Principal investigator: Karin Tremetsberger (Universität für Bodenkultur, Rakousko)
Co-investigator: Kateřina Šumberová
Funding: Austrian Science Fund
Time-frame: 2012 – 2015
Project is focused on genetic variability at wetland annual plant Cyperus fuscus. Following specific questions are addressed: 1) What are the differences between the genetic variability of Cyperus fuscus represented in soil seed bank and the variability in the populations occurring in vegetation? Does the variability depend on the disturbance regime/management of various types of habitats? What is the overall genetic variability of the species within Europe?; 2) How are the differences in genetic structure of particular populations reflected in fenotype of the plants? Are there any local types of Cyperus fuscus with genetically dependent traits?