Daniel Nývlt at the 14th Science Café
On 18 June 2019, the Czech Liaison Office for Research, Development and Innovation (CZELO), together with the Czech Centre Brussels, the Embassy of the Czech Republic to the Kingdom of Belgium and regional representations of Prague, Pilsen and South Moravia, jointly organised another Science Café. This time, the invitation for the fourteenth edition accepted Daniel Nývlt.
Daniel Nývlt is an Associate Professor at the Department of Geography, Masaryk University in Brno, the Head of the Czech Antarctic Research Programme and scientist responsible for the Czech Polar Research Infrastructure. He leads the Polar-Geo-Lab, the geoscientific group focusing on the Polar Research. His main research interests are paleoclimatology, glacial and periglacial geomorphology and sedimentology, especially in the Polar Regions. Daniel Nývlt has experience with geographical, geomorphological and geological research at five continents, has participated in or led 11 Antarctic and 7 Arctic campaigns.
The Czech Antarctic Station named the Johann Gregor Mendel Station was built on the Northern coast of James Ross Island in 2005 - 2006. The main aim of the Czech research is to carry out complex studies of relatively young deglaciated areas situated on the Antarctic coast and the scientific programme includes fields of Earth Sciences and several biological disciplines such as botany, ecology, ecophysiology, microbiology, and soil biology.