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Recent premier articles of the authors from Geology Institutes in refereed journals (a publication is considered premier if the journal has an impact factor of 3 or greater; from Journal Citation Report 2008, Thomson Institute for Scientific Information). These journals represent the "best in class" for geology and environmental science users:



  • Wittke, J. H., J. C. Weaver, T. E. Bunch, J. P. Kennett, D. J. Kennett, A. M. T. Moore, G. C. Hillman, K. B. Tankersley, A. C. Goodyear, C. R. Moore, I. R. Daniel, J. H. Ray, N. H. Lopinot, D. Ferraro, I. Israde-Alcantara, J. L. Bischoff, P. S. DeCarli, R. E. Hermes, J. B. Kloosterman, Z. Revay, G. A. Howard, D. R. Kimbel, G. Kletetschka, L. Nabelek, C. P. Lipo, S. Sakai, A. West, and R. B. Firestone, 2013, Evidence for deposition of 10 million tonnes of impact spherules across four continents 12,800 y ago: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110, E2088-E2097. IF(2012) = 9.737
  • 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. IF(2012) = 3.730
  • Drahota P., Falteisek L., Redlich A., Rohovec J., Matoušek T., Čepička I. (2013): Microbial effect on the release and attenuation of arsenic in the shallow subsurface of a natural geochemical anomaly. Environmental Pollution, 180, 84-91. IF(2012) = 3.730



  • Bunch, T. E., R. E. Hermes, A. M. T. Moore, D. J. Kennett, J. C. Weaver, J. H. Wittke, P. S. DeCarli, J. L. Bischoff, G. C. Hillman, G. A. Howard, D. R. Kimbel, G. Kletetschka, C. P. Lipo, S. Sakai, Z. Revay, A. West, R. B. Firestone, and J. P. Kennett, 2012, Very high-temperature impact melt products as evidence for cosmic airbursts and impacts 12,900 years ago: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109, E1903-E1912. IF(2012) = 9.737
  • 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. IF(2012) = 3.286
  • 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, 298–302. IF(2012) = 4.173
  • 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. IF(2012) = 3.286
  • Ettler, V., Mihaljevič, M., Šebek, O., Matys Grygar, T., Klementová, M. 2012. Experimental in situ transformation of Pb smelter fly ash in acidic soils. Environmental Science & Technology, 46, 10539-10548. IF(2012) = 5.228
  • Žák, J., Verner, K., Johnson, K., Schwartz, J.J. 2012. Magnetic fabric of Late Jurassic arc plutons and kinematics of terrane accretion in the Blue Mountains, northeastern Oregon. Gondwana Research, 22, 341-352. IF(2012) = 4.605
  • Zhang, L., Audétat, A., Dolejš, D., 2012. Solubility of molybdenite (MoS2) in aqueous fluids at 600-800 oC, 200 MPa: A synthetic fluid inclusion study. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 77, 175-185. IF(2012) = 4.259
  • Jehlička, J., Oren, A., Edwards, H. G. M. 2012. Raman spectra of osmotic solutes of halophiles. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 43, 1134-1140. IF(2011) = 3.087



  • BuLeer, K., W. Goetz, M. A. Chan, S. Gorevan, M. F. Hansen, C. L. Jensen, G. Kletetschka, A. Kusack, and M. B. Madsen, 2011, RAT magnet experiment on the Mars Exploration Rovers: Spirit and Opportunity beyond sol 500: Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, v. 116. IF(2011) = 3.021
  • Lexa, O., Schulmann, K., Janoušek, V., Štípská, P., Guy, A., Racek, M., 2011. Heat sources and trigger mechanisms of exhumation of HP granulites in Variscan orogenic root. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 29, 79–102. IF(2010) = 4.157
  • Žák, J., Verner, K., Finger, F., Faryad,  S. W., Chlupáčová, M., Veselovský, V. 2011. The generation of voluminous S-type granites in the Moldanubian unit, Bohemian Massif, by rapid exhumation of the metapelitic middle crust. Lithos, 121, 25-40. IF(2010) = 3.537
