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PhD. Topics

Institute of Forest Ecology

Structure of macromycete communities in differently managed beech stands
PhD. program
Ecology and Conservation of Biodiversity
Year of admission
Name of the supervisor
Ing. Benjamín Jarčuška, PhD.
Receiving school
Faculty of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Technical University in Zvolen
The topic of the doctoral study will be the research of species diversity, ecology, phytopathology and bioindicative properties of macromycetes in beech forest stands, which are managed by different forestry practices (health thinnings, graded age of stands and stands without interventions). The research will take place on selected permanent research areas in unmixed beech forests in Kremnické and Veporské vrchy Mountains. Field research will be carried out using classical mycofloristic and mycoecological methods, which are used in the study of the dynamics of species diversity and coenological ratios of mycocenoses in field and laboratory conditions. Field work will take place during the growing season, from May to October, for at least three years. During the doctoral studies, the species spectrum of fructifying macromycetes will be determined at the investigated locations, selected ecological and mycocenological factors (e.g., abundance of fruiting bodies, dominance and succession of species, ecotrophism, phytopathology, mycorrhizal potential and bioindicative properties of macromycetes) and selected abiotic factors will be quantified. In the case of a sufficient number of fruiting bodies, the autecology of selected genera of macromycetes will also be studied (e.g., Armillaria spp., Clitopilus spp., Laccaria spp., Mycena spp. and others).