxonomic expertise

    • Vascular plants: Asteraceae, Brassicaceae
    • Lichens: Leprocaulaceae (Solenopsora), Collemataceae (Collema, Leptogium), Placynthium, Cladonia
    • Fungi: Russula, Camarophyllopsis, Lactarius, Geoglossum, Ascocoryne, Taphrina
    • Algae and cyanobacteria: diversity

    Type of organisation

    Institution Address

    Dúbravská cesta 9
    845 23 Bratislava

    Director Representative


    Structure Chart

    Governing & Executive bodies





    General Description

    • Polyploidy Research Page
    • Evolutionary relationships, taxonomy, diversity and distribution of biota, ecological niche differentiation, species co-existence and distribution patterns
    • Invasive alien species and the level of invasion of individual habitats
    • Vegetation dynamics, spatio-temporal changes and restoration, vegetation surveying
    • Water ecosystems – vulnerable habitats influencing the landscape
    • Plant stress responses
    • Biodiversity e-infrastructures (databases) and herbarium collection (SAV)

    Annual Reports

    Research Fields

    • Anthropology / Physical anthropology (46.20.00)

    Research Initiative

    Activities and outreach with Universities

    Scientists from the Institute of Botany SAS are involved in teaching at Comenius University in Bratislava, Matej Bell University in Banská Bystrica both Slovakia and Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic Institute is also accredited for PhD studies in botany in cooperation with the Comenius University in Bratislava.


    Activities and outreach with other public
    Yes. Scientists cooperate with basic and secondary schools to share and multiplicate scientific knowledge related to plants and fungi. They provide lectures and classes of biology (e.g. school Spojená škola Tilgnerova Bratislava, the project “Discovering with the Slovak Academy of Sciences”).



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