Petr Čapek

Petr Čapek

Born October 2, 1985 in Tábor, Czech Republic

Soil ecologist

University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice

  • Department of Ecosystem Biology, Faculty of Science
  • Branišovská 1760, 370 05 České Budějovice
  • Czech Republic

Based on site-based research I try to find out the role of soil microbial community in the ecosystem scale processes. I use the knowledge and concepts of general microbiology and ecological stoichiometry to trace imprints of soil microbial community behavior in soil organic carbon mineralization, humification and nutrient cycling. At the same time, I try to quantify constraints possessed by physical and chemical properties of soil to microbial metabolism and growth.

Education

  • 2016 Ph.D. in ecosystem biology Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Czech Republic
  • 2010 Master of Biology (Mgr.) in soil biology Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Czech Republic
  • 2008 Bachelor of Biology (Bc.) in environmental care Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Czech Republic

Research Interests

  • ecology, soil biology and microbiology

Teaching Interests

  • Ecological stoichiometry
  • Science popularization seminars for High School students

Services

  • basic soil microbial and biochemical techniques

Scientific activities

  • Collaborator on the CryoCARB project (Long-term Carbon Storage in Cryoturbated Arctic Soils) http://www.univie.ac.at/cryocarb/the-cryocarb-project/
  • Member of joint sampling trip 2011 of CryoCARB project to Taymyr peninsula (Russia)
  • Member of a field works in the Himalaya, Ladakh, 2013 (India)
  • Member of a field works in the Svalbard, 2014

Outputs

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14/09/2018

A plant–microbe interaction framework explaining nutrient effects on primary production

The idea behind this study started with a passionate discussion about the relevance of phosphorus (P) limitation in Arctic tundra soils. Most...

22/04/2017

Mother Earth Picnic Festival 2017 Photogallery

Předsedkyně Akademie věd ČR prof. Eva Zažímalová se na Den Země v sobotu 22. dubna 2017 v zahradě Biologického centra v Českých...