News & Announcements

  • Researchers of the Department of Environmental Geography, Dr. Bohumil Frantál and Dr. Stanislav Martinát are part of consortium of international project with title Adaptation to sustainable energy transition in Europe: Environmental, socio-economic and cultural aspects (ADAPTAS) (financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Government of Spain, Ministry of Economy, Industry, and Competition, Project no. CSO2017-86975-R, 2018-2021) coordinated by the University of Granada (Prof. Marina Frolova).
  • Researchers of the Department of Environmental Geography, Dr. Bohumil Frantál and Dr. Stanislav Martinát took part in a prestigious international konference ´Geography 2050: Powering Our Future Planet´ organized by the American Geographical Society at the Columbia University in New York City (November 15-16, 2018).
  • Researchers of the Department of Environmental Geography co-authored several chapters in the new book called „Renewable Energy and Landscape Quality“ which has been published by JOVIS Verlag, Berlin. The Book is the main output of the COST Action "Renewable Energy and Landscape Quality" (RELY) that systematically investigated the nexus between renewable energy production and landscape quality.

Recent Publications

  • Klusáček, P., Martinát, S., Krejčí, T., Bartke, S. (2019): Re-development of a former military training area - The case of Brdy told from a local actors´ perspective, Land Use Policy, 82, 147-157. doi: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2018.11.045 (IF 2017 = 3.194; Q1 in Environmental Studies)
  • Suškevičs, M., Eiter, S., Martinát, S., Stober, D., Vollmer, E., de Boer, C.L., Buchecker, M. (2019). Regional variation in public acceptance of wind energy development in Europe: What are the roles of planning procedures and participation? Land Use Policy, 81, 311-323. (IF 2017 = 3.194; Q1 in Environmental Studies)
  • Frantál, B., Van der Horst, D., Martinát, S., Schmitz, S., Teschner, N., Silva, L., Golobic, M., & Roth, M. (2018). Spatial targeting, synergies and scale: Exploring the criteria of smart practices for siting renewable energy projects. Energy Policy, 120, 85-93. doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2018.05.031 (IF 2017 = 4.039; Q1 in Environmental Sciences)
  • Klusáček, P., Alexandrescu, F., Osman, R., Malý, J., Kunc, J., Dvořák, P., Frantál, B., Havlíček, M., Krejčí, T., Martinát, S., Skokanová, H., Trojan, J. (2018). Good governance as a strategic choice in brownfield regeneration: Regional dynamics from the Czech Republic. Land Use Policy, 73 (April), 29–39. doi: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2018.01.007. (IF 2017 = 3.194; Q1 in Environmental Studies)
  • Navrátil, J., Krejčí, T., Martinát, S., Pasqualetti, M. J., Klusáček, P., Frantál, B., & Tocháčková, K. (2018). Brownfields do not “only live twice”: The possibilities for heritage preservation and the enlargement of leisure time activities in Brno, the Czech Republic. Cities, 74 (April), 52-63. doi: 10.1016/j.cities.2017.11.003. (IF 2017 = 2.704; Q1 in Urban Studies)
  • Roth, M., Eiter, S., Röhner, S., Kruse, A., Schmitz, S., Frantál, B., Centeri, C., Frolova, M., Buchecker, M., Stober, D., Karan, I., Van der Horst, D. (eds.) (2018). Renewable Energy and Landscape Quality. Berlin: Jovis. 296 pp. ISBN 978-3-86859-524-6.
  • Limasset, E., Pizzol, L., Merly, C., Gatchett, A. M., Le Guern, C., Martinát, S., Klusáček, P., & Bartke, S. (2018). Points of attention in designing tools for regional brownfield prioritization. Science of The Total Environment, 622-623, 997-1008. (IF 2016 - 4,900, Q1 in Environmental Science)
  • Navratil, J., Krejci, T., Martinat, S., Pasqualetti, M. J., Klusacek, P., Frantal, B., & Tochackova, K. (2017). Brownfields do not “only live twice”: The possibilities for heritage preservation and the enlargement of leisure time activities in Brno, the Czech Republic. Cities. (IF 2016 2,449, Q1 in Urban Studies)
  • Frantál, B. (2017). Under the curse of coal: Mined-out identity, environmental injustice and alternative futures for coal energy landscapes. In S. Bouzarovski, M. J. Pasqualetti & V. Castán Broto (eds.), The Routledge Research Companion to Energy Geographies, (pp. 200-216). New York: Routledge.
  • Frantál, B., Urbánková, R. (2017). Energy tourism: An emerging field of study. Current Issues in Tourism, 20 (13), 1395-1412, doi: 10.1080/13683500.2014.987734 (IF: 2.451; Q2 in Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism)
  • Martinát, S., Navrátil, J., Trojan, J., Frantál, B., Klusáček, P., & Pasqualetti, M. J. (2017). Interpreting regional and local diversities of the social acceptance of agricultural AD plants in the rural space of the Moravian-Silesian Region (Czech Republic). Rendiconti Lincei, 1-14. doi:10.1007/s12210-017-0628-9 (IF 0,683, Q3 in Multidisciplinary Sciences)
  • Frantál, B., Malý, J. (2017): Close or renew? Factors affecting local community support for rebuilding nuclear power plants in the Czech Republic. Energy Policy, 104 (May), 134–143. doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2017.01.048 (IF: 3.045; Q2 in Energy & Fuels)
  • Alexandrescu, F., Klusáček, P., Bartke, S., Osman, R., Frantál, B., Martinát, S.,… & Critto, A. (2017). Actor networks and the construction of applicable knowledge: the case of the Timbre Brownfield Prioritization Tool. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy. doi: 10.1007/s10098-016-1331-8. (IF: 1.934; Q2 in Environmental Sciences)
  • Dvořák, P., Martinát, S., Van der Horst, D., Frantál, B., Turečková, K. (2017). Renewable energy investment and job creation; a cross-sectoral assessment for the Czech Republic with reference to EU benchmarks. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 69 (March), 360–368. doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2016.11.158 (IF: 6.798; Q1 in Energy & Fuels)