Curriculum vitae

 

University education and qualifications:

1998 Mgr. (equiv. M.A.) - Faculty of Education, University of Hradec Kralove, the Czech Republic,

Fields of study: History, Geography, and Philosophy and Social Sciences

2001 Mgr. (equiv. M.Sc.) - Faculty of Social Sciences, Masaryk University in Brno, the Czech Republic,

Field of study: Environmental Studies

2010 Ph.D. - Faculty of Science, University of Ostrava, the Czech Republic,

Field of study: Environmental Geography

(Dissertation thesis-Environmentally-induced Migration in the World)

2010 – Brown International Advanced Research Institute, Brown University, Providence, USA – certificate Climate Change and Its Impact

 

 

Work Experiences:

1999 – 2002 teacher at secondary (high) schools

2003 – 2004 Centre for Social and Economic Strategies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague, the Czech Republic (visiting research fellow)

2003 – 2008 Department of Geography and Development Studies, Faculty of Science, Palacký University in Olomouc, the Czech Republic (research fellow, lecturer)

2008 – 2010 Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies, Mendel University in Brno, the Czech Republic (assistant professor)

2010-2014 Global Change Research Centre, The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (postdoc, head of department)

since 2014 Charles University in Prague , Geographical Migration Centre, Department of Social Geography & Regional Development, Faculty of Science (assistant professor)

 

 

Other Experiences:

  • research team leader,

  • field research in developing countries and states in transition,

  • research and publication collaboration in international level,

  • project manager and designer,

  • projects (grants) evaluation,

  • lecturing and training, management of seminars and courses.

  • language competencies – Czech (natural), English (advanced), Russian (good)

 

Editorial board

Migration and Development (since 2015), Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies (2011-2012)


Review for scholar journals

Environment, Development and Sustainability, International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, Disasters, Population and Environment,  International Journal of Global Warming, Asian Studies Review, Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies


Membership

The Population-Environment Research Network (PERN)
Czech Society for Ornithology
Management Committee at COST Action IS1101 „Climate Change and Migration: Knowledge, Law and Policy, and Theory“ (delegate of the Czech Republic, 2013-2015)

COST Action IS1309 Innovations in Climate Governance: Sources, Patterns and Effects (INOGOV) ( delegate of the Czech Republic since 2014)



International conference organizing:

"Human Migration and the Environment: Futures, Politics, Invention" (June-July 2015, University of Durham, member of boader organization committee)

"New Directions in Climate Governance Innovation" (June 2015, Přírodovědecká fakulta, Univerzity Karlovy v Praze, chair of organization committee)

„Global Change and Resilience“ (May 2013, Czech Academy of Sciences, chair of organization committee)

„Migration and Development“ (September 2007, University of Ostrava, chair of organization committee)

 

Research and Teaching Interests and Activities:

  • social and economic impacts of climate change and adaptation strategies;
  • environmental (climate) change and population dynamics;
  • migration and development;
  • effectiveness of development interventions and financial flows (development aid, remittances);
  • environmental security and development;
  • global, environmental and development education.

 

RESIDENCE AND FIELD RESEARCH ABROAD

August- September 1999

KOSOVO - volunteer in post-conflict area - the convoy-leader of trucks with humanitarian aid and social worker in the asylum shelter for refugees)

October/November 2004

CHINA - research tour oriented on environmental and social impacts of economic growth in Western China – Three Georges Dam area, Beijing 

February/March 2007

KENYA, TANZANIA – field research oriented on environmental security, migration at North and West Kenya, and development capacity and benefits of Fair Trade production in North Tanzania (regions Kagera, Kilimanjaro)

June 2007

BELARUS, UKRAINE – field research dealing with social and economic situations of displaced and resettled population due to disaster at Chernobyl - comparison of the conditions before catastrophe and after relocation

March 2008

BANGLADESH, INDIA – field research oriented on causes and consequences of human migration from Bangladesh to India (Assam), and social-economic aspects of environmental (climate) change in the region

