Mgr. Barbora Duží, Ph.D.

    fields of specialisation:
  • Society and environment: challenges and threats
  • Societal and geographical aspects of food systems
  • Gardening and small scale food provision
  • Societal adaptation to climate change
  • Environmental education and raising of public awareness
  • Environmental migration


    2014: (Dr,) Mendel University Brno, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Applied and Landscape Ecology, distant studies

    2011: Pedagogical Specialisation, Palacky University Olomouc, Distance Learning Course

    2002: (MSc) Environmental Studies: Masaryk University Brno, Faculty of Social Studies, the Czech Republic

    1998: (Bc) Librarianship and Information Science, Silesian University Opava, Faculty of Philosophy and Nature, the Czech Republic

professional career

    2015-present: researcher, Institute of Geonics AS CR, Department of Environmental Geography, Brno

    2014-2015: postdoc Assistent, University of South Bohemia, Department of Regional Management, České Budějovice

    2014-2015: methodist, Líska, civic association for environmental education and counselling, Vsetín

    2012-2014: researcher, Global Change Research Centre, AS CR, Brno

    2002-2012: environmental counsellor and lecturer, tourist guide, Education and Information Centre of the White Carpathian Mountains, Veselí nad Moravou

    (2005-2010 Maternity leave)

research projects

    2020-2024: Strategy AV 21: Program Foods for future: Societal and geographical aspects of food systems (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic),

    2020-2023: Strengthening rural resilience via empowerement of local stakeholders and land owners (Technology Agency of the Czech Republic Eta, TL0300000)

    2020-2022: The nature and dynamics of local land use conflicts in a polyrational arena (The Czech Science Foundation GA CR, 20-11782S, 2020-2022)

    2018 - 2020: New Challenges for food security and cultural landscape protection. Research and research stay from January 2018- August 2018 in Universitá degli Studi Firenze, Dipartimento di Architettura - DIDA (The Czech Academy of Science: Programme for research and mobility support of starting researchers)

    2018-2020: Geographical aspects of Citizen Science: identification of the trends, scientific potential and social impacts in the Czech Republic (INTER-COST, LTC18067)

    2017 – 2020: CA COST Action CA15212 Citizen Science to promote creativity, scientific literacy, and innovation throughout Europe

    2013- 2016: TUD COST Action TD1106 Urban Agriculture Europe

    2014-2015: methodist: Safely and healthy – competence development in basic and secondary education, CZ.1.07/1.1.00/53.0009

    2012-2014: researcher: Partnership in climate change and adaptation research, CZ.1.07/2.4.00/31.0056

    2013: principal investigator: Challenges of urban agriculture in Europe, COST LD13033

    2013: reseacher: Climate change and migration as an adaptation, COST LD13032

    2011-2012: researcheer: Online information system of south-east Moravia, Rovolving fond Ministry of Environment


    Líska, z.s.

    EUROPEAN COUNTRISIDE Journal, Executive board

    ECSA – European Citizen Science Association

    Rete Italiana Politiche Locali di Cibo: Pratiche e progetti, territori, nuove economie, culture e società in transizione verso sistemi del cibo sostenibili

selected publications

Papers in peer-reviewed journals (Jimp, JSC, Jneimp, Jrec)

