Jana Müllerová

Role: Deputy Head of Department

E-mail: jana.mullerova@ibot.cas.cz
Phone: +420 271015207

Web of Science ResearcherID  Josef Brůna


1994 Master Degree at Charles University, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Prague. Ms Thesis: Influence of re-established cutting on grassland ecosystems of river floodplain

2001 PhD at University of Life Sciences, Institute of Applied Ecology, Prague. PhD Thesis: A remote sensing approach to the study of sub-alpine vegetation

since 1999 Institute of Botany, CAS Průhonice, Department of GIS and Remote Sensing

Fellowships: Fulbright Visiting Scholar Fellowship, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA (2017-18)

My interests
remote sensing, plant-environment interactions, spatio-temporal changes of vegetation, changes of landscape (landuse, management), human influence of vegetation, e.g. invasive species



  • Rocchini, D.; Lenoir, J.; Asner, G.; Beierkuhnlein, C.; Dalponte, M.; Feilhauer, H.; Foody, G.; Geller, G.; Gillespie, T.; He, K.; Kleijn, D.; Leitão, P.; Malavasi, M.; Moudrý, V.; Müllerová, J.; Nagendra, H.; Normand, S.; Ricotta, C.; Santos, M.; Schaepman, M.; Schmidtlein, S.; Skidmore, A.; Šímová, P.; Townsend, P.; Turner, W.; Ustin, S.; Vihervaara, P.; Wegmann, M.; Féret, J.-B. (2022). The spectral species concept in living color. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. e2022JG007026. doi.org/10.1029/2022JG007026
  • Rocchini, D., Feilhauer, H., Müllerová, J., & Schmidtlein, S. (2022). Remote sensing for vegetation science: A virtual special issue on its power and challenges. Applied Vegetation Science, 25(3), e12677. doi.org/10.1111/avsc.12677
  • Haider, S., Lembrechts, J. J., McDougall, K., Pauchard, A., Alexander, J. M., Barros, A., … & Seipel, T. (2022). Think globally, measure locally: The MIREN standardized protocol for monitoring plant species distributions along elevation gradients. Ecology and evolution, 12(2), e8590. doi: org/10.1002/ece3.8590
  • Fassnacht, F. E, Müllerová, J., Conti, L., Malavasi, M. & Schmidtlein, S. (2022) About the link between biodiversity and spectral variation. Appl Veg Sci. 25: e12643. doi: 10.1111/avsc.12643
  • Potůčková M., Kupková L., Červená L., Lysák J., Krause D., Hrázský Z., Březina S. & Müllerová J. (2021). Towards resolving conservation issues through historical aerial imagery: vegetation cover changes in the Central European tundra. Biodiversity and Conservation, 30(12), 3433-3455. doi: 10.1007/s10531-021-02255-y
  • Müllerová J,, Gago X., Bučas M., Company J., Estrany J., Fortesa J., Manfreda S., Michez A., Mokroš M., Paulus G., Tiškus E., Tsiafouli M. & Kent R. (2020). Characterizing vegetation complexity with unmanned aerial systems (UAS) – A framework and synthesis. Ecological Indicators 131, 108156. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2021.108156
  • Kašpar, V., Hederová, L., Macek, M., Müllerová, J., Prošek, J., Surový, P., Wild, J., Kopecký, M. (2021). Temperature buffering in temperate forests: comparing microclimate models based on ground measurements with active and passive remote sensing. Remote Sensing of Environment, 263, 112522; doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2021.112522
  • Collins, C., Spasojevic, M., Alados, C., Aronson, E., Benavides, J., Cannone, N., Caviezel, C., Grau, O., Guo, H., Kudo, G., Kuhn, N., Müllerová, J., Phillips, M., Pombubpa, N., Reverchon, F., Shulman, H., Stajich, J., Stokes, A., Weber, S., Diez, J. (2020) Belowground Impacts of Alpine Woody Encroachment are determined by Plant Traits, Local Climate and Soil Conditions. Global Change Ecology 26: 7112 – 7127; doi: 10.1111/gcb.15340
  • Vítková M., Sádlo J., Roleček J., Petřík P., Sitzia T., Müllerová J., Pyšek P. (2020): Robinia pseudoacacia dominated vegetation types of Southern Europe: species composition, history, distribution and management. Science of the Total Environment 707, 134857. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.134857
