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Research

Research Interests

Research focused on environmental aspects of hydrological processes. Current research topics – impact of land use changes and stream regulations on flood consequences, changes of water quality and impact of nonpoint pollution in rural basins.

Applied research focused on flood risk assessment and modelling, development of tools for hydromorphological monitoring and assessment and typology of waterbodies.

Research Projects

  • 2019-21 UAS monitoring of river systems response to forest disturbance
    EU COST Action CA16219, LTC 19024, 2019-21 (principal investigator)

    The research explores the potential of unmanned (UAS) technologies for monitoring the effects of climate change and forest disturbance on the dynamics of hydrological processes in mountain areas. The research uses the techniques of multispectral, thermal, and LiDAR UAS monitoring of landscape elements, crucial for the formation of runoff in headwater areas.

  • 2019-21 Spatial and temporal dynamics of hydrometeorological extremes in montane areas. 
    Czech Science Foundation GAČR 19-05011S, 2019-21 (principal investigator)

    The research project examines the changing patterns of hydrometeorological extreme processes in montane areas of the Czech Republic and aims at the identification of changes in dynamics of extreme hydrometeorological processes in mountain basins, having a major effect on the Czech Republic's hydrological regime. The research fills the gaps in knowledge on changing patterns in spatial distribution, frequency, seasonality and magnitude of hydrometeorological extremes in montane catchments and their key driving forces. 

  • 2018-19 UAV monitoring of the dynamics of the spread of bark beetle in Prague´s forests. Prague Environment grants, 2018-19 (principal investigator)
    The project examines the dynamics of the bark beetle outbreak and forest disturbance in Prague´s forests. The UAV monitoring and Remote Sensing methods are applied to detect the hotspots of forest disturbance, to monitoring of the dynamics of forest health status and to the detection of early stages of forest disturbance. 

  • 2015-2017 Impact of landscape disturbance on the stream and basin connectivity.
    EU COST Action 1306, LD15130, 2015-17 (principal investigator)

    The project has assessed the influence of landscape disturbance, mainly the changes in land use and land cover structure, forest disturbance, stream modifications on runoff response, flow dynamics, dynamics of fluvial processes and morphological changes in catchments, floodplains and streams. 

  • 2012-2016 Charles University Research Development Schemes - P43 Geography
    Charles University Research Development Scheme PRVOUK P43 (coordinator)

    Research development scheme represents the long-term framework of fields of research, guaranteed by the geographical departments at the Section of Geography, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague. The scheme sets the key directions of research, goals and defines strategies for their solution and for development in domains of physical geography, social geography and regional development, demography, cartography and geoinformatics.

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    2012-2014 The impact of disturbance on the dynamics of fluvial processes in mountain landscapes. 
    Czech Science Foundation GAČR P209/12/0997, 2012-14 (principal investigator)

    The project examined the impact of disturbances in mountain landscapes, particularly changes in the structure, extent and health of forest vegetation as a result of different causal processes on the dynamics of fluvial processes.
    The project analyzed the different types of landscape and forest disturbance, induced by different causal factors, such as the forest vegetation damage by pollution, bark beetle outbreak, wind storms or forest management, or modifications of river network, riverbed and floodplains. 

  • 2005-08 Long-term changes of river ecosystems in floodplains affected by extreme floods.(research project of Czech Ministry of the Environment VaV VaV-SM/2/57/05). Principal investigator.

  • 2004-2007 Modelling the nonpoint pollution sources under conditions of global change. COST Action 634 "On and Off site environmental Impacts of Runoff and Erosion".
    Principal investigator of independent Czech part of project.

  • 2002-03 Soil Erosion and Global Change. COST Action 623, Principal investigator of the Czech part of project at the Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science.

  • 2000-02 Assessment of non-point pollution sources. Czech Science Foundation project 205/00/P052. Principal investigator.

  • 2001-03 Specific surface water pollution in Berounka river basin. Charles University Grant Agency project GAUK 211/2001 B GEO. Principal investigator.

  • 1997-99 Water quality development in Berounka river basin. Charles University Grant Agency project GAUK 297/1997 B GEO.  Principal investigator.

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