Funding: Czech Science Foundation
Principal investigator: Jan Roleček
Ing. Pavel Šamonil Ph.D. (Silva Tarouca Research Institute for Landscape and Ornamental Gardening)
Doc. Mgr. Michal Hájek Ph.D. (Masaryk University, Faculty of Science)
To reconstruct the history of species-rich forest-steppe ecosystems in East-Central Europe based on a multi-proxy palaeoecological analysis and synthesis of vegetation data. To test the hypothesis of their Holocene continuity and identify the main drivers of their dynamics.