Jan Wild

Mendeley Advisor

E-mail: jan.wild@ibot.cas.cz

1996: Ing. (equivalent to MSc.), Faculty of Forestry, Czech University of Agriculture, Prague, 1996 (Landscape Engineering and Applied Ecology)
2006: Ph.D., Charles University in Prague, Institute for Environmental Sciences, 2006 (Landscape Ecology)

Professional appointments:
Institute of Botany, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Pruhonice
1998 – 1999: study stay, Department of Geobotany
1999 – 2006: PhD study, Department of Geobotany
2007 – 2017: Head of GIS and Remote Sensing Laboratory
2007 – 2017: Member of the Board of the Institute of Botany
2017 – present: Director of the insitute

Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague; Faculty of Environmental Sciences
2009 – 2012: Research assistant, Department of Applied Geoinformatics and Landscape Planning
2012 – present: Associate professor, Department of Applied Geoinformatics and Landscape Planning

Marie Curie fellowship (November 2001 – July 2002): Individual based spatial explicit modeling of shrub vegetation dynamics; UFZ (recently renamed to Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research), Dept. of Ecological Modeling, Leipzig, Germany
Invited Associate Professor (May – August 2014): Hokkaido University, Institute of Low Temperature Science, Sapporo, Japan

Teaching experience:
Charles University in Prague
Lectures, 2003 – present: GIS for application in biology
Czech University of Life Sciences
Lectures, 2012 – present: Development of application for GIS

The International Association for Vegetation Science (IAVS), Czech Botanical Society, Czech Society for Ecology, British Ecological Society

Research interests:
Study of spatio-temporal changes in plant populations and communities using GIS and remote sensing data and spatially explicit models; spatial pattern analysis; species/habitat distribution modeling; variability of microclimate across heterogeneous landscape

Research participation:

  • Microclimate instead of macroclimate: a key to more realistic species distribution modelling, Czech Science Foundation, 2020-2022
  • Forest microclimate – neglected link between plant diversity and climate change,  Czech Science Foundation, 2017-2019
  • Late Holocene retrogression of forest ecosystems: Causes, processes and consequences for biodiversity, 2017 – 2019 (co-investigator)
  • System for predictive distribution modelling of endangered bryophytes and lichens applied in nature conservation, Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, 2017-2020
  • Transboundary mapping of forest ecosystems – the way to common management of NP Šumava and NP Bavarian forest, European Regional Development Fund, 2017 – 2019
  • Landscape memory – measures to support transboundary regional development of Bohemian Switzerland, based on landscape history, European Regional Development Fund, 2017 – 2019
  • Fire in postglacial Central Europe: neglected historical and present effect in forest dynamics, Czech Science Foundation, 2014-2016
  • Development and calibration of modular autonomous unit for measurements of moisture and temperature conditions in large point grids, Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, 2011-2013
  • Spatially-explicit historical information as a background for management and development of natural forests in Saxonian-Bohemian Switzerland, EU project, 2009-2012
  • Natural dynamics of the mountain spruce forest after large disturbance: spatial explicit individial-based model, Ministry of the Environment, 2008 – 2010
  • Comprehensive monitoring of the state of natural environment of the Bohemian Switzerland NP – botany, Administration of the Bohemian Switzerland National Park, 2008 – 2010

Participation in 3 EU-funded projects, 7 projects funded by Czech Science Foundation, 1 project by Grant Agency of AS CR, and several contracts