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prof. RNDr. Katarína Holcová, CSc.


Phone: +420 221951460
Office: P13B
E-mail: holcovanatur.cuni.cz

ORCID 0000-0002-8371-3510
Researcher ID I-6992-2017
Scopus ID


Professional Experience

Professor. Charles University 2021-date
Associate Professor, Charles University 2004-2021
Assistant Lecturer, Charles University 1993 - 2002
Assistant Lecturer, Comenius University Bratislava 1990-1991



Prof. (= Professor), Charles University 2021
Doc. (= Associate Professor), Charles University 2004
CSc. (= PhD), Comenius University Bratislava 1991
RNDr., Charles University 1987
prom. geol. (= MSc), Charles University 1987


Research Interests

  • Taxonomy, biostratigraphy and paleoecology of Foraminifera and calcareous nannoplankton (Tertiary, Paleozoic)
  • Actuoecology of fresh-water thecamoebians


  • Stratigraphy of the Mezozoic and Tertiary of the Tethyan Alpids
  • Micropaleontology
  • Statistical methods in paleontology
  • Didactics of Geology

Selected Publications

Hradil, D., Hradilová, J., Lanterna, G., Galeotti, M., Holcová, K., Jaques, V., Bezdička, P. (2020): Clay and alunite-rich materials in painting grounds of prominent Italian masters – Caravaggio and Mattia Preti.  Applied Clay Science Vol. 185, art. no. 105412, doi: 10.1016/j.clay.2019.105412

Scheiner, F., Holcová, K., Milovský, R., Doláková, N., Rigová, J. (2019): Response of benthic foraminiferal communities to changes in productivity and watermass conditions in the epicontinental Paratethys during the middle Miocene. Marine Micropaleontology Vol. 151, art. no. 101750,  doi: 10.1016/j.marmicro.2019.101750

Holcová, K., Dašková, J., Fordinál, K., Hrabovský, J., Milovský, R., Scheiner, F., Vacek, F. (2019): A series of ecostratigraphic events across the Langhian/Serravallian boundary in an epicontinental setting: the northern Pannonian Basin. Facies Vol. 65 (3), art. no. 36, doi: 10.1007/s10347-019-0576-1

Holcová, K., Kopecká, J., Scheiner, F. (2019): An imprint of the Mediterranean middle Miocene circulation pattern in a satellite sea during the Langhian: A case study from the Carpathian Foredeep (Central Paratethys). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology Vol. 514, 336-348. doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2018.10.024

Hradil, D., Hradilová, J., Holcová, K., Bezdička, P. (2018): The use of pottery clay for canvas priming in Italian Baroque – An example of technology transfer. Applied Clay Science Vol. 165, 135-147, doi: 10.1016/j.clay.2018.08.011

Kováč, M., Halásová, E., Hudáčková, N., Holcová, K., Hyžný, M., Jamrich, M., Ruman, A. (2018): Towards better correlation of the Central Paratethys regional time scale with the standard geological time scale of the Miocene Epoch. Geologica Carpathica Vol. 69 (3), 283-300, doi: 10.1515/geoca-2018-0017

Reichenbacher, B., Gregorová, R., Holcová, K., Šanda, R., Vukić, J., Přikryl, T. (2018): Discovery of the oldest Gobius (Teleostei, Gobiiformes) from a marine ecosystem of Early Miocene age (2018) Journal of Systematic Palaeontology Vol. 16 (6), 493-513.  doi: 10.1080/14772019.2017.1313323

Scheiner, F., Holcová, K., Milovský, R., Kuhnert, H. (2018): Temperature and isotopic composition of seawater in the epicontinental sea (Central Paratethys) during the Middle Miocene Climate Transition based on Mg/Ca, δ18O and δ13C from foraminiferal tests. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology Vol. 495, 60-71. doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2017.12.027

Holcová, K., Doláková, N., Nehyba, S., Vacek, F. (2018): Timing of Langhian bioevents in the Carpathian Foredeep and northern Pannonian Basin in relation to oceanographic, tectonic and climatic processes. Geological Quarterly Vol. 62 (1), 3-17. doi: 10.7306/gq.1399 PUBLICATION STAGE: Final ACCESS TYPE: Open Access

Helal, S., Holcová, K. (2017): Response of foraminiferal assemblages on the middle Eocene climatic optimum and following climatic transition in the shallow tropical sea (the south Fayoum area, Egypt). Arabian Journal Of Geosciences   10 (2), DOI: 10.1007/s12517-016-2818-7

Nehyba, S., Holcová, K., Gedl, P.; Doláková, N. (2016): The Lower Badenian transgressive-regressive cycles – a case study from Oslavany (Carpathian Foredeep, Czech Republic). Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie - Abhandlungen 279(2), 209-238.

Holcová, K., Holcová, M. (2016): Calcareous nannoplankton in the Upper Jurassic marine deposits of the Bohemian Massif: new data concerning the Boreal–Tethyan communication corridor. Geological Quarterly Vol 60, No 3 (2016) 624-636, doi: 10.7306/gq.1282

Holcová, K.; Hrabovský, J., Nehyba, S.; Hladilová, Š.; Doláková, N.; Demeny, A. (2015): The Langhian (Middle Badenian) carbonate production event in the Moravian part of the Carpathian Foredeep (Central Paratethys): a multiproxy record. Facies  61:419, DOI 10.1007/s10347-014-0419-z1

Holcová, K., (2013):  Morphological variability of the Paratethyan Oligocene-Miocene small reticulofenestrid coccolites and its paleoecological and paleogeographical implications. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 58 (3): 651-668.

Holcová, K , Slavík, L. (2013): The morphogroups of small agglutinated foraminifera from the Devonian carbonate complex of the Prague Synform, (Barrandian area, Czech Republic) Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology 386: 210-224.

Holcová, K.; Demeny, A. (2012): The oxygen and carbon isotopic composition of Langhian foraminiferal tests as a paleoecological proxy in a marginal part of the Carpathian Foredeep (Czech Republic). Geologica Carpathica 63(2): 121-137.

Holcová, K., Zágoršek, K. (2008): Bryozoa, foraminifera and calcareous nannoplankton as environmental proxies of the “bryozoan event” in the Middle Miocene of the Central Paratethys (Czech Republic). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 267(3): 216-234.

Holcová, K. (2007): Thecamoebians from the upper Vltava River (Šumava Mountains, Czech Republic): Species composition of assemblages  vs. environment in streams. Journal of Foraminiferal Research 37: 287–299.

Katarina Holcova on Research Gate.


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