  • Müllerová, J. (2019). UAS for Nature Conservation–Monitoring Invasive Species. In: J. B. Sharma (ed), Applications of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Best Practices and Case Studies, CRC Press, pp. 157-178. ISBN 9780367199241
  • Ali, A., Dai, D., Akhtar, K., Teng, M., Yan, Z., Urbina-Cardona, N., Müllerová, J. and Zhou, Z. (2019). Response of understory vegetation, tree regeneration, and soil quality to manipulated stand density in a Pinus massoniana plantation. Global Ecology and Conservation p.e00775. doi: 10.1016/j.gecco.2019.e00775
  • Manfreda, S.; Dvořák, P.; Müllerová, J.; Herban, S.; Vuono, P.; Arranz Justel, J.J.; Perks, M. (2020). Assessing the Accuracy of Digital Surface Models Derived from Optical Imagery Acquired with Unmanned Aerial Systems. Drones 3: 15. doi:10.3390/drones3010015
  • Martin, F.-M.; Müllerová, J.; Borgniet, L.; Dommanget, F.; Breton, V.; Evette, A. (2018). Using Single- and Multi-Date UAV and Satellite Imagery to Accurately Monitor Invasive Knotweed Species. Remote Sens. 10: 1662. doi:10.3390/rs10101662
  • Moravcová, L., Pyšek, P., Krinke, L., Mullerová, J., Perglová, I, Pergl, J. (2018). Long-term survival in soil of seed of the invasive herbaceous plant Heracleum mantegazzianum. Preslia 90: 225–234. doi: 10.23855/preslia.2018.225
  • Manfreda, S.; McCabe, M.F.; Miller, P.E.; Lucas, R.; Pajuelo Madrigal, V.; Mallinis, G.; Ben Dor, E.; Helman, D.; Estes, L.; Ciraolo, G.; Müllerová, J.; Tauro, F.; de Lima, M.I.; de Lima, J.L.M.P.; Maltese, A.; Frances, F.; Caylor, K.; Kohv, M.; Perks, M.; Ruiz-Pérez, G.; Su, Z.; Vico, G.; Toth, B. (2018). On the Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems for Environmental Monitoring. Remote Sens. 10: 641. doi: 10.3390/rs10040641
  • Szabó, P., Suchánková, S., Křížová, L., Kotačka, M., Kvardová, M., Macek, M., Müllerová J. & Brázdil, R. (2018) More than trees: The challenges of creating a geodatabase to capture the complexity of forest history. Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History 51(3): 175-189, doi: 10.1080/01615440.2018.1444523
  • Szabó, P., Šipoš, J., & Müllerová, J. (2017). Township boundaries and the colonization of the Moravian landscape. Journal of Historical Geography 57: 89-99; doi: 10.1016/j.jhg.2017.06.007
  • Müllerová, J., Brůna, J., Bartaloš, T., Dvořák, P., Vítková, M., & Pyšek, P. (2017). Timing is important: unmanned aircraft versus satellite imagery in plant invasion monitoring. Frontiers in Plant Science 8: 887; doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00887
  • Müllerová, J., Bartaloš, T., Brůna, J., Dvořák, P., & Vítková, M. (2017). Unmanned aircraft in nature conservation – an example from plant invasions. International Journal of Remote Sensing 38 (8-10): 2177-2198; doi: 10.1080/01431161.2016.1275059
  • Vítková M., Müllerová J., Sádlo J., Pergl J., Pyšek P. (2017): Black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) beloved and despised: A story of an invasive tree in Central Europe. Forest Ecology and Management 384: 287-302; doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2016.10.057
  • Szabó, P.; Kuneš, P.; Svobodová-Svitavská, H.; Gabriela Švarcová, M.; Křížová, L.; Suchánková, S.; Müllerová, J.; Hédl, R. (2017). Using historical ecology to reassess the conservation status of coniferous forests in Central Europe. Conserv. Biol. 31: 150–160. doi:10.1111/cobi.127632016.
  • Müllerová, J., Brůna, J., Dvořák, P., Bartaloš, T. & Vítková, M. (2016). Does the Data Resolution/origin Matter? Satellite, Airborne and Uav Imagery to Tackle Plant Invasions. Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLI-B7, 903-908, doi: 10.5194/isprsarchives-XLI-B7-903-2016.
