Karolína Tahovská

Karolína Tahovská

RNDr. Karolína Tahovská, Ph.D.

Soil Biologist
Eva Kaštovská Group

Researcher ID: A-7248-2012

Soil & Water Research Infrastructure

  • University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice
  • Branišovská 1760, 370 05 České Budějovice
  • Czech Republic

Education and Academic Positions

  • since 2014 postdoc, University of South Bohemia,
  • 2012 PhD in Ecosystem Biology, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, doctoral thesis: “N availability and transformation in soils of acidified and nitrogen saturated mountain forest ecosystems”
  • 2007 - 2009 researcher student, Institute of Hydrobiology, Biology centre CAS
  • 2006 research stay, 3 month, University of Vienna, A. Richter research team
  • 2005 - 2006 part-time technician, uels development laboratory, R. Bosch, s.r.o. České Budějovice, Czech Republic
  • 2005 International school “Land-Use, land-use change and forest history, Impacts on the environment”, France
  • 2005 MSc in Applied ecology, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia

Research Interests

  • soil microbial ecology
  • human impact on soil C and nutrient cycles
  • acidified and N saturated soils (ecosystem N retention)
  • mountain and primeval soils
  • stable isotopes
  • nutrient availability – monitoring using in situ soil ion exchangers
Participation in research projects
  • co-investigator, project “Acidity and nutrient constraints on organic matter balance and nitrogen saturation in forest soils” (2014–2016, Czech Science Foundation: 14-33311S)
  • team member, project “The effect of natural dieback of mountain spruce forest on microclimate” (2012–2016, Czech Science Foundation: P504/12/1218)

Teaching Interests

  • Ecology and environment, University of South Bohemia
  • Soil pollution and degradation, University of South Bohemia


  • consultancy in methodical questions related to soil microbial ecology (biochemical soil analyses;15N pool dilution; soil ion exchangers)


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Comparison of the impacts of acid and nitrogen additions on carbon fluxes in European conifer and broadleaf forests

Increased reactive nitrogen (N) loadings to terrestrial ecosystems are believed to have positive effects on carbon (C) sequestration. However, N...