  • Hruška, V., Konečný, O., Smutná, Z., Duží, B. (2020): Evolution of alternative food networks in an old industrial region of Czechia, Erdkunde, Vol. 74, No.2, 143-159,
  • Duží, B., Osman, R., Lehejček, J., Nováková, E., Taraba, P., Trojan, J. (2019): Exploring citizen science in post-socialist space: Uncovering its hidden character in the Czech Republic. Moravian Geographical Reports, 27(4): 241–253. Doi: 10.2478/mgr-2019-0019. (IF 2018: 1,870; Q3 in Geography in 2018)
  • Tóth, A., Duží, B., Vávra, J., Supuka, J., Bihuňová, M., Halajová, D., Martinát, S., Nováková, E. (2018): Changing patterns of allotment gardening in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Nature and Culture, 13(1), 162-188. DOI: (IF 2018: 0,724, Q4 in Environmental Studies in 2018)
  • Vávra, J., Megyesi, B., Duží, B., Craig, T., Klufová, R., Lapka, M., Cudlínová, E. (2018): Food Self-provisioning in Europe: An Exploration of Sociodemographic Factores in Five Regions. Rural Sociology, 83 (2): 431-461. DOI: 10.1111/ruso.12180. (IF 2016: 1,718; Q1 in Sociology)
  • Stojanov, R., Duží, B., Kelman, I., Němec, D., Procházka, D. (2017): Local perceptions of climate change impacts and migration patterns in Malé, Maldives. The Geographical Journal, Vol. 183(4):370–385. (IF2016: 3,132; Q1 in Geography in 2016)
  • DUŽÍ, B., FRANTÁL, B., SIMON ROJO, M. (2017): The geography of urban agriculture: New trends and challenges. Moravian Geographical Reports, 25(3): 130–138. Doi: 10.1515/mgr-2017-0012 (IF2016= 2.149; Q2 in Geography)
  • STOJANOV, R.; BOAS, I.; KELMAN, I.; DUŽÍ, B (2017).: Local expert experiences and perceptions of environmentally induced migration from Bangladesh to India. Asia Pacific Viewpoint. (IF2016= 1.212, Q1 in Area Studies, Q3 in Geography)
  • STOJANOV, R., BUREŠ, O., DUŽÍ, B. (2017): Migration and development policies: The state of affairs before the 2015 European migration crises in the Czech Republic and its current implications. Communist and postcommunist studies, 50 (3): 169-181 (IF2016= 0,607; Q3 in Political science)
  • Stojanov, R., Duží, B., Daněk, T., Němec, D., Procházka, D. (2015): Adaptation to the Impacts of Climate Extremes in Central Europe: A Case Study in a Rural Area in the Czech Republic. Sustainability 7(9): 12758-12786. (IF2015 = 1.343, Q3 in Environmental Science)
  • Stojanov, R. Duží, B. Bureš, O. (2016): Koherence české migrační a rozvojové politiky na začátku ekonomické recese (2008–2010). Geografie, 121(3): 419–436. (IF 2016: 0,580 Q4 in Geography in 2016)
  • DUŽÍ,B.; VIKHROV,D.; KELMAN, I.; STOJANOV, R.; JAKUBÍNSKÝ, J. (2015). Household Flood Risk Reduction in the Czech Republic. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 20(4): 499-504.
  • DUŽÍ, B; VIKHROV, D.KELMAN, I.; STOJANOV, R.; JUŘIČKA, D. Household Measures for River Flood Risk Reduction in the Czech Republic. Journal of Flood Risk Management. Publ. online: 23 JAN 2015, DOI: 10.1111/jfr3.12132
  • DUŽÍ, B.; JAKUBÍNSKÝ, J.(2013). Dilemma of Brownfields Redevelopment in Post-Communist Cities. The Case Study of Ostrava: the Czech Republic. Human Geographies, 7 (2): 53-64
  • STOJANOV, R.; DUŽÍ, B. (2013). Migrace jako adaptace na změnu klimatu. Mezinárodní vztahy, 48 (3): 9-31.
  • DUŽÍ, B.(2012). Změna klimatu: možnosti didaktického využití ve výuce středních škol. Envigogika, (7)1: 1-24

Books and chapters in books (B,C)

