Lab - history and current state

Dendrogeomorphology is a modern scientific discipline, the use of which is now practically a matter of course in the research of various types of slope processes. In essence, it uses the specific growth responses of trees to geomorphological processes to date them. It is used especially in temporal and spatial analysis of the activity of debris flows, landslides, floods, but also rock falls.

Dendrogeomorphic laboratory as constituent of Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology, Faculty of Science, University of Ostrava (DPGG FS UO) was founded in 2007. The lab focuses on a wide range of geomorphological processes that it studies by means of dendrogeomorphic methods: debris flows, rockfalls, landslides and floods. Research activities were primarily concerned on area of Czech Flysch Carpathians. Later, the research was extended to the Tatra Mountains, the southern slopes of the Crimean Mountains, Crete island, Caucasus and western Turkey.

The results of the research are published primarily in peer-review impact factor journals.

The laboratory also participates in the supervision of theses (bachelor's, master's, and PhD), cooperates with other domestic and foreign academic workplaces and hosts foreign students.

The activities of the laboratory are supported by internal (SGS) and external (mostly GAČR) projects. Currently, the laboratory deals with the solution of two projects of the Czech Science Foundation.