Ecology is a biological science that has changed into a mature academic discipline with a rich theoretical background in recent decades. The concept of ecology can now be found almost everywhere. However, the field has to pay for this popularity a cruel tax - emptying the content for the general public, where everyone fills their own content. However, in the academic concept that is being developed and also taught at natural sciences, the definition of ecology is still the same: studying relationships that have living organisms among themselves or with the environment. In principle, humans are not discussed in ecology. Problems are usually studied at the individual level, population or community level and take place on a variety of time and space scales. Thus, ecology distinguishes itself both from nature conservation biology and from environmental sciences that address environmental issues related to human activity. Ecology is no longer a social movement that does not explore and has a clear ideological idea of ​​the world, including human behaviour.

The research activities of the members of the Department are divided into seven main research groups:

  • population ecology, demography and dynamics of mammalian populations
  • ecology and conservation biology of invertebrates
  • the impact of climate and anthropogenic changes in mountain ecosystems
  • agroecology and soil ecology
  • microbial ecology of waters
  • landscape ecology, landscape fragmentation issues, revitalization, biodiversity, migration, species distribution modelling
  • biodiversity of tropical rain forests

Research groups

Animal population ecology

The population ecology, demographics and mammalian dynamics group studies ecological processes in populations of many major animal species. The abundance of some species does not change much in time and their dynamics are simple, while others change very quickly and conspicuously. Other populations show regular changes in abundance. Such species include, for example, vole rodents, which reproduce at regular intervals of 3-5 years. The main representatives of the Czech Republic include the field vole, vole and red vole. The key theory that tries to explain variability in population abundance is the theory of population regulation through negative feedback. For other species, we observe long-term trends in abundance. As our current research has shown, the abundance of the once abundant hamster in the Czech Republic, previously considered by farmers as an undesirable pest, has declined in an alarming manner in recent decades. The abundance of other species, such as wild boar, is reversible and exponentially growing. The causes of such time trends are rarely known deeper.

Conservation ecology of Invertebrates

The group studying ecology and conservation biology of invertebrates has initially focused on the population ecology of individual endangered butterfly species and the ecology of soil invertebrate communities. Today, the research is focused on modelling the risk of endangered herbivorous insect taxa (especially beetles and Hymenoptera) with respect to their life features and landscape fragmentation. Moreover, the group study an impact of slopes on invertebrate communities in Jeseníky, the impact of agri-environmental measures in the agricultural landscape or the effects of forest management on invertebrate communities.

Alpine and mountain research

Research on the impact of climate and other anthropogenic changes on mountain ecosystems is not only experimentally studying the manipulative changes in climatic or nutritional factors on mountain plant communities, but also the regeneration of these communities after experimental disturbances arising from skiing or higher tourism intensity.

Soil science and agroecology

The agroecology and soil ecology group is focused on the landscape and soil of agroecosystems which were particularly influenced by anthropogenic influences, especially in the post-war period. For example, the proportion of scattered green areas, which was around 2.5% in the pre-war period, fell to 0.5–0.7%. 45% of agricultural land is at risk of erosion. These changes threaten the biodiversity of the agricultural landscape. Most butterflies disappeared from the Czech Republic in comparison to all Europe. In the last 10 years, 20% of bird field species have been reduced and the number of hares or partridges is less than 10% of the pre-war level. Among the projects solved, which were also designed to propose remedial measures, it is possible to mention projects to optimize agricultural and river landscapes focusing on landscape biodiversity or the effectiveness of agri-environmental measures, soil degradation and determination degree of degradation changes, the sustainability of water, and land resource management. New approaches have been introduced, such as the study of selected soil enzymes as indicators of changes in the soil environment, the use of caesium radionuclide in dating erosion processes in the landscape, new approaches to landscape modelling using geographic information systems.

Aquatic ecology

The microbial ecology of water group has long been involved in the research of microbial biofilms and microbial processes involved in the organic carbon cycle in running waters, especially in the bottom, so-called hyporheic sediments (see Fig.). These sediments are the main metabolic centre of running waters, where the decomposition and transformation of organic matter and nutrients take place. Among other things, there is the production of gases that have a strong radiation character (so-called greenhouse gases), such as CO2, CH4 and N2O. The present research is focused on the study of the spatial distribution of methanogenic and methanotrophic bacteria in hyporheic sediments and the explanation of differences in substrate sources for methanogenesis and methane production/consumption during the year at various sites in the longitudinal course of the small lowland stream Sitka. Modern molecular methods such as FISH (fluorescence in situ hybridization), PCR, DGGE, gene cloning, and sequencing are used to detect and identify methanotrophic bacteria and methanogenic archaea. When clarifying the mechanism of formation and circulation of methane in sediments and the water column, we proceed from the analysis of stable 13C / 12C isotopes in methane gas samples.

Landscape ecology

The Landscape Ecology Group studies the changes and processes that take place around us on a large scale. In order to understand how changes in the environment affect the distribution and survival of species, populations and communities, we need to examine changes in the structure and layout of the landscape and how organisms respond to these changes. In landscape ecology research, we strive for an interdisciplinary approach that builds on established ecological theories while applying our own field observation, geographic analysis, statistical methods and predictive modelling to better understand the spatial interactions between organisms, man and the environment. Major research topics include: identifying landscape changes and uses, habitat analysis and modelling of species distribution, understanding and predicting the spread of invasive species, the impact of land use on biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Biosystematics of tropical herbs

The biodiversity group of tropical rain forests focuses mainly on the study of systematics, taxonomy, phylogeny and biogeography of herbaceous plants in paleotropic rain forests. Special attention is paid to mycoheterotrophic plants of the genera Thismia, Epirixanthes, Sciaphila and others in the Malesian phytogeographical region, especially on the island of Borneo. The group also closely cooperates with other research teams at other workplaces that deal mainly with the dynamics of the palaeotropic rain forest.



