Karolina Fucikova

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Karolina Fučíková

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Current Position

PhD. student
PEET trainee
Advisor: Louise Lewis
Office: BioPharm 311A
Phone: (860) 486-2289
E-mail: karolina.fucikova@uconn.edu

Previous Education

2004 - 2006
John Carroll University
University Heights, OH

Participation in the All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory in the Great Smoky Mountains [1]

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 [2]

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 [3]

Spanish Atlantic coast, July 2006

Research Interests

  • Systematics of coccoid green algae
  • Desmid taxonomy
  • Subaerophytic algae; subaerial habitats
  • Algae from extreme environments
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Johansen, J.R., K. Fučíková, M.H. Fitzpatrick, and R.L. Lowe. 2005. The red algal genus Rhodospora (Bangiophycidae, Rhodophyta): first report from North America. Journal of Phycology 41:1281-1283.

Teaching and Mentoring

Summer 2007 - Summer Research Program for Minority Student Fall 2007 - BIOL 108

Other Interests

The life and work of Jara Cimrman ("Cimrmanology") - I have attended numerous seminars given by the greatest authorities in the field and am familiar with most of the known materials about this Czech playwright, poet, composer, teacher, traveler, philosopher, inventor, detective and sportsman of the 19th and early 20th century. For some basic info, click on the following link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C3%A1ra_da_Cimrman

LibriVox. I volunteer for this free audio-book project. For more information see http://librivox.org