Man and nature in quaternary

We study long-term development of natural and cultural phenomena in mutual interactions. We pay attention to dynamic processes, whose timescales refer to hundreds to tens thousands years and that are thus inaccessible to direct observation and experimentation. We use various kinds of sedimentary archives and different kinds of proxy- data (i.e. quantitative estimations extracted from interpretations of fossil finds, geochemical measurements and archaeological finds). We focus mostly to the present interglacial period (the Holocene). Recently we cooperate with macroecologists in order to test temporal invariances of general ecological theories using above mentioned proxy- data.


Karolína Pauknerová [detail]

Anthropologist and archaeologist.

email: pauknerova@cts.cuni.cz | website: http://pauknerova.wz.cz/

Petr Pokorný [detail]

Biologist. He is interested in quaternary paleoecology, development of vegetation and landscape.

email: pokorny@cts.cuni.cz

Arnošt L. Šizling [detail]

Biologist and ecologist.

email: sizling@cts.cuni.cz | website: http://www.sweb.cz/arnost.l.sizling/

Selected bibliography:

Tilley, Christopher; Pauknerová, Karolína (2017): Burnt mounds and pebble sculptures (chap. 6)

In: Tilley, Chris (with contributions by Mike Allen, Jill Cobley, Andrew Meirion Jones, Karolína Pauknerová, Clarissa Sanfelice Rahnmeier and Priscilla Trenchard). 2017. Landscape in the Long Durée. London: UCL Press. Pp. 190-248.

Tilley, Christopher; Meirion Jones, Andrew; Pauknerová, Karolína (2017): Early Bronze Age pebble cairns (chap. 3)

In: Tilley, Chris (with contributions by Mike Allen, Jill Cobley, Andrew Meirion Jones, Karolína Pauknerová, Clarissa Sanfelice Rahnmeier and Priscilla Trenchard). 2017. Landscape in the Long Durée. London: UCL Press. Pp. 85-129.

Tilley, Christopher; Pauknerová, Karolína (2017): Early military occupation and use of the heathlands (chap. 11)

In: Tilley, Chris (with contributions by Mike Allen, Jill Cobley, Andrew Meirion Jones, Karolína Pauknerová, Clarissa Sanfelice Rahnmeier and Priscilla Trenchard). 2017. Landscape in the Long Durée. London: UCL Press. Pp. 346-369.

Juřičková, Lucie; Pokorný, Petr; Hošek, Jan; Horáčková, Jitka; Květina, Petr; Jansová, Anna; Zahajská, Petra; Ložek, Vojen (2017): Early postglacial recolonisation, refugial dynamics and the origin of a major biodiversity hotspot. A case study from the Malá Fatra mountains, Western Carpathians, Slovakia.

The Holocene https://doi.org/10.1177/0959683617735592

Svoboda, Jiří; Pokorný, Petr; Horáček, Ivan; Sázelová, S. ; Abraham, Vojtěch; Divišová, Michaela; Ivanov, Martin; Kozáková, R.; Novák, Jan; Novák, M.; Šída, Petr; Perri, Angela (2017): Late Glacial and Holocene sequences in rockshelters and adjacent wetlands of Northern Bohemia, Czech Republic: Correlation of environmental and archaeological records.

Quaternary International. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2017.05.009

Hošek, Jan; Pokorný, Petr; Prach, Jindřich; Lisá, Lenka; Matys Grygar, T.; Knésl, I.; Trubač, J. (2017): Late Glacial erosion and pedogenesis dynamics: Evidence from high-resolution lacustrine archives and paleosols in south Bohemia (Czech Republic)

Catena 150, 1, 261-278.

Bartůněk, Vilém; Švecová, Marie; Šída, Petr; Kuchař, Martin; Dobrovolný, Kryštof; Matějka, Pavel; Pokorný, Petr; Černá, Eva (2017): Obtaining Black Carbon - A Simple Method for the Safe Removal of Mineral Components from Soils and Archaeological Layers.

Archaeometry 59: 346-355.

Jamrichová, E.; Petr, L.; Jimenez-Alfaro, B.; Jankovská, Vlasta; Dudová, L.; Pokorný, Petr; Kołaczek, P.; Zernitskaya, V.; Čierniková, M.; Břízová, E.; Syrovátka, V.; Hájková, P.; Hájek, M. (2017): Pollen-inferred millennial changes in landscape patterns at a major biogeographical interface within Europe

Journal of Biogeography, https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.13038

Pokorný, Petr; Novák, Jan; Šída, Petr; Divišová, Michaela; Kozáková, R.; Abraham, Vojtěch (2017): Vývoj vegetace severočeských pískovcových území od pozdního glaciálu po střední holocén.

In: Svoboda J.A. (ed.), Mezolit severních Čech II. Komplexní výzkum skalních převisů na Českolipsku a Děčínsku, 2003-2015. Dolnověstonické studie, sv. 22, Archeologický ústav AVČR, Brno, v.v.i. Pp. 11-37.

Abraham, Vojtěch; Kuneš, Petr; Petr, L.; Svobodová-Svitavská, H.; Kozáková, R.; Jamrichová, E.; Švarcová, M. G.; Pokorný, Petr (2016): A pollen-based quantitative reconstruction of the Holocene vegetation updates a perspective on the natural vegetation in the Czech Republic and Slovakia

Preslia 88: 409-434

Pokorný, Petr; a kol., (2016): Afrika zevnitř

Praha, Academia. ISBN 978-80-200-2627-9 [detail]

Šizling, Arnošt L.; Pokorný, Petr; Juřičková, Lucie; Horáčková, Jitka; Abraham, Vojtěch; Šizlingová, Eva; Ložek, Vojen; Tjørve, Even ; Tjørve , K.M.C.; Kunin, William, E., (2016): Can people change the ecological rules that appear general across space?

Global Ecology and Biogeography, DOI: 10.1111/geb.12467 [detail]

Houfková, P.; Bešta, T.; Bernardová , A.; Vondrák, D.; Pokorný, Petr; Novák, Jan (2016): Holocene climatic events linked to environmental changes at Lake Komořany Basin, Czech Republic.

The Holocene 27:1132-1145.

Kozáková, R.; Pokorný, Petr; Mařík, Jan; Čulíková, Věra; Boháčová, Ivana; Pokorná, Adéla (2014): Early to high medieval colonization and alluvial landscape transformation of the Labe valley (Czech Republic): evaluation of archaeological, pollen and macrofossil evidence.

Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, 23: 701-718.

Hošek, Jan; Pokorný, Petr; Kubovčík, Vlado; Žáčková, Pavla; Horáček, Ivan; Kadlec, Jaroslav; Rojík, Filip; Lisá, Lenka; Bačkuliaková, S. (2014): Late Glacial Climatic and Environmental Changes in Eastern-Central Europe: Correlation of Multiple Biotic and Abiotic Proxies from the Lake Švarcenberk, Czech Republic.

Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 396: 155-172.

Pauknerová, Karolína; Salisbury, Roderick; Baumanová, Monika (2013): Human-landscape interaction in prehistoric Central Europe: analysis of natural and built environments

Anthropologie 51(2). pp. 131-142. ISSN 0323-1119.