The International Association of GeoChemistry (IAGC) awarded Ondřej Šráček from the Department of Geology at the Faculty of Science for his extraordinary contribution to the high quality of Applied Geochemistry’s review procedures for 2020. The award is given for the long-term work of a reviewer who has contributed to the support of the journal and the development and promotion of environmental geochemistry.
Šráček, a hydrogeologist and environmental geochemist, worked as an expert of the International Atomic Energy Agency for hydrogeology in Latin America. He specialises in geochemistry and arsenic contamination of water, among others. He has published scientific studies focussing on many countries around the world, such as Bangladesh, Taiwan, Brazil, Mexico, Zambia, and Namibia.
He was one of the coordinators of the UNESCO/IGCP project “Mapping and Assessing the Environmental and Health Impacts of Abandoned Mines in Sub-Saharan African Countries” and has published a number of articles on the environment and Africa. He also currently teaches and leads doctoral students at the University of Antananarivo in Madagascar. In addition, he is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Geochemical Exploration, Geofluids, and the Czech popular science journal Vesmír.