RNDr. Bohumil Frantál, Ph.D.


Researcher ID: H-4819-2011
ORCID code: 0000-0003-3999-4447
    Fields of Specialty:
  • Energy geography, renewable energy development, landscape perceptions, land-use conflicts;
  • Urban renewal, brownfields regeneration;
  • Behavioral geography, time geography, spatial models of behavior

qualifications

    photo of Frantal

    Bc. (BA) in Sociology/Social Policy, 1999 (Masaryk University in Brno, Faculty of Social Studies);

    Mgr. (MA) in Sociology/Andragogy, 2007 (Palacký University in Olomouc, Philosophical Faculty);

    RNDr. (Dr. of natural sciences) in Regional Geography and Regional Development, 2009 (Masaryk University in Brno, Faculty of Sciences);

    Ph.D. (Philosophiae doctor) in Regional Geography and Regional Development, 2014 (Masaryk University in Brno, Faculty of Sciences)

professional career

    Since 2002: Institute of Geonics, The Czech Academy of Sciences, Department of Environmental Geography, Brno (researcher, scientific worker/since 2014/, leading scientific worker /2017/)

    Since 2009: Palacký University, Faculty of Science, Olomouc (researcher /2009-2012/, lecturer /2012-2014

    2010 - 2016: Masaryk University, Faculty of Science, Geographical Institute, Brno (external lecturer)

research projects

    2018–2021: “Adaptation to sustainable energy transition in Europe: Environmental, socio-economic and cultural aspects (ADAPTAS) (European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Government of Spain, Ministry of Economy, Industry, and Competition, no. CSO2017-86975-R) - Member of research team

    2016-2018: ”Exploring social-spatial diffusion of renewable energy projects in the Czech Republic: lessons for adaptive governance of energy transition” (Czech Science Foundation No. 16-04483S) – Co-investigator

    2014–2018: “Renewable Energy and Landscape Quality (RELY)” (COST Action TU1401, Horizon 2020) – Management Committee member, Co-chair of Working Group 2.

    2014–2018: “Integrated Spatial Planning, Land Use and Soil Management Research Action (INSPIRATION)”, (Horizon 2020, Grant No. 681256) – Member of research team

    2014–2015: “New Methods for Improving Brownfields Regeneration to Optimize Decision-Making Processes” (Technological Agency of the Czech Republic, NO. TD020259) - Member of research team

    2011–2014: “Energy Landscapes: innovation, development and internationalization of research” (ENGELA) (CZ.1.07/2.3.00/20.0025) – Project leader

    2010–2013: “Tailored Improvement of Brownfield Regeneration in Europe (TIMBRE)” (EU´s 7th Framework Program, No. ENV.2010.3.1.5-2) – Member of research team

    2009–2012: “Spatio-temporal organization of daily urban systems: analysis and assessment of selected regions” (Grant Agency of the Czech Academy of Sciences, No. IAA301670901) - Member of research team

    2009–2011: “Spatial models of behavior in the changing urban space from the point of view of time geography” (Czech Science Foundation No. 403/09/0885) – Co-investigator

    2009–2011: “Working out an experimental model for complex monitoring of protected karst territories aiming at their sustainable management and development” (Bulgarian National Science Fund, No. ДО 260.02/18.12.2008) - Member of research team

    2009–2010: “Farming in mountain conditions, its spatio-temporal changes and importance for development of mountain areas” (Grant Agency of the Czech Academy of Sciences, No. KJB300860902) - Member of research team

    2008–2010: “The use of wind energy: evaluation of spatial relations, environmental aspects and social context by the means of GIS” (Grant Agency of the Czech Academy of Sciences No. KJB700860801) - Member of research team

    2007: Surveys of public opinion concerning the problems of wind energy exploitation in the municipalities of South-Moravian region (Expert studies for Ventureal AG) – Main investigator

selected publications

Papers in peer-reviewed journals (ISI/WOS)

