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

Hawkings JR, Linhoff BS, Wadham JL, Stibal M, Lamborg CH, Carling GT,
Lamarche-Gagnon G, Kohler TJ, Ward R, Hendry KR, Falteisek L, Kellerman AM, Cameron K, Hatton JE, Tingey S, Holt A, Vinšová P, Hofer S, Bulínová M, Větrovský T, Meire L, Spencer RGM (2021) Large meltwater source of mercury from the southwestern margin of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Nature Geoscience doi:10.1038/s41561-021-00753-w

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