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Selected articles in refereed journals


Ettler V., Chren M., Mihaljevič M., Drahota P., Kříbek B., Veselovský F., Sracek O., Vaněk A., Penížek V., Komárek M., Mapani B., Kamona F. (2017): Characterization of Fe-Mn concentric nodules from Luvisol irrigated by mine water in a semi-arid agricultural area. Geoderma 299, 32-42. DOI: 10.1016/j.geodema.2017.03.022

Harvey P., Rouillon M., Dong C., Ettler V., Handley H., Taylor M., Tyson E., Tennant P., Telfer V., Trinh R. (2017): Geochemical sources, forms and phases of soil contamination in an industrial city. Science of the Total Environment 584, 505-514. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.01.053

Jarošíková A., Ettler V., Mihaljevič M., Kříbek B., Mapani B. (2017): The pH-dependent leaching behavior of slags from various stages of a copper smelting process: Environmental implications. Journal of Environmental Management 187, 178-186. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.11.037


Tyszka R., Pietranik A., Kierczak J., Ettler V., Mihaljevič M., Medynska-Juraszek A. (2016): Lead isotopes and heavy minerals analyzed as tools to understand the distribution of lead and other potentially toxic elements in soils contaminated by Cu smelting (Legnica, Poland). Environmental Science and Pollution Research 23, 24350-24363. DOI: 10.1007/s11356-016-7655-4

Ettler V. (2016): Zdenek Johan (1935-2016). European Journal of Mineralogy 38, 697-698. DOI: 10.1127/ejm/2016/0028-2548

Vaněk A., Grӧsslová Z., Mihaljevič M., Trubač J., Ettler V., Teper L., Cabala J., Rohovec J., Zádorová T., Penížek V., Pavlů L., Holubík O., Němeček K., Houška J., Drábek O., Ash C. (2016): Isotopic Tracing of Thallium Contamination in Soils Affected by Emissions from Coal-Fired Power Plants. Environmental Science and Technology 50, 9864-9871. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b01751

Ettler V., Johan Z., Kříbek B., Veselovský F., Mihaljevič M., Vaněk A., Penížek V., Majer V., Sracek O., Mapani B., Kamona F., Nyambe I. (2016): Composition and fate of mine- and smelter-derived particles in soils of humid subtropical and hot semi-arid areas. Science of the Total Environment 563, 329-339. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.04.133

Ettler V., Petráňová V., Vítková M., Mihaljevič M., Šebek O., Kříbek B. (2016): Reactivity of fly ash from copper smelters in an Oxisol: implications for smelter-polluted soil systems in the tropics. Journal of Soils and Sediments 16, 115-124. DOI: 10.1007/s11368-015-1174-7

Suchá V., Mihaljevič M., Ettler V., Strnad L. (2016): The pH-dependent release of platinum group elements (PGEs) from gasoline and diesel fuel catalysts: Implication for weathering in soils. Journal of Environmental Management 171, 52-59. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.01.034

Kříbek B., Majer V., Knesl I., Keder J., Mapani B., Kamona F., Mihaljevič M., Ettler V., Penížek V., Vaněk A., Sracek O. (2016): Contamination of soil and grass in the Tsumeb smelter area, Namibia: Modeling of contaminants dispersion and ground geochemical verification. Applied Geochemistry 64, 75-91. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2015.07.006

Ettler V. (2016): Soil contamination near non-ferrous metal smelters: A review. Applied Geochemistry 64, 56-74. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2015.09.020

Ettler V., Kvapil J., Šebek O., Johan Z., Mihaljevič M., Ratie G., Garnier J., Quantin C. (2016): Leaching behaviour of slag and fly ash from laterite nickel ore smelting (Niquelandia, Brazil). Applied Geochemistry 64, 118-127. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2015.09.019

Michálková Z., Komárek M., Vítková M., Řečínská M., Ettler V. (2016): Stability, transformations and stabilizing potential of an amorphous manganese oxide and its surface-modified form in contaminated soils. Applied Geochemistry 75, 125-136. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2016.10.020

Ettler V., Quantin C., Kersten M. (2016): Applied Geochemistry special issue on Environmental impacts of mining and smelting. Applied Geochemistry 64, 1-1. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2015.12.006

Ratie G., Quantin C., Jouvin D., Calmels D., Ettler V., Sivry Y., Cruz Vieira L., Ponzevera E., Garnier J. (2016): Nickel isotope fractionation during laterite Ni ore smelting and refining: Implications for tracing the sources of Ni in smelter-affected soils. Applied Geochemistry 64, 136-145. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2015.09.005


