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Global Change Research Institute, CAS

Mgr. Blanka Loučková, Ph.D.


Position: Researcher

Branch: Department of the Human Dimensions of Global Change

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


Phone: +420 703 828 750

Research Focus

Ecosystem services, environmental governance, global environmental change, community-based participatory research

Transformative change, decision-making processes affecting biodiversity 

Ecosystem services in urban ares, nature-based solutions (green infrastructure) in cities 


2004 – 2009:   Ph.D. in Physical Geography. Department of Geography, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno. (Thesis: “Bottomland vegetation in relation to fluvial geomorphic landforms in near-natural river reaches in Hrubý and Nízký Jeseník Mountains”)

1999 – 2004:   MSc. (First Class) Teaching training in biology, geography and geology. Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc


2012 – present:   Researcher, Global Change Research Centre AS CR. Interdisciplinary research in the field of environmental governance and ecosystem services 

2008 – 2011:   Lecturer in Landscape Ecology and Physical Geography, Department of Geography, Palacký University Olomouc. Teaching of undergraduate and masters courses: Physical Geography, Methods in Physical Geography, Landscape Ecology, Landscape Planning, Regional Geography of Middle East. Supervising dissertations. 

2007 – 2008:   Environmental Management Consultant, Ekoaudit Ltd., Brno. Environmental Impact Assessments, Strategic Environmental Assessments.

Important research visits and fellowships

2010:   Tagliamento, Italy: Visiting researcher, research on short-term changes of Tagliamento River ecosystem (coordinated by the university Università degli Studi di Trento and Queen Mary University of London)

2009:   Visiting lecturer at Karl-Franzens University in Graz, Austria. (Invited lecture: Human intervention into Landscape in the Czech Republic during the Communist Era)

2007:   Visiting Scholar, Department of Geography, King’s College London (Professor Angela Gurnell)


2012 – present:   The Ecosystem Services Partnership (Co-leader of Working Group on Ecosystem Services and Disaster Risk Reduction)