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Global Change Research Institute, CAS

Mgr. Filip Oulehle, Ph.D.


Position: vědecký asistent

Branch: Department of Biogeochemical and Hydrological Cycles

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



Research Focus

I am interested in the biogeochemistry of forested ecosystems. Particularly in historical and current anthropogenic effects (soil acidification, nitrogen deposition, forest management, climate change) on forest functioning. My research combines analysis of long-term data (GEOMON network of 14 forested catchments with >25 years of hydrochemical monitoring), field experiments and the development and application of process-based models.


2002-2006        PhD at Institute of Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Mineral Resources, Charles University, Prague

1997-2002        M.Sc. at Institute for Environmental Studies, Charles University, Prague


2012 – now         Researcher with the Department of Biogeochemistry, Czech Geological Survey, Prague

2012 – now         Global Change Research Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Brno (part-time)

2010 – 2012       Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow – Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Bangor, UK

2005 – 2009        Researcher with the Department of Biogeochemistry, Czech Geological Survey, Prague

Important research visits and fellowships

2010-2012      Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow – Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Bangor, UK

Brief scientometrics

  • Total No. of papers (Web of Science):   63           (Scopus): 64

  • H-index (Web of Science):                   25           (Scopus): 25

  • No. of citations (Web of Science):        1660        (Scopus): 1698

Papers (last 5 years, full list see

Chuman, T., Oulehle, F., Zajícová, K., Hruška, J. The legacy of acidic deposition controls soil organic carbon pools in temperate forests across the Czech Republic (2021) European Journal of Soil Science, 72 (4), pp. 1780-1801. DOI: 10.1111/ejss.13073

Andronikov, A.V., Novak, M., Oulehle, F., Chrastny, V., Sebek, O., Andronikova, I.E., Stepanova, M., Sipkova, A., Hruska, J., Myska, O., Chuman, T., Veselovsky, F., Curik, J., Prechova, E., Komarek, A. Catchment runoff in industrial areas exports legacy pollutant zinc from the topsoil rather than geogenic Zn (2021) Environmental Science and Technology, 55 (12), pp. 8035-8044. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.1c01167

Navrátil, T., Shanley, J.B., Rohovec, J., Dobešová, I., Matoušková, Š., Roll, M., Nováková, T., Oulehle, F. Mercury cycling during acid rain recovery at the forested Lesní potok catchment, Czech Republic (2021) Hydrological Processes, 35 (6), art. no. e14255, . DOI: 10.1002/hyp.14255

Oulehle, F., Goodale, C.L., Evans, C.D., Chuman, T., Hruška, J., Krám, P., Navrátil, T., Tesař, M., Ač, A., Urban, O., Tahovská, K. Dissolved and gaseous nitrogen losses in forests controlled by soil nutrient stoichiometry (2021) Environmental Research Letters, 16 (6), art. no. 064025, . DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/ac007b

Růžek, M., Tahovská, K., Guggenberger, G., Oulehle, F. Litter decomposition in European coniferous and broadleaf forests under experimentally elevated acidity and nitrogen addition (2021) Plant and Soil, 463 (1-2), pp. 471-485. DOI: 10.1007/s11104-021-04926-9

Oulehle, F., Fischer, M., Hruška, J., Chuman, T., Krám, P., Navrátil, T., Tesař, M., Trnka, M. The GEOMON network of Czech catchments provides long-term insights into altered forest biogeochemistry: From acid atmospheric deposition to climate change (2021) Hydrological Processes, 35 (5), art. no. e14204, . DOI: 10.1002/hyp.14204

Kopačková-Strnadová, V., Koucká, L., Jelének, J., Lhotáková, Z., Oulehle, F. Canopy top, height and photosynthetic pigment estimation using parrot sequoia multispectral imagery and the unmanned aerial vehicle (Uav) (2021) Remote Sensing, 13 (4), art. no. 705, pp. 1-27. DOI: 10.3390/rs13040705

Lhotáková, Z., Kopačková-Strnadová, V., Oulehle, F., Homolová, L., Neuwirthová, E., Švik, M., Janoutová, R., Albrechtová, J. Foliage biophysical trait prediction from laboratory spectra in norway spruce is more affected by needle age than by site soil conditions (2021) Remote Sensing, 13 (3), art. no. 391, pp. 1-24. DOI: 10.3390/rs13030391

Kopáček, J., Hejzlar, J., Oulehle, F., Porcal, P., Weyhenmeyer, G.A., Norton, S.A. Disruptions and re-establishment of the calcium-bicarbonate equilibrium in freshwaters (2020) Science of the Total Environment, 743, art. no. 140626, . DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.140626

Choma, M., Tahovska, K., Kaštovska, E., Barta, J., Ružek, M., Oulehle, F. Bacteria but not fungi respond to soil acidification rapidly and consistently in both a spruce and beech forest (2020) FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 96 (10), art. no. fiaa174, . DOI: 10.1093/femsec/fiaa174