Mihaljevič M., Ettler V., Vaněk A., Penížek V., Svoboda M., Kříbek B., Sracek O., Mapani B., Kamona A. (2015): Trace Elements and the Lead Isotopic Record in Marula (Sclerocarya birrea) Tree Rings and Soils Near the Tsumeb Smelter, Namibia. Water, Air & Soil Pollution 226. DOI: 10.1007/s11270-015-2440-4

Ettler V., Tomášová Z., Komárek M., Mihaljevič M., Šebek O., Michálková Z. (2015): The pH-dependent long-term stability of an amorphous manganese oxide in smelter-polluted soils: Implication for chemical stabilization of metals and metalloids. Journal of Hazardous Materials 286, 386-394. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2015.01.018

Nejeschlebová L., Sracek O., Mihaljevič M., Ettler V., Kříbek B., Knesl I., Vaněk A., Penížek V., Dolníček Z., Mapani B. (2015): Geochemistry and potential environmental impact of the mine tailings at Rosh Pinah, southern Namibia. Journal of African Earth Sciences 105, 17-28. DOI: 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2015.02.005

Ettler V., Johan Z., Zavřel J., Wallisová M., Mihaljevič M., Šebek O. (2015): Slag remains from the Na Slupi site (Prague, Czech Republic): evidence for early medieval non-ferrous metal smelting. Journal of Archaeological Science 53, 72-83. DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2014.10.007

Podolský F., Ettler V., Šebek O., Ježek J., Mihaljevič M., Kříbek B., Sracek O., Vaněk A., Penížek V., Majer V., Mapani B., Kamona F., Nyambe I. (2015): Mercury in soil profiles from metal mining and smelting areas in Namibia and Zambia: distribution and potential sources. Journal of Soils and Sediments 15, 648-658. DOI: 10.1007/s11368-014-1035-9

Vaněk A., Grösslová Z., Mihaljevič M., Ettler V., Chrastný V., Komárek M., Tejnecký V., Drábek O., Penížek V., Galušková I., Vaněčková B., Pavlů L., Ash C. (2015): Thallium contamination of soils/vegetation as affected by sphalerite weathering: A model rhizospheric experiment. Journal of Hazardous Materials 283, 148-156. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2014.09.018

Grösslová Z., Vaněk A., Mihaljevič M., Ettler V., Hojdová M., Zadorová T., Pavlů L., Penížek V., Vaněčková B., Komárek M., Chrastný V., Ash C. (2015): Bioaccumulation of thallium in a neutral soil as affected by solid-phase association. Journal of Geochemical Exploration 159, 208-212. DOI: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2015.09.009


Sracek O., Mihaljevič M., Kříbek B., Majer V., Filip J., Vaněk A., Penížek V., Ettler V., Mapani B. (2014): Geochemistry and mineralogy of vanadium in mine tailings at Berg Aukas, northeastern Namibia. Journal of African Earth Sciences 96, 180-189. DOI: 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2014.04.003

Davies T., Kříbek B., Ngure V., Poswa T., Arthur G., Ettler V. (2014): Joint Closing Workshop of the IGCP/UNESCO/SIDA Projects 594 and 606. Episodes 37, 222-223.

Kříbek B., Majer V., Pašava J., Kamona F., Mapani B., Keder J., Ettler V. (2014): Contamination of soils with dust fallout from the tailings dam at the Rosh Pinah area, Namibia: Regional assessment, dust dispersion modeling and environmental consequences. Journal of Geochemical Exploration 144, 391-408. DOI: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2014.01.010

Michálková Z., Komárek M., Šillerová H., Della Puppa L., Joussein E., Bordas F., Vaněk A., Vaněk O., Ettler V. (2014): Evaluating the potential of three Fe- and Mn-(nano)oxides for the stabilization of Cd, Cu and Pb in contaminated soils. Journal of Environmental Management 146, 226-234. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2014.08.004

Kříbek B., Majer V., Knesl I., Nyambe I., Mihaljevič M., Ettler V., Sracek O. (2014): Concentrations of arsenic, copper, cobalt, lead and zinc in cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) growing on uncontaminated and contaminated soils of the Zambian Copperbelt. Journal of African Earth Sciences 99, 713-723. DOI: 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2014.02.009

Konečný L., Ettler V., Kristiansen S., Barros Amorim M., Kříbek B., Mihaljevič M., Šebek O., Nyambe I., Scott-Fordsmand J. (2014): Response of Enchytraeus crypticus worms to high metal levels in tropical soils polluted by copper smelting. Journal of Geochemical Exploration 144, 427-432. DOI: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2013.10.004

Vaněk A., Ettler V., Skipalová K., Novotný J., Penížek V., Mihaljevič M., Sracek O., Drábek O., Tejnecký V., Mapani B. (2014): Environmental stability of the processing waste from sulfide mining districts of Namibia – A model rhizosphere solution approach. Journal of Geochemical Exploration 144, 421-426. DOI: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2013.10.018

