The Bolboschoenus study group developed in 1999 within former Department of population ecology. Its work was based on the results of former studies of comparative ecology of closely related species and on long-term experiences of members of this group in ecological studies of wetlands. The genus Bolboschoenus appeared to be an outstanding model taxon to join study of taxonomy and distribution of individual species with their ecology and biological properties. Interdisciplinary projects included study of taxonomy and nomenclature, karyology, distribution, habitat differentiation, reproduction, production ecology and influence of stress factors on growth of Central European Bolboschoenus taxa. We plan to continue in the study of taxonomical and ecological problematics (hybridization, clonal reproduction, ways of distribution) using molecular and cytological approaches.

Our address: Institute of Botany, Zámek 1, Průhonice 252 43, Czech Republic