  • 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)
  • Kunc, J., Tonev, P., Martinát, S., Frantál, B., Klusáček, P., Dvořák, Z., & Šilhan, Z. (2018). Industrial legacy towards brownfields: historical and current specifics, territorial differencies (Czech Republic). Geographia Cassoviensis, 12(1), 76-91.
  • 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)
  • 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 - Scienze Fisiche E Naturali, 28(3), 535–548. doi: 10.1007/s12210-017-0628-9 (IF (2016) = 0.693; Q3 in Multidicsiplinary 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 (2016) = 4.140; Q1 in Environmental Sciences)
  • 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, 19(5), 1323–1334 doi: 10.1007/s10098-016-1331-8. (IF (2016) = 3.331; 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 (2016) = 8.080; Q1 in Energy & Fuels)
  • 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 (2016) = 2.451; Q2 in Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism)
  • Frantál, B. (2016). Living on coal: Mined-out identity, community displacement and forming of anti-coal resistance in the Most region, Czech Republic. Resources Policy, 49 (September), 385-393. doi: 10.1016/j.resourpol.2016.07.011 (IF (2016) = 2.618; Q1 in Environmental Studies)
  • Bartke, S., Martinát, S., Klusáček, P., Pizzol, L:, Alexandrescu, F., Frantál, B., Critto, A., Zabeo, A. (2016). Targeted selection of brownfields from portfolios for sustainable regeneration: User experiences from five cases testing the Timbre Brownfield Prioritization Tool. Journal of Environmental Management, 184, 94-107. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.07.037 (IF (2016) = 4.010; Q1 in Environmental Sciences)
  • Frantál, B., Prousek, A. (2016). It's not right, but we do it. Exploring why and how Czech farmers become renewable energy producers. Biomass & Bioenergy, 87, 26–34. doi:10.1016/j.biombioe.2016.02.007 (IF (2016) = 3.219, Q1 in Agricultural Engineering)
  • Martinát, S., Navrátil, J., Dvořák, P. Van der Horst, D., Klusáček, P., Kunc, J., Frantál, B. (2016). Where AD plants wildly grow: The spatio-temporal diffusion of agricultural biogas production in the Czech Republic. Renewable Energy, 95, 85-97. doi:10.1016/j.renene.2016.03.077 (IF (2016) = 4.357; Q1 in Energy & Fuels)
  • Frantál, B., Malý, J., Ouředníček, M., Nemeškal, J. (2016). Distance matters. Assessing socioeconomic impacts of the Dukovany nuclear power plant in the Czech Republic: Local perceptions and statistical evidence. Moravian Geographical Reports, 24(1): 2–13. doi: 10.1515/mgr-2016-0001 (IF (2016) = 2.149; Q2 in Geography)
  • Martinát, S., Dvořák, P., Frantál, B., Klusáček, P., Kunc, J., Navrátil, J., ... & Reed, M. (2016). Sustainable urban development in a city affected by heavy industry and mining? Case study of brownfields in Karvina, Czech Republic. Journal of Cleaner Production, 118, 78-87. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.01.029 (IF (2016) = 5.715; Q1 in Environmental Sciences)
  • Pizzol, L., Zabeo, A., Klusáček, P., Giubilato, E., Critto, A., Frantál, B., ... & Bartke, S. (2016). Timbre Brownfield Prioritization Tool to support effective brownfield regeneration. Journal of Environmental Management, 166, 178-192. doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2015.09.030 (IF (2016) = 4.010; Q1 in Environmental Sciences)
  • Frantál, B. (2015). Have local government and public expectations of wind energy project benefits been met? Implications for repowering schemes. Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning, 17(2), 217-236. doi:10.1080/1523908X.2014.936583. (IF (2015) = 1.745; Q2 in Environmental Studies)
