Karolina Fučíková

From EEBedia
Revision as of 01:36, 17 March 2013 by Karolina Fucikova (Talk | contribs) (Service and Leadership)

Jump to: navigation, search
My interests include long-distance ventures such as pursuing a PhD degree and running marathons
Euastrum bidentatum: grayscale illustration

Current Position

Postdoctoral associate
University of Connecticut
Office: BioPharm 311A
Phone: (860) 486-1811
E-mail: karolina.fucikova@uconn.edu
Research project: The Green algal tree of life project (GrAToL)
Advisor: Louise Lewis

Karolina Fučíková, age 3, dressed up as an algae-covered water ghost in good company - next to a girl dressed up as Amanita muscaria who probably did not become a mycologist later

Previous Education

University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT
PEET trainee
Dissertation: Monograph of the Genus Bracteacoccus (Sphaeropleales, Chlorophyceae), with Systematic Clarification of Taxonomically Related Genera
Dissertation Research Page: Systematics of Green Coccoid Algae: the Genus Bracteacoccus Advisor: Louise Lewis

2004 - 2006
John Carroll University
University Heights, OH
Participation in the All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory in the Great Smoky Mountains (ATBI)
Master's thesis: Algae and Cyanobacteria of Selected Subaerial Habitats in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, U.S.A., and Desmid Flora of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Advisor: Jeff Johansen

2001 - 2004
Jihočeská Univerzita
České Budějovice
Czech Republic
Bachelor's thesis: Microvegetation of the top of Roraima Tepui, with emphasis on the order Desmidiales.
Advisor: Jan "Hanys" Kaštovský

Spanish Atlantic coast, July 2006

Research Interests

  • Systematics of coccoid green algae
  • Desmid taxonomy
  • Subaerophytic algae; subaerial habitats
  • Algae from extreme environments
Netrium digitus: stippled line-cut illustration


  • K. Fučíková, P.O. Lewis & L.A. Lewis. Submitted. Putting incertae sedis taxa in their place: a proposal for nine new families and three new genera in the Sphaeropleales (Chlorophyta). Submitted to Journal of Phycology.

Teaching and Mentoring

Fall 2005 - Limnology at John Carroll University
Summer 2007 - Summer Research Program for Minority Students - Miracle Tali, and work-study undergraduate Chien Lo
Fall 2007 - BIOL 108 at UConn
Fall 2008 and 2010 - EEB 3250/5250 at UConn - see Biology of the Algae Lab
Fall 2008 - Spring 2010 - mentor for UConn undergraduate student Jared Rada (independent study)
Spring 2012 - Spring 2013 - mentor for undergraduate student Alexis Cordone (honors thesis project)
Spring 2013 - mentor for undergraduate student Wilda Merant

Service and Leadership

2008 - 2010: COO of Green Grads
2008, 2009, 2010 - co-organizer of UConn's Give&Go program
2009 - COO of the EEB Graduate Student Association
2010 - 2011: CFO of the EEB Graduate Student Association
2010 - 2011: senator in the UConn Graduate Student Senate; member of the GSS Finance Committee
2009 - 2011: grad student representative for UConn's Environmental Policy Advisory Council (EPAC)
Reviewer for Nova Hedwigia, Chinese Journal of Oceanography and Limnology, Journal of Phycology, American Journal of Botany, Journal of Systematics and Evolution, and Fottea.