Complex approach to the study of silicified wood of the Permocarboniferous of the Intra Sudetic and the Krkonoše Piedmont Basins, Czech Republic


Grant No.:


Grant Agency:

Grant Agency of the Academy of Sciences of the CR (GAAVČR)

Resolved in:

2007 - 2009

Principal investigator:

RNDr. Jakub Sakala, Ph.D., Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague


Mgr. Petra Matysová, Department of Geochemistry, IRSM AS CR, v.v.i.


The present project relies on the results of two Master Theses by Václav Mencl and Petra Matysová. They are both in preparation, supervised by Jakub Sakala. The aim of the first one (V. Mencl) is a detailed systematical description of silicified woods and a subsequent palaeoecological characterization of the studied area. The second one by P. Matysová (co-supervised by J. Jehlička, supposed continuation as PhD Thesis) is focused on determination of the way and the conditions, under which the woods were silicified using modern instrumental methods, as Raman spectroscopy, light & SEM microscopy and cathodoluminescence. Then, the aim of this proposal consists in synthesis of partial results obtained by different methods, i.e., palaeobotanical-systematical and geochemical-mineralogical.

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Project in The Research and Development and Innovation System of the Czech Republic (in Czech only)