  1. Véle A, Vélová L, Plewa R, Tuf IH, Mikovcová A, Brestovanská T, Rada P, Mock A, Horák J. 2023. From the litter to crowns: Response of animal biodiversity to native and non-native oak vegetation. Forest Ecology and Management 534: 120856. * Q1 URL 
  2. Horňák O, Šarapatka B, Machač O, Mock A, Tuf IH. 2023. Characteristics of fragments of woodland and their influence on the distribution of soil fauna in agricultural landscape. Diversity 15: 488.  * Q2 URL 


  1. Machač O, Ivinskis P, Rimšaitė J, Horňák O, Tuf IH. 2022. In the shadows of cormorants: Succession of avian colony affects selected groups of ground dwelling predatory arthropods. Forests 13: 330. * Q1 URL
  2. Dyachkov YuV, Farzalieva GSh, Tuf IH. 2022. An annotated checklist of centipedes (Chilopoda) of Middle Asian Countries, part 1. Lithobiomorpha. Zootaxa 5100: 151–188. * Q3 URL
  3. Zeidler M, Šipoš J, Banaš M, Černohorsky J. 2022. Homogenization of bryophyte species after alpine grassland restoration. Journal of Environmental Management 319, Art. No. 115628. * Q1 URL
  4. Aulicky R, Tkadlec E, Suchomel J, Frankova M, Heroldova M, Stejskal V. 2022. Management of the Common Vole in the Czech Lands: Historical and Current Perspectives. Agronomy-Basel 12(7), Art. No. 1629. * Q1 URL
  5. Drbal K, Dumbrovsky M, Muchova Z, Sobotkova V, Stepankova P, Sarapatka B. 2022. Mitigation of Flood Risks with the Aid of the Critical Points Method. Agronomy-Basel 12(6), Art. No. 1300. * Q1 URL
  6. Durajkova B, Hladky R, Tuf IH. 2022. Higher temperature and substrate vibrations as stress factors for terrestrial isopods - model species matter. ZooKeys (1101): 71-85. * Q3 URL
  7. Tuf IH, Durajkova B. 2022. Antipredatory strategies of terrestrial isopods. ZooKeys (1101): 109-129. * Q3 URL
  8. Tuf IH, Weissova N. 2022. Bug cemetery: a case study of terrestrial isopod distribution on a brick wall in the Czech Republic. ZooKeys (1101): 191-201. * Q3 URL
  9. Horvath M, Bečvářova Hanáková P, Šarapatka B, Zouhar V. 2022. The impact of forest naturalness and tree species composition on soil organic carbon content in areas with unnatural occurrence of Norway spruce in the Czech Republic. Soil and Water Research 17(3): 139-148. * Q3 URL
  10. Sarapatka B, Bednar M. 2022. Rainfall Erosivity Impact on Sustainable Management of Agricultural Land in Changing Climate Conditions. Land 11(4), Art. No. 467. * Q2 URL
  11. Dolezal J, Dancak M, Kucera J, Majesky L, Altman J, Rehakova K, Capkova K, Vondrak J, Fibich P, Liancourt P. 2022. Fire, climate and biotic interactions shape diversity patterns along an Afrotropical elevation gradient. Journal of Biogeography 49(7): 1248-1259. * Q1 URL
  12. Feller B, Dancak M, Hrones M, Sochor M, Suetsugu K, Imhof S. 2022. Mycorrhizal structures in mycoheterotrophic Thismia spp. (Thismiaceae): functional and evolutionary interpretations. Mycorrhiza 32(3-4): 269-280. *Q2 URL
  13. Dominik C, Seppelt R, Horgan FG, Settele J, Vaclavik T. 2022. Landscape heterogeneity filters functional traits of rice arthropods in tropical agroecosystems. Ecological Applications 32(3), Art. No. e2560. *Q1 URL
  14. Kim OS, Vaclavik T, Park MS, Neubert M. 2022. Understanding the Intensity of Land-Use and Land-Cover Changes in the Context of Postcolonial and Socialist Transformation in Kaesong, North Korea. Land 11(3), Art. No. 357. *Q2 URL
  15. Jungandreas A, Roilo S, Strauch M, Vaclavik T, Volk M, Cord AF. 2022. Response of endangered bird species to land-use changes in an agricultural landscape in Germany. Regional Environmental Change 22(1), Art. No. 19. *Q2 URL
  16. Majesky L, Hrones M, Kitner M, Valova L, Martonfiova L, Plachno BJ, Conti F, Dancak M. 2022. Pinguicula vulgaris in central Europe: when does one species turn into another? Preslia 94(2): 275-304. *Q2 URL
  17. Hanakova-Becvarova P, Horvath M, Šarapatka B, Zouhar V. 2022. The effect of stand characteristics on soil organic carbon content in spruce and deciduous stands. Forest Systems 31 (1), Art. No. e005. *Q3 URL
  18. Tuf IH, Barjadze S, Maghradze E (2022): The first troglobiotic cryptopid centipede (Chilopoda: Scolopendromorpha) from Caucasus. Zootaxa, 5205: 436-444.  * Q3 URL
  19. Zeidler M. 2022. Litter leachate as a potential selector of woody species germination at alpine treeline. Journal of Forest Research. Sep 2022 (Early Access). * Q3 URL
  20. Roilo S, Engler JO, Vaclavik T, Cord AF. 2022. Landscape-level heterogeneity of agri-environment measures improves habitat suitability for farmland birds. Ecological Applications. Sep 2022 (Early Access). * Q1 URL
  21. Dancak M, Majesky L, Cermak V, Golos MR, Plachno BJ, Tjiasmanto W. 2022. First record of functional underground traps in a pitcher plant: Nepenthes pudica (Nepenthaceae), a new species from North Kalimantan, Borneo. PhytoKeys (201): 77-97. * Q3 URL
  22. Bitomský M, Kobrlová L, Hroneš M, Klimešová J, Duchoslav M. 2022. Stoichiometry versus ecology: the relationships between genome size and guanine–cytosine content, and tissue nitrogen and phosphorus in grassland herbs. Annals of Botany 130(2): 189–197. *Q1 URL
  23. Bitomský M, Schaefer H, Pakeman RJ, Klimešová J, Götzenberger L, Duchoslav M. 2022. Variability in mycorrhizal status of plant species is much larger within than between plots in grassland and coastal habitats. Oecologia 200: 209–219. *Q2 URL
  24. Albert Á-J, Bitomský M, Götzenberger L, Mudrák O, Klimešová J. 2022. Seed production of co-occurring species: Regenerative strategies, plant economic spectrum or architectural constraints? Basic and Applied Ecology 58: 121-129. *Q2 URL
  25. Beckmann M, Didenko G, Bullock JM, Cord AF, Paulus A, Ziv G, Václavík T. 2022. Archetypes of agri-environmental potential: a multi-scale typology for spatial stratification and upscaling in Europe. Environmental Research Letters 17(11): 115008. *Q1 URL