  • Frantál, B., Greer-Wootten, B., Klusáček, P., Krejčí, T., Kunc, J., Martinát, S. (2015). Exploring Spatial Patterns of Urban Brownfields Regeneration: The Case of Brno, Czech Republic. Cities, 44, 9-18. doi: 10.1016/j.cities.2014.12.007 (IF (2015) = 2.051; Q1 in Urban Studies)
  • Osman, R., Frantál, B., Klusáček, P., Kunc, J., Martinát, S. (2015). Factors affecting brownfield regeneration in post-socialist space: The case of the Czech Republic. Land Use Policy, 48, 309–316. doi:10.1016/j.landusepol.2015.06.003. (IF (2015) = 2.768; Q1 in Environmental Studies)
  • Frantál, B., Kunc, J., Klusáček, P., Martinát, S. (2015). Assessing Success Factors of Brownfields Regeneration: Inter-national and Inter-stakeholder Perspective. Transylvanian Review of Administrative Sciences, 44E, 91-107. (IF (2015) = 0.271; Q4 in Public Administration)
  • Frantál, B., & Nováková, E. (2014). A Curse of Coal? Exploring Unintended Regional Consequences of Coal Energy in the Czech Republic. Moravian Geographical Report, 22(2), 55-65. doi:10.2478/mgr-2014-0012. (IF (2014) = 0.872; Q3 in Geography)
  • Frantál, B., Pasqualetti, M., & Van der Horst, D. (2014). New trends and challenges for energy geographies: Introduction to the Special Issue. Moravian Geographical Reports, 22(2), 2–6. doi:10.2478/mgr-2014-0006. (IF (2014) = 0.872; Q3 in Geography)
  • Kunc, J., Martinát, S., Tonev, P., & Frantál, B. (2014). Destiny of urban brownfields: Spatial patterns and perceived consequences of post-socialistic deindustrialization. Transylvanian Review of Administrative Sciences, 41E, 109-128. (IF (2014) = 0.333; Q4 in Public Administration)
  • Frantál, B., Kunc, J., Nováková, E., Klusáček, P., Martinát, S., & Osman, R. (2013). Location Matters! Exploring Brownfields regeneration in a Spatial Context (Case Study of the South Moravian Region, Czech Republic). Moravian Geographical Report, 21(2), 5-19. doi:10.2478/mgr-2013-0007 (IF (2013) = 0.341; Q4 in Geography)
  • Frantál, B., & Martinát, S. (2013). Brownfields: A Geographical Perspective. Moravian Geographical Reports, 21(2), 1-5. doi: 10.2478/mgr-2013-0006 (IF (2013) = 0.341; Q4 in Geography)
  • Frantál, B., Klapka, P., & Siwek, T. (2012). Lidské chování v prostoru a čase: teoreticko-metodologická východiska [Human Behaviour in Space and Time: Theoretical-Methodological Foundations]. Sociologický časopis/Czech Sociological Review, 48(5), 833-857. (IF (2012) = 0.652; Q3 in Sociology)
  • Kunc, J., Tonev, P., Frantál, B., & Szczyrba, Z. (2012). Nákupní spád, nákupní chování a nákupní centra: příklad brněnské aglomerace (příspěvek ke studiu denních urbánních systémů) [Retail Gravity Models, Shopping Habits and Shopping Centres: The Case of the Brno Agglomeration (A contribution to the Study of Daily Urban Systems)]. Sociologický časopis/ Czech Sociological Review, 48(5), 879-910. (IF (2012) = 0.652; Q3 in Sociology)
  • Kunc, J., Frantál, B., Tonev, P., & Szczyrba, Z. (2012). Spatial patterns of daily and non-daily commuting for retail shopping: case of the Brno city, Czech Republic. Moravian Geographical Reports, 20(4), 39-54.
  • Frantál, B., & Kunc, J. (2011). Wind turbines in tourism landscapes: Czech experience. Annals of Tourism Research, 38(2), 499-519. (IF (2011) = 3.259; Q1 in Sociology, Q1 in Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism)
  • Baštová, M., Hubáčková, V., & Frantál, B. (2011). Interregional differences in the Czech Republic, 2000-2008. Moravian Geographical Reports, 19(1), 2-16.

