(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.
Vinšová P, Kopalová K, Van de Vijver B (2016) Morphological observation on Pseudoeunotia linearis Carter (Bacillariophyta) and its transfer to the genus Eunotia. Botany 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