Man and nature in quaternary

We study long-term development of natural and cultural phenomena in mutual interactions. We pay attention to dynamic processes, whose timescales refer to hundreds to tens thousands years and that are thus inaccessible to direct observation and experimentation. We use various kinds of sedimentary archives and different kinds of proxy- data (i.e. quantitative estimations extracted from interpretations of fossil finds, geochemical measurements and archaeological finds). We focus mostly to the present interglacial period (the Holocene). Recently we cooperate with macroecologists in order to test temporal invariances of general ecological theories using above mentioned proxy- data.


Karolína Pauknerová [detail]

Anthropologist and archaeologist.

email: pauknerova@cts.cuni.cz | website: http://pauknerova.wz.cz/

Petr Pokorný [detail]

Biologist. He is interested in quaternary paleoecology, development of vegetation and landscape.

email: pokorny@cts.cuni.cz

Arnošt L. Šizling [detail]

Biologist and ecologist.

email: sizling@cts.cuni.cz | website: http://www.sweb.cz/arnost.l.sizling/

Selected bibliography:

Šizling, Arnošt L.; Pokorný, Petr; Juřičková, Lucie; Horáčková, Jitka; Abraham, Vojtěch; Šizlingová, Eva; Ložek, Vojen; Tjørve, Even ; Tjørve , K.M.C.; Kunin, William, E., (2016): Can people change the ecological rules that appear general across space?

Global Ecology and Biogeography, DOI: 10.1111/geb.12467 [detail]

Kozáková, R.; Pokorný, Petr; Mařík, Jan; Čulíková, Věra; Boháčová, Ivana; Pokorná, Adéla (2014): Early to high medieval colonization and alluvial landscape transformation of the Labe valley (Czech Republic): evaluation of archaeological, pollen and macrofossil evidence.

Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, 23: 701-718.

Hošek, Jan; Pokorný, Petr; Kubovčík, Vlado; Žáčková, Pavla; Horáček, Ivan; Kadlec, Jaroslav; Rojík, Filip; Lisá, Lenka; Bačkuliaková, S. (2014): Late Glacial Climatic and Environmental Changes in Eastern-Central Europe: Correlation of Multiple Biotic and Abiotic Proxies from the Lake Švarcenberk, Czech Republic.

Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 396: 155-172.

Pauknerová, Karolína; Salisbury, Roderick; Baumanová, Monika (2013): Human-landscape interaction in prehistoric Central Europe: analysis of natural and built environments

Anthropologie 51(2). pp. 131-142. ISSN 0323-1119.

Giesecke , T.; Bennett , K.D.; Birks , H.J.B.; Bjune , A.E.; Bozilova , E.; Feurdean , A.; Finsinger , W.; Froyd , C.; Pokorný, Petr; Rösch , M.; Tonkov , S.; Valsecchi , V.; Wolters , S.; Seppä , H. (2011): The pace of Holocene vegetation change - testing for synchronous developments.

Quaternary Science Reviews, 30: 2805-2814.

Jankovská, Vlasta; Pokorný, Petr (2008): Forest vegetation of the last full-glacial period in the Western Carpathians (Slovakia and Czech Republic)

Preslia, 80: 307-324

Kuneš, Petr; Pelánková, B.; Chytrý, Milan; Jankovská, Vlasta; Pokorný, Petr; Petr, L. (2008): Interpretation of the last-glacial vegetation of eastern-central Europe using modern analogues from southern Siberia

Journal of Biogeography, 35: 2223-2236