Papers in peer-reviewed journals (SCOPUS)

  • Frantál, B., Van der Horst, D., Kunc, J., Jaňurová, M. (2017). Landscape disruption or just a lack of economic benefits? Exploring factors behind the negative perceptions of wind turbines. Tájökológiai Lapok (Hungarian Journal of Landscape Ecology), 13(2), 139-147.
  • Kunc, J., Navrátil, J., Tonev, P., Frantál, B., Klusáček, P., Martinát, S., Havlíček, M., & Černík, J. (2014). Perception of urban renewal: reflexions and coherences of socio-spatial patterns (Brno, Czech Republic). Geographia Technica, 9(1), 66-77.
  • Klusáček, P., Krejčí, T., Martinát, S., Kunc, J., Osman, R., & Frantál, B. (2013). Regeneration of agricultural brownfields in the Czech Republic: Case study of the South Moravian Region. Acta Universitatis Agriculturae Et Silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis, 61(2), 547-561.
  • Kunc, J., Tonev, P., Szczyrba, Z., & Frantál, B. (2012). Commuting for Retail Shopping as a Part of the Daily Urban System (Brno, the Czech Republic). Geographia Technica, 7(1), 36-45.
  • Kunc, J., Tonev, P., Szczyrba, Z., Frantál, B. (2012): Shopping Centres and Selected Aspects of Shopping Behaviour (Brno, the Czech Republic). Geographia Technica, 7(2), 39-51.
  • Frantál, B., & Kunc, J. (2010). Factors of the uneven regional development of wind energy projects (a case of the Czech Republic). Geografický Časopis/Geographical Journal (Slovak), 62(3), 183-201.
  • Klapka, P., Frantál, B., Halás, M., & Kunc, J. (2010). Spatial organisation: development, structure and approximation of geographical systems. Moravian Geographical Reports, 18(3), 53-65.
  • Frantál, B., Kučera, P. (2009): Impacts of the operation of wind turbines as perceived by residents in concerned areas. Moravian Geographical Reports, 17(2), 34-45.
  • Kallabová, E., Frantál, B. (2005): Use of telecommunication and information technologies by inhabitants of small Moravian towns. Moravian Geographical Reports, 13(1), 25-37.

Papers in Czech peer-reviewed journals

  • Frantál, B., Nováková, E. (2017). Regionální diferenciace rozvoje větrné energetiky. Energie 21, 4 (2017), 18-20.
  • Martinát, S., Dvořák, P., Frantál, B., Klusáček, P., Kunc, J., Kulla, M., Mintálová, T., Navrátil, J., & Van der Horst, D. (2013). Spatial consequences of biogas production and agricultural changes in the Czech Republic after EU accession: mutual symbiosis, coexistence or parasitism? Acta Universitatis Palackianae Olomucensis Facultas Rerum Naturalium, Geographica, 44(2), 75-92.
  • Kunc, J., Frantál, B., Szczyrba, Z., Tonev, P., & Toušek, V. (2011). Shopping Centres and Shopping Behaviour: Selected Relations and Socio-Geographical Implications (The Vaňkovka Gallery Brno, Czech Republic Example). Acta Universitatis Palackianae Olomucensis Facultas Rerum Naturalium, Geographica, 42(1), 5-17.
  • Nováková, E., & Frantál, B. (2009). Aplikace metod vizualizace v prostorovém plánování: příklad výstavby větrných elektráren [Application of visualisation methods in spatial planning: a case of wind power installations]. Geodetický a kartografický obzor, 55/97(5), 111-113.
  • Kallabová, E., Frantál, B., & Nováková, E. (2009). Větrná energie, člověk a krajina v proměnách času [Wind energy, humans and landscapes in the changes of time]. Historická geografie/Historical Geography (Czech), 35(1), 379-396.
  • Frantál, B. (2009). Větrné elektrárny z pohledu obyvatel dotčených obcí. Energie 21, 2(2), 38-41.
  • Frantál, B., & Kunc, J. (2008). Hodnocení potenciálního vlivu výstavby větrných elektráren na územní rozvoj cestovního ruchu: příklad rekreační oblasti Slezská Harta. Urbanismus a územní rozvoj, 11(6), 26-31.
  • Frantál, B., Klapka, P., & Kunc, J. (2007). Vybrané aspekty inovačního prostředí v regionech ČR. Národohospodářský obzor, 7(3), 35-45.

