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Global Change Research Institute, CAS

Mgr. Petr Holub, Ph.D.


Position: scientist

Branch: Laboratory of Ecological Plant Physiology

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


Phone: +420 511 192 270

Research Focus

Climate change effects (nitrogen pollution effects, changes in precipitation, effect of elevated CO2) on biological processes in terrestrial ecosystems; study of carbon and nitrogen pools and fluxes in various grassland ecosystems; expansion of tall grasses; field cultivation experiments.


M.Sc. – Masaryk University Brno, Faculty of Science, Plant Physiology (1988-1993)

Ph.D. – Masaryk University Brno, Faculty of Sciences, Plant Physiology (1995-2000)


1993 – 2009: Institute of Botany ASCR, Brno – Research Scientist

2009 – 2010: Institute of Systems Biology and Ecology ASCR, Brno – Research Scientist

2011 – 2015: Global Change Research Centre ASCR, Brno – Research Scientist

2016 – present: Global Change Research Institute CAS, Brno – Research Scientist

Important research visits and fellowships

1996: Institute of Botany, Jagellonian University, Krakow, Dr. M. Kotaňska; clear-cut grass vegetation and soil interaction.

1997: Ithaca College, Ithaca, USA, Prof. J. Bernard; growth of clonal plants.

1999: Wageningen Agricultural University, Netherlands, Prof. F. Berendse; Utrecht University, Netherlands, Prof. R. Bobbink; methodology of nutrient use efficiency of grasses.


2001-2004: Member of Czech Research Group in CARBOMONT project (EVK2-CT2001-00125).

2007-2013: Member of Steering Committee ESF Programme CLIMMANI (Climate Change-Manipulation Experiments).

Brief scientometrics

Papers in the reviewed journal with impact factor: 59

Papers in the reviewed journal without impact factor: 21

Books – international languages: 2

Books – other languages: 1

Total number of citations (without self-citation): 826

H-index according ISI Web of Science: 17