Understand the functioning of nature, landscape and the environment for their protection.

The Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences is the oldest department of ecology in the Czech Republic. With more than 30 years of tradition, we provide education and conduct research in the field of ecology and environmental sciences. We are a modern and dynamically growing academic department with experts in various fields maintaining a strong international collaboration. Our goal is to advance and share fundamental discoveries in ecology and apply them to key environmental challenges that our society faces today.

Whether studying the population dynamics of species, microbial activity of water, soil quality or ecosystem services in farmland, we utilize ecological approaches and promote public engagement to solve local and global environmental challenges. Working at the intersection of basic and applied science, we educate our students and inspire professionals and the public towards a better understanding of the living world around us, and ultimately adopting a more sustainable approach to the environment.