Books and chapters in books

  • 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.
  • 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. xx-xx). Routledge.
  • Frantál, B. (2015). Energy, tourism. In J. Jafari & H. Xiao (eds.), Encyclopedia of Tourism, (pp. 1-2). Springer. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-01669-6_441-1
  • Šauer, M. & Frantál, B. (2015). Czech Republic, tourism. In J. Jafari & H. Xiao (eds.), Encyclopedia of Tourism, (pp. 1-2). Springer. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-01669-6_439-1
  • Frantál, B., Martinát, S., Halfacree, K., Walker, G., Wolsink, M., Van der Horst, D., Maye, D., Dax, T., Hall, C. M., Clark, G., Kunc, J., Petr, O., Šauer, M., Tonev, P., & Vystoupil, J. (2013). New Rural Spaces: Towards Renewable Energies, Multifunctional Farming, and Sustainable Tourism. Brno: Institute of Geonics. ISBN 978-80-86407-38-8.
  • Kunc, J., Maryáš, J., Tonev, P., Frantál, B., Siwek, T., Halás, M., Klapka, P., Szczyrba, Z., & Zuskáčová, V. (2013). Časoprostorové modely nákupního chování české populace [Time-space models of shopping behaviour of Czech population]. Brno: Masarykova univerzita. ISBN 978-80-210-6020-3.
  • Martinát, S., Dvořák, P., Klusáček, P., Kunc, J., & Frantál, B. (2013). Cyklické využívání industrializované krajiny: případová studie Hrušov. In B. Vojvodíková (ed.), Brownfieldy - cesta od minulosti do budoucnosti [Brownfields - the Path from the Past to the Future], (pp. 88-104). Praha: European Science and Art Publishing. ISBN 978-80-87504-22-2.
  • Martinát, S., Dvořák, P., Frantál, B., Klusáček, P., & Kunc, J. (2012). Dlouhodobé proměny vybraných socio-demografických charakteristik obyvatelstva území postiženého industriálními činnostmi: na příkladě katastrálního území Kunčičky (městský obvod Slezská Ostrava) [Long-term changes of selected socio-demographical population features of the area affected by industrial activities: exampled on cadastral area of Kuncicky, Slezská Ostrava]. In B. Vojvodíková (ed.), Brownfieldy – souvislosti a příležitosti. [Brownfields – consequences and opportunities], (pp. 16-25). Ostrava: Professional Publishing. ISBN 978-80-7431-089-8.
  • Frantál, B., Maryáš, J., Jaňura, J., Klapka, P., Kunc, J., Nováková, E., Osman, R., Siwek, T., Szczyrba, Z., Tonev, P., & Toušek, V. (2012). Prostorové chování: vzorce aktivit, mobilita a každodenní život ve městě [Spatial behaviour: activity patterns, mobility and everyday life in a city]. Brno: Masarykova univerzita. ISBN 978-80-210-5756-2.
  • Cetkovský, S., Frantál, B., & Štekl, J. (eds.) et al. (2010). Větrná energie v České republice: hodnocení prostorových vztahů, environmentálních aspektů a socioekonomických souvislostí [Wind energy in the Czech Republic: assessment of spatial relations, environmental aspects and socio-economic context]. Studia Geographica, 101. Brno: Institute of Geonics ASCR. ISBN 978-80-86407-84-5.
  • Vaishar, A., Frantál, B., Kallabová, E., Kirchner, K., Klapka, P., Lacina, J., Martinát, S., & Zapletalová, J. (2009). Geografie malých měst a jejich úloha v systému osídlení. Studia Geographica, 99. Brno: Ústav geoniky AV ČR. ISBN 978-80-86407-57-9.

