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PhD. Topics

Institute of Forest Ecology

Mechanism of spruce (Picea abies L.) resistance to multiple stressors in climate change conditions
PhD. program
Ecology and Conservation of Biodiversity
Year of admission
Name of the supervisor
Ing. Rastislav Jakuš, DrSc.
Receiving school
Faculty of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Technical University in Zvolen
The main objective of the proposed research is to study the mechanism of genetic, chemical and morphological resistance of spruce to several stressors under conditions of climate change. The PhD student's work, including both field research and laboratory experiments, will be carried out within a broader international team and will mainly focus on interdisciplinary aspects and issues of the spruce transcriptome. Comprehensive field observation plots will be a key source of data. Trees will be sampled for analyses of primary metabolites, secondary metabolites (monoterpenes and phenolic compounds) and for laboratory analyses of the transcriptome. At the same time, field bioassays using inoculation boxes will be carried out. The results will be used in the development of a comprehensive spruce resistance model.