  1. Košulič O, Procházka J, Tuf IH, Michalko R. 2021. Intensive site preparation for reforestation wastes multi-trophic biodiversity potential in commercial oak woodlands. Journal of Environmental Management, 300: 113741. * Q1 URL
  2. Yudina SV, Schelkunov MI, Nauheimer L, Crayn D, Chantanaorrapint S, Hrones M, Sochor M, Dancak M, Mar SS, Luu HT, Nuraliev MS, Logacheva MD. 2021. Comparative Analysis of Plastid Genomes in the Non-photosynthetic Genus Thismia Reveals Ongoing Gene Set Reduction. Frontiers in Plant Science 12. Article Number: 602598. * Q1 URL
  3. Netopil P, Sarapatka B, Ayalew DA, Drncova K. 2021. Multi-temporal analysis of erosional plots using aerial images and deep soil probes. Physical Gepgraphy. Early Access: FEB 2021. * Q4 URL
  4. Ayalew DA, Deumlich D, Sarapatka B. 2021. Agricultural landscape-scale C factor determination and erosion prediction for various crop rotations through a remote sensing and GIS approach. European Journal of Agronomy ‏ .123Article Number: 126203. * Q1 URL
  5. Zeidler M, Sipos J, Banas M, Cernohorsky J. 2021. The successive trend of vegetation confirms the removal of non-indigenous woody species as an insufficient restoration action. Biodiversity and Conservation 30(1): 699717. * Q1 URL
  6. Nagler M, Praeg N, Niedrist GH, Attermeyer K, Catalan N, Pilotto F, Roberts CG, Bors C, Fenoglio S, Colls M, Cauvy-Fraunie S, Doyle B, Romero F, Machalett B, Fuss T, Bednarik A, Klaus M, Gilbert P, Lamonica D, Nydahl AC, Gonzalez-Quijano CR, Bistarelli LT, Kenderov L, Piano E, Mor JR, Evtimova V, deEyto E, Freixa A, Rulik M, Pegg J, Ortega SH, Steinle L, Bodmer P. 2021. Abundance and biogeography of methanogenic and methanotrophic microorganisms across European streams. Journal of Biogeography 48(4): 947960. * Q1 URL
  7. Machač O, Tuf IH. 2021. Ornithologists’ help to spiders: Factors influencing spiders overwintering in bird nesting boxes. Insects 12(5):465. * Q1 URL
  8. Skuhrovec J, Caldara R, Gosik R, Trnka F, Stejskal R. 2021. On the Affinities and Systematic Position of Lachnaeus Schoenherr and Rhinocyllus Germar in the Tribe Lixini (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Lixinae) Based on the Morphological Characters of the Immature Stages. Insects 2021, 12(6), 489. * Q1 URL
  9. Dostal M, Tkadlec E, Raab R, Horal D, Matusik H, Rymesova D, Literak I. 2021. Spatial and numerical responses of Red Kites Milvus milvus to the Common Vole Microtus arvalis population outbreak in central Europe. European Journal of Wildlife Research 67(5), Art No 84. * Q2 URL
  10. Horvath M, Becvarova PH, Sarapatka B, Vencalek O, Zouhar V. 2021. Potential relationships of selected abiotic variables, chemical elements and stand characteristics with soil organic carbon in spruce and beech stands. iForest Biogeosciences and Forestry 14: 320328. * Q3 URL
  11. Attermeyer K, Casas-Ruiz JP, Fuss T, Pastor A, Cauvy-Fraunie S, Sheath D, Nydahl AC, Doretto A, Portela AP, Doyle BC, Simov N, Roberts CG, Niedrist GH, Timoner X, Evtimova V, Barral-Fraga L, Basic T, Audet J, Deininger A, Busst G, Fenoglio S, Catalan N, de Eyto E, Pilotto F, Mor JR, Monteiro J,  Fletcher D, Noss C, Colls M, Nagler M, Liu L, Gonzalez-Quijano CR, Romero F, Pansch N, Ledesma JLJ, Pegg J, Klaus M, Freixa A, Ortega SH, Mendoza-Lera C, Bednarik A, Fonvielle JA, Gilbert PJ, Kenderov LA, Rulik M, Bodmer P. 2021. Carbon dioxide fluxes increase from day to night across European streams. COMMUNICATIONS EARTH & ENVIRONMENT 2(1). URL
  12. Buriankova I, Kuchta P, Molikova A, Sovova K, Vyravsky D, Rulik M, Novak D, Lochman J, Vitezova M. Antibiotic Resistance in Wastewater and Its Impact on a Receiving River: A Case Study of WWTP Brno-Modrice, Czech Republic. WATER 13(16), Art No: 2309. * Q2 URL
  13. Konvicka M, Kuras T, Liparova J, Slezak V, Horázná D, Klečka J, Kleckova​ I. 2021. Low winter precipitation, but not warm autumns and springs, threatens mountain butterflies in middle-high mountains. PEERJ 9. * Q2 URL
  14. Zeidler M, Fiserova E, Rimalova V, Bednar M, Banas M. 2021. Sex-based differences in vigor and site preferences of Juniperus communis subsp. nana. NORDIC JOURNAL OF BOTANY 38(11), Art No: e02812. * Q4 URL
  15. Václavík T, Balážová A, Baláž V, Tkadlec E, Schichor M, Zechmeisterová K, Ondruš J, Široký P. 2021. Landscape epidemiology of neglected tick‐borne pathogens in central Europe. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases 68(3): 1685-1696. * Q1
  16. Sakschewski B, von Bloh W, Drüke M, Sörensson AA, Ruscica R, Langerwisch F, Billing M, Bereswill S, Hirota M, Oliveira RS, Heinke J. 2021. Variable tree rooting strategies are key for modelling the distribution, productivity and evapotranspiration of tropical evergreen forests. Biogeosciences, 18(13): 4091-4116. Q1
  17. Maréchaux I, Langerwisch F, Huth A, Bugmann H, Morin X, Reyer CP, Seidl R, Collalti A, Dantas de Paula M, Fischer R, Gutsch M. 2021. Tackling unresolved questions in forest ecology: The past and future role of simulation models. Ecology and evolution, 11(9): 3746-3770. Q2
  18. Sarapatka B, Bednar M. 2021. Agricultural Production on Erosion-Affected Land from the Perspective of Remote Sensing. Agronomy-Basel  11 (11). *Q1 URL
  19. Horvath M, Becvarova PH, Sarapatka B, Vencalek O, Zouhar V. 2021. Potential relationships of selected abiotic variables, chemical elements and stand characteristics with soil organic carbon in spruce and beech stands. iForest-Biogeosciences and Forestry 14: 320-328. *Q3 URL
  20. Rehakova K, Capkova K, Altman J, Dančák M, Majesky L, Dolezal J. 2021. Contrasting Patterns of Soil Chemistry and Vegetation Cover Determine Diversity Changes of Soil Phototrophs Along an Afrotropical Elevation Gradient. Ecosystems. *Q1 URL
  21. Hrones M, Leong-Skornickova J, Niissalo MA, Matti A, Dančák M. 2021. Hanguana deflexa (Hanguanaceae), a new forest species from Sarawak, Borneo. Phytokeys 181: 9-19. *Q3 URL
  22. Blundo C, Carilla J, ..., Dančák M, ..., Tran HD. 2021. Taking the pulse of Earth's tropical forests using networks of highly distributed plots. Biological Conservation 260, 108849. *Q1 URL
  23. Chaudron C, Mazalova M, Kuras T, Malenovsky I, Mladek J. 2021. Introducing ecosystem engineers for grassland biodiversity conservation: A review of the effects of hemiparasitic Rhinanthus species on plant and animal communities at multiple trophic levels. Perspectives in Plant Ecology Evolution and Systematics 52. *Q2 URL


