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Global Change Research Institute, CAS

prof. Ing. Zdeněk Žalud, Ph.D.


Position: scientist

Branch: Department of Climate Change Impacts on Agroecosystems

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


Phone: +420 725 950 925

Research Focus

bioclimatology, biometeorolgy and agrometeorology, crop modeling, climate change impacts on crop growth and development, soil-climate-crop interactions


1985-1987       Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry in Brno MSc. in plant production – graduated with distinction (dean´s award)          

1992–1995      Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, Department of Water, Atmosphere and Environment, Institute of Meteorology  Ph.D. in agricultural and forestry meteorology


1989 -2002:   Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry in Brno – Department of Landscape Ecology, research scientist

2003-2007:   associate professor (field: Landscape Ecology) at Mendel University in Brno

2007-present: professor (field: Special and General Plant Production),Institute of Agrosystem and Bioclimatology, Mendel University in Brno

2010 – present: senior researcher at CzechGlobe – Global Change Research Institute AS CR, v.v.i.

Important research visits and fellowships

1996 WMO – course on crop modeling (Israel, Tel Aviv),1990-1995 BOKU Wien – PhD study, 1997, University Hannover, Germany, 3 months,1997 University Wageningen, Netherlands 1 month, 1995 – 2009 BOKU Wien, Austria, in total 10 months of research and lecturing fellowship stays, 2003 USDA Fort Collins research unit, USA, 2 month, 2004-2012 National Drought Mitigation Centre – Lincoln Nebraska, USA – in total 4 months of research stays

Brief scientometrics

number of articles in impacted journals: 69

number of articles in other scientific journals: 45

number of monographs: 8

total citation WOS : 1438 without self citations

H index (WOS): 34