  • Butkeviciene E., Skarlatidou, A., Balázs, B., Duží, B., Massetti, L., Tsampoulatidis, I. , Tauginienė , L. (2021). Citizen Science Case Studies and Their Impacts on Social Innovation. In: Vohland, K. et al. (eds.): The Science of Citizen Science. Springer, pp. XY-XY
  • Vohland, K., Göbel, C., Balázs, B., Butkeviciene, E., Duží, B., Hecker, S., Manzoni, M., Schade, S. (2021): Citizen Science (Science) in Europe. In: Citizen Science Case Studies and Their Impacts on Social Innovation. In: Vohland, K. et al. (eds.): The Science of Citizen Science. Springer, pp. XY-XY
  • Fanfani, D., Duží, B., Mancino, M. (2019): Pratiche agrourbane di prossimità per la costruzione del sistema agro-alimentare locale nel contesto di territorio di Prato: una nuova domanda di innovazione delle. In: Egidio Dansero, Davide Marino, Giampiero Mazzocchi, Yota Nicolarea (eds.): Lo spazio delle politiche locali del cibo: temi, esperienze e prospettive politiche. CELID, pp. 201-219.
  • Simon-Rojo, M., Duží, B.(2017): Connecting Local Food and Organic Waste Management Systems: Closing Nutrient Loops in the City of Madrid. In: Fraňková, E., Haas, W., Sinh J. S. (eds.): Socio-Metabolic Perspective on the Sustainability of Local Food Systems. Insight for Science, Policy and Practice. Springer, pp.351-376
  • Stojanov, R.; Duží, B.; Kelman, I.; Němec, D.; Procházka, D.(2016): Household Adaptation Strategies to Climate Extremes Impacts and Population Dynamics: Case Study from the Czech Republic. In: Milan, A.; Schraven, B.; Warner, K.; Cascone, N. (Eds.): Migration, Risk Management and Climate Change: Evidence and Policy Responses. Springer, pp. 87-103. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-42922-9_5 ISBN  978-3-319-42920-5.
  • Lohrberg, F.; Pickard, D.; Arapis, G.; Branduini, P.; Duží, B.; Hernandez, V.; Koleva, G.; Laviscio, R.; Marta, A.D.; Orlandini, S.; Petralli, M.; Scazzosi, L. (2015): Urban Agriculture Goes Brussels – UA as a Tool for the Europe 2020 Strategy. In: Lohrberg, F.; Scazzosi, L.; Lička, L.; Timpe, A. (eds.). Urban Agriculture Europe, Berlin, Jovis, pp. 208-213. ISBN 978-3-86859-371-6
  • Simon-Rojo, M.; Recasens, X.; Callau, C.; Duží, B.; Eiter, S.; Hernandez-Jimenez., V.; Laviscio, R.; Lohrberg, F.; Pickard, D.; Scazzosi, L.; Vejre, H. (2015). From Urban Food Gardening to Urban Farming. In: Lohrberg, F.; Scazzosi, L.; Lička, L.; Timpe, A. (eds.). Urban Agriculture Europe, Berlin,Jovis, pp. 24-31. ISBN 978-3-86859-371-6
  • DUŽÍ, B., TÓTH, A., BIHUŇOVÁ, M., STOJANOV, R. (2014). Challenges of urban agriculture. Highlights on Czech and Slovak experience.In: Challenges of Central Europe: Society and Environment. Praha,Karlova univerzita. s. 82-107
  • DUŽÍ, B.; VÁVRA, J.; JUŘIČKA, D.; KELMAN, I.; VIKHROV, D.; PETERS, V.; JANOŠÍKOVÁ, L.; MAVROGENIS, S.; STOJANOV, R.; CUDLÍNOVÁ, E.; LAPKA, M.; KYNICKÝ, J.; BRTNICKÝ, J.; NOVOTNÁ, J. (2014). Environmental Change: Adaptation Challenges. Brno: CVGZ AV ČR, 71 s. ISBN 978-80-87902-04-2
  • STOJANOV, R.; KELMAN, I.; MARTIN, M.; VIKHROV, D.; KNIVETON, D.; DUŽÍ, B. (2014): Migration as Adaptation? Population Dynamics in the Age of Climate Variability. Brno, CVGZ AV ČR. 67 s. ISBN 978-80-87902-03-5
  • STOJANOV, R. DUŽÍ, B., JAKUBÍNSKÝ, J. (2014). Climate Change, Floods And Migration: Lessons From BrahmaputraIn: Lopez-Gunn, E., Stucker, D. (eds): Climate Change through Water Resources Management. Capacity, Equity and Sustainability. Routledge – Earthscan. Routledge. s. 67-88. ISBN 978-0-415-63593-6
  • CAHLÍKOVÁ, Z., DUŽÍ, B. (2012). Impacts of Climate Change on Environment and Economic Sectors in Europe. In: Turnovec, F., Strielkowski, W., et al.: Advanced Economics of European Integration: selected issues. Praha, Karlova univerzita. ISBN 978-80-87404-33-1

Papers in peer-reviewed proceedings (D)

