Přírodovědecká fakulta JU
Centrum pro výzkum globální změny AV ČR
gentiana [at] prf.jcu.cz
Ecology, Conservation Biology

Biodiversity, population biology, nature conservation, management of protected areas, wilderness.

Work experiences: Ecologist, population biologist, university teacher, manager of protected area, Natura 2000 expert, LTER platform coordinator, CZ-BY Interreg project coordinator

Brief CV: 


2003 – 10 months postdoc position – UCLA, supervisor prof. R. Mattoni

2001 – Ph.D.  – University of South Bohemia, Č.  Budějovice; population biology of endangered species, supervisor prof. J. Lepš

1997 – M.S. – University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice; botany

1994 – B.S. – University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice; plant ecology

Training courses:

July 2011, Vilm Island, Germany – Transboundary cooperation verifiers – org. Europarc Federation;

November 2008, Tour du Valat, France – Adaptive management planning – org. by Eurosite & FOS

Natura 2000 expert meetings and periodical trainings – twice a year

Working experiences

2012– now, Global Change Research Centre, AS CR: Junior researcher – Department of Biodiversity 

2012– now, Charles University Prague, Faculty of Sciences: University teacher – courses: Management of Protected Areas, Strategic planning in Nature Conservation

2001– now, University of South Bohemia, Faculty of Sciences: University teacher – courses: Nature Conservation, Plant Population Ecology, Strategic planning in Forestry and Nature Conservation – this course is offered together with the University of Wagenningen, NL

2010– 2012, Bavarian Forest National Park, Germany: Consulter – Natura 2000 expert and several transboundary projects

2004– 2010, Šumava National Park, Czech Rep.: Head of Department of Research and Nature Protection, a Deputy Director of NP since May 2007

1997–2004, University of South Bohemia, Faculty of Sciences: Research assistant – several plant ecology projects

2003, Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Los Angeles, California: Project manager – restoration project

1999–2002, State Agency of Nature Conservation, Czech Rep.: Botanist

Study tours & international field trips (longer than 20 days): Scandinavia, Romania – the Carpathians Mts., South–west of the U.S.A., Egypt, South Africa, Kazakhstan, Spain, Slovenia, and many European national parks, Australia&Tasmania

Membership in professional associations

  • The Czech Botanical Society – a member;  June 1992 – present
  • The Czech Ecological Society – a member; October 2009 – present
  • Europarc Federation, Czech section – a vice–president, June 2008 – May 2011
  • Czech LTER Committee – a member; January 2009 – present  
  • Society of Conservation Biology – a member of Police Comm., May 2012 – present
  • IUCN, WCPA – member, November 2014 - present
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