  1. Dancak M, Hrones M, Sochor M. 2020. Thismia ornata and T. coronata (Thismiaceae), two new species from Sarawak, Borneo. Willdenowia 50(1): 65-76. * Q3 URL
  2. Horňák O, Mock A, Šarapatka B, Tuf IH. 2020. Character of woodland fragments affects distribution of myriapod assemblages in agricultural landscape. ZooKeys, 930: 139–151. Q2 URL
  3. Haľková B, Tuf IH, Tajovský K, Mock A. 2020. Subterranean biodiversity and depth distribution of myriapods in forested scree slopes of Central Europe. ZooKeys, 930: 117–137. * Q2 URL
  4. Golos MR, Robinson AS, Barer M, Dancak M, De Witte J, Limberg A, Sapawi NBM, Tjiasmanto W. 2020. Nepenthes fractiflexa (Nepenthaceae), a new Bornean pitcher plant exhibiting concaulescent metatopy and a high degree of axillary bud activation. Phytotaxa 432(2): 125-143. * Q3 URL
  5. Gabor L, Moudry V, Lecours V, Malavasi M, Bartak V, Fogl M, Simova P, Rocchini D, Vaclavik T. 2020. The effect of positional error on fine scale species distribution models increases for specialist species. Ecography 43(2): 256-269. * Q1 URL
  6. Bila P, Sarapatka B, Hornak O, Novotna J, Brtnicky M. 2020. Which quality indicators reflect the most sensitive changes in the soil properties of the surface horizons affected by the erosion processes? Soil and Water Research 15(2): 116-124. * Q3 URL
  7. Jacob J, Imholt C, Caminero‑Saldaña C, Couval G, Giraudoux P, Herrero‑Cófreces S, Horváth G, Luque‑Larena JJ, Tkadlec E, Wymenga E. 2020. Europe‑wide outbreaks of common voles in 2019. Journal of Pest Science 93(2): 703-709. * Q1 URL