Papers in conference proceedings (reviewed)

  • Kunc, J., Frantál, B., & Tonev, P. (2012). Population Retail Gravity Model in Brno Hinterlands. In H. Svobodová (ed.), Geography and Geoinformatics: Challenge for Practise and Education. Proceedings of 19th International Conference on Geography and Geoinformatics: Challenge for Practise and Education, (pp. 89-96). Brno: Masarykova univerzita.
  • Kunc, J., Tonev, P., & Frantál, B. (2011). Retail Gravity Models and Selected Shopping Habits of Custumers of Wannieck Gallery Brno. In V. Klimová & V. Zitek (eds.), 14th International Colloquium on Regional Sciences, (pp. 47-55), Brno: Masarykova univerzita.
  • Kunc, J., Frantál, B., & Klusáček, P. (2011). Brownfields as Places for Renewable Sources Location? In V. Klimová & V. Zitek (eds.), 14th International Colloquium on Regional Sciences, (pp. 132-140), Brno: Masarykova univerzita.
  • Frantál, B. (2009). Wind energy development: global demands – local controversies (social-geographical analysis of public perception and attitudes to wind energy in respect of some specifics from the Czech Republic. In D. Zlatunova & P. Slaveikov P. (eds), Global Changes: Vulnerability, Mitigation and Adaptation, (pp. 82-88). Sofia: St. Kliment Ohridski University Press.
  • Frantál, B., Kallabová, E., & Kunc, J. (2009). The „Wind Tourism“ in the Czech Republic: situation and prospects. In L.I. Zelenska (ed.), Geography, Geoecology, Geology: The Experience in the scientific research, No. 6, (pp. 392-396). Dnepropetrovsk: DNVP Kartografija.
  • Frantál, B., & Kallabová, E. (2008). Perception and public opinion of wind power plants.
  • In H. Svatoňová (ed.), Geography in Czechia and Slovakia: Theory and Practice at the Onset of 21st Century, (pp. 139-143). Brno: Masarykova Univerzita.
  • Kunc, J., Klapka, P., & Frantál, B. (2008). Innovative potential in the regions of the Czech Republic: Economic, societal and regional aspects. In H. Svatoňová (ed.), Geography in Czechia and Slovakia. Theory and Practice at the Onset of 21st Century, (pp. 246-251). Brno: Masarykova Univerzita.
  • Frantál, B. (2007). Place in mind: measuring an image and managing a brand (case study of small Moravian towns). In E. Kallabová, B. Frantál, B., & P. Klusáček (eds.), Regions, Localities and Landscapes in New Europe, (pp. 17-19). Brno: Institute of Geonics AS CR.
  • Frantál, B. (2007). Spatial structuration of perception and awareness of regional and local identities: analysis and cartographic representation by the methods of mental mapping (theoretical and methodological terminus a quo). In R. Blaheta & A. Kocum (eds.), Ph.D. Workshop 2007 Proceedings. Ostrava: Ústav geoniky AV ČR, pp. 29-33.
  • Frantál, B. (2005): Actual Problems of Life in Small Moravian Towns as Perceived by their Inhabitants. In Kallabová, E., Vaishar, A., Zapletalová, J. (eds.), Geography in Europe of Regions. Ostrava: Ústav geoniky AV ČR, pp. 20-27.