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Petr Kraft

Historical Geology, Palaeontology, Stratigraphy

Phone: +420 22195 1459
Office: P13A
E-mail: kraft@natur.cuni.cz

ORCID 0000-0001-8868-925X
Researcher ID I-6152-2017
Scopus ID 7005652023

Professional Experience

Docent, Charles University 2003-date
Senior lecturer, Charles University 1994-2003
Scientific worker, Charles University 1993-1994


Doc. (= Associate Professor), Charles University 2003
AvH Research Fellowship (17 months) 1998-1999 and 2003
DAAD research fellowship (4 months) 1994
CSc. (= PhD), Charles University 1988-1993
RNDr., Charles University 1989
MSc in Palaeontology, Charles University 1983-1988

Research Interests

  • Stratigraphy of Ordovician
  • Palaeoecology and faunal diversity of Early Palaeozoic
  • Graptolites, palaeoscolecidans and problematic fossil taxa


  • Historical Geology
  • Palaeontology
  • Systematic Palaeontology
  • Palaeobiology
  • Development of Global Ecosystem in Geological Past
  • Field Courses of Historical Geology and Palaeontology

Selected Publications

Zicha, O., Bruthansová, J., Kraft, P. 2020. Epibionts on shells in the Šárka Formation: a sparsely occupied niche in the lower to middle Darriwilian (Oretanian, Ordovician) in the Prague Basin (Czech Republic). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology (109401), 1–12.

Kraft, P., Bruthansová, J., Mikuláš, R. 2020. Feeding traces related to shells from the Prague Basin, Czech Republic (Tremadocian to early Darriwilian, Ordovician). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 537 (109399), 1–21.

Kraft P., Pšenička, J., Sakala, J., Frýda, J. 2019. Initial plant diversification and dispersal event in upper Silurian of the Prague Basin. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 514, 144–155.

Lajblová K., Kraft P. 2018. Middle Katian/lowermost Hirnantian ostracods from the Prague Basin (Czech Republic): Diversity responses to climatic changes. Bulletin of Geosciences 93(2), 205–245.

Kraft, P., Kvaček, Z. 2017. Where the lycophytes come from? – A piece of the story from the Silurian of peri-Gondwana. Gondwana Research 45, 180–190.

Mergl, M., Kraft, P. 2016. A new Ordovician paterinate brachiopod from the Barrandian area of the Czech Republic. Australasian Palaeontological Memoirs 49, 283–288.

Vaškaninová, V., Kraft, P. 2016. A unique occurrence of a psammosteid heterostracan on the peri-Gondwanan shelf in the Lower/Middle Devonian boundary marine deposits. Fossil Imprint 72(3–4), 155–160.

Kraft, P., Štorch, P., Mitchell, C.E. 2015. Graptolites of the Králův Dvůr Formation (mid Katian to earliest Hirnantian, Czech Republic). Bulletin of Geosciences 90(1), 195–225.

Percival, I., Kraft, P., Zhang, Y.D., Sherwin, L. 2015. A long-overdue systematic revision of Ordovician graptolite faunas from New South Wales, Australia. Stratigraphy 12(2), 48–54.

Kraft, J., Mergl, M., Hroch, T., Kraft, P. 2015. Index of fossiliferous localities of the Mílina Formation (Lower Ordovician of the Prague Basin, Czech Republic). Folia Musei Rerum Naturalium Bohemiae Occidentalis, Geologica et Palaeobiologica 49(1–2), 17–50.

Ernst, A., Kraft, P., Zagoršek, K. 2014. Trepostome bryozoans from the Zahořany Formation (Upper Ordovician) of Loděnice, Prague Basin, Czech Republic. Paläontologische Zeitschrift 88(1), 11–26.

Vaškaninová, V., Kraft, P. 2014. Dynamics of placoderm distribution in the Prague Basin (Czech Republic). GFF 136(1), 281–285.

Vaškaninová, V., Kraft, P. 2014. The largest Lower Devonian placoderm – Antineosteus rufus sp. nov. from the Barrandian area (Czech Republic). Bulletin of Geosciences 89(3), 635–644.

Lajblová, K., Kraft, P., Meidla, T. 2014. Ontogeny of the ostracod Conchoprimitia osekensis (Přibyl, 1979) from the Darriwilian of the Prague Basin (Czech Republic). Estonian Journal of Earth Sciences 63(3), 144–155.

Lajblová, K., Kraft, P. 2014. The earliest ostracods from the Ordovician of the Prague Basin, Czech Republic. Acta Geologica Polonica 64(4), 367–392.

Žák, J., Kraft, P. , Hajná, J. 2013. Timing, styles, and kinematics of Cambro–Ordovician extension in the Teplá–Barrandian Unit, Bohemian Massif, and its bearing on the opening of the Rheic Ocean. International Journal of Earth Sciences 102, 415-433.

Fatka, O., Kraft, P. 2013. Sphenothallus Hall, 1847 from Cambrian of Skryje-Týřovice Basin (Barrandian area, Czech Republic). Annales Societatis Geologorum Poloniae 83(4), 309–315.

Kraft, J., Mergl, M., Hroch, T., Kraft, P. 2013. Index of fossiliferous localities of the Třenice Formation (Lower Ordovician of the Prague Basin, Czech Republic). Folia Musei Rerum Naturalium Bohemiae Occidentalis, Geologica et Palaeobiologica 47(1–2), 33–64.


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