  1. Horňák O, Machač O, Šarapatka B, Tuf IH. 2018. Size of wood fragments in rural landscape affects communities of ground dwelling invertebrates. Acta Societatis Zoologicae Bohemicae 82: 69-78. URL
  2. Dolejš P, Tuf IH. 2018. Catalogue of woodlice (Isopoda: Oniscidea) in Miller’s collection (Department of Zoology, National Museum, Prague). Acta Societatis Zoologicae Bohemicae 82: 9-16. URL
  3. Šimek M, Baldrian P, Bryndová M, Devetter M, Elhottová D, Háněl L, Chroňáková A, Kopecký J, Koubová A, Kováč Ľ, Kyselková M, Lukešová A, Marečková M, Pižl V, Schlaghamerský J, Starý J, Tajovský K, Tkadlec E, Tuf IH, Tůma J. 2019. Půdní organismy. In: Šimek, M. a kol.: Živá půda: biologie, ekologie, využívání a degradace půdy. Academia, Praha: 29-220. ISBN 978-80-200-2976-8 URL
  4. Dányi L, Balázs G, Tuf IH. 2019. Taxonomic status and behavioural documentation of the troglobiont Lithobius matulici (Myriapoda, Chilopoda) from the Dinaric Alps: Are there semiaquatic centipedes in caves? ZooKeys 848: 1–20.* Q2 URL
  5. Vašutová M, Mleczko P, López-García A, Maček I, Boros G, Ševčík J, Fujii S, Hackenberger D, Tuf IH, Hornung E, Páll-Gergely B, Kjøller R. 2019. Taxi drivers: the role of animals in transporting mycorrhizal fungi. Mycorrhiza 29: 413-434. * Q2 URL
  6. Dyachkov YuV, Tuf IH. 2019. New data on family Geophilidae Leach, 1815 (Chilopoda: Geophilomorpha) from Kazakhstan. Far Eastern Entomologist 391: 24-28. URL
  7. Chmelík V, Šarapatka B, Machač O, Mikula J, Laška V, Tuf IH. 2019. The effect of farming system and management practices on surface-dwelling soil macrofauna. Zemdirbyste-Agriculture 106: 291-296. * Q3 URL
  8. Bitomsky M, Mladkova P, Cimalova S, Mladek J. 2019. Herbaceous climbers in herbaceous systems are shade-tolerant and magnesium-demanding. Journal of Vegetation Science 30(5): 799-808. * Q1 URL
  9. Sietz D, Frey U, Roggero M, Gong YQ, Magliocca N, Tan R, Janssen P, Vaclavik T. 2019. Archetype analysis in sustainability research: methodological portfolio and analytical frontiers. Ecology and Society 24(3). Article Number: 34. * Q1 URL
  10. Mačát Z, Rindos M, Mihalca D, Jablonski D. 2019. Amplexus between two different orders of amphibians recorded in Romania. North-Western Journal of Zoology 15(1): 112-113. Article Number: e187505. * Q3 URL
  11. Weber L, Smejkal M, Barton D, Rulik M. 2019. Testing the applicability of tagging the Great crested newt (Triturus cristatus) using passive integrated transponders. PLoS ONE 14(7). Article Number: e0219069. * Q2 URL
  12. Horak D, Ferenc M, Sedlacek O, Motombi FN, Svoboda M, Altman J, Albrecht T, Nana ED, Janecek S, Dančák M, Majesky L, Lltonga EN, Dolezal J. 2019. Forest structure determines spatial changes in avian communities along an elevational gradient in tropical Africa. Journal of Biogeography. Early Access: SEP 2019. * Q1 URL
  13. Skuhrovec J, Volovnik S, Gosik R, Stejskal R, Trnka F. 2019. Cleonis pigra (Scopoli, 1763) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Lixinae): Morphological re-description of the immature stages, keys, tribal comparisons and biology. Insects 10, 325. * Q1 URL
  14. Šarapatka B, Alvarado-Solano DP, Cizmar D. 2019. Can glomalin content be used as an indicator for erosion damage to soil and related changes in organic matter characteristics and nutrients? Catena 181: Article Number: UNSP 104078. * Q1 URL
  15. Tkadlec E, Václavík T, Široký P. 2019. Rodent host abundance and climate variability as predictors of tickborne disease risk 1 year in advance. Emerging Infectious Diseases 25(9): 1738–1741. * Q1 URL  Dean's Award
  16. Gosal AS, Geijzendorffer IR, Václavík T, Poulin B, Ziv G. 2019. Using social media, machine learning and natural language processing to map multiple recreational beneficiaries. Ecosystem Services 38: 100958. * Q1 URL
  17. Zabel F, Delzeit R, Schneider JM, Seppelt R, Mauser W, Václavík T. 2019. Global impacts of future cropland expansion and intensification on agricultural markets and biodiversity. Nature communications 10(1): 2844. * Q1 URL
  18. Oberlack C, Sietz D, Bürgi Bonanomi E, De Bremond A, Dell'Angelo J, Eisenack K, Ellis EC, Epstein G, Giger M,  Heinimann A, Kimmich C, Kok MTJ, Manuel-Navarrete D, Messerli P, Meyfroidt P, Václavík T, Villamayor-Tomas S. 2019. Archetype analysis in sustainability research: meanings, motivations, and evidence-based policy making. Ecology and Society 24(2): 26. * Q1 URL
  19. Arce MI, Mendoza-Lera C, Almagro M, Catalan N, Romani AM, Marti E, Gomez R, Bernal S, Foulquier A, Mutz M, Marce R, Zoppini A, Gionchetta G, Weigelhofer G, del Campo R, Robinson CT, Gilmer A, Rulik M, Obrador B, Shumilova O, Zlatanovic S, Arnon S, Baldrian P, Singer G, Datry T, Skoulikidis N, Tietjen B, von Schiller D. 2019. A conceptual framework for understanding the biogeochemistry of dry riverbeds through the lens of soil science. Earth-Science Reviews 188: 441-453. * Q1 URL
  20. Kasak J, Mazalova M, Sipos J, Foit J, Hucin M, Kuras T. 2019. Habitat preferences of Ceruchus chrysomelinus, an endangered relict beetle of the natural Central European montane forests. Insect Conservation and Diversity 12(3): 206-215. * Q1 URL
  21. Hofmeister J, Hosek J, Brabec M, Hermy M, Dvorak D, Fellner R, Malicek J, Palice Z, Tencik A, Hola E, Novozamska E, Kuras T, Trnka F, Zedek M, Kasak J, Gabris R, Sedlacek O, Tajovsky K, Kadlec T. 2019. Shared affinity of various forest-dwelling taxa point to the continuity of temperate forests. Ecological Indicators 101: 904–912. * Q1 URL
  22. Danyi L, Balazs G, Tuf IH. 2019. Taxonomic status and behavioural documentation of the troglobiont Lithobius matulici (Myriapoda, Chilopoda) from the Dinaric Alps: Are there semiaquatic centipedes in caves? ZooKeys (848): 1–20. * Q2 URL
  23. Hrones M, Macurova SH, Hradilek Z, Hekera P, Duchoslav M. 2019. Female-biased sex ratio despite the absence of spatial and niche segregation between sexes in alpine populations of dioecious Salix lapponum (Salicaceae). Alpine Botany 129(1): 1–9. * Q2 URL
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  23. Rulík M, Baudišová D, Růžička J, Šimek K. 2013. Mikrobiální ekologie vod. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci. 292 s.
  24. Šarapatka B. 2013. Vybrané kapitoly z pedologie a ochrany půdy. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci. 91 s.
  25. Tuf IH. 2013. Praktika z půdní zoologie. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci. 91 s.
  26. Zeidler M, Banaš M. 2013. Vybrané kapitoly z ekologie horských ekosystémů. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci. 88 s.
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  1. Zeidler M, Duchoslav M, Banas M, Leskova M. 2012. Impacts of introduced dwarf pine (Pinus mugo) on the diversity and composition of alpine vegetation. Community Ecology 13(2): 213-220.* [URL]
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  3. Suchomel J, Purchart L, Heroldová M, Homolka M, Kamler J, Tkadlec E. 2012. Vole damage to planted tree regeneration conditioned by some environmental factors. Austrian Journal of Forest Science. 129(1): 56-65.* [URL]
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  10. Holecová M, Christophoryová J, Mrva M, Roháčová M, Stašiov S, Štrichelová J, Šustek Z, Tirjaková E, Tuf IH, Vďačný P, Zlinská J. 2012. Faunal richness of selected invertebrate groups in epigeon of oak-hornbeam forests on the territory of Bratislava. In: Holecová M, Christophoryová J, Mrva M, Roháčová M, Stašiov S, Štrichelová J, Šustek Z, Tirjaková E, Tuf IH, Vďačný P, Zlinská J. (eds.): Biodiversity of soil micro- and macrofauna in oak-hornbeam forest ecosystem on the territory of Bratislava. Comenius University in Bratislava, Bratislava: 129-137.
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  1. Drahokoupilová T, Tuf IH. 2011. Behaviour of pill millipedes can be affected by external marking. International Journal of Myriapodology 6: 51-60. [URL]
  2. Kula E, Lazorík M, Tuf IH. 2011. Contribution to the knowledge of centipedes and terrestrial isopods of the Moravian-Silesian Beskids. Acta Musei Beskidensis 3: 55-63.
  3. Tkadlec E. 2011. Strategie a metody vědecké práce v přírodních vědách: filozofické názory a komunikační dovednosti. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci. 195 s. [URL]
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  5. Vaclavikova M, Vaclavik T, Kostkan V. 2011. Otters vs. fishermen: Stakeholders' perceptions of otter predation and damage compensation in the Czech Republic. Journal for Nature Conservation 19(2): 95-102. *
  6. Tkadlec E, Lisická-Lachnitová L, Losík J, Heroldová M. 2011. Systematic error is of minor importance to feedback structure estimates derived from time series of nonlinear population indices. Population Ecology 53(4): 495-500. * pdf
  7. Široký P, Kubelová M, Bednář M, Modrý D, Hubálek Z, Tkadlec E. 2011. The distribution and spreading pattern of Dermacentor reticulatus over its threshold area in the Czech Republic-How much is range of this vector expanding? Veterinary Parasitology 183: 130-135. * pdf
  8. Kubelová M, Tkadlec E, Bednář M, Roubalová E, Široký P. 2011. West-to-east difference of Babesia canis canis prevalence in Dermacentor reticulatus ticks in Slovakia. Veterinary Parasitology 180: 191- 196. * pdf
  9. Heroldová M, Tkadlec E. 2011. Harvesting behaviour of three central European rodents: identifying the rodent pests in cereals. Crop Protection 30(1): 82-84.* pdf
  10. Ruzicka V, Laska V, Mikula J, Tuf IH. 2011. Morphological adaptations of Porrhomma spiders (Araneae: Linyphiidae) inhabiting soil. Journal of Arachnology 39(2): 355-357.*
  11. Laska V, Kopecky O, Ruzicka V, Mikula J, Vele A, Sarapatka B, Tuf IH. 2011. Vertical distribution of spiders in soil. Journal of Arachnology 39(3): 393-398.*
  12. Travnicek B, Dancak M. 2011. Iinteresting plants of sugar factory settling fields in Hana region (central Moravia, Czech Republic). Listy cukrovarnické a řepařské 127(1): 21-25.


