CCERU is focused on an interdisciplinary approach to study the impact of climate change and human activities on wetlands. Furthermore, we apply experimental methods in combination with high-resolution palaeoecological research to assess how climate, pollution, and land-use affect wetland ecosystems. Our current projects experimentally test the response of peatlands to drought and climate warming. Simultaneously, we are working on multi-proxy peat profiles aiming to reconstruct past climate and fire regimes. A strong focus of our research include biodiversity and ecology of microbes including testate amoebae, used also as a proxy in palaeoecological reconstructions. Our studies are conducted within several international scientific networks.
The picture above presents our Sphagnum peatland experimental site - CLIMPEAT project (Phot. Jan Barabach)