March 2009

NEPAL – research oriented on migration processes in Nepal and South Asia, and their social and economic consequences

December 2009

UKRAINE – research oriented on local development and social impacts of emigration to the Czech Republic

August 2013
MALDIVES – research focusing on climate change impacts on local population, sea level rise, mitigation and adaptation challenges and migration patterns.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS - INTERSHIPS

June 2000

AUSTRIA - scholarship given by non-governmental organization Trialog for participation at Summer School: „The Role of Development Education in Process of Creating of Civil Society“ in Puchberg.

November 2003

AUSTRIA – scholarship of US organization Global Salzburg Seminar for international session „Environmental Policy and Public Dialogue“, Salzburg.

January/February 2004

CANADAThe Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) study tour - Development Studies programmes at Canadian universities (Saint Mary´s University, Laval University, McGill University, Carleton University, York University, University of Toronto) and The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).

October 2004

CHINA - scholarship given by UN Environment Programme for participation at the 2nd International Conference on Environmental Concerns: Innovative Technologies and Management Options in Xiamen. Event was co-organized by State Environmental Protection Administration of China.

July/August 2008

GERMANY - Institute for Environment and Human Security, UN University in Bonn, and Munich Re Foundation scholarship given for participation at 2008 Summer Academy on "Environmental change, migration, & social vulnerability" in Hohenkammer (Munchen).

March 2009

NEPAL - Development Research Centre on Migration, Globalisation & Poverty, University of Sussex - scholarship given for participation at Third Residential Training Workshop on Migration, Globalisation, Security and Development, Kathmandu.

June 2010

USA – Brown International Advanced Research Institute, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island – internship for Climate Change and its Impacts: Resilience & Adaptation to Changes in Precipitation

September 2010

AUSTRIA - Vienna University of Economics and Business – scholarship given for participation on EASY-ECO Training Course for Young Researchers on Evaluation of Sustainability.

May 2012

USA - University of Colorado at Boulder – scholarship given for participation on CUPC_NCAR Migration, Urbanization and Climate Change Workshop.

December 2013
SPAIN - University of Basque Country, Department of Geography, Prehistory and Archeology, 

January 2014
UNITED KINGDOM - University College London, Institute of Global Health, and Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction,

 

INVITED LECTURES AT UNIVERSITIES, SEMINARS, AND CONFERENCES

August 2000, 2001

"Development Education." Lectures in Summer School of Development Assistance and Cooperation organized by Center of Interdisciplinary Studies, Palacky University, Olomouc, the Czech Republic.

April 2001

"Wars, Conflicts and Human Rights in sub-Saharan Africa.". Lecture for Amnesty International, Brno, the Czech Republic.

November 2002

"The Environmental Problems of Africa in Relation to Breaking of Human Rights." Lecture for Amnesty International, Brno, the Czech Republic.

September 2004

"Environmental Migration - Determining Factors." Lecture in Third Central European Countries' Summer School of Development Assistance and Co-operation organized by Palacky University, Olomouc, the Czech Republic.

October 2004

"Environmental Migration - Summary Analysis of The Process." Keynote speech in section in Secondnd  International Conference on Environmental Concerns: Innovative Technologies and Management Options organized by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and State Environmental Protection Administration of China, Xiamen, China.

August 2005

"Environmental Migration – do we expect March of Poor South to Rich North?" Lecture at Summer School „The Phenomenon of Migration in Contemporary Europe“, West-Bohemian University, Pilsen, the Czech Republic.

October 2005

Finance Claims of Czech Republic towards Developing CountriesLecture in international seminar “Odious International Debts“ organized by Ecumenical Academy Prague, the Czech Republic.

October 2005

Chinese Environmental ScrapeLecture within the frame of Socrates Erasmus programme, Faculty of Geography, University of Bucharest, Romania.