  • Filip, J., Yngard, R.A., Šišková, K., Marušák, Z., Ettler, V., Saidl, P., Sharma, V.K., Zbořil, R. 2011. Mechanisms and efficiency of the simultaneous removal of metals and cyanides by using ferrite (VI): Crucial role sof nanocrystalline iron(III) oxyhydroxides and metal carbonates. Chemistry – a European Journal, 17, 10097–10105. IF(2011) = 5.925
  • Hrstka, T., Dubessy, J., Zachariáš, J. 2011. Bicarbonate-rich fluid inclusions and hydrogen diffusion in quartz from the Libčice orogenic gold deposit, Bohemian Massif. Chemical Geology, 281, 317-332. IF(2011) = 3.518
  • Jehlička, J., Oren, A., Edwards, H. G. M. 2012. Raman spectra of osmotic solutes of halophiles. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 43, 1134-1140. IF(2011) = 3.087
  • Petrová, Z., Jehlička, J., Čapoun, R., Hanus, R., Trojek, T., Goliáš, V. 2012. Gemstones and noble metals adorning the sceptre of the Faculty of Science of Charles University in Prague: integrated analysis by Raman and XRF handheld instruments. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 43, 1275-1280. IF(2011) = 3.087
  • Šebek, O., Mihaljevič, M., Strnad, L., Ettler, V., Ježek, J., Štědrý, R., Drahota, P., Ackerman, L., Adamec, V. 2011. Dissolution kinetics of Pt and Pd from automobile catalysts by naturally occurring complexing agents. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 198, 331-339. IF(2011) = 4.173
  • Ulrych, J., Dostál, J., Adamovič, J., Jelínek, E., Špaček, P., Hegner, E., Balogh, K. 2011. Recurrent Cenozoic volcanic activity in the Bohemian Massif (Czech Republic). Lithos, 123, 133-144. IF(2011) = 3.246
  • Vaněk, A., Komárek, M., Vokurková, P., Mihaljevič, M., Šebek, O., Panušková, G., Chrastný, V., Drábek, O. 2011. Effect of illite and birnessite on thallium retention and bioavailibility in contaminated soils. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 191, 170-176. IF(2011) = 4.173
  • Vítková, M., Ettler, V., Mihaljevič, M., Šebek, O. 2011. Effect of sample preparation on contaminant leaching from copper smelting slag. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 197, 417–423. IF(2011) = 4.173
  • Zuna, M., Mihaljevič, M., Šebek, O., Ettler, V., Handley, M., Navrátil, T., Goliáš, V. 2011. Recent lead deposition trends in the Czech Republic as recorded by peat bogs and tree rings. Atmospheric Environment, 45, 4950-4958. IF(2011) = 3.139
  • Audétat, A., Dolejš, D., Lowenstern, J. B., 2011. Molybdenite saturation in silicic magmas: Occurrence and petrological implications. Journal of Petrology, 52, 891-904. IF(2011) = 4.059
  • Fischer, T., Guest, A. 2011. Shear and tensile earthquakes caused by fluid injection. Geophysical Research Letters, 38, L05307. IF(2011) = 3.204
  • Nahodilová, R., Faryad, S. W., Dolejš, D., Tropper, P., Konzett, J., 2011. High pressure partial melting and melt loss in felsic granulites in the Kutná Hora complex, Bohemian Massif (Czech Republic). Lithos, 125, 641-658. IF(2011) = 3.246
  • Mamtani, M. A., Piazzolo, S., Greiling, R. O., Kontny, A., Hrouda, F., 2011. Process of magnetite fabric development during granite deformation. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 308, 77-89. IF(2011) = 4.062
  • Guy, A., Edel, J-B., Schulmann, K., Tomek, Č., Lexa, O. 2011. A geophysical model of the Variscan orogenic root (Bohemian Massif): Implications for modern collisional orogens, Lithos, 124, 1-2, 144-157. IF(2011) = 3.246
  • Hajná, J., Žák, J., Kachlik, V., 2011. Structure and stratigraphy of the Tepla-Barrandian Neoproterozoic, Bohemian Massif: A new plate-tectonicre interpretation. Gondwana Research, 19, 495-508. IF(2011) = 6.659