  • Müllerová, J., Pejcha, V., Altman, J., Plener, T., Dörner, P., Doležal, J. (2016) Detecting Coppice Legacies from Tree Growth. PLoS ONE 11(1): e0147205. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0147205.
  • Dvořák, P., Müllerová, J., Bartaloš, T., and Brůna, J. (2015): Unmanned aerial vehicles for alien plant species detection and monitoring. Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-1/W4, 83-90, doi:10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-1-W4-83-2015.
  • Müllerová J., Hédl R., Szabó P. (2015): Coppice abandonment and its implications for species diversity in forest vegetation. Forest Ecology and Management 343: 88-100; doi:  10.1016/j.foreco.2015.02.003
  • Szabó P., Müllerová J., Suchánková S., Kotačka M. (2015): Intensive woodland management in the Middle Ages: spatial modelling based on archival data. Journal of Historical Geography 48: 1-10; doi: 10.1016/j.jhg.2015.01.005
  • Vítková M., Tonika J., Müllerová J. (2015): Black locust – successful invader of a wide range of soil conditions.- Science of the Total Environment 505: 315-328; doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.09.104
  • Dörner P., Müllerová J. (2014): Od intenzivního pařezení k lesu ochrannému – analýza historického vývoje lesů na Karlštejnském panství. Bohemia Centralis 32: 425–437 PDF.
  • Müllerová J., Szabó P., Hédl R. (2014): The Rise and Fall of Traditional Forest Management in Southern Moravia: A History of the Past 700 Years.- Forest Ecology and Management 331: 104–115; doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2014.07.032
  • Müllerová J., Vítková M. (2014): Long-term human impact on Alpine Tundra – 25 years of changes assessed by aerial photography. South Eastern European Journal of Earth Observation and Geomatics 3(2S):483-487 PDF.
  • Hamilton G., Rasmussen R., Müllerová J., Pergl J. & Pyšek P. (2014): Defining the spatiotemporal surveillance space for alien species’ invasions using approximate Bayesian computation. – In: Ames D. P., Quinn N. W. T. & Rizzoli A. E. (eds.), Bold visions for environmental modelling, Proceedings of the 7th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software, June 15–19, San Diego, California, Vol. 3, p. 1347–1352, International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs), ISBN: 978-88-9035-744-2, www.iemss.org/society/index.php/iemss-2014-proceedings PDF
  • Jandová, K., Klinerová T., Müllerová J., Pyšek P., Pergl J., Cajthaml, T. & Dostál P. (2014): Long-term impact of Heracleum mantegazzianum invasion on soil chemical and biological characteristics. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 68: 270–278; doi: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2013.10.014
  • Dostál P., Müllerová J., Pyšek P., Pergl J. & Klinerová T. (2013): The impact of an invasive plant changes over time. Ecology Letters 16: 1277–1284; doi: 10.1111/ele.12166
  • Müllerová J., Szabó P., Kopecký M. & Macek M. (2013): LONGWOOD: integrating woodland history and ecology in a geodatabase through an interdisciplinary approach. Proc. SPIE 8795, First International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment (RSCy2013), 87951W (August 5, 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2027650 PDF.
  • Brůna J., Wild, J., Svoboda M., Heurich M., Müllerová J. (2013): Impacts and underlying factors of landscape-scale, historical disturbance of mountain forest identified using archival documents. Forest Ecology and Management 305: 294–306 doi: doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2013.06.017.
  • Müllerová J., Pergl J. & Pyšek P. (2013): Remote sensing as a tool for monitoring plant invasions: testing the effects of data resolution and image classification approach on the detection of a model plant species Heracleum mantegazzianum (giant hogweed). – International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 25: 55–65. doi: 10.1016/j.jag.2013.03.004
