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Global Change Research Institute, CAS

prof. Dr. Ülo Mander


Position: vědecký pracovník

Branch: Department of Ecosystem Trace Gas Exchange

Workplace: ÚVGZ AV ČR, v. v. i.Bělidla 4aBrno603 00



Research Focus

Greenhouse gas fluxes from wetlands, forests and riparian ecosystems

Carbon and nutrient cycling in agricultural watersheds and wetlands

Nutrient retention and transformations in wetlands and riparian buffer zones

Design and study of constructed wetlands for wastewater and agricultural runoff treatment

Long-term changes in land-use structure and their influence on fluxes through landscape



BSc/MSc (Physical Geography cum laude): University of Tartu, Estonia, 1977

PhD (Biological sciences): University of Tartu, Estonia, 1983

PostDoc: University of Kiel, Germany, Department of Landscape Ecology and Water Management, 1985/10-1086/07 (Postdoctoral Research Associate, Scholarship of DAAD)


Estonian Agricultural University (since 2005 Estonian University of Life Sciences) Department of Land Reclamation: Assistant (1997-1983); Assistant Professor (Senior Teacher; 1983-1986); Associate Professor (Docent; 1986-1991)

Board of Water Management and Coasts Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel, Germany: Expert of Landscape Ecology (1988/02 -1988/07)

University of Tartu, Estonia, Department of Geography: Associate Professor (Docent; Head of Chair of Physical Geography; 1991-1992), Full Professor of Physical Geography & Landscape Ecology (since 1992); Head of Institute of Geography (1992-1998, 2003-2007); Head of Department of Geography (2007-2013, 2017-2019)

National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture (IRSTEA), Hydrosystems and Bioprocesses Research Unit, Antony/Paris, France: Visiting Professor (2012-2016)


Estonian Science Award, 2001 (Changes in Agricultural Landscapes: Impact on Nutrient Cycling; agricultural sciences; team leader)

Order of the White Star of the Republic of Estonia, 2009

Karl Ernst von Baer Medal (Estonian Academy of Sciences) 2011

Theodore Hromadka Medal (Wessex Institute of Technology, UK) 2011

Estonian Science Award, 2012 (Ecotechnology for Landscape Material Cycling Control; bio-and geosciences, together with Prof. K. Kirsimäe)

Honorary member of the International Water Association (IWA), September 2016

Important research visits and fellowships

University of Linköping, Sweden, Department of Water and Environmental Research: Research Associate (1992/02-03; Scholarship of the Swedish Institute)

Lund University, Sweden, Department of Ecology: Research Associate; 1993/03 -1993/04; 1994/04-05; Scholarship of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences)

Agricultural University of Norway (since 2002 Norwegian University of Life Sciences), Department of Agricultural Engineering: Visiting Professor 1998/04-06; Scholarship of the Research Council of Norway)

Leibnitz Center for Agricultural Landscape and Land Use Research (ZALF), Müncheberg, Germany: Visiting Professor (1998/11-12; Scholarship of DAAD)

National Agricultural Research Center for Hokkaido Region, Japan, Department of Animal Production and Grasslands (Sapporo): Visiting Professor (2003/10; JSPS Fellowship)

Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA Olentangy River Wetland Research Park: Visiting Professor (2008/10- 2009/03; Fulbright scholarship)

East China Normal University (ECNU), Shanghai, PR China; State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research (SKLEC): Visiting Professor (2008/03; 2009/10; 2010/11; 2014/10; 2016/10; 2017/10-11; 21019/10; Scholarship of the Chinese Academy of Sciences)


International organisations:

International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE), since 1997

International WaterAssociation (IWA), since 2001

European Geosciences Union (EGU), since 2015

Member of Academia Europaea, since 2016

Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS), lifelong member since 2016

American Geophysical Union (AGU), since 2018

International WoS-indexed journals:

Ecological Engineering (Elsevier; Editorial Board Member (EBM) since 1993; Editor since 2017); Landscape and Urban Planning (Elsevier; EBM 1999-2014); Journal for Nature Conservation (Elsevier; EBM since 2001); Landscape Ecology (Springer; EBM 2004-2008); Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science (Taylor & Francis Group; EBM since 2004); Wetlands (Springer; EBM since 2008, Associate Editor (AE) since 2013); Regional Environmental Change (Springer, EBM since 2010, AE since 2015); Ecological Indicators (Elsevier; EBM since 2010), Erdkunde (Univ. Bonn; EBM since 2015)

Brief scientometrics

Clarivate Analytics Web of Science:

225 publications, 6002 citations, h-index 41 (03.04.2020)

Among 1% of most cited scientists in the field of Environmental Sciences (since 2015)

Google Scholar:

406 publications, 10883 citations, h-index 55; since 2015: 5774 citations, h-index 37 (03.04.2020)

9 edited books (WIT Press, Springer) 12 edited special issues of WoS-indexed journals (Ecological Engineering, Regional Environmental Change, Landscape Ecology, Ecological Indicators, Journal for Nature Conservation)

Since 1999, under Dr. Mander’s supervision 41 MSc students and 31 PhD students have been graduated and 3 post-docs successfully completed. Currently, there are 3 MSc students, 15 PhD students and 1 post-doc in Mander’s team.