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Scientific-research activity ::

Supervisor: prof. RNDr. Martin Bačkor, PhD.

Topic: Physiological interaction of (a)biotic factors with lichens.


  • analysis of element content in lichens thallus
  • study of physiological interactions of lichens with abiotic factors (heavy metals, N, Ca, P, UV radiation)
  • biomonitoring of selected locations


Pisani, T., Munzi, S., Paoli, L., Bačkor, M., Kováčik, J., Piovár, J., Loppi, S. (2011): Physiological effects of mercury in the lichens Cladonia arbuscula subsp. mitis (Sandst.) Ruoss and Peltigera rufescens (Weiss) Humb.
Chemosphere 82: 1030-1037.
                                                                                article, elsevier

Piovár, J., Stavrou, E., Kaduková, J., Kimáková, T., Bačkor, M. (2011): Influence of long-term exposure to copper on the lichen photobiont Trebouxia erici and the free-living algae Scenedesmus quadricauda.
Plant Growth Regulation 63: 81-88.
                                                                                article, springerlink

Bačkor, M., Kováčik, J., Piovár, J., Pisani, T., Loppi, S. (2010): Physiological aspects of cadmium and nickel toxicity in the lichens Peltigera rufescens and Cladina arbuscula subsp. mitis.
Water, Air & Soil Pollution 207: 253-262.
                                                                                article, springerlink

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