  • • Fanfani, D., Duží, B. (2019): Urban bioregion concept: from theoretical roots to development of an operational framework in the European context. In: Atti della XXI Conferenza Nazionale SIU - Società Italiana degli Urbanisti CONFINI, MOVIMENTI, LUOGHI. Politiche e progetti per città e territori in transizione. Firenze, 6-8 giugno 2018. W 1.2. Il paradigm bio-regionale per il progetto di “ri-territorializzazione” (re-embeding) dell´insediamento, pp. 44-51. [online]. Available at:
  • Duží, D., Tóth, A., Vávra, J., Supuka, J. (2018). Where are the post-communist urban allotments heading? Focus point on the Czech Republic. NEWDist, AESOP Sustainable Food Production Workshop: Towards Sustainable Region Food Systems. pp. 46-49
  • Fanfani, D., Duží, B. (2018). Places where the territory, food and people meet togehter? Agricultural Parks as the challenge for periurban cultural landscape. In: Book of abstracts, EURORURAL Conference 3-7.9. 2018, pp. 17
  • STOJANOV, R.; ULLAH, A.; DUŽÍ, B. (2013): Climate Change Impacts and Migration in Bangladesh. In: Global Change and Resilience. From Impacts to Responses. Brno: Global Change Research Centre, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. . s. 60-65
  • DUŽÍ,B.; VIKHROV,D.; STOJANOV, R. ; JAKUBÍNSKÝ, J. (2013): Household Adaptation Strategies to Floods: The Case Study of The Bečva River Basin, The Czech Republic. In: Global Change and Resilience. From Impacts to Responses. Brno: CVGZ AV ČR. s. 20-25.
  • VIKHROV,D.; STOJANOV, R.; DUŽÍ,B.; JAKUBÍNSKÝ, J. (2013): Commuting Patterns of Czech Households Exposed to Flood Risk. In: Global Change and Resilience. From Impacts to Responses. Brno: CVGZ AV ČR. s. 84-89
  • DUŽÍ,B.; STOJANOV, R. (2013): Educational Dimension of Urban Gardens: Cases from the Czech Republic. Rural resilience and vulnerability: The rural as locus of solidarity and conflict in times of crisis. XXVth Congress of the European Society for Rural Sociology. 29 July – 1 August 2013. s. 367-368.

Science popularization, education

  • Duží, B., Smutná, Z., Vávra, J. (2020): Jak si vedly domácnosti ve vztahu k jídlu během pandemie Covid-19? RetailNews, X (11): 24-25.
  • Duží, B., Smutná, Z., Vávra, J. (2020): Na stopě odolnosti českého stravování vůči krizím II. Zahrádkář, 11:56
  • Smutná, Z., Duží, B., Vávra, J. (2020): Vůči jídlu beze změny aneb na stopě odolnosti českého stravování vůči krizím. Zahrádkář, 10:52
  • Duží, B. (2020): GranPrato aneb příběh o tom, jak se vaří kultura chleba v Itálii. POCTIVĚ VYROBENÉ – noviny na podporu udržitelné místní ekonomiky ve Zlínském kraji, 14:7
  • Duží, B. (2019). Felice Agricoltura aneb příběh o šťastném farmáři. POCTIVĚ VYROBENÉ – noviny na podporu udržitelné místní ekonomiky ve Zlínském kraji, 13:8
  • Duží, B. (2019). Návštěva na farmě Il Poggiolino v Toskánsku. POCTIVĚ VYROBENÉ – noviny na podporu udržitelné místní ekonomiky ve Zlínském kraji, 12:4
  • Duží, B. (2019): Zahrady, které inspirují a vzdělávají. Zahrádkář 10: 00
  • Duží, B., Vávra, J. (2019): Zahrádkaření a společnost. Zahrádkář 1:63
  • Vávra. J, Duží, B. (2019): Zahrádkaření ve světě. Zahrádkář 2: 58
  • Duží, B. (2019): L’Area Protetta dei Carpazi Bianchi. [online]. Available at:
  • Duží B. , Kordulová, M. (2018). Plýtvání potravinami, Zemědělství a klimatické změny, Vliv zemědělství na čistotu vod (didactic materials). [online]. Available at:
  • Duží, B. (2018). Úvod do zemědělství. Zemědělství staré a nové. Multifunkční zemědělství etc. (didactic materials). [online]. Available at:
  • DUŽÍ, B. (2018): Rozhovory s osobností Zlínského kraje na téma místní ekonomika. POCTIVĚ VYROBENÉ – noviny na podporu udržitelné místní ekonomiky ve Zlínském kraji. s. 3
  • STOJANOV, R.; DUŽÍ, B.; NĚMEC, D.; PROCHÁZKA, D. (2017): Slow Onset Climate Change Impacts in Maldives and Population Movement from Islanders’ Perspective. KNOMAD Working Paper 20, World Bank Group, Washington, D.C.
  • Duží, B. (2017): Ani venkov, ani město – dilemata příměstské krajiny.  POCTIVĚ VYROBENÉ – noviny na podporu udržitelné místní ekonomiky ve Zlínském kraji. s. 6
  • Duží, B. (2016/2017): Podoby městského zemědělství: příklad městečka Cote Saint-Luc. POCTIVĚ VYROBENÉ – noviny na podporu udržitelné místní ekonomiky ve Zlínském kraji. s. 6, podzim-zima 2016/2017.
  • STOJANOV, R.; KELMAN, I.; DUŽÍ, B.; PROCHÁZKA, D.; DANĚK, T. (2015). Floods and migration in the Czech Republic. Forced Migration Review, 49: 49-50, Oxford university.
  • DUŽÍ, B.; STOJANOV, R. (2012): Globální oteplování – Mýty či fakta? In: Hoduláková, A.; Součková, L. (eds): Životní prostředí pro 2. stupeň ZŠ a SŠ. Praha: Člověk v tísni, str. 239-248. ISBN: 978-80-87456-23-1
  • DUŽÍ, B.; STOJANOV, R. (2012). Účet. In: Hoduláková, A.; Součková, L. (eds): Životní prostředí pro 2. stupeň ZŠ a SŠ. Praha: Člověk v tísni, str. 210-217. ISBN: 978-80-87456-23-1