  1. Banaš M, Zeidler M, Duchoslav M, Hošek J. 2010. Growth of alpine lady-fern (Athyrium distentifolium) and plant species composition on a ski piste in the Hrubý Jeseník Mts., Czech Republic. Ann Bot Fenn. 47: 280-292. *
  2. Klebanová L, Kouřil M, Kostkan V. 2010. Předpoklady osídlení NP Podyjí - Thaytal bobrem evropským. Příroda, Praha. 27: 169-179.
  3. Kostkan V, John F. 2010. Distribution and ecological functions of European Beaver in the catchment area of the Morava River, management measures for the species in the area of study. In: Machar I, ed. Biodiversity and Target Management of Floodplain Forests in the Morava River Basin (Czech Republic). p. 131-145. Olomouc: UP Olomouc (Recenzovaný sborník).
  4. Kostkan V, Laciná J, Mazalová M, Hekera P, Voženílek V, Heisig J. 2010. Poměrné složení směsného komunálního odpadu v olomoucké aglomeraci a jeho sezónní dynamika za roky 2008 - 2010. Sborník LOGI 20010, Pardubice, 2010. V tisku. (Recenzovaný sborník).
  5. Heroldová M, Pejčoch M, Bryja J, Jánová E, Suchomel J, Tkadlec E. 2010. Tula virus in populations of small terrestrial mammals in a rural landscape. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases (Vector-Borne Zoonotic Dis.) 10(6): 599-603. *
  6. Heroldova M, Cizmar D, Tkadlec E. 2010. Predicting rodent impact in crop fields by near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy analysis of their diet preference. Crop Protection 29(7): 773-776. *
  7. Holuša J, Kuras T. 2010. Diurnal behaviour of Cephalcia lariciphila (Hymenoptera: Pamphiliidae): relation to climatic factors and significance for monitoring. Eur J Forest Res. 129: 243-248. *
  8. Jacob J, Tkadlec E. 2010. Rodent outbreaks in Europe: dynamics and damage. In: Singleton G, Belmain S, Brown P, Hardy B, editors. Rodent outbreaks: Ecology and impacts. Los Banos (Philippines): International Rice Research Institute. p. 207-223.
  9. John F, Baker S, Kostkan V. 2010. Habitat selection of an expanding beaver (Castor fiber) population in central and upper Morava River basin. Eur J Wildl Res. 56(4): 663-671. *
  10. Kuras T, Mazalová M. 2010. Motýli (Lepidoptera) přírodní rezervace Suchá Dora a jejího okolí (Oderské vrchy). Acta Mus Beskid. 2: 117-137.
  11. Kuras T, Sitek J, Dandová J. 2010. Motýli (Lepidoptera) přírodní rezervace Svinec a návrh managementu území. Acta Mus Beskid. 2: 139-156.
  12. Martínková N, Bačkor P, Bartonička T, Blažková P, Červený J, Falteisek L, Gaisler J, Hanzal V, Horáček D, Hubálek Z, Kabelková H, Kolařík M, Korytár L, Kubátová A, Lhotská B, Lhotský R, Lučan RK, Májek O, Matějů J, Řehák Z, Šafář J, Tájek P, Tkadlec E, Uhrin U, Wagner J, Weinfurtová D, Zima J, Zukal J, Horáček I. 2010. Increasing Incidence of Geomyces destructans Fungus in Bats from the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Plos One. 5(11): e13853. Published 05 Nov 2010. *
  13. Mazalová M, Hekera P, Javůrek P, Laciná J, Kostkan V, Heisig J, Voženílek V. 2010. Ověření efektivity kompostovacího procesu v domácích kompostérech. Waste Forum 2010(3): 112-116.
  14. Mazalová M, Smetana V, Kuras T. 2010. Čmeláci a pačmeláci (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Bombus spp.) podhorských luk a pastvin v okolí Nových Losin (Hrubý Jeseník). Čas Slez Muz Opava (A). 59: 203-208.
  15. Mikula J, Laška V, Šarapatka B, Tufová J, Tuf IH. 2010. Soil invertebrates in conventionally and organically farmed fields of winter wheat and winter oilseed rape in the Czech Republic. Acta Soc. Zool. Bohem. 74: 85-89.
  16. Slezák V, Hora P, Tuf IH. 2010. Effect of pitfall-trapping on the abundance of epigeic macrofauna - preliminary results. Acta Soc. Zool. Bohem. 74: 129-133.
  17. Smolová J, Zeidler M, Gerža M. 2010. Výskyt invazních druhů rostlin a jejich ekologické nároky v povodí Říčky (CHKO Orlické hory). Příroda, Praha. 27: 193-204.
  18. Sobek A Jr, Tkadlec E, Hladíková B, Sobek A. 2010. Is there a declining trend in ovarian function among infertility clinic patients? Human Reproduction 25(1):127-132.*
  19. Spitzer L, Konvička O, Tropek R, Roháčová M, Tuf IH, Nedvěd O. 2010. Společenstvo členovců (Arthropoda) zimujících na jedli bělokoré na Valašsku (okr. Vsetín, Česká republika). Čas. Slez. Muz. Opava (A) 59: 217-232.
  20. Šarapatka B, Tuf IH. 2010. Půda jako oživený subsystém. In: Šarapatka, B. a kol.: Agroekologie, východiska pro udržitelné zemědělské hospodaření. Bioinstitut, o.p.s., Olomouc: 161-178.
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  22. Tropek R, Kadlec T, Karešová P, Spitzer L, Kočárek P, Malenovský P, Baňař P, Tuf IH, Hejda M, Konvička M. 2010. Spontaneous succession in limestone quarries as an effective restoration tool for endangered arthropods and plants. J Appl Ecol. 47: 139-147. *
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  24. Tuf IH, Kostkan V. (eds.) 2010. Výzkum v ochraně přírody, Sborník z I. konference ochrany přírody v ČR. Příroda, 27: 1-204.
  25. Tyralík F, Kuras T. 2010. Noční motýli (Lepidoptera) severovýchodní části Hostýnských vrchů. Acta Carp Occ. 1: 38-50.
  26. Zeidler M, Banaš M, Duchoslav M, Lešková M. 2010. Vliv vysazených klečových porostů na alpínskou vegetaci v Hrubém Jeseníku. Příroda, Praha. 27: 39-52.
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BESTMAP - Behavioural, Ecological and Socio-economic Tools for Modelling Agricultural Policy

Agricultural land covers almost 50% of the European Union (EU). The unsustainable intensification of agriculture, the loss of cultivated land and ongoing climate change threaten not only the land but also the livelihoods of the 10 million farmers who farm it. Policy instruments, including the EU's Common Agricultural Policy, are failing to address the ever-deteriorating environment. This is the focus of the BESTMAP project, funded by the EU's Horizon 2020 research and innovation framework programme, which aims to develop a set of decision support tools that take into account farmers' needs and effectively monitor the impacts of agricultural policy on natural, social and cultural values in rural areas.


