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Global Change Research Institute, CAS

Bc. Markéta Poděbradská, Ph.D.


Position: Postdoctoral researcher

Branch: Department of Climate Change Impacts on Agroecosystems

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




2021: Ph.D. in Natural Resource Sciences with a specialization in Climate Impacts and Assessment at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln (Dissertation: Developing a Method for Timely Estimates of Annual Forage Production to Inform Drought Decision Making).

2016: Bachelor’s degree in Aplied Ecology at the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague (Bachelor’s thesis: Influence if the Sea Surface Temperature Variability on Formation of Pluvial Conditions in North America).


Postdoctoral researcher at CzechGlobe (Globa Change Research Institute CAS, since 1.9.2021)

Reseasrch assistant at the School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska – Lincoln (since 1.8.2019)

Research assistant at the National Drought Mitigation Center (1.8.2016-1.8.2019)

Student intern at the National Drought Mitigation Center (1.5.2015-1.8.2015)


2021: Meritorious Graduate Student Award, School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska – Lincoln

2016: Dean’s award, Outstanding Bachelor’s Thesis Award, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague

Important research visits and fellowships

2014-2015: Robitschek Scholarship. The Robitschek Scholarship is awarded to international students of Czech or Slovak origin who have demonstrated outstanding academic and professional achievement.

Brief scientometrics

Poděbradská M., B. K. Wylie, D. J. Bathke, Y. A. Bayissa, D. Dahal, J. D. Derner, P. A. Fay, M. J. Hayes, W. H. Schacht, J. D. Volesky, P. Wagle, and B. D. Wardlow. 2022. “Monitoring Climate Impacts on Annual Forage Production across U.S. Semi-Arid Grasslands.” Remote Sensing, 14(1), 4. DOI: 10.3390/rs14010004.

Poděbradská, M., Noel, M., Bathke, D. J., Haigh, T. R., and M. J. Hayes. 2020. “Ready for Drought? A Community Resilience Role-Playing Game.” Water12(9), 2490. DOI: 10.3390/w12092490.

Noel, M., D. Bathke, B. Fuchs, D. Gutzmer, T. Haigh, M. Hayes, M. Poděbradská, C. Shield, K. Smith, M. Svoboda. 2020. “Linking Drought Impacts to Drought Severity at the State Level.” Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 101, E1312–E1321,

Poděbradská M., B. K. Wylie, M. J. Hayes, B. D. Wardlow, D. J. Bathke, D. Dahal, and N. B. Bliss. 2019. “Monitoring drought impact on annual forage production in semi-arid grasslands: A case study of Nebraska Sandhills.” Remote Sensing. DOI: 10.3390/rs11182106.

McEvoy, J., D. Bathke, N. Burkardt, A. E. Cravens, T. Haigh, K. R. Hall, M. J. Hayes, T. Jedd, M. Poděbradská, and E. Wickham 2018.  “Ecological drought: Accounting for the non-human impacts of water shortage in the Upper Missouri Headwaters Basin, Montana, USA.” Resources. DOI: 10.3390/resources7010014.