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Global Change Research Institute, CAS

Mgr. Zuzana V. Harmáčková, Ph.D.


Position: scientist, head of department VT13

Branch: Department of social-ecological analysis

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


Phone: +420 702 012 022

Research Focus

  • Future scenarios, sustainability pathways
  • Comparative analysis of resilience indicators 
  • Archetype analysis
  • Social-ecological systems analysis
  • Science-policy interface operation


  • 2012 – 2016: Environmental Studies (Ph.D.)
    Environment Center, Charles University in Prague
    Thesis: Assessing ecosystem services and the alternatives of their future development in UNESCO biosphere reserves
  • 2006 – 2011: Ecology and Environmental Protection (Mgr. – equivalent to MSc.)
    Institute for Environmental Studies, Charles University in Prague
    Thesis: Modelling influence of spoil heap spatial heterogeneity on plant and soil development


Global Change Research Institute CAS:

  • 2023 – present: head of the Department of Social-Ecological Analysis
  • 2020 – present: Research Associate
  • 2019 – 2020: Postdoc
  • 2012 – 2017: PhD student

Stockholm Resilience Centre:

  • 2020 – present: Researcher
  • 2017 – 2019: Postdoc

UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology:

  • 2020 – 2021: Scenario analyst


  • Otto Wichterle Award (2021, awarded by the Czech Academy of Sciences)

Important research visits and fellowships

  • 2018: Visiting Scholar – Leuphana University (Prof. Joern Fischer)
  • 2015: Visiting Scholar – Stockholm Resilience Centre (Dr. Stephan Barthel)
  • 2013: Visiting Scholar – University of Gothenburg, School of Business, Economy and Law, Environmental Economics Unit
    (Assoc. Prof. Gunnar Köhlin)


Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

  • IPBES Nexus Assessment Coordinating Lead Author
    Chapter 3: Future interactions across the nexus
  • IPBES Values Assessment Lead Author
    Chapter 5: Incorporating multiple values of nature and nature’s contribution to people for just and sustainable futures
  • IPBES Regional assessment on biodiversity and ecosystem services – Europe and Central Asia Fellow
    Chapter 5: Integrated and cross-scale analysis of interactions of the natural world and human society

Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP): Steering Committee member

Brief scientometrics

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