About project in czech

Doba trvání projektu

září 2019 – srpen 2023


12 partnerů ze 7 evropských zemí (Velká Británie, Německo, Česká republika, Španělsko, Belgie, Srbsko, Bulharsko)

Projektový tým na Katedře ekologie a ŽP

RNDr. Tomáš Václavík, PhD.,, +420 585 634 555

Prof. Dr. Ing. Bořivoj Šarapatka, CSc.,, +420 585 634 560

Ing. Marek Bednář, Ph.D.,

Dr. Fanny Langerwisch,

Projekt BESTMAP bude rozvíjet a uplatňovat nové přístupy, které zohledňují složitost rozhodování zemědělských subjektů. Vytvořené počítačové modely pomohou vybudovat rámcovou metodiku pro využití těchto přístupů v praxi. Hlavním výstupem bude vytvoření snadno použitelného webového nástroje, který pomůže tvůrcům politik analyzovat zavedení nových agro-environmentálních programů a modelovat dopad zemědělských programů na regionální a národní úrovni.


  • Vypracuje nový metodický rámec v oblasti behaviorálního modelování, který zohlední složitost rozhodování zemědělců.
  • Navrhne a představí sadu otevřených, flexibilních a přizpůsobitelných počítačových modelů ve spojení s existujícími daty (např. LPIS/IACS) a výstupy z dálkového průzkumu země (např. Sentinel-2).
  • Propojí ekonomické a multiagentní nástroje pro podporu rozhodování s hodnocením ekosystémových služeb, biodiverzity a socioekonomických charakteristik zemědělských systémů.
  • Vytvoří uživatelsky přívětivý online nástroj pro porovnání různých scénářů zemědělských politik za účelem transformace stávajícího systému Společné zemědělské politiky
  • Zlepší účinnost koncepce, monitorování a implementace budoucích politik rozvoje venkova EU.

Případové studie

Metodika modelování zemědělských systémů bude implementována napříč Evropou v pěti regionech (Velká Británie, Německo, Španělsko, Srbsko a Česko) s různým zemědělským, sociálně-ekonomickým a politickým prostředím. Jedním z testovaných regionů bude i oblast Jižní Moravy. Součástí bude analýza aplikovatelnosti vytvořených přístupu na území celé EU.



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Using the study of the distribution, abundance and prevalence of three groups of relatively overlooked, tick-borne pathogens (namely representatives of the genera Rickettsia, Anaplasma and Babesia), the projects have two main goals. The first is to create Czech risk maps for the above-mentioned groups of pathogenic agents through GIS modeling. The second goal is to create a publicly accessible application for subsequent analysis of the distribution and abundance of different studied pathogens. To achieve these goals, the project uses a comprehensive approach, including the study of the evolutionary relationships of the found isolates and their taxonomy. An essential part of the project is the preparation of a rapid, specific, sensitive and reliable quantitative diagnostic methodology. The project will also clarify the biodiversity of studied groups in relation to the Czech Republic. The results obtained will serve as a platform for further study of tick-borne pathogens, including those that have been neglected so far. Methodically, the project takes advantage of the complementary skills of two cooperating teams.

About project

Aims of the project: To establish and verify the diagnostics of passing, ticks transmitting agents - rickettsiae, anaplasia and babesia.

Period: 2016–2020

VFU Brno Pavel Široký
Vojtech Baláž
Markéta Rybářová
Matej Kautman
PřF UP Olomouc Emil Tkadlec
Tomáš Václavík

Analyzes and maps

Fig. 1. Abundance of the tick (Ixodes ricinus) in the cities of the Czech Republic in April-May 2017. The flagging method was used. The abundance index indicates the number of individuals obtained in 1 hour by flagging the crop.

Fig. 2. Abundance of Dermacentor reticulatus in the cities of the Czech Republic in April-May 2017. The flagging method was used. The abundance index indicates the number of individuals obtained in 1 hour by flagging the crop.

Fig. 3. Abundance Haemaphysalis concinna in cities of the Czech Republic from April to May 2017. The flagging method was used. The abundance index indicates the number of individuals obtained in 1 hour by flagging the crop.

Fig. 4. Total abundance of ticks in cities of the Czech Republic in the period April – May 2017. The flagging method was used. The abundance index indicates the number of individuals obtained in 1 hour by flagging the crop.

Fig. 5. Abundance of tick (Ixodes ricinus) in cities of the Czech Republic in 2018. The flagging method was used. The abundance index indicates the number of individuals obtained in 1 hour by flagging the crop.


Fig. 6. Abundance of Dermacentor reticulatus in the cities of the Czech Republic in 2018. The flagging method was used. The abundance index indicates the number of individuals obtained in 1 hour by flagging the crop.

Fig. 7. Abundance Haemaphysalis concinna in cities of the Czech Republic in 2018. The flagging method was used. The abundance index indicates the number of individuals obtained in 1 hour by flagging the crop.

Fig. 8. Total tick abundance in cities of the Czech Republic in 2018. The flagging method was used. The abundance index indicates the number of individuals obtained in 1 hour by flagging the crop.



Rybářová M, Honsová M, Papoušek I, Široký P. 2017. Variability of species of Babesia Starcovici, 1893 in three sympatric ticks (Ixodes ricinus, Dermacentor reticulatus and Haemaphysalis concinna) at the edge of Pannonia in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Folia Parasitologica 64: 028. doi: 10.14411/fp.2017.028

Rybářová M, Široký1 P. 2017. Occurrence of Anaplasma phagocytophilum in three sympatric tick species in the South Moravia, Czech Republic. Biologia 72(4): 365–369. doi: 10.1515/biolog-2017-0051

Tkadlec E, Václavík T, Kubelová M, Široký P. 2018. Diverging niche preferences in two European ticks, Dermacentor reticulatus and Ixodes ricinus. Ecological Entomology 43: 804-812.

Balážová A., Baláž V., Široký P. 2018. Development of new method for detecting rare tick-borne diseases. In: Sborník příspěvků ze XX. konference mladých vědeckých pracovníků s mezinárodní účastí. Brno, 2018, 1. vydání, s. 64-66.

