doc. Petr Pokorný, Ph.D.

Pokorný, Petr

E-mail: pokorny@cts.cuni.cz

Phone: +420 221 183 526

Born 25 May 1972 in Prague, married, 2 children. Author (co-author) of many scientific papers, popular-scientific papers, radio and TV entries, several books (his last book awarded by Hlávka's Prize). Member of Editorial Board of popular-science journal “Vesmír” (“Universe”) and scientific journal IANSA (Interdisciplinaria Archaeologica - Natural Sciences in Archaeology). Laureate of Otto Wichterle Prize, awarded by the Czech Academy of Sciences.

Research interests: Quaternary science, palaeoecology, vegetation history and ecology, archaeology, landscape science.

Qualifications:
1990–1993 Faculty of Natural Sciences, Charles University, Prague. General Biology, BSc. 

1993–1995 Faculty of Natural Sciences, Charles University, Prague. Developmental Biology and Immunology, MSc. 

1996–2000 Faculty of Biology, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice. PhD. in Palaeoecology and Palaeobotany.
2014 Faculty of Sciences, Charles University, Prague. Associate Professor in Ecology.

Employment:
1997 – 2003 Institute of Botany, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
2000 Geobotanisches Institut, Universität Bern, Switzerland 

2002 – 2010 Institute of Archaeology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic 

2009 – present Center for Theoretical Study

Foreign research expeditions and study stays:
2002 Institute of Forest Ecology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Krasnoyarsk, Russia (Prof. Efremov). 

2003 Russia, southern Siberia (expedition founded by Grant Agency of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic) 

2004 Egypt (expedition organized and founded by Czech Institute of Egyptology) 2005 Galápagos Islands (International expedition founded by National Geographic Society) 

2006, 2007, 2008 Egypt (archaeological/palaeoecological expeditions founded by Grant Agency of the Czech Republic)
2012, 2013 Southern Africa, Morocco


Teaching:
2002 – 2010 External lecturer (“Environmental Archaeology”), University of West Bohemia, Pilsen 

2002 – present Semester course “Nature and Man in the Holocene”, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Charles University, Prague 

2009 – present External lecturer (“Dynamics of Complex Societies”) Faculty of Philosophy, Charles University, Prague Supervisor of several PhD. and MSc. students.

Current grants (Principal investigator):

Prior to the Neolithic: Contextual Analysis of Environmental Dynamics During Early Postglacial Transformation of Central Europe [detail]

2013 - 2017, Czech Science Foundation 13-08169S board no. P504

Late Holocene retrogression of forest ecosystems: Causes, processes and consequences for biodiversity [detail]

2017 - 2019, Czech Science Foundation 17-07851S board no. P504

Current grants (Researcher):

HACIER - Human, Agricultural, and Climatic Impact on Ecological Rules: macroecological analysis of paleo-biological datasets [detail]

2014 - 2017, Czech-Norwegian Research Programme (CZ09), 7F14208, Project Contract No. MSMT-28477/2014

Selected bibliography:

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.

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]

Novák, Jan; Svoboda, Jiří; Šída, Petr; Prostředník, Jan; Pokorný, Petr (2015): A charcoal record of Holocene woodland succession from sandstone rock shelters of North Bohemia.

Quaternary International 366: 25–36 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2014.08.042

Svoboda, Jiří; Hladilová, Š.; Horáček, Ivan; Kaiser, J.; Králík, M.; Novák, Jan; Novák, M.; Pokorný, Petr; Smolíková, L.; Zikmund, T. (2015): Dolní Věstonice IIa: Gravettian microstratigraphy, environment, and the origin of baked clay production in Moravia.

Quaternary International 359-360:195-210

Pokorný, Petr; Chytrý, Milan; Juřičková, Lucie; Sádlo, Jiří; Novák, Jan; Ložek, Vojen (2015): Mid-Holocene bottleneck for central European dry grasslands: Did steppe survive the forest optimum in northern Bohemia, Czech Republic?

The Holocene 25: 716-726

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.

Petr, Libor; Sádlo, Jiří; Žáčková, Pavla; Lisá, Lenka; Novák, Jan; Rohovec, J.; Pokorný, Petr (2014): Late-Glacial and Holocene Environmental History of an Oxbow Wetland in the Polabí Lowland (River Elbe, Czech Republic); a Context-Dependent Interpretation of a Multi-Proxy Analysis.

Folia Geobotanica 49(2): 137-162

Hošek, Jan; Pokorný, Petr; Šída, Petr; Prach, Jindřich (2013): Nově objevená pozdně glaciální jezera na Třeboňsku

Zprávy o geologických výzkumech v roce 2012, s. 126-131

Jankovská, V.; Pokorný, Petr (2013): Reevaluation of the palaeoenvironmental record of the former Komořanské jezero lake: late-glacial and Holocene palaeolimnology and vegetation development in north-western Bohemia, Czech Republic.

Preslia 85:265-287.

Novák, Jan; Lisá, Lenka; Pokorný, Petr; Kuna, M. (2012): Charcoal analyses as an environmental tool for the study of Early Medieval sunken houses infills in Roztoky near Prague, Czech Republic.

Journal of Archaeological Science 39: 808-817

Albert , B. M.; Pokorný, Petr (2012): Pollen taphonomy and hydrology at Vranský potok versus Zahájí alluvial pollen sites: Methodological Implications for cultural landscape reconstruction in the Peruc sandstone area, Czech Republic.

