The Silva Tarouca Research Institute for Landscape and Ornamental Gardening (RILOG) is a public research institute established on 1. 1. 2007 by the Czech Ministry of the Environment under law nr. 341/2005 Coll. for research of all landscape types and environmental risks related to these, for research of biodiversity and its protection, for expert support of nature protection and landscape maintenance as well as research in ornamental gardening. The Institute, has existed since 1927 when the Ministry of Agriculture founded it on the former estate of Count Arnost Emanuel Silva Tarouca in Průhonice. Currently, it is multidepartmental, covering complex research of landscape on all levels – ecosystem, community and population to that of individual organisms. Part of our research activities are carried out at the RILOG worksite in Brno.