Petra Vinšová

Petra Vinšová

(MSc, BSc Charles University)


I am interested in microbial life under the extreme conditions of glacial environments. My PhD research investigates how microbial communities develop on the glacial/proglacial transition.

During my masters, I studied diatom communities of a remote, cool-temperate Gough Island (southern Atlantic Ocean). Diatoms can be used to reconstruct past climate and to track changes in local conditions.

You can e-mail me at and find my CV here.

Recent Publications

Kohler TJ, Vinšová P, Falteisek L, Žárský JD, Yde JC, Hatton JE, Hawkings JR, Lamarche-Gagnon G, Hood E, Cameron KA, Stibal M (2020) Patterns in microbial assemblages exported from the meltwater of Arctic and sub-Arctic glaciers. Frontiers in Microbiology 11:669 doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2020.00669

Vinšová P, Kopalová K, Van de Vijver B (2016) Morphological observation on Pseudoeunotia linearis Carter (Bacillariophyta) and its transfer to the genus EunotiaBotany Letters 163:117-123 doi: 10.1080/23818107.2016.1151826

Vinšová P, Pinseel E, Kohler TJ, Van de Vijver B, Žárský JD, Kavan J, Kopalová K (2015) Diatoms in cryoconite holes and adjacent proglacial freshwater sediments, Nordenskiöld glacier (Spitsbergen, High Arctic). Czech Polar Reports 5:112-133 doi: 10.5817/CPR2015-2-11