IANSA 3 (1/2012):85-101.

Chytráček, M.; Danielisová , A.; Pokorný, Petr; Kočár, P.; Kyselý , R.; Kyncl , T.; Sádlo, Jiří; Šmejda , L.; Zavřel , J. (2012): Rises and Falls of a Regional Power Center. An Overview of the Current State of Knowledge of the Prehistoric Fortified Area at Vladař in Western Bohemia.

Památky archeologické 103:273-338.

Pokorný, Petr; van der Knaap, W.O. (2011): Brve (Czech Republic): Vegetation development over the last about 2.5 millennia in the Bohemian Lowland close to Prague.

Grana 50:311-313.

Pokorný, Petr (2011): Neklidné časy. Kapitoly ze společných dějin přírody a lidí.

Praha, Dokořán [detail]

Giesecke , T.; Bennett , K.D.; Birks , H.J.B.; Bjune , A.E.; Bozilova , E.; Feurdean , A.; Finsinger , W.; Froyd , C.; Pokorný, Petr; Rösch , M.; Tonkov , S.; Valsecchi , V.; Wolters , S.; Seppä , H. (2011): The pace of Holocene vegetation change - testing for synchronous developments.

Quaternary Science Reviews, 30: 2805-2814.

Pokorný, Petr; van der Knaap, W.O. (2010): Na Bahně (Czech Republic): Vegetation development over the last 2.5 millennia in the Eastern Bohemian lowland

Grana, 49:79 – 81

Pokorný, Petr; Chvojka, Ondřej; Šída, Petr; Žáčková, Pavla; Kuneš, Petr; Světlík, Ivo; Veselý, J. (2010): Palaeoenvironmental research of the Schwarzenberg Lake, southern Bohemia, and exploratory excavations of this key Mesolithic archaeological area.

Památky archeologické 101:5-38.

Pokorný, Petr; Šída, Petr; et. al., (2010): Palaeoenvironmental research of the Schwarzenberg Lake, southern Bohemia, and exploratory excavations of this key Mesolithic archaeological area.

PA CI, 5-48.

Svobodová-Svitavská, H.; Kuneš, Petr; Abraham, Vojtěch; Kovařík, O.; Kopecký, M.; Břízová, E.; Janovská, V.; Knipping, M.; Kozáková, R.; Nováková, K.; Petr, L.; Pokorný, Petr; Rozková, A.; Rybníčková, E.; Wacnik, A. (2009): Czech Quaternary Palynological Database – PALYCZ: review and basis catatistics of the data

Preslia, 81: 209-238

Kozáková, R.; Pokorný, Petr; Havrda, J.; Janovská, V. (2009): The potential of pollen analyses from urban deposits: multivariate statistical analysis of a data set from the medieval city of Prague, Czech Republic

Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, 18: 477-488

Beneš, Jaromír; Pokorný, Petr (2008): Bioarchaeology in the Czech Republic

(eds.) Přírodovědecká fakulta JČU v Českých Budějovicích a Archeologický ústav AV ČR, Praha, v.v.i. 518 pp. [detail]

Kuneš, Petr; Pokorný, Petr; Šída, Petr (2008): Detection of the impact of early Holocene hunter-gatherers on vegetation in the Czech Republic, using multivariate analysis of pollen data

Vegetation history and Archaeobotany, 17: 269-287

Jankovská, V.; Pokorný, Petr (2008): Forest vegetation of the last full-glacial period in the Western Carpathians (Slovakia and Czech Republic)

Preslia, 80: 307-324

Kuneš, Petr; Pelánková, B.; Chytrý, Milan; Janovská, V.; Pokorný, Petr; Petr, L. (2008): Interpretation of the last-glacial vegetation of eastern-central Europe using modern analogues from southern Siberia

Journal of Biogeography, 35: 2223-2236

Sádlo, Jiří; Pokorný, Petr; Hájek, Pavel; Dreslerová, D.; Cílek, Václav (2008): Krajina a revoluce. Významné přelomy ve vývoji kulturní krajiny Českých zemí

Malá Skála, Praha. 255 s. Třetí, upravené vydání

[detail]

Pokorný, Petr; Bárta, Miroslav (2008): Něco překrásného se končí. Kolapsy v přírodě a společnosti

(eds.) Dokořán, Praha. 256 pp. [detail]

Kozáková, R.; Pokorný, Petr (2007): Dynamics of the biotopes at the edge of a medieval town: pollen analysis of Vltava river sediments in Prague, Czech Republic

Preslia, 79: 259-281

Pokorný, Petr; Boenke , N.; Chytráček, M.; Nováková, K.; Sádlo, Jiří; Veselý, J.; Kuneš, Petr; Jankovská, V. (2006): Insight into the environment of a pre-Roman Iron Age hillfort at Vladař, Czech Republic, using a multi-proxy approach

Vegetation history and Archaeobotany, 15: 419-433

 

Bieniek , A.; Pokorný, Petr (2005): A new find of macrofossils of feather grass (Stipa) in an Early Bronze Age storage pit at Vliněves, Czech Republic: local implications and possible interpretation in a Central European context

Vegetation history and Archaeobotany, 14: 295-302

Pokorný, Petr (2005): Role of man in the development of Holocene vegetation in Central Bohemia

Preslia, 77: 113-128