Ing. Monika Laichmanová, Ph.D.

Biodiversity and taxonomy of microscopic fungi, mainly rock-inhabiting fungi, Antarctic environment

Phone: +420 549495256


My research is aimed to study the biodiversity of cold adapted psychrophilic and oligotrophic filamentous fungi inhabited Antarctic environment. Main part of my research is focused on rock-inhabiting fungi and their taxonomy.

  • Biodiversity of cultivable microscopic filamentous fungi from abiotic sources
  • Taxonomy, physiology and phylogeny of rock-inhabiting fungi
  • Study of non-native fungal species introduced in association with human activities to the Antarctic environment

Main publications:

LAICHMANOVÁ, Monika. New records of Oleoguttula mirabilis and Rachicladosporium antarcticum from James Ross Island, Antarctica. Czech Polar Reports. Brno: Muni Press, 2020, roč. 10, č. 2, s. 226-235. ISSN 1805-0689. doi:10.5817/CPR2020-2-17.

LAICHMANOVÁ, Monika a Ivo SEDLÁČEK. Fungal species associated with fruit and vegetables transported to the J.G. Mendel station and the influence of UV-C treatment on their fungal community. Czech Polar Reports. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2019, roč. 9, č. 1, s. 78-87. ISSN 1805-0689. doi:10.5817/CPR2019-1-7.