Soil cover of the protected areas of Prague as an indicator of environmental changes


Grant No.:


Grant Agency:

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

Resolved in:

2005 - 2007

Principal investigator:

RNDr. Anna Žigová, CSc., Institute of Geology of the ASCR, v. v. i.


RNDr. Martin Šťastný, CSc., ÚSMH AVČR, Department engeneering geology and geofactors, IRSM AS CR, v.v.i.


The project is aimed at the understanding of the elementary soil processes which contributed to the Pleistocene and Holocene development of structure soil cover in the protected areas of Prague. The wide spectrum of soil types will represent a basis for monitoring of environmental changes, soil regimes and specification of complex soil microprocesses. The environmental impacts can be characterized by a set of soil analyses primarily including soil micromorphology, mineralogy and clay mineralogy, geochemistry, geomorphology and malacozoology. The network of soil profiles will also permit a comparison of pedogenic processes with fossil soils whose individual developmental stages were affected by no human activity.

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