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Global Change Research Institute, CAS

Mgr. Petr Štěpánek, Ph.D.


Position: scientist

Branch: Department of climate services

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


Phone: +420 511 192 214

Research Focus

Quality control, homogenization and climatological databases processing, time and spatial analysis of climatological series, climate change, creation of software for time series quality control, homogenization and analysis (AnClim, ProClimDB, LoadData: Extreme value analysis. Validation and correction of climate model outputs.


1998    M.Sc.: Faculty of Sciences, Mararyk University Brno, Physical Geography, specialization Climatology and Hydrology (thesis:Methods of air temperature and precipitation variation analysis on example of Brno),

2006    Ph. D. in Climatology and Hydrology, Faculty of Sciences, Mararyk University Brno (dissertation: Air Temperature Fluctuations in the Czech Republic in the Period of Instrumental Measurements)


1998-2001: assistant at the Department of Geography, Masaryk University Brno.

2003-2005: Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (CHMI), regional office Brno. Climatologist/agrometeorologist

2005-2012: Czech Hydrometeorological Institute, regional office Brno. Chief of Department of meteorology and climatology

since 2011: Global Change Research Institute AS CR, v.v.i., Department of Climate Modelling and Scenarios Development. Junior researcher


1998: Dean’s Award (Faculty of Science, Masaryk University)

Important research visits and fellowships

University of Evora, Portugal, 1999 (1 month)

Imersiva, Ltd., Lisboa, Portugal, 1999-2000 (5 months)

University of Zaragoza, Spain, 2003 (3 weeks)

Meteorologisk Institute, Oslo, Norway, 2004 (2 weeks)


chair of Brno branch of Czech meteorological society

Brief scientometrics

94 papers in SCI-impacted journals authored or co-authored, cited 2175 / 1986 times with / without self citation (WOS), H-index = 24