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Global Change Research Institute, CAS

Mgr. Alexander Ač, Ph.D.


Position: scientist

Branch: Laboratory of Ecological Plant Physiology

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


Phone: +420 511 192 253

Research Focus

ecological physiology of plants, application of remote sensing in the plant physiology, global climate change, (non)-imaging methods in fluorometry and spectroscopy, use of fast growing plant species for the bioenergy.


1999 – 2004 MSc studies: Pavol Jozef Šafárik University (Košice), Faculty of 
Sciences, Environmental Ecology

2004 – 2010 Ph.D. studies: University of South Bohemia (České Budějovice), 
Agricultural faculty


2004 – 2005: PhD student, Institute of Lanscape Ecology, AS CR

since 2005: junior researcher, Global Change Research Institute (GCRI) AS CR (formerly the Global Change Research Centre AS CR) 

Important research visits and fellowships

April to June 2003: Sokrates Erasmus exchange programme at the Aristotle University of
Thessaloniki (Greece)

October 2006 to March 2007: PhD fellowship – Wageningen University (Netherlands)

April to May 2013: Post-doc visiting scientist Antwerpen University, Department od Plant Ecology

October to November 2013: Post-doc visiting scientist Freiburg University, Deprtment of Forest Utilization 


since 2008: Member of the Czech Society for Ecology (CSPE) 

since 2012: Founding member of Resilience, O.S.

since 2013: Member of Scientific Climate Forum

since 2014: Head of the National Committee of International Geospehere-Biosphere Program (IGBP)

Brief scientometrics

Papers in journals with impact factor: 9

Papers in reviewed journals – world databases: 6

Monographs: 1

Textbooks: 1

Sums of the Times Cited: 89,  Sums of the Times Cited without self-citations: 84

H-index: 4