  • Dahm, T., Hainzl, S., Fischer, T. 2010. Bidirectional and unidirectional fracture growth during hydrofracturing: Role of driving stress gradients. Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, B12322. IF(2010) = 3.082
  • Faryad, S. W., Nahodilová, R., Dolejš, D., 2010. Incipient eclogite facies metamorphism in the Moldanubian granulites revealed by mineral inclusions in garnet. Lithos, 114, 54-69. IF(2010) = 3.537
  • Hajná, J., Žák, J., Kachlík, V., Chadima, M. 2010. Subduction-driven shortening and differential exhumation in a Cadomian accretionary wedge: the Teplá-Barrandian unit, Bohemian Masssif. Precambrian Research, 176,  27-45. IF(2010) = 3.574
  • Janoušek, V., Konopásek, J., Ulrich, S., Erban, V., Tajčmanová, L., Jeřábek, P. 2010. Geochemical character and petrogenesis of Pan-African Amspoort suite of the Boundary Igneous Complex in the Kaoko Belt NW Namibia. Gondwana Research, 18, 688-707. IF(2010) = 4.605
  • Janoušek, V., Wiegand, B., Žák, J. 2010. Dating the onset of Variscan crustal exhumation in the core of the Bohemian Massif: new U-Pb single zircon ages from the high-K calc-alkaline granodiorites of the Blatná suite, Central Bohemian Plutonic Complex. Journal of the Geological Society, 167, 347–360. IF(2010) = 3.297
  • Jehlička, J., Culka, A. 2010.  Raman spectra of nitrogen-containing organic compounds obtained using a portable instrument at-15 degrees C at 2860 m above sea level.  Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 41, 537-542. IF(2010) = 3.147
  • Jehlička, J., Vandenabeele, P., Edwards, H. G. M., Culka, A. 2010. Raman spectra of pure biomolecules obtained using a handheld instrument under cold high-altitude conditions. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 397, 2753-2760. IF(2010) = 3.480
  • Jehlička, J., Vítek, P., Edwards, H. G. M. 2010. Raman spectra of organic acids obtained using a portable instrument at-5 degrees C in a mountain area at 2000 m above sea level. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 41, 440-444. IF(2010) = 3.147
  • Kratinová, Z., Ježek, J., Schulmann, K., Hrouda, F., Shail, R. K., Lexa, O. 2010. Noncoaxial K-feldspar and AMS subfabrics in the Land's End granite, Cornwall: Evidence of magmatic fabric decoupling during late deformation and matrix crystallization. Journal of Geophysical Research – Solid Earth, 115, B09104.  IF(2010) = 3.082
  • Kusiak, M. A., Dunkley, D. J., Suziki, K., Kachlík, V., Kedzior, A., Lekki, J., Opluštil, S. 2010. Chemical non-isotopic and isotopic dation of Phanerozoic zircon - A case study of durbachite from the Třebíč Pluton, Bohemian Massif. Gondwana Research, 17, 153-161. IF(2010) = 4.605
  • Marshall, C. P., Edwards, H. G. M., Jehlička, J. 2010. Understanding the Application of Raman Spectroscopy to the Detection of Traces of Life. Astrobiology, 10, 229-243. IF(2010) = 3.257
  • Matura, M., Ettler, V., Ježek, J., Mihaljevič, M., Šebek, O., Sýkora, V., Klementová, M. 2010. Association of trace elements with colloidal fractions in leachates from closed and active municipal solid waste landfills. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 183, 541-548. IF(2010) = 4.144
  • Plášil, J., Buixaderas, E., Čejka, J., Sejkora, J. , Jehlička, J. , Novák, M. 2010.  Raman spectroscopic study of the uranyl sulphate mineral zippeite: low wavenumber and U-O stretching regions. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 397, 2703-2715. IF(2010) = 3.480
