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Global Change Research Institute, CAS

MSc. Helena Duchková


Position: PhD student

Branch: Department of the Human Dimensions of Global Change

Workplace: ÚVGZ AV ČR, v. v. i.V Jirchářích 149/6Praha110 00


Phone: +420 730 565 288

Research Focus

human-environment interaction, mapping urban ecosystem services, environmental justice, impacts of and adaptation to climate change


2019 – ongoing Charles University in Prague, Environment Centre
Ph.D. Social Ecology 

  • Doctoral thesis: Provisioning of urban ecosystem services and the benefit distribution   under climate change

2017 – 2018 University of Leeds, School of Earth and Environment
Master of Science (MSc) in Climate Change and Environmental Policy 

  • Master’s thesis – Climate change impacts on forests of the Jizera Mountains, Czech Republic: Projecting the future of species’ habitat suitability

2014 – 2017 University College Birmingham 
Bachelor of Science (BSc) International Tourism Management

  • Bachelor’s thesis – Climate change impacts on winter tourism industry: A case study of the European Alps

Important research visits and fellowships


  • PLANES Lab, University of Trento (November 2021, June & July 2022)


  • Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Fellow for the Nexus assessment
  • Young Ecosystem Service Specialists (YESS) member
  • ESP TWG 20 Equity in Ecosystem Services research member

Brief scientometrics