Geografie 2005, 110, 188-209

Bog Pools in Czechia

Petr Pošta

Katedra fyzické geografie a geoekologie, Přírodovědecká fakulta UK, Albertov 6, 128 43 Praha 2, Czechia

Research into bog pools is carried out within grant projects implemented by the Department of the Physical Geography and Geoecology of the Charles University, Prague. Raised bogs are scarce but important features of the Czech landscape. The importance of peat bogs may be assessed either from a purely materialistic perspective (balneology, substrate in gardening and agriculture, formerly energy), or from the perspective of their landscape-formation properties (hydrological function, refugium of glacial relicts). Nowadays, the peatlands are important in science and education - they can help us to understand the evolution of our landscape in the Holocene. The above mentioned grant projects' goal was to compare a larger number of bog pools under different conditions of Czechia. The lakes were chosen on the basis of a field survey conducted in 2002-2003. In 2003-2004, these lakes were visited several times with the aim of creating a bathymetrical plan and taking a sample of water for assessment of its physical and chemical parameters.


Článek vznikl za finanční podpory grantu GAČR "Atlas jezer České republiky" (205/03/1264).