Dr Lukáš Falteisek
(MSc, BSc, PhD Charles University in Prague)
I am interested in the ecology of microbial communities thriving in extreme habitats, mainly those associated with sulfidic ore deposits. These communities are relatively simple compared to microbiota of common habitats (soil, water, human body, etc…) and the biogeochemical processes that are fueling their life are well-understood. For these reasons, they are good models for studying the relations between biogeochemical processes and microbial community composition. My main research interest is searching for the existence of neutral variability in the composition of these communities. My research is also a good excuse for spending time exploring abandoned ore mines.
You can email me at nealkoholik(at)email.cz.
Žárský JD, Kohler TJ, Yde JC, Falteisek L, Lamarche-Gagnon G, Hawkings JR, Hatton JE, Stibal M (2018) Prokaryotic assemblages in suspended and subglacial sediments within a glacierized catchment on Qeqertarsuaq (Disko Island), west Greenland. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 94:fiy100 doi: 10.1093/femsec/fiy100
Falteisek L, Duchoslav V, Čepička I (2016) Substantial variability of multiple microbial communities collected at similar acidic mine water outlets. Microbial Ecology 72:163-174 doi:10.1007/s00248-016-0760-6
Drahota P, Falteisek L, Redlich A, Rohovec J, Matoušek T, Čepička I (2013) Microbial effects on the release and attenuation of arsenic in the shallow subsurface of a natural geochemical anomaly. Environmental Pollution 180:84-91 doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2013.05.010
Falteisek L, Čepička I (2012) Microbiology of diverse acidic and non-acidic microhabitats within a sulfidic ore mine. Extremophiles 16:911-922 doi:10.1007/s00792-012-0488-2