October 2006

Poverty, Development and Development Assistance – Introduction” Lecture at University of Economics in Bratislava, the Slovak Republic.

March 2007

Development Capacity and Human Security in Environmental Change Affected Areas”. Lecture in international conference „The Nineteenth Climate Outlook Forum for the Greater Horn of Africa (GHACOF19)”, co-organized by IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre, Nairobi, Kenya.

October 2007

Millennium Development Goals – Commitments and Reality. Lecture within the frame of parliamentary debate “Does Czech Republic sufficiently contribute to the fulfillment of the Millennium Development Goals and impacts of climate change relief?“, Prague, Parliament of the Czech Republic.

November 2007

Environmntal Migration - Mass Invasion to the “North”? - Lecture at Faculty of Filology, Geography and History, University of Basque County, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.

March 2008

Sub-Saharan Africa on Knees. Why Development Assistance Fails and the Remittance are No Match?“ Lecture at Faculty of Arts, University of Hradec Králové, the Czech Republic.

July 2008

Conceptualization of Environmentally-induced Migration“, lecture within the frame of 2008 Summer Academy on Social Vulnerability “Environmental change, migration, & social vulnerability”, Hohenkammer (available at http://www.ehs.unu.edu/article:574).

August 2009

Migration and Climate Change“, lecture at 1st Summer School of Migration Studies, International Organization for Migration, Jindřichův hradec, August 20, 2009.

November 2009

Development Consequences of Remittances“ Lecture at University of Economics, Prague, November 24, 2009.

December 2009

Environmentally-induced Migration – A Reason for Mass Invasion to the “North”? Lecture at Center for Migration and Refugee Studies, The American University in Cairo, December 10, 2009.

June 2010

Environmentally-induced Migration Scholarship lecture at Brown International Advanced Research Institute, Brown University, Providence, USA within the programme of seminar Climate Change and Its Impact: Resilience & Adaptation to Changes in Precipitation, June 23, 2010.

August 2011

Migration & Development – Introduction“, lecture at 3rd Summer School of Migration Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences and International Organization for Migration, Prague, August 22, 2011.

August 2011

Migration and Climate Change“, lecture at 3rd Summer School of Migration Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences and International Organization for Migration, Prague, August 25, 2011.

March 2012
„Climate Change and Migration as Adaptation“, lecture at Masaryk University in Brno, March, 2012.

April 2012
„Climate Change and Migration as Adaptation“, lecture at Mendel University in Brno, April, 2012.

September 2012
„Environmentally-induced Migration – Four Case Studies - Three Continents, lecture at 4th Summer School of Migration Studies, University of South Bohemia and International Organization for Migration, České Budějovice, September 4, 2012.

November 2012
„Climate Change and Migration as Adaptation?“, lecture at Climate Change Impacts on Population and Development Aid Projects, Bratislava, Slovakia, November 8, 2012.

August 2013
„Environment, Climate and Migration“, lecture for students of Environmental Management at Faculty of Education, Maldives National University, Male, Maldives, August 19, 2013.

November 2013
„Definition and typology of environmental migrants: World Reality and state of the art“, lecture at conference “New Challenges of International Law.: Incorrect Refugees”. Faculty in Law, Charles University in Prague, November 30, 2013.

December 2013
„Household Adaptation Strategies to Climate Extremes and Population Consequences in Rural Areas in the Czech Republic“, lecture for Basque Climate Change Centre and Faculty of Economics, University of the Basque, Bilbao, Spain, December 10, 2013.

December 2013
„Environmental Change and Migration. Challenges from Social Sciences to History.“ Lecture within the frame of I. Serie de Seminarios de Investigación, “Migraciones en el mundo contemporáneo”, University of Basque Country, Vitoria, Spain, December 12, 2013.

January 2014
„Climate Extremes Impacts and Population in South Asia: The Local Experts' Knowledge and Perception“, lecture for Institute for Global Health, University College London, London, January 8, 2014.