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The University of Ostrava has announced a public procurement for the general contractor for the construction of a new science research centre LERCO worth nearly 700 million CZK. The total budget of the strategic project amounts to 1,874 billion CZK.
Landscape as a silent witness of human activity is starting to scream at us more and more. For years professionals have been drawing attention to clear manifestations of climate changes in nature. Our geographers are currently testing the effectiveness of a new unique method of water retention in the landscape.
One of major fields of action of the social geographers based at the Faculty of Science of the University of Ostrava (FS UO) is a city. What social geographers study particularly is the transformation of a city over time as well as the relation between the transformation and the life of people. Social geographers help town and city halls prepare their future development plans. One such plan is currently being prepared for the Central Ostrava District.
Annually the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic awards prizes in several areas. The prizes are awarded for exceptional projects related to engineering, physical sciences, medical and biological sciences, social sciences and humanities, and agricultural or biological environmental sciences. Nominees for the Award of the President of GA CR are proposed by several hundreds of scientists who evaluate projects that have financially been supported by the Grant Agency. The evaluators finally shortlisted 32 projects across the areas mentioned.
The number of wolves is increasing in Europe and, consequently, in Czechia. Thanks to its central geographic position, Czechia further facilitates the interconnecting of wolf populations. A scientific research has been carried out of contemporary grey wolf population structure in Central Europe by, among others, associate professor Pavel Hulva and his students at the Department of Biology and Ecology of the Faculty of Science, University of Ostrava.
Interesting results often emerge when scientists from different fields start to cooperate. This has also been proved by the research of the influence of landscape history on the occurrence of old trees and specially protected beetles, which connects geographic and biological data and has just been published in a prestigious ecological journal.