Švik, M., Oulehle, F., Krám, P., Janoutová, R., Tajovská, K., Homolová, L. Landsat-based indices reveal consistent recovery of forested stream catchments from acid deposition (2020) Remote Sensing, 12 (12), art. no. 1944, . DOI: 10.3390/rs12121944

Buzek, F., Cejkova, B., Jackova, I., Kram, P., Oulehle, F., Myska, O., Curik, J., Veselovsky, F., Novak, M. 15N study of the reactivity of atmospheric nitrogen in four mountain forest catchments (Czech Republic, central Europe) (2020) Applied Geochemistry, 116, art. no. 104567, . DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2020.104567

Tahovská, K., Choma, M., Kaštovská, E., Oulehle, F., Bárta, J., Šantrůčková, H., Moldan, F. Positive response of soil microbes to long-term nitrogen input in spruce forest: Results from Gårdsjön whole-catchment N-addition experiment (2020) Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 143, art. no. 107732, . DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2020.107732

Novotný, J., Navrátilová, B., Janoutová, R., Oulehle, F., Homolová, L. Influence of site-specific conditions on estimation of forest above ground biomass from airborne laser scanning (2020) Forests, 11 (3), art. no. 268, . DOI: 10.3390/f11030268

Oulehle, F., Wright, R.F., Svoboda, M., Bače, R., Matějka, K., Kaňa, J., Hruška, J., Couture, R.-M., Kopáček, J. Effects of Bark Beetle Disturbance on Soil Nutrient Retention and Lake Chemistry in Glacial Catchment (2019) Ecosystems, 22 (4), pp. 725-741. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-018-0298-1

Krám, P., Oulehle, F., Hruška, J., Veselovský, F., Čuřík, J., Myška, O., Novák, M., McDowell, W.H. Calcium and magnesium biogeochemistry in spruce catchments underlain by felsic, mafic, and ultramafic rocks (2019) E3S Web of Conferences, 98, art. no. 06007, . DOI: 10.1051/e3sconf/20199806007

Růžek, M., Myška, O., Kučera, J., Oulehle, F. Input-output budgets of nutrients in adjacent Norway spruce and European beech monocultures recovering from acidification (2019) Forests, 10 (1), art. no. 68, . DOI: 10.3390/f10010068

Oulehle, F., Tahovská, K., Chuman, T., Evans, C.D., Hruška, J., Růžek, M., Bárta, J. Comparison of the impacts of acid and nitrogen additions on carbon fluxes in European conifer and broadleaf forests (2018) Environmental Pollution, 238, pp. 884-893. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2018.03.081

Schneider, S.C., Oulehle, F., Krám, P., Hruška, J. Recovery of benthic algal assemblages from acidification: how long does it take, and is there a link to eutrophication? (2018) Hydrobiologia, 805 (1), pp. 33-47. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-017-3254-8

Altman, J., Fibich, P., Santruckova, H., Dolezal, J., Stepanek, P., Kopacek, J., Hunova, I., Oulehle, F., Tumajer, J., Cienciala, E. Environmental factors exert strong control over the climate-growth relationships of Picea abies in Central Europe (2017) Science of the Total Environment, 609, pp. 506-516. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.07.134

Bárta, J., Tahovská, K., Šantrůčková, H., Oulehle, F. Microbial communities with distinct denitrification potential in spruce and beech soils differing in nitrate leaching (2017) Scientific Reports, 7 (1), art. no. 9738, . DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-08554-1

Marx, A., Hintze, S., Sanda, M., Jankovec, J., Oulehle, F., Dusek, J., Vitvar, T., Vogel, T., van Geldern, R., Barth, J.A.C. Acid rain footprint three decades after peak deposition: Long-term recovery from pollutant sulphate in the Uhlirska catchment (Czech Republic) (2017) Science of the Total Environment, 598, pp. 1037-1049. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.04.109

Björnerås, C., Weyhenmeyer, G.A., Evans, C.D., Gessner, M.O., Grossart, H.-P., Kangur, K., Kokorite, I., Kortelainen, P., Laudon, H., Lehtoranta, J., Lottig, N., Monteith, D.T., Nõges, P., Nõges, T., Oulehle, F., Riise, G., Rusak, J.A., Räike, A., Sire, J., Sterling, S., Kritzberg, E.S. Widespread Increases in Iron Concentration in European and North American Freshwaters (2017) Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 31 (10), pp. 1488-1500.

Oulehle, F., Chuman, T., Hruška, J., Krám, P., McDowell, W.H., Myška, O., Navrátil, T., Tesař, M. Recovery from acidification alters concentrations and fluxes of solutes from Czech catchments (2017) Biogeochemistry, 132 (3), pp. 251-272. DOI: 10.1007/s10533-017-0298-9