Bilbija B., Papoušek I., Široký P. 2018. Development of methods for Dermacentor reticulatus population structure analysis. In: Sborník příspěvků ze XX. konference mladých vědeckých pracovníků s mezinárodní účastí. Brno, 2018, s. 67-70.

Ondruš J., Rymešová D. 2018. Prevalence Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis v klíšťatech České republiky. In: Sborník příspěvků konference Interní grantové agentury Veterinární a
farmaceutické univerzity Brno, 2018, s. 128-131.



Project (in czech) QK1810233 - Kvantifikace dopadu hospodaření na erozi, kvalitu půd a výnosy pěstovaných plodin s návrhem pěstebních technologií šetrných k životnímu prostředí

In the scope of this research project of the Ministry of Agriculture, production losses and negative environmental changes (deterioration of soil properties, accelerated water runoff from the landscape, loss of organic matter, reduction of environmental quality) are quantified on the basis of a detailed assessment of the impact of erosion processes on the soil. The impact of erosion on yields and soil conditions is studied at each stage of the research. In the conditions of specific farms, the project will propose the optimisation of areas at high and moderate risk of erosion, also in the light of the subsidy system conditional on this designation, and will design a system of erosion protection that respects both the production perspective and the protection of natural resources. A subsequent economic analysis will be used to recommend advantageous agrotechnologies suitable for selected important soil types in the Czech Republic.

Already on the basis of the first results from a specific area, we have prepared a certified map on the UPOL land addressing the optimization of strip crop rotation as an important part of soil erosion protection.

The researchers from UPOL: Prof. Bořivoj Šarapatka, Dr. Marek Bednář, Dr. Patrik Netopil, Ing. Jan Černohorský



In czech:

Mapa ukazuje alternativní způsob zemědělského hospodaření formou pásového střídání plodin ve svažitém území, které je dle současného nastavení Dobrého zemědělského a environmetálního stavu půdy (DZES) hodnoceno jako silně erozně ohrožené. Zhoršená kvalita půdy se podílí na snížení výnosů plodin, což prokazuje analýza dat precizního zemědělství v kombinaci s odpovídajícími erozními a erozně-akumulačními modely. Mapa byla vytvořena na základě specificky upraveného výpočtu LS faktoru pro potřeby střídání plodin, které klasická metodika USLE/RUSLE nezohledňuje. Pro výpočet LS faktoru je použita metoda Mitášové et al. (1998), kde je však výpočet soustředěného povrchového odtoku upraven tak, aby zohledňoval nehomogenitu pěstovaných plodin (podobně jako např. v práci Liu et al. 2007). Hodnota LS faktoru podle standardního výpočtu výše uvedené metodiky je dána příspěvkovou plochou k danému pixelu povodí. Nová metoda zohledňuje vliv ochranného pásu v pásovém střídání plodin, kdy při průchodu tímto pásem je tok a tím i příspěvková plocha redukována. Míra ovlivnění je nastavena tak, aby odpovídala poměru C faktorů ochranné plodiny a erozně nebezpečné plodiny. V případě homogenní plochy tedy odpovídá standardnímu výpočtu.  Výsledky této metody rovněž umožňují ověřit stávající hodnotu P faktoru pro pásové střídání plodin, která byla arbitrárně stanovena podle příručky ochrany proti erozi (Novotný et al, 2017) na hodnotu 0,25. Nový způsob výpočtu tuto hodnotu víceméně potvrzuje.


Pro výpočet směru odtoku byl použit nástroj TAUDEM vyvinutý na Utah State University s variantou výpočtu D Infinity, která lépe odráží reálný stav odtoku než běžně používané nástroje FlowDirection (Flow Accumulation) v GIS software ArcGIS 10.2.x (SFD), resp. r.terraflow v GRASS GIS (MFD) (Rampi et al., 2014).

Specializovaná mapa je dále šířena zemědělským podnikem odběratele - Rostěnice, a.s., dalších spolupracujících subjektů  a certifikujícím orgánem - Státním pozemkovým úřadem. Další využití se plánuje v akademické a výzkumné sféře, která se zabývá danou problematikou, a stejně tak v příslušných orgánech státní správy. Autoři mapy počítají s využitím mapy a navrhovaných postupů i v rámci dalších plánovaných výstupech projektu, např. workshopu zaměřeného na danou problematiku, ale i v budoucnosti při diskutování nových návrhů MZe ČR Dobrého zemědělského a environmentálního stavu půdy (DZES) a při dalších tematicky příbuzných odborných akcích.

Návrh a hodnocení protierozních opatření (pásové střídání plodin) přinese nové poznatky zejména do hospodaření cílového zemědělského podniku a zároveň umožní další diskuzi a zkoumání/ověřování kombinace organizačních protierozních opatření formou pásového střídání plodin a vhodně volených protierozních krajinných prvků i pro příslušné orgány státní správy (SPÚ). Mimo konkrétní návrhy dále přináší metodické hodnocení efektivity navrhovaných protierozních opatření, zejména výpočet ovlivnění erozního smyvu aplikací hospodaření formou pásového střídání plodin, což může být přínosem při návrhu funkčního a prostorového uspořádání prvků krajinných struktur např. v procesu komplexních pozemkových úprav. Zmiňovaná opatření by do budoucna mohla být součástí adaptačních a mitigačních opatření  v souvislosti s globální klimatickou změnou, která na naši lokální republikovou úroveň přináší kromě zvyšování průměrné teploty i zvýšené střídání hydrometeorologických extrémů, které negativně ovlivňují erozní procesy v krajině. Zároveň však předkládaný přístup bere v úvahu potřeby zemědělců jak po stránce praktické/provozní (efektivní využití svažitých pozemků při zachování pestrosti osevního postupu, efektivní a šetrné využití techniky), tak i ekonomické (udržitelnost výnosů ekonomicky atraktivních plodin, úspora pohonných hmot, opotřebení strojů a úspora pracovního času).

List of documents for the map

Janeček, M. et al. Ochrana zemědělské půdy před erozí: metodika. 1. vyd. Praha:

            Powerprint, 2012. 113 s. ISBN 978-80-87415-42-9.

Novotný, I., Papaj V., Podhrázská, J., et al. Příručka ochrany proti erozi zemědělské

            půdy. 3. aktualizované vydání. Praha: Výzkumný ústav meliorací a ochrany

            půdy, 2017. ISBN 978-80-87361-67-2.

Liu, J., Liu, S., Tieszen, L., Chen, M. Estimating soil erosion using the USPED model

            and consecutive remotely sensed land cover observations. Proceedings of the

            2007 Summer Simulation Conference, SCSC 2007, San Diego, California,

            USA, July 16-19, 2007.

Rampi, L.P., Knight, J.F., Lenhart, C.F. Comparison of flow direction algorithms in the

            application of the CTI for mapping wetlands in Minnesota. Wetlands 2014, 34,


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