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Global Change Research Institute, CAS

prof. RNDr. Ing. Michal V. Marek, DrSc., dr. h. c.

Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry


Position: Director of the CzechGlobe

Branch: Director of Institute

Branch: External Relations Unit

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


Phone: +420 511 192 269

Research Focus

Forestry, forest primary production, silviculture, ecophysiology of photosynthesis, biophysical plant physiology, air pollution, global changes.


  • 1974-1978: Agriculture University Brno, Faculty of Forestry: „Master degree: Forestry”
  • 1980-1986: Charles University in Prague,  Faculty of Sciences: „Master degree: Biophysics”
  • 1981-1983: Charles University Prague, faculty of Philosophy: „Post graduate education”
  • 1980-1983: Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Sciences: „PhD: Plant Physiology”
  • 1998: Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic  : „DrSc:  Plant Biology”


  • 1998 – 2000: Member of the Management Committee of the EU program E56 – EUROSILVA
  • 1994 – present: co-chairman of the Management Committee of the National Research Center Photosynthesis and Global Climate Change 
  • 1993 – present: Member of the International Coordination Committees of the EC projects ECOCRAFT, PLANTSTRESS, EUROFLUX, IP CARBOEUROPE, and ICOS
  • 1997 – 2000: CEC co-ordinator of the INCO-Copernicus project
  • 2002 – 2008: President of the Scientific board of the Minister of Environmental protection Czech Republic
  • 2001 – 2009: President of the Steering Committee of the Czech Science Foundation 
  • 2006 – present: Czech Republic deputy in scientific committee of COST platform „Earth and Environmental Sciences“ 
  • 2006 – present: Czech Republic deputy at the MC COST action 639 
  • 2007 – 2009: Czech Republic deputy in the BMWG ESFRI program 
  • 2010 – present: Czech Republic deputy in the ENVI ESFRI program 

Brief scientometrics

Total number of scientific publications and presentation (incl. posters, invited lectures): 342
Number of papers in impacted journals: 82
Number of papers in other scientific journals: 100
Number of monographs: 6
Textbook: 2
Invited lectures, posters, abstracts of int. conferences: 154
Total IF:  398
Citations: 1941
Citing articles: 1411
HI: 21