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Internal Grant Competition DGC
START-UP grant

Impact of radiation regime in urban areas on photosynthesis in selected plant species.
Project IdLD14005
Main solverdoc. RNDr. Vladimír Špunda, CSc.
Period4/2014 - 12/2016
AnotationThe aim of the proposed project is to evaluate the effects of different quantity and quality of radiation related to urban environment on the photosynthetic performance of selected plant species (particularly the tree species) which provides information useful to develop the best managing practices for the maximization of environmental benefits of these forests. We will analyze air quality, climate conditions, and particularly radiation environment of plants based on long-term continual measurements in two distinguish locations of Ostrava region (industrial agglomeration and control clean site). The effect of short- and long-term environmental changes on photosynthetic processes of ecologically and economically important plant species of this region will be evaluated on the basis of both laboratory and field studies. As the periods of smog are often followed by the periods of bright sunshine together with elevated temperatures we will attempt to clarify causes of different resistance of selected plant species against abiotic stress factors, such as a sudden change of radiation regime, air temperature or air humidity.