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CZECHGLOBE
Global Change Research Institute, CAS
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Dr. rer. nat. Mgr. Kateřina Macháčová,

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Position: Head of department, scientist

Branch: Department of Ecosystem Trace Gas Exchange

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

Email: machacova.k@czechglobe.cz

Phone: +420 511 192 224

Research Focus

Plant physiology and ecology with focus on fluxes of nitrous oxide and methane from different tree species, forest floor and forest ecosystems

Education

Doctorate study:

10/2008 – 06/2012     Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany, Faculty of Forest and Environmental Sciences, Chair of Tree Physiology

specialization: tree physiology

Doctoral thesis: “Nitrous oxide (N2O) and methane (CH4) emissions from stems of different tree species”                     

10/2008 – 06/2012     Graduate School “Environment, Society and Global Change”, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany, research area “Adapting Forest Ecosystems to Global Change”

Master study:

09/2002 – 06/2008     Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, Faculty of Science

study programme: biology, specialization: plant physiology (Department of Experimental Plant Biology)

Master thesis: “Organization of the Microtubule Cytoskeleton during the Formation of a Casparian Band in Root Endodermal Cells of Allium cepa

10/2005 – 09/2006     Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany, Faculty of Biology

Appointments

Since 1.5.2018    Head of department and scientist in Department of Ecosystem Trace Gas Exchange, Global Change Research Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i.

Since 1.1.2021    Associate Professor in Landscape Ecology, Chair of Physical Geography and Landscape Ecology, Department of Geography, University of Tartu, Estonia

01.11. – 31.12.2020    senior researcher in Chair of Physical Geography and Landscape Ecology, Department of Geography, University of Tartu, Estonia

01.11.2012 – 30.4.2018       researcher (Post Doc position) in Laboratory of Plant Ecological Physiology,  Global Change Research Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i.

Awards

06/1998    Bronze medal from INEPO (International Environmental Project Olympiad) in Istanbul, Turkey

Important research visits and fellowships

11/2019 – 06/2021    project “FOREST-AGRICULTURE-WATER NEXUS: Bilateral Workshops for Supporting Tools for Ecosystem Services Governance”, Bilateral Fund of the Programme „Environment, Ecosystems and Climate Change“ – Norway Grants,  KM as PI for CzechGlobe

2017 – 2019        project “Methane and nitrous oxide fluxes in different tree species of temperate and boreal forest”, Junior grant from The Czech Science Foundation (17-18112Y), KM as PI

09/2019                   research stay in tropical rain forest at the experimental station Quistococha, Iquitos, Amazonia, Peru

05/2019 – 07/2019    research stay at the experimental station Kranzberger Forst, Freising, Germany

10/2018 – 11/2018 research stay in tropical rain forest (exp. station Mare Longue Nature Reserve) at La Reunion island, France, in cooperation with University of Reunion Island (Multi-domain Access to RI platforms funding under ENVRIplus project, Horizon 2020)

2015 – 2016  project “Methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions from Fagus sylvatica trees” within Program of Project Based Personnel Exchange: DAAD and Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (DAAD-15-03), KM as Czech PI

06/2017- 07/2017     research stay at the experimental station in Hyytiala,  Finland, in cooperation with University of Helsinki

06/2015 – 07/2015     research stay at the experimental station Konventwald, Black Forest, and at the  Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany, in cooperation with Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg (project within Program of Project Based Personnel Exchange: DAAD and Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic)

04/2015 – 06/2015     research stay at the experimental station in Hyytiala,  Finland, in cooperation with University of Helsinki

02/2015 – 03/2015     research stay at the experimental station in Hyytiala,  Finland, in cooperation with University of Helsinki (transnational access funding under the ExpeER (Ecosystem research) project, EU FP7)

10/2014 – 11/2014     research stay at the experimental station in Hyytiala,  Finland, in cooperation with University of Helsinki (transnational access funding under the ExpeER (Ecosystem research) project, EU FP7)

04/2014 – 07/2014    research stay at the experimental station in Hyytiala,  Finland, in cooperation with University of Helsinki (transnational access funding under the ExpeER (Ecosystem research) project, EU FP7)

05/2013 – 08/2013    research stay at the experimental station in Hyytiala,  Finland, in cooperation with University of Helsinki (transnational access funding under the ExpeER (Ecosystem research) project, EU FP7)

10/2011 – 02/2012     scholarship for PhD study at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany, from Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

10/2008 – 09/2011     scholarship for PhD study at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany, from German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

12/2009 – 01/2010:    research stay at the Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

10/2005 – 07/2006     scholarship for biological study at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany, from Landesstiftung Foundation Baden-Württemberg

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Membership

European Geosciences Union (EGU) membership

American Geophysical Union (AGU) membership

since 2016 regular organisation and co-organisation of sessions on topic of “Forests and the methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) cycles” and „Gas exchange between soil, plants and atmosphere“ at EGU General Assembly conferences in Vienna, Austria

Brief scientometrics

Number of peer-reviewed articles: 14

Number of articles in other journals/proceedings: 8

Number of book chapters: 2

Number of conference contributions: 66

Sum of the Times Cited: 165

h-index: 7

ResearcherID: G-1603-2014

ORCID: 0000-0002-8289-169X

Most important publications:

Machacova K, Borak L, Agyei T, Schindler T, Soosaar K, Mander Ü, Ah-Peng C (2020) Trees as net sinks for methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) in the lowland tropical rain forest on volcanic Réunion Island. New Phytologist, DOI:10.1111/nph.17002.

Machacova K, Vainio E, Urban O, Pihlatie M (2019) Seasonal dynamics of stem N2O exchange follow the physiological activity of boreal trees. Nature Communications 10: 4989, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-12976-y.

Maier M, Machacova K, Svobodova K, Urban O, Lang F (2018) Combining soil and tree-stem flux measurements and soil gas profiles to understand CH4 pathways in Fagus sylvatica forests. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 181: 31–35, DOI: 10.1002/jpln.201600405.

Machacova K, Maier M, Svobodova K, Lang F, Urban O (2017) Cryptogamic stem covers may contribute to nitrous oxide consumption by mature beech trees. Scientific Reports 7: 13243, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-13781-7.

Machacova K, Bäck J, Vanhatalo A, Halmeenmäki E, Kolari P, Mammarella I, Pumpanen J, Acosta M, Urban O, Pihlatie M (2016) Pinus sylvestris as a missing source of nitrous oxide and methane in boreal forest. Scientific Reports 6, 23410, DOI: 10.1038/srep23410.