Jana Albrechtová is a Professor at Charles University (CU), Faculty of Science in Prague, Czech Republic, Department of Experimental Plant Biology. She has (co-)authored over 70 scientific articles, 1 book monography. Her research focus is on plant ecophysiological studies emplyoing plant anatomy, physiology, spectroscopy with emphasis given to mlutidisciplinary approaches. Long-term, she has been studying the monitoring of the physiological status of vegetation using remote sensing methods, employing of quantitative methods in plant anatomy – stereological and image analyses, ecophysiology and ecology of mycorrhiza. She has been a long-term collaborator on several projects focusing on monitoring forest, recently also tundra ecosystems with colleagues from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, University of New Hampshire (UNH), University of Virginia., etc. She collaborates with GOFC-GOLD and START developed by NASA, being a European leader of SCERIN (South, Central and Eastern Regional Network).
She received her first Masters degree in Biology and Mathematics (1988) at CU, the second in Ecology (1992) at University of Wales, Bangor, UK. Her Ph.D. she obtained at CU (1997) where she acted as Associate Professor (2004) and Full Professor (2011) of Plant Anatomy and Physiology. She spent one year (2003/2004) as a Fulbright Scholar - Faculty Fellow and Visting Professor at UNH. She is a President of the Czech Society for Experimental Plant Biology and member of FESPB.
European leader of SCERIN of GOFC-GOLD, START http://csebr.cz/scerin/
Member of the Executive Committee of FESPB https://www.fespb.org/
Research areas: ecological plant physiology, vegetation remote sensing, spectral leaf properties, quantitative plant anatomy, ecophysiology and ecology of mycorrhiza