In the project, the institute plays the role of Country
Project Executing Agency (CPEA).
Contact person: Jan Tesitel, PhD.
Phone: +420 387775670
Web site of the institute:
Project team meeting in
the Institute of Systems Biology and Ecology in Ceske
Budejovice on 25 August 2005. From left: Jana Moravcova,
Michael Bartos, Josef Stemberk, Vladimir Silovsky and
Institute was established on 1 April 1993. It continues some
of the research activities of the former Institute of Systematic
and Ecological Biology, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (CSAS)
in Brno, and the Institute of Landscape Ecology, CSAS, in
Ceské Budejovice. According to re-evaluation of the
scientific orientation, the institute on July 2005 was renamed
to the Institute of Systems Biology and Ecology AS CR.
Research is focused on the analysis of the natural systems,
which are characterised by the spatial and functional dynamics.
This dynamics, with the distinct level of simplification,
is possible to observe on the basis of the energy, mass and
information fluxes through given system. Scientific activity
of ISBE is mainly oriented on systems approach, which is noticeable,
related to methodological content of the wider special field
concept of systems biology and ecology. This approach makes
possible to elaborate huge data sets by the use of mathematical
The project’s research team concern with the role
of tourism on development of marginal, rural and large scale
protected areas, as well rural sociology and strategic planning.
The main topics of the team can be documented on selected
projects solved by research team members in last five years:
- “The Role of Tourism in the Development of the
Šumava Region“ (2000 – 2001), Grant RSS,
Open Society Support Foundation;
- „SPRITE – Supporting and promoting Integrated
Tourism in Europe’s Lagging Rural Regions“ (2001
– 2004), Grant EU, coordinator Institute of Rural
Studies, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK;
- „Participative management – key to minimize
conflicts between protection of biodiversity and socio-economic
development of local communities“, (2003 – 2005),
Project VaV, Czech Republic.