Ettler V., Vítková M., Mihaljevič M., Šebek O., Klementová M., Veselovský F., Vybíral P., Kříbek B. (2014): Dust from Zambian smelters: mineralogy and contaminant bioaccessibility. Environmental Geochemistry and Health 36, 919-933. DOI: 10.1007/s10653-014-9609-4

Sracek O., Mihaljevič M., Kříbek B., Majer V., Filip J., Vaněk A., Penížek V., Ettler V., Mapani B. (2014): Geochemistry of mine tailings and behavior of arsenic at Kombat, northeastern Namibia. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 186, 4891-4903. DOI: 10.1007/s10661-014-3746-1

Ettler V., Knytl V., Komárek M., Della Puppa L., Bordas F., Mihaljevič M., Klementová M., Šebek O. (2014): Stability of a novel synthetic amorphous manganese oxide in contrasting soils. Geoderma 214, 2-9. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2013.10.011

Ettler V., Konečný L., Kovářová L., Mihaljevič M., Šebek O., Kříbek B., Majer V., Veselovský F., Penížek V., Vaněk A., Nyambe I. (2014): Surprisingly contrasting metal distribution and fractionation patterns in copper smelter-affected tropical soils in forested and grassland areas (Mufulira, Zambian Copperbelt). Science of the Total Environment 473, 117-124. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.11.146

Tyszka R., Kierczak J., Pietranik A., Ettler V., Mihaljevič M. (2014): Extensive weathering of zinc smelting slag in a heap in Upper Silesia (Poland): Potential environmental risks posed by mechanical disturbance of slag deposits. Applied Geochemistry 40, 70-81. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2013.10.010

Ettler V., Johan Z. (2014): 12 years of leaching of contaminants from Pb smelter slags: Geochemical/mineralogical controls and slag recycling potential. Applied Geochemistry 40, 97-103. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2013.11.001


Komárek M., Vaněk A., Ettler V. (2013): Chemical stabilization of metals and arsenic in contaminated soils using oxides – A review. Environmental Pollution 172, 9-22. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2012.07.045

Vítková M., Hyks J., Ettler V., Astrup T. (2013): Stability and leaching of cobalt smelter fly ash. Applied Geochemistry 29, 117-125. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2012.11.003

Kierczak J., Potysz A., Pietranik A., Tyszka R., Modelska M., Néel C., Ettler V., Mihaljevič M. (2013): Environmental impact of the historical Cu smelting in the Rudawy Janowickie Mountains (south-western Poland). Journal of Geochemical Exploration 124, 183-194. DOI: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2012.09.008


Drahota P., Filippi M., Ettler V., Rohovec J., Mihaljevič M., Šebek O. (2012): Natural attenuation of arsenic in soils near a highly contaminated historical mine waste dump. Science of the Total Environment 414, 546-555. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2011.11.003

Ettler V., Mihaljevič M., Šebek O., Valigurová R., Klementová M. (2012): Differences in antimony and arsenic releases from lead smelter fly ash in soils. Chemie der Erde 72, 15-22. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemer.2012.01.004

Zuna M., Ettler V., Šebek O., Mihaljevič M. (2012): Mercury accumulation in peatbogs at Czech sites with contrasting pollution histories. Science of the Total Environment 424, 322-330. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.02.049

Tyszka R., Pietranik A., Kierczak J., Ettler V., Mihaljevič M., Weber J. (2012): Anthropogenic and lithogenic sources of lead in Lower Silesia (Southwest Poland): An isotope study of soils, basement rocks and anthropogenic materials. Applied Geochemistry 27, 1089-1100. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2012.02.034

Ettler V., Mihaljevič M., Šebek O., Grygar TM., Klementová M. (2012): Experimental in Situ Transformation of Pb Smelter Fly Ash in Acidic Soils. Environmental Science and Technology 46, 10539-10548. DOI: 10.1021/es301474v

Ettler V., Johan Z., Vítková M., Skála R., Kotrlý M., Habler G., Klementová M. (2012): Reliability of chemical microanalyses for solid waste materials. Journal of Hazardous Materials 221-222, 298-302. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2012.04.015

Matura M., Ettler V., Klementová M. (2012): Transmission electron microscopy investigation of colloids and particles from landfill leachates. Waste Management & Research 30, 530-541. DOI: 10.1177/0734242X11408382

Ettler V., Kříbek B., Majer V., Knésl I., Mihaljevič M. (2012): Differences in the bioaccessibility of metals/metalloids in soils from mining and smelting areas (Copperbelt, Zambia). Journal of Geochemical Exploration 113, 68-75. DOI: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2011.08.001


Complete list of papers available at:

ResearcherID: B-3014-2013 (link)

Environmental Geochemistry Group (EGG)



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