  • Štípská, P., Schulmann, K., Lehmann, J., Corsini, M., Lexa, O., Tomurhuu, D., 2010. Early Cambrian eclogites in SW Mongolia: evidence that the Palaeo-Asian Ocean suture extends further east than expected. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 28, 915-933. IF(2010) = 4.157
  • Vaněk, A., Chrastný, V., Komárek, M., Galušková, I., Drahota, P., Grygar, T., Tejnecký, V., Drábek, O. 2010. Thallium dynamics in contrasting light sandy soils – soil vulnerability assessment to anthropogenic contamination. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 173, 717-723. IF(2010) = 4.144
  • Vaněk, A., Gryga,r T., Chrastný, V., Tejnecký, V., Drahota, P., Komárek, M. 2010. Assessment of the BCR sequential extraction procedure for thallium fractionation using synthetic mineral mixtures. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 176, 913-918. IF(2010) = 4.144
  • Vaněk, A., Komárek, M., Chrastný, V., Bečka, D., Mihaljevič, M., Šebek, O., Panušková, G., Schusterová, Z., 2010. Thallium uptake by white mustard Sinapis alba L. grown on moderately contaminated soils – Agro-environmental implications. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 182, 303-308. IF(2010) = 4.144
  • Žáčková, E., Konopásek, J., Jeřábek, P., Finger, F., Košler, J., 2010. Late Variscan blueschist-facies metamorphism in metapelites of the West Sudetes, Northern Saxothuringian Domain, Bohemian Massif. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 28, 361-379. IF(2010) = 4.157



  • Jehlička J., Vítek P., Edwards H.G.M., Heagraves M., Čapoun T. (2009):Rapid outdoor non-destructive detection of organic minerals using a portable Raman spectrometer. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy 40, 1645-1651. IF(2008) = 3.526
  • Žák J., Paterson S.R., Janoušek V., Kabele P. (2009): The Mammoth Peak sheeted complex, Tuolumne batholith, Sierra Nevada, California: a record of initial growth or late thermal contraction in a magma chamber? Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 158, 447-470. IF(2008) = 3.853
  • Faryad S.W. (2009): The Kutná Hora Complex (Moldanubian zone, Bohemian Massif): A composite of crustal and mantle rocks subducted to HP/UHP conditions. Lithos 109, 193-208. IF(2008) = 3.303
  • Faryad S.W., Dolejš D., Machek M. (2009): Garnet exsolution in pyroxene from clinopyroxenites in the Moldanubian zone: constraining the early pre-convergence history of ultramafic rocks in the Variscan orogen. Journal of Metamorphic Geology 27, 655-671. IF(2008) = 3.340
  • Hrouda F., Faryad S.W., Jeřábek P., Chlupáčová M., Vitouš P. (2009): Primary magnetic fabric in an ultramafic body (Moldanubian Zone, European Variscides) survives exhumation-related granulite-amphibolite facies metamorphism. Lithos 111, 95-111. IF(2008) = 3.303
  • Košler J., Magna T., Mlčoch B., Mixa P., Nývlt D., Holub F.V. (2009): Combined Sr, Nd, Pb and Li isotope geochemistry of alkaline lavas from northern James Ross Island (Antarctic Peninsula) and implications for back-arc magma formation. Chemical Geology 258, 207-218. IF(2008) = 3.531
  • Machek M., Ulrich S., Janoušek V. (2009): Strain coupling between upper mantle and lower crust: natural example from the Bestvina granulite body, Bohemian Massif. Journal of Metamorphic Geology 27, 721-737. IF(2008) = 3.340
  • Drahota P., Filippi M. (2009): Secondary arsenic minerals in the environment: A review. Environment International 35, 1243-1255. IF(2008) = 3.516
  • Jehlička J., Vítek P., Edwards H.G.M., Heagraves M., Čapoun T. (2009): Fast detection of sulphate minerals (gypsum, anglesite, baryte) by a portable Raman spectrometer. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy 40, 1082-1086.  IF(2008) = 3.526
