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Global Change Research Institute, CAS

Ing. Karel Klem, Ph.D.


Position: scientist

Branch: Laboratory of Ecological Plant Physiology

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


Phone: +420 511 192 257

Research Focus

Ecophysiology and stress physiology of plants including agricultural crops, manipulation experiments, effects of UV radiation, drought stress, plant nutrition, spectral quality of radiation, elevated CO2 concentration, ecophysiology of photosynthesis,  leaf and canopy spectral reflectance, chlorophyll fluorescence, canopy structure and morphology.



1991 – Ing.  Faculty of Agronomy, VŠZ in Brno, now Mendel University in Brno

2003 – Ph.D. Faculty of Agronomy, Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague


1994 -2009  Agricultural Research Institute Kroměříž, Ltd.,  researcher, herbology and crop management

2004 – 2009  Agrotest Fyto, s.r.o., scientist, herbology and crop management

2009 – to the present, Global Change Research Institute AS CR, v.v.i. (formerly Global Change Research Centre AS CR, v.v.i., Institute of Systems Biology and Ecology AS CR, v.v.i.)  junior scientist, plant ecophysiology, manipulation experiments focused on global change impacts


EWRS – European Weed Research Society

Member of the subject board for Ph.D. studies “General Plant Production” AF Mendel University in Brno

Chairman of the Advisory Board of Global Change Research Centre AS CR

Brief scientometrics

Papers in journals with impact factor: 27

Papers in reviewed journals: 20

Chapters in books: 7

Patents, utility models: 2

Sums of the Times Cited: 191

H-index: 9