WCPP 2019 invited speaker JAKUB TĚŠITEL is a plant ecologist interested in a broad scope of ecological topics ranging from ecophysiology and population ecology to community and ecosystem processes. Since his PhD studies, he has specialized in the biology and ecology of root-hemiparasitic Orobanchaceae. He investigated heterotrophic organic carbon uptake by hemiparasites as well as the adaptive value of the hemiparasitic life strategy. In recent years, Jakub studied the use of hemiparasitic plant species in grassland restoration and conservation to suppress competitive grasses threatening biodiversity.
Department of Botany and Zoology, Masaryk University