  • Altman J, Hédl R, Szabó P, Mazůrek P, Riedl V, Müllerová J., Kopecký M. & Doležal J. (2013): Tree-Rings Mirror Management Legacy: Dramatic Response of Standard Oaks to Past Coppicing in Central Europe. PLoS ONE 8(2): e55770. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0055770
  • Vítková M., Vítek O. & Müllerová J. (2012): Antropogenní změny vegetace nad horní hranicí lesa v Krkonošském národním parku s důrazem na vliv turistiky. Opera Corcontica 49: 5–30 PDF.
  • Müllerová J., Vítková, M. & Vítek, O. (2011): The impacts of road and walking trails upon adjacent vegetation: Effects of road building materials on species composition in a nutrient poor environment. Science of the Total Environment 19: 3839-3849 doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2011.06.056.
  • Pergl P., Müllerová J., Perglová I., Herben T. & Pyšek P. (2011): The role of long-distance seed dispersal in the local population dynamics of an invasive plant species. Diversity and distribution 17: 725-738 doi: 10.1111/j.1472-4642.2011.00771.x.
  • Pyšek P., Pergl J., Jahodová Š., Moravcová L., Müllerová J., Perglová I. & Wild J. (2010): The Hogweed Story: Invasion of Europe by Large Heracleum Species. In: Settele J. et al. (eds.) Atlas of Biodiversity Risk. Pensoft.
  • Pyšek, P., Jarošík, V., Müllerová, J., Pergl. J. et Wild. J. (2008): Comparing the rate of invasion by Heracleum mantegazzianum at continental, regional, and local scales. Diversity Distrib. 14:355–363 doi: 10.1111/j.1472-4642.2007.00431.x.
  • Nehrbass N., Winker E., Müllerová J., Pergl J., Pyšek P. et Perglová I. (2007): A simulation model of plant invasion: long-distance dispersal determines the pattern of spread.- Biol. Invasions, 9:383-395 doi: 10.1007/s10530-006-9040-6.
  • Pyšek P., Müllerová J. et Jarošík V. (2007): Historical dynamics of Heracleum mantegazzianum invasion on regional and local scales. In: Pyšek P., Cock M.J.W., Nentwig W. & Ravn H.P. (eds.), Ecology and Management of Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum), CAB International, pp 42-54 PDF.
  • Müllerová J., Pyšek P., Jarošík V. & Pergl J. (2005): Aerial photographs as a tool for assessing the regional dynamics of the invasive plant species Heracleum mantegazzianum.- Journal of Applied Ecology 42 (6):1-12 doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2005.01092.x.
  • Nielsen C., Ravn H. P., Nentwig W. & Wade, M. (eds.), Booy O., Eckstein L., Hansen S. E., Hattendorf J., Hüls J., Jahodová Š., Krinke L., Moravcová L., Müllerová J., Otte A., Pergl J., Perglová I., Priekule I., Pyšek P., Thiele J., Treikale O., Trybush S., Vanaga I. & Wittenberg R. (2005). The giant hogweed best practice manual. Guidelines for the management and control of an invasive alien weed in Europe. – Forest and Landscape Denmark, Hoersholm, Denmark, 44 pp PDF.
  • Müllerová, J. (2004): Use of digital aerial photography for sub-alpine vegetation mapping: A case study from the Krkonoše Mts., Czech Republic.- Plant Ecology 175(2):259-272 doi: 10.1007/s11258-005-0063-3.
  • Pyšek, P., Prach, K., Müllerová, J. et Joyce, C.B. (2001): The role of vegetation succession in ecosystem restoration: Introduction.- Applied Vegetation Science 4:1-4 PDF.
  • Straškrabová, J. et Prach, K. (1998): Restoration of alluvial meadows: a case study from central Europe.- In: Joyce, C.B. et Wade, M. [eds.]: European Wet Grasslands: biodiversity, management and restoration. J. Wiley & sons, Chichester, p. 295-303 PDF.
  • Prach, K. et Straškrabová, J. (1996): Restoration of degraded meadows: an experimental approach.- In: Prach, K., Jeník, J. et Large, A.R.G. [eds.]: Floodplain ecology and management, The Lužnice River in the Třeboň Biosphere Reserve, Central Europe. J. Wiley & sons, Chichester, p. 87-93 PDF.