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Her research focuses on microorganisms of the polar regions, especially those living in ice, snow and glacial sediments. Marie is interested in the impact of climate change on the structure of glacial communities.
Marie graduated from the Faculty of Science at the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, and received her PhD in Ecology and Environmental Studies from Montana State University in the USA. Her PhD focused on the research of life in the cold deserts of Antarctica. She then moved on to a postdoctoral position at the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge, UK, where she studied the impact of climate change on snow and ice communities in the maritime Antarctica. After completing a further postdoc at the University of Bristol, she moved to her current position at the Centre for Polar Ecology at the University of South Bohemia, where she focuses mainly on glacier ecology.