Karolina Fučíková

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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


  • Fučíková, K., V.R. Flechtner & L.A. Lewis. Revision of the genus Bracteacoccus Tereg (Chlorophyceae, Chlorophyta) based on a phylogenetic approach. In revision. Nova Hedwigia, accepted with major revisions.
  • 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 - mentor for undergraduate student Alexis Cordone

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)