  • Ackerman L., Walker R.J., Puchtel I.S., Pitcher L., Jelínek E., Strnad L. (2009): Effect of melt percolation on highly siderophile elements and Os osotopes in subcontinental lithospheric mantle: a study of the upper mantle profile beneath Central Europe. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta 73, 2400-2414. IF(2008) = 4.235
  • Ackerman L., Jelínek E., Medaris G. Jr., Ježek J., Siebel W., Strnad L. (2009): Geochemistry of Fe-rich peridotites and associated pyroxenites from Horní Bory, Bohemian Massif: Insights into subduction-related melt-rock reactions. Chemical Geology 259, 152-167. IF(2008) = 3.531
  • Skála R., Strnad L., McCammon C., Čada R. (2009): Moldavites from the Cheb Basin, Czech Republic. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 73, 1145-1179. IF(2008) = 4.235
  • DiVicenzo G., Skála R. (2009): 40Ar-39Ar laser dating of tektites from the Cheb Basin (Czech Republic): Evidence for coevality with moldavites and influence of the dating standard on the age of the Ries impact. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 73, 493-513.
    IF(2008) = 4.235


  • Kurschner W.M., Kvaček Z., Dilcher D.L. (2008): The impact of Miocene atmospheric carbon dioxide fluctuations on climate and the evolution of terrestrial ecosystems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 105, 449-453. IF(2008) = 9.380
  • Ettler V., Šebek O., Grygar T., Klementová M., Bezdička P., Slavíková H. (2008): Controls on metal leaching from secondary Pb smelter air-pollution-control residues. Environmental Science and Technology 42, 7878-7884. IF(2008) = 4.458
  • Paterson S.R., Pignotta G.S., Farris D., Memeti V., Miller R.B., Vernon R.H., Žák J. (2008): Is stoping a volumetrically significant pluton emplacement process? Geological Society of America Bulletin 120, 1057-1079. IF(2008) = 3.032
  • Štemprok M., Dolejš D., Müler A., Seltmann R. (2008): Textural evidence of magma decompression, devolatilization and disequilibrium quenching: an example from the Western Krusne hory/Erzgebirge granite pluton. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 155, 93-109. IF (2008) = 3.805
  • Rouquette J. Dolejš D. Kantor I.Y., McCammon C.A., Frost D.J., Prakapenka V.B., Dubrovinsky L.S. (2008): Iron-carbon interactions at high temperatures and pressures. Applied Physics Letters 92, art.no.121912. IF(2008) = 3.726
  • Dolejš D., Wagner T. (2008): Thermodynamic modeling of non-ideal mineral-fluid equilibria in the system Si-Al-Fe-Mg-Ca-Na-K-H-O-Cl at elevated temperatures and pressures: Implications for hydrothermal mass transfer in granitic rocks. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 72, 526-553. IF(2008) = 4.235


  • Žák J., Paterson S.R., Memeti V. (2007): Four magmatic fabrics in the Tuolumne batholith, central Sierra Nevada, California (USA): Implications for interpreting fabric patterns in plutons and evolution of magma chambers in the upper crust. Geological Society of America Bulletin 119, 184-201. IF(2007) = 3.354
  • Tajčmanová L., Konopásek J., Connolly J.A.D. (2007): Diffusion-controlled development of silica-undersaturated domains in felsic granulites of the Bohemian Massif (Variscan belt of Central Europe). Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 153, 237-250. IF(2007) = 3.216
  • Ackerman L., Mahlen N., Jelínek E., Medaris G., Ulrych J., Strnad L., Mihaljevič M. (2007): Geochemistry and evolution of subcontinental lithospheric mantle in central Europe: Evidence from peridotite xenoliths of the Kozakov volcano, Czech Republic. Journal of Petrology 48, 2235-2260. IF(2007) = 3.807

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