Curriculum Vitae

Education

2007 – 2011 Ph.D., Geography (Applied GIScience), University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, Center for Applied Geographic Information Science (CAGIS), Charlotte, NC, USA.
2008         RNDr., Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Palacky University, Faculty of Science, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Olomouc, Czech Republic
2006 – 2007 Fulbright fellow, Geographic Information Sciences for Development and Environment (GISDE), Clark University, Department of International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE), Worcester, MA, USA.
2002 – 2005 Teaching Certificate, Environmental Education, Palacky University, Faculty of Science, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Olomouc, Czech Republic.
2001 – 2004 M.Sc., Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Palacky University, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Olomouc, Czech Republic.
1998 – 2001 B.Sc., Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Palacky University, Faculty of Science, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Olomouc, Czech Republic.

Past Affiliations

2007 – 2011     University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, Center for Applied Geographic Information Science (CAGIS), Charlotte, NC, USA.
2004 – 2007 Agency for Nature Conservation and Landscape Protection of the Czech Republic – Litovelske Pomoravi Protected Landscape Area Administration, Litovel, Czech Republic.

Professional Activities and Memberships

Associate Editor for the journal Diversity and Distributions, 2015 – to date.

Associate Editor for the journal Biological Invasions, 2013 – 2015.

Reviewer for: Ecology Letters, Ecological Applications, Ecography, Global Ecology and Biogeography, Diversity and Distributions, Journal of Applied Ecology, Ecological Modelling, Biological Invasions, Landscape Ecology, Forest Ecology and Management, Ecology and Evolution, Applied Vegetation Science, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, Journal of Hydrology, Invasive Plant Science and Management, Folia Geobotanica, Acta Universitatis Carolinae Geographica, Priroda CR, Littera Scripta.

Member, Ecosystem Services Partnership, 2013 – to date.

Member, International Biogeography Society (IBS), 2010 – to date.

Member, United States Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (US-IALE), 2008 – to date.

Member, Association of American Geographers (AAG), 2007 – to date.

Member, South Eastern Division of the Association of American Geographers (SEDAAG), 2007 – 2012.

Member, Society for Conservation GIS (SCGIS), 2007 – to date.

Awards and Honors

1st Place, Biogeography Specialty Group (BSG) paper competition of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), Seattle, WA, USA, 2011.

US-IALE Travel Award to present at the 26th Annual Symposium of the US-Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology, Portland, OR, USA, 2011.

John Fraser Hart Award, Best PhD Student Paper, SouthEastern Division of the Association of American Geographers (SEDAAG), Birmingham, AL, USA, 2010.

1st Place, Research Competition Award, 10th Annual Graduate Research Fair – Research Across the Disciplines, Charlotte, NC, USA, 2010.

John Fraser Hart Award, Best PhD Student Paper, SouthEastern Division of the Association of American Geographers (SEDAAG), Knoxville, TN, USA, 2009.

Integrated Hardwood Resource Management’s Scholarship for the 4th Sudden Oak Death Symposium in Santa Cruz, CA, USA, 2009.

NASA-MSU Professional Enhancement Award, supported by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Michigan State University (MSU), Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (CSIS), East Lansing, MI, USA, 2009.

1st Place, Research Competition Award, 2008 Graduate Research Forum – Niner Research Across the Disciplines, Charlotte, NC, USA, 2008.

The 1st annual James O. Wheeler Travel Award, The Catawba Valley Geographical Society, Charlotte, NC, USA, 2008.

2nd Place, URISA Paper Competition Award, Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, Washington D.C., USA, 2007.

Fulbright Scholarship for Graduate Studies in the U.S., J.W. Fulbright Commission, Bi-national organization for Educational Exchanges with the USA, 2006 – 2007.

Study grant, Dagmar and Vaclav Havel VIZE 97 Foundation, Prague, Czech Republic, 2006.

3rd Place in Gisohar 2004 – Ministry of Environment competition in Geographic Information Systems, Czech Republic, 2004.

Study grant, American Fund for Czech and Slovak Leadership Studies, New York, USA, 2003.

Merrill Scholarship for one year study at a university in the U.S., study program of Charles Merrill, Palacky University and U.S. partner schools, 2002 – 2003.

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