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Global Change Research Institute, CAS

prof. RNDr. Ivan Holoubek, CSc.


Position: scientist

Branch: Department of Atmospheric Matter Fluxes and Long-range Transport

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



Research Focus

Research activities:

The fate of persistent organic pollutants in the environment, environmental impact assessment, risk analysis – ecological risk assessment, environmental technologies, remediation

Areas of expertise:

Environmental chemistry, chemical ecotoxicology, human and ecological risk assessment and analyses, environmental monitoring and assessment, environmental impact assessment, emission, releases and contaminated sites inventories, environmental technologies, BAT/BEP development and application, remediation – all with the special focus on persistent toxic substances; national implementation plans for the Stockholm Convention development and evaluation, development and application the Stockholm Convention on POPs and Minamata Convention tools (BAT/BEP guidelines, Toolkits on UPO


1975 – Organic Chemistry, Purkyně University, Brno, CR

1977 – MSc. – Analytical Chemistry, Purkyně University, Brno, CR

1987 – PhD. – Ecology – Charles University, Praha, CR

1990 – Assoc.  Prof. – Environmental Sciences, Charles University, Praha, CR

1998 – Prof. – Environmental Chemistry, Technical University Brno, CR


1976 – Water Research Institute, Brno, technical assistent

1977 – Department of Organic Chemistry, Purkyně University, Brno, Assistent Professor

1983 – Department of Environmental Studies, Purkyně University (from 1990 Masaryk University)

1990 – Head of Department of Environmental Studies, Masaryk University, Brno (from 1995 – Department of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology)

From 1993 – until now – Director of TOCOEN, s.r.o.

From 1994 – until now – Director of RECETOX (Research Centre for Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology, Masaryk University Brno, CR, from 2010 – The Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment)

1995 – Project Manager of EU PHARE Project EU/Air/21

1997 – 1998 – Expert for Risk Assessment, PHARE Programme „Air Pollution Monitoring of Slovakia“, EU/Air/22

1997 – Co-ordinator of Consortium RECETOX – TOCOEN & Associates

2001 – 2002 – Regional co-ordinator of UNEP Chemicals/GEF Project “Regionally-based Assessment of Persistent Toxic Substances – Region 3 – Europe

2002 – 2004 – National Co-ordinator of UNIDO/GEF Project “Enabling activities to facilitate early action in the implementation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs Convention) in Czech Republic“

2004 – until now – reviews for WB, GEF, UNEP

From 2006 – 2012 – Director of the Czech National POPs Centre

From 2005 – 2012 – Director of the Central and Eastern European Regional POPs Centre

2013 – 2015 – Technical Assistance for “Implementation of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Regulation” in Turkey. TR2010/0327.03-01/001 – EuropeAid/132428/D/SER/TR – Team leader, key expert

Important research visits and fellowships

Grants 1993-2016:
USA (1), Canada (1), EC (3), Belgium (1), Ministry for Environment Czech Republic (15), Ministry for Education (15), Czech Grant Agency (6), UN (15), NATO (1)

Scientific visits:
1988 – 2015 – more than 400 short time stays (5 days – 4 month)


Member of Scientific Committee of the Masaryk University, Faculty of Science of the MU, Chemical Faculty of the Technical University Brno

UN/ECE – member of the Task Force on Persistent Organic Pollutants, Task Force on Emission Inventory, Ad Hoc Preparatory Working Group on Persistent Organic Pollutants, Task Force on Measurements and Modelling

UNEP/Stockholm Convention – regional experts group, regional co-ordinator of UNEP/GEF Regionally Based Assessment of PTS Project, member of POPs Review Committee, member of BAT/BEP Expert Group, chair of the Ad hoc Technical Working Group on Effectiveness Evaluation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, co-ordinator of the Central and Eastern European Regional Organisation Group

2005 – 2013 – member of the Environmental Committee of the Presidium of Academy of Science, CR

2007 – up to now – member of National committee for environmental impact assessment

2009 – up to now – member of the Board for chemical safety CR

2008 – up to now – member of the Board of the National Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment

Society for Risk Analysis, SETAC – Society of Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology, SECOTOX – Society of Ecotoxicology and Chemical Safety (member of CEEC regional committee)

Chairman of Czech Society for Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology (1990 – 2002)

Member of editorial board of Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Fresenius Envirornmental Bulletin, Acta Hydrobilogica et Hydrochimica, Chemosphere

Brief scientometrics

State to 18/08/2016:

Results found: 149

Sum of the Times Cited: 2 870

Sum of Times Cited without self-citation: 2 650

Citing Articles: 2 221

Citing Articles without self-citations: 2 140

Average Citations per Item: 19.26

h-index: 30

28 books or book chapters, 8 textbooks, over 1 000 scientific papers, conference contributions, research and technical reports