Selected lectures for public and students

  • Duží, B. (18.11. 2020): Společenské a geografické aspekty potravinových systémů aneb spletité cesty lokálních potravin. Presentation within Přírodovědná akademie CEV Trnka,
  • Duží, B. (3.11. 2020): Náš vztah k jídlu během pandemie Covid-19. Presentation during Week of Science and Technology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech republic.
  • Duží, B. (15. 9. 2020): Toskánské potravinové iniciativy. Presentation in Festival of documentary films Země na talíři, Olomouc.
  • Duží, B. (22. 7. 2020): Discussion over urban agriculture during Festival of documentary films Země na talíři, Olomouc
  • Duží, B. (18.11. 2019): Citizen science in the Czech Republic. Organisation and presentation within COST Action Citizen Science, Meeting of WG3. Brno
  • Duží, B. (19. 3. 2019): Environmentální hlediska produkce potravin (lecture for students). Univerzita Jana Evangelisty Purkyně, Ústí nad Labem, Katedra geografie.
  • Duží, B (2. 2. 2018): Interpretation of Natural and Cultural Heritage. Experience From The Czech Republic (lecture for students). University of Florence, Palazzo Vegni, Florence, Italy. [online]. Available at:
  • Duží, B (22. 5. 2018): I Carpazi Bianchi: storia del paesaggio, tutela della natura, le sfide attuali (lecture for students within course „Storia dell´agricoltura e paesaggio“). University of Florence, Department of Architecture, Florence, Italy.
  • Duží, B. (30. 5. 2018): Industrial Heritage in the Czech Republic: actual problems and challenges. University of Florence, Department of Architecture, Empoli. Seminar: Brownfields and Wastelands: come sviluppare i regioni del post-sviluppo: casi e metodi.
  • Duží, B. (26. 1. 2017): Produkce potravin a města - aktuální výzvy ve světě i v ČR (public lecture). Přírodovědná akademie, ekocentrum Trnka, Uherské Hradiště. [online] available:
  • Duží,B. (12. 4. 2017): Maledivy: ostrovní ráj v Indickém oceánu? Environmentální, klimatické a jiné výzvy (public lecture). Čajovna Harmonie Opava, dne 12. 4. 2017. [online] available:
  • Duží, B. (14. 6. 2017): Produkce potravin a města – aktuální výzvy ve světě i v ČR (